Sunday, May 21, 2017

With Love For Horror Books: Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair - Book Review & Giveaway


Review by Anniek

Krista is waiting for the school bus when things go terribly wrong. She hurries home and convinces her parents that something horrible is happening and that they have to do something. When the horde of zombies are shuffling down the streets Krista and her parents hide in the attic. They know that it's not safe to stay in their house for much longer. They decide to go to a military outpost and hope that they'll find sanctuary within their walls. When a lot of people have the same idea the check-in station is swamped with the living who can't wait to be inside. Will there be safety in numbers or will this only make the situation more dangerous?

Krista and her parents have climbed up into an outlook post to stay there for the night. The walking dead can't get to them, which means they can sleep and recharge their batteries, so they'll be as ready as possible for the dangerous journey that lies ahead. Krista has a strong need to find out what happened. She isn't blinded by human politics and will fight with everything she's got to make the world a habitable place again. A lot of people who are living safely in a secured hotel are pretending that the world hasn't been taken over by zombies. When true colors are shown, will Krista have what it takes to make the right choices?

Krista is just a young teenage girl when her world falls apart. She has to grow up fast to stay alive. Krista is smart and quick and her instincts are flawless. She listens to what her gut is telling her and when something doesn't feel right Krista will look for alternatives. I loved how determined she is to live and survive. She goes out on runs to get much needed supplies and she has trained endlessly to get very skilled at dealing with the undead. Krista has lost a lot but she stays strong. She also manages to keep her humanity amongst all the horror. She's a true kickass heroine and I was rooting for her to succeed in building a new and secure life for herself and others.

Life After the Undead is a gripping and chilling story about a young girl's survival in a zombie infested world. The terrifying situations kept me on the edge of my seat. Krista is such a great character, which made it easy for me to connect to her and her story. I love anything zombie related, so I'll never turn down the chance to read a story about this subject. Pembroke Sinclair has a great mind and I love how she puts in unexpected twists and turns without being too obvious. If Life After the Undead would ever be made into a TV-series I would be glued to my screen. I can't wait to read more books by this amazing author.

Advice

Life After the Undead brings you hordes of zombies and an amazing female survivor. If you're a fan of the zombie genre Life After the Undead is a story you shouldn't miss.

Free book

If you sign up for Pembroke Sinclair's newsletter you'll get a digital copy of Life after the Undead for free. You can sign up here: http://pembrokesinclair.blogspot.nl/

About Pembroke Sinclair
 


When I first started writing, my goal was to be classified as a sci fi/fantasy writer. But as I honed my skills and found my writing style, I found that I enjoyed writing in several different genres. Now, I write an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from Westerns to horror to sci fi to fantasy.

The first story I had published was based on one of my spouse's guiding adventures. After that, things just fell into place. I've had several short stories published in several different places, and I have two novels, with a third on they way, and I recently signed a contract for my fourth. One of my short stories, Sohei, was even voted as a "Best of 2008" story by the Cynic Online.

I also write nonfiction, which I publish under my real name. My first dabbling in nonfiction was when I wrote my thesis for my Master's in English. I never really got into it. I tried to get a couple of articles published, but no one wanted to read about slasher films, so I put them away.

My father-in-law hooked me up with a gig writing for an agricultural magazine, Western Farmer-Stockman. I knew very little about agriculture (still don't, really), but with a little research, you can become an expert in anything! I emailed the editor, and he took me on without looking at a resume or a writing sample. It was flabbergasting. Luckily for both of us, it worked out. After 3 years, I stopped writing agricultural articles. They became incredibly time consuming and tedious. I wanted to spend that time working on fiction and not looking for another person to interview. But the experience I gained was priceless. I'm glad I had the opportunity to work for Western Farmer-Stockman.

I was also a staff writer for a magazine that focuses on serial killers. I fell into that. My goal was to send in one article and leave it at that, but the editor liked my writing style so much, he asked me to produce more articles. I was also lucky enough to write the articles for the calendar they put out. I had several other articles published by them, but, like the agricultural articles, they were time consuming and not what I wanted to focus on.

My biggest nonfiction project to date is developing my thesis into a book. That has been interesting. That is still an ongoing saga...

Eventually, I finished turning my thesis into a book and found a publishing company who was willing to print it, Scarecrow Press. It was released in June 2012. For more information about my stories, please check out the "Short Stories" tab and the "Novels, Novellas, and Nonfiction" tab.

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Giveaway

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One very lucky reader of With Love For Books will receive a digital copy of Death to the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair.
 
The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.
 
 
 

13 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of the zombie genre. Life After the Undead sounds like a great read.

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  2. I've enjoyed several books by Pembroke. I especially love her zombie series!

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  3. interesting zombie book

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  4. I've got a soft spot for zombies (or rather for books with them, not in real life, obviously), especially when they are faced with a kickass heroine! :-)
    P.S.: I really love the cover design!

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  5. Thank you for reading and reviewing my book!

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    1. The pleasure was all mine! I love your books!

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  6. This book sounds awesome. Hoping to read it soon!

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  7. Sounds a great read, I don't read as many zombie books as I should do. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. I love different takes on zombie stories.

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  9. What a fascinating series! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  11. The message from Pembroke's bio, if you feel the urge to write, is to just write anything, but keep honing your craft.

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  12. I love zombie stories. Thank you!

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