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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

H10N1 by M.R. Cornelius

H10N1 by M.R. Cornelius
Published by Amazon Digital Services
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

About The Author (Author Website):

M.R. Cornelius (aka Marsha Cornelius) got her start as an author by dabbling in freelancing for magazines, and wrote a couple of articles for  the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Topside Loafing. She moved to fiction, trying to write screenplays, before finally finding her niche in novels. Like thousands of others, she thought she could write romance, but soon discovered she was a dismal failure. She did increase her repertoire of adjectives such as throbbing, pulsing, thrumming, vibrating, hammering, pumping ...

Her first novel, H10N1, is a post-apocalyptic thriller about a flu pandemic that has already wiped out most of the world's population. Coming up? A fifty-seven-year-old man dying of cancer chooses cryonic preservation over death.

Cornelius lives in the countryside north of Atlanta with her husband, Bill, and two molly-coddled cats. Her two college-aged sons visit regularly for food, clean laundry and cash.

Author Website:

Disclaimer: At the request of the author, a Kindle edition of this book was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest review.

Virtual Book Tour Event: On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, M.R. Cornelius participated in a virtual book tour event with an Author Guest Post on Jersey Girl Book Reviews. Book Description:

A deadly influenza virus rages out of control. There is no easy-fix vaccine. No eleventh-hour containment. Only death.

With no workforce, power plants are unmanned so there's no means of communication; police and fire departments have collapsed so no one is safe; looters are scavenging everything from big-screen TVs to canned peas.

When Dr. Taeya Sanchez finds herself unceremoniously dismissed from an emergency medical facility in New York, she decides to steal the hospital's armored van for a midnight escape.

Unfortunately, Rick DeAngelo, a driver for the hospital, has already stocked the van for his own getaway.

Thrown into an unfriendly alliance, these two must pick their way across the dangerous wasteland of America in search of a safe haven. And as the miles roll by, they discover that the living should be feared much more than the festering corpses out there.

My Book Review:

What would you do if the world as you have known it no longer exists due to a devastating worldwide pandemic? What if you were among the survivors, and there is nothing but chaos, mayhem and uncertainty left? How would you pick up the pieces and survive in the unknown? These are the questions and circumstances that Dr. Taeya Sanchez and Rick DeAngelo found themselves in H10N1.

A Korean Flu has been intentionally spread among the world's biggest cities ... a pandemic catastrophe that has decimated millions of people worldwide .... and now only packs of survivors remain in a virtual wasteland that used to be thriving cities. For Dr. Taeya Sanchez and Rick DeAngelo, the hospital they work at is no longer their choice of a safe haven from the chaos, mayhem and uncertainty that lies outside its protective walls. Both have their own agenda of where they want to go to start over, neither like each other very much, but they band together to leave the ruins of New York for the west coast. Along the way they learn to adapt to each other's personalities, and help each other to survive when other packs of survivors try to take over their van. How they make out on their journey to survive and create a new life together will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading H10N1! The storyline was very well written, and the characters are so engaging and compelling, that you feel like you can actually step into the story and go along with them on their journey. For anyone who is interested in the world's super powers and their possible secret biological chemical warfare capabilities, this book will have you wondering if this devastating catastrophe could possibly happen. H10N1 is a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller that will have you so engrossed in its riveting action, that it won't let you go until you have read the very last word.


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