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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.
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.
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Posted December 29, 2014
Posted September 16, 2013
Ok, I kind of loved this book. The story started out a little
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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
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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.