Read-along & #Giveaway: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland @dianarowland #AllisonMcLemore @dawbooks @AudibleStudios #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks @Caroles_Life

Posted February 16, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 21 Comments

Read-along & #Giveaway: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland @dianarowland #AllisonMcLemore @dawbooks @AudibleStudios #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks @Caroles_LifeEven White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Series: White Trash Zombie #2
Published by Brilliance Audio, Del Ray on July 3, 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours, 10 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

I didn’t like this book quite as much as the first book in the series but I still really enjoyed it.  I really think that I enjoyed this one a little more by going the audio route.  The narrator is absolutely perfect for this series and really makes the story incredibly entertaining.  This was a story I really looked forward to listening to and proceeded to do so every chance that I could.

One of the things I loved about the first book in the series was being with Angel as she discovered what she was and learning to live with it.  In this book, Angel knows exactly who she is and not only accepts it but has embraced her new reality.  I still really like Angel a lot.  She wants to be a better person and tries really hard to be the absolute best that she can at her job.  She even seems to accept the fact that people will judge her based on her prior actions and doesn’t hold it against them.

When a body under her care is stolen from her at gunpoint, Angel becomes the focus of suspicion at the job that she loves.  To clear her name, she does a little investigating and is eventually pulled into a much more sinister organization.  She finds herself in a very dangerous situation and is forced to make horrible decisions.

There is a pretty interesting mystery at the center of this story.   During the course of the story, we also get to learn a little more about the science behind zombies in this world.  I liked that Angel really stood up for herself in this story and simply refused to be accept being treated poorly in any way.  She really doesn’t take a lot of crap from anyone in this story but she still shows that she has a softer side and cares about others.

Allison McLemore does a fabulous job with the narration of this story.  In my mind, her voice is Angel’s.  I love her southern accent and the way she delivers the story.  It was always clear to me who was speaking and I just found myself being carried away by the story.  I felt like I was right there with Angel at times and really felt her range of emotions.  I definitely plan to listen to more work from this narrator.

I would highly recommend this book.  This is the second book in the series and is really best read in order since there are some parts of the story that are brought from the first book.  I can’t wait to start the next book in this fun series!

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The chat will be Sunday, February 18

COYER Challenge is adopting our Read-along.  You can read about COYER and join that challenge or just the community chat HERE.   On the Sunday after the review posts, they will host a Google meeting (like we do for COYER book club) at 12 PT, 2 CT, 3 ET and 9pm Europe, for a one hour chat.   You do not have to join the COYER challenge to participate, only the COYER Facebook group.

Here’s your to-do list:

  1. Find your copies of these books, borrow them from a friend, get them at the library or buy them
  2. Read book 3 White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by March 15
  3. Look to the COYER event or the blog Facebook page for pacing schedules
  4. Make note of a favorite quote or two as you read the book.
  5. If you haven’t read the books before, make a list of questions you have for the discussion. If you have read them, please don’t spoil new readers.
  6. Enter questions you have for Diana Rowland in the Rafflecopter for the Q & A post in July
  7. Enter the giveaways!

Interviews with Diana:


2012-Nov 27: Vaginal Fantasy hangout White Trash Zombie  Youtube

2013- Mar 30:  Writers & Illustrators of the Future Herald  Interview

2013- May 1: Zombie and the Brain  Youtube short at Coast Con



Who said (enter the answer in the Rafflecopter, don’t put in the comments)

Who said                              “Because it’s a goddamn bar!” “And I’m trying not to go to bars anymore, ’cause when I go to bars I drink, and I’m trying not to drink anymore ’cause it’s pretty much the only way to get sober, godammit! ”

There are other options in the rafflecopter for you to enter discussion questions and quotes to share.

The quote for Who said  “Hey, dickhead, you’re upsetting my girlfriend, … Cut it out.” in My Life as a White Trash Zombie is Ed.

The villain was Ed.


Observations and questions you shared from My Life as a White Trash Zombie:

(Thank you  so much for sharing!)  If you can answer any of these questions, you can do so in a comment.

  • Her dad is so toxic and she needs to leave that house. She almost did it!! Really hoping that situation gets better.
  • I wonder when Ed will turn up next!

Quotes you readers shared from My Life as a White Trash Zombie:

“I needed a goddamn manual.”

“But then again, I was about as far from touchy-feely as you could get. Unless you’re fucking me, don’t put your hands on me.”


Be sure to enter the giveaways!!!



For US Amazon Digital copy of White Trash Zombie Apocalypse ,and for Intl a $9 Amazon Gift Card.

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Grand-Prize Giveaway:

For a US winner, this will be a full set of paperbacks offered by DAW Books.

For an Intl winner,  it will be $50 certificate from Better World Books.  The giveaway is international, as long as Better World Books ships there free of charge (find that out here!)



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We are doing one book every 4-5 weeks, posting on Fridays. We will have a review for most of the books with the team here at Books of My Heart plus some of our friends.


Jan 19:   My Life As a White Trash Zombie                                       –  Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About

Feb 16:   Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues                       –   Carole @ Carole’s Random Life

Mar 15:  White Trash Zombie Apocalypse                                        –  Brandee @Unconventional Bookworms

Apr 19:   How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back   –  Rachel @ Waves of Fiction 

May 17:  White Trash Zombie  Gone Wild                                         –  Kimberly @Caffeinated Reviewer

Jun 21:   White Trash Zombie  Unchained                                        –  Kai @ Fiction State of Mind      

Jul 6:    Q & A with Diana Rowland

About Allison McLemore

Actress: The Fairies’ Child. Allison McLemore is known for The Fairies’ Child (2015), The Vacation (2005) and Recently, Long Ago (2014).

About Diana Rowland

Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she’s seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can’t rollerblade to save her life.

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Posted February 16, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 21 Comments

21 responses to “Read-along & #Giveaway: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland

  1. Nice review, Carole.

    I found I enjoyed this one more than the first because Angel knows what she is and embraces it. What I didn’t love was the zombie faction talk. But the author does a great job of bringing the plots all together and making an exciting tale!

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