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The Midwest Book Review review of Tales From Little Lump – Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys

February 2, 2015 Leave a comment

mbrTales from Little Lump – Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys got a great review from Midwest Book Review by D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR

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Tales from Little Lump: Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys
Jeff Folschinsky
Amazon Digital Services
ASIN: B00OO2I6K6 $0.99 www.amazon.com

It must be said that Jeff Folschinsky’s opening paragraphs for his writings are nothing but compelling: readers who like more than a light dose of humor injected into their sci-fi/horror won’t just feel compelled to continue – they’ll be grabbed by the collar and pulled in, as in the second ‘Tales from Little Lump’ collection, Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys: “I have to admit, Japanese snow monkeys are the most adorable things that I ever did lay my eyes on. It’s too bad that I had to start blowing them apart with my late husband’s, God rest his soul, 12-gauge Remington pump action shotgun; but what else are you supposed to do once they’ve turned undead?”

It’s a dilemma, indeed – and one which comes to life in a story of undead, cute but dangerous snow monkeys that plague the small town of Little Lump and create havoc for its residents.

Readers of the original Tales will know that aliens who came in peace were gunned down by an over-enthusiastic small Texas town’s determination to prevent invasion at all costs. But no prior familiarity is required for this continuation of the horror theme as the Texas shoot-em-up approach is applied to a greater horror in the form of undead cuties.

Gertie and Cousin Tommy are back, ammunition is running low, and tempers are high. Gertie tells the tale and minces no words in the process – which in itself is simply hilarious: “Cousin Tommy, in this day and age, what self-respecting Texan walks outside their front door without carrying a weapon?” “Never had any use for one until now,” he replied, while decapitating a monkey with his garden hoe. Isn’t that the way of things? People always think, oh, guns, yuck. But all of a sudden undead Japanese snow monkeys show up, and then everyone is whistling an entirely different tune.”

From a hot and heavy domino game where outsiders threatened by zombie monkeys are denied entrance to safety (“No, we’re not letting him in. We’re already playing with six people.”) to the question of why Japanese snow monkeys have appeared in Texas in the first place, Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys is simply uproarious from beginning to end.

And while, yes, this book is technically a stand-alone and requires little prior familiarity with its predecessor, newcomers will want to turn to the original Tales; because it’s there that protagonists and town makeup are given more background and history (plus, it’s equally side-splitting, to boot.)

If you’re looking for serious zombie apocalypse tales – look elsewhere. Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys requires that its readers have a funny bone in place – and then it tickles and tweaks it until the result is uproarious laughter: something very few horror books can claim to offer.

So go ahead – open the door, aim your weapon, and get ready to party with Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys. It promises a night you won’t forget, and is very highly recommended as a standout read.

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January 23, 2015 Leave a comment

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Some Nice Customer Reviews of Tales From Little Lump – Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys

January 9, 2015 Leave a comment

IMG_1879Here are some nice reviews of my book Tales From Little Lump – Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys. Available at AMAZON. http://amzn.com/B00OO2I6K6

 

4.0 out of 5 stars A hilarious, unpredictable romp featuring a red-blooded Texan women vs. zombie monkies, January 8, 2015
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Gertie, who just happened to be out at the right time of night, shot down a hovering spaceship with her ground-to-air missile launcher (which she just happened to have). Instead of doing a great service for her community, she inadvertently released a radioactive alien waste into the nearby Japanese snow monkey sanctuary, turning all those cute creatures into tireless flesh-hungry zombies. Now Gertie has admirably step up to make amends for her mistake (although she really only has, like, 30% of the blame here) to try to rally the townsfolk and find a solution to their problem.

Yes, that’s all on the first few pages.

The story is an absurd ride told form the point of view of a gun-toting, Christian Texan. Her interjections and way of seeing the events as they unfold actually caused me to laugh a few times. The events seem surreal, and you never know whats around the corner as our intrepid “hero” lurches from one event to the next.

While the page count is low, the text was oddly tiny (easily fixed by just changing the font size on Kindle) so its a little bit longer than you’re probably thinking it is. That said, its still a short story that can be read handily in an hour or so. The writing was great, with a good sense of comedic timing and nice enough descriptions I wasn’t expecting much from the tale going in, but it was imaginative and very fun to read. Id recommend it!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Humorous Romp with a Touch of Horror, January 4, 2015
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“Tales from Little Lump: Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys” is a humorous romp; when gunslinging Gertie shoots an alien spaceship down over a Japanese snow monkey sanctuary, the result is a horde of flesh-hungry little creatures who overrun the town.

Gertie’s voice is distinct and delightful, and you can almost hear her twang coming off the page; she’s surprisingly no-nonsense for someone faced with an unexpected plague of the undead. I also liked how the absurdity of the story was written with a light hand and a lot of humor; often these kinds of books can get too silly, but “Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys” maintains a nice balance between convincing characters and a fantastical premise. My only quibble is that the book felt rather short; I guess technically it’s a short story, but I do wish it had been longer and had a bit more heft plot-wise. There’s a lot of unexplored havoc a band of zombie monkeys could wreak on a small town, and it could have been added a lot of fun with a thrill of campy horror.

In short, though, it’s “Gremlins” meets “Northern Exposure” in Texas–I’d recommend it as a short, fun read that will make you smile.

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Nice Review From Book Blogger

December 12, 2014 Leave a comment

HeaderTales from Little Lump – Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys, got a nice review from a book blogger. 🙂

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tales From Little Lump Review

Tales From Little Lump – Night Of The Undead Snow Monkeys

By Jeff Folschinsky

They came in peace, unfortunately the good folks of Little Lump, Texas didn’t get the memo. They’re really embarrassed, especially Gertie who managed to shoot down several of the alien’s space ships with her holy land-to-air rocket launcher. Little did she realize in doing so that she would be unknowingly creating a far bigger danger for Little Lump that could spell doom for them all. To her and everyone else’s disbelief, undead Japanese snow monkeys are slowly approaching the town and now Gertie and Cousin Tommy must fight their way to safety through the undead simian horde who seem to have a real bone to pick with Gertie. With ammunition running low and few places to hide. Gertie will have to use all of her wits to survive the night.

This is the second book in the hilarious Tales From Little Lump series.

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***MY HONEST REVIEW OF TALES FROM***

When Gertie sees an alien flying saucer, she automatically shoots it down. Unfortunately, it crashes into the snow monkey sanctuary and leaks radioactive fluid. This causes the monkeys to die and then come back to life zombiefied. As Gertie and Cousin Tommy move place to place to hide, the monkeys chase them. Running out of places, Gertie remembers a rumor about an underground shelter, but will it be enough to protect them?

The hilarious personality of Gertie kept me entertained. She was the funniest country hick around, and ornery as could be. With Cousin Tommy being dumb as a doorknob, they made the perfect pair. And every other character fit just as well. I’m looking forward to more of Gertie’s adventures.

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**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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About the Author

Jeff Folschinsky, who is originally from Houston, Texas, now resides in Los Angeles, California. He is the author of the humorous short story site, “Amused to Death”.

https://jfolschinsky.wordpress.com

He is also co-editor of the literary journal, “Eclectic Voices”.

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Nice comments from Writer’s Digest Judge

November 5, 2014 Leave a comment

I didn’t win anything, but got some really nice comments back from the judge. 

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22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Entry Title Tales From Little Lump – Alien Season

Author: Jeff Folschinsky

Judge Number: 15

Entry Category: Genre Fiction

Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference, it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking. 

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5

 Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5

Production Quality and Cover Design: 4

 Plot and Story Appeal: 4

Character Appeal and Development: 5

 Voice and Writing Style: 5

Judge’s Commentary*:

 

TALES FROM LITTLE LUMP: ALIEN SEASON by Jeff Folschinsky is a hilarious tale loaded with fun for readers looking for an original story populated with interesting characters — “characters” meant in the truest sense of the word.

As for production values, the cover is wild, which is definitely appropriate for the book’s contents. The print on the back cover appears a bit blurry though it is still readable. The author photo is also blurry. Was this done on purpose? I can barely read the title on the spine, although people keeping this book will be able to remember and spot it. I would have included an author credit on the spine, too.

Gertie is colorful and quite the character. She is an enjoyable choice for the main point of view. This is the type of book that immerses a reader into the author’s story right away. It’s a fun way to escape for an afternoon. The world needs more escapist books with such a sense of humor.

That said, the type of humor won’t appeal to every reader, but should every book appeal to every reader? I think not. Humor especially is a sticky widget. But the author does a great job with his story. Readers will never forget Gertie!

 

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Goodreads Giveaway: Paperback Copy of Tales from Little Lump – Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys

November 1, 2014 Leave a comment

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Halloween Sale – Free Book

October 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Today (Oct. 30th) and tomorrow (Oct. 31st) get the kindle version of Tales From Little Lump – Night of the Undead Snow Monkeys for free!

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