Tuesday, May 22, 2012

WOW #24

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Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel
Expected Release Date September 25th 2012

Can the living coexist with the living dead?

That’s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as “The Laz” hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses. But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.

Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man . . . of the dead variety.

Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love. But others feel only fear and loathing for the reanimated dead. Now, as tensions grow between pro- and anti-zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace. That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. But zombies aren’t the only ones in danger: Their living allies are also in The Murder’s crosshairs, and for one vengeful zealot, Nora Dearly is the number one target.

As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full-scale war, Nora’s scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of “The Laz” and find a cure. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus—and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.

Also I stalk Lia Habel lol so here is what she has posted so far on facebook
Here, because I like you all so much - the first 70 words of Dearly, Beloved.

When I got to the top of the hill, the zombie caught me. I dropped my parasol and leather-bound digital diary in shock. He pulled me to his body from behind, imprisoned my tiny hands in his so I couldn’t fight back, and parted his cold lips at the nape of my neck.
I squealed with delight, even as I drummed my boot heel on his shin. “Bram, let go!”

To celebrate the 50% hump, a paragraph!

Then he insulted her and her father. In a funny way, that offered me some reassurance. I’d heard the words, and they occasioned a wave of nearly debilitating anger, but I hadn’t ripped his tongue out. Progress. I’d become a regular New Victorian gentleman.

Why I'm Waiting? 
BRAM! Need I say more?
I loved the first one so I'm super excited!

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  1. Woah. This book sounds intense. It has a cool cover, too. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  2. This book sounds wonderful! I haven't read Dearly Departed as yet but hope to before this one is released.

    Thank-you for stopping by my WoW :)

    Sharon @ Obsession with Books

  3. I have to have this now!!!!! I'd never heard of this book before today, so thank you! Here's my <a href="http://booketybookbook.blogspot.com.au/>WOW</a>

    Cheers! :)

  4. Oooops! Broken link, my bad! He's my WOW

  5. Victorian Era-like setting? And then Zombies? wow! Never thought those two could actually mix.

    Nice pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my "Waiting on" Wednesday post.

    Janus @ The Blair Book Project

  6. I like the cover, but I can't get into the Zombie stuff. :)

  7. "dashing young man . . . of the dead variety." LOL!

    I'm sold!

  8. Mmmmm... Bram... Yes, I am so excited about this one too! Awesome pick:)

  9. This cover kind of rocks :)

    - New follower :)

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    Tabby @Insightful Minds & IM Design Studio

  10. Woah, this series sounds so good! So of course I'm left wondering why I haven't gotten to the first one yet. I'm loving the darker feel to it.

  11. I'm not sure where I've been that I completely missed the existence of the first book, but ima gunna read it, if only so I can buy the second and have that SEXY cover on my shelves!

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  12. I need to get my hands on a copy of the first book! The gorgeous cover isn't helping me wait for this book, it looks so awesome. Great pick!

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  13. Ooh! So excited for this one!! I totally agree with you on Bram. Sigh. xD

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    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

  14. You just mentioned Bram to me yesterday and I felt terrible because I totally forgot the best zombie boyfriend ever! I can't wait to read this, I have a feeling it will be even better than book one!
    Great pick, Jennifer. Thanks for stopping by.

  15. OMG this is the first I've seen of this *squeal* I am sooo excited for this one. I love Bram :) Thanks for sharing...

    And thanks for stopping by my Wow

  16. I have yet to read the first book (and I'm definitely planning on doing that!) but this one is also on my list. I like the cover and the sound of it :)


  17. I've never heard about this one or about the first book but I'll read it soon. Great pick! :D

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  18. I wasn't so sure about reading this first one. I don't have it with zombies... but you changed my mind. i'll give it a shot! =)
    My WoW this week

  19. This cover is absolutely gorgeous and I'm hoping that this book is as good as the first, great choice, thanks for stopping by.

  20. I like it, I def have to finish the first one though. Great pick. Here's my Teaser

  21. Victorian era? I'm sold! Normally it wouldn't be my thing but I love the Victorian period. :) And the cover!

  22. Very popular WoW today!! Loooove this series and this cover! Cannot wait to read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  23. I seem to see this one everywhere! Its a cool cover! :)
    Thanks for visiting!

  24. a good dose of paranormal...i like it

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  25. Oh man. I haven't even read Dearly Departed yet. Guess need to keep my eyes for it in the bookstore. Great pick! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  26. Excellent pick! I absolutely LOVE the sound of this one and your excitement of it makes me want to read it like NOW. Thank you so much for sharing and adding to my TBR list! Have a great day! :)

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  27. Squee! I want this one soooo bad! I loved Dearly, Departed. Yay for not-so-gross zombies! Love that you're stalking Lia Habel and posting the snippets for us. :D

    Here’s my WoW post. Happy Wednesday! :D

  28. I haven't really read Dearly, Departed before but I think the sequel is definitely worth the wait. I really need to read it soon! Awesome pick!

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    We Fancy Books

  29. Sounds like a great book! I love the teaser lines from it, especially that squeal in delight. :)

    My WOW.

  30. I haven't read the first book yet but hopefully I can do that right before this sequel is released. Wow those covers are gorgeous! :)

  31. I read Dearly Departed and enjoyed it more than I thought it would. Will definitely read this one once it comes out :)

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  32. Beautiful cover, enjoy! your choice.


  33. I haven't read the first book yet but I'm dying to! I have the UK edition which in my opinion is freakin' awesome, my favorite cover EVER.

    ComaCalm's Corner

  34. I loved the first book and I can't wait for this one :)
    Great pick, Jennifer !

  35. I'm definitely excited for this one as well!! It looks like it's going to be really great :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  36. Really great cover. I still need to read the first one. This would be a great Halloween book! Thanks for the heads up adding to my GR shelf now.

  37. beautiful cover but I fell out of reading paranormal books and for the life of me I can't figure out why. Hopefully I will get back into the swing of them soon.


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  38. I still need to read Dearly Departed, but I love this cover! Great pick! :)

  39. yeah I still need to read DD first, but I really want to! a zombie in love is unheard of, well at least the zombies I'm used to

  40. I just picked up the first book to this series a couple of days ago! I've only read the first chapter, but I can already tell I'm going to enjoy it, so I'm glad I don't have to wait too long for the sequel. :D Here's my WOW.


  41. I haven´t read the first book of the series, but I heard that is really good. I need to read it soon.
    thanks for sharing.
    My WOW

  42. I spotted this cover earlier. I hope I can read book one before this one comes out. Look like I still have time.

  43. i havent read the first book in this, but i want to so bad! and this cover is just so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! seriously! i need to hurry up and read the other one! great pick!
    Tara's WoW

  44. Okay, this is so weird because I just made plans to buy Dearly, Departed next month! This one looks really good too! You've managed to up my already insane level of excitement!

    Thank you so much for dropping by!

  45. OMG, how I adored Dearly, Departed! The slowness in the beginning turned me off at first and then SUDDENLY I WAS FALLING FOR EVERYTHING. I can't wait for the sequel! And I'm glad the cover theme is sticking :D

  46. I haven't read the first one but the covers are gorgeous. I own the first one but haven't had time to read it :P
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  47. Wonderful cover! I still need to read Dearly Departed though...

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  48. I am so excited for this book!! Ahhhhhh!

    Chapter by Chapter

  49. Hey! Thanks for stopping by :)
    I STILL haven't read Dearly, Departed but this entire series just sounds amazing :O
    Awesome WOW pick :D
    Taneika @ Flipping Through the Pages

  50. I am looking forward to reading this! The cover is gorgeous and I adored the first book. :)


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