Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014 – Amazon Author Links


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Here are links to the 33 authors involved in the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014 for their Amazon Author page

Check out all the releases they have to offer, and not only purchase a couple-three but make sure you kindly leave reviews so they can continue to bring you great stories in the future… and follow the entire tour posts in June on the #SummerZombie event page! 

Alex Laybourne

Armand Rosamilia

Bryan Cassiday

Charles Ingersoll

Chris Tucker

Christine Verstraete

Claire Riley

David P Forsyth

Erik Gustafson

Ian McClellan

Ian Woodhead

Jack Wallen

Jaime Johnesee

Jay Wilburn

John O’Brien

Julianne Snow

Kirk Allmond

Mark Tufo

Melanie Karsak

Peggy Martinez

Rebecca Besser

Rhonda Parrish

Robert Chazz Chute

Sarah Lyons Fleming

Shana Festa

Shawn Chesser

Stephen Kozeniewski

Stevie Kopas

Thomas M. Malafarina

Timothy Baker

T.S. Alan

T.W. Brown

T.W. Piperbrook

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The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 33 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of June.

Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don’t miss an interview, guest post or teaser… and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them! #SummerZombie

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The Zombies Are Coming!


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The history of zombies extend back to Haitian Voodoo folklore.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “zombie” first appeared in English around 1810 when historian Robert Southey mentioned it in his book “History of Brazil.” But this “Zombi” was not the familiar brain-eating manlike monstrosity but instead a West African deity. The word later came to suggest the vital, human force leaving the shell of a body, and ultimately a creature human in form but lacking the self-awareness, intelligence, and a soul. It was imported to Haiti and elsewhere from Africa through the slave trade. (http://www.livescience.com/23892-zombies-real-facts.html)

It’s through film that we, through a few generations, have become fancied with the idea of The Walking Dead covers_0zombies. And why not? They’re scary, grotesque, they rely on brains for sustenance and in recent years with zombie advances in such films as “Dawn of the Dead” (2004) the classic Romero remake directed…

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Guest Post: Pamela K. Kinney


Before I wrote this fictional horror tale in Southern Haunts: Devils in the Darkness, “Let Demon Dogs Lie,” it began Hell life as a mere slip of a legend set in the mountain town of Valle Crucis, North Carolina, about a demon dog seen on Highway 194, near a church. The small town takes its name, which is Latin for “Valley of the Cross” from the two streams which meet at right angles in the middle of the valley. There is a stone church off Highway 194, where a dog from the very pit of Hell stalks among the tombstones of the cemetery connected to the church. To escape this beast, you must reach the bridge where below it, the streams meet in a cross. Maybe this is the liquid version of a crossroads? It makes one wonder.

With Halloween being my favorite time of the year, I knew this story about my two characters had to take place around this scary time. Add a dash of costumes due to a party, a late-night road trip for home, and a wife excited about legends of North Carolina she had heard at the party, particularly one about a demon dog, and walla!, “Let Demon Dogs Lie” was born.

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From the fiery abyss of the underworld comes 20 hellish tales from the south and southwest. Within these charred pages are stories that will introduce you to the many demons that stay hidden but are always nearby…

 

20 authors provide stories of possessed people, objects, houses, highways, and the devil’s favorite playground – the forest.

 

Dare to meet Deidless, a demon who is a buyer of souls. Discover what kind of demons men can summon. Read of battles between good and evil. Learn of ancient artifacts and stones that crave sacrifice. Finally, become acquainted with legions of evil.

 

Again, we invite you, sit back, dim the lights, and prepare yourself to meet the devils in the darkness.

 

Southern Haunts: Devils in the Darkness is the next installment in the exciting anthology series that began with Southern Haunts: Spirits That Walk Among Us.

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Guest Post: Alexander S. Brown


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My story, Attachment, in Southern Haunts 2: Devils in the Darkness was inspired by multiple subjects.  For the lead character Tina, I had, at the time of writing this story, befriended a few people who were sensitive to spirits.  While speaking to these individuals, I discovered, in most cases, they would receive visions in the form of flashes or symbols.  They noted on a rare occasion, they could actually see a scene from the past play before them, like it was a movie.

The two innkeepers in Attachment, have names where if they are combined, the name would be similar to the actual possessed establishment which I wrote about.  The location name in my story was changed to protect the property. 

With characters aside, I decided to place my story in December as that month brings many joyous gatherings for numerous religions.  It is also a time where many folklorist tales can cause chills to ravish a person. 

Predating Christianity, the month of December is one filled with many superstitions regarding demons.  Even in the middle ages, folklore was popular that St. Nicholas would ride a white horse giving presents to those children who were nice.  During this same time, folklore stated that St. Nicholas would be accompanied with demons.  For the children who were naughty, they had to suffer at the hands of the demons to atone for their misbehaving.  Since Attachment, is a demonic story, December felt suitable for its setting.

The houses featured in Attachment, are actual houses and the history of the homes that the reader learns about is true.  The homes that I wrote about were used as grounds for satanic sacrifice.  Psychics have investigated the property and said that not only are the houses and land possessed, but the entire street is possessed.  I had learned about this location when I participated in a ghost tour and the stories shared that cold night were tales that frightened me for many evenings to come.

The subject matter of the story regards the fact that if a person explores a possessed area, they have the chance of being possessed by the demon or demons of that location.  Signs of possession might not become noticeable until that person has returned home, making the demonic entity no different than a parasite. 

As always, my story is one of good versus evil.  But I will not tell you which side wins.  You will have to read Southern Haunts 2: Devils in the Darkness for yourself to find out. And on that note, Ghost Story Lover, I bid you a safe farewell and I advise you to read Southern Haunts in the daylight.

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From the fiery abyss of the underworld comes 20 hellish tales from the south and southwest. Within these charred pages are stories that will introduce you to the many demons that stay hidden but are always nearby…

 

20 authors provide stories of possessed people, objects, houses, highways, and the devil’s favorite playground – the forest.

 

Dare to meet Deidless, a demon who is a buyer of souls. Discover what kind of demons men can summon. Read of battles between good and evil. Learn of ancient artifacts and stones that crave sacrifice. Finally, become acquainted with legions of evil.

 

Again, we invite you, sit back, dim the lights, and prepare yourself to meet the devils in the darkness.

 

Southern Haunts: Devils in the Darkness is the next installment in the exciting anthology series that began with Southern Haunts: Spirits That Walk Among Us.

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Don’t Believe Your Own Hype


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Open letter (OK, blog post, get off my case) to Myself today from Me three years ago… 

I’m damn proud of you. It is unreal how much you’ve accomplished and how many goals you set before you and have surpassed. If you’d said three years ago you’d have over 100 releases on Amazon, worked with some great small press companies, attended World Horror and other conventions not just in Florida but in many other places, had stories published in some great anthologies with other great authors, had a couple of your story ideas turned into upcoming movies, signed a thirteen book deal with a Hollywood production company, got on the actual radio to talk and play the songs you grew up with, met the woman of your dreams and STILL own the beat-up Kia AND it still started, I’d have laughed. 

All amazing things, and a ton more you’ve accomplished in the last 36 months or so. You got away from a horrible, mind-numbing relationship filled with daily fighting, jealousy over a potential writing career and following dreams you’ve had since you were twelve years old. You set many goals and keep setting goals, and you are easily in the best place you’ve ever been in your life. 

Pat yourself on the back, smile as you sip $20 a pound Death Wish Coffee and eat expensive meals in fancy restaurants and live comfortably in a big new house watching the 55 inch TV you bought with some of your earnings over the 36 months. Pat that growing belly, filled with that expensive food and coffee, and keep smiling. 

And then…

Stop acting like a Big Shot, because you haven’t written a damn word in the last three days and your daily writing goal of 2,000 words a day is kicking your ass. When is the last time you actually hit the goal, or hit it feeling good and not just relieved you actually made it but dreading what tomorrow was going to bring?

When was the last time you actually shut Facebook off or didn’t answer an e-mail immediately? How many Pinterest and New MySpace followers do you actually need? Is breaking 70,000 Twitter followers really more important than writing today? Right now?

Remember Joe McKinney at World Horror Convention? While you drank and laughed with a bar filled with other authors, Joe was upstairs in his hotel room writing. Yep, working. Why? Because he gets it. You have a deadline, remember? Which is now getting closer and closer. 

Sure, you finished Dying Days 4. It only took you about 14 months since Dying Days 3 was released, which you swore wasn’t going to happen. God forbid you start on Dying Days 5, right? By the time that comes out Mark Tufo will be on Zombie Fallout 19

So… sit back and Google your name again and read another wonderful review about a release you wrote two years ago. Enjoy the praise from your many, many followers and your peers in the writing world. 

Who, if they are better than you, got that way because they don’t stop writing and doing the important things, the top three…

1. write

2. write

3. write

Now, shut up and turn off the damn internet and get in your work before you check your Amazon sales for the fifth time today. 

Armand Rosamilia

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Armand Rosamilia – an update on the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014!


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Armand Rosamilia is here to tell us of a Zombie Extravaganza running through the entire month of June! As well as Armand, other previously featured authors on Reading Recommendations include Christine Verstraete, Chris Tucker, Tim Baker, Claire C Riley and Robert Chazz Chute (in July) who will be taking part in the Zombie Blog Tour 2014!

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Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014 – June 1st through 30th!

Another summer, another rotting corpse! This year’s month-long event brings you 33 great zombie authors… Interviews, guest posts, teasers, prizes, cool swag and so much more!

Author Armand Rosamilia, Kirk Allmond, Shana Festa, Christine Verstraete, Jay Wilburn, Jack Wallen, Chuck Ingersoll, Chris Tucker, Timothy Baker, Claire Riley, T.W. Piperbrook, Stevie Kopas, Melanie Karsak, Rhonda Parrish, Shawn Chesser, Erik Gustafson, Stephen Kozeniewski, Mark Tufo, Julianne Snow, Bryan Cassiday, Todd Brown, Sarah Lyons Fleming, Thomas M. Malafarina-Author, Ian McClellan, Robert Chazz…

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Guest Post: Judy Serrano


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Ivy Vines, has a few things to say to the author after book one of her series was completed.

So, Mrs. Serrano, what made you decide to make the setting of the book in Sedona Arizona?

For starters, Ivy, Sedona has these great vortex areas that are known for paranormal activity. Besides its intense beauty, I thought that a book about psychics or seers, as I call them, couldn’t take place anywhere else.

Well, I really can’t complain. It is a wonderful place to live. There is one thing that I would really like to know. Does Eli ever really fall in love with me?

That is a good question. Men like Eli are rarely open books. That is why good girls tend to fall for them. The temptation to fix them can be overwhelming.

Tell me something. Is there going to be a book two and will I stay with the man of my dreams?

Yes, Ivy, there is a book two and I can never really be sure where the protagonist is going to take me. It will ultimately be your decision.

Oh, I like that. I know I’m not supposed to ask, but will my son be okay?

I can honestly say that your son will have his day in the sun, (so to speak) in one of my future books. He will make his own way into the world. Just wait. You will see.

Do you have any advice for me as I embark on yet another journey?

The truth is that I don’t really write the books. I sit down at my MacBook and let my characters take me on their very own, personal journey. So, keep your head up, don’t loose sight of where you are in life, and love as hard as you can for as long as you can. You simply never know when the ride will be over.

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Moving to Sedona was the only way Ivy could think of to start over. She would meet her high school sweetheart and work on making things right between them. Her psychic abilities were gradually becoming a curse and she needed a new start. Little does she know that when she applies for a waitressing job at a local, upscale French bistro, she will come in contact with the dark and mysterious Eli Dubois. What she doesn’t realize is she has just walked into the middle of the Vortex Murders, which involve a great deal of paranormal activity. Elijah’s army of seers are being murdered, one by one, which seems to be magnifying Ivy’s special abilities. 

Eli’s best friend, Jake, arrives on the scene and reveals the secret that changes everything. With nowhere to turn, Ivy leans on the two men who offer her solace. And who is the old woman in the shroud? Is she a vision, a dream, or is she real? Only time will tell.

 

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