Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Feature: Wish Upon A Star by Michelle McLean

Today I'm featuring my fellow Scene13 Blogger, Michelle McLean. Now in case you can't read the logline on the cover of the book, here it is: 
"Even a zombie apocalypse can't stop true love."
So, zombies and love? Yeah, I'm in. :)


Ceri McKinley never stopped wishing that her ex-fiancé Jason Crickett would come back into her life. But when he finally does, he comes with a request that puts them both--and all of humanity--into jeopardy. Jason only wants two things: to bury his brother properly and to convince Ceri to trust him again after he jilted her. But when Ceri agrees to help him get his brother back, they end up fighting for their lives as the second zombie uprising threatens them all.

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 Jason sank down beside me and pulled me toward him, pressing a kiss against my temple. 

“Are you okay?” he asked, brushing soot and a few burned leaves from my face and hair. The smell of burned plastic and singed hair coated everything. But it could have been worse. 

I leaned against him for a moment before trying to push to my feet. Jason stopped me. “Rest for a minute.” He reached into my backpack and pulled out another bottle of water. 

I took it gratefully, gulping down half the bottle before handing it to him to finish off. When he was done, he bent down, kissing a drop of water from my lips. His hands cupped my face. “I’m sorry. For everything. All of it. Everything I put you through. These wasted years without you.” 

“I’m sorry too.” I pulled away and looked up at him. “If we get through this—” 

“When we get through this. Not if.” 

I gave him a small smile and nodded, knowing he knew what I wanted to say without having to voice the words. “When we get through this, maybe we can talk. About things.” 

He gave me one more lingering kiss. “I’ll hold you to that.” 

“But for now,” I said, brushing a lock of hair from his forehead. 

“Rain check?” 

“Rain check.”

  About Michelle:
Romance and non-fiction author Michelle McLean spent 98% of her formative years with her nose in a book indulging in her love of reading and research. Expanding that love into writing was inevitable. Michelle has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and tends to be a bit of an organized mess with an insatiable love of books and more weird quirks than you can shake a stick at. When Michelle's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely hyper dog, and two very spoiled cats. For more information on Michelle and her books, please visit her on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Goodreads.

What do you think?


  1. This sounds like an awesome read. I love the logline.

  2. Since Warm Bodies and The Walking Dead, zombie romances seem to be quickly taking over vampire romances. Next rage: Godzilla in love.

  3. I love the excerpt and the cover looks awesome. I agree with Vanessa, it seems as though zombie romances are on the rise but who doesn't adore a story about true love!

    1. Well, my books have zombies and romance but not zombies in love. lol I'm close. ;)

  4. Love the excerpt for this! Sounds like a lot of fun. And I totally agree--lots of zombies lately! :)

  5. I can't seem to relate to zombies but I can relate to apocalyptic lit and definitely to true love. Sounds like Michelle is an awesome writer and I wish her many readers for her new book.

  6. Zombie love? This one sounds right up your alley, Kelly! I love how the cover is subtle in its approach. I didn't fully notice the blood-stained wall because I was too caught up in checking out the hot guy :-)

  7. Congrats to Michelle, and good luck with her exciting and romantic book! :-)

  8. Hi Kelly,
    I followed you a bit ago but just now added you to google+. You have quite the repertoire. I look forward to following you!
    Cheers ;)

    1. Thanks, Adrienne! Looking forward to chatting with you more.

  9. Sounds like a sweet read, zombies and all. ;-)

  10. Sounds like fun! Congratulations to Michelle!

  11. Sounds like a great read, Kelly! Thanks so much for sharing, and congratulations to Michelle!

  12. Congratulations to Michelle! Sounds like an awesome read.

    Thanks Kelly!

    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by, Nas!

  13. Hmm... Very interesting. I like the cover, too! Congrats to Michelle.

  14. That last bit you shared there reminds me of a John Green novel I recently finished (The Fault in Our Stars):


    Congratulations on the book release, Michelle, and great share, Kelly. :)

  15. I totally missed the creepy background too. Very clever.


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