Friday, October 3, 2014

Dead Over Heels by Alison Kemper Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the DEAD HEELS by Alison Kemper Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Today on my stop we have Guest Post + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!

 Dead Over Heels
Dead Over Heels
Alison Kemper

Genres: Young Adult, Zombies
Published: September 29th, 2014  

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…



My Favorite Zombie-hunting Couples

By: Alison Kemper

In my new novel, DEAD OVER HEELS, Ava and Cole were inspired by some of the great zombie-hunting couples from TV and movies. Here three of my favorites—along with an honorable mention for a new on-screen couple with serious potential.

1st PLACE:

Daryl and Carole from THE WALKING DEAD—Played by Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride


oI don’t even remember noticing these characters for much of the first season. Now, Daryl is one of the leaders of the group (and a favorite of women viewers). Carole trains the children to fight—and makes sure they don’t suffer the same fate as her daughter Sophia. Separately or together—Daryl and Carole have killed a lot of zombies. So far, these two characters are just friends. I’m hoping that will change this season!

2nd PLACE:

Columbus and Wichita from ZOMBIELAND—Played by Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone 

She’s independent. He’s neurotic. I mean, really, who worries about clowns during a zombie apocalypse? Of course, late in the film, he has to rescue her from a zombie clown.

Best romantic scene: their slow dance at Bill Murray’s house

3rd Place: Shaun and Liz from SHAUN OF THE DEAD—Played by Simon Pegg and Kate Ashfield


Shaun might have forgotten to make a restaurant reservation for their anniversary, but when it comes to the important stuff—like kicking butt in the zombie apocalypse—he’s ready to risk his life to save Liz.


Dutch Velders and Vasiliy Fet from THE STRAIN—Played by Ruta Gedmintas and Kevin Durand 

Too soon to see how this winds up, but I’m already shipping Velders and Fet. He’s the sexy Russian rat-catcher; she’s the Brit hacker who brought down the internet. Any time these two are alone, tons of sexual tension. (Also, I know, I know, the monsters in lhis show are supposed to be vampires, but they sure look/act/shuffle a lot like zombies.)

TV and movies are filled with monster-fighting couples. Do you have a favorite? Leave me a comment below! 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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  1. Thank you for the chance to win

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a nice weekend!

  3. This sounds like it could be a very entertaining book - thank you for introducing me to this author. I am looking forward to reading this because really, who doesn't loooove zombies ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  4. Thanks for all the nice comments! And a special thanks to Addicted Readers for hosting this stop on the tour. :) Wishing all of you a fun and spooky October!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your book!

  6. You know, I've never watched a single episode of The Walking Dead... I have seen the other two film couples in your top three, though! That dead over heels line has me wondering something. Does Ava (or even Cole) become a zombie in the book? Or is it just a reference to the Zombpocalypse forcing the two to get to know each other? I feel like it's the second, but with the phrase 'head over heels' referring to two body parts, it kind of feels like Ava should be dead for the line to work. It is pretty catchy, though! I'd love to read this :)


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