Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Waiting Game

When I signed up to do this blog post several months ago, it was under the assumption that I'd have a book to pimp.  Sadly (as usual), the publisher has fallen behind and the book's deadline has been pushed back several times.  I have no idea when it is supposed to come out.

Even though it's not out, I'll still give you some information about it.  It's the sequel to my YA zombie novel, Life After the Undead.  Here's the information about that book:



The world has come to an end. It doesn’t go out with a bang, or even a whimper. It goes out in an orgy of blood and the dead rising from their graves to feast on living flesh. As democracy crumples and the world melts into anarchy, five families in the U.S. rise to protect the survivors. The undead hate a humid environment, so they are migrating westward to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors are constructing a wall in North Platte to keep the zombie threat to the west, while tyranny rules among the humans to the east. Capable but naïve Krista is 15 when the first attacks occur, and she loses her family and barely escapes with her life. She makes her way to the wall and begins a new life. But, as the undead threat grows and dictators brainwash those she cares about, Krista must fight not only to survive but also to defend everything she holds dear—her country, her freedom, and ultimately those she loves.

The book can be ordered here or here.

The sequel is called Death to the Undead.  Here's what it's about:

Before Death to the Undead opens, tough teenager Krista’s parents are killed by the zombie horde, but she escapes to the safety of Florida. After her reunion with General Liet, a distant cousin, she moves with him to North Platte to help build a wall to keep the zombies in the West. Krista falls in love with Quinn, a survivor and fighter from the zombie-infested wildlands of the West, and together they free the garrison at North Platte from the power-hungry Liet.

Now, North Platte is free, but Liet was not the only one using the zombie apocalypse to control the people.  Florida is ruled by five ruthless Families, who use intimidation and the threat of the zombie horde to coerce their populace. While trying to solidify their new relationship, Krista and Quinn hatch a desperate plan to run guns into the state and help the people revolt.  When The Families label Krista and Quinn rebels and attack North Platte, Krista and Quinn run for their lives. The Families want them captured, the zombies want to eat them, and other survivors want them dead.  Caught in between powerful forces, they must survive long enough to devise a new plan and put it into action, all while trying not self-destruct.

One day (soon, hopefully), the story will be out.  I'll let you know when that day comes!

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