Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Confessions of a redneck zombie killing psycho

Confessions of a Red Neck Zombie Killing Psycho (Tasty Trio, #1)Confessions of a Red Neck Zombie Killing Psycho by L.R. Currell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Surviving Characters: Buck Grisham "Suck it up and be a Leader",Tammy Grisham, his "Seriously Suspicious Sister" and his wife Denny Grisham Fitzpatrick "Princess Peeper Annie Oakley" from Casper, Wyoming.
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The trio are mighty, powerful zombie ass kickers! The women are very proficient with weapons. Buck (a former Marine), was a contender in the UFC! Oh yea and he was a firefighter!  Decision making is a little harder... for this trio...

A Short Story about Surviving in the Zombie Apocalypse:  The trio nearly escaped a large herd on the road, and lost 1/2 their party in a matter of minutes. Now, looking for safety and a place to relax, they wind up in a backwoods redneck location on their way toward Mexico. "My feet feel like they are going to fall off, complained Denny, who did Zumba classes 3x a week, spin classes and pilates....".  Buck tells Denny to shut it, just before Tammy was going to pipe in about her whining, but they hear some noise.  "Music,"whispered Denny."  They come upon a scraggly dude trying to play Nirvana on an Electric Guitar... Electric? How? Everyone knows the electricity is dead, so they must have a generator..  Aren't they worried about attracting zombies??
And so Buck, Tammy and Denny meet the brothers Taylor, (Chris and Hank).
"For a brief moment Buck got a premonition of the ax lifting up and smashing down on his skull.  Buck could see his sister moved to the side of them. She had observed something that she did not like and was ready to blast the man if needed."
Something is really off about these 2 boys and our party is about to find out..

Apparently other people found a lot of grammar mistakes.. I'm really not the type to notice them.
 I gave three stars: Why? They story was predictable and campy because...
First of all Rednecks and Cannibals are just a known combination.  I knew right away something was wrong with the Taylor brothers, and the trio would not listen to their inner voices!!! So many red flags, (The first is the quote above).  I felt like watching a B rated horror movie.  Usually the blond, big boobed, woman runs up the stairs instead of out of the door to safety...
. "Yea we're doing a reconnaissance mission for our father," offered Buck..."He send's his son, his daughter and his son's wife, didn't she say there was an uncle or even other male relatives?" asked Charlie aloud in a puzzled tone.  Hank shot him a look that would have quietened a polar bear."

 We have a situation of Brawn over Brains here. Except for Tammy who was stuck because of her brother. As the story moves along, there are many more red flags that stand out.


The trio is getting settled in the barn and Denny see's..

"Hank staring at both her and Denny with his mouth wide open.  His chest rose and fell as he stood there staring, his eyes dilated as though he was in a trance.  Tammy realized then that her panties were showing out the top of her pants, she pulled them up as Hank cheekily winked at her."

My favorite part was when Charlie cooked dinner for everyone and Denny asks "What meat is this?", she asked as she swallowed it.  Charlie blinked at her and replied bluntly, "Possum"...."There aren't too many Taco Bell's out this way Miss," he replied with a snigger and Tammy couldn't help but laugh as well.  Do you really think it was possum?

I felt the end of the story just fell off a cliff.  It just stopped.  Tammy rescues Buck from fighting off zombies as amusement for Hank, and then they wonder where Charlie and Denny are??

But the good news is, there are 2 more books in this series:
 Tasty Trio: 1.Confessions of a redneck zombie killing psycho
                  2.Dead Horse Named Caleb
                  3.Soul Consumer

So although it was a fun quick read. There are a lot of zombies to contend with.

The author gave me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

I have read other stories by L.R.Currel, see my review of Space Sushi!!
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Trouble Has A New Name by Adite Banerjie







The Blurb


“Will you pretend to be my fiancĂ© for the next few days?” 

Recently-single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does - and when a mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel - Neel Arora - and best man at the wedding, things begin to look up.


Until Rayna’s ex turns up with a new girl on his arm! 


Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn’t mind being her fake fiancĂ©…? In an instant the attraction they share is fever pitch, but when scandal comes calling, Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!


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Adite Banerjie has been writing professionally ever since she graduated from college. After an exciting and fulfilling career as a business journalist, she turned to freelance writing, crunched numbers and wrote reports about consumer behavior and social development issues. Somewhere along the way she got on to the screenwriting bandwagon and wrote scripts for documentaries and spec screenplays for feature films. She was hired by a filmmaker to write a feature script based on a true story. When she penned her first romantic short story she won the 2012 Harlequin Passions Aspiring Authors Contest. Two of her books, The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal and Trouble Has a New Name have been published by Harlequin India. And she is currently under contract to write two more for the same publisher. She lives in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, with her writer husband. She loves to connect with readers and writers.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

The King #4 Ben Dixon and Sam Campbell

King (Red Dust, #4)King by Ben Dixon and Sam Campbell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The King is the Sequel to
  Red Dust  The Fall by Ben Dixon
Red Dust:The Fall

This book has one story, and it starts off with General Bulmer of the Union Army and Griffin talking.  They are in the midst of The Civil War with the added danger of Zombies!
General Bulmer wants Griffin to hunt down Ethan King who is the Leader of Kingstown,(which we visited in "The Last Rider" in Red Dust).  Bulmer wants King dead since he's an Outlaw and he's been allowed to Reign too long and Bulmer's own men are deserting him... OUCH.  He also needs the space for a tactical advantage, the key to the western flank of the Civil War, for his troops.  He wants Griff to tell King to surrender and his people will be under immunity, although King would still get knocked off anyways.
The Confederate Army is Flanking the Grant line west of Kentucky and they need fortification that will allow them to hold the Risers(Zombies) at bay and to keep those Yanks from pushing the line.  Bulmer tried to bribe Griff, but Griff is more concerned about the Riser's because that's his real specialty, he doesn't want to get involved in the War at all.




The Battle at Kingstown angers King and he vows to get revenge... also King has this new thought:
For the first time since the World had fallen to the Rising Plague,  Ethan King was gripped by a strange, new sense of responsibility that he had not known before.  He knew now, he would not only kill for these people, he would die for them.


He realizes that once his built his own city, he started caring for his people and wants to protect them from harm.  So remember Dr. Tremain and Dan?? King tells him to lead the people to safety in the North East, where they will reunite after all the fun festivities!

I loved this story, I changed my about Mr. King.  Griffin is a mysterious man but he's entwined in all of the stories so far because I love looking for details and figuring out puzzles. The Characters are amazing, and in each story we find out a little more about them.  I love also the theme of the Ol' West and Zombies, and also in the midst of the Civil War... although my prediction is the Zombies will win that war and people will scramble to safety..  Griff mentions "Where are all the Zombies?? They have been manageable so far.. but with the cannon fire it should attract more by the noise.....

Can't wait for the NEXT Installment!!!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Spotlight with Sundari Venkatraman




MEGHNA by Sundari Venkatraman


Hi Fellow Readers and Followers!! I am proud to Introduce Sundari Venkatraman!!
I have read Meghna and I really enjoyed it. (4 STARS) I reviewed it and you can check it out: Here
I am also in the Process of Review her other books:The Maholtra Bride
and Double Trouble.  I would classify Meghna as a Romance novel, but it so so innocent and happy!!
It is a refreshing breeze against all the Erotic Novels, and Paranormal Romance going around the reading circuits.  Sundari is also as sweet as her books, I had a great time talking to her, and she is very approachable if you'd like to get in touch or have any questions for her.
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     The young and dashing Rahul Sinha lives in England with his parents, Shyam and Rajni. He is an only son of the rich banker. Rahul is totally attached to his father but does not care for his mother. Read the book to find out why…. 
     Rahul is exulted with his efforts at work paying off and plans a holiday with his best friend Sanjay Srivastav who lives in Mumbai with his wife Reema, kids Sanya and Rehaan and most importantly, his sister, Meghna. Rahul recalls meeting Meghna just before they parted six years ago. 
     Meghna works for a website and also teaches modern dance as she loves it. She’s thrown for a toss when Rahul comes visiting. She had thought he had forgotten them. 

But how could Rahul do that? Sanjay’s his best friend and Rahul had always treated their home as his own. Sanjay’s mother had been more of a mother to Rahul than his own. Rahul had stayed away after moving to England or so Meghna believes. 

     Thus begins the story between Rahul and Meghna, the teasing, the flirting, the anger, the tears… …will they find love? 

A FRIENDLY WARNING: This book has been written only for the purpose of Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment! If you are looking to learn something or improve your lives after reading this work, then this book is not for you. I am not trying to get into competition with the Author Biggies of this world. I wrote this simply for the fun and joy of it. One thing I can promise the reader though: Well proof-read, perfect language that I feel is very important for every book that's written in any tongue. 

Yours truly, 
Sundari Venkatraman

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Even as a kid, she absolutely loved the 'lived happily ever after' syndrome as Sundari grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. Soon, into her teens, she switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualizing what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine.

Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. Then came the writing - a true bolt out of the blue! She could never string two sentences together. While her spoken English had always been excellent - thanks to her Grandpa - she could not write to save her life. She was bad at writing essays in both school and college. Later, when it was time to teach her kids, she could manage everything from Science to Mathematics and History & Geography.

When it came to writing compositions, her kids found her of no help at all. All this changed suddenly one fine day in the year 2000. She had just quit her job at a school's office and did not know what to do with her life. She was saturated with simply reading books. That's when she got home one evening after her walk and took some sheets of paper and began writing. It was like watching a movie that was running in her head - all those years of visualizing Indian heroes and heroines needed an outlet and had to be put into words. That's how her first novel, The Malhotra Bride, took shape.

While she felt discouraged when publishing did not happen, it was her husband who kept encouraging her not to give up. There was no looking back after that. While publishing took a long time happening, Sundari continued to write novels and then short stories. Her luck turned when Indireads approached her to write for them and Double Jeopardy was born.

Now it’s all about self-publishing her books on Amazon. She has published The Malhotra Bride (2nd Edition) and Meghna so far while planning to publish her fourth book - The Runaway Bridegroom -  in September 2014. 


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Juniper's Princess by Chelsea O'Neal Giveaway

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Juniper's Princess 
Angel Crest Series Book 1
Released July 2, 2013


Blurb:
Daniah is different, she always has been and now her dreams and visions of the future are increasing, she knows her life is changing. She just doesn't know by how much...

Jaiden is different, but he knows why and he knows his responsibilities. He must find the saviour of his race, the angel human half-breeds who are fighting a war for humanity's souls. If he can't convince Daniah she is more than just a little different - she is the princess of their people - they are all going to die.

Unfortunately Daniah doesn't have many reasons to trust Jaiden, especially when he is caught in a web of his own lies.

In a world where half-breed angels walk among us, fighting an evil for our souls, Daniah must find the strength to become the princess we all need.



Zoku's Hope
Angel Crest Series Book 2
by Chelsea O'Neal
Release April 2014!

Blurb:

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After Jaiden found Daniah in Juniper, they returned to Garnet City. Daniah is destined to become Queen of Zoku, a race of angel half-breeds who protect the humans from a soul-stealing evil. Now, Daniah is learning of her abilities and responsibilities as queen. Just as things seem to be going smoothly, a group of Zoku show up to help, led by an angel, Shelly.
Mallory has been on her own for most of her life, trying to protect and save those around her.  She is Toyek, and she's been hiding in plain sight while fighting for her life. She is intent on finding her friend’s daughter, whatever it takes, when an innocent trip to the supermarket takes an interesting turn.
Orion has been hired to find a female and, as a Tracker, finding people is his specialty. He discovers much more than he was looking for when he runs into the beautiful Mallory. While pursuing both his target and the resistant Mallory, he finds himself fighting to defend Princess Daniah and the Zoku.
Can Orion and Mallory work together to help Daniah be the hope the Zoku so desperately need? Or will a few surprises and a tragedy be all it takes to break the united front of the Zoku fighting against the evil Meikal?

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Author Bio Chelsea O'Neal:

Chelsea O’Neal lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue, and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening.  When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals that talk back and taking long walks with her Prince Charming…
Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words, but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, though she is quite sure he is out there.  Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Zoku’s Hope is her second novel, and she is working on her next book now.
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Chelsea O'Neal has a unique voice in storytelling, threading the characters lives together intricately to give us a complex web of good versus evil in a world descending into chaos...