One soul-searing kiss will…

Houston in September: A Year in Romance Novel

 by S.E. Saunders

Rating: 5 out of 5.
One soul-searing kiss will…It'll throw a monkey wrench in everything, that's what!

Houston in September - A Year in Romance Novel, By S.E. Saunders
 
One soul-searing kiss throws a monkey wrench in the works and starts them down a path to romance mixed with business.

Widower and successful entrepreneur, Emilia Patric flies to Houston to launch a nonprofit foundation in memory of her late husband when a series of unlucky incidences brings Emilia into engaged local family business owner, Vincent Eton’s life.

Neither is prepared for what happens next.

Omg this story is so witty and funny. Not my favorite genre but definitely one of my favorite authors. I feel in love with reading romance novels all over again. Fun, fresh, crazy! An intelligent and interesting read. I really loved the story and characters. I found myself cheering them on. They were funny and sassy. This was an enjoyable and fun summer beach read! I am going to buy this book for my mom, that’s how great it is.


Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Inspirational Romance
Clean and Wholesome





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Jasper in January Coming October 14, 2021, A Year in Romance Novel by S.E. Saunders

A Year in Romance Novels are a not a series in any specific order.

I Read A Lot in July – Wrap Up

I read 24 books in July and that was a lot for me, I pushed myself a little but enjoyed every page!

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Links to my ReviewAMZ
Skeleton Lake by Andrew Lowe★★★★★Buy
The Descendants by Destiny Hawkins ★★★★★ Buy
The Calling by Destiny Hawkins ★★★★★ Buy
Once Upon an Apocalypse: Journey Home by Jeff Motes ★★★★★ Buy
Beginning of the End an In the End Novella by G J Stevens ★★★★★ Buy
Dark Elements Emergence (Book 0, Prologue) ★★★★★ Buy
Edge of Valor: Edge of Collapse Book 7 by Kyla Stone ★★★★★ Buy
The China Pandemic: Graham’s Resolution by A. J. Shaw ★★★★★ Buy
Beneath The Skin by Kyla Stone ★★★★★ Buy
Edge of Madness by Kyla Stone Edge of Collapse Book 2 ★★★★★ Buy
Bleak (Earth Endures Book 1) by Jacqueline Druga ★★★★★ Buy
Edge of Darkness: Edge of Collapse Book 3 by Kyla Stone ★★★★★ Buy
Edge of Anarchy: Edge of Collapse Book 4 by Kyla Stone ★★★★★ Buy
Edge of Defiance: Edge of Collapse Book 5 by Kyla Stone ★★★★★ Buy
Becoming The Vendetta Trifecta by A. J. Scudiere ★★★★★ Buy
The Apotheon Crucible-The Apotheon Trials by Arya White ★★★★★ Buy
Edge of Survival: Edge of Collapse Book 6 by Kyla Stone ★★★★★ Buy
Love in an Undead Age By A. M. Geever ★★★★★ Buy
Omnicide by Jacqueline Druga ★★★★★ Buy
Fall of Two Blood Brute by Dixon Reuel Book 2 in the Series ★★★★★ Buy
Dark Elsewhere Book 1 by Luke Davids ★★★★★ Buy
Albertan Apocalypse The McKinley Chron. by John Keillor ★★★★★ Buy
The Flu Book 1 in a 2 Book series By Jacqueline Druga ★★★★★ Buy
The Shield and the Thistleby Jillian Bondarchuk ★★★★★ Buy
The Journey of Malchus by Chandra Trulove Fry ★★★★★ Buy

Rating: 5 out of 5.

How does one man convince the world that his way of thinking is the right way?

The Journey of Malchus

Book One of the Zombie Whisperer Chronicles

By Chandra Trulove Fry

The Journey of Malchus
by
Chandra Trulove Fry

Book One of the Zombie Whisperer Chronicles

How does one man convince the world that his way of thinking is the right way?
The Journey of Malchus
by
Chandra Trulove Fry

Book One of the Zombie Whisperer Chronicles

How does one man convince the world that his way of thinking is the right way?

The Journey of Malchus is set within several post-apocalyptic settlements with different types of tribes, with different kinds of roaming zombies.

The whole world is thrown into chaos as zombies take over and survivors are left to fend for themselves. All they know is that zombies bite and make more zombies. To them, it's shoot to kill and survive.

Not so to Malchus Dalton, he’s a hybrid, who has not turned even when bitten but thought crazy because of his unique ability to communicate with all kinds of zombies. They speak, and he can communicate with them. He attempts to share this knowledge with his fellow Lifers only to be shunned by them. 

Malchus may have bitten off more than he can chew. At least, that is how he feels when he tries to unite the Dusters and Lifers in harmony. Throughout the book we follow Malchus on his journey as he teams up with some rather unique friends.  Lilly, a 12-year-old bad ass killer that looks like a Lifer but eats like a Duster.  Mandy, an ex-girlfriend that is newly changed into a Duster/Night Prowler mix.  Patricia, who is thrown out pregnant from the Skull Clan. Can this group succeed on Malchus’ mission, or will they die trying?

Ok I know it’s a zombie apocalypse story, but it made me feel so good. I loved loved loved it! It’s a fresh and easy read. 

5 Stars
 
Genre:
Young Adult
Dystopian
Post-Apocalyptic
Science Fiction
Paranormal


How can you go back in time? Well, I’ll tell you how…Nope I won’t.

The Shield and the Thistle: The Grey Tower Chronicles by Jillian Bondarchuk

The first book in the Grey Tower Chronicles series.

By Jillian Bondarchuk

The Shield and the Thistle: The Grey Tower Chronicles by Jillian Bondarchuk


The first book in the Grey Tower Chronicles series.

Broken-hearted and recently dumped, culinary artist Meggie Washington leaves New York to visit her Gran in Scotland to heal and help with her 90-acre farm. While hiking on the MacKinnon Estate she falls through time by falling through a cave.  Present (2019) and past (1658)


How can you go back in time? Well, I’ll tell you how…nope I won’t.

All Meggie wants to do is escape her past and give herself some time to heal but did she want to wallow in the past or rejoice in the possibilities of the future. In comes Colin MacKinnon, the handsome hero that saves her from savages intent on harm. She struggles in this new and violent world.

A well-written story that left me excited and hungry for more. It had great characters, world building, romance, and adventure. What a combination. It was so fresh and real. Too Good to Be Put Down!
I loved this book so much I bought it for my mom!

The Shield and The Thistle is the start to an incredible book series!! Anxiously awaiting the next book. ️ ️ ️ ️

Romance
Paranormal
Fantasy
Time Travel

A Review: The Flu by Jacqueline Druga

Book 1 in a 2 Book series

By Jacquelin Druga

The Flu
Book 1 in a 2 Book series
By Jacqueline Druga
The Flu
Book 1 in a 2 Book series
By Jacqueline Druga
 
 
In an apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic society based in Lodi Ohio.

Their little town of Lodi is flu-free from a virus that has every horrible symptom. They fight to keep it safe and disease free.
 
The morale character of the whole town is being tested. Should they let others in? What do they do now that they are spared? And what are they willing to do to do to keep it that way?

I really liked the foreword where the Plague, Spanish Flu, Flu was explained.

I know! I know a pandemic book seems contrived. But remember this was written in 2011. And that was before the one that actually hit the world in 2020 or 2019 depending on who you ask.

I reread this book. I love and empathize with the characters. I root, cry and laugh with them.

Jacqueline Druga is a fantastic writer/author/storyteller. I will read anything she puts out. She is my “just buy it” author without even knowing what the books is about.


5 ️Stars ️ ️ ️ ️


Apocalyptic
Post-Apocalyptic
Science Fiction
Thriller





One of my favorite websites is changing its name.

Come celebrate “the change” Get how I played that on Saturday July 31st.

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

The Zombie Army has recently undergone a significant transformation. The new identity had to satisfy all of the existing expectations of what our original mark stands for… while simultaneously moving forward to include a broader, more inclusive group as we become Horror Writers Ink. We’re building a community for you where Authors and Readers Meet with Zombies, Horror, Post-Apocalyptic, Paranormal, and Dark Fiction. At 11:59 PM EST on Friday, The Zombie Army will become Horror Writers Ink!
As we officially launch Horror Writers Ink, this Saturday July 31st we will be hosting a huge celebration! There will be contests, games, giveaways, surprises from some of your favorite Featured Authors, book prizes and gift card prizes, a livestream video with various authors as guests, and… a chance to talk live, one on one with some of your favorite Featured Authors!

Fall of Two: Blood Brute – A Review

Fantastically fresh take on vampires and zombies

This Book 2 in the Blood Brute Series

By Dixon Reuel

Fall of Two: Blood Brute - By Dixon Reuel
This Book 2 in the Blood Brute Series
Fall of Two: Blood Brute - By Dixon Reuel
This Book 2 in the Blood Brute Series
 
Fantastically fresh take on vampires and zombies as a coven of vampires attempts to survive a zombie plague that has turned humans into mindless brutes roaming the countryside in devastating hordes, capable of mowing down anything in their path. If that weren't enough trouble, the vampires also must worry about a mysterious group of vampire hunters known as the Warwolves who seek to destroy them.
In this post-apocalyptic society full of zombies, vampires and humans, who is the leading species? Humans are driven to almost near extinction with zombies infecting everything.
Rise, vampire and newly turned blood brute of Owl Court Vampire Coven member also known as Invoker is on the verge of a lifetime of servitude under the evil Warwolves. Rise hatches an escape plan and rescue of Cypriot, Rise's longtime love. When Rise fails to rescue his imprisoned lover, Cypriot, he must find a new way out before Cypriot succumbs to the Warwolves' torture. 
Will the WarWolves, (vampire hunters, and the coven's sworn enemies) contribute to the vampire's demise? Who will emerge victorious???
Not so simple fresh and sophisticated take on vampire lore, zombies and Warwolves
How will the vampires change when bitten? Can they drink from brute blood? Can they turn a brute into a vampire? I have so many questions unanswered. Amid The Chaos. 
I really enjoyed this interesting perspective on vampires, zombies and post-apocalyptic story. The characters are complex and different.
Thanks so much for an advance review copy of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review of my opinion. 
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
Genre Horror Dystopian Gothic Romance



Why I Sleep With the Closet Door Open

Horror vs. Thriller

Salem’s Lot is the Reason, now the post…

My explanation of Horror and Thriller genres as I understand it.

Horror

Involves fiction in which the plot and characters are tools used to elicit a feeling of dread and terror, as well as events that often evoke fear in both the characters and the reader, but also the feelings they inspire in the reader. Your pulse quickens, and your skin prickles as you turn the page with bated breath. A horror story can also be called a thriller, if it employs psychological fear to build suspense but usually are themes of death, demons, evil spirits, and the afterlife.

Such as:

  1. Body (Frankenstein)

2. Ghost stories or ghost lore

3. Gothic fiction (mixing horror, romance, & death)

4. Monster

5. Psychological

6. Apocalyptic

Thriller

Involves the protagonist, usually acting to save their own life, rather than to solve the crime. Thrillers typically include cliffhangers, deception, high emotional stakes, and plenty of action — keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the book’s climax.

Such as:

  1. Conspiracy

2. Legal

3. Financial

4. Political

5. Psychological

6. Romantic suspense

7. Techno-thriller

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