Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Desolation blog tour ~ review

Writers Workshop Blog Tour

Desolation by Travis Simmons
My Review

Asher has lost everyone he loves to the virus that turns people into zombies. He's struggling to find some place that is safe, or as safe as anyone can be with the dead reanimated and looking for their next meal. Asher is surprisingly immune to the virus. He's been bitten many times and hasn't turned.
He thinks he's found a safe home with Anderson who he learns is a necromancer. Anderson seems normal enough, until Asher finds his dead wife in the basement. She's being controlled by Anderson who can't let her go. When his safe home with Anderson is destroyed by an infernal, a quick, strong zombie that retains a certain level of intelligence and cant be controlled, he finds himself in Refuge.
He now works with a team to do search and rescue missions, missions to find food and other supplies, and he feels like he's found a place to belong. He has some surprises in Refuge, like learning his role with the team and his attraction to the team doctor.
But there is something happening within this place that seems so safe. It is spreading like the zombie virus, but it's much different and Asher knows that he has to stop it.
I really enjoyed this story. When I got it I wasn't sure what to expect. The only other zombie novel I've read was very different. Desolation was a very entertaining read and I'd love to see it as a movie. I loved Asher. He was brave, and strong and in so much pain. His loss before the story started was great and he just kept losing friends along the way. Despite the loss and the fear, he still remained human. He still sought out the comfort and safety of another's embrace. I liked the way he didn't become hardened or vacant. He fought and continued to fight even when he lost the love of his life.
I give this book a solid 4 stars and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoys horror or paranormal. Very good read!!

Author Bio

I have been writing since I was 14. I began writing a book called "The Calling of the Two" and while writing that on and off I started uncovering another idea.

"Yes, this is all well and good, but what about before? What happened in the world before these characters came into it?" I always knew there was a "before" and as I started wondering about it I got ideas. At first they were little ideas but as I discovered the names for my characters a whole story about them emerged.

I started working on The Revenant Wyrd Saga several years back and I am very happy I did because hearing and documenting Jovian and Angelica's story has been one wild ride.

I live in a remote part of upstate New York and honestly just hoofing around my neck of the woods gives me a ton of inspiration for my novels. I love research, and I love speculating on different ideas and theories.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from Jitterbug PR and from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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