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Carole’s Book Alphabet ~ ‘Z’ is for…


‘Zombies’ Ah, zombies. Those things that, if you ask my mother, are black and white and stripey. (We think she may have got them muddled up with zebras, but shhh…) I can’t watch zombie films or TV programmes, they give me nightmares for weeks – even Shaun of the Dead and that’s barely even a…… Continue reading Carole’s Book Alphabet ~ ‘Z’ is for…

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Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon ~ A Review


Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon Published: Paperback, Arrow Books in association with Hammer, October 2012 Length: 632 pages Where Did I Get It? Amazon after getting a free sampler of it at Alt. Fiction 2010 Summary (from Goodreads): THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT HAS CHANGED FOREVER THE REASON IS COLDBROOK The facility lay deep in…… Continue reading Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon ~ A Review

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Saying Goodbye – Part III


This is the concluding piece of my three part ‘Zombie Romance’ short story, Saying Goodbye. If you haven’t read parts one and two yet, you can find them here and here. Everything will make much more sense if you read those first. It feels somewhat fitting, posting a zombie story on the day of the…… Continue reading Saying Goodbye – Part III

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Saying Goodbye – Part I


After a big discussion with Liberty about this ‘Zombie Romance’ book that she reviewed a bit back, the whole ‘Zombie Romance’ thing began to play on my mind. Mostly it played on it in a ‘EWWWW, NOOOO!’ kind of way – why would you enter into a relationship with a decomposing, dead person who at…… Continue reading Saying Goodbye – Part I

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November Reading – 100 Word Reviews


Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Children’s Books, 2009) ~ 5/5* (A perfect research read for my NaNo project too!!) Opening line: I was used to being the hunter. ~ I launched into Ballad without reading it’s predecessor Lament; I loved the Shiver series though so had high hopes. I wasn’t disappointed as I found myself…… Continue reading November Reading – 100 Word Reviews

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My Best Friend Is Georgia Mason (WARNING: some Newsflesh spoilers involved)


You know when you are watching a film, reading a book or watching something on television and a character suddenly reminds you of someone? They have the same accent, their hair is styled the same, they have similar facial features or they have the same habit of checking their reflection as they walk past parked…… Continue reading My Best Friend Is Georgia Mason (WARNING: some Newsflesh spoilers involved)

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Review: FEED by Mira Grant


FEED by Mira Grant Published: Orbit Books, 2010 (Paperback) Length: 571 pages Summary: It is 2024 – twenty years after the Rising which occurred after we managed to cure cancer and the common cold, and, in doing so, created something terrible and new. This infection takes over bodies and destroys minds, replacing everything with the…… Continue reading Review: FEED by Mira Grant

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Reviews: The King of the Crags by Stephen Deas and Coldbrook (Sampler) by T.J. Lebbon


Coldbrook, T.J. Lebbon I will start with my review for T.J. Lebbon’s Coldbrook which isn’t actually released until 28.04.2011 (Edit: New release date has been announced of March 2012). What I have read is the 59 page sampler book that I received at Alt. Fiction 2010 and I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t resist…… Continue reading Reviews: The King of the Crags by Stephen Deas and Coldbrook (Sampler) by T.J. Lebbon