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#WOTR19 – #Review – Proper (Fucked #2) by RK Gleason

Proper (Fucked #2)

Dave and Pam Richter continue their race against time and the plague sweeping through their home state. They’ve watched enough horror movies to know it won’t take long before its tendrils reach past the imaginary borders, infecting the rest of the country, and possibly the world. 

Despite their efforts, they continue to face one delay after another in their struggle to lead their family to safety. Their destination lays 2,500 miles away and will set their backs to the Pacific Ocean. But they’re discovering the virus turning the population into flesh eating monsters, isn’t the only threat they’re facing.

The military troops sent to contain the outbreak, led by Major Carolyn Brooks, are unprepared for the new, pack-like instincts, cooking in the brains of the infected. Now the government may be forced to initiate drastic measures in an effort to burn away all traces of the virusite from the face of the earth, before it’s too late. 

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


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Oh my f’n god! I freaking love this series!

 

“You had me at blood and semen, baby.” 

 

You have no idea how bad I want to drop the F bomb while writing this review. RK seems to really bring it out in me, haha! This story is what happens when the situation goes from UPPERCASE to PROPER. This is super intense from beginning to end and it wasn’t until the end that I could finally take a deep breathe. 

 

Dave and Pam are still working on getting the family together and back on the road but they are in the thick of it when the mail woman tries to eat Dave! Gah! Soooooo intense! But a little spoiler, Dave makes it and the mailwoman doesn’t….Ha! 

 

Major Brooks has her troops on the ground and going into the area to “contain” the virus. Little do they know the zombies are evolving a bit and have laid a trap. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the zombies are here and getting smarter!

 

This is a series of novellas so it’s a quick and fast read. I have read several of RK’s books and have been surprised by something in each book whether it’s something off color or off the wall, things that made me stop and try and figure out what the hell it is that I am reading. It’s part of what I love about this series. These are sarcastic people in a blended family that aren’t afraid of speaking their mind. At this point in the review you should stop reading what I have to say and go read the f’n book!

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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 ten books published to date.

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 ten books published to date.

#WOTR19 – #Review – Death’s Return (True Death #5) by R.K. Gleason

 

Death's Return (The True Death Series, #5)

 

Cast back into Purgatory at the worst possible time, Shepard is reunited with Horace, Matthew and Niki. Unfortunately for Shepard, there’s no rest for the wicked. Shepard must somehow find a way to return to Elysara and rescue his true love. The catch, she’s being held by an ancient enemy, bent on recreating the universe one soul at a time.

Enlisting the aid of his old friends and new acquaintances, Shepard must battle his way back to confront this very old, new enemy. But this powerful foe has enlisted some help of his own. Shepard and his friends will face their toughest challenges yet to find his lost love and thwart this sinister plan, before time runs out.

 

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OH HELL!!! Here comes BOB!!! I can’t tell you which of this series is my favorite because they are all soooooo different but with the same flare for gore, sarcasm, wittiness, and a killer plot! Again, I feel a little more evil with each book I read from RK. Maybe I’m going to hell because I can not get enough of the twisted thoughts, bent sarcasm and the rollercoaster of gore. But it’s totally worth it! These are my people!

 

“Sowing the seeds of discontent, creating doubt, disarray and general mayhem.”

 

This sums up this story PERFECTLY!!!!

 

Ok enough with this. The story starts right where 4 leaves off. Shep returns but with quite a vengeance as he actually died in purgatory! WTH?! RIGHT?! But the kicker is that he found Andrea. He F’n found her! And now it is his mission to get her back. But when he found Andrea he met Bob. And get ready for Bob! He is one of my favorite characters in the story. Well, there is Rusty (the cat) too. And he is freaking hilarious!!!! If cats could talk, LOL! Shep is ready to form the escape plan for Andrea. He gets everyone on board and gets some major help from Bob. But Bob, he is super simple but not. I hope that makes sense because it makes perfect sense to me. The thing with Bob is that sometimes he acts a little too quick and doesn’t give or get the best direction. Because of this the crazy group travels to some outlandish new planes of existence. The story stays gory with all the sarcasm that we love but we do get to see some of the truer sides of Shep….and Andrea. “Every choice I’ve ever made was for me and me alone, to save my (behind) or get what I wanted. I’m a survivor, not a (f’n) hero.” Shep says this and I think this is true for a lot of people. And as with the rest of the True Death series, nothing is as it seems. When we finally get to Andrea is everything all rainbows and unicorns? You must read this to find out!!!!!!!

 

The thing about RK’s characters are that they are a lot like me in some way, shape or form. I CAN RELATE! I feel like I know them and I can’t wait to hate them, love them, and threaten some of their lives! I am looking forward to continuing this series. And if you haven’t read the beginning of the series yet….WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!!!!

 

 

 

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 for The True Death and The Vengeful Death but was recently picked up and published by Love N Books.

#WOTR19 – #Review – The New Death (True Death #3) by R.K. Gleason

 

The New Death (The True Death Series, #3)

 

Three years after suffering torments at the whim of Daniel, The Guardian of the remaining angels in Purgatory, Shepard is left a wretched soul, untethered and adrift. But things have catastrophically changed in the delicate balance. There’s something unholy festering beneath the overcrowded streets of Purgatory, and only Shepard knows the key to its survival.

New friendships and alliances are formed, old friends resurface, and others are cast aside. Purgatory will never be the same, if it survives at all.

 

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I feel a little more evil with every book that I read of R.K.’s! This series has me hooked! In this author’s true fashion The New Death continues with bad language, crazy friendships, witty banter and the perfect amount of horror and gore! I can’t tell you enough how good this book is and is probably my favorite of this series so far.

 

“But like someone I once loved told me, f*ck it.”

 

We start this story three years after Shepard lost Andrea. Shepard is in a drunken stupor and has missed everything that Matthew and Horace have done with bringing the new souls into Purgatory. Since Matthew can now bring all of the souls in to one location and Horace tries to explain the rules to everyone to avoid them being taken and killed by The Other Things, Burnington has become over-populated and is in a crazy state of disrepair. In the midst of one of the groups coming in, Niki is amongst them. She and a new friend escape the madness and make it out into Burnington, Purgatory just trying to survive. They are chased by some thugs and run into the subway system to escape them but what the didn’t know was that there are much worse things in the subway. Niki is able to escape and happens upon Shepard and he brings her back to the Open. At once Horace is taken by Niki. As the group become four again they make a plan to try and save her friend. Shepard is being haunted by Andrea and in one of his hauntings he is visited by another being that gives him the key to survival and bring balance back to Purgatory. This rescue mission almost turns into a suicide mission due to new developments. Old friends resurface and more questions are brought forth. This book is one helluva wild ride just like the ones before. And the twists that are brought in will have you smiling and saying WTF! I love this author’s style and can’t wait to continue the series! The story is gripping and definitely not for the faint of heart!

 

 

 

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 for The True Death and The Vengeful Death but was recently picked up and published by Love N Books.

 

#WOTR19 – #Review – Uppercase (The F*cked Series Book 1) by R.K. Gleason

 

Uppercase (The F*cked Series Book 1)

 

There have been countless theories about how to survive a zombie outbreak. All of them based on impossibilities and conjecture turned into fantasies and science fiction. No one truly needed to prepare themselves, because no one believed it could ever really happen…

But now, Dave and Pam Richter are trapped in the impossible.

Forced to race against the spread of a rabid plague from a source no one suspected, and those ordered to contain and destroy it.

Playing dead has taken on a chilling new meaning.

 

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If you are tired of the same old zombie apoc story then this is the book for you!  Soooooo much better! R.K. Gleason is a newer author for me but I am hooked. He has a way with dropping the F Bomb a lot, using a bunch of hilarious banter in a story, adding a ton of gore…AND IT WORKS!!!! And when I seen this book….well I dove in head first! What do you do when you get in an UPPERCASE situation? Well the world as we know it is going to hell in a handbasket. By chapter two I was laughing so hard at the banter between Dave and Pam. These are the two main characters and we get to know them pretty well at the beginning. They are a freaking riot! There is an outbreak and everyone is trying to get a grasp on what is going on. Dave decides they need to get the hell out of dodge and he and Pam start gathering their adult kids so that they can get out of the state before the military comes in and closes them off. We know how we all are these days with technology and how easily we can get swayed from the bigger picture. But the way Dave and Pam get everyone together just works. We get to follow them on their trek and the craziness that gets in their way. This does end in a cliffhanger but rest assured….there will be more!!!! I am anxiously awaiting the next in this series. UPPERCASE is a fast read that you will not put down. YOU NEED TO READ THIS NOW!!!!

 

 

 

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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 for The True Death and The Vengeful Death but was recently picked up and published by Love N Books.

#WOTR18 – Review – The Vengeful Death (True Death #2) by R.K. Gleason

The Vengeful Death (The True Death Series, #2)

 

It’s been one year since the incident at The Lazarus Tower, and the destruction of the Hemo-goblins. Shepard and Andrea are in love, and Horace is beginning to move past Matthew’s unintended betrayal. But all is not well in Purgatory.

A powerful, hidden Angel is on the prowl, and he doesn’t like Matthew’s protection of Shepard and Horace. He’s planning to deliver his own judgment, to exact a pound of flesh or two for their audacity, and focuses his attention on Matthew.

Matthew knew it was only a matter of time before he’d be called to atone for his actions. Now he waits to reap the fate he has earned. But this Angel’s retribution won’t be laid on Matthew alone. He’s decided all of them will suffer.

Friendships will be tested and old enemies battled. Vengeance will reign, as impossible choices are made if any of them hope to see another day in Purgatory.

 

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“Anger is a short madness.” This line sums this book up. I have to be honest. After I read the first book I just picked this one up without reading the synopsis as I wanted to be totally surprised by what I was reading. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED! EPIC READ! Purgatory is a strange place. A place where you never truly die (unless by The Other Things) and it is always dusk. Never changing. Always going. In the first book we find out that Matthew is an angel and he intervened and saved Shepard and Horace, which is against the rules. He is getting antsy as a year has gone by and he still has not been punished. While waiting and waiting crazy things start happening to Shepard. This is the spoiler I will give, then no more! Shep is dreaming about people he knew and they are being dropped in Purgatory….but bad things are happening to them. They start to connect the dots and they have to figure out why this is happening. In the midst of this all Shep and Andrea have fallen in love and she has become part of their rag tag family unit at The Open. She is deaf but absolutely not dumb. And boooooyyyyy does she have a mouth on her, but it is all in her mind as she can’t talk. She absolutely fits with Shep. She is the female version of Shep only she can “say” the f bomb and the lord’s name in vain as she has to use her hands only. They way that this group interacts is hilarious. This is a love story of sorts but is super gory and witty as hell! And the ending……………the ending left my mouth hanging open trying to figure out what the hell happened! I was totally blindsided and no clue this was going to happen. It is so worth the read. If you took the time to read this review you better take the time to read this story….you won’t regret it! Now I’m off to read The New Death #3!!!!!! I have to continue and see what shenanigans Shep and Horace get into next!

 

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#WOTR – #Review – The True Death by R.K. Gleason

 

The True Death (The True Death Series, #1)

Headed for some well-deserved shore leave, Shepard is gunned down in the streets of Seattle, a victim of “a mugging gone stupid”. He awakens, not in a hospital bed, but in the surreal world of Purgatory.

Within seconds of his arrival, he is saved from a gruesome and painful end, by his new best friend Horace. That’s Quintus Horatius Flaccus, the philosopher, to you Roman history buffs. Horace explains to Shepard the cold, hard rules for surviving in Purgatory. More than just the walls have ears, and he’s not sure how long Shepard will last.

 

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This is a sensationally twisted roller coaster in Purgatory! I loved every page of this story. It is full of…..IT….of everything! I often found myself laughing out loud, literally, and reading passages to my husband (and he is NOT a reader) and he would laugh along or ask me “what the hell are you reading?”  because he couldn’t believe the things that were coming out of this story (in the best possible way). By the way, I could totally picture The True Death as a movie. When Shephard dies he ends up in Purgatory and Horace finds him and gives him a quick rundown of the rules as to not end in a true death. As with people in the living realm, there are jickholes in Purgatory. Horace, with the help of Matthew, have made it their purpose to help those who end up in Purgatory so they can live in peace and not end up with a true death. Shepard takes on this role when Horace saves him. As the story continues these two just can’t stay out of trouble. They are definitely trouble magnets, haha! They ultimately get their noses put in places that they probably shouldn’t be and the real villain makes himself known. This story gets under your skin! It’s gory, it’s freaking hilarious, and wrong on so many levels, LOL! It’s one of those trainwreck type things that you just can’t get enough of. You have to turn the page and find out what is going to happen and just when you think things can’t get any more screwed up….well, they do. Even in the worst situations Horace and Shepard try to make things light and are still going back and forth with their witty banter. This is an absolute, don’t screw yourself over, must read! I am thankful that I found RK a little late as there are plenty in the series that are out. I can’t wait to see what other types of crazy shenanigans these two are capable of getting into…these trouble magnets will absolutely keep you on your toes! Bravo, RK Gleason! You have a new fan!

 

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R.K. Gleason

R.K. Gleason was born in Grand Island, Nebraska in 196-something. He grew up, and spent most of his adult life living in Seattle. In late 1999, he met the love of his life, left his home in Seattle and moved to Ohio. Currently, R.K. lives in Columbus, Ohio with his best friend, and gorgeous wife, Petra. They have four children, currently two grandchildren, and ABSOLTELY no pets.

While R.K. grew up with a naturally vivid imagination, although his friends might argue some of it was self-induced, he seldom put his thoughts to paper. At the age of forty-eight, after the inspiration came to him in a dream, he began his first novel. On that day, The Truth Death and The Michele Shepard Series came to life.