Thursday, 31 May 2018

Books From The Backlog-Going Home


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf.  You might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks. Go to Carole's blog and add your blog post link in to join in the fun! Hosted by Carole at https://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.co.uk/

This seems like a fun feature and I have been planning to take part since Carole launched this so at last, here we go! I have a TON of unread books to choose from in various genres and I'm looking forward to sharing some of them with everybody. 


Imagine you’re driving down the interstate, it’s Friday and all you can think about is getting your weekend started. Then to begin the ruination of your much anticipated weekend the grating tone of the Emergency Alert System flashes over the radio, then promptly dies.

This is the beginning of a 250 mile odyssey for Morgan Carter. Morgan works on the road and finds himself far from home when his car dies, as well as his Blackberry and every other piece of electronics he has. With no idea what has occurred he reluctantly finds himself on shanks’ mare carrying that ridiculous pack that everyone made fun of him for keeping in the car. Morgan has to find his way across the state of Florida, from Tallahassee to the heart of the state in Lake County.

Along his way he has to seek out food, water and shelter where he can, not to mention keeping himself from being killed by any number of now scared and desperate people. During his travels he will try and help where he can, but that can turn out to be a costly mistake. We live in a wonderfully modern society where anything we want is a mouse click away. The lights come on with the flip of a switch and even a child can turn on the faucet at the sink and water always comes out. But what if it all went away?

Could you face what Morgan faces, could you make the decisions he has to make? Life and sometimes death in the blink of an eye, could you do it?

This was one of the first prepper apocalypse series that I heard about, and I do have the complete set. I added this to my bookshelves in January 2016 as I was just getting into the genre and it just sounds so good! 

21 comments:

  1. Well, with an author like "A. American", how can you go wrong?

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry at that. I hope for your sake it is decently written and not the typical indie dreck...

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    1. 95% of what I read and blog about is Indie or self published. Yes there is some bad crap in amongst it but I've also found some bloody good authors in it too! I'm hoping this will be in the latter category as it has a good write up. A lot of preppers that are authors use fake names to protect their privacy-it is pretty common.

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  2. I like his name :)
    This sounds intense, and I do enjoy stories set in post-apocalyptic times. I hope you get to read it soon and enjoy it.

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    1. It's a shortened version of Angry American or Angery American, depending who is talking about him! I found that pretty funny! I have the whole series waiting for me when I get time!

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    2. Sorry, I can't leave a comment on your blog as you use DISQUS. I don't let companies like this take over and use my blog and social media. Sorry!

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  3. oh wow I can't believe you haven't read this yet chuckles! It is just your kind of thing! I always wonder how I will react if I hear a real Emergency Alert System. And I always picture it promptly dying! [scary!]

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    1. It's shocking that I haven't read this series yet! It was one of the first prepper series i bought along with Patriots and I so need to read this as it sounds so good!

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  4. This sounds like a fun read. I don't think I would do very well if I was facing the challenges that Morgan was facing!

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    1. I doubt any of us would do that well! It's one thing gathering a few supplies like a lot of us do but surviving is a whole different animal!

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  5. I've read one or two of this style of book. I'm not familiar with this series, but it sounds good. Hope you like it! :)

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    1. I'm addicted to this kind of book. I can't believe that I still haven't read this series yet!

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  6. Hi Chuckles! Oh, I like the sound of this. Also, this is a great meme to share my older books and their reviews. I might have to join in!!! I'll go and check out Carol's post now :)

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    1. Hi Sassy! It's a great excuse to go through all my Goodreads books and remember what I still haven't read yet!

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  7. This is a great idea! And this book sounds awesome.

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    1. As soon as I saw that Carole was doing this I had to join in! It makes me look through my book pile and reminds me of all the things I want to read!

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  8. This sounds really good, Chuckles! What a scary situation to have to deal with. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.

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    1. This is generally one of the most talked about prepper series and I'm so looking forward to reading it!

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  9. I liked this one. It's a good prepper read. And Morgan is a great character; I liked how prepared and practical he was.

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    1. Oh good, I'm glad you liked it! I really need to make some of these series priority.

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  10. I'm starting to get into the prepper ideas - always bang on trend, me! - and this sounds like one of the good books to read :-)

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    1. It was reading these books that scared me into thinking about prepping!

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