Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Horde Without End: Bonus Scene + Giveaway

Today we have a release day giveaway and a very special bonus scene for our readers from THE HORDE WITHOUT END by Nazarea Andrews.

Keep reading for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card!

Bonus Scene: The Horde Without End

Live Infection.

Leaving is the only option. It took less than three days for that to become expressly clear to Collin Sanders—three days of staring at the canyon walls, eating shitty MREs and listening to Dustin’s breathing slowly change into that wicked rasp.

Collin knew that sound. He’d lived twenty years with ERI-Milan, and four as a Walker. He knew what a contact infection could do to a body, what damage it would inflict.

Dustin would change—not as quickly as if he had been bitten, but staying here and waiting for Finn to return with Ren was no longer an option.

Once he decided that, on that third morning, as the sun rose and zombies screamed on the cliff top, he felt a weight shift off of him. Sitting still wasn’t natural to Collin, and now he has a plan. Forward momentum, and all that shit.

He didn’t give much consideration to the fact that Finn would be furious. If any thought crossed Collin’s mind as he packed their gear and water and food, it was that Nurrin would be terrified to return and find him missing.

He wonders, not for the first time, if he will be forced to kill his sister’s lover.

She would be pissed, if he did. But in the zombie apocalypse, these things did have a way of happening.

Dustin stumbles out of bed that third morning looking a little grey. “You’re packing sht,” he rasps.

“We’re going to find you medicine. You’ll die if we stay,” Collin says bluntly. He’s at the rough wood table, carving something into the wood.

“What about Ren?” Dustin forces out.

Collin hesitates, the only indication that he has doubts about this. His lips thin, and he finishes carving up the table. Dustin sees the design—four lines slashed in half, an i slashed diagonally.
Dustin stumbles toward the table, and Collin can feel the heat rolling off of him. “Can you get to the cliff top?” Collin asks, seriously.

Dustin shrugs. “I don’t have much of a choice do I?”

Collin stares at him, and nods sharply. “Exactly.”

Read the rest of Collin and Dustin’s story during the blog tour!

What did you think of the bonus scene?

The Horde Without End (The World Without End #2) by Nazarea Andrews.

It was supposed to be over…

Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs. Tiny clues. But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead?

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting. And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out.

Release Date: July 24, 2014
Genre: Dystopian, New Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
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Thank you Nazarea for sharing this special bonus scene with out readers!

To learn more about Nazarea Andrews and her books, please visit her website.

The Horde Without End Release Day Giveaway

The author is giving away a $50 Gift Card to winner's choice of Amazon or Barnes and Noble and a Zombie Survival Kit!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas in July Giveaway Hop: Win Blood and Mistletoe

Welcome to our stop on the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop!

From the Shadows features paranormal fantasy books and we have a special urban fantasy holiday treat for you!

Win Blood and Mistletoe

Blood and Mistletoe (Ivy Granger #1.5) by E.J. Stevens

Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are undead vampires or monstrous fae, the combination may prove deadly.

Ivy Granger, psychic private investigator, returns to the streets of Harborsmouth in this addition to the bestselling urban fantasy series.

Holidays are Hell, a point driven home when a certain demon attorney returns with information regarding a series of bloody murders. Five Harborsmouth residents have been killed and every victim has one thing in common--they are fae. Whoever is killing faeries must be stopped, but they only leave one clue behind--a piece of mistletoe floating in a pool of the victim's blood.

The holidays just got interesting. Too bad this case may drive Ivy mad before the New Year. Heck, she'll be lucky to survive Christmas.

Paranormal Christmas in July Giveaway

We are giving away SIX ebook copies of BLOOD AND MISTLETOE, an Ivy Granger urban fantasy series novella by E.J. Stevens.

To enter, please use the easy peasy Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway ends July 31, 2014 midnight EST.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Q+A with Matthew Pallamary (A Short Walk to the Other Side)

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Matthew Pallamary!  Matthew is the author of A Short Walk to the Other Side, The Small Dark Room of the Soul, and co-author of DreamLand.

Q+A with Matthew Pallamary

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

  I always had a knack for it. English was my best subject in school. I got serious about writing novels in 1983 when a good friend got killed on his motorcycle, which prompted me to embark on that first (unpublished) novel. Prior to that I was a drummer and vocalist in rock and country/rock bands and I was writing songs and poetry, but the sudden death of my friend hit me hard and set me on my writing path. 

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

  I grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston and grew up with lots of darkness and violence. That first novel was titled "Afterlife - The Adventures of a Lost Soul" which was about a guy who gets killed on his motorcycle and wakes up outside his body, then gets led astray by demonic spirits who lure him into possessing unsuspecting people - primarily hard core alcoholics. When I started writing short stories, they came out dark. I was a fan of monster movies growing up, loved Stephen King and was enthralled with the Exorcist. (By the way, I see you are also a Maniac like Mr. King.)  (note: I believe there's a correlation between the number of fantasy/horror writers in Maine and the length of our winters. -EJ.)  I have always been drawn to the darkness and have made a lifetime work of pursuing it - that is what drew me to the Amazon and visionary plants that I work with there.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

I think teleportation, but I am greedy and would like the ability to be in multiple places at the same time. I have had this type of experience in my visions in the jungle and see reality as multidimensional. The sensation of being everywhere and nowhere at the same time is exquisite and a glimpse I think of omniscience.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

  I have a couple of new releases. Most recently, "A Short Walk to the Other Side" came out, my second short story collection dedicated to my mentor Ray Bradbury who was my writing "Fairy Godfather".

I am tickled to share that it was a Finalist in the International Book Awards. As in my life, my work dances between the boundaries of what is real and imagined. It wasn’t a conscious intention on my part, but in retrospect, I  see and I have been told by many that it carries on the tradition of Ray Bradbury which is an immense honor. Ray was an incredible inspiration and I was blessed to know and be friends with him for over 20 years.

EJ:  A Short Walk to the Other Side has been compared to The Twilight Zone, X-Files, and Amazing Stories.  If your book was being made into a movie or TV show, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

Thank you for your kind words of support for “Short Walk”. Though she is not a television actress, I am a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence. Her talent and acting range is amazing. I could also envision Bradley Cooper, Matthew MConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Julianne Moore to name a few. There are numerous stories in “Short Walk”, so there is a wide range of roles.

On another note, the characters in DreamLand are modeled after Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Shirley Maclaine, Penelope Cruz, and Antonio Banderas to name a few.

A Short Walk to the Other Side: A Collection of Short Stories by Matthew Pallamary.

"Bravo! More!" from Ray Bradbury for Matthew J. Pallamary's short stories.

A Short Walk to the Other Side is a second short story collection of supernatural, metaphysical, science fiction, and horror stories following "The Small Dark Room of the Soul" by multiple award winning author Matthew J. Pallamary, which examines the shadow side of human nature.

Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Science Fiction
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Thank you Matthew for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Matthew Pallamary and his books, please visit his website.