Friday, October 18, 2013

VBT: Hero For Hire

Hero for Hire
Tales from Beyond the End #1
By: Merissa McCain & Margaret Madigan
Lyrical Press
Releasing October 1st, 2013


One day her prince would come…disguised as a zombie-killer.
Having been disgraced and tossed out by her own scientific community, Gwyn is convinced she can develop a cure for a SuperVirus that has turned the Infected into zombies. By pure luck and determination, she has survived on her own for years, but while out scavenging, a clash with the local zombies leaves her potentially infected. Now, running out of time, she needs help and takes a chance on a hero for hire.
Rafe loves the apocalypse. Since the world went to hell, everything’s come up roses for him. Having procured a mansion in the Hollywood hills, adopted a slew of homeless boys and one cantankerous but useful Doc, Mr. Charming is benefiting from the nasty zombie infestation. His job? Killing the bastards, which he considers fun anyway.
Gwyn Snow needs Rafe Charming to help retrieve her research from the Paragon Pharmaceuticals lab, also known as Zombie Central. Believing she can yet save the world, Gwyn makes Rafe question what’s right and what’s worth the fight.
CONTENT WARNING: Prince Charming, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves as you’ve never seen them before.
A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance | Once Upon

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: Whoever said all princes were the perfect gentlemen? Lived the perfect, charming life?  That's kind of what the fairy tales led you to believe right? Well, I'm here to break that myth, throw a little spin in that typical cycle. There's someone you should meet.  Let me introduce you to Rafe Charming.  Yeah, he's no prince, but for Gwyn, he's her hero. This is no ordinary hero, though but really, Hero for Hire is no ordinary fairy tale, either. 

Hero For hire is a fantastic spin on a fairy tale retelling! Unique, one of a kind and action packed, I found this story intriguing. Come on, it has zombies in it! Yes, I read zombie stories and really enjoy them. This story has plenty of action, suspense, a bit of humor, a great romance, and all around fast paced read. The book grabbed me right away and had me turning the pages to find out more. The characters are well developed, each bringing a great part in the story. Gwyn and Rafe, ahh these two are excellent leading roles.  I can't wait to see what this dynamic pair duo of authors come up with next. 

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Author Info
Merissa McCain
My name is Merissa McCain. I grew up in the African bush, without T.V, and often without electricity. I now live in the deep South, with my very own superhero, and my three minons. Together, we attempt to take over the world.
When not otherwise occupied with planning world domination, I love to read, write, drink strong coffee and eat dark chocolate--not necessarily in that order and sometimes all at once. I'm a voracious reader, and will devour any type of good fiction I can get my hands on, but I'm particularly partial to happy endings.
I write with a partner (Margaret Madigan) and on my own. We love to hear from our readers, so please shoot us an email at or

Margaret Madigan
Hi. I'm Margaret Madigan. Or M.K.D. Bail, depending on what literary genre we're talking about.
I live in the vast Northern Plains where it’s quiet and mostly empty, and very conducive to letting my imagination run wild. As a result, I have difficulty focusing on just one genre of storytelling. Of course, I love romance, so I write a lot of that, but I also write science fiction, a bit of horror, and dabble in other genres just for the fun of it.

When I’m not writing you’ll find me in a college classroom teaching English, or working as a literary agent for an amazing agency…and of course enjoying time with my family

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  1. Hi! Thanks so much for hosting us today, and for the lovely review! I'm so glad you liked Gwyn and Rafe - we had a fabulous time writing their story, so it's fun to share them with everyone and hear reactions.

    Hero for Hire is also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.



  2. Thanks for the spotlight and review on this book - this sounds like a fun and somewhat twisted retake on the the fairytale and I love those! Thanks for the giveaway too!

  3. Congratulations to all our winners!