Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Review - The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey






16101128Title: The 5th Wave
Series: The 5th Wave #1
Author: Rick Yancey
Release Date:
May 7th, 2013 
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Book Blitz & a Giveaway - The Unseen, by J. L. Bryan


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Halloween is around the corner, and we bring you one more book blitz to bring your attention to another novel that fits right into the creepy and scary spirit of Halloween night. Feast your eyes on The Unseen, by J.L. Bryan. Like what you read? Grab a copy. It's only 99 cents through Halloween!!

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Title: The Unseen
Author: J. L. Bryan
Release Date: October 31, 2013
Genre: Horror

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Cassidy is a young tattoo artist living in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta. She’s always suffered terrible nightmares, and sometimes the hideous creatures seem to follow her out of her dreams and into her waking life, though she’s the only one who can see them. Drugs and alcohol can blot them out, but never entirely chase them away.

When a demonic cult begins to take control of the people in her life, including her younger brother, Cassidy discovers that the unseen world of monsters is very real. She can no longer avoid it. To protect those she loves, she must accept her own hidden supernatural talents and face the forces of evil before the sinister cult achieves its twisted goals and casts the world into darkness.
Purchase Links: Amazon / B&N


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The Unseen by J.L. Bryan has a special release price of 99 cents through Halloween.  See his website for details and links: http://jlbryanbooks.com/books/theunseen.html


J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories.

He is the author of The Paranormals series (starting with Jenny Pox), The Songs of Magic series, Nomad, and other books. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, his son John, and some dogs and cats.

Website: www.jlbryanbooks.com
Twitter: @jlbryanbooks

Monday, October 28, 2013

Zombie Monday Book Review - Zombie, Incorporated by Jill Elaine Hughes







Title: Zombie, Incorporated
Author: Jill Elaine Hughes
Release Date: March 25, 2013
Publisher:
Hackberry Books 
Source: Giveaway Win

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Twilight. With zombies.

Eighteen-year-old Katie Allred is socially awkward and unpopular at school. The only child of parents who had her right out of high school, Katie is herself about to leave the nest, even though she hardly feels ready.

Katie’s new after-school job at the Zimble Box Corporation draws her into the complex social strata of high school cliques and backstabbing friends in ways she never imagined. Katie soon discovers there’s something very strange about the “in” crowd at school---and about her employer, too. Shortly after starting her new job, the Contagion breaks out, plunging her town and the entire nation into chaos as zombie shadow forces come out into the open, ravaging the streets. Katie goes into hiding and her parents disappear, along with almost everyone else she knows.

But Katie soon discovers she has special powers that help her survive. She’s a Beacon, someone with the innate ability to help zombies produce children. It’s a power her employer — and what little remains of the U.S. government — both want to exploit for their own ends. Not only that, it runs in her family---which has a secret past Katie never knew about until now.

Enter Agent Morehouse of the FBI Special Zombie Control Unit. A reformed zombie working undercover, he suppresses his urge to eat human flesh in order to serve and save humanity. But Agent Morehouse can’t help but be attracted to a Beacon like Katie, and she to him. Even as they fight zombies the world over, they must fight their intense attraction to each other, hoping to keep Katie from suffering Agent Morehouse’s terrible zombie fate.
Part horror, part comedy, all madness and suspense, Love & Zombies is a lunatic burn through three days in the life of Henry—days in which he battles to stay alive, and get back to his love without becoming (un)dead.
Purchase Links: Amazon.com

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book Review - Shiftling, by Steven Savile



17912072Title: Shiftling
Author: Steven Savile
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Publisher: Darkfuse 

Source: Publisher/Netgalley

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One summer in 1985, the funfair came to the sleepy rural town of Ashthorpe, and with it the smells of hot dogs and candy floss, the allure of magicians and the Big Wheel, and the sounds of young girls giggling. But what promised to be the highlight of the season for a band of teenage boys soon turns to tragedy.

Years later, when Drew receives a mysterious phone call, he learns one of the most important lessons life has to teach: the past can never be forgotten.

For the past wears many faces, and some of them are drenched in blood.
Purchase Links: Amazon.com

Monday, October 21, 2013

Zombie Monday Book Review - Love & Zombies, by Eric Shapiro






17732073Title: Love & Zombies
Author: Eric Shapiro
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Darkfuse
Source: Publisher/Netgalley

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The zombie apocalypse has already ended. The government nipped the problem in the bud before it got out of hand. But now Henry, an aspiring filmmaker in Los Angeles, is getting a request from his old friend Sam Kranson. Sam Kranson says they need to go run an errand in Las Vegas. There's a hefty payday for the job. And it involves capturing a real live zombie.

But that can't be true, can it? Are there zombies out there in the Nevada desert? Or has Sam Kranson finally lost his mind? And more importantly: Will Henry's loving girlfriend Teresa strangle him if he goes on this adventure with Sam?

Part horror, part comedy, all madness and suspense, Love & Zombies is a lunatic burn through three days in the life of Henry—days in which he battles to stay alive, and get back to his love without becoming (un)dead.
Purchase Links: Amazon.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book Review - Viral Nation, by Shaunta Grimes





Viral Nation (Viral Nation #1)
Title: Viral Nation
Series: Viral Nation #1  
Author: Shaunta Grimes
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher:
Berkley Trade 

Source: Netgalley

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After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes before they can be committed.

Brilliant but autistic, sixteen-year-old Clover Donovan has always dreamed of studying at the Waverly-Stead Academy. Her brother and caretaker, West, has done everything in his power to make her dream a reality. But Clover’s refusal to part with her beloved service dog denies her entry into the school. Instead, she is drafted into the Time Mariners, a team of Company operatives who travel through time to gather news about the future.

When one of Clover’s missions reveals that West’s life is in danger, the Donovans are shattered. To change West’s fate, they’ll have to take on the mysterious Company. But as its secrets are revealed, they realize that the Company’s rule may not be as benevolent as it seems. In saving her brother, Clover will face a more powerful force than she ever imagined… and will team up with a band of fellow misfits and outsiders to incite a revolution that will change their destinies forever.

Purchase Links:  Amazon / Book Depository 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review of The Beast Within Novellas - By Melissa Crowe





Title: The Beast Within
Series: The Beast Within novellas #1
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 5th June 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:
Karina's world is turned upside
down when she meets the sexy and mysterious Xavier. Something powerful and
sensual is unlocked from inside her that she cannot explain and seems to have
little control over.

With Xavier's help, Karina discovers she is a Tuatha De Danann, celtic faeries
long thought to have been eradicated. Xavier's insistence on making her believe
troubles Karina, what dangerous secret is he keeping from her? Can her ex
partner Ian save her before it's too late?

This novella contains violence, and sexual situations which may not be
recommended for readers under fifteen.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Zombie Monday Book Review - The Forest of Hands & Teeth, by Carrie Ryan




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Title: The Forest of Hands & Teeth
Series:
The Forest of Hands & Teeth #1 Author: Carrie Ryan
Release Date: July 2009
Publisher:
Gollancz
Source: Library Borrow

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In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?


Saturday, October 12, 2013

From Page to Reel - World War Z





I am very excited about this post, because I have been anticipating this movie for over a year.

Today, I am going to chat about

 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book Review - White Horse, by Alex Adams



Title: White Horse
Series: White Horse #1
Author: Alex Adams
Release Date:
April 17th 2012  
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Source:  Netgalley/Publisher
Purchase: Amazon / The Book Depository


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The world has ended, but her journey has just begun.

Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the president of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are defined not by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Blog Tour! - Empath, by Becca J. Campbell



I am really excited to be part of this blog tour for Becca J. Campbell and helping her promote her novel 'Empath'. I am pretty eager to start reading this book, and will be featuring a review in November, where I will be focusing on thrillers and killers. This novel couldn't be more perfect, with an added sprinkle of the paranormal, which I love to get into.

Also really exciting is that until October 20th, this novel is on sale for only 0.99 cents!! Just click on any bookstore link in this post to go grab yourself a copy!

Check out the book blurb below, add it to your list or go get a copy now! Then sit back and enjoy Becca's guest post on entering the mind of a killer.



Title: Empath
Series: The Flawed Series Book #1
Author: Becca J. Campbell
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Publisher:  Surreal Media Studios

Supernatural empathy isn’t a gift, it’s a curse. Anywhere she goes, Jade’s emotions are replaced by those of the people around her.
Jade grew up in a suburb of Colorado Springs, protected from other people by her parents. Now she faces college—and the world—with nothing to shield her from unwanted feelings.
When Cam, a classmate with a major crush on her, unintentionally hijacks her emotions, Jade struggles to keep from being carried away in feelings of attraction. When Ethan, a psychopath with a thirst for fear, fixates on her, the emotional impact could be lethal.
Caught in a deadly trap, Jade must untangle the emotions and find a way to use her empathic curse to overcome this killer or be overcome by him.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Zombie Monday Book Review - Rot & Ruin, by Jonathan Maberry



Welcome to our first review of our creepy October month! Very excited to get this month started with 'Rot & Ruin'!


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Title: Rot & Ruin
Series: Benny Imura #1
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Release Date: September 14, 2010
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Simon and Shuster

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In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Fractured Legacy, by Skye Callahan


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We are starting out our awesome October month with a book blitz to what sounds like a very creepy book! The cover sure sets the mood with dark shadows and that staircase leading to parts unknown. Eerie!  It is being released just in time to warm you up for Halloween! There is also an ecopy up for grabs at the end of the post. Don't forget to enter for a chance to win it!

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Title: Fractured Legacy
Series:
Darkness Bound #1
Author: Skye Callahan
Release Date: October 22, 2013

Genre:
New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

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Kaylyn Anderson's fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel--a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity--provides a chance to redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel's secrets won't be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades. 

If Kaylyn stands any hope of defeating the spirit, she'll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn't lost her mind.



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Coming up in October!





Wow, do I have an awesome month in store for you Zombie and Apocalyptic fans.

Following in last year's footsteps, I chose to devote October to all things creepy and blood thirsty, focusing on some of my favorite things to read about - Zombies, nasty Viruses and Alien invasions. The whole idea of this threesome leaves me shaking in my boots and gives me nightmares in the dead of night.

I know some of you were probably expecting a Random Read choice today, but I have actually chosen not to take part in the Random Reads Meme for this month only. That is because every novel that I am reviewing was chosen from my pending Netgalley list and my Goodreads.com list. So I am putting a serious ding in my TBR this month, and have had an awesome time doing it by reading all these scary novels.

Check out the Random Reads Meme anyways, because there are lots of awesome bloggers that participate every month, or join in the fun yourself!


Preview for October!

Zombie Mondays

How awesome is this banner? Erin is one artistic co-blogger. Every Monday this month will feature a book review for some chosen zombie reads that I have been anticipating such as Rot & Ruin and Zombie Incorporated.

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On Thursdays, starting on the 10th, books featured will include White Horse and Viral Nation, because I just had to fit some scary viruses and aliens into the mix! (Sorry, no fancy banner. I can only abuse Erin so much.)

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I am also really excited about two posts for one of our newest features! 

New Meme!!!!!

Not one, but two! I have been waiting for the right month to post on 'The Woman in Black', and just recently I finally watched 'World War Z' and I don't want to put that one off while it is still fresh in my scared little brain! 

 

Excited?

I am!  


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