Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Undead Road blog tour

Hello, friends! I'm here today with a post from our good friend and Lord of the Cosmic Laire, David Powers King. David recently released his zombie-tastic novel The Undead Road and he's here to tell us about just how he fell in love with all things zombie...


For the Love of Zombies: Why I’m Writing about the Undead

Thanks for having me, Nick! I’d like to introduce you and your blog followers to my first stab at self-publishing. It’s called The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer Part One. It’s about a 15-year-old boy named Jeremy whose family is caught up in a zombie apocalypse just when he’s coming of age and decides that girls are cute. This makes a dating life pretty much impossible, more so when the family goes on a road trip for a safe house halfway across the country.

Why am I writing zombies now? Truth is, I’ve always wanted to craft a story about the undead, but never really knew how to go about it. What was available in my youth didn’t really speak to me, mostly since the focus was on horror. It was considered horror, and I wasn’t exactly a fan of that. Resident Evil changed the way I viewed zombies, since those monsters entered the scene in a more science fiction capacity. And then, after watching the first episode of The Walking Dead, the idea finally clicked. I decided to write a humorous zombie novel with all the feels and all the chills. I went to work, found the voice I wanted in Jeremy, and enjoyed every moment of writing his story. Now I’m busily working on Part Two, which will only get more exciting from here on.


The Undead Road is also available on Amazon.uk!

Title: The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part One
Publisher: Dashboard Books / CreateSpace
Ebook Release: January 2st, 2016
Paperback: January 26th, 2016
Cover by Steven Novak
Edited by Reece Hanzon

Blurb:

Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.

Kindle Store

For the week of the tour (January 25th-29th), The Undead Road is only 0.99 cents in the Kindle store - woo! Also, the paperback releases today and will be a great addition to any shelf.

Praise for The Undead Road:

"For me, zombie stories are never about the killing. They're about the survivors and how people deal with the apocalypse. To this undead end, David Powers King has come up with the most original spin on zombies I've ever read." - Michael Offutt, author of Slipstream and Oculus

Contest Details:

Visit davidpowersking.com and leave and comment and/or tweet about The Undead Road (at least once) for a chance to win a free ebook. One out of every 10 comments and tweets is a winner! Use the Twitter Button below to ensure the author will see your tweet. Thank you!



About the Author:


David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.


18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, David! Humor is the way to go. Just look at Zombieland.

JeffO said...

Best of luck to you, David; sounds like a good one!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick and David - great you're giving David the opportunity to bring Zombieland to our notice. I sure hope he does well with the book - I read Woven and loved it ... cheers Hilary

betty said...

That is a cute take to make something Zombie humorous :) Best of luck with the book David!

betty

cleemckenzie said...

Good luck with your humous approach to the undead. May it be a smash hit.

emaginette said...

I'd say if you're writing about zombies in you're in good company. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Mark Noce said...

Loving it! David's book is going strong:)

David P. King said...

This was a blast, Nick! Thanks for having me. :)

Meradeth Houston said...

Best of luck to David! Sounds like an interesting read!

Misha Gericke said...

It sounds like The Undead Road was a huge amount of fun to write. David's passion for the project just shines through. :-)

Liz A. said...

Well, zombies are the thing right now...

S.A. Larsenッ said...

I feel like a broken record this morning. I've seen David and his zombie apocalypse everywhere! Congrats to him.

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats to David! That sounds like a really cool zombie story. I like that he's adding humor to the genre.

Crystal Collier said...

Yay for David! I'm excited to read it.

Nicola said...

Congrats to David! I love a good Zombie story. Thanks for hosting Nick! Have a great week!

M Pax said...

Congrats to David! Wishing him all success.

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks for showing some love for David and his zombies, everyone!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Who is this David fellow I'm seeing all over the place? hehe