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Review: “All the Little Children,” Jo Furniss

Pros: Fantastic tale of hardship, loss, and survival Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 All the Little Children, by Jo Furniss, follows Marlene and her children, as well as a few relatives and friends, on a camping trip. As

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Short Take: “No Easy Hope,” James N. Cook

Pros: Interesting characters Cons: Somewhat slow Rating: 3 out of 5 Unlike many recent zombie apocalypse novels, James N. Cook’s No Easy Hope (Surviving the Dead Volume 1) takes the time to give the characters some depth and originality. I

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Writing Routines

I found a great article on various authors’ writing habits. Whether you’re talking music, silence, time of day, coffee, reading, ritual, or warming up, there’s something there for everyone. Take a look and see if you can find something that

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Short Take: “Trudge,” Shawn Chesser

Pros: Some decent material Cons: Bland, familiar ground; appropriate title Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Shawn Chesser’s Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse (Volume 1) is an aptly-named book. It felt like trudging through the fairly standard zombie tale. The characters

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Review: “Breakthrough the Block,” Allen C. Paul

Pros: Decent ideas Cons: More like a blog post than a book Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Breakthrough the Block!: 5 Steps to Renewing your Inspiration, by Allen C. Paul, is more like a long blog post than a book.

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Review: “A New World: Chaos”, John O’Brien

Pros: New ground for a zombie book Cons: Slooooooow Rating: 3.5 out of 5 John O’Brien’s A New World: Chaos (Volume 1) posits a world in which the disease just did the killing–it was the rush to find a cure

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Review: “Return of the Phoenix,” Heath Stallcup

Pros: Standard but decent storyline and a couple of decent characters Cons: Slapstick humor bits; inappropriate humor bits; forced humor bits; writing so-so Rating: 2 out of 5 Heath Stallcup’s Return of the Phoenix: A Monster Squad Novel (Volume 1)

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Short Take: “Last Another Day,” Baileigh Higgins

Pros: New venue; decent characters; good writing Cons: It’s good but not great Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Baileigh Higgins’s Last Another Day (Dangerous Days – Zombie Apocalypse Book 1) stands out among the other Kindle Unlimited zombie firsts I’ve

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Short Take: “Outbreak,” Joshua C. Chadd

Pros: There is an audience for this; some good action scenes Cons: Everything else Rating: 2 out of 5 Joshua Chadd’s Outbreak (The Brother’s Creed) (Volume 1) exists to please a very specific kind of audience, and that audience has

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Review: “Indexing: Reflections,” Seanan McGuire

Pros: Such a wonderful and unique take on fairy tales Cons: Some slow parts Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Seanan McGuire’s Indexing: Reflections is a follow-on to her Indexing, which was a wonderfully unique book. The general premise is the

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