Island of the Zombie King Chapter 1!

A World of Decay. . .

 

Hungry and in need of fresh water, a young man is driven from the safety of his apartment. He snuck out, the sun making him shade his eyes briefly. He hadn’t been outside in over three weeks. The sun felt nice on his skin. He hadn’t seen one of the undead in over four days. He hoped they were all gone as he walked. The air was heavy with old trash and other stenches that mingled with the salty air. Today he was finally going to get out of the virus-infested city. He had walked along all day, lost in thought, then there it was; he came to the bridge, red and shiny.  Behind him, he heard the moans. Had he heard them earlier?

He turned. His cotton candy pink hair flapped in the coastal wind, and his nose filled with the  stench of the dead.  There they were. All of his optimism bottomed out. A large group of men, women, and children slunk after him. Their skin was no longer living, instead, torn, ripped in colors of off-blue and varying shades of green. The bites or wounds that had caused them to become a member of the dead clearly showed beneath the clear sky. He did the only thing he could think of. He started to run. He ran to the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping suddenly.

In front of him was another horde of the undead. He was trapped. There would be no way to fight his way out of this mess. He was dead no matter what. He went to the edge of the bridge and looked over at the rough waves below. He had two choices for how he would die … he climbed over the edge. The moans of the undead got louder as they got closer. He closed his eyes and said a small prayer of forgiveness. His hands let go of the railing, and he fell, his eyes still closed tight.

There was no life flashing before his eyes or a bright light at the end of the tunnel. Blackness. The rough saltwater waves ate at him, tossing and turning his body. Once the body was face up, his eyes stared at the sky now clouding over as the coastal fog rolled in.  Something darkened in them, a small spark.  His mouth opened, filling with saltwater. All memories of who he was were gone.  He was now one of them, craving flesh.  The water sucked him under. He could no longer swim, and as his body moved slowly toward the shore, the ocean current pulled it back out.

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A woman screamed. The high pitched shriek filled the empty city, echoing off the abandoned buildings. New York, once filled with people and noise, lay in ruin and smelled of death. The undead walked the streets, moving toward the scream. She thought her plan could work, but it hadn’t. There were just too many of them. Her screams died off as the zombies pulled away pieces of her to feed their insatiable need. Blood covered the streets and windows of the empty storefronts, and moans filled the air as the sun started to set.

****

The world was now silent. The dead bodies of millions lay strewn across the globe. The undead waited for signs of life and movement. They waited to feed. They walked around in the north as the winter clouds threatened snow.  They continued to walk around in the south where the government had dropped a bomb, hoping to stop them.  The dead owned the world. No more fighting based on religion or race. Beautiful wonders left with no one to appreciate them. An entire race, the human race, was extinct. The world had been left to the undead to crumble and rot just like them.

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Happy October!

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The weather is finally cooling down! I’ve been absent for a while. But I have some good mews! In a few days I will have a cover release for Island of the Zombie King! Which should be out next week! Also I have book 1 done in my Stone Warriors Series. Pushing for a December release date.

This month of course is 31 days of Halloween! I will be posting about Halloween stuff, plus I have some great guests who will be popping in to talk about Halloween.

Paranormal Romance HOWLOWEEN Hop #HopswithHeart

tribal manBloodWitch_finalthumbnailThanks for hopping in I have a little tease of Blood Witch my Paranormal Romance out now!

She could hear Nathan slamming his body into the door once more. “Nathan,” she said but the world went black. She woke up cold, wet, and in the dark, leaning against the wall. By the smell, she was sure she was in the same place. She opened her magic, and found the door they came through was heavily warded, and they were now not alone. Her magic found Nathan, to her right. Someone had come in after they were unconscious and moved them off the stairs. “Nathan,” she whispered crawling through the cold, stale water looking for him. Her head thumped from the drug, and she wasn’t sure her legs would let her stand.

“Wha-,” he said. “Shit. Leslie don’t move.”

“There is a werebear in here with us, isn’t there?” she asked in a frightened whisper. She had felt animalistic need coming from the other down there with them. He moved in the water toward her. She could feel him, and it gave her some comfort but not much.

“It’s a cub. He’s going to change. The full moon is in a few days. There is fresh blood, and he is scared. He won’t be able to fight this.”

Her hands ran over her face, and she touched a couple cuts on her cheek. She explored her arms and felt more cuts. “Uh-oh, um, that blood is me.”

“How bad?” He moved up against her. His hands reached out and gently ran down her arms and back up. He paused at her shoulders, briefly and continued up her neck, fingers gently probing the cuts on her cheek.

“It doesn’t hurt, so it had to have been a very sharp, silver blade.”

A flood light came alive above them, probably on a timer, blinding them all briefly. They looked around, and saw the boy in the corner, naked and scared. He had dirty hair and skin, and looked too skinny for his small frame. He tried to fight off the change. But he would lose, they all did. Once the moon calls, the change happens, there is no fighting. Already the bones could be heard snapping inside his body. Nathan pulled off his shirt. Using the water, he cleaned her cuts.

“It’s going to bleed for a while.”

“I think that’s the point,” she said, nervously flicking her eyes to the young man.

He let out a moan, and his body shuddered. “It hurts!” he screamed.

“Oh crap,” Leslie whispered, grabbing onto Nathan’s arm. That electricity zapped through them. They both sucked in air at the same time. But she did not let go. And he did something that should have unnerved her, but weirdly it didn’t. He leaned in as if he was going to kiss her, but then she felt his tongue, moist and warm, lick her cut. He looked at her with those strange green eyes which were filled with curiosity.

The boy screamed behind them again. The scream turned into a roar. Nathan crawled over to the boy using his own magic to sooth the cub. He couldn’t stop him from changing, but he could control it enough so that it could take longer. He’d wear the cub out when he turned.

Blurb:

Welcome to the Opposite Side where monsters really do roam the night, but The Supervisors make sure that the monsters don’t get noticed by the normal humans. Meet Leslie, a Supervisor and a blood witch, one of four in California. Blood witches are said to have powers that rival gods, that’s why they were almost hunted to extinction. Leslie came into her power late, and fell in with the wrong crowd before she became a Supervisor. Nathan is king of the local werebear clan, and he has plans for the future of his pack, the other local shapeshifters, but also has his eyes set on Leslie. She is not your ordinary Blood Witch, and together they can stir up power that the world has never seen. But nothing is as it seems in the Opposite Side, and Leslie’s already different world is going to be shaken as a new case starts a chain of events that can lead to a feud war.

For a special treat you can get your copy of Blood Witch for free today and tomorrow!

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Blood Father book two in the Opposite Side I am hoping will be out around Christmas time.

Also my dark erotic fantasy Awaken the Elements will be marked down to $2.99 for Halloween. 

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What I am not done yet!

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The Worst Witch

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When I think Halloween I love The Worst Witch! This brings back so much joy watching this bad (yes bad) movie. But it is well known I love bad movies. This is about poor Mildred fighting to be a good witch, and not doing so well. I was one of those girls who wished she could go to witch school, which now later in my adult years turned out I didn’t even get my Hogwarts letter. One Day!

Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can’t seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister (Agatha) who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration you’ll never forget?!!

 

A true haunting…

I have two incidents in my life that made me wonder and think of ghost. I am science in nature so there has to be some reason. But these two moments in my life still give me the willies thinking about them. I would like to say that I really want to believe their are ghost, but in a good way not a soul trapped here way.

We had moved into a house that belonged to a friend of my dad’s. His sister and dad both died in the house, and that it was haunted. I will say that it is up in the air if you should be believing crackheads but hey we were young and it was fun to make my sister scared by saying the house was evil. Now she picked the pink room I mean pink there were at least three different pinks in the room, and I wanted to vomit every time I looked at it. So I picked the more boyish room. 
One night I was reading IT by Stephen King. I believe this was my first read because I was a freshman in high school. I had school the next day it was clear after 2 in the morning. I had just finished the part where they made and had a vision in the smoke hut, for those who read it you know the scene. I finally was able to try to put the down down, and I turned the light off and tried to sleep. I forgot to add that I have a small collection of porcelain clowns, which thanks to my grandpa started when I was 12. I had one that was pretty creepy with its orange tuffs of hair and large red nose, and most had music boxes in them. Well as I lay there forcing sleep to come the clown starts up and I could hear it swish against the wall as it came to life, and the music box slowly trinkled. My eyes popped open and I left the room quickly decided on sleeping in the living room for the rest of the night with the lamp on by the couch.
Now I can’t say it was a ghost, but I would like to point out that clown sure choose the wrong time to come to life that night. I also stopped collecting clowns soon after and went with fairy tale dolls. I did however reread IT two more times. It is way past time for a reread.
The second incident happened a few years later. We had moved to a duplex in a bad area of town. The place of course came with rumors, one was that a woman was killed by her husband another was someone had committed suicide. Of course I milked that with my sisters telling them scary stories. Well my middle sister’s friend was visiting from Oregon. I am not sure where my sister was but me and her friend had settled in to sleep. Me in my bed and my sister’s friend in her bed. As we laid there the closet door opened. Already we were wide eyed wondering what the hell just happened. Her bag, which was sitting on the top of the closet, fell on the floor, and we watched the closet door close. I got the couch that night the other two slept on the ground. My sister, who had missed it thought we were crazy. All I can say is that I remember every part of that night, and it still is kind of freaky.

Ghost or not they were pretty freaky incidents that had happened. I have had smaller ones but nothing as crazy as those.

If you had a real life ghost run in I would love to hear your story. Or did something weird happen that you can’t explain? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!

Author Allie Burke Has a Secret About Halloween Guest Post

So, I hate Halloween. I know! I’m sorry! Don’t throw fruit!!

I hide from Halloween for a multitude of reasons, the most common of them being the fact that I don’t like being scared. I don’t like horror movies, or haunted houses, or those things you pay to go to so a bunch of zombies can chase you around, or whatever. I don’t go around looking for paranormal activity, or invite ghosts in. I’m not oblivious to their existence, but I don’t have to like it. I also associate the holiday with torture to animals, specifically cats, and I have a cat that I couldn’t bear to live without, so I typically spend the evening making sure that she is safe. And I had this fear of being poisoned for years in my early twenties so the thought of random candy kind of freaks me out. Oh and when I have dressed up, no one ever gets my costume because it’s always book-related, and no one I know really reads books. Not like, in real life.

So I’m not really a fan, but I have my reasons.

I do have a funny Halloween story, though. It was funny to me at the time and then funny again when I found out how much of a numbskull I was when I was a child.

I was in junior high, I think, and my friend wanted to go see this movie called Scream 2, and even though I was not a horror fan then either, I went, because what else are you supposed to do when you’re twelve? I hadn’t seen the first film in the whole Scream world, but the thought that I should see the first film didn’t even cross my mind at the time. I’d never even heard of it.

So it was like, July—I remember it being hot—and this dude is like standing at the double doors ripping tickets in a black robe and white mask.

And I said to my friend, “Is it Halloween or something?” and I laughed, because I thought I was soooooo funny, and she gave me this look like YOU IDIOT, and I laughed some more, and didn’t get it until I was like twenty-six and watched the movie again and was like OHHHHHH I GET IT and then I laughed again.

Anyway, I liked the remake of Halloween and the only shows I watch are like The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural. Pumpkin points?

Linda Bloodworth Stops in to share her Top 5 Halloween Movies

Hallowe’en is a great time of year. Nothing like the rush of filling a pillow case full of candy. Sigh. I really enjoyed that. As I’m not really the trick or treat age anymore, I’ve found that spending the night with scary ass movies works just fine.

Here’s a list of my favourite Hallowe’en movies:

1. Donnie Darko:

This movie has everything: awesome 80’s soundtrack, time travel, Jake Gyllenhaal, a sassy gym teacher who gets told a thing or two, Patrick Swayze, and a love story. My character Moira quotes this to my main character Justice. I love this quote, it seriously makes me laugh every time. Oh – the movie climax takes place on Hallowe’en night.

2. The Suicide Club

This movie was seriously messed up. I just didn’t understand why people would do this, but then again I’m not in that mind frame. It was an incredibly odd film, but it really is a mind fuck if you’re into that kind of thing.

3. The Others

I won’t give it away for anyone who hasn’t watched this movie, but it seriously impressed me. I usually don’t like Nicole Kidman all that much, but I actually believed she cared for these children. The premise is there are ghosts living in the house with the family. It’s terrifying in a psychological way and I cannot get some of the images out of my mind.

4. American Psycho Where to begin with this movie? Christian Bale plays a powerful investment banker who is obsessed with business cards, Huey Lewis and the News, and being able to one up his ‘friends’. Not only is a raging psycho who goes on a killing spree, but he’s so calm about it. I suppose that is what some crazy people are like? I have to say it’s a dark movie, but I can totally see how all the events build up to drive the main character nuts. It’s so well done and thought out. Highly recommend it.

5. Coraline

Don’t be fooled with the animation. Coraline is hardly a kid’s movie. I found it rather disturbing and I don’t even want to go on about it.

All in all, Halloween comes in different forms. For some it’s a cute costume, and candy. Just depends what you’re into.

Bio:
Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma and the misunderstood semi colon, Linda enjoys camping and getting away from the city on day trips.
Currently, Linda is working on her first novel named A Raven’s Touch. The story is mainly paranormal with a fantasy twist.
Blurb:
Born with a secret Justice discovers her Heaven sent powers make her God’s demon slayer. When she meets mystery man Darien her whole world changes. Justice discovers they both have a demon joint enemy – Daria. Alongside her friends Moira and Tom, the four of them team up to fight Hell on earth.