The Walking Dead resumes this Sunday. Bring out yer dead!
Or bring them on, I should say.
I’m celebrating October–Halloween month, Walking Dead new season month–by rereleasing two classics of mine. After the End:
Zombies are on the loose and the world comes unraveled. A group of strangers on a Manhattan subway are brought together in the name of survival following the lead of Ari Brenner, a young man who represents authority because of his army uniform. Even though Ari doesn’t feel worthy of their trust, he steps up during the crisis as he’s been trained to do.
College student Lila Teske finds her non-violent beliefs tested in the crucible of a zombie attack as she takes her place fighting by Ari’s side. There are other members of the diverse group, but the focus of the story is on Lila and Ari, young people who learn about sacrifice, inner strength and even love during their ordeal.
With infrastructure down and communication with the outside world broken, the survivors head toward the nearest marina to escape New York. When they meet a lab tech who may know the key to defeating the virus, he must be protected at all costs. But the reanimated dead aren’t the only danger that impedes them on their perilous journey.
And Dead Country:
Zombie-fighting and romance. There’s room for both in Dead Country. Set in the same terrifying world as Bonnie Dee’s bestselling After the End, but following the adventures of new characters.
Mathematician Brian Pasman returns to his Kansas hometown just before the zombie apocalypse changes the world. Several months into the invasion, order is slowly being restored, but citizens of the tiny town are left to fend for themselves behind a ramshackle barricade.
Into Brian’s routine horror of zombie-killing rides a force of change on a Harley. Ashleigh Jennings once dreamed of a singing career but has survived in the world as a maid, waitress and exotic dancer. Her lively personality brings Brian back to life.
The motorcycle group’s arrogant leader clashes with the domineering head of the town council, but everyone must join forces when a new wave of the undead sweeps across the plains. Can Brian come up with a battle plan to save them all or is his education in probabilities only good in theory?