"Riveting, a page-turner that I had to read in one long, delicious gulp." - Margaret Brown, author You've heard about Emily's stories or read them on Oyster, OverDrive, elsewhere, now own the stories everyone’s talking about. The two original short stories, combined into one convenient, eminently readable edition! Includes When Night Came Calling and When Winter Bared Our Bones. Here are the true confessions of a zombie. Recounting the years of his life, the zombie tells a hauntingly beautiful story full of startling revelations, danger and death, heart and hunger. This is a story of how the zombie came to be. A story of his eternal life and the curse of that life. A story that powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, the ineradicable spirit of conflict, the raw and vivid nature of the beast that lives within us all. "Strong, fast. Haven’t read anything like this recently. Better than the Walking Dead and World War Z." - Mary Osborne, author
Volume 1. Vampires aren’t real, and if they were, they sure as hell wouldn’t live in San Diego...Right? Winter Ashton is content to let her life slip past in a veil of coffee vapors and cigarette smoke, as she tries to pick up the pieces after a nasty break-up left her with a broken spirit and a shattered sense of self worth. But when she answers a desperate call from her long lost friend Jenna, Winter is forced into the unlikely role of protector. Faced with the task of sheltering two vampires, Winter enlists the help of her metal-head landlord, and the quiet Goth girl next door, both of whom harbor dark secrets of their own. As Winter’s caught between her fierce loyalty for her friend and the reality of the danger that this new world has brought, she must also contend with the power hungry vampire who wants nothing more than to reclaim Jenna’s strange savior Malachi. In a twisted story of love, treachery, midnight lattes, and the undead, Winter will have to find the strength to stand beside the ones she loves before they are lost forever.
Exhausted. Struggling. Surviving. Finding the Whittier tunnel barred, separating the small city from the rest of Alaska and possibly from the undead infection, a flagging sense of hope is restored. Neil has led the dwindling band of survivors, including young Jules and Danny, through all the perils of this new world of the undead, including the relentless elements of the gathering winter season. Seeking sanctuary, Neil’s group is pursued by both the living and the dead, all yearning for their deaths. The survivors fled Anchorage and its streets teeming with flesh-eating zombies, narrowly escaping with their lives and now face dangers along Alaska’s Seward Highway which stretches southward to Seward, Alaska where it ends at the sea. Their options limited and their time running out, Neil and the others find themselves hoping against hope that Whittier has the answers. They must first find their own way into the city and then trust that the infection has not preceded them. Resolution is the fourth and final installment in the Alaskan Undead Apocalypse series.
How do you out-devil the devil? For Vampire queen Betsy Taylor, the answer is relative—literally—as MaryJanice Davidson’s “sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Booklist) New York Times bestselling series continues…
Previously published in the collection Alphas Unwrapped. A stand-alone, short novel in the international best-selling Gardella Vampire Hunter series. "If Buffy were to visit Downton Abbey."-- Laurie London, New York Timesbestselling author When vampire hunter Max Denton goes undercover at an English estate over the Christmas holidays, the last person he wants to find there is the lovely Savina Eleiasa. But present she is--and on the arm of her new fiancé. This is the second short Max Denton novel and can be read as a standalone. Praise for the Gardella Vampire Hunter series: "The Rest Falls Away, Gleason's publishing debut...turns vampire stories--and romances--on their ear with a decidedly dark, decidedly unsentimental Regency heroine who stakes the undead with the best of them." -- Detroit Free Press "The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." -- Romantic Times "Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty. -- Book Fetish "...Above all, the writing is what recommends this book most. Gleason's writing is sharp and taut, which makes for excellent action sequences, and a plot that travels quickly from the start. The writing strength alone gives me ample reassurance that this potentially plot-heavy series is in the right hands. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment." – Smart Bitches Love Trashy Books "The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." -- Romantic Times "Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty. -- Book Fetish The entire Gardella Vampire Hunters collection is as follows: VICTORIA The Rest Falls Away Rises the Night The Bleeding Dusk When Twilight Burns As Shadows Fade MACEY Roaring Midnight Roaring Shadows Roaring Dawn (coming 2016) MAX DENTON Raging Dawn Raging Winter
The cold north awaits you ... War is coming to Valeron. From the west, the blood-thirsty Wiccans burn and pillage their way towards the capital - where an ill and ineffectual king is beset on all sides by the scheming of ambitious men. His youngest son, Prince Arran, untested in combat and naïve to ways of the world, is sent on a fool's errand - to convince a cowardly lord to honour his oath and defend the realm from its enemies. But the real threat is yet to be revealed ... You are Prince Arran, son of Leonidas and second heir to the throne of Valeron. They call you the ghost prince - the sickly boy who haunts the palace library, filling your head with dreams of high adventure. Now, as the shadows lengthen and danger threatens your beleaguered kingdom, you must finally prove yourself. It is time to take up your hallowed sword, Duran's Heart, and forge your own destiny in a cruel and savage world - one that has no mercy for weakling princes. No happy endings. Will you defy fate and become a great hero of legend? You decide in this epic fantasy adventure - one where you make the decisions. The cold north awaits you ... are you ready for the challenge?
The prophecy was clear. Upon the death of three kings the world will be plunged into chaos, and all the cast-out demons of history will return to bring blood and horror to the world. Two of the kings are dead. The third, about to be born, is hunted by the Demon Riders of the Krayakin, Lords of the Undead. All the terrifying forces of evil range against a pregnant queen at bay in a haunted forest. But she is not alone. Three warriors stand with her, the last remnants of the once proud Drenai army. Three old men, ancient heroes, discarded by the king; Nogusta the Swordsman, Kebra the Bowman, and the hulking fighter, Bison. The fate of empires rests on their fading skills as they journey through a tormented world on a perilous quest to save the unborn king.
Three signs that something is very different with your mew man: 1. He sleeps all day . . . which would be annoying except he's so attentive at night. 2. He's attacked by sword-wielding assailants, yet insists he can handle it on his own. 3. He never seems to age. Heather Westfield has always lived a quiet life, but that all changes when she helps a very handsome, very mysterious stranger. There's something not quite right about Jean-Luc, but still, she's never been with a man so charming, so attractive . . . so wonderful. Now if only a murderous villain wasn't after them, they might get their happily-ever-after.
Bobby’s whole life has been about surviving in the aftermath of the First War. The Folks taught him about the Creepers. Ol’ Randy taught him how to kill them, how to hide from them, and how to protect himself from their bite. But Ol’ Randy never told Bobby the truth of his existence. After sneaking beyond the Settlement’s razor wire fence Bobby and his brother Ryan, are bitten. Life as he knows it should be over, he should be dead, he should be a Creeper, a rotting member of the undead, and so should his brother. But they’re not. When their blood is tested the boys’ secrets are revealed and their world comes crashing down around them. With Ol’ Randy’s help, Bobby escapes. Alone and in enemy territory Bobby must come to grips with what he is, with what Ol’ Randy has kept from him all these years. He’s a child of science, a beacon of hope in dark times. Bobby struggles through the ruined Colorado landscape, but before he can move on he must settle his past and save the only father figure he has ever known. To do that he’ll need an army and the world is rife with not so fresh recruits.
When rural Ohio college professor Peter Mellor dies in an automobile accident during a zombie outbreak, he is reborn as a highly intelligent (yet somewhat amnesiac) member of the living dead. With society crumbling around him and violence escalating into daily life, Peter quickly learns that being a zombie isn’t all fun and brains. Humans—unsympathetic, generally, to his new proclivities—try to kill him at nearly every opportunity. His old friends are loath to associate with him. And he finds himself inconveniently addicted to the gooey stuff inside of people’s heads. As if all this weren’t bad enough, Peter soon learns that his automobile accident was no accident at all. Faced with the harrowing mystery of his death, Peter resolves to use his strange zombie “afterlife” to solve his own murder. Skillfully combining the genres of horror, humor, and film noir, Zombie, Ohio weaves an enthralling and innovative tale that any fan of the current zombie craze is sure to relish. Followers of detective and horror fiction alike will find something to love about Zombie, Ohio—a tale of murder, mystery, and the walking dead.
Three months after the beginning of the Mad Swine outbreak, the residents of Randall Oaks have reached their breaking point. After surviving the initial outbreak and a war waged with their neighboring community, Providence, their supplies are severely close to depletion. With hostile neighbors at their flanks and hordes of infected outside their walls, they have become prisoners within their own community. When new allies arrive with an old friend, the brave men and women of Randall Oaks will be faced with the decision to stay within the confines of the community only to die of starvation or to leave the safety of their walls in pursuit of a promise land, the survivors must make their choice—and face a new enemy unseen. Will the remaining members of Randall Oaks continue to survive the apocalypse or will it be a Dead Winter?
The vampire and the zombie, the two most popular incarnations of the undead, are brought together for a forensic critical investigation in Screening the Undead. Both have a long history in popular fiction, film, television, comics and games; the vampire also remains central to popular culture today, from literary ‘paranormal romance’ to cult TV and movie franchises - by turns romantic, tortured, grotesque, countercultural, a goth icon or lonely outsider. The zombie can shamble or, nowadays, sprint with alarming velocity, and even dance. It frequently lends itself to metaphor and can stand in for fascism or ecological disaster, but is perhaps most frequently a harbinger and instrument of the apocalypse. Leading writers on Horror and cult media consider the sexy vampire and the grotesque zombie, as well as hybrid figures who do not fit neatly into either category. These are examined across a range of contexts, from the Swedish vampire to the Afro-American Blacula, from the lesbian vampire to the gay zombie, from the Spanish Knights Templar riding skeletal horses to dancing Japanese zombies. Screening the Undead sheds new light on these two icons of terror - and desire - whose popular longevity has taken them ‘Beyond Life’.
Station Eleven meets The Hunger Games in this ruthless, captivating story of a young woman’s survival in the frozen wilderness of the Yukon after the rest of the world has collapsed. As the old world dies, we all must choose to become predators. Or become prey. The old world has been ravaged by war and disease, and as far as Lynn McBride is concerned, her family could be the last one left on earth. For seven years, the McBrides have eked out a meagre existence in the still, white wilderness of the Yukon. But this is not living. This is survival on the brink. Into this fragile community walk new threats, including the enigmatic fugitive, Jax, who holds secrets about the past and, possibly, keys to a better future. And then there’s Immunity, the pre‑war organization that was supposed to save humankind from the flu. They’re still out there, enforcing order and conducting experiments—but is their work for the good of humankind or is something much more sinister at play? In the face of almost certain extinction, Lynn and her family must learn to hunt as a pack or die alone in the cold. Breakout debut novelist Tyrell Johnson weaves a captivating tale of humanity stretched far beyond its breaking point, of family and the bonds of love forged when everything else is lost. Reminiscent of Station Eleven and The Hunger Games, this is a classic and enthralling post‑apocalyptic adventure and a celebration of the human spirit.
In the modern world, coming across as bolshie, outspoken and opinionated at a job interview usually guarantees that you are virtually unemployable. However, things are a bit different round at JD Investigations in Glasgow. There, it means that you’re hired on the spot. If you enjoy Tartan Noir with a double shot of humour, join young Annie James as she begins her new job, working as a summer intern with Jack Davidson. However, she quickly finds out that this temporary gig is completely different from all the mind-numbing, zero-hours contracts she has endured since leaving college. Having at last found a job where she is encouraged to use her brain, she takes on the considerable challenge of trying to drag her new employer, an old-school private detective and confirmed technophobe, screaming and kicking into the 21st century. Jack instructs Annie in the dark arts required to be an effective private eye and she, in turn, uses her youthful enthusiasm and IT skills to try to help his failing business. Then an old case from Jack’s past life, when he was a detective sergeant with Glasgow CID, returns to haunt him when the arsonist and killer Thomas Burke is unexpectedly released from prison. Swearing vengeance against the cop who put him away for eighteen years, he draws the two new partners into a deadly battle of wits where the psychopath always seems to be one step ahead. They are forced out of the city to a temporary safe haven on the scenic Solway coast, where they re-group and then return to Glasgow, ready to confront Jack's nemesis head on.
The Neoliberal Undead describes the frightening world of class restoration, neoliberal austerity, ecological meltdown, and neo-imperialism a disaster capitalism that breeds mutant ideological justifications for itself and the inevitability of disorder, poverty and suffering. What role does culture play in this world of markets and how do new contestatory forms enable a leftist solidarity that can move cultural radicalism beyond the postmodern obsession with new subjectivities? Rather than become the symptoms of democratic materialism, signing up for endless culture wars, The Neoliberal Undead argues for a rethinking of radical cultural leftism against the terms of the dominant global situation. The relentless reduction of art criticism and art production under capitalist relations requires that the living separate themselves from the abstractions of globalization and reconnect with revolutionary theory.
A decade after the apocalypse started, Cyrus V. Sinclair is the mercenary leader of three survivor settlements. With most of the undead turned to dust and the raiders giving up, everyone thinks they’re secure behind city walls. But after a town’s inhabitants are brutally massacred, it seems no one is safe. Well-hidden, numbering in the thousands, and controlled by a new, merciless leader, the crazies are stronger than ever before. When a familiar symbol keeps appearing amidst the chaos, Cyrus realizes an old enemy is back. Despite the turmoil, Cyrus sees things clearly. He has one goal–destroy the Brotherhood or die trying.
Reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor may rule the topsy-turvy world of the undead, but now Betsy's discovered that she has a long-lost half-sister who's the devil's daughter--and destined to rule the underworld.
Running. Hiding. Surviving. Anchorage, once Alaska’s largest city, has fallen. Now a threatening maze of death, the city is firmly in the cold grip of a growing zombie horde. Neil Jordan and Dr. Caldwell lead a small band of desperate survivors—including young Jules and Danny—through the hellish undead maelstrom. With their refuge compromised and behind them, Dr. Caldwell and the others place their faith and their lives squarely in Neil’s hands. With life and death hanging on every decision, Neil must face each new obstacle without breaking. And the group presses on toward their last hope: that this nightmare has been contained, and there still exists a sane world free of infection. But to reach it, they must survive and escape...
Eight terrifying tales of the Undead and the Unliving. Includes: Occupied (a supermoto champion is trapped on an airplane with the Undead) Mr. November (four boys, a haunted house, and the World Series on Halloween night) The Headhunter (a story of redemption, salvation, and zombie hunters) The Object of Her Obsession (a young woman's desire is so strong it reaches beyond the grave) Nocturne (a man with a dark secret and an even darker obsession) Outsourced (a dark comedy about the economy and zombies that crave more than brains) Open Wide (payback comes in the form of a dentist's drill) Golgotha (a scientist's attempt at a zombie antidote goes horribly awry) Approximately 88,000 words (264 print pages). Also available separately. For older teens and adults. search terms: horror, murder, ghost, haunted, paranormal, zombie, undead, grave, cemetery, suspense, thriller, rapture, apocalypse, dystopian
Vampires have secretly grown wealthy behind the scenes for centuries, involved in monumental tasks such as overthrowing governments, and mundane ones like running local strip clubs. But instead of viewing things from afar, they like to plunging headfirst into debauchery themselves. In modern times, the sexy unofficial vampire boss gets in deep trouble after her group's move to St. Louis. Along with her right hand vamp "Scummy" (who battles an eternal hangover, an everlasting erection and extreme lack of couth) and a cast of other assorted degenerates, they must prepare for one last battle against an old antagonist from days past. None of this is made easier by the training of new "rookie" vampire, a local St. Louis "hoosier", along the way. Imagine if vampires were far more human than anyone gives them credit for but too rich, too bored, and too immortal to play by any of the rules.
Mark Twain once said "The rumors of my death were greatly exaggerat—BRAINS!!!!!" Pulled from the grip of Mark Twain's rotting zombie hands, is Tom Sawyer like you've never seen him before, in a swashbuckling, treasure-seeking adventure, spiked with blood, gore, and zombie madness. In this expanded and illustrated edition of Mark Twain's beloved tale of boyhood adventures, Tom's usual mishaps are filled with the macabre and take place in a world overrun by a zombie virus that turns people into something folks call "Zum." The United States is infected with a plague of rotting, yet spry, Zum, searching for fresh meat. In this world, there's no need to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence. Instead, Tom cons his friends into sharpening fence posts to lethal points to repel a Zum attack. To escape the boredom of civilized life, Tom and his pal Huckleberry Finn don't have to fake their deaths, just pretend to be Zum. And instead of playing cowboys and Indians, Tom hones his fighting skills in a bloodthirsty game of "Us and Zum." He always wins . . . until he bumps into the real thing. When vicious, self-aware zombies evolve and threaten the town . . . what will Tom and Huck do to protect their loved ones, and will they live to tell the tale? With all the comedy, romance, and adventure that readers expect from Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer now becomes a new breed of hero for a whole new world—a grade-A zombie hunter. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
As mankind’s reign on earth draws to a violent close, survivors Megan Pritchard and Jack Wolfe navigate the zombie-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland of the former United States in search of a safe place to ride out their last days. From the scorching deserts of southern Arizona to wilds of the Texas gulf coast, their attempts to find salvation are met with death and destruction at every turn. As options dwindle and despair mounts, their worst fears are realized: there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. In order to survive, they must change and adapt to their new place in the world. The alternative is extinction. This omnibus contains the first three stories in the Elements of the Undead series – Fire, Air, and Earth. The Elements of the Undead: Fire: The Collapse Air: Mortal Choice Earth: Desperate Measures Water: The End of Us Coop: An Elements of the Undead Short The Elements of the Undead Omnibus (Books One-Three) Series Keywords: Apocalypse Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse Survival, Zombie Wars, Post Apocalyptic World,Undead apocalypse,Zombie Heroes, Apocalyptic Survival Zombies, arizona, united states, texas,horror,science fiction,collection
After a large scale surprise attack, the mortality rate soars among the population. The detonation of multiple nuclear warheads high in the atmosphere above North America leaves the country in chaos, the EMP destroying all the tools and devices of our modern lives. Following the EMP, the next attack, using Chemtrails, unleashes a virus that steals death from humanity, leaving the dead to rise to hunt the living. An ancient virus, tracing its discovery through modern history and the fall of Nazi Germany, now perfected and released is more powerful than could have ever been imagined. Bexar Reed and his family, along with their lifelong friends and fellow preppers, were prepared for the end of the world as we know it. They thought they were prepared for nearly every possibility, but they never thought the dead would rise to hunt the living.
Tales of the Undead - Hell Whore contains some of the best names in modern horror. Together, we will discover the works of over twenty new and established authors. Steady yourselves, and prepare for unholy terror. It's time to meet the masters of the macabre.
In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for more than thirty consecutive days and nights from November to December. During this time a few years ago, from the darkness and across the frozen wasteland, an evil that normally preferred to exist in the shadows descended upon Barrow and brought the residents to their knees. Barrow's only hope was Eben and Stella Olemaun, a husband-and-wife law enforcement team who were torn between their own survival and saving the town they loved. Months later, as Stella Olemaun attempts to warn the world about the looming vampire threat by any means necessary, a rogue government agent may be taking more than an active interest in her story. And meanwhile, further north, a new sheriff and his young son must solve the lingering mystery of Barrow, even as the survivors of the original attack prepare for the sun to set once again -- however this time, they're ready. 30 Days Of Night: Rumors Of The Undead is Steve Niles's innovative and eagerly anticipated expansion of a nightmarish narrative that explores the nature of ancient evil existing -- and thriving -- in an unsuspecting modern world.
Beyond this tenuous fabric lies a place of banishment; a world within a world where the frigid nights endure and even the Old Lords fear to tread. Only the deluded dare venture there, yet in these times of misery, sometimes madness is our only path toward salvation...
The most comprehensive zombie handbook ever published—with a foreword by Max Brooks! In one indispensable volume, Matt Mogk busts popular myths and answers all your raging questions about the living dead.* Q. How can I increase my chances of survival? A. One simple step is to keep away from other people. Without people there can be no zombies. Q. What is the connection between the Voodoo zombie and the flesh-eating zombie of popular culture? A. Other than a shared name, absolutely nothing. Q. Will zombies actually eat me, or will they just bite and chew? A. Research suggests the neuromuscular activity required for swallowing may be too complex for a zombie. Q. Will we see any warning signs before the dead rise? A. Unfortunately, entire populations could be infected with the zombie sickness before anyone even knows there’s a problem. Q. How come Zombie Awareness Month is in May and not October? A. Unlike witches and vampires, zombies are not otherworldly creatures. They are made of flesh and blood. Don’t forget to wear your gray ribbon. * Many more questions about zombies—including why not all of them are undead—are answered inside the book.
“I stared down at the lifeless body of a boy whose face was all too familiar…” Following the execution of Lukas Morris, Preternatural Private Investigator Kassandra Lyall told herself that she’d learn more about the local werewolf pack’s Alpha female. Just as she begins her investigation, she’s interrupted by a phone call from friend and ex-colleague, Detective Arthur Kingfisher. The body of a sixteen-year-old boy has been found. It’s not just any sixteen-year-old boy, it’s Timothy Nelson, a boy Kassandra knew was curious about the preternatural. Kassandra soon realizes that Timothy’s death serves as a challenge, but it’s not a challenge directed at her. It’s aimed at her lover, the Countess vampire of Oklahoma, Lenorre. While Kassandra tries to figure out if Timothy’s curiosity was his undoing, the biggest question of all remains unanswered. Is Timothy Nelson dead or undead? The Second Book in the Kassandra Lyall Preternatural Investigator Series.
People refer to the infected as “zombies,” but that’s not what they really are. Zombie implies the infected have died and reanimated. The thing is, they didn’t die. They’re still alive; they even breath. They’re just not human anymore. Screams and a pulled fire alarm transform Matt Danzig’s average day in the university admissions office to anything but normal. After witnessing a colleague attacking a student with his teeth, Danzig begins a hectic journey to find his kids, his wife, and perhaps a much darker version of himself than he ever expected. As the infection spreads and crazed hordes--dubbed “Mad Swine”--take over the cities, Danzig and the residents of Randall Oaks find themselves locked in a desperate struggle to survive in the new world.
The Rock: The Beginning is a short narrative about a small Mississippi River town that braces for the end of the world. Suddenly, there is the unexpected appearance of zombies. What does it mean? How the people in this small town react to the trials and tribulations they go through as they face annihilation is explored in this thought-provoking story. Conspiring groups appear, and people must decide who they can trust. Is the novel The Rock: The Beginning, the beginning or the end? About the Author: Patrick Timm currently is in the U.S. Navy serving as an instructor in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Pipeline. In his free time, he enjoys writing and playing different sports. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/PatrickTimm
The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from utter destruction. This new edition of The Ice Dragon is sure to become a collector's item for fans of HBO's megahit Game of Thrones. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
One of the Harpers (a secret organization fighting for good) searches the jungle for a missing explorer and happens on a lost civilization--complete with dinosaurs--and the evil Cult of Frost, which tries to steal his magic ring.
Book two of London Undead Kayden, a lone were-leopard allied with the London werewolf pack to keep the zombie infestation in check, is used to working solo—until he discovers a beautiful fae woman surrounded by the aftermath of battle. He's immediately drawn to Sorcha, but quickly discovers she's much more than a pretty face. Half Bean Sidhe and half berserker, Sorcha trained over centuries to become the perfect warrior. She agrees to work with local weres to investigate a new type of zombie capable of coordinated attacks—and is partnered with Kayden. He's strong, darkly handsome and completely unafraid of her. And his kiss fills her with insatiable desire instead of bloodlust. As Kayden and Sorcha work together, their attraction grows and their deepest scars are bared to each other. But with the force behind the deadly new zombies poised to overwhelm the city, Sorcha can only pray that the next time her bloodlust strikes, Kayden isn't among the fallen… 33,000 words
Veronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally ends up bringing them back to life to form a hilariously unlikely--and unwilling--vigilante girl gang. Meet teenage Wiccan Mila Flores, who truly could not care less what you think about her Doc Martens, her attitude, or her weight because she knows that, no matter what, her BFF Riley is right by her side. So when Riley and Fairmont Academy mean girls June Phelan-Park and Dayton Nesseth die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone's explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life. Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders. But they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer...before the killer strikes again.
Wet. Freezing. Hopeless. As the Alaskan autumn yields itself to the encroaching threat of winter, Neil, Jerry, Meghan and Emma must fight for themselves and the survival of everyone else in their group, including the children Danny and Jules, against growing masses of flesh-hungry zombies. The undead menace continues to nip at their heels as they retreat down the Seward Highway and venture further into the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness. The horrors of Anchorage festering with prowling ghouls are behind them, but now new terrors threaten their every step on their arduous trek. The fiends and their appetite for human flesh are not the only thing to fear as the new world they all must navigate continues to challenge the one basic instinct to which they are all beholden: to survive.
At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet. Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations. But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.
When her once-glamorous and witty novelist-mother got Alzheimer's, Eleanor Cooney moved her from her beloved Connecticut home to California in order to care for her. In tense, searing prose, punctuated with the blackest of humor, Cooney documents the slow erosion of her mother's mind, the powerful bond the two shared, and her own descent into drink and despair. But the coping mechanism that finally serves this eloquent writer best is writing, the ability to bring to vivid life the memories her mother is losing. As her mother gropes in the gathering darkness for a grip on the world she once loved, succeeding only in conjuring sad fantasies of places and times with her late husband, Cooney revisits their true past. Death in Slow Motion becomes the mesmerizing story of Eleanor's actual childhood, straight out of the pages of John Cheever; the daring and vibrant mother she remembers; and a time that no longer exists for either of them.
The end of the world is near. The dead walk the earth and feed on the flesh of the living. The birth of a terrifying new world is at hand. ZombieWorld, the comic-book series that set the standard for comics of the undead is back in a massive trade paperback. Bob Fingerman and Tommy Lee Edwards take us into the darkened subway tunnels of New York, where the rats aren't the only things that bite, in the critically-acclaimed Winter's Dregs. Kelley Jones spins his own twisted tale of love and the undead in Eat Your Heart Out. A family's Christmas gathering has a few unexpected arrivals in Gordon Rennie and Gary Erskine's Home For the Holidays. And the apocalypse proves to be more horrifying than anyone ever imagined in Pat Mills and J. Deadstock's Tree of Death. • Collecting the ZombieWorld: Winter's Dregs four-issue miniseries, Eat Your Heart Out one-shot, Home For the Holidaysone-shot, and the Tree of Death four-issue miniseries.
With her zombie gal pal Wendy and vampy sidekick Gil, celebrity party girl Amanda Feral is ready to take a big bite out of Seattle's supernatural nightlife. But what's a zombie chick to do when her "Mommie Dearest" gets sick? If you're Amanda Feral, you can either ignore the wicked old witch--or bury the past by visiting Ethel before she kicks it. Packing their stiletto pumps and plasma into a sketchy rattrap on wheels that used to be a Winebago, Amanda, Wendy, and Gil hit the highway. Of course, they'll have to navigate past some neo-Nazi skinheads, a horny dust devil, a hunky werewolf cop, and an unsightly horde of Kmart shoppers. But for this glamorous gang of ghouls, this trip is about to take a dangerous detour that could give road kill a brand new meaning. . . Praise for Mark Henry and His Amanda Feral Zombie Novels "Fun, fun stuff. I'll never think of zombies in quite the same way again." Patricia Biggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Battle of the Network Zombies "Sexy, funny, and twisted. You've never read anything like this!" --Richelle Mead on Happy Hour of the Damned