Monday, June 25, 2012

Return To Dead City (Zombie D.O.A. Book 5)

“A twisted tale with more zombie action than you can shake a stick at.”

New York holds painful memories for Chris Collins and he swore he’d never go back there. But when his daughter goes missing and shows up being displayed in Times Square like is caged beast, Chris has to take action. 

Now, he's going back to Dead City on an operation that Joe Thursday describes as "one step up from a suicide mission". Going back to challenge his old nemesis Bronson Chavez, the one-time street thug who is now runs New York like his private kingdom, with a zombie army at his beck and call.

Only one of them will survive and Chris has the odds seriously stacked against him.

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Return To Dead City

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Johnny Black Soul Chaser Series

Dexter Blackwell has the worst job in hell, he's a clerk in the Accounts Receivable department at Hades Correctional, with a real demon for a boss. So when he unexpectedly gets the chance to work as an agent for the Soul Pursuit and Apprehension Agency (SPAA) he grabs the opportunity with both hands.

Assuming the identity of Johnny Black, a Chicago mobster, Dexter is sent on a series of missions that take him to 1920's Chicago, ancient Rome, revolutionary Paris, and the Wild West. On his travels, he encounters real-life characters like Al Capone, Marie Antoinette, Billy the Kid, Mark Antony and the Roman emperor, Commodus.

He also has to contend with rival soul chasers (including Pandora Jain, the most beautiful woman in the known universes), angry demons, testy ogres and bad-tempered imps, one of which is his erstwhile sidekick, Jitterbug.

Johnny Black, Soul Chaser is a thrill-a-minute, laugh-a-minute, genre-bending series, including four adventures, You're a Dead Man Johnny Black; Johnny Black, Gladiator; C'est la Vie, Johnny Black; and Go West, Johnny Black. You won't be able to put it down.

You can buy the Complete Johnny Black Soul Chaser Series at a 60% discount to the price of the individual books by clicking here: Johnny Black Series. Alternatively, click the links below to read samples from each of the books in the series.

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Zombie D.O.A. Series

The Zombie D.O.A Series follows the adventures of Chris Collins, a boxer on the eve of the biggest fight of his career when the zombie outbreak destroys everything her cares about and throws him into a desperate fight for survival.

Series One

Chris Collins is an up and coming boxer on the eve of the biggest fight of his career. Not only that, but he and his wife are expecting their firstborn any day now.

Then, in an instant, all of that is snatched away and Chris is cast into a nightmare world of flesh-eating monsters, trigger-happy militias and brutal street gangs.

Now Chris must travel across the zombie-infested wasteland that is post-apocalyptic America on a quest to find his newborn daughter, Ruby. In his way - hordes of ravenous zombies, cannibalistic, slave trading motorcycle gangs, crazed 'Resurrection Men' and power-hungry 'Corporation Agents.'

Then there's a demented street thug, a psychotic wannabe gunslinger, a zombie super-model, and a psychopath who gets his kicks throwing people from skyscrapers, not to mention the megalomanic who plans to conquer the world at the head of a zombie army.

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Series Two

It's been fifteen years since the initial outbreak and Chris has settled down to a relatively quiet life in the fortified city of Lancaster, California. His daughter Ruby is now a trained zombie killer for the Pendragon Corporation, and when she disappears while on a mission in New York, Chris is called back into action.

But while he and Joe Thursday are on their quest to rescue Ruby, moves are afoot at the Corporation - to oust Joe and install a psychopath with plans to raise a zombie army and attack the settlements.

As the human inhabitants of those settlements are thrown into a desperate fight for survival, Chris, Joe and Ruby must face up to the might of the Corporation, while also taking on hordes of ravenous zombies, repulsive cannibal gangs, ruthless road bandits and strange, zombie worshiping cults.

And then there's Colonel Stone and his band of rage zombies. Infected with the Z virus, Stone desperately hangs onto his humanity by taking copious amounts of an experimental drug. His mission? To destroy Chris Collins and Joe Thursday.

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Series Three

Chris Collins is running for his life, heading east with Colonel Gareth Stone and his zombie army closing in, a pursuit that will take him from Flagstaff, Arizona to Washington D.C.

In Amarillo, Texas Chris renews an old friendship and is thrown into battle against an old and deadly enemy. In Memphis, Tennessee he clashes with the man who's just declared himself President of the United States. And in Washington D.C. he must save his family from a madman while fighting off Colonel Stone and his zombie hordes and quite possibly saving the world from a nuclear holocaust.

With a huge supporting cast of vicious bikers, ruthless hunters, repulsive cannibal clans, frenzied rage zombies, bizarre tunnel rats, trigger happy soldiers and nuke happy generals, Zombie D.O.A. Series Three takes you on a post-apocalyptic thrill ride from the zombie infested streets of Amarillo, Texas, to the banks of the Mississippi to the inner sanctum of the White House.

You can buy the Complete Series Two at a 60% discount to the price of the individual books by clicking here: Zombie D.O.A. Series Three. Alternatively, click the links below to read samples from each of the books in the series.

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Series Four

Chris Collins thought that the fortified camp of Manhattan would be a safe haven for him and his family, and it was, for a time. But in California, in New Jersey, in Manhattan itself, there are forces at work that are about to throw Chris's life into chaos once more.

First there are the ruthless politicians running Manhattan, willing to trade human lives for votes in an ambitious scheme to claim back zombie-infested territories. Then there's the Pendragon Corporation, determined to take control of New York by any means possible. And then there's Marin Scolfield, a psychopathic scientist with the power to control the Zs and a burning obsession to create an army of sentient, hyper-aggressive zombies.

Follow Chris from the frozen expanses of Staten Island to the blazing inferno of Manhattan as he battles cannibalistic bikers, trigger happy soldiers, bizarre "zombstrosities," a double-dealing doctor, a beautiful but duplicitous Corporation agent and a half-Z military commander. Not to mention the zombies, thousands upon thousands of zombies.

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Series Five

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Friday, June 15, 2012

How I Write

Something I get asked fairly often is how I approach writing a story, and in this article I'll try to provide some insight into my creative process.

My approach is probably not the most efficient way to do it, but it works for me. If you're planning on getting into the writing game, take what you need and find a way that works for you. The important thing (as I'll discuss later) is that you do the work and put in the hours.

Ready to get started? Great, let's go.  

Plotter or Pantser?

The first question I need to answer is whether I plot my stories, and the answer to that is no. Not that I have anything against plotting, in fact I admire someone who can map out an entire story upfront. I can't do it. When I try the resulting work comes out sounding forced and wooden.

Does that make me a pantser - someone who writes a story by the seat of the pants? To be honest with you, I've never liked that description. I prefer Stephen King's suggestion that stories are not written but "found". The analogy he uses is of unearthing a dinosaur. It suggests that the story already exists and that the writer's job is to unearth it, using the tools at his disposal - his writing skills, imagination and command of language.

The idea that the story already exists has often come to my rescue when I've suffered that loss of faith called writer's block. It's a whole lot easier to keep going when you know that "it's in there and all I have to do is find it", than it is to deal with "I'll never be able to write this. I suck as a writer."

My approach to writing is to create a character and give him a goal. I'll set him on the road to addressing that goal and I'll throw all kinds of problems and complications at him and see how he works himself out of them. Often resolving one problem will lead him to another, and if it doesn't I'll throw something else at him (I'm cruel that way!).

The Book Is The Boss

The point is, I don't try to force the action. The award winning sci-fi writer, Alfred Bester once said, "the book is the boss" and I can relate to  that. My own writing credo is, "let it go, let it flow," in other words I allow the story to reveal itself to me rather than forcing the action. As soon as I use force, I tend to lose my story.

At this point you may be thinking, "that's all very well but what if the ideas dry up half way through, what if your characters simply refuse to cooperate and work things out for themselves?" I'm not going to lie to you and say I've never had to trash a scene, a chapter or even an entire story, but it seldom happens. Human beings are born problem solvers, where a problem exists we are genetically programmed to seek a solution, even if the problem is only a fictional one.

If I do find myself in a situation where my story refuses to move forward, I know that it is down to one of two things, either I am trying too hard, or I'm not trying hard enough. Trying too hard means I am forcing things along, not allowing my characters to do their thing, making their decisions for them.

It Won't Write Itself

The flip side is not trying hard enough, i.e. not doing the work. I have a sign above my desk that says "It Won't Write Itself!" When I find myself slacking off that usually gets me moving.

I write every day and set myself a goal of 4000 words. Some writers do more, others less. The point is that you set a goal and stick to it. I have often had days when I approach my desk with nothing and end up with some of my best work simply because I pushed on to reach my target.

Why I write Novellas

I write novellas of 20,000 to 30,000 words often in series of three to four books. There was a time when there was no market for the novella format, but that's all changed, thanks to the rise of e-books and e-readers. Novellas are a perfectly suited to the format. They are generally fast-paced and a quick read, ideal in other words for today's time-poor reader.

But that's not why I chose the novella as my format. I chose it (or maybe it chose me) because it suits my style and temperament. I like to set a fast pace with lots of action, lots of dialog and just enough description to set the scene. I don't want to bore my readers and I don't want to pad out my work with reams of description, so the novella works perfectly for for me. 

Story Ideas

Probably one of the most common questions I gets asked is, "where do you get your ideas from?" Maybe I'm lucky in this regard, but I actually have more story ideas than I'll ever be able to write.

Where do they come from? The honest answer is that I don't really know, they just seem to turn up whenever I'm writing. Perhaps there's a clue in that, I believe you'll find more inspiration in the doing than in the sitting around and hoping inspiration taps you on the shoulder. 

Writing Mechanics

A good bit of writing advice I once read is "there's no such think as writing, only re-writing. Unfortunately, it's advice I find difficult to apply. I'm not suggesting that I don't do a couple of re-writes once I'm finished my first draft. But I do try to get the first draft as close to the finished product as possible.

Other writers just get in the zone and get it out and fix later. I can't write like that. I spend a lot of time editing and re-editing as I write. It can be a real pain in the ass sometimes, but what can I say, it's what I've got!

So, that's it - a brief and, I'll admit, somewhat rambling description of my writing process. If there are any other questions I can clear up for you, please use the comments box below.  


Dancing With The Dead: Why This Obsession With Zombies?

Zombies are back! Not that they’ve every really been away, but there was a time when their status as the connoisseur’s monster of choice was under threat from vampires and werewolves. And I’m not talking about bloodthirsty counts and rip- your–head-off wolfmen. I’m talking about weird creations that walk around during the day and seem more concerned with how their hair looks than getting in a gallon or two of the red stuff.

But while vamps and wolves continue to move truckloads of books and fill movie theaters, the Z’s are fighting back. The fourth series of “The Walking Dead” recently launched to an estimated audience of 11 million and you only have to do a search on Amazon to see how many new books are being written. And if they’re been written, they’re selling. I can vouch for this with my own Zombie D.O.A. series.

So what is it about zombies that we love so much. In my opinion it’s two things. Firstly, Zombies are apocalyptic. A poltergeist will scare the living bejesus out of the residents of a haunted house, a vampire or a werewolf may scare up an entire village or town. But with zombies it’s terror on a global scale. Game over. You can run but you can’t hide.

The other reason I think we love zombies so much is that, unlike the other famous monsters, zombies could actually happen. I’m not talking about the dead rising from their graves to eat our brains here - but something like a rage virus escaping from a lab, a la 28 days Later? Quite possible, maybe even likely at some point.

And even if it isn’t a zombie virus that causes the end of the world - let’s say it’s a meteor strike or a nuclear war - you’re still likely to have hungry hordes roaming the countryside looking for…meat! Sounds very much like Zs to me.

My advice? Next time you watch a zombie movie or read a zombie novel, check out the guys that survive. Take note of what they do. Who knows, it may just save your life one day. Just kidding…well, half kidding anyways.

Here's a clip from the Walking Dead to get you started.


You're A Dead Man, Johnny Black (Johnny Black Soul Chaser Book 1)

"A thrill-a-minute, laugh-a-minute, genre-bending

If you think your job sucks, spare a thought for Dexter Blackwell. He's an Accounts Receivable Clerk in Hell, with a real demon for a boss.

So when Dexter unexpectedly gets the opportunity to do an assignment for the Soul Pursuit and Apprehension Agency, he's all over it like a bad suit.

Assuming the identity of a dead mobster named of Johnny Black, Dexter is sent back to 1920's Chicago, to find Freddie 'Fingers' Finnegan, a runaway soul. But finding Fingers is the least of his problems, especially with Al Capone out to kill him, Capone's mistress in love with him, and his ex-wife demanding alimony.

Throw in corrupt police officers, loan sharks, rival Soul Chasers, and a  grumpy imp and you have a recipe for hilarious disaster. And then there's Mr. Abbadon, the second most powerful demon in Hell with a vested interest in seeing Dexter's mission fail.

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You're A Dead Man, Johnny Black

Dead City (Zombie D.O.A. Book 1)

"An ordinary man caught in an extraordinary world of flesh
eating monsters and murderous humans."

Chris Collins in an up-and coming boxer preparing for the biggest fight of his life. He and his wife are also expecting the imminent arrival of their first born.

Then, on a beautiful early-fall evening a vagrant stumbles into Times Square and attacks a tourist, setting off a deadly chain that will signal the end of Chris' life as he knows it, and might just spell the end of civilization.

Follow Chris Collins through the streets and back alleys of New York as he battles flesh eating zombies, murderous hobos, a demented street thug and an incompetent military.

Then there's a mysterious hitman who may or may not be his friend, and Ruby, just one day old but already equipped with teeth and nails, and a taste for pureed beef.

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Dead City

An Interview With JJ Zep

I get a lot of questions from readers of my books about my background, writing style, influences and so on. To be honest with you, I'm not always that comfortable talking about myself. Nonetheless, there seems to be enough interest to warrant an article on the site, so here it is. 

The questions and answers below are from various e-zine and internet radio interviews I've done. Hopefully they will answer a few questions you may have about me, my books and my writing.

JJ Zep, that's an interesting name?

I guess it is. My parents decided to bless me with a couple of exotic names that most people mangle on their first attempt, so I decided that my initials were a safer option. Zep is a close approximation of my actual name, that I thought looked a bit sexier on a book cover, plus I'm a big fan of Led Zeppelin, so I figured why not?

Where were you born?

My parents are Scottish, but I was born in Cape Town, South Africa. My dad was an engineer so we traveled wherever his next big project took him. I lived in South Africa, Turkey, Scotland and the United States as a kid.

Wow, it must have been difficult to make friends.

I guess, but I didn't think of it like that at the time. For me it was a big adventure and I wouldn't change it for anything. I got to experience a lot of different cultures which was pretty cool. It also got me into books and reading at an early age. And it gave me a wanderlust that I still find difficult to shake off.

Where do you live now?

As an adult I've lived in South Africa, in the U.K. and in California. I currently live in a small town in the South of France. I'd love you tell you where exactly, but I don't want hordes of fans showing up and bothering the locals (only kidding, it's Sète)

Have you always been a writer?

I've always written, if that's what you mean, but I haven't always made my living as a writer. I've been a soldier, a musician and a pen-pusher of various descriptions. I also qualified as an English teacher but decided instead to pursue a career in the corporate world. I went off and got an MBA and worked my way up to the upper echelons of a Fortune 500 company. But I absolutely hated it, so eventually I quit. I became a professional stock trader and an internet marketer. Finally, the advent of the Kindle allowed me to earn a living doing what I love most.

That's quite a resumé.

Isn't it? Actually, it's a lot less impressive than it sounds. Most of the time I was just doing what it takes to keep body and soul together. Fortunately, I have a very understanding wife who didn't even blink when I told her I wanted to quit a high-paying corporate gig to "dabble in the stock market."

This is probably a question you get all the time, where do you get your ideas from?

Actually, the question I'm asked most often is, "how much money can I make as a writer?" but your question is a close second. I'll have to answer it in two parts. Firstly, ideas are everywhere, something I read, a movie I saw, a dream I had, something someone said to me. I actually have more story ideas than I'll ever be able to write. The second part of the answer is slightly more vague. The truth is that I don't know where many of my ideas come from, just that they turn up whenever I'm writing.

Are we talking about a muse here?

A muse, divine inspiration, instinct, hunch, who knows what it is. All I know is that the act of writing serves as some kind of lightning rod for ideas. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense, our brains develop ideas based on what we already know, so when you write something new, that idea will lead you to another and another.

I take it then, that you're not a plotter?

Hell no, to me plotting a story is the equivalent of paint-by-numbers. Not that I have anything against authors who do plot their stories, in fact, I admire them. I just can't write that way. It doesn't suit my particular style and temperament. There are times where I'll jot down a couple of ideas about where the story may be headed, but that's about the extent of it.

Don't you sometimes write yourself into a corner working that way?

That's an occupational hazard of writing without a plot. Sometimes I will have to scrap passages and there are even entire stories I've thrashed because they didn't work out the way I'd hoped. But usually that only happens when I try to force the action. One of my writing creeds is "let it go, let it flow" which means allowing the story to reveal itself to me. Sounds a bit out there I know, but all it involves is putting a character into a situation and letting him or her work themselves out of it. It's a technique that hasn't let me down yet.

Who are you favorite authors, what do you read?

I don't read nearly as much fiction as I should, or would like to and I probably read as much non-fiction as fiction. As a child I graduated straight from Enid Blyton to reading true crime. As an adolescent I read a lot of westerns, mostly Louis L'Amour. Then I read the Dead Zone by Stephen King and fell in love with the horror genre, which I still enjoy today. I've read Dean Koontz, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, James Herbert and others, but King is still the master. My favorite novel, though, is Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I've read it a number of times and still marvel at the way he makes this fantastical tale so thoroughly believable.

You use a lot of movie references in your books, are you a movie buff?

I wouldn't describe myself as a "buff", but I do enjoy watching a good movie. My favorites tend to be movies with complex plots, good wordplay and the odd twist. Some of those that would make my "must-see" list are, Midnight Run, The Big Lebowski, My Cousin Vinny, The Usual Suspects, True Romance, The Sixth Sense, The Road, Gladiator, Glengarry Glenross...

Not a lot of horror and fantasy in there.

I do enjoy horror and fantasy movies but unfortunately horror seems to have degenerated into "how much blood can we spill" slasher-type movies, while fantasy has become all about special effects. There is still good stuff being made, like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Avatar, while in the horror genre a movie like Fallen, with Denzel Washington, really got under my skin. Twenty-Eight Weeks later was an excellent zombie movie and I'm a big fan of the Walking Dead series. I also enjoy well made 'predator horror' if you can call it that. The two Aussie movies, Black Water and The Reef, both directed by Andrew Trauki are both excellent. And speaking of Aussie movies, Wolf Creek was pretty damn scary. 

Let's talk a bit about music, a subject I know you're passionate about. You're a musician?

I play a few instruments and have played in bands since the age of fourteen. I've recorded a couple of albums and also had my songs recorded by a number of other artists.

Anyone I'd have heard of?

(Laughs) No, not unless you're a music historian or are into the most indie of indie bands.

Do you still play?

Not in a band at the moment, but I still keep my hand in.

What are your favorite bands?

Where do I start? I enjoy a wide spectrum of music. I love heavy rock and metal like Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pantera, AC/DC. But then again I also enjoy more mellow stuff like Jackson Browne, The Band, The Beatles, The Hollies, Dylan, Van Morrison. I also like classical, especially Mozart.

I guess my criteria is that it has to be real music. Someone has to have put some thought into it and at least taken the time to learn an instrument. Unfortunately the music industry today is a cesspool overflowing with talentless mimers, rappers and hip hoppers. Total garbage that is not even music, in fact it's anti-music. Sorry, rant over!

Not at all, in fact, I happen to agree with you. So what next from JJ Zep?

How long do you have? I'm currently working on the next book in the Johnny Black, Soul Chaser series. I have another couple of Johnny Black books planned, then another idea I'm working on about a man who travels the multiverse. I'm also planning a werewolf trilogy. And then there's book 5 of the Zombie D.O.A. series and a spinoff from that series called, Ruby.

Phew! That sounds like a lot of work, guess I'd better let you get on with it. JJ, thanks for speaking to us.

My pleasure, thanks for having me.      


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Johnny Black, Gladiator (Johnny Black Soul Chaser Book 2)

"Gladiator meets Monty Python is this hilarious, thrilling adventure."

Despite the success of his first soul chasing mission, Dexter Blackwell is back in the Accounts Receivable Department under the supervision of Mr. Belial, the demon boss from hell.

However, when a strike at the Soul Pursuit And Apprehension Agency leaves them short handed, the agency is forced to call on Dexter's help again - and he's more than willing to assist.

This time he's going back to 44 BC, to find the hedonistic Roman General Tullius Bacchus. But it's not going to be easy, especially with an unwilling host, a giant barbarian, traitorous senators, a megalomaniac Roman emperor reincarnated as a blind beggar, rival soul chasers, and a determined money lender to contend with. Not to mention Pandora Jain, the most beautiful woman in the known universes who also happens to be a duplicitous, conniving bitch.  

And then, of course, there's Jitterbug, Dexter's not so helpful imp sidekick, who is determined to drink his way through every tavern in Rome, while bemoaning the loss of his bobbit.


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Johnny Black, Gladiator

Dead On My Feet (Zombie D.O.A. Book 2)

"A rip-roaring adventure with more twists than a coiled

It's been three years since Chris Collins escaped from a zombie-infested New York City. Three years traveling the devastated ruins of what was once America. Three fruitless years, searching for his daughter.

The cities are no-go zones - entering a city is a good way to get yourself eaten. But the zombies are by no means the only threat. Cannibalistic, slave-trading motorcycle gangs roam the country side, crazed 'Resurrection Men' carry out experiments with weird, mind-altering drugs and then there is 'The Corporation', self appointed purveyors of law and order with a sinister agenda of their own.

Chris Collins has made it as far as Tulsa, Oklahoma in his search for Ruby. How will he cope with a psychotic wannabe gunslinger, a Zombie super-model, and a psychopath who gets his kicks throwing people from skyscrapers?

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Dead On My Feet

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

C'est La Vie, Johnny Black (Johnny Black Soul Chaser Book 3)

"The most hilarious take on the French Revolution since Start the Revolution Without Me."

Dexter Blackwell is in deep trouble, he's left Hades Correctional on an illegal mission, and Mr. Abbadon - the second most powerful demon in hell - is none too pleased about it.

Not that Dexter has time to worry about that now, he has his hands full trying to track down the Roman emperor Commodus, who's on the run in revolutionary France.

Sound complicated? That's just the start! Throw in a nasty, Beatles-loving imp; an incompetent highwayman; plotting courtiers and a merciless Gestapo officer and you have a recipe for disaster.

Then there's Marie Antoinette who is in love with Dexter, Maximillien Robespierre who wants him sent to the guillotine and Charlotte Corday, who needs him to help her assassinate Jean-Paul Marat.
Plus of course, Jitterbug, Dexter's imp sidekick, who as usual causes as many problems as he solves.

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C'est La Vie, Johnny Black

The Dead Men (Zombie D.O.A. Book 3)

"A thrill-a-minute joy ride through the haunted house that is post-apocalyptic America."

Chris Collins has just escaped from the Zombie Zoo in Tulsa with a busload or women and children. All he wants is to find safe haven for them and then resume his search for Ruby, the three-year-old daughter he last saw when she was a new born baby.

But if he thought it was going to be that easy, he was wrong, dead wrong.

The Dead Men, a cannibalistic motorcycle gang that be clashed with in Oklahoma are hot on his trail.

They've tracked him to Pagan, a ghost town in the Texas Panhandle. They're out for revenge.

And this time they're not even human.


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The Dead Men

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dead On Arrival (Zombie D.O.A. Book 4)

"An action packed adventure that steps of the gas and hurtles down a twisting road at breakneck speed."

Even before Chris Collins has reached California he's been given a warning - stay away or die! But after three years on the road searching for his daughter he's not about to give up.  

Now Chris is in a race against time to save Ruby. To do so, he must fight his way through zombie-infested Los Angeles, taking on not only the Zs, but gang bangers, Corporation soldiers and an old friend who seems determined to hinder his progress.

He'll meet a three-year-old with incredible powers, win the WBC middleweight belt and finally come up against the madman who started the whole epidemic and who plans to conquer the world at the head of a zombie army.     

The question is, will Chris find Ruby in time? And if he does, can he save her from what she's become?

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Dead On Arrival

Go West, Johnny Black (Johnny Black Soul Chaser Book 4)

"All the elements of a classic western, with an assortment of imps, ogres and demons thrown in for good measure."

Johnny Black is on the run, with half the soul chasers in Hades hot on his trail. Escaping through a portal he ends up in Devil's Gulch, a frontier town in the New Mexico territory, and is thrown straight into the midst of a ranch war.

But that is the least of his problems, he's ended up in the body of a notorious gunfighter, the Hellfire Kid, and every gunslinger from Texas to California wants a crack at him.

And then the soul chasers start to show up in Devil's Gulch - Pandora Jain and Ringo, Onslow Foster and Walter Retlaw, not to mention SPAA agents Barnes and Noble.

Now Johnny Black has to save the woman he loves, fight a duel with John Wesley Hardin - the fastest gun in the west - and avoid being sent back to hell, where he faces 10 000 years working the furnace in the Global Warming Department.

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Go West, Johnny Black