Told in journal-style prose by three 16 year old girls, PULSE takes readers into a chilling possible future for Americans while hitting right in the gut with honest, if at times heartbreaking, detail. These girls could be your neighbor or your best friend; they could even be you.
Andrea, Lexie and Sarah bare heart and soul as they share what they encounter after the pulse. The fact that even the government is concerned about the possibility of a catastrophic EMP makes this book not only timely but compelling. I wrote it as a warning and a wakeup call. PULSE should be the newest HARBINGER for this generation.
In this action-packed sequel to PULSE, RESILIENCE takes readers on a spell-binding journey into a landscape where teens shoulder rifles instead of school books, and where survival might mean becoming your own worst enemy.
Now that an EMP has sent the United States into a dark age, Andrea, Lexie and Sarah have more to worry about than the mere loss of technology. Threats of marauders and rumors of foreign soldiers mean no one can let down their guard. The appearance of FEMA camps might be reassuring--except military outfits seem determined to force people into them. Is the U.S. government also a threat?
Andrea and her family have joined the Martin farmstead, which is now a compound of survivors working together to get by. Lexie longs for the day when she and Blake can get married and have a family--that is, if they live long enough. Sarah and Richard hope to reach Aunt Susan's in Indiana. But what will it take to get there in one piece?
With evil threatening on every side, can the U.S. recover before everyone--and everything--is destroyed?
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"Amazing storytelling! In Defiance, the riveting story continues with even greater urgency."
Angela Walsh, Publisher and Editor, Christian Library Journal
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 are up against. 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?
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What do you do when the whole world stops?
Andrea, Lexie and Sarah are just ordinary teens--until a mysterious event
causes all electronics to fail. In the dead of winter, there's no heating
systems, no internet, no cell phones, not even a stinking working car. In this chilling Christian YA tale, most of the population doesn't survive. Pitting
faith and grit against a world without power, the girls and their families
must beat the odds. But can they find the strength to survive when
society collapses and technology fails?
To outsiders, Andrea Patterson has the American dream house and family.
But when the unthinkable happens, the dream looks more like a
nightmare--one from which she and her family may not wake up alive.
Lexie Martin's homesteading family has never been cool like Andrea's, but
they've been prepping for disaster for years. For them, the world didn't
stop; it just slowed down. The one thing they didn't prepare for? A
desperate school bus driver who wants what they've got.
Sarah Weaver, friend of Andrea and Lexie, lives on the top floor of a
ten-story apartment building. When things went black, she thought it
could be romantic, like in the time of Jane Austen.
She was wrong.
Has the world collapsed forever?
Who will survive when technology fails?
"Told in journal-style prose by three 16 year old girls, PULSE takes readers
into a chilling possible future for Americans while hitting right in the gut
with frightening detail.
Andrea, Lexie and Sarah bare heart and soul as they share what they
encounter after the pulse. As even the U.S. government is concerned about
the possibility of a catastrophic EMP, this book is not only timely but
REALLY ENJOYED IT!
"Really enjoyed PULSE! It's a unique twist to the post-apocalyptic genre.
Burkard does a fantastic job depicting what life might be like for those
that are prepared--and those that are anything but. (If you wonder why
some people bother "prepping" read this book!) I also enjoyed the strong
emphasis on faith and how focused on Christ some of the characters were."
Chris Ray, PreparedChristian.NET
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! My heart pounded at the first sight of the
marauding gang and didn't stop till...! (spoiler). Holy cow, guess I better
invest in a rifle! Great book. (I just finished reading it at 1:30am!)
Christine K., Reader
A PAGE TURNER!
"PULSE is a page turner!... The world has become increasingly dependent
on technology for just about everything. What if all of that technology
failed? How would we survive, what things would it impact? PULSE is a
fascinating answer to that question... You won't find all happy endings
in this book but you will find a storyline that makes you think and
consider... what your own response to such a disaster would be."
Joy Bice, Author, Pastor's Wife
HAD MY WIFE READ IT
“Just finished the book and had my wife read it as well. Definitely a page
turner to pick up as soon as you can! Characters are really well developed
and draw you into the story. Some might classify it as ‘prepper fiction.’
We just classify it as a good story.”
Brian B., The SouthernPreppers.com
L.R. Burkard's PULSE is a riveting story of the effects of an EMP in the U.S.
Chock-full of clever and ingenious ways of dealing with the disaster,
blended with loss and hope, PULSE is full of surprises... Considering the
times we are in, I find it a must read for the church.
Gina Groeger, Ordained Minister of Music
REALISTIC AND FRIGHTENING!
"I loved this book! L.R. Burkard takes a realistic and frightening look at
what would happen if an electromagnetic pulse hit the U.S. ...Carefully
researched details make you really feel what it would be like to go
Carol Riffle, High School Science Teacher
INCREDIBLE AND VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING AND FULL OF MANY
"Absolutely one of the best - in this type of literature--- though the
essence of the story is centered and written essentially from the
perspective of three teenage girls (16 or so) - do not let this perspective
let you decide not to read the book - it is not just a young adult book....
no sex, no zombies nor drugs/alcohol, no horrible violence, no profanity
(though alluded to a couple of times), no macho guys and/or gals, no
overt religion and/or preaching, no army of super-heroes riding in to
save the day = just very personal..... you will not be disappointed ."
Goat.Meister (Amazon Reviewer)
VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING
"The story made me re-evaluate how prepared I am for long-term power
failure or other disasters. Our culture is so dependent on electricity to
power our high-tech devices, that even thinking about what the scenario
might look like without it almost boggles the imagination. The facade of
civilization is only skin-deep when a person faces starvation. PULSE is
well-written and believable, and I appreciate the research that went in
to making a novel like this work. I will read the next book in the series."
Rocky Mountain High (Amazon Reviewer)
"This is not usually my type of book to read, but since it's by Linore
Burkard, how can one not like what she writes? There's always lessons to
be learned, thought provoking questions to ponder through her characters
and their situations- making you look inward to your own heart, and
NEVER a dull moment when reading her stories! ...I can't wait for the
THE SET UP FOR THIS STORY IS BRILLIANT "I was thrilled to learn that
L.R. Burkard and Linore Burkard were the same person. I adored the
authors other books and was excited to read this new YA series...
Nora St. Laurent, Book Club Coordinator, Book Reviewer
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The Box Set
I really enjoyed PULSE! It gives a unique twist in the genre of "post grid living," as it shows life during such a time through the eyes of teenage girls. L.R. Burkard does a fantastic job depicting what life might be like for those that are prepared--and those that are anything but. (If you wonder why some people bother "prepping" read this book!) I also enjoyed the strong emphasis on faith and how focused on Christ some of the characters were.
Chris Ray, PreparedChristian.net
"This story is a real eye-opener. It is fiction that rings true to the all too probable threats we are facing in our world today. I am a novice prepper and this book has caused me to step up my prepping. It is filled with excellent information. Pulse not only leaves you thinking about the future...it is a very exciting read. The author has done excellent research and knows her subject well. She has expertly woven survival information into her story and the will to live into the novels main characters. It shares a need for God and a hope for our future. I can't wait for book 2 & 3. The big plus for me is that I feel like I would be able to survive a catastrophic event now. Wow, what a book."
Amazon Reviewer, Judith Blevins
"I've read other EMP works of fiction, such as "Lights Out" and "One Second After". I find the authors think of things I haven't and that helps me in my preparedness efforts. I enjoyed "Pulse" for this reason, but more so because of the Christian perspective. I have many friends who are believers that feel being a "prepper" is equivalent to not trusting in the Lord to take care of us. This book handily dispels this perspective and uses both scripture and the Constitution to educate the reader."
Amazon Reviewer, JoniVL
"PULSE is a page turner from the very beginning. I wanted to know what would happen to the characters and their families, and you will, too! The world has become increasingly dependent on technology for just about everything. What if all of that technology failed? How would we survive, what things would it impact? PULSE is a fascinating answer to that question. It explores a post technology world through the eyes of three teenagers and how their faith in God, or lack of faith, affects their perspectives and their survival.You won't find all happy endings in this book but you will find a storyline that makes you think and consider the times we live in from a different angle and contemplate what your own response to such a disaster would be."
Joy Bice, Pastor's Wife, Author
"Just finished the book & had my wife read it as well.
Definitely a page turner to pick up as soon as you can! Characters are really well developed and draw you into the story. Some might classify it as "prepper fiction", we just classify it as a good story."
I loved this book! L.R. Burkard takes a realistic and frightening look at what would happen if an electromagnetic pulse hit the U.S. Told from the point of view of three teens in very different situations, it contrasts a Christian worldview with others in a crisis. Each story gradually unfolds and includes carefully researched details that make you really feel what it would be like to go through this!
Carol Riffle, High School Science Teacher
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I cried over ...(SPOILER REMOVED). My heart pounded at the first sight of the marauding gang and didn't stop till (SPOILER REMOVED)! Holy cow, guess I better invest in a rifle!
Christine Klepeis, Reader, Virginia
Riveting! L.R. Burkard's PULSE is a riveting story of the effects of an EMP that takes place in the United States. Centering on the lives of three different families, Burkard accurately captures the complexities of life without electricity as well as other hardships they must face. I found her story chock-full of clever and ingenious ways of dealing with the disaster. Blended with loss and hope, PULSE is full of surprises making it a great read. Considering the times we are in, I find it a must read for the church.
Regina Groeger, Ordained Minister of Music
PULSE is carefully researched and fascinating! The subject matter is gripping and the characters compelling. Highly recommended!
Donna J. Shepherd, Author, Pastor's wife
PULSE is exciting, thought provoking, and hard to put down! Enjoyed every page!
D. Summers, Reader, Mom, Wife of Music Minister
THIS BOOK IS RIVETING!!!!! Whoa! You've done a great job! I will probably be stocking up on food by the time I'm done! I wouldn't be surprised if this makes it to the Best Sellers list! It is definitely unique!
Hugs from your BIGGEST FAN!!!!!!
Lois, Composer, Pianist, Artist