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/.
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.