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Going Gray: An Apocalyptic Thriller (Gray Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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From the Author

An early version of the Going Gray short story appeared in the anthology, From the Indie Side. 
Published August 2014, this novel includes all three books: Going Gray, Into the Dark and Inside Out.
Please enjoy this finished edition.

Happy reading,
Brian Spangler

About the Author

Brian Spangler is a husband, father and a quiet engineer; at least that's what he thought he was. Turns out there's a writer trapped within that engineer's brain! Slowly but surely, Brian Spangler has dug his inner writer out--one genre at a time. He's a bestselling author of Women's Fiction, and dabbles in Science Fiction/Dystopian, and even wrote a few Supernatural Thrillers... a very interesting mix of genres, with more yet to come.

Originally born in Philadelphia--as one-half of a set of twins--he now resides in Virginia with his wife and two children (also twins!). And adding to the family are three cats, a parrot, lizard, mouse, chinchilla and the occasional random scary creatures who visit late at night, as wild, scary animals are apt to do.

To keep up to date, sign up for his newsletter by copying and pasting this link into your browser: writtenbybrian.com/sign-up/ He won't spam, share, or send you random musings; just a heads up when the next book is out or when he's giving away free stuff, which he tends to do from time to time. 

Also visit Brian online at writtenbybrian.com and follow @WrittenByBrian on Twitter.

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  • File Size: 372 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 27, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IGY6JDO
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Brian Spangler is a husband, father and a quiet engineer; at least that's what he thought he was. Turns out there's a writer trapped within that engineer's brain! Slowly but surely, Brian Spangler has dug his inner writer out--one genre at a time. He's a bestselling author of Women's Fiction, and dabbles in Science Fiction/Dystopian, and even wrote a few Supernatural Thrillers... a very interesting mix of genres, with more yet to come.

Originally born in Philadelphia--as one-half of a set of twins--he now resides in Virginia with his wife and two children (also twins!). And adding to the family are three cats, a parrot, lizard, mouse, chinchilla and the occasional random scary creatures who visit late at night, as wild, scary animals are apt to do.

To keep up to date, sign up for his newsletter by copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://www.writtenbybrian.com/sign-up/ He won't spam, share, or send you random musings; just a heads up when the next book is out or when he's giving away free stuff, which he tends to do from time to time.

Also visit Brian online at writtenbybrian.com and follow @WrittenByBrian on Twitter.

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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Jeanine on August 9, 2014
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Going gray had its moments. It seems to start with a bang and reaches out to grip your interest. And then an annoying thing happens. Everyone keeps saying hurry --because of looming danger-- but no one hurries. Later on, quite frequently, there's a crisis and someone sensibly yells "Run!" but no one runs.

Also, I was puzzled by the remarkable healing abilities of the main characters. The heroine is in a car wreck and thinks she broke a rib and is coughing up blood, which is not a good sign by the way, but she is able to run around the mall, carry dead people, climb ladders, etc. I fell and bruised a rib once, and I could walk, but only very carefully and slowly.

Now about the plot. Disaster strikes and it's a doozy. The problem there is you're given no clue how it happened or why it happened, even though the father of the heroine works on the machine everyone thinks caused it. The story just starts in the middle of the disaster and after that you're in a fog. Literally.

However, if you don't care too much about the whys or the wherefores and just want to read about a young girl coping with the world falling apart all around her, the story does have plenty of action and suspense to keep you turning pages. But in the end it will leave you with a lot of frustrating questions.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By dmb4500 on August 16, 2014
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May contain spoilers::: I read this not realizing there were several more books to follow. I was sucked into it pretty quickly and it made for a fast read. BUT too much fell into the unrealistic category as survivors carried on their lives. I could see how this story could have had more depth to lead to the continuing stories. I empathized with the main character, however, and presume that was the goal. I would have enjoyed a longer novel with more details and how the group made it work. The epilogue was too tidy of a wrap up. I tried reading the next story, but it jumped too far ahead when I wanted to hear more about the group in this book. This book is lingering in my thoughts, ergo the 4 stars.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By charlie on September 4, 2014
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A very well written intriguing story. It keeps you guessing and on your toes. I really got into the story right away because it
starts off with a bang. It ends on a cliff hanger and that is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. It's the authors choice but I
don't like to read a story that I don't feel completely finished at the end.

The good news is I would read the next book. No sex, violence of course but not over the top. Ok for teens.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Chief, USN Ret...VT Town TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 4, 2014
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Emily and her family are in the midst of an outbreak of fog. Phil, the dad, says they must hurry to escape it as it is poisonous.

Mom's message written to Emily is poignant and heartbreaking.

A most interesting short story which certainly has the potential for another in the series.

Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Swilliams on August 6, 2014
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This is one of those stories that is so satisfying and deep that it would make a great movie or mini series. I can't wait to read the next one. I'm hoping it goes into detail about the time between the ending and the epilogue. I'm Hooked. Highly Recommend!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rosemary110 on August 8, 2014
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I was very excited to receive this book ! I have not been able to put it down, it is a very edge of your seat ,exciting read!!!I am looking forward to Brian Spanglers next book!!!!!!!!!!! I recommend this to everyone!!!!!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JESSICA PILCHER on August 13, 2014
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The book was very interesting and definitely not my typical type of book. The book starts out in a world that has gone gray and leaves the reader intrigued. Why? How? What caused it and what is it? It was an easy read with a lot going on to keep your attention and pull you to the end. Beware the book does not answer all of your questions this is just the beginning.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Dmtcer (Kim) on August 1, 2014
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Going Gray and it's storyline completely captivated me. I was literally on the edge of my seat during the first chapter; I found it totally gripping and enthralling. Dystopian fiction is truly the new intrigue. The ending has a twist that I did not see that coming...and of course, that raises all sorts of questions for a sequel!

Is it chemical warfare..weather controlled by machines gone mad? Regardless, it's a pretty frightening concept. And not so totally off the mark, either. Stephen King's The Stand is one of the first, foremost of all dystopian thrillers. Going Gray reminded me of that. The whole concept of mankind mucking up nature and humanity...and how the survivors adapt and pick up the pieces because they have no choice but to do so. Going Gray is worth the read, and leaves you wondering "what if"?
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