Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: The Harvesting (Melanie Karsak)

The Harvesting 
The Harvesting Series, Book 1
Melanie Karsak
Genre: Horror/Urban Fantasy 
Publisher: Steampunk Press

Cover Artist: Michael Hall Photography

When mankind finally consumes itself, can any spark of humanity survive? Layla fights to keep those she loves alive when the zombie apocalypse unfolds, but she soon learns that zombies are not the only problem. With mankind silenced, those beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power. Layla must learn who to trust, fast, if she hopes to save what is left of our kind.

TV interview with book info:

Melanie Karsak, steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and caffeine junkie, resides in Florida with her husband and two children. Visit the author at her blog,, to learn more about upcoming projects.

I joined the blog tour for The Harvesting and chose a review as my tour stop. Let me say that I am so glad I did. I love the horror/zombie genre and this one fits right in! There are so many turns and twists in this story. You begin reading and you think you know what is happening but you really have no idea….

I began reading and the main character, Layla grabbed my attention immediately. Layla is a strong heroine with a great personality. She receives a call from her grandmother (who is known for being a psychic) who tells her to come home immediately. Layla travels home and her grandmother is basically preparing for the end of the world.  Layla loves her grandmother so she follows her orders but she is skeptical about what her grandmother thinks will occur.

The next thing you know the end of the world IS happening and thanks to Layla’s grandmother’s they are prepared. I really don’t even know where to begin. Layla has to deal with so many trials and tribulations. There is romance, suspense, and FULL of lots of ACTION!!
The survivors that are left after the apocalypse are depending on Layla and her instincts to help them survive. This is the main reason that I love zombie stories. They are not about the gore and blood factor…They are all about the survivors and how they come together to overcome the odds.

This story was incredible. I could not put it down. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. I really loved Melanie’s writing style and how she placed everything so perfect where the story just blended. I am really looking forward to reading the sequel!!!


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Roxanne Rhoads
Author, Book Publicist, Owner Bewitching Book Tours 

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this looks interesting! Thanks for sharing with us. I love finding new books by new authors! I always wonder when I think of an author's journey to publishing their own book if there was any other author that inspired them to first sit down and put pen to paper.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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