Claire C. Riley is my Woman In Horror today! Claire is a very talented author, writing dark paranormal and horror. Her sales and rankings are to be admired, but that is to be expected when one considers the mastery at the craft that she possesses. Not only is she a fantastic author, she also has a super blog where she spreads the word about others in the horror community. Other authors' book releases, interviews, cover reveals, and more can be found there.
Since Claire has many great books out. Check out her Amazon Author page http://www.amazon.com/Claire-C-Riley/e/B00CCCSF06/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1424032682&sr=1-1 for more of her great books. Her website http://www.clairecriley.com/ will tell you more about the different series she has. Limerance is a series you won't want to miss. While you're there, don't forget to take a peek at her Author Resources and Authors she Loves.
Odium ( The Dead Saga ) is my favorite book of Claire's. What we have here is a chilling, dark tale of Deaders and humanity, both at their worst. Inside the walled refuges to keep humans safe from the Deaders, life is not much better than what it is where the groadies roam. There is no bright side to existence at all. I often tell people to read the book samples on Amazon and Smashwords. This is where you can discover a new favorite author. I look for flow and a compelling story line. If I'm hooked early, I know it's a must buy. And this is the case here. Claire writes dystopian horror at its best. Read the beginning of this super tale and you will see what I mean.
It's better to die by the gun than die by the dead.
Nina’s life was irrevocably changed when humanity’s dead began to rise.
Now, she lives behind the walls.
The barricaded cities, erected by the government to protect the remnants of civilization, have become a brutal dictatorship- causing the inhabitants within to starve, steal and claw for survival. Life behind the walls has become as terrifying as roaming the zombie-ridden landscape beyond.
Citizens trade what they can to gain food, water, and shelter. Nina has only one currency—her body and she is tired of submitting herself to the greedy hands of the self-proclaimed leaders.
An opportunity to escape presents itself in the fate of a young girl named Emily-Rose. For the price of a stale piece of bread, she is set for banishment from the city, and most likely a horrific death at the hands of the deaders. Nina tells herself that it is sympathy and not self-preservation that makes her follow the young girl out of the walled metropolis, and into the overgrown world beyond.
Unused to fighting the deaders, Nina tries to scrounge for her survival and against her better judgment, begins to care for Emily-Rose. However, when you have a bread-stealing liability providing your only back up, survival seems even tougher. Nina is forced to fight for their lives, and with every zombie slain, she becomes fiercer, faster – a grim reaper with her not-so-sharp butcher’s knife.
Along the path to a safe-haven that might not exist, Nina and Emily-Rose meet Mikey who introduces them to a new life they could not imagine, a life above the ground. However, this new world brings new dangers, and darker shadows than she knew.
Nina finds out that the deaders aren’t the only thing to fear beyond the wall.
And that fear will not be ignored, or Forgotten.
Claire C Riley is a USA Today Bestselling author as well as a #1 Bestselling British Horror Author. Her works include: Odium The Dead Saga Series, Odium 0.5 Novella Series, Limerence (The Obsession Series) Twisted magic Series, Thicker Than Blood Series and Shut Up & Kiss Me.
She writes dark twisty words, is a lover of epic romances, and an eater of cake!
She writes characters that are realistic and kills them without mercy.
She lives in the UK with her three young daughters, husband, and scruffy dog.
This post only touches on a sample of who Claire C. Riley is and what she writes. Read the free samples of her books on Amazon, and check out the posts I have provided to find out more. You'll be glad you did.
Claire C. Riley is a Woman In Horror!