| Twice Dead: Contagion (The Abandoned Trilogy Book 1) |
by Suchitra Chatterjee, Tamara Wells, Rohan Banerjee
$0.00, 505 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #273 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Lucia Lad is disabled.
As are all the residents in the remote Thorncroft Home for the Physically and Mentally Impaired.
So the end of the world could cause a problem or two for everyone. But there is nothing like adversity to kick start your survival instincts. It can also warp your sense of humour, especially when you are dodging Twice Dead Zombies, annoying the hell out of an American Army Colonel and his unit, whilst plotting the downfall of a monstrous new global regime that wants you dead more than the Twice Dead want to eat you.
The odds are sure as hell stacked against Lucia and her friends but they have the might of Mother Nature on their side, some liberated Katana swords, sexual allure, brains (still intact), brawn, some friendly soldiers and a customised electric wheelchair with the curious nickname of Lewis Hamilton.
| The Day the Stranger Came to Town |
by Greg Liles
$0.00, 170 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #94 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
Limbo, a dusty, west-Texas border town, was first an Indian village. But the white man took the land by force, killing many of the Indians and chasing away the rest of them.
The Indians buried their dead on the outskirts of Limbo, fled to the mountains, but later returned and massacred everyone and left the town in ashes.
A Comanche spell, cast upon Limbo, prevented the souls of those who died there to be released into the spirit world and established a boundary to hold them there forever. The citizens of Limbo resurrected. They picked up where they’d left off, unaware how their lives had changed, but after certain suspicious events took place they realized that there were two sides to life – the one they lived in now and the one they all wanted to return to.
The townsfolk believed it was God who brought them back to life and that he would provide a sign that would show them how to return to their former lives. Given a second chance, they vowed against violence and all other sins in hopes they would be forgiven and released from their captivity.
Those who had risen became the regulars and those who wandered into Limbo were called outsiders. Regulars had no trouble spotting outsiders, but they soon found that outsiders could neither see nor hear them so it was impossible to communicate. Not many passed through Limbo, and those who did, didn’t stay long. But those wanderers, who were unfortunate enough to die of dehydration, malnutrition, heat stroke, or gunshot wounds, while inside the city limits, were surprised when they were rewarded with new life.
It didn’t happen often, but whenever it did, the regulars would vote whether to accept the outsider, and allow him to become a regular or banish him from town and send him across the boundary where he would cease to exist completely. In the course of time, a few good people had been accepted, but others who had been less desirable, had not.
Josh Duncan’s fate was yet to be determined the day he rode into town, and fell from his horse, dead from extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion. As were the fates of his father and brother, members of the Duncan Gang, who were headed there in order to cross over into Mexico to escape capture, and that of the U.S. Marshal who was right on their tail to avenge the deaths of his wife and daughter.
Josh needed to give his father a message and his father needed refuge from the marshal who wanted to kill him for what he’d done. Coming back to life in Limbo had its complications for Josh, who learned he could not speak nor give messages to the living, and by falling in love with a young local woman whose husband had been killed during the same Indian uprising as the rest of the town and resurrected as they had, but had been hung later by the residents for abusive behavior.
The man’s age at the time he and Josh met and the time that had passed since the town had hung him, and the fact that no one had any comprehension of time, did not make sense to Josh. He figured out the secrets behind Limbo, how the people could return to life, and convinced the townsfolk that if they listened to him that he could send them back. But his wife-to-be did not want to return, so Josh was at a crossroads.
When the marshal arrived in Limbo, and was ambushed by the Duncan Gang and sent to the afterlife, Josh put together a plan that would work for them all.
This book is a work of fiction. The characters, events, and places portrayed in this book are products of the author’s imagination and are fictitious or are used fictitiously. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.
| BLACK MOON |
by Cristopher DeRose
$0.00, 157 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #151 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
In this novel, the delightful Chatham Island will come alive in your mind. You may look at a map to find it. But the darkness it harbors will find you. Evil strikes from ocean side shadows. It is there in the approaching footsteps heard over the waves. So are you. Yet, you can't run. To escape the spell, you must read on. Sand, surf, and sacrificial murder rise with the Black Moon.
| Wormwood Dawn: Episode I: An Apocalyptic Serial |
by Edward Crae
$0.00, 125 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #73 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Dan was an average loser on the brink of a meltdown. His rampant alcoholism and drug addiction have turned his life into a chaotic mess, and nothing seemed to ever go right for him. Then, one morning, he awakens to find that the world around him has fallen apart.
Earth has passed through the tail of a mysterious comet that scientists call Wormwood, and a strange, toxic mist has descended from the sky. People everywhere begin dying off in record numbers, and those who have survived seem to have completely lost their minds, or have walled themselves up in their homes.
Amid the chaos, Dan has to get it together and use everything he has learned in his life just to survive. With his addictions controlling his every decision, he will have to fight his inner demons if he is to live through Wormwood Dawn.
| The Nameless Survivor (Valkyrie Book 1) |
by J.K. Hawk
$0.00, 414 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #77 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
In the aftermath of an unimaginable pandemic, a hand-written journal is discovered from within the ruins of a ravaged survivor’s colony. The faded entries depict the personal accounts of a nameless refugee as he abandons a dying society for the security of New England’s secluded mountains. After years of peaceful solitude, he unexpectedly rescues a young girl from winter’s wrath. Mia, who unlike him, has experienced firsthand the horrors that have befallen the world. As her trust in him strengthens and their friendship grows, he is driven to help her overcome the abuse she has endured and prove to her as well as himself that life, love, and God are still worth fighting for. Ultimately their loving and happy world is crushed when they are unexpectedly thrown back into the chaos to face the evil that has transformed man, as well as the evil that man has always been. Will their love survive? Will they survive?
| The Unburied Dead: Zombies and The Bronze Age Collapse. Book 2 - The Gal Meshedi |
by Christopher Clarkson
$0.00, 246 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #86 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
The Unburied Dead series continues:
Hobigassa is attacked and Ani is separated from the others. Can he find his way to Hattusha on his own?
James and Arla have survived the Meshedi attack and now have a valuable artefact excavated from the ruined tower. Help is on the way. But can they trust their mysterious saviours?
Michael hurries back to the lab in search of medical supplies as Nathan and their new captive lie wounded and unconscious in the back of the van, the police hot on their tail.
What readers are saying:
"It will have you hooked from page one." 5 stars
"An enthralling read... Each page and chapter leaves you unable to put the book down. I just had to know what happened next. The writing style leads the reader to constantly guess about what the bigger picture is. I look forward to the next book because I just need to know the full storey of the questions left unanswered." 5 stars
"Archaeologists are for once presented in an accurate and realistic manner... So many different concepts, conspiracies and plot elements are established during the course of the book... I for one am looking forward to seeing more." 5 stars
What the top Hittitologists are saying:
"Clarkson's style reminded me of Dan Brown. I do admire how he brings the Late Bronze Age world to life, how he portrayed it and it is clear that he knows about archaeology and ancient history. It is very well done."
- Professor Theo van den Hout, Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor of Hittite and Anatolian Languages, The University of Chicago, author of The Elements of Hittite, 2011, Cambridge University Press, and many other scholarly works on the Hittites
"Clarkson has researched his Hittite material well. There is an authentic ring about his description of Hittite people, their cities, and their customs. Clarkson’s novel is a good read!"
- Professor Emeritus Trevor Bryce, The University of Queensland, author of Life and Society in the Hittite World (2002, Oxford University Press) and Kingdom of the Hittites (1999,Oxford University Press)
Visit http://www.theunburieddead.com for more information on the Hittites, the archaeology, and future books.
| Louisiana Saturday Night |
by catt dahman
$0.00, 176 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #94 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Let the voodoo roll!
New Orleans will never be the same when a hurricane blows in hungry sharks. An uppity family is stuck on a houseboat with a family of swampers who have more secrets that you can shake a stick at. Beware as the swampers keep up the family tradition proving again why their gumbo always has that special taste...
The sharks aren't the only ones with sharp teeth!
| Anno Zombus: Year One; March (Anno Zombus- Year 1 Book 3) |
by Dave Rowlands
$0.00, 122 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #453 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Blood has been spilled, war declared.
In the ever deepening winter of the Dead more terrors are present than the obvious. Sometimes the Living are the greater threat...
| The Longest Road |
by A.S. Thompson
$0.00, 366 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (81 reviews), #15 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
Join Steve, Collin, Alex, Billy and Mike. A group of cousins surviving through the aftermath of a pandemic infection of unknown origin. Once contracted, the disease is irreversibly fatal, but its victims don't stay dead for long. Eventually the dead return to life, but all elements of humanity are replaced by ravenous cannibalistic tendencies.
After fleeing their homes in up-state New York, the cousins take to the safety of the road, where they travel west-bound to the rumored "safe-zone" of California. Every day is a fight to stay alive; whether scavenging for essentials or engaging in nerve-racking battles with the relentless undead. Every stop they make is filled with surprises, twists and turns as their lives are now a roller-coaster being driven by hope and shadowed by despair.
Feel their heartache. Experience their triumphs. Follow them as they journey across the wasteland that was once the United States. Ride alongside this family as they search for safety on The Longest Road.
| Burden of Survival: Killing the Dead : Season Two |
by Richard Murray
$0.00, 223 pages, 3.5 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #99 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Ryan and Lily are safe on their island in the middle of Lake Windermere. At least that's what they thought. When the people from a neighbouring safe place don't show up as expected, all they have built comes under threat.
With enemies from beyond their island and growing pressures within, they will need to fight just to survive while coping with burdens that may well tear them apart.
The latest book in the Killing the Dead series, this marks the start of a new adventure and can be read as a standalone series without needing to read season one first.
| Journey to the Giant |
by Dustin Jones
$0.00, 331 pages, 3.3 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #317 in > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction
In the year 1944, as World War Two rages onward in Europe a squad of highly trained and skilled soldiers from the United States Army embark on a covert mission to dismantle Hitler's most secretive and sinister of experiments. As the group of men travel to Hitler's secluded underground facility, dubbed Der Riese or 'The Giant', will they have what it takes to stop Germany's dictator once and for all, or will they succumb to the dangers of the undead, ravenous “blitz” wolves, and savage mutated soldiers? Follow the harrowing adventures of Sergeant James Jacobs, Joseph "Doc" Wolfwood, Privates Kevin Killian, Jonathan Flynn, Jack Evans, Stephen Quinn, Teddy Stacy, and Greg Walter as they race to save the lives of millions, and history itself in this action packed story of war, friendship, treachery, and the will to survive. Look for book two of this three part series in late 2014!
| Ridgetown: Neighbours |
by Philip Radford
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #169 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Ridgetown: Neighbours is set two months after the events of Ridgetown and follows the community as they try to rebuild what they had before and fight to stay alive in a world where they are severely outnumbered by the undead. The list of new kinds of special infected keeps growing bigger and the residents are unsure when a new group of survivors emerge. Zombies can be predictable but humans are much more complicated and complicated can mean dangerous.
| 9Tales Told in the Dark #18 (9Tales Dark) |
by Mark Bearden, Joseph Rubas, Jim Lee, Sara Green, Daniel J. Kirk, Andrew Knighton, Daniel Brock, Shane Porteous, Lee Clark Zumpe
$0.00, 122 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #117 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal
Halloween wouldn't be the same if you didn't feel a little scared, and by 'little' we're talking about short stories. Join us for 9 of horror's most exciting authors as they deliver creepy tales of zombies, spiders, crimes gone wrong, demonic dimensions and deadly ghosts.
This issue features:
STRIPE Z.T. by Mark Bearden
NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES by Joseph Rubas
HOLDING ACTION by Jim Lee
FRESH CUT by Sara Green
THE FARMER WHO TRULY LOVED HIS WIFE by Shane Porteous
THE MAN FROM TURKEY CREEK CANYON by Lee Clark Zumpe
COLD FLESH by Andrew Knighton
SECOND HEARTBEAT by Daniel Brock
LITTLE GIRLS by Daniel Kirk