Sorrow’s Edge Rocks!

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Starting December 1, 2014, Sorrow’s Edge is going to make it’s way around the net. In fact, it’s already doing it some, Amazon sent out a e-mail about the release.

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So, here’s the list of places where Sorrow’s Edge is going to be featured.

December 1
Book Reviews by Xunaira J. http://thesaucyreviewer.wordpress.com/
Rayna Noire http://www.raynanoire.com

December 2
Maer Wilson http://maerwilson.com/
Lindsey Loucks http://www.lindseyrloucks.com/my-blog
A Dirty Blog http://www.snmckibben.com/a-dirty-blog

December 3
Blakely Bennett http://www.blakelybennett.com/blog/

December 4
Murielle Cyr http://muriellerites.wordpress.com/
Wake Up Your Wild Side http://galestanley.blogspot.com/
Jody A Kessler http://jodyakessler.com/jody-a-kessler/

December 5
Wendy S. Russo http://wendysrusso.com
Louann Carroll http://www.louanncarroll.com/blog
Musings of an Author http://www.PJFiala.com
Cindy Young-Turner http://www.cindyyoungturner.com
A.G. Moye http://booksbyagmoye.blogspot.com

December 6
Nat’s Book Nook http://fit4amom.blogspot.com

December 7
Revenge of the Ginger http://revenge-of-the-ginger.blogspot.com/

I know I’m excited. :)

Don’t love a character too much

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My favorite vampire character of all time is Lestat. From the moment I read Interview with the Vampire for the first time, I was simply hooked. With his deadly good looks, his “Brat Prince-ness”, heck everything about him. I wanted to meet him and hang out with him.

Of course, with Lestat, that could be a very dangerous thing. While he mostly fed on evildoers, he also was very unpredictable. Which was yet another thing I liked about him.

Now that I’ve read Prince Lestat (in 4.5 hours mind you), I find myself thinking about Lestat often. Maybe that’s why I have so much trouble finding a romantic partner. I compare them all to Lestat. LOL

A little Halloween Story about Me

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know by now that I’m a little odd. A lot of my life has been influenced by movies in many ways, and I think my father had a role to play in that.

Of course, me being me made that so much easier. LOL.

When I was little, one of my favorite toys was a rubber shark.
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I carried this shark with me everywhere. But, what was probably a little unusual was how I played with said shark.

You see, when the film, Jaws, came out in 1975, my dad had great fun scaring his mother and sister with the movie. Including telling them that a dolphin flag at the beach was the shark flag, etc. Needless to say, when they found out the truth, he was smacked and pinched.

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So there was already a sharky precedent. When I came along in 1976, movies were still in the 1970′s horror boom, so I watched a lot of scary movies really early and really enjoyed them. Well, of course, after I saw Jaws, I had to have a shark. My parents didn’t bat en eye, and thus how I got my rubber shark.

My favorite place to play with my shark? My sandbox.

This weekend, Dad and I were watching Jaws on TV and he happened to relate something to me about me and my sharky friend that I didn’t remember. Apparently, my rubber shark was hallow inside, and I would routinely have him “eat” various weeble people and small figures.

Heh.

So, maybe I was a little weirder than I thought. Oh well, there’s a weird, creepy, Halloweeny-themed story for you all.

Being Sick Sucks

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Today makes day 5 of the Sickapocalypse of 2014. I don’t know what the heck I caught, but it is kicking my ass. Needless to say, writing is on hold.

I am not happy about that. I need to write. I need to get this new story out, but I can’t concentrate long enough to read a book, let alone write one.

The worse part? I have an awesome sci-fi vampire book I’m trying to write. It’s like a combination between The Warriors, Event Horizon, and Lifeforce. I need to get it done before January 2015 so I’ll have time to write the other books I have scheduled to write in 2015. LOL

Alas, the problems of a writer.

Review- Dead Is All You Get by Steven Ramirez #asmsg #zombies

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If you’ve followed this blog at all, then you know I have a hankering for anything horror. Today, I’m reviewing Steven Ramirez’s new offering, DEAD IS ALL YOU GET.

It is book two in his zombie series. Book one is called, TELL ME WHEN I’M DEAD.

About DEAD IS ALL YOU GET:

It wasn’t over. Not even close. After months of fighting the undead ravaging the town of Tres Marias, Dave Pulaski is tired—bone tired. Somehow, he and his wife, Holly, and their friends have managed to survive the contagion only to find themselves deep in a Northern California forest, pursued by a shrieking, hellish horde that threatens to devour them.

Then a miracle—Black Dragon Security helicopters ascend over a mist-shrouded ridge as more armed soldiers on ATVs come to destroy the attackers by the scores. They are saved! As the helicopter lifts off, Dave meets Evie Champagne, the intrepid television reporter who covered the tragedy until she mysteriously disappeared in the chaos and the violence. Like him, she is tired and afraid. But there’s something else.

Evie knows a secret.

Black Dragon has retaken Tres Marias from the Red Militia—a human scourge they battled along with the undead—and has again secured the command center. Survivors are getting medical attention and, bit by bit, the town is returning to normal. Or so Dave thinks. Things are about to get worse. The virus is mutating. And Evie knows who is to blame. The truth stretches far beyond Robbin-Sear, the mysterious biotech company with a secret lab located somewhere in the forest. The mayor may be involved, along with another even more sinister government agency.

Dave has a choice. He and Holly can leave the safe zone and fend for themselves. Or they can join Black Dragon and try to discover the truth about what really happened. All Dave wants is to protect those closest to him—especially Holly. He must decide, and time is short. The people responsible for the outbreak may be planning something worse—something whose dark consequences will reach far beyond Tres Marias and will push Dave beyond the limits of faith and reason.

Read Dead Is All You Get with the lights on. And keep telling yourself, “This can’t happen here.”

About the Author:

Steven Ramirez is the author of Books One and Two of THE DEAD SERIES, “Tell Me When I’m Dead” and “Dead Is All You Get.” He has also published a number of short stories, as well as a children’s book, and he wrote the screenplay for the horror-thriller film ‘Killers.’ To hear about new releases, visit http://stevenramirez.com/newsletter. Steven lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughters.

You can connect with Steven on Twitter at https://twitter.com/byStevenRamirez, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StevenRamirezWriter and Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/StevenRamirez. More information at http://stevenramirez.com/.

My Review:

Zombies? Check. Drama? Check. Fast-paced thrill ride? Hell, yes!

Steven Ramirez has created a post-apocalyptic landscape full of zombies that has everything The Walking Dead is trying to be. The biggest thing? Realism.

Dave is a great tortured hero who must live with the bad things he’s done in his life. While trying to create a new life with his new girl, including an adopted daughter of sorts, Dave beats himself up because he can’t be the perfect guy.

But, during a zombie apocalypse happens, you don’t perfect, you need kick-ass. And Ramirez gives us this in droves.

So, for this awesome Halloween season, if you are in the mood for zombies, check out this series. You won’t regret it.

4.5 Stars