Monday, October 17, 2016

Book Blast + Review + #Giveaway: Pale Rider: Zombies vs Dinosaurs by James Livingood @longtailwriting @GoddessFish

Pale Rider: Zombies vs Dinosaurs
by James Livingood
GENRE: Science Fiction & Fantasy


Two worlds collide in this action novelette. Zombies have destroyed civilization. Gasoline fuel is no longer an option, but humanity must find a way to survive. In response to trying to restore our way of life, we engineer franken-monsters. Because of their small brains and massive sizes, these beasts make quick work of farming and clearing land. These large creatures are immune to the zombie virus and perform excellently in loud conditions. They are easy to train. They behave like war horses, prone to help charge in and defend our livelihood.


Avant was massaging his temples when the plan was thunderously shattered by a panicked dinosaur. Clearing land rarely went to plan, but it was rare that it went off course so soon.

The vegetation deeper in the forest was the first sign of trouble. The commotion started with cracking trees as a large animal thumped out of the nearby forest. As if being saddled in a giant rodeo, the brontosaurus kicked and bucked with its back legs. The beast kept jumping from left to right as if something were riding it. Our simple plan gave way to my bellowing commands between the bleating roar of the long-necked dinosaur.

“Re-group point! Re-group point!” I yelled to my crew, pointing down the fence line. This order would cause a lot of noise, but a quiet operation was no longer an option. We also had to continue the plan. Solomon was still preparing for our sweep, though I couldn’t imagine a better crier than a loud, pained dinosaur. Were there ants on its back? No. Those were zombies. The brontosaurus must have been foolish to stop for vegetation or bed down nearby.

My Review:

Zombies have practically taken over the world with a few remaining survivors. One of the survivors whom is called Pale Rider, his job is to take a piece of land and clear it of zombies and make it safe and livable for humans again. All of the gas has been used so they decided to make dinosaurs to use for transportation and to use for clearing land.

I have read quite a few zombie books and have tried to come up with a different type or kind of zombies and different situations for people to get their selves into but I have never thought of zombies and dinosaurs together.

When I saw the title I knew right away that I had to read it. I love the whole concept of zombies and dinosaurs in the same story. People training dinosaurs so they could ride them. I loved the world the author created for the people to get back civilization and to round up the zombies.

If you like reading about zombies or dinosaurs then you are going to love this new take on zombies and dinosaurs. I can’t wait to read more about these zombies and the men rounding them up while riding the dinosaurs.


James was born in Montana, raised with three brothers, and provided trouble for two parents. In his 20's he fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. He then moved out to Seattle after college and started a life. In 2014, he started to write full time.



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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

thank you for hosting today.

James Robert said...

Thank you for the review, excerpt and giveaway

Mai T. said...

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

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