Author: Tamara Jones

Tamara Jones, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Tamara Jones, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Click to encourage yourfavorite author tosign up! In the Spotlight is a new feature here at Second Run Reviews. I’ve invited authors, publishers and editors to take part in interviews, guest posts, giveaways and anything else that they can dream up that is appropriate for a blog. I’m delighted to welcome Tamara Jones to Second Run Reviews today. Tamara is a mild mannered Midwestern wife and mom who writes creepy books, many of which are set in her own neighborhood. Here latest book, Spore releases soon and in conjunction with this interview, I had a chance to review the book as well. All I’m going to say here is…YOU SHOULD READ IT! In the Spotlight Tamara Jones Welcome to Second Run Reviews, Tamara! Thank you for being In the Spotlight. I appreciate you stopping by and answering a few questions. So let’s get things startedIn a tweet (140 characters or less), tell us a bit about yourself.   Friendly, hyper-creative wife, mom, quilter, and cat wrangler viciously slaughters people on paper for money, and gives LOTS of cyber hugs! (Word says that’s 139 characters, including spaces)    Well, I do NOT want to be a character in one of your books. […]

6 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on May 29, 2015
Book Review 93: Spore by Tamara Jones

Book Review 93: Spore by Tamara Jones

I’ll confess that I was somewhat nervous to read Spore. When I first connected with Tamara, she was getting ready to head to Horror Hound Weekend in Cincinnati. I am not a fan of anything horror related. I get freaked out by the tornado in The Wizard of Oz, I wasn’t sure how I was going to deal with people rising from the dead in a book set only a couple of hours from where I live. I was pleasantly surprised by Spore. It falls more into the mystery and suspense category as the rising dead in the novel aren’t anything like zombies. The plot moved along quite quickly and I felt engaged through the entire book. The book’s location offered an element of familiarity that made it easier for me to settle into the story. Jones puts a unique twist on the those individuals that rise from the dead in Spore. All I can say is that they are not brain-eating zombies and most probably don’t pose a threat to the general population. As the novel progresses, Jones raises some excellent discussion points about what it means to be human, what it means do be alive and when do […]

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on May 27, 2015