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Zurvival Saturday (122) Zombies used in Political Advertisements

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I was watching campaign ads on TV this morning and it got me thinking what if Zombies put out campaign videos. What would they be like? Would they be entertaining or just creepy? So down the Google rabbit hole I went hoping to find some. Unfortunately, While I didn't find any with mock Zombie presidential candidates, I did find some fun videos showing Zombies used for Political purposes.

Up first is a political advertisement from 2013 where a political action committee comprised of Zombies "attacks" San Diego Mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher.



Next is an ad from 2010 where Republican John Dennis uses the undead to attack his opponent Nancy Pelosi. Dennis lost to Pelosi in the end but the commercial is pretty horrific nonetheless.



Lastly, Here's an ad from 2012 where Joss Whedon tells you that voting for anyone other than Obama will lead to the Zombie Apocalypse.




-------------------------------------------------------------- Out of curiosity, Have you seen any of the…

Waiting On Wednesday (135) Flashfall by Jenny Moyer

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers share which books they are highly anticipating. This week I want to share Flashfall by Jenny Moyer


Why I'm Waiting: Flashfall is one I came across looking for another book. I saw the cover, it intrigued me and well, here we go. This one sounds awesome and I can't wait to get my greedy little paws on it. I just really love Dystopians and although many of late have been similar to others that I've read, I am always on the hunt for one that breaks the mold and surprises me. 


Expected Publication:
November 15, 2016 from Tor Books



Orion does not intend to spend the rest of her life down Tunnel 9. It is her duty as a subpar to mine—as it has been for all subpars, ever since the radioactive flash curtain fell, nearly destroying all life. Orion, the most gifted of the miners, knows she can earn her ticket out and into the protected city of Alara with 400 grams of cirium, the only element that pre…

Review: After the Impact by Nicole Stark

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Author: Nicole Stark
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publisher: Snow Press
Publication Date: January 8, 2016



At first, HOPE (Humanity's One Plan for Escape) habitat appears to be a well-oiled machine, preparing 5,000 carefully chosen inhabitants for a new Earth. However, a medical assistant named Ilium reveals that certain members of the habitat have been falling ill from a mysterious virus they were inoculated against. Soon, HOPE habitat's tranquil illusion is shattered as Avalon plays a perplexing message left by her father. If Avalon is to survive this dangerous new environment , she will have to find the strength to navigate a habitat enveloped in secrets.



Review After the Impact is a book that I received for review from the Author.  The story takes place years after a cataclysmic event happens on Earth. The survivors live in HOPE, a habitat designed to keep them safe until Earth is habitable again. However, things inside HOPE's Habitat aren't quite as they seem an…

Review: Creed by Trisha Leaver & Lindsey Currie

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Author(s): Trisha Leaver & Lindsey Currie
Genre: Horror, Young Adult, Thriller
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: November 8, 2014

Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.

When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.

But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.

***SPOILERS BELOW***

ReviewIt's hard being a Horror Fan. It's even h…

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Angel In Training by C.L. Coffey

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Angel In Training
Author: C.L. Coffey
Release Date: February 17th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:
After a night out turns fatal, a misunderstanding with the Archangel Michael presents Angel with a chance at Eternal Life: the opportunity to earn her wings and one day become an archangel herself.

Angel is given the task of protecting her charge, trainee detective, Joshua Walsh. There's no denying the attraction between Angel and Joshua, only Michael has pretty strict rules: no drinking, no drugs, and certainly no relationships with humans. Thankfully, she's got other things to deal with, like trying to convince Joshua New Orleans has a serial killer who is preying on other angel potentials like herself.

Angel must quickly learn that when keeping someone safe, doing the right thing is not always the easiest, especially when you've got an archangel looking over your shoulder.


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Book Trailer Tuesday (116) Dreamless by Josephine Angelini & The Siren by Kiera Cass

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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 Dreamless by Josephine Angelini & The Siren by Kiera Cass.


Available Now:Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Can true love be forgotten?

As the only scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.

Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out. A ruthless foe plots against them,…

Review: Dark Energy by Robinson Wells

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Author: Robinson Wells
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication: March 29, 2016



WE ARE NOT ALONE

Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest, killing thousands of people. Since then, nothing–or no one–has come out.

THEY HAVE ARRIVED

If it were up to Alice, she’d be watching all of this on the news from Miami, Florida. Instead, she’s the newest student at a boarding school not far from the crash site–because her dad is the director of special projects for NASA, and if anything’s a special project, it’s this.

AND THERE’S NO GOING BACK

A shell-shocked country is waiting, glued to televisions and computer screens, for a sign of what the future holds. But when the aliens emerge, they’re nothing like what Alice expected. And only one thing is clear: Nothing will ever be the same again.


Review It's been a tick since I've read an Alien story that captivated me as much as this one. I felt like I blazed through this story. Whole pages seemed to pass …

Book Trailer Tuesday (115) New World Rising by Jennifer Wilson & Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

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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 New World Rising by Jennifer Wilson & Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton.


Available Now:New World Rising by Jennifer Wilson

Since witnessing her parents' murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix's only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother's dying words- to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls- outside of The Sanctuary- is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, "Join or die."

Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. But who can she trust, when no one can be trusted? Not even herself.


Expected Release: March 8, 2016 from Penguin
Rebel of the Sands …

Zurvival Saturday (121) Free Zombie E-Books

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This week I have some awesome and best of all Free Zombie E-books to share with you all! All books listed are Kindle Editions unless noted differently. All titles are linked to Goodreads for your convenience.

#Zombie by Al K. Line [Purchase]
LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER: Get book 2 FREE! Special link at the end of the book. Plus bonuses!

In a normal house in the English suburbs, Ven, a mother and world class hacker, presses enter on her keyboard and Armageddon is unleashed. She loses almost everything with that fateful keystroke.

The largest Web hack ever performed has devastating repercussions as it all goes horribly wrong. Designed to compromise the world's connected devices, the zombie botnet delivers subliminal data packets via social media and more - in an afternoon most of the world is either infected or eaten.

Now it 's a fight for survival for Ven and her baby. Kyle, her one and only friend, and her faithful tubby Labrador Boscoe, help navigate the apocalyptic nightmare …

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Painting Rain by Annette K. Larsen

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Painting Rain Annette K. Larsen February 20, 2016 from Hidden Falls Publishing How do you heal your heart after tragedy leaves you broken? When the person you loved didn’t deserve it and they can’t earn your forgiveness because they’re already dead? How do you move on, and heal, and love? If you’re Princess Lorraina, you paint.

A year ago Lorraina watched Tobias die, and she still doesn't know how she's supposed to heal—or forgive. How can she when she’s still running away? In an attempt to reinvent herself, she steps outside her comfortable life as princess and seeks the tutelage of a master painter—a man who is not at all impressed by her pedigree, and demands not just talent, but emotional honesty.

Struggling to learn what’s being taught, she finds herself drawn to someone who not only knows her secrets, but who she once considered far below her notice. Now she is compelled to seek him out despite knowing their relationship would be forbidden if discovered. Staying away from …

Waiting On Wednesday (134) The Anthrax Protocol by James Thompson

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers share which books they are highly anticipating. This week I want to share The Anthrax Protocol by James Thompson.


Why I'm Waiting:I don't share them often on here but I am a huge fan of books, films, documentaries etc... that deal with biological catastrophes.  These type of stories intrigue yet terrify me. I guess that's just what makes them so good to read though! Anyway, I knew when I read the premise for The Anthrax Protocol that this was one I'd have to read and I look for ward to getting my hands on a copy soon. 

Expected Publication:
February 23, 2016 from Pinnacle Books



In an excavation site in Mexico, a team of archeologists uncovers the lost tomb of Montezuma--and a deadly strain of anthrax as ancient as the Biblical plagues. One by one, the team falls violently ill, bleeding from their eyes and ears before succumbing to a slow, painful death. Whatever was buried with the Az…

Movie Review: Evil Dead (2013)

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IMDb Director: Fede Alvarez
Genre: Action, Horror
Distributor: TriStar Pictures
Run Time: 91 Minutes
Rated: R

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.




Movie Review OK, so here's the deal, I wasn't originally going to review this film. I, like most fans of the horror genre understand that the only Evil Dead that actually means something is the one starring Bruce Campbell. Any reboots, remakes, sequels, prequels or fan fiction are too be taken with a grain of salt. However, upon finishing the film I was left actually wondering if maybe, just maybe the director knew what he was doing by remaking this movie as he did.

Evil Dead isn't a direct copy of The Evil Dead although it should be noted that it obviously borrows heavily from the original source mater…

Cover Reveal: TickTock Seven Tales of Time Anthology

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Wicked Ink Books was launched in 2015 with one goal: Join together a group of sci-fi and fantasy authors and build themed anthologies for our readers to enjoy.
Their first release, coming Spring 2016, features the works of authors Corinne O’Flynn, Kristi Helvig, Rebecca Taylor, Sue Duff, Shawn McGuire, Wendy Terrien, and A.G. Henley.
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Cover Reveal: Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander #EntangledTeen

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