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Temperature: Dead + Rising

(Temperature #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  15 reviews
An ancient, evil organization hunts two undead companions in Santo's dark fantasy debut. While driving friends through a mountainous state park in Colorado, 26-year-old Sally Mertill loses control of her car. The crash is fatal to all, including Sally, but her body is thrown free of the burning wreck, and her autopsy at the understaffed Colorado Springs morgue is delayed. ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 25th 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Rick F.
Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderfully witty yet chilling novel,this black fantasy is as fun to read as it is thought provoking.
Rarely does an Author succeed in combining pure wit with fantasy in a way that doesn't seem forced- but Adam Santo has done just that. Characters literally jump out of the pages and embed themselves in your consciousness- a rare treat and a great find!!!
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Heather Kegler
Dec 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
This terrifying story begins with Sally awakening nude in a morgue with a mysterious man she's never met before. Bo has been charged with retrieving, Wakening, training and protecting Sally. Sally is now one of the undead, a regulator created to help keep balance among the supernaturals. As they venture through Colorado seeking out a safe place for Sally to begin anew they become acutely aware there is another group hunting her. The Church knows Sally is exceptional. She is a Slaver, she has the ...more
Kitty Honeycutt
Nov 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Book Title: "Temperature, Dead and Rising"
Author: Adam Santo
Published By: Self Published
Age Recommended: 15 +
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 3

Review: Even though this book had some interesting concepts to it, I couldn't quite understand the idea behind it. It seemed to almost be half vampire, half zombie and I was always unsure about the main character, Sally. For some reason I felt she was taking the whole situation too easily and as for Bo leaving her so soon it was a little strange.
Starlene Glover
Dec 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read. The best book I've read in forever. Just waiting for the second part to come out. It hooks you in the first 5 pages and you can't put it down. Well written.
Darlene Floyd
Dec 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book! You immediately get pulled in to the scene. I can't wait for the next book in this series and think it would make a great movie!! :)
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This book started off in a cloak and dagger manner with spells, disguises, and magic all kept on the hush . Our hero Bo is given the task of introducing our heroine Sally to her new life, and ends up with more than he bargained for.

Bocnic is a badass, full of knowledge, skill, and secrets that tantalize. With a painful past and an air of humanity that keeps him for being too big for his britches. I ate up every morsel of information
Chrystal Mahan
May 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all zombie lovers
At first I was a little leery of reading a book that had so much going on. I am glad I actually took the time to sit down and absorb it. This is not your typical Dawn of the Dead zombie movie, there is a bit of a twist. Comical in nature, the book takes on the feel of the DD counterpart, Shaun of the Dead. It is not dense and that over the top, so you can stop right there with that thinking. SD defiantly is a preference of taste. A creepy sarcastic comedy. Is there such a genre? If not, there is ...more
Jan 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, own

I received this book from the GoodReads First Reads program and I am glad I did. This book is about a girl who becomes undead. She is helped by another undead Bocnic and they are on the run from a group, known as the Church, that wants to eliminate the undead. Throughout the book Santo introduces many paranormal characters including vampires and a yeti. Santo has a great writing style and I have to admit I finished this book quite quickly. That could have something to do with the fact that the
Susanna Mahoney
May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The cover attracted this reader to want to read what was between the covers. Thinking it was another zombie book, I was pleasantly surprised by the writings and incorporation of all sorts of characters from vampires, werewolves, ghosts, even the Sac squash creature, oh don't forget the shift changers. The book borders on horror but there are comedic scenes in it. I read one to my teens and they went off to debate making up their own fantasy characters.
The sarcastic twist on life in general
Dec 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Receiving this book through the GoodReads First Reads program was a pleasant surprise, indeed.
Even though I am writing this review a bit removed from when I finished reading the book, I can still vividly recall the story and the world Santo created. Sally and Bocnic are interesting characters, drawing you into their 'lives' (using that word loosely!). Sally is a blank slate, whose story is just beginning. Bocnic is mysterious and has a rich history, the edges of which have only been hinted at.
I was honored to receive a copy of the ebook for free, in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.

Fasten your seatbelt and get ready to meet zombies like you've never met before. Mr. Santo has a whole new vision for the genre, and it is as unusual as the story is entertaining. Full of fascinating characters that follow a well developed story arc, you can't really go wrong with this book. Just get comfortable before you crack the spine, because you won't be going anywhere until you've finished
Apr 22, 2014 rated it liked it
My full Temperature: Dead and Rising audiobook review can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Sally wakes up naked in an unfamiliar place with no memories of how or when she got there. She is in the city morgue with a male stranger standing over her. Only to find that all of her friends that were in the car while touring Pike's Peak in Colorado were all killed. She was brought back to life through black magic and a centuries old undead sorcerer. Even though Sally is "alive" once more, actually she is
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sci-fi/fantasy isn't a genre I usually read (although I confess to having loved the Twilight series), so it took me a little while to get to grips with the premise of main character Sally being undead.

The opening scene in the morgue was great, very atmospheric. The bit where Bo and Sally first drive off in a car was again very good, it had a realistic feel to it. Overall, I thought the world created by Santo was great, with the Church being the bad guys and heaps of mistrust and suspicion
Ginger Wilson
Mar 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
I read this book because of all the positive 4 star reviews. After reading it I truly believe that those who gave this 3 or 4 stars MUST be the authors friends and family. While I respect anyone who self publishes- the writing leaves a little something to be desired, the character development is severely lacking and while the concept is great; it is just poorly executed. Hopefully the author can pull everything together in the next installment because he created a whole new angle on the whole ...more
Melissa ownsbey
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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very god very interesting book
I enjoyed it I cant wait to see what happens nxt in the series
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Adam Santo is a SciFi/Fantasy writer who enjoys the quiet moments that everyday life offers to sit idly writing stories. His debut novel, Temperature: Dead and Rising, offering a newly twisted tale about zombies and took the world for a ride they would soon not forget. Santo began plotting out the second paperback novel, Temperature: Bitter Cold, before the ink dried on his first book. Santo ...more

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