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Friday, March 15, 2013

Cure (Strandville Zombie Series) Book 1 By Belinda Frisch

Synopsis: Medicine meets horror in this thrilling escape tale about the evil men do in the name of progress.

Welcome to the Nixon Healing and Research Center, playground for the maniacal Dr. Howard Nixon whose medical research has him dabbling in the undead and has the women of Strandville disappearing.

Desperate to find a cure for the lethal virus which turns its victims into zombies, Nixon kidnaps Miranda Penton, a security recruit with a past that won't let her go. He doesn't count on anyone coming looking for her, least of all her ex-husband, Scott.

A warning call brings Scott to Strandville where he bands together with a team of locals determined to bring their own loved ones home. Together, they infiltrate Nixon's staff, hatching a plan that releases not only the surviving women, but the virus on those left in the hospital.

Nixon locks down the center to contain the spread, turning patients, visitors, and staff into a dangerous horde that is almost impossible to escape. Miranda and the others fight for their lives. The town of Strandville is ground zero for the zombie apocalypse and Miranda must get free because the fate of humanity lies with her unborn child

My Thoughts: This is an amazingly well written thriller/zombie/medical drama. I was enthralled in this book and  could not put it down. I have tried reading zombie fiction and so much of it is the same story. But this one is different and so much more. It is smart, clever, detail and rich in characters. It is a classic horror story. It was so descriptive it really felt like I was trapped there too. I really enjoyed this book and was excited to see there is a sequel.I highly recommend this to any horror or zombie fiction fan.  

4 1/2 out of 5.

Author Bio:

Belinda Frisch's fiction has appeared in Shroud Magazine, Dabblestone Horror, and Tales of Zombie War. She is an honorable mention winner in the Writer's Digest 76th Annual Writing Competition and her novel, CURE, is the runner-up in the General Fiction category of the 2012 Halloween Book Festival. She is the author of DEAD SPELL, PAYBACK, CURE, and AFTERBIRTH. (Books 1&2 of the Strandville Zombie Series)


A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper

'Twas the Kentucky Book Fair,  books all through the convention center.
Everyone was stirring,
The authors  were lined up all in neat rows,
In hopes that new readers would buy up their books;

The readers were roaming row by row,
While visions of paperbacks, danced in their heads;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
A Book that was chick lit and Vampires.

Oh My!!!!

I was introduced to Molly Harper a few years ago and she became a favorite fast.  Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs was the first book in the Jane Series and my introduction to Molly Harper. I finished that one in a day and quickly ran out and got the next two. The amazing thing about her books are they are funny, seriously I know Laugh out loud funny is used a lot but the whole series had me laughing so hard sometimes there were tears.  The plot of the Jane Series was amazing too. I love love love a good series and this was a great one. For the record Book three, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever was my favorite of the series. I adored the Zeb story line in this one. 

I was really excited to learn that there is a spin off series set in Half-Moon Hollow. I was fortunate to receive a copy of the Soon to be released “A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses.”  It will be releases May 28, 2013 and is already available for pre-order.

THE WITCH’S HANDBOOK OF KISSES AND CURSES: Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: Her grandfather was Mr. Wainwright and the artifacts are lost somewhere in what is now Jane Jameson’s book shop. Complication Two: her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, who keeps turning up half naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn’t need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially when he’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard—can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?

My Thoughts: 
Molly Harper never disappoints. I love venturing back to half moon hollow. This one centers around a witch who is lovingly lead to Half Moon Hollow. It has Witches, Vamps and more. Harper writes great characters and plots. I highly recommend this one. It is a bit different from the Jane books but that is in no way a complaint. There are subtle references to the Jane series but I do not think you will be lost if you read this one before Jane but I highly recommend the Jane series too.  

4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Author Bio:

When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.

When Molly was considerably older, she headed for Western Kentucky University, where she majored in print journalism. After graduation, she landed a job with The Paducah Sun and married her high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After six years at the newspaper, Molly took a more family-friendly secretarial position at a local church office.

Her husband worked nights and Molly was alone with their small child in the “The Apartment of Lost Souls.” A big fan of vampire movies and TV shows, she decided to write a vampire romance novel. Molly created Jane Jameson, a bit of an accidental loser. Jane is single, almost 30, and a librarian working in Half-Moon Hollow, Ky. She has become a permanent fixture on her Mama’s prayer list. And despite the fact that she’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. Jane drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire. The three-book Jane Jameson series–which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs,Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever—was released in 2009.  A fourth and final installment, Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors, was released in 2012.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series,Driving Mr. DeadThe Care and Feeding of Stray VampiresUndead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses.  Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology.  A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses will be released in June 2013.

Molly will update her popular Naked Werewolf romance series in 2013. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, was released in February 2011, quickly followed by The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby in December 2012.

Molly’s books are published by Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. They are available in print, as e-books and audio books at major book stores and on Amazon. Molly is a native of Kentucky. She lives in Paducah with her husband and children.

Molly's links:
List of Molly's Books (with links to buy them)

An ARC copy of A Witch's Handbook of Kisses Curses was given to me in exchange for an honest review. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

"Between Dark and Light" Book 4 of The Brotherhood of Dwarves Series 2013 Blog Tour

Between Dark and Light Synopsis

The stakes are higher than ever in the fourth installment of the popular dwarven saga!
The Great Empire has surrounded the Kiredurks and are preparing to conquer the kingdom, but unknown to them, Kwarck, the mysterious hermit of the plains, has his own plan in action. To the east, he has summoned an elven army and charged Crushaw with leading them into battle. To the south, Roskin will gather an army from the fractured Ghaldeon lands. But to the west, an ancient and powerful evil stirs.
The Great War is about to errupt, if Roskin can overcome the Dark One...

My Thoughts: 
The saga continues with book 4 of The Brotherhood of Dwarves Series.  I have really enjoyed the whole series. If you are a fantasy fan, then this is a must. This is a masterful tale woven by a great story teller. This is one of those series that gets better and better as the story unfolds. I look forward to the next book in the series so I can find out what happens.

One thing I love about books from Seventh Star Press is the books have amazing art. And this one has some wonderful art from the terrific artist, Bonnie Wasson. I actually have a poster on my wall from this series. 

I highly recommend this series to fantasy lovers as well as people who love a good saga that is a rich, detailed journey.

If you haven't started the series, be sure to pick up book one, "The Brotherhood of Dwarves" followed by "Red Sky at Dawn" and then book three, "The Fall of Dorkhun".


D. A. Adams is a novelist, a farmer, a professor of English, and in my estimation, a true gentleman. His breakout fantasy series, The Brotherhood of Dwarves, transcends genre and illuminates the human soul in all its flashes of glory and innumerable failings.

He is active on the Con circuit and has contributed writing to literary as well as fine art publications, and maintains his active blog, "The Ramblings of D. A. Adams". He lives and works in East Tennessee, and is the proud father of two boys, Collin and Finn.

His ability as a storyteller breathes life into every character, and his craftsmanship as a writer makes these stories about relationships; human or otherwise.
Synopsis on the Rest of the Brotherhood of Dwarves Series Novels:

The Brotherhood of Dwarves

The dwarven saga begins... Roskin, heir to the throne of a remote, peaceful kingdom of dwarves, craves excitement and adventure. Outside his own kingdom, in search of fortune and glory, he finds a much different world, one divided by racial strife and overrun by war. The orcs to the south want to conquer all dwarves and sell them as slaves. The humans to the east want to control the world's resources. Caught in the middle, Roskin finds himself chased by slave traders and soldiers alike as he discovers that friendship is the best fortune of all. Just when he thinks he has triumphed, an act of betrayal sends him into bondage. His only hope of escape is the faltering courage of a disgraced warrior whose best days are behind him...


Red Sky at Dawn
The dwarven saga grows... Crushaw, Molgheon, and Vishghu have liberated the Slithesythe Plantation. They must make their way to safe lands before being caught and returned to certain bondage. Across the orc lands, they and Roskin recruit and train an army of freed slaves, for between them and freedom are thousands of well-armed, well-trained orc warriors. Near the Pass of Hard Hope, in the shadows of the eastern mountains, they make their desperate stand. But even if they succeed, Roskin's ordeal is far from finished, as he is haunted by visions of something awful back in Dorkhun...

The Fall of Dorkhun

The dwarven saga continues…
The Fall of Dorkuhn, the third installment in The Brotherhood of Dwarves series, continues the adventures of the dwarf Roskin. Having escaped slavery, and survived the Battle for Hard Hope, Roskin returns home to a kingdom divided by war with the ogres.
On one side, his father desires to restore peace. On the other, Master Sondious, hungry for revenge after having been crippled, seeks to escalate the aggression. Roskin and his friends hasten to the capital, to make a desperate attempt to resolve the growing rift, but unknown to the dwarves, new and powerful menaces threaten to destroy the entire kingdom...

D.A. Adams Links:

Seventh Star Press Links

Some amazing art found inside the book by Bonnie Wasson.


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