Welcome to Zombie Craze 2012!

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OMG!!! It’s FINALLY FREAKING TIME!!!!! I’m so excited you guys have absolutely NO idea!!! Let’s kick off Zombie Craze with an EPIC GIVEAWAY and a cover reveal… What do you think????


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Cover Reveal for the Mass Market Paperback of The First Days by Rhiannon Frater:

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The First Days (As the World Dies #1) by Rhiannon Frater

Expected Publication: 10/30/2012

Cover by David Franklin

“This is to zombies what Anne Rice was to vampires, plain and simple. It’s a revolution. I like this better than The Walking Dead.”—Dread Central

Katie is driving to work one beautiful day when a dead man jumps into her car and tries to eat her.  That same morning, Jenni opens a bedroom door to find her husband devouring their toddler son.

Fate puts Jenni and Katie—total strangers—together in a pickup, fleeing the suddenly zombie-filled streets of the Texas city in which they live.  Before the sun has set, they have become more than just friends and allies—they are bonded as tightly as any two people who have been to war together.

During their cross-Texas odyssey to find and rescue Jenni’s oldest son, Jenni discovers the joy of watching a zombie’s head explode when she shoots its brains out.  Katie learns that she’s a terrific tactician—and a pretty good shot.

A chance encounter puts them on the road to an isolated, fortified town, besieged by zombies, where fewer than one hundred people cling to the shreds of civilization.

It looks like the end of the world.  But Katie and Jenni and many others will do whatever they have to to stay alive.  Run, fight, pick each other up when they stumble, fall in love . . . anything is possible at the end of the world.

“Frater examines the zombie apocalypse with a fearless feminist’s eye and a tender feminine heart. [She] wisely balances the internal struggles with bloody good action sequences.”–Hellnotes


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Rhiannon Frater: is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies trilogy(The First Days, Fighting to Survive, Siege,) and the author of three other books: the vampire novels Pretty When She Dies and The Tale of the Vampire Bride and the young-adult zombie novel The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters. Inspired to independently produce her work from the urging of her fans, she publishedThe First Days in late 2008 and quickly gathered a cult following. She won the Dead Letter Award back-to-back for both The First Days and Fighting to Survive, the former of which the Harrisburg Book Examiner called ‘one of the best zombie books of the decade.’

Pre-Order The First Days at Amazon!

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164 Responses to Welcome to Zombie Craze 2012!

  1. Effing AWESOME giveaway! Good luck to all, but I hope I win! ;)

  2. OMG Dude!! LOVE your new blog banner for Zombie Craze!! I am supposed to be rocking your face off, but you have definitely rocked mine off!! What an epic giveaway too!! You are just totes made of awesome!! I am so excited to see what you have in store for us this month. As if I don’t blog stalk you enough, I will totes be creeping your blog multiple times daily lol!!

  3. Peggy M. says:

    So excited to have you do this again this year! I loved it last year and have a few few of the books in my TBR pile. Though I’m ashamed to say I haven’t had a chance to read any zombie books yet… that will change soon! :)

  4. Oh wow! I love this. AM SO EXCITED! WOo hooo! love the covers and am heading over to Amazombie now to preorder! woohoo!

  5. Adriana Ryan says:

    Oh my gawwwwwd!!!! :D :D I’m so exciiiiited!! Those look like some super awesome mega cool books, many of which are in my TBR pile already! :D :D

  6. Ada Adams says:

    How exciting!

    I adore your new banner. I can just see you in a zombie book/movie kicking butt and taking zombie names!

    Zombie On!

  7. Adriana Ryan says:

    Okay, I just commented, then went back to check out what else I had to do to enter and the list of things to do had disappeared… X( Feeling like a total newb right now…

  8. Nikki says:

    I’m hoping to win this. I still haven’t tried anything in this genre. If not I’ll have to put some of these on the list to get a taste.

  9. Kristie M says:

    I LOVE the Banner!!! OMG!!! What an EPIC Giveaway!!! You are so FREAKING AMAZING!!!! Thank you so MUCH!!!! I want to read ALL of these books!!

  10. Emily says:

    Ooooo zombies! SCARY!!! :P

  11. Jennifer says:

    woohoo what an awesome zombie giveaway! Am so excited Zombie Craze is under way been waiting seems like 4eva!! I sooo want to read Rhiannon Frater’s series! Every since you mentioned it it has been on my radar.

  12. SupaGurl says:

    Girl DAMN!!! instead of Rockin my Face off … Now your Eating my Face OFF!! I so love you! Amazing Start to ZombieCraz3

    *hides* I haven’t gotten to read First Days yet… I’m gonna though!!!!

  13. Stéphanie says:

    Woot! Zombies are awesome. I’m looking forward to see what’s planed this year! And Dude! You went all dark and scary with the blog them and the new banner. Awesome. And look who’s throwing knives and pointing guns on the banner! Super awesome!

    Is the giveaway international?

  14. Giselle says:

    LOVE your banner, doll! Can’t believe it’s May already wtf!? Lookin forward to lots of zombie goodness here! It better live to my expectations! Muahahah

  15. Really nice collection of reading material. I have Bloodstone so I know that these are all going to be fantastic books to enjoy. Your Zombie Craze banner is awesome and I commend you for your creativity. I wish I could do stuff like that for my site.

    • I agree with Amy, Rafflecopter isn’t letting me enter. This is the 2nd site it happened on.

      ENDS IN 29 days: 14 hours
      138 total entries 0/14 entries earned
      This is Not a Test (Pre-Order)
      Plague Town
      The First Days (As the World Dies #1)
      Fighting To Survive (As the World Dies #2)
      Siege (As the World Dies #3)

      You can earn 14 more entries today!
      Finish these 0 entries to unlock the rest.

      I’m getting a complex here with Rafflecopter.

  16. I can’t tell you how EXCITED I am for this event!

    As always, you ROCK/EAT my face off!

  17. I am loving the banner! It’s wonderful. I love zombies but have not done a lot of zombie reading. I need to jump on it!

    Thank you for a month of Zombie Craze. :D

  18. Awesome giveaway and I’m excited to see all the zombielicious things you do this month :-)

  19. Hannah says:

    Oh I *LOVE* the new First Days cover. And your Zombie Craze blog header! Yay zombie craze! I missed last year’s but had your button up since you first published them all that time ago.. my memory for time sucks.

  20. Tara says:

    I am so excited about this! Thanks for a freaking awesome giveaway! So looking forward to seeing what else you’ve got in store for us!

  21. I freaking love Zombie Craze! Team Zombie WOOHOO!!!
    Thrilled to see what you have for us Ash!

  22. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Your header!

    I won a copy of Siege and I would love to have a copy of books 1 & 2 so I can start the series.

  23. mimz says:

    Love the banner! Both of them! :D This is going to be pretty awesome :D

    P.S. Is it open worldwide?

  24. Dooooooooooooood! You invented the word EPIC, didn’t you?! Now, I’m totally craving brains.

  25. Mel S says:

    I’ve been so looking forward to zombie craze 2012!! And then like a real zombie, it’s crept up from behind and taken a big bite out my shoulder…I haven’t got any zombie books ready to read!!! Argh!! Still, I know I can pick up some awesomesauce recommendations from you in the next few days! :-)

  26. Aurian says:

    What a great banner you have created! And to kick it of with Rhiannon Frater is really awesome. I hope you get many hundreds of new followers ;)

  27. I’m happy to be a sponsor! And I love the new header and all of the new graphics! I wish I was able to be as cool as you :)

  28. Dani Nguyen says:

    Oooh Ashes was great & I can’t wait to read This is Not a Test. Rhiannon Frater’s series sounds really good too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Birgit says:

    I’m starting to drool … call me book zombie, hahaha!

    • Birgit says:

      Darn it … after commenting the Rafflecopter isn’t working for me anymore, waaaahhhhh!!! This is WORSE than any Zombie Apocalypse could ever be!!!

      P.S.: I’ll try again later – looks like I’m not the only one who’s having a problem with the widget todays!

  30. Kayla says:

    Awesome giveaway!!

  31. Vivien says:

    YES!!!!! I am such a zombie fan and you ALWAYS deliver….You’re the BEST!!!! Such an EPIC event. Love the new cover!!!!!

  32. Kimmie M. says:

    Super excited about Zombie Craze!! I can already tell this is going to be an awesome event!!

  33. Awesome giveaway! I *need* to win this since I have never read a zombie book! <>

  34. Rain Maiden Jen says:

    It’s like zombie Christmas in May. Thanks to all for putting this on, can’t wait to see what good zombie reads are out there.

  35. Oooo I’m not a huge Zombie fan but I loe when they please other people. :O)

  36. Love the new cover & totally can’t wait to read This Is Not A Test! <3

  37. Kat B says:

    You don’t do things by halves, huh? ;-)

    Lurve the banner! Oh I got zombie chills just looking at it.

    Let the stalking commence!

  38. Jessica Bronder says:

    OMG! I got the best surprise when I saw this. YEAH!!!! I’m a huge zombie fan and can’t wait to add these books to my collection!!!

  39. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.] says:

    Talk about the bestest zombie giveaway EVER!!! Plus, your banner is
    fantastic!!! I am dying [get it? *giggle-snort*] to get my rotten paws on these awesome Z-reads – thank you for Zombie Craze :D

  40. Kristin says:

    I hate saying it but I really dislike this new cover. It just doesn’t look nearly as professional as the one with the gas station on it. Really disappointed :(

    • Actually, David Franklin is a very popular cover artist that Tor specifically commissioned for the mass paperback covers, so it is a professional job. It’s just a different medium from the stock art/photo manipulation that was done in-house at Tor for the trade paperbacks.

      What I love about David’s artwork is that he is a fan of the series and really captured the feel of Texas and depicts a scene from the book.

      But I can totally understand people’s personal preferences toward the stockart/photo manipulation style that is so popular right now over the painted artwork.

  41. Well this should get me excited for a good zombie read, right? I’m getting there. I now have a couple under my reading belt. LOL!

  42. Heidi says:

    Your blog looks fantastic! Congrats on the kickoff of your epic zombie craze. I am sure it will be a wild a crazy month, I can’t wait! You will certainly rock the blogosphere!

  43. Oh my gosh! ZOMBIE CRAZE IS BACK — I’m so excited!! And I absolutely LOVE your new banner for it too! The zombie silhouettes? Genius! The gun strapped to your thigh? Even more genius LOL! I just can’t wait to add more books to my Ashley-recommended zombie list as I always do! x) <3

  44. NovaReylin says:

    SUPER excited about this month!!! LOVE zombies! Thank you so much for sharing, what I’m sure to be, fantastic books! Definitely looking forward to some new zombie stuff! :D


    Now how am I supposed to fill out the form… I have no face! ;)

  46. Kelsey says:

    Awesome Giveaway! I definitely need to get copies of just about all of these books, if I win or not :)

  47. So exciting! All of these sound fantastic!

  48. Stephanie says:

    I love your new banner. You look so badass!

  49. MaryAnn says:

    So exciting! Love the banner. Scary beautiful! Thanks for this awesome giveaway <3

    Chapter by Chapter

  50. Ann L says:

    Yay! I met Max Brooks and got a copy of his Zombie Survival Guide last weekend, so I’m totally prepared for this!

  51. Jena Lang says:

    Yay for Zombie Craze!

  52. OMG I have had the button for so long and am so glad that this is finally here!!! Thank you so much for the EPIC giveaway!!

  53. Lea says:

    The awesomest giveaway EVA by the awesomest Zombie Queen to ever reign!!!
    Thank you!
    <3 <3 <3

    ~Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  54. Seriously chick! You rock my socks off! I love that you are the best Zombie Queen there ever was. Thanks for hosting such a kick ass event again this year. As always… well done. :)

  55. Daphne says:

    I could pee my pants I am so excited for this giveaway wow!! Thanks!! Crosses fingers, Crosses legs…

  56. Hell yeah! This post is full of kick ass!!

    <3 <3 <3

  57. Alexa says:

    Love the new header! See now I’m so sad we didn’t do what we were talking about because you would have designed us a great freaking header! lol

    You know I was wondering all day why on earth I kept getting so many new twitter followers…now I see why :)

    Rock on Zombie Queen (Goddess)!

  58. So many books! I plan to rock your face off with an epic win here. Just so you know.

  59. Pabkins says:

    *drools perilously close to your fancy shoes* Did I hear ZOMBIE CRAZE???? I’m definitely dragging my pregnant belly over for this one. Must mow down on zome zesty ooey gooey zombie posts and reads. I’m sure it’ll be just as fab as last year!

  60. Wendy/books4me says:

    What a rockin’ giveaway!!!!

  61. I LOVE all things zombies! So stoked about this event! Thanks for hosting! :)

  62. Parajunkee says:

    Zombie-fie me hot pants…

    I don’t know if I like the paperback version cover — I know total BOO on me right. I guess I just really like the other cover.

    • Well, the good news is people have a choice of buying one or the other since both will remain in stock. I really love the new cover, but maybe because I know the artist, David Franklin, is a fan. I just feel he captured Texas, the women, and the feel of the book perfectly.

      But stock art/photo manipulation covers are all the rage, so I get the bias.

    • I think I’m going to add ‘hot pants’ to my tag-line…

      Coffee reliant, Zombie Queen, Hot Pants, Stiletto wearing twitter whore… With a book addiction.

      Or something. Lol

  63. Megan says:

    I’m so excited for Zombie Craze!

  64. Vanessa says:

    Yayy for zombies! I want Rhiannon Frater’s books bad. Such an awesome giveaway :D

  65. Jen says:

    In regard to your header line….I’ve always liked it!! ;-)

    *huggles the rotting corpse*

  66. Ida says:

    I like this. More giveaway and I’m gonna win. Thanks, Ashley

  67. ali cross says:

    Ha! Love the Zombie Craze 2012 Awesomeness!!!

  68. leannessf says:

    Love, love, love zombies – such a great idea!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Melliane says:

    I just love your new header! thank you so much for the giveaway. Everyone for the Zombies!!!

  70. Laura Thomas says:

    Great Zombie Love I’m feeling here!

  71. I can’t wait for this! You always do amazing work when you do events. Love it!!

  72. Amanda S. says:

    This giveaway couldn’t get more awesome if it tried!!! All me and my co workers talk about at work is zombie apocalyse and I was so jealous when a few got to meet Nroman Reedus aka Darryl from Walking Dead!!! Thanks bunches for this :)

  73. Enna P. says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!! I absolutely love zombie books!!!! They are the best!!!

  74. The new blog banner ROCKS!! Awesome job on it! What’s not to love about a Rhiannon Frater giveaway? Thanks so much for the chance to win this amazing giveaway! :D

  75. Stephanie D. says:

    I suspect this is gonna be even bigger, better, zombier than the last craze!

  76. Yay! Zombie craze! LMAO @ “Eating your face off…” :D

  77. erinf1 says:

    I luvs me some zombies!!!!!! This event looks fabulous and I will be here with bells on every day ;) Thanks sooo much!

    Grrr… nom, nom, nom… feel the zombie love :)

  78. Ames says:

    Thank you for the kickass zombie craze giveaway!!! ^_^

    I love the new zombified banner!

  79. Farin says:

    Finally got it to work. Woop, Woop!! Lovin’ this zombe craze. Thanks!

  80. Jen D. says:

    I can’t believe Zombie Crazy is finally here! I bow down to the Zombie Queen for I already know this is going to be an epic event.

  81. Taylor says:

    Absolutely freaking amazing giveaway!! Would be so excited to win :D Good luck to everyone!!


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  84. Jolene A says:

    OMG OMG OMG amazing giveaway!!!! Crossing fingers I win but planning to have so much fun here reading all the zombie posts :)

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  86. Shana says:

    AWESOME GIVEAWAY! I hope I win! :D

  87. teressa oliver says:

    I love zombies and your blog is the best hands down. Thanks for this great giveaway

  88. Laura says:

    OMG! Girl you are sooooo awesome! I am so happy Zombie Craze is here agian. I remember last year this is why we met… Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  89. crystal says:

    I just found your page and I love it! Entered the giveaway, Thanks!

  90. Emily Drake says:

    I am loving your banner and I’m loving the Zombie Craze! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. Your blog rocks!

  91. Gabrielle says:

    ZOMBIESSSSS. i love them. thanks for this ZOMB-TASTIC giveaway!

  92. Mary Ann Woods says:

    Don’t know what will rock your face off but I do know that your books rocked mine!! Never thought this 62 year old grandmother would be a zombie fan but I is!!! Thanks for your exciting books!

  93. kimba88 says:

    your page looks Zombie-lious..and i am planning my own #Fraterfest in July..i plan on being in zombie heaven with margaritas. Thanks for all your ghoulish awesomeness!

  94. Kati says:

    This is an absolutely amazing giveaway!
    Also, I love your blog new follower!!

  95. Anjelica says:

    To be honest, I haven’t read that many zombie books, the only one I read was The Forest of Hands and Teeth which I loved, and all of these look really good!

  96. Mariam says:

    LOVE the new header and all the zombietastic giveaways !!! Now let’s just hope ,
    pray and wish i win one !!!

  97. WoooHooo, so excited. Thanks for the giveaway.

  98. Mariam J. says:

    I’d stroke out if i won all these books. seriously. just die.

  99. Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much! I can’t wait to read This Is Not A Test – and all the creepy other books look super good too!! :)

  100. Daphne says:

    So many Zombies LOVE IT!!!

  101. Julie S. says:

    Such an awesome giveaway!! Love Rhiannon she’s really sweet. Got to meet her in Houston to sign Fighting to Survive.

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  103. lyn says:

    Loving zombies right now! Amazing giveaway *crosses fingers*

  104. Traci Loya says:

    OMG…I have been wanting to read ALL of these books….I’m dying……

  105. Shelver506 says:

    I would rather not rock your face off. I think such disintegration of the tendons and muscles would serve as a lure for the zombies. However, minus separating your face from the rest of your head, I can say with absolute enthusiasm, “Thank you for the giveaway!”

  106. Hidalgelis Villar says:

    Awesomeee. Thank you very much awesome giveaway. Lols i know i do say awesome a lot <3

  107. Jasmine Rose says:

    I freaking love zombies! And I seriously can’t wait until This Is Not a Test comes out. Thanks for this super awesome fantastic giveaway :]

  108. Katie says:

    Ooohhhh, all those books? Yes please!
    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s always nice to have those when you can’t spend money on books you want to read but on books you have to. :\

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  110. Cheryl says:

    Great giveaway, thanks! Sorry, I’m too tired to rock anything off, let alone someone’s face.

  111. flanagan@mebtel.net says:

    I love Zombies !!You are sooooo awesome to have this fantsatic giveaway.Thank you for this chance to win.You Rock


  112. Stephanie27 says:

    Such an epic giveaway! I am so into this zombie craze! Love love love zombie books!

  113. Jen says:

    I haven’t read a zombie book I have 100% loved yet, so hoping one of these books could be *that book*.

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  115. That is a lovely collection of late night reads. I can’t believe you get so many books to play with. I’d love to win a few, and share or gift the rest to family members.

  116. alicia marie says:

    awesome awesome giveaway!! i love me some zombies : )

  117. Love the giveaway and love zombies lol

  118. Adriana Jovel says:

    Just a coooool giveways!! Thanks Bookish Brunette. good luck to all

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  120. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I really want to read This is not a test. Please enter me in contest.

  121. melannie says:

    man, epic giveaway is epic!
    I would die! (and come back of course)

  122. Zena says:

    If this is for US residents only, I just wasted around 5 minutes doing everything. But nevertheless, awesome giveaway.

  123. Christina T says:

    Awesome giveaway! Hope I win!

  124. Randi M says:

    Epic giveaway!!! Yay for Zombie Craze 2012!! :)

  125. Makaela says:

    Awesome giveaway! Can’t wait to read the books, even if I don’t win!

  126. Karen says:

    I just finished This is Not a Test today, it was epically good. You’ll have to check out my blog next week for my review. I love several of these books and this is an awesome giveaway.

  127. Samantha D says:

    U should read Hallowland by Amanda Hocking! Its one of the best zombie books ive read!!

  128. Jamie C says:

    Awesome giveaway! Nothing better than zombies . . . Way cooler than vamps!!! :)

  129. Maritza Robinson says:

    This is such an awesome giveaway! I happened to stumble on this giveaway while I was on another blog. So lucky I found it. I love zombies. I didn’t even know there were this many zombie books. This is great. I have to add these to my TBR list. Thanks for giveaway!

  130. Richelle S says:

    Great giveaway!! Zombie books are awesome!

  131. LOVE this giveaway! Love your blog!

  132. Fran C says:

    I remember zombie craze last year & I was a brand new, brand new blogger. I was so sad I did not win.
    I am crossin the fingers for this year *crosses fingers*
    thank you, double and triple thankies for hostin along with the other awesum hosts & authors

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  134. What an awesome package!!

  135. I waited a while to enter this one! I didn’t want to be #1, but damnit I am like #2,475,798,383!!
    Zombie Craze was AMAZING. As, ARE, YOU!!

    Love you


  136. Lea Krnjeta says:

    WOW! Awsome giveaway! Great choice of books!

  137. danielle says:

    Have I mentioned how much I’m loving all the zombie graphics?!? And wow, epic giveaways. Also, your face is beautiful–so I’d rather not rock it off :)

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