Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues & White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland

July 16th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 69 Comments

16th Jul

Coffee Pot ReviewsWelcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have two audios from the urban fantasy series White Trash Zombies by Diana Rowland. This series is delightful on audio….enjoy and stick around for a cup of mocha coffee!

I am so excited to be bringing back my Coffee Pot Reviews. I stopped doing them when I installed UBB and now that the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin has been upgraded they are back. This is the plugin that creates my review posts, handles my archives and creates all those cool sidebar widgets. If you are on WordPress.org you should check out Ashley @ Nose Graze and the UBB Plugin

 

Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues & White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues
by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #2
Published by: Penguin
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Goodreads
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia.Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

The more time I spend with Angel the more I love this southern zombie chic. The girl is bright, doesn’t take any shit and her Nancy Drew skills at solving mysteries makes me giddy. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues mystery thread ties into Ed and the beheaded zombies in book one. This book has it all- a secret lab testing zombies, hunters and boyfriend problems. Rowland added more depth, new characters and more complication for our girl. Rowland creates a tight tale and the more time I spend in this world the happier I am. The flow is wonderful and I am able to slip right into the story. This is an audio series where I look for excuses to listen and find myself listening for “just another chapter” late into the night. Romance, parental involvement and problems at the job keep our girl busy and I loved every dang moment of it. Allison McLemore truly brings Angel to life from the accent to her subtle snark.

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Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues & White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #3
Published by: Penguin
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Goodreads
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

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.
Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she's in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces - and body parts - together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.

In White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, Angel Crawford is knee deep in problems from dealing with her Dad to trying to deciding how she feels about her “not-quite” boyfriend. You think that would be enough to keep our curious little zombie out of trouble, but nope..she is asking questions. Her little Nancy Drew hat is constantly on and she picks up on things.  She soon discovers the secret lab is still open for business. Things get seriously complicated when a zombie movie comes to town and the labs involvement will have you cringing. I thought Rowland’s ingenuous idea to weave this thread into the ongoing story arc to be well done and quite clever. Again, I barreled through this listening during every free moment. Rowland weaves snark, suspense, and mystery into this installment. Before I even finished I ordered How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back the next audio in this series.

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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.

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69 Responses to “Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues & White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland”

  1. Silvia

    I know these books because I’ve been hearing a lot about them from a few bloggers I follow who are really into this series. Personally, I’m not a zombie fan and I always try to avoid those kind of stories as much as possible, but it’s good to hear this series is working great for you! 🙂
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  2. Jenny

    I clearly need to read this series Kim! It sounds like such a wonderful blend of so many things – humor, mystery, paranormal – and that makes it a winner to me. Looking forward to meeting Angel!
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  3. Ramona

    I didn’t manage to read the first book yet, but I know I will. Certainly a lot of people seem to like them. The mix of humor and mystery in a zombie book is just too intriguing to pass up, lol 🙂
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  4. Rita

    Lol, Southern Zombie chick, with a mohawk and a pouty face! Too funny, glad you enjoyed them– certainly is different. I don’t “do” zombies but for those who do, it looks like fun.
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  5. Lindy

    I use to read Nancy Drew as a kid and loved the mysteries! This series sounds entertaining with the way Angel Crawford solves mysteries and I like that you compare her to Nancy Drew. Snark and suspense always add to a great plot! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, I use to do them all the time..but with the UBB archive system I stopped..so glad to be able to do them again. They work well with series books and novellas..so as to avoid spoilers.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Lord she makes me laugh so hard. I am listening to book 4 now and the line I am carrying death in my butt..just about killed me. I laughed so hard it caused a coughing fit of epic proportions but lord she makes me smile.

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