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#Review – CAPTURED (Ruins of Playa Azul #1) by H.R. Savage

CAPTURED (Ruins of Playa Azul #1)

I was raised in a world full of more death than life, surrounded by the blood-curdling violence and nauseating stench of zombies.

And twenty years after the Outbreak, it doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

After a devastating loss rocks my little group of survivors, I’m forced to venture out of my comfort zone in an attempt to find help—straight into the impenetrable walls of El Castillo.

But The Knights don’t take kindly to my mission, and when their leader, Gunner, captures me, everything spirals out of control. My captor suddenly becomes my ally as we’re thrust into a war of Gunner’s own making.

A war that threatens not only his people, but my own.

NOTE: True to an apocalyptic world, CAPTURED has dark scenes that may trigger some readers. However, it is not a Stockholm Syndrome Romance.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

If you are an apocalyptic fan, then this is a must read! This is a “zombie” book but it is much more than that. What I really enjoyed is that the story is 20 years after the outbreak and it is so much more about the overall survival than fighting the zombies at outbreak. The zombies are a threat but humans are much more cruel. Humans are calculating and cunning where the zombies react purely on instinct. Survival is all the nuances of what you will do to actually live. Thea is the MC and she is the one person you definitely want to have on your side. She is fierce and will do the craziest things to be sure you are safe and healthy. She struggles greatly with trying to keep her group safe. As if the apocalypse isn’t tragic enough on its own, she experiences great loss. While coping with this madness, she may have met her match when she is captured by Gunner while breaking into his compound. People do crazy things to keep their family safe and Gunner is no exception. When he decides to help Thea, they run into many more problems from another group that is the lowest of low of humanity. 

“Because in a world where fleeing is survival, you don’t run away. You run headfirst into danger if it means saving someone’s life. And you learned that from him. Why?”…”Because, Gunner, someone has to.”

“Just days ago I wanted to destroy you,” …. “Yet here I am now, determined to make sure you don’t destroy yourself.”

This book has all the feels that will twist you up over and over again. H.R. Savage is a new author for me and now I am completely hooked. I can’t wait for more, I need to know what happens next!

H.R. Savage

Author H.R. Savage (Heather) started reading romance at an age that made her father cringe as she tried to hide the cover behind her hands. She technically finished writing her first book in Junior High, where it mysteriously disappeared in a reformatting incident. Due to the encouragement of her English teachers at her small town school in La Verne, California, she never lost her love for the art. Now a woman who swears by the power of coffee, Chinese food, and wine (not necessarily in that order), she decided it was time to create stories from the characters in her head.

When Heather isn’t writing, outlining, or pinning pictures of hot ‘character inspirations’ on Pinterest™, she is spending time with her three beautiful children and handsome husband.

#WOTR21 #Review – Professional Liar (Twisted Shakespeare Book 1) by Monica Corwin

Professional Liar (Twisted Shakespeare Book 1)

My sister Bianca and I have two rules governing the dispensation of our trust funds.

One. I get married first.
Two. She gets married second.

Neither of us will see a penny until we are both “properly cared for.” My father had a terrible sense of humor.

I turn to the only man who can help me. Even when the last time I saw him he said he hated me. Even when I love him as much as I loathe him. Even when he’s all wrong.

Liar. Thief. Killer.

Those are just a few words whispered about him in back alleys. To me he’s Pierce, to everyone else, he’s Pierson St. James, local mobster and second in charge of the infamous Wild Dogs.

He may be disreputable, but desperation calls for extreme measures. A long time ago, he promised to marry me. Now I’m going to hold him to that promise.

And we are both going to regret it.

This isn’t your high school Shakespeare…and you’ve never read The Taming of the Shrew like this.

This is a standalone romance with alpha heroes, alpha heroines, and a whole lot of foul language.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

This is a quick read that is twisted in all the right places. The first thing that caught my eye with this is the book cover. Immediately I needed to see what this was about. On a whim I picked up Professional Liar. The characters are in the mafia and Kat is known as ‘The Shrew’. Her father was head of the five families and has passed away leaving this title to Kat. Her father has weaved an intricate web for Kat and her sister, Bianca, to receive their inheritance. Kat does what she knows best and goes about trying to manipulate Pierce into marrying her. The only thing is, they have several problems to overcome. Pierce truly loves Kat and doesn’t want his heart broken again. They also have quite the group of haters as Kat is Italian and Pierce is Irish which makes many people kill happy. While there is a web of lies and deceit ,there is also quite a bit of sassy snark with some very hawt scenes. These two truly are meant to be but both have experienced so much craziness and heartbreak because of their families and past that it is very hard to overcome. Watching the craziness unfold and the insanity that ensues made this an absolute page turner. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

Monica Corwin

Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.

You can find her on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/monicacorwin, on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/monica_corwin, on the web at: http://www.monicacorwin.com. Monica Corwin is also on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rosetyper9 and Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/monic…

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#WOTR21 #Review – Hard (The F*cked Series Book 4) by R.K. Gleason

Hard (The F*cked Series Book 4)

The outbreak that started with pets and quickly spread to humans is moving with frightening speed across the landscape. Flesh eating ghouls are gathering in numbers, acting with collective intelligence to spread the virusite and leave mankind fighting for survival.

The military forces, under the ruthless command of Major Carolyn Brooks, struggle to contain the outbreak at its epicenter, unaware of the major’s willingness to commit the most unspeakable betrayals in her pursuit for power. But someone or something continues to undermine the major’s quest for control. When the strongholds of the uninfected begin to topple and fall into fiery ruin, the military breaks into rogue factions, cut off from command and intent on self-preservation.

Trapped in the growing red zone where everyone is presumed to be infected, Dave and Pam find a temporary hiding place for their family in the middle of nowhere. With the fates working against them, they soon discover one of the splintered factions is dangerously close to their hiding place. Worse yet, Major Brooks may be on her way to assuming command. With few choices left, the family devises a risky plan to escape the tightening noose around their necks and continue their frantic race to reunite with family on the West Coast.

*This is the fourth book in a series of novellas.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

This gets more intense with each installment. Dave and Pam are back on the road with the fam but things are really getting real. The bad guys are not just the zombies. Humanity has gone down the crapper. Everyone has lost their sanity and Major Brooks has lost her ever loving mind! This woman is bat shit crazy! Honestly, I am waiting and hoping for a mutiny. Someone needs to overthrow this woman…just saying. It has become very apparent that the fam are going to have to be extremely careful in getting out of Ohio. It’s not just zombies but the humans are just as deadly. 

What I absolutely love about this author is he knows how to write a gripping story but keeps things balanced with humor and reality. Even though the family are running for their lives he makes time to show the family dynamic and the banter. One of my favorite dialogues is: 

“It’s better to have a bottle of urine and not need it,” Ben interrupts. “ Than to need a bottle of urine and not have it,” Zack finishes for him. “You two make me so proud,” Dave says. “Now let’s keep moving.”

I mean, how can you not want to read this to figure out why this conversation happened?! 

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I was born high in the Andes and raised by a band of wandering gypsies. At the ripe old age of 7, I struck out on my own, dabbling in the arts of alchemy and personal financing. Neither of the trades paid off. At 13 I became the personal juggler for Stephen King, but alas, that didn’t last long either. Since then, I’ve wandered aimlessly through life and this planet, stopping along the way to help people and smite the wicked.

A little while ago I decided to try my hand at writing. I published The True Death series independently in 2015 and currently have twelve books published to date.

#WOTR21 #Review – Death Threats: A Michele Shepard Story (The True Death Series Book 6) by R.K. Gleason

Death Threats: A Michele Shepard Story (The True Death Series Book 6) by [R.K. Gleason]

Arriving back from their rescue mission in Elysara, many things have changed in Purgatory and between Shepard and his friends. As things go from bad to worse, many of the souls return to their ancient and horrifying ways to survive. A new player has positioned himself as the cruel, would-be protector of Burnington. His demands are simple, complete subjugation and obedience at all costs. Shepard reacts in his usual fashion, with a cocktail in one hand, a Coffin Nail in the other and a ‘fuck you’ on his lips.

But his cavalier approach to the ruthless leader has unintended consequences, forcing our band of angels and mortal souls alike to fight for their lives, defending themselves on all sides and fleeing from an unavoidable enemy. Battling their way home and encountering unspeakable dangers along the way, our friends are forced to reconsider old alliances as they face new and more powerful enemies.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

Each of the books in this series has been completely out of the box. In order to truly appreciate them you have to have some sort of an inappropriate sense of humor. I am proud to say that I have one of those! Each book, and this one is no exception, has had some sort of twisted, goriness with inappropriate humor that gets me in stitches every time. Death Threats comes right out of the gate giving you a WTF moment…and it is great! The continuous banter between Horace and Shepard is never ending but now we truly have a cast of great characters that all clash, can’t stand each other, but will fight to the end for each other. You know, it is what it is, and all that. I have to say that I am happy to see that Uriel and Bob have stuck around to get into shenanigans with the rest of the guys. And our new bad guy, ugh! He is truly wicked. Part of what I love about Shepard’s character is that he is always looking out for numero uno, but deep down he wants to do what’s right. He is going to grumble and complain about it the whole time. He is going to get under everyone’s skin while doing it. But it is totally worth it to see everyone else’s reactions. My love for this series increases with each book. Death Threats is one hell of a ride and I can’t wait to see what’s in store next!

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I was born high in the Andes and raised by a band of wandering gypsies. At the ripe old age of 7, I struck out on my own, dabbling in the arts of alchemy and personal financing. Neither of the trades paid off. At 13 I became the personal juggler for Stephen King, but alas, that didn’t last long either. Since then, I’ve wandered aimlessly through life and this planet, stopping along the way to help people and smite the wicked.

A little while ago I decided to try my hand at writing. I published The True Death series independently in 2015 and currently have twelve books published to date.

#WOTR21 #NewRelease #SeriesFinale – Front Page News, The Nicki Sosebee Stories Book #13 by Jade Jamison

All Nicki’s investigations have led to this very moment in time.
Will she bring down Cecil Montgomery, the puppet master behind all evil in Winchester?
Will she find out who Blackie is?
And, when she uncovers all their dirty deeds, will she be able to save herself or will they stop her from revealing everything?
Nicki is now in the most dangerous spot she’s ever been in. Now that she no longer has a protector, she’s on her own. In her pursuit of justice, trying to bring down every corrupt person she’s discovered in her beloved Winchester, she’s made some headway—but, thanks to the likes of her main nemesis Montgomery and his hitman, it’s between her and them…and they’ve got a lot more practice at their craft.
Will Nicki survive this ultimate endgame or will Montgomery keep running Winchester, business as usual?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Friends from the day I started this series so many hears ago, I have dreaded and waited with bated breath for this book.  Dreaded because Nicki is such a bad ass chick but waited because, if you are a fan of the series, you know what happened in the last book and I am still not ok.  STILL. NOT. OK!!

So this book picked up with Nicki trying to figure out what happened to Sean and solve the case to finally put Cecil away for all the crimes he has committed all these years.  She still had Janice helping her and Jesse but when Travis offers to help…I was stunned.  They most definitely are not friends, but their mutual love of Sean brings them together.

So much stuff happens quickly in the beginning.  The story opener is one that leaves you on the edge of your seat.  It was a great beginning for sure.  I will say I felt a little lost since I haven’t reread the series so the names being thrown at me initially had me scratching my heard trying to remember who was who and why we didn’t like them a few books ago.  BUT once we get the low down on them, we are thrust into a story of suspicion, paranoia, mystery, and sadness.

Jesse is going to do anything to help his best friends’ memory and help Nicki to figure out this case.  Even with Nicki being tracked and even with Nicki being threatened, she will not back down which is what I love about her.

I will say I loved when everything starts to unravel, and all the secrets start to spill.  The final ending is one that left me so happy and I even told Jade I approve of the ending.  I was going to be sad if I had to drive to her house and punch her!!

1. Imagine 2. Play some music 3. Write 4. Blow readers away 5. Repeat

Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie–not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially if it’s fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together. Whether in a small Colorado town or big city, she strives to take her readers’ breath away…one story at a time.

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#WOTR21 #AudioBooks #RomanticSuspense #Review – Ulterior Motives by Amy Hale

Ulterior Motives

Despite being wealthy, Ellie Manchester has had a rough life. She witnessed her mother’s murder at age seven, but didn’t see the man responsible. Plagued by nightmares, and a drunken father, Ellie has grown up to believe that she can only rely on herself. When her father dies in an accident, she becomes an heiress of sorts… and a target.

Tanner Paxton was a tough and tumble kid who turned his penchant for getting into fights into a successful security business. He loves his work but doesn’t have time for much else, especially relationships. When he’s hired to protect Ellie, against her will, he not only finds himself embroiled in dangerous chaos, but falling in love with the most stubborn and beautiful woman he’s ever met. But love may be a weakness that can get them both killed.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audio book.

This book is about Ellie who has had a ROUGH life to stay the least.  She witnessed her mothers death and now her father has died mysteriously so she is numb.  Her old family friend is worried because people keep sending letters and trying to make attempts on her life.  Ellie is jut not that worried about herself and so she ignores all the concern for herself. Enter Pax.  He is hired to be a friend to Ellie but mainly PROTECT her at all costs.

Pax and Ellie have an attraction, but both are pushing the feelings away.  He thinks of her as a job and she knows she is horrible at relationships given her last one.  He ex just won’t give up even when she caught him cheating. She is being manhandled at a club with friends. She is almost kidnapped!!  Ellie just can’t get a break!!

Ellie and Pax are being thrown together while also denying what they feel about the other.  Pax is also worried because Ellie is not going to like it if she discovers he is secretly working as a security detail for her family friend. I did enjoy Pax grabbing Ellie a few times and making the first moves but then wanted to throat punch Ellie for walking it back….guuurl when a man kisses you like THAT you don’t stop and say but we are jut friends!!  LOL

The story is a mystery of who is trying to hurt Ellie and why.    I kinda figured out who the bad person was a bit though the story.  But the ride of the story was a good one to read for anyone looking for something with some twists and turns.

I will say I did enjoy the narrator’s voice in the story.  It was a warm sounding voice who made Ellie’s character seem likeable even when she was pushing Pax away at every turn.  LOL

Since childhood, best-selling and award-winning author Amy Hale has been using the written word to inspire, encourage, and entertain. She loves creating characters and worlds from nothing but her imagination and a few glasses of wine. Her popular paranormal series The Shadows Trilogy has earned multiple awards, as have the Havenwood Falls books, of which she is a participating author. She’s also a participating author in the Feisty Heroines anthology which became a #1 New Release and Bestseller on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Nook shortly after its release.

She debuted her first fiction novel in 2015 after retiring from 13 years of non-fiction writing for various online entities. For the last couple of decades, she’s also carried the titles of Laundry Goddess, Chef, Butt Wiper, Soother of Temper Tantrums, and in more recent years, Moderator of Sarcastic Eye-rolls and Sass. She resides in Illinois with her husband and two grown children who claim they are never moving out. Regardless, they are the center of her universe, although her cat believes otherwise.
If she had any spare time, she’d love music, photography, watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 with her family, and long rides on the back of her husband’s motorcycle.

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#WOTR21 – #Review – Tin Man (Silver Cyborg Series Book 1) by Ava Cuvay

Tin Man (Silver Cyborg Series Book 1)

Officer Adam “Lemon” Lehmann volunteered for experimental cybernetic upgrades to save his life, but the decision killed his career. Now working as a bar bouncer in a society which both fears and loathes cyborgs, Adam wants to lay low until either his aging human parts, or his glitching cyborg parts end his lonely life.

Eve Myer has critical information about her employer’s corporate corruption which is killing cyborgs. But when the internet whistleblower she meets at a bar takes a fatal shot meant for her, she clings to the sexy yet reticent bouncer’s offer of safety. She finds both protection and passion in his arms even as an unknown adversary is determined to destroy her information, and her.

Adam and Eve struggle to keep their own secrets in the face of their escalating feelings and the mounting threat on their lives, even when that threat comes from each other.

Book One of the Silver Cyborg Series trilogy. This story has a romantic happy ending and a storyline continuing to book two.


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Time, choices, mistakes, regrets, fate…and MadDog2020!

When Adam was dying he made a choice to accept cybernetic prosthetics to save his life, but now being a cyborg means he is existing in between worlds. Happy to be alive but nothing to live for. He was shunned for his choice and lives a solitary life for fear that he will glitch and hurt someone. Eve is a smart and strong woman who found out the company she works for is killing cyborgs. Her objective is to get this information to the right people and ultimately save the cyborgs. When these two meet you can feel the connection right away. They have a slow burn type of chemistry. One absolutely worth waiting for. He knows something is off with her but can’t put his finger on it. One thing leads to another and BAM! Their lives have been slammed together and now both of them are in danger. 

In true Ava fashion there is quite a bit of snark and sass with some seriously hawt scenes. Believe me, you don’t want to miss any of that. One of the things I loved most about the story is that it wasn’t predictable. It consumes you because the conspiracies are crazy and when you see how things change at the drop of a dime it keeps you turning the pages. Add a little MadDog2020 and the mention of toilet paper hoarding and you’ve got yourself an awesome story! No, seriously. These are mentioned and were perfect additions (so now you totally have to read it because you have to know if it’s true!) but the love story that occurs is breathtaking. A sort of Beauty and the Beast scenario, if you will, with a wonderful happily ever after. However, the real zinger is near the end. There are a few characters that are going to become big players in this trilogy and I can’t wait for the next. Bring it on!

Ava Cuvay

Ava Cuvay writes out of this world romance featuring sassy heroines, often-alien-but-always-sexy heroes, and an alcoholic beverage or two… Set in a galaxy far, far away. She resides in central Indiana with her own scruffy-looking nerfherder, kiddos who are growing up without her permission, and two kitties that make her laugh. She believes life is too short to bother with negative people, everything is better with Champagne, and Han Solo shot first. When not writing, Ava is thinking about writing. Or wine. And she’s always thinking about bacon.

#REVIEW – Secret Slave by Anna Ruston

You’re not going home. You’re not going anywhere. You’re mine now.

Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn’t escape for over a decade.

Held captive by a sadistic paedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies… each one stolen away from Anna at birth.

Her salvation arrived thirteen years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

I’ve had this book on my kindle for a long time now. I saw the paperback at an airport during my travels but completely forgot I had purchased the ebook until I was looking through my list of books that I haven’t read yet.

After finishing my last book, I decided to open this one up and I have not felt this consumed by a story in…well…in forever. It has taken me on a journey, one that I’m thankful I’ve never had to experience in real life.

This book is about a girl who was kidnapped at the age of 15 and abused for 13 years. This is NOT a romance. Not in the least. It’s based on true events and guys, it hurts. It hurts so freaking much. I had to take a break after every chapter.

I’m a romance reader. I will always be a romance reader. I love my horror and darker reads as well. Dark romance is one of my favourite things to write but reading it, knowing that it actually happened to some poor little girl or that it happens every day…it was the hardest book I have read in quite a long time. Maybe ever.

If you love to read books based on true events, then I highly suggest this one. But please be warned, bad things happen. Awful, unspeakable things happen. But I think everyone needs to know this little girl’s story.

#WOTR20 – #Review – Stephen: The Omega’s Curse

Stephen: The Omega's Curse

Stephen:

I don’t know how much more I can take. In the span of two weeks I have been told I am a rare omega, yanked from my pack by an old crone who says I need this journey to discover the powers I hold within Then the real bomb is dropped. I am cursed. When another pack alpha decides to snatch my true mate out from under me, my wolf and I take things into our own hands and call in reinforcements. I promise if that alpha harms a hair on her head, I’ll have his on a platter!

Harper:

Things have gone to hell in a hand basket quick after Hallister becomes the new alpha of the River Pack. I must go against everything I am and everything I believe in to save my pack. I was resigned to do what is needed until my true mate shows up. Now my head and heart are at odds. The alpha of a border pack snatches me to use as a bargaining chip against my mate and the original omega. I will not become a pawn in this war. Now will I allow another person I love to sacrifice themselves to save me.


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First and foremost, I have loved all the shifters in the Black Mountain Pack. Each time I read one I think that it is my absolute favorite. I think that I love them all differently as each one is so different but their stories all overlap. I really enjoy how each one has their own journey and path with each one intertwining into the next. Stephen’s journey is no different but I think it is deeper than some of the others. Stephen is pulled from his pack to go on a journey with Adele. This is a journey of self discovery as he is coming into his Omega powers. On top of this he finds his true mate. The only thing is, they have been connecting in the dream world and things get real shifty when they finally meet in person. Harper is a strong, independent woman and the daughter of the true Alpha who is deceased. The new alpha is power hungry and has a claim on Harper because of her status. Stephen and Harper cannot announce they are mates at this time because of the turmoil in her pack and the new power hungry alpha, Halister. Her pack has also not seen a true mate in many years and thinks it’s all myths and legends now. Things really go haywire when Harper is kidnapped by a rival pack who wants to use her as leverage for her mate’s omega powers. 

Stephen and Harper’s story will suck you in from the start. It is fast paced with no dull moments. From the craziness of the power hungry alpha to the sexual angst between Stephen and Harper to the insanity of Harper’s captors….it just keeps going and going and going….This story does not disappoint and is an absolute must read! 

Miranda Lynn

#WOTR20 – #Review – Zombie Queen by Brandy Slaven and Mary Martel

Zombie Queen

The beginning…
The beginning is always the best place to start when reflecting on what has been.
Thinking back on it, my life had been perfect.
Middle class girl in high school with a happy home life.
My life had been full of nothing but promise.
Life was good.
Everything was great.
And then my whole world went to shit. In one day.
The disease came first.
Then the dead.
It was a fight for my life every single day from the start. But I was different from all the rest.
I had heard my mother’s screams while watching my sister become one with the undead. All the while feeling like there was absolutely nothing I could do to help them.
It killed me.
What’s more, it changed me.
I did everything I possibly could to survive on my own.
And then I learned how to survive with others.
By being their Queen.
Their Zombie Queen.
And by being the most feared woman they ever came in contact with.

This is a WhyChoose novel full of zombies, a sword wielding badass chick, and an army of dudes.
Recommended age 17+ due to content and language.


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For the love of zombies and all of their undead unholiness….Sign me up! I am going to try to explain how great this story is. The tag on this book is WhyChoose…so why choose? It’s the end of the world and the zombies have taken over, people! Em was a good girl with a good future ahead of her but that was in a past life. “I may be a sword wielding bad@$$ zombie slayer now, but before all of this….I was pretty much afraid of my own shadow.” Em has had to learn to survive on her own. She has taught herself to survive and to take care of herself. She is the ultimate bad@$$. The first real curveball thrown in the story is how she meets her band of merry men. I was like “whaaaaat?” It was craziness I tell ya! Then being witness to the story unfolding and how she gets to know all these guys is really impressive. This is not a hot and heavy reverse harem type of book, it’s so much more! I really love how the world building happened and how the characters unfolded. Nothing was overbearing or overdone. It was fast paced, full of action, with some hawtness thrown in…perfect! There are zombies and then there are monsters…of the human variety. People just don’t act right and those actions were loud and clear in this story. There were many many times that I rooted for Em and her crew out loud. Em has protected herself, not only physically, but mentally as well by not being a pushover little girl. She has a smart mouth, knows what she wants and has no problem letting them know about it either. I am going to give one tiny spoiler because it stems from one of my favorite lines in the book. Em befriends a grandma and she says “Suck on a d***, Grandma Death. I thought we were supposed to be friends but you’re a f*****g traitor.” I literally LOL’d after this. Em is a girl after my own heart. I hope their story continues because I need more! 

Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state park.

Mary Martel

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.