Monday, June 9, 2014

Euphoria-Z by Luke Ahearn spotlight giveaway

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Book 1

by Luke Ahearn

Genre: Thriller/Zombie Apocalypse
Publisher: Luke Ahearn
Date of Publication: May 19, 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1497497382
ISBN-10: 1497497388
Number of pages: 409
Word Count: 118,099
Cover Artist: Steven J Catizone

Book Description:

Civilization shuts down as throngs of speechless hedonists fill the streets in deadly revelry. They feel only pleasure and never pain, even as they are injured, maimed, and mutilated. Few people remain in the world unaffected, left to witness the madness unaware that things are about to get unbelievably worse.

Cooper is among the few survivors of a conspiracy to depopulate the world. One week ago, college was his biggest concern. Now he is on a dangerous journey to find his sister as an ever-present threat of nightmarish proportions engulfs the world, throwing him in the path of some of the most malicious people that ever walked the earth.

Displaying zombie-head.jpgAt first, he thought all the outlandish behavior was confined to idiots, kids, and queers. It had to be some new drug to get them this nuts, he thought. But too many people were acting bonkers, too many people who just didn’t fit the behavior.

He walked as quickly as he was able away from the crowd and back to his car. He’d seen some shit in his day, but in the last few the world had descended into pandemonium. There were reports that almost everyone around the world was walking away from their jobs, no matter how critical. Everything was grinding to a halt. Transportation, communication—private or military, trivial or critical—everything was just going belly up. Jasper had known this day was coming ever since the blacks were allowed to vote.

And the crooks in Washington didn’t know anything. They said it was an unknown virus and creatively named it Euphoria-Z. Z because they didn’t know what it was, only what it did. And their advice? Stay indoors and away from crowds, bunch of geniuses.

Jasper had never expected he would need to kill people, not since the war, but in the last few days he had been forced to. The streets were crazy, and he wouldn’t even be outside if he hadn’t needed his pills. He felt as if he were the only sane person for miles. He looked at his feet and wondered, only briefly, if something were wrong with him? No, couldn’t be, he thought. None of this was right. The world had gone crazy.

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  1. I really enjoyed your review of this on Amazon.

    1. Thanks. Update post regarding review is now available here. I was avoiding posting it with this to be respectful to the author for the tour chance.

  2. This sounds really interesting. I'm not so sure about the "queer" comment at the beginning of the excerpt because I write m/m romance but I understand that the author is trying to get the flavor of the story. Would you compare it sort of to Hunger Games in terms of post-apo stories?

    1. From what I read, no I would not put it anywhere near similar to Hunger Games.

  3. Hi, This is Luke the author. The queer comment is made by a character who thinks that way. Don't worry he's not the hero :)

    Thanks for the comment. If you're worried about liking the book I will gift it to you.



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