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FATAL SYNOPSIS

Zombies eat brains: wrong.

Zombies are mindless and unthinking: nope.

Zombies are rotting bags of flesh: not necessarily.

Zombies kill humans: never… well, there is that one exception.

Grayson Patch hasn’t been human since he was seventeen years old… and that was nineteen years ago. When he rose from the dead that night, a Zombie, he had no memory of his former life, a craving for raw flesh, and only one purpose: to find a cure. He wishes only to be human again and he is promised that it is possible. But first he must find the human that can help him before he begins to decompose… and trade her life for his. As he learns more about her, he just doesn’t know if he can do it. Can he? When the cost of being human again is to become a monster?

Cori Abbot isn’t scared of Grayson. Not when there are a million other things for her to worry about. Like being the new girl in a school that is a fraction the size of her old one. Or making new friends while battling her antisocial tendencies. And then there’s the big one: dealing with the recent and sudden death of her father. Yeah, there are bigger problems than the strange, withdrawn, and consistently angry guy who seems to hate her for no apparent reason. Imagine how surprised she is to realize that the ever hostile Grayson might actually be the one who understands her the best.

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MY REVIEW

This book was a totally new take on zombies and I loved it! I read it in a day (well, there was some under the covers with my kindle, barely keeping my eyes open reading going on). It was just that good though. The characters grabbed you from the first page and you are hooked. I liked that Cori and Grayson weren’t all sunshine and roses. Cori is upset over her father’s death and at a new school to boot. Grayson is a very unhappy Zombie that ignores everyone and lives in his own miserable bubble. Watching their romance unfold and watching the patience and love in which it does, was awesome. Don’t think it is all romance though… there is plenty of action and lots of interesting tidbits about Zombies and how they manage to live among us. Throw in a cast of awesome sidekick friends, a reaper, and a whole lot of lies that change everything… and you have the making of a great book. I don’t want to say too much because I do not want to spoil it! I am very impatiently waiting for the next book in the series. I urge you to run buy it while it is only $0.99! I give this 5 stars.

 

AUTHOR BIO

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T.A. Brock lives in Oklahoma, where Zombies do not thrive. When not immersed in the world of fantasy writing, she enjoys spending time with her big girl, baby boy, and hubs. Some of her favorite things are coffee (specifically with cream, sugar, and chocolate), music (especially something with a good beat), books (especially paranormal), and Tennis. She despises raw meat and therefore is exceedingly glad she’s human.

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TA-Brock/116595218525559?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TA_Brock

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6982826.T_A_Brock

Blog: http://ta-brock.blogspot.com/

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FATAL BY T.A. BROCK (KINDLE)

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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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Tartarus: (West of Hell Book 2) Review and SERIES Giveaway


(Giveaway details below: Please read review first)

Journeying back to the wild west…cowboys, prostitutes, and zombies (oh my). Tartarus starts off exactly where Gehenna left off. McCall and Karen boarded a train to escape the hell of Gehenna, which was full of “moaners”. Moaners are the living dead, infected people that are eating other people…zombies. Once aboard the train they learn that some of the moaners have made it on and are infecting the other passengers. Throw in a couple of outlaws trying to get to the Tartarus River and a trainload of passengers, and you have the makings of a huge ‘fustercluck’. They exit the train (not that it was really that easy but I am not going to give you all the details!) after finding out that the moaners are everywhere outside, that nowhere is safe. McCall, Karen, and surprisingly, a little boy take off on foot with no food or water. Their continued journey takes them through hell and back…with an ending that will have your mouth falling open in shock.

Tartarus was an excellent addition to the West of Hell series. It was a quick but anticipation filled read that had you dying for more when you finished. Gehenna (Book 1) broadened my horizons since I have never been a big fan of zombie books, but Tartarus opened my eyes. I am a huge fan of character interaction and getting to know the people I am reading about. In Tartarus you finally get the chance to get to know Karen and McCall. Gehenna was action packed from the start to the finish and Tartarus slowed it down a bit. I went through a myriad of emotions while reading. I laughed, cussed, and even teared up a time or two. McCall ended up being just the sort of hero that women love and Karen is one of those kick ass chicks that you root for till the very end. You see a much softer side of the outlaw McCall and even a spark of romance. Of course the ending will kick you in the teeth and leave you wondering what the hell is going on in Jason Brant’s mind! He’s a bit twisted but that twisted part is what makes his books so addicting…you never know what to expect. I give Tartarus 5 stars and I CAN’T wait to see how the West of Hell trilogy ends. I bet I couldn’t imagine the ending even if I tried.

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

Quotes from the Book:

“Didn’t you hear what the kid said? I’m Mad Dog McCall. I do what I want, when I want.”

(McCall) “Remind me not to piss you off.  (Karen) “Yeah, well, I don’t like being called a bitch.”

“Judging by the redwood you have there, I doubt it.”

Amazon Buy Link: Tartarus (West of Hell #2)

B&N Buy Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tartarus-jason-brant/1112951571?ean=2940015681116

Smashwords Buy Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/237359

***THE GIVEAWAY!***

Up for giveaway today is the first two books in Jason Brant’s West of Hell series: Gehenna and Tartarus.  These will go to one lucky person. To enter this contest all you have to do is tell me why you want to read these books and/or ask Jason a question. This is MANDATORY.

For EXTRA entries you can Like, Follow, Fan/Friend, and add books to your TBR list on Goodreads. Make sure you let me know what you do so I can count it. If you have already done something, let me know as well. It still counts 🙂 Contest ends 10/5 at 8 am CST.

Click HERE to like Jason on Facebook.

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Click HERE to friend/fan Jason on Goodreads and add his books to your TBR list.

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Also, Check Out Jason’s Other Books
Gehenna (West of Hell #1): Kindle Edition
Gehenna (West of Hell #1): Paperback

Echoes: Kindle Edition
Echoes: Paperback

The Gate: Kindle Edition
The Gate: Paperback

BEST VALUE: 3 books in 1 (Gehenna, Echoes, and The Gate)

3 Supernatural Thrillers: Kindle Edition

WAITING FOR DAYBREAK BLOG TOUR GUEST POST/GIVEAWAY (CONTEST CLOSED!)


I am honored to be a part of the Waiting For Daybreak Blog Tour! Today I have a guest post from author Amanda McNeil. I hope y’all will make her feel very welcome and ask some questions as well as buy her book if you are interested lol. I will insert a link to buy the book from Amazon below. Amanda also generously offered an ebook of Waiting for Daybreak for giveaway. Giveaway details below.

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GUEST POST:

Boston is an amazing location for an apocalypse.  I honestly don’t know why it doesn’t feature more often, although urban fantasy writers are starting to catch on to the allure.  I’ve lived in Boston for seven years now, and one of the things foreign tourists always tell me is that it is the most European city in America.  We all know nothing is spookier than old buildings and winding streets, and Boston has both.

 Most cities in America are built on the grid system, but Boston’s streets were literally originally cow paths.  I don’t know if you’ve seen the trails animals make in the wild, but they are not straight and planned.  They wind and meander.  This means that it’s a lot easier for something like, oh say a zombie, to sneak up on you.

 My zombie apocalypse, then, is set in this pseudo-European city with meandering streets, old buildings, and dark alleys.  It’s a modern, scientific apocalypse that somehow simultaneously manages to be gothic.  I thank Boston for that. 

 Frieda, the main character and thus a survivor, knows Boston very well.  She knows innately how to get from one neighborhood to the next by sense of direction alone, a talent that is not necessary in grid-style cities.  It’s one of her strengths that she doesn’t realize she has until the apocalypse forces her out of her depressed stupor and into survival mode. 

 Setting is important both in establishing the scene for the reader and developing the character.  In this instance, Frieda is more self-sufficient than she realizes purely because navigating a city that is not built on a grid takes a bit more effort.  Realizing that this is a skill she has and using it helps her to start to see her value as a person.  Her journey out of depression and into self-actualization is thus helped along by the setting of the winding streets of Boston.

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WAITING FOR DAYBREAK BLURB:

What is normal?

 Frieda has never felt normal.  She feels every emotion too strongly and lashes out at herself in punishment.  But one day when she stays home from work too depressed to get out of bed, a virus breaks out turning her neighbors into flesh-eating, brain-hungry zombies.  As her survival instinct kicks in keeping her safe from the zombies, Frieda can’t help but wonder if she now counts as healthy and normal, or is she still abnormal compared to every other human being who is craving brains?

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 AUTHOR BIO:

Amanda is an energetic, masters degree educated, 20-something happily living in an attic apartment in Boston with her shelter-adopted cat.  She writes scifi, horror, urban fantasy, literary fiction, and paranormal romance.  She has previously published short stories and a novella.

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LINKS TO BUY THE BOOK AND CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:

Buy on Amazon: Waiting For Daybreak

Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Amanda-McNeil/e/B008DIXV8E/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Website: http://opinionsofawolf.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/amandamcneil

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5039763.Amanda_McNeil

Library Thing: http://www.librarything.com/profile/gaialover3

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/amandamcneil/

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

I will make this giveaway super easy. There is ONE e-book of Waiting for Daybreak up for grabs. Winner has the choice of .epub or .mobi. To enter, all you have to do is ask a question about something that you read in this post. If you do not ask a question that is about something in this post, you will not be counted. So read and ask a question. Contest ends 8/3 at 8am CST with winner announced sometime afterwards. Thanks!

A review of Jason Brant’s Gehenna


Jason Brant did not disappoint. Gehenna is a book like no other I have ever read. Zombies, prostitutes, and cowboys in the old west…who would have thought of that? Well, apparently Jason did, and boy did he do it well. This book grabs you from the very first page. The characters are well thought out, the ride wild, and the losing your lunch optional, though I almost lost mine.

The very beginning starts off like so many historical romances, believe it or not. The first few pages leave you totally unprepared for what is only a few pages away. The main character, Karen, is introduced as a smart prostitute in a brothel. The brothel owner, Ellis, is berating her for scaring off customers. He tells her, “You got to be the worst hooker I ever had” as well as, “I knew I should have taken those books away from you. Women got no place learnin’ from those things. Nothin’ good comes from it.” You can tell it is all bluster because he treats his girls well, and has a soft spot for Karen. He was actually one of my favorite characters.

I love Karen. She is just my type of girl. She is smart, knows what she wants and will do anything to get what she wants. She does not believe that she has to have a man to survive. She is her own person and she is one of those girls that kick ass.

Most of the characters are introduced in the first few pages and then the excitement starts with screams heard from the street. You know that this is not just some historical romance from then on out. The people in the saloon notice that there are two people eating a woman outside. These people are not just ordinary men as they both had multiple arrows sticking out of their bodies and of course, they are EATING a woman!

Right after that, another main character is introduced. He is ‘Mad Dog’ McCall, an outlaw that is in jail. In this part of the book you realize that guns are outlawed in Gehenna and by then you are really glad you don’t live there. McCall is a great mix of outlaw/hero.

There are also many biblical aspects of this book, but it was like no part of the bible that was ever pointed out to me. I will give you one clue: Leviticus 26:28. You will never think about zombies again in the same way, I promise you that.

I do not want to spoil the whole book but I am going to point out a few things. In the old west, there were no such things as zombies, so in this book they have no idea what in the hell is going on. They have no guns and are totally unprepared for these ‘Moaners’ that are eating and changing everyone. The scenes are so realistic that you will literally shudder with horror when you read them. I have never read such a graphic book, nor have I ever read one that I had to put down while I was eating like I did with this one.

The twists and turns are astonishing. Jason makes you think about the book long after you are done. The ending is like no other. I could not believe it was over with the twist that was just thrown out there at the very end. I am hoping for a sequel or this book is going to haunt me forever. It is just that kind of book. All in all, this book is a non-stop, action packed adventure. It is a must read.

I am inserting a link for Gehenna below. If I have talked you into reading this book, once again let me say, please leave a review where you bought it. Every review helps the author! Thank you!


Gehenna