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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Zombies Are Here

A while back I told you about how my friend Jason has written a fiction book about zombies. Well I finally got my hands on a copy of the book a couple of weeks ago and just finished reading it this past weekend.

The book is called “The Dying Of The Light:End” and I must say that it is very good.

It opens by giving you some back ground history on zombies and how long they have been really been around. The book then chronicles the only survivor of a zombie outbreak in Colorado named David Blake.

From there the action picks up with the formation of a special group assigned to killing zombies. From that point forward it is some good zombie killing action with all hell breaking loose.

I don’t want to give away too much about the book because I want you to read it. The book is good and has something for everyone. It has zombies, action, drama, humor, suspense, conspiracy, religious nuts, and pretty much everything that you would expect from a good zombie book.

The book was really easy to read and I could not put it down until I finished it. And that is saying a lot since I normally can’t read a whole book cover to cover in one sitting. Although I am no literary critic, I liked the book. The book was well researched and the author did his home work when he wrote the book. It was also very well written.

The book was well worth the time spent in reading it, and I am recommending it to you.

Please go and “like” Jason’s facebook page. And you can purchase the book in print form here or in kindle version here.

And since I am appreciative of all of my followers and your efforts to spread the word about my friend’s book, I am going to give away a copy of the book here (which is my very first giveaway).

To win a copy of “The Dying Of The Light:End” I only ask that you be a follower of mine and in addition to whatever comment you leave for this post, simply say “Free Zombie” as well.

I will print off a little piece of paper with the name of each contestant and pull the winner from a hat. Or some other type of container. And I will let one of my kids pick the winner, so cross your fingers.

I will leave this contest open until Sunday night and I will post the winner next week.

So please get out the word about my friends book and go buy it!!!!


  1. OoOoO it would look super awesome by my zombie book collection!


  2. i hope after abook they will make a movie! i love zombies!

  3. Nice one and congrats to your friend. I have always wondered if I would have sex with a fresh zombie chick??????

  4. I have a couple of questions:

    1. Does the zombie outbreak start through supernatural phenomena, infected monkeys, or nuclear waste?

    2. Are the survivors actually able to say the Z word or do they just blank out like Bruce Campbell coughing his way through the Necronomican verses and have to come up with an entirely new word for them?

  5. I love all things zombies. Thanks for the rec. It's on my Amazon list now.

  6. Free Zombie, I'm always so skeptical about zombie books. I'm glad it was a good read.

  7. This sounds like a very good story!! I hope this will be movie-fied!

  8. Thanks for the review! I'd like to mention that the book is 410 pages and is $12 in paperback (+ S&H) and only FOUR BUCKS on the Kindle. Less than a cup of coffee.

    You can read a sample of the book on Amazon, too, to see if you like it before you buy. All I ask is that if you read it, you give it an honest review on Amazon.

    Thanks again!

  9. I'll Like Jason's page as soon as I get home. Not that I'm commenting while I'm at work or anything...

    How are you going to decide who wins the Free Zombie? Is it the scope of the commenters zombie love? 'Cause I'm part of the Zombie Research Society, yo!

    Or the person most like a zombie? 'Cause you know my current job situation and I can safely safe that I'm brain dead anymore.

  10. @ Lurker, thank you.

    @ Chio, yes it sure would.

    @ Dejch, I was reading it and having the movie in my mind as I read it.

    @ Sausage, I guess just make sure you wear a condom to be safe.

    @ Drake, I am not telling.

    @ Joshua, thank you.

    @ Hero, it was my first zombie book to read and I liked it.

    @ Elexerdelex, same here.

    @ Jason, no problem my friend.

    @ Katsidhe, I will do a random drawing. I will go back and add that in.

  11. I love a good book, can't wait to read!!

  12. Who doesn't like FREE ZOMBIE books?

    It looks intriguing, that's for sure. I just showed the 80's epic Highlander to my gf last night, and she summarized the movie as 'swordfighting zombies.' Maybe we'll just find a good zombie movie to watch tonight...

  13. Ooh FREE ZOMBIE, wonder if I can train it to do the house work..

  14. forgot geekslady (at) gmail DOT com

  15. I love zombie movies but I've never read a zombie book. So, you can see why I totally need FREE ZOMBIES!

  16. @ Rosie, same here.

    @ Lost, you will like it.

    @ Rebecca, yep.

    @ Heather, there is a first time for everything right?

  17. @Djech: Me too! You can find my ideal cast for the movie version at Storycasting.com: http://bit.ly/lS5cxL

  18. It doesn't sound like anything I would like but I'd certainly give it a try if I won it. So Free Zombie!!!

  19. It does sound interested and I'm a huge walking dead fan.

  20. I'm just reading a zombie book called 'Tide of Souls' at the moment. It's depressing so I'll pass on this one I'm afraid.

  21. Oh sweet I love Zombies and he could finish with a zombie novel from Africa titled Zambia Zombies. How cruel is that? Free Zombies!!!

  22. @ Jason, that cast is almost perfect. Could you work in James Earl Jones somehow for his voice?

    @ Barb, it is ok.

    @ Copyboy, I figured you would like it.

    @ Tony, that is understandable.

    @ Bushman, they already had zombies in Africa, you just have to play Resident Evil 5. lol

  23. No free zombie here..just bought my Kindle copy.
    I'm all for funding zombie lit.

  24. Thanks for the book tip. I can never pass up a good read!

    The Ranter’s Box

  25. Free zombie! I can read it and then when the zombie apocalypse comes we can use it to beat them back. But we may eventually have to use it to start fires. You know after we've ripped up all the Hemingway and Ken Follet.

  26. Awesome post OT! I'm sure J appreciates it! I still haven't read it yet but it's on my agenda for "very soon".

  27. You are a great friend! I will go and like his Facebook page. :)

  28. I love it when you talk zombies! Free Zombies?? Aren't they free anyways? Or are they being sold on the black market for game hunting?? Gotta love killin some zombies!

  29. I've never read a zombie book before so I find it very interesting. I would love to get my hands on some good zombie action.


    I am going to like his FB page. Can I bribe you with anything in order to win? How about a nice grilled PB&J sandwich?

  30. Bravo to your friend for getting his work published. As an author myself I know this is no small task and I can't imagine writing fiction FOR ADULTS. Maybe some day! I'm supporting him on Facebook because again, I know how difficult it is to get friends, yes, you heard me, FRIENDS and family to click LIKE on your Facebook page. Thanks for supporting your friend, the world would be a much better place if others did the same.

  31. He did his homework? You mean that since he was using an existing paranormal species he stuck the the already appointed rules and didn't have them, oh I don't, shimmer in the sun? Sounds awesome to me. "Free Zombie"

  32. The history of zombies? That really sounds pretty wild. Zombies are super cool. Except they can't play hockey. Because, every time they do, there's a face-off.
    Free Zombie? Heck yeah.

  33. sounds wonderful will definitely check it out

  34. I love the idea of a history of zombies!! Can I buy this in the bookstore yet(I love an excuse to go to the bookstore)? I don't have a Kindle (still prefer holding a book in my hands), but I want to buy a copy to support your friend--I love supporting writers. :)

  35. interesting! ill have to check it out

  36. I'm getting this book today!

  37. Justin- congrats to your bud, I liked his page way back when you first told us about it! WTG ! glad it turned out awesome. Earlier this week I took the kids to the base pool and we had a deep discussion about the fact there has never been a zombie movie where zombies were in a pool. So it lead to a deep discussion if they would float or walk on the bottom, also a kick ass zombie version of marco polo. hats off to your friend and best of luck !


    Its been forever since I've read a good book! I'm due. Congrats to your friend for finishing and publishing the book. And awesome of you to do the giveaway!

  39. Getting a book written is no easy feat. Good on him.

    Oh and Free Zombie ;)

  40. I'm with Big Mike. It's a huge deal to get published in this day and age!
    Wait, I forgot something. Oh yeah-
    Free Zombie!

  41. Is it anything like Shawn of the Dead?

    Brilliant movie...

  42. Oh yeah! I'm all over this. I'm gonna check out the book for sure! thanks for the heads up!

  43. Free Zombie!! (Sounds like the slogan for a zombie liberation group!)

    I'm always up for a zombie book, and this one sounds interesting!

  44. @ Samantha, thank you very much for buying it.

    @ Empress, thank you.

    @ Nubian, thank you very much for buying it.

    @ Anna, that is very true.

    @ Yvonne, thank you. And you should read it as it is good.

    @ Kelley, thank you.

    @ Laynee, they are being sold on the black market.

    @ Toastman, it is good. Trust me.

    @ Ally, yes the world would be a better place if more people did this.

    @ Paul, I mean from a scientific standpoint.

    @ Al, that was hilarious.

    @ Becca, thank you.

    @ Virgin, I am not sure if it is in book stores yet. However, you can go to the link above to buy the paper back copy.

    @ Moobeat, thank you.

    @ Jack, thank you very much for buying it.

    @ Peachy, thank you. That is a good point about the swimming pools.

    @ Daffy, thank you.

    @ Big Mike, thanks that is true.

    @ Dawn, yes it is.

    @ Teach, I am not saying.

    @ Pat, thank you.

    @ Alli, yes it does sound like that.

  45. I think i will check this. I've never read a "Zombie" book

  46. I bought and read the book, so I'm reporting back. I LOVED IT! There was some new twists in it and I got the chills several times while reading it. Really good job...


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