Quick moving suspense book. I couldn’t put them down.I have always loved a good zombie story and this ones didn’t disappointed me.
1. Dead Meat Day 1
In this first installment we fallowing Thomas, Jennie and Dan. It was a normal day, they were out delivering paper. But They didn’t know their last delivery would really be their last. Now they must fight to stay alive.
This book had me at the edge of the seat. I need it to know if they would survive. Everything started in that house, a voodoo ritual gone wrong. They are the first group to know. They must survive and save the world.
I have loved every book I have read from Nick Clausen and this book didn’t disappointed me. It was packed with action, I finished it right away, couldn’t put out.
5 out of 5 bookstacks
2. Dead Meat Day 2
This is the second installment of Nick Clausen’s Dead Meat Series. In this one we fallow Selena, Jonas and Dan in their fight against the zombies, trying to save the world. But things get from bad to worst. Can they save the world? Or would they die trying?
This installment was just as good but I had some things that bother me. First lest start with the characters, I thought Selena was a bit annoying. She treated Dan like he was a pest and since I stablish a likeness for Dan in the first book I hated this. I know she had good intentions but come on! lol. Second as you know one of my pet peeves is a name being repeated in almost every sentence. The author repeated the names with last name constantly and that was bothering me a bit. But besides those the story was excellent. action packed as well, im getting so deep into it and need to know more. Cant wait to read the third installment. 🙂
4 out of 5 bookstacks
3. Dead Meat Day 3
This series has me completely hooked. I’m honestly enjoying it and I’m also in need of the next book. Almost everyone is dead now and becoming zombies. Only a few survive but for how long? Nick Clausen has done it again. In this book we pretty much fallow Dan, Millie and William around while they try to survive this crazy world as well as keeping them self out of harms way. I NEED MORE DAY MEAT BOOKS!
5 out of 5 bookstacks 📚📚 📚📚 📚
About the Author
Born 1988 in North Jutland, where I still live with my wife, who also happened to be my earliest childhood girlfriend. From 2017 I have lived as a full-time writer. Up until then, I had different jobs beside the writing. I have been studying as a carpenter for three years, and have also read two years of psychology at Aalborg University. It turned out that the writing had a much more powerful pull on me.
I decided early on that I would be an author when I grew up. In fact, the decision came to me already when I read my first book, Snevampyren by Dennis Jürgensen. My first “real” stories I wrote at 14-15 years of age. They were rejected by the publisher, but still got praise. There were some years when I was busy with being a teenager and trying to get an education before I suddenly remembered that I should be an author.
That day I made a promise to write 1,000 words a day until I got a book published. I sat down and started writing. I continued to write every single day for a year and a half. I sent the finished manuscripts to different publishers, and the rejections piled up. Twelve of them by the end. But each time I could feel it was a little bit better. The criticism became more positive. The thirteenth story was called Tidevandet, and it was adopted by the publisher and came out a year later.
I have always enjoyed writing, although in the beginning I put a lot of pressure on myself. My approach to the process has become much more free over the years. For example, I no longer plan my stories. That way, I feel that I’m experiencing the story while writing it and the characters feel like real people. I do not know where the ideas come from, but I’ve never had trouble finding them.
Charleston Buzz Kill by Tom Turner (Nick Janzek Charleston Mysteries, #2) Publication date: December 1st 2019 Genres: Adult, Mystery
Synopsis: When one of the stars of the boozy, risqué reality show, Charleston Buzz, takes a bullet to the head in mid-tryst, homicide cops Nick Janzek and Delvin Rhett swing into action. Within twenty-four hours they have five suspects…problem is all of them have solid alibis. Meanwhile, across town, is that a clandestine brothel being run by the fat cats of Charleston? And what’s with all those college girls hanging out there? As new partners Janzek and Rhett stumble along looking for a break, it becomes clear that some of Charleston’s most prominent citizens are up to their eyeballs in it all.
A native New Englander, Tom Turner dropped out of college and ran a Vermont bar…into the ground. After limping back to college to get his diploma, Tom became an advertising copywriter, first in Boston then New York. After ten years of post-Mad Men life, he made a radical change and got a job in commercial real estate. Not long after that he ended up in Palm Beach, buying, renovating and selling houses along with collecting raw material for his novels. On the side, he wrote Palm Beach Nasty, its sequel, Palm Beach Poison, and a screenplay called Blood Red Sea. While at a wedding a few years later, he fell for the charm of Charleston, South Carolina, and moved there. Recently, wandering Tom moved again. This time, just down the road to Skidaway Island, outside of Savannah, where he’s writing a novel about passion and murder among his neighbors.
Vermelle LeGare had one of the oldest, most prominent surnames in Charleston. Fact is, the nicest street in Charleston was LeGare Street—pronounced Le-gree, as in Simon. Close seconds being Tradd and Church Streets.
Vermelle, though, was black and poor, a fifth-generation cleaning lady. Her husband, Willie, had just dropped her off at the corner of Broad and Church—a ten-minute walk to the house on Stoll’s Alley where Vermelle was working that day. Willie’d dropped her there because he had a big roofing job that day and didn’t want to be late. Vermelle didn’t point out to Willie that his being on time would make her late for Mr. David.
Mr. David was David Wayne Marion, a rich, handsome fifty- year-old man. Vermelle knew just how rich he was because his net worth had been published in an article in the Post & Courier when he took an ill-fated run at becoming governor. Seventy-five million, mostly in real estate, she recalled.
After he lost in his bid to become governor, Mr. David veered off in a whole different direction and—of all crazy things—ended up becoming the star of a TV reality show. He had money, looks, and success, so fame was all that was left. But Vermelle had seen the show and… well, she intended to keep her opinion to herself.
She walked down Church Street and marveled once again at the beautiful houses on the street shaded by live oak trees with their wide, majestic canopies. Her favorite was a four-story brick Georgian with a dark mahogany door and antique glass fanlight above it. The house had graceful pediments above the windows and a perfectly proportioned wall to its right. On the second floor was a classic piazza where she imagined the husband and wife sipped their sloe-gin fizzes as soon as the clock struck five. Maybe earlier.
On the next block, she passed the garage door of an elegant Federalist-style house and chuckled to herself at the angry red letters stenciled onto its garage: Do not block driveway. Violators will be persecuted to the full extent of the law.
Did that mean hanged, she wondered, or merely tarred-and- feathered? And wasn’t it… prosecuted? White people didn’t make mistakes like that… did they?
Her favorite wall in Charleston was on the next block. Its surface was dirty concrete with patches of green lichen making it look a thousand years old. The highlight of the wall was the most intricately detailed wrought iron gate she had ever seen. She wondered if it had been crafted by Philip Simmons, a blacksmith by trade and a black man by birth whose work, she had heard, had ended up in the Smithsonian Museum.
Then she passed the decrepit house with a severe lean to one side, that always caught her attention. It was a stately colonial with imposing columns but was run-down and neglected. Like the owner couldn’t afford to keep it up. She had heard Mr. David on the phone once making fun of a woman who was, “house-rich and check book poor” and wondered if this was her place. Mr. David went on about how the woman was from an old Charleston family but had been spotted using food stamps on the down low at the local Harris Teeter food market.
Vermelle turned left on Stolls Alley and walked over the bumpy, broken-brick pavement. The roads were in far better shape up on Nunan Street—in the heart of the ’hood—where she lived in her two-bedroom freedman’s cottage. She had observed how the well-to-do south of Broad Street folks leaned toward the old, worn, distressed look. She had heard the word ‘quaint’ used a lot but just couldn’t see it.
At number 5 Stoll’s Alley, she rang the bell and waited.
David Marion’s Greek Revival featured grey stucco over brick— the brick peeking through in several places. Vermelle had heard how at one point in history brick had lost favor with the rich folk so they had simply stuccoed over it. As she fumbled for her key, she looked over at the bulky two-inch-thick shutters with cut-outs of palmetto trees and the flickering gas lanterns that David Marion kept on at all time.
After a minute or so, she knocked and waited. Nothing. She knocked again.
Out of options, she tried the doorknob. To her surprise, it opened.That was odd. She pushed it open and stuck her head in.“Mr. David, it’s me, Vermelle.”
She walked into the hallway, the rare herring-bone heart-of-pine floor at her feet. “Mr. David,” she said again a little louder, “it’s Vermelle.”
She walked into the living room recently decorated by Madeline Littleworth Mortimer herself. “Mr. David?”
She figured he must have hurried off to shoot a scene for his dopey TV show and had forgotten to lock the house. It had happened before. She went down the hallway to his bedroom to get the sheets, towels, and his dirty clothes; the first thing she always did. The bedroom door was open, and she went in.
And there, sprawled atop the 1000-count Egyptian sheets of his king-size bed, lay David Wayne Marion buck naked and with a bullet hole in his forehead .
First, Vermelle screamed, scaring the hell out of Mr. David’s Labrador retriever, napping at the side of the bed. Then she called the cops.
Finally, she fled the house and headed straight to the AME Church up on Calhoun. All she could do now was pray for the soul of poor Mr. David.
Janzek and Rhett had gone back to the police station on Lockwood after interviewing the rest of Marion’s neighbors. Janzek wanted to take a look at Marion’s reality show for himself.
It was three in the afternoon and he and Rhett had just binged on four episodes of Charleston Buzz. Janzek flicked off the clicker, shook his head, and said four was all he could take. Even though he had pretty much hit the wall after the pilot.
“I think I’d rather watch that Jersey smut mouth than those airheads,” Janzek said.
“Snooki, you mean,” Rhett said. “Love that girl.”
“Jesus, Delvin, is there anything beneath you? Anything you won’t watch?”
“Yeah, Duck Dynasty,” Rhett said, shaking his head. “Bunch of gay bashin’, red neck, ZZ Top cracker boys.”
Janzek held up his hands. “I’ll take your word for it.”
Rhett shook his head and smirked. “Okay, Mr. Masterpiece Theater.”
As far as Charleston Buzz went, it seemed like the lives of the recurrent characters in the reality show consisted almost exclusively of sex, drinking and selfies, with most of them having no discernible means of support. Not that Janzek had anything against sex, drinking, or selfies, but give it a rest once in a while.
“I don’t get how that one, Naomi, can live in that big house on Beaufain when she’s a goddamn dog-walker,” Janzek said.
“Yeah, I wondered about that, too. I got a theory that the show subsidizes ’em. I mean, none of ’em, with the exception of Samantha, and Greg the banker, really do anything. And it wouldn’t surprise me if Greg’s a teller.”
Janzek nodded and tapped his desk a few times. “So as far as 12 Marion goes,” he said, “you’ve seen all twelve episodes, what exactly’s the skinny on the guy?”
“Well, actually, he’s one they don’t need to subsidize. Best way to sum him up is, he’s rich as shit and has a thing for girls half his age. No, make that a third his age. Supposedly made a ton of money in real estate before the crash. Built a bunch of office buildings, then retired.”
“Retired to a life of hittin’ on every chick in Charleston between the ages of training-bra and twenty-five,” Janzek said.
Janzek flashed back to something Jessie Lawson had said. “His wife told me he was going to go down to New Orleans this weekend but cancelled at the last minute. What’s your take on that?”
Rhett shook his head and smirked. “Same as yours. Guy met a chick who gave him reason to believe he might get lucky.”
Janzek nodded and leaned back in his chair. “So first he got lucky, then he got really… unlucky.”
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A single moment rewrites the path of Lora’s life. One winter night, Lora and Harper’s lives collide unexpectedly and a friendship is born. With their own difficult pasts, they plan to keep it that way: just friends. Until it becomes a little more and Harper decides that Lora deserves better. Five years later, they meet again, and over a cup of coffee, flames are relit.
A story of love, friendship, mental illness, and self-development, Lora and Harper go to show that people are more than their dark pasts and more than their darkest monsters. Life and all its turns are more than all of us.
Ryan Jones is a writer and editor residing in Southwestern Ontario. She loves a good book, a good cup of tea, and snuggles from her cats. She strives to find the silver lining of every situation in life and hopes to inspire and comfort people through her writing.
From Ashes to Magic (Anthology) by Various Authors Genre: YA Fantasy Release Date: December 2nd 2019
It’s when they creep out of the shadows that you should beware. The good ones will hold your hand when you’re having a nightmare; the bad ones BECOME your nightmare, seeping into your very soul and burrowing in the darkness until they’ve completely taken over. Ten authors. Ten stories. Many supernatural beings you’ve come to know and love. Once you plunge into these pages, you won’t want to leave.
REBIRTH A. Denner Immortality always comes with a sacrifice. But how can Nova finish the deed when her Prey is the only one that can save her? GABBY’S FUTURE Mikki Noble A future-telling tree offers Gabby an unpromising future she must try to change. Will that change make things better or worse?
LIFE AND DEATH Nita Pan Brimming with love and betrayal, the courtship between two gods explores what it means to have humanity. Is the divine romance between Life and Death doomed from the very beginning? CHOSEN Jennifer C. Colvin Stolen away to the Philippine Underworld by a mysterious goddess, dutiful and meek Bituin, a young girl from a small hidden mountain town on Cabu Island, discovers the gods have chosen her as a Babaylan (shaman). Newly imbued with powers beyond her wildest imagination, Bituin’s spiritual awakening sends her life into upheaval and rocks the foundation of her quiet town.
BROKEN PROMISES Evelyn Chartres A young woman finds herself isolated from all she knows when her home is set ablaze. Despite insurmountable odds, she must risk traversing unfamiliar and hostile territory to find help, or declare her life forfeit.
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? Carmen Adams Palkar Village is a bloodthirsty place for those of the supernatural, and after years of senseless persecution the Sorcerer community sought refuge elsewhere. For decades the Earth Sorceress Alina lived peacefully among her kind in a deep forest until one night of magic changed her world. The Sorcerer community lived in secret tranquility for decades…but would things stay that way?
HAVENLESS Ryen Lesli Bitter Regret creates beautiful betrayal in Havenless. In the fall of 1513, the ebb was torn apart by the tragic love story of Torr and his Witch, Nahlia. Murdered by her own twin, Nahlia’s lost spirit roams the Haven clan, leaving Torr with a broken heart, fighting against the shocking betrayal that stole everything from him. A betrayal that will echo through time.
SULFUR NIGHT Abby Paul Cursed. Tainted. Marked. The children born on the sulfur night aren’t like the rest of us. They can serve only one purpose. Perhaps the new gods are as blood thirsty as the old.
THE LOCKSMITH Air Meghlen For Cara, a non-magical human, in a world of magic, picking locks is how she makes a living. Her quiet life is threatened when a mysterious traveler brings her a complex lock that makes her the target of a powerful enemy.
ORDINARY FAE Melony Paradise The only way to hide from a Fae king is to live among humans—as a human. Can Izbella Rane have the normal life she wants, or will she be forced into a world her family fled from?
Waiting for books is hard. Especially waiting for a year! Here are five of the book I cant wait to hold.
1.Imagine Me (Shatter Me, #6)
The explosive finale to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shatter Me series.
Which is the truth and which is the lie?
Now that Ella knows who Juliette is and what she was created for, things have only become more complicated. As she struggles to understand the past that haunts her and looks to a future more uncertain than ever, the lines between right and wrong—between Ella and Juliette—blur. And with old enemies looming, her destiny may not be her own to control.
The day of reckoning for the Reestablishment is coming. But she may not get to choose what side she fights on.
I’m so sad is the last book of the series but I also cant wait to know what’s going on. The cliff hanger is killing me, I need more. Im going to miss this series though.
2. The Sinner (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #18)
A sinner’s only hope is true love in this passionate new novel in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes another hit job, he not only crosses the path of the vampire race’s new enemy, but also that of a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Jo Early has no idea what her true nature is, and when a mysterious man appears out of the darkness, she is torn between their erotic connection and the sense that something is very wrong.
Fate anointed Butch O’Neal as the Dhestroyer, the fulfiller of the prophecy that foresees the end of the Omega. As the war with the Lessening Society comes to a head, Butch gets an unexpected ally in Syn. But can he trust the male—or is the warrior with the bad past a deadly complication?
With time running out, Jo gets swept up in the fighting and must join with Syn and the Brotherhood against true evil. In the end, will love true prevail…or was the prophecy wrong all along
This one is not so much for me but for two of my closes friends who are in love with this series and keep begging me to read it. lol
3. Malorie (Bird Box 2)
In the thrilling sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film that starred Sandra Bullock and “absolutely riveted” Stephen King, New York Times bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to life.
The film adaptation of Malerman’s first novel, Bird Box, was watched by over forty-five million Netflix accounts in the first week, the best first seven days ever for a film on the platform. Countless more came to know the story through social media. The image of Sandra Bullock’s character, Malorie, blindfolded—as she’s led through a terrifying near-future apocalypse by the trained ears of her children—has become synonymous with a new generation of horror.
Now from the mind of a true master of suspense comes the next chapter in the riveting tale. This time, Malorie is front and center, and she will confront the dangers of her world head-on.
I read & watch Bird Box and wonder if there was more, and to my surprise there is. I cant wait to buy this book !
4. The Shadow Wand ( The Black witch chronicles #3)
Separated from her friends, Elloren Gardner must hone her newly discovered powers with the help of her new fastmate and unexpected ally, Lukas Grey, in order to keep the darkness sweeping over Erthia at bay.
For the first time in the series, Laurie Forest will be writing in multiple character POVs, following the stories of several fan-favorite secondary characters from earlier books, including Trystan Gardner, Tierney Calix, Wynter Eirllyn, and a young Urisk woman named Sparrow.
I been dying for this book! I found out about the Black Witch Chronicles from the book of the month book club on Facebook. We were reading it for club and I devour that book. It immediately gained a new fandom, I need this book to complete this story.
5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.
Once again this one ended up in my list but not for me. This one is for my daughter who loves The Hunger Games series and I cant wait to get it for her and see how happy she is 🙂
Bad luck seems to follow Grace Fortune wherever she goes. She was orphaned at a young age,and her musical talent got her accepted to a prestigious school for the arts, where she was caught in the middle of horrific school shooting that nearly takes her life.But then she meets gorgeous loner, Jared Lorn, and falls madly in love. There is onlyone problem. Jared is not exactly human. He’s a Nephilim, an angel/human hybrid, descended from a cursed line of fallen angels known as the Watchers.Having a half-demon boyfriend who’s under a curse from God can be tough enough. But then Grace decides that she wants to help free Jared from the curse by killing his angel father, Azazel, who is bound up in the Abyss, where he will be judged at the End of Days.She has a powerful ally in her guardian angel Ariel, who has given her a weapon: a Song that cantame demons. With a crew of loyal friends, Grace and Jared will travel to the ends of the earth, battling the forces of heaven and hell that seek to defeat them. Yet as their love grows stronger, they will find themselves in danger of succumbing to the very corruption that caused the Watchers’ downfall.Add to GoodreadsForsaken
August 2018Summary:He was forsaken but not forgotten.Nine months have passed since Grace Fortune saw the boy she loves, Jared Lorn, die before her eyes. But Grace’s suspicions have her wondering if Jared really dead. Along with her friends, she sets out to find answers, and the investigation leads to an unexpected place: Silo City, an abandoned silo complex that houses as many dark secrets as it does forsaken people.Select an area to comment on
Very much alive, Jared’s on a mission to save the girl he loves by collaborating with the enemy—a young, brash rock star named Lester Crow who fronts the punk metal band Blood Moon. Jared’s “deal with the devil” will take him on a cross-country journey into the heartland of darkness. The music of Blood Moon is a weapon against God, and Jared must wield this weapon while trying desperately to preserve his mind and soul from its power.Jared and Grace are desperate to be reunited, but first, they must defeat the demonic forces arrayed against them. And pray that Jared, a Nephilim forsaken in God’s eyes, has a chance at a future.Add to GoodreadsForgiven
July 2019Summary:Jared Lorn’s secret is about to be unleashed.Jared Lorn and Grace Fortune have defeated enemies both physical and spiritual and have begun to think their battles were over. All they want is to be together, write music and figure out a life together. They finally have a measure of peace.Until they come face to face with an even more dangerous adversary, a mega-rich entrepreneur who has discovered Jared’s dark secret. Determined to harness and exploit Jared’s “gift” under the guise of saving the world, Darwin Speer pursues them to the ends of the earth, using every tool at his disposal, including the power of a gigantic Machine that could open the Abyss and release the Watchers from their prison. Jared becomes his unwitting accomplice, and Grace must not only save him from the clutches of a genius madman, but attempt to undo the damage he has already done.From the safety of the “Hobbit Hole” to a medieval castle in Switzerland, the mists of Iceland and the ice caves of Norway, Jared and Grace embark on a mission to stop Speer and his secret society, the Interlaken Group, from unleashing a power they do not understand. In the process they discover another terrifying truth: Jared is not the only one of his kind in the world.
Gina Detwiler was planning to be a teacher but switched to writing so she wouldn’t have to get up so early in the morning. She is the co-author with bestselling author and speaker Priscilla Shirer of ThePrince Warrior series for middle grade readers. She has also written the novels Hammer of God and Avalon under the name Gina Miani.Website: