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Posted March 31, 2014
The premise of this book, werewolves fighting zombies, caught m
The premise of this book, werewolves fighting zombies, caught my interest, so I grabbed it. I was definitely disappointed. It's not a long story, so little time was allowed for character or world development. Bite Me is the first book in the London Undead series by PJ Schnyder, so I expected some detailed background about how the zombies came about and more information about the werewolves coming out to fight them. Very little detail was given.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The only character with much background shown was Maisie, so she seems more of a real person. She has a great spitfire spirit. However, the relationship between her and Seth feels non-existent. There's no real chemistry shown between them. There are some explicit sex scenes.
The action moves along quickly, but there's not much of it. When the zombies attacked, I didn't feel any emotion from anyone. It's just not a book I'd recommend.
Posted November 17, 2013
This is the first book in the London Undead series by P.J. Schny
This is the first book in the London Undead series by P.J. Schnyder. I am not normally a big zombie fan, so I will be honest and say that if not for the werewolf in the blurb, I would have probably passed on this book. And I would have lost on a great new voice. At only about 90 print pages, this isn't a major time investment, but it sure does pack a powerful punch. There is so much going on, I can barely believe the author managed it to get it all in, especially as I never felt like things were too overly rushed. Yes, things move quickly, but for all intents and purposes, London has become a war zone. Emotions are heightened, actions are magnified and responses are accelerated. In other words, the speed of their courtship seemed appropriate in the circumstances.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The story starts off with Seth, the London pack leader, helping draw blood and tissue samples from one of the zombies that has infested the city of London. As pack leader of the local Werewolf clan, he has gone public to assist the country with policing and protecting those who were unable to escape a zombie infestation that brought the paranormal to national and public attention. One of Seth's wolves, Danny, is a medic and biologist who is trying figure out where the zombies have suddenly come from. Seth sends Danny back to the lab to go ahead and start running tests on the samples, and continues on patrol. It is not long before he comes across some humans fighting off zombies and jumps in to intervene.
Maisie had gone out for a stroll to clear her head, and stumbled across a small family trying unsuccessfully to escape from a zombie. Before long, the screaming and yelling attracted more and more zombies, till Maisie reached a point of last stand. Just as she was concerned about running out of ammo, a werewolf showed up and started assisting. Maisie was able to get the family to head off to safety, but she knew that she would never be able to make a run for it. Especially with her injured leg she received from a previous zombie attack. Seth finishes off the zombies and realizing why Maisie couldn't run off, decides to carry her back. And thus begins the courtship and romance of Maisie and Seth.
I loved the unique voice and vision that I experienced with this book. It was the perfect blend of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. Maisie was a smart mouthed kick ass chick and Seth was all snarly Alpha. I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads and happily dove right into book 2.
Posted September 16, 2013
Ok, I kind of loved this book. The story started out a little
Ok, I kind of loved this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The story started out a little slow, and I was kind of lost in the first about 10%, but once the plot got moving I realized that I was falling totally in love with all the characters. I mean how can you really go wrong. You have zombies, you have super zombies, you have werewolves, and you have a totally awesome lead female character that I could relate to and look up to while reading.
It is always so much better when you want the lead female to get her HEA.
The whole book was written very much as if it was a movie. The scenes flowed seamlessly into the next and the author did an amazing job and building the tension to the point that when it finally unfolded I sucked in my breath and went NO WAY!
P.J. is a very strong writer to fit in all the desired elements of an erotic romance--especially with zombies--in a very small package. I didn't think she would get me to like the lead characters when I first started. But then I feel in love with Seth and I think he even made me blush a little.
Crossing paranormal genres is a shaky ground but P.J. totally pulled it off for me!
Please tell me we are going to get Danny's story soon?! I think I heart him most of all!
*I received a copy of this book from Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Posted August 20, 2013
Carina Press provided me with an ARC copy of this book through N
Carina Press provided me with an ARC copy of this book through NetGalleyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Zombies walk the streets of London at night, people are no longer safe and the werewolves have come out to the humans to help them. Seth the alpha of the London pack is still living with the anger of his dead lover breaking a promise to him, now he is just trying to help keep the streets safe. Maisie is also dealing with her own guilt and issues. The two of them meet in a park when Maisie is trying to save a family from zombies and Seth jumps in to help. They are attracted to each other, but with zombie attacks becoming more coordinated and guilt getting in the way, can Seth and Maisie even make a relationship work. I really liked this book; it was a great fast past quick read. The back and forth banter between the two main characters was easy and had me laughing at Maisie spunk. The secondary characters were great and added even more witty comments to the story. The ending is a good one; it ties things up for Maisie and Seth while at the same time leaving things open for other characters to have their own books. I will definitely be getting the next book in the series.
Posted July 12, 2013
Bite Me (London Undead #1), PJ Schnyder There has been a zom
Bite Me (London Undead #1), PJ SchnyderWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There has been a zombie outbreak in London and it is beginning to spread. Seth is the alpha of the London territory and it is his job as werewolf alpha to kill zombies and protect his territory. While Masie is the last of her family, struggling to find her way in this newly infected world, a fighter for sure. Masie and Seth are drawn to each other, unfortunately for Masie the zombies are also drawn to her.
I enjoyed the world of zombies we received more description and fleshed out plot/world than I expected for 31,000 words. This read like an urban fantasy, stab, kill, kiss and run just with the bonus of a HEA. The zombie descriptions are grossly descriptive (what you want in a zombie book). The zombie out break is not solved in this book and they are growing smarter so you know this series is going to get interesting. So focus on the world and enjoy the zombie killing, would love to see more interaction between H/h in the future.
Posted June 25, 2013
A novella in a new series from PJ Schnyder released today. If yo
A novella in a new series from PJ Schnyder released today. If you are listening to what I say at all, there is a better than even chance you are a fan of the undead. Or more specifically… zombies. If so, this is your wheelhouse… your jam… or whatever the kids these days are saying. As long as they stay off of my lawn.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
London is being overrun with zombies. Barricades have been set up to keep the zombies in and from going wild over the country. Of course those blockades are also keeping the humans stuck inside. This brings us to the meeting point of our two heroes. Maisie is a human fighting the undead and protecting the living. I would almost venture to dub her an womanly version of Daryl Dixon. A total zombie killing badass (but with feelings).
Seth (our other hero) comes upon her saving a group of people. He is the alpha of the London werewolf pack. The London pack has recently outed itself to the humans in an effort to help protect them from the outbreak of zombies. They are also trying to figure out what caused the outbreak and how to eliminate the virus. Not the least of which is due to the zombies starting to hunt in a more organized fashion.
As PJ’s editor put it during a Google+ meetup interview they did over the weekend, a zombie hunter romance as opposed to a zombie romance story. The physics if the latter is just… um… ew. This is like many good zombie stories and more about the survivors and less about the zombies. Also not nearly as apocalyptic as the Walking Dead. It meets in the middle giving us more opportunity to explore the romance alongside the zombie dispatching.
What the author does, and does well, is she keeps pacing, gives us a solid plot. All the time keeping it real. Which is to say that the sexy bits are definitely sexy – as you would expect from a romance writer. At the same time the action scenes are realistic and believable. As you would expect from someone who knows how to fight. I’ve see a video of the author’s right cross. Though the solidness of it has no bearing on the review. Really. She only scares me a little.
If you are a fan of paranormal romance looking for a little more action, a bit more horror, or even just a new setting for your shifter hotties, pick this up. If you are an urban fantasy reader that understands that people sometimes shed the clothes and get crazy, you should also pick this up. For my part the entire thing felt a bit more urban fantasy, but the relationship between the two does lean it more towards the PR category. Fans of both I think will be pleasantly surprised.
And if you enjoy the novella, the second entry in the London Undead series will be out in November. So a short wait to get your next fix. Overall I am going to give this one… 5 Stars
More because of the zombies, the action and the quality of writing than the author’s wicked combination punch. Really.
Posted August 6, 2013
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