This is the blog of Samie Sands, author of Lockdown. There will be many great books and projects reviewed here. For more, check out thelockdown.co.uk.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Mythical Books: REVIEW - AM 13 Outbreak series by Samie Sands

Mythical Books: REVIEW - AM 13 Outbreak series by Samie Sands: Read them ALL TOGETHER! Seriously! Lockdown.  Forgotten Extinct

Stop the Sirens: Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse by E.E. Isherwood

Stop the Sirens: Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 3 by [Isherwood, E.E.]

What if the elderly held the cure?

Fifteen-year-old Liam Peters starts his day in a muddy creek. The Air Force tried to wipe his subdivision off the map, but luck and fast feet helped him find refuge from the big bombs. When he looks up, he sees his whole life has been swept away by fire. And Grandma? He'd been successful getting her out of the city, and across suburbia, but she was snatched from him minutes ago. She'd gotten a one-way ticket to a secretive facility only admitting elderly survivors.
As a studious reader of zombie literature, Liam knows the dangers of being without shelter or direction during the zombie plague. He'd already been attacked by angry looters, malicious refugees, and hordes of zombies. His house had been riddled by a chain gun--twice--before the final bombs fell. He tries to look ahead, but sees little hope. He is bolstered by his new girlfriend, Victoria, but without Grandma he feels defeated.
And yet, hope is out there. People are coming together to survive and help each other. One such group is at the Beaumont Boy Scout Reservation. It's an enclave of peace within the swirl of zombies and death engulfing all of metropolitan St. Louis. There, Liam and his family might find a base from which to search for Grandma Marty.
Before book 3 concludes, Liam will learn the origin of the plague, the fate of Grandma, and whether a couple of teenagers can “get involved” in the battle for a cure while in a world filled with zombies.
Stop the Sirens is the tense third installment of E. E. Isherwood’s hit post-apocalyptic series Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse. If you like to watch society collapse, zombie hordes bear down on the heroes, and skin-of-teeth escapes, you won’t be able to put down this awesome read!
The Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse series.
  • Book 1: Since the Sirens
  • Book 2: Siren Songs
  • Book 3: Stop the Sirens
  • Book 4: Last Fight of the Valkyries
  • Book 5: Zombies vs Polar Bears
  • Book 6: Zombies Ever After [Sept 17, 2016]
Author's Notes:Stop the Sirens continues the story of Liam, Marty, and Victoria, and approximately covers days 8-12 since the sirens blared in book 1.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Devour by R. L. Blalock

Devour (Death & Decay Book 1) by [Blalock, R. L.]
The virus is spreading. People are dying, but they don’t stay dead.

St. Louis is falling to pieces. In the midst of rioting, the outbreak of a dangerous new disease pushes an already dire situation over the edge. Those who are infected suddenly become extremely aggressive, attacking and even eating those around them.

And Olivia Bennett is caught right in the middle of it.

When Liv comes face to face with the infected, her hectic life grinds to a halt as the city around her begins to devour itself. Forced to flee from her car with nothing but her eighteen-month-old daughter, Elli, Liv must trek forty miles on foot across the zombie infested suburbs of St. Louis to a safe haven that may not even be safe.

Fight or die. What other hope does she have?

Enjoy the rest of the Death & Decay world!

Book 0.5: The Darkest Days
Book 1: Devour
Book 2: Divided
Book 3: Coming soon!

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

SAFE HAVEN: REALM OF THE RAIDERS by Christopher Artinian

SAFE HAVEN: REALM OF THE RAIDERS by [Artinian, Christopher]
AFE HAVEN: REALM OF THE RAIDERS


A virus has swept across the planet turning people into flesh-craving zombies. The UK and Ireland were the last to fall, but now the virus has won. Cities are infested with the undead. To stay is to die.

Having fled Leeds, Mike Fletcher and his family thought they had found a safe haven in the island village of Candleton. But their peace was fleeting and others want what they have. Now they find themselves in a fresh fight for their lives; battling armies of vicious raiders and fast, relentless zombies.

Horror and tyranny reign in this new world and a war is looming on the horizon that only the bravest will choose to fight. The time has come to take a stand. The time has come to find a new kind of hero.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Magic Realized and Other Poems on the Human Spirit by Louis Alan Swartz

You are much more beautiful than you ever imagined.
You are wiser, more compassionate and of greater use than, in many cases, you have been taught to believe. Your dreams matter. Your personal pursuit of happiness matters. You matter.
You are an immortal spiritual being. You have a unique, personal magnificence. It is my viewpoint that poetry is a concentrated and direct language with which that special wonder that is you can be addressed and drawn out.
This book is about your capacity to love; to be amazed and astonished. It’s about the unacknowledged grace that you possess. It concerns your native potential to create.
This book was written with the purpose of communicating to the untapped magic inside of you; the special personal artistry that belongs to you.
My intention in writing this book was to speak to the miracle that is you.
Much Love,
Louis
“Louis Alan Swartz writes beautiful and meaningful poems about life, death, immortality, spirituality and living … he often touched me deeply with his sentences. I had tears in my eyes while I was reading…I read these poems all in one sitting, I was completely spellbound and loved every single one of them.” -- Suze Lavender, Reviewer
“...when I find poetry that I like, it tends to stay with me. Such is the case with this book. It is filled with moving poetry that you can relate to, and understand, and truly feel. Filled with beautiful imagery and positive energy, these poems paint a picture in the mind’s eye …You will easily find comfort from the poems on these pages.” Angela Gibbs, Reviewer
“The reason why I never fully grasped poetry is clear now after reading Louis Alan Swartz—I was reading the wrong kind. This is my kind of poetry…because the poetry is written in a way that I can read it and understand.” —Phetra Novak, Reviewer
“This may be an anthology of poems—but it is also the manifestation of life—the beautiful journey of life—from all perspectives and from all angles. It is a saga of that immortal soul.” --Jayasre Roy, Reviewer from India
Review: You may have seen my posting about this book on Instagram as I was reading it, and that's because I really enjoyed it. This is a book of really touching poems. I read a lot of them with my daughter because I thought there were some truly important messages within them and she loved it too. Even if you think poetry is not for you, there will be something for you in this book. 

Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews: Interview with dark fiction author Samie Sands

Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews: Interview with dark fiction author Samie Sands: Dark fiction author Samie Sands is here today to chat with me about her new horror sci-fi novel, Lockdown. During her virtual book tou...

Monday, 11 September 2017

Undead Worlds by the Reanimated Authors

Undead Worlds: A Reanimated Writers Anthology by [Blalock, R. L., Simpson, David A., Artinian, Christopher, Lecter, Adrienne, Lioudis, Valerie, Grivante, Isherwood, E. E., Ingersoll, Charles, Barzey, Sylvester, Sands, Samie]
22 Authors. 22 Undead worlds. 1 Great Book.
Do you dare?

Alone Together by David Simpson
What do you do when there is nowhere left to run?

Gone Fishin’ by Justin Robinson
When the dead rise, the living become the monsters.

The Festival by Christopher Manhood
A city on lockdown as a nation awaits bloodshed, let the festival begin.

Jimmy by Arthur Mongelli
Decades of meddling with the food we eat brings about the zombie apocalypse, ordinary people struggle to survive.

The Fort by Michael Whitehead
When sanctuary becomes a prison, all you can do is fight.

Adam by Sylvester Barzey
Some families aren't worth dying for.

A Peaceful Town by Jeremy Dyson

The Undead Pool: The Zombie Night by Derek Ailes

Zombie Exterminators by Grivante
Two brothers saving the world one job at a time!

The Horror at Roswell Mills by Michael Peirce

Before Safe Haven: Losing the Battle by Christopher Artinian
There is no greater weapon than the will to fight for the ones you love.

On the Rocks by E.E. Isherwood

Morning of The Living Dead by Mark Cusco Ailes

Defenseless: A Story of Death & Decay by R. L. Blalock
As the zombies rise, 6-year-old Dylan must face a frightening new world alone.

To the Hills by T. D. Ricketts
A real live zombie apocalypse!

When I Grow Up, I Won’t Be by Brea Behn
What if you knew you'd never make it to 18?

Fallen by Jessica Gomez

Brain Waves by Julien Saindon

Damaged Goods by Samie Sands
There's only one rule: don't get bit!

Avery by Valerie Lioudis
Trapped in a world with the undead, Avery looks to control it by filling her space with treasures, leading her to risk her life for useless garbage.

In the Beginning, God by Charles Ingersoll
God made Man. Man made monsters.

Evacuation by Adrienne Lecter
When the world is about to end, one man has to bring home the bacon.