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Red Plague Giveaway on GoodReads

Or, Your Last Day To Enter To Win!

This month I am giving away five copies of my zombie romance trilogy through GoodReads. Bonus–each paperback will be signed by me!

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Link to GoodReads.

Back Cover Blurb:

The red plague has devastated the human race, turning billions of people into zombies with red eyes and an insatiable hunger for human flesh. 

The 212R virus sweeps through the population so quickly a possible cure is left to rot. Seventeen-year-old Maya Solomon may be the only survivor who knows where it is. But to reach the lab in Raleigh, North Carolina she will have to outrun the infected boy tracking her every step and cross into a city swarming with monsters.

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Last Day Elixir Is Free

Or, Today Is Your Last Chance To Try The First Book In The Red Plague Trilogy For $0.00

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Like YA zombie romance? Not sure if you do? Download the ebook Elixir (Red Plague #1) and find out! Free today on Amazon.

Back Cover Blurb:

The red plague has devastated the human race, turning billions of people into zombies with red eyes and an insatiable hunger for human flesh. 

The 212R virus sweeps through the population so quickly a possible cure is left to rot. Seventeen-year-old Maya Solomon may be the only survivor who knows where it is. But to reach the lab in Raleigh, North Carolina she will have to outrun the infected boy tracking her every step and cross into a city swarming with monsters.

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Happy Day! Elixir is Free :D

Or, Here’s Your Chance To Jump Into A Zombie Trilogy!

Starting today (and going on until July 14) Elixir: Red Plague #1 is free at Amazon. My YA zombie romance is short, sweet, and scary. Check it out!

I can’t wait to hear what you think.

P.S. Don’t forget the complete trilogy, signed by me and in paperback format, is a GoodReads giveaway this month.

 

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Cover Blurb:

The red plague has devastated the human race, turning billions of people into zombies with red eyes and an insatiable hunger for human flesh. 

The 212R virus sweeps through the population so quickly a possible cure is left to rot. Seventeen-year-old Maya Solomon may be the only survivor who knows where it is. But to reach the lab in Raleigh, North Carolina she will have to outrun the infected boy tracking her every step and cross into a city swarming with monsters.

<3 Anna

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Who’s Your Fave Film Zombie Poll

Or, Vote For Your Favorite Undead Character

I’m a huge fan of zombies, which is why I wrote the Red Plague trilogy about a zombie-like infection.

Do you have a fave film zombie?

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A New 5-Star Review for Elixir

Or, Pretty Little Pages Reviewed The 1st Volume In The Red Plague Trilogy

You can visit the site here or read the review below.

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  I cannot get enough of zombies stories lately, and Elixir delivered my next fix perfectly! Anna Abner penned a unique story that left me wanting more of this series. Her writing flows so well, and this story pulled me in immediately.

The characters in Elixir were a very dynamic bunch. Ben was my favorite one, because I was so intrigued by him. I’m dying to know what happens to him during the rest of this series! Maya is a great main character. I very much enjoyed following her journey and learning about her life and the world around her. Hunny did get annoying, though. At first, I thought she’d be endearing but she quickly got on my nerves.

The detail in this book is amazing. I’ve been all over North Carolina except the Raleigh-Durham area, but I still felt like I was there. I was never left wondering how, and what, things were happening because Anna Abner did an excellent job at keeping the reader informed and invested.

If you’re a fan of zombies books, I would recommend Elixir to you in a heartbeat. Fans of Tracey Ward and her kick-ass heroines will enjoy this quick and inviting read, too!

5 out of 5 stars

–Kristen

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Red Plague Series an Amazon Daily Deal!

Or, The Best Email I’ve Ever Gotten

Today my YA series was a daily deal from Amazon. I had no idea Elixir, Antidote, and Panacea would be email blasted to Amazon customers, but I’m so proud and delighted.

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My Top 4 Favorite Zombies

Or, Which Zombies Influenced The Red Plague Trilogy

The stories of risen dead originated in the voodoo religion, but they definitely got more fun when Hollywood took over. From the first zombie monster in 1932’s White Zombie to the decomposing walkers on The Walking Dead, zombies have always been my favorite movie monsters.

 

#4: Kyle from American Horror Story: Coven (2013-2014)

AHSKyle and Zoe had an instant attraction, but when he was killed the same night they met, what was a witch to do except piece him back together and raise him from the dead? He had a bumpy readjustment period, but with time Kyle learned to be (mostly) human again.

 

#3: Sophia from The Walking Dead (Current)

sophiaTechnically, all my favorite characters on the show are zombies since they have the zombie virus inside them. But of all the turned walkers poor Sophia broke my heart the worst. I really wanted her to be okay and when she re-appeared I cried for her, Carol, and all of them.

 

#2: Freddie from Return of the Living Dead (1985)

freddieThis movie gave me nightmares, and it will always be my favorite horror film. The wiggling dog corpse. The tar monster in the basement. The cemetery literally coming to life. Not only is this movie crazy scary, but I was emotionally invested in Freddie being the good guy who would get a happy ending. Nope. Zombie.

 

#1: R from Warm Bodies (2013)

warm bodiesIf all zombies were as adorable as Nicholas Hoult’s R, horror movies would be very different. First, the book was an amazing story I could not put down, but then the film was even better.

 

These characters, and countless others, inspired me to write my own zombie YA adventure, Elixir.

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Red Plague Photos

Or, Things That Inspired Elixir, Maya & Ben

I live in North Carolina and everything around me inspired locations and characters in the Red Plague Trilogy, but here are some things that made me stop and imagine the series in a new way.

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A helicopter flying over a NC highway. In the zombie apocalypse, this would be one of the first signs of trouble.
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Another helicopter searching for the infected.
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I was driving on I-40 near Raleigh when I spotted smoke in the distance which made me imagine all kinds of apocalypse scenarios.
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An empty highway in NC surrounded by thick forest, just like in the book. Can you picture Maya and her companions traipsing down the center line?
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Another NC highway flanked by pine trees.
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The I-40 near Raleigh, NC.
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The McDonald’s (near Raleigh, NC) that catches Hunny’s attention.
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Maya, Pollard & Hunny take over an RV similar to this one at the end of Elixir.
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Finally, the adorable, real life inspiration for Hunny Green.

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Meet Maya Solomon of the Red Plague Trilogy

Or, An Interview With A Fictional Character

Want to know more about the heroine of the Red Plague Trilogy? I put together a faux interview between Maya and her school newspaper. Enjoy!

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Interviewer: This month’s Palmetto High School’s student spotlight is on Maya Solomon, 17, recent 1st place winner in the thousand meters sprint at the state track finals. Here are your five questions.

Q1: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

Maya: I have a twin brother named Mason. But nobody at Palmetto has ever met him. He doesn’t live with us anymore.

Q2: Who is your favorite teacher?

Maya: Mr. Reynolds the music teacher. He taught me a lot about songwriting and composing.

Q3: What is one thing you can’t live without?

Maya: My iPad. It has all my recordings on it, my favorite music, and pictures and videos of my family. I would be really upset if I lost it.

Q4: Who is the one person you can’t live without?

Maya: My dad. He’s a single parent now. Without him I’d be an orphan.

Q5: What are your plans for after high school?

Maya: I’m going to Meredith College where my mom used to teach (before she passed away) to study music and creative writing.

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