Dec 7, 2012

Zombie Picking & FREE Kindle Book!

My Zombie Picks

Zombies are actually the only monsters I am really afraid of. They give me the total heebies! I originally wrote My Zombie Dog, after writing a long, long list of all my phobias for story prompts and shuffling, staggering, festering, brain-sucking creatures were on top! I'm most scared of them just touching me with their rotting flesh.

But, to challenge myself, I did write a zombie story which has now turned into a series. Undead Kev (sequel to My Zombie Dog) will be released to Kindle in February and in paperback in March. I also try to challenge myself reading zombie literature (I tried to play The Walking Dead game on the iPad, but the intro was too scary for me).

Here's my top zombie picks:

The Forest of Hands and Teeth. This novel is so lyrical you'll forget you're reading about undead creatures wanting to tear at your flesh. Not a fast-paced story, but beautifully written. My only gripe with this one is the Kindle book is way overpriced, so go for the paperback!




Chasers from the Alone series. Not your typical zombie story, because technically, they're not zombies. But they are very zombie-like and they're everywhere! Follow a group of teenagers as they try to not only survive, but find out what's happening to everyone around them. Your jaw will drop when you get to the twist at the end. VERY CLEVER!
Undead. Hilarious. During a high school trip, everyone except a couple of students (who were left on the bus and of course would never in a million years get along) turn into zombies. 


Don't forget for the younger zombie lover (9-13) you can't go past
My Zombie Dog ;). The book launch was a blast and the kids loved having the face-painter turn them into zombies. As a special promotion for the holiday season, you can download the Kindle version of My Zombie Dog for free, just for December 7th and 8th.

20 comments:

  1. Well, a Zombie blog hop, huh? Lots of festering fun here! Well, I loved My Zombie Dog and can't wait to read Undead Kev. What a character! I've been meaning to pass on Zombie Blondes to you, a chilling high-school story.
    Glad you got this post done at last!

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  2. They all sound Brilliant! I just "Liked" My Zombie Dog on Amazon and bought a version for my iPad! :) Love Love Love Zombie stories and am looking forward to checking out the rest, too!

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  3. I only read the The Forest of Hands and Teeth and your book. Other than that, I might have read one or two other zombie books. I'd like to read more since I enjoy them.

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  4. Great list - I've not read any of them but I'm keen to expand on the zombie fiction front. Thanks :)

    Jamie
    Zombie Food to Zombie Fit

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  5. The first book you mentioned sounds interesting.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  6. Honestly, Zombies scare the crap out of me and with them on my mind I find it hard to take my dog out at night -- I'm constantly looking for a horde of zombies to come lumbering through the yard! I HATE ZOMBIES! And yet I watch The Walking Dead, well if listening to it counts, because I can't really look at what's happening on the screen. I wrote my first zombie story on a dare and was going to post it for the zombie hop, but while working on NANO I -- well I had a zombie appear in my futuristic romance, so I posted that instead. Where it came from I'm not sure and where I'll take it -- I'm not sure of that either. I think I'm still under the influence of Halloween...cursed!

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  7. That Forest of Hands and Teeth book has captured my imagination. Will have to check it out!
    Some Dark Romantic

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  8. Great post! I've added my Zombie Dog to my list of must-reads! Thanks for the heads up :)

    Julie

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  9. Thank you so much for these zombie book recommendations, including yours!! I'm adding all of these to my "Want to Read" at Goodreads. Basically, I'm reading zombie books before anything else since I want to write a zombie series next year. (Except the two books I'm reading now are not zombie books. One is just an excellent book that I just HAD to read - 100 Unfortunate Days - and the other is a book I have to read because I agreed to review it.) I'm looking forward to getting back to zombie books.

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  10. I love zombies... not to hug, of course ;)

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  11. Hi Charmaine, great to connect with you, your book sounds hilarious. I am not missing the Brisbane heat at the moment, but will be there for Christmas, lol, best wishes Julie

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  12. I'm actually playing with a zombie story for an anthology right now. It's my first try writing anything monsteriffic.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your Zombie picks. And good luck with your new book coming out, Undead Kev. I can't wait to read it. Good luck!

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  14. Those sound cool. Thank for the free book Charmaine, and congrats on the new publication.

    .......dhole

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  15. I'm not a fan of horror stories... but I'd take a chance with a zombie story (if it's not too gory...)

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  17. My Zombie Dog sounds like a kick. I'm looking forward to the zombie movie, Warm Bodies, even though the concept of a zombie totally freaks me out. Thanks for stopping by my blog to support Lynda.

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  18. Ooooh, the zombie collection sounds terrific. I am definitely going to read them now...am downloading My Zombie Dog now...now :))
    Thank you!!

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  19. Love me the zombies and you have given me some awesome stories to check out.

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