My response to the Zombieland Original Amazon Series Trailer


This is my review of the trailer on Amazon -” I can only review from what I saw from the April 17th trailer… since October’s pilot was removed and since the 24 reviews are mainly from people complaining about the 12 second COMING SOON AD, so truthfully people stop reviewing and Amazon REMOVE the bloody link that says there is a pilot there. (I watched the pilot way back when I swear but have no recollection.. I think.. or .. maybe I did not so I am ….. not going to say a thing) BUT from the trailer  it’s OK. Its funny, nothing special YET, nothing BAD, nothing OUTSTANDING, sure! NOT the original cast, but I mean COME ON do you guys REALLY think Woody Harrelson is going to go back to TV, on Amazon for that matter, after years of being the stoooooopid idiot on Cheers after his success on the silver screen to play a KICK BUTT zombie killing side kick? And Jesse Eisenberg,after being in “The Newsroom” “Rio” “30 Minutes or Less” etc would do a ONLY ON AMAZON show?? and the OMG HOT Emma Stone??? Who was already a cult classic geek babe fanboy pinup girl with “Superbad” and is a regular in Robot Chicken.. you guys are high! PLUS she has jumped the fence and is is is in the the big sandboxes with the big boys. 2011 she was in Oscar award winning “The Help” and is currently filming the next amazing film by Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman” She has moved on to films with Auteurs! Because Alejandro is amazing, funny enough though, a trilogy of some of his most influential films have themes of death (wicked grin) We own a lot of his stuff before he came to Hollywood… anyway back to the trailer for the pilot.

I will be watching this puppy because I am a fan of anything and everything zombie! AND I love the premise of the original movie AND!!!! I think that the Zombieland franchise would not have given it to Amazon, or sold if they did not think the concept pitched was going to be screwed up royally. I believe it was delayed because there were problems. I am glad it was delayed and not thrown up and bad! Like a good gaming girl knows, it is better to wait for a game then to get it all buggy and have to wait for patches, this is even more true for a TV show.. so get off your high horses oh one star reviewers of 12 seconds of advertising.. how in Hades can you write 20 words or on 12 seconds of a screen flashing COMING SOON is BEYOND me… keep your panties on!”

IT IS NOT AVAILABLE (the pilot) despite what other news sources are stating, so again KEEP YOUR PANTIES ON!!

The Ups and Downs of Being Dead – Pre-Thanksgiving Freebie

Need something to read while your hovering in the kitchen and hiding from your crazed family members this next week? Well M.R. Cornelius has come up with a solution. Amazon and her are offering for today and tomorrow her festive and funr eady of The Ups and Downs of Being Dead. A curious exploratory story into the “what if”. Take a chance, it is free. Personally I would, if I had not already owned the book *smile* I really like this authors writing! One of my favorite 2011 reads was her first pandemic story. All I know is I am actually glad for once I live in a cabin with no room to have a horde eating at my table! Have a great weekend and happy reading!


November 16 & 17

on Amazon

The Ups and Downs of Being Dead
The Ups and Downs of Being Dead

Fifty-seven year old Robert Malone is the CEO of a successful clothing store chain and married to a former model. When his doctor tells him he is dying of cancer, he refuses to go quietly. Instead of death, Robert choses cryonics. He knows it’s a long shot. His frozen body will be stored in liquid nitrogen for the next seventy-five years, and then he’ll wake up in the future. That is, if technology develops a way to bring him back. He’s willing to take that gamble.

What he doesn’t realize is that he won’t lie in some dreamless state all that time. His soul is very much awake, just like the others who were frozen before him. And like these souls in limbo, Robert begins a new kind of life outside his physical body.

He discovers that he can ride in the cockpit with the pilots, but he can’t turn the page of a magazine. He can sit in the oval office with the president, but he can’t prevent a child from dashing in front of a car. He doesn’t work, or eat, or sleep. He can’t smell, or taste, or touch. These obstacles make it difficult to experience love, and virtually impossible to reconcile with the living.

Over the next several decades, Robert Malone will have plenty of time to figure out The Ups and Downs of Being Dead.


**below is a pre-practiced or book blogging review. I really enjoy Ms. Cornelius’ writing style and story telling. I would recommend any of her books due to this alone. Her free pre-Thanksgiving offer promised to be even more creative and enjoyable. Based on her H10N1 story, she is not a stranger to thinking outside of the box and coloring outside the lines. 

H10N1H10N1 by M.R. Cornelius My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A totally unexpected surprise wrapped up in a seemingly typical post pandemic package! Everyone has a past, it effects how we handle what the present deals us.

In a nutshell the two protagonists end up thrust together while trying to find a safe place to ride out the storm of a pandemic which is fast wiping out the planets population.

Though sprinkled with moments expected for PA Genre, this novel focused on the human condition, trials and struggles each have while trying to maintain their own civility in a world gone mad.

Fantastic surprise! The end was a bit rushed for me, but I really love the twists and turns of this end of 2011 find for me.

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After working for fifteen years as a cafeteria manager in an elementary school, she turned in her non-skid shoes for a bathrobe and slippers. Now she works at home, writing novels, ranting on Facebook and Twitter, and occasionally whisking a Swiffer across dusty surfaces.

M. R. Cornelius lives in the suburbs north of Atlanta with her husband and two spoiled cats who refuse to wear socks and dust the furniture. Her two college-aged sons visit regularly for clean clothes, food and money.

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The The Brotherhood of Dwarves by D.A. Adams is free today and Wednesday over at Amazon. Remember you do not have to have a Kindle to read a Kindle book!! 

Come on over to where I am hosting D.A. Adams today as my Tuesday Teasers! I also have original Artwork, sort of like THIS … but one of my favorites!

D.A. Adams | Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars (12)

Most Helpful Customer Reviews:

4.0 out of 5 stars The Brotherhood of Dwarves is a Great YA Fantasy Read!
The Brotherhood of Dwarves is a pretty fast paced read full of adventure. This book is perfect for young adults to read seeing as there isn’t anything that a young adult shouldn’t read. I really enjoyed this book and can’t… Read more
Published 3 days ago by alicia

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I really enjoyed reading this book. I could really connect with the characters. The details of this world made me feel as if I had been there. As Adams’ first book, I felt it was a great start in the series.
Published 16 hours ago by ADTonyD

SELA by Jackie Gamber … DRAGONS .. FANTASY and it is FREE TODAY and THURSDAY

Sela (Leland Dragon Series)
is FREE today and tomorrow over at AMAZON!


“Peace was fleeting. Vorham Riddess, Venur of Esra Province, covets the crystal ore buried deep in Leland’s mountains. His latest device to obtain it: land by marriage to a Leland maiden. But that’s not all.

Among Dragonkind, old threats haunt Mount Gore, and shadows loom in the thoughts of the Red who restored life to land and love. A dragon hunter, scarred from countless battles, discovers he can yet suffer more wounds.

In the midst of it all, Sela Redheart is lost, driven from her home with only her old uncle to watch over her. As the dragon-born child of Kallon, the leader of Leland’s Dragon Council, she is trapped in human form with no understanding of how she transformed, or how to turn back.

Wanderers seek a home, schemes begin to unfurl, and all is at risk as magic and murder, marriage and mystery strangle the heart of Esra. A struggle for power far older and deeper than anyone realizes will leave no human or dragon unaffected.

In a world where magic is born of feeling, where the love between a girl and a dragon was once transformative, what power dwells in the heart of young Sela?”

HEAD OVER TO CABIN GODDESS on THURSDAY where the Author Jackie Gamber discusses the phenomena of Adults reading Young Adult Fiction! ALSO ENTER TO WIN A FUN giveaway in honor of BREAKUP here in Alaska!

Watch the trailer for Book One: Readheart


Jackie Gamber

As an award winning author, Jackie writes stories ranging from ultra-short to novel-length, varieties of which have appeared in anthologies such as Tales of Fantasy andDragons Composed, as well as numerous periodical publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, The Binnacle, Mindflights Magazine, Necrotic Tissue, and Shroud.

She is the author of the fantasy novel Redheart, and writing an alternate history time travel novel. She blogs professionally for English Tea, where she reviews classic science fiction and fantasy novels and pairs them with the ideal tea-sipping companion. Jackie is a member of the professional organizations Science Fiction Writers of America and Horror Writers Association. She was named honorable mention in L. Ron Hubbard‘s Writers of the Future Award, and received a 2008 Darrell Award for best short story by a Mid-South author. She is the winner of the 2009 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction for her story The Freak Museum, a post-apocalyptic tale that looks closely at perceptions and outward appearances and how they affect the way we see ourselves.

Jackie was signed to Seventh Star Press in September of 2010, to publish her full Leland Dragon Series.  Book One, Redheart, was reissued in March of 2011, with Book Two, Sela, to follow in the beginning of 2012, and the third book of the series in early 2013.

For more information on Jackie, please visit her official website at

Poseidon’s Children is WHAT? OMG no WAY .. watch out for the tentacles!!!!

Poseidon’s Children
Poseidon’s Children by Michael West
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review coming soon but until then go grab it because it is FREE April 11 and 12th!

I posted two things on my website 2 of a 3 part series up and review will go live soon!

Until than LIKE I SAID go grab the book! AMAZING read! Urban Fantasy labeled, HORROR and GREAT Atlantian Myth thrown in… werefish… Cthulhuian tainted.. tentacles and sharks.. and ancient gods.. or perhaps Aliens?? WHAT IS NEXT? Well Bruce Campbell did not show up with a chainsaw but it had everything in it like a great New England Clambake!

Poseidon’s Children (The Legacy of the Gods)

CHECK OUT CABIN GODDESS and see my Series on this REAT BOOK!!

AND TODAY’S POST with TWO GREAT SEAFOOD RECIPES along with a fun Character Interiew

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Hell Colored Glasses – World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Review)

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by Max Brooks
My rating: 4.5  of 5 stars
Awards: Audie Award (2007)Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2012) 

“…like looking at the world through hell colored glasses…” – Tod at the Mural of Victory in Denver, CO

The cat knocked over a pile of books I have yet to find a home for (which is why I read ebooks for the most part now) and this was one. I have not read it in a few years but I remembered how much I did plus I have his ‘Zombie Survival Guide‘ in my backpack for when the horde shows up I am ready to go.

So many books focus on the terror during, but Max is focusing on what happens after. What is the world like? What have peoples psyches become? How does this effect the children? Government? Economics? Even more addressed in his personal compilation using the information he collected for an official report addresses.

This book is really interesting. But fair warning, if you are looking for the blood, the guts and the infection of a traditional zombiesque novel Z style you maybe disappointed because this is after the war. But I beseech you to give it a chance.

I just acquired the audio version of this book and it is worth every penny. It has a cast, each tale being told in their own voice. I found myself crying, horrified, terrified at times and shocked. The story structure is in a type of retelling of the oral accounts from the survivors, so hearing the story is so powerful. The audio format is the maple syrup on the bacon that is the book! I can go to sleep listening to this (yes I am a glutton for punishment and obviously a masochist when it comes to my dream cycles).

The sociological implications being addressed with each story from each survivor our ‘Author’ interviews. I realize this probably has been an issue with some readers, especially those that want their zombies fed to them on a plateful of “BRAAAAAAAAAINS”. But the tale could not be any different without it being just another book about zombies. Being a medievalist I adore the oral format, I truly enjoyed how he presents each of them, how he let the stories flow from each person to the next, a global bonfire. A futuristic book of post apocalyptic lays with the tragic nature of the stories. At the same time more complex due to the subject nature. Each tale like a mini-short of horror and survival with each persons experience.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie WarIt is an elegant and dark mockumentary compiled together in a simple and powerful presentation. The cover is under spoken in a color of rusty orange, the Z standing out. The font is jagged, blood dripping down a deconstructed Z  and the flames in the background psychologically presented us with the end and the beginning.

I recommend this to someone who wants a step up from the fictional tales and that want to take this belief to the next level…who knows these tales may actually help you when patient zero emerges, so take notes!

QUESTION!! WHAT was your favorite interview in the book? For those that listened to the audio version who struck at you the hardest?

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Brooks is the son of director Mel Brooks and the late actress Anne Bancroft. He is a 1994 graduate of Pitzer College. His wife, Michelle, is a screenwriter, and the couple have a son, Henry.

Max Brooks lives in New York City but is prepared to move to a more remote and defensible location at a moment’s notice.

WWZ Now Set For Summer 2013

Paramount has just announced that they have pushed the release date of World War Z to the summer of 2013. According to a source at Plan B, the studio now feels confident enough in the project to promote it to the summer slot.

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