Thursday, July 4, 2013

Dead Living Tour [Review + Giveaway] ZOMBIES, OMG! [Adult + Awesome]

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It didn’t take long for the world to die. And it didn’t take long, either, for the dead to rise.

Born on the day everything ended, a world filled with the walking dead is the only one that Aaron knows. Kept in seclusion, his family teaches him the basics. How to read and write. How to survive.

Then Aaron makes a shocking discovery. The undead, who desire nothing but flesh, ignore him. It’s as if he’s invisible to them.

The survivors of the old suburb of Lexington call a high school their home. They live day to day, without any of the luxuries mankind used to enjoy. Samantha is a product of the new world. Alone, cold, looking out only for herself. She and the other residents of Lexington feel their hope dwindling. They need change. They need someone who can face the corpses. They need someone who can live in a city of the dead.

They need Aaron.

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I live in Maryland with my wonderful wife and four cats. I love gaming, computer technology, movies, and of course, reading and writing. I love science fiction and especially horror and the paranormal. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies, anything supernatural, all beautiful subjects. 

I’ve been writing since I was twelve years old. There’s just something about creating a story that I like. I always try come up with something that hasn’t been done, or is unique in some way. It could be someone with demonic powers, or something much more simple, such as a person that zombies ignore. It’s fun to create a character, give him or her a personality and background, and watch them evolve through a story.

I’ve tried other subjects, but always drift back to horror and paranormal. There’s a reason why we keep going back to horror movies and books, why they’ve made fifty Friday the 13th movies. People like to be scared, but more than that, I think paranormal and horror stir the imagination like nothing else. We’re all just a little nervous to open that closet door at midnight, or look under the bed.


:O This book, you guys. 

The first think I loved about it is that the word "zombie" was never said once. They were called walkers, even though the setting was modern- day. Always good to come up with your own twist on an old classic. I found it interesting that the book kind of took place over a series of many years. *nods* That could have been awkward reading, but I think it was pulled off quite nicely. 

At first, I was a little but uncomfortable with the book starting out mainly focused on the father, then the father and his son..then the son. But I liked how once the book starts focusing on Aaron, I got to take my time getting to know him. It was not: Joe...BAM-AARON. I was eased into and and while the father was an okay character, I absolutely ADORED Aaron. The same goes for when Sam was phased in. I love how the characters are slowly introduced at the perfect times. 

Sam- That girl was awesome. I already really liked her character from the beginning, but I was fascinated by how she grew as a person throughout the book. That girl was a BEAST. :D

Aaron was just a spot- on character throughout. He had such a sense of humor and I genuinely enjoyed reading about him. I mean, he stayed true to who he was and how he was raised, even when it must have been hell keeping his secret.
One of my favorite funny parts about the book was when he was walking through the horde of Walkers, just tripping them up and watching them fall all over themselves just because he could. That part right there.. that humor..helped him win my love as a character. hehe. I mean, seriously. Tripping the zombies up? LOVE IT.

Villians? I LOVE when the humans are pitted against more than one foe. 
Human vs human vs Walker
I love that! You never know who you need to look out for next. Keeps you on your toes! 

The Romance? *grin* That was amazing. The characters were not all insta- love. *sigh* They are so friggin cute.  

Yeah, it took me a little bit in the beginning to get used to the writing, but once I got to Aaron's part, I zoomed through the book. One sitting, you guys.  Seriously, people, loved it.

For the most part, I love how the book has devastation, villainy, people turning on other people, and there is still hope, romance, loyalty, and bravery.

So there you have it. If you love sweet romances, Zombie (excuse me), Walker hordes, tragedy, and *makes face* a little bit of gross eyeball/ brain eating action (totally tolerable, btw) then I guess this book is for you. 

 err... I had planned on adding some quotes to my review, but I sort of got so caught up in reading the book, that I did not want to take the time to post- it the pages. But! I had to get up for a minute and was able to catch one! :D Not completely lazy!
“Good, good, We’ll be there. Oh, hey, Sam’s coming tonight, right? I haven’t seen her, but she’s coming?”

“We don’t really hang out together Aaron. If I see her, I’ll tell her you personally asked for her to come, even though you wouldn’t go to her yourself.”
“Okay, thanks.”

He ushered Richardson out the door. He was back to the chairs when he looked at Nikki. 

“Wait. Did Richardson just make fun of me?”

“I think so.”

“The bastard. ”


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  1. Ha tripping zombies sounds like a fun pass-time, considering lol. Glad you enjoyed it, Ryan! Entertaining review! :)

    1. haha. I keep picturing it in my head- and it is hilarious. (: Thank you, I had fun reading it.


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