Friday, May 9, 2014

Women are set to RULE the horror realm. Right, Claire?

I brought you here today to share in something special. My friend, Claire Riley, is very excited to announce that the second book in her Odium series is now available. I loved the first one, and I am deep into the second. So, you can count on a review coming soon. I highly suggest that you grab your copy now and jump on this bandwagon. Don;t worry, there is still plenty of room.

Odium II (which you can buy for yourself if you click on that handy little link) continues Nina's story. Nina is that strong female protagonist that the genre has been craving...needing...hungering for. Claire C. Riley has a fantastic talent when it comes to drawing you into her world. She writes in such a way that all your senses get involved. I said it before, and it bares repeating, Claire has a knack for vivid description. 

What I really love (so far) is just how brutal this world is that Claire presents. She is raw and gritty and makes you feel. That is talent...and it should be celebrated. The women of horror don't need a month...with the talent that I have been exposed to these past few weeks, I say we just call 2014 "THE YEAR OF THE FEMALE HORROR AUTHOR".  So grab your copy of Odium II. If you have not read book one, then grab that first. Just click HERE.

So, what's the scoop on Odium II?

Let's see what the talented Eli Constant had to say about her sister-in-horror.

"Okay, I don’t want to give too much away here. What’s another point I want to make… Oh, yes.

Sometimes, when you read this type of book (this genre, etc.), you end up with a book that is either ‘too brutal’ or ‘too vague’. For example, pages and pages of gore with no levity OR, endless movement through scenes that lack descriptions that really bring a reader into the landscape of the book. Claire threads levity and heartfelt scenes throughout her book in the form of a young couple that is clinging to the world that they ‘remembered’ so they could mentally survive the apocalypse. It’s strange and causes me to quirk an eyebrow, but it’s also a perfect picture of how different people may cope with the ‘end’. On the subject of descriptions and details- Claire is aces at it. She brings every sense into the read- even evoking a sense of smell, of touch. After some zombie-killing scenes, I could actually taste the rotting, pungent flesh. Gross, but highly effective.

Now, again, I don’t want to give too much away here, but there is a huge reveal towards the end of the book, when Nina is faced with the madness of certain new characters. Just when you think Nina’s had it, a twist punches the reader square in the jaw. And… oh… that reveal. Trust me, your eyes will widen, your stomach will drop and all you’ll be able to think is ‘WTF?!’."

I think that should whet your appetite. Now for the blurb and a nifty little video promo...

Fortune favors…the DEAD!

Some secrets are too horrific to ever be forgiven, and some people should never be trusted. Tortured, starved, and on the run, Nina thinks she’s faced the worst that mankind has to offer, but she’s wrong. She may have survived this long, but she hasn’t come out of it unscathed,  and there’s worse to come.

Nina’s trusty Doc Martens are showing signs of the zombie apocalypse, and she isn’t faring much better. With her snarky attitude guaranteed to get her in trouble, Nina needs to forgive the past, to live once more in the present, and learn that sometimes she needs to place her trust in other people.

She can be stalked at any of the following.

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