Monday, January 25, 2016

"The Undead Road" by David Powers King!

Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.

Phrase for The Undead Road:

"For me, zombie stories are never about the killing. They're about the survivors and how people deal with the apocalypse. To this undead end, David Powers King has come up with the most original spin on zombies I've ever read." - Michael Offutt, author of Slipstream and Oculus

THE EBOOK IS ON SALE Jan 25-29th for .99 cents in the Kindle store! 

Contest Details:

Visit and leave and comment and/or tweet about The Undead Road (at least once) for a chance to win a free ebook. One out of every 10 comments and tweets is a winner! Post the text below to ensure the author will see your tweet. Thank you!

"Nothing brings the family together like a #zombie #apocalypse..." #scifi #horror .99 cent #kindle! @DavidPowersKing

Get your copy here!

Blog tour hosts:

Alex Cavanaugh          Jan 25th
Donna Hole                 Jan 25th
Chemist Ken               Jan 26th
Elana Johnson             Jan 26th
Nick Wilford               Jan 26th
Tara Tyler                    Jan 27th
Kristin Smith               Jan 27th
Lidy Wilks                   Jan 28th
Elizabeth Seckman      Jan 28th
M.J. Fifield                  Jan 29th
Michael de Gesu          Jan 29th

About the Author:

David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mystery Books Like You've Never Seen Before!

Snow College Library was full of mystery last semester as they covered some of their books in brown paper, leaving only vague clues on the front as to the contents. 

I checked a couple of them out just to see what they were about. One was a book I'd read before, called, "Quiet." (The clue? "Shhh.") The other was a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories! Being a fan, I read those with delight. (Clue: a drawing of footprints and a magnifying glass on the brown paper!)
Are you the kind of person who would take a chance on a paper covered book? Or do you like to be certain of what you're getting?

Monday, January 11, 2016

Red (Read) Cat Bookstore!

Hey, it's been a month or two since my friend, Steve Clark, and I did a book signing at the Red "Read" Cat Bookstore in Kanab! (It closes for the winter, in case you want to know!)
Steve is a  personable author, and a good marketer, selling a bunch of books while I stood by the fire pit and held my hands over the flame. (The coat I'm wearing in the picture happens to be Steve's, too.)
I should take a lesson and be better prepared. You don't have to take the kitchen sink, but it's better to have a coat and not need it than need one and not have it.
Same with books.
If you haven't written a book in a year and you're a writer, it's time to tap one out.
What's your favorite thing to do? How long has it been since you've done it?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Burnt Food Can Be Beautiful

When I burned food in the oven this time, (it's happened before) It was fun to see what happened to the light rays in my kitchen. The smoke in the air made them look like magic happening before my very eyes!

So look for the good, pretty, fun, interesting, educational, fortifying, character-building, or fascinating aspects of events that happen in your life. You might be struggling now, wondering why you burn the food so often, but when you look back, you could be surprised to discover that burnt food is easier to digest, so you get to live a longer, healthier life than those people who aren't patient enough to let their food burn before eating it.