Reblog: Spotlight on Armand Rosamilia for #WinterZombie

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New Spotlight on Armand Rosamilia for the #WinterZombie blog tour 2016

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Guest Post: Rob E Boley #WinterofZombie

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Catching Up with Megan Hart:

An Author Who Apparently Can’t Run Very Fast but Writes an Amazing Zombie Epic

 

By Rob E. Boley

 

In an ever-rising ocean of zombie fiction, The Resurrected by Megan Hart stands out like a much-needed lighthouse beacon. Hart puts her own unique spin on the zombie genre, prefacing her zombie outbreak with tornadoes and freakish storms. These disasters herald purple and blue flowers that turn everyday folk into thrashing madmen and staggering ghouls. While Hart’s writing has many strengths, including some refreshingly real dialogue, she really shines with her sensory description. Whether the scene is gruesome, sexy, or shockingly both, she will put you in that moment with her skillful description.

 

What inspired you to write The Resurrected? Tell me a bit about the book’s origins.

 

I love zombies! Several years ago, I had this idea about a woman who, for one reason or another, was separated from her family at the time of a huge cataclysm — and how she would do anything to get back to her kids. Walk across the country, if she had to. The story started growing from there. Although I actually wrote part five of The Resurrected before I’d written anything else, because a friend of mine and I had gone out dancing one night and it was seriously like watching the zombie apocalypse happen. Only with bachelorette parties.

 

There’s no shortage of zombie fiction on the market. I can think of many things, but what—in your opinion—makes your collected serial stand out from the rest?

 

There’s a bit of a SF aspect to it, with the flowers/spores — rather than a virus, you’re actually infected with something more parasitic. Also, there is the element of consciousness that remains even after you’re resurrected.

 

Any favorite zombie books or movies that have influenced you?

 

Oh, all of them! Ha. The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (two non-zombie stories) — Night of the Living dead, of course. Really any zombie fiction that I’ve enjoyed managed to influence me even if it was by thinking, “ok, I won’t do it that way.”

 

Any significance to the blue and purple color of the flowers?

 

I often have blue and purple hair.

 

So, let’s say the fit hits the shan and you find yourself in a zombie apocalypse. What’s your game plan? How does Megan Hart survive?

 

Oh, man, I don’t. I can’t run fast enough. So I’m pretty much dead right away. HOWEVER. If I did survive, it would be by scavenging and hiding out and being proactive in that sort of thing. I still think I’d eat dirt right away though.

 

The zombie sex scene. Wow. Just . . . wow. That was expertly written—an exquisite blend of the erotic and grotesque. How did that scene come to be?

 

Thank you! I’ve been writing erotic material forever, so when it came time to write that scene, I knew I wanted it to be beautiful and also gross, because…well, they’re dead and falling apart. On the other hand, the best sex always includes “the little death,” right? Love hurts. The characters in that scene had found each other in a bizarre way, the world was ending, yet at the heart of us all as humans is this base and primal need to get it on. It’s one of my favorite scenes.

 

You’ve populated The Resurrected with a solid cast of very real characters. With which of them do you most identify?

 

Oh…Abbie and Kathleen. Abbie for the love of her children that pushed her to do whatever she had to in order to protect them, and Kathleen because once upon a time I was in Ocean City, Maryland, wondering what on earth would happen if the crowd in front of me turned vicious. (I don’t think I’d last even as long as she did, though!)

 

Any plans to return to the continuity you created with The Resurrected?

 

I did write a companion story set in the same world, at the same time, which explores a bit more of what’s going on. It’s called Nothing Else Matters and it’s in the Hot and Haunted Anthology  (http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Haunted-Megan-Hart-ebook/dp/B008XO8T8A/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8) — it’s erotic romance so full of sexy stuff, but I did revisit the world of The Resurrected. I’d thought about doing some more, too — a “what happens after”  piece that would take place, of course, after, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. And there’s something about the end of the book that I found so completely satisfying that maybe there actually isn’t anything that happens after. Maybe that’s all there is.

 

You’re certainly not an author bound by any one shelf in the bookstore, with books ranging from historical to sci-fi to romance. Any other new genres that you haven’t yet explored but would like to in the future?

 

I have written in so many genres that I can’t think of one I haven’t tried that I would *like* to — I’ve never written a mystery but don’t think I’d be good at it.

 

 

What new projects—horror or otherwise—can readers look for from you in the months ahead?

 

My first full length horror novel, Little Secrets, will be out from Samhain Publishing in early 2016. It’s psychological horror.

 

Little Secrets

 

New beginnings. With a baby on the way and a new house, it seems Ginny Bohn and her husband Sean are on their way to a fresh start. But stretched financially by their new purchase and with undercurrents of past strain rearing up, strange occurrences seem determined to keep Ginny and Sean stuck in the past. Ginny begins to believe the house is possibly haunted…or that her husband is trying to gaslight her into thinking so. As Ginny researches the house’s former owner and the tragedy that happened there, it becomes clearer than ever that something is in the house with them. The question is, who, or what is it?

 

I have an erotic fiction release, Hold Me Close, out from Mira Books in December 2015, and it has some horrific elements in it.

 

Readers who like YA horror can check out my other two zombie books, Contaminated and Mercy Mode, written under the pen name Em Garner. And I’m writing more horror and mainstream fiction and romance and young adult and…lots of things!

 

Lightning Round:

 

On the rocks or neat?

 

Rocks.

 

Facebook or Twitter?

 

Twitter.

 

Breakfast or dinner?

 

BREAKFAST ALL DAY.

 

Zombies or unicorns?

 

Oh man…I can’t choose!

 

Sketches or poems?

 

Poems, very bad poems.

 

Coffee or tea?

 

Coffee.

 

Zombies: shamblers or sprinters?

 

I’m a fan of the shambler, if only because that’s old school, but sprinters scare me more because I can’t run very fast!

 

 

About Megan:

 

Megan Hart writes books. Some of them use a lot of bad words, but most of the other words are okay.

 

She can’t live without music, the internet, or the ocean, though she and soda have achieved an amicable parting of ways. She can’t stand the feeling of corduroy or velvet, and modern art leaves her cold. She writes a little bit of everything from horror to romance. Find out more at http://www.meganhart.com, http://www.facebook.com/megan.hart and http://www.twitter.com/megan_hart.

 

 

About Rob:

Rob E. Boley grew up in Enon, Ohio, a little town with a big Indian mound. He later earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

 

He’s the author of The Scary Tales series of dark fantasy novels featuring mash-ups of classic fairy tale characters and horror monsters. His fiction has appeared in several markets, including A cappella Zoo, Pseudopod, Clackamas Literary Review, and Best New Werewolf Tales. His stories have won Best in Show in the Sinclair Community College Creative Writing Contest and the Dayton Daily News/Antioch Writers’ Workshop Short Story Contest.

 

He lives with his daughter in Dayton, where he works for his alma mater. Each morning and most nights, he enjoys making blank pages darker. You can get to know him better by visiting his website at www.robboley.com.

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Website: http://www.robboley.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/robboley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RobBoleyAuthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4097555.Rob_E_Boley

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rob-E.-Boley/e/B00FSM1AD6

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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: Derek Ailes #WinterofZombie

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Derek Ailes

What is your latest zombie release?

Zombie Command: A Horror Anthology

Quick description of it (no spoilers)

Zombies are on the loose! Space Station of the Dead, Brave Zombie World and Zombienado headline the latest collection of horror short stories by Derek Ailes (one half of the Ailes Brothers of Terror).

The crew of Space Station X23 must survive the fallout from a zombie plague that is unleashed by an alien stowaway. Will David Canese and the crew of the Kytrex stop the zombies in time? Zombie Twister: What happens when a group of storm chasers encounter an EF5 tornado infested with zombies while filming a documentary special? Will they survive the zombies or the tornado? Gargoyle’s Curse: A small town in Texas is being terrorized by a hungry gargoyle. Will Sheriff Tavenier be able to stop the gargoyle before it kills everybody in town? The Candy Factory: Willie Wonka meets Halloween 3. Henry Mars is possessed by an ancient demon trapped in a mask he bought on an auction site. The demon uses Henry Mars’ candy factory to produce mind controlling gummy bears to enslave the children of Northwest Indiana. Shark Transporter: A mad scientist using a transporter to send a great white shark on a killing spree from a plane, to a school’s swimming pool, to a zoo’s aquarium and more.

Something unique about it.

Zombie Command: When I originally wrote the story back in 2009, it was originally titled “Space Station of the Dead”.  I took the epilogue of my rejected science fiction novel Power Command from 1994 and rewrote it with zombies.  At the time, I couldn’t find any other stories dealing with a zombie outbreak on a space station.

Zombie Twister: I am a big fan of the show Storm Chasers and anything related to tornadoes.  Back in 1995, when I worked for a Star Trek vendor, we were in Iowa traveling from one Star Trek convention to the next when a tornado dropped down behind our convoy of Star Trek dealers and we all had to outrun it in our vans.  I wrote this story about tornadoes infested with zombies while they were filming an episode of a show similar to Storm Chasers.  This was written a year before they had a zombie infested tornado in “Z Nation”.

Brave Zombie World: I took a Utopian society similar to the one in the book “Brave New World” and threw a zombie outbreak into the mix.  How do you survive a zombie outbreak when you are not program to think outside the box?

 

Links for people to purchase it.

Amazon kindle: http://authl.it/B00MU3Q194?d

 

 

Your promo links.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorderekailes

Twitter: https://twitter.com/derekailes

Website: http://www.derekailes.com

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Your short Bio.

Derek Ailes is the author of four anthologies: “Zombie Command: A Horror Anthology”, “Journey Into the Unknown: Deluxe Horror Edition”, “Catfurnado, Zombies and One Killer Doll” and “Musings From A Demented Mind”.  He lives in South Haven, Indiana where he is currently working on his next horror novel.

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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: Duncan P Bradshaw #WinterofZombie

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Duncan P. Bradshaw

What is your latest zombie release?

Class Four: Those Who Survive

Quick description of it (no spoilers)

The dead rule the world.

In the months after a deadly virus has swept across the planet, an eight year old boy and his appointed protector live from day to day. After a chance encounter they head for sanctuary. To get there, they will have to run the gauntlet of the inhabitants of this new world.

Ruled over by The Gaffer, a group of survivors holed up in a derelict factory struggle to maintain order and stability. Inside, those affected the most share their stories, hoping to come to terms with what has happened and what they’ve lost.

However, a clandestine operative in their midst lays the groundwork for an assault, the likes of which none of them have ever seen or could hope to prepare for.

These are the stories of those who survive.

Something unique about it.

It has some zombies in it which I’ve not seen in a film or read in a book. Two survivors stumble upon a Penny Gaff (freak show), where the owner picks up people to feed the zombified freaks. They include conjoined twins who scuttle around like a zombified spider, The Scorpion King who has pincers, Shark Boy, who well, has a shark head and Pearl ‘Praying’ Mantice, who has the arms of a mantis and just as deadly. Big fight scene between these and the unlucky people chosen to be their lunch.

Links for people to purchase it.

Amazon UK:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ZPBVJD6

Amazon US:

http://amzn.com/B00ZPBVJD6

My website:

http://duncanpbradshaw.co.uk/shop/

Your promo links.

My website

http://duncanpbradshaw.co.uk/

Facebook

http://facebook.co.uk/duncanpbradshaw

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Your short Bio.

Concocted from the leftovers of Sunday roast dinners and discarded one liners, Duncan P. Bradshaw continues to prophesize about the undead and their eventual ruling of the world. In each corner of every room in his house, he scrawls his visions, in the hope that someone will take heed of his warning. Before it’s too late, or his pen runs out of ink.

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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: Steven Pajak #WinterofZombie

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Steven Pajak

What is your latest zombie release?
Regeneration (Mad Swine Book 3)

Dead Winter (Mad Swine Book 2)

Mad Swine (Mad Swine Book 1)

Quick description of it (no spoilers)

Six months after the start of the Mad Swine infection, Matt and his
group of survivors braved the harsh winter at the Finnegan farm.
Although they were hard months, the group has grown comfortable in their
new lives, learning to live on the farm, and among their new family,
but Matt never forgot about those left behind at Randall Oaks.

Matt and Brian set out to reunite with the remaining residents of
Randall Oaks only to discover their former home has been taken over by
unexpected guests. The brothers will be challenged by new enemies, the
likes of which they have never seen before, far more dangerous than the
living dead.

In the thrilling, post-apocalyptic conclusion to the Mad Swine series,
we’ll watch as our survivors struggle to keep their humanity as they
hold on to what they have left, and take back all that they’ve lost.

Links for people to purchase it.

Regeneration (Book 3): http://tinyurl.com/qxy5773

Dead Winter (Book 2): http://tinyurl.com/pv94g9j

Mad Swine (Book 1): http://tinyurl.com/ns3kyas

 

Your promo links.

www.facebook.com/StevenPajakAuthor

www.facebook.com/MadSwine

www.twitter.com/Steven_Pajak

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Your short Bio.

Steven Pajak was born and raised in Chicago’s Near Northwest neighborhood. Over the years he’s lived in Wartrace, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas. Steven graduated with his bachelor of arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University. He currently resides in the Chicagoland area with his wife and kids.

From an early age, Steven was fascinated by books. When he was twelve, his grandmother purchased his first Stephen King book, Nightshift. From that first book, Steven was hooked on horror. His favorite authors are Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, Cormac McCarthy and Richard Matheson.

Steven is an administrator at an Illinois university. He lives in the greater Chicagoland area with his wife and two children. He continues to be an avid reader of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, and many other favorite authors in the horror, suspense, thriller and general fiction areas. He enjoys sport shooting, fishing, hiking and camping. He also enjoys cooking and watching movies.

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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: Zach Bohannon #WinterofZombie

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Zach Bohannon

What is your latest zombie release?

Empty Bodies 3: Deliverance came out September 1st, but I’d like to promote book one in the series, which is simply called Empty Bodies

Quick description of it (no spoilers)

In a single moment, everything changes…

Hundreds of thousands of people suddenly collapse, leaving their friends and loved ones behind, terrified and confused.

Moments later, the fallen rise, and the survivors become the hunted.

Perfect for any fan of post-apocalyptic horror, dystopian science fiction, supernatural suspense, or the zombie apocalypse!

Something unique about it.

That would be a spoiler, but let’s just say that the zombie apocalypse in Empty Bodies is not triggered by a virus…

Links for people to purchase it.

http://bit.ly/emptybodies

Your promo links.

www.zachbohannon.com

New Release Newsletter: http://bit.ly/zbbjoin

Facebook: www.facebook.com/zbbwrites

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zachbohannon32

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/zachbohannon

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Your short Bio.

Something about the dark side of life has always appealed to me. Whether I experience it through reading and watching horror, or listening to my favorite heavy metal bands, I have been forever fascinated with the shadow of human emotion.

While in my 20’s, I discovered my passion to create through playing drums in two heavy metal bands: Kerygma and Twelve Winters. While playing in Twelve Winters (a power metal band with a thrash edge fronted by my now wife Kathryn), I was able to indulge myself in my love of writing by penning the lyrics for all our music. My love of telling a story started here as many of the songs became connected to the same concept and characters in one way or another.

Now in my 30’s, my creative passion is being passed to willing readers through the art of stories. While I have a particular fascination for real life scenarios, I also love dark fantasy. So, you’ll find a little bit of everything in my stories from zombies to serial killers, angels and demons to mindless psychopaths, and even ghosts and parallel dimensions.

I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my wife Kathryn, daughter Haley, and our German Shepherd Guinness. When I’m not writing, I enjoy playing hockey, watching hockey and football, cycling, watching some of my favorite television shows and movies, and of course, reading.

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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: Joseph A Coley #WinterofZombie

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Winter of Zombie 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON: Joseph A. Coley

What is your latest zombie release?

Six Feet From Hell: Unity

Quick description of it (no spoilers)

Fifth book in the Six Feet From Hell series.

In the zombie apocalypse, a stable life is often fleeting, but for the citizens of Tazewell, Virginia, they have done just that, and Joe and his crew of rescuers have decided to make it their home. While not an unfamiliar place, it has changed over the years. The walled-in town keeps the living in, and the undead out. Like most safe havens, it is not without its flaws, and the good-natured people within the walls often forget that, but unfortunately, they get reminded that the world outside the walls is harsh and unforgiving. When a good-natured gesture turns tragic, they must put aside petty differences and band together to save their town. Most people think that only the good guys can rally the troops and storm the trenches…

 

Something unique about it

The setting is my hometown and most of the characters are populated by friends and co-workers of mine, as is the entire series.

 

Links for people to purchase it.

6FFH: Response – http://www.amazon.com/Six-Feet-Hell-1-Response-ebook/dp/B00SILZYI6

6FFH: Escape – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SP8OV0Y

6FFH: Salvation – http://www.amazon.com/Six-Feet-Hell-Joseph-Coley-ebook/dp/B00SXN3P8A

6FFH: Crisis – http://www.amazon.com/Six-Feet-Hell-4-Crisis-ebook/dp/B00T5ML1AW

6FFH: Unity – http://www.amazon.com/Six-feet-Hell-Joseph-Coley-ebook/dp/B00TP3MNGW

Your promo links.

www.josephacoley.com

www.facebook.com/6feetfromhell

Twitter – @josephacoley

www.amazon.com/author/josephcoley

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Your short Bio

I’m just an average Joe that has had a penchant for zombies as far back as I can remember. I am a 35-year-old EMT-Enhanced living in Tazewell, Virginia and a father of four. I started the Six Feet From Hell series on a whim and it far surpassed any expectations I might have had. The series is now with a publisher, available in ebook and paperback, and sold all over the world. I have been working on the final book in the series, Six Feet From Hell: Endgame, and it should be done around the first of the year. Aside from the 6FFH series, I also have done a couple other novels including R.I.P. Van Winkle, Lost Between, and a short story collection.

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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!