What is it about the undead we love so much? Since George Romero wrote the rules for zombification, we have had a love affair with the shamblers, the running mad men, and the decaying dudes.
Romero always indicated that his movies were about far more than a bunch of zombies and indeed, he explored racial situations, crowd behavior, and social tension. Infamously the message "they are us. We are them" has been the underlying theme. We wonder what it is like to lose the familial connections, our sense of morality, and sense of self. That scares us. We don't want to be "like that" and yet, as much as we fear it and fear it happening to those we love, we are also drawn to it.
I think we love to watch zombies because they are the ultimate in adversaries. They look like us, but they are the enemy. Zombies can't think, and yet, they are a worthy opponent. They have weight, they have no fear, they feel no pain, and they feel no remorse or sympathy. They are us, but without the human parts. They are the antithesis of what people are and yet...they look like us, with a little rot and ruin for fun.
Try R J Spears and begin the saga...or read Sam Gregory's version of a zombie filled world. Dan Williams chills with 4 novels featuring Mace, a man determined to save everyone he loves and to serve a little justice.
The Freaks come out at night!
Smooth...a watery world filled with flesh eaters...and a "must have" zombie book for children and adults both. ABCs of Zombie Friendship.
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Fans are eagerly awaiting the new season. We all want to know how the characters will get out of the latest situation, what the new place is all about, and how will the others favorites catch up to their friends. So much fun! Until then, how about a good zombie book to read?
Beside the still water...the zombies roam.
A slightly different take on the zombie genre,Smooth asks if the world be better if we were all neutral and complacent (without violence, greed, hatred, and yes, love and compassion) in our personalities? The town of Cold Springs is about to receive the gift of full serenity and some people intend to fight it (as well as the zombies) all the way to the end!
So you think you know how the world ends? Think again! With Piercing Undead, T.L.Decay offers an alternative look at a very different apocalypse scenario. Tom and Melisa return from a week long camping trip to discover a world very different from the one they left behind. Narrowly escaping the claws of the undead, they find themselves at a local Race track where they meet fellow survivors. And it is here that they begin to realize that, in order to stay one step ahead of the piercing claws of death, they need to band together in order to survive..
The authors of J. Ellington Ashton Press come together with twisted minds, and warped stories to bring you a terrifying collection of short stories. Midnight Remains brings together some of the most renowned small press authors currently in print.
Edward P. Cardillo is the awarding winning author of Automaton, and Odd Tales of an Old Man. His story telling has dubbed him the nick name “Campfire Grandpa” for his ease in relating meaningful yet frightening tales. (Vampires of Exeter / The Devil is in the Details)
R.J. Spears is the author of Sanctuary of the Dead and Lord of the Dead. His zombie tales are realistic and action packed. (Grilling With Zombies / Toofers)
Daniel J. Williams penned the “Mace” series. His novels are gritty and realistic post-apocalyptic drama. (Evil Calls)
Nick Hatfield reminds everyone, when you tell your kids they can be anything, sometimes they decide to be classic horror writers. Nick is a young author with unlimited potential. (Out of the Corner of Your Eye / Night Calls / Back Roads / Seeing Monsters)
catt dahman has a penchant for turning history into horror. Her ability turn even scary events into scarier fiction has her among the leading horror writers of our day. (Counterpoint / End Justifies)
Sharon L. Higa is a purveor of the supernatural. Her novel #6 relates tales from a post death experience. (Dreaper/ Here Kitty Kitty / Dare Ya / Funeral Parlor Blues)
Mark Woods is one of the most talented authors in JEA. He began his penmanship by blogging reviews for other authors, and then moved his extensive knowledge of good story telling into his own work. His novel “Time of Tides” is a block buster. (Plot Holes / Dairy of the Dead)
Michael Fisher is a multi-talented man. He not only contributes writing to this collection, but also the cover. (Return of the Devil Fly)
Tabitha Baumander masterfully tells tales of modern day fantasy and high stakes adventure. Her novel “The Pond” is a prime example of her artistry and skill. (Class Reunion / Hey, Come Here)
What is your favorite genre?
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