Friday, May 30, 2014

Getting Rugged...I might die tomorrow.

Yep, you read it correctly. Tomorrow (Saturday, May 31st) I will be running in the Portland Rugged Maniac 5K run. 30 grueling obstacles await me and a couple look like they are designed by Torquemada's evil great-great-great-grandson.

I am still very early in my training for the Spartan Run, so this will be a good test of where I am in that regard. I am sure that there will be an abundance of pictures for you to chuckle at if you come back on Monday.

For now, I am thrilled to bang the promotional drum for friend and prolific reviewer, Shana Festa. She is feeling a tingle of a different sort as her debut novel releases under the Permuted Press banner. So pick up a copy and chill out this weekend while I am battling my way to the finish line.

Permuted Press Releases Debut Novel from Shana Festa


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.

TIME OF DEATH: INDUCTION is Festa’s first book in the Time of Death series. The second book in the series, TIME OF DEATH: ASYLUM is currently in the works.

222 Pages  |  Release: June 1, 2014
Trade Paperback ISBN: 9781618682727  |  eBook ISBN: 9781618682734
Price: $5.99 eBook, $16.95 Trade Paperback

Shana Festa grew up in Northborough, 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 her background in Psych Nursing, Shay brings a unique perspective to the reading community.


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