Legion of the Damned Excerpt

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Excerpt:

Falling to his hands and knees he struggled to catch his breath as the cold that had invaded him drained away into the concrete floor beneath him. The image of the stranger was still fixed in his mind as Window became aware of his surroundings, starting with the ever present stench of death that seemed to permeate everything. The floor beneath his hands was coarse, filthy, stained with a dark substance, a black splotch in the faint light filtering through the slats of the building around him.

To his right was a table, half hidden in shadows, cobwebs gathered among the legs, moving gently in a soft breeze coming from somewhere on his left. Crawling to the table he reached up with one hand to pull himself up, but he jerked his hand back when it came into contact with a cold, gelatinous, substance that stained his flesh black. Instead he used the legs to pull himself to his feet, and stood unsteadily for a moment as his head throbbed. From the shadows around him came the faint sound of distant footsteps that sparked a momentary panic. Like the sound of a stone skipping across the surface of a silent pond, the footsteps faded in and out of focus in the deep shadows that surrounded him.

He was right there, on the other side of that thin veil separating mankind from the insanity that waited just beyond view. He felt his presence, and all he had to do was reach through to pull him back across.

The thought sent Window staggering back. He stumbled into something hanging from the ceiling that moved in response to his touch. It bumped into his back as the soft sound of steel rubbing against steel came form the darkness above his head.  He spun around and saw the torso of a body hanging from a steel hook. 

End Excerpt

Synopsis:

Hell was coming to Paradise!


In a remote desert world that bore little semblance to their own, the boys corner and kill Nickoli. Unfortunately the act fails to release Window from his curse, and they discover that a much higher price must be paid to free him.

Struggling to silence the voices from his past, Billie-Bob’s drinking results in his capture by the family of cannibals he once escaped from. This time he is taken to Paradise, a small compound along one of the many tributaries leading to the Chesapeake Bay. For those who lived there it was truly a paradise on earth, for its captives it was a different story as they were reduced to nothing more than livestock to feed a growing population.

While following the trail left by Billie-Bob’s captors, Meat, Window and Einstein come upon the shattered remnants of the church that had given them shelter on their trek north. Many of the church’s inhabitants had perished in the attack, but most of the children had been able to escape. They join the boys on their journey south to rescue Billie-Bob, and exact their vengeance on those who had shattered their peaceful existence.

Hell was coming to Paradise, and there would be no denying its vengeance.


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Dreadland Chronicles

There are worlds beyond our own, existing for purposes outside of our understanding, where gods roam unfettered by the earthly restraints placed upon us. Where right is wrong, where the laws of physics have been turned upon their ear, and not everything that goes up, comes back down. Places where magic rules, and technology is but a faint memory from a distant past.

Fourteen years ago a cataclysm shook the realms of this multiverse as a rising tide of evil rose up to battle those in power. Many of the worlds ceased to exist in the blink of an eye. On our world the dead walked, bringing society to its knees. The technology we had taken for granted stopped working as a new dark age filtered across the land. An age of unrestrained brutality where the only law was the firepower one carried, and the only hope was for a quick death followed by a dreamless sleep.


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Legion of the Damned Excerpt


Excerpt!

As the stranger lifted his head a pointed beard emerged, carefully groomed, hanging like a pendulum beneath the thin line of his narrow lips. Ever so slowly his lips spread into a wide smile that covered the lower portion of his face, threatening to split his head in half. Window formed a brief mental image of that smile spreading all the way around until the strangers head tilted back. As if it were hinged in the back, the top part of his head flopping over to reveal what lay at the heart of his dark, and sinister soul.

He didn’t want to see what might emerge if the stranger’s head did flip all the way open, and he was relieved when the smile remained bound to the strangers face. Above that emotionless smile, situated on either side of a slender nose, the strangers eyes sparkled with a dim light that were like distant stars shrouded in the mists of time.

“You’ve come home to me,” the stranger whispered, the words distorted, ricocheting through Windows mind like a mad pinball banking crazily from one bumper to the next, gaining speed with every change in direction, awakening memories that emerged from the rocky soil of his soul.

He saw his mother on the day of her death, that electric cord twisted tightly about her neck, reaching for him with claw like hands as her mouth opened and closed in greedy anticipation. He saw his father staggering towards him, groping through the twilight of his death, destined to be trapped for eternity in that shadowy place between life and the peace of the grave.

As the words echoed through Window’s mind, the timber of the stranger's voice like that of two boulders grinding against one another in the bowels of the earth. Window understood with a clarity that had so far been absent, that he was gazing into the face of eternity, a manifestation of something far greater than anything he could possibly put his mind around. He was without a beginning, or an end, one that has just, always been.

“No,” Window shouted, clamping his hands over his ears as he took another step back, the images of everyone he had ever loved filling his thoughts, their faces cast in the shadow of death, their eyes alight, begging for an end to their misery.

“Leave me alone,” Window said as he staggered another step back.

Was that nine or eight?

He had lost track.

End Excerpt!

Synopsis:

Hell was coming to Paradise!


In a remote desert world that bore little semblance to their own, the boys corner and kill Nickoli. Unfortunately the act fails to release Window from his curse, and they discover that a much higher price must be paid to free him.

Struggling to silence the voices from his past, Billie-Bob’s drinking results in his capture by the family of cannibals he once escaped from. This time he is taken to Paradise, a small compound along one of the many tributaries leading to the Chesapeake Bay. For those who lived there it was truly a paradise on earth, for its captives it was a different story as they were reduced to nothing more than livestock to feed a growing population.

While following the trail left by Billie-Bob’s captors, Meat, Window and Einstein come upon the shattered remnants of the church that had given them shelter on their trek north. Many of the church’s inhabitants had perished in the attack, but most of the children had been able to escape. They join the boys on their journey south to rescue Billie-Bob, and exact their vengeance on those who had shattered their peaceful existence.

Hell was coming to Paradise, and there would be no denying its vengeance.


Special Offer

Get all three books, over 550 pages of post apocalyptic adventure for less than the regular price of one. Order books one and two for only $0.99 each, and reserve book 3 for the same low price.


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Dreadland Chronicles

There are worlds beyond our own, existing for purposes outside of our understanding, where gods roam unfettered by the earthly restraints placed upon us. Where right is wrong, where the laws of physics have been turned upon their ear, and not everything that goes up, comes back down. Places where magic rules, and technology is but a faint memory from a distant past.

Fourteen years ago a cataclysm shook the realms of this multiverse as a rising tide of evil rose up to battle those in power. Many of the worlds ceased to exist in the blink of an eye. On our world the dead walked, bringing society to its knees. The technology we had taken for granted stopped working as a new dark age filtered across the land. An age of unrestrained brutality where the only law was the firepower one carried, and the only hope was for a quick death followed by a dreamless sleep.


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Post-Apoc Wednesday

I'm starting a new feature I like to call Post-Aapoc Wednesday, I know real inventive I am.

I've been writing for nearly twenty years but I've only recently started writing in the post apocalyptic genre. When I was younger I read Stephen King's The Stand, Robert McCammon's Swan Song, Lucifer's Hammer by Jerry Pournelle, and Larry Niven, and On The Beach, by Nevil Shute. I've always been intrigued by the concept of a world after. 

For me post apocalyptic fiction is one area of speculative fiction that carries the potential that what one is reading could really happen, from nuclear war to genetic mutations creating an epidemic that wipes out a larger portion of humanity as we know it.

Every Wednesday I plan to feature post apocalyptic fiction as either a general info post about a book, a brief interview with an author working in the post apocalyptic genre, or I'll invite several post apocalyptic authors to answer a single questions. You can help me out by responding to each post with questions and comments of your own. I may even select one of your questions to feature. If I do I'll throw in the first three parts of The Dreadland Chronicles in the ebook format of your choice..

This week authors Valerie and Jessica have agreed to answer a question, and that question is.


Outside of shooting and hunting what skill set do you believe would be most valuable in a post apocalyptic world where the technology we have today is no longer working?

Valerie 

When speaking in the long term survival, I really believe that the ability to read will be the most important skill we can have and teach to others. Technology may disappear, but there are books available on every subject imaginable. I know I can not retain all the knowledge needed to survive after the collapse of society, since I live in a world where none of that is used on a daily basis, and no amount of camping or outdoor training is going to cover everything needed to keep my sorry ass alive. You want to know what will though? That book in my library about poisonous plants, farming techniques, dressing a kill, or the farmer's almanac. I can hold some knowledge, and that is why I do my best to learn new skills, but in the end learning from the experts of the past is a much more efficient way to stay alive. I am pretty sure my trial and error would kill me.

Valerie Lioudis is New Jersey born and bred. This has means that while she speaks English as her first language, and sarcasm as a close second. This year she has three projects in the works; Book two of her zombie series Aftershock, an anthology about insanity, and a solo novel about a man who keeps dying and ending up in new afterlives.




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Jessica

When I read this question, the answer popped right into my head.

Adaptation.

You yourself must adapt to many surroundings. Some are simple and surrounded with love, while others are vile and stench of death. In a post-apocalyptic world, you’ll eventually encounter one of these types, and you’ll require a way to adapt. If you can’t do that, then you’re probably not going to live long.

You’ve got to learn to read people, know what they’re going to do before they make their move. When you misjudge a situation, you place yourself in unthinkable positions, learning how to blend is imperative to your survival. It’s not a question of whether you’ll do something that you deem as unthinkable, but the when you’ll do it. Finding a way to avoid that situation is always top priority.

Not only do you have to adapt to people, but nature as well. Reading about living in the wilderness is overwhelming, imagine doing it with nothing but the shirt on your back, or the meager supplies you’ve managed to collect on your escape. Water, shelter, food, and survival. Four things will become your lifeline and adapting your body and mind to survive withdrawals of these basic needs is crucial.

There are a multitude of ways you’ll be required to adapt to your new surroundings, these mentions are only the tip of the iceberg. In a post-apocalyptic world, somethings going to have to give… and it’s not going to be Mother Nature.

Jessica Gomez writes in multiple genres such as: New Adult, Apocalyptic, Paranormal, Suspense, Bi-lingual, and Romance. Her titles are the After series, After the Before & Slipped Away, and her Flash series, INFECTED, IMMUNE, and (soon to be released) Evolved. Jessica lives in Oregon with her husband, and two children. To find out more, check out my link!

http://jgome3281.wixsite.com/author


Legion of the Damned Preorder

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Well not really, not quite yet, but Legion of the Damned is available for pre order at a special low price. I've also lowered the prices of All Roads Lead to Terror and The Reaping. Grab all three for less than the regular price of one. Over five hundred pages of post apocalyptic, coming of age, horror for less than three bucks. But you better hurry because this deal won't last long.

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Synopsis:

In a remote desert world that bore little semblance to their own, the boys corner and kill Nickoli. Unfortunately the act fails to release Window from his curse, and they discover that a much higher price must be paid to free him.

Struggling to silence the voices from his past, Billie-Bob’s drinking results in his capture by the family of cannibals he once escaped from. This time he is taken to Paradise, a small compound along one of the many tributaries leading to the Chesapeake Bay. For those who lived there it was truly a paradise on earth, for its captives it was a different story as they were reduced to nothing more than livestock to feed a growing population.

While following the trail left by Billie-Bob’s captors, Meat, Window and Einstein come upon the shattered remnants of the church that had given them shelter on their trek north. Many of the church’s inhabitants had perished in the attack, but most of the children had been able to escape. They join the boys on their journey south to rescue Billie-Bob, and exact their vengeance on those who had shattered their peaceful existence.

Hell was coming to Paradise, and there would be no denying its vengeance.

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All Roads Lead to Terror is also an audiobook.
Check it out HERE.

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The Dreadlands

 There are worlds beyond our own, existing for purposes outside of our understanding, where gods roam unfettered by the earthly restraints placed upon us. Where right is wrong, where the laws of physics have been turned upon their ear, and not everything that goes up, comes back down. Places where magic rules, and technology is but a faint memory from a distant past.

Fourteen years ago a cataclysm shook the realms of this multiverse as a rising tide of evil rose up to battle those in power. Many of the worlds ceased to exist in the blink of an eye. On our world the dead walked, bringing society to its knees. The technology we had taken for granted stopped working as a new dark age filtered across the land. An age of unrestrained brutality where the only law was the firepower one carried, and the only hope was for a quick death followed by a dreamless sleep.

It is into this old new world these boys have been born. Coming together in a friendship that will be tested as they experience the brutality of a time that has lost all hope for the future. 

March Free Book Giveaway

This month I will be giving away one personally autographed print copy of book one in the Dreadland Chronicles, All Roads Lead to Terror: Coming of age in a post apocalyptic world.

February's winner has been selected and contacted.

The only way to enter is to join my mailing list. So sign up today and on April first I might be contacting you. And even if I don't win this month, you still get a free ebook just for signing up and you're automatically entered for every subsequent drawing.


All Roads Lead to Terror Cover

Synopsis:

The horrors of the past meet the brutality of the present.

There are worlds beyond our own, existing for purposes outside of our understanding, where gods roam unfettered by the earthly restraints placed upon us. Where right is wrong, where the laws of physics have been turned upon their ear, and not everything that goes up, comes back down. Places where magic rules, and technology is but a faint memory from a distant past.

Fourteen years ago a cataclysm shook the realms of this multiverse as a rising tide of evil rose up to battle those in power. Many of the worlds ceased to exist in the blink of an eye. On our world the dead walked, bringing society to its knees. The technology we had taken for granted stopped working as a new dark age filtered across the land. An age of unrestrained brutality where the only law was the firepower one carried, and the only hope was for a quick death followed by a dreamless sleep. 

On the day of his birth the dead walked and society crumbled. His mother took one look at him and pronounced him Meat. He survived, she didn't.

Fourteen years have passed and obscurity means survival in an increasingly dangerous world. For the survivors compound at Bremo Bluff that obscurity is threatened when a savage band abducts a group of children from the compound.

Accompanied by his three friends Window, Einstein, and Billie-Bob, Meat embarks on a quest to rescue the children. A journey that will lead them into adulthood, with a brief detour through the Dreadlands, as they confront the harsh reality of a brutal world beyond the barriers that had served to protect them.

In the dead city of Richmond Meat and his friends will confront a savage cult of children who worship a creature of the night. These creatures, once considered the nightmare imaginings of a fevered mind, are now awake in a world where the population that once served as their food source has been severely reduced.

Awake and very, very, hungry. 

Zombie Road by David A. Simpson.

The people that tried to kill the world were fiendishly clever.

 
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Synopsis:

After decades of planning, the contagion was unleashed and overnight hundreds of millions died and came back as rampaging, undead monsters. The living that had been lucky enough to survive the first day of carnage, lucky enough to be in the right place and lucky enough that some of them had the skills they needed, soon found out there was much more to worry about than just zombies. 

In the high desert on the outskirts of Reno, there is an old truck stop frequented by a mix of hard caliber truckers, day tourists, musicians and travelers. They have survived the chaotic first hours of contact with the undead and now must make their way across the country to a location they believe is safe. 

Zombies are only the beginning of their troubles as they try to cover the thousands of miles of open road with their hastily armored 18-wheelers. Gunny, a long haul trucker doing one of the few jobs available to him as a disgraced soldier, is unwillingly saddled with the job of getting these survivors to the safe zone. 

With a motley crew of truck drivers, college kids, veterans, a drug dealer and a rock star, they are racing the clock to make it before time runs out. The last text he had received from his wife before the cell towers went down told him she was trapped in a high-rise in downtown Atlanta and their son was in detention, stranded in the basement of the school he attended. Gunny just wanted to drop the hammer, steal some guns and blast his way in to rescue them but duty called. 

He had to get these people to safety first, then he could recruit the best of this crew to help him save his family. If they survived the journey. 


About the Author!

Hey Ya'll:
 
Hold my beer and watch this....
 
Wait a minute. That's for when I'm doing something stupid. Amazon suggests I write a little something about me but it's not that interesting. If you are reading this, it probably means you are a 
Zombie Road reader, maybe even a fan.
 
Book 2 is about 1/2 finished (as of February 2017) and the Three Flags Crew have reached Lakota, although not without losses.
 
What I would like is feedback from you guys. PM me or I'm on Facebook
or just google "Facebook David A. Simpson Zombie Road" and it should come up.
 
  • Who needs to die?
  • Should Gunny find his family?
  • What do you think should happen to the Middle East?
  • Should Jessie and his friends stay put waiting for rescue or venture out?

Do you want to be written into the book and then die a horrible death? I'm thinking about running a contest, maybe having the winner write their own small story of their character to be added into the book. Yes? No? Good idea? Dumb idea?
 
By the way, if anyone is a Cannonball Run fan, (the race, not the movie) there are a few obscure nods to some of those asphalt heroes of yesteryear. I wonder if anyone caught them. Or if you are an Eric Shelman fan (the guy that did the narration for the audio book and is an accomplished author himself) did you catch his untimely demise? It's kind of running joke that his author friends kill him off in our books.
 
Let me know your ideas. The trilogy is outlined but there is always room for new characters, new adventures and new ideas.