In New York City, in April of 1874, a most unusual event took place. A severely abused nine-year-old girl named Mary Ellen Wilson became the first child in America to be rescued from an abusive home. She had been beaten, burned, slashed with scissors, locked in a closet, and had never been outside of her tenement home in over 7 years. Thanks to the concern and dedication of a missionary named Etta Wheeler, the child was finally saved from her cruel captors.
"History, Human suffering, drama, all in one"
Since 2011, Flex, Gem, Hemp, Charlie, and their families have struggled to survive in a world gone dead. Nearly 20 years later, at the dawning of 2029, they are under siege yet again. After more than a decade of relative calm in the fortified city of Kingman, Kansas, a new onslaught of the walking dead has our heroes struggling to understand the reasons behind it. There is no time to come up with a plan. The fences appear inadequate and the Mothers and Hungerers are dead set on getting to the nourishment within....
A strange phenomenon occurs out of nowhere: an omnipresent light that engulfs the entire planet. Humanity is forever changed by the light. NOAA and NASA are mystified. People soon face a new threat; even the smallest, most insignificant injury will no longer heal. Doctors cannot stop it. The sick do not die. They change. They are Scabs.
When an otherworldly light engulfed the entire planet, nobody predicted the catastrophic transformation to come. Several unique men, women and children have escaped conversion, and are now bound together with a common resolve. Survive.
A phone call to his sister leads Flex Sheridan into a nightmare and a quest to save his family from a new, horrifying epidemic that's turning humans into zombies. As he makes his way from Georgia to Gainesville, Florida and back, he picks up old and new friends and survivors. Flex re-connects with perhaps the strongest woman he's ever known, Gem Cardoza, his former girlfriend.
"Zombie 101!. Characters who learn as they go!"
Nelson Moore, our lovable stoner, takes over the telling of this, the eighth installment in the series. What he shares is terrifying and surprising. After encountering the living dead in Central Park, Nelson decides he must escape New York City and get to his grandfather, Jim Scofield, in Concord, New Hampshire. With his mellow, sweet demeanor, nobody could have predicted what this kind-hearted dude went through on his journey.
"So sad the series is ending"
Some of our old friends have returned home safely, to be with the ones they love and trust. Even as their warm greetings of welcome are offered, another threat builds on the horizon. It enters their home in the form of a little girl.
"Just what I needed!"
A gas emitting from the earth's core has transformed 90% of the living into ravenous, flesh-eating zombies, and the remaining 10% are fighting for their lives. Hemp Chatsworth takes the reins in book three of the Dead Hunger series, which finds our small band of heroes growing with each passing day. Seeking the safety of a less vulnerable part of the country, Flex and company pack up and head to New Hampshire, where a community of survivors thrive, facing the daily battles together.
Ev - o - lu - tion - 1) A change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift; 2) A motion incomplete in itself, but combining with coordinated motions to produce a single action, as in a machine. Hemp Chatsworth has already figured out how 90% of the Earth's population became what they are. Now he must find out why some of them are evolving into something else. Something more dangerous.
Max Chatsworth and Isis Gammon are Hybrids; special beings born of the apocalypse who have recognized a building threat. Somewhere to the northwest of Kingman, a horde of the walking dead awaits, and despite their efforts, the creatures resist the far-reaching summons of the Hybrids.
"This series is one of my favorites!"
As Flex, his niece Trina, Gem, Hemp and Charlie brave the wild world teeming with the walking dead, they make up the rules as they go along. Flex Sheridan was an electrician before the world took a nasty turn; Gem, an artist. Hemp is a scientist who specializes in epidemics and also carries in his bag of tricks a mechanical engineering degree. Charlie is a metal and punk rocker in her mid-twenties who has learned how to take out two zombies at once with her crossbow. Each one of them has their own story.
"I love Canadians as much as the next guy."
We used to believe that mankind contaminated the Earth through our use of oil, coal and other non-biodegradable consumables and pollutants. We never once considered that the planet might one day contaminate us. But that's what happened. Over a year has passed since an ancient gas started seeping from every surface of the planet. Nine out of every ten humans have since transformed into walking dead creatures with an insatiable hunger for human brains and flesh. We, the survivors, are now food for the afflicted...and we are vastly outnumbered.
"Great zombie read!"
You met Tony Mallette in Dead Hunger III: The Chatsworth Chronicles. Low key and sometimes confoundingly sure of himself, he was an instrumental member of our group of survivors. He played a crucial role in Hemp's rescue, and Tony arrived in the nick of time to save dozens of people in Concord, New Hampshire. It's time you heard his story.
Some say that true evil never dies, it merely lies dormant, awaiting the next opportunity to rise from its dark lair and visit itself upon humankind again. Jack Hunger, a cop in Lee County, Florida, never gave it much thought. He purchased the 20-year-old Pentax K1000 camera at a perfectly respectable thrift store, and it was to be the beginning of a new hobby for the reclusive crime scene photographer.
"Patient Zero on a new level."
Frank Swanson is a serial killer. His entire life he has moved from place to place, never putting his roots down in any one town too long. He has studied his craft, and he has reasons and justifications for who he is and what he does. But one quiet night as Frank disposes of a body, his world changes forever. In a rural Texas town on the banks of a river, Olivia Rainey becomes Frank's first witness over his long career of killing. Strikingly beautiful, but with dark secrets and longings of her own, she sends his world into a tailspin with her mysteriously self-destructive actions.
"Thriller with Really Warped Characters..."
It's All In The Game ... When Luke McCabe began the restoration of a 1958 Cadillac Sixty Special Fleetwood, he had no idea where his project would lead him. Returning the classic car to factory condition, using only original manufacturer parts, Luke has reconstructed a unique piece of American automotive history, unmatched by any other. But on its inaugural journey, the car does more than provide the feeling of a bygone era...it actually takes Luke to a place both unfamiliar and terrifying.
"Great story , mediocre narrator"