Monday, December 5, 2016

#Christmas Reading: 10 New #Mystery #SciFi #Fantasy #Horror #Zombie Books!


You know you want some new books for the holidays, right? 
You can never have enough books! 

Grab these great new books I've come across.
 Pretty cool, eclectic collection, so load up that Kindle!! 
I'll be listing more soon, so check back!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!



 Dystopian - Paranormal:

Defiled Earth and Other Tales - Sign up for Tom Adams' newsletter and get a copy free!

What Boys are Made Of: Book 1, Saint Flaherty series  - A cage fight goes wrong, leaving Simon "Saint" Flaherty a murderer...  Author S. Hunter Nisbet calls it a "Walking Dead without the zombies..."

Historical Fantasy:



For Queen and Country, Books 1-3 Omnibus - Patty Jansen:  Evil magic, ghosts and survival in a fantasy setting. A headstrong merchant's daughter is forced to flee for her life with her possessed royal friend, learn to survive, and do what's best for her people.






Horror:

Horror Haiku and Other Poems: A.F. Stewart - Short little horror morsels and photos.

Mystery:

Beneath the Skin, The Sam Hunter Case Files - Jonathan Maberry: How about some strange, odd and otherwise unworldly werewolf PI short stories? Odd cases in 578 pages, including cameos from Maberry's Joe Ledger books and the Pine Deep Trilogy.

The Dead of Winter, A Piper Blackwell Mystery, Book 1 - Jean Rabe: What happens when you have a new young sheriff, a small town, and a murderer is posing their victims like Christmas card photos? 

Romantic Suspense-Thriller:

 The Inheritance - Jacqueline Seewald: Just released and on the TBR pile!  A young widow inherits her grandmother's estate and must live there two years before she can make her claim. Then the threats begin, as someone wants her to know she's not wanted there...


Sci Fi:

Missing: The Lost Colony Series, Part One - Andrew C. Broderick: Sometimes the darkness we fear is our own... Can space engineer John Rees redeem himself and save the 100 colonists missing on an alien planet, or will his destiny be snatched away from him?




Zombie:


Just out! Bob the Tacoholic - Jaime Johnesee: In the new novella, this time Bob the Zombie finds his favorite food - tacos-have a deep, dark secret.

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter - C. A. Verstraete: What if Lizzie did kill her father and stepmother... because she had no other choice?  *** The Kindle version is on sale for 99 cents to Dec. 15. (Check out the great 5-star review in Uncaged Book Reviews Magazine!) 


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Ho Ho Ho #Zombie Santa Gifts!


Just joined up in a fun little venture to give some lucky readers some great book gifts from the Secret #Zombie Santa!

** The event "officially" starts at 7 a.m. so if you're here early you might have to wait a little bit! 

** See the info and the sign-up page until 12/17 to possibly win books and other gifts. 

Prizes include:


Devour : Book One of The Death & Decay Series By R.L. Blalock

Lockdown (AM13 Outbreak Series) (Volume 1) By Samie Sands

  



The Mutation Z Omnibus, Books 1-6 by Marilyn Peake

Gore Girls: Twisted Tales & Poems (YA Horror) by Jackson Dean Chase
*(*Note: the book is also on Kindle Unlimited -- the Kindle book is on sale for 99 cents to 12/15.)

Have fun and good luck! Be good - this is one Santa you don't want to tick off! heh-heh....

Friday, December 2, 2016

This Week in History!!


LIZZIE BORDEN INDICTED!!

cverstraete.com


Over 100 years ago on December 2, 1892, spinster Lizzie Borden was indicted by a grand jury for the gruesome August 4th hatchet murders of her father, Andrew Borden, and her stepmother, Abby Durfee Borden.

What if she did it... because she had no other choice??

 The autopsy photos and violence of the crimes suggest a completely different reason as to why the victims’ skulls had been crushed,” says Verstraete, author of LIZZIE BORDEN, ZOMBIE HUNTER. “Based on the gruesome nature of the crimes, it’s entirely plausible to suggest that the victims had turned into zombies.”

** SALE!!!! **
 The Kindle version of LIZZIE BORDEN, ZOMBIE HUNTER  is on sale, Dec. 1-15 for 99 cents!! 

About the book:

Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. 

But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become... zombies

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Review & Interview!





REVISED: Wow - Interview plus a fantastic, in-depth, 5-star review! And a really nice presentation, too! Interview, pg. 7, review, pg. 12. Nice magazine, plus other reviews and short stories, too!

** See the Dec. Uncaged Book Reviews issue here. (Links are clickable in it, too.)

Here's the website: Uncaged Book Reviews magazine. 

It says in part, "All in all, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter is a wonderfully-written piece and a delight to read. If you are looking for a solid read, horror or otherwise, this is a book worth considering." - 5 stars! (Taken from Amazon  - read above for full review in the magazine.)

Be sure to check out the interview and excerpt!



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** Don't forget to VOTE for Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter for the 50 Best Indie Books -Horror at ReadFree.ly - get entered to win a $50 gift card. Deadline: Dec. 16.

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** SALE!!!! **
 The Kindle version of LIZZIE BORDEN, ZOMBIE HUNTER  is on sale, Dec. 1-15 for 99 cents!! 

About the book:

Every family has its secrets… 

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. 



But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become... zombies

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Lizzie Borden, #Zombie Hunter Finalist!





If you voted for Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter a couple weeks ago, thank you!

The book made it to the finals for Best Indie Horror Book of 2016 at Read Free.ly.

*** Voting is now on for the top 3 winners. I need your votes!!! ** VOTE HERE  ** - You'll get entered to win a $50 gift card.  Deadline Dec. 16. 
Thanks! 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas is on the Way

Well, now that Thanksgiving it over, that means the Christmas season is in full swing. Stores will be playing Christmas music nonstop, Santa will soon be making an appearance, and shopping for everyone on your list will commence. In fact, it starts today with Black Friday.

I wish you the best of luck in finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list and hope you have a wonderfully magical holiday. However you celebrate, may it bring you joy and happiness.

If you’re looking for something to read to unwind and relax after shopping or during the holidays that a little less traditional, my ebooks are on sale or free. Who doesn’t want some demons or zombies to keep them company during the holidays?

Undead Obsessed, Life After the Undead, The Appeal of Evil, Dealing with Devils, and Wucaii are 99 cents.

Death to the Undead and Good Intentions are free.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

#1LineWed - #Zombies & Supernatural!

It's another 1 Line Wednesday so I'm sharing some current and coming lines.

** Don't forget my contest - get some braiinsssss!  You can sign up for the newsletter with the details on my website, too!

1 Line Wednesday - 

cverstraete.com

From Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter: 

1 Line:
 It, too, staggered along behind the first, its body a torn, rotted, movable feast for bugs and other horrid creatures.

About the book:

Every family has its secrets…


One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become... zombies? (Also on Kindle Unlimited.) 


And.... if you don't know who this is....

Dr. Seabury Bowen, doctor of the Borden family, was one of the first persons on the murder scene.

I'm working on a supernatural-flavored project involving him as a character, and why he thinks Fall River is cursed, even haunted... Is something from the past haunting the present? Or is the good doctor losing his mind?

Prologue: 
“Why won’t anyone believe me?” He whimpered. “Why, why?”