Tuesday, October 21, 2008


A tale of two covers
Old and New


When Zombies Attack is a collection of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry with over thirty individual pieces. Starting with zombies and ending with a flesh eater. There is horror, romance, murder, and mystery, a little for every reader.

  •   Can a survivalist survive a zombie hoard?
  •   Can an angel in training beat the Devil?
  •    Would you voluntarily jump into the fires of hell?
  •    Is murder ever forgivable?
  •    Will love finally triumph over death!
  •    On Halloween night, a sexy witch gets more than she planned for.

When Zombies Attack is a fun romp through all things forbidden, love with a touch of horror, and all those things that scare us!

Excerpt: When Zombies Attack

“What are you doing?” Mike asked as he came through the living room rubbing his hair dry with a towel.

“Reading this book. Jonathan Maberry’s latest novel, Zombie CSU the Forensics of the Living Dead.

“You’re kidding. I thought you found the subject boring”

“I do. How can you read this drivel? He interviews the world’s top authorities on how to survive a zombie attack – as though there will ever be such a thing. And people like you read it. You need to grow up Mike, really!”

“Angie, Angie, Angie.” Mike shook his head and rolled his eyes. “They’ve proven zombies exist – voodoo rituals and all – so they do exist.”

“Drug induced maybe – but none of them have ever eaten a human being!”

Mike sat down on the couch next to her. He kissed her lightly on the forehead. “Okay so maybe it is a little juvenile, but it’s a hobby, besides you collect guns and call yourself a survivalist. What are you getting ready for World War III?”

Angie threw her arms around his neck. “Touché, we’re even. I’m a survivalist and you’re a zombie hunter. We’ll call it even. I will admit the book is well written. It caught my attention because of the survivalist mentality of it.”

She kissed him soundly. “Have you finished it?”

“No, I just got it. I'm not a voracious reader like you.”

“Well, the best arsenal against them is the gun. Shoot them in the head, besides they move slow enough – it shouldn’t be that difficult to survive an attack.”

Mike smiled broadly. “Now that’s what I like to hear. I’m going to Lancaster tonight. Gary and the guys are having a beer, zombie fest. We’re watching NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Why don’t you join us, it should be fun!”

“No, you go ahead. If it weren’t for the farting contest you guys get into, I might have considered it.”

He laughed. “I can ask them to forgo the contest.”

“And ruin their chance to embarrass me, I don’t think so. They would agree until they got drunk and then any promise would be out the window. No thanks.”

Mike picked up his keys, kissed her goodbye, and walked out the door. Angie curled up on the couch and continued reading.

Several hours later Angie was startled awake by the fall of her book to the floor, she went to the kitchen to get a drink. She returned to the couch and picked up the remote. She muted the sound and prepared to channel surf but all she found was news. The clock chimed midnight. The news should be over, what happened to Saturday Night Live? She kept channel surfing but even HGTV had the news on. She unmuted the sound. Guess I should find out what the big deal is.

Mary Jane Finney was reporting. “Police are telling all residents of Pennsylvania to stay away from Three Mile Island. Something has gone terribly wrong – and that’s all they will say. On the eastern side of the Susquehanna River, the military is patrolling. No one is getting in and no one is getting out. The status of those in the red zone is unknown.” Angie muted the television as she tried to digest the news.

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This was written on a dare from Mike Lombardo the producer and director of Reel Splatter Films, and also as an homage to Jonathan Maberry author of Zombie CSU. Please check out the work of both men. Mike Lombardo the awesome zombie producer and Jonathan Maberry a great horror author.

Thank you for reading.