Free: Dangerous Hunts: A Zombie Father’s Day Tale, Feb. 12 – Feb. 16


Dangerous Hunts

Dangerous Hunts: A Zombie Father's Day Tale

Get your free copy of Dangerous Hunts: A Zombie Father’s Day Tale from Feb. 12 through Feb. 16.  JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

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The brochure reads: “Dangerous Hunts: If it moves, you can kill it.” But the Carters will soon discover that not everything that moves can be killed.

At his wife’s urging, Matthew Carter takes his new step-son on a Father’s Day hunt he will not soon forget.

It’s open season on the undead, and there’s no limit on the amount you can bag.

Dangerous Hunts: A Zombie Father’s Day Tale “Dead Giveaway” Ebook Contest


Check out my contest lurching your way.  Yep, I’m jumping on the contest bandwagon and giving away a copy of Dangerous Hunts: A Zombie Father’s Day Tale.

The Carters will soon discover that not everything that moves can be killed.

The winner(s) can choose any format available on either Amazon or Smashwords.

Contest Dates:

July 7 – July 31

The standard RULES apply.

Scoring:

+1 Follow me on Twitter  http://twitter.com/#!/Azrael52

+1 (One for each site): Mention this post on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, or whatever other freakin’ social site has popped up this week.  Add the link to the comments.

+1 Follow my blog

+2 Post a comment on your blog

Bonus point just for being you.

As with any of these type contests, you must post links in the comments, here, to be entered.  Besides a link to your blog is a good thing.  (Yes, even here.  I heard that, mister.)

BONUS: I will give away an extra copy for every ten people who leave a comment, so be sure to tell your undead army of friends.

I will post the winner around the first of August.  Good luck!

- Raymond

Dead: The Ugly Beginning by TW Brown


Wow.

Just finished reading Dead: The Ugly Beginning, and let me tell you, it was pretty damned twisted.  It was sick.  The word vile springs to mind, in fact.

So, naturally, I can’t wait to read the next installment.

I’ve seen some zombie stories that were either too campy (by which I mean the unintentionally campy), or too repetitive.  Let’s face it, the formula of “Zombies appear, kill people, and are dispatched through head shot after head shot until the story’s over” can get really tedious.  This is not the case with Dead.  TW Brown does an exceptional job of capturing not just the gory head shots, evisceration, and entrails, but the down beats, the story beats, and the larger world view through the aid of six sets of vignettes.

Brown chooses to open his zombified world with two core groups of characters.  The first group centers around Steve, who, in his own words, “ain’t no hero.”  Steve is a loner who quickly finds himself in charge of a growing band of survivors.  The second group is affectionately known as The Geeks . . . but, they’re cool geeks . . . like me and you.  Right.

There’s a lot of adventure as both teams search for refuge against the growing sea of undead.  There’s some disturbing imagery to be certain, but it’s not gratuitous.  It’s actually TW Brown forcing us to look deep into the gaping soul of a tortured mankind.  It’s not his fault we don’t necessarily like the ugly truth staring back at us.

If you’re in the mood to be entertained, and you’re a little bit twisted yourself why not check out the following links:

http://maydecemberpublications.com/

TW Brown on Amazon

Thank You Thursday – Willie Freeman


Ok, it’s Thank You Thursday on a Friday.  I started typing this during the day, yesterday.  I was going to finish the saved draft last night, but I got to playing around with some of my new birthday toys.  :)

Before I start, be sure to check out this website: http://incubatorpress.com/?page_id=2.

While their page is still being constructed, they have still managed to put together a list of awesome talent (including myself *ahem*). 

This, as you know from my previous blog post, is the homepage of Incubator Press ran by Willie Freeman.  Willie is a man who has grabbed hold of a huge undertaking and is trying his best to bring the beast down.  If he tames it, it’ll be wonderful for all involved.  If it refuses to be tamed, well . . . it sure won’t be for lack of trying.

For months now (and no telling how long behind the scenes), Willie has been chipping away at the standard comic publishing model.  It’s his goal to pickup struggling, novice writers and artists and give them the tools and support they need to get started in today’s market.  While not everything has gone super smooth for him, things are starting to pull together into a cohesive shape.

 So, thank you, Willie for doing this – not just for me, but for all the others like myself who have been craving this opportunity our entire lives. 

Next time, I’ll try to be on time.

- Ray

Zombie Double Date


Finally!  I can finally reveal the big news that I’ve been kicking around these past couple of months.

I am going to be featured in an upcoming zombie comic anthology series published by Incubator Press.

In April, I pitched Willie Freeman an idea based upon the guidelines he had established for a world where zombies have taken over, and we’ve really just started to realize how screwed we truly are.  He was gracious enough to take me up on it a short time later.  It is the first comic I’ve ever written, though I own over 6,000.

Double Date tells the story of a very ill-conceived double date set smack dab in the middle of a rainy, zombie-filled night.

So far, I’ve not been assigned an artist, and the publication date is still TBA, but I’m excited.  Hopefully you are, too.  Believe me when I say that I’ll be keeping you all updated.

In the meantime, please, check them (and me) out here.  I’m listed under Food Chain, Vol. 3: Omnivore: Double Date.

Also, I feel I can’t end this post without expressing thanks to not only Willie and Incubator, but also to Veronica Giguere.  She is a highly talented voice actress; and she’s the one who first turned me on to this opportunity.  You can check out her site here.  Veronica also designed the city of Charlton for Incubator’s gangster noir series.  If that’s not enough, she’s also the author of Keepers, a story from the first Food Chain book, drawn by Cristian Navarro.  Be sure to check them out, too.

Ok, see you in the funny pages,

Ray