Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July Follow Friday

Good evening zombie horde! It is time for another Follow Friday! Time for some fun this weekend, but please remember that zombies are indeed flammable, so no sparklers please.

Have an awesome weekend!

Don't forget to enter the latest contest!

Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.

True Blood is one of my favorite televsion series, and The Southern Vampire books are a total fav as well. If I actually met Bill Compton, you might have to pick me up off the floor and wipe up the drool trail. I love his character, foibles and all. Absolute hunk.

Book Blogger Hop

What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?


The voice of the book has to grab me within the first few pages. The point of view, dialogue, and characters have to be there. The other thing that drives me crazy is when a book is marketed for a certain genre or age group and it doesn't fit within that category. Especially if a middle grade book is being marketed for a teen audience. That just does not work and that is the fastest way to find a book flying back onto the shelf.

Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies Giveaway!

The situation is grave. Vampires are vamping. Werewolves are shape shifting. And zombies are lurching into the garden. Is this modern-day ferment of paranormal activity, ah, normal? Learn all about it in this nifty new pocket guide to man's best fiends: VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES: Compendium Monstrum. Collected from the papers of 19th-century monstrologists Herr Doktor Max Sturm & Baron Ludwig Von Drang, this intriguing book includes "notes and sketches," arranged with some updating, plus a Transylvania travel section, fold-out maps, and "Sightings Record Pages," so you can record your own encounters. Don't be caught dead without it!

Fascinating facts revealed in the book include documented "sparkling vampires" in 19th-century folklore (page 26), why wolfsbane is sometimes known as "Dumbledore s Delight" (page 92), and much more.

Illustrator Bruce Waldman is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and The Royal Collection in London. Illustrations and additional historical images throughout.

4 fold-out maps and additional in-text maps. Foil-enhanced hardcover book with red ribbon marker is perfect for gift-giving. Pocket-sized: 4-1/4 inches x 5-3/4 inches.


Greetings zombie horde. Not that I am in any rush for some zombie hunter to come knocking on MY door, but there are just some zombies out there with no manners at all that may need some kind of instruction. This book is great for those moments in a dark Carpathian forest when you forgot your garlic and are wondering what to do next.

I received a copy of this book from the wonderful Peter Pauper Press publicity department and had to share the coolness with you all. The publisher has given us a contest, so here we go!


*One entry per zombie follower.
*You must be at least 13 to enter.
*There is one prize and the publisher will be sending it.
*I am not responsible if one of our fellow zombies eats the postman and your book does not reach you.
*The contest is US or Canada only please.
*You must be a follower to enter.
*The contest will be open from June 30th-July 20th, 2011.
*Winner will be notified by email with three days to respond or the next zombie horde winner will be chosen.
*You must fill out the form to enter. No comments will be treated as entries, even though I love to hear from you.
*Have fun!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Books to Watch for in 2011: Dust and Decay

Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot & Ruin. It’s also six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny’s zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. Lilah the Lost Girl and Benny’s best friend Lou Chong are going with them.

Sounds easy. Sounds wonderful. Except that everything that can go wrong does. Before they can even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town. But as soon as they step into the Rot & Ruin they are pursued by the living dead, wild animals, insane murderers and the horrors of Gameland –where teenagers are forced to fight for their lives in the zombie pits. Worst of all…could the evil Charlie Pink-eye still be alive?

In the great Rot & Ruin everything wants to kill you. Everything…and not everyone in Benny’s small band of travelers will make it out alive.


In case you missed Rot and Ruin:

Dust and Decay coming late August 2011. Put it on your wishlist!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Books to Look for in 2011

This just hit the shelves and I totally want it! Wishlist time!

Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has.

But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. Because she brings news-he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead.

Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Follow Friday for the Zombie Horde!

Hello Zombie Horde!

Welcome to another Follow Friday and Blog Hop!

Question of the week:

What is your favorite genre and what book made it that way?

Well, my wonderful zombie friends. No doubt, it has to be zombies, right? You just wouldn't look at me the same if I said romance novels, right? Right. As for a book that tripped me over the line into There are so many awesome ones. Let's see...

 There are just so many awesome books. I love them all. Zombies vs. Unicorns, Rot and Ruin...

Question of the week:

How many books are in your TBR pile?

Oh. That is funny.

A few hundred I think.

Thanks for stopping by to visit on this very awesome Follow Friday!

Stop in and check out my new music blog...I am, in all my zombie coolness, doing music reviews now for so come check out the awesome and amazing tunes.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dana's YA Bookpile: Die For Me

Dana's YA Bookpile: Die For Me: "My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything. Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, a..."

Check it out! Romantic Paris with a zombie. What could be more cool, I ask you?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bookgirl's Music Musings: Featured Artist: Aaron Stoquert

Bookgirl's Music Musings: Featured Artist: Aaron Stoquert: "Track List: Bunker Hill Soft Skin Pass Me By Last Day I'll See You Again In the world of folk rock, no one does zombie like Aaron St..."

Follow the Zombie Friday

Q. What are you doing to prepare for an upcoming zombie apocalypse and/or the return of Mel Gibson to the silver screen? (Both of which could be terrifying.)


That's a tough one guys. Already being a zombie might actually be a good thing here. On the other hand, no one would be around to make those awesome after dinner cupcakes. That might be a crisis. I am an elitist zombie I guess. More free range room. Umm...I mean I really like people. Not just for a snack. Umm, I mean, yeah. Never mind.

Where is my moisturizer? This Texas heat is starting to be a real problem.

Thanks for stopping by. See. I didn't even take a bite! I only thought about it. Just a little. That pizza (delivery boy) wasn't very filling.