Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Other Than by Mia Jo Celeste - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway

Other Than
Genre: Gaslamp Fantasy, Paranormal Historical Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: January 27, 2017
Other Than #PNR A purgatory as dangerous as Dr. Moreau’s Island with zombies and romance.
It only takes one drink from the Water of Immortality to kill Evie Woods—halfway. Trapped in undead flesh, the world’s last skin-slider wakens on an island purgatory where a cursed spring bubbles with immortality, and zombie cannibals crave living flesh.
Her only hope of escape rests in the hands of the one man who would see her fail. Bound to her by cords stronger than death, Lord Victor Lowell is both the man of her dreams, and her darkest nightmares. Contrary and intractable, Victor preys on others to maintain his angelic charisma and preternatural prowess. Drawn to the compellingly gallant and vulnerable soul behind his mercurial humors, Evie can only watch as protecting her forces Victor to sacrifice yet more of himself to the ancient evil long tethered to his soul.
Trapped in an ever-escalating war they can’t stop, Victor and Evie fight time for a cure, but as the long days pass blackness tears at Evie, ripping her thoughts from her one memory at a time. Victor will to do whatever it takes to prevent her from deteriorating into a rotting husk, even if it means dooming himself, but Evie won’t surrender his soul without a fight. Battle lines drawn, the soul mates resolve to find redemption or die trying.

Book Tour Schedule

Follow the book tour from April 15 - 27, 2019.
Visit each tour stop daily and discover more features, excerpts, reviews, interviews, fun facts and more! To check the latest tour schedule, visit the Other Than Book Page at Book Unleashed.
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Zombie Quiz
 In Other Than there are different kinds of zombies. Often the personality and the habitual responses you have when you’re alive, influence which zombie type you’ll become after you drink the Forever Bane waters.
Would you like to take the quiz to determine which undead type you’d become?  Grab a pencil and some paper, please. I wanted to make a quiz online, and I will soon, but for tonight this is what I have. Write down your answer to these multiple-choice questions. After each question, I will tell you the name of the zombie type most likely to choose that answer. Write down that name. At the end of the quiz, you’ll look at your responses and the names you’ve written. The name you’ve written the most is the type you’ll become.

Do you have your paper and pencils? Are you ready? Here we go.

1.You’re at a restaurant with your boss and you both want the special cheesecake dessert. Sadly, the waitress informs you they only have one piece left. She holds it out over the table and declares she’ll let you all decide who should have it. Your boss reaches for it.
a.      Stab her hand with your fork and grab the plate.
b.      Remind her she invited you and as the host should she should let you have it.
c.       Let your boss take it. After all, it’s extra pounds she’s adding. Better her figure expands than yours.
d.     What?

(1.    Response a= Howler,  Response b= Sneak, Response c=Stitch, Response d= Shambler.)

2. You’re an American employee and it’s February 1st and your employer hasn’t mailed your 1099 forms for filing your taxes. You ________
a.      Send a gently-worded e-mail reminder to your employer’s human resources department along with a brochure from your lawyer.
b.      Work? Taxes? Duh.
c.       Ambush the head of the human resources department after hours in the parking lot after determining the one area where the surveillance cameras don’t record.
d.      You map out the head of the human resources department’s route home. Someday soon, you’ll run him down.  You buy a beater car, partly because you want to escape prosecution, but mostly because your current car has a too-die-for paint job and it would be a shame to mar that.

(2. Response a =Sneak ,  Response b= Shambler, Response c= Howler, Response d= Stitch.)

3. You’re an avid gardener. You love growing tomatoes. The problem is the chipmunks, squirrels or rabbits chew on your plants. You_______
a.      Huh?
b.      Construct a fence around your tomatoes.
c.       Decide to buy organic vegetables at the store instead. Who needs dirt under your nails? And too much sun on your skin isn’t good.
d.     Hide near the plants, hoping to snatch the next critter and bite its little head off.

(3. Response a= Shambler,  Response b= Sneak, Response c=Stitch, Response d =Howler.)

4.Your friend’s wealthy and eccentric great aunt dies, leaving him an old mansion in the middle of nowhere.  He invites you to explore it. You’ve been there a few hours when an eerie howl comes from the cellar. You ________
a.      Have just gotten your nails done. Volunteer to wait upstairs where the cell signal is strong to punch in 911 if he needs it.
b.      Put on the samurai armor and grab the antique katana you found earlier and follow him down.
c.       Cellar???
d.     Let out a battle cry and charge down the steps, confident that you can take whatever is down there.
(4. Response a= Stitch, Response b= Sneak, Response c= Shambler, Response d= Howler.)

5. Reports of people biting others and a zombie plague fill the news reports. Your mom comes home from the store. She complains the woman at the deli nipped her finger. You___
a.      Hurry her into the kitchen where you cut off her finger. You may be able to save her.
b.       Wow, you could get infected or worse Mom could bite you and that would mar your skin. Lock her in the neighbor’s bathroom. Just for a while. If she doesn’t turn, they’ll let her out, right?
c.       Get the ax and end things for your mom. Better safe than sorry.
d.     Hmm.
(5. Response a= Sneak, Response b= Stitch, Response c =Howler =, Response d= Shambler.)

Okay, count the number of times you wrote each name. Hopefully you wrote one more than the others. There are four zombie types.

Stitches lose body parts, but their minds function normally. They are often preoccupied with their deteriorating appearance.
Shamblers’ brains decay long before the rest of them. They lose their speech. Their mental processing is flawed at best and they like to perform repetitive tasks. If you speak to them they’ll usually give you a vacant stare or ignore you completely.
Sneaks resemble living humans. They can think and act as they did before drinking the Bane. If you must become a zombie, this is the best category to fall into. Unfortunately, it’s temporary. Before long, you’ll degenerate and become one of the other three undead types.
Howlers are the alpha predators. They hunger for flesh to sustain their rotting bodies. The more human or even zombie prey they’re able to eat, the more cunning and intelligent they become.

How did you do? What did you become?

About Mia Jo Celeste

Mia Jo Celeste
Mia Jo Celeste comes from a family of writers and English teachers, so it was no surprise when she chose to pursue both careers. She grew up watching horror movies and reading romances. To her, the two genres go together like salty and sweet in kettle corn.
Social media links: Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads


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