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Flu, Resident Evil 6 and a Plea for Quality Zombie Fiction

I reviewed Flu by Wayne Simmons this week at SF Signal. As much as I was hoping this book would deliver in a failing market of zombie fiction, the characters and writing fell flat like so many others.

REVIEW SUMMARY: A character-focused zombie story whose characters you’d rather ignore.

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A flu outbreak in Northern Ireland overcomes quarantine efforts as the dead rise and survival efforts bring out the worst in most people. Continue reading

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AudioTim 45: Supernatural Horror and Zombie Author, Mark Tufo

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eBook Giveaway!

Welcome to the latest edition of AudioTim, where I get to ask self-published success story, Mark Tufo about his stories and writing career. I will be giving away his latest novel, Callis Rose. All you have to do to enter is share some love on Twitter or Facebook, including my handle @timothycward, or tagging me Tim Ward, on Facebook, with a link to this post. Deadline to enter is one week from Monday, so before February 18.

Highlights of our discussion: Continue reading

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Top 10 Reads of 2012

 

There are a couple handfuls of good books I read in 2012 that deserve to be recognized, but here are my top ten. Judging the top three hurts my heart, because you could put them in any order and I’d be fine. It may be that their order is there based on order of being read. Hugh’s book was the first to really amaze me. He and T.C. and James, (the other authors in the top three,) have earned my loud speaker for everything they write. I have reviews for all of these books except James’s, because that will be up at SF Signal shortly. I hope to get these authors and more on my AudioTim podcast in 2013. Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo / Sean Runnette as Narrator

Zombie FalloutZombie Fallout by Mark Tufo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Zombie Fallout produces just the type of zombie scenario I enjoy most: straight to the apocalypse and then defend the camp. The humor was well-placed and laugh out loud funny. The action was tense and effective, making this a quick, addicting listen. There is an interesting supernatural element that I don’t yet understand, but maybe I’ll learn more about in future books. He does an excellent job utilizing past tense to increase the tension for what is to come. The character relationships effectively created a reason to care for the ensuing horror. All in all I was very satisfied and looking forward to Book Two. Continue reading

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