New Release: Barely Alive by Melissa Woods

Violet thought being bitten by a zombie was the worst thing that could ever happen to her.

She was wrong.

Violet has been a prisoner for two weeks. She has no idea how to escape, the community of Harmony is trading people for supplies, and she still has the whole half-zombie thing to deal with. With all that’s going on, the last thing she has time for is another romantic complication. But when it rains, it pours.

If Violet and her friends can thwart Ezra’s dark plans for the people of Harmony, while avoiding the hordes of mindless flesh-eating zombies —then maybe she’ll have time to worry about her personal life.

In the final installment in the Alive? series, our favorite half-zombie will come face to face with hordes of the undead, murderous survivors—and the one thing she’s always feared most.

Will Violet be strong enough to survive? Or has her luck finally run out?

File Size: 6005 KB
Print Length: 269 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing (August 5, 2019)
Publication Date: August 5, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English


The Caldecott Chronicles (No. 1) by R.G. Bullet

The zombies are coming! The zombies are coming! The Caldecott Chronicles by R.G. Bullet is a fascinating and fun story that is destined to gain legions of fans.

The undead are lurking everywhere around Caldecott, the ancestral home of the 32nd Earl of Rothshire. But the 32nd Earl is determined to stop them in their slimy, smelly tracks. With his prized Purdey shotgun by his side and his cunning accomplice Saffy helping to even the odds, the stumbling trespassers don’t know what they are in for.

I will be the first to admit that zombies, the undead, or whatever else you want to call them, are not my thing. What I’ve tried to do lately, however, is explore genres that I don’t usally wander into. I am so glad I did because I discovered when handled right, I don’t mind books about zombies. The Caldecott Chronicles by R.G. Bullet is gruesome in spots, but it is so darn hillarious that you don’t care.  The 32nd Earl is a great character, busy protecting his home from the likes of which he wishes he never saw. He’s also the narrator of this story, though he’s writing a letter, which the Introduction to the book explains is being reprinted in The Windsor Times with the Earl’s permission.

Saffy is both unusual and funny. She comes up with the most interesting ways to get rid of the “beef squad.”  I look forward to learning more about her and catching her continuing antics in the next book.

The Caldecott Chronicles by R.G. Bullet is a superb read for young adults. Definitely lots of action to keep the readers turning the pages.

  • Publisher:SilverHouse Books, Incorporated
  • ISBN-10:098293128X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982931288
  • SRP:  $6.99
  • Also available in a Kindle edition (currently 99 cents)

Giveaways, Contests & Prizes!

In celebration of R.G. Bullet’s release of The Caldecott Chronicles, he will be appearing at Pump Up Your Book’s 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Party on December 16. More than 50 books, gifts and cash awards will be given away including a printed copy of R.G. Bullet’s The Caldecott Chronicles and The 58th Keeper to readers in the United States or Canada, and two e-copies of each book to international readers! Visit the official party page here!

I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation of any kind to provide my review.