Wednesday 25 November 2015

The Dead Circle by Keith Varney Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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Welcome to my tour stop for The Dead Circle by Keith Varney! This is an adult contemporary apocalyptic zombie thriller. This tour runs November 16-27 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

The-Dead-Circle-Book-CoverAbout the Book:

Something is terribly wrong in Detroit.
When Chris and Sarah bought an abandoned library to renovate and live in, they expected to be on the ground floor of the revival of Detroit. But unbeknownst to them, the city is about to fall. The devastation begins with a single woman who mysteriously tears off her clothing and starts walking the perimeter of an empty lot. Within minutes, hundreds of disparate people inexplicably form a giant human circle that slowly revolves like a hurricane of flesh. They twitch and spasm, contorting their naked bodies in a primordial death dance. They’re oblivious to everything, even the unfortunate souls who fall beneath their feet.Bewildered citizens and authorities are desperate to know what’s causing the bizarre event… at least until it starts to rain.Chris and Sarah abruptly find themselves trapped in a forsaken city. To survive, they must evade the horrifying illness, find food and shelter in a suddenly primitive world… and have a battle plan for when the circle stops spinning…
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My Thoughts!

I've read many zombie books, but I've never read one quite like this!! It was amazing. 

It starts with a meteor crashing into a lake. The water from that lake flows into a filtering plant where it ends up in Detroit. All it takes is one single drop, either ingested or on your skin. When one woman tears off her clothes and wakes the streets of Detroit naked, nobody realises it's the start of the end. One by one the people start to become unresponsive, get naked and walk in a circle. Everyone seems to converge on the empty lot and just join in on the walking. Around and around they go, even when someone trips, the crowd keeps going. Days and weeks pass with this happening, the people keep walking, turning themselves into living skeletons. Just what is going on?

Meanwhile, Chris and Sarah are a young couple renovating an old library. They don't realise what is happening till they hear the news. They know that one single drop of water can mean their doom!! This is their story of trying to survive the impossible. 

What can I say to do this story justice. My synopsis of the story doesn't do this justice. It's an incredibly unique and entertaining read and one I devoured. The author grabs you from the very start and takes you on one heck of journey. The idea behind the "zombies" was brilliant. I loved that he took an old idea and made it his own! The whole plot was fast paced and gripping. 

I loved Sarah and Chris. They are such a cute couple and despite living on top of each other during the apocalypse, they work well together. They can't leave the house whenever there are clouds, just in case it rains. They are running out of supplies and decide that they cant leave it any longer, because winter is coming and with winter, comes snow!! How are they supposed to even leave the house when the snow comes? All goes well on the supply run till, suddenly, the "zombies" suddenly stop walking in a circle and come after Sarah and Chris. The zombies hunger seems to have woken up and now they search for food! Sarah and Chris are determined not to be on the menu, but things don't always work out!!

Anyway, I absolutely loved everything about this book. The only thing is that the ending is killer!!!!!! I can't believe it ended the way it did. I need the next one ASAP to see what happens, how could that thing happen?? I guarantee that once you start, you won't be able to stop. It's amazing!!!

Keith VarneyAbout the Author:
Originally from small town Vermont, Keith Varney is an award-winning musical theater writer and actor. He has written Book, Music and Lyrics in various combinations for I GOT FIRED (Best American Musical – DIMF), ELWAY: THE MUSICAL, THE OTHER SEX, JOSHUA: THE MUSICAL, PIE EATER & SCOOBY DOOSICAL. He has also written songs for Submissions Only, Hot Mess in Manhattan, See You Lighter, My Mother is a Sex Therapist & Dystopia Gardens. As an actor he has performed professionally in musicals including Les Miserables, The Producers, The Full Monty, Titanic and I Got Fired (Best Actor in a Musical - DIMF). He has a degree in classical voice from the Eastman School of Music. He now lives in Astoria NY with his wife Jillian, who is a Broadway actress. “The Dead Circle” is his debut novel. For more information, please visit


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10 ebook copies of The Dead Circle
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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

    1. It was so so good!! I honestly cant wait for the next one!!