There is no Sanctuary!

That was taken away in the blink of an eye.  Humanity went out not with a whimper, but a bang.

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Authors Note

I wrote this series with one thought in mind – What would I actually do in the event of an apocalyptic event?  This story and series being true to the actual skills and experiences I possess.  No super heroes or someone possessing miraculous abilities, just a normal person seeking to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.  Being an ex-Air Force pilot and operating in the special operations arena, the experiences I have gathered lend themselves well to surviving in a world such as I have presented, being advantageous in certain aspects of survival.  Written in the first person, it takes you through an accounting of what that world and survival looks like through the eyes of someone being suddenly thrust into a situation that looks normal from first glance, with regards to the physical environment, but with a terror lurking underneath and survival in question at every turn.  Imagine yourself looking out of your window and everything looks the same; buildings stand tall and straight reflecting sunlight from their exteriors; trees sway in the morning breeze; cars sit silently in parking lots; a bright blue sky looks down and the air clear of smoke from burning fires.  Except there is one simple but huge difference, there’s nobody around.  The plausibility of the scenario and premise make this a truly unique story and interesting read and I truly hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.  Please feel free to leave a review and let me know what you think.

21 thoughts on “

  1. Sunshine

    Is there a third book in “New World Series”?. I Love this series and don’t want to see it end. Thanks, Sunshine

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    1. John O'Brien Post author

      Hi there! I am so glad to hear you are enjoying them. Makes my day and evening. I cam currently working on the third book and about one-third of the way through. I am hoping to be finished by the end of November and have it published shortly thereafter. I will make sure to keep you informed and hope your evening is a very pleasant and fun one for you!

      John

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    2. John O'Brien Post author

      Oh, would you mind, and only if you have time, leaving a review for both books on Amazon. I would greatly appreciate it and want to thank you once again for the very nice message. I wish you an enjoyable weekend Sunshine!

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  2. Belinda Post

    Just finished reading both books and found this blog. I was thrilled to hear your writing a third!!! I have stuck with James Axlers Deathland series, on book 100 so keep em coming! I am an avid WTSHTF book reader and I think yours are right at the top! Thank you.

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    1. John O'Brien Post author

      Thank you so much Belinda and appreciate the nice message. I am thrilled you enjoyed them and it makes my day to hear it. Thanks for you great review as well. That is also very much appreciated. Hopefully the third will be out next month sometime. The writing is going slow but it’s getting there. I’m about a third of the way through. I hope you are having a great day and that your weekend was a fun one for you!

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  3. GREGORY PAGE

    Loved the series. Cant wait for the next. Frankly not usually my genre but your humor drama etc had drawn me in. I laughed I cried etc. Both books in one weekend. You need to write faster so I dont have to wait. Will happioly buy each one. Lets know when they are out. Thanks for the adventure.

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    1. John O'Brien Post author

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them Gregory and thank you for the nice message. I’m busy pounding away on the keyboard as we speak. I’m about 80% of the way through the draft of the third and hope to finish it by this weekend. We’ll see how that goes. I hope to have the next one out by mid-December and will surely let you know. Again, thank you for the great comment. If you wouldn’t mind putting a review up on Amazon for each book, I would greatly appreciate it. I hope you have a great day and evening! Feel free to keep in touch.

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  4. GREGORY PAGE

    It was my pleasure to leave an excellant review on Amazon. Only 80%? :(. As a prior private pilot I loved seeing the the classic jokes. Again – fantastic. Thanks. Please notify if possible when released.

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      1. gregory page

        Glad to here a long series ahead. Flew about 8 years. Owned T210. Would have moved up but could find no “missions” to continue. Loved IFR. Lots here in Oregon. VFR was dull after doing IFR. Thanks for the interest. Look forward to the entire series. (Please don’t limit to ten though.}

      2. John O'Brien Post author

        Nice on the 210. Love that aircraft. I flew a tremendous amount in Oregon. As a matter of fact, most of my civilian time is in Oregon. Went through the Lance Community Flight tech program and have flown all over the state. And you’re right, IFR is pretty cool unless you’re trying to stay tucked in on the wing. Then it is a little nerve racking. At any rate, I really enjoyed flying all over there.

  5. Craig McConnell

    Hi John,
    Just finished reading both of your books via the Kindle. And they were great. Cant wait for the follow-up. How many more in the series are you planning on writing? All the best from Ozz.

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    1. John O'Brien Post author

      Hi Craig,

      I’m truly glad that you are enjoying the series. I’m typing on the third book at this very moment. The draft is almost finished – I’m hoping this weekend sometime – and then have it ready by mid-December. The 19th is what I’m shooting for as the cover should be finished by then as well as the editing. I’m thinking the series will be around ten books at this time but that could change either way as the story progresses. Again, I really enjoyed getting your kind words. If you wouldn’t mind leaving a review for each book on Amazon as well, I would greatly appreciate it. I hope your evening is treating you well!

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  6. Robert G

    Hey John,

    I bought the first book as amazon had recommended it after reading joseph tallutos White Flag of the Dead series… I read the first book a few days ago and didnt sleep until 4 in the morning because I was not able to put my cell phone down (kindle on my phone). The next day i bought the second book and just finished reading it. I have read probably over 100 zombie/post apocalyptic survival books and this is definitely being added to my favorites. I will definitely be writing a review on amazon and am letting my friends know all about it. I loved the details on piloting since my dad is an amateur hobby pilot, so it made me relate to your character more. Cant wait for the third one to come out!

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    1. John O'Brien Post author

      Thank you very much Robert! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the both of them – sorry for the lost night’s sleep though. It always makes my day/evening to hear that the series is being enjoyed. I also appreciate the great review and thank you for it. I’m just finished up with the draft on the third and hoping to have it out within the next couple of weeks. I also appreciate the recommendations to you friends. I’ll make sure and let you know when the next is about out. I hope you have a fantastic evening!

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  7. David Brunton

    John,

    Both books were exceptional in a flooded market of zombie books. I couldn’t put them down. I found the accurate usage of military hardware and tactics refreshing. I am former a former Army engineer (Sapper tabbed) and can attest to the robustness of the 130, having jumped out of them for years. Good luck with the series. I will eagerly await the follow up books. I will also throw in a fiver for you on Amazon.

    I am also a new author trying to cut my teeth in the zombie genre of books. I like you am drawing on my military skills and training to add more of a heavy firepower aspect to surviving the zombie apocalypse.

    Keep up the great work.
    Dave

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    1. John O'Brien Post author

      Hi Dave,

      Thanks for your comments and I’m very glad you enjoyed the books. A also appreciate the review left on Amazon. Yeah, rappelling down a cliff with shoelaces could get a bit sporty. How far are you along with your book(s)? I would enjoy reading them at some point. I hope you are having a great day!

      John

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      1. David Brunton

        John.
        I’m about 30,000 words into it. Its still pretty rough and needs some major editing work. I have tons of ideas and chapters in my head, its getting them down on paper in readable form thats the hard part.

        After reading your work I would be grateful for any inpit you have.

        Have a good one
        Dave

      2. John O'Brien Post author

        About a third of the way through – great job! I would say get them down and then edit it afterwards – after you tell the story. Each person works in their own way but id doesn’t have to be perfect the first time through. I would be happy to take a look at it whenever you feel ready.

  8. Mike Donathan

    Hi John-
    I finished your first book using my Kindle and immediately purchased the second. I’m part way through it and find it very enjoyable. I’ll be looking forward to #3 and I hope you make a $ziIlion bucks off the writing. I live in the Lake Tapps area so it’s even more enjoyable having actually been on some of the locations you describe. The kayak picture at the end of book one looks suspiciously like it was taken on Issac lake in the Bowron Park circuit. All the best to you!

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    1. John O'Brien Post author

      Hi Mike,

      Thank you very much for your message and I am glad you enjoyed the first book. Hopefully you enjoy the second one as much! I do manage to get up to Lake Tapps every once in a while but not too often. I do a bit of kayaking around here but the picture was actually taken on a trip to Alaska where I spend a day out on the water. It’s amazing how similar the both places look. If you wouldn’t mind leaving a review for each book on Amazon, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks again Mike and I hope you have a great day!

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