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A Ripple of Fear (The Fears of Dakota Book 1) by [Northup, J.M.]
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Book 1 of 2 in The Fears of Dakota (2 Book Series)

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When I published my debut novel, FEARS OFDARKNESS (Book Two in The Fears of Dakota series) I didn't expected to turn itinto a series.  However, I learned thatthere was more of the story to be told.Encouraged by my readers to write more about their beloved characters, promptedby questions my "Dakota" fans had, and inspired to include the details that Ihad initially left out for the sake of manageability of size and structure, theseries was born!
A RIPPLE OF FEAR is meant to explain what lead upto the violent civil war in America while allowing my readers to see the worldin which Dakota was raised.  You get tomeet her parents and learn more about each character's back story.  You will get a glimpse into Carolina'smarriage, find out how Rae because more a sister than a friend, and discoverhow Chris became the love of Dakota's life.I hope you enjoy the tale as much as I do! 
 
Some of my favorite excerpts from the bookare:

  • I worried when I thought about what my dad had said about how "it only takes a spark to inspire an inferno."  His words seemed more prophetic by the day and that was where my terror came from.
  • The whole "endtimes" concepts and doomsday prepping had the nation spinning.  The web bot predictions, recalling of ancientprophesies (like the Mayans and Hopi legends), and fears about modern plaguesjust fueled the fires of worry.  When youadded in the increasing information regarding near-Earth objects, solar flares,and geomagnetic pole reversals, things grew more volatile. 
  • Though I was frustrated, I continued on with life as normal as possible.  I didn't really see the point in freaking out about "what could be" because I wanted to keep faith that things would get better. Looking through history, there were always ups and downs in all aspects of life.  Like my mom always said, "You can't live your life in fear or you're not really living at all.  The point is to be prepared and self-efficient."  The problem was that I wasn't sure if I knew what I needed to be prepared for.  How did you ensure you were self-efficient if you weren't sure of the conditions you'd possibly face?
  • As I watched my sister's eyes, I saw a brightness creep into their reflective gaze.  My back was to our house and as I watched Georgia's mouth gape open as her hands fell from my face, I was afraid to turn around.  Instead, I watched the blaze catch and grow in the mirrored image that displayed across Georgia's grief-stricken eyes and moved out into her surprised face.  

    About the Author

    J.M. Northup is a native Minnesotan who now resides in east Texas with her family.  She has a background in aviation (civil, commercial, & military), nursing, and administrative work.  She attended college at the U of M-Twin Cities, Inver Hills CC, and the Community College of the Air Force.
    J.M. Northup enjoys reading, writing, movies/television, and going for walks.  Her favorite genre is historical fiction and her favorite author is Kathleen O'Neal Gear.  She is a fan of the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory", History Channel's "Vikings," and all things cats!

    Product details

    • File Size: 671 KB
    • Print Length: 271 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500944114
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Creativia; 2 edition (September 1, 2014)
    • Publication Date: September 1, 2014
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00MUEK5I6
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Lending: Enabled
    • Screen Reader: Supported
    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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