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SUMMER OF ZOMBIE 2014: The Human VS The Humane

How have you enjoyed the series?? For the last question, I wanted to test the authors – really make them ponder their answer… So I asked them:

If faced with leaving a loved one behind in the interest of surviving the oncoming hordes, what would you choose to do?

As you read their answers, remember to ask yourself whether or not you think they’re being honest… Would they really sacrifice their own survival in an unguaranteed attempt to save their loved ones??

Armand Rosamilia, author of Dying Days 4

Not even a thought. I’d push them down or use their body as a shield… um, I mean, I’d totally sacrifice myself for them. Wait… which of my kids would it be?

Julianne Snow, author of Glimpses of the Undead

Dead weight is dead weight is dead weight. I’d like to think I’d stay and try to save them, but I know my family well enough to say they’d want to give other survivors the best chance possible in making it to the other side of the apocalypse.

Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Ridge of Dead (Dead Kill Book 1)

Go out fighting. There’s no point in surviving when you can’t live with yourself.

Charles Ingersoll, author of Day Zero

I would stand and fight. You never know your chances. You may actually prevail.

Stephen Kozeniewski, author of The Ghoul Archipelago

Oh, my wife and I have had this discussion.  If stuff gets real, we’ve both agreed we’re not, like, coming for one another like Rick Grimes.  And no, “Oh, Johnny, it’s Johnny, my brother!” stuff either.  Zombification = deadification.

Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of Until the End of the World

That depends on who it was. If it were one of my kids, not zombified, I’d be fighting to my dying breath. If I had my kids, then so long, sucker!

Stevie Kopas, author of Haven

If they were injured, infected or dying, I’d either leave them with a weapon to finish the job or kill them myself before I took off.  Anybody that loves me wouldn’t expect me to die for them.

TS Alan, author of The Romero Strain: A Zombie Novel

Leave but make sure the person I had to leave behind is left with provisions and weapons.

John O’Brien, author of A New World: Untold Stories

I’d live, only because it’s what I’d want them to do.

Ian McClellan, author of One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel

That’s tough. I don’t have a lot of loved ones, so it would be hard to leave one behind. If it was certain death, and there was no way I could save them, I think I would make the reasonable choice. There’s no point in dying just to die.

T.W. Piperbrook, author of Contamination 5: Survival

It depends on which one it was.  Just kidding.  I’d do my best to protect them, even if it meant going down myself.

Shana Festa, author of Time of Death: Induction

Oh, would you look at the time? Gotta run…

Bryan Cassiday, author of Poxland

“Bang Bang”…

Robert Chazz Chute, author of The Plague of Days Season One

I’m the least important person in my home. I stay and make my stand. The kids and She Who Must Be Obeyed get to go to Baskin Robbins.

Rhonda Parrish, author of Waste Not

Depends on the loved one. That’s the wrong answer isn’t it? LOL But some people are more ‘loved’ than others. If we’re talking my immediate family, well I guess we’re all dying together, but if it’s like my great aunt Bertha twice removed… well, I’ll probably feel bad for leaving her but I’ll be alive to do it.

Rebecca Besser, author of Cursed Bounty

I wouldn’t leave someone behind if there was any choice to it. Being forced to, I guess I would. But I would try like hell until I was absolutely sure there was no other option.

Now, if it were someone I didn’t love… he he he

Claire Riley, author of Odium II: The Dead Saga

What? like a sick aunt that couldn’t run or because my husband was bitten or something? That’s a hard question. I guess each circumstance is different. I couldn’t ever leave any of my kids behind, and I wouldn’t fair to well without my husband, so ‘surviving an oncoming horde’ wouldn’t really be an issue since I highly doubt I’d survive without him. I have no sense of direction, so it’s more than likely if I did run, I’d end up back in the same spot twenty minutes later anyway.

Jack Wallen, author of The Last Casket

It all depends upon the circumstances and the loved one. If it were my wife, I’d have a hell of a time leaving her behind. If I absolutely had to, I’d make sure she was prepared for anything and everything. This would also depend upon my chances of helping mankind to overcome the onslaught. What good is my survival without those I love – unless it is for a greater good. Even then…that’s a tough one.

I’ll keep flip flopping on that one until I’m actually faced with the decision. ;-)

Jay Wilburn, author of Zombies Believe In You

I would put them away quietly and tell everyone else they went to live on a farm where there was lots of room to run around, but we don’t have time to visit.

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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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AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily:

Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author

SUMMER OF ZOMBIE 2014: The Unexpected…

So what do the authors on the Summer of Zombie tour think about this question:

What is the one thing people won’t expect from your book?

Jump in to find out what makes their stories unique…

Armand Rosamilia, author of Dying Days 4

The amount of humour I weave in between all the blood and gore.

Julianne Snow, author of Glimpses of the Undead

That sometimes the scare is better left to your own imagination! Oh and my zombies aren’t limited to humans…

Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Ridge of Dead (Dead Kill Book 1)

The fact that it has an interesting story with real characters and a cool twist. It  isn’t simply a slash, shoot and stab zombie book.

Charles Ingersoll, author of Day Zero

I don’t think they will expect the added mystery element that coincides with the rising of the undead or the rise of marauding humans.

Stephen Kozeniewski, author of The Ghoul Archipelago

I’m just going to come right out and say it: the puppet scene.  I love puppets.  Puppets are the greatest.

Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of Until the End of the World

The love between the characters, whether romantic or platonic.

Stevie Kopas, author of Haven

Now if I told you that, I’d just be ruining all the surprises!

TS Alan, author of The Romero Strain: A Zombie Novel

Having resolution to a few point plots and character developments. There are unanswered questions… for the moment.

John O’Brien, author of A New World: Untold Stories

There’s a fan fiction section at the end.

Ian McClellan, author of One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel 

Probably the humor. I’ve gotten some great feedback, both from regular reviewers and bloggers. They’ve all said that there’s a lot of laughs in the book, but they work well in the story. It wasn’t really what I was going for. My first book was very snarky. I wanted One Undead Step to be a strictly serious zombie read, but I guess that’s just not how I write. My dear friend Jillian Cornell Michel, who writes at Zombie Guide Magazine with me and has a few of her own zombie books out there, beta read the book and told me that humor just comes naturally in my writing. She’s pretty smart, so I’ll take her word for it.

T.W. Piperbrook, author of Contamination 5: Survival 

The ending.  It might surprise some people.

Shana Festa, author of Time of Death: Induction

To be scared, laugh, and cry…all in one sitting. And the dog…never underestimate a girls love for her pooch.

Bryan Cassiday, author of Poxland

The selfishness and arrogance of the politicians in it.

Robert Chazz Chute, author of The Plague of Days Season One

The chapter of metaphysics makes the reader a character in the story and will make you think I’m on acid. I’d call that a spoiler, but no one will get it until they read it, so that’s fine.

Rhonda Parrish, author of Waste Not 

Author chose not to answer…

Rebecca Besser, author of Cursed Bounty

Like most of my zombie books, it’s different. Cursed Bounty isn’t the normal zombie apocalyptic tale that has hordes of zombies and the world is consumed. The zombie (and later zombies) are a concentrated and controlled effort by one man who is seeking political power.

Claire Riley, author of Odium II: The Dead Saga

I’ve no idea. It’s a very character driven plot with a backdrop of a zombie apocalypse. It’s a couple of years after everything has gone to hell and there are small pockets of survivors. The main MC is just a normal person, she has no skills, she has no plan, she’s a bitch at times. She’s just human.

You’ll either love her or hate her, but she’s very real.

Jack Wallen, author of The Last Casket

A standard zombie story. The Last Casket is about fun and rock and roll. That doesn’t mean it lacks the standard monstrous bits and pieces, it just doesn’t take them as seriously as my other novels. This book is the first entry to a new series that is a spin off of my I Zombie series…but don’t expect Bethany and company to show up and save the day (at least not yet – Muhaha!)

Jay Wilburn, author of Zombies Believe In You

I believe the stories carry the high tone of fantasy, but the raw horror of zombies.

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AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily:

Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author

SUMMER OF ZOMBIE 2014: Musical Survival…

I wanted to ask the authors on the Summer of Zombie tour a fun question, a question about music and the Zombie Apocalypse…

What song best represents your chances against a horde of zombies?

So what songs did they choose? Are the authors hinting they’ll survive?? Or might they feel they wouldn’t make it…

Armand Rosamilia, author of Dying Days 4

“One In A Million” by KISS

Julianne Snow, author of Glimpses of the Undead

Another One Bites the Dust – Queen or Tomorrow by James

Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Ridge of Dead (Dead Kill Book 1)

Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

Charles Ingersoll, author of Day Zero

“Running up that Hill”

Stephen Kozeniewski, author of The Ghoul Archipelago

Hello Kitty by Avril Lavigne

Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of Until the End of the World

Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts by Wolf Parade

Stevie Kopas, author of Haven

99 Problems, by Hugo

TS Alan, author of The Romero Strain: A Zombie Novel

Bodies by Drowning Pool

John O’Brien, author of A New World: Untold Stories

The Boys Are Back in Town

Ian McClellan, author of One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel 

Bodies by Drowning Pool. I hope.

T.W. Piperbrook, author of Contamination 5: Survival 

One (is the loneliest number)

Shana Festa, author of Time of Death: Induction

All Over Me by Drowning Pool

Bryan Cassiday, author of Poxland

“Bang Bang”

Robert Chazz Chute, author of The Plague of Days Season One

School’s out for Summer. Things are going to get raucous without rules, and it’s not just the zombies who need to pay. I don’t like my financial advisor, for instance.

Rhonda Parrish, author of Waste Not 

Another one bites the dust

Rebecca Besser, author of Cursed Bounty

Slipknot – Wait & Bleed

Claire Riley, author of Odium II: The Dead Saga

Run to The Hills – Iron Maiden.

Jack Wallen, author of The Last Casket

I’d have to go with a song by the star of The Last Casket. That band is psychobilly sensation, Kitty in a Casket. The song is In Blood We Trust. “Watch out, here we go…the children of the night. In blood we trust.” Something about that little undead ditty gets me going.

Jay Wilburn, author of Zombies Believe In You

MmmmBop

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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

Summer of Zombie 2014 Blog Tour

AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily:

Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author

SUMMER OF ZOMBIE 2014: Which Celebrity Would You Want On Your Zombie Apocalypse Team?

In this fourth round-robin group interview, I asked the authors:

If you had to pick one celebrity to have on your Zombie Apocalypse team, who would it be and why?

So who did our authors choose? Did they go for brains or brawn? Or was there another criteria for their choice…

Armand Rosamilia, author of Dying Days 4

Alyssa Milano. We’d re-populate the human race with super sexy kids.

Julianne Snow, author of Glimpses of the Undead

Donald Trump – for two reasons. The man has more money than just about everyone put together so he’s likely going to be able to whisk us away to a private island somewhere. And I’m sure he has an arsenal underneath that comb over…

Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Ridge of Dead (Dead Kill Book 1)

Michael Rooker. Why? Seriously?

Charles Ingersoll, author of Day Zero

I’d go with Terry Crews. He strong… and funny!

Stephen Kozeniewski, author of The Ghoul Archipelago

Huh…um…maybe Neil DeGrasse Tyson?  Because when it comes down to it, you know the horde’s not going after MY brain if NDT is on the team.

Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of Until the End of the World

Someone not annoying, which rules out many. Hmm, maybe Vin Diesel. I know nothing about him and am pretty sure I’ve never seen any of his movies, but he’s a big dude. I think he could fight. If he was annoying, he’d make a long-lasting meal while the rest of us escaped.

Stevie Kopas, author of Haven

Jason Statham because, drool.  And he has fighting skills in real life.  Bonus points.

TS Alan, author of The Romero Strain: A Zombie Novel

Crusade Comic Book Founder Bill Tucci. Because I know he’s also prepared and fully armed along with being willing to do anything to protect his family and friends.

John O’Brien, author of A New World: Untold Stories

Vin Diesel.  The why should be fairly self-explanatory.  Oh wait, can I get Megan Fox?

Ian McClellan, author of One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel 

I don’t really have a lot of use for celebrities. I can’t really imagine one who wouldn’t be completely worthless, unless you want to count one of the guys who have those survival TV shows. Bear something or another. I don’t know. I don’t watch much television.

T.W. Piperbrook, author of Contamination 5: Survival 

Bryan Cranston.  If the final season of Breaking Bad is any indication, I’m sure he’ll have some swell ideas on how to survive!

Shana Festa, author of Time of Death: Induction

Chris Hemsworth. I’ve already come to terms with the fact that I’m not making it through the apocalypse. I may as well get me a little something-somethin before I go.

Bryan Cassiday, author of Poxland

Danny Trejo.  The zombies would think he was one of them and let him infiltrate them.

Robert Chazz Chute, author of The Plague of Days Season One

The Rock seems like a nice guy. Wait…is Zoe Saldana available?

Rhonda Parrish, author of Waste Not 

I’m going to go with Woody Harrelson, though I’ve gotta say I was tempted to pick David Tennant or Neil Gaiman… just so I could hang out with them, zombies or no zombies ;)

Rebecca Besser, author of Cursed Bounty

Chuck Norris, ‘cause he so tough he’d turn the zombie’s human if they bit him. ;) LOL

Claire Riley, author of Odium II: The Dead Saga

Thor! What? he’s a celebrity ha ha, he’s as real as so called celebrities anyway haha. Seriously, people are just people. What makes someone a celebrity anyway? Because they’ve been on the television? Thor’s been on the television!

Jack Wallen, author of The Last Casket

I’d have to say Jackie Chan from the late eighties. He’d not only make survival possible…but hella fun. Who wouldn’t want that?

Jay Wilburn, author of Zombies Believe In You

Danny Trejo … he appears to be unstoppable even after being killed in film after film.

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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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AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily:

Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author

SUMMER OF ZOMBIE 2014: Pop Quiz Time!

The third question I asked our Zombie authors was:

Pop Quiz: The item to your left is your only weapon during the Zombie Apocalypse. What is it?

So how many of our authors are screwed?? Read to find out…

Armand Rosamilia, author of Dying Days 4

A scrap piece of paper. I might not have a really good chance of survival.

Julianne Snow, author of Glimpses of the Undead

My cell phone – yes! I can call for reinforcements!! I feel like I just won the lottery!

Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Ridge of Dead (Dead Kill Book 1)

A pair of scissors. Should work out just fine. At least I’d take a stab at it.

Charles Ingersoll, author of Day Zero

Boy, am I in trouble… it’s a 12 inch flexible ruler.

Stephen Kozeniewski, author of The Ghoul Archipelago

It’s a stapler.  They switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then I’ll set the building on fire.

Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of Until the End of the World

My cat. At least she’s not declawed.

Stevie Kopas, author of Haven

Oh yay!  I get to answer this one this time! (I ask this at the end of all my interviews on Horror Metal Sounds.)  The item directly to the left of me is a venti iced coffee, sugar free hazelnut, no milk.  Bring it on, apocalypse.

TS Alan, author of The Romero Strain: A Zombie Novel

A large knife.

John O’Brien, author of A New World: Untold Stories

Luckily, it’s a knife. But I’m not sure what good that would actually do.

Ian McClellan, author of One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel 

A five shot Taurus snub-nosed .38 revolver.

T.W. Piperbrook, author of Contamination 5: Survival 

A MONSTER energy drink.  Oh boy.

Shana Festa, author of Time of Death: Induction

A coaster. But at least it’s made of stone so if I give it a good toss maybe I’ll make it. Who am I kidding?

Bryan Cassiday, author of Poxland

A meat cleaver.

Robert Chazz Chute, author of The Plague of Days Season One

Futon. I guess I could hide under it. Kind of unwieldy.

Rhonda Parrish, author of Waste Not 

Uh. That’s either a pen or a digital camera. Maybe my odds aren’t as great as I thought they were >_<

Rebecca Besser, author of Cursed Bounty

Hmm… That would be a treadmill, a box fan, a phone, or a TV tray stand. That could be interesting in many ways.

Claire Riley, author of Odium II: The Dead Saga

**looks sad** A can of Pepsi Max

Jack Wallen, author of The Last Casket

My mobile phone. I’ll take it because it would enable me to gather together a horde of my own! Hell yeah.

Jay Wilburn, author of Zombies Believe In You

A stack of notebooks with ghostwriting jobs at various stages of completion. I’ve always suspected these would be the source of my death one way or another.

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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

Summer of Zombie 2014 Blog Tour

AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily:

Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author

SUMMER OF ZOMBIE 2014: Would You Survive Your Zombies?

It’s the second day of the round robin group interview during the Summer of Zombie 2014 Blog tour and today I’ve asked:

If your dead were to rise, do you think you’d stand a chance against them? Why?

So what did our authors have to say? Were any of them honest in their estimation of their own survival? Let’s find out…

Armand Rosamilia, author of Dying Days 4

No way. My zombies not only bite you, they sexually violate you. I am quite the tasty morsel to these zombies.

Julianne Snow, author of Glimpses of the Undead

It’s possible. I generally stick to what’s scientifically possible, so if I keep moving and don’t get bogged down in a horde, I should be okay. But then of course there’s that chance I’d get bitten and it would all be over…

Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Ridge of Dead (Dead Kill Book 1)

Absolutely. In fact in my book, at least in the US, the undead have been practically wiped out and have been relegated to nothing more than deadly roadside nuisances.

Charles Ingersoll, author of Day Zero

I would stand a chance.  It’s early on in the outbreak and the undead are Romero slow.

Stephen Kozeniewski, author of The Ghoul Archipelago

No, not really.  They overran the world in six weeks, except for Detroit and a few other spots.  Harrisburg, where I currently live, is never explicitly stated as an enclave of the living.  Man, I kind of signed my own death certificate there.

Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of Until the End of the World

Yes. They’re slow. As long as I could get somewhere safe, I think we’d stand a chance. I have weapons and food, so I might be able to hold out for a while.

Stevie Kopas, author of Haven

The slow ones, sure, as long as there weren’t a ton of them.  The fast ones?  Hell no.  I’d poop myself after taking just one look at them and then be dead by the time I realized what was happening.

TS Alan, author of The Romero Strain: A Zombie Novel

I am a survivalist and prepper, and feel confident that I will survive the zombie apocalypse because I am prepared.

John O’Brien, author of A New World: Untold Stories

No. Because I’d be going against Jack Walker.

Ian McClellan, author of One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel

Oh yeah. I don’t get to bang on the keyboard all day for a living (yet) I drive a delivery truck and throw cases and kegs of beer around all day, so I’m in decent shape. I’ve got some guns, too, and know how to use them. Plus, I live in Florida, where there are a lot of older folks. You don’t have to swim faster than the sharks, just faster than the other people in the ocean.

T.W. Piperbrook, author of Contamination 5: Survival

I’d like to think so, but probably not.

Shana Festa, author of Time of Death: Induction

Not even a little bit! I think I’d have a heart attack and croak on the spot.

Bryan Cassiday, author of Poxland

These zombies can’t think.  Man would survive because of the power of his brain.  As Pascal said, “Man is but a reed . . . but he is a thinking reed.”

Robert Chazz Chute, author of The Plague of Days Season One

Yes, but only if I win the lottery in time to build the fortress everyone in Zombie fiction dreams about. I picture a lot of Three Muskateers chocolate bars. Stack them high and deep because Daddy’s going to be depressed without wi-fi!

Rhonda Parrish, author of Waste Not

There are three different stories in my book, but the zombies in each of them are of the classic slow-moving variety so I might have a chance. My odds improve, I think, if it’s the zombies in the last story, “…Oh My!” because surely I’d be able to defeat zombie munchkins right? I mean, it could be a little bit like that thing where a little kid is goin’ all Scrappy Doo at you, but you just put your hand on their head to keep them away? Yeah… like that. I think I’m good ;)

Rebecca Besser, author of Cursed Bounty

Yes, because if the zombie bounty hunter was sent after me, I would know to shoot it in the head or set it on fire. Most of the characters in the story have no idea what a zombie is, and have never even heard of the concept of one until they’re faced with the reality of one.

Claire Riley, author of Odium II: The Dead Saga

Maybe. I’ve never been one to advocate that I would survive an apocalypse, but if I were to make it through the first few months-which is a very slim chance, then I think there’s a possibility. If they were super-fast zombies then no. Not a chance in hell.

Jack Wallen, author of The Last Casket

Yes. Because I’ve spent a lot of time in bed with the apocalypse and have become very up close and personal with how best to survive. The only thing that would change my mind would be if I were attacked by either Screamers or Boners. Moaners, I could handle.

Boners? Well…we all know they can be a real pain in the ass.

Jay Wilburn, author of Zombies Believe In You

Probably. Most of the stories go into the realm of legends and the distant future, so humanity that has survived has largely found a way.

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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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AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily:

Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author

SUMMER OF ZOMBIE 2014: The 10 Word Challenge

And so it begins – the first question asked of all the authors on the Summer of Zombie 2014 blog tour was:

In 10 words or less, tell us about your book

Here is what they had to say. And since the challenge was to describe your books in 10 words or less, there’s no room for any extras…

Armand Rosamilia, author of Dying Days 4

NOW the zombies are really pissed.

Julianne Snow, author of Glimpses of the Undead

A short story collection bursting with undead goodness!

Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Ridge of Dead (Dead Kill Book 1)

Post Zombie Apocalypse thriller. Not your typical zombie book.

Charles Ingersoll, author of Day Zero

Former Marine defends an island community from the newly undead.

Stephen Kozeniewski, author of The Ghoul Archipelago

Smugglers battle pirates, zombies, and jerks.  How many words are…

Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of Until the End of the World

Can true love survive the zombie apocalypse?

Stevie Kopas, author of Haven

Post-apocalyptic Florida: the end of the world is not glamorous.

TS Alan, author of The Romero Strain: A Zombie Novel

Zombies, an EMT, his dog, and New York City.

John O’Brien, author of A New World: Untold Stories

Short stories based on the downfall of humankind.

Ian McClellan, author of One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel

U.S. fakes moon landing to avert zombie apocalypse

T.W. Piperbrook, author of Contamination 5: Survival

Noah Chambers fights the zombie horde to find his family.

Shana Festa, author of Time of Death: Induction

When nowhere is safe, how do you escape the monsters?

Bryan Cassiday, author of Poxland

Politicians destroy the world during a zombie apocalypse.

Robert Chazz Chute, author of The Plague of Days Season One

Autistic boy versus killer virus. Complications ensue.

Rhonda Parrish, author of Waste Not

Funny zombie fiction. Did I mention zombie munchkins?

Rebecca Besser, author of Cursed Bounty

Cursed Bounty is a political voodoo zombie western novella.

Claire Riley, author of Odium II: The Dead Saga

Snarky woman fights Deaders.

Jack Wallen, author of The Last Casket

When flesh-melting rock faces off against the undead horde,

Jay Wilburn, author of Zombies Believe In You

Zombies Believe In You is longer more epic zombie pieces.

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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

Summer of Zombie 2014 Blog Tour

AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily:

Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author

SUMMER OF ZOMBIE 2014: Introductions!

It’s June of 2014 and time for another Summer of Zombie Blog Tour. Armand Rosamilia has been the driving force behind the tour since 2012 and it’s grown exponentially over the years – this year there are 33 authors involved, all of them hocking their zombie wares for the masses.

So I decided to ask a series of questions in the hopes that I could present the answers to you round robin style. Each author was given the opportunity to answer my questions and 18 (19 including myself) of the 33 sent back their answers. Over the next 7 days, I’ll be featuring each of the questions I asked, presenting the individual points of view of those authors. I hope you’ll tune in each day and check them out!

But before we get to that, why don’t we learn who those 19 authors are and see what piece of Zombie fiction they’re promoting at the moment! If a link to Amazon is available, clicking on the cover will whisk you away!

Armand Rosamilia

dying-days-4-cover-with-blurbsJulianne Snow

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Thomas M. Malafarina

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Charles Ingersoll

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Stephen Kozeniewski

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Sarah Lyons Fleming

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Stevie Kopas

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John O’Brien

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Ian McClellan

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T.W. Piperbrook

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Shana Festa

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Bryan Cassiday

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Robert Chazz Chute

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Rhonda Parrish

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Rebecca Besser

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Claire Riley

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Jack Wallen

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Jay Wilburn

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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

Summer of Zombie 2014 Blog Tour

AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily:

Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author

5 Questions with Jolie du Pre

Today I have the pleasure of featuring an interview with Jolie du Pre, author of the recently release Benton: A Zombie Novel, Volume One. If you’re not acquainted with Jolie, let’s take a moment to get to know her…

Jolie_photoJolie du Pre is a full-time, published author, editor, article writer and blogger. She has short stories in over 15 books; she’s the author of a novella, and she’s the editor of three anthologies. Today, Jolie’s focus is on her new adult/romance/zombie apocalypse series – BENTON. Jolie is a married mother of two who loves writing, reading, traveling, cooking, running, pole dance and fitness, and monsters, especially zombies.

Welcome Jolie! Now let’s get to the questions… Tell us about your zombies? If the dead were to rise, do you think you’d stand a chance against them?

My zombies are the traditional slow-moving types.  Yes, you can outrun them, but when you eventually get tired, they’ll keep going.  Unless I have a gun, I don’t stand a chance.  Jennifer Benton is great with a machete, but Jolie is no good with melee weapons.

At least you’re honest! What was your first experience with zombie media? Was that experience was drew into writing the genre?

Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” is my first experience with zombie media, and it was an experience I will never forget.  I watched it when I was a child, and for nights after I couldn’t sleep.  Yes, I thank Romero for drawing me into the zombie genre.

NOTLD was my first exposure as well and it’s still as creepy now as it was then! Pop Quiz: The item to your left is your only weapon during the Zombie Apocalypse. What is it and what do you think are your chances at survival?

The item to my left is a lamp.  So yeah, I’m screwed.

Yes, you just might be! Tell us about five favourite pieces of Zombie media.

Okay, here it goes:

“The Walking Dead” TV series – There is no greater fan of the TWD TV series than me.  One of my greatest moments was getting the opportunity to meet some of the cast members at a Walker Stalker con.  They say celebrities are snobs and unapproachable.  Well, that’s not the case with the cast of TWD.

“Night of The Living Dead” – It is the second scariest movie I’ve ever seen next to “The Exorcist.”

“Dawn of the Dead” the remake – It’s directed by Zack Snyder.  So it’s not a Romero movie.  However, I love it!

“Shaun of the Dead” – You could probably hear me laughing from down the street when I first watched this brilliant British zom com!

“Resident Evil” film series – Seen them all!  Love them all!

Great choices! We all know that we sometimes have bad luck. Keeping that in mind, what song do you think would get stuck in your head, playing over and over again on an incessant loop?

You mean, what song would I hate to be playing over and over again in my head?   “Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne.  Zombies, eat me now.

Yes that would likely be awful… Thank you Jolie for taking the time to answer my questions. If you’d like to connect with Jolie, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, her Amazon Author Page, her website and her blog Precious Monsters. You can also join her mailing list here!

Now let’s take a look at Benton: A Zombie Novel, Volume One… Clicking on the cover will take you to Amazon!

coverBENTON_FINAL_smallZombies have killed everyone in the Benton household–all except twenty-something Jennifer. She’s escaped her bedroom, but what now? Waterbank, Illinois is overrun. Where can she go?

A chance encounter with seven other young survivors points her toward Texas. A charismatic, handsome young man named Mark says he can lead them all to his family’s ranch. He’s sure they’ll be safe there. Jennifer wants to trust him, with her life and possibly her heart.

There’s no place else to go, there’s no way to escape the zombies but through, and there’s no telling if Jennifer and Mark will live long enough to act on the emotion building between them.

#Winners Announced!!

The giveaway I was running for the #SummerofZombie blog tour ended last night at 11:59pm EST and I have picked the winners!! In no particular order they are:

Claire Rees

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Susan Pigott

Tammy Gaylor Beard

Rebecca Besser

Each of these wonderful Zombie fans wins a digital copy of Glimpses of the Undead and Days with the Undead; Book One!

A huge thank you to all whom entered and downloaded a #FREE copy of The Dead of Penderghast Manor!

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