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Publisher's Summary

Emma's Rose: A Zombie Tale - Book 1: The Cave
In an ancient cave in Romania....
Wealthy philanthropist Arthur Wells, in need of a family getaway with his wife, Joan, and his daughter, Emma, arranges a trip to Romania. His intention is to explore an ancient cave system he read about, located in Constanta, on the Black Sea coast.
The name of the cave, unearthed in 1986, is Pestera Movile. It has been sealed from the light of day for over five-and-a-half million years, preserved beneath more than 20 meters of clay. Yet, despite the toxic environment and the lack of light and oxygen within, life forms thrive - all of them blind and colorless. Many are carnivorous. Most are found nowhere else on Earth.
In this harsh, chemosynthetic environment, Arthur stumbles across something he hopes will advance medical science. Unbeknownst to his guide, he takes a sample of the strange flower.
Arthur Wells has no way of knowing what Emma's Rose is about to unleash upon the world.
©2017 Eric A. Shelman (P)2017 Eric A. Shelman
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By N.W.Wisniewski on 08-31-17

Another Awesome Book

What did you love best about Emma's Rose?

The characters are well developed. The story line is original and the way the plague spreads is unique.

What other book might you compare Emma's Rose to and why?

Its hard for me to compare it to others because of the unique style and way the zombies started.

Which character – as performed by Eric A. Shelman – was your favorite?

Honestly all of them but Emma herself really really sticks out in my mind. For a adult male to be able to nail the inflections that Shelman does is great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES I would have but work got in the way.

Any additional comments?

Imagine an organism that is able to destroy the world as we know it. A creature so destructive that God buried it way underground, lost to the world in order to protect it. Now imagine that this creature is released. That’s exactly what happens when philanthropist Arthur Wells decides to take his family to Romania for a getaway. Arthur bribes the Romanian authorities to allow him to explore a cave that very few have been in. He had a couple rules and he did not follow them…….Now Hell has been unleashed on earth. Enter the “Zombies”. These zombies are not your average brain eaters. They will eat every bit of you. Then you don’t even get to die in peace. You will also reanimate even if you’re half eaten.

I really enjoyed this book. It easily earned a five star review from me. Eric makes all the characters so relatable that you want to just keep reading. The suspense is not over the top but still keeps you guessing what will happen next. If you like zombie stories, or simply like reading about man’s struggle to survive then you will love this book. When Eric narrates his own books the characters come to life in a way that you never expected. I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to book 2

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By ♡Louise♡ on 09-06-17

Emma's Rose: The Cave review

The title on this book threw me off - for quite a while in fact. It was continually popping up in my Amazon book suggestions, and while I am a huge fan of anything I have ever read by Mr. Shelman - this one just gave me a "meh" feeling. The cover art, the title about a ROSE?

Ok, so here's where I'm going to start my review. DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID !! Don't pass it by because there's a flower on the cover - look closely at the creepy albino bug with nasty little pincers, circling itself in the middle where the yellow dust is sitting......

Recently, I made up a saying that sums up my mistake . "Don't judge a book by its cover". heheh ok, maybe I can't take credit for that, but it fits perfectly in my case :)


This is, without a shadow of a doubt, a zombie book. A really good zombie book!
The cause for the outbreak is unique. The cast of characters are flawed, funny, endearing. The zombies have a different twist to the same old stumblers. And the ending leaves room for continuing the story, without and major cliffhanger (I didn't say "no cliffhanger " just nothing major lol)

The narrating by Mr. Shelman is spot on as usual. I really like that he reads his own books - the characters come to life in the way they were meant to.




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