Defiance: A Post-Apocalyptic YA Tale of Survival

Defiance: A Post-Apocalyptic YA Tale of Survival

by L R Burkard
Defiance: A Post-Apocalyptic YA Tale of Survival

Defiance: A Post-Apocalyptic YA Tale of Survival

by L R Burkard


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In this third installment of the PULSE EFFEX SERIES, foreign soldiers and fellow Americans gone rogue are just the beginning of what Andrea, Lexie and Sarah must face. Beneath the threat of nuclear strikes and guerrilla armies, the girls long for a free country in which to live--and love.

Survival means resistance must give way to defiance. But can ordinary teens and their families withstand powerful forces and keep hope alive?

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Ms. Burkard is to be commended for her amazing storytelling - and for portraying how God strengthens his people and gives hope in the darkest hour. In Defiance, the riveting story continues with even greater urgency as the characters face ever-increasing challenges in their struggle to survive the aftermath of the EMP. Whether or not one agrees with the characters' choices and actions, this story will get readers squarely into the action. The series is a clarion call to be both spiritually and physically ready for whatever may come! ANGELA L. WALSH, Publisher and Editor Christian Library Journal


THIS SERIES DELIVERS! L. Burkard has proven that it's not profanity and sex that makes an intriguing read. With her Pulse Effex Series, she delivers action, adventure, and suspense that will captivate readers of all ages!" MARK GOODWIN, Podcaster and Author of The Days of Noah Series

This is my first post-apocalyptic dystopian series and it will not be my last--especially if they are written by Ms. Burkard! Each story, each character grips you and holds you so tight, you can't stop thinking about them long after the book is finished. It's been a long time since I've been so engrossed in a story and so deeply involved with its characters. I can't wait for more from this author. MARYLU TYNDALL, Award-winning author of When Angels Cry

CRACKLES WITH TENSION! Every book in The Pulse Effex Series hooks you from the very first scene and keeps you turning pages. Gritty, intense, and riveting, this is a reading experience that won't be easily forgotten. TERESA SLACK, Author of Joy Redefined

WHAT A CLIMACTIC ENDING! If that bit with Sarah & Richard doesn't get your heart pounding, you need to check your Pulse! NICOLE SAGER, Author of Inspirational Fantasy

BAR OF EXCELLENCE RAISED TO NEW HEIGHTS! L.R. Burkard is back with the next tale in her dystopian series, and the bar of excellence is raised to new heights with this top quality literary offering! DEENA PETERSON, Blogger, Book Reviewer

BURKARD DOES NOT DISAPPOINT! Excellent writing, pure and simple! Warning: Do not begin this series if you have urgent things to attend to, because you WILL have difficulty putting it down! R.KAYE, Amazon Reviewer

I LOVE YOUR PULSE SERIES! I've recommended it to my congregation! (And I don't recommend many books!) Thank you! PASTOR DAVID PERHAM, Former Marine

GREAT SERIES! When I bought the first book, Pulse, I just happened to see it at the book store. Started reading and could not put it down. Couldn't wait for the second book, Resilience, and read it almost non-stop. And now the third in the series was awesome! DARYL STANDRICH, Amazon Reviewer

IRRESISTIBLE PAGE TURNER! L.R. Burkard is a gifted writer and storyteller! Defiance, the third and final book of the apocalyptic Pulse series, is as fast-paced and exciting as the first two books. A great read! You must get this series. DIANE ARCHIBALD, Amazon Reviewer

PERFECT FINALE TO A GREAT SERIES! I've waited for months for the final book in this series and I wasn't disappointed. SANDI CHRISTIAN, Amaz

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998966304
Publisher: Lilliput Press, Limited, The
Publication date: 07/14/2017
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Linore Rose Burkard wrote a trilogy of regency romances for the Christian market before there were any regencies for the Christian market. Published with Harvest House Publishers, her books opened the genre for the CBA. She also writes YA/ Suspense as L.R. Burkard. Raised in NYC, Linore graduated from City University Of NY magna cum laude with a degree in English Literature. Married with five children, Linore is a homeschooling mother and enjoys swimming, hiking, gardening, and painting. Linore teaches workshops for writers and is developing a novel-writing coaching program for new writers.

Linore says: What made me switch genres from sweet regency romance to YA/Suspense? Here's my answer as it appeared in the March Southern Writers' Mag.:

When my sweet historical romance series was published, I never dreamed my next would be YA/Dystopian. 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.

(Here's more about the writing from my July newsletter) "When I wrote PULSE, I didn't expect to write a sequel, much less a third volume. I'm grateful for the many readers who wanted more and thus spurred me on. When I kept writing and stayed in the world of the story, the two sequels developed.

The same thing happened after I wrote my first novel Before the Season Ends. In this case it was regency England I was immersed in, and again, I had no idea of writing a trilogy but that's what happened. When Harvest House Publishers asked if I could write a sequel, I did. When they offered a contract for a third book, suddenly I had ideas for it.

Takeaway: Our brains are capable of producing way more than we expect or give ourselves credit for...

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