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New In Books: Dark of Night - Flesh and Fire

New from Journalstone is the double feature book Dark of Night - Flesh and Fire, the eighth book in their Doubledown Series..

Dark of Night, the zombie story of this set, was written by Jonathan Mayberry and Rachael Lavin.

"The dead rose. We fell. The survivors are trapped in a world of monsters who prey on the helpless. Some of them are zombies…but they are not the only predators who feed on pain and suffering. DARK OF NIGHT is a story of worlds in collision. Three heroes who have survived the apocalypse are in a deadly race to save a busload of children from ravenous zombies and ruthless human scavengers.

This brand new novella brings together three of New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry’s award-winning novel series. Captain Joe Ledger (PATIENT ZERO and CODE ZERO), Officer Desdemona Fox (DEAD OF NIGHT and FALL OF NIGHT), and Rachael Elle (BITS & PIECES, a Rot & Ruin novel) are caught between an endless wave of the living dead and an army of corrupt men who want to enslave the last human survivors.

Jonathan Maberry teams with debut novelist Rachael Lavin to tell a sweeping story of adventure, horror, and heroism."

The second tale, Flesh and Fire, was written by Lucas Magnum.

"In the midst of a midlife crisis, Todd is haunted by Chloe, the lover who died not long after their relationship ended. When Chloe escapes Hell in search of the peaceful rest that has eluded her, a demon named Samael is on her trail and she needs Todd’s help. While on the run Todd and Chloe face demons real and personal, soul-threatening danger, and their long-buried feelings for each other."

Dark of Night - Flesh and Fire is available now in paperback.

New In Comics: George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three

New this week from Marvel is George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three, the paperback compilation of 

"It's zombies versus vampires — with desperate citizens caught in the crossfire — as the legendary George Romero unleashes the final chapter in his undead epic! Who is kidnapping the children of New York City, where are they taking them, and why? Meanwhile, Dr. Penny Jones has a nasty surprise coming her way when she conducts a zombie autopsy on Xavier. As Election Day looms, will Chandrake retain his rule, or will Chilly Dobbs have his day? And will the election even matter as the warring factions of rebels break through into the city? As Jo tries to make a break from the remote vampire compound, Detective Perez makes a terrifying discovery. It's the moment everyone's been waiting for: all-out zombie versus vampire warfare! Who will rule the Empire of the Dead?"

This compilation collects issues #1 through #5 of George Romero's Empire Of The Dead: Act Three.

George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three was written by George Romero and illustrated by Andrea Mutti.

New In Books: The Dead Walk: Volume 2

"15 tales of zombie horror from an amazing group of up and coming authors. "Spiders in from the Garden" By Jason R Davis, "The Waking Man" By Guy Burtenshaw, "Afterlife Death" By Jeremy Thompson, "Plague Ferry" By Matthew Pedersen, "They Walk the Night" By Kevin A Harris, "Thirty Seconds" By Eugene Gramelis, "Requiem for the Living" By Timothy A Wiseman, "A Flash of Light" By Stuart Conover, "Zombi 6: Salvation" By James Park, "SURVIVALISM" By Amy Braun, "Six" By Daniel DeLong, "The Season" By Brendan Wilhelm, "The Le Ka Massacre" By Joseph Rubas, "Virulent" By Eric Morgner, and "Zen and the Art of Bicycle Delivery" By Michael Seese."

The Dead Walk: Volume 2 is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New In Books: Ant-Man: Zombie Repellent (A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book)

New this week from Marvel Press is Ant-Man: Zombie Repellent (A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book), a children's book for kids 8 to 12 years of age.

"Scott Lang, AKA Ant-Man, might be the smallest Super Hero, but he has the biggest heart. At times, though, he doubts how "super" his super power really is when compared to Thor's mighty hammer, Hulk's incredible strength, and Iron Man's fancy, high-tech equipment. Although Scott is not impressed with his talents, he eventually learns to value his skills rather than take them for granted, because no matter how big or small his help is, his teammates always appreciate when Ant-Man gets the job done."

And we'll assume that there are zombie in the mix here somewhere.

Ant-Man: Zombie Repellent is available now in paperback.

New In Books: How To Survive Anything: From Avalanches to Zombies, Your Complete Survival Guide

New this week from Weldon Owen is How to Survive Anything: From Avalanches to Zombies, Your Complete Survival Guide, written by Tim MacWelch and the editors of Outdoor Life magazine.

"When the tornado strikes, when the solar flares blaze, when the zombies rise . . . what are you going to do? So many possible disasters, so little time to prepare. The end could be coming any day now, and you’ve got to be ready for the everyday threats such as an earthquake or hurricane, as well as those “well I didn’t see that coming” eventualities like a meteor strike or a killer virus. This all-purpose A to Z guide lays out the survival situations we’re all likely to face . . . and a few you really probably won’t."

How to Survive Anything: From Avalanches to Zombies, Your Complete Survival Guide is available now in paperback.

New In Books: The Undead Ruins (The Undead Situation Book 3)

New this week from Permuted Press is The Undead Ruins (The Undead Situation Book 3) by Eloise J. Knapp.

"A decade after the apocalypse started, Cyrus V. Sinclair, a mercenary for the leader of three survivor settlements, is part of a world repeating its mistakes. With most of the undead turned to dust and raiders giving up, everyone thinks they’re safe behind city walls. 

But after a town is brutally massacred, it seems no one is safe. Well-hidden, numbering in the thousands, and controlled by a new merciless leader, the crazies are stronger than ever before. When a familiar symbol keeps appearing amidst the chaos, Cyrus realizes an old enemy is back.

Despite the turmoil, Cyrus finally sees things clearly. He has one goal: destroy the Brotherhood or die trying."

The Undead Ruins is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New In Comics: Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart

New this week from IDW Publishing is Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart.

"Written by by New York Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner Jonathan Maberry, with art by Tony Vargas, this all-new storyline continues events from the award-winning series of novels. We meet Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong as they travel through the Sierra Nevada mountains just one faltering step ahead of zombie hordes and one giant leap behind the plane flying through the sky that sent them on their journey of discovery."

Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart is available in comic shops now (and from Amazon on May 5th) in a trade paperback edition.

New In Books: The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

New this week from Wallflower Press is The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead by Tony Williams.

"In placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond 'splatter movie' models. The author explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the 1950s and on to the work of Stephen King. In so doing, the book illuminates the importance of seminal Romero texts such as Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1992). This study also includes full coverage of Romero's latest feature, Bruiser (2000), as well as his screenplays and teleplays."

The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead is available now in paperbackhardcover and Kindle editions.

New In Books: The Breadwinner

New this week from Permuted Press is The Breadwinner by Stevie Kopas, the first book in a planned trilogy.

"There are no heroes here.

In a matter of days the human race is reduced to nothing more than vicious, flesh hungry creatures.

Samson, a criminal defense attorney, struggles to keep his family safe and his sanity intact when the world comes apart at the seams. 

Veronica, the high school track star, races to get her brother out of their doomed city.  

Ben, a military veteran, is forced to come to grips with the end of the world as he fights the undead.  

Andrew a police officer, struggles to maintain some sort of humanity in a world overrun by death and destruction.

There is no good vs. evil, there is simply the living vs. the dead.  The good guys don’t always win, because sometimes, the good guys have to be the bad guys in order to stay alive."

The Breadwinner is available join paperbackKindle, and Audible editions.

New In Books: Scooby Doo! Unmasks Monsters: The Truth Behind Zombies, Werewolves, and Other Spooky Creatures

New this week from Capstone is Scooby Doo! Unmasks Monsters: The Truth Behind Zombies, Werewolves, and Other Spooky Creatures, written by Mark Weakland and Terry Collins, and illustrated by Christian Cornia, Dario Brizuela, and Scott Neely.

"Scooby-Doo and the gang are no strangers to mysterious monsters, but Scooby and Shaggy are still afraid of them. Join Scooby and the gang as they unmask the truth behind zombies, werewolves, mummies, and other spooky creatures!"

Scooby Doo! Unmasks Monsters: The Truth Behind Zombies, Werewolves, and Other Spooky Creatures is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New In Comics: Zombies vs Robots: Warbook Omnibus

New this month from IDW Publishing is Zombies vs Robots: Warlock Omnibus, written by Chris Ryall, Ashley Wood, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Mark Torres, Paul McCaffrey, and Menton3.

"Zombies! Robots! War! Throw in some Amazons and you’ve got everything you need to know! Collects all of the series by co-creators Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood plus Aventure and Undercity. Also includes the short prose story Meaner Than A Junkyard Dog.”

Zombies vs Robots: Warlock Omnibus is available now in a trade paperback edition.

New In Books: Exit Zero

New this month from Permuted Press is Exit Zero by Neil A. Cohen.

"A pandemic is sweeping across New Jersey, 

A state abandoned by the country and sealed off from the world. 

The inhabitants left to kill or to die. 

When scientific research into curing both hunger and obesity goes terribly wrong, a fast moving plague is unleashed that sweeps across the Garden State. 

The victims have become horrific mutations of their former selves. But is this an accident, a terrorist attack, or part of a much larger plan? 

A group of estranged friends must come together during the first 48 hours of the outbreak to journey through the chaos towards their only chance of escape, Exit 0 off of the Garden State Parkway.

A Soldier, a Scientist, a Detective, a Mobster, a Politician and a Prepper along with a beautiful yet dangerous woman from the Philippines are inexplicably bound together by a shadowy corporation. Along the way they learn that their friendships; their careers; in fact their entire lives may have never been as it appeared.

A Zombie story that reflects some of the hot button issue of today, from genetically modified organism (GMO) entering our day to day food supply to mass pandemics such as Ebola, to mass migration affecting the southern border. Exit Zero takes no sides but gleefully exploits all of our worst case scenario fears.  

With influences from Soylent Green, The Boys from Brazil, World War Z and MTV’s Jersey Shore; Exit Zero is a unique story that describes in detail the origin of the zombie plague, how it spreads and why. 

Details long missing from zombie lore are sure to please the zombie fan who wants answers.

Whether you love or fear zombies, and whether you love or fear New Jersey, you will love Exit Zero."

Exit Zero is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New In Books: Zombified

New this week from K-Teen is Zombified by Adam Gallardo.

"My name is Courtney, and I don't sell Vitamin Z at the Bully Burger anymore. These days my friends and I spend our after-school hours kicking zombie butt. Half the school is mad at me, even though I'm the one keeping their gray matter off the menu. And my dad won't let me talk about going to Columbia next year, even though the Army's clearing shufflers out of NYC. 

These fast new super-zombies are pretty scary, and if it wasn't for the new guy's awesome moves we'd be toast. Between him, my maybe-boyfriend Phil, and my Z-head ex Brandon, stupid boys are going to lead the undead right to my doorstep. They can chase me all they want--whatever else happens, I am going to get the Z out of Zomburbia."

Zombified is available now in paperback and Kindle versions.

The Walking Dead Series Books 1 - 4 On Sale Today

The Walking Dead novels by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga are featured today as one of Amazon's Kindle Daily Deals.

Book 1 in the series, Rise of the Governor, is priced at $1.99, and its three sequels - The Road to Woodbury, The Fall of the Governor: Part One, and The Fall of the Governor: Part Two are just $2.99 each.

New In Books: Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

New this week from Constable & Robinson is Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame by Stephen Jones.

"Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change.

With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through a series of interconnected documents – emails, articles, reports,
diaries and eyewitness accounts – as past and future hang in the balance.

In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby’s plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever...

Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New In Books: The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

New this week from Smart Pop Books is The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide, written by Lauren Wilson and illustrated by Kristian Bauthus.

"You duck into the safest-looking abandoned house you can find and hold your breath as you listen for the approaching zombie horde you’ve been running from all day. You hear a gurgling sound. Is it the undead? No—it’s your stomach.

When the zombie apocalypse tears down life and society as we know it, it will mean no more take out, no more brightly lit, immaculately organized aisles of food just waiting to be plucked effortlessly off the shelves. No more trips down to the local farmers’ market. No more microwaved meals in front of the TV or intimate dinner parties. No, when the undead rise, eating will be hard, and doing it successfully will become an art.

The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse is a cookbook and culinary field guide for the busy zpoc survivor. With more than 75 recipes (from “No Knead To Panic Bread” and “Apocalypse Soup for the Survivor's Soul” to “Pasta Aglio et Oh No!,” “Down and Out Sauerkraut,” and “Twinkie Trifle”), scads of gastronomic survival tips, and dozens of diagrams and illustrations that help you scavenge, forage, and improvise your way to an artful post-apocalypse meal. The Art of Eating is the ideal handbook for efficient food sourcing and inventive meal preparation in the event of an undead uprising.

Whether you decide to hole up in your own home or bug out into the wilderness, whether you prefer to scavenge the dregs of society or try your hand at apocalyptic agriculture, and regardless of your level of skill or preparation, The Art of Eating will help you navigate the wasteland and make the most of what you eat.

Just because the undead’s taste buds are atrophying doesn’t mean yours have to!"

The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide  is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New In Books: The Rot & Ruin Collection

New this week from Simon & Schuster is The Rot & Ruin Collection by Jonathan Maberry, collecting four novels into one set - Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, Flesh & Bone, and Fire & Ash.

"In the zombie-infested world Benny has grown up in, teens must work once they turn fifteen. Benny isn’t interested in the family business, but he reluctantly agrees to train as a zombie killer with his big brother Tom. He expects a dull job, whacking zoms for cash. What he discovers is a vocation that will teach him what it really means to be human."

The Rot & Ruin Collection is available now in hardcover and paperback editions.

New In Books: Necropolis Rising: A Zombie Novel

New this week as an e-book from Severed Press is Necropolis Rising: A Zombie Novel by Dave Jeffery.

"It took thirty minutes for the city to die. But the hunger will last forever. The military has sealed the city. No one is getting in. No one is getting out. But a team of cyber-criminals have a job to do. A job that will see them receiving a huge payout if they succeed. Or a bullet if they don't. Once the job is under way staying alive proves to be just as difficult as staying dead..."

Necropolis Rising: A Zombie Novel is available now in Kindle and paperback editions.

Deal Alert: Alice In Zombieland

As one of today's Amazon Daily Deals, the Kindle version of Harlequin Teen's Alice In Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles Book 1) by Gena Showalter is available now for $1.99.


Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

New In Books: Zombies From History

New this week from The History Press is Zombies From History by Geoff Holder.

"Full details of where to find, and how to kill, all of Britain's most historic zombies—a guide for history lovers to get the most out of the zombie apocalypse

Are you worried about the zombie apocalypse? Clasp a copy of this book and make sure to secure yourself a better class of horrible death from one of Britain's best-loved historical legends. Sixty fact files offer full zombie-hunting details, including the locations of tombs, any wounds or weaknesses, and a carefully calculated difficulty rating. High profile targets include Jane Austen, Henry VIII, Richard III, and William Shakespeare. Other exciting targets include those with flesh-eating diseases, people who were buried alive, and some resurrected royal corpses. No apocalyptic history lover should leave home without this guide."

Zombies From History is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

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