Monday, February 17, 2014

BOOK BLITZ [Excerpt & Guest Post + Giveaway!] RecruitZ by Karice Bolton (Afterworld #1)

by Karice Bolton 
(Afterworld #1) 
Publication date: December 27th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic

Scientists are the new rock stars. The infection has been contained for nearly three months, and the world is celebrating. But humans are still dying. Rebekah Taylor has seen it firsthand. Her husband was killed right in front of her by the very creatures that humans were told they no longer had to fear.

Rebekah is determined to find out who is responsible for the death of her husband and the obvious cover-up. Fueled with revenge, she begins to find answers that lead to one frightening conclusion. The apocalypse might be over, but the battles are just beginning.

 I reached across Gavin and began breaking off fingers and slicing hands and anything I could connect with that was attempting to gouge at Gavin. Pieces of flesh tumbled into the car.
We’d been vaccinated. 
We’d be okay. 
The stench of the decaying flesh filled our small car with every crack of a bone and tear of the skin. Gavin and I were shoving the arms, bodies, and heads back the other direction, but they kept pushing through the small driver’s window. Gavin grabbed the bat, shoving and poking the zombies through the window. The space was so small it was hard for him to hit with any force. 
It wouldn’t be long before they broke the other windows. The first thump on the roof made me jump and then the second. The metal was crunching with every step above, and I looked up to see the roof dipping in places.
The moans grew louder as more arms pushed through the opening, scraping and digging at our flesh. Fingers with calloused skin grazed my face, poking at my eyes and scraping my cheeks, but they would fall from my face almost instantly in search of Gavin. Why Gavin?
Gavin propelled the bat into the crowd with such velocity that he managed to run it through the stomach of one of the beasts, spreading the group out momentarily. The zombie collapsed, but the swarm returned, descending on us again. 
I jabbed the knife directly into the neck of the most insistent intruder and pulled it out, severing the head from the neck. The head toppled into the car as the body slumped outside against the door. There was a brief hesitation as they stepped back, and I grabbed the ADD, removing the pin and flipping the lever. I threw the ADD out the window, but it bounced against an undead girl in the back of the crowd. It dropped to the ground with a thud. My heart sank with the realization the zombies wouldn’t be running anywhere. 
Maybe I was wrong.
Once the ADD sounded, the zombies peeled away from our car and turned toward the device, but there wasn’t enough distance to open the door or escape through the window. They’d get us in a heartbeat. The deafening sound made it hard to think. I watched as each zombie turned back toward the car and shoved their arms back at us. A set of hands latched onto Gavin’s neck, and I slashed clear through the zombie’s wrists—bone and all—, stopping only because the blade encountered the softness of Gavin’s throat.
“They’re not going to stop until they get what they want,” he whispered, punching back at the beasts.

Thank you so much for allowing me to stop by to talk about Zombie movies and my latest book, RecruitZ!

I think zombies are so much fun to watch on the big (and little) screen, and something that I really enjoy is humor paired with the creatures that are threatening to rip us to shreds! So on that note, my list of favorite zombie movies starts off with a few of the funny ones first! But I also love the more serious take on zombies, and the scared out of our mind type of outbreak that keeps us on the run! I guess I’m just a zombie movie addict! So here’s my list of favorite zombie flicks…

Shaun of the Dead
World War Z
Resident Evil
Warm Bodies
Night of the Living Dead

Okay, so now that you’ve heard what some of my favorite zombie movies are, I wanted to touch on my first zombie book that I’ve written—except that it’s not! I actually never thought I’d write a zombie book, but almost two years ago an idea popped into my head that I just had to work with.

I’d like to think that we would come up with a vaccine and slay the zombies before we all perished if a real life outbreak were to occur… (I’m generally a glass is half-full kind of girl) So that is where RecruitZ begins—after the outbreak. Only things aren’t as they appear and lives are still being taken. I get to delve into the world of conspiracies, criminal threats, and all sorts of fun things in the Afterworld Series, and I’ve loved every minute of it. Hope you can check out the first in the series, RecruitZ and thanks again for having me.

Karice Bolton lives in the Pacific Northwest and is a writer of Young Adult and New Adult books. She loves to read anything and everything. She also enjoys baking, skiing, and spending time with her wonderful husband and two English bulldogs.

Books currently available:
*Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1) Beyond Doubt (Book 2) Beyond Reason (Book 3) – Feb. 28th
*Afterworld Series: RecruitZ (Book 1)
*The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)
*The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Book 1), Legions (Book 2), Cataclysm (Book 3), Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)
*The Camp

Karice would love if you stopped by her blog or FB page to find out the latest news on giveaways and upcoming releases, or you can just send her an email. She loves hearing from her readers and responds as soon as she can.

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