Review of The Day Zombies Ruined My Perfectly Boring Life AND Paranormal Reads Info

Ok, so I’m totally scared of zombies and often avoid reading about them because I inevitably get nightmares. On the other hand, I’ve seen author Jen Naumann’s tweets about this story and was curious enough to forgo my usual rule of avoiding zombies and gave it a go.

I have to say the title captures the tone of this story PERFECTLY. The main character’s voice is strong and clear (always a good draw for me). And her perception of the world going to crap lent a comedy-like vibe to the tale—another thing that I totally dug. To be clear: It wasn’t goofy, stupid comedy. At all. It was the kind of comedy that made the story a blast to read.

Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of scary parts, heart-wrenching parts, gory parts, and enough action to keep this action junky satisfied.

Plus the ending totally left me begging for a sequel!

All in all, I’d give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Nice job, Jen! I’m a fan! 😉

Jen’s book on Amazon

Jen’s Amazon author page

Jen’s blog: paranormalya.blogspot.com

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I’m SO excited to featured on Paranormal Reads tomorrow, Jan 22. They’re a FAB group on Facebook. Check it out! 🙂

About Paranormal Reads:

Discuss books, give reviews and give recommendations. This place is for Paranormal book lovers!!

We also ENCOURAGE authors to post anything about their books! There is no need to ask or apologize for posting something about your book!! We are an AUTHOR FRIENDLY page and love all books an authors! Thank you 🙂

How to find Paranormal Reads on the interwebz:

There is also our goodreads to see what were reading:
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Our Website:
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A Review of NEVERLOVE

Author Angela Brown reviews SHIFTING PRIDE on the Indie Elite today. Please check it out! 

I’ve reviewed her debut YA para rom NEVERLOVE.

There’s a lot of reapers out there in the YA paranormal romance genre and I like them. Neverlove has a unique spin on what I’ve seen so far—WIN!

The story starts with a bang and keeps going right until the epic conclusion. The alternating points of view between the three main characters allowed me to see more of the bigger picture while also seeing both sides of the story. It was fascinating, thought-provoking, and educating all in one.

In this world, there is conflict between the Cleansers (a group who fight to save souls) and Harvestors (a group who consume souls for the devil). And love is a luxury that no Cleanser or Harvestor can afford.

But love is so irresistible!

Chaos ensues as the characters struggle to maintain their values and ideals in the face of love. What’s most striking is the growth that the characters go through because of it.

I’d rate Neverlove 4 out of 5 stars.

Well done, Angela! Can’t wait to read more.

Neverlove on Amazon.com

Neverlove on Goodreads

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2012 Wrap Up! News and Looking Ahead

Whee, 2012 is almost over! Dear friends, what have you in store for 2013?

  • I plan to write the sequel to Shifting Pride, tentatively titled, FRACTURED PRIDE. I’m about 10,000 words into it, so, YAY! LOL!
  • I am editing TSAVO PRIDE, a short story spin off to Shifting Pride. It’s going to be a self-pubbed FREEBIE, so STAY TUNED! 😉
  • I’ll be editing ZODIAC COLLECTOR in the coming months so it’s ready for publication next winter.
  • I’ll be editing various other projects to shop ’em ’round.

I’d like to give a BIG THANKS to all the blog tour participants for both New Pride and Shifting Pride. I’m honored and thrilled that you’ve dedicated your time and efforts to help me spread the word about my debut series!

Because of you guys, Shifting Pride almost broke 10,000 on the Amazon sales ranking (at 13,620). Woot!!!

I’m also totes stoked about Shifting Pride hitting #6 and New Pride hitting #24 on the Goodreads Best Unknown YA Books listopia! Thanks for your votes–and keep ’em coming! 😉

Before I go, I have a question/request.

Would any pubbed author–self, small press, traditional, etc–be interested in a review swap? I’m game to swap novellas or novels with you in an exchange for a review on Amazon, Goodreads, B&N, and/or blog!

EDIT: PS–Sizzling Hot Books reviewed New Pride, the prequel novelette. Check it out! 😀

SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 19

Welcome to the last week of my month long blog tour. I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping around to various blogs to see reviews, excerpts, and giveaways for SHIFTING PRIDE. I’ve had a blast sharing the fun with everyone. Click HERE for a run down of all the places I’ve visited this month. 😉

Today Sarah at The Book Life is sharing an EXCERPT of SHIFTING PRIDE.

Shifting Pride is featured on Addicted to ebooks.com! You’ll also see it on the sidebar and on their Facebook page. Give ’em a like!

Merry Christmas!

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you’re enjoying your holiday. 😉

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I’m leaving you with a review of Shifting Pride by Theresa McClinton, author extraordinaire and book trailer expert. She’s written a delicious YA, The Stone Guardian. I’ll be posting a review soon–it’s FAB peeps, so check it out!

Thanks, Theresa!!!! *hugs*

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SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 17 AND Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction

Today Jen at Crafty Mom of 3 is reviewing SHIFTING PRIDE. I hope you check it out!

EDIT:Here’s the updated link with a rafflecopter giveaway for New Pride, the prequel novelette! 😉 😉

Here’s yesterday’s review in case you missed it. The reviewer thinks Shifting Pride is BETTER THAN TWILIGHT!!! SQUEE!

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This is the LAST DAY of the Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction! Lots of great donated items are still available and the proceeds are going to a worthy cause!

Award winning YA author Shelli Johannes and CEO of BiblioCrunch Miral Sattar has spear-headed a campaign to gain donations (to be given to the United Way of Western CT) as a show of support for the victims in Sandy Hook. Over 50 folks in the publishing industry have donated various items (books, crits, etc) for auction.

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

CLICK HERE to go to the website: Publishing Hearts Connecticut

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SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 16 AND Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction

Today Courtney at Optimistic Mommy is reviewing SHIFTING PRIDE. She thinks it’s better than Twilight!!!! SQUEE! I hope you check it out!

 

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newtown

The Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction is still going! Lots of great donated items are available and the proceeds are going to a worthy cause!

Award winning YA author Shelli Johannes and CEO of BiblioCrunch Miral Sattar has spear-headed a campaign to gain donations (to be given to the United Way of Western CT) as a show of support for the victims in Sandy Hook. Over 50 folks in the publishing industry have donated various items (books, crits, etc) for auction. 

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

 

CLICK HERE to go to the website: Publishing Hearts Connecticut

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SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 15 AND Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction

Today Phedra at Identity Discovery is reviewing SHIFTING PRIDE. I hope you check it out!

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newtown

The Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction is still going! Lots of great donated items are available and the proceeds are going to a worthy cause!

Award winning YA author Shelli Johannes and CEO of BiblioCrunch Miral Sattar has spear-headed a campaign to gain donations (to be given to the United Way of Western CT) as a show of support for the victims in Sandy Hook. Over 50 folks in the publishing industry have donated various items (books, crits, etc) for auction. 

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

 

CLICK HERE to go to the website: Publishing Hearts Connecticut

CLICK HERE if you want to bid on a 3 chapter crit and ebook of New Pride and Shifting Pride from yours truly! (Bidding ends TODAY for this item)

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SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 14 AND Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction

Today Susan at Cozie Corner is reviewing SHIFTING PRIDE. Another FIVE STAR review! I hope you check it out!

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newtown

The Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction is still going! Lots of great donated items are available and the proceeds are going to a worthy cause!

Award winning YA author Shelli Johannes and CEO of BiblioCrunch Miral Sattar has spear-headed a campaign to gain donations (to be given to the United Way of Western CT) as a show of support for the victims in Sandy Hook. Over 50 folks in the publishing industry have donated various items (books, crits, etc) for auction. 

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

 

CLICK HERE to go to the website: Publishing Hearts Connecticut

CLICK HERE if you want to bid on a 3 chapter crit and ebook of New Pride and Shifting Pride from yours truly! (Bidding ends WEDNESDAY for this item)

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