The Time Zombies Became the Least of My Worries by Jen Naumann

Story: Ever since the zombie virus hit Emma’s irritatingly boring Midwestern hometown, she’s been on the run with her old best friend-turned-boyfriend Finn. On their journey, they’ve witnessed some pretty disgusting deaths, narrowly escaped life-threatening escapades that sometimes included one of their own pulling a gun on them numerous times, and redefined the definition of what makes up a family (as it turns out, soldiers and geeks can be pretty decent). They’ve even learned the disturbing truth behind the mysterious virus. But after Emma was bit by one of the infected trying to save her neighbor boy, she was told she would not have long to live. In the thrilling sequel to The Day Zombies Ruined My Perfectly Boring Life, Finn will help to tell the story as Emma and the gang are faced with the most crucial life-changing decisions yet. They’ll come across an unfortunate group of rednecks, discover the truth of what happened to Finn’s federal agent mother, and finally see a chance at truly being safe without having to run anymore. But in the middle of it all, Emma and Finn’s relationship will soar to completely uncomfortable levels when Finn takes things one step too far. And between being injected with an unknown liquid, taking on a completely unexpected (and really agitating alliance), and being left for dead by those she loves most, Emma will realize that zombies are the least of her worries.

OUR RATING: 5 OUT OF 5 BRAIN EATING STARS

REVIEW: The Time Zombies Became the Least of My Worries is the sequel to The Day Zombies Ruined My Perfectly Boring Life, which we are huge fans of. The sequel did not disappoint. It started off at the same point the first book ended. All the characters were back and many of our unanswered question were finally answered. We actually love this book more than the first. But don’t get us wrong the first book is still amazing. Emma is one of our favorite characters in this series. She’s funny and honest. We loved watching her grow in the second book. Emma is not one to wait to get rescued, she takes charge and easily can be considered a hero. At least she’s our hero. Finn is still as dreamy as ever. He’s so protective of Emma. Watching their relationship continue to evolve is fantastic. In this book we also get to go into Finn’s thoughts since he is also the narrator. We think we love him even more. Every character in this book has something to contribute and well developed. The action in the second book continues to be top notch. This book will make you laugh out loud and even shed some tears. Most of all this book will make you fall in love with Jen’s writing.

So turn off the Walking Dead Marathon and read The Time Zombies Became the Least of My Worries.

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Cover Reveal: The Time Zombies Became the Least of My Worries by Jen Naumann

When we first read The Day Zombies Ruin My Perfectly Boring Life we fell in love with this series and Zombies. This book has it all: Comedy, Adventure, A scare factor, and Romance. We are thrilled to bring you the new cover to the conclusion of this thrilling series, which we know will be a hit. Jen is giving away a copy of her first book in this series. So make sure to enter.

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Ever since the zombie virus hit Emma’s irritatingly boring Midwestern hometown, she’s been on the run with her old best friend-turned-boyfriend Finn. On their journey, they’ve witnessed some pretty disgusting deaths, narrowly escaped life-threatening escapades that sometimes included one of their own pulling a gun on them numerous times, and redefined the definition of what makes up a family (as it turns out, soldiers and geeks can be pretty decent). They’ve even learned the disturbing truth behind the mysterious virus. But after Emma was bit by one of the infected trying to save her neighbor boy, she was told she would not have long to live.
In the thrilling sequel to The Day Zombies Ruined My Perfectly Boring Life, Finn will help to tell the story as Emma and the gang are faced with the most crucial life-changing decisions yet. They’ll come across an unfortunate group of rednecks, discover the truth of what happened to Finn’s federal agent mother, and finally see a chance at truly being safe without having to run anymore. But in the middle of it all, Emma and Finn’s relationship will soar to completely uncomfortable levels when Finn takes things one step too far. And between being injected with an unknown liquid, taking on a completely unexpected (and really agitating alliance), and being left for dead by those she loves most, Emma will realize that zombies are the least of her worries.
The Day Zombies Ruined My Perfectly Boring Life Giveaway.

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Fatal (The Dead of Asher #1) by T.A. Brock

Story: Zombies eat brains: wrong. Zombies are mindless and unthinking: nope. Zombies are rotting bags of flesh: not necessarily. Zombies kill humans: never… well, there is that one exception. Grayson Patch hasn’t been human since he was seventeen years old… and that was nineteen years ago. When he rose from the dead that night, a Zombie, he had no memory of his former life, a craving for raw flesh, and only one purpose: to find a cure. He wishes only to be human again and he is promised that it is possible. But first he must find the human that can help him before he begins to decompose… and trade her life for his. As he learns more about her, he just doesn’t know if he can do it. Can he? When the cost of being human again is to become a monster? Cori Abbot isn’t scared of Grayson. Not when there are a million other things for her to worry about. Like being the new girl in a school that is a fraction the size of her old one. Or making new friends while battling her antisocial tendencies. And then there’s the big one: dealing with the recent and sudden death of her father. Yeah, there are bigger problems than the strange, withdrawn, and consistently angry guy who seems to hate her for no apparent reason. Imagine how surprised she is to realize that the ever hostile Grayson might actually be the one who understands her the best.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 secrete zombie stars

Review: There’s nothing better than when an author takes an idea and thinks outside the box when developing it into a story. Such is the case with Fatal. It’s not your normal zombie “eats” brains kind of story. If you think it’s something like Warm Bodies you’re wrong again. Well kind of. T.A Brock does an incredible job bringing us into this world where zombie do exist and all they want to do is survive without eating brains and find their savers. Behind the zombie walls is this beautiful love story between Grayson ( the frustrated zombie boy) and Cori (the timid hurting girl). These two character build a relationship slowly, which makes it very believable even if you are reading a zombie book. They don’t immediately fall in love, in fact it takes a lot of work and trust. They both have to battle many inner demons. Now don’t just think this is a book about romance, it also has lots of action that will have you turning the pages. Brock also does a great job with the secondary characters. Just like in life you get fooled by some of the characters you think you should trust and some you don’t trust. Now we do have to tell you at first you might feel a little lost and wonder why things are happening, but the authors does a wonderful job tying all the loose strings together with a shocking ending. You will close the book wanting more. This book is a thrilling ride you won’t want to get off. We really hope the next one is coming out soon.

So grab a glass of water and read Fatal.

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**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review**

Author’s Corner: T.A. Brock

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We are so excited to be part of T.A. Brock book blog tour. We got to know T.A. Brock through our interview with her. I hope you all enjoy this interview as much as we did.

What is Fatal about?

Fatal, at its heart, is a story about learning to love yourself. A story about accepting others despite their differences. A story about what it truly means to be human. If you think that sounds heavy, it’s not. Expect bad jokes, sarcasm, an interesting encounter in the men’s bathroom *wink, wink* and everything you ever thought about zombies being turned inside out.

What was your inspiration for this book?

Well, I love the TV show, The Walking Dead. I like how it addresses the tougher issues of a zombie invasion, how it questions the character’s humanity. And at the time, there weren’t any zombie books out there that were DIFFERENT. You know, something other than slavering, rotting, reanimated corpses. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I just thought it would be totally cool to have a new take on the typical zombie. That’s how Fatal was born.

We know this is a story about zombies but are any of the characters or parts of the story based on real people or events?

Sadly, no. Fatal hales from so far into my imagination that even the town the story takes place in is fictional. That being said, it is the type of story where everything seems kind of real. No high fantasy or anything like that. Even the paranormal parts (the zombies) are sort of real. Or at least more real than you might expect them to be!

Who was your favorite character to develop?

Definitely Peg. She’s so spunky and different and sure of herself. She’s the complete opposite of the book’s heroine, Cori, and I really enjoyed the juxtaposition. I loved Peg because I could personally relate to her so well. She likes color. I like color. She’s busy. I’m busy! You get the picture.

When did you become interested in writing?

It’s always been a dream of mine to write stories. Like from the age of… birth? I made up stories in my head when I was very little. Complete with characters, plot arcs, and sappy endings (apparently I was always going to be a romance fan, even at six years old). But it wasn’t until I was twenty six (four years ago—eek! Now you know how old I am) that I actually put any of my stories on paper. Prior to that they were just part of my congested mind.

Do you have any writing rituals?

Only one. I reeeeally need music to keep me on track. It’s my ultimate writing block breaker. Those times when I can’t seem to wrap my mind around what a certain character is thinking or how they might react to a situation, I reach for my sound files and suddenly I’m right there with them. It’s magic, really. For FATAL there was a song by Skillet (Never Surrender) that put me into Grayson’s perspective.

What word do you always have trouble spelling?

Oh geez, this one’s easy. For the life of me, I can’t seem to spell ‘necessarily’. Sometimes (like right now) I mess it up so badly that my spell checker doesn’t even recognize it. Also, while writing FATAL I misspelled Aiken’s name EVERY time. Like my fingers had memorized the wrong way to type it or something. I would spell it Akien instead.

What author inspired you to write?

Dude, there are so many. I find it hard to name just one. Early on, I was a huge fan of Francine Pascal and her Sweet Valley series. In high school I fell in love with the classics. Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Victor Hugo, and Jane Austen were some of my favorites. Later on, I became fascinated with the paranormal. Stephenie Meyer, Claudia Grey, and Gena Showalter. Oh my gosh, and Suzanne Collins. There are too MANY!!!

Which authors inspire you today?

I know this will sound icky but… every author bold enough to let others read their work is an inspiration to me. Now that I know how terrifyingly traumatic it really is to open your book to perfect strangers, I look at authors in a completely different light. My stories are my creations. Almost like I’ve given birth to a paper child (now I’m picturing my book cut into the shape of a baby… but whatever). I think it must be similar to letting your child go off to college. Once your story is out there, you can’t protect it anymore. You have to let it have its life.

What advice do you have for anyone who would like to be an author?

The only advice I have to offer is the same thing I tell myself over and over: 1) write a lot. Even when you don’t feel like it. 2) Write what you want/like. Don’t think about what others will like. Write for you. 3) Make it fun. If you’re having fun writing, it will show in your work. AND you won’t ever get bored!

What are you working on now?

My priority right now is finishing up Lethal, the sequel to FATAL. This story follows Peg and Aiken (spelled it wrong AGAIN) and also answers some BIG questions about Grayson and Cori’s future. Buuuuut since I’m a bit of a spaz writer and can’t seem to stay focused on one project, I’m also working on a twisty turny choose-your-own-adventure style book!!!

If you could have one superpower which one would it be and why?

Would the ability to make a baby sleep through the night count? Is that a superpower? If not, it should be. Can you imagine all the moms and dads around the world I could help out? They could call me Sleepywoman. But if I had to choose a REAL superpower I guess it would be flying. Because in the words of Eleanor (from Eleanor and Park), “I know it’s not very useful but… It’s FLYING.”

You can find T.A. Brock @:

Make sure to check out Fatal

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Our Review will be up soon.

Battle of the Book Boyfriend (round 2)

This is the fifth and last match in round two in our battle to find the best boyfriend of the week from 2012. Each winner will move on to round three, which will begin in three days. So now enjoy our final battle of the book boyfriends in the second round. But first here is why we picked these three boyfriends:

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Sebastian is the type of guy that can teach how to reel a guy in (AKA: The Hook-up Doctor.) Sebastian might think he’s God gift to girls, but he has a heart of gold when it come to his friends. He is very charming and will get inside your heart even if you don’t want him to. He might be afraid of love, but he’s not afraid to hug his mom. Sebastian may come off cocky but his heart will make you fall for him.

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Wes can easily be the guy of your dreams. Okay, so he served time, but it wasn’t for anything big. Wes is the type of guy that can be series one moment and goofy the very next moment. He’ll become your best friend first. Wes will know almost everything about you, since his favorite game is truth. Wes will hold your hand when you need him to, and will make you realize the boyfriend you do have is a total jerk. We love Wes, but who doesn’t love the artsy type that can make garbage into beautiful art?

 

Finn is the type of guy that will carry you in his arms while zombies chase you. He’s your best friend, but you can quickly fall in love with him. He might have a jerk for a brother and secretes about his family, but his crooked smile will make you forget the end of the world is occurring. Finn will protect and fight along side you. He will hold you in his arms when you need him too and won’t think any less of you when you’ show up in “mom” jeans. He is amazing and will make your heart melt when it’s not full of fear. If you haven’t met Finn yet, you must. You will not only fall in love with him, but also all the other characters.

 

 

 

Battle of the Book Boyfriends

Welcome to our fifteenth and last battle of the boyfriends in round one. Each week we have been bringing you a match between two of our chosen boyfriends of the week from 2012. However to end round one this week we are bringing you three to chose from. Whoever wins will move to round two, which will start next week. Here is our fifteenth set of boyfriends of the week to vote on. First a reminder why we picked them:

Finn is the type of guy that will carry you in his arms while zombies chase you. He’s your best friend, but you can quickly fall in love with him. He might have a jerk for a brother and secretes about his family, but his crooked smile will make you forget the end of the world is occurring. Finn will protect and fight along side you. He will hold you in his arms when you need him too and won’t think any less of you when you’ show up in “mom” jeans. He is amazing and will make your heart melt when it’s not full of fear. If you haven’t met Finn yet, you must. You will not only fall in love with him, but also all the other characters.

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Jacob is the type of guy that one minute will be your buddy and next minute be this totally hot babe with abs of steel. He will help you build a motor cycle , and go to a slasher film with you. He’s the type of guy who will always put you first and protect you from evil blood sucking vampires. He’s a hairy kind of guy that likes to howl at the moon. He also does have a jealous side, but that’s okay because when it’s really cold outside his body temperature will keep you nice and warm. This week we are all about team Jacob.

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Edward will give you the wedding of your dreams, and not to mention a hot car. You might end up all black and blue on your honeymoon night but Edward is so worth it. And yes the baby in your belly will grow with great speed, but after she’s born Edward will finally give you that bite you’ve been waiting for. Edward might be a cold dead blood sucking vampire, but he his warm heart will make you love him for eternity. It’s all about Team Edward this week.

 

The Day Zombies Ruin My Perfectly Boring Life by Jen Naumann

Story: Emma lives in a quite small rural American town. She finds her life there has been pretty boring until she comes home after a night of senior pranks to find a zombie in her own backyard. Now Emma along with her best friend Finn and a group of teens are trying to survive a zombie invasion. Emma learns the truth about Finn’s mother and what’s her connection to the zombies. Also, Emma and all her new friends will uncover why the zombie invasion is happening.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 undead stars

Review: We are not really into Zombies but this book has changed it all. We fell in love with the main character Emma from page one. She is one of funniest characters we’ve ever met in a book. She has some of the funniest one-liners we’ve have read in a long time. The Day Zombies Ruin My Perfectly Boring Life has it all. We found ourselves laughing out loud, falling in love, shocked, fearful for what would happen next, and even shedding a tear. Each character is so well developed and brings their own personal gem to this amazing story. Trust us when we say this book is a must read!!!! You won’t be sorry, even if you are not A zombie fan.

So turn your nite-light on and read The Day Zombies Ruined My Perfectly Boring Life

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