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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Lockdown by Samie Sands - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Samie Sands and her new book, “Lockdown”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card or ONE of THREE print copies of a book in her series!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Samie and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Lockdown
by Samie Sands

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GENRE: Horror/Sci-Fi

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BLURB:

Leah Watton’s practical joke has spiralled way out of control—all to impress a crush…

With a prank online video, Leah hopes to catch the attention of Jake Colton, a cute, blond-haired, blue-eyed co-worker she’s had a crush on for months. But instead of sending it to Jake, she manages to forward the clip to her boss—who buys every gory second.

When mass panic ensues, Leah learns the video is more than a staged act…

The government is calling the virus AM13. As the outbreak spreads, citizens are forced to stay indoors while they assess the gravity of the illness. Most people are quarantined in their homes, but Leah, Jake, and Leah’s best friend Michelle are some of the unlucky few who are stuck at work when the Lockdown occurs.

That’s where she first encounters one of the infected…

Aside from a contaminated woman devouring one of her co-workers, Leah has another problem. Does she do as she’s ordered and stay at work? Or should she disobey government orders and break free to reunite with her family?

She can’t go it alone—after all, Leah has none of the skills needed to survive—but with Michelle and Jake by her side, not even a contagious virus and a sea of the dead can keep her from…

Breaking out of the Lockdown…

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EXCERPT TWO:

He’s disgusting. I’ve never seen one this close before, heading towards me with such vigour. I’ve always done my best to avert my eyes from the infected, but now time seems to freeze as I can’t drag my gaze away. What I thought was him shuffling, was actually him dragging his broken, bloodied leg behind him. This wound is so deep I can see bone poking through. I can’t help but retch.

The bite on his shoulder is absolutely huge and rancid—all blackened from the infection. His arm is hanging down by his side, completely useless. He’ll never be able to move that again, no matter what happens. His face is also in a terrible state. His skin is a deep grey, much murkier than the others I’ve seen. He must have been infected for a very long time. The bags under his eyes droop incredibly low, causing his face to look deformed. The blood running down his skin, staining all his clothes, looks really old. Scratch marks cover his torso; he looks as if he’s been brutally beaten in some awful fight. I would never have thought someone could survive these injuries, they’re just so severe. People have died over much less, and yet here he is, still moving towards us, baring his teeth, ready and waiting to eat.

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GUEST POST:

Five Reasons You Should Read My Book

1.     Leah – I liked creating the main character, Leah. Most of the zombie apocalypse books that I’ve read in the past feature very capable main characters. It made me wonder what would happen with an ordinary person trying to survive. Leah is a normal, girl next door type without any skills to survive. Sometimes she's flawed and she doesn’t always make the right choice, but that makes her more realistic. Not everyone likes her, but I  no one can be liked by everyone!

2.     Zombies – Lockdown is filled with zombies, all in varying states of decay. Some of them are just turned and looked very human but some of them having greying skin, black, coagulating blood, even limbs missing. It isn’t all about the horror and gore, there’s much more to Lockdown than that, but it wouldn’t be an apocalypse without zombies!

3.     The Outbreak – Lockdown is set right at the beginning of the outbreak, in the UK at least, so readers get to experience the initial disbelief, fear, and panic right alongside Leah and the other characters.

4.     Mystery – Some of the characters are a little...strange. When Michael makes his appearance it’s a real mystery to know what his motivations are. Is he another innocent survivor, a killer, or something much more sinister?

5.     Realism – I have found a lot of characters in zombie apocalypse books are very capable, which doesn’t reflect everyone who would need to survive if an outbreak really happened. Leah in Lockdown is normal, girl next door type without any of the necessary skills needed to survive. Sometimes she's flawed and she doesn’t always make the right choice, but I think that makes her more realistic. Not everyone is perfect, and I like to reflect that in my characters.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Samie Sands is the author of the AM13 Outbreak series – Lockdown, Forgotten, and Extinct. She’s also had a number of short stories published in very successful short story anthologies. To find out more about her and her work, check out her website at http://samiesands.com.

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BOOK BUY LINKS – LOCKDOWN – BOOK ONE:


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BOOK BUY LINKS – FORGETTEN – BOOK TWO:


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BOOK BUY LINKS – EXTINCT – BOOK THREE:


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AMAZON BOOK BUY LINKS – BOX SET – ALL THREE BOOKS:


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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Samie will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card to one winner, and three additional winners will each receive a print copy of a book in the series.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

30 comments:

  1. Samie ~ It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing the AM13 Outbreak series in this awesome post!!!

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  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. Do you already have your next writing project in mind? If so what is it about?

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    1. I actually have a chick lit/romance book coming out next month called Lottie Loves. It originally started as a Wattpad book so you can still read a sample of it there if you're interested (wattpad.com/samiesands). After that I have so many books I want to wrote, I just need to decide what one to go with first! :)

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    2. That's great you have so many ideas in mind for future books! For most that's half the battle!

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  4. What's your favorite genre of books to read?

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    1. I love dystopian novels and I also really enjoy chick lit...anything that's a bit out of the ordinary :) How about you?

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  5. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read, I hope you enjoy the series :)

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  6. Still praying for all in the path of Hurricane Irma. Stay safe everyone! Thank you once again for the opportunity to win.

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  7. Monday so soon? Have a good one and let's all continue to pray for all affected by Hurricane Irma. Thank you once again for the opportunity to win.

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  8. What's your favorite book/author/movie/show?

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  9. Have an awesome Tuesday and thank you for the chance at winning. You're the best!

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  10. Have a great Wednesday and thanks once again for the chance to win this giveaway.

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  11. Do you ever have writer's block? Do you have a method of getting past it?

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  12. Maybe it's just me but this week sure seems to be flying by. Have a fun Thursday and thank you for working so hard to bring us this great giveaway.

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  13. What's your writing process like, write as you feel it or do you write a certain number of hours per day?

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  14. Happy Friday! Let's all have a great day and thanks for being so awesome and offering this giveaway to us.

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  15. It's Saturday! Have fun and enjoy it and thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and hope it's a relaxing one for you as well. Thank you for the chance at winning this giveaway.

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  17. What's your ultimate writing goal/dream?

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  18. Have yourself a great Monday and start to the week. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway. I appreciate you!

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  19. Have you ever met anyone famous before?

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  20. Hello! Enjoy your Tuesday and I thank you again for the chance at winning.

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