The HBIC of Blog with Bite would like to introduce you to Teel McClanahan, author, MicroPublishing guru and poet. For the time in-between our Queen of Light feature we will be reviewing Cheating, Death, hosting a giveaway, and having a Q&A session with the author. Stop by often to learn more about Mr. McClanahan - that is if your not afraid of the living dead!
Author Bio (Goodreads.com):
Looking toward the future, Teel decided that rather than teaming with the aging giants of Publishing he would start his own niche Publishing Company, Modern Evil Press. In the end, he cares more about sharing his stories with readers everywhere than about financial gain, and in the Content Economy of the future, he'll be one step ahead of the pack.
Cheating, Death Synopsis (taken from Modern Evil Press):
When the walking dead fill the streets, who can cheat death?
Who can survive?
Featuring a zombie outbreak that devastates Denver, an indecisive adulterer, and a series of violent, disturbing, and perhaps even heart-rending events of the sort you’d expect when the dead rise up to eat the living, Cheating, Death is a roller-coaster ride through a horror show both of death and of the heart.
Cheating, Death Excerpt:
The following is excerpted from Cheating, Death:
Appendix Z: About the Zombies
Some helpful information about the zombies in this book:
Zombies are slow.
Zombies are stupid.
Zombies do not use tools.
Zombies do not use language.
Zombies do not experience romance.
Zombies are not just old, hungry vampires.
Zombies do not want to exact revenge on the living.
Zombies do not have any magical abilities or super-powers.
Zombies can only be killed by damaging or destroying their brain.
Zombies eat the living, and are attracted to the motion and commotion they make.
Zombies like eating brains, but are not possessed of superhuman strength, so how are they supposed to bite through your skull?
Zombies who did manage to eat the brains of their victims wouldn’t be much of a threat, since they’d prevent the spread of zombie-ism by doing so.
Zombies are created when a human has had fluid contact with a zombie; primarily via saliva transmitted into a bite wound.
Note: Hell is not full, zombies are not a sudden and global phenomenon bringing all unburied dead to life, the dead are not clawing their way out of graves, and this book’s cover is intentionally misleading.
Zombies spread quickly because the living are stupid, too.
Mr. McClanahan was generous enough to offer Blog with Bite 4 copies of his novel, Cheating, Death for giveaway! Spread the word and enter the contest. For each bonus entry you get, fill the form out again. The more you spread the more, the more entries you can get!
Fine print: Contest is open to US & Canadian residents only. Sorry no international entries. Please no PO Boxes. Winners will be notified by email, if a response is not given within 48 hours, another winner will be chose. Winners will be chosen randomly using a number generating software. You must be a follower of Blog with Bite to enter. If you are not on our Google list, please state in Extra Entries how you follow.
Contest ends Friday the 13th! (November 2009)
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