Friday, September 30, 2011

Follow the Zombie Friday



Welcome to Follow the Zombie Friday! If you are a guest, glad to meet you! If you are a returning zombie horde member, we salute you. Make sure you mark your calendar for the 10 Days of Halloween event coming up next month!




Q. What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?





AA. Well...that's a tough one. I think I would love to see:




I know, the cover is kind of freaky, but this is one of the best and most dynamic zombie books I have read lately. I won't even try to guess the actors...I would leave that bit up to the director, but this would be an awesome movie. Just seeing her learn to be a zombie and all the angst with figuring out she has to eat brains to survive would be completely amazing. A coming of age story that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. 


Check out this video featuring author Diana Rowland. 





http://crazy-for-books.com/2011/09/book-blogger-hop-930-103.html
“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?”



When Matt and Parker learn the body they found in Indian Creek is a drug-related death, they fear Parker's mother may be involved.

Goodreads






The Dead Man in Indian Creek 
Clarion Books; Sandpiper
Challenged at the Salem-Keizer School District, 
Oreg. elementary schools (2010) because of the 
drugs and drug smuggling activities in the book. 
The book was previously challenged in 1994 in the 
same school district because of graphic violence, 
examples of inappropriate parenting, and because 
it was too frightening for elementary students. 
The book has won awards from the International 
Reading Association, the Children’s Book Council, 
and the American Library Association. 
Source May 2010
Pages 105-106



I  might have to read this one just to see what it's about. Wow.


Thanks for joining me here today for another awesome blog hop. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the 10 Days of Halloween celebration starting on October 21st, right here at Zombie Girl Shambling and also at On the Broomstick. Hope to see you there for some  great author interviews, music reviews, Etsy artists and book giveaways! 

If you are a blogger and would like to do a guest post, I am still accepting entries for giveaways and all things Halloween.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

50% Off Envy on September 28th Only



Murder is such a dirty word…
New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with EMPTY COFFIN, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch.
Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits.  Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.  
Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.

Goodreads






For one day only:

50% off Envy

Coupon Link:


This book is on my TBR pile. Take advantage of this awesome coupon, and get your copy today! Coupon is for in store or online.

Today only! September 28, 2011.

























Friday, September 23, 2011

Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio





Mortimer is looking for love. And he’s looking everywhere! He’s worked out at the gym (if only his arm wouldn’t keep falling off). He’s tried ballroom dancing lessons (but the ladies found him to be a bit stiff). He’s even been on stalemate.com. How’s a guy supposed to find a ghoul? When it seems all hope has died, could the girl of Mortimer’s dreams be just one horrifying shriek away?


Goodreads








Bee Mine



This book was a treat for my eyes! Mortimer, if I saw you at 


that dance, I would so take a turn on the dance floor!


This book was the sweetest zombie romance I have read in 


awhile. Great illustrations and a story line to melt even my


half beating heart, you can't go wrong with this book.







Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rinni's Playground Zombie Bunny Giveaway





zombie 2



Introducing Rinni!

Hello hello!! I'm a 31 year old mother of 8 year old twin boys. AHHHH!!I love art and the act of creating something. It's good for my sanity. ;) I've only had a relationship with a sewing machine for the past year and a half but I guess you could say we're going "steady". I find fabric to be a fantastic medium and I'm still exploring the possibilities. 

My sister has been one of my biggest supporter and if it wasn't for all the practice I had making things for her and the twins I probably wouldn't have opened an etsy shop. I'm so glad they made all those crafty demands! (It is so true. I never would have found this great artist if her awesome sister hadn't told me about it.)

I love crafting, drawing, painting, sewing and photography. My day is not complete if I don't fit at least one of those things into it.



To visit Rinni's Etsy site:
 http://www.etsy.com/shop/RinnisPlayground


Check out her amazing zombie bunny giveaway at her blog site:
http://rinnisplayground.blogspot.com/2011/09/first-giveaway-handmade-zombie-plush.html#more





If you are looking for a cute new addition to your zombie collection, look no further that Rinni's Playground. You can find Rinni constantly creating new and amazing art. 

Make sure you check out her blog before the end of the contest on September 30th! You don't want to miss owning one of these zombie cuties! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win the white one. My zombified heart might just skip a beat here. In case you miss the contest, visit Rinni at her Etsy shop and she can fix you up one awesome zombie. 



Friday, September 9, 2011

Reading Now: Blood Rights by Kristen Painter


The lacy gold mapped her entire body. A finely-wrought filigree of stars, vines, flowers, butterflies, ancient symbols and words ran from her feet, up her legs, over her narrow waist, spanned her chest and finished down her arms to the tips of her fingers.

Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a comarrĂ©—a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world…and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.

Now Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.

Goodreads

This book is completly seductive and keeping my attention. Stay tuned for my up and coming review...

Follow the zombie, or um, Witch Friday

fairy dead Pictures, Images and Photos

Happy Follow the Zombie Friday! It has been a slow week here  in my zombie girl hangout. I am having a terrible time finding a moment to finish my current zombirific read (Breathers) and Labor Day was pretty laborious, let me just tell you. Who had to work? Me. I donned my best zombified coolness and persevered though. I even found a cool band to introduce you to in the coming weeks. See, and you think I don't appreciate you.

I also have some super cool giveaways planned for next month so stay tuned.




Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one??

A. I just finished reading The Witch's Guide to Cooking With Children. Yep. I was voting for the witch.





Q:Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”

Answer:
My favorite genre is YA. There just will never be a time when that isn't available. I love that over the past few years, more and more books are flooding into the teen realm. I also love zombie, witch, vampire, mysteries, women's fiction and cookbooks. Oh, and crochet/knitting books. With my diverse habits, I don't think I will ever lack for anything to keep me occupied.




Thursday, September 8, 2011

Zombie Haiku




Perfect for zombiephiles, video game addicts, grindhouse nostalgists, and horror movie fanatics, Zombie Haiku is the touching story of a zombie's gradual decay told through the intimate poetry of haiku. From infection to demise, readers will accompany the narrator on a zen journey through deserted streets and barracaded doors for every eye-popping, gut-wrenching, flesh-eating moment right up until the inevitable bullet to the brain. Plus the book is illustrated with over 50 photos from the zombie's eye and designed with extra blood, guts and pus!

Goodreads

So I came across this on Goodreads today and had to put it on my to be read list. Infection. Demise. Hmmm. There are some possibilities here. Had anyone read this one yet?



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Follow the Zombie Friday



Follow the zombie Friday! Hope your weekend plans include some prep work for the new season of The Walking Dead coming soon. I have been rewatching the first season and I love it just as much the second time around.





Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

A. This is a hard one. I think maybe I would change one part of Dust and Decay. There is a scene where someone in the group dies and while I know it is important to how the story rolls forward, I still am going to miss that character in the next book. No spoilers. Nope. This book is perfect just as it is, but if I were dreaming, I might change that one little thing.