I am excited to share that Isaac Marion’s The Burning World is out in paperback here in the US TODAY! The Burning World is the sequel to Warm Bodies.
There are three books in this series to date, with the fourth and final novel The Living coming soon:
The New Hunger (A prequel novella to Warm Bodies)
The Burning World
Before you read The Burning World, find out what Warm Bodies is all about:
Published: April 26, 2011
**I listened to the audiobook in 2011. I need to Read this whole seRies! There is a movie based off WaRm Bodies, and the traileR will be below, but it is NOTHING compaRed to the novel. Isaac MaRion is bRilliant!**
“R” is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.
Isaac Marion’s genre-defying debut startled the literary world with its poignant subversion of the zombie mythos, inspiring a major film adaptation and being translated into twenty-seven languages. Read the groundbreaking first entry as the Warm Bodies series approaches its conclusion with The Living, coming in 2017.
Buy Warm Bodies on Amazon
Next up is The New Hunger, a prequel novella!
Published: October 5, 2016
The end of the world didn’t happen overnight.
After years of societal breakdowns, wars and quakes and rising tides, humanity was already near the edge. Then came a final blow no one could have expected: all the world’s corpses rising up to make more.
Born into this bleak and bloody landscape, twelve-year-old Julie struggles to hold on to hope as she and her parents drive across the wastelands of America, a nightmarish road trip in search of a new home.
Hungry, lost, and scared, sixteen-year-old Nora finds herself her brother’s sole guardian after her parents abandon them in the not-quite-empty ruins of Seattle.
And in the darkness of a forest, a dead man opens his eyes. Who is he? What is he? With no clues beyond a red tie and the letter “R,” he must unravel the grim mystery of his existence—right after he learns how to think, how to walk, and how to satisfy the monster howling in his belly.
The New Hunger is a crucial link between Warm Bodies and The Burning World, a glimpse into the past that sets the stage for an astonishing future.
Buy The New Hunger on Amazon now
What today is all about: The Burning World is now available in paperback!
Published: February 7, 2017; Paperback is out TODAY!
Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He’s learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city’s undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart—building a new world from the ashes of the old one.
And then helicopters appear on the horizon. Someone is coming to restore order. To silence all this noise. To return things to the way they were, the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak. The plague is ancient and ambitious, and the Dead were never its only weapon.
How do you fight an enemy that’s in everyone? Can the world ever really change? With their home overrun by madmen, R, Julie, and their ragged group of refugees plunge into the otherworldly wastelands of America in search of answers. But there are some answers R doesn’t want to find. A past life, an old shadow, crawling up from the basement.
Buy The Burning World on Amazon now!
I will be giving away four pins that have the cover of The Burning World on them. They are wonderful! **This giveaway will be US only.** Another giveaway will be on the Bookies Facebook page. You will have 4 chances to win over at Bookies as well! The picture does not do these pins justice. They are much more impressive in person!
About the Author:
Isaac Marion grew up in the mossy depths of the Pacific Northwest, where he worked as a heating installer, a security guard, and a visitation supervisor for foster children before publishing his debut novel in 2010. Warm Bodies became a #5 New York Times bestseller and inspired a major Hollywood film adaptation. It has been translated into twenty-five languages worldwide. Isaac lives in Seattle with his cat and a beloved cactus, writing fiction and music, and taking pictures of everything. Visit IsaacMarion.com for more on these endeavors.
I am so excited to announce that Jessica’s Reading Room is growing: After deliberating for a while, I have added a Facebook page that both Kim and I will post on! Reviews and more will be posted. This will be a great place to get to know us a little more. The Facebook page will be a companion to this site.
It was created this week and we already have over 100 likes! It will be a ‘learn as we go’ process as we figure out what we want to do with the page. We will be open to any suggestions you can give. Later today I will go live on the page with an introduction to this site, myself, and the page.
Here is the direct link to the Facebook page
We are also here:
*Kim does a much better job than I do with Instagram since you have to use your phone. I like to do all my work at the computer, so I tend to forget about Instagram. I’m trying!
Please give us a like/Follow/Subscribe. We are both having so much fun doing this and we want you to be part of it!
**Please note that I WILL still be an admin of the Bookies Facebook page. I have been along time fan of the page and an admin for almost two years. I post the Weekly Wonder and Share the Love Saturday features. Bookies creator Beccie and fellow admin Alana have been great these last few months supporting me through some personal things going on in my life. They have also been supportive of this site and are all for this Facebook Page. If you haven’t discovered Bookies, go check us out there!
Bookies basically helped me to ‘get my start’ with reviewing, so it will always have a special part of my heart. I will try and keep the pages separate for the most part, but I am sure that I will mention both from time to time. They are that important to me. <3
Find Bookies here:
Have a great Sunday!! Happy Reading!!!
By now you know I am a supporter of Jennifer Gilmour. She lives the UK and is working to stop domestic abuse, which I feel is really important. I wish we were on the same continent so we could work together, but since we are not, my little section of cyber space will have to do. Jennifer is offering her debut novel Isolation Junction for FREE on Kindle this week. If you have not gotten it yet, NOW is the time to get it!
I interviewed Jennifer last month during the holidays which can be a difficult time for those who face domestic abuse. My interview with her is here.
Rose is the mother of two young children, and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive and controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’.
She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. Through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business.
It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival.
After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t, will she be able to do it?
Will Tim help her? Will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiralling life she so desperately wants to change?
My review for Isolation Junction can be found here.
Jennifer Gilmour speaks about why she is giving her novel away for FREE
My name is Jennifer Gilmour and I am a survivor of domestic abuse, I have published two books both with a focus on raising awareness about domestic abuse at their core. Whilst both aim to raise this awareness one is written as a work of fiction whilst the other is a compilation of survivor stories and therefore non-fiction. Both work in different ways to educate and raise awareness of this insidious and unacceptable behaviour.
Over Christmas, incidents of domestic abuse reported to the police rise. Assault and domestic murders increase 25% during the festive period with a third of them been on Christmas Day itself. Bombarded with images of the perfect nuclear family gathered around the gold baubles of a Christmas tree, it can be easy to forget that Christmas is a time of coercion, punishment and violence for many women and men.
Now I know it isn’t Christmas anymore but January can be just as bad because all those credit card bills come in alongside your usual direct debits. There is even a day in January called Blue Monday and this year its on the 15th. The date is generally reported as falling on the third Monday in January, but also on the second or fourth Monday, or the Monday of the last full week of January.
The formula uses many factors, including: weather conditions, debt level (the difference between debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action.
Can you imagine this formula and applying it to an abusive relationship?
For 5 days my debut novel Isolation Junction is going to be FREE on Amazon Kindle, this is the first time ever to happen. It’s the week before Blue Monday, I wonder if those reading will be inspired to take action?
I ask you all to share the link and break the silence surrounding domestic abuse.
About Isolation Junction:
Isolation Junction was fully funded by a Kickstarter Campaign which over funded at 110%. The link is here.
Over eighteen months within 2015-2016 I wrote my first novel with the aim of not only raising awareness of an insidious behaviour which brings hidden misery to so many but of bringing about changes at a national level. A ‘survivor’ myself, I am well aware that changes to national policies and working practices are still needed so that situations in which women (and men) present in emotionally abusive situations are recognised and dealt with appropriately and with compassion.
I believe that particular training needs to be focused on recognising the perpetrators of this behaviour, as often they are very persuasive people who are able to manipulate the services themselves.
About the Author:
Born in the north-east, Jennifer is a young, married mum with three children. In addition to being an author, she is an entrepreneur, running a family business from her home-base. Her blog posts have a large readership of other young mums in business.
From an early age, Jennifer has had a passion for writing and started gathering ideas and plot lines from her teenage years. A passionate advocate for women in abusive relationships, she has drawn on her personal experiences to write her first novel Isolation Junction. It details the journey of a young woman from the despair of an emotionally abusive and unhappy marriage to develop the confidence to challenge and change her life and to love again.
Since the publication of her debut novel, Jennifer has continued to be an advocate for those in abusive relationships through her blog posts, radio interviews and Twitter feed. Jennifer also gained a qualification in facilitating a recover programme for those who have been in abusive relationships.
Jennifer continues to publicly support those who are isolated and struggle to have a voice. Jennifer hopes that Clipped Wings gives a voice to survivor’s experiences and raise’s awareness further of the types of unacceptable behaviour which fall into the category of domestic abuse.