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Friday, July 7, 2017

Review Hounded by Ellie Douglas

When Calloway Foster woke up that morning, he never expected it to be a deathblow to life on earth. 
Nothing can prepare him for one of the world’s most loved species to turn into the undead. Four-legged zombies now run rampant-hungry and intelligent, they are merciless to those still struggling to survive. 


So... (I’ve started well, didn’t I?)... zombie... 

Even if you are some aficionados of the genre, I'm sure the title and description of the book might mislead you. Dogs ... zombie dogs (don’t think that I gave you a spoiler, it is written everywhere) – a little odd you could say. Now, don’t be such stick in the mud. The madness had to start from somewhere. And if you’ll have a bit of patience and you’ll not roll your eyes, you’ll have a little surprise. How nice it will be... only depends on you. 

Shit hit the fan... 

Do you want one of the explanations of this expression? Then, open the book and let yourself be adventurous. Reading Ellie Douglas's book you’ll get a thrill. Do not make the mistake of saying that because the author is a woman, everything will slowly slip into a mushy romance. No, nothing of this kind! Ellie Douglas's book is like waking up straight into the 5th season of The Walking Dead series, where the zombies had already become a décor, and the spots are taken by screwballs, or by all sorts of people which shows their true nature in limbo situations: some are more courageous, some are more cowardly, some of them altruistic, others more despicable ... you know the fauna. And if it is not enough for you, know that, at some point, things will take a pure horror turn, just like in those movies with the dude with the chainsaw ... ok, enough with the references! Oh, and don’t forget the zombie dogs...

As I already told you, the writer does not waste time at all. You will not get bored by dull intros or anything that will cause you yawning. Action, baby! That's what you want, isn’t it? Violence? Graphic descriptions? The implacability of destiny? The destruction of civilization? The zombie Apocalypse? You will have them all, without imposture and without hypocrisy. So, if you are a fan of soft core zombie stories (sounds bad, right?), you should try other books! Hounded is not for you. Or who knows, maybe you will like it.

Come on, stop fooling around! Try it! Reading is safe! 

Enough, no point in boring you with my chatting! Words are useless. A new approach, a new thrill… zombie fans, this is for you! 

Happy reading... or... Happy Thrilling!

About the author:
I’m Ellie Douglas, and like you, I love horror, everything about horror, the goriest and most gruesome of horrors is the ultimate. I can’t get enough. So much so that I write horror. That need to be graphic, and explicit with my horror scenes makes me stand out. I give what I want to read to others, so now they can enjoy a true horror story. 

I’m not all about just being graphic, I also build characters that the readers will love and or hate, so they can feel pulled right inside of the story that they are reading. It gives me so much enjoyment when I hear remarks like, ‘You made me want to puke,’ ‘I have nightmares every damned night –thanks,’ and ‘Quentin Tarantino and Steven King made a baby, YOU!’ when I hear comments like that, I know then I’ve succeeded, that also pushes me into writing more and becoming even better.

I’m fun loving, generous and very mysterious. I enjoy spending time with my family, and have four children to keep the horror writing alive. I enjoy helping others and volunteer my services to help Autistic children, I love cosplay and the chance to dress up as a monster, zombie or some other gritty character is fun, oh so much fun. 

I love summer, and well…I hate winter. I live in New Zealand and feel often too far away from all the cool stuff going on in the world. I love helping people all the time. I’ve got my hands dipped in a few things, I write books, but I also make professional book covers for other authors, I also create adult coloring books and I have a gambling app that I designed on the apple store :) I’ve always got a project going, be it writing or creating, that is who I am and I love it :) 

My ultimate aim is to give back, paying it forward, to constantly better myself and give the audience amazing stories. Let me scare you…


Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds like a great book.

Ally Swanson said...

I think these books sound like interesting reads! The covers are quite scary but intriguing!