Sunday Series Spotlight: The Aftertime Trilogy

 

The Aftertime Trilogy by Sophie Littlefield

Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Horror, Paranormal (Zombies)

This is a provocative series featuring Cass Dollar, a young woman who is carrying around a lot of emotional baggage and struggling to rebuild her life which had fallen into shambles even before the zombie apocalypse consumed the world. For Cass the only good thing to come out of this mass horror is that she’s finally able to regain custody of her young daughter, Ruthie, until horrifying events separate them again. Later Cass finds herself hundreds of miles away from her daughter, awakening bewildered, physically scarred, and with no idea how she got there. That’s how the first  book opens, and it grabbed my attention right from the start and, figuratively speaking, I was glued to the pages until the end.

 

Aftertime (Aftertime # 1)

Publication Date: February 22, 2011

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 Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Having no idea how many weeks have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished.

And with her, nearly all of civilization.

Where once-lush hills carried cars and commerce, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters — people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong.

In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider, let alone a woman who became a zombie and somehow turned back, but she finds help from an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. Smoke is her savior, and her safety.

For the Beaters are out there.

And the humans grip at survival with their trigger fingers. Especially when they learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, of weapons in a brave new world….

Aftertime is my favorite book in the trilogy because it focuses on Cass’s journey to find Ruthie and to be different from the kind of woman she once was not too long ago. She’s such a complex, complicated, and flawed character. Littlefield has done an amazing job in creating a three-dimensional characters, like Cass, that you might meet in real life. Cassie’s not a black and white, good or bad character. In fact, none of the main characters you meet and follow in the series are. Survival becomes the number one motive that drives them. In this first book, though, survival without Ruthie is meaningless to Cassie. She may have failed her daughter in the pre-zombie world, but she’s determined to be a better mother to her daughter, and she must go to great lengths to try to get her daughter out of the clutches of a female religious cult whose beliefs and lifestyle made gave me chill bumps as I read about their influence on the women who are just seeking safety and shelter from the hordes of “Beaters,” infected humans who’ve become cannibalistic creatures who feast upon the flesh and blood of survivors.

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Book Blitz for The Artful (Shadows of the City # 1)

Today, I’m spotlighting another post-apocalyptic novel geared toward young adults by Wilbert Stanton. After reading the suspenseful excerpt and the amusing interview with the main characters, Dodger and Twist below, I’ve definitely added this one to my future reads list.  If this book appeals to your reading interests, be sure to enter the giveaway to win a signed copy of The Artful and feel free to let me know what you think about this new series.

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The Artful (Shadows of the City # 1)  by Wilbert Stanton

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Publication Date: May 27, 2014 / Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Genres: YA, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

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New York City, 2025: Everything is changed. The city that never sleeps is now a land of death and decay. A rampant virus has taken over and the survivors have become carriers, quarantined from the rest of the world.

Twist and Dodger grew up in the streets, the sewers and underground tunnels – their playground. They aren’t heroes. They just like attention; and stealing meds from the rich and giving them to the poor is their golden ticket.

On their latest raid, they unknowingly steal a cure that puts them square between the ailing Emperor of Manhattan and the war hungry Governor of Brooklyn and forces them on a quest into the darkest shadows of their putrefying world.

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Book Blitz & Author Interview for Evacuation (The Seamus Chronicles # 2)

K.D. McAdams has released the second installment to The Seamus Chronicles this month. Check out this YA, post-apocalyptic series and enjoy an interview with this author!

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Evacuation (The Seamus Chronicles # 2)  by K. D. McAdams

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Publication Date: March 7, 2014

Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, YA

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They have only one chance for survival, leave… the planet.

The virus that wiped out most of the human race is adapting to defeat the vaccine and kill the survivors. There is a government response protocol but it will kill them too, it involves a nuclear winter. The NASA scientists believe they can leave Earth and achieve faster than light travel, but Seamus doesn’t want to slog through space. He knows that to survive they have to go somewhere fast. To save them all he needs to invent a warp drive and evacuate the planet.

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Book Blitz: Author Guest Post & Giveaway for RecruitZ (Afterworld #1)

I love a good zombie apocalypse novel and RecruitZ is on my reading list! Check out the exciting excerpt, learn more about the author’s reasons for writing post-apocalyptic fiction, and be sure to enter the giveaway.

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RecruitZ (Afterworld #1) by Karice Bolton

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Publication Date: December 27, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic

Scientists are the new rock stars. The infection has been contained for nearly three months, and the world is celebrating. But humans are still dying. Rebekah Taylor has seen it firsthand. Her husband was killed right in front of her by the very creatures that humans were told they no longer had to fear.

Rebekah is determined to find out who is responsible for the death of her husband and the obvious cover-up. Fueled with revenge, she begins to find answers that lead to one frightening conclusion. The apocalypse might be over, but the battles are just beginning.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18588895-recruitz?ac=1

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway for ARV-3 (The After Light Saga #1)

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ARV-3 (The After Light Saga #1)  by Cameo Renae

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Publication Date: December 2013

Genres: YA, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian Fiction

The beginning of the end. The Apocalypse.

A nuclear fallout wiped out every living thing on the planet, except for a few thousand of us who took shelter in underground bunkers across the globe. Now, after thirteen long years, we were finally able to return to the topside to begin to rebuild.

We thought we were alone. We were never more wrong.

Before the fallout, scientists had worked on creating an anti-radiation vaccine (ARV). The first two attempts failed, but despite the incomplete tests and results, the government approved and distributed the third serum to the masses in an effort to aid those who had no shelter.

It worked, keeping those who remained on the topside alive, but it also altered and mutated them. This new and infectious threat had completely outnumbered us. Now, we not only had to rebuild our planet. We would have to fight for it.

My name is Abigail Park. I’m seventeen, and this is my story.

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Release Day, Review & Giveaway for State of Rebellion (Collapse Series # 3)

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State of Rebellion (Collapse # 3) by Summer Lane

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Publisher: WB Publishing http://writingbellepublishing.com/

Release: January 24th, 2014

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Genres: YA, NA, Post-apocalyptic, dystopian fiction

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Everything has changed.

After a devastating ambush that left the militia group Freedom Fighters struggling to survive, Cassidy Hart has been lucky to escape with her life.

Along with her Commander and former Navy SEAL Chris Young, she’s made a shocking discovery concerning the whereabouts of her father. The militias have moved further into the mountains. And the secret that is kept there will come with a price.

But when the National Guard arrives, Cassidy is faced with a choice that will force her to decide between friends and family. Omega is getting stronger. The fight for freedom looms on the horizon.

It’s all or nothing.

And Cassidy has no intention of giving up.

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Release of M-Day (M-Day #1) by D.T. Dyllin

Zombies? That’s kids stuff.

Welcome to the ultimate battle of the sexes. Welcome to M-Day…

Available now and on sale from February 7-14!

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Genre: Dystopian Romance

Publisher: Tik Tok Press

Cover Artist: Lindsay Tiry

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Buy on Amazon: M-Day (M-Day #1)

Before the day… before M-day… people used to read books and watch movies about zombies. They used to dress up as zombies; pretend to kill zombies… Basically, zombies had become a part of popular culture in a very unexpected way.

The highly anticipated zombie apocalypse never came.

What did come was much worse than any city over run with shambling corpses after brains and flesh. A virus… a virus that only affected men. Nobody knew what caused it, or where it had come from, not that it really mattered. It’s here and there’s no going back.

Maxine was one of the lucky ones–she got out alive. She and her friends banded together to survive the new desolate conditions left behind by the virus. When a supply gathering mission goes awry, Max and company are left with no better choice than to trust a group of uninfected military men. No longer on the run from her infected husband, Max discovers there could be worse dangers for her on the horizon… Like losing her heart to her mysterious savior everyone calls Zee.
 

About the Author

D.T. Dyllin is a Bestselling Romance Author who writes in both New Adult and Adult genres. She is a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America) and also her local chapter, the MCRW (Music City Romance Writers).

D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two spoiled GSDs.

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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

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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

Amazon: Waking Up Dead (End of Days Love) / BN

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Spotlight & Giveaway for Phase One: Identify

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Phase One: Identify (Territory of the Dead #1) by Rose Wynters

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YA Fantasy Romance

Categories: Horror, Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian, Zombies

Publisher: Self/Indie

Release Date: May 6, 2013

Heat Level: Sweet

Word Count: 22,238

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From author Rose Wynters comes Book 1 in a new zombie-horror, fantasy fiction series set in Pleasant, Louisiana. Can this checkout girl survive the night when her town experiences a zombie apocalypse?

Tabitha Alexander is just your everyday, small-town checkout girl. At 18, she’s just graduated from high school, and her long-term goals don’t extend beyond enjoying her freedom and finding a boyfriend.

Her whole life was spread out in front of her…Until the first body slams into the glass, desperate to feed on the living standing underneath the bright lights.

That night Tabitha learns how horrifying it really is when the dead come back to life.

Barely escaping with her life, she manages to make it home but is forced to watch as lives are brutally ended when zombies take over. They are supernaturally strong, unlike the zombies portrayed by films. Nobody knows if they will live to see the dawn of a new day.

By the time the night is done, her neighbor and the man she has a crush on has joined them, as well as her best friend and her father. A new group of unlikely survivors emerges from the death and carnage that surround them, saved by an attractive, mysterious man with unknown motives.

This book tells you how the zombie nightmare begins…Pleasant will never be the same again.

Recommended for adults and young adults 16 years of age and older.

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A woman moved in front of the camera, pushing the reporter out of the way with her body, before grabbing the microphone from his slack grip. Her face was pale, but her dark eyes were filled with determination as she stared into the lens. She got right to the point.

“Don’t let this reporter sugarcoat this with his evasions. There are dead people walking out there, and they are fast, deadly, and supernaturally strong. There is a name for them, one we’ve heard before but thought was only fiction. These dead people are zombies, and they don’t care about nothing but getting their teeth into your flesh.”

The reporter tried to grab the microphone back, but she shot him a deadly look. “You’re not getting this till I’m done,” she told him in a firm voice. “I’m not gonna stand by while you get your five seconds of fame and leave these innocent people out there to die. People deserve to know what they are up against, and how to protect themselves. Now back off.” Surprisingly, he stood still and listened.

About the Author

When not writing, I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and having fun! I love plotting what my characters will do next, and thinking up exciting, dangerous, and edgy books. I’ve been told I have a wicked sense of humor and often this can be seen in my writing.

I have a ton of likes, most especially books, gorgeous men, The Walking Dead, and True Blood. I interact quite a bit on my website, offering unique giveaways and having fun meeting readers. Feel free to drop by and post a comment!

Connect with Rose Wynters

Website – http://www.rosewynters.com/

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/author_rose

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Rose-Wynters/121652694703696

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7033186.Rose_Wynters

 

Phase One: Identify is available at

Amazon: Phase One: Identify (Territory of the Dead)

ARe – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-phaseoneidentify-1190980-343.html

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/phase-one-rose-wynters/1115255641

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/316278

       

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2 eBook copies (1 each to 2 winners) of “Phase One: Identify (Territory of the Dead #1)”

Contest is open internationally and ends August 7.

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