Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hero For Hire by Merissa McCain & Margaret Madigan-Review & Giveaway!

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.

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Hero For Hire was a great, quick, hot, fun (yeah, even with Zombies-I found the humor in this story) read. For a shorter story, Hero For Hire is very detailed with background info but not overly so. It is just enough to let you understand what is going on in the world you are reading about.

Rafe & Gwynn do jump into bed together rather quickly, but that's ok! When 3/4 of the world's population are zombies and you find a great guy who isn't...well, I'd jump him quickly too!

The authors take on Snow White and company fit perfectly into the story. I really enjoyed this book and I know you will too.


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 Everyone! Thanks for the lovely review, Kerry. I'm glad you liked the book. It was a blast to write, and the next one's in the works!

    More good news: Hero for Hire is available right now on Amazon!

    We'd also love it if you visited our website and our blog

    Thanks again and I'm happy to 'meet' everyone here!

  2. I am so happy to be able to share your book here on the blog!

  3. Hi Kerry--
    Merissa here. Sorry I'm late to the party--I'm in Africa right now so my time schedule is a little messed up.
    Thanks so much for having us, and I'm ecstatic that you enjoyed the story. Like Margaret said--it was a blast to write, and I'm having the time of my life sharing it with the rest of the world.