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Road Trip Of The Living Dead – Spotlight & Review


Road Trip Of The Living Dead by Mark Henry

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington; Original edition (Feb 24 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758225245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758225245
  • Book Description:

    “Celebrity party girl Amanda Feral is back from the dead, and hungrier than ever for a good time. With her zombie gal pal Wendy and vampy gay sidekick Gil, this stone cold fox is dressed to kill, on the prowl, and ready to take a big juicy bite out of Seattle’s supernatural nightlife.

    But what’s a zombie chick to do when her ‘Mommie Dearest’ gets sick? If you’re Amanda Feral, you can either ignore the wicked old witch – or bury the past by visiting Ethel before she kicks it. Amanda’s not thrilled about the idea of crossing three states just to be criticized. But Wendy, who’s always looking for fresh meat, is up for the adventure. And Gil, who just launched his ‘luxury’ resurrection business, needs to disappear because a pissed-off client is out for his blood.

    First, they pack their stiletto pumps and plasma into a skeevy rattrap on wheels that used to be a Winnebago. Then, with a little help from a Korean-ghost hood ornament, a masochist named Fishhook, and a slew of ‘moderately accurate’ psychics, they hit the highway – their way. Of course, they’ll have to navigate past some neo-Nazi skinheads, a horny dust devil, a hunky werewolf cop (who could pass for an underwear model) and an unsightly horde of supermarket shoppers. But for this glamorous gang of ghouls this trip is about to take a dangerous detour that could give road kill a brand new meaning.”

    My Thoughts:

    Two words: freakin hilarious! That about sums it up, but you probably want to know some more. Honestly, Zombies are not one of my favourite supernatural creatures, heck, they’re not even in my top ten, but Mark Henry’s Amanda Feral & Wendy are definitely the exception for me. Politically incorrect, snarky, hilariously offensive,  fashionista’s to the ninth degree, these characters have me clutching sides from laughing so hard while kinda grossing me out at the same time.

    Mark Henry paints characters so colorful that they leap off the page. The situations that they find themselves in are absolutely priceless and keep me flipping the pages to find out what happens next. The title of this book is appropos because travelling with this group would be like being in a night of the living dead but in a great roller coaster that never ends way. Full of thrills, chills and gut-popping laughs.

       

    Buy Road Trip Of The Living Dead at:

    Chapters

    Amazon.ca

    Amazon.com

    Barnes & Noble

    Find out more about the author, Mark Henry, at his website.

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    February 10, 2010 Posted by | On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

    Save Amanda Feral


    I’ve been a fan of Mark Henry’s books featuring the character Amanda Feral, since the first book, Happy Hour Of The Damned came out in 2008 in trade paperback. Now it’s being released in mass market on Jan 26th, so there’s no excuse not to run out and grab yourself a copy!

     

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington; Reprint edition (Jan 26 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758225237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758225238 
  • Book Description:

    “Donuts are deadly. One minute you’re getting your binge on, the next, you’re slipping on the box, cracking your skull, and in the weirdest turn of events, rising as a zombie. That’s just for starters. Now, the recently deceased Amanda Feral is trying to make her way through Seattle’s undead scene with style (mortuary-grade makeup, six inch stilettos, bangin’ Balenciaga handbag) while satisfying a craving for decent vodkatinis and the occasional human flesh—Don’t judge. And no, not like chicken.

    Navigating a dangerous world of cloud-doped bloodsuckers, reapers, horny and horned devils, celebrity blood donors, and PR-obsessed shapeshifters—not to mention an extremely hot bartender named Ricardo—isn’t easy. And the minute one of Amanda’s undead friends disappears after texting for “help” (the undead—so dramatic!) she knows the afterlife is about to get really ugly.

    Something sinister is at hand. Someone or something is hellbent on turning Seattle’s supernatural underworld into a place of true terror. And this time, Amanda may meet a fate a lot worse than donuts…”

    See my review of Happy Hour Of The Damned HERE. I’m currently reading the second book in the series, Road Trip Of The Living Dead and am laughing my head off at the hilarity that is Amanda, Wendy & Gil.

     

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (Feb 24 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758225245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758225245
  • Book Description:

    “Celebrity party girl Amanda Feral is back from the dead, and hungrier than ever for a good time. With her zombie gal pal Wendy and vampy gay sidekick Gil, this stone cold fox is dressed to kill, on the prowl, and ready to take a big juicy bite out of Seattle’s supernatural nightlife. But what’s a zombie chick to do when her “Mommie Dearest” gets sick? If you’re Amanda Feral, you can either ignore the wicked old witch—or bury the past by visiting Ethel before she kicks it. Amanda’s not thrilled about the idea of crossing three states just to be criticized. But Wendy, who’s always looking for fresh meat, is up for the adventure. And Gil, who just launched his “luxury” resurrection business, needs to disappear because a pissed-off client is out for his blood.

    First, they pack their stiletto pumps and plasma into a skeevy rattrap on wheels that used to be a Winnebago. Then, with a little help from a Korean-ghost hood ornament, a masochist named Fishhook, and a slew of “moderately accurate” psychics, they hit the highway—their way. Of course, they’ll have to navigate past some neo-Nazi skinheads, a horny dust devil, a hunky werewolf cop (who could pass for an underwear model) and an unsightly horde of Kmart shoppers. But for this glamorous gang of ghouls this trip is about to take a dangerous detour that could give road kill a brand new meaning…”

    The next book in the series, Battle Of The Network Zombies will be on shelves March 2nd, 2010 in Canada & Feb 23rd, 2010 in the USA! I’m lucky enough to have an ARC which I will be reading next, so be sure to look for reviews of both; Road Trip Of The Living Dead and Battle Of The Network Zombies from me soon.

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington; Original edition (Mar 2 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758225261
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758225269
  • Book Description:

    “In Seattle’s undead circles, Amanda Feral is one of the beautiful zombies. Of course, when you’re socializing with werewolves, devils, and rampaging yetis, there’s not that much competition. Still, Amanda has a stylish rep to maintain, which is getting tricky now that her tanking ad agency is obliterating her finances. The fastest way to make some cash: appear on a new reality show, American Minions, hosted by lecherous wood nymph Johnny Birch. Classy? Maybe not, but a girl’s gotta eat.

    With zombie gal pal Wendy posing as her bitchy agent, Amanda settles in to “Minions Mansion,” crowded with 24-7 video cameras and undead fame whores. When Johnny is found incinerated in a locked room, Amanda decides to channel her inner Miss Marple (minus the fugly cardigans) and find out who’s responsible. Was it Hairy Sue, the white trash stripper yeti? Tanesha, the glamorous trannie werewolf? Angie, the Filipino vampire with a detachable head? Unveiling the culprit in a heart-stopping finale won’t just save the show from cancellation, it might just keep Amanda alive—or as close as a ghoul can get…”

    So the reason I titled this post, “Save Amanda Feral” is because, well, Mark Henry tells it best. See his website and blog posts here and here. Long story short is that the third book in the series may just be the last. That would be bad in an epic way because these characters are so unique, so uproariously funny in a gross way, and so much fun, you may just pee your pants! If you’re a fan of Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves and supernatural fiction, then run and grab yourself a copy of these books! If the book descriptions haven’t quite convinced you, then go HERE to Amanda’s page on Mark Henry’s website to laugh yourself into a zombie state while reading.

    Here, I’ll even make it easy for you! 🙂

    Buy Happy Hour Of The Damned at: Chapters , Amazon.ca , Amazon.com , Barnes & Noble

    Buy Road Trip Of The Living Dead at: Chapters , Amazon.ca , Amazon.com , Barnes & Noble

    Pre-Order Battle Of The Network Zombies at: Chapters , Amazon.ca , Amazon.com , Barnes & Noble

    January 26, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reading, Sidhe's News & Updates, Spotlight On..., Upcoming Releases | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

    Happy Hour of The Damned – Spotlight & Review


    Happy Hour Of The Damned by Mark Henry   Feb. 2008 by Kensington Books

    Format:Trade Paperback

    Published:February 18, 2008

    Dimensions:288 Pages

    Published By:Kensington

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
    ISBN – 10:
    0758225229
    ISBN – 13:9780758225221

    (from back cover) “Seattle. One minute you’re drinking a vanilla breve, the next, some creepy old dude is breathing on you, turning you into a zombie. And that’s just for starters. Now, the recently deceased Amanda Feral is trying to make her way through Seattle’s undead scene with style (mortuary-grade makeup, six-inch stilettos, Balenciaga handbag on sale) while satisfying her craving for human flesh (Don’t judge. And no, not like chicken.) and decent vodkatinis.

    Making her way through a dangerous world of cloud-doped bloodsuckers, reapers, horny and horned devils, werewolves, celebrities, and PR-obsessed shapeshifters – not to mention an extremely hot bartender named Ricardo – isn’t easy. And the minute one of Amanda’s undead friends disappears after texting the word, “help” (The undead – so dramatic!) she knows the afterlife is about to get really ugly.

    Something sinister is at hand. Someone or something is hellbent on turning Seattle’s undead underworld into a place of true terror. And this time, Amanda may meet a fate a lot worse than death…”

    Mark Henry’s debut urban fantasy is absolutely one of the most unique, hilarious (side-splitting), gory, and twisted tales I’ve ever read. Amanda Feral brings to mind Paris Hilton zombi-fied! She’s a total Bitch, but I love her! The cast of characters in this tale are really well done.  Mr Henry’s unparraleled spin on the undead underworld is uproariously witty, and entertaining to the max. I highly recommend Happy Hour Of The Damned. Now go and get yourself a copy – you know you want to.  

     Zombies are going to be the newest it-thing!

    ( Moved over from my original blog )

    2 Comments.

     

     

    Posted by Amber:

    I won the ARC of this one…The ARC type with no proper cover!!! It is a really cool book and one of my most prized possessions!

    Anyway…I wrote a review for this one the other day for http://www.paranormalromance.org

    Glad you enjoyed the book!

    Thursday, April 10th 2008 @ 1:42 PM

    Posted by Judi:

    I can imagine! I would treasure any ARC’s I may get as well. Them’s better than gold in my books. 😉 I saw all your reviews on PNR, you go girl!
    Thursday, April 10th 2008 @ 6:22 PM

     

    April 8, 2008 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 2 Comments