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Fresh Pick | XOMBIES: APOCALYPSE BLUES by Walter Greatshell
Fresh Pick / October 28, 2009

Zombies #1 October 2009On Sale: September 29, 2009Featuring: Lulu Pangloss336 pages ISBN: 0441018351EAN: 9780441018352Paperback$7.99 Fantasy Urban, Horror Buy at Xombies: Apocalypse Blues by Walter Greatshell When the Agent X plague struck, it infected women first, turning them into mindless killers intent only on creating an army of “Xombies” by spreading their disease. Lulu Pangloss has problems. She has no friends, her mom is difficult, and her absentee father is a deadbeat. Things can hardly get any worse…or so she thinks. Then the world comes to an end. It starts with Agent X, a plague that turns women into raving, demonic predators–Xombies–who then hunt down and infect anyone they can catch. Guns are useless; armies are helpless. With civilization collapsing all around her, Lulu hitches a ride with a crew of wary male refugees, and together they flee for the last place on Earth rumored to be safe. But what they find is as unexpected, and as terrifying, as the hell they’ve left behind. Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.

DAILY DOSE | Brown Paper Packages, Tied Up with String
Daily Dose / October 28, 2009

Bookstores. New books. Amazon packages on my door step. These are just a few of my favorite things. As November is rounding the bend and the holiday swing will begin to dance its jig, I get to be excited about new books from several of my favorite authors, but I must confess to a certain wicked delight I take when I know a new In Death book is waiting in the wings. Next Tuesday, on November 3rd, J.D. Robb’s 30th In Death is released featuring homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas, her mega-billionaire husband Roarke and their entire cast of characters. Nora Roberts is an extremely prolific writer and while I am a fan of several of her romances, I have to admit, I am completely captivated by the In Death series. Part of the affection is the cast of characters that populates these novels and fills out all the nooks and crannies of Roarke and Eve’s lives. Part of it is journeying with them into their happily ever after and honestly, part of it is the mystery that unravels in each book. Kindred in Death I am such a fan of these books that I rarely, if ever actually read their…

DAILY DOSE | Blind Casting Characters
Daily Dose / October 27, 2009

Blind casting is a practice in the film industry of casting for a television show or film without considering the actor or actress’s ethnicity. For example, when originally casting the roles of Grey’s Anatomy, the producers didn’t look for any specific ethnicities, rather they took the best actors or actresses who auditioned and then let them become the role. Can you imagine anyone else playing Cristina or Bailey or Meredith for that matter? Blind Casting Icons I bring up blind casting today because of a conversation revolving around loving an actor or an actress even if you hate the role they are playing and more. Gina Torres, for example, is a brilliant actress who’s played everything from a browncoat (Firefly) to an Eastern bloc spy/assassin (Alias) to a Goddess (Angel) and more. There was a rumor for a while that she might be cast as Wonder Woman. Now the question is: would she make a good Wonder Woman or a bad one? Acting wise, I think she could nail it with both hands tied behind her back. Physicality? She’s got the look, the build and the athleticism to carry it off. Depth of character? Could she be a woman, given…

Joy Nash | A Letter From Rhys
Uncategorized / October 27, 2009

To the Once and Future Readers of my tale, I left Avalon as a lad of fourteen winters. It was not my choice. The sacred isle was my soul-home. It was there I learned the magic of the Goddess. The white mists cast by Cyric, my grandfather, hid my clan from its enemies. To my mind, there was no reason a Druid should venture into the outside world. Cyric knew differently. My grandfather’s visions showed him a time when the Light would fade from Britain, when war and chaos would threaten the survival of our people. Only on Avalon, hidden in the teachings of The Lady, could the Light survive long enough, grow strong enough, to influence that grim future. To read more of Rhys’ letter and to comment for a chance to win please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | TRICK OR TREAT by Jan Springer, Tawny Taylor, Charlene Teglia, N.J. Walters
Fresh Pick / October 27, 2009

October 2009On Sale: October 13, 2009288 pages ISBN: 1439131554EAN: 9781439131558Trade Size$14.00 Romance Erotica Sensual, Romance Anthology Buy at Trick Or Treat by Jan Springer, Tawny Taylor, Charlene Teglia, N.J. Walters Four sizzling previously published stories in all-new irresistible anthology! These ladies dress up and strip down to fulfill their sexiestrole-playing fantasies with four irresistible hotties…. N. J. WALTERSUnmasking KellyIt’s the night of the masquerade party at Brannigan’s Pub, and waitress Kelly Allen is squeezing her voluptuous body into a tight little costume so she can make her hardbodied boss Liam work for a naughty Halloween treat. JAN SPRINGERSinderellaBy night, klutzy Ella becomes a masked vixen in her erotic performances of Cinderella. When Prince Charming stands her up, her sexy colleague Dr. Roarke Stephenson comes to her rescue for one passionate night of hot, blazing sex…in front of an audience. CHARLENE TEGLIAWolf in Cheap ClothingWearing her slinkiest bikini, Lou is on the hunt for the rogue werewolf who changed her — until a gorgeous, towering hunk takes her hostage on the beach for an unforgettable excursion of carnal pleasure. TAWNY TAYLORStolen GoddessKylie wakes up in a strange world, bound and stripped bare, with a large — very hard, very naked…

Kathryne Kennedy | A Letter To Papa
Uncategorized / October 26, 2009

I’m so very glad to be back here again at Fresh Fiction, and very excited about my upcoming Victorian romance releasing in December, My Unfair Lady. Funny, adventurous and as always, a bit naughty, I’m introducing you to the heroine of the novel, Summer Wine Lee, through a letter she wrote to her father upon arriving in London in the summer of 1885 (that isn’t in the book!). As always, wishing you happy reading! Kathryne Kennedy. Dearest Papa: I have arrived in London and I must say it is not unlike New York, except that everything is so old here. If society knows I exist they do not care, for I have yet to receive a single invitation. But do not despair, Papa, for I am confident that my plan will be a resounding success. Indeed, I have met the gentleman who I have retained to insure my introduction to society, and he is a superior example of the breed. To read more of the letter please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | AUDREY’S DOOR by Sarah Langan
Fresh Pick / October 26, 2009

October 2009On Sale: September 29, 2009Featuring: Audrey Lucas; Saraub Ramesh; Jayne Young432 pages ISBN: 0061624217EAN: 9780061624216Mass Market Paperback$7.99 Thriller Paranormal – Supernatural, Horror Buy at Audrey’s Door by Sarah Langan Some doors lead to all the wrong places. When budding architect Audrey Lucas abandons her live-in boyfriend for a flat in the Breviary, an architectural landmark on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, her newfound freedom comes at a price. Her apartment’s gruesome history includes a deranged mother who drowned her children in the bathroom’s claw-footed tub. Yet ghosts and the strange habits of her eccentric fellow tenants of the building are nothing compared to the horrors she unleashes within herself when, after sleepwalking during torturous dreams, she starts constructing a door in the middle of her living room. This chilling haunted house tale will stay with you long into the night — and beyond. A spooky, horrorific book trailer… don’t be scared! Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Last DAY for the BOO-K Spectacular! Don’t Miss YOUR Treat!
Uncategorized / October 25, 2009

Our special contests end at midnight on October 26th so you do NOT want to miss your opportunity to enter for treats! And what lovely treats there are! Halloween Spectacular only happens once a year and you don’t want to be the only one who is sad because you forgot to enter! Stop by BOO-K Spectacular today! Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Sandi Shilhanek | Is It Just About The Decorations?
Sundays with Sandi / October 25, 2009

Wednesday night the DFWTea Readers met at my house for our annual Halloween dinner. I know that I’ve blogged about the group and the fun we’ve had before, but I thought it was time to do it again. The dish (and I just don’t mean the edible kind) is almost always delicious, and I use that qualifier because as my friends know I’m far from a cook, so I question when I host the dinner whether or not the food is good, but I think that this was the third year of my hosting and cooking and I’ve yet to kill anyone. While I’ve yet to scare any one off with my culinary skills my husband does his best to scare people with his decorations. This year he had to scale back, because as hard and fast as he was decorating our puppy, Travis decided things needed to be undecorated. Unfortunately, a few items were lost, but fortunately nothing of a real monetary value. To read more about Sandi’s thoughts on the Halloween dinner and to comment for a chance to win please click here. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | BRIDE OF THE WOLF by Jennifer St. Giles
Fresh Pick / October 25, 2009

The Shadowmen #4 May 2009On Sale: April 28, 2009Featuring: Marissa Vasquez; Navarre352 pages ISBN: 1416563415EAN: 9781416563419Mass Market Paperback$6.99 Paranormal, Romance Paranormal Buy at Bride Of The Wolf by Jennifer St. Giles Injured Blood Hunter Navarre is kidnapped along with oil heiress Marissa Vasquez. Their bid for freedom, puts them into a deadly race for their lives as the become the hunted prey of two Vladarian Vampires and the evil Dr. Cinatas. Together Marissa and Navarre’s spirits form a powerful link matched only by their passion. But can a mortal woman attain true love with a man who is half wolf? Or will their enemies steal their one chance at happiness? Navarre and Marissa are in for the fight of their lives against the evil vampire Herrera. Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.