Deadly Destinations: Diana Rowland’s Angel Crawford on St. Edwards Parish, Louisiana & win WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

July 5, 2013 Deadly Destinations, Giveaways, Guests 47

Today’s Deadly Destination is from Diana Rowland‘s Angel Crawford on St. Edwards Parish, Louisiana from WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (published on July 2, 2013 by DAW). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.

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Diana Rowland’s Angel Crawford on St. Edwards Parish, Louisiana from White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

My name’s Angel Crawford, and I hear you’re planning a trip to St. Edwards Parish. I’m not sure why the hell you’re stopping here, but hey, whatever floats your boat!

We’re located in the heartland of southeast Louisiana, and boast beautiful scenery, excellent hunting and fishing, idyllic back woods living, and—for those who crave it—some of the best-tasting brains this side of the Mississippi!

Yes, we have a pretty decent zombie population in these parts, mainly due to Pietro taking care of a bunch of us. But we’re pretty well fed, for the most part, so you non-zoms don’t need to worry…much.

For the zombies among you, there are a few zombie-friendly places in the area that have a secret menu. If you go to MiraLou’s Chow Hut, be sure to ask for the Sesame Chicken with “extra anchovies.” They’ll know you want the brains and garlic dressing! And at Sam’s Smoothie Station, asking for a “megadeath” shake will get you a cup of brains blended in with banana, blueberry, and chocolate. Yum! But watch out for the sleazy zombie pickup artist who comes on to you at Merle’s Bar with the line, “Hey, baby, I have some awesome pudding at my place.” Unless you’re in the market for a little lewd lovin’, tell that undead dude to take a hike!

Now, that said, if you’re not of the zombie persuasion, there are a few things you might want to watch out for in these parts. Is your smoothie lumpy? That may not be fruit in there, and you might want to ask Sam to make you a new one. Is the smelly guy in line at the bait shop sniffing at the back of your skull? That stench probably isn’t the shrimp. You’d best get the heck away from him. Better yet, go buy him a Sam’s Smoothie Megadeath! Same goes for the lady on the bus with droopy eyes and raspy breathing. Unless she reaches for an asthma inhaler, it’d probably be a good idea to get off at the next stop.

While you’re in the area, there are a couple of places that might just draw your interest. For starters, St. Edwards Parish is home to the Tucker Point High School Fighting Nutria and their state champion football team! Y’all be sure to check out their brand new multi-million dollar stadium, where the movie High School Zombie Apocalypse!! was recently filmed. It’s sure to be a blockbuster, and you’ll see plenty of local faces in the crowd scenes. Even the mayor has a bit part, though he “dies” in the first ten minutes of the movie. Those zombie cheerleaders can be vicious, I tell you.

You’d also do well to take a stroll down by the Kreeger river just south of the Saberton Industries plant. Be sure to take your camera because, if you’re lucky, you might just see one of the famous six-legged bullfrogs. You’ll for sure hear them with their distinct blarp-pah-TOOOO instead of a croak!

Oh yeah, one last thing. Clothes. It’s mid-summer and it’s hot. And humid. And there are so many mosquitos you’re gonna start dreaming about vampires rather than zombies. So if you want to get an idea what it feels like before you get here, turn your shower on full hot and let it run. Go out of the bathroom and close the door. Put on whatever you’re planning on wearing. Give it about five minutes then go back in the bathroom, turn the water to just the warm side of cool and step in for a count of one-one-thousand, two-one-thousand. Step right back out, shut the water off, and that’s pretty much what you’re going to feel like anytime you’re outside. So, unless you’re from these parts or that felt really good, you might just want to hole up in the hotel, enjoy the air conditioning and room service—zombies ask for the Brain Power Special—and watch High School Zombie Apocalypse!!

 Diana Rowland has worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she’s seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can’t rollerblade to save her life.
She presently lives in south Louisiana with her husband and her daughter where she is deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning.

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Two copies of White Trash Zombie Apocalypse


Available on July 2, 2013 by DAW


Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.
But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that’s rotten. Soon she’s fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.
Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.

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47 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Diana Rowland’s Angel Crawford on St. Edwards Parish, Louisiana & win WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE”

  1. Prangon

    I loved the first two in the series, can hardly wait to get my hands on the third. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  2. Céline G.

    This series is really awesome. I haven’t read the third one yet so my fingers are crossed forthe giveaway! Thanks a lot!

  3. Tamlyn

    I’m not usually a fan of zombies, but these covers go together so awesomely I’m willing to give it a try (yes, I’m shallow ;p).

  4. Linda Townsend

    I’ve not read any of this series… don’t know how I’ve missed it! My son and I are loving all the zombbie movies. I’m enjoying the zombie books… We are huge fans of The Walking Dead… We just saw World War Z. He’s been a fan for ages… he has all the Living Dead movies. Our favorite haunted house at last year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando was the Walking Dead one… LOL! It appears that you are a fan too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. may

    I think this is an unique take on zombies! Love to read it!

  6. JenM

    I’m not wild about scary zombie books, but this sounds campy rather than scary and I love those. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Susan S.

    I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Vivien

    Do you prefer writing from a male or female point of view?

  9. Regan

    I just started getting into reading zombie books and am currently reading World War Z…this series is definitely on my TBR asap!

  10. lais

    this cover is AWESOMEE!! never read a book about zombies,but I am a fan of anything supernatural!! :))

  11. Eva Millien

    Love the post. I am looking forward to reading this series. St. Edwards Parish, LA is an awesome place to visit, even with the zombie population.

  12. munchkin

    i have read her other series and this series is in my TBR pile- would love to win this release !

  13. Jessica Novak

    SO funny! Love the description of the weather/temperature, because it’s pretty much spot on. Thanks for sharing, this sounds like another series I need to add to my TBR pile!

  14. Kai W.

    I don’t usually like reading zombie stories but White Trash Zombie is hilarious. I just love this series.

  15. Denise Z

    This series looks like a hoot. I have not read it, but every time I see the covers I chuckle. They are definitely on the wishlist and I thank you for a chance to win a copy 🙂

  16. Lauren G

    I’ve been meaning to start this series. This author is local for me so I have some of her other books signed. Must read soon!

  17. Heidi

    I Love this series! It makes me snort and laugh while reading it! Loved the post and giveaway!

  18. Melliane

    I’m really curious about this book and I have book 1 to read. I’m sure it’s awesome!

  19. Rhonda Beyer

    I haven’t read this series yet, but it looks great…I love the covers!!!! Thanks for the giveaway…

  20. Natasha

    Sounds like a great series!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. angel d

    cover looks awesome. i love all things zombie and i am excited to read this

  22. Kait Ballenger

    Loved this post! Reading it made me so interested in the series that I purchased the first book off Amazon! Can’t wait until it gets here. It’s going straight to the top of my TBR pile.

  23. leannessf

    Love your covers – do you have any input on the design?


  24. Enigma75

    This series ROCKS! I can’t wait to dive into the 3rd book! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

  25. Texas Book Lover

    I absolutely love the covers of these books and have got to read these very soon!

  26. Galena

    I love this series! I am a sucker for zombie novels and I love that the protag is a zombie!

  27. Joani S

    I’ve listened to the first 2 on audio and I absolutely loved them! The narrator is spot on and the books are the best! I’m looking forward to this one, just haven’t got a chance to get it yet. Thanks!!

  28. Rain Maiden

    I love that this series is not your typical zombie story. Its nice to read something original. Great giveaway.

  29. Jen B.

    I love zombie stories. How did you decide to make a zombie the heroine of your series? I love the idea that Angel has to save the world!

  30. Kristia

    Love this series!! Can’t wait to read this one. Thank you for the international giveaway 🙂

  31. justablondemoment

    love zombie books and this series sounds like something I would really get into

  32. Sweety

    I want to read it!!

    Thanks for the international giveaway:)

    Rafflecopter name – Rose Lennart

  33. Nickie

    I’ve heard a ton about this book, but haven’t gotten around to reading it myself yet. I’m excited to read your take on zombie’s, because it doesn’t seem to be the brain-dead stereotypical zombie.

  34. Vicki

    I picked up this series when I caught up on the Kara Gillian series…and darnit all, I have another series to keep up with! Best Zombie series ever and the covers make me laugh out loud.

  35. Vicki

    I picked up this series when I caught up on the Kara Gillian series…and darnit all, I have another series to keep up with! Best Zombie series ever and the covers make me laugh out loud.