In the Zombie Zone: The Premiere of The Walking Dead & Free Zombie Fiction

Countdown to Season 5 of The Walking Dead

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I’m so looking forward to the  season premiere of  The Walking Dead  this Sunday, October 12 on AMC.   If you’ve wanted to watch the series, but missed past seasons, you can catch up with The Walking Dead Zombie Apocalypse Week Marathon and watch all of the episodes of the show that lead up to season five. The marathon starts Monday, October 6th on AMC.

Watch the Trailer for the Premiere of Season 5: Never Let Your Guard Down

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Book Tour for Bad Blood (Battle of the Undead # 1)

Vampires + Zombies = wickedly savory ingredients for a great YA paranormal series

London is under attack by hordes of zombies and it’s up to two vampires, who also happen to be arch enemies to protect the humans. This is a plot I won’t be able to resist. Check out Nicky Peacock’s debut of Bad Blood, the first installment in her Battle of the Undead series.

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Bad Blood (Battle of the Undead # 1)  by Nicky Peacock

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Publication Date: September 5, 2014

Publisher: Evernight Teen Publishing (113 pgs.)

Genre: YA, Paranormal, Horror



“I am Britannia. I am your protector. I will fend off the hungry hordes of undead hands that reach toward you. I am your steadfast defender. I will stand between you and the zombie masses as they try to taste your flesh. I am strong, unyielding, and dedicated to your survival. All I ask from you… is your blood.” 

A five-hundred-year-old bloody game of vengeance will need to be put on hold if vampires are to survive the zombie uprising. Britannia and Nicholas, bitter enemies and the only two surviving vampires left in London, have to work together to save un-infected humans and deliver them safely to a vampire stronghold in the Scottish Highlands. Unable to drink the zombie ‘bad blood’, the remaining vampires need the humans to stay alive. But will the vampires tell the survivors who they are and what they want from them? Will Britannia be able to hold back her vengeance for the greater good? Is survivor Josh the reincarnation of Britannia’s murdered true love? And can she bring herself to deliver him to the ‘safe’ hold? Survival instincts run deep, but bad blood can run deeper.

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The Zombie Zone: Cover Reveal for Dead New World

I just discovered this new post-apocalyptic zombie novel set to release this fall and wanted to share the cover that has just been released. The premise of the book is a 180 degree turn from the zombie-related fiction I usually read. Instead of destroying the zombies, a surviving cult wants to embrace their existence and turn humans into one of the undead.  The book cover is striking and… hmm…the concept of a human-zombie hybrid sounds intriguing.  I’ll be keeping a watch for this book’s release.
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Dead New World by Ryan Hill

Publication Date: October 13, 2014

Genres: Horror, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies


Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

Before the world fell into chaos, the undead existed only in the imagination. Now, more of them walk the earth than living. Zombies move about freely, while humans entomb themselves inside concrete barricades to stay alive.

All that, while the leader of a powerful cult – known only as Reverend – becomes the next threat to the rebuilding United States. Believing zombies to be God’s latest creation, making humanity obsolete, he wants to give every man, woman, and child the chance to become one. With his combined army of humans and zombies, he may well get his wish.

Best friends Holt and Ambrose went up against the Reverend once. Holt lost a foot and a zombie bit Ambrose…though he survived the virus, only to become a human-zombie hybrid, reviled by the living and unwelcome among the dead. When the Reverend kidnaps the woman Holt loves, the race is on to save her from a fate worse than death.

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Book Tour for Descending: A Gina Harwood Novel (GHS #2)

The Gina Harwood  series caught my attention when it was compared to the X-Files, of which I’m a huge fan. It centers around homicide detectives Gina Harwood and Morgan Snyder who investigate supernatural mysteries and crimes. Descending, the second installment, has recently been released, and the first chapter of the book is available for you to read. I’ve also included information on the first book in the series, Behind the Veil, which introduces readers to this fictitious world where police procedure and the paranormal intersect.

Descending: A Gina Hardwood Novel  by Indi Martin

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Publication Date: February 2014/ 210 pgs.

Genres: Paranormal, Horror, Mystery & Suspense


Described as a cross between the X-Files and Call of Cthulhu, the second title in Indi Martin’s Gina Harwood promises even more suspense and surreal action! In Descending, Gina discovers a mysterious portal in an ordinary wall that leads somewhere few humans were meant to go, while a group of friends set out to make a music video in a creepy old house that goes terribly, horribly wrong.

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Spotlight & Author Guest Post for Corcitura

I’m happy to spotlight Corcitura with fellow readers today, an intriguing paranormal thriller by Melika Dannese Lux. I hope you will check out the book trailer and read  Lux’s fascinating guest post that explains the novel’s origins. Now, after reading the excerpt, I’ve definitely added this to my list of future reads.

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Corcitura by Melika Dannese Lux

Publication Date: November 2012

Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Thriller


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Corcitura. Some call it hybrid, others half-blood, mongrel, beast. They are all names for the same thing: vampire—the created progeny of the half-wolf, half-vampire, barb-tongued Grecian Vrykolakas, and the suave but equally vicious Russian Upyr. Corcitura: this is what happens when a man is attacked by two vampires of differing species. He becomes an entirely new breed—ruthless, deadly, unstoppable…almost.

London, 1888: Eric Bradburry and Stefan Ratliff, best friends since childhood, have finally succeeded in convincing their parents to send them on a Grand Tour of the Continent. It will be the adventure of a lifetime for the two eighteen-year-old Englishmen, but almost from the moment they set foot on French soil, Eric senses a change in Stefan, a change that is intensified when they cross paths with the enigmatic Vladec Salei and his traveling companions: Leonora Bianchetti, a woman who fascinates Eric for reasons he does not understand, and the bewitching Augustin and Sorina Boroi—siblings, opera impresarios, and wielders of an alarming power that nearly drives Eric mad.

Unable to resist the pull of their new friends, Eric and Stefan walk into a trap that has been waiting to be sprung for more than five hundred years—and Stefan is the catalyst. Terrified by the transformation his friend is undergoing, Eric knows he must get Stefan away from Vladec Salei and Constantinos, the rabid, blood-crazed Vrykolakas, before Stefan is changed beyond recognition. But after witnessing a horrific scene in a shadowed courtyard in Eastern Europe, Eric’s worst fears are confirmed.

Six years removed from the terror he experienced at the hands of Salei and Constantinos, Eric finally believes he has escaped his past. But once marked, forever marked, as he painfully begins to understand. He has kept company with vampires, and now they have returned to claim him for their own.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway for Good Intentions (The Dead War Series #1)


Good Intentions (The Dead War Series, Book One) by D.N. Simmons

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Publisher: Rushmore Publishing

Genres: Dark Urban Fantasy/Horror/Suspense/Dystopian

SciTech Labs was handsomely commissioned by the United States Military to design a revolutionary serum that would create the ultimate soldier.  They would be stronger and more resilient, they would also be smarter and more alert. Last, but not least, they would be faster with  more endurance. Everything was looking hopeful until an experiment went horribly wrong. The scientists mutated their specimen’s DNA, turning into something monstrous. Now life as we know it will never be the same.

Those things are coming for us.  

The entire world is in danger and our governments forces can’t stop them. Humanity’s only hope lies with…

The Vampires.

Can their supernatural abilities help save the human race, or is it the end? Can the human race survive being caught in a bloody war between two vicious predators? 


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DS LogoI was born in the little, but big bustling city of Chicago, Illinois. I still live there today and I’m loving every second of it … Except for those harsh cold winters. I started writing short horror stories when I was eleven years old. It wasn’t until 2004 that I decided to take the plunge into the professional literary world when I wrote Desires Unleashed.

I love the supernatural world; I’ve always found it fascinating, especially vampires and shape-shifters. It was my love of the genre that motivated me to create the story I had always wanted to read. I published it, hoping there were other people out there who would be entertained by that same story. I love to entertain people, to offer them that fantasy world they can escape into filled with wonders and good times. I know I appreciate the escapism I’ve delved into when reading a good book.

Some of the accolades I’ve won for my writing are: “New Voice of Today” by A Romance Review, “Rising Star” by Love Romance and “Author of the Month” by Warrior of Words. I’ve been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including “best vampire novel” and “best urban-fantasy” at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006.

Some of the accolades I’ve won for my writing are: “New Voice of Today” by A Romance Review, “Rising Star” by Love Romance and “Author of the Month” by Warrior of Words. I’ve been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including “best vampire novel” and “best urban-fantasy” at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006.

To find out even more about me, please click on the links below.

D.N.’s Website | D.N.’s Blog | D.N. on Facebook |  D.N. on Twitter | D.N. on Goodreads

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Grand Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and a Good Intentions Keychain

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Book Blitz & Sale for Days Gone Bad (Vesik #1)

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Genre: Fantasy,  Paranormal, Adult Fiction

Days Gone Bad (Vesik, Book 1) by Eric R. Asher

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Published February 8, 2013


My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We’ve vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I’ve faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and … damn, I need a vacation.

Purchase for $99 from Amazon:  Days Gone Bad (Vesik)


Wolves and the River of Stone (Vesik, Book 2)


Published October 22, 2013


Philip, Zola’s boyfriend from one hundred and fifty years ago, is not nearly as dead as we thought. I really wish he was. Not only has he kidnapped Zola, but he’s raising an army to scour humanity from the earth. Hopefully the local werewolf pack will help. What could possibly go wrong?

 Purchase from Amazon:  Wolves and the River of Stone (Vesik)




Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Vampire Trilogy Book III: Isle of the Undead


A Vampire Trilogy Book III: Isle of the Undead by N.E. Tovell

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Publisher: iUniverse

Eight years have passed since Galian McDermot moved to Ireland to take his place in the Celtic world as the Tribunal Judicial Officer and King. The unlikely union of Galian and Delbeth has survived all attempts to destroy them. Together, they now live in a converted castle on the Isle of Man that holds their growing family of blended vampires—each with his or her own special faerie gift.

Galian and Delbeth now have proof that it was Delbeth’s former boyfriend, Johan, who assassinated the old Tribunal. Worse yet, before his death, he recruited other conspirators in South America to carry out his plan for world domination and they are continuing his evil plan to develop his own world order in South America. Unknown to mortals, Delbeth and Galian begin populating the world with their special offspring while others secretly toil to destroy creation. But when Delbeth’s grandfather asks the family to raise two infant faerie girls, they agree, setting off a chain of events that culminates in a final battle where the Celtic plan is finally revealed.
As their fae spell comes to fruition, Delbeth and Galian bring the world hope as they govern from the Isle of Man and attempt to defend against the forces bent on their destruction.

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Book Tour for Ashes to Ashes (Experiment in Terror #8): Review & Giveaway


Ashes to Ashes (Experiment in Terror #8) by Karina Halle


Publication date: December 11th 2013
Genres: Horror, New Adult, Supernatural

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It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in.

When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon coast to investigate a haunted school, Perry wants to use the opportunity to reconnect with her family and reintroduce Dex into their lives. Only Perry’s not the only one who’s reaching out – her grandmother Pippa has started appearing to her with disturbing warnings and Perry’s presence at the school has ignited a chilling new wave of supernatural phenomenon. Once used a century ago as a sanatorium to house children dying of tuberculosis, the school’s past residents are slowly coming back to life and with one thing on their mind. They want someone to play with, someone to join them. Forever.

Even when dead, some children get whatever they want.

And they want Perry.


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Sunday Series Spotlight: Experiment in Terror Series by Karina Halle

About the Series

I started reading ebooks in 2012 after received an e-reader for Christmas. Although I love technology, I always preferred reading a print copy of the book and having the rich sensory experience of touching and turning the pages. So, I avoided reading online until I realized that Amazon had lots of books available for free downloads, lol and I could get any book I wanted to read instantly without having to wait for shipping.

Moreover, one of the best benefits has been the discovery of some excellent reads from talented independent authors that I, otherwise, probably would never have encountered. Karina Halle’s work is one of those rare gems that I have come to treasure.  I downloaded Darkhouse, the first book in this series when it was offered for free, and from that point, I was hooked on Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s  journey together into the world of the supernatural where they explore haunted places to capture paranormal evidence for their Internet ghost hunter series, and along the way they must each grapple with literal and figurative demons that have continually tested their sanity.

Here is an overview of the series from Goodreads:

In a large, flaky nut­shell, the Exper­i­ment in Ter­ror Series is an nine-part sci-fi/fantasy/horror series that revolves around a pair of ghost hunters. Well, aspir­ing ghost hunters, any­way. After film­ing a creepy expe­ri­ence in her uncle’s dilap­i­dated light­house, 22-year old Perry Palomino becomes a YouTube and inter­net star overnight. She attracts the atten­tion of Dex Foray, a pro­ducer and cam­era­man for a site that spe­cial­izes in var­i­ous webisodes, who con­vinces her to be a host for a low-budget ghost hunt­ing series. The only prob­lem is, nei­ther Perry or Dex are entirely “with it” — I mean, they see ghosts, after all. And when the duo isn’t wrestling with their very notion of real­ity, they’re grap­pling with a work­ing rela­tion­ship that’s deep-cut with sex­ual ten­sion. As the series moves on, lead­ing Perry and Dex to new locales and super­nat­ural sit­u­a­tions, their lives become more and more inter­twined, where they dis­cover that ghosts aren’t the only things that can haunt them.

This is a series that must be read in order, and for all of you paranormal fans out there, I think you’ll find it to be worth your time. Although romance does eventually become a significant aspect of the plot as the series unfolds, the scary, chilling, and downright creepy scenes from Perry and Dex’s adventures will be more than enough to satisfy your paranormal cravings. In fact, I should warn you, this series can be addictive!

The series is comprised of full length novels as well as several novellas. I have highlighted the main books in the series and the novellas I read.

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Dark HouseWith all the vampire, werewolf and faerie books out there, it’s easy to become numb to all things supernatural. The antidote? Darkhouse introduces two real and unforgettable characters, Perry Palomino & Dex Foray, amateur ghost hunters who are “attractive, relatable and oddly heroic,” “flawed but loveable,” “slightly crazy” and just the most endearing pair to ever tackle the paranormal…just don’t call them normal.

Darkhouse is a thrilling and sexy new take on concepts like Supernatural and The X-Files, bringing a breath of fresh air to a genre that has been inundated with the dead.

***Darkhouse and the Experiment in Terror series is a horror/romance for mature audiences only. Readers who are easily offended by harsh language should think twice about reading it.

Published March 10, 2012


Favorite Quotes from the book: 

“Somehow by dealing with the dead, I had never felt so alive.” 


“Because sometimes I lie, Perry. We all lie, even you, but not everyone is brave enough to admit it.”  -Dex


“If there was a moment that determined the course of my future, I’m pretty sure this was it. I had two somewhat simple choices. I could make a run for it and go back to Uncle Al’s. Back to the bonfire where my cousins and dear sister would be drinking and revel in the normalcy of a Saturday night and forget I ever went to this horrid place and ran into this weirdo. Or I could go with said weirdo up the stairs in this decrepit old lighthouse, which was most likely condemned and unsafe, towards some unknown person (or thing) that was walking around, potentially waiting to murder us in horrific ways. 

It didn’t seem like a very hard decision to make. In fact, I think 99.7% of people in the right frame of mind would have picked from column A and gone on with their merry lives. But for some freaking crazy reason, I thought that maybe, just maybe I should go with this stranger up those kelp-ridden stairs and toward the lair of unimaginable horror. You know, because it was the more interesting alternative.” -Perry

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Blog Tour for Apocalipstick: Excerpt, Author Guest Post & Giveaway

Apocalyptic fiction is one of my favorite genres, and Apocalipstick is one I certainly plan to check out!

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Apocalipstick by Lisa Acerbo

Apocalipstick_150dpi_eBook_(2)Jenna should be having the time of her life at college. Instead, her only desire is survival. She lives in a world gone insane after a virus kills most of the population. Being alive after the apocalypse is bad, but when the undead return, hungry for humans, times turn darker. For Jenna and a small group of survivors, the goal is to reach the High Point Inn. At the inn, Jenna develops feelings for Caleb, who, while exotic and intoxicating, is not quite human. Will this new utopia last?


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Cover Reveal for Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle

Karina Halle is one of my favorite paranormal romance authors, and I really enjoy following her Experiment in Terror series.  She’s getting to release a new novel early next year, that looks like a captivating read:


Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle 

Publication date: February 24, 2014
Genres: Horror, Romance

 A Standalone Horror Romance 

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 afraid to travel on the same route as the tragic Donner party did years before. When the last wagon train to go into the Sierra Nevada mountains fails to arrive at their destination, Eve Smith, an 18-year old half-native girl with immense tracking skills is brought along with the search party, headed by an enigmatic former Texas Ranger, Jake McGraw.

What they find deep in the dangerous snow-covered terrain is a terrifying consequence of cannibalism, giving new meaning to the term “monster.” While the search party is slowly picked off, one by one, Eve must learn to trust Jake, who harbors more than a few secrets of his own, in order to survive and prevent the monstrosities from reaching civilization.


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Black Friday Blitz: Giveaway & Guest Post for The Last Bastion of the Living (On Sale for $.99)

I’m looking forward to reading this book and just grabbed my copy since it’s on sale : )  Happy Black Friday, shoppers!


The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater

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Publication date: June 12th 2012
Genres: Adult, Horror, Science Fiction
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The Bastion was humanity’s last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. A fortified city with a high wall, surrounded by lush land rich with all the resources needed to survive, protected by high mountain summits, and a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, the Bastion became the last stronghold of the living on earth. But one fateful day, the gate failed and the Inferi Scourge destroyed the human settlements outside the walls and trapped the survivors inside the city. Now decades later, the last remaining humans are struggling to survive in a dying city as resources and hope dwindle.

Vanguard Maria Martinez has lived her whole life within the towering walls of steel. She yearns for a life away from the overcrowded streets, rolling blackouts, and food shortages, but there is no hope for anyone as long as the Inferi Scourge howl outside the high walls. Her only refuge from the daily grind is in the arms of her lover, Dwayne Reichardt, an officer in the Bastion Constabulary. Both are highly-decorated veterans of the last disastrous push against the Inferi Scourge. Their secret affair is her only happiness.

Then one day Maria is summoned to meet with a mysterious representative from the Science Warfare Division and is offered the opportunity to finally destroy the Inferi Scourge in the valley and close the gate. The rewards of success are great, but she will have to sacrifice everything, possibly even her life, to accomplish the ultimate goal of securing the future of humanity and saving it from extinction.


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Book Tour & Giveaway for Come Little Children

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Come Little Children by D. Melhoff

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The Nolan morgue is more than just an ordinary funeral home. When their newest employee uncovers a supernatural conspiracy connected to a string of child murders, she must use every shred of her intelligence to stop a new breed of serial killer and escape the morgue alive.

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Book Tour: Review & Giveaway for Waking Up Dead (End of Days Love #1)

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Waking Up Dead (End of Days Love #1) by Emma Shortt

Waking Up Dead Book CoverGenre: Horror romance

Publisher: Entangled Select

Date of Publication: 22 October 2013

 ISBN: 9781622660353 / ASIN: B00BMKRLXG

Number of pages: 372  Word Count: 104,000

Cover Artist: TK Designs

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway for Since Inception (Vanishing #1)

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Since Inception by T.R. Graves

Release date: March 1st, 2014
Series: Vanishing #1

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway for Sanctuary

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Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden

Cover (9)In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…

When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?

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Cover Reveal for Shattered Skies: Fire & Ice

Title: Shattered Skies: Fire & Ice

Author: Heather Linn

Series: Shattered Skies Saga (#3)
Genre: SciFi/Horror
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Estimated Oct 31 2013

Book Description:

Catalina is forced to fight off her demons alone. There is nothing that Akia can do to help her now. Day by day she is transforming from human to a power that nothing in the universe has ever seen. Her new power brings with it a lot of enemies. Ever race walking the planet wants to get their hands on her for one reason or another.  Confused, she doesn’t know who to trust. Then again it is hard to choose good or evil when you don’t know what side you’re on.