Anyways, rather than let new books that I'm sent sit on my shelf, unread and unreviewed, I've decided that it'd be better to give those books some press and find good homes for them, being that after all I am being sent them for free with the hopes that I will talk about them. So, from now on, whenever I'm sent a book that I know I'm simply not going to be able to read/review while it's still fresh and new to the market, I will instead host a giveaway for it here on the blog. According to the feedback I've heard on Facebook when I mentioned this, that sounds pretty damn good to you guys, so I won't even ask ya how that sounds!
This first book giveaway is for V.M. Zito's The Return Man, which will be released this Thursday, March 29th. Here's the press release rundown of the plot, and then we'll get to the entry details!
Before the outbreak, Henry Marco was a doctor, doing his utmost to save lives. Now his job is to end them.
The outbreak of the Resurrection has torn America in two. In the West, the Evacuated States are a bleak wilderness - not a single living soul, except for Marco. But in the East, the Safe States are a different matter, crammed with 50 million refugees, not enough food and jobs to go around. Half the population relies on welfare and government assistance to survive.
In the days immediately following the outbreak, Marco remained hidden in his home, avoiding the search and rescue teams, despondent that his infected wife Danielle had disappeared into the chaos. Now, the Evacuated States are under quarantine, and Marco faces the grim prospect of a permanent life out in this wasteland, left behind and alone to fight for survival against the infected.
But he has found a purpose - hired by grieving relatives in the Safe States to seek out their infected loved ones and deliver peace. Marco is good at his job. And yet ... he cannot find the one person he wants to find the most. Danielle.
Now, the Safe States Homeland Security has a new job for Marco. His mission: Travel to Sarsgard Medical Prison in California, and track down a mysterious doctor named Roger Ballard. To succeed and survive, Marco must return to where the outbreak started, where the secret of its conception is hidden...
The Return Man started life as a serialized novel on the author's site www.thereturnman.com. The film rights have been optioned by The Ink Factory.
If you want to win the book, simply leave a comment below with your e-mail address and the name of the last book you read, horror themed or otherwise, along with your brief thoughts on it. Deadline for entries is next Tuesday, April 3rd, at midnight. Good luck!