Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Virtual Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Blackout Trail by Linda Naughton @lynnnoton @GoddessFish

Blackout Trail

by Linda Naughton

GENRE: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Thriller


Doctor Anna Hastings is no stranger to disasters, having spent much of her career as an aid worker in conflict zones around the world. Yet when an electrical phenomenon known as an EMP brings down the power grid, Anna faces catastrophe on a scale she never imagined. She must learn what it means to be a doctor in a world deprived of almost all technology.

As the blackout causes planes to fall from the sky, Anna crosses paths with devoted father Mark Ryan in the chaos at the airport. Mark convinces Anna to travel with him and his seven-year-old daughter Lily to their family’s cabin in remote Maine. There Mark hopes to reunite with his wife, and find a safe refuge from a society on the brink of collapse.

Journeying across a thousand miles of backcountry trails, they will face a daily struggle against nature. Their biggest peril, though, may come from their fellow survivors. As Anna grows closer to Mark and Lily, she resolves to see them safely home. But can she hold onto her humanity in a world gone mad?

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I had just enough time to scoop Lily up and pull her to my chest before the wall of water hit us. I’d been knocked flat by ocean waves countless times before, but this was different. The wave hit low, sweeping my legs out from under me and then carrying us downstream. The shoreline zoomed by, branches and debris swirling all around us.

Daddy!” Lily cried, squirming in search of Mark. I tightened my grip, fearful of seeing her swept away by the churning torrent of water. I couldn’t see him either. Hopefully he was just upstream from us, in my blind spot.

The creek didn’t seem that deep; I felt my leg smack against the rocky creek bed a few times. I tried to stand up, but I couldn’t get my feet planted. The fast-moving current just bowled me right over every time. Once, we went under and came up sputtering. I worried that our backpacks would sink us, but Lily’s was small and mine surprisingly buoyant.

Over the roaring of the creek, I heard Lily cry out in terror. It was a heart-wrenching sound, but at least it told me she wasn’t drowning. I scanned the shore for something that we might be able to grab onto, but nothing came within reach.

Anna!” Lily’s shrill cry caused me to snap my eyes forward. A tree had fallen across the stream, and we hurtled towards it.

Hold on!” Her arms wrapped around my neck so tightly it almost choked me. When we were nearly upon the tree, I twisted my body sideways, trying to shield Lily from the impact.

My Review:

Blackout Trail is one of the best books I have ever read. I would love to see this made into a TV series. I do believe that it would be a TV show right up there with my all time favorite TV show The Walking Dead. I could see Blackout Trail becoming a #1 hit. I could read Blackout Trail over and over and never become bored.

Blackout Trail grabbed my attention from the first page and never let go. Even now as I sit and write my review I can see it all playing over and over in my head. I can see Anna in the airport as everything started going down. I can see little Lily running through the airport looking for someone that could help her dad. I can see the moment she spots Anna standing there and she runs up to her and says help my daddy is hurt. I can see them both running through the airport as more planes come crashing down all around them.

I can see them as they make their way across several states going on back roads making their way to Maine and Mark’s wife Lauren. I can see them on their long and dangerous hike, climbing up mountains and all the ruff terrain. I can see them fighting their way up the mountain. I can seeing them as they fought dangerous men for their lives. Don’t get me wrong they did meet some very nice people who became friends.

I can’t wait to read more about Anna, Mark, and Lily. I can’t wait to read more about their world and where things go next for them. I do believe that Anna, Mark, and Lily have more to say and hopefully it will be soon as I need more now.

I more than highly recommend Blackout Trail to all post-apocalyptic fans and anyone who is looking for their next great read. Grab your copy of Blackout Trail today!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Linda Naughton has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. She is the author of several novels, children’s books, and the blog Self-Rescuing Princesses. A proud geek and gamer girl, she enjoys sci-fi, disaster movies, and role-playing games. She is a software engineer, paramedic, and mother of two.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Marcy Meyer said...

The blurb and excerpt sound interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Naughton said...

Thank you for hosting, and for your kind review!

Sherry said...

This sounds like a good book and I really like the cover.

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome review of Blackout Trail, this is definitely a must read for me and it does sound like it would make an excellent TV series

marisela zuniga said...

This sounds very interesting!

Edgar Gerik said...

It sounds like Doctor Hastings is facing an intense and challenging situation after an EMP causes a massive blackout. Teaming up with Mark and his daughter Lily, they must travel across backcountry to find safety and face many obstacles along the way, including other survivors. It's a gripping story about survival and holding onto one's humanity in a world gone mad.

Jolanda said...

This sounds like a grear read, just my kind of book!