Run From the Dead Novella

Run from the Dead: Novella Book 0.5
The Beginning: A Zombie Apocalypse
by Joanne Nundy

A Zombie Apocalypse Series (Book 0.5)

 by Joanne Nundy

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Run from the Dead: Novella Book 0.5
The Beginning: A Zombie Apocalypse
by Joanne Nundy


Dr Karl Becker ran for his life. The life he thought he still had. Injected with a virus after confronting the head of his company about immorality and insane experimentation, Karl escaped.

Left with only one option; RUN!

To solve the riddle of humanity’s worst enemy to date; a virus to create zombies and end the world as we know it, Karl turned to an old friend, Dr Maxim Ivanov; one of the world’s most brilliant minds. Teamed with an old flame, Dr Stephanie Simpson of Oxford’s Infectious Diseases Department, they got to work on the puzzle Karl had set before them.

As horrific changes begin, Karl unwittingly passes on the virus to other humans; the virus that transforms people into rage filled, flesh-eating monsters.

Can he save himself or simply hope to save the world instead?

Join Karl and Maxim in the race to stop the world’s demise.
My Review:
This is a fascinating zombie story. I enjoyed how It is told from the perspective of a human that becomes infected with a virus. I felt everything that the character felt because it was described so thoroughly. Highly entertaining and quite addictive. I am definitely going to continue to read this series.

Run from the Dead: Book 1: A Zombie Apocalypse

Run from the Dead: Book 2: A Zombie Apocalypse
This title will be released on Nov 30, 2021

Run from the Dead: Book 3: A Zombie Apocalypse
This title will be released on March 31, 2022

Apocalyptic
Horror
Zombie
Science Fiction
Fantasy

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Run From the Dead

A Zombie Apocalypse Series (Book 1)

 by Joanne Nundy

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Run from the Dead A Zombie Apocalypse 
A Zombie Apocalypse (Book 1)
by Joanne Nundy

Can’t fight the dead? Then RUN…
Run from the Dead
A Zombie Apocalypse 

(Book 1)
by Joanne Nundy

Can’t fight the dead? Then RUN…

The dead are rising and violently attacking people on the streets of the UK. Driven by an insatiable hunger for flesh, they attack anyone who dares to go out.
Anna is trapped as the zombie apocalypse rages outside her front door. Desperate and alone, she must find a way to get to her children who are with her Ex-partner. As Anna runs from the dead, she finds help from Rob and his fifteen-year-old brother, Jack, despite Rob’s better instincts. Together, they run the nightmare gauntlet that used to be their neighborhood.

Run from the Dead is the first book in a zombie apocalypse series, following ordinary people trying to stay alive no matter what the cost. Battling the dead and humans alike, the people left must become somebody new. Someone prepared to do whatever it takes to live.
Anna must learn to survive this cruel new world, where the living can be just as terrifying as the dead.
My Review:
Anna, mother to two children, Alex and Jasper, with ex-husband Steve.
After dropping off the kids for a week visitation with their dad, she wakes up to a zombie apocalypse. As she tries to get across town to be with her kids she runs into brothers Rob and Jack who help her.

This would be my experience fall asleep with a migraine and wake up to a zombie apocalypse. The plot was strong and entertaining. The characters were interesting and relatable. I empathized with Anna and how she would do anything for her kids. I loved the camaraderie relationship between brothers Rob and Jack.

What an enticing blend of zombies, action and adventure, thrills and relationships. I would definitely recommend this series. And I would go as far as calling it a cozy zombie apocalypse story because it was so cool. Author Joanne Nundy is now my go to zombie fix author.

My favorite lines:
"Twice dead Zombie"
“You getting your knickers in a twist isn’t going to change what’s              already happened or not happened.”
“You absolute fucking legend, Anna… Batshit crazy, but unbelievable too,”

Smart things to remember during a Zombie Apocalypse:
Always sleep with your boots on
Always sleep with your packs right beside you
Super Glue can be used to glue cuts closed
Always carry a boot knife in your boot
R.I.C.E treatment method acronym
(Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
And finally, do not set a zombie on fire because it just becomes a flaming projectile zombie coming after you.



More from Joanne Nundy
Run from the Dead: Book 2: A Zombie Apocalypse
This title will be released on Nov 30, 2021.

Run from the Dead: Book 3: A Zombie Apocalypse
This title will be released on March 31, 2022.

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WHAT IS TECHNOMAGIC? NANOVERSE RISING!

 by Theophilus Monroe

Algorithm is launching in two days! This is a slight departure from my other books. These are short, action-packed, dystopian technothrillers. It uses what I call "technomagic." If you're accustomed to reading other genres of fantasy, magic is almost always a part of the world. In this case, our hero develops what I call "technomagic." As a former war hero, suffering from PTSD, after the government mandates a universal injection of nanobots into the population (called Nanovax), which is supposed to eliminate all death and disease once and for all, Lieutenant Goff becomes the "face" of the innovation. He received the injection after suffering a traumatic brain injury in the war. It saved him.


But Nanovax has its limits. It can heal most injuries--but some devastating accidents are too much to overcome. The Day of the Fifteen--fifteen terrorist attacks in fifteen cities--require drastic measures. An algorithm is implemented to examine everyone's thoughts, their attitudes, combined with other biostatistics like heart rate, blood pressure, and sweat output to predict when someone is a threat.


Suffering from PTSD, however, the nanobots aren't interfacing with Brian's mind like it does for others. The algorithm targets Brian, seizing his nervous system, and prepares to deliver him to Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. But the resistance intervenes, taking Brian before he arrives in custody.


Then, they discover that on account of his injury he can do more than "foil" the function of the nanobots. He can control them. He can engage the entire nanoverse. This gives Brian new abilities--technomagic! He can wield the power of the nanobots that dwell in everyone. And when the government takes his daughter, in an attempt to lure him back into custody, he has only one option. He has to use these mysterious technomagical abilities to rescue her.


But there's a member of the President's cabinet--Dr. Archimedes Flat--who has other designs. He has a vision to expand the nanonetwork, to upload all human consciousness into a digital world, a new sphere of existence. Can Brian save his daughter? Can he stop Dr. Flat before he changes humanity forever?


So, what is technomagic? Consider it a kind of magic rooted in human technology, a magic "invented," but utilized by our hero on account of a flaw in the system.




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Dead World

Book Release Day

 by Alex Apostle

Rating: 0 out of 5.
Dead World 
A Dead Soil Novel
by Alex Apostle 

The trilogy comes to its final conclusion in Dead World. Survivors have dwindled to almost nothing as the zombies spent the last year wiping out humanity. While many in the group hide out in the newfound underground bunker society, a select few have taken up the job of saving the world. They head to a laboratory in downtown Chicago rumored to be up and running and working on a vaccine for the zombie virus. Christine is sure Liam's journal holds the key to helping them create the saving cure. But life on the road in a zombie-ridden world has its own plans. When one of her own is turned it becomes a race against the clock to make sure the cure is discovered and distributed. Will they make it in time or will the world succumb to its dark fate of living death?



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HELLROSE-A Book Review

 by Emma King

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Hellrose
by Emma M. King



Over the past 150 years, HELLROSE psychiatric hospital has become one of America's most feared establishments.
After being plagued by flashbacks to a terrifying past, a psychiatrist, Dr. Lisa Williams, tries to repair her life by helping a new outlandish patient who has his own horrifying history.


Hellrose is a psychiatric hospital in Nevada where criminally insane convicted patients live out their sentences. It is also a place to evaluate patients to see if they are criminally insane or just lying criminals.

It is up to the main character, renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lisa Williams to do these evaluations.
 After a horrific accident, Lisa is plagued with flashbacks. Going back to work she is assigned a new patient, Harvey Power that needs to be evaluated for the crime of murdering his family.

I will not give spoilers to the rest of the story.

This story had a chilling atmosphere with great character development and a twisted plot. Aside from the proofreading errors, this story is filled with tension, suspense, anxiety, and terror.



Thriller
Suspense
Psychological
Horror
Murder
Mystery

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The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District

by Nathan Bush

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Written in Blood: The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District (Volume 1)

Detective Ken Collins is completing his rookie year in Homicide, a division of the Investigative Branch of the Foley Police Department, when a serial killer with an insatiable appetite for destruction, and a desire to ruin Ken’s life, begins mutilating prostitutes in the 8th District. Ken must work the case with his partner, Senior Detective John Filcher, all while dealing with personal circumstances that include physical and mental issues, burgeoning questions about his Eternal security, and his dad’s recurring illness. Unfortunately for the duo, the killer is brutal and efficient and leaves no trail to follow. Things get complicated for them when the investigation turns south, and the Governor’s newly initiated ‘Special Crimes Division’ shows up. During the investigation, John, a devoted Christian, uses every opportunity to try and lead Ken to the Truth. Will Ken and John find the killer before more victims die? Will the killer make good on his vow to destroy Ken? Will the ‘Special Crimes Division’ make a move to take the case away from the detectives from the 8th District? Will Ken accept the Truth that can change his life forever? This is a story written with multiple points of views. A murder mystery tale with characters that are normal, believable, and realistic. For this being his first novel, it is well written.

Root of Evil The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District (Volume 2)

Detective Quin Butler is the new guy in the Homicide Division of Foley’s 8th District. He isn’t in town long when he and his partner, Senior Detective John Filcher, draw their first case together. A man is found bludgeoned to death and his motel room ransacked. Nothing at the scene suggests what the killer was after. To add to the mystery, his body is riddled with odd-shaped markings. As they work the investigation, new evidence in a cold case comes to light and makes life even more hectic for the pair. Trouble abounds for Quin in his personal life when he meets a beautiful woman, who happens to be an old friend (old flame?) of John’s. Why is John so protective of her? What circumstances caused her to leave Foley in the first place? When the answers come, will Quin second guess his decision to pursue her against John’s wishes?

Once again this story involves Detective John Filcher and his division. It is a murder mystery crime story.

Twisted Christian The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District Book 3

Verdugo, a man with a skewed view of scriptural interpretation, believes he has been chosen by God to pour out His judgment on the men responsible for a young girls death and bring justice to her and her family.

Detectives Berg Anderson and John Filcher are thrust together to find him. One is a self-proclaimed non-believer; the other, a professed Christian.

How will the non-believer handle being saddled with a true Christian for a partner? Will Verdugo be able to complete his mission before he is captured or killed? Or will the Homicide Detectives succeed in stopping him before the body count gets out of control?

Detective John Filcher is at it again but with a new partner. It is a murder mystery crime story with a twist.

Preying Games, The Foley Chronicles, Files from the 8th District Book 4

She’s on the hunt, and Foley will be her preyground. Amy is a tech savvy blogger who is tired of being trampled on by men. Utilizing her considerable technical skills, she concocts a plan to rid Foley of its aristocracy by drawing them into a deadly game of seduction. Namely, men of power and money. Men who think they’re above the rest of society. Men who are out for themselves. Detective Shelby Lynn joins the 8th District Homicide Squad and is immediately thrust into an untenable situation when she’s partnered with the disagreeable Detective Berg Anderson. They soon team with Senior Detective John Filcher and Detective Quin Butler on a case, which quickly turns into more than a simple murder investigation. The team encounters crime scenes that aren’t what they seem, bugs, drugs, newspaper editorials, a possible copycat killer, one of their own in trouble, and much more. Can the Homicide Detectives of the 8th District stop this killer before she eliminates her lengthy list of prey?


This story has a whole slew of characters besides Detective John Filcher. Another creepy murder mystery crime story.


One percent of cold cases are ever solved.

Daisy Chain

by Julia Vaughan

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Daisy Chain
by Julia Vaughan

In 2009, the body of five-year-old Daisy Prospero was found. Her killer has never been caught. Flash forward ten years and a cold case unit has formed to take another look at the case.

Chief Superintendent Lenny Howard asks Detective Chief Inspector Kath Fortune to head up the new cold case team. These team members that pour over the files, Detective Sergeant Ruth Goodwin, Detective Sergeant Shirley Thompson, Detective Constable Marvin Henshall, and Lane Petreus—a psychic who had helped them out on previous cases. Byron Lord has the civilian position with a degree in Computer Sciences & Technology. Justice for the dead and their families. That was all that mattered at the end of the day. That was what they all strived for: results and closure.

I absolutely loved this book. It had everything you need in a book through multiple genres. Action, yup. Mystery, yup. Thriller and crime, it’s in there. The characters and scenarios were realistic. I could not put this book down. I had to see how it ended. Of course, it ended with me out a night’s sleep, but oh well it was worth it. 


Horror
Mystery
Paranormal
Thriller
Crime



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Proximity – A Review

The ICHO Wars, Book 1

 by Kevin Alan

Proximity (The ICHO Wars, Book 1)
by Kevin Alan

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Proximity (The ICHO Wars, Book 1)
by Kevin Alan

A Post-Apocalyptic story set somewhere in the future. 

Former U.S. Army Special Forces operative, codenamed Bishop, a scientifically modified stealth soldier/mercenary is wanting to get out of this kind of life so he can be with his son. But before this can happen, he is captured and given an ultimatum by U.S. Army Director of Operations, Richard Ramar. The mission is to infiltrate and retrieve a secret weapon from a U.S. weapons facility taken over by terrorists in the Syrian desert. 

 In exchange for Bishop’s freedom and survival, Ramar makes two requests: assassinate the terrorist leader, and retrieve the weapon inside that facility before it changes mankind’s future… what little is left of it. 

The world building was interesting and new. The characters were beautifully written but flawed which made them easy to sympathize with. It was action packed and exciting. Looking forward to the next book in the series. 

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Get ready for some football!

Not So Friendly Intent

 by Michele Lenard

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Not So Friendly Intent
by Michele Lenard
 
A Steamy Sports Novel in the Mile High Romance Series

A shoulder to cry on turns into a sweet love.

Elliot Crawford’s engagement ended on a sour note after finding out her fiancé cheated on her. She runs to her best friend since high school, Shane Thomas. It was never anything more than friendship between them. Shane is a sexy single pro quarterback going into the playoffs and best friend to Elliot.

Shane’s teammates think a newly single Elliot will be a distraction, but just because his best friend is hot doesn’t mean he wants her. Or it didn’t, until she dared him to touch her.

Elliot would never want to risk their friendship though… so why did she dare him to touch her? This leads them to start seeing each other in a new light - although it takes them awhile to act on it.

I’ve read some great romance books in this past week. Lenard hits her mark in this one. It was sweet and kind of funny. I enjoyed the quick read, and the characters are believable and developed well through the book. You should definitely read this standalone in the “Mile High Romance Series”. It contains characters that appear again in books 2-5 though it can be read at any time.

 

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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


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