May 23, 2012
Pump Up Your Books had a short novella zombie read available and as I love short reads and zombie books it was an immediate why yes, yes I’d be happy to take part.
I got a fun entertaining short read out of it done in a couple hours. Carnage Road by Gregory Lamberson is fast paced with almost non stop action limited on the conversation. Sadly the book would drop off anytime someone did have something to say as the talkers were annoying and/or had nothing to say I wanted to hear. A major downer to say the least but the talkers were quickly killed off or dropped off in the story which would pick things back up again nicely.
The story about bikers after the zombie outbreak gives a different point of view than what tends to be the norm in a zombie story. This gives it an interesting perspective. The story is a very quick read. Enjoyable and entertaining, flawed however and with some grammatical errors. I found one paragraphed repeated twice for example so not sure if I received a review copy that was the final edit or not. Either way it was a good quick little read.
Thanks to Pump Up You Books, Creeping Hemlock Press and Gregory Lamberson.
The tale centers on Boone and Walker, the last two members of the Floating Dragons motorcycle gang, who set out on a cross country odyssey during the zombie apocalypse.
Gregory Lamberson is the author of five published horror novels and one nonfiction book on independent filmmaking. A two-time winner of the IPPY Gold Medal for Horror for his novels Johnny Gruesome and Personal Demons, and a three-time Bram Stoker Award finalist, he has three books scheduled for 2012: his zombie novella Carnage Road, from Creeping Hemlock Press; The Frenzy War, Book Two in his werewolf series “The Frenzy Cycle” from Medallion Press; and Tortured Spirits, Book Four in his occult detective series “The Jake Helman Files,” also from Medallion. An Active member of International Thriller Writers and the Horror Writers Association, Lamberson also has a following as a cult horror film director and is best known for Slime City and Slime City Massacre.
May 14, 2012
Mailbox Monday is a weekly event started by Marcia, and is now hosted on a blog rotation. Martha of Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf is the host for the month of May.
Another Fierce Reads book sent my way. Monument 14 the debut book of author Emmy Laybourne was sent for review. The cover rocks! It sounds like a pretty great read as well, release date is June 5th. Thanks to Macmillan for my arc copy.
Sent for review by the publisher thanks Random House I received an arc copy of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Sounds like a great read, really looking forward to it. My cover is a generic one not this fancy one as I got an arc copy. I want to check a copy out at a book store though to see what it looks like in person. I’ll be waiting though as it doesn’t come out till late July.
In Leah’s Wake I won in the Novel Publicity tour for this book. Sounds like a great family drama. It came with a lovely note from the author, bookmark and was signed
Jennifer Estep sent me some lovely signed book mark swag which is awesome. I may have to do a swag giveaway soon as she sent me some extras to hand out.
After these pretties I got some ebooks as well.
Carnage Road by Gregory Lamberson I received from the publisher for review as part of a tour. Review coming up on the 23rd
Necropolis Rising which I think I got as a free read on amazon
Overkill I hope everyone got a copy. Seventh Star Press will have another book free tomorrow that one will be Angelkiller which is a fantastic read. Be sure to get it.
The Last Bastion Of The Living was sent by the author for review. Bad ass futuristic zombie setting. Seriously Rhiannon rocks.
Black — Canto I of The Nephilim Codex by Charles Coylott an author to keep on the radar.
21 Bacon Dessert Recipes what I love bacon! Speaking of which have I mentioned this other little blog I blog at from time to time BaconPorn.org no? Well take a look see
Hydra Publications was very kind and sent me a ton of books they’ve published for review. Not sure when I’ll get to them but thanks to Hydra and keep an eye out for many Hydra authors to be featured on the blog.
Morning Star ( Ethos )
The Universal Mirror
Without a Conscious