Monday, June 26, 2017

Raging Storms

GIVEAWAY

CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
RAGING STORMS

In the darkness anarchy awakens

When a massive solar flare wiped out all modern technology across the globe, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have found refuge, but Shelby knows she can't simply remain hidden. Carter has type I diabetes and needs insulin...and Shelby will risk her life traveling to Austin to make sure he gets it.

Shelby's best friend and high school sweetheart, Max Berkman, won't even consider letting her make the perilous journey alone. Together, they manage to reach the capital...only to discover that while things are desperate in Abney, Austin has turned into an urban nightmare on the brink of anarchy.

Shelby and Max's search for medical supplies will lead them into terrifying territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.

In this second book in an eerily plausible, action-packed dystopian series, survival will be threatened and faith will be put to the ultimate test as a raging storm engulfs America.

My Review:

Truth be told this series kind of scares me. It has left me with a whole string of 'what ifs' that make me realize that I am totally doomed if a solar flare actually does wipe out all modern technology. LOL And yes, I know this is fiction but Chapman has created a realistic vision of what life might be like after this kind of natural disaster. And it's unsettling. But makes for a riveting read.

This is book two in the Remnant series and this is definitely a case of needing to read the books in order as, with all dystopian series, each book depends upon the others and there tends to be cliffhangerish endings that leave readers gnashing their teeth and pulling out their hair, which Raging Storms definitely does!

There's plenty of action and stomach churning twists and turns as Shelby and Max and their friends make their harrowing journey across an apocalyptic Texas. And it isn't pretty. Truly terrifying in places. Plus there's a secondary plot involving Shelby's teenage son which brings its own unique spin to their desperate situation.

As overwhelming as parts of this story can be, hope still shines through as people of faith rise to the challenge and seek to serve the 'least of these.' I'm anxious to see what develops among the Remnant in the final installment of this epic saga. I can't wait for Light of Dawn to release and I can (hopefully) breathe a huge sigh of relief!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:
If you would like a chance to win a copy of Raging Storms, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 2 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. Wow! This sounds like an interesting book that could scare me a bit as you mentioned it did you. However, I would love to read it. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. It's so well written -- a real page-turner. Good luck, Cindy.

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  2. Great review, KAV! I've been wanting to read this series. Thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's an eerily good series, Caryl. Good luck.

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  3. Thank you for the giveaway! This sounds like a great series.

    melodybissonnette At gmail DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Melody. Good luck!

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  4. What an exciting story - can't wait to read the book!! Thanks, Rel!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. P.S. I'll be right there with you if something like this ever truly happens - clueless as to what to do except pray!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes -- prayer definitely and then????? I know I wouldn't be as resourceful or courageous as the heroine in this novel! Good luck, Bonnie.

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  6. Have it on my kindle getting close to starting to read it.

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    1. Oooohhhhh! Hope you get to it soon!

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  7. I Heard about this book and have it on my Wish List. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
    iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You're wish list must be as long as mine, Linda. Good luck.

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    2. Haha WAY Too Long Will never read them all LOL
      Thanks

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  8. We have Vannetta's books in the church library and the first book of this series also. Thanks for entering me in your book giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You'll want to keep this series current for sure. Good luck, Janet.

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  9. Great author. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. She's fantastic whatever she writes. Good luck, Lucy.

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  10. RAGING STORMS sounds like a very interesting read and being by Vannetta Chapman I know it has to be a great one. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. You're welcome, Kay. Good luck.

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  11. I've been interested in this series since the first book came out. I would definitely be doomed in a huge power outage unless my husband was around - he would be the one to keep us alive. :)
    Thanks for the review and the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. You don't realize the domino effect that would happen -- at least I didn't. Like money wouldn't have any value. Toilets wouldn't flush. (ewwwww) Inability to get medication....oy...it's mind boggling. Good luck, Loraine.

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  12. I really want to read this series! Have you read The Maze Runner -- it's about the world after solar flares, too.
    Dianna

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    1. No I haven't, Dianna. I'll have to check it out. Good luck.

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  13. I have somehow missed the first in this series but need to look for it too. I haven't read about solar flares but sounds very interesting!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes -- best to get the full impact by read them in order. It's really different and kinda creepy. LOL Good luck, rubynreba.

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  14. I have read several reviews about this series and they are all basically saying the same thing. It makes me a bit scared to think about something like this really happening. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. That's what makes it a creepy read -- the fact that we'd be lost without technology in so many ways. Good luck, Donna.

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  15. I read the first one in the series and loved it, would love to win this copy. sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes -- you must continue with the story. Good luck, Karen.

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