Emp by Wilson Harp *Giveaway

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EMP

by Wilson Harp

In a flash of searing light, the world changed. A massive solar flare has crippled the modern world and brought chaos and destruction. David Hartsman is stuck in the remote farm town of his youth on what was expected to be a short visit to check on his ailing parents. While his wife and his daughter are hundreds of miles away at home in Chicago, David must face the dangers associated with his own survival and the pressures of not being with his family. In a worldwide catastrophe, every struggle is personal.

 

 

 

 

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The days had turned warmer and the rains had come to a stop. The fields were planted with the food that would allow us to survive, and everyone anxiously awaited the first harvest of lettuce and beans. Anything other than radish and turnip soup seasoned with a little green onion and boiled squirrel.

 

I walked past one of the fields and waved at the boys. Two of them carried rifles and several others had sharp spades. Those with the rifles were scanning the edges of the field making sure no rabbits came in to eat the precious crops. Those with spades walked along each row, making sure no moles or other burrowing varmint was making itself at home.

 

The boys waved back and went back to their vigilant sentry work.

 

I shook my head as I thought about what Lexi would say if she had seen this. She was afraid of guns. She never grew up around them and did not like them. I didn’t care one way or another. To me, they were just another tool. One I grew up with, but found no particular joy in using. It was like a hammer. Lexi was afraid of them and didn’t want one in the house, so I acquiesced to her demand.

 

But now they were needful things. The right tool for the right job. At night, the dogs were set free in the field and the snares were set along the edges. But in the daytime, a stray rabbit taken with a .22 meant not only saving our crops, but more meat in our stew.

review2

I give this book 5 fangs ( I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the next one)
I have to say this isn’t my usual reading. I’m not big into disaster books or survival, but EMP was great and I thoroughly enjoyed Harps take on survival.
David is visiting his parents in rural Kenton when a solar flare causes an EMP that changes life forever.
The difference between this book and others is its the story of hope and how humanity is able to pull together to survive and even thrive considering what they are faced with.
So many books show only the ugly side of humanity the killing, looting, raiding, basically people turning feral in order to survive.  While usually a few people hold on too staying human this is the minority.
However EMP changes that the good people are the majority neighbors helping each other going back to their roots.
All the while David is struggling internally with finding his family that is still in Chicago but also caring for his parents that nth have health issues. He has to grow as a person to figure out how to survive in this new world.
I recommend this book for a change in the usual post apocalyptic violence or for a reason to hope that humanity can pull together in the face of drastic change.

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Wilson Harp is a writer based out of the American Midwest. As a military brat, he traveled and met people from many cultures and backgrounds. Exposure to so many different views has led him to an appreciation of an eclectic collection of music, film and literature.

 

His sense of wonder at stories and folklore started young and continues to this day, often affecting the themes and ideas in his writing. In his works you will find the old fashioned ideas of virtue and honor as the lifeline that pulls many of his characters through the situations they often find themselves.

 

http://www.wilsonharpbooks.com

http://www.facebook.com/wilsonharpbooks

@WilsonHarp on Twitter

 

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Posted on March 24, 2015, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thank you for the chance to participate. A new author to me and I love it.

  2. Thanks for having me on your site!

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