Romance Book Review: Maddy Barone's After the Crash Series


In Maddy Barone's After the Crash series a plane in flight crashes during a nuclear attack. Unknown to the people in the plane the force of the attack sends them into the future 50 years later into a world they don't recognize. Those that survive the crash are all women and as they search out help they find all different types of people in the new world with one thing in common, all are looking for wives and women. Some are gentleman looking to love that special woman and others are woman stealers interested in selling the woman they find or enslaving them into relationships they want no part of. 

I love the world that the author has created. Image what life would be like if an Apocalypse so great came it shut off all power. There was not running water, no hot showers, no flushing toilets. Men were desperate for women. Now image you jump into the future and meet this new world. How would you react? This series should be read in order so you can see the world through the eyes of the woman who came off the plane. 

The first story Sleeping with the Wolf, introduces readers to two woman who go in search of help and find themselves being won as a prize in a Bride Fight. Carla is on her way to being a top country singer 50 years ago, but now she has the attention of every man in sight hoping to win her  as their own. The one who does finally win is more than just a man, because unknown to Carla some men changed more than their attitudes toward woman in the last 50 years, these men have turned into shifters who can turn into wolves. 

Everyone knows who Taye and his other shifter friends are. Some fear them and some respect them. Taye know immediately that Carla is his mate and nothing is going to stop him from having her. Can Carla accept the new world and Taye's protective nature? 

Title: Sleeping with the Wolf
Author Maddy Barone 
Series Connection: After the Crash
ISBN-13: 978-1466202818
Genre: Paranormal, Futuristic, Shifter, Werewolf
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform



Description:
Carla is an up and coming country music star when she boards a plane for Denver in the year 2014. After the plane crashes in the year 2064 she learns that nuclear war destroyed technology and unleashed a plague that devastated the female population. Even now, decades after the plague has dwindled to isolated outbreaks, women are precious commodities to be fought for, and Carla finds herself offered as the prize in a Bride Fight. Alpha wolf Taye knows Carla is his mate. Losing her is unacceptable. He wins the Bride Fight. But can he win her heart?

Title: Wolf’s Glory
Author Maddy Barone 
Series Connection: After the Crash
ISBN-13: 978-1466228627
Genre: Paranormal, Futuristic, Shifter, Werewolf
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform





In Wolf Glory, Glory wears her pink hair with pride and doesn't care if people don't like her goth appearance. She's on her way to a job interview when the plane crashes. Now she's years away from civilization as she remembers it and she needs to move with the future and except her fate. When she meets Shadow, a man who says she's his mate, she isn't too keen on taking him up on his offer to become his wife, even though she doesn't mind the idea of him wanting to fool around with him. The only problem is having sex means you're married for life in this new time and she needs to decide if she can accept what goes along with being married to a wolf shifter. 

Description:

When goth-girl Glory Peterson’s plane crashes she walks to find help. What she finds are people living in teepees like it’s the Old West. Wolf’s Shadow knows Glory is his mate. Glory’s happy to take a roll in the hay with him while she’s waiting for transportation back to civilization, but when she finds out she’s gone fifty years into the future and Shadow is a bossy werewolf who thinks he owns her, her attitude changes fast. Shadow is used to giving orders that are obeyed. Glory hasn’t obeyed an order since kindergarten. When two strong-willed lovers clash, who will win?

Title: Wolf Tracker
Author Maddy Barone 
Series Connection: After the Crash
ISBN-13: 9781595788955
Genre: Paranormal, Futuristic, Shifter, Werewolf

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books


Tacker is hired to find a man's wife and bring her back to him. He's all for the money he's going to make until he realizes that the man who wants his wife back has raped and hurt her. That is something he can't live with. When he finds out about the woman in the plane crash and realizes this woman is one of them he sets out to help her find her way away from the other man. Even though he wants her for himself he knows that she isn't ready for that and is determined to stay away until she asks for him.

Description:

Strong, independent Tami was a survivalist and mountain guide in

2014 when she was flung forward fifty years into a post-apocalyptic future where women are worth their weight in gold. She is taken by four men to be their wife, but when she escapes from them they hire the Tracker, a deadly loner from the Clan with a reputation for being able to track anything,  to bring her back. But Tami knows how to ride and how to hide, and she leads him on a chase that rouses his admiration. Behind Tracker’s stone cold face is a man who yearns for a wife of his own. When he catches up with Tami and learns that she is not a willing wife, he knows he can’t give her up. If her husbands aren’t willing to let Tami go, he’ll make her a widow.

Title: Sherry’s Wolf 
Author Maddy Barone 
Series Connection: After the Crash
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Paranormal, Futuristic, Shifter, Werewolf


Sherry's husband was killed on the plane and when she is found, Stag immediately tells her she is his mate and she must come with him. Sherry wants no part of a man ordering her around and she isn't too happy that he's a wolf shifter either. She resists Stag every chance she gets. 

Stag has to decide if it is worth taking desperate measures to get the woman he loves to accept him. 

Description:
A free read available at most online book retailers.

Crash survivor Sherry Rowe was out of her mind with pain when help arrived at the crash site. When the big gray wolf transformed before her eyes into a gorgeous naked man who claimed her as his mate she thought he was a hallucination induced by the horror of the plane crash and the pain of her broken legs. But days later, he was still there, trying to take care of her. How could Jumping Stag expect her to love him, a man who turned to a perverted animal, when she was still dealing with the loss of the husband who hadn’t survived the crash?

Title: Eddie’s Prize
Author Maddy Barone 
Series Connection: After the Crash
ISBN: 978-1-93176-144-4
Genre: Paranormal, Futuristic, Shifter, Werewolf

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books



Lisa is a beautiful fashion model before the crash, but none of that matters to the people of the now time. To them she is just a skinny woman. Of course she is a woman so that's all that counts. Eddie, the mayor's son, has been nice to her from the start so she decides if anyone has to win a Bride Fight for her, she would rather it be him.

But after the wedding things start to change. Eddie is a loving man, however sometimes his jealousy gets out of hand and he has too many secrets for Lisa to deal with. When things start to unravel for her, she runs to Carla and the wolf pack for help. Can Eddie make her understand and give up enough control to tell him her secrets?

Description: 
Lisa Anton was a world famous fashion model before her plane crashed in a post-apocalyptic future where women are precious and rare and technology is only a memory. She’s offered as a prize in a Bride Fight for the best fighter to take home. From the moment he saw the blond beauty Eddie Madison was determined to make her his wife. Beating a dozen other men in the Bride Fight was child’s play for him. Learning to be a husband is a bit trickier. Eddie has been hiding a secret that could destroy their happiness. Is protecting his secret more important than winning his bride’s love?

Soon to be released

Title: Ellie’s Wolf 
Series Connection: After the Crash
Release Date: August 28, 2013

Description:
Note: The name has been changed from Wolf’s Prize to Ellie’s Wolf to avoid any confusion with Eddie’s Prize.

Ellie married her sweetheart and thought they would live happily ever after, with lots of children and a secure life surrounded by family and friends. But when her handsome young husband takes her to a distant city and then dies, Ellie and her young son are left alone among strangers. She is separated from her son and sold to be the prize for a Bride Fight. Quill still mourns the loss of the girl his wolf chose to be his mate and when he learns that Ellie is widowed and about to be forced into marriage to a stranger he rushes to her rescue. Ellie sees him as her cousin’s kind kinsman, but Quill has waited long enough to claim his mate.

Title: Tales of the Wolf Clan (working title)
Series Connection: After the Crash

Description:
A trio of short stories about secondary characters which I will be putting out as in the beginning of 2014.

**Wolf’s Promise: Connie Mondale, co-pilot of the crashed plane, has no intention of being forced into marriage, thank you very much. A former fighter pilot, she’s accustomed to being in charge. But leading two dozen undisciplined women is harder than flying missions over Iraq and Afghanistan. Scarier, too, with woman-hungry men outnumbering them two hundred to one. When Des, the grim-faced werewolf who is always there to support her, offers to share the load, how can she refuse?

**Wolf’s Vengeance: Snake, the fiercely protective wolf who always ends up guarding the mates of other men, finds a mate of his own in this story. Melissa Dirk is a cool-headed cowgirl accused of murdering her husband, and his brothers are demanding she pay for her crime. Maybe she did shoot her back-stabbing, thieving husband, but she’s Snake’s mate. Anyone who wants to hurt her will have to go through him and he will avenge every insult dealt her.

**Wolf’s Game: Sara Nelson is a pretty, spoiled, impetuous tomboy, used to getting her way. She’s won in a Bride Fight by  a handsome, feral stranger who courts her with a bewildering mix of shy pleading and steely determination.  Stone Wolf, whose boyhood name was Jelly, is no Alpha, but he’s not a doormat for his mate to tromp over either. Their game of emotional tug of war is one he intends to win, dragging her body, heart and soul into his arms.

Title: Wolf’s Princess
Series Connection: After the Crash 

Description:
Sky was only seventeen when his wolf chose teen-aged crash survivor  Rose Turner as his mate. With Carla playing watch dog until she’s eighteen and Rose refusing his kisses, he leaves the den to go east and work on the railroad. Now, nearly nine years later, Rose is an old maid with a whole Pack of wolves guarding her like she was the Hope Diamond. She wants a husband and children, and since Sky has ignored her for all these years she decides to find a man to love on her own. But Sky hasn’t been ignoring her and when he hears that his mate is husband shopping he comes back, determined to teach her who her mate is.

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