Tuesday, February 12, 2013


A prank. I think not. Activate your zombie survival plans now. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Zombie Proof

Well, I think Nemo has zombie-proofed my yard for me. Unless they have snow shoes. Then we might have a problem.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Act fast and get a free copy of Rising Tide: A Novel on Amazon. Today and tomorrow only!

Couldn't Put It Down 
I just finished Rising Tide and it was one of the easiest reads I have had all year. I couldn't put the book down once I picked it up. You feel very drawn to the characters and can't help imagining yourself into the storyline. Fischer has made you feel like you are right there with the friends as they try to navigate and survive in their hometown after a virus takes over. I can see this book becoming a staple for high school students as well as for those who love a good action-packed post apocalyptic zombie story. Now I would like a second and third please.

   - Andrea Carr

A Very Entertaining Book
Rising Tide is a fun book. It is easy to identify with the characters - to the point where you are yelling at them for doing something stupid, and empathizing with them during their struggles. It is a good read and good at capturing your imagination for awhile.

   - Butters

Great First Book (actually just great)
I also received a copy of the Kindle version (.mobi) in exchange for an objective review. Fortunately good reviews are easier to write.

This book could could easiely fit into regular fiction or teen fiction. The subject matter can be gruesome, but wasn't dwelled upon in a gratuitous fashion. It has zombies, people got eaten, but not in a manner that I would need to shield from my teen readers. The characters are teens themselves and were very well written. I have teens in my house and I recognize the characters; they aren't adults or children written as teens, they rise off the page as teens with all of their imperfections and idiocyncrasies. They acted and sounded like teens: believable. The story was well written, well paced and included almost everything I was looking for in the book with the exception of more.

Of note, there are a host of e-books out, in Kindle and others formats, that are rife with typographical or other editing errors. They detract from the story, sometimes to the point of jarring you out of the story. Not here. In all 187 pages I noticed one minor spelling error (and that's NOT a challenge).

Bottom line, a great read; buy this book. I got it free, but would have been happy with a $3.99 very well spent.

     - David A. Larson

Wicked Tale Told Well
I love a good yarn and Leigh Fisher has given us a pretty good yarn in Rising Tide. It has all the requisites of a good story: engaging characters, romance, intrigue, danger and an almost unstoppable antagonist. This small group of survivors experience many situations that test their character and temper their resolve to carry on.

Their are some adults aspects in the book, but no more than a young adult would get watching television. A good read, enjoy!

   - Steven Reneau

Excellent Read

I received a copy of this book as a free promotion with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

I really liked this book. It was a short read for me, finished in an evening - which was actually pretty stupid of me considering the subject matter and the fact that it is storming outside. =)

The only thing that stopped me from giving it five stars, is that I'm hoping for more of the story. The sentences were very short and easily read but not so short that it seemed choppy. It really led to the feeling that this was a narrative told from the perspective of a seventeen year old girl.

There is some very adult subject matter, but it is not terribly graphic. I think it is appropriate for young adults and tweens, depending on their level of maturity. I feel the book's content matter is certainly nothing above what they would see on primetime television or read in a vampire/werewolf series.


A group of Maine teenagers wake up one morning to find the world has gone to hell in a handbasket. Without any adult supervision, the group of modern teens must not only learn to navigate a world without power, computers, or telephones but also try to survive.

   - Libby K

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Delirium Jane: Part VI

Continued from Delirium Jane: Part V
or Start from the Beginning

“Take me with you. I know how to fight. I’m not the man you remember,” Zac pleads.

I laugh. “The man I remember? You just a little boy the last time I saw you.”

“That’s not true. I was seventeen.”

“Maybe, but you were all skin and bones and twitchy nerves.

“Not anymore. I’m as strong as anyone here, except for Cook. I know how to hunt and shoot and –“

“Oh really? That tree must have really pissed you off then?”

He crosses is arms in front of his chest. “It was a warning shot. If I wanted to kill you, I could have.”

“You shot at Jane?” Molly asks in disbelief as she hands me a mug of water.

“It was just a warning shot, Ma, and I didn’t know it was her.”

“Have a seat, both of you.” Molly gestures to the folding chairs she had placed on her platform.

When we had arrived, Molly had been hanging laundry to dry. Recognizing me immediately she dropped everything and gave me a tight hug, insisting that I stay around for a while. She would make me dinner and we would share news and memories.

“What do you guys do during winter?” I ask. Being late summer, its comfortable sitting outside up in the trees with a light breeze blowing and a nice shade, but my mind keeps wandering back to what this place will be like in a few months, when the leaves drop off the trees, the wind picks up and the snow begins to fall.

Molly smiles thinly. “It’s harsh.” Her face is pale and gaunt; she has dark circles under her eyes; and her blond hair hangs limply and falls over her face. Where her son has filled out and grown strong, she has remained the same tired frail woman I remembered from our journey north. Most people were half starving and exhausted by the time the made it to the Ridge; hiding from the horde does that to you, but once some semblance of safety and normalcy was achieved, they would often bounce back. Molly, on the other hand, appears to have only grown more hollow and broken.

“We spend a lot of time in the meeting hall,” she points to the only platform with a permanent structure.

“We were all supposed to get homes. We weren’t supposed to still be living in tents,” Zac says darkly.

“Zac, don’t get started on that. Not now. You know how difficult it is to get building materials out here.”

“You know, things have turned out pretty well back at the Ridge. It’s definitely nothing like before the dead climbed out of their graves, but it’s safe. Everyone has their own room; families even have their own houses. We have running water and a little bit of electricity. We work hard but it’s warm and we have food in our bellies every night. It wouldn’t be much out of our way, we could take you there.”

Her eyes are wistful and for a moment I think she might take me up on the offer. “What? And leave Cook?”

“Would that be so awful?” Zac mutters, barely audible. His mother shoots him a dirty look.

“He could go too.” I know the words are a lie as soon as I say them. He would never agree to go back to the Ridge and I doubt the Captain would accept him anyway. He was too . . . troublesome.

“No, no. Besides, if it is so great, why are you leaving?”

I shrug. “I’m just looking for something different; something I’m not going to find safe behind a fence. I’m looking for my place.”

Molly nods. “Well I have found my place and it is here with Cook, but . . .”


“But if you can, you should take Zac with you. He has turned out to be a fine young man. He works hard and does as he’s told,” she smiles, “most of the time.”

I look from mother to son. They both look like begging pups, pleading for my approval and acceptance. “I’ll talk to Skip about it. It will be his decision, but I’ll talk to him.”

Continue with Delirium Jane: Part VII