[Release Day Blitz & Review] Z-Radio by Candy O’Donnell

Author: Candy O’Donnell

Title: Z-Radio Book 1

Series: A Zombie Apocalypse Novelette Series

Genre: Horror

Release Date: 1-17-15

Publishing House: Kingsnake Publishing


My life will never be the same again!

My entire existence changed
when the Zombie Apocalypse
started. I was bitten and
thought my life was going
to end at the radio station.
My name is Cherise, and there
are people out there that
want me dead!



Greg punched it and I was thrown to the ground when I lost my grip on the tailgate. A few zombies took advantage of this situation, and while I fought with all my might, they were overwhelming me quicker than I could fight. Inside my head, I felt my time on earth was through.

Darren cried for Greg to stop as he fired a shot at one about to take a hunk out of my arm. I was on my feet and hurrying after the truck when one came out of nowhere and bit down on my leg. I screamed in pain and was pulled into the truck by Darren. His eyes revealed what needed to be done, and I did not try to talk him out of keeping his distance.

The vehicle took off over the grass as fast as Greg could go. We slid to one side then to the other, and all the while my body began to feel different. I knew what was taking place and could do nothing to stop it.

I felt everyone’s eyes upon me as stinging tingles coursed throughout my body. It felt like an unstoppable freight train was about to reach its destination. This was it and I knew it.


I was propped up against the off-white wall of the radio station, where I felt death would take me. I knew I was going to die, and soon. There was nothing more that could be done for me. My will to live was strong, but it was fading fast.

Five strangers stood over me, mulling over when I would need a bullet to the brain. The bite wound on my leg caused my body to convulse, severely. The male that was in the tree with us had already been put out of his misery. I rolled my eyes and stared at his sheet-covered body. A blanket had been laid over him after the gunshot split his cranium in two. Soon, it would be my turn.

I watched as his deceased body was dragged down the dirty, alabaster tile to the rear of the radio station. That was a sight I’d never forget; the vision was burned into my brain. It was what happened to those that turned. I now knew that a simple bite could transform a human into a flesh eater.

“Will I die, Darren?” I questioned the man sitting across from me holding the shotgun. His hand was on the trigger and his eyes were staring past me.

“I don’t know, Cherise. From where I’m standing, I’d say yes. I am praying for you, girl.” He shook his head as I slid to the cold floor, where I felt its icy chill upon my cheek. It felt nice to feel something, anything. I could also feel what was taking place inside my body. It felt horrible and I could not push the stop button even though I wanted to.

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This is a 3 stars and that is purely because I like the genre.

Cherise gets caught up in a zombie apocalypses, teams up with some survivors only to get bitten on her way to safety with her boyfriend Greg.

Sounds like the end already, but when she doesn’t

turn into a zombie and seems to be immune things take another turn.

The radio station she holed up in with the others gets “taken over” by a group who seem to be seeking out the immune survivors and killing them

But why? That is what we have to find out as this obviously doesn’t give much away in the respect…

I may not have rated this high but I am looking forward to more.

Meet the Author:

Candy O’Donnell lives in California with her best friend Jim, and two enthused teenagers. This family also includes two happy dogs, a languid cat and an energetic cockatiel. At the age of twelve, she wrote her first mini book and has not looked back when her first title was published in 2007. Today, Candy writes whatever story crops up in her imagination and lately, she is including friends as cover models for her books. She composes numerous genres as a way of expressing herself fluently. Her early years were spent reading the works of Walter Farley, Stephen King, and other titles focused on history.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and culture in 2010 and she also has 6 grad units in criminal justice. After instilling herself in the family business, they are about to embark on a journey of merging with another.

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Coming Soon:

Z-Radio Series: Zombie Apocalypse Novelettes: 2015-16 1-10

Angels Reign Series: 2015-16
1) Dragonfly
2) Firefly
3) Butterfly

Mystic Wolfe Series: 2015
1) SilverThorne
2) GildedThorne
3) JadedThorne
4) SapphireThorne

Psychic Series: 2015-16
1) Psychic Perception
2) Psychic Chaos
3) Psychic Amnesty
4) Psychic Honesty

Demon Slayer Series: 2016-17
1) Above Ground
2) Lykos
3) Zombus Xenus

She’s City, He’s Country: 2015

Last of the Coventry: 2015


I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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