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Joy’s SF books: Strike Three

 Strike Three: Who would have thought that anyone was so ignorant that they’d want to start WWIII? How could we prepare? Would we survive? And if we do, will there be anything left to rebuild with when so much of the planet has been destroyed? After WWIII, will there be a US? Were our leaders among the few who escaped? What about our service men and women? Is anyone left to rebuild? How will we start over? Can we? And what about the rest of the world? How close is WWIII now? In Strike Three, North Korea is mostly to blame…

Are you prepared for WWIII or another apocalyptic event? Check out the survival tips in Strike Three.  And I had fun playing with setting up a new US government in Strike Three, though the old regime wasn’t happy with the changes–and some readers thought I was too harsh in my judgments. You haven’t fantasized about having a simpler setup?

Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Strike-Three-Joy-V-Smith/dp/1936099659/

If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298   

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22596999-strike-three


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Strike Three isn’t outdated yet!

Reading the newspapers–and that was a cute but scary editorial cartoon in today’s paper–I’m glad that North Korea has kept Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, up to date. The villain in Strike Three is NKAAU (North Korea/Africans/Arabs United, even though it only includes four countries) or as the newspapers call it: Nukes All Around Us.


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Goodreads giveaways

I have three of my books scheduled for Goodreads giveaways: Detour Trail, Strike Three, and Sugar Time:

Detour Trail  giveaway

Strike Three giveaway

Sugar Time giveaway 


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Military surplus

I did a lot of research for my post-apocalyptic novel, Strike Three, including checking out military surplus catalogs. Now that I’m on their mailing lists, I got a Coleman’s Military Supplies catalog today.  You can get military clothing, sleeping bags, equipment, survival kits, MREs, and more. There’s an interesting selection of items from other countries too.

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Pinning on Pinterest (links)

I recently added two new Pinterest boards:

Time Travel Tales:  https://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/time-travel-tales/

Post-apocalyptic books:  https://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/post-apocalyptic-books/

And I added more photos to my Western style board:  http://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/western-style/





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Preditors & Editors poll

The Preditors & Editors poll is now open; and I have two entries this year:

Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, is in the Science Fiction and Fantasy novel category: http://critters.org/predpoll/novelsf.shtml

And Cold New Planet–from the Science Fiction Consortium anthology–is in the Science Fiction & Fantasy short story category: http://critters.org/predpoll/shortstorysf.shtml


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Book suggestions for Christmas gifts–or yourself

These suggestions focus on my books, of course; I have a variety of fiction and non-fiction books waiting for readers, and here are some of them, starting with my novels:

Detour Trail is available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Detour-Trail-ebook/dp/B00F7CZ0R4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1379281976&sr=1-1&keywords=Detour+Trail  and from the publisher: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joyvsmith/detourtrail.html

Detour Trail: Westward bound on the Oregon Trail, Lorrie Emerson is left behind and alone after her uncle is killed.  Ignoring the wagon master’s advice to go home, she rounds up others needing help; they join a later wagon train and are soon slogging through dust and mud and steep mountain passes, but it’s not long before she’s again forging her own trail and searching for a new home and supplies as winter reaches out its icy hands…. Settling the frontier isn’t easy!

Strike Three is a post-apocalyptic novel: Because of the “hot virus,” the devastation of WWIII is more horrible than the worse case scenario, and missiles fired in retaliation gave new meaning to “scorched earth.”  Can a new world move beyond the losses, mistakes and regrets?  Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook.

For the print edition of Strike Three, go to Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4876544

If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298  And, of course: Amazon.

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Strike Three review

Re: What is the last book you read, and your rating?

Post Number:#3808  PostbyMichaelMcManus » 18 Sep 2014, 11:12

The last really good book I read is called “Strike Three” by Joy V. Smith. I rated it five stars without hesitation. If you like stories about surviving World War III, you will enjoy reading this book about how scattered groups of Americans reconnect and rebuild our country.

From the Online Book Club ratings and reviews forum:


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Strike Three listing at Booklife (link)

Check out the review of Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, at Booklife (Publishers Weekly): http://booklife.com/project/strike-three-2292

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Strike Three is the focus of this fun column (link)

Thanks to David Lee Summers for including Strike Three on his blog:  http://dlsummers.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/strike-three/


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