Friday, December 2, 2016

Once Upon a Zombie by Billy Phillips (with giveaway)

Once Upon a Zombie
Book One: The Color of Fear
by Billy Phillips

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @onceuponazombie

Published: 2015
Publisher: The Toon Studio Press
Genre: Zombies, YA
Hardback: 368 pages
Rating: 5

The Color of Fear
book 2 - tba

First sentence(s):
The first sighting took place at the Kirriemuir Cemetery in Angus, Scotland, on an otherwise unremarkable Tuesday evening. is reporting strange phenomena in cemeteries in Scotland, Germany, Italy, and America. Only one individual knows what's happening - and why! This person also knows the one girl who can prevent an unspeakable and imminent catastrophe from taking place. But will she? When Caitlin Fletcher's mom disappeared (or left?) four years ago, Caitlin began suffering from breathless bouts of anxiety. Her new move to London, with her Dad and her brainiac sister, threatens to lead to more situations that will trigger panic. Now, she's having anxiety over the possibility of having anxiety! Caitlin's life takes a turn for the bizarre when she's tricked into climbing down a "rabbit hole", landing in a wondrous fairy tale universe - except it's crawling with savage, starving blood-eyed zombies. But what's scarier - a blood thirsty zombie, a panic attack....or the painful truth?!


My two-bits:

You are in for a wild ride with this one ;-)

This fast-paced action adventure tale is set in a zombified world of favorite fairy tale characters that pulls you in and down the hole to Wonderland.

High functioning royal princess zombies accompany the main character, Caitlin, as she navigates a Wonderland adventure.

The usual groaning, grunting and hungry shambling zombies also mingle with "partial" zombies".

The mashup of fairy tales and zombies is so cute. I look forward to more encounters of characters from other fairy tales.

Like all fairy tales, this story also has an underlying message that hits home just right.

Zombie Dolls
for the series are available (here)
how cute is that!

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

WIN my review copy of this book!

Open to US only.

Offer ends: December 19, 2016

TO DO: (2-parts)

1. COMMENT on any zombie post (here).

2. LEAVE a comment with your email.


* part of December Zombies (schedule)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

The Dead-Tossed Waves
by Carrie Ryan
narrated by Tara Sands

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @carrieryan

Published: 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA, Zombies
Paperback: 432 pages
Rating: 4

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Dead-Tossed Waves
The Dark and Hollow Places

First sentence(s):
The story goes that even after the Return they tried to keep the roller coasters going.

Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast--home is all she's ever known and all she needs for happiness.
But life after the Return is never safe.

Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried. And now, Gabry's world is crumbling.

In one reckless moment, half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half imprisoned.

Now Gabry knows only one thing: if she has any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.


My two-bits:

Zombies are called Mudo. These guys moan and grab and chase (medium speed, i think). But for the most part are in the background of this story.

The focus is on a teen trying to survive during a zombie run world.

There's a love triangle, the typical kind with first loves.

There's parental issues to contend with.

There's a reveal...

And of course, there's avoiding being turned into a mudo.


* part of Audiobook Challenge

* part of December Zombies (schedule)

December Zombies: schedule

December Zombies
a virtual book event
December 1-9, 2016

Welcome to some days with zombies in the YA genre. Visit each day for a dose of zombies.


Waiting on Wednesday: Affliction by Amy Miles
Zombie movies
Guest post: revealed later...
Waiting on Wednesday: revealed later...

Giveaways end: December 19, 2016
Announcement: winners revealed on December 20
End credits

Books featured:
there might be more... final list will be updated at the end of the event.
AND links for giveaways will be active when posted.

by Amy Miles
Amazon | Goodreads

Bad Taste in Boys
by Carrie Harris
Amazon | Goodreads | my review -coming

The Dead-Tossed Waves
(The Forest of Hands and Teeth #2)
by Carrie Ryan
Amazon | Goodreads | my review

Once Upon a Zombie:
Book One: The Color of Fear by Billy Phillips
Amazon | Goodreads | my review | giveaway

by Kirsty McKay
Amazon | Goodreads | my review -coming | giveaway -coming

Welcome to Deadland
by Zachary Tyler Linville
Amazon | Goodreads | my review -coming

FOR zombie preppers:

100 Days in Deadland
by Rachel Aukes
Amazon | Goodreads

White Flag of the Dead
by Joseph Talluto
Amazon | Goodreads

Zombie Crusade
by JW Vohs
Amazon | Goodreads

Films featured:

Dead Snow
imdb | my review -coming

Life After Beth
imdb | my review -coming


IF you would like to participate with a zombie post or review, send me your link and I will add it here.


* badge image source: book cover of Undead by Kirsty McKay

* What is a virtual book event? a celebration of books and authors that are in keeping with a theme which may include guest posts and giveaways. Audience participation is encouraged and most welcome.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - 11.30.16

Waiting on Wednesday
sponsored by Jill at Breaking the Spine (details)


I'm waiting for...

(Withered series bk3)
by Amy Miles
-Zombies, Post-Apocalypse
Release date: December 6, 2016
Amazon | Goodreads

Though Avery Whitlock may have won the battle of the Grand Opry hotel, she knows the war is just beginning. Cable would stop at nothing to have her now that she was within his grasp—but to stay meant endangering innocent lives. No longer fully human and unwilling to accept her fate as a flesh-eating zombie, she must abandon the only place she could call home in order to save Nox and his people.

Driven to prevent anyone else from suffering from the same fate, she follows the trail of the doctor responsible for the heinous mutations as he races to reach the Atlanta Safe Zone. But with spilled blood on her hands and malice in her heart, her cravings to kill become amplified—and her grip on her humanity begins to slip.

Only the love of those closest to Avery can bring her back from the edge, but will they be able to reach her in time to save their own lives?

=====> I featured the first two books in this series and have not yet started reading it. However, the covers draw me in every time. I will most likely feature these in next year's batch of zombie reading ;-)


* heads-up - December Zombies, a virtual book event, starts tomorrow

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Winners for November pt3

Here are the winners for giveaways that
ended November 28, 2016
during the Black Friday Book Bonanza event (here)

Thanks to all contestants!


First Comes Love
by Emily Giffin
Amazon | Goodreads | my review


The Regulars
by Georgia Clark
Amazon | Goodreads | my review

Winner: Morgan of Reader of Romance


* I will email winners for mailing addresses within two weeks.
Winners, feel free to contact me with your info if you don't get my email
or if you are just too darn excited and want to let me know -- like NOW ;-D

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* if not this time, maybe next time

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