I am so happy to have the very awesome Eric A. Shelman on my blog again today,
promoting The Winter of Zombie Blog Tour and one of his books Dead Hunger VII: The Reign of Isis.
Eric is such a great guy, both hilarious and kind and extremely talented. If you haven't started
his series yet, I highly recommend his work.
But anyway, let me hand you over to him before I give the guy a big head! :0)
Hey, everyone. Author Eric A. Shelman here, creator of the Dead Hunger zombie series, now at SEVEN novels. Welcome to my teaser for the WINTER OF ZOMBIE BLOG TOUR!
Haven’t done a blog in a while. I get working on books and I can neglect this. I don’t think I have a shitload of followers yet anyway, so I’m not sure many people feel ripped off. If you’re one of them who does, let me say, “Sorry ‘bout that.”
As a lot of you know, I finished Dead Hunger VII: The Reign of Isis (above), and released it in early July, 2014. After that, I went to work on a story that popped in my head called The Camera. It was originally going to be called “The Camera: Origin,” but as usual, a stroke of genius or idiocy strikes me and I act on it. This time, the stroke made me change the title to “The Camera: Bloodthirst.”
The reason? Origin is a shitty name for a Russian Organized Crime family. “Bloodthirst” translates to Krovozhadnost in Russian, which I can pronounce. Origin is “Proiskhozhdeniye,” which I can’t pronounce even when it is written in English. Let’s sound it out together: Proisk – hozh – den – I – ye.”
Forget it. Kro-Voz-Had-Nost. You can do that. I can do that.
No need to even change the spelling.
So anyway, I wrote that book and I had a proofreader go over it. Had some beta readers get into it. To my surprise, they liked it more than I hoped for. I’ve often said that after writing a book, I’m so close to it I have no idea whether it’s any good or not. I think I know that it’s intense and I hope that I took the plot and escalated it properly, ramping things up until my reader is burning through pages.
That is ALWAYS my goal. You will never kick back and put your feet up and read an Eric A. Shelman book – not without your heart kicking in. As I’ve often said, once I ramp things up, I never want to slow them down again until you close the back cover.
So, as usual for a non-zombie book release, my true fans are all over it, but all the zombie fanatics are mostly offering congratulations, but no purchase cash.
If I had to compare my story to anything, I would have to go back to the old movies I loved as a kid, like “The Incredible Two-Headed Monster,” and “The Thing With Two Heads,” both of which I saw in a double feature on their original releases. You the “Reanimator” series in there as a comparison – definitely.
I have a good fan base of zombie people, so after Dead Hunger, my (as of now) 7-book zombie series concludes, I will begin a new series. I have a VERY unique idea for this 1st person zombie story, told by someone with whom you are all very familiar.
A fictional someone. No, no. Shut the fuck up. I’m not telling you. Not gonna happen. Oh. Now you’re acting like you don’t care. You’ll care when the book comes out, that I can tell you. Yes, it will be a new series, and I think it’s going to be awesome.
BUT let’s get back to my newest Dead Hunger. It’s going to be called: “Dead Hunger VIII: Peace, Love & Zombies.” It is, if you haven’t yet guessed, the Nelson Moore Chronicle. He is the grandson of a gynecologist, a stoner with a photographic memory, and the inventor of his own brand of passive self defense called Subdudo. It’s a combination of Subdue and Judo.
It works. Nelson’s smarter than he looks. Smarter than he acts. He’ll explain himself appropriately in book #8.
So I guess it’s time to say that I’m SO DAMNED HAPPY to be included in the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2014 (/2015?). Armand Rosamilia is the man who invited me – he did this Summer, too, but I flaked and missed out on it. So it’s great to be here, and hopefully with the talent surrounding me, you’ll actually begin to believe I’ve got writer’s chops, too. Then you’ll buy the first Dead Hunger – which was recently reduced to $0.99 for Kindle – and start on a journey that will take you over 2,700 pages down a post-apocalyptic road on which you’ve never traveled. The reviews get more glowing as the series progresses, and if you even “pretty much like” book one, it will become more and more dear to your heart as you roll through books two through 7 – and possibly 8 by the time you’re all done.
So – Joe McKinney, Armand Rosamilia, Jaime Johnesee, John O’Brien, Shawn Chesser, Jack Wallen, Bobby Adair, Mark Tufo, Jay Wilburn and YOURS TRULY will be featured this year … and let’s all join with me in HOPING LIKE HELL I don’t fuck this up.
Thanks for being here. That makes all of us.
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The stench of frozen rotted meat is in the air! Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 10 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of November.
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