Friday, January 30, 2015

This World Bites by Loni Townsend

I'm honored to be one of the stop's on the tour to promote This World Bites, by everyone's favorite Ninja Squirrel Loni Townsend. Loni is here today with an excerpt but before I get to that let me share the awesome cover for her book:

Yay, Loni!

And now here is an excerpt that went right to my Walking Dead lover's heart. :D

Chairs scraped the floor, pushed backward to be vacated. Dropped forks clattered as they struck plates, abandoned with half-eaten meals left behind. Each fleeing footfall was fast paced and directed toward the door. Huh. Guess the bite was a bit more serious than I’d thought.
The waiter’s face paled and a small frown creased his full, kissable lips. Wait, no, strike that. His face was already pale. “There is no vaccine for a zombie bite. Poor boy. So young too.”
Zombie, eh? I had a name now, though the condition didn’t sound good.
Duke dropped his voice and leaned toward me. “Perhaps kill him now, before he turns.”
I prepared to calm Michael. If there was one thing he hated, it was being treated the age he looked. Guardians stopped physically aging when their elemental master reached maturity. Technically, he was older than I was, but we chose not to broach the topic.
I gathered my will and pushed down the surge of emotion threatening to explode from the volatile guardian. Controlling my guardians was one of the benefits of the inextricable bond between us. Most of the time, I used it for long-distance requests or voiceless prompting when I didn’t want to look bossy. It was really great when I had a hankering for ice cream.

Book Blurb:

It’s her first day on a new world and Cera’s already found trouble. Michael, her guardian, has been bitten by a zombie and will soon join the undead ranks.
Everyone tells her there’s no cure, but Cera isn’t one to be deterred. She’s willing to face off with zombie hordes, demon slavers, and black market informants if it means she’ll find a cure for Michael. But she’s not the only one hunting for something.
Something is hunting her.


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About the Author:

Loni Townsend
Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

By day, she writes code. By predawn darkness, she writes fantasies. All other times, she writes in her head.
People call her peculiar with a twisted sense of fashion, but don't let those understatements fool you. Her behavior is perfectly normal for a squirrel disguised as a human. That's part of being a ninja—blending in.
She makes her home in Idaho with her sadistically clever—yet often thwarted—husband, two frighteningly brilliant children, and three sneaky little shibas.
Find her on her blog or social media.

Contact info:
Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Goodreads

Congratulations, Loni!


  1. Ooh, This World Bites sounds fun and intense! Best of luck to Loni with this! :)

  2. This book is everywhere! I need a zombie fix. :)

  3. Another good excerpt. Hope the sales are going well.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  4. Great excerpt, Loni! I can't wait to get to the end of the story.

  5. Great excerpt indeed that you let take seed

  6. Wow, sounds really good. I already like Cera -- strong and poised. She sure has to overcome some serious challenges. Thank you for sharing this wonderful book and author.

  7. Yay for Loni! What an intriguing and funny excerpt. Wishing her much success!

    I love the blog look, Julie. Have a great weekend! :)

  8. Fantastic! Poor Michael. He needs hugs!

  9. Congrats and sounds like some humour in this to:)

  10. This sounds like a cool zombie book!

  11. This sounds like a cool zombie book!

  12. I really enjoyed this. I read it this week.

  13. Great teaser! I hope she does find a cure- because who would want to lose their ice cream go-getter? ;)

  14. Seen Loni's book all over the place. Sounds amazing. Good Luck Loni!!

  15. My mom loves The Walking Dead, but I'm not sure she's tried out zombie fiction yet!

  16. I think I love zombies. Therefore this book is right up my alley.

  17. Loni's making a huge splash with her book. She's really taking a bite out of the blogging world.

  18. Thank you all for the kind comments! :)

  19. Hey, I just saw Loni over at Liz Blocker's place! This story sounds so fun. Thanks for the inside peek. Good luck to Loni!

  20. Congrats, Loni! I enjoyed the excerpt. That last line in it about the ice cream made me laugh.

  21. This books sounds really cute. Congratulations, Loni! Didn't I just see you over at Christine Rains' blog? You're everywhere!

  22. Very creative excerpt! Congrats to Loni!



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