Hero For Hire Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the Hero For Hire Blog Tour. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

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

My Review
Gwyn Snow has been on her own for a while. After a super virus comes out she knows she can find the cure. She finds she does need help and seeks out a hero for hire named Rafe Charming. Rafe has a nice life set up he lives in a mansion with Doc and orphans he brings in. He kills Zombies for what he needs. Gwyn changes his way of thinking and he has to save her before it is to late.

Gwyn is a smart woman who has survived for years without other humans around. She knows she can fix the zombies if she can just get the right things. She doesn't like to harm anyone and is surprised when she falls.for Rafe. She will do anything to keep them all safe. Rafe is a tough guy with a heart of gold. He loves his kids as he thinks of them and falls hard for Gwyn.

I really enjoyed this retelling with Zombies. It is a quick but fascinating read. I love zombie books and this is a good one. The main characters are not to be corny but charming. I like the twist the author gives them and how there is hope even for the zombies. The villain in this book is truly evil and it is really easy to hate her. There is plenty of action and it is fast paced. If you like a zombie book, a fairy tale retelling or just a great quick story give this one a try.

4 out of 5 Stars

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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 Everyone! - Thanks for being here today, and Pam, thanks for the awesome review. I'm so glad you liked the book! We had a blast writing it, so it makes us all kinds of happy to share it with everyone and hear that they enjoyed it. ;-)

  2. Hello,
    Thanks for hosting us today! We are loving getting to chat about Hero for Hire. Thanks for making it possible! :-)


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