October 7, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: Dead Over Heels By, Alison Kemper

Dead Over Heels
Release Date: 09/29/14
Entangled Teen

The end of the world just might be their perfect beginning…

Glenview, North Carolina. Also known―at least to sixteen-year-old Ava Pegg―as the Land of Incredibly Boring Vacations. What exactly were her parents thinking when they bought a summer home here? Then the cute-but-really-annoying boy next door shows up at her place in a panic…hollering something about flesh-eating zombies attacking the town.

At first, Ava’s certain that Cole spent a little too much time with his head in the moonshine barrel. But when someone―or something―rotted and terrifying emerges from behind the woodpile, Ava realizes this is no hooch hallucination. The undead are walking in Glenview, and they are hungry. Panicked, Ava and Cole flee into the national forest. No supplies, no weapons. Just two teenagers who don’t even like each other fighting for their lives. But that’s the funny thing about the Zombpocalypse. You never know when you’ll meet your undead end. Or when you’ll fall dead over heels for a boy…

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Seven Spooky Reads for your October Enjoyment
Alison Kemper

Every October, I find myself gravitating toward scary books. I’m not talking over-the-top-horror here. Nothing too gory. No high body count. Maybe a YA romance with an extra serving of paranormal. Or a contemporary with a strong creep-out factor.
Here, in no particular order, are seven of my favorites.


Honest to God, I think this novel has the creepiest settings of any book I’ve ever read. Old house by the sea, deserted train tunnels, a graveyard filled with children who are armed with stakes and trying to hunt the devil. Yikes.


Not a paranormal. Or a romance (yet). What you’ve got is a straight-up interesting, contemporary plot about teens working for a search and rescue crew who discover the body of a dead girl during one of their missions. I’m excited to read more in this series.

JOYLAND Stephen King

Wait, wait! This is NOT your typical Stephen King. No monsters here. JOYLAND is a sweetly nostalgic book about a teen guy working in a cheesy theme park where a ghost supposedly roams the haunted house.

RAVEN BOYS Maggie Stiefvater

No spoilers here. But I will tell you that something happens, mid-way through this novel that totally blew my mind. I had to go back to the first page and start all over again. Blue—the non-psychic girl who lives in a house filled with psychics—is a compelling and relatable character. And the boys…her Raven boys… *swooooon*

STORM Brigid Kemmerer

I can’t say enough good things about the Elemental series. Four brothers with the power to control the elements, but their everyday struggles are often heartbreaking in their realism. It’s captivating contemporary, but with a heavy dose of paranormal. And very hot twins.


Fans of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters will recognize some of the scenarios where Kennedy and her spirit-hunting buddies use EMF readers and other gadgets to track down dangerous demons. Plus, more hot twins.


I have to admit that I haven’t read the second novel in this series (maybe this October?). The first book started slow, but ramped up when Jacob discovered the crumbling old orphanage. And the way Ransom Riggs weaves the plot with vintage photographs. Delightfully eerie!

I’m always on the lookout for fun reads. What’s your favorite spooky novel?  Or what do you plan to read this October? Leave me a comment! 

About the Author

Alison Kemper grew up in South Florida, the only girl on a street with eleven boys. She spent most of her childhood paddling a canoe through neighborhood canals and looking for adventure. She usually found it. Sometimes the police were involved. And large dogs. And one time, a very territorial snake. Now that she’s grown up, she lives in North Carolina and writes books. The books often include girls having adventures. With boys. Cute boys. And cute dogs too. But no cute snakes. Never cute snakes.

Her debut novel, Donna of the Dead, will be published by Entangled Teen in 2014 and followed by two companion books in the series. She loves to meet new people and talk books, so send her a friend request or connect with her on Twitter and Instagram.

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