Read-along & #Giveaway: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland @dianarowland #AllisonMcLemore @dawbooks @AudibleStudios #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks @BookwormBrandee

Posted March 15, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 19 Comments

Read-along & #Giveaway: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland @dianarowland #AllisonMcLemore @dawbooks @AudibleStudios #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks @BookwormBrandeeWhite Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Series: White Trash Zombie #3
Published by Audible, Del Ray on July 2, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours, 54 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.

But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

And the plot thickens…(suspenseful music playing)…White Trash Zombie Apocalypse finds our plucky heroine, Angel, up to her frizzy, only partially bleached hair in the nefarious goings-on within the zombie underworld. Will she be able to determine why real zombies and fake zombies are roaming the streets of her town? Will she and her boyfriend(?) Marcus find themselves on the same page regarding their relationship? Will Angel figure out the reason behind a coworker’s intense hatred of her? And will she pass that dreaded GED exam?

Okay! So I’m enjoying the heck out of this series. Angel is such a pleasure with her foul mouth, smartass and whip-smart personality. She’s matured so much since becoming a zombie and is living…er zombie-fied proof of what you can become when you find yourself a tribe of people who love, support, and believe in you.

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, of course, has a mystery to solve which plays into the over-arching plot. Watching as Angel, who always believed she was, well, white trash, puts all the pieces of the puzzle together, was fun. Seeing her kick ass with her brain and brawn is even more so.

The supporting cast is well crafted and adds so much richness to the story. I was happy to see her and Marcus making strides as well as maybe better understanding some of problem causing behavior. Angel’s dad has also come a long way since his drunken actions in the first book. Nick, a friendly co-worker of Angel’s and her GED coach, is a doll. I’m still not sold on Uncle Pietro being a good guy but innocent until proven guilty and all that. There are so many other characters, both those we’ve met previously and some new faces, that add depth and texture to this story and the series overall.

Allison McLemore narrates this series and does a fantastic job! She perfectly embodies Angel’s personality and does well with maintaining voices for familiar characters. I’m thrilled to be listening to this series.

I feel badly that I avoided this series because…zombies, but I’m ever so grateful it was chosen as one of the Read-alongs for COYER. I’m equally grateful to be buddy listening to the series with Anne and Berls. This is a series I highly recommend. It has action, mystery, deals with some weighty issues like classism and prejudice with aplomb, a little romance, and lots of humor. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse was an absolute delight!


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The chat will be Sunday, March 17th

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 4  How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by April 19
  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:

2014- May 13:  Penguin – How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back Youtube short




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

Who said                              “Yeah, can’t just call a do over. And now I know how dirty I am. Life really sucks sometimes.”

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

The quote for 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! ” in Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues is Angel’s Dad.

The villain was Dr. Charish.


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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.

About Brandee at (Un)conventional Bookworms

Brandee is a wife and mom of 3. She’s also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a recovering one-click addict. On the list of things that keep her busy, she hikes, knits, and writes. She plans to publish her first book later this year.

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Posted March 15, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 19 Comments

19 responses to “Read-along & #Giveaway: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland

  1. Great review Brandee! I don’t know why, but I continue to be pleasantly surprised at how much I am enjoying these books – you’d think by now I’d know that they are so entertaining! And I’m with you on Pietro.

  2. I’m not fully sure of Uncle Pietro either! Marcus was a little annoying in this one. Can’t say I’m completely sold on him as the love interest in the long run. I think Angel might have another option. Yeah, what is that awful morgue guy’s problem with Angel? I’m sure he’ll be a problem soon. Bummed I missed out on the chat because I’d like to know if everyone is thinking the same things I am. Fab review, Brandee!

    Thanks for hosting, Anne!

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