The Pulse Effex Trilogy

Warning: Reading this Could Change Your life

PULSE takes readers into a heart-pounding future for America, while affirming the power of faith in the darkest of times.

PULSE takes readers into a heart-pounding future for America, while affirming the power of faith in the darkest of times.

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Pulse: World Gone Dark

(The Pulse Effex Series, Book One)


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Stories like this one get me very excited for today's young adult reader!
DEENA PETERSON, Blogger, Reviewer

Andrea, Lexie and Sarah are ordinary high school friends until the day the world goes dark. After an EMP shuts down the grid, life becomes a battle. Andrea's upscale lifestyle didn't prepare her family for the apocalypse. Lexie's homeschool farmstead is better off, but for how long? Sarah's urban apartment quickly becomes a death trap. Without technology and no help on the way, each teen and her family struggles to survive. As society goes deeper into anarchy and neighbors become foes, can they beat the odds and stay alive?

SUSAN K. STEWART Author, Vine Voice

Had me spellbound! You won't want to miss this gritty and powerful series.
NORA ST. LAURENT, CEO, Book Club Network


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RESILIENCE: Into the Dark

(The Pulse Effex Series, Book Two) 

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Doug Erlandson, Top 50 Amazon Reviewer

“Intense!” It's a great time to be a fan of YA novels! L.R.Burkard is back with the next tale in her dystopian series, and the bar of excellence is raised to new heights with this top-quality literary offering!"
Deena Peterson, Blogger 

An EMP thrust the United States into a dark age, and now Andrea, Lexie and Sarah and their families must survive as society collapses and marauding gangs increase. The military is forcing civilians into FEMA camps and those who've weathered the first months are nearing the end of their resources or wits. 

Only the resilient can survive--but at what cost? 


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DEFIANCE: Battle the Dark

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(The Pulse Effex Series, Book Three) 

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"Amazing Storytelling!"

Angela L. Walsh, Publisher, Editor, Christian Library Journal 

In this third installment of the PULSE EFFEX, foreign soldiers and fellow Americans gone rogue are just the beginning of what       Andrea, Lexie, Sarah and other survivors must face. Beneath the threat  of nuclear strikes and guerilla armies, the girls long for    the freedom 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?                        



 The Pulse Effex Series FIRST EDITION ONLY

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