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Point of Impact

(Nuclear Dawn #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  463 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Surviving the blast is only the beginning…
Dakota Sloane, a tough-as-nails former foster kid, has spent her life running from the past. Her only family is her little sister, still trapped in the system.

When the news shows the bombs striking several major cities, Dakota’s first thought is to grab her sister and get the hell out of Miami.

Logan Garcia is a man haunted by
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published December 24th 2018 by Paper Moon Press
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Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I love TEOTWAWKI books. I don't know, there is something in them that just speaks to me. I'm not a prepper or anything. At least I'm not a hard-core prepper. I have enough Rat-Packs (the Australian Army version of MREs) to last me a couple of weeks in a pinch. I have a First Aid Kit that your average Paramedic would look at with envy. I kind of believe that folks should be prepared for natural disasters or heaven forbid acts of terrorism. But I'm not building a fort in the boonies or anything.

Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story and the characters who are all flawed and imperfect. A nuclear strike happens and several people, led by a waitress whose little sister is in foster care. Now the wait is on for the second book, which releases very soon.

I listened to this as a second reading. I liked the story again, the narrator was good, and Kyla Stone's knowledge of nuclear blast effects is excellent. I am so glad I listened to this book.
Tim Lumsden
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Pretty good story ended much too fast.

Decent story, some parts very believable, others not so much. Much too short, like a teaser instead of a full book. Happy Reading!
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Surviving the blast is only the beginning...

Following a catastrophic nuclear attack which targeted 13 major cities, millions are wiped out in an instant while others are left to deal with the after effects of radiation poisoning. Troubled teen, Dakota Sloane has been working in a bar in Miami, trying to save enough money to get her younger sister Eden, out of foster care. Two years ago, they escaped the Everglades from a cult called the Shepherds of Mercy, which is run by the fanatic Solomon
Tina Gundy
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Point of Impact: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller (Nuclear Dawn, Book 1) by Kyla Stone and narrated by Stacey Glemboski will keep you on the edge of your seat! Great world building and wow to the characters! This is my first book by Kyla Stone and it won’t be my last. Recommend if you’re looking for something in the post-apocalyptic genre, something new and will hold your attention, or a shorter listen- it’s well worth the money/credit.

What’s it about? A group of strangers are brought
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like it so far. Like the characters and they are all different with their own quirks. Logan and Dakota and they mysterious Maddox. I like how they have together and trying to survive what happened. Can't wait to read book 2.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
Language is full of crude words and cursing.
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Author sure does know her stuff. I liked how she explained why they were doing things, what could happen, what were the reasons. It made the story so much more believable. As a reader, it made you feel more involved, made you think along with the characters. What can they do, what should they do?

Also loved the mystery behind each character, it allowed you to connect with them. Root for them.
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dakota has aged out of foster care and is currently working in a bar, in an attempt to save enough money to get her younger sister, Eden, out of foster care. They both escaped from a cult called the Shepherds of Mercy, led by Solomon Cage, somewhere deep in the Everglades. But Dakota hasn’t lived with her sister for nearly two years apart from supervised visits. They are both in Miami now and Dakota works near her sister’s foster parent’s home.

She suddenly sees a figure walking past the bar
Terry  (TBC)
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Audiobook review
Enjoyable post apocalyptic story. Dakota has tried to make a life so she can take care of her sister who is still in the care system. She meets up with Logan as the world is turned upside down.
They must get out of the way of the fallout before it’s too late.
I enjoyed the story but it felt very much like a beginning only, really wish it had more of an ending, I do listen & read series books, but better to have an ending with an option to carry on. Saying that it’s still
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Title: Point of Impact
Author: Kyla Stone
Publisher: Paper Moon Press
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Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel
Nuclear Dawn 1
Surviving the blast is only the beginning...
Dakota Sloane, a tough-as-nails former foster kid, has spent her life running from the past. She's desperate to gain custody of her little sister, who's still trapped in the system.

When the news shows the bombs striking several major cities, Dakota's first thought is to
Point of Impact/Fear the Fallout - a review by Rosemary Kenny

Point of Impact/Fear the Fallout - a review by Rosemary Kenny

Point of Impact
An unexpected nuclear Armageddon has targeted 13 major cities across the United States, wiping out millions and leaving millions more dying from radiation poisoning or injured by simultaneous events in Point of Impact - book 1 of Kyla Stone's impeccably related Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller in her incredible Nuclear Dawn series.
Dakota Sloane, is a feisty
So much space was taken up trying to educate the reader on the ramifications of nuclear bombs that it might as well have been part of a textbook. As a result there was not much room left for the actual story which ends abruptly after only 1 day of "action." (Be forewarned--It's a cliffhanger, so if you want to read more you have to pay more, and I feel that the first $4.99 was a waste of my money.) The characters are interesting and developing into plausible personalities, but the whingeing of ...more
Kate Mary
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A good story with unique characters and thorough research, I was pulled in from the first page. Yes, it was on the short side, but no biggie. I'm looking forward to finding out more about Eden and Dakota. They have a twisted background that keeps you guessing!
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
( Format : Audiobook )
"For the Lord shall execute judgement by fire."
This short book is really an introduction to the, presumably, main story to come: a prequel, in effect.
Sent in Miami, there are three main strands:
Firstly, and mostly, is the polemic about nuclear attack, it's effects and the best way to attempt a survival: how to determine the actual blast area distance, calculate how powerful the fallout level will be, the effects on the body by radiation poisoning, how long to hide out
Beverly Laude
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, 2019, apocalyptic
This was a fast-paced, entertaining book. I appreciate the research that the author, Kyla Stone, did in learning about what would potentially happen after a Nuclear bomb drops. I have seen some reviews that say that there was too much education/background information about this, but I think it added a lot to the book.

The characters were slowly introduced and the author made you feel like you were learning about them at the same time that they were learning about each other. This added to the
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction-survival
I thought the premise of the book sounded interesting and looked forward to being sucked into a fast paced and dangerous adventure. Unfortunately, the story didn't work for me. Some of my thoughts:

1) I didn't care for most of the characters, including Logan and Dakota who are supposed to be our two "heroes". I wish they'd had some redeeming qualities I could connect to but I just couldn't seem to care about them. Not really.

2) While I did like learning a bit about nuclear bombs and radiation
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopian
Point of Impact is the first in an apocalyptic survival series that begins with cities across the USA simultaneously being attacked by nuclear means. The story is told from predominantly two points of view - Dakota, a tough and independent foster kid who would do anything for her sister and is running from demons of her past and Logan, a man with a mysterious past who is running from his own demons from the bottom of a liquor bottle. These two characters find themselves holed up together with a ...more
Chris Wells
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kyla Stone avoids the problem a lot of apocalyptic fiction suffers from and that is rushing through the initial ‘incident’. I’ve read a few stories, although great reads, that rush into the moment the world ends and then rush on. Frequently this gives us a book that shows the characters fighting the worst of humanity and the world ending event is more a background story. No doubt the world ending would bring out the worst in a lot of people as everyone starts to fight for themselves but where do ...more
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This time, our country is terrorized by coordinated attacks against multiple cities utilizing suitcase nukes. This is the one we’ve been afraid of and one of the possibilities most likely to occur. Our tough, street-wise heroine Dakota Sloane is waiting tables when the bombs begin to go off. Her first thoughts are of her younger sister who is fifty-miles away in a foster home. Dakota had recently been released from the Child Services System on her eighteenth birthday. Her only wish is to ...more
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed my journey with Dakota and Logan, et al...

Dakota is tough young woman with a heart of gold, under her gruff exterior. She's practical, pragmatic, and fierce in her devotion to her sister, Eden, who was separated from Dakota in foster care. When the crap hits the fan she's more ready than most could be. She's going to do whatever she needs to get to Eden's side.

Logan, talk about a perfectly imperfect guy. He's got a rocky past to overcome to become the man he needs, and deep down
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nuclear bombs explode in mayor US cities. It begins like a thriller where you expect Mitch Rapp to hunt those responsible. Cut to Dakota, a 19 year old girl who wants nothing more in her life than being reunited with her 14 year old little sister Eden again. They're both being hunted by a mysterious stranger, Maddox. Dakota works as a waitress in a bar in Miami when one of the explosions destroys the city. She is able to warn Eden after she learned about the attacks on TV because she thinks ...more
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This story couldn't be more appropriate for current world events. What with threats from N. Korea, Iran, Russia,and the immigration crisis, our nation is in the cross-hairs of some fanatical group. Inside a harrowing story of survival is embedded practical advice on how to survive a nuclear ground detonated bomb. It's better advice than I got in the 70's during my elementary nuclear attack drills underneath my school desk! That's for sure! If you're aware of the TV series The Walking Dead,
Kate Rhoad
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I know it's a big trend in e-books to end a book without resolving the issues raised for the sole purpose of hooking the reader into the next book. Whatever happened to true sequels where one story ends and another begins in the next book? Just hate it when the book turns out to be a half a book and most of it rehashes the thoughts and feelings of the characters with only bare increments of the story moving forward. Kyla Stone managed to run me right off that cliff. That said, there was a lot ...more
Donnie Dennison
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
So far I’m really not liking it

What kept me interested is the author is a really great story teller that paints a vivid picture in your imagination. However, none of the characters are likable. Dakota and Logan are basically the same person. The one likable one gets shot in the head. Eden suffers all the time and wants to have a stable family life but Dakota is too selfish to let her have it. She won’t even learn sign language. I’m hoping at some point the characters grow on me so I will give
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Oh boy, talk about getting deep. In a whirlwind of emotions and events that seems to be riding on category 4 hurricane winds. This is one wild rollercoaster ride with all the drama, intrigue, action packed, fast paced, hard hitting, smooth flowing, heart pounding, pulse racing, page turning thrill that makes for one electrifying experience. All the twists and turns, ups and downs, along with a few unexpected surprises that keeps you riveted on the pages and frozen to your
Joni Janice Mielke
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this audiobook. I finished it within a couple of days, and if I have a complaint it's that there isn't more to listen to just yet. Although you might be tempted to think that the subject of a post-apocalyptic nuclear-devastated world had been done to death, particularly in the movies, this author manages to inject her own originality and the well-researched details in all aspects scientific set this audiobook apart as something special
The narration is excellent, the personalities of the
A.J. Newman
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I always wonder if I'll like a woman's perspective on a novel with so much potential for violence. I like violence, action, and manly stuff in PA novels. Stone masterfully sated my thirst for all three plus she added the welcomed womanly badassed Dakota the female lead character. She accomplished this in a believable manner with just the right amount of background info and imagery mixed in. I read this one and went on to read book II, only taking time for meals and outbreaks. If you
Jay Beatrice
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Finished the first book but quit 1/3 of the way through the second. The writing was okay, but I just couldn't get into the story. It just seems like when the main story is a nuclear bomb going off, having someone stalking you through the ruins after the blast is overkill! Also WAY TOO MUCH detail about radiation. All I need to know is to stay sheltered for at least two days after the explosion but preferably a week. Anyone interested in the pages and pages of information about figuring out how ...more
James Phipps
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read a ton of books that I really have enjoyed but this one had me guess at things from page one. Usually when you start a book the character is easy to know, easy to know what makes them tick. I have read this first book and there still questions about the main character..........shoot, actually a number of the characters. This is what makes Kyla Stone’s books so good. I love a book, especially in a series, that keeps you wanting more. One that keeps you not ready to let go. Just when ...more
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