Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: The Mesmerized (Rhiannon Frater)

The MesmerizedKindle Edition, 244 pages
Published September 2nd 2014
Publisher: Permuted Press

Author: Rhiannon Frater

It is silence, not screams of terror, which proclaims the end of the world…

Minji Nordim is vacationing in Las Vegas with her small family when she witnesses the beginning of a terrifying apocalypse. When humanity is transformed into mindless drones by a terrifying supernatural event only Minji appears to be immune.

Thousands die instantly, but the other affected people are drawn to the Nevada desert. Nothing stands in the way of the mesmerized. Not fire, not heights, not rubble. As the bodies pile in the streets and the relentless wave of the mesmerized plods into the deadly desert, Minji is trapped in a burning city attempting to rescue her family.

When Minji encounters other unaffected survivors, they band together to survive in a city that is crumbling all around them. With no hope of rescue and the event slowly spreading across the world, Minji and the others must decide who to save among the mesmerized and where to go before the city is in ashes.

Even more unsettling is that Minji senses that the force behind the event is observing them…

Can one woman save her family and the world? 
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Rhiannon Frater
Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor), as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog), and other horror novels. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets). She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.

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"It is silence,
 not screams of terror,
 which proclaims the end of the world…"

I mean how can you not want to read this book after reading that sentence?? Seriously!!! Even if I had not already known that Rhiannon Frater is a phenomenal writer....that one sentence would have made me pick this book up!!!!

Rhiannon Frater is the author who first introduced me to zombies. I had been in an serious book slump and someone had posted online that I should read As The World Dies by Rhiannon I decided to give it a try. I read As The World Dies in one sitting and read the rest of the series within a weekend. I am now a huge fan of Rhiannon's and love her writing style.

Rhiannon captures the essence of humanity and makes the reader completely connect with the characters in her novels. Each character is so real and vulnerable and I always feel like I can relate to at least one of her characters in her books. 

In The Mesmerized, Minji Nordim and her family are vacationing in Las Vegas and are getting ready to head back home when disaster strikes. Minji feels a strange sensation and then watches in horror as everyone around her either goes completely still or is screaming in pain. Some of the people begin to bleed all over the body and some are just standing still. Minji discovers that she and her two daughters are not affected by whatever is attacking the rest of the world but her husband is. 

"Screams echoed through the vast resort in a horrifying chorus. All around her, people flailed about, or gripped their heads in their hands. Jake grunted and stumbled as Bailey let out a shrill cry. Woozy, Minji reached for her screaming baby just as another stab of unbearable agony tore through her brain, blinding her. Rapidly blinking her eyes, she desperately attempted to restore her sight."

The Mesmerized is a post-apocalyptic book that has it all..unspeakable horror, intense action scenes, and a twist that no one will see coming. This is the beginning of an incredible journey for Minji that will keep the reader flipping pages deep into the night. As is in the name of the book....I was completely "Mesmerized" by this novel!!! I literally could not put it down. This was so refreshing and different than anything I have read before. I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoy sci-fi, action, and suspense. I can't wait to see what Rhiannon Frater writes next!!!

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