Read-along & #Giveaway: How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland @dianarowland #AllisonMcLemore @dawbooks @AudibleStudios #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks

Posted April 19, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 14 Comments

Read-along & #Giveaway: How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland @dianarowland #AllisonMcLemore @dawbooks @AudibleStudios #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooksHow the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Series: White Trash Zombie #4
Published by Brilliance Audio, Del Ray on July 1, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 14 hours, 44 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends - and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction.

Angel and the gang are thrown into chaos when one of their own is kidnapped by Saberton Corp. It seems like Saberton had inside knowledge to capture them so it’s hard to know who they can trust. Do they have a traitor? They must now figure out a way to get their friends back safely. 

On a personal level, Angel is dismayed when Marcus again makes decisions without consulting her. Will the guy ever learn? I have mixed feelings about Marcus.  On the one hand I like him, because he did so much for Angel, but there’s an imbalance with communication. Also, Angel revisits her past, the bar scene was hilarious, but the ending has me unsettled about her choices.

There’s a lot of action in this installment! Angel is becoming more competent handling these dangerous situations, even with a misstep or two. I just love her character, so full of heart and more than ready to acknowledge her own imperfections. She cracks me up so much with her bluntness and inner commentary! I am worried about her path with how the story ended. I can’t believe we only have two more books left! 


Allison McLemore’s performance of Angel has been such a treat! I love her Southern accent and she has wonderful comedic timing! The audiobooks are the way to go with this series! 


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The chat will be Sunday, April 21

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 5   White Trash Zombie Gone Wild by May 17
  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:

2019- June:  Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show Interview




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

Who said                              “A toe? A finger? His balls?”

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

The quote for Who said  “Yeah, can’t just call a do over. And now I know how dirty I am. Life really sucks sometimes.” in  a White Trash Zombie Apocalypse is Heather.

The villain was Saberton/ Dr Charish.


Observations and questions you shared from White Trash Zombie Apocalypse:

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

  • I’m wondering if there is something special about Angel being a zombie and why they wanted her blood, and because she noticed there weren’t many female zombies.
  • I can’t decide if I like Angel better with her cop boyfriend or with the worker at the morgue helping her with her GED. Wonder what the endgame will be?

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

“Maturity sucked.”

“Props to stubborn-bitch-willpower for saving the day.”

Be sure to enter the giveaways!!!



For US Amazon Digital copy of White Trash Zombie Gone Wild ,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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Next up in the 2024 Read-along is White Trash Zombies Gone Wild by Diana Rowland! #giveaways #giveaway @BooksofMyHeart Click To Tweet



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 Rachel at Waves of Fiction

I’ve always loved reading from a very young age. Both my father and mother were avid readers so it’s no surprise I love to read. Growing up I was hooked on mysteries (always with a little romance, mind you). Nancy Drew was my first love, and then I graduated to Agatha Christie. Currently, I’m a big lover of romance in just about any genre. Contemporary, historical, romantic suspense, mysteries, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance.

Joining Goodreads back in 2011 was a revelation! Being able to share my love of books with like-minded people and discover new books has been so much fun, and then I discovered book blogging. I’ve been blogging since 2012 and love the book community. I’m also a wife, mother, and now grandma, trying to balance my reading addiction with family, work, and staying fit!

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Posted April 19, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 14 Comments

14 responses to “Read-along & #Giveaway: How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland

  1. Sophia Rose

    Great summation, Rachel! I got a kick out of the bar scene, too. Oh yeah, Marcus was annoying with the way he took charge on her again.

  2. So much going on in this one! I’m glad I made the chat because we seemed to cover it all. The bar scene was so much fun. Nice review and great chatting with you!

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