Monday, February 2, 2015

This World Bites Blog Tour - Review and the next stop on the Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour

It's her first day on a new world and Cera's already found trouble. Michael, her guardian, has been bitten by a zombie and will soon join the undead ranks.

Everyone tells her there's no cure, but Cera isn't one to be deterred. She's willing to face off with zombie hordes, demon slavers, and black market informants if it means she'll find a cure for Michael. But she's not the only one hunting for something.

Something is hunting her.

My review:
Cera and her strange crew are searching for a cure for her comatose father. They've had their share of troubles, but none like that which faces them now on this new planet. Cera's guardian is bitten by a zombie, and as she searches for a way to save him, something is trying to capture her. Good thing she's a powerful elemental. Wait. Her powers don't work against demons? Oh oh.

What a wonderfully quirky and fun speculative fiction tale. It's over the top and it works so well. The reader is thrust right in to the story, joining a cast of odd characters with a colorful history. It's a new world with zombies and other supernaturals. It paints a fantastic urban fantasy-like setting where even the zombies have restaurants they can go to eat.

The plot is twisted with surprises ready to jump out at you, but for me, it's the characters that shine brightest. Cera has a powerful young voice, but she's been around for a while. She's a strong leader and I admire her dedication to her friends and purpose. I just want to pinch Michael's cute dimpled cheeks and hug him, but I suppose he'd like that a little too much. I'm also a big fan of Duke, a sexy vampire that owns a vegan restaurant. Each character has a rich history and will make you laugh. I laughed a lot while reading this book!

This World Bites is zany and unusual. Be prepared for a wild ride when you read it. And read it you must! I highly recommend it. Good thing this is the first in the series. That means there's more coming!

Buy the book now!

Loni Townsend
Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

By day, she writes code. By predawn darkness, she writes fantasies. All other times, she writes in her head.

People call her peculiar with a twisted sense of fashion, but don't let those understatements fool you. Her behavior is perfectly normal for a squirrel disguised as a human. That's part of being a ninja—blending in.

She makes her home in Idaho with her sadistically clever—yet often thwarted—husband, two frighteningly brilliant children, and three sneaky little shibas.

Find her on her blog or social media.

Contact info:
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The Geeky D&D Tour continues with new awesome hosts and another nerdy giveaway!

Today I'm explaining con slang over at my wonderfully geeky critique partner's site, T.F. Walsh!

This month's giveaway grand prize is Zombie Dice. It's an awesome dice game. I'm a big fan of Steve Jackson Games, especially Munchkin.
The second prize for 3 winners is a unique Christine Rains die and some swag.

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  1. Great review! You make this book sound like heaps of fun... :)

  2. Loved your review. This sounds like a great story. And I love the title and cover.

  3. I'm ready for a wild ride - can't wait to read it.

  4. Awesome review! I also LOVED This World Bites. And who isn't a fan of Duke? I can't wait to read more about Cera. :)

  5. That's an encouraging review. I haven't read too many books that gave me a good laugh and it's fun when I read one like that.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  6. That sounds like a fun book! I hadn't heard of it before, but I'm going to keep an eye out for it now.

  7. Great review! The book sounds fantastic. I can't wait to read it :)

  8. Thank you for the review, Christine!

  9. Quirky and fun? Sounds great to me. Congrats to Loni.

  10. Hi, Christine,

    Excellent review! Sounds like an incredible read...


  11. This is so my kind of book. Looking forward to it! :)

  12. I loved this book, too. So fun. I agree she really created/developed some awesome characters. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.

  13. You're welcome, Loni! It's an awesome book.

    And thank you to everyone for commenting. You need to pick up Loni's book! It's one of my favorite reads in months!

  14. What a great review - I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Yay, Loni! :)

  15. Zany and unusual can be good qualities in a novel. Great review!

  16. Congrats, Loni.. looks great. And loved the review... makes me want to go and read it now:)

  17. Ah, Duke. *swoon* LOL

    Great review! I loved it, too. :)

  18. Great review, Christine. I like quirky and this makes me want to read it.

    Congrats to Loni!

  19. I like that her powers don't work on zombies. All-powerful characters are no fun.

  20. I love book reviews! Thanks for dropping by my blog for the Blitz! ;-)

  21. I'm going to download that book. It's only 80 pages and I'm into short reads these days. best wishes to Loni for a smashing success!

  22. I love Loni's writing, and I'm really looking forward to reading this one day soon.

    I love it when you post reviews, Christine. I always end up with new stories to read.


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