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Monday, February 3, 2014

The Zombie West Trilogy Blog Tour - Spotlight + Guest Post: Zombie West Trilogy (The Zombie West Series #1 -3) by Angela Scott

Author: Angela Scott
Series: The Zombie West series
Number in Series: 1-3
Release Date: November 13, 2013
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure/Romance/Western/Young Adult Presented by: Badass Marketing

Synopsis from Angela Scott

The Wild West is hard enough to survive with its native territory, wanted outlaws, and harsh terrain, but with a plague turning civilized people into brain-eating monsters, survival becomes nearly impossible.

Red has lost everything to the fast-spreading disease: her family, her trust in mankind, and her hope for a better tomorrow. When she meets Trace, a smooth-talking gambling man who's more city boy than cowboy, she’s forced down a path she'd been avoiding for years. Until his arrival, she'd lived by a certain set of rules—don’t ask names, keep to yourself, don't let anyone too close—but the jackass of a man won't let her be, and he has an uncanny knack for appearing at all the wrong times and in all the wrong places.

Each, with a secret of their own, will need to learn that only by working together do they have any chance of surviving The Zombie West.

That is, if they don't kill each other first.



Book 1 - Wanted: Dead or Undead

Book 2 - Survivor Roundup

Book 3 - Dead Plains

This special edition also includes 2 exclusive short stories, along with additional bonus content available only in this omnibus edition -- and all for much less than the 3 books purchased individually.

Buy here:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes  |  Kobo  |  Smashwords 


Why Do I Love ZOMBIES? Let Me Count the Ways...

I never set out to be a writer of zombies. In fact, I'm quite a wimp when it comes to anything horror related, but through a fluke writing exercise that spun out of control (I'm so glad that it did) I've learned to embrace the unliving. I'm a huge zombie fan. HUGE. The Walking Dead? Oh, yeah! How many zombie t-shirts do I own? At least a dozen (not to mention zombie earrings and necklaces and key chains and shoes). Just last night, my family and I went bowling and on our way out, I noticed a toy machine that sported all things zombies for only 75 cents. So of course I plucked down several quarters and now have a lovely set of zombie related key chains to add to my collection.
Zombies seem to be EVERYWHERE right now (see example above). There's books, videos, movies, comics, zombie themed marathons, and even commercials that use the walking dead to promote anything from Starbursts to vehicles.
So why? Why do I find zombies so fascinating? Why does anyone? What is it about the moaning shuffling undead that gets us so excited and gets our hearts pumping? Let's take a look, shall we?
I believe, that despite all of the various kinds of monsters we can imagine—vampires, werewolves, witches, big foot, etc...—the worst possible kind of monster is ourselves. Our moms, our dads, our neighbors, our baby brother, our grandparents. How terrifying is that? Imagine your sweet little two year old nephew pushing around Thomas the Train engines on the floor while saying TOOT-TOOT-LA-LA.. Darling, huh? Now imagine him gnawing on your ankle and trying to rip out your innards *shivers*.
Zombies are pretty hard core monsters when you think about it, even the slow ones. They're smelly, rotting, limb-missing, brain-hungry monsters that want to eat you. The more gory the better. They're a mix of humanity and monster, which can be absolutely terrifying (dear old knitting granny now wants to use her knitting needles as chopsticks to eat your brains).
But in themselves, zombies aren't all that interesting. WHAT?!? How dare you say such a thing, Angela! Oh, I dared and I said it! For the most part (aside from WARM BODIES and AHHH ZOMBIES) zombies don't really DO anything other than attack and eat you—not to say that isn't cool, but really that's about it. They're not interesting characters in themselves. They're simply a catalyst to make a story interesting.
What we love most about zombies is the survivors. The everyday Joe who now has to do ANYTHING possible to survive the odds. We learn a lot about people and ourselves that way. Would we keep our morals in an apocalyptic scenario or would we become that madman who keeps zombies as pets and experiments on the innocent because we have a god-like complex? What would WE do? What would WE become? How would WE survive? Would we be able to kill our loved one to save ourselves and others? Could you? Would you? THESE are the questions that keep us coming back time after time to watch the good ol' zombie flicks.
THAT is why we love zombies. We're given free-reign to make our own decisions without real laws to govern or hinder us. We love to imagine what we would do in these kinds of circumstances. No other monster truly gives us that perspective—trying to survive and live everyday while trying to keep our humanity and morals intact. How would you live knowing everyday is a struggle and that you're never, EVER truly safe? Would you give up or would you continue to fight for some kind of resemblance of the life you once had?
With zombies, you can never let your guard down or become too relaxed. They're always there, somewhere, waiting to turn you into one of them.
And that's pretty darn awesome!


About Angela Scott

Angela Scott hears voices. Tiny fictional people sit on her shoulders and whisper their stories in her ear. Instead of medicating herself, she decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. She’s not crazy. She’s an author. For the most part, she writes contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, she found herself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West–and loving it. Her zombies don’t sparkle, and they definitely don’t cuddle. At least, she wouldn’t suggest it. She lives on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. She graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of her love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. She can’t spell, and grammar is her arch nemesis. But they gave her the degree, and there are no take backs.

Connect with Angela Scott here:
Facebook  |  Goodreads  |  Twitter  |  Website


The Zombie West Trilogy Blog Tour Schedule

15-Jan: Badass Marketing (blog tour launch post!)
16-Jan: Anne Chaconas, Writer
17-Jan: Indie Author Book Reviews
20-Jan: A Cup of Coffee And A Book
21-Jan: The Reader Lines
22-Jan: The WormholeBittersweet Enchantment
23-Jan: Indie Authors, Books, and More
24-Jan: Lived One Thousand Lives
27-Jan: Kindle Obsessed
29-Jan: The Reading Diaries
30-Jan: Roxanne Kade
Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After
3-Feb: Offbeat Vagabond
My Nook, Books and More
4-Feb: fuonlyknew
Red Ribbon Writes
5-Feb: Fundinmental
6-Feb: Bookitty Blog
7-Feb: Library At The End Of The Universe
10-Feb: Donnie Darko Girl
11-Feb: Must Read Faster
Author Nicole Hill’s World of Indie Awesomeness
12-Feb: Oh, The Books You’ll Read!
Book Marks The Spot
13-Feb: Lissette Manning
14-Feb: Text ‘N Java
Love, Literature, Art and Reason
Date TBD: The Snuggle Muffin

1 comment:

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