Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Love in the Time of the Dead

Title:  Love in the Time of the Dead
Author:  Tera Shanley
Genre:  Adult supernatural/zombie romance
Publication Date:  October 22, 2013, by Omnific Publishing
Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.


Laney Landry has been fighting Deads alongside her brother and friends for three years. But she has a secret. She's immune to Dead bites and has to find the right people to trust with the information. Her team rallies around her to find a doctor who can extract a vaccine from Laney which could fight the virus that ended the world.

Sean Daniels leads a colony that provides her team with much needed shelter and supplies. He is obviously interested in Laney. The question is whether he's only intrigued by her as a source for the possible vaccine, or for something more. Tests for the cure might push her body beyond what it can endure, and just as she faces a ghost from her past, her longtime teammate Derek Mitchell hints at an interest in more than just her Dead slaying abilities.

Two honorable and alluring men - one colossal decision to make. Despite historically bad taste in men, can she rise above the chaos of the apocalypse and choose the one who deserves her heart? The right choice could mean the difference between surviving...and living.

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About the Author

Born and raised in small town Texas, Tera Shanley grew up in books. Her cousin gifted her a signed copy of Beauty by Bill Wallace when she was young and that was it for her. So smitten was she with getting lost in a story, that while other eleven year olds her age were groaning at the accelerated reader program in school, she was racking up the points just for fun.

Balancing chronic book-wormyness is her devotion to the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping - her soul is happiest out of doors. And lucky for Tera, her family feels the same. She grew up a wild child helping her grandma ranch cattle, and has a hundred memories out in the wilderness which tend to influence her books.

When she's not eating chocolate, slinging rifles, or soaking up some sun, she's lost in a book, but these days it's more often one she's writing. From historic western romance, to paranormal romance, to apocalyptic (zombie) romance, the genre doesn't matter quite as much to her as the love story.

She currently lives with her husband and two young children, and is owned by two crazy mini-cujos.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Summer Book Haul

Hey, I've been meaning to put this up since September started... but I'm just getting around to it!!!
(I've not been bloggin much lately, if you've noticed... not really sure why)
Anyway, here it is! All the books I got in June, July, and August!


Books mentioned in Haul (and GR reviews if I have them)
Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund:
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris:
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev:
Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev:
Fateful by Claudia Gray
Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tour Stop: Creatura By Nely Cab (Promo Post)

You can check out the rest of the tour sched here:

And here's my post:

Dear Teen Me
Dear Teen Nely,
I know you’re busy worrying about not getting a new zit by morning and how your puffy 90’s hairdo won’t stand a chance against the humidity, even after you used three quarters of the bottle of Extra-Super-Mega-Fly-Trap-Glue-Hold-Popular Ninety’s-Brand Hairspray. But listen up, you, because I have some advice that you’ll thank me for in the future…
1.      Pay more attention in your literature class. You’re going to have to remember what makes a good plot. Sure you’re passing with an okay grade, but you know you could totally ace that class if you weren’t paying attention to the gossip about the past weekend’s party that your parents are never going to allow you go to anyway.

2.      Get a math tutor. When you have a kid and he starts working on Algebraic expressions and Geometry—and all those other math classes—you’re going to be lost.

3.      Learn more languages. You’re going to want to learn more languages when you’re older, but you won’t have the time because marriage, kids, and all this other grown up stuff will take over your life. Your only job right now is to be a student, so learn. 

4.      Read more. You love stories. You used to read all the time when you were a kid. What happened? You’re slacking. If you don’t read now, you wont read again until you’re 30 because as I mentioned in #3, grown up stuff will take over your life.

5.      Nothing’s going to happen with that crush you have on that boy. P.S. He’s also bad news. Get over it! Find a guy that’s smarter than you and that treats you right. You’re going to find this out eventually, but if you find it out sooner, you’ll be a lot happier.

6.      Stop skipping class your senior year. Yes, you’re passing all your classes with flying colors, but I just can’t believe you’re seriously skipping school to go drink coffee and eat at McDonald’s. Your butt will be huge in your thirties if you continue.

7.      Listen to your parents. They may get on your nerves, but they know what’s best. They’ve already lived all the experiences you’re going through. By the way, your mom and dad know you’re cutting school; they just pretend they don’t know.

8.      You wear too much makeup.

9.      The hair—just no.

10.  Study something you enjoy. Numbers, as I pointed out before, are not your thing. 

Well, that’s only the stuff off the top of my head, but I think you’ll be better off knowing some of the things you could improve and not mess up on. Now, if I could just figure out how to get this list to you by the time you turn fifteen and get to high school, it might actually help.

Adult Nely