Ladies and Gentlemen, I Give You Z-Burbia!
It is now available on Kindle! Z-Burbia: A Zombie Novel!
Whispering Pines is a classic, quiet, private American subdivision on the edge of Asheville, NC, set in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains. Which is good since the zombie apocalypse has come to Western North Carolina and really put suburban living to the test!
Surrounded by a sea of the undead, the residents of Whispering Pines have adapted their bucolic life of block parties to scavenging parties, common area groundskeeping to immediate area warfare, neighborhood beautification to neighborhood fortification.
But, even in the best of times, suburban living has its ups and downs what with nosy neighbors, a strict Home Owners’ Association, and a property management company that believes the words “strict interpretation” are holy words when applied to the HOA covenants. Now with the zombie apocalypse upon them even those innocuous, daily irritations quickly become dramatic struggles for personal identity, family security, and straight up survival.
Welcome to normal life in Z-Burbia!
While I have spent a lot of my writing career playing in the world of the undead, I have mainly been reinventing the genre with the Apex Trilogy, Bethany and the Zombie Jesus, and Little Dead Man. Z-Burbia represents my first just straight zombie novel in the vein of Romero and such. No bells, no whistles, no changing the zombies into fast killers, or mutant virus zombies, or articulate zombies with hearts of gold just looking to be hugged and loved and- well you get the picture. Z-Burbia is about the good old zombie apocalypse and all that brings.
Of course, being Romero-esque, I couldn’t help but add the social satire. Romero took on the commercialism of American society by setting Dawn of the Dead in a mall. Classic! But what other truly American invention could possibly match up to the mall for commentary on our society? Oh, right, the suburb! And Z-Burbia was born!
Filled with plenty of action, gore, horror, social commentary, and a shit ton of humor and sarcasm, Z-Burbia was a blast to write and will be a blast to read! It’s the first in an open ended series, so this is something you’ll want to go ahead and get in on. This isn’t a trilogy, this is a series. Don’t wait for it to end before picking up the first book, because I’ll keep writing these as long as readers keep reading. And, yes, as soon as the paperback is available I’ll put it up on this site to order so you can get autographed copies straight from me. Huzzah!
Get to clicking that cover up yonder in the post and it’ll take, take, take you away to Amazonia and all the kindle ebook goodness that brings!
I hope you dig it. Be sure to let me know how you like it (and leave a review!) because feedback will help me shape the future of this series.
Posted on October 14, 2013, in Novels, What's Up.... and tagged apocalypse, cannibals, dead, fiction, future, genre, horror, Jake Bible, novel, tyrants, undead, writing, zombie. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.