Book Review and #Giveaway: HERO FOR HIRE by Merissa McCain and Margaret Madigan

September 30, 2013 Book Review, Book Tour, Dystopian/ Post-Apocalyptic, Past Giveaways, Romance 11

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What? You’re looking for zombies, fairytales, and romance? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the Hero for Hire Book Tour! Read my review and enter to win gift cards and ecopies of the book!


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.


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My Review


My Rating: 4 Stars

SO. MUCH. FUN. An entertaining twist on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves set in a post-apocalyptic world that is completely overrun by zombies. Gwyn Snow just might have a cure for the zombie virus, but it’s going to take all of the combined wits, will, and bravery of her new family of Rafe Charming, Doc, and the orphaned boys to make it happen. Gwyn must risk her own life for the chance to save many.

I love fairytale rewrites and this one was great! Loosely based and with the added fun of zombie gore, lots of action, and some spicy-sweet love-making. The story is relatively short and very fast-paced, but everything is there: endearing characters, a good bit of exciting violence, and a sweet romance complete with the fairytale ending.

Who doesn’t love a story with a hot zombie hunting hero and an incredibly brave heroine who finds love and family and manages to find a way to save the world?

” ‘And I always keep my promises, Princess.’ I dropped a kiss on her lips. ‘Guaranteed.’ “

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


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About the Authors


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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11 Responses to “Book Review and #Giveaway: HERO FOR HIRE by Merissa McCain and Margaret Madigan”

  1. Merissa McCain

    Thanks so much for hosting Margaret and I, and we are so excited you liked Hero For Hire. We had a blast writing it, and are having a blast writing #2. 🙂

  2. Merissa McCain

    Love to hear that Janice! Its not up yet on Barnes and Noble, but its available everywhere else, and it should be up on Barnes and Noble tomorrow.
    I hope you love it as much as we do. 🙂

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