From The Ashes: Survivors of the Dead by Tony Baker - Four Stars
I will probably put this on my Amazon Wishlist. It was a good sample. Good formatting, grammar, punctuation, etc. Zombies appear and the protagonist is a reserve policeman in California.
Darkroom Dreamer by Jesse Flood - Zero Stars
No. I would not touch this with a ten foot pole... and not because of the hilarious spectacle that 'Poetic Loner' (aka Jesse Flood) made of himself/herself on Amazon. It was like reading a stream of consciousness story. The formatting was horrendous and I don't think there was a single paragraph break in the whole sample. I wouldn't pay cash for that.
The Landing by Colin Taber - Five Stars
I love alternate history and this promises to be a great yarn that follows the Vikings landing in America and the country developing from there. I do think that the cover is a bit misleading, but I will still put this on my purchase as soon as I get paid list.
After The Shock by Scott Nicholson - Three Stars
This was an interesting take on the zombie phenomenon. I am still unsure of what created the different kinds of 'zombies', but apparently you don't get turned if one bites you. I am currently reading Drummer Boy by this author (I like his style) and I will be adding this to my Amazon Wishlist. I am hesitant to purchase right now because I know there are more in this series and I am unsure if the author is going to be one that gives you a complete novel within the series or is one of these serial shysters.
Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse... One Beer at a Time by Richard Johnson - 1 Star
The novel gets a star for using correct grammar and formatting. The actual story itself... not a zombie survival story, more of a drug and booze-filled romp led by immature man-boys (I wouldn't even give these characters the name of frat boys). Will not purchase and it would take a ton of convincing to get me to check out anything else by this author.