Separated in a Zombie Apocalypse, Becky and Joe risk life and limb in order to reunite on New Year’s Eve.
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I want to say thank you for liking these posts, for enjoying my previews, and simply just putting up with this author as he tries to promote himself. In this self-pub world it isn’t easy getting your name out there – believe me when I say that. In keeping with that thought, if you like anything at all about this story, this post, the picture above, the holiday itself, or Zombies, whatever the reason, could you Re-Blog me onto your site. That way I can kick start a Re-Blog Book Tour. I know, sorry for asking that, but I’m just trying to get the word out.
You might also notice that the Pre-Order date has changed. I decided to move up the date a bit so I can go ahead and start scheduling my freebies, and do other things like that to promote this story. That’s hard to do when it is still in Pre-Order status.
Now, onto the rest of the post.
I wanted to put down a few thoughts about the story that closes out “A Zombie Holiday Trilogy.” This story – “A Zombie New Year” – might just be the best of the bunch. I’m not trying to be a seller on this one, but this story is different from the other ones.
Becky’s story, which opens it, really is just a long chase scene with Zombies thrown into the mix while the second story, Joe’s story, has more in common with the Haunted House Genre. I think I wrote them like this because I wanted to do something a bit different – yeah, I know, Zombies and the Holidays are different enough, I get that, but with “A Zombie Thanksgiving” and “A Zombie Christmas” those stories deal more with aspects of that Holiday. With “A Zombie New Year” I was kind of forced to re-think my approach. The New Year’s Eve Holiday is about ringing in the new year and celebrating with friends. There isn’t a tangible object to go after like with Thanksgiving and Christmas.
So, I was stumped as how to proceed forward. I had to think about what makes New Year’s Eve so special. I thought long and hard about it, and then I thought about the kiss, the one couples share at midnight. Then it came to me, what if “A Zombie New Year” is not just one story, but two stories? Then the creative ball started rolling around my empty head. It could then not just be about the New Year’s Eve holiday, but also about a couple racing back to find each other at midnight so they can share a kiss. I mixed in Zombies, some crazy rapist creeps, and then just to spice it up a bit more, I threw a Ghost into the mix as well.
That’s why this story is different from the rest of them. It is not so much about obtaining a particular goal, it is about love and what it takes to find one another again in a Zombie Apocalypse. Without that special someone is there really any reason to continue on when a world has turned this dark and grey? Probably not.
I mention the Acorn Drop in Raleigh several times in this story and if you are at all curious about it. Here’s a link you might enjoy: http://www.firstnightraleigh.com/
Thanks again for reading and enjoying my work.
You can also Pre-Order “The Zombie Holiday Trilogy” on Amazon, which is publishing next week on 10/2/2014. It is also available now in Print.
There’s also a Goodreads Giveaway as well.