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The Risen: Remnants

by Marie F. Crow

Novella – Zombie

Marie F. Crow Publishing

Soon to be released!


Horror Synopsis

Please Lord, Don’t let my daughter see me die today.

Beth Clark lives on the edge of an abyss. Everyday is spent fighting for her survival, and the survival of her teen daughter, Genny. Their lives have been shattered by a vaccine that was supposed to have been a modern miracle.  A vaccine that is turning the living into monstrosities of their former selves.

Now, only remnants remain of their past lives. Mother and Daughter will struggle to survive with what this new world hold for them as they discover the dawning of The Risen.

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Marie F Crow believes that monsters should keep you up at night with the thoughts of “what if” stalking your mind. She began writing horror after feeling the genre of zombie horror was getting too far away from actual horror, forgetting what a zombie is, and what that can mean to your world.

The recent advents of movies and literature have pushed the concept of the flesh eating undead too far into the realm of the mundane and cute. There is a need to once more rehash the genre with the proper respect to the psychological ramifications, and sheer horror, that the monsters deserve.

That sheer horror of possibly having to kill your friends, family, or anyone else for that matter before they become a shambling corpse willing, even driven, to consume the flesh of their own. The psychological destruction to the minds of the living their deaths could cause to those around them.

With the release of The Risen series, she hopes to, once again, breathe fear back into the genre that has always been a favorite of hers. Crafting her stories with honest emotions, and believable circumstances, she creates her world with an added twist to the classic monsters. She believes nothing is sacred in the land of horror inviting the reader to explore the depth of that concept by luring them deeper into her realm with visual images and emotional drama wrapped with a sparkling, gore dripping bow.

With open arms, she welcomes them back into the world of horror hoping they enjoy the ride, but requests they do keep all their limbs inside the ride at all times. The Risen are waiting, and they are hungry.

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There’s supposed to be a plus after that A but my cool horror font didn’t want to allow that! 🙂

This is another amazing, A+ review for Marie F. Crow!


Another outstanding book by the author of The Risen: Dawning. Margaret’s story is a wonderful, and much needed, side story for those of us going through Marie F Crow withdrawal. I am dying, waiting for the next book, and this book was able to save me. This book brought me out of my dark, sad, lonely pit that I threw myself in after The Risen: Dawning ended. I wallowed but then got Margaret, and I’m so incredibly glad I did.

As negative review point out, this book is very detailed. So if you want a easy read, don’t want to actually have an amazing storyline that you’ll be tied up in, or really have to think at all. There’s zombie books for that, ones that don’t challenge to conceptions, don’t make you think. This isn’t that one. Crow challenges the zombie genre, she enflames it, she makes it better and brighter. She is perfect. I just reached the point before reading her first book that I was fed up with zombie stories. Everyone follows the same idea, and it just got to be too much. Crow doesn’t do that; Crow renewed my faith in this genre.

This book is incredibly well written, just like the earlier ones. It’s got such a strong concept; beautifully written and heartbreaking. It’s in the perspective of a 5 year old Kindergarten student.  There are comments about the ending, and yes, I will admit, I joined people. The ending is hard, prepare yourself, but Crow writes an amazing story, and doesn’t rely on gimmicks. This story ends how you’d expect it to end. That’s the thing about her writing. She’s not moving us to some world where the rules we’d see in real life has changed, and the cripple in the wheelchair can fend off the zombies easily. This book is how the zombie story would play out. It’s survival of the fittest, the strongest.  The people that may survive in the end are those that will be able to stay healthy the longest, fight the zombies off. It’s not for the young, the weak or the old.

As I’ve said in earlier reviews, I love Crow’s writing style. Crow finds a way to make a zombie massacre beautiful. She writes both the good and the bad same way. She makes the beautiful, tragic at times, but beautiful none the less. She gives us zombies to fear, people to love, and a storyline to sink our teeth into, and that could sink it’s teeth into us! Margaret is no exception. This little novella was amazing. It has all the right ups and downs and was a perfect companion novel to The Risen Dawning. Crow does an amazing job pulling us into the book, and taking us on this ride, but it doesn’t guarantee a happy ending, it doesn’t guarantee safety. You come on this ride knowing that you have no guarantees but you have an amazingly written story, amazing characters, and a very very good story.

You won’t regret picking up a single book by Marie F Crow, she’s an amazing writer, with a clear eye for story, and a whole lot of dedication to the genre. She knows how to write a story that will tie us up in. She’s definitely one to watch. Out of all the zombie novels I’ve read, or movies I’ve seen, no one gives us the perspective and detail that Marie F Crow does.

I can not wait to read the next one and see the other things coming from Marie F Crow in the future! 🙂

**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own **

Armed With Steele Blog Tour! :) Romance & Mystery and a hot guy!

Armed With Steele Book Tour, hosted by ThisLittleBookWorm! 🙂

This is an outstanding book, and I am super glad to be a part of this tour! 🙂 Check below for the blurb, my review and more information about the author! This is one book you want to check out!


This tour is hosted by thislittlebookworm, so check out their pages too! 🙂


“Jessica Hartley is looking for answers surrounding the mysterious car accident that nearly claimed the life of her best friend. She’s willing to risk it all, even her fledgling business, to find the person responsible and bring them to justice.

Nate Steele is more than willing to help Jessica, but for reasons all his own. He’s been watching the infamous Maxwell Office Solutions for some time now, convinced thereís more going on than meets the eye. When his chief issues a cease and desist order yet again, Nate has no choice but to accept inexperienced Jessica as an undercover partner outside the letter of the law.

Will Jessica and Nate be able to flush out Maxwell’s elusive villain, or will their growing attraction for each other sabotage their undercover ploy? Motives aren’t always what they seem when Jessica finds herself armed with Steele.

CONTENT WARNING: Beware drool-worthy men in uniform, touchy-feely coworkers, and vindictive ex-girlfriends.”


Grade: A

This is a great book! 🙂 It’s one of those books I always ask for. It’s not filled with purposeless sex, page after page. It has a lovely, intriguing story, with characters that are real and believable. This book is written well, and it’s a real story. A sherlockian mystery with a handsome man and a lot of attraction.

Jessica & Nate’s attraction builds throughout the story, but it doesn’t completely overthrow the mystery they are trying to solve, we use the attraction to help build the story, enhance the drama and it’s a wonderful merging of story and romance.

I couldn’t guess where the story was heading as I was reading. This isn’t one of those stories where you have the answers figured out by halfway in, this story will take you on twist and turns, filled with drama, romance, and humor, and leaving you guessing and wanting more at the end of each chapter. I kept turning pages, way after the lights were off. This book has caused more then a few sleepless nights! 🙂

Don’t write this book off if you aren’t a big romance lover. This book can stand up against crime thrillers and mystery stories any day. This book has a little of everything and it will grab every kind of reader. If you get to chapter 2 and this book hasn’t grabbed you and excited you, then I’m sorry, you must be a very different kind of reader, because I loved this book. I loved the story, the romance, the mystery and the humor!

Kyra Jacobs is someone to watch, she has a gift. Her writing is smart, detailed, organized and wonderfully easy to read. Her characters are real, and the struggle, and you struggle right along with them.

A wonderful, wonderful mix of romance and mystery. A perfect pair!

Author Bio:


Kyra Jacobs is a happily married, mother of two, who grew up in Indiana. When she’s not pounding out scenes for her next book, she’s likely goofing around with her husband and kids or elbow-deep in snapdragons and Lamb’s ear in one of her many flower gardens. She also loves to golf (though, golf doesn’t really love her) and to jam on the bass in Guitar Hero.

Be sure to stop by her blog, http:/ for updates on her writing journey and other musings as seen through the eyes of this Midwestern writer.

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