Spotlight On: JL Koszarek And Thad David

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: J.L. Koszarek and Thad David

Book Name: 

Divide Then Conquer: Book 1 of The Zombie Company Crusade Series

Short Description:

Inspired by the human struggle for survival, DIVIDE THEN CONQUER is an epic American series exploring what it means to face an unknown enemy while confronting social and cultural mores that no longer work in a world that has been torn apart.

It is late summer 2014, and a mysterious virus threatens to overtake the entire human race. The only chance for survival rests in the hands of a motley crew of courageous, diverse foot soldiers who must band together to overcome the evil forces that are multiplying at an alarming rate.

Covert CIA operatives, a tragic, enigmatic orphan, peaceniks, military leaders, politicians, and militias face off in a world distorted by waves of human panic and unending zombie invasions. Who will remain when the last war ends?

DIVIDE THEN CONQUER, the first book in the Zombie Company Crusade Series, introduces readers to an eclectic mix of crusaders, all fighting to survive the zombie apocalypse—and sometimes, their own dark impulses.

The Zombie Company Crusade series is inspired by The Zombie Company Crusade video game created by author Thad David. The Zombie Company Crusade video game was released world-wide on September 1st, 2015. David was galvanized by his experiences as a Marine Recon Scout Sniper to build a video game and become a writer while working anti-piracy security on ships off the coast of Africa.

Something Unique:

            Divide then Conquer tags along with a mobile Zombie video game that is available now in the App store

David and Koszarek have been life-long friends and began their collaboration in 2014 when David approached Koszarek, having been a published author. Koszarek could not pass on an opportunity to explore contemporary social issues through a thrilling dystopic lens. Their creative partnership, now entering its second year has proven enduring. DIVIDE THEN CONQUER is the first of many books in The Zombie Company Crusade Series. Koszarek and David are currently at work on Book 2.

Links to purchase:

For Purchase on Kindle, iBooks, and Nook Books:

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Divide-Then-Conquer-Company-Crusade-ebook/dp/B011H0JOQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441125412&sr=8-1&keywords=divide+then+conquer&pebp=1441125413767&perid=16YHZWZ3W36RVZHHVZ87

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/divide-then-conquer/id1018663308?mt=11

Nook Books: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/divide-then-conquer-the-zombie-company-crusade-series-book-one-j-l-koszarek/1122287897?ean=2940150793699

Zombie Company Crusade Video Game link for apple devices:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zombie-company-crusade/id910929302?ls=1&mt=8

Promo Links:

J.L. Koszarek’s website: http://www.JLKoszarek.com

Thad David’s Website: http://www.ThadDavid.com

Recon Jack Media Website: http://reconjackmedia.com/

Zombie Company Crusade Video Game link for apple devices:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zombie-company-crusade/id910929302?ls=1&mt=8

Bio’s

 JL Koszarek

J.L. Koszarek:

I write because I am called to do it. Everywhere I go, a story presents itself. I am a novelist because with fiction, I and my collaborators, when I have them can create worlds that test the boundaries of human emotion and physical prowess, borders that clash and sometimes merge. People are amazing creatures and given a set of circumstances from which they can grow and evolve is my passion.

I was born in Nebraska, came of age in Minnesota, and made my way to New Orleans in the 1980’s with a few stops in between. I’ve lived in Pass Christian, Mississippi since 1988. The winds and water of hurricane Katrina ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast and wider river region taking with it my home and everything in it, including the nearly finished manuscript of my first novel. This loss and four-year full time migration to the Sangre De Cristo mountain range in Northern New Mexico left me without a sense of place and unable to rewrite the lost story.

For me, life before the storm was a kind of fiction because much of what physically existed no longer does. I am thankful to the community of Angel Fire, New Mexico for opening its heart to me and allowing me to evolve as a writer and reflect on my pain and confusion in my search for a new way in a new world, a fictional avenue that took me home. Currently, I live part-time between Angel Fire, New Mexico and Pass Christian, Mississippi.

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Thad David:

A former US Marine Recon Scout Sniper born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1982. Thad David graduated from Saint Stanislaus College Preparatory School in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi in 2001 and then left for Boot Camp in Parris Island. He spent 4 years serving his country performing two tours in Iraq; first for the initial invasion in 2003 and again in 2004. Upon returning from his second tour he spent six months as an Instructor for Pre-Recon School.

Thad David later attended the University of New Orleans where he began studying Biology and Chemistry. With an unexpected turn of fate, he left university and went to Africa where he worked anti-piracy security on ships. His time aboard ship in West Africa inspired him create a mobile game called “Zombie Company Crusade”.

A few months later, Thad moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to work as a sales coach by day and create “Zombie Company Crusade” by night, which influenced his first book, “Divide Then Conquer: The Zombie Company Crusade Series”. The “Divide Then Conquer” journey consists of a 10 part series that contains zombie horror, political suspense and cultural reflections.

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The stench of frozen flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2015, with 40+ of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of November.

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!

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Spotlight On: John O’Brien #WinterofZombie

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: John O’Brien

What is your latest zombie release?

A New World: Untold Stories 2

Quick description of it (no spoilers)

A gust of wind…
And the storm descends…

Twilight crept across the surface, the sun dipping below the horizon. Darkness closed in, a hush settling upon the world. For most, dinners were devoured, shows watched, and alarms for the next day set.

Shrieks erupted in the night, signaling the end of civilization. Many died quickly, their last moments full of terror and agony. Others fled into the darkness, pursued by nightmares. Few survived. The world was filled with ringing alarm clocks with no one to silence them.

Sunsets were moments of escalating terror. Out of the ashes of humankind’s demise rose the night runners; death loping down darkened streets, their shrieks echoing off empty buildings. Untold Stories 2 is a continuation of short stories depicting the experiences of some who faced the fall of civilization.

A scream in the night…
And terror poured forth…

Something unique about it.

These are short stories about others going through the collapse of civilization so the reader can get different and wider perspectives about what is going on in the world.  Some of the stories are from those that touch the main group on a peripheral basis.  The end of the book contains submissions from fans and their own stories involving A New World.

Links for people to purchase it.

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01352QGBG

 

B&N:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-new-world-john-obrien/1122453317?ean=9781515313960

 

Kobo:

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-new-world-untold-stories-2

 

 

Your promo links.

Web Site

http://anewworldseries.com/

Facebook Profile

http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJohnWOBrien

Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/A_NewWorld

Amazon author page

http://www.amazon.com/John-OBrien/e/B005IDEPP0

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Your short Bio.

John O’Brien is a former Air Force fighter instructor pilot who transitioned to Special Operations for the latter part of his career gathering his campaign ribbon for Desert Storm. Immediately following his military service, John became a firefighter/EMT with a local department. Along with becoming a firefighter, he fell into the Information Technology industry in corporate management. Currently, John is writing full-time on the series, A New World.

As a former marathon runner, John lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and can now be found kayaking out in the waters of Puget Sound, mountain biking in the Capital Forest, hiking in the Olympic Peninsula, or pedaling his road bike along the many scenic roads.

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The stench of frozen flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2015, with 40+ of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of November.

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!

#WinterofZombie is the hashtag for Twitter, too!

Spotlight On: Mark Tufo #WinterofZombie

SPOTLIGHT ON: Mark Tufo

 

Why zombies?

Because they strike a chord of fear in all of us. They are not your typical movie monster, in that, they were once human. Our mothers, fathers, sisters brothers, even our children could become this most vilest of villians.

What is your latest zombie release?

Zombie Fallout 10 – The Tattered Remnants

Quick description of it.

We follow along with Mike Talbot and company as they battle through the z-poc, there are more twists and turns than a steep mountain road along the way. Pretty basic I know but I don’t want to give any plotlines away this deep in the series for anyone who may have not read it.

Something unique about it.

There’s a character named Gambo, I think that should be self explanatory!

Links for people to buy it.

All books are available in audio version at Audible.com or itunes.

All books are available in electronic format or print at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

 

Your promo links.

email

mark@marktufo.com

 

website

www.marktufo.com

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Tufo/133954330009843?ref=hl

 

Twitter

@zombiefallout

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Your short Bio.

Mark Tufo was born in Boston Massachusetts. He attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained a BA (and an advanced degree in partyology) and later joined the US Marine Corps. He was stationed in Parris Island SC, Twenty Nine Palms CA and Kaneohe Bay Hawaii. After his tour he went into the Human Resources field with a worldwide financial institution, after beginning his climb up the corporate ladder he found himself laid off. His wife, Tracy who was desperate to keep him out of her hair dared him to write a book, and the Zombie Fallout series was born.

He wrote the first installment of the Indian Hill trilogy in college, it sat in his garage until July 2009 when he published it on Kindle. Mark is currently working on the continuation of the ZF series and a new book due out in November of 2014. He lives in Maine with his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs (and a damned cat).

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The stench of frozen flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2015, with 40+ of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of November.

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!

#WinterofZombie is the hashtag for Twitter, too!

Spotlight On: Eric A. Shelman #WinterofZombie

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Eric A. Shelman

What is your latest zombie release?  

Middletown Apocalypse and Z Resurrected

Quick description of it (no spoilers)  

Middletown Apocalypse:  This project features 11 current zombie authors (Me, Brent Abell, Mark Tufo, John O’Brien, Mike Evans, Armand Rosamilia, Shawn Chesser, Heath Stallcup, Jay Wilburn, Joe McKinney, and Jack Wallen) who were all given the same beginning and the same ending to a zombie “scenario,” set in the town of Middletown, Indiana.   How the authors get from the beginning to the end – and the characters they create – is up to each of them.   It’s essentially an experiment in imagination; seeing how these various authors envision this particular apocalypse.

Z Resurrected is another interesting project that includes Me, Mark Tufo, Joe McKinney, Dana Fredsti, T.M. Williams, and Tom Leveen.  These are short stories where each author “resurrects” a character from one of their zombie series and essentially creates a new story in that existing world.   Mine is obviously set in the world of Dead Hunger and tells the story of a character I killed off during my series.

Something unique about it.

Both are unique, and the reasons for that are stated above … I actually can’t wait to read the other authors’ stories in both collections.

 

Links for people to purchase it.

These aren’t yet available, but you can be damned sure that when they are, you can find them here:   http://www.ericshelman.com/#!novels/cghg

 

Your promo links.

www.ericshelman.com

www.facebook.com/createyourfate

www.smarturl.it/EricAShelman

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Your short Bio.

Eric A. Shelman lives in southwest Florida with his wife of 29 years, Linda.  Yeah, she’s a freakin’ saint – that goes without saying.   Eric was born in Fort Worth, Texas in the dawning of the 1960s, and he is a horror fan from his earliest years.  He lived in southern California until 2001, when he moved across the country to escape the rat race of SoCal.  He’s never regretted it.  He also sings a lot, so just do a little Google search for Eric Shelman and pretty much any classic rock artist, and you’ll come up with a few dozen videos.

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The stench of frozen flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2015, with 40+ of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of November.

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!

#WinterofZombie is the hashtag for Twitter, too!

Spotlight On: Russell R. James #WinterofZombie

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Russell James

What is your latest zombie release?

Q Island

Quick description of it (no spoilers):

A virus that turns people into psychotic killers gets loose on Long Island. The government quarantines the island. A woman’s autistic son is infected, but not only doesn’t get sick, actually gets better. He might be the key to a cure, if she can get him past the government troops, the crazed infected, and a criminal gang leader with his on sick plan for the boy.

Something unique about it.

The disease doesn’t come from any of the usual sources you see in most zombie novels, and this one is actually scientifically possible.

Links for people to purchase it.

http://www.amazon.com/Q-Island-Russell-James-ebook/dp/B00VNK4N8G/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/q-island-russell-james/1121694931

 

Your promo links.

www.russellrjames.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Russell-James-Author/172907172791996

 

https://twitter.com/RRJames14

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Your short Bio.

Russell R. James was raised on Long Island, New York and spent too much time watching Chiller, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and Dark Shadows, despite his parents’ warnings. Bookshelves full of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe didn’t make things better. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Central Florida.

After a tour flying helicopters with the U.S. Army, he now spins twisted tales best read in daylight. He has written the paranormal thrillers “Dark Inspiration”, “Sacrifice”, “Black Magic”, “Dark Vengeance”, the collections “Tales from Beyond”, “Deeper into Darkness”, “Outer Rim” and “Out of Time”. His novels “Dreamwalker” and “Q Island” both release in 2015.

His wife reads what he writes, rolls her eyes, and says, “There is something seriously wrong with you.”

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The stench of frozen flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2015, with 40+ of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of November.

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!

#WinterofZombie is the hashtag for Twitter, too!

Spotlight On: Armand Rosamilia #WinterofZombie

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Armand Rosamilia

What is your latest zombie release?

Highway To Hell 2

Quick description of it (no spoilers)

Randy Jackson’s car has been stolen by a hot redhead, more guns pointed at his face than he can count, and zombies around every corner. Just when he’s about to toss in the towel, a mysterious blonde saves him… but why?

The long-awaited sequel to “Highway To Hell” (which began the “Dying Days” zombie series) and sequel to “Dying Days: Origins” is upon us…

The zombie apocalypse is in full swing but sometimes your fellow survivors are more deadly than the undead

Something unique about it.

It is the sequel to the original Highway To Hell but also a sequel for the Lyssa character from Dying Days: Origins

Links for people to purchase it.

http://www.amazon.com/Highway-Hell-2-Armand-Rosamilia-ebook/dp/B014PNZ24Q/ref=sr_1_2_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446385799&sr=8-2&keywords=highway+hell+armand

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/highway-to-hell-2-armand-rosamilia/1122599860?ean=2940152246391

Your promo links.

http://armandrosamilia.com

@ArmandAuthor on Twitter

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Your short Bio.

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…

He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.

He runs two very successful podcasts on Project iRadio, too…

Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.

Arm N Toof’s Dead Time Podcast – with co-host Mark Tufo, the duo interview authors and filmmakers and anyone else they feel like talking to

He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool. He’s a proud Active member of HWA as well.

You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!

and e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal:

armandrosamilia@gmail.com

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The stench of frozen flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2015, with 40+ of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of November.

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!

#WinterofZombie is the hashtag for Twitter, too!