Jennifer Malone Wright is best known for her short story series, The Vampire Hunter's Daughter. Other works include the follow up to The Vampire Hunter's Daughter series called The Arcadia Falls Chronicles, Savior (A Higher Collective Novel) and the Graveyard Guardians series. Jennifer also co-authors a series called Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse.
She resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children where she practices preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Just kidding!
But seriously, between the craziness of taking care of her children, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on her beloved fiction or chatting with her equally crazy friends.
Jennifer also loves coffee, has a passionate affair with red bull, wishes the sushi were better where she lives and dances while she cleans.
The second installment of Once Upon a Zombie Apocalypse continues as Jade and Kylee fight their way out of Virginia Beach and head toward the Mason Dixon line. There, they hope to find Kylee’s family alive and well.
The Dragon Whore
on June 15, 2011
The Dragon Whore by Richard I. Prescott was a great read for a short story. It isn’t horribly graphic so you can’t judge a book by its title. In this short story Richard I. Prescott takes us into Amsterdam and Thorne House, where the whores aren’t merely prostitutes, they are artists. Sir Fredrick Lurmack becomes drawn to Jeanski, who is kind to him, but does not choose him for her companion each night. In the midst of Lurmack trying to get a night with Jeanski his assistant disappears without a trace.
I found this story intriguing because I don’t normally read short stories that sit well with me; I’m really sort of a novel length kind of girl. The end was good enough to leave me wondering, but not so much that I was angry it ended because I wanted more.
The other two stories, The Witch of Snowdonia and A Cold Heart were good too. My favorite of all three was The Dragon Whore, but I did like The Witch of Snowdonia quite a bit because it gave an insight into the main character and the witch, I don’t really want to say a whole lot because the story is so short and I don’t want to give anything away. But it is good.
I’ll say, for the last story, A Cold Heart, that I totally love the idea of an entire town being unexpectedly iced over. That was an excellent concept, but A Cold Heart took a lot more to keep my attention than the other two did.
on Nov. 13, 2011
This little book is so great. I loved it! I am a frequent reader of Tammy Lee Morris and her freelance work, so her love of zombies is well known with me. Tammy Lee Morris wrote this little book and it works almost as a guide on how to deal with any situation you might find yourself in with a zombie.
My favorite parts of “Spaztastic Zombies,” were the zombie beauty tips and games you can play with zombies. The games you can play with zombies part actually made me think of those commercials for “Messin with Sasquatch.”
If you like zombies, or even if you don’t, and you need a good laugh you should give this one a try.
Also, if you are anticipating a zombie apocalypse and need some tips or a guide, then you should pick this up because it is chalk full of useful information. There is even a little bit of history about zombies.
The Dark Gifts Birthright
on Feb. 18, 2012
I am completely shocked that I hadn't read this book before! I am totally taken with the characters, the story, everything. I love how Willow Cross writes! Her writing is fluid and she takes us through a story well. Birthright begins with Liz going before the council, but then it takes us back to her memory of how she got there. Let me tell you, it’s not easy to pull this off and she did a great job with doing it a few times in the beginning to let us know how Liz got where she was and also where the story was going. Loved it and props for pulling that off without a hitch.
Ok! Love me some vampires and some witches!
Also, I’m going to say again that I love fight scenes and there are a few in this book. So, I was happy with them.
I have to say that my favorite part of this book is the vampire connection with the vampire and the maker. I love this. For some it is of a parent and child, for some it is a connection of lovers, and no one else can come close to the connection that a vampire and their maker have. The connected vampires have a psychic connection as well. This part of the book, is literally the love story for me. Even the vampires who are connected as parent and child…the connection is basically the essence of their being. I’m very impressed with the story Willow Cross has given us here.
The story in Birthright comes full circle and leaves us satisfied, but wanting more from the author. I highly recommend her books. I also finished Oceans of Red and that was great too.