Friday, July 5, 2013

BLOG TOUR [Review + GIVEAWAY!] Dead Living by Glenn Bullion

Dead Living
by Glenn Bullion
Publication date: January 7th 2013
by Permuted Press 
Genre: Horror/Zombies

It didn’t take long for the world to die. And it didn’t take long, either, for the dead to rise.

Born on the day everything ended, a world filled with the walking dead is the only one that Aaron knows. Kept in seclusion, his family teaches  him the basics. How to read and write. How to survive.

Then Aaron makes a shocking discovery. The undead, who desire nothing but flesh, ignore him. It’s as if he’s invisible to them.

The survivors of the old suburb of Lexington call a high school their home. They live day to day, without any of the luxuries mankind used to enjoy. Samantha is a product of the new world. Alone, cold, looking out only for herself. She and the other residents of Lexington feel their hope dwindling. They need change. They need someone who can face the corpses. They need someone who can live in a city of the dead.

They need Aaron.

I live in Maryland with my wonderful wife and four cats. I love gaming, computer technology, movies, and of course, reading and writing. I love science fiction and especially horror and the paranormal. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies, anything supernatural, all beautiful subjects. 

I’ve been writing since I was twelve years old. There’s just something about creating a story that I like. I always try come up with something that hasn’t been done, or is unique in some way. It could be someone with demonic powers, or something much more simple, such as a person that zombies ignore. It’s fun to create a character, give him or her a personality and background, and watch them evolve through a story.

I’ve tried other subjects, but always drift back to horror and paranormal. There’s a reason why we keep going back to horror movies and books, why they’ve made fifty Friday the 13th movies. People like to be scared, but more than that, I think paranormal and horror stir the imagination like nothing else. We’re all just a little nervous to open that closet door at midnight, or look under the bed.

As a lot of you may know the zombie genre is getting way over done these days. We have TV shows and movies being made left and right. And to someone who LOVES all of this crazy zombie mess it's AWESOME. But as much as I love it sometimes I read a book and think NOPE that wasn't at ALL what I like. Well, Dead Living by Glenn Bullion was not one of those. It was great! Dead Living introduced me to a whole different aspect about the zombie apocalypse. What if there were people out there that could walk among the zombies without being noticed?

This book opened up the day of the zombie apocalypse and quickly went on to the future of the world dealing with the zombies. Aaron the main character was born the day that the zombies showed up and never knew a life without them. His father raised him with a "family" of sorts that came together out of survival the day the apocalypse started. Aaron seemed way too sweet to be living in this post apocalyptic time. 

Samantha, the heroine, didn't have it so good. She became a product of her environment quickly. With one rule - survive.  She was a tough girl who never wanted anyone to get close. Aaron started to break away Samantha's hard exterior. Slowly she started to open up to him and depend on him. I loved these two. They made for such a warm relationship in the time of survival and hardships.

Glenn did a great job with all the secondary characters as well. Some I loved, others I despised, but that just makes a great story teller. He vividly drew me in, entangling me in the story and kept me reading until the very last word.  This book was the perfect amount of romance, friendships forged, and obviously gore. Hey people this is the zombie apocalypse ok! :)

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Giselle said...

Yay this sounds so uniquely refreshing for a book in the zombie genre. I really love the idea of someone being immune imagine the possibilities? haha. Great review, doll!

Unknown said...

I am big on zombie genre books! This is a lovely giveaway!:D

Bookluvrs Haven said...

This book sounds awesome. Adding it to my list. Can't wait to read this.

Lily @ Bookluvrs Haven