Those of you who have been here from the beginning will remember my partner in crime – Joy Killar. She was the owner/operator of ZombieFiend. Even through the rough patches, ZombieFiend has never left the categories list here on B³. I always figured I’d be using it again one day.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and a lot of crying, I’m not in great shape right now. I full of regrets, wishing I’d have said… anything.
William Todd Rose, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. If you saw my message, please call one day.
All those tomorrows I have things scheduled on are not guaranteed. I wish I’d have realized, before it was too late.
I love you Sara. And I am sorry my Pride is such a dick.
Here is a link to the GoFundMe page set up by the family to help with expenses.
3 Unique Storylines. Over 50 Possible Endings. Just one question…
Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
Here’s how it works:
You, Dear Reader, are the main character of this story. Live, die, and rise again based solely on the merit of your own choices. Each link represents a choice, and there’s no going back, so choose wisely.
Everyone has their plan; what they’d do to survive if and when the zombies come. Now you can see how you’d hold up against the legions of undead—without needing to call the CDC because crazed bath salts users are trying to eat your face off.
“Infected. Is. So. Good.” — A girl just like you.
“Holy $#*% this is awesome!” — A guy more or less like you.
‘Fans of The Walking Dead or George Romero’s Living Dead series can now live their own apocalyptic adventure. Like the gamebooks popular in the 1980s-90s (Choose Your Own Adventure, Give Yourself Goosebumps, etc), this is a series where you choose how to progress through the book. Unlike any others, this is the first series designed specifically for adults. And as an ebook, you simply click your choice and the story flows forward for you. No flipping pages.’
[Editor’s note: Because this ebook jumps wildly from link to link, the “Look Inside” function may not work properly. For a clear view on how an “interactive ebook” works, please watch this quick video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkTtrNeJttw%5D
“One February day, when Hephaestus was hitting on The Muses, they began a playful argument: Is it possible for a mortal man to be *too* creative? What would happen to his primitive brain if it were to suddenly overflow with ideas? Zeus, never one to leave an argument to the fate of mere words, sent a lightning bolt to earth where it struck upon a hapless young man–your author, James Schannep.”
“Thus Click Your Poison books were created as a repository to store the overabundant brain fruit. Each of Schannep’s books split into three unique storylines and contain over 50 possible endings. But the fate of each book; nay, of mankind, rests with YOU, dear reader. For it is your choices that will shape the story in these books.”
As the virus sweeps the globe, governments collapse and the military chain of command is in chaos. Those that survived the initial outbreak must now face the horror as 99% of the world’s population has been mutated into flesh-craving psychotics.
There is no safe haven.
E-book Format now available at Amazon and these fine online retailers:
Apple – Submitted to Distributor on Oct. 27, 2015, 3:04 p.m.
Barnes & Noble – Submitted to Distributor on Oct. 27, 2015, 2:33 p.m.
CreateSpace – Requested Listing on Oct. 27, 2015, 1:37 p.m. (approximately 6 days before the physical copy will be available)
Kobo – Submitted to Distributor on Oct. 27, 2015, 2:20 p.m.
Oyster – Submitted to Distributor on Oct. 27, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
Page Foundry – Published on Oct. 27, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
Scribd – Submitted to Distributor on Oct. 27, 2015, 1:50 p.m.
Tolino – Published on Oct. 27, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
“J.R. Jackson is a former U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer. During his naval career, he has been deployed all over the world working with other branches of the U.S. military and military units from foreign countries. The Up From the Depths series is his first venture into fictional writing.”
“He currently provides military technical assistance to other authors and writes reviews for buyzombie.com. When not writing, he can be found deep in the woods perfecting and teaching the fine art of wilderness survival. He is also a disaster mitigation educator.”
“Rich Restucci has done it again. He has written a novel that is at once as visceral as it is entertaining. Chaos Theory: A Zombie Novel introduces us to a motley group of characters whose lives cross paths during extreme apocalyptic duress. The three main protagonists are immensely likable, and there is no doubt you will be cheering them on as they try to survive.”
“Rich Restucci has the uncanny ability to blend horror and humor in ways that keep me coming back for more. His amazing perspective of what life might be like when humanity meets its greatest challenge- the zombie plague, will certainly have both fans of the genre and newcomers alike hooked on his writing. Chaos Theory: A Zombie Novel by Rich Restucci is a must read and will make an excellent addition to every horror fan’s bookcase.”
“For episode 16, Rich brought a bowl of beer. Literally. Rich explained how he got his first book published, translated into foreign languages, and turned into an audiobook. I hate him for his success. We also talked about zombies, of course, and his love the Patriots and 18 packs.”
4.3 / 5 Stars * Published by Hydra
Sep 01, 2015 | 136 Pages | ISBN 9781101883693
“Sure to thrill readers of Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Dean Koontz—William Todd Rose’s new dark horror novella is a tale of bloody retribution that blurs the line between the waking world and the terrors of the night.”
There’s only one thing standing between humanity and the dark forces of the supernatural: the secret agency known as The Institute. The organization depends on regular guys like Chuck, a Level I Recon and Enforcement Technician who guides tormented spirits into the next life.
From an office deep underground, Chuck projects his spirit into Crossfades, monstrous realms where the souls of the dead, unable to move on due to fear or anger, devise macabre tortures for themselves and one another. He’s always been able to leave his work behind at the end of the day . . . until now.
First in dreams, then in waking nightmares, Crossfades are bleeding into the physical world. And now it’s up to Chuck—along with his partner, a woman named Control—to put a stop to it. Because there’s no telling what might come over from the other side.
Review – Publishers Weekly:
In this breezy sequel to Crossfades (2014), series protagonist Chuck Grainger continues wrangling restless spirits in the limbo-like realm called the Divide. When one sadistic shade tries to return to life, he must help prevent its ghostly revenge. Rose never lets up when it comes to disturbing concepts: the chilling images start with a school that harbors demented killers in the lockers, and they climax with animal body horror. Using elements of real-world ghost-hunting, Rose makes his spooky creations seem plausible. A fast-moving plot builds tension and helps cover for the thinly defined characters (Chuck’s a generic hard-luck hero, Control’s his badass female partner, and Marilee is the child prodigy). This is not a story to linger over, but it has a lot to offer those who love their horror well described and the good/evil divide clearly defined.
Praise for Bleedovers:
“Rose never lets up when it comes to disturbing concepts. . . . [Bleedovers] has a lot to offer those who love their horror.”—Publishers Weekly
“Bleedovers by William Todd Rose is a strong second novella in a series, and readers will want more of this strange world. . . . Rose has a gift for creating believable science fiction worlds that are wrought with real, and even imagined, dangers around every corner.”—Savvy Verse & Wit
“I give Bleedovers a five out of five.”—Bewitched Bookworms
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
William Todd Rose writes dark, speculative fiction from his home in West Virginia. His short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, and his work includes the novels Cry Havoc, The Dead & Dying,and The Seven Habits, and the novellas Apocalyptic Organ Grinder and Crossfades.
#2. In the Zombie Fiend contest discussion HERE tell us Your opinion on the age-old apocalyptic question:
Which is better defense from the zombie hordes: A Gun or Knife?
– 2 participants will be randomly selected to receive an autographed copy of WTR’s zombie novel‘The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People’
– Must be a ZF member to win
– One entry per contestant
– Contest ends at Midnight on October 17, 2015
Mikhail Lerma is celebrating the release of the third and final book of his Z PLAN series with an online party! There will be contests, games, and prizes from him and other authors. You won’t want to miss out!
Go to the ZF website and answer the following scenario question: Stay or GO???
Scenario: You survived the zombie apocalypse and now live in a large compound that is well stocked and well-defended. A scientist shows up at your compound and says he has a vaccine for the zombie virus that will give the survivors the ability to immunize themselves against zombie bites and allow them to wage war against the living dead. However, it is in an underground military bunker five hundred miles away, and the chances of retrieving the vaccine and getting it to the right people are minimal. Question: Do you take the risk in the slim hope that what is left of the world can be saved, or do you stay where you are and ride out the apocalypse from the safety of your compound?