17 October, 2018

16 October, 2018

REVIEW: WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE by Diana Rowland

Title: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
Author: Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie 3
Genres: Zombies, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: DAW
Release: July 2rd, 2013
Source: ebook
Pages: 320

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB:
Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.

But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.

 

15 October, 2018

14 October, 2018

13 October, 2018

REVIEW: TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han

Title: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release: April 15th, 2014
Source: Kindle Edition
Pages: 355

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

12 October, 2018

REVIEW: EVEN WHITE TRASH ZOMBIES GET THE BLUES by Diana Rowland

Title: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues
Author: Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie 2
Genres: Zombies, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: DAW
Release: July 3rd, 2012
Source: ebook
Pages: 312

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB:
Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia.

Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

 

11 October, 2018

10 October, 2018

09 October, 2018

REVIEW: FANTASTICLAND by Mike Bockoven

Title: FantasticLand
Author: Mike Bockoven
Series: -
Genres: Horror, Contemporary
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Release: October 11th, 2016
Source: ebook
Pages: 272

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB:
Since the 1970s, FantasticLand has been the theme park where “Fun is Guaranteed!” But when a hurricane ravages the Florida coast and isolates the park, the employees find it anything but fun. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror. Photos soon emerge online of heads on spikes outside of rides and viscera and human bones littering the gift shops, breaking records for hits, views, likes, clicks, and shares. How could a group of survivors, mostly teenagers, commit such terrible acts?

Presented as a fact-finding investigation and a series of first-person interviews, FantasticLand pieces together the grisly series of events. Park policy was that the mostly college-aged employees surrender their electronic devices to preserve the authenticity of the FantasticLand experience. Cut off from the world and left on their own, the teenagers soon form rival tribes who viciously compete for food, medicine, social dominance, and even human flesh. This new social network divides the ravaged dreamland into territories ruled by the Pirates, the ShopGirls, the Freaks, and the Mole People. If meticulously curated online personas can replace private identities, what takes over when those constructs are lost? FantasticLand is a modern take on Lord of the Flies meets Battle Royale that probes the consequences of a social civilization built online.

 

08 October, 2018

07 October, 2018

06 October, 2018

REVIEW: A QUEER TRADE by K.J. Charles

Title: A Queer Trade
Author: K.J. Charles
Series: Rag and Bone 0.5
Genres: Historical, LGBT
Publisher: KJ Charles
Release: February 2nd 2016
Source: ebook
Pages: 59

// Goodreads // Amazon //

BLURB:
Apprentice magician Crispin Tredarloe returns to London to find his master dead, and his papers sold. Papers with secrets that could spell death. Crispin needs to get them back before anyone finds out what he's been doing, or what his magic can do.

Crispin tracks his quarry down to waste paper dealer Ned Hall. He needs help, and Ned can’t resist Crispin’s pleading—and appealing—looks. But can the waste-man and the magician prevent a disaster and save Crispin’s skin?

A 16,000 word story set in the Charm of Magpies world, and a prequel to the novel Rag and Bone (March 2016). This story was first published as part of the Charmed & Dangerous anthology.

Cover design by Catherine Dair.

 

05 October, 2018

REVIEW: MY LIFE AS A WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE by Diana Rowland

Title: My Life as a White Trash Zombie
Author: Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie 1
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Zombies
Publisher: DAW
Release: July 05th, 2011
Source: ebook
Pages: 307

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB:
Angel Crawford is a loser.

Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.

That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.

Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she's hungriest!

Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat.

Literally.

 

04 October, 2018

03 October, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee!

Second book of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue was just released yesterday! 

Publication date: October 2nd, 2018
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

02 October, 2018

REVIEW: STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw

Title: Strange Practice
Author: Vivian Shaw
Series: Dr. Greta Helsing
Genres: Vampires, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Orbit
Release: July 25th 2017
Source: ebook
Pages: 320

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB:
Meet Greta Helsing, fast-talking doctor to the undead. Keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well in London has been her family's specialty for generations.

Greta Helsing inherited the family's highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice. In her consulting rooms, Dr. Helsing treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies. Although barely making ends meet, this is just the quiet, supernatural-adjacent life Greta's been groomed for since childhood.

Until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice, and her life.

 

01 October, 2018