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I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book. It was so much fun. . . If you like a little comedy, a little romance and a LOT of undead/action then definitely give DeadStop a try! - Doubleshot Reviews 
 
If you are a fan of zombie fiction, or just a general fan of horror, drop whatever it is you are doing and go buy DEAD STOP right now. Seriously. You must read this book.  - Shattered Ravings 
 
There's budding romance, gore, and a bit of comedy as well.- Geekdom of Gore 
 
Yes, Dead Stop is THAT good - Jimmy Blue's Zombie Blog
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Pick it up and give it a read - it's a real change from a lot of the books out there! - Quirky Zombie
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A refreshing change of pace from most horror stories, which tend to be populated entirely with idiots.- Bricks of the Dead
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I genuinely cannot rave enough about this book! - Mad Ravings of an Entertainment Junkie

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  • File Size: 766 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: September 7, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0097U8DJO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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D. Nathan Hilliard lives in Spring, Texas with his veterinarian wife, two children, assorted rodents, and a little old lady of a cat. He draws his inspiration from a childhood living in different small Texas towns, accented by teen years spent in western New Mexico. He has experienced life through a diverse collection of jobs ranging from meter reading and being an assistant manager at a convenience store, to working at cotton gins, window factories, and uranium mills. After coming down with Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) at the turn of the century, Mr. Hilliard now happily settles for tending house, raising his kids, and exploring the field of writing.

His adventures in writing and househusbandry can be followed at http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By April on September 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Love this book! So realistic, I was scared to read it at night. Great imagery! Not another "silly" zombie story!
Loved the character development! Can't wait to see more from this author!
You will be hooked by the end of the first chapter!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By zen this on September 11, 2012
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It has that good ole Texas feel. It has a humor that had me chuckling until I got scared. It had me reading until I got nightmares. I really really enjoyed the character devolpment and ambiance.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Horror_Nerd on September 20, 2012
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D. Nathan Hilliard brings the scares with "Dead Stop". The past of Masonfield rises as the town is on the brink of a major storm. the inhabitants of the Textro Truck Stop must band together to survive the dangers that approach.

The cast of character in this zombie novel are typical but not cookie cutter stereotypes. You have Deke and Harley, friends, set out on a romantic dare. Stacey, Marisa, Benny, and several other patrons at the truck stop. There's budding romance, gore, and a bit of comedy as well.

The author's use of description is the key and really helped sell the book for me, also the science behind the plot is plausible and interesting. I got a kick out of the 'Buddha Boy' character as well, very menacing.

In closing, "Dead Stop" is a great read that kept me on the edge waiting for whatever would come.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Widgetsmama on September 10, 2012
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Lets just get past this part, I hate horror novels almost as much as I hate snakes. To top this off, this one was about that old cliche, zombies. But, this one had enough humor in it and this is what spurred me on to reading it...in less than 24 hours. Now, I won't be sleeping for a week, thank you very much D. Nathan Hilliard.

OK, back onto the proper trail here...the novel is about zombies, that's all I'm giving you, because it really is a good read and there are so many variables in there that just when you think that you're going to relax and everything is sunshine and roses again you get zapped by something else. Oh, and the humor is very well placed throughout the story....pretty much so that you can let your guard down just to be jolted back to unreality, as it were.

Then there's the ending....one that makes you go, "grrrrr", but in a good way. That's because at this point you've relaxed and there's now a twist that you didn't see coming. Just watch for it..it makes cliffhangers on our favorite suspense shows look like a fifth grader wrote them. Trust me, it really annoyed me that I didn't see it coming, but with more twists and turns than a roller coaster, it really did take me by surprise. The only thing that would have been calculated was if....wait, I won't give you my thought here, you've got to read this yourself!

A good novel, to be sure. Mr. Hilliard has done a very good job on his previous novels, but he has definitely outdone himself on this one. As I said before, well done, Mr. Hilliard! Well done!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Spier on December 5, 2012
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Think of this as a zombie beach novel - something to lose yourself in for a couple of hours. It's not jaw-droppingly spectaculor, but it also isn't absolute dreck. It's in-between.

The precipitating factor in the making of the zombies was unique - and actually kind of plausible. Even better, it wasn't bio-engineered!

Yes, alot of the characters were cliches: the pretty (yet tough) waitresses at the truck stop, the rich kid who was an arrogant, entitled ass, the good ol' boy who can't get ahead.... They all managed to mesh together nicely. Those that didn't were either killed off early on or injured and unconscious for the rest of the book.

The description of the interior of the store and truck stop were a little confusing - I kept misplacing doors in my mental map, and wondering just how someone got from point A to point B so easy.

This can either be a stand-alone novel or part of a series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Touchofmocha on October 1, 2012
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I loved this book. It was fast paced and full of action right from the beginning. I liked the idea behind how the horde looked, a little something different. The author made you really care about the characters and left you rooting for them all the way. I really hope there will be a continuation of this story and the characters because I would really like to see how they adapt with their new world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lori Safranek on September 25, 2012
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This book should have been a train wreck. I mean, it sounds a little . . . corny, doesn't it? A bunch of zombies attack a truck stop? Two rednecks, two gorgeous waitresses, couple of good ol' boy truckers trapped inside? It could have been pretty crappy.

Fortunately, D. Nathan Hilliard has the right touch for this story. He took some cliches and turned them upside down, added some humor and still managed to scare the pants off the reader. These zombies are freakin' terrifying. The waitresses are more than a couple of pretty faces and the rednecks? Well, one's a tough-as-nails war veteran and the other one turns out to be a hero, too. The truckers? Not who you'd imagine. And then there's the recently widowed veterinarian - yeah, veterinarian -- who uses her animal-healing skills to patch everyone back together after their battles with the undead. And then the "city feller" who sneers at the ignorant bumpkins, all the while putting himself and his long-suffering girlfriend in more and more peril.

These are real people with unique personalities, not stereotypes, which would have been tempting for any writer. Hilliard chose the high road, and came up with a book I could not put down. I'm hoping he has a sequel up his sleeve, or at any rate, more zombie stories. One of the best zombie writers I've found.
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