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Zurvival Saturday (68) Audiobook Review: A Plague Upon Your Family (Zombie Fallout #2) by Mark Tufo

This week I will be reviewing A Plague Upon Your Family by Mark Tufo which if you didn't know is the 2nd installment in his Zombie Fallout series. I actually listened to this Audiobook back in June but at the time didn't review it. Since I just picked up #3 in the series I went back and had a re-listen as a refresher since I  was a little hazy on a few things that happened. Anyway enough of my rambling. Let's get on with the review,shall we!

Author: Mark Tufo
Series: Zombie Fallout #2
Genre: Horror, Post Apocalyptic, Zombies
Publisher: Tantor Media
Format: Audiobook
Publication Date: March 30, 2012

This story picks up exactly where book one left off. The Talbot family is evacuating their home amidst a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours the landscape in search of food, which just so happens to be non-infected humans. In these pages, are the journal entries of Michael Talbot, his wife Tracy, their three k…

Cover Reveal: Forty Nights (Neima's Ark #2) by Stephanie Parent

Forty Nights (Neima's Ark #2) Author: Stephanie Parent Release Date: September 2013
Cover Designed by: 
Najla Qamber Designs
Summary from Goodreads: Neima, her family, and her grandfather Noah have found themselves trapped aboard an ark as a great flood destroys all life in the world. As their time aboard the ark lengthens, food begins to run out, wild animals grow restless, and family tensions become as much of a threat as the flood outside. In the second and final installment of Neima’s Ark, the stakes are higher, the conflicts are greater, and Neima finds herself facing a choice as impossible as the destruction all around her.

Forty Nights is a continuation of the story begun in Forty Days, and it’s recommended that you read Forty Days first for the best experience. Forty Nights does, however, contain a character guide to refresh readers’ memories. The Neima’s Ark series is a historical, feminist reimagining of the story of Noah’s Ark rather than a religiously oriented one, and the no…

Book Blast & Giveaway!! DiSemblance by Shanae Branham

Jason Tanner’s life has always been different from the ordinary citizen’s. It started when he was an infant and his parents were only teenagers. A computer science prodigy, Lloyd attended MIT but left a pariah in the eyes of the school’s dean—but a computer physics genius in the eyes of his primary investor. Then his theories and ideas created a holographic machine and their world shrunk as contact with the outside world became less and less frequent. A computer prodigy now himself, Jason is about to learn that the world never waits for you if you have the ability to change it: it will come for you.

Detective Bruce Durante has been handed the case of the Comfort Killer, a serial killer so named because he appears to abduct terminally ill patients before returning their corpses to their families in refrigerated coffins. When he picks up the trail, it leads straight to the home of Lloyd Tanner.

Jason has been living life through the world of Lloyd’s invention and wishing he could carry…

Book Blast & Giveaway!!! Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller

A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess? The T…

Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Author: Michelle Rowen
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Expected Publication: September 24, 2013
Copy Provided By: Netgalley

3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped.

2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game.

Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis.

1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it.

Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove evermore deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape.


Countdown is about a girl …

Waiting On Wednesday (68) Lockstep by Karl Schroeder

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this weeks Waiting On Wednesday I chose Lockstep by Karl Schroeder.
Expected Publication: March 25, 2014 by Tor Books
When seventeen-year-old Toby McGonigal finds himself lost in space, separated from his family, he expects his next drift into cold sleep to be his last. After all, the planet he's orbiting is frozen and sunless, and the cities are dead. But when Toby wakes again, he's surprised to discover a thriving planet, a strange and prosperous galaxy, and something stranger still--that he's been asleep for 14,000 years.

Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking moments mere weeks. Its citizens survive for millenia, traveling asleep on long voyages between worlds. Not only is Lockstep the new center of the galaxy, but Toby is shocked to learn that the Empire is still ruled by its founding famil…

Cover Reveal: The Picture of Dulce Garcia by Alana Albertson

The Picture of Dulce Garcia (The Coven #1)

Author: Alana Albertson Release Date: Fall 2013
Summary from Goodreads: Dulce Garcia, star of The Coven, would rather spend her days sketching dresses.
Instead, she works to support her family and dreams of one day becoming a
fashion designer. After Teen Vogue declares Dulce, “The Hottest Teen in
America,” she is stunned by how amazing she looks in their photo.

At sixteen, Dulce feels the pressure to stay youthful in Hollywood. When Dulce’s
prop Book of Shadows gets destroyed, she substitutes her favorite Victorian
Anthology, opened to Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and says her spell
during the shoot over the anthology. Afterwards, in her trailer, she discovers
that she has transformed into her Teen Vogue picture, and her real body is
completely airbrushed. Can she break the curse or will she remain locked
forever in a picture?

Finalist—Young Adult Category of the 2011 RWA Stiletto Contest! Finalist—Young Adult Category of the 2011 RWA Launch…

Books To Movies Giveaway hop!!

Welcome to my stop on the Books To Movies Giveaway Hop hosted by Mary from Bookhounds & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
If you didn't know by now I'm a huge fan of Books turned movies. I read as if I'm watching a movie as it is and so whenever I see a book turned into a film I get super excited. While I have many favorites I've decided to limit my choices to my Top 5. Trust me I can talk about Book to Movie adaptations all day if you'll let me :)  From this list you can choose either the book or film as your prize! In no particular order here are my favorite books turned into films!

.The Lord Of The Rings is a series that can only be described as epic. I love the books and suggest everyone read the series at least once. When Peter Jackson turned the trilogy into a film and I heard of some of the changes I was skeptical. Fortunately as soon as I saw the first film all doubts were erased from my mind. I just can't get enough and have rewatched the series in full …

Book Blitz & Giveaway !! Aberrant by Ruth Silver

Aberrant (Aberrant ) Author: Ruth Silver Publication Date: 04/17/13

In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen." The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destr…