Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Zombie Apocalypse is Nigh

Seriously! I have been working with IO Tours this month and it seems that the Zombies have overrun us! Let me tell you this, I may not be a huge horror fan thus not a ready Zombie convert BUT.. these Zombie writers have interesting minds. Not just in their stories but while interacting with them. They are just fantastic. 

Why am I suddenly posting this? Well today I found a fun search on Yahoo all about Zombies.. seems it they are one of the 10 searches today.. *Grins* really check em out!  

Here are some of the Zombie books and authors I have worked with recently! Reviews, synopsis and excerpts can be found on Tea and Book

I have worked with Scot Baker who writes Rotter World.. 

You can find Scot on 
As well as on his website  

along with a little tease on Tea and Book
 Here's a brief Synopsis

Eight months have passed since vampires released the Revenant Virus on mankind, nearly wiping out both species. For Mike Robson, the situation could be far worse. He has joined up with a small band of humans and the last coven of vampires who are riding out the zombie apocalypse in an old fort along the coast of southern Maine. But the uneasy alliance between humans and vampires is strained with the arrival of the creator of the Revenant Virus. He claims to have a vaccine that will make them immune and allow mankind to take civilization back from the living dead. However, the vaccine is located in a secure underground facility five hundred miles away.
To retrieve it, Robson leads a raiding party of humans and vampires down the East Coast, which has been devastated by the outbreak and overrun by zombies and rape gangs. Yet none of the horrors he deals with on the road can prepare him for what he will find in the underground facility.  Robson will encounter the greatest threat his group has faced to date, not only from zombies but from betrayal within his own ranks.  

DL Snell and Thom Brannon Who write Pavlov's Dogs..  The guys can be found on

DL Snells Website
His Facebook 
And an excellent review by Lisa on Tea and Book
 A Brief Synopsis on Pavlov's Dogs
Zombies Versus Werewolves: Who Will Win?
Permuted Press - April, 2012 – A new action sci-fi horror novel answers the burning question all fans want to know.
With the rise in popularity of zombie fiction, readers have been dying to know which monster can beat the walking dead. Novelists Thom Brannan and D.L. Snell answer one of those questions in their newest book, PAVLOV’S DOGS (Permuted Press).
PAVLOV’S features genetically enhanced werewolves designed to operate as spec ops soldiers. They can transform at will and are fearsome killing machines. When the dead rise, the mastermind behind the Dogs wishes to unleash his creations against the undead hordes and send them on rescue missions to bring survivors back to his island. But many members of the doctor’s team raise critical questions: The Dogs are still prototypes, untested. What happens if they’re not ready for battle and their systems fail? More importantly, what happens when a Dog gets bitten by an infected human? Can the werewolves win out against the hordes?
As a kid I remember catching black widows and scorpions together in a coffee can,” says co-author D.L. Snell. “We wanted to see which bug would win. It was a fascination of ours. So that’s kind of what Thom and I have done with PAVLOV’S DOGS. We just threw a werewolf and a zombie into a coffee can and placed our bets.”
While tackling two well-established monsters, Brannan and Snell have observed some traditions while subverting others. The zombies are standard shamblers at the start, with power in sheer numbers, but the werewolves are unique to the genre from the beginning: they can transform at will; they are genetically engineered; most of them are human friendly; and they are equipped with an advanced Brain-Computer Interface that allows for not only a pack mind, but also for conditioning and a fine degree of control—thus creating worthy opponents of the walking dead.
I’m excited for it,” co-author Thom Brannan says, “because while there are some traditions we stuck close to, there are others we blew away, and when the two collide, it’s a load of fun. And gore. And fire.”
But who will win? Zombies, or werewolves? PAVLOV’S DOGS will be available to answer that question April 2012 in every popular format, including Kindle, Nook, audio, and trade paperback. 

And the Brother's Williams book Dead Meat!  

Chris and Patrick Williams can be found:
On their Website
On Facebook
On Goodreads 

and a review of this fantastic book on Tea and Book
And now for the synopsis..
The city of River’s Edge has been quarantined due to a rodent borne rabies outbreak. But it quickly becomes clear to the citizens that the infection it is something much, much worse than rabies...
The townsfolk are attacked and fed upon by packs of the living dead. Labeling the infected residents “bees” for their tendency to travel in swarms, Gavin and Benny attempt to survive the chaos in River’s Edge while making their way north in search of sanctuary. No one knows what waits outside the quarantined zone, but Gavin and Benny know that to survive, they must escape.

And finally there is the incredibly hysterical Zombie Apocalypse Preparation otherwise referred to as ZAP..  
 David Houchin and Scot Thomas can be found

 Their Website
And Goodreads

Looking for a sneak peak? Check out Tea and Book

Here's their synopsis 

"We guarantee this is the only tool you need to survive the zombie.
OK, that’s not really true. But when the SHTF you’re going to want a survival guide that’s not just geared toward day-to-day survival. You’ll need one that addresses the essential skills for true nourishment of the human spirit. Living through the end of the world isn’t worth a damn unless you can enjoy yourself in any way you want. (Except, of course, for anything having to do with abuse. We could never condone such things. At least the publisher’s lawyers say we can’t"

Zombie Apocalypse Preparation: How to Survive in an Undead World and Have Fun Doing It! is the first zombie apocalypse survival manual with entertainment in mind.  What fun is living in a world of the undead if you can't have a bit of fun?  The apocalypse is not just about survival it's about enjoying your new found life.
Inside the covers of this book you will not only find the way to pick the right weapon, building, and survival methods but you'll find entertaining ways to dispose of the undead, entertain yourself and your group, and dispatch your former friends and family members with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Friday, May 4, 2012

A Fun Question for you all!

Q: What is one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author? 
This is just such a hard question for me.. First off I would have to decide on my favorite author.. Do I go back to my all time favorite? JRR Tolkien? Or do I choose a current  author?  Or maybe one of the classics.. I love Alexander Dumas, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain and Shakespeare.. Then there were my college fun reads, Louis L'Amour and Nora Roberts (when she wrote silhouette) Or there the authors that I loved who just stopped writing.. 

I suppose I would say the same thing to all of them. Thank you.. Thank you for the years of my childhood where I took your book everywhere with me. Where I made my friends listen to excerpts from Tolkien, while we were on Girl Scout Camp outs.. Thank You Norton Juster for teaching me about the English language all the while making me think it was a fantasy story.. Thank you Dumas for all those wonderful smexy men.. from D'Artangnon to Edmond Dante. Thank you all those authors whose books I would read while hiding in the closet, so no one would interrupt me.. Thank You Sherrilyn Kenyon for starting the fad of Greek Myths and Vampires with a twist.. Thank you Caris Roane for giving us Endelle and letting us help create her clothes. The list goes on but the heartfelt words remain the same

Thank You