I am so pleased to have the most creatively awesome and cool dude Jack Wallen on the blog today, sharing his newest novel THE LAST CASKET, featuring the very awesome band - KITTY IN A CASKET.
I was oh so freaking lucky to beta read this brilliant book a while back, and it is by far one of the most original zombie concepts that I've read in quite a while.
It's funny, cool, hip, gory and zombilicious! I'm really happy to announce that he's also planning others in this series- a spin off from his crazy cool I ZOMBIE SERIES. (Also another series that you should go out and get your hands on.)
So, let me introduce you to Jack and his awesome book.
Jack Wallen was weaned on the cheesy horror of the 70s and 80s. Thanks to the wonder of Sammy Terry and Elvira, he was hooked on the genre early. That love for the spooktacular made it clear there was no choice for Jack but to focus his writing on the dark fantastic.
Of course, the Muse is a fickle creature and insisted Jack branch out to other genres such as steampunk, thrillers, superhero parody, and even what Jack calls “parahorror romance”.
Jack is a happily married ex Hoosier (I know, boo and hiss, right?), who also happens to fancy himself a crazy cat person as well as a cyclist and a lover of music and movies (favorite bands – Rush, Coheed & Cambria, Paramore, The Fixx...you get the idea).
Name: Jack Wallen
Genre Of Writing: Horror, Thrillers, Superhero, and Steampunk
Shoe Size? 8 Mens 10 Womens (just kidding) oops ;-)
Tell us about your latest book?
Title: The Last Casket
Anything in particular that you want to say about it?
If you're a fan of rockabilly – especially the band Kitty in a Casket – you'll want to get your hands on this. The idea for the series was given the green light by Kitty Casket and they are thrilled to be part of the I Zombie universe.
This spin off will be a bit lighter than the I Zombie books, but there will no shortage of zombies, rock, and thrills.
Peppered throughout the story you'll find lyrics from actual Kitty in a Casket songs as well as original lyrics I've written for song that do not (as of yet) exist.
I've been a fan of Kitty in a Casket for a long time now and was honoured they were as excited as I about this project.
What are you working on next and when can we expect to get our greedy little mitts on it?
I've actually completed the first and second drafts of the seventh novel in the I Zombie series, Cry Zombie Cry. This was the first book I've written to star a internationally recorded band – in this case, the Polish metal band, UNSUN. For this novel I belive I've done something no one else has tried and cannot wait to unleash it on the zpoc-loving world.
The hold up on the publication of this novel is the wait for UNSUN to finish recording their next album. For their next release, I have penned a few lyrics for the band (one song is “Cry Zombie Cry”). Our plan is to do a simultaneous release and offer a special edition of the CD that comes with the digital version of the book.
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Yeah, you read it right. A double-whammy cover reveal. Two of my favourite authors decided to have kick-ass covers at the same time, so I thought what better way to celebrate the fact than to have both of them reveal all on my blog? Oooh err, not that kind of reveal! Though I'm sure if you ask them both nicely...
First up, meet Jack Wallen. Jack's been writing books for a long time, as you can see from his long list of books, but he's actually relatively new to me. I met him through a group last year and I haven't been able to put down his books since.
HIs fans call him the Zombie King, and I can see why.
Jack Wallen is a seeker of truth and a writer of words. Although he resides in the unlikely city of Louisville, Kentucky, he likes to think of himself more as an interplanetary soul … or so he tells the reflection in the mirror. He's also the author of:
I Zombie I
My Zombie My
Die Zombie Die
Lie Zombie Lie
Shero II: Zombie A GoGo
A Blade Away
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So if you're looking for a new series to sink those pretty teeth into, try out Jack. He has enough to keep you busy for a while, and I highly recommend him
But now for one of the most awesomely original covers I've seen in a while. Be sure to add this to your Goodreads shelf. I was honoured to beta read it, and I LOVE IT!
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