Monday, November 4, 2013

Author's Spotlight [Guest Post + Giveaway!] Sing for the Dead by PJ Schnyder

Sing for the Dead 
by PJ Schnyder

Kayden, a lone were-leopard allied with the London werewolf pack to keep the zombie infestation in check, is used to working solo—until he discovers a beautiful fae woman surrounded by the aftermath of battle. He’s immediately drawn to Sorcha, but quickly discovers she’s much more than a pretty face.
Half Bean Sidhe and half berserker, Sorcha trained over centuries to become the perfect warrior. She agrees to work with local weres to investigate a new type of zombie capable of coordinated attacks—and is partnered with Kayden. He’s strong, darkly handsome and completely unafraid of her. And his kiss fills her with insatiable desire instead of bloodlust.
As Kayden and Sorcha work together, their attraction grows and their deepest scars are bared to each other. But with the force behind the deadly new zombies poised to overwhelm the city, Sorcha can only pray that the next time her bloodlust strikes, Kayden isn’t among the fallen…

Born and raised in the North East, PJ Schnyder spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every fantasy and sci-fi novel she could borrow from the local and school libraries. She scored fairly high in the verbal portion.
She was introduced to the wonderful world of romance a decade later by her best friend at an anime convention in Seattle.
She now lives somewhere temperate watching the seasons go by with her two dogs and super stealthy ninja kitty, writing her stories and gaming.

PJ’s Handy Tools for a Zombie Apocalypse

I used to have a Swiss Army Knife. It was super handy to carry with me because it was useful for the most random things. I helped fix a door once at a kid’s birthday party. I used it in high school to help open a jammed locker. My bedroom door knob screws used to always end up loose and need tightening. I got a lot of splinters outdoors.

But I’m all grown up now and TSA tends to confiscate Swiss Army Knives. Since my day job involves 90% travel, I’ve had to stop carrying one.

But as an author, I have a tendency to ask What If? a lot. Would I start carrying a Swiss Army Knife around with me again during a zombie apocalypse? Hells yes. That and a lot of other things, like weapons and survival gear.

And that brings me to this nifty tool. I want one. Now. Before the zombie apocalypse. Because it’d be really handy. In fact, I could see Kayden from Sing for the Dead carrying around something like this, or maybe one of the boys like Ollie or Dougie.

It’s a many-in-one tool with all sorts of applications:
*Scraper. Winter is coming. Scraping ice and whatnot off things may be necessary.
*Can opener. Non-perishables are ideal to cache for sustenance. Then there’s the ability to get into said non-perishables.
*Seatbelt or hook cutter. Easy way to cut fishing lines, small cords, and maybe fabric either to take with me or to use for something else. Whether to cut a length of something to bind or to cut my way out of a binding--super handy.
*2” ruler. Because I like to be neat and consistent about making my beef jerky.
*Flat screwdriver. Getting into and out of stuff.
*Beltloop hanger. Easy carrying.
*Bottle opener. Potable water could be hard to find. I wouldn’t turn up the chance at an unopened bottle of soda or beer in the midst of an apocolypse.
*Hex wrenches. Taking things apart could become necessary.
*1.5” saw blade. Again with the cutting myself loose from things. Also, cutting branches into manageable pieces of firewood.
*Keychain hole. For attaching other things. Maybe suspending a portable cache from a tree over night. Who knows.

In a zombie apocalypse, I’d want to travel light. Having this many tools in one palm-sized piece of equipment is a serious value to me. Heck, I’d love to have this on my next camping trip.

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Awesome Prizes: A Sing for the Dead spiral notebook, PJ pen, signed cover flats for  Sing for the Dead and Bite Me, and a custom bookmark with one of my favorite quotes from Sing for the Dead, plus a PJ Schnyder USB flash drive.

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Florence Price said...

LOVE the guest post, PJ - Thanks for sharing Michelle!

Unknown said...

Werewolves and zombies! How could it not be great. Can't wait to read. Thanks for the Chance to enter.