Monday, February 8, 2016

Death to the Undead - #Zombie Book 2

Fellow blogger Pembroke Sinclair's book two in her series is now out!




Death to the Undead (Life After the Undead Book 2)

Seventeen-year-old Krista has already proven she can survive the zombie hordes. 

After moving to North Platte with her distant cousin General Liet to help build a wall that will keep the zombies in the West, it becomes apparent that the zombies aren’t the biggest threat—some survivors are far more dangerous than Krista had ever imagined. 

With the help of Quinn, a survivor and fighter from the zombie-infested wildlands of the West, they free the garrison at North Platte from the power-hungry Liet. But there is a bigger battle to fight. 

The Families who rule Florida and use intimidation and the threat of the zombie horde to coerce their territory want Krista and Quinn captured, the zombies want to devour them, and other survivors want them dead. Caught between powerful forces, will they survive long enough to devise a new plan and put it into action? Or will they self-destruct?  - Amazon.com

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Troll Hunter – A Review



This movie was awesome! I’m not normally a fan of found-footage films, but I had heard good things about this one, so I checked it out. Wow!

It wasn’t a horror film, it was a fantasy movie. My boys (7 and 8) watched it with me, and it didn’t frighten them at all—well, at least they told me it didn’t (and they didn’t have nightmares, so I believed them). It was done really well, and the trolls were just spectacular. It made me feel like a kid discovering something new for the first time. The film did a wonderful job of evoking emotion. I smiled with joy numerous times while watching it.

In a nutshell, the film is about three college students who are making a documentary about bear attacks in the Norwegian wild. But what they find is that it isn’t a bear, it’s the trolls. There’s conspiracies and cover ups, and it’s just really interesting.

I don’t know a lot about trolls, but this film made me want to learn more. It also made me want to investigate Norwegian history and their relationship with trolls. Seriously, it was a great film. I really enjoyed it.

Has anyone else seen this film? What did you think?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

#1LineWed - #Zombie Books


If you don't know what #1LineWed means - it's One Line Wednesday.

I have some new stuff I'm working on but not ready to share yet.  So I'm again sharing a line from my story, "Puppy Love and Zombies" in the anthology, Young Adventurers: Heroes, Explorers & Swashbucklers 

In the story, Becca, my part-zombie girl from my book, Girl Z: My Life As A Teenage Zombie, faces her fear of dogs and solves a mystery when her German Shepherd pup-and other dogs--go missing.  Yes, it has a couple zombie scenes in it, too...

(See details below - comment for contest!)

Here's a line from the story:  

The two came at me, low moans coming from what remained of their decayed lips.


** I'll also share a line from  - or at Barnes and Noble.

A creepy-crawly feeling enveloped me, but what Spence did reassured me that my biggest fears wouldn't happen--no doorknob rattling, no door squeaking, no turning to find a ghoulish version of him standing there. 




CONTEST - Giveaway!! 
NOTE: Comment here at the blog about the books or zombies to enter in a drawing to win a free e-book copy of CHANGES. It could use some reviews!  Be sure to leave a way to contact you. I'll pick two winners. 







  ** BONUS! You can also see what happened to Becca's cousin, Spence, before he got home in CHANGES: A GIRL Z Prequel, A Zombie Story   -- get copy at Barnes and Noble.

One line:

No, not people anymore. Creatures. Monsters. The stuff of Halloween nightmares.

See more at my website.  Happy Wednesday! 





Monday, February 1, 2016

New #Zombie Book Monday

Here are some new, recently released or upcoming zombie book covers that caught my eye. I haven't read them, so you be the judge. All descriptions are from Amazon.com


Alone: A Zombie Novel - (Pre-order, publishing April 16, 251 pgs.) For the past two years, Jules has floated through life.  When the virus was released it changed everything about the world. Jules lost her mom and her home, forcing her to live with the father she barely knows. Now, even as society works to rebuild, Jules still feels like she doesn’t quite fit in. Then she meets Roman.






Drawl: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse (Duncan's Story) - (239 pgs.) Drawl, Book 10 in the best-selling Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series, is Duncan’s story of survival. Due to possible spoilers, it is meant to be read in numerical order with the other Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse novels—beginning with the one that started it all: Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse. 





   The Zombie Chronicles - book 9 - Siege (Apocalypse Infection Unleashed) - (172 pgs. , Publishing Feb. 22) Dean and the gang head home to Sandusky, Ohio. Dean, Val, and Nick want to meet up with their parents and grandmother. Not knowing if they're dead or alive, they keep hopeful. Can they make it back to their old home? Can they get the cure into the right hands? 





(I'm only including this next one since I thought I’d seen every zombie book category…until now…)


Zombie Apocalypse: Zombie Stripper ( Witness the apocalypse through the eyes of this undead Cinderella) (49 pgs.) Welcome to the year 2565. This is a world without life, a world devoid of almost everything…..Except zombies.  

Meet Mackenzie Grace; she’s a stripper with a heart of gold and a killer body to match. Oh yeah, she’s also a Zombie. In this Erotic Tale, we get to see life through the eyes of this undead Cinderella. - Amazon.com






Zombie Theorem: The Culling Book one (231 pgs.) Dan, a middle manager working in San Francisco, is thrust into a fight for his life. He must overcome who he is and learn to fight for his life and lead those around him. While surviving, he finds the real reason for the Zombie outbreak and is pulled into a whole new fight. This time against a shadowy power calling themselves the Culling Initiative.


Friday, January 29, 2016

A Weekend of Relaxation and Horror

It has been a crazy week.  My youngest was sick for two days, then I had an appointment on Thursday, so that threw my entire week off.  I'm a bit of a schedule person, so when it gets messed up, I get discombobulated.  I made it through, though, so I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

On my list of things to do this weekend is watch some horror movies.  They've been on said list for a while, so I'm looking forward to seeing them.  Whether or not that actually happens is another story, but here's to hoping!  Here are the films I'm hoping to watch:

Rare Exports:



And the Troll Hunter:



Do you have any big plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pre-order Walking Dead #Zombie Coloring Book

This I  had to share! Now you can color in your favorite show, too! (Stock up on red!)


Pre-order is up for the new The Walking Dead Coloring Book - out May 10. Paper-sized (8.5"x 11") with 96 pages... See a couple other interior images at link.







 


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bram Stoker #Horror Award Prelim Ballot - #zombie too!

Wanted to say congratulations to all those listed for the preliminary ballot of the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Assn. Voting next determines the finalists and then winners in the various categories.

I won't list all the names, but of special note to this blog is a zombie title on the list, an apocalypse title and a few familiar names.

* Superior Achievement in a First Novel:





Thom Erb (foreword by Joe McKinney) -   Heaven, Hell, or Houston: A Zombie Thriller (Severed Press) - a Texas Ranger unknowingly heads towards two disasters - a monster-prison escapee who hears voices and a coming zombie virus. 


* Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel:



Jennifer Brozek, Never Let Me Sleep (The Melissa Allen Trilogy Book 1) (Permuted Press) - Melissa Allen discovers everyone is dead and with only a voice on the phone, must stop what's happening before the monsters find her.


* Superior Achievement in Short Fiction:



John Palisano (author of Dust of the Dead) for his story, "Happy Joe's Rest Stop" in 18 Wheels of Horror: A Trailer Full of Trucking Terrors (Big Time Books) - 18 chilling tales of horror featuring highways and truckers, plus storms, monsters, and some undead, too. 


* Superior Achievement in an Anthology:



Christopher Golden, Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror (Gallery Books) - Anthology of "old-school" vampire fiction, includes Charlaine Harris, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Scott Smith, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael Kortya, Kelley Armstrong, Brian Keene, David Wellington, Seanan McGuire, and Tim Lebbon.



Jonathan Maberry, X-Files: Trust No One (IDW Publishing) - New investigations in to the weird, strange and mysterious. Includes stories by Heather Graham and others, plus "Claire de Lune" by authors W.D Gagliani and David Benton, who've been here on the blog.



Jeani Rector, Shrieks and Shivers from the Horror Zine (Post Mortem Press) -  New fiction from assorted authors, including "Center Stage Sideshow" from fellow Wisconsin author Christian A. Larsen (author of Saving Touch).

* Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection:




John Everson, Sacrificing Virgins  (Samhain Publishing) - Collection of 25 dark tales, from smiling pumpkins to erotic tales.