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Dead New World by Ryan Hill Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Title: Dead New World
Author: Ryan Hill
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Horror
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Release Date: October 13, 2014

Purchase: Links to come!

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

Before the world fell into chaos, the undead existed only in the imagination. Now, more of them walk the earth than living. Zombies move about freely, while humans entomb themselves inside concrete barricades to stay alive.

All that, while the leader of a powerful cult – known only as Reverend – becomes the next threat to the rebuilding United States. Believing zombies to be God’s latest creation, making humanity obsolete, he wants to give every man, woman, and child the chance to become one. With his combined army of humans and zombies, he may well get his wish.

Best friends Holt and Ambrose went up against the Reverend once. Holt lost a foot and a zombie bit Ambrose…though he survived the virus, only to become a human-zombie hybrid, reviled by the living and unwelcome among the dead. When the Reverend kidnaps the woman Holt loves, the race is on to save her from a fate worse than death.

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 My Review:

Ryan is a great writer. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the story are great. It will pull readers in from the first page. There are some great twists and turns. Readers who love zombies will love this one.  It’s one of those that if you’re looking for great horror stories to read during the month of October then it’s a perfect one to add to your TBR list. You won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more of Ryan’s books.

About the Author: 

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Growing up, Ryan Hill used to spend his time reading and writing instead of doing homework. This resulted in an obsession with becoming a writer, but also a gross incompetence in the fields of science and mathematics. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Ryan has been a film critic for over five years. He lives in Raleigh, NC, with his dog/shadow Maggie. Ryan also feels strange about referring to himself in the third person.

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Dream Weaver by Su Williams Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Title: Dream Weaver
Series: Dream Weaver #1
Author: Su Williams
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Dark
Publisher: Su Williams & Dream Weaver Novels with CreateSpace
Release Date: March 18, 2013

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Vampires sparkled through the spotlight. Then, the zombies shambled through. Now, it’s time for a new supernatural. DREAM WEAVER. A beautiful, atmospheric story that is dark sci fi meets teen fantasy. A YA paranormal love story receiving 5 star reviews from readers of all ages, and FINALIST in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards.

Emari Sweet understands waking up in a cold sweat, heart pounding and screaming in fear. Night terrors plague her after the death of her parents, and she strives for control over the darkness that threatens to swallow her. But a monster lurks in the shadows, and his subtle hints of brutality explode in a violent attack that plunges her back into the depths of fear.

Nickolas Benedetti is a Dream Weaver…an ancient, arcane and almost immortal race descended from the offspring of angels & humans, the Nephilim. Nick has the power to command memories and dreams, and each night, Emari’s screams tear another piece of his heart. Nick plunges heart-first into Em’s tormented dreams to save her. But something dark and nefarious has followed him to her little cottage in the woods. His magic can save her from the night terrors, but does he have the power to protect her from the real, living, breathing nightmares that threaten to dismantle her sanity?

Dream Weaver is a young adult paranormal fiction novel set in the Pacific Northwest.

My Review:

Su is an awesome writer. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the world she created are great. It has some great twists and turns that will keep the reader turning the page. I love the story. It’s one of those that readers of all ages will love.  Readers who love paranormal books will want to add it to their TBR lists. I look forward to reading more of Su’s books.

 

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I confess…I’m a bit of a dork, with a quirky and sometimes dark personality, though not as dark as some. I love the outdoors and nature, and photographing normal, everyday things from different and abnormal angles. One of my photos has been published in the political humor book Red Dog/Blue Dog by Chuck Sambuchino.

Legally, my name is Susan Barton, but I write under the pen name Su Williams (my maiden name). I am a 48 year old mother of 4, Sarah, Josiah, Jack and Aundraic. I’m married to Ben and we have 2 cats, a garder snake, a crested gecko named Reid (like in Criminal Minds) and a beagle, Dyson (yes like the vacuum) who is my favorite teddy puppy.

I was born in Little Rock, AK. My daddy was military and my parents finally decided that Spokane, WA was the place for us and this is where I’ve lived since I was about 10.

I always wrote special poems for family birthdays, and began to write short stories in Jr. High. Many years later after a self-esteem building program of hypnosis, and reading Twilight, I was inspired. I said, “I could do that.” So I did.

Dream Weaver has been 4 years in the making, as I’ve learned the ins and outs of the literary process. That is an ongoing endeavor.

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