Thursday, March 10, 2016

This Would Be Paradise Blurb Blitz

In a world where a virus has spread turning most of the population into flesh eating monsters, there are two friends partying it up in New Orleans when the infection hits. Far away from home, they are trapped and trying to make sense of all that has happened with the help of new friends and enemies along the way. Zombies aren't the only thing to fear...

We were all doomed to be food for the worms’ sooner or later. Why not end it now? I could hear growling coming from the crowd; some had started to lightly bang on the fence. They didn’t realize they were powerless to knock over their obstacle with their decaying arms like dried tree branches. But they were powerful enough to take down this world; the irony was almost too much.

Dead, infected people owned this place now. They marched into the streets like all armies before them, except they didn’t discriminate. We were all fair game. All races, all colors, all genders. We were all equally screwed.

I slid down the rough outside paneling of the house, resting my head in my hands and wept.

My Review:

4 stars

I will admit, I don't often read zombie novels but when I read the blurb for this book, I had to give it a try. It was the hint of a threat outside of just zombies that drew me in. I enjoyed the zombie elements, the explanations behind what was going on and all, though there were definitely unbelievable moments (guns and first aid; if you read the book, you'll know what I'm talking about). 

My biggest complaint when it comes to zombie/post-apocalyptic novels is with how the characters are portrayed. I'm sick and tired of one-dimensional characters who pull the stupid "horror movie let's-go-investigate-the-weird-happenings-instead-of-running-away-like-intelligent-human-beings" act. So I was pleasantly surprised with how the characters were written here, and in fact, my favorite part was the characters. They were fleshed out, realistic, and interesting to read about. Their reactions (mostly) made sense, and I actually found myself caring about what happened to them. 

This is also a decently written book, especially for an author's debut novel. The story was engaging, the plot made sense, the story flowed well with few dull moments, and the characters were well crafted. I was actually surprised at first when I learned that this was the author's first novel because the writing and story were so good and enjoyable. There is room for improvement in regards to pacing and such, but overall, this is a wonderful debut novel and I cannot wait for book 2.

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Author Bio and Links:
N. D. Iverson is young author trying to find her niche in the world. She has a business degree; to which she is still trying to find a practical application for. She has bounced from half-baked ideas of becoming a forensic pathologist (cut short when the option for attending an autopsy came up and she rather quickly decided maybe that wasn't for her), a member of a rock band (sadly, neither her nor her friends could play instruments or sing, not that it's a requirement these days...) and many more. This Would Be Paradise is her first completed book, which has started a chain reaction of one-too-many book ideas dancing around in her head. She plans on wrangling in these ideas and making full fledged books from them. So keep an eye out on the horizon for more works to come! For more information, please visit her website.

You can purchase This Would Be Paradise on Amazon and other major eBook retailers.


  1. I am a big ZOMBIE fan. This book definitely goes on my want to read list!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting and for taking the time to read and review This Would Be Paradise. It is much appreciated!

  3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

    1. I like to write, but I still don't consider myself a writer yet. Maybe after a few more books...

  4. Really great review - thanks for sharing your thoughts!