I'm on review hiatus until further notice. I will be finishing up the books I have, but will not be taking on new ones. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

{Spotlight} The Eternal Undead In the Time of the Dead Book III by David Monette

The Eternal Undead
In the Time of the Dead
Book III
David Monette

Genre: Horror, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Severed Press

Date of Publication: October 1, 2015

ISBN- 978-1-925342-53-6

Number of pages: 280
Word Count: 100,579

Cover Artist: David Monette

Book Description:

They thought they had escaped.

The battle for Washington DC is behind them, and the last remnants of the human race have fled from their undead enemies to a remote Caribbean island where they try to salvage what is left of humanity. But even here, the zombies have come. Led by the architect of the holocaust, an invading army wreaks havoc trying to acquire the one thing that can stop them, and the one thing a small contingent of soldiers knows they must never get.  

Join with Sasha, Terrance, Virgil, and the little girl, Max, in an all or nothing gamble as they fight down the road to either salvation or horrible defeat in the thrilling conclusion of this series.   

Available at Amazon

As the day slipped away far off to the west, the darkness of the jungle became a living thing. Knit together by the slow creep of lengthening shadows, it grew by degrees into a massive being, shapeless and black. For nourishment it ate the weak or the unlucky. In return it exhaled moist heat and a cavalcade of sound, the sound of thousands of separate voices, large and small, all coming together to meet the ear in a constant sheet of noise. Those who were responsible for the making of this chaotic ballad were invisible to the naked eye of man. This was so not just because of the darkness, but because most of the performers—the frogs, birds, and insects—were hidden within the surrounding vegetation, frightened of being killed by their neighbors, either eaten, or as was the case with the troop of humans quietly slipping along a trail, flattened under a boot.
For one of the six members of this troop of humans, such an act would have been celebrated with a certain degree of relish. Terrance hated the sound of the jungle at night. There were not many things in his life that he gave away for free, but in his hatred he was quite generous. He hated the bleats, the croaks and hoots, and he hated the creatures that made the noise.  He hated the darkness and the fact that he had to wear a pair of thermal goggles to plumb its depths. He hated the heat, and the plants, and the bugs. He hated the head-to-toe leather suit he wore… and most of all he hated the reason he had to wear the suit, the reason he was out in the jungle at night in the first place. He hated the zombies. Or more accurately, he feared the zombies and he hated them for that fear.
His terror of these beasts was not unfounded. Since the first day of the apocalypse when a host of diabolical necromancers eradicated most of the human population on earth and then raised the dead as zombies, the resulting creatures could, with a single bite, turn any living person into one of them. Terrance had seen it done before. It was not pretty. The resilient leather he wore formed a fairly reliable barrier between a bite and death, so day or night, no matter how hot it was, whenever he or anyone else left the barricades surrounding the city of St George’s on a patrol, they wore the protective clothing. The safety it provided far outweighed the bladders of water they needed to carry or the periodic “cool downs” they had to perform while nestled in the boughs of a tree.
Either way, Terrance hated it all.
In fact, he was so busy nursing his various hatreds that he barely noticed when Danger, the woman on point, suddenly raised her fist head-high and froze.
The fire team immediately came to a stop.
Terrance’s finger slipped from outside the trigger guard of his MP5SD sub-machinegun to curl around the curve of the trigger. The contact made him feel safer, more in control.
Around the task force the sound of the jungle withered and slowly died.
The point person opened her fist, laid the flat palm parallel to the ground, and took a knee.
Seeing this, Lieutenant Burgis, the officer in command, looked back and motioned those behind to follow suit.
They crouched and in the dark waited.
There was something out there.

About the Author:

David Monette was born and raised in the cold rural hinterlands of upstate New York. As a typical kid in a typical community, life for him was pretty... typical. He liked to draw creatures and contraptions but as the second born of four sons, such ability was merely a convenient way of standing out from the crowd. As he inexpertly stumbled through high school, his talent for capturing the images in his head onto paper was noticed and encouraged by both teachers and family members.

Without any other idea of what to do with himself after graduation, besides a vague idea of doing something art oriented, he decided to attend Mohawk Valley Community College where he received his associate's degree in Advertising Design and Production. Acting on excellent advice from his teachers at this institution, he went on to Syracuse University where he learned a great deal about art and eventually wound up with a bachelor's degree in Illustration.

With a disturbingly large amount of student debt and a decent portfolio, he learned what it was to be a starving artist. Namely, he found that artists don't starve; they simply pick up an endless series of part time work to pay the rent while continuing to plug away at their true passion. This was essentially what he did until he received his first illustration job and from that point on, he didn't look back. As an illustrator, his highly detailed fantasy and science fiction work has appeared in many books, magazines, board games, and collectible card games for such varied publishers as Dell Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, and Atlas Games. Initially, he had completed these diverse projects utilizing oil and acrylic paints as well as pen and inks.

As digital technology continued to improve, however, he decided it was time to tackle the arduous task of mastering the computer and eventually figured out a way to adapt his style to a digital format. With this knowledge and experience, he went back to school and received his master's degree in Illustration from the University of Hartford. While there, his instructors reviewed his written work and had strongly suggested that he combine his writing ability with his talent as an illustrator to chart his own path.

And hence, an author was born.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

{Spotlight} Life After The Undead by Pembroke Sinclair

Life After The Undead by Pembroke Sinclair
Published by: Booktrope Publishing
Publication date: October 27th 2015
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult, Zombies

Seventeen-year-old Krista must quickly figure out how she’s going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world. The one advantage humans have is that the zombies hate humid environments, so they’re migrating west to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors plan to construct a wall at North Platte to keep the undead out, and Krista has come to Nebraska to start a new life.

Zombies aren’t the only creatures she has to be cautious of—the other survivors have a dark side. Krista must fight not only to live but also to defend everything she holds dear—her country, her freedom, and ultimately, those she loves.

Join Krista in her quest to survive in this thrilling apocalyptic novel by Pembroke Sinclair.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26674459-life-after-the-undead

Will be found here come release day: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=life+after+the+undead+pembroke

Jessica Robinson is an editor by day and a zombie-killer by night (at least in her books). Since the first time she watched Night of the Living Dead, she has been obsessed with zombies and often thinks of ways to survive the uprising. In addition to her nonfiction book, under the pen name Pembroke Sinclair, she has written YA novels about zombies and the tough teens who survive the apocalyptic world. She has also written nonfiction stories for Serial Killer Magazine and published a book about slasher films called Life Lessons from Slasher Films.

You can learn more about Pembroke Sinclair by visiting her at:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

 Spooktacular Giveaway Hop
October 15th- 31st

My Prizes are...

A paperback of Dracula in Love and a Hardcover copy of Anna Dressed in Blood
Also your choice of a tote bag from Mabel & Nanny's Designs samples below...

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

{Book Review} Mutation Z: Protecting Our Own (Mutation Z, #3) by Marilyn Peake

Mutation Z: Protecting Our Own (Mutation Z, #3)
by Marilyn Peake
Publisher: Self
Release:October 5th 2015
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Horror.
How I got it: received a copy from the author

Third book in the series.

Guerrilla warfare breaks out between armed militias and those perceived as protecting the zombies. Journalist Hunter Morgan becomes the target of Clay Dixon, the organizer of a militia in a Texas border town, when he advocates for protecting the zombies until a cure is found. The journalist has strong motivation for his beliefs: his daughter is suspected of having the disease caused by Mutation Z. This book ends with a devastating confrontation.

Mutation Z: Protecting Our Own is the third book in the Mutation Z series. In the next book, Mutation Z: Drones Overhead, the people working in Dr. Rojas’s house to find a cure for Mutation Z hide from the U.S. government spying on them with helicopters and drones that constantly fly overhead.

Review: The third book in this fast paced action packed series. We follow Journalist Hunter Morgan and his family as they fight for their lives. Morgan's daughter becomes a host for this devastating illness. Morgan and his pregnant wife are helpless to do anything. Isolated from each other and their daughter, with only a camera to monitor what's going on. Morgan decides to take matters into his own hands, then discovers he's not as alone as he believes.
The twists and turns in this story keep you reading. The characters are real and tug at your emotions. The book keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting to know what happens next.

Monday, September 7, 2015

{Review} Mutation Z: Closing the Borders by Marilyn Peake

Mutation Z: Closing the Borders
by Marilyn Peake
Release: Sept 9, 2015
Publisher: Self
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Horror
How I got: Received a copy from the author

Journalist Hunter Morgan investigates a suspicious connection between Chen-Zamora Pharmaceuticals and U.S. politicians. His curiosity is aroused when the White House announces an exclusive deal with Chen-Zamora to make all the experimental vaccines and serums for the U.S. military to treat Ebola patients in West Africa. It turns out that Congressman Mason Fuller, who married into the Chen family, serves on a Congressional committee that approved funding for a DARPA-run Ebola treatment and biological warfare prevention program called The Ebola Mutations Research Project. While Hunter investigates, his own little girl becomes sick with fever.

Review: Short, but action packed. Ms Peake delivered an enthralling read.
Ms Peake has a very interesting and unique twist on the zombie virus. We follow Hunter as he runs down a story on a connection between a pharmaceutical company and the government. The deeper he digs, the more he discovers things aren't what they seem.
I was pulled into the story, following Hunter as he tracks down leads from the US to West Africa all the while we are left to wonder what's going on with Hunter's daughter. While he's trying to save the world, is danger brewing on his home turf.
Ms Peake pulls you into the story and keeps you reading with lots of action and twists to keep you on your toes.

Monday, August 31, 2015

{Book Review} Mad World, (Broken World #3) by Kate L. Mary

Mad World, (Broken World #3)
by Kate L. Mary
Publisher: self
Release: January 3rd 2015
Genre: Fiction-New Adult: Horror, zombies, apocalypse
How I got it: Received a copy from the author

***Warning: Contains spoilers for Broken World and Shattered World.

Mad World is the third book in the Broken World series, which follows a group of survivors after a super-virus has destroyed the world and the dead have come back to claim it as their own…

Vivian didn’t think things could get any worse than losing Emily, and getting to the shelter should have been their salvation. But once again their hopes were shattered when they discovered things weren’t safe as promised, forcing them to head into Vegas in search of supplies.


But now she and Hadley find themselves in a situation more threatening than even the dead walking the Earth. Kidnapped by armed men and taken deep into Vegas, they’re cut-off from anyone who cares about them and thrust into a world so sick and twisted it can only be described as madness. Knowing that Axl has no idea where they are and little hope of finding them, Vivian and Hadley must team up with one of the very men who abducted them if they have any hope of escaping their new nightmare.


Watching Vivian get thrown into the back of a van almost tears him apart, but he’s determined to find her no matter what it takes. With the growing tension between him and Angus, Axl finds himself wondering if the price will be his relationship with his brother. Putting both old and new wounds aside, Axl and Angus must infiltrate the group holding Vivian and Hadley, and make their escape through a zombie-ridden Vegas.

But the men in charge of Vegas aren’t the type to easily forget, and the group soon discovers that getting the girls out alive very well could mean the end for them all…

Review:  I did and didn't enjoyed this segment of the Broken World series. Vivian and Hadley are kidnapped, and held by some rather nasty men in Vegas. The story sucked me in and kept me reading wanting to know what would happen to the girls. In this book we also get a look at what's going on from Axl's point of view, which opens a whole new way of looking at things.
Axl's and Vivian's relationship grows quite a bit in this book, as Axl realizes how much Viv really means to him. I did find what they do at the end kind of stupid, while I get why they do it, it was stupid.
Over all another hit for Ms Mary.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

{Release} The Survivalistas - Book 3.5 Ava Now Available!

Ava stayed behind to help her father keep the nuclear power plant running when her mother and brothers fled to the Adirondack community set up by The Rev. Now the plant is melting down and Ava is charged with getting important documents to The Rev. But even the best laid plans can have hiccups. Ava lands miles from the designated point and must find a way to get to her destination.

Note this story takes place in the middle of Book 3 Piper and Ava's story will continue in along with Piper and Mica.

Download your copy of The Survivalistas- Book 3.5 Ava from Smashwords.