Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween Spotlight & Review: Tell Me When I'm Dead (Steven Ramirez)

Tell Me When I'm Dead
Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published August 25th 2013 by Steven Ramirez
ARC Provided by Author for Honest Review

Lucky to have made it to his early twenties, Dave Pulaski wandered through life lost and drunk with his best friend Jim. Then came Holly. She made it her mission to clean him up. And he finally did it. Two years sober, Dave has plans for a family, a steady job and college.
One night Jim disappears, leaving a grisly trail of animal carcasses and murdered bodies. Now Missy, the woman Dave cheated with, threatens to destroy not only his marriage but his sobriety. Between Missy’s jealous demands for attention and the police investigation focused on Jim’s disappearance, Dave’s neatly ordered world quickly spirals out of control.
Amid the wreckage of Dave’s personal life, a contagion brings chaos to his hometown of Tres Marias. The condition, known as “the jimmies,” infects hundreds and kills quickly. But the dead find no rest. They rise as ravenous flesh-eaters.
Dave soon learns that “not all draggers want to eat your flesh, some want revenge.” And Jim and Missy, both infected, each want something from Dave.
The quarantine of Tres Marias creates hell on Earth. Badly outnumbered security forces are no match for the growing hordes of undead.
Follow Dave, Holly and a small band of heavily armed soldiers and civilians as they fight to survive looters, paramilitary nut jobs and the zombie apocalypse.
If the zombies don’t kill them, the wackos surely will. Nowhere is safe.
Grab your copy of this insane new adult zombie thriller Tell Me When I’m Dead now! 

Steven Ramirez

Steven Ramirez is an author and screenwriter, with one produced feature film. He lives in Los Angeles with his family and a Shih Tzu who insists that bananas are a major food group. Steven enjoys Mike and Ikes with his Iced Caffè Americano, doesn’t sleep on planes, and wishes Europe were closer. 


I saw other reviews on goodreads regarding this book and they all said how good it was so I was ecstatic when the author agreed to send me an arc to review! With this being the month of October and Halloween coming around the corner...I was definitely in the mood for a good zombie story and this one hit the mark!!

The book throws you right into the zombie infested world in the first chapter. It takes you to a scene where Dave wasnt sure if he was dead or alive or if he would survive. 

I will say that I didnt like the whole "cheating" section of the book. It just kinda threw me from the story for a bit. I wanted to focus more on the survival aspect of the story instead of being mad about the affair. I liked Dave's wife Holly and her role in the story. I felt like she was a survivor and more of a realistic character.

Dave's friend Jim was just plain wierd and when he turned..I was like...FINALLY...ha! He was a perfect example of a zombie! 

This book was full of intense survival scenes, drama, and a some romance as well....I really enjoyed the book and hope there will be a sequel. I would like to know where the rest of this story is headed. I feel like the story had just begun to get awesome when it seemed to end....So anyone who is a fan of horror and zombie scenes then this is definitely for you!!!

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