Rise of The Infected: Author Guest Post & Giveaway!

Saturday, 8 September 2012
Today I've got the other half of author, Monique Morgan's cover reveal tour for Rise of The Infected! Following is a guest post by the lovely author and then a giveaway! Enjoy! :D

If you missed the first half of the tour stop (the cover reveal and excerpt), click HERE to see it! :)

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Strong Female Characters

All of my books have one thing in common. They have a strong female lead character, who is extraordinary in some way. River Black, my newest femme fetal, is no different.

River has been raised in a futuristic time period, where each day is a survival. She breaks the norms of her society taking on a fighting role. She has one true love, and that is weapons. River has known how to shoot a weapon almost as soon as she could walk. Her small frame is agile and tough, and she has lived her whole life chasing through the forest and hunting prey.

All of this is the norm in a society where automatics are the norm, and human life a commodity, aprofitable one at that. River has been prepared for what will be coming, a world where the only thing that will keep her safe is her ability to put a bullet in the head of an infected, as well as her enemies.

River Black breaks convention in a strong male dominated society of survivors. She pushes against any hindrance to her quest, breaking through each barrier without a second glance, until eventually there are none.

River’s personality is a combination of many characters. Her name is a homage to River Tam from Serenity. In my mind, there has never been a more gracefully deadly female character. Her long swooping form is the epitome of extension, her kicks powerful and precise.

There is nothing like deadly potential matched with beauty.

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What a great guest post, right?! I don't know about you but I LOVE strong, kick-ass heroines! I bet you River will be a great character! :)

Now on to the giveaway! Up for grabs is signed cover photos of Rise of The Infected and two of Morgan's other books, Pursuer and Dreamer, a signed Rise of The Infected bookmark and an e-copy of the book when it is released on October 31st 2012! Enter the rafflecopter giveaway below to be in with the chance of winning! Good luck!

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More about the book...

River Black lives in a world where only the strong survive. The earth has changed to a brutal climate and the survivors will do anything to live. The eastern continents unleash a biochemical weapon on their enemies, and directly onto River’s world. She will have to leave her quiet existence in the forest and venture to the slaver fortress and further beyond, into the deepest part of the surviving cities. If she doesn’t die first, or rise infected…

Find out more at! :)

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


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    P.S. Cool giveaway! And the book looks interesting...

  2. Wow cool giveaway and great guest post. :-) x I've not read the book but I deffo want to. :-)

  3. Awesome post! I love strong female characters, they make the book so much more gripping. I don't like it when the main characters are TOO sensitive or not brave enough... nothing happens otherwise :/ Thank you so much for posting! And thanks for the giveaaway... so many extra entries! :D xx

  4. Thanks for the fantastic post! :) I really love strong female main characters! :) Thanks so, so
    much for the awesome post and giveaway!! :)
    Beth xx

  5. cool giveaway and great guest post. i will have to save up for it


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