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Apocalypse by Charles Hutchins on Flickr. Some rights reserved. No changes made.
Photo by Charles Hutchins on Flickr. Some rights reserved. No changes made.

I just finished reading post-apocalyptic novel Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather. Just before that I read One Year After by William R. Forstchen. And I’m watching The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead on TV.  All these apocalypse tales could explain my bad mood.

These stories got me thinking, though–and I don’t mean about becoming a prepper. (Okay, they did get me thinking about that, actually, but that’s not my point here.) For some odd reason I like post-apocalyptic novels and movies and such and am fascinated (highly disturbed?) by the wide variety of possibilities for apocalypse that apparently exist. So I am going to list all the fictional apocalypse scenaries I have read or seen. Please leave a comment if you’ve read others.

  1. Zombies
  2.  Comet hitting the earth
  3. Sort of a combination vampire/zombie things
  4.  Nuclear War
  5. Electro magnetic pulse or EMP (natural from solar flares)
  6. EMP from a nuclear attack
  7. Seriously, so many zombies I think I should enter them again
  8. Earth’s orbit moving us away from the sun
  9. Earth’s orbit moving us toward the sun
  10. Rapture
  11. Cyber attack
  12. Prehistoric creatures
  13. Killer engineered flu
  14.  Alien invasion
  15. Nano technology out of control
  16. Apes evolving and taking over the earth
  17. Computers evolving and taking over the earth
  18. Y2K
  19.  Earth under water

These are the ones I can think of right now.  What have I forgotten? Or what gem of destruction have I missed that you’ve read or seen?

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Amy C. Blake’s new release in the On the Brink YA Suspense Series!

Amy Blake's new YA Christian suspense titled Colorblind

Just about this time last year, I read Amy C. Blake’s YA Christian suspense novel, Whitewashed, and told you all about it.

I’m excited today to share with you that she’s released the second book in this On the Brink series, called Colorblind.

I’ll let Amy tell you more about the series and about the new book. Here’s Amy:

The On the Brink series follows three homeschooled friends–Patience, Christy, and Natalie–as they step into adulthood. Since each book tells only one girl’s story, the books can be read in any order. You can buy Colorblind and Whitewashed in both e-book and paperback on Amazon. I hope you’ll pick up your copies today!

Here’s a little more about Colorblind:

Eighteen-year-old Christy Kane has always been Daddy’s princess. But on the first day of her music internship at his mega-church, reporters shatter her world with terrible news: Daddy’s had an affair with the church preschool director. Christy feels as betrayed by God as the man she’s always considered Prince Charming.

When Mom sends her to Buckeye Lake to help with Aunt Jo’s School of Music and Dance in the restored Pier Ballroom, Christy’s problems only increase. First, the ballroom sits on Buckeye Lake, making her face her greatest fear—water. Second, she must help lead a handful of semi-talented volunteers, who harbor racial tensions and mysterious underlying antagonisms, in a professional quality performance for the Grand Reopening of the ballroom. The stakes are high—Aunt Jo will lose the place if they fail. Third, Christy discovers a diary written by Lillian, who lived near Buckeye Lake in the 1920s, and becomes intrigued by the stories of thousands coming to play at the amusement parks and dance in the ballrooms. But her interest soon turns to concern as tragic events from the diary happen in Christy’s world, ninety years to the date of their first occurrence.

Between her shattered past, her uncertain future, and her dangerous present, Christy doesn’t know where to turn. Does Daddy’s God really exist? If so, does He care enough to rescue her?

Amy Blake, author of Whitewashed.
Amy Blake

About Amy:

Award-winning author Amy C. Blake is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of four. She has an M.A. in English from Mississippi College and has written articles, devotionals, and short stories for a number of publications. You can connect with her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter. She’d love for you to visit her website at amycblake.com for tips on homeschooling, advice for the rookie pastor’s wife, and helps for the Christian life. You can also find more information on her website about her novels–Whitewashed, Colorblind, and The Trojan Horse Traitor.

 

 

 

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