Thursday, June 5, 2014

SHANA FESTA - WOMAN IN HORROR!


 https://www.facebook.com/timeofdeath.book


http://www.shanafesta.com/


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http://stevevernonstoryteller.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/summer-of-zombie-blog-tour-2014/


http://www.shanafesta.com/#!excerpt/czmo


http://www.shanafesta.com/#!blog/cbnp


 

Shana Festa is my Woman In Horror today! Shana is new on the horror scene but has taken the genre by storm with her new Zombie novel Time Of Death: Induction, which was released a few days ago. On Amazon  http://www.amazon.com/Time-Death-Induction-Shana-Festa-ebook/dp/B00KLLB3V8/ref=la_B00KLN6G36_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401999043&sr=1-1 you will see many reviews for this great book! Most of them are five stars. Here is a bio of the book and one of those reviews:

Book Description

May 26, 2014
When no one or nowhere is safe, where do you go to escape the monsters?

In a few short days, 37 year old Emma Rossi’s hard work will finally pay off. She will don her cap and gown and graduate with a degree in nursing, but not before she loses her first patient and is confronted with a new reality. In Cape Coral, Florida, a storm approaches. The dead are coming back to life.

And they’re hungry.

Infection ravages the Eastern Seaboard with alarming speed while attempts to contain the spread of infection fail. Within days, a small pocket of panicked survivors are all that remain of civilization. Fighting to survive the zombie apocalypse alongside her husband Jake and their dog Daphne, Emma comes face-to-face with her worst nightmare.

Relying on snarky wit and sheer determination, she is forced to commit atrocious acts to protect her family and avoid joining the ranks of the undead.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"A must read. Time of Death: Induction is the Zombie Apocalypse at its best. Scary, scary stuff." 
--MARK TUFO, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF ZOMBIE FALLOUT

"Shana Festa's debut novel is disturbing. She breathed creative life into the zombie genre. With three-dimensional characters and a compelling plot, Time of Death: Induction is a book you will read fast, but remember forever. Job well-done!"
-- PHILLIP TOMASSOAUTHOR OF THE VACCINATION TRILOGY
 
"The characters feel genuine, and you can't help but get involved with them. That's the strength of this book, and like any good zombie, all I want is more!"
--JAMES CRAWFORDAUTHOR OF THE BLOOD SOAKED SERIES
 
"Readers will find Shana Festa's work original, poignant, funny, gory, heartbreaking, and above all else totally satisfying. Time of Death showcases a strong new voice in dystopian fiction that will leave you hungry for more."
--DEVAN SAGLIANI, AUTHOR OF THE ZOMBIE ATTACK SERIES
 
"Shana Festa delivers an outstanding old school zombie tale that will keep you up late and remind you why you love this genre."
--TW BROWNAUTHOR OF THE DEAD, THAT GHOUL AVA, AND ZOMBLOG SERIES
 
"I enjoyed this fast paced debut novel by Shana Festa. The gripping and unique nature of the book kept me turning the pages, and you'll have a hard time putting down."
--DARREN WEARMOUTHBEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF FIRST ACTIVATION

"Festa has created a masterpiece in which the reader completely immerses and doesn't come up for air until the very end. The ending is brutal and holds absolutely nothing back, you will be begging for the follow up to ToD: Induction in no time." 
--STEVIE KOPAS, AUTHOR OF THE BREADWINNER



5.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Zombie Classic! May 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Shana provided me with an advanced copy for an honest review and I found myself tearing through it as fast as I could. I couldn’t put it down. The plot focuses on a nursing student, her ex-military husband, and her Yorkie Daphne, as they flee the zombie apocalypse in their crumbling hometown in Florida. Shana provides just enough backstory to assuage her audience then plunges into an action packed adventure readers can really sink their teeth into. By the time the dead start to rise the reader is already deeply invested in the main characters survival. Shana creates a convincing hellscape, infuses it with believable, relatable characters, and forces them to make unthinkable choices.

Time of Death Induction isn’t just a tour de force debut novel from a writer well versed in post-apocalyptic fiction, it’s an instant zombie classic with a touch of heart-warming nostalgia born from a deep and sincere love of the genre. Festa capitalizes on her expertise on zompoc fiction to craft an engaging and original storyline, and in the process creates an emotional rollercoaster that will bring the most hardened horror fan to the brink of tears.

Readers will find Shana Festa's work original, poignant, funny, gory, heartbreaking, and above all else totally satisfying. Time of Death showcases a strong new voice in dystopian fiction that will leave you hungry for more.

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I particularly like the editorial reviews from some well known horror authors.

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If you go to  http://www.shanafesta.com/#!excerpt/czmo , you can read a super excerpt of this tale.

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Shana is one of the authors on The Summer Of Zombie Blog Tour 2014. This is quite an honor. All the authors here are fantastic. Keep your eyes peeled for more of her books on the way, but, in the mean time, read Time Of Death: Induction.


Amazon bio:

Shana Festa was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 17, 1976 and grew up in Northboro, Massachusetts. She currently lives in Cape Coral, Florida with her husband and two dogs, Daphne & Casey.
Shana is a registered nurse with clinical experience in mental health, geriatrics, HIV and substance abuse. In addition to her clinical background, Shana possesses over 15 years of experience with project management and data analytics.
Under her alter ego, The Bookie Monster, Shana reviews horror and paranormal books, with an emphasis on (but not limited to) zombie fiction. With a background in Psych Nursing, Shay brings her unique perspective to the literary community.
Shana loves hearing from readers. Visit her author website, www.shanafesta.com for more information on Shana and her writing. She can also be found on Twitter, @BookieMonsterSF, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/timeofdeath.book.


Shana Festa is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob



Time of Death: Induction by Shana Festa (May 26, 2014)

Book Description

May 26, 2014
When no one or nowhere is safe, where do you go to escape the monsters?

In a few short days, 37 year old Emma Rossi’s hard work will finally pay off. She will don her cap and gown and graduate with a degree in nursing, but not before she loses her first patient and is confronted with a new reality. In Cape Coral, Florida, a storm approaches. The dead are coming back to life.

And they’re hungry.

Infection ravages the Eastern Seaboard with alarming speed while attempts to contain the spread of infection fail. Within days, a small pocket of panicked survivors are all that remain of civilization. Fighting to survive the zombie apocalypse alongside her husband Jake and their dog Daphne, Emma comes face-to-face with her worst nightmare.

Relying on snarky wit and sheer determination, she is forced to commit atrocious acts to protect her family and avoid joining the ranks of the undead.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"A must read. Time of Death: Induction is the Zombie Apocalypse at its best. Scary, scary stuff."
--MARK TUFO, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF ZOMBIE FALLOUT

"Shana Festa's debut novel is disturbing. She breathed creative life into the zombie genre. With three-dimensional characters and a compelling plot, Time of Death: Induction is a book you will read fast, but remember forever. Job well-done!"
-- PHILLIP TOMASSOAUTHOR OF THE VACCINATION TRILOGY

"The characters feel genuine, and you can't help but get involved with them. That's the strength of this book, and like any good zombie, all I want is more!"
--JAMES CRAWFORDAUTHOR OF THE BLOOD SOAKED SERIES

"Readers will find Shana Festa's work original, poignant, funny, gory, heartbreaking, and above all else totally satisfying. Time of Death showcases a strong new voice in dystopian fiction that will leave you hungry for more."
--DEVAN SAGLIANI, AUTHOR OF THE ZOMBIE ATTACK SERIES

"Shana Festa delivers an outstanding old school zombie tale that will keep you up late and remind you why you love this genre."
--TW BROWNAUTHOR OF THE DEAD, THAT GHOUL AVA, AND ZOMBLOG SERIES

"I enjoyed this fast paced debut novel by Shana Festa. The gripping and unique nature of the book kept me turning the pages, and you'll have a hard time putting down."
--DARREN WEARMOUTHBEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF FIRST ACTIVATION

"Festa has created a masterpiece in which the reader completely immerses and doesn't come up for air until the very end. The ending is brutal and holds absolutely nothing back, you will be begging for the follow up to ToD: Induction in no time."
--STEVIE KOPAS, AUTHOR OF THE BREADWINNER
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a winner! May 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Advanced reading copy provided by the author for an honest review.

I'm still looking for something I don't like about this book.

It is a great story, has strong and believable characters and a fast but not frantic pace. I'm truly excited about the skill shown by this author especially considering this is her first novel. All I can say is I'm ready for her next book.

Excellent work Ms.Festa!
 
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