Sunday, April 04, 2010

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith

Journey Back to Regency England—Land of the Undead!

Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls a thrilling prequel set four years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English country side. They idle away the days reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry.
Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is a powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth's heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies? Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave and just might inspire her to crawl out of it!

my thoughts~
Ok, I'm going to ask you to sit down. Are you sitting? Ok. Here is my confession: I have never, yes, you heard me, I said NEVER, read a book by Jane Austen. Yes, I've heard what great books she's written. Guess what...are you still sitting? I haven't even watched the movies. And I passed on the opportunity to read the first, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, when it came out. But then, I recieved an email for Dawn of the Dreadfuls. And I thought to myself, why not? It has zombies. How bad could it be? Are you ready? I LOVED IT! I loved it to the point that I went out and bought the 1st book before I was even finished with this one! Now, Dawn of the Dreadfuls is the PREquel to P&P&Z. And maybe because I haven't read Ms. Austens book first, I really enjoyed it! I liked the Bennet sisters, really disliked Mrs. Bennet and was hoping for an early dimise of a certain Lord.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of this book.

The 3-Day Cleanse by Zoe Sakoutis & Erica Huss

Celebrities, foodies and media people rely on the Blueprint Cleanse for relief from the excess, overindulgence and toxins we are all exposed to every day. Now, the founders of the cleanse praised in Elle, Vogue and Every Day with Rachel Ray, offer THE 3-DAY CLEANSE, an at-home juice cleansing program for everyone. Cleansing allows the digestive system to rid itself of the toxins everyone accumulates from unhealthy eating or from the environment. This is a customized program based on your own personal health and lifestyle. Unlike other programmes the Blueprint Cleanse includes enough calories and natural fats for an easier yet incredibly effective cleanse. This books guides readers through step-by-step guidelines for a 1-day, 3-day and 14-day cleanse, as well as a long-term maintenance plan. There are sidebars with quick tips, secrets and advice from people who have done the cleanse and in addition to the juice, raw and part-raw recipes the authors include advice on battling the urge to cheat and working the cleanse into a busy lifestyle. It will boost your immune system, alleviate allergies and PMS, improve your mood and sex drive and clear up your skin. Finally.

my thoughts~
I'm waiting to do this cleanse until after the kids are out of the house for 3 days. When they aren't bringing in the snacks and fast food that I find oh so hard to pass on. BUT. And here is the thing. I am 99% sure that I will be able to do this. They provide some great recipes (Cherry, Banana, Peach Smoothie anyone? YUMMY!) And the other great thing is it is only 3 days! That doesn't even give me time to miss the junk food!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of this book.

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