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Zurvival Saturday (113) Novella Review: Mutation Z by Marilyn Peake

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This week I'll be reviewing the Novella Mutation Z by Marilyn Peake.

Author: Marilyn Peake
Genre: Horror, Zombies
Publication Date: September 16, 2014

Ebola, one of the most feared of the hemorrhagic diseases, has begun spreading across the borders of West African countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have admitted they are losing control over the disease. Some hint at a possible worldwide pandemic. At exactly this point in time, Emma Johnson graduates from nursing school. She takes a job in an Ebola treatment camp inside Liberia, West Africa. The camp is state-of-the-art. It's run by the CDC and the World Health Organization, and protected by the U.S. military. Emma uncovers a secret about this facility: medical experimentation is being conducted along with treatment. Whether or not Emma can ever escape the camp, she's determined to get the story out. She has intimate knowledge of a biological horror being secretly unleashed upon the world. NOVELETTE. GENRE…

Freebie Friday (74) Free Fantasy, Science Fiction and Young Adult E-Books

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series.

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Inquisitor by R.J. Blain [Purchase]
When Allison is asked to play Cinderella-turned-Fiancée at a Halloween ball, the last thing she expected was to be accused of murder on the same night. She has to find the killer or she'll be put to death for the crimes she didn't commit. To make matters worse, the victims are all werewolves.

On the short list of potential victims, Allison has to act fast, or the killer will have one more body to add to his little black book of corpses.

There's only one problem: One of the deaths has struck too close to home, and Allison's desire for self-preservation may transform into a quest for vengeance..

Type N by Michelle N. …

Waiting On Wednesday (117) The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. This week I'm turning my spotlight on The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury .


Expected Publication:
February 25, 2014 from Scholastic Press



Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the pri…

Zurvival Saturday (112) Review: Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle

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Have you ever read a book that was a great idea in concept, yet lacking something in execution? Donners of the Dead was sort of like that for me. Was it a good book? Yes. Did I enjoy it? Sure. I guess in the end that's really all that matters. However, if you would like to hear more about what I thought, feel free to read on.

Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Horror, Paranormal
Publisher: Metal Blonde Books
Publication Date: February 23, 2014

Jake McGraw was unlike anyone I’d ever known. He was brash, rude, unapologetic and arrogant; chauvinistic, close-minded, and terribly stubborn. He was built like a tree, tall with a hard chest and wide shoulders and hands that looked like they could wrestle a bear. He was a cigar-chomping, scruffy-faced, beast of a man. I was pretty sure I hated him. And I know he hated me. But among the flesh-eating monsters in these snow-capped mountains, he was the only thing keeping me alive

The year is 1851 and pioneers in search of California gold are still…

Review: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

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Author: Amy Engel
Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: November 11, 2014

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…



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Book Trailer Tuesday (103) Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam, The Apollo Academy by Kimberly P. Chase

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Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam & The Apollo Academy by Kimberly P. Chase.

Available Now:
Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam Soon, Elusion® will change the world and life as we know it.

A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications—or consequences—of real life.

Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dr…

Book Blitz & Giveaway! Flury: Journey of a Snowman by Tony Bertauski

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Through Prism Book Tours.
We're celebrating the RELEASE of Flury: Journey of a Snowman By Tony Bertauski

An Introduction to Flury
 Frosty had a magic hat.

     There was no explanation, just a special hat that turned a pile of snow into a walking, talking best friend. Flury is more than that. And doesn’t smoke.

     Born on the North Pole, Flury was created by an ancient race of elven that evolved during the Ice Age and continues to live in the polar ice today. Technologically advanced, they sustain themselves with innovation and wisdom. But even the most peaceful settlements encounter danger, such as polar bears. That’s why they invented abominables.

     What we call snowmen.

     The life of an abominable doesn’t magically spring from a top hat. The heart of an abominable is a metal orb—an intricately carved sphere that generates an electromagnetic field and builds a body of snow around it. Abominables are intimidating and selfless. They run, they fly. Above all else, they protect.

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Freebie Friday (73) Free New Adult & Young Adult E-Books

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series.

New Adult (Contemporary, Romance, Paranormal)
Clarity by Loretta Lost [Purchase]
Fiercely independent Helen Winters was born completely blind, but she vowed never to let her disability keep her down. She did not expect a traumatic event to devastate her life and force her to drop out of college. Disillusioned by the cruelty of people, Helen retreated from society to live by herself as a reclusive writer in the woods—where no one could ever hurt her again.

When a brilliant young doctor shows up on her doorstep, promising her that his new research can give her the ability to see for the first time, Helen stubbornly refuses. She has learned not to trust anyone, and to rely only on herself. But Dr. …

Just a quick apology

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I'm sorry that I've been a bit scatter brained the past week and a half. I've been nursing a cold and it seems that all the late nights, irregular sleep schedules and lack of downtime has finally caught up with me. I finally had enough and purchased some cold medicine to kick this in the bud so hopefully that helps. I'm going to try and resume regular blogging this weekend so do bear with me until then.

On the bookish front, I went to Comic Con here in Tulsa last weekend and met some exciting new Authors. I'm hoping to set up a couple of Author Interviews/ Giveaways in the next few weeks with a couple of them. I also have been reading The Book of Ivy and woah, good book so far. I'm hoping to have that finished in the next day or two.

Let's see.... Oh, I need some recommendations for Blog layout designers. Usually I do my own but I think I'm finally going to splurge and purchase one for myself. It's been a good six months since I last changed it and…

Book Trailer Tuesday (102) Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz & Revival by Stephen King

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Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz & Revival by Stephen King.


Available Now:
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz10 concentration camps.

10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly.

It's something no one could imagine surviving.

But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face.

As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087.

He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees sur…

From Page To Screen (78) The Book Thief

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This week on From Page to Screen I'll be tackling The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

First Let's Discuss The Book
Here is a bit of back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. The Book Thief is a novel written by Author Markus Zusak and it was published originally in August 2005 by Picador in Australia and Knopf books in the US. The Book Thief is narrated by death and is set in Nazi Germany, a place and time when the narrator notes he was extremely busy. The story follows a young girl's relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man named Max who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II.Since publication, the book has won numerous awards and it remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for over 230 weeks.

Let's take a look at some of the characters now

Liesel Meminger - The protagonist of the story. She is an adopted young girl on the verge of adolescence, with blonde hair an…

Waiting On Wednesday (116) The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. This week I'm turning my spotlight on The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu.


Expected Publication:
February 24, 2015 from Delacorte BFYR



Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It's Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.

When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia's guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they'd never, ever be with in real life.


Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow th…