BOOK REVIEW ### ZOMBIE PLAYLIST




Title: Zombie Playlist

Author: Kirsty Dallas

Genre: Rock Zombie Romance/Goth Fiction/Action Romance

Release Date:ย February 18, 2020ย Cover Design: Murphy Rae Designs



A great read I totally recommend, especially if you enjoy dystopian, apocalypse kinda-romances.



This is one of those books that you devour, it’s definitely a “I’ll put it down at the end of this chapter, or maybe the next, or maybe in half-an-hour,” read that will keep you upย way, way, wayย past your bedtime. I adored Shy, Boo (Noah) and Lawson to the moon and back. This trio made me laugh, had me terrified, caused me to swoon and broke my heart. That’s not quite true, it was the nasty, evil author who tore my heart to shreds๐Ÿ˜‰ .


Despite the whole zombie-causing-virus thing that was going off, this felt such a real story, so believable. That is entirely due to a combination of excellent plot, great writing and amazing characters. The only reason this didn’t hit the full 5 stars was that we only got Shiloh’s point of view. Whilst I did believe in Shy’s feelings for him, and he truly is a hero in all senses of the word, not having anything from Lawson’s view point made it difficult for me to fully connect with him.


When the author claims this is a genre/trope crossing book she isn’t kidding. At times the romance almost takes a back seat, but in a good way. Too much smoochy-woochy, touchy-kissy-feely emotions would have weakened the story. Would have distracted from it, especially given the dire situation they were in. This really is quite a different read, with very different-to-the-norm characters. If you’re looking for something different to read then do try this.










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๐‘๐ž๐š๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ’๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐œ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ๐ž, ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ž, ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฏ๐จ๐๐ค๐š ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐š๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฉ๐ข๐œ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ฒ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ.



Some people are life sucking, soul destroying, end of the world assholesโ€ฆthen there are zombies. Actually, theyโ€™re not really zombies, theyโ€™re infected, but you know, tomayto tomahto.


Donโ€™t get me wrong, Iโ€™ve got my faults, too. My attitude down-right sucks. Iโ€™m untrusting. I smoke and curse too much, and Iโ€™m somewhat of a kleptomaniac. In a normal world, those faults help keep my rock queen facade intact. But in this new world, one raging with illness and torn apart by the desperate and stupid, Iโ€™m what you would call a survivor.


My plan was simple, stay alive and protect my teenage sister. When a silent man with a steely gaze shot his way into my existence, I knew that more than my life was at stake. Lawson Bishop had the potential to crack his way inside the hard shell of my heart and bring it back to life.

























Kirsty Dallas is an international bestselling and award winning author from the south east corner of Queensland, Australia. Her comedy romance, Decker’s Wood, was an Amazon, iBooks and Nook bestseller, and was also a Goodreads Top 10 Comedy for 2014. Novels to date also include the highly acclaimed Mercy’s Angels Series which tackles the subject of violence against women, and standalone novels Breeze of Life, Violet Addiction, Stupid Love, the award winning dark romance, When Nothing Is All You’ve Got, and Liberty.

Kirsty Dallas’ stories are renowned for their raw honesty and engaging characters. Plots that delve into the frightening subjects of abuse, rape, drugs and violence are twisted into the pages of her books, bringing heart stopping action and a roller coaster of emotion.

Working with Australian Director and screen writer, Chris Sun, Kirsty worked as script editor on the horror feature film, Boar. Boar was signed to Universal Pictures Australia, and was released in 2018.

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Undead Worlds 3

Undead Worlds 3
A Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Anthology

Publication Date: October 15th, 2019

Hosted by: Lady Amberโ€™s PR

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Blurb: 

ITโ€™S COMING! THE REANIMATED WRITERโ€™S HIT ANTHOLOGY IS BACK! ENJOY THE AMAZING COVER BY ARTIST CHRISTIAN BENTULAN OF COVERS BY CHRISTIAN!

16 BRAND NEW STORIES FROM TODAYโ€™S BEST IN ZOMPOC FICTION!

Participating Authors:
BROKEN WORLD โ€“ KATE L. MARY
THE FLASH โ€“ JESSICA GOMEZ
THE ZEE BROTHERS โ€“ GRIVANTE
AFTERSHOCK โ€“ VALERIE LIOUDIS
ZOMBIE ROAD โ€“ DAVID A. SIMPSON
CITY OF DEVILS โ€“ JUSTIN ROBINSON
DEAD AWARE โ€“ ELEANOR MERRY
AMONG THE DEAD โ€“ RYAN COLLEY
ZOMBIE UPRISING โ€“ M.A. ROBBINS
BIKERS VS ZOMBIES โ€“ TD RICKETTS
LEGION OF THE UNDEAD โ€“ MICHAEL WHITEHEAD
UNCLEAN EVOLUTION โ€“ LC CHAMPLINย 

ALSO INCLUDING SELECTED SHORTS BY:
JEN TYES
SKYLER RANKIN
STEPHEN LANDRY
KIRK WITHROW


Landing Page: https://www.reanimatedwriters.com/undead-worlds-3-cover-reveal-and-author-announcements/

Universal Buy Link: https://books2read.com/u/4Ex7dA

FORBIDDEN LETTERS (Men of the North #0.5) by Elin Peer

Quite simply this is Elin Peer at her very best

Whilst we’ve actually seen the end of the Men of the North series, this prequel gives us some insight into how and why the Motlanders and the Northmen grew so far apart. Elin’s narrative is not only that of a love story but also a warning of how divided we can become over the simplest of issues.

I adored this story and, if like me, you have read the rest of the series, it was so enlightening. It shows a time when the differences between the two nations were actually much less. A missed opportunity to build bridges rather than walls. Knowing the love of two very wonderful people led to even more suspicion, distrust and a worsening of relations between the Motherlands and the North was, at times, heartbreaking. A rather chilling analogy to so much of human history where something good has been twisted into something to fear.

Forbidden Letters is a beautiful story of love across the divide but also a warning of what happens when we allow prejudice and fear to lead our decision making. Whilst it is an amazing work of fiction, it also draws some eerie and foreboding parallels to the political situation in so many countries at the moment, my own included. Yet at no point does this ever feel as though the author is trying to force her views on us, but it does open ones eyes and elicit deeper contemplation at times. It’s also one heck of an emotion packed, full of feels love story.

For some reason Devina reminded me of Christina, though she was a much ‘freer’ Motlander due to living in a different era. She had the caring-sharing ethos of the Motherlands, but was much less of a conformer to societal expectations and so much more of a free thinker. Tyton was perhaps more like Finn, a much milder N’man than some of the later protagonists. I totally and utterly fell in love with this pair, thankfully they get a much better ending than Romeo and Juliet did, even though I consider their love story to be just as wonderful as that of the star-crossed lovers.

This book took me through the gamut of emotions with a story that has carved itself a special place within my heart. I won’t quote them, because of spoilers, but some of those lines in the epilogue were like a punch to the gut. I could feel them squeezing my heart!

I really can’t recommend this book enough. The writing, the story, the pace and the characters do not disappoint but are all outstanding.

AMAZON US / AMAZON UK / GOODREADS

BLURB

Curiosity has the ability to turn the smartest person into a reckless fool. 

“Few dared live as close to the border as us. Not even the long-standing peace treaty between our two nations could make people forget how the savage Men of the North used to hunt down and kidnap women here.”

If only Devina hadnโ€™t been so damned curious by nature, she would have never picked up that letter thrown across the Northern wall. Now, she is horrified to see that itโ€™s from a teenage girl who is only weeks away from being auctioned off in a bridal tournament. With no time to waste, Devina is determined to help the girl escape, even if it means putting herself in danger. 

Forbidden Letters is a stand-alone prequel to Elin Peerโ€™s wildly popular dystopian romance series, Men of the North. 
The entire series is out, so if you like binge reading there will be no waiting for the next installment.

Get this book and see why readers are raving about the masterful dialogue and unexpected plotline.

VIRGIN TRIBUTE by Delta James

5 STARS – โญ โญ โญ โญ โญ

Well this was…. wow….and….that to…..and….hell yes….and really?….and…. whoa……and….yum…..and….and….yeah all of that.


OMG Ms Delta James, I loved, loved, loved your Fated Mates series but Virgin Tribute? It blew them all right out of the water. 

Feisty heroine? Tick
Beastly antihero? Tick
Fantastic world building? Tick
Virgin concubine given as payment for continuing protection? Tick
Lots and lots of claiming, mating and rutting? Tick
A barbed phallus? Tick

Wait! What? Hold on just a moment! A barbed dick? Yep, you heard me folks, a spiky member that promises untold pleasure along with that edge of pain that just enhances everything. And boy did Drake know how to use it to good effect, I may be just a little jealous of Reagan!

If i had any criticism of the book, it would be that some of the sex scenes were a little repetitive in feel. It wasn’t a big thing and it didn’t spoil my enjoyment in any way, I just wanted a little variety or just something ‘more’. However what we did get was still one very hot hot HOT read that I only put down because I was falling asleep whilst reading in the early hours and not really following the plot anymore.

I FLOVED the dynamic between Reagan and Drake, whilst there was a power exchange, with Drake firmly in charge, he still listened to and appreciated Reagan. What started as a non-consensual arrangement believably morphed into a genuine partnership. 

Reagan had me from the start when she refused to be brainwashed by or kowtow to the Elders of the Sanctuary. She chose her battles well, never giving in, never giving up and never TSTL (too stupid to live). Drake was at heart, a good man doing bad things but from the best of intentions. He is deliciously dominant but not arrogantly alpha and I absolutely adored both him and Reagan.

The epilogue was absolutely perfect and, damn you Ms James, those very last lines reduced me to tears. THEY. WERE. PERFECT.

If you love the work of Renee Rose, Lee Savino, Sara Fields, Sue Lyndon, Loki Renard or enjoyed Ruled by Cari Silverwood, then this book is perfect for you. If you like an edgy steamy sci-fi read it’s for you.

The book contains scenes of power exchange and domestic discipline. This is NOT a real world setting, so SSC and RACK do not exist here. Please don’t read this just to moan about Drake ‘beating’ and ‘abusing’ Reagan. Even Reagan herself acknowledges that he punishes her poor behaviour and isn’t beating her! Don’t let a fictional character have more sense than a real person.

AMAZON US / AMAZON UK / GOODREADS

BLURB

The beast protects us, but he demands tribute.


I was not asked. I was chosen. Every year, the creature who keeps our community safe requires a virgin as tribute, and every year she is thoroughly ravaged and then returned ruined for any other man. No one will tell me exactly what is in store for me, I only know he’s not going to be gentle.

But the elders underestimated me, and when they left me in the sacred clearing I took the chance to escape. Now the beast hunts me, and if he finds me I can only wonder what he’ll do to me…


Publisher’s Note:Virgin Tribute includes spankings and rough, intense sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

THE PACIFIST – Elin Peer

Men of the North #10 – โญ โญ โญ โญ


The Pacifistย is the 10th and final book in theย Men of the North series. Whilst many of the books can be read as a stand alone, and indeed the romance part of this could be, it also ties together an ongoing back story. For that reason I would recommend reading at least the previous two books in the series. (The Athlete and The Fighter)

Whilst the underlying theme of the book, and series, has been finding common ground and compromise, this book dealt with those themes outside of the relationship. In The Fighterย we had a woman fighting to overcome prejudices in the Northlands, whereasย The Pacifistย deals with a Motlander man trying to change his country for the better.ย 

If you’ve read any of the other books, particularly the earlier ones in the series, you will know that Mila has lived in the Northlands since she was a young girl. With her gentle nature and kind soul, she captured the hearts of all those who met her. She particularly captured the love of Magni, one of the roughest, toughest and meanest of the N’men. Mila is a delightful heroine, she really grew emotionally during the book and even became somewhat of a temptress!

Jonah was a delight, a man not afraid to question injustice and stand up for what he believed in. There were times when he was so dense I wanted to shake him, but at the same time I loved how it was the woman who was the sexual aggressor in this story (or at least initially).



There is so much more to this book than just the ‘mere’ romance. Though it also demonstrates that romance is so very important in life and is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact there are a lot of messages in this book that, if followed, would make the world a much better place in which to live!

We get to see many familiar faces, along with a few new ones, and it was wonderful to catch up on their lives. Whilst I’m sad to see the end of the series, and this wonderful bunch of characters, it was also great to see the start of a more positive future for them too.



Blurb

A promise is a promise but this promise is one I should have never made.ย 

Mila, a sweet pacifist born in the Motherlands, has avoided conflicts all her life. Now, living in the Northlands with the ruling family who adopted her, sheโ€™s under pressure to follow the traditions of the North and let fierce warriors fight for her hand in marriage.ย 

But how can she marry if it means giving up on her friendship with Jonah, the first male councilman in the Motherlands and her closest friend? Every night they talk, laugh, and share their darkest secrets.ย 

Will Mila find a voice strong enough to say no, and is she willing to jeopardize her familyโ€™s political power for Jonah, who most likely wants nothing but a platonic friendship with her? Or does he?ย 

The Pacifist is the tenth and last book in Elin Peerโ€™s wildly successful Men of the North series. Donโ€™t miss out on this epic ending to a great dystopian adventure that offers suspense, humor, and romance.ย 

Purchase
Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NCQ5W12
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NCQ5W12