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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Play Dead by Ryan Brown... The Virtual Book Tour!

Football will Never Be The Same...

Play Dead by Ryan Brown... From Ryan Brown (son of Sandra) comes a fresh new voice in thriller fiction with PLAY DEAD, an imaginative, fast-paced novel about zombies bent on revenge in a football-obsessed Texas town. When a high school football team is murdered by a rival team, a local witch brings the dead players back to life as zombies so they can trounce their rivals in one last game and save their own souls.

Back of the Book... For the first time in Killington High School history, the Jackrabbits football team is one win away from the district championship where it will face its most vicious rival, the Elmwood Heights Badgers. On the way to the game, the Jackrabbits’s bus plunges into a river, killing every player except for bad-boy quarterback Cole Logan who is certain the crash was no accident—given that Cole himself was severely injured in a brutal attack by three ski-masked men earlier that day. Bent on payback, Cole turns to a mysterious fan skilled in black magic to resurrect his teammates. But unless the undead Jackrabbits defeat their murderous rival on the field, the team is destined for hell. In a desperate race against time, with only his coach’s clever daughter, Savannah Hickman, to assist him, Cole must lead his zombie team to victory...

With all the zombies, vampires and sea monsters these days, I just couldn't resist Play Dead! It's fresh, it's classic zombie, it's a little bit teen romance, and it's a great debut from Ryan Brown. It's a classic thriller with the story taking off right from the start. They take high school football serious in Texas, and a hatchett & a threat are what QB Cole Logan has to deal with game day. But it only gets worse from there... Ryan doesn't take himself too seriously when it comes to Zombies on the field. There's a bit of sarcasm behind the plot. And that's where the fun sets in. The story flows nicely, and characters are well written, and it's an enjoyable read! Hey, Football is tough when you're playing for your soul! Football fans will love this, and zombie fans as well....

About Ryan... As an actor Ryan Brown has starred on the daytime dramas Guiding Light and The Young and The Restless, and has appeared on Law & Order as well as in feature films for Lifetime Television. PLAY DEAD is his first novel. His short story JEEPERS PEEPERS will appear in the ITW Young Adult Anthology FEAR: 13 STORIES OF SUSPENSE AND HORROR. His short story SUSPENDED will appear in the ITW Anthology FIRST THRILLS. He lives in New York City with his wife and son. You can learn more about Ryan at

Ryan Brown is virtually touring with Play Dead courtesy of Gallery & Pocket Books Here are some of the other stops he's making along the way...

Cajun Book Lady:

Book Junkie:

Books and Things:

Books Gardens & Dogs:

Taking Time For Mommy:


A Journey of Books:

Pam’s Private Reflections:

Jeanne's Ramblings:

I Heart Monster:

Rex Robot Reviews:

My Five Monkeys:

Just One More Paragraph:



Star Shadow:

Literarily Speaking:

A Journey of Books:

Red Headed Book Child:

My Book Addiction and More:

The Wayfaring Writer:

Pick of the Literate:

Books and Needlepoint:

Cheryl’s Book Nook:

Avid Reader:

The Friendly Book Nook:

Knitting and Sundries:

A Musing Reviews:

Dan’s Journal:

A Room Without Books Is Empty:

Wendy’s Minding Spot:

*P.S. This Book is Kindle Ready!

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