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WARM BODIES book trailer (OFFICIAL)

Published June 10, 2013 by Shadow Girl

This is a NOT the trailer for the movie!
It’s an ad for the novel, created by the author himself.

“R is a man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R but also his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.”

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DNA: CODE FLESH (Part One) By Alan Dale

Published March 2, 2013 by Shadow Girl

THE DEAD NATIONS’ ARMY
DNA: Code Flesh
Part 1
War Within The War
between the Flesh

By Alan Dale
cover
A great story, touching all aspects of all our lives – love, hate, life, death, family, laughter, war, government, friendships, sexuality, money, ethics… The characters are ones you can relate to, and I’m sure everyone who reads this will find a character that resembles themselves in more ways than one. I found some dark chuckles along the way, too. It’s a story that (in some ways) could happen, and that’s the kind of stroy that causes some sleepless nights. Unlike some Apocalypse theories, a lot of thought went into explaining the Hows & Whys of the ‘infection’. Some stories give very vague explinations of why the dead are returning, if any explination at all. DNA: Code Flesh is not like other stories, detailing the planning, the making, and the execution of the ‘Bug’, along with how it spreads and what could happen if plans went wrong, making the story more plausible, and therefore – even more frightening.

One thing that got to me was the way the author described how the government started conditioning the public very early on -brainwashing citizens from even BEFORE the very beginning (if that makes sense to you) – so that when the entire world is one populace to be governed by the NWO, and when (not if) the SHTF, people were ‘educated’ to submit and comply to all the governments ‘requests’. Failure to submit to these requests ends with monitary penalties and/or jail time – and in the time of the NWO – jail is NOT a place you want to end up.

It makes you think… When you are forced to choose a side, where will your loyalties lie? Will you choose to follow your head or your heart? Will you turn your back on your family, friiends, and your own morals – just because you’re afraid that those things will land you on the losing side?

Overall, I enjoyed reading this. I had a couple moments of confusion in the story, but nothing that made me miss any major plot points. At times, I felt strong emotions – and to me, that is what makes a good story. One that pulls me in enough to feel pissed off at the bad guys, or make my heart beat faster during the action… and even mushy when those stolen moments happen during a time when that is the last thing on your mind.

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