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Zombie Overload Series Promo & Giveaway (First Book Free)


Today we have a series promotion and reader’s choice (from the series) book giveaway from C.M. Wright’s Zombie Overload. They sound like interesting books. Please check them out and enter to win. The giveaway will be set to author questions, so don’t forget to check back often to see if C.M. answered your question!

Zombie Overload Series

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Book One: Dying to Live (FREE on Amazon)

Dying To Live (Zombie Overload Series)

A Novelette (Short Story)

Admit it. You think about it, fantasize about it, live through it in your
head. But what would you do if zombies became a reality? If you actually
were to see the dead walk, attack and kill people you know – who then
rise right in front of your eyes? What would you do when the undead
don’t follow the script you’ve played out – over and over – in your own
mind?
Find out what happens to a woman in central Illinois when her life is  turned upside down. Zombies become real and so does the danger. Her  family means the most to her, but can she keep them alive? Can she keep  herself alive?
In this short story that begins the full-length series, you are a big part
of it. The main character “speaks” to you often and you’re invited into
her thoughts – which can be quite humorous at times. She’s not perfect
and she knows it.
She strong and she’s a fighter…but she doesn’t know it.

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Book Two: Fighting to Live

Fighting To Live (Book Two in the Zombie Overload Series)

This second book in the Zombie Overload series starts right where book one ended.
Canada and her family continue on in their attempt to reach her sister’s home  in Missouri. The zombie count increases and so does the danger. Canada  experiences so much that she hadn’t planned or fantasized about back  when it was all make-believe.
Who will survive…and who will  not? Will they make it to her sister’s, or will circumstances prevent  the reunion and safety the family hope to find there?
Become a part of Canada’s group. Fight with her, survive with her, and share in her pain and frustration.

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Book Three: Learning to Live

Learning To Live: Book Three In The Zombie Overload Series (Volume 3)

This third book in the Zombie Overload series begins at the same emotional moment that book two ended.
How much more can Canada take – both emotionally and physically? Her body  is bruised and abused. Bloody and torn. But her heart is what hurts the  most.
Can Jake help ease the pain? Or does he become more of a complication than she can handle?
Again, experience this new world with Canada and her family. Be a part of  Canada’s life – all the pain, the emotional rollercoasters, and whatever happiness can be found.

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Book Four: Determined to Live

Determined To Live (Book Four in the Zombie Overload Series)

Pushed to her limit, Canada is out for revenge. But will that revenge  turn her into someone else, someone even she doesn’t like?
Will is  missing again and it’s up to the two people who should never be alone to find him. Will Canada and Jake be able to keep their hands – and other  body parts – to themselves? Or will Canada finally give into the  temptation and risk losing everything she holds sacred?
Who will be  killed, who will live, and who will become one of the undead? Find out  who has some big secrets, and what those secrets mean for Canada.

Double Edition Buy Link:

Dying To Live & Fighting To Live – Double Edition (Zombie Overload Series)

Books also available on Smashwords and Signed Paperbacks available at http://www.zombieoverload.com/books

Author Bio:

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Wife and mother who lives outside Decatur, IL. She loves all things zombie and is a huge fan of The Walking Dead.
She likes to laugh and make others laugh, so she does her best to bring  that to her readers…for the Zombie Overload series anyway.
Eventually, she is planning to write about other creatures that go bump in the night.

Author Stalker Links:


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GIVEAWAY!

C.M. HAS OFFERED TWO COPIES OF WINNER’S CHOICE OF BOOK IN THE ZOMBIE OVERLOAD SERIES FOR GIVEAWAY! TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, ASK C.M. A QUESTION. IT CAN BE ABOUT HER BOOKS, WRITING…OR ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOU CURIOUS.

FOR TWO SHOTS AT EXTRA ENTRIES, PLEASE LIKE HER ON FACEBOOK AND/OR ADD HER  & HER BOOKS ON GOODREADSMAKE SURE THAT YOU TELL ME THAT YOU DID SO THAT YOUR EXTRA ENTRIES WILL COUNT.

ENDS 4/26

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TALES OF ARADIA: THE LAST WITCH: VOLUME ONE (REVIEW AND FREE BOOK)


REVIEW BY CASSIE HOFFMAN

AUTHOR: L.A. JONES

Witches, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh my! A secret world, which only the Hidden knows about and a young girl trying to figure out what she is and grow into her own.

Aradia Preston looks just like your normal teenager, but she is anything but normal. Being rescued and found in a cave as an infant by her parents, Ross and Liza, had to be from a higher power. While Ross and Liza were on their way back home from a fertility clinic in Salem, Massachusetts, Liza asked for a sign and not that long after they spotted a bright flash of light. With their truck messing up and wanting to find out what that light was, they happen upon a whimpering baby in a cave.


How could that be, who would leave a baby all alone in a cave? What they don’t know is that Aradia is the last of her kind, while all the other like her were
being killed for treason and extinguished, the Seer of the Salem coven escaped and with her magic sent Aradia to safety. All that took place almost four-hundred
years ago. How is this possible that she is now found as a baby?

Having to move to Salem, Massachusetts for her father Ross’s new job as the assassinate District Attorney and working on finding a killer going around that is known as the “Vampire Murderer” since whoever is killing is draining the victims of their blood. Aradia is trying to take everything in stride. She’s never been popular or the most liked where she came from, since she was kind of different, her and her parents knew this from the moment they found her. Rai has powers, and they will do anything to keep them a secret.

Rai notices that some of the students at her new school are always staring at her, like they are fascinated with her. It isn’t just because she is the new girl there is something different about it. Rai notices how some of the kids are a bit too beautiful to be real, and those are the ones who she would catch
gazing at her. Why are they acting so weird?

In gym, Rai meets a new friend, Roy. Roy and Aradia would soon become good friends after they find out each other’s secrets. What is Roy’s secret? He is not completely human. And something that happened between them might end up changing her life. What is it?

Aradia learned that there were werewolves, vampires, fairies, shape shifters, and much more, not only in Salem, but all over the world. They are called The Hidden. They don’t let anyone know what they are, they have to keep secret and that’s how they like it. Learning that other creatures live in Salem, now she knows why some were looking at her like they do, but now she just needs to figure out what she is.

Aradia isn’t the only one who would like to find out what she is. Some of the Hidden want to know as well. They have never smelled anyone like her before.

Soon weird things start to happen to Aradia. She is getting hurt at school, getting tripped down the stars, her hand gashed open and when this starts to happen, Roy and his brothers help protect Rai.

While making her new friends in Salem, Rai discovers about the murder of a werewolf and she wants to help find the killer. Now that a werewolf is murdered and drained like a vampire did it, The Hidden communities are at odds. Rai will use her powers to help find the killer, but will it put her and her family at risk?

With trying to help find the Vampire Murderer, Rai starts dating a vampire named Dax, but could he be getting closer to Rai for only one reason, that reason being trying to figure out what she is, or could he really like her?

Aradia just doesn’t have to worry about the murderer, Dax, and finding out what she is… there is something bigger going on behind the scenes, there are others that are trying to track Aradia down, they are the ones that let her get away and now they want to fix that problem. Using her powers more and more, and having
them get stronger, she is sending out a “beacon” for them to find her.

Can Aradia help The Hidden community not attack each other, or will it backfire in her face? Will she be able to find out what she is and where she came from and can she trust the ones around her? Aradia will soon find all that out and much more in Tales of Aradia: The Last Witch.

Tales of Aradia was a fast read, with lots of action, secrets, and mystery. It keeps you entertained throughout the whole book. I’m excited to read the next book and find out what happens with Aradia and how she grows into who she is. Everything intertwined well, and the story flowed just right. I enjoyed how there was a multitude of paranormal in one book. A good book to put on your to-be read list. I give Tales of Aradia 4 stars!

“It is done. She has been sent to where she can be happy until the time comes to avenge her people! She will destroy you! You and your Sovereign!”-Seer

“I’m not your puppy, Rai, and I’m certainly not a Twilight fan!”- Roy

“You are suggesting I betray her trust, trick her!”- Dax

“Yes, Aradia. Not only are you a witch, but you are also the last of your kind. You, Aradia, are the last witch.”- Mr. Dayton

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Review of ‘Sheol: West of Hell 3’ (Plus 1st book FREE!)


Sheol by Jason Brant

(This for the third book in the series. If you have not read the first book, scroll down to the bottom for a FREE copy!)


Sheol is the third and last book in the West of Hell series. It was the perfect conclusion to a completely different and wild ride. Zombies, prostitutes, and the Wild West ended up being the perfect combination.


I do not even know how to start because I do not want to post any spoilers. The second book left off with McCall sending Karen and Stephen to safety, at the detriment to his own. The third book begins with a shock that makes you glad that the hero is still in the story.


Karen is in jail, with someone in a position of authority that she never would have imagined. Stephen has been taken from her and she is accused of heinous crimes. The town of Sheol has no idea what is coming and Karen is determined to tell them. The “moaners” are coming and this is going to be the fight of the town’s life. No one is safe and nothing is what it seems.


I really do not want to get into any more detail besides saying that this book blew my mind. McCall and Karen reach new depths in this book. It makes them come even more alive and it makes you connect with them in new ways. Jason Brant even brought a few awwww moments into the story. The biblical undertones leave you nervous and second-guessing everything you have thought about the previous books. There are so many clues and hints if you just open yourself up to them. The ending wowed me and I feel privileged to have gotten to read this series.


Quotes from the Book:


“Don’t you know? I’m nothin’ but a hooker. Keeping my mouth open is how I make money.”


“All your anger, all your hate, all your shame at the things you’ve ignored in this town… turn it into wrath and unleash it at the army knocking on your door. This is your chance at redemption – take it.”


“I walked across that fucking desert for you. I’m here, fighting for these people because of you. If you give up on me now, then you’re telling me that everything I’ve done has been for nothing. You were worth it, no matter what happens.”

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THE FIRST BOOK IN THE WEST OF HELL SERIES IS FREE

Amazon: Gehenna (West of Hell #1)
Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/209687

Link for the second book, TARTARUS.

Amazon:
Tartarus (West of Hell #2)
Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/237359

Link for the third book, SHEOL

Amazon:
Sheol (West of Hell #3)

Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/258290

GET ALL THREE BOOKS IN THE WEST OF HELL SERIES FOR ONE LOW PRICE

West of Hell Omnibus Edition (West of Hell 1-3)

* Books also available on Kobo, Barnes & Noble, ITunes

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Miranda Wheeler’s ‘Something of a Kind’ Review & Giveaway


Review by Cassie Hoffman

Something of a Kind by Miranda Wheeler

How do you go on after you lose the only parent you’ve really ever had? How can you start over in a completely different place, with a father that was never in your life and a very different culture? These are the questions Alyson Glass will face, as she struggles to overcome her mother’s passing from cancer and learn to become the woman she is meant to be.

Alyson Glass’s life was shook to the core when her mother passed from cancer after a couple years of up and down battling. She knew it was coming, but didn’t really come to terms that her mother, the only parent she has had her whole life would finally be gone. Her father, Dr. Greg Glass, was a scientist, studying something entirely different than what Alyson always thought he did. Being forced to move in with her estrange father Greg to Ashland, Alaska, where the only big thing that ever went on was talk of the elusive “Wood Beast” and seeing the drunks stumble around town and get into fights.

Noah, a eighteen year old townie whose family owns the only restaurant in Ashland named Yazzie’s, who had to deal with a drunk for a father and one for a mother, as well as being a punching bag to his father when felt he needed it.
Noah wouldn’t get stuck in this town like all the rest. He had plans and that went for his younger sister too, Sarah. They would make it out, one way or another.
Not knowing anyone in town, Alyson meets Noah and they become fast friends, and will soon become more.

Alyson and Noah go on a hunt for a town legend, but they may get more than they bargained for. Now, everyone wants them to stay away from each other, “bad news”, they say.

With new secret’s unfolding for both Alyson and Noah, who fall hard for each other after only a week together, things get a little “hairy.” Who said there was a time limit you had to wait to be in love with someone?

When secrets are revealed, it can only go up from there for them, right? Take the journey with Alyson and Noah on their hunt for finding out who they really are.
Something of a Kind was something really different for me to read. At first, it touched me on a different level, a surreal level with me having lost my mother from cancer and almost the same type Alyson’s mother had. Reading Alyson’s struggles to overcome her mother’s passing, I felt her pain and knew where she was coming from. So needless to say, I did bawl my eyes out in the beginning of this book. But, then it takes on a whole totally different spin that I did not see coming. Throw in there finding your first love, a father who won’t talk to you and a town full of drunks and you have a book that is different from most. I enjoyed this book, because of how different it was and the writing was really good. I give it 4 stars.

QUOTES FROM THE BOOK:

“I’ve been talking to this girl for all of two hours and I already pulled cancer out of her. What the hell is wrong with me?” Noah

“Greg, I am not going to stop seeing Noah.”- Alyson

“Five days, five days was enough to change everything.”-Alyson

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Amazon Buy Link
Something Of A Kind

If Cassie has talked you into reading this book, please leave a review where you bought it. Every review helps the author.

Author Links:

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THE GIVEAWAY:

Miranda has been kind enough to offer up 1 smashwords copy of Something of a Kind. To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment telling me WHY you want to read these books and/or ASK the author a question. This is MANDATORY! For an extra entry please like Miranda’s facebook page. Make sure that you tell me you did in your comment.

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ENDS: 12/10/2012 at 8 am CST

Lethal Inheritance Blog Tour (Tahlia Newland)


Tahlia Newland has managed to WOW me once again with a story that takes magical realism, fantasy, and everyday problems that teenagers struggle with, and combines them into a story that will whisk you away from reality while at the same time teach you lessons in ways that are enjoyable.

Lethal Inheritance is about a teenager named Ariel, whose life is turned upside down in the blink of an eye, or rather, a scream from her mother. Cast in to a world that she did not even know existed, Ariel watched her mother get kidnapped by strange, scary creatures. Running when her mother screamed for her to, Ariel manages to get away. Met the next morning by a strange woman with an even stranger explanation of what happened and who exactly Ariel is, Ariel goes on a journey to find her mother, to a land that is practically right in her backyard, and yet, she never knew it even existed. Armed only with a beautiful dagger that she does not even know how to use, and a few supplies, Ariel sets off on a path that will take her through experiences that she never thought possible. With a guide named Walnut, and hottie named Nick, Ariel sets off to destroy the demons that took her mother, and get rid of the Serpentine (the evil inside of us), once and for all.

I have to say that this is an absolutely wonderful story for teens and adults alike. Beautifully written and full of fantasy and adventure, I found myself wanting more as soon as the last page was over. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It would make a fantastic gift to that teen in your life who is struggling with the normal issues that teenagers do. It takes the world and makes it understandable and enjoyable, and you realize that everyone doubts theirselves and this book gives you a great understanding of how to take those doubts and rid yourself of them. I give this book 5 stars and if I could, I would give it more!

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Tahlia writes magical realism and urban fantasy for young adults & adults. She likes stories that are inspiring & empowering and that question the nature of reality, mind and perception. She is an avid reader, an extremely casual high school teacher, an occasional mask-maker and has studied philosophy & meditation for many years. After scripting and performing in Visual Theatre shows for 20 years, she is now a bone-fide expatriate of the performing arts. She lives in an Australian rainforest, is married with a teenage daughter and loves cats, but she doesn’t have one because they eat native birds.

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Jason Brant’s ‘The Gate’ Review/Giveaway (Giveaway Closed!)


Jason Brant outdid himself this time! The Gate is twice the length of his other books, and though I liked them all, this one is my favorite.

The Gate starts off with two college boys, Bryan and Kyle, being accepted as interns on a television show called The Specter Slayers. Bryan is the studious one and his fiancé just broke off their engagement, leaving him depressed. Kyle is the hot football player that scores all the chicks. The Specter Slayers is a show about paranormal investigators that go into supposedly haunted churches and prove that there is paranormal activity in them.

Bryan is not thrilled about this opportunity, but Kyle talks him into it with the enticement of what airtime will do to his resume. This starts their journey to the Danver church, a church that an eccentric old man bought, and then supposedly killed a whole group of his friends in.

They get to the church after a long drive, and not being able to find it, through woods that seem to get mysteriously darker and creepier the farther they drive into them. Once there, they meet the Specter Slayers, two creeps that do not believe in the paranormal, they just like to cash in, plus their nerdy tech guy. Bryan and Kyle are told that famous horror author, Katie Upshaw, will be joining them for their night in the Danver church.

But Katie has secrets that she is hesitant to share. Secrets about the church…secrets that might get them all killed…

I really cannot tell you more because if I do, it will ruin the surprise. And believe me, I never knew what was coming! It is not at all what you will expect, I will tell you that. It is about as far from normal as you could ever imagine.

This book is full of humor, at least in the first half. I laughed my way through it, never knowing what was waiting for me right around the corner. When I did get passed the humor, I spent the rest of the book with my jaw hanging open, not knowing what to expect next. I will admit to my heart jumping up in my throat a time or two as well. Delving into Satanic rituals and biblical theories (NOT in a boring way!), The Gate will have you holding your breath, and pulling the covers up to your eyes at night, fearfully hoping you are not the next to get sucked in.

Quotes from the book:

“First, I never want to see you swivel your hips like that again.  Second, you stepped in my mashed potatoes.”

“Jesus jumped up Christ, look at the size of that crack!”

“We saw something that she couldn’t handle…”

“We don’t need it coming back because it heard you.”

Once again, if I have talked you into reading this book, please leave the author a review where you bought it. I will put links to everywhere it is available underneath the cover picture. I hope you give it a chance. You will not be disappointed.

Amazon: The Gate

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Kobo: The Gate 

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The Giveaway:

This will be an easy entry as always, with the chance to get extra entries. 1 ebook of The Gate is up for grabs. To enter simply comment on this post and tell me Why you want to read this book. The comment is MANDATORY if you want to win. For extra entries, show some author love 🙂

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Make sure you tell me what you do and BE HONEST! Contest ends 8/14 at 8am CST. Good Luck!