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Middletown 3: Metal Apocalypse

My story, Disappointment, is included in Middletown 3: Metal Apocalypse!

Click on cover to visit title on Amazon!

What happens when a metal band gets caught up in the apocalypse? Even better, what happens when you give that same scenario to twelve of the genre’s hottest authors? Rosamilia, Besser, Abell, Buda, Shelman, Silverman, Stallcup, Wallen, Johnesee, Wilburn, Welmerink, Madron … each author was put to the task to take the apocalyptic story up to eleven.

1. 12. 11. Do the math. It all works out to rock and roll; zombie style.

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Jack Wallen – Summer of Zombie Box Set

Summer of Zombie Box Set

What is the Summer of Zombie Box Set?

What authors and books are included?

Meet one of the authors and hear a tidbit about his book below:

 

Name: Jack Wallen

Author Jack Wallen

What is the title of your book that’s included in the Summer of Zombie Box Set? T-Minus Zero. This is the prequel to my I Zombie series.

T-Minus Zero by Jack Wallen

What is your favorite character in that book? Doctor Richard Gerrand. Although he debuts in the prequel and doesn’t appear again until the upcoming Fry Zombie Fry, he’s quite an important character in the arch of the series.

Are there any “author secrets” in your title (things you included or ideas you had that aren’t shared with readers in the title)? This book was actually conceived during a walk from cosmetology school (yes, I was once a hair dresser). The idea came long before I developed the I Zombie series. The original idea was more in line with the film crew coming into the small town and turning the zombification of humanity into a reality TV show that would be broadcast across the globe. When I realized I needed to write something to fill some time while waiting for the release of Cry Zombie Cry (another story for another time), it dawned on me that I could shift the structure of that story and make it fit within the I Zombie universe.

Tell us something about your book that will make us want to read it: Imagine getting a “back stage” look at how “Hollywood” can manipulate and affect our emotions and opinions. Within the pages of T-Minus Zero, you get a glimpse into that as well as the specific reasons why power can truly corrupt… even the mad. This is pre-Jacob and Bethany as well as when the Mengele Virus was first developed.

Is your book part of a series (if so, what are the other titles in the series we should be looking for)? The other titles in the I Zombie series are:

Main Books

I Zombie I

My Zombie My

Die Zombie Die

Lie Zombie Lie

Cry Zombie Cry

T-Minus Zero

Spin Offs

Zombie Radio

Zombie Radio 2

The Last Casket

Reunion

Very soon (end of August), the next main book will be released – Fry Zombie Fry. I will also be starting yet another spin off, this one a YA series called Teenage Wasteland.

Where can readers find you (website, social media, etc.)?

Website: Get Jack’d

Facebook: Jack Wallen

Twitter: @jlwallen

Amazon: Jack Wallen

Google+: Jack Wallen

Do you have a website readers might want to check out? www.jackwallen.com

Bio: You’re listening to …

Oh wait, wrong shtick. This isn’t about a DJ or an apocalypse. This is about Jack … just Jack.

If you don’t mind, I’m going to work in third-person here. Yeah, I’m going to call myself, The Jack.

Too pretentious? Okay. Fine. I’ll just go with “Jack”.

The path to becoming a professional writer was certainly the one less traveled for Jack. Originally, Jack’s artistic bent led him to a career as an actor.

No, not an actor in a bear costume (not even for “Furry Porn”). Jack did it his way. Working on Broadway and with regional and Shakespeare theatres across the country, Jack is proud to have held his own as an actor for over twenty years.

Twenty freakin’ years. Am I really that old?

Oh wait … third person.

Crap, where was Jack? Oh yes, he remembers.

But, as they say, all good things…

Before the economy had a chance to completely destroy the theatre arts, Jack decided to take his final curtain call during a production with the heralded Stage One Theatre for Young Audiences. It was, however, during that long career that Jack discovered he had a knack for the written word. His first, full-length novel was written between 2000 and 2003. That book, A Blade Away, eventually became his first published work. It didn’t take Jack long to fall in love with the creative process of writing and he followed that first book up with the cult-favorite, Shero.

It wasn’t until Jack woke up one summer morning with a simple question on his mind, that he would finally dive into the craft of horror fiction tooth and nail. That question, “What would it be like to transform into a zombie?”, led Jack to pen the first novel in the I Zombie series — I Zombie I. From there, Jack dove into the deeper waters of horror and has never looked back.

Summer of Zombie Box Set Ebook – $1.99

13 of the authors from the Summer of Zombie event

join forces to bring you one, massive, zombie book box set!

Summer of Zombie Box Set
^^ Look at me! Aren’t I sexy?! You KNOW you want me. ^^

This amazingly affordable book contains:

A Shrouded World Whistlers by Mark Tufo & John O’Brien

Bob the Spy by Jaime Johnesee

Loose Ends by Jay Wilburn

Undead Drive-Thru by Rebecca Besser

Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by Shawn Chesser

T-Minus Zero by Jack Wallen

Humanity’s Hope: Camp H by Greg P. Ferrell

Benton: A Zombie Novel by Jolie du Pre’

The Orphans: Origins by Mike Evans

Dead Hunger II by Eric A. Shelman

Dying Days: Origins by Armand Rosamilia

Odium: The Dead Saga by Claire C. Riley

~

Now you’re probably wondering how much you’ll have to part with

to make this limited time, awesome zombie ebook yours.

Right?!

Wait for it…

WAIT FOR IT…

…$1.99!

What are you waiting for?

Go buy it!

Amazon US Link: http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Zombie-ebook-box-set-ebook/dp/B00YB0VNSS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1432904204&sr=8-2&keywords=summer+of+zombie

Amazon UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Zombie-ebook-box-set-ebook/dp/B00YB0VNSS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432904578&sr=8-1&keywords=Summer+of+Zombie

Limited Time – Summer of Zombie Box Set Ebook

In case you’ve missed it…you’ll wanna join this event to rub digital elbows with

all the authors in this ebook:

Summer of Zombie (<—-Click to party like a zombie!)

13 of the authors from the Summer of Zombie event

join forces to bring you one, massive, zombie book box set!

Summer of Zombie Box Set
^^ Look at me! Aren’t I sexy?! You KNOW you want me. ^^

This amazingly affordable book contains:

A Shrouded World Whistlers by Mark Tufo & John O’Brien

Bob the Spy by Jaime Johnesee

Loose Ends by Jay Wilburn

Undead Drive-Thru by Rebecca Besser

Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by Shawn Chesser

T-Minus Zero by Jack Wallen

Humanity’s Hope: Camp H by Greg P. Ferrell

Benton: A Zombie Novel by Jolie du Pre’

The Orphans: Origins by Mike Evans

Dead Hunger II by Eric A. Shelman

Dying Days: Origins by Armand Rosamilia

Odium: The Dead Saga by Claire C. Riley

~

Now you’re probably wondering how much you’ll have to part with

to make this limited time, awesome zombie ebook yours.

Right?!

Wait for it…

WAIT FOR IT…

…$1.99!

What are you waiting for?

Go buy it!

Amazon US Link: http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Zombie-ebook-box-set-ebook/dp/B00YB0VNSS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1432904204&sr=8-2&keywords=summer+of+zombie

Amazon UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Zombie-ebook-box-set-ebook/dp/B00YB0VNSS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432904578&sr=8-1&keywords=Summer+of+Zombie

Newly Released – Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound

Now Available on Amazon!

Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound

Containing my story, “When Plans Fail!”

Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound - When Plans Fail by Rebecca Besser

It’s the end of the world and we are not feeling fine.

What happens when you ask seven of the most notorious writers in apocalyptic fiction to craft stories where a happily ever after doesn’t exist?

You get Fading Hope.

Bleak landscapes, fading faith, the loss of humanity and the struggle to simply make it to the end of the day, are just some of the elements that come together within this boundary-pushing anthology.

Dive into a world of hopelessness as rendered by award-winning authors like: Rebecca Besser, Eli Constant, Morgan Garcia, Thea Gregory, Claire C. Riley, Armand Rosamila, and Jack Wallen

A short excerpt from, “When Plans Fail,” by Rebecca Besser:

Her hand instantly rose to her mouth as a gasp escaped her lips. She’d found the nursery…and wished she hadn’t.

            Everything was coated with dark dried blood, and little bones lay everywhere with thin, dried scraps of meat still clinging to them. There were enough of them to be all three of the babies who had once slept in the room.

            Rachel gagged and tried to blink away the tears that sprang to her eyes. She backed toward the door with her eyes darting about in panic and horror; they fell on a shelf in the far corner with five large cans of powdered baby formula. She paused. She needed it. Troy needed it.

            She schooled her emotions the very best she could and willed herself to step over the haunts of carnage and move toward what she’d come for. With shaking hands, she lifted and inserted the cans into the empty bag she carried.

            There was a slight creak behind her, which she assumed was the door in the breeze from the hallway, so she paid it no mind. Once she turned, she realized the mistake she’d made in her complacency and grief.

            In the doorway, swaying slightly from side to side were the forms of the slain triplets’ parents. Rachel only knew it was them by the ripped and stained clothing that hung from their forms; it was familiar. They faces were decayed to the point of being unrecognizable.

            “Oh, God,” Rachel breathed, struggling around the bag’s shoulder strap to reach the pistol she had strapped to her side.

            Upon her utterance, they growled and darted toward her with their arms outstretched.

            Rachel dropped the bag of formula, raised the pistol, and discharged a round into the head of the male zombie.

 

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©Rebecca Besser & Jack Wallen, 2014. All rights reserved.

Pre-Order Fading Hope at Sale Price!

Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound

It’s the end of the world and we are not feeling fine.

What happens when you ask seven of the most notorious writers in apocalyptic fiction to craft stories where a happily ever after doesn’t exist?

You get Fading Hope.

Bleak landscapes, fading faith, the loss of humanity and the struggle to simply make it to the end of the day, are just some of the elements that come together within this boundary-pushing anthology.

Dive into a world of hopelessness as rendered by award-winning authors like: Rebecca Besser, Eli Constant, Morgan Garcia, Thea Gregory, Claire C. Riley, Armand Rosamila, and Jack Wallen

The sale price will only last for 48 hours after the book’s release,

so why not order your copy now to ensure you take advantage of the sale price?

Pre-order your ecopy of Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound now!

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