Reviews

Writer’s Digest

Shadows of Death

I really enjoyed this book.  The author has an incredible voice and just kept me turning the pages with enthusiasm and interest. 

What a great premise — unique and easily digestible if you have the right sense of humor.  Luckily, I have just such a sense of humor and I can’t wait to read more from this author.

The characters… Conner, Almira, Ricky Martin (love it) are smart, funny, sardonic, sarcastic and much more.  The author did a great job with their mannerisms and keeping up with realistic dialogue.  It was just so easy to read.

Here’s one of the things I like about the author’s voice: ‘A long silence elongated like pulled taffy.’  Just great word choices and imagery.  Fantastic! — Judge, WRITER’S DIGEST, 4th Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards

Demon Days

Demons Days by Carl S. Plumer is the second book I’ve read by this author.  I have to say that his sense of humor is second to none.  I just really love the tone, vibe, and sheer “smart-alecness” of [his] voice. 

The characters are strongly written.  The plot is smart (the future of the world with demons and murder, who could want more?).  No pacing issues here.  Just a quick, titillating, humorous read.  Now, I’ve come to expect this of the author and I wasn’t disappointed.

And really, this author knows how to draw a character.  Plus character names?  Sometimes I feel as if the author looks around the room and chooses his names from whatever catches his eye. Fun stuff.

Hell’s version of McDonald’s? Ha!  I happen to think that Wal-Mart is actually hell on earth, but what do I know? Ha! 

I’m hooked on this author.  Nicely done.  Thanks for the fun ride! Judge, WRITER’S DIGEST, 4th Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards


Chanticleer International Book Awards
Semi-Finalist, Paranormal Category

 

 

Zombie Ever After

With the subtitle AN UNDEAD ZOMBIE ROMANCE, OOZING WITH DARK HUMOR,  ZOMBIE EVER AFTER had better be pretty darned entertaining. Fortunately it is:  Cathren and her boyfriend Donovan are embarking on a typical day, enjoying a vegetarian frittata at a local eatery when they run smack dab into a zombie apocalypse. Throw a failed serum and a “technology to bring the dead back to life,” Cathren’s initiation into the zombie nation and true love, among other things, is tested. 

Full of gore, horror, and lines like the zombies “were on Donovan like bargain shoppers at a final markdown clothes rack,” author Carl S. Plumer … lives up to his hype.  While this book will likely please fans of the genre, other readers may enjoy it as well, since zombies can represent a refreshing change of pace, unlike vampires which can take themselves (and others!) so seriously. To zombies, everybody is fast food, although squeamish readers may want to look elsewhere (or skip over) those parts.

Still, the book takes a while to get going.  Rather than immediately introducing the zombie complication, the first chapter sets the stage for Cathren and Donovan’s relationship, then Chapter 2 switches to the TV show “Investigation Nation” and the villain of the piece, Burkhart Egesa, a typical greedy corporate type.  But with vividly drawn characters, an eye for humor and description, the reader is sucked in anyway. It’s simply fun to read and hopefully one will see more of the same from this promising author.  — Judge, WRITER’S DIGEST, 4th Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards

More Praise for Zombie Ever After

Publisher’s Weekly

 Cathren’s zombie status provides many moments of entertaining grossness — e.g. she alternately sheds and regrows body parts — and the horde of angry detached heads is at once hilarious and horrific.”Publisher’s Weekly

 

 

Amazon

“The author’s writing style is rapid fire and to the point….no long winded soliloquies here to blunt the vibe.” — R. Spahr on amazon.com

“Not only is Carl S Plumer a talented writer with clean prose and an amazing imagination, but he’s really used his skills to create a spellbinding story.” — “Book Crazy” on amazon.com

Awards

Quarterfinalist, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
Finalist, National Indie Excellence Awards