The Adventures of Holly Weird, Zombie Slayer

Hollywood has always fed on the hopes and dreams of runaway youth just to dump them like trash on the streets leaving them desperate and alone. But when street kids end up disappearing amid rumors of flesh-eating zombies, it is up to a mysterious woman the kids call Holly Weird to be their guardian angel. Now even zombies must fear the streets of Hollywood.Hollywood has always fed on the hopes and dreams of runaway kids only to dump them like trash on the streets leaving them desperate and alone. But when street kids end up disappearing amid rumors of flesh-eating zombies, it is up to a mysterious woman the kids call Holly Weird to be their guardian angel. Now even zombies must fear the streets of Hollywood.Brought to you by Nick Pawluk, the creator of the iPhone app: HOLLYWEIRD ZOMBIES www.hollyweirdzombiesgame.com Available March 29, 2012 on the AppStoreand Rusty Fischer, the author of: Zombies Don't Cry
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Get Kilt: A Zombie Pill

An energy pill called Kilt turns the elderly into overactive, dangerous zombies. Time for the walking dead to Get Kilt. A horror comedy novella.When the hard-bitten Police Sarge in Traffic Control hears about a broken down vehicle on the motorway from a rookie patrolman and his partner, are they pulling his leg? A whimisical tale set just before dawn on Christmas morning. Set in England.
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Zombie Variations

Zombies - ravening, mindless monsters? Or just misunderstood?Zombie Variations collects three short stories from the zombie's point of view, and three very different types of zombies.2795 wordsZombies - ravening, mindless monsters? Or just misunderstood?Zombie Variations collects three short stories from the zombie's point of view, and three very different types of zombies.2795 words
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Grave Ties

Lost, thirsty and sunburnt, Frank sees a petrol station in the distance, gleaming like an oasis. All Frank wishes to do is resupply and head back where he came from so he can find his brother and give him the proper death he deserves rather than leaving him a mindless creature roaming the countryside for new victims.What really makes one human, is it a fact of birth, the right of passage that is growing up, is it societies' influence on young impressionable minds, or is it something else? Is Humanity and all that goes with it in fact programmed into our DNA?These are questions that have plagued Shiva all her life. For most people, for Normal people, these are questions with easy answers, after all they were born human, raised human, and have always been 'Human'. But Shiva is not 'Normal', she might not in fact be 'Human'. She is or perhaps was a Weapon, she was created as a weapon, trained to be a weapon, and she sees the world as a weapon. But all that changes one day when she meets a girl and for the very first time, she feels something that defies all logic and all reason. Can a weapon fall in love, or this something reserved only for those who are humans?But there are those in her world who have never doubted these answers, to them she is a powerful tool created for a war not yet fought, and they cannot allow that tool to slip from their grasp. So from the shadows they strike at the very thing that threatens to take that weapon from their grasp, that person who might be the key to unlocking the heart within the weapon.
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Penult (Book Four of The Liminality)

James Moody wants nothing more than to rebuild a quiet life in the living world with his resurrected girlfriend Karla. But she has given up on life and would rather she and James exist as free souls in the after lands. When Karla disappears, James, despair restored, regains his ability to pass to the now war-torn and turbulent after lands as he searches for Karla across the realms of the dead.James Moody has grown weary of the after lands, and wants nothing more than to rebuild a quiet life in the living world with his resurrected girlfriend Karla. He only wishes Karla felt the same. But she has long given up on life and yearns only to build a future with James as Freesouls in the Liminality.James' bliss prevents him from joining her on her frequent excursions to the after-realm. But then horrible things start happening to their friends in the UK. James remains blocked until one morning Karla disappears out of the blue.Despair restored, he can once again travel to the Liminality, where he discovers that the Seraph overlords of Penult have launched an all-out campaign to drive all rebel souls back where they 'belong' in the tunnels of Root. James joins the resistance while again being forced to search for Karla across two realms.
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Not Pizza Club

It’s Olivia’s first day at TechCorpEx and already she finds out about an opportunity for a promotion, but her co-worker, Seth is also trying for the job. Another one of her co-workers, Ethan, is all too eager to help her. Olivia gets an opportunity to dance at a local club, but finds out what really goes on there.It’s Olivia’s first day at TechCorpEx and already she finds out about an opportunity for a promotion, but her co-worker, Seth is also trying for the job. Another one of her co-workers, Ethan, is all too eager to help her. Will she get the job and please her mother, or will she pursue her life-long passion to dance? Olivia gets an opportunity to dance at a local club, but finds out what really goes on at the Not Pizza Club.
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Undead Genesis: Zombie

Deep in the rainforests of Brazil a young boy from a remote tribe watches as his father is murdered. His desire for vengeance causes him to make a decision that could eventually unleash an undead epidemic upon the civilized world. Undiscovered species and mystic powers merge to create a new threat mankind could never fully prepare for.Deep in the rainforests of Brazil a young boy from a remote tribe watches as his father is murdered. His desire for vengeance causes him to make a decision that could eventually unleash an undead epidemic upon the civilized world. Undiscovered species and mystic powers merge to create a new threat mankind could never fully prepare for.The boy's own survival depends on his ability to outrun the relentless pursuit of his own creation.Cover art for this story was created by Dale Neal and is his property. I am just borrowing it.
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What Waits Through the Trapdoor

Troubled teens go missing every day. The police often brush them off as runaways. When one of these teens turns up, muttering and rambling about how her boyfriend was eaten, she is taken to the psych ward and her warnings are ignored. But the Order of St. George listened. Tom Reidy and his fellow monster hunters scour the city in an attempt to find out what terrible fate has befallen the teens.Troubled teens go missing every day. The police often brush them off as runaways. When one of these teens turns up, muttering and rambling about how her boyfriend was eaten, she is taken to the psych ward and her warnings are ignored. But the Order of St. George listened. Tom Reidy and his fellow monster hunters scour the city in an attempt to find out what terrible fate has befallen the teens. Will the answers be found beneath a fetid corner store?A FREE short story in the Reidy Chronicles.
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The Infected Trilogy

In an attempt to find a cure for the aids virus, scientists painstakingly create a new and deadly virus that turns humans into deadly, zombie like creatures. 25 year old college student Breanne Jacobs and her cousin Zoe do their best to prevent becoming victims of bloodshed. Love erupts during a dangerous time but can it last? Who will survive in these dangerous times?In an attempt to find a cure for the aids virus, scientists painstakingly create a new and deadly virus that turns humans into deadly, zombie like creatures. 25 year old college student Breanne Jacobs and her cousin Zoe do their best to prevent becoming victims of bloodshed. Once the virus is unleashed in the world, Zoe will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves.Love erupts in a dangerous time but can it last? In control of their own destiny, Breanne and Zoe try to make decisions that will keep not only themselves alive, but can they also protect the ones they love?This is the box set of the Infected series. It includes all 3 books.
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Wishful Thinking

Jack is convinced that vampires are real, determined to find one and convince him to transform him into an immortal. Unfortunately Jack might not be ready for the world he is trying to enter.A Short Story-Bill Tompkins is a retired high school science teacher turned novelist and indie author. Frustrated at the lack of sales for his AWESOME book, he turns to extreme measures.Nar Schmidt is Bill's 15 year-old neighbor, former student and computer prodigy whose favorite pastime is roaming around in the elaborate computer systems of large corporations.Bill enlists the teenager in a wild scheme to exact revenge on unfaithful readers- forcing them to buy his book at the point of a gun.
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Night Caller

Gary appears to be a normal man, bit of a night owl but friendly with his neighbours. Gary, however is a vampire who spends his evenings trawling the city for just the right person to feed on. Returning to his apartment in the city to watch some television before retiring for the day. A new neighbour has moved in next door however, who intrudes into Gary's life a little more‘Artan’s Night’ is the first in a series of short stories serving as prelude to the novel ELADRIA. Artan is a young man with a secret. He has the ability to read people’s minds and hear their thoughts. Struggling to survive in a war-torn, poverty stricken town, he’s been using his newfound power to cheat in casinos; a game that soon backfires when he gets caught. But the worst is still to come. In the middle of the night, the town comes under seige by marauding Ha’shon warriors. Artan is forcibly taken from his home and led on a journey that will change his life - and the fate of his world - forever.
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Ascension

What does it take to become a Guardian of the most powerful clan in the world? Find out as you follow Alix on his first Ascension Ritual into the Cave of Woe. Locked in a massive cavern, Alix must solve a riddle and find his way out. Sounds simple? Not while a horde of undead warriors are chasing after him! Will he solve the puzzle and make it out, or will the living dead make a meal of him?In a world rife with violence, powerful warriors called Guardians protect the village of the strongest clan. To become a Guardian is both an honor and a duty. However, to become a Guardian is no easy feat. A potential Guardian must pass seven Ascension Rituals, each a test designed to kill. Follow Alix on his journey to become a Guardian. Alix’s first Ascension test finds him locked in a cave with hundreds of undead corpses, alone, in the dark, and without weapons. He must solve a riddle written on the scroll he carries and find his way out…or die trying. Will he make it to the center of the cavern before the undead tear him apart? Who is the mysterious stranger secretly following him? Find out in this short and exciting story.
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Circus of the Dead

For young Gabriel, the walking dead are merely the memories that haunt the eyes of those old enough and lucky enough to have survived. He is more concerned with his hard life in America's desert, where his chores keep him busy and the husks of books stashed beneath the cellar of the library are his only freedom.Until the circus comes to town.Twenty years ago, the dead destroyed the world of the living. The survivors scattered in the wake of the Scourge, erecting small towns in the worlds' most sparsely populated areas.For young Gabriel, the walking dead are merely the memories that haunt the eyes of those old enough and lucky enough to have survived. He is more concerned with his hard life in America's desert, where his chores keep him busy and the husks of books stashed beneath the cellar of the library are his only freedom.Until the circus comes to town."Circus of the Dead" is a novelette of approximately 10,748 words."Finally, a zombie story for the thinking man! This story reads as much like literary fiction as it does horror. The zombie scourge seems to exist if only to symbolize man's great desires to keep weapons of impending doom close at hand and the zealotry needed to set them free. Blackburn creates atmosphere so real you'll need to swish the dust from your teeth when you're done! A welcomed change in a genre that seems done to death." -- Stefan Bourque, author of "My Name Is Joe" & "Juggler"
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In Extremis

This is a short story. Job would preach his sermons with a powerful voice that echoed throughout the church. All would stop and make their way to the sanctuary to hear and hope. Hope ... was all they had left. The undead horde outside would pound upon the barred church doors when Father Job addressed the congregation. It had made Claire wonder if it was too late for salvation.This is the story of what happens when a character begins to talk back to the author . . . not a good plan in the long run! (Watch out for those Woodle Pooves!)Authors often say their characters make the decisions in the stories. However, in the end, we all know who's really in charge, right?
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Vultures in the Playground

Mugged fresh off a plane in Liberia, Archie Parsons is lucky to limit the damage to a scalp contusion and a stolen passport. Turns out, these weren’t ordinary thugs. They work for a powerful and shadowy industrial consortium that specializes in political assassination. Through a series of mishaps, Archie's identity becomes confused with that of their lead assassin - a man named Black.Name: Archie Parsons. Occupation: Malaria consultant. Hobbies: Mosquito husbandry. Boulder climbing. Long walks at sunset in failed states. That last item nearly gets Archie killed when he is mugged fresh off a plane in Liberia. He is lucky to limit his damage to a scalp contusion and a stolen passport. Turns out, these weren’t run-of-the-mill thugs. They work for a secret and powerful industrial consortium. Their goals: murder and identity theft. They want Archie’s visas and connections with Ministers to lubricate a killing spree of obstructive politicians and activists in and around the Gulf of Guinea. The executions are to be handled by their top assassin – a man named Black. During a second attempt to take down Archie, Black is killed in a freak accident in an airport washroom. But the consortium assumes that their man prevailed. He’s Agent Black, after all. They blindly shuttle Archie all over West Africa, providing airline tickets, weapons and intelligence via briefcases left in luxury hotel suites. For a time he plays along, exploiting his mistaken identity to warn intended targets of their peril. When the consortium discovers their error, they dispatch Black’s East African counterpart, a man named White, to set things straight. Archie finds himself pitted against the most brutal corporate assassin on the African continent. The State Department won’t help him because he’s officially deceased, not to mention, some of their people are consortium plants. The only person who comes to his aide is his cat-sitter Melissa, a young woman with a shadowy past that makes her much more formidable than she seems.
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