Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Pulse Effex Series by L.R. Burkard ends 10/22

Please welcome author, Linore Rose Burkard to my blog this week. Linore is giving away an e-copy of her YA boxset trilogy if there are ten commenters. So share, share, share! Read below to see how to enter. 
When my sweet historical romance series was published, I never dreamed my next would be YA/Apocalyptic. What a switch in genres! So, how did I go from one end of the writing spectrum to another? Blame it on an idea that refused to die. I read a headline about how close the earth came to suffering a catastrophic electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, in 2012. We missed the worst effects of a solar flare by a hair (in space terms); but the “what if” factor had been set in motion. What if that flare hadn’t missed us? What if I was a teen raised on electronics–or an adult medically dependent on them–and it all went dead in a matter of seconds? What if the next flare doesn’t miss? PULSE, the first book in my PULSE EFFEX Series, was born. Just this week, the box set of the three books that make up The PULSE EFFEX SERIES became available. One winner, chosen by Debbie Lynne, will get a free box set ebook!
GIVEAWAY:
Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. Tell us whether you like to read suspense or apocalyptic fiction or if its new to you. Thanks for coming by! 



Read on for an excerpt of PULSE, Book One in the Series.

Excerpt:

Part One: Andrea
 
AGE 16, JANUARY 11
DAY ONE
So my dad got all upset because when he went to leave for work the car went halfway down the driveway and died. His precious Mercedes. I was just walking out to wait for the school bus and he hurried towards me in a huff, yelling something about how the starter wouldn't even turn over.
"What'd you do to the car, Andrea?" he demanded. I stared at him. I couldn't believe he was trying to pin it on me.
"Nothing."
"What'd you do to it, huh?" he asked again. I turned and stalked blindly down the driveway to wait by the mailbox. My heart was pounding. Normally I'd enjoy the crunch of snow beneath my boots, and the way the pines lining our driveway are blanketed in white; but I barely noticed either.
Leave it to Dad to ruin my day before it starts...

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Buy Link for the Box Set: https://amzn.to/2PztOCa

About the Author: 
Linore Rose Burkard wrote a trilogy of genuine regency romances for the Christian market before there were any regencies for the Christian market. Published with Harvest House, her books opened  the genre for the CBA. She also writes YA Suspense/Apocalyptic fiction as L.R. Burkard. Raised in NYC, Linore graduated magna cum laude from City University with a degree in English Literature. Married with five children, she home-schools her youngest daughter, preferably with coffee in one hand and an iPad in the other. Her latest  PULSE EFFEX SERIES, takes readers into a “chilling future for America while affirming the power of faith in the darkest of times.”

56 comments:

  1. Vannetta Chapman wrote an apocalyptic series and I read that. I didn't expect to because that isn't my usual genre, but I read an excerpt and became intrigued. That series blew my socks off! Thanks for the chance to win. bcrug(at)twc(dot)com

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  2. I love a good suspense! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  3. Oooh, suspense love it.

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    1. Suspense can be fun, right? The "What happens next?" I put a lot of those at chapter endings.

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  4. I do enjoy a good suspense novel, even though I am partial to historical fiction. This reminds me of a series I read many years ago, but I can't recall the titles or the author at this time. Thanks for the giveaway - will be sharing :)
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Betti! Debbie Lynne and I both appreciate you sharing.

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  5. Apocalyptic fiction is new to me. I haven't read PULSE yet, but I'd definitely give it a try! I love historical fiction, however, and greatly enjoyed Ms. Burkard's historical romance series.
    ~Katie
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  6. I really enjoy reading suspense and especially apocalyptic series. The only thing that turns me away though is not enough character development in some as they tend to move as quickly as possible. If the character development is there alongside the suspense etc. then count me in.

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  7. Suspense is amazing but i am starting to like steampunk or apocalylptic fiction too.

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  8. I also love when writers switch genres it can lead to some really interesting reads. This looks like one of those.

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  9. I enjoy suspense, but haven't lately read any apocalyptic series.

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  10. I love apocalyptic genres books I cannot get enough. I am addicted.

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  11. I love suspense! Thank you for the excerpt!

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  12. I read alot of suspense but am just getting into apocalyptic type books now to broaden my mind.

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  13. I love a good suspense novel

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  14. I often wondered what would happen if electronic things stopped working. It could happen by terrorism, too! I remember a series a while back about the subject. But this would be a newer slant. Now almost all cars rely on electronic systems. Bring back classic cars! But I guess you still need to be able to pump the gas!
    Thanks for the sneak oeak! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  15. Sounds like an interesting book! I like suspense but haven't read much in the apocalyptic genre.

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  16. I, too, read Vannetta Chapman's series and was totally in to them! I think I would love this! sonja dot nishimoto @ gmail dot com

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  17. I do enjoy suspense. I would love to win.

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  18. The PULSE EFFEX SERIES sounds like a real clincher! Thank you for a chance to win this ebook box set!! ~Alison Boss

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

    Debbie, I am also a Feedburner follower :)

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  19. I've read he Pulse Effex series! Interesting! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Unfortunately, this website isn't letting me click "reply" buttons today so I can't respond to you all individually. My apologies! (I click but nothing happens.)
    Anonymous 1--Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the regencies, and I hope you'll try the PULSE SERIES. :)
    Kassy--Thank you!!
    Derek--You're a discerning reader, looking for character development. A number of my reviews mentioned how glad they were to see the girls growing and changing over the course of the books, so I dare to say these will fit your bill! Thanks.
    Lisa, I think you're about to discover a new genre you'll enjoy!
    Teresa, this series is right up your alley!
    Natalya, you're so welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt!
    Chris, good luck!
    Unknown 1--I wrote with the idea of educating people as well as entertaining them. The recent hurricane in Florida is a prime example of how things happen that we never expect, and how simple preparations can make a really big difference in the aftermath.
    Angie B--Me, too!
    Melissa R--Same here.
    Paula, this series was intended to answer that very question. What would the world look like if all electronics were to fail? And the terrorism question is addressed in them too. Glad you enjoyed the sneak peek. By the way everyone, say what you will against him, Trump is the first president to take steps (and put money towards) hardening the grid for vital systems in this country. This is MAJORLY good! We CAN protect infrastructure from EMPS and terrorist-caused EMPS and blackouts--but no president has done it until now. It will take time but ANY protection from these threats is better than none.
    Unknown 2--you're in the right place! :)
    Carmen and Sonja--you're both in for a pleasant surprise and more of what you enjoy!
    Anonymous2--good luck!
    Alison--good luck to you and to ALL OF YOU!!
    Joan--thanks for dropping by though you've already read them.

    And if you don't win this drawing, be sure to join or stay on my mailing list for more opportunities coming up.

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  21. I absolutely love her regency series. Looking forward to reading this series!

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  22. I am not a big fan of apocalyptic or suspense novels, but I really am into Romance novels. I heard Shattered Memories is a really good read and I am looking forward to reading it once I can find one. Also, I am looking forward to reading A Perfect Bride as well. Thank you for your amazing writing skills and helping readers all over the world have something new to read around every corner.

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    1. Hello Claire, Thank you so much for the kind words about my books! Linore writes some stories you may enjoy, too. She has a series of regencies you may enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I'm not really into apocalypic fiction because I'm really helped by beauty and nature (since I've been through a lot in my life!). However, if romance is a big part and there is plenty of uplifting/heartwarming moments I am open to it. I did read the Hunger Games, for instance. I occasionally read clean romantic suspense (in fact Annette K Larsen's If I Could Stay is one of my favourite books!! :) ).

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    1. There is downtime and warm moments--even cosy--but always in the background you know the "new normal" is there to stay and with it comes a certain degree of suspense. If you prefer warm and sweet, try my regencies! (http://amzn.to/2H7eTLI is the first in the series.) Thanks!

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  24. Loved the excerpt. Can't wait to read book

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  25. This sounds like an exciting series!
    Martha T.
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  26. I enjoy a good suspense. Thank you for sharing and the chance. Blessings

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  27. I love apocalyptic series, the ones without zombies are best, but I've read both. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. No zombies in my books. (I call zombies "pagan wishful thinking"--because it's sort of an afterlife that completely ignores that the judgment of God happens after death. Not "zombie-ism.")

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  28. Sounds like a great series to read. I can't wait!

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  29. I love it when we venture beyond our comfort zones! Looking forward to the book. dsks88 (at ) gmail ( dot ) com

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    1. Funny you should say that, Sandy, because the whole series is about life completely out of our comfort zones! Thanks for your openness!

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  30. Fabulous excerpt! I enjoy suspense!

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  31. Awesome Excerpt! I enjoy suspense! SARAHTAYLOR601973atyahoodotcom

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  32. And our winner is Sonja! Congratulations!!

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  33. Thanks for the chance! I would love to win the books!

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  34. I love any genre. If it's written well anything can be a fun or exciting read!

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