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Midnight strikes

Posted in the dead walked, the dead weekend, the walking dead, undead, vincent stark, walkers walkers everywhere, WALKING DEAD, zombies on 08/16/2012 by vincentstark

It’s close to midnight

The Dead Walked Book 2-Dead Days is officially published for the Kindle platform from midnight tonight, but given the workings of the KDP process the book can actually be downloaded immediately from Amazon UK and US.

To celebrate the release I have made the first book in the series free for the next two days-head over to your Amazon Vincent Stark page and get both books – that’s two books for the price of one which surely can’t be bad.

Beyond terror, beyond reality.

A world where the dead rule supreme.

“Zombie Sex dude, this one goes too far.”

Ahh well, maybe I should market it as, Fifty Shades of Mould

Vincent Stark is a reclusive writer, who shuns all contact with the outside world. He has not been seen in public since 1979. Although, from time to time, there have been rumours of sightings of the author lurking in the shadows of the cemetery behind his dilapidated mansion house deep in the Rhondda Valley countryside.

It is said that he is suffering from a skin condition which is aggravated by sunlight and is thus forced into his twilight existence. There is much debate over his well known skill with, the Stylophone and his penchant for playing jazz phrases on his own podcast, Scary Motherfucker. Indeed Stark seems to have picked up this skill overnight and there is one urban legend of him visiting the crossroads one evening and selling his soul to the devil in exchange for his ability on the stylophone.

The devil has all the best tunes

This year will see the publication of the second novella in the Dead Walked trilogy and the author, showing the first signs of clawing his way back into the public consciousness, now has a Facebook page – please support the aging author by clicking like on his page, HERE

However for now Vincent Stark remains hidden away, his groceries delivered by a string of crucifix wearing delivery men and his bills paid by automatic withdrawal from the blood bank.

 

 

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BEYOND TERROR, BEYOND REALITY

Posted in the dead walked, the walking dead, vincent stark, walkers walkers everywhere, WALKING DEAD, zombies on 08/15/2012 by vincentstark

To celebrate the release of The Dead Walked Book Two, Book One is available now for free download for a limited period.

To take advantage of this offer  direct your browser HERE

Check out the video trailer HERE

The Dead Walked Book Two available

Posted in the dead walked, the walking dead, vincent stark, walkers walkers everywhere, WALKING DEAD, zombies on 08/14/2012 by vincentstark

If you’ve not yet read my novel,  The Dead Walked, available on Amazon then now is the time to do so. The novella, the first in a trilogy is available to download at an incredibly low price and kicks off this trilogy of terror. Book Two will be published this coming Friday and continues the story, taking the reader into areas not usually covered by the zombie sub-genre.

It’s a new kind of storytelling that harks back to the golden age of serial fiction – a time when novellas, and not heavily padded five hundred page books,  were the norm.

September was her favourite time of the year, and late September, when the autumn was just preparing to hand over to winter, when there was still a residue of the late summer warmth in the air, as well as the crisp promise of the iciness to come, had always been, as far as Missy was concerned, the finest chunk of that particular month.

Not for her was the spectacle of high summer, nor the morose beauty of mid winter. Of course they both had their fineries but these paled next to the season when the leaves glittered with reflected sunlight. It was the autumn, with September being the highlight of that season, which she loved – a time when nature put on its finest display as the lush summer growth was magically transformed.

The sky itself seemed to glow at this time of year.

            September was a time of promise.

            A time of rebirth.

            Not this September, though.

This September, Missy would remember as, the time the dead walked.

Book Two now available

Book Three: Necropolis follows soon.

Fifty Shades of Mould

Posted in the dead walked, vincent stark, WALKING DEAD, zombies on 06/17/2012 by vincentstark

 

 

“This one goes too far. Zombie sex! Shit dude! ”   Reader Reports

 

Book two will be available mid July

 

Book one still available at a low price – HERE

 

 

Some said it was viral.
Others claimed it was an act of God.
Either way the result was the same and the dead walked.

September was her favourite time of the year, and late September, when the autumn was just preparing to hand over to winter, when there was still a residue of the late summer warmth in the air, as well as the crisp promise of the iciness to come, had always been, as far as Missy was concerned, the finest chunk of that particular month.
Not for her was the spectacle of high summer, nor the morose beauty of mid winter. Of course they both had their fineries but these paled next to the season when the leaves glittered with reflected sunlight. It was the autumn, with September being the highlight of that season, which she loved – a time when nature put on its finest display as the lush summer growth was magically transformed.
The sky itself seemed to glow at this time of year.
September was a time of promise.
A time of rebirth.
Not this September, though.
This September, Missy would remember as, the time the dead walked.

 

 

 

 

 

The blood runs FREE – the final stages

Posted in a policeman's lot, classic horror, classic horror campaign, george romero, horror fiction, horror magazines, HORROR MOVIES, horror novels, HORROR WRITERS, the dead walked, the rhondda ripper, the undead, the walking dead, thrilles, vincent stark, walkers walkers everywhere, WALKING DEAD, wild bill williams, zombies on 05/12/2012 by vincentstark

We’re on the final stages of the free eBook promotion – Indeed Arkansas Smith II, has now reverted to the usual price but there’s still time  to grab free downloads of The Dead Walked and The Rhondda Ripper. So if you haven’t secured your free copies then do so now.

The aim of this promotion was to kick start the books in the increasingly competitive Amazon market place and I do hope that those who downloaded free books will eventually leave reviews on Amazon, and that all those who downloaded the first part of The Dead Walked trilogy will be back for the second book in the series later this summer.

And please, all my Blogging buddies, publicize this offer on your blogs, websites etc. Let’s make these final two days go with a rush of downloads.

Sill available for free:
The Dead Walked Book One by Vincent Stark

The Rhondda Ripper by Gary M. Dobbs

THE RHONDDA RIPPER: The story begins slowly, a man’s morning routine as he gets ready for duty and faces the possibility of a busy day, but he has no idea how “busy” it’s going to get! Throw in Buffalo Bill, a Wild West show, murders that may or may not be connected to Jack The Ripper, and you have a really hot read. I don’t want to say too much for fear of giving something away, but it’s a well-written yarn and you will get hooked right away. It’s also, for me, a nice change of pace from the modern urban hard-boiled junk I’ve been digesting lately. Brian Drake

THE DEAD WALKED – Vincent Stark, otherwise known as Gary Dobbs, presents a new look at the zombie story. A group of people trying to survive in a world gone nuts. Sound familiar. Of course.But Stark has injected his own elements into the story. A pregnant woman and a plot thread I’ve not seen in a zombie story before. The ending threw a twist in and sets up the next part of the story, coming soon.

Zombie stories are not a type I read a lot of, but I’ve come to expect good stuff from Stark/Dobbs/Martin, whatever genre he writes in.I read this one straight through while drinking coffee early this morning.Recommended.  George R. Johnson

Dead Promotion

Posted in the dead walked, vincent stark, WALKING DEAD on 05/09/2012 by vincentstark

For four fearsome days and four days only, the first part of my horror trilogy, The Dead Walked Book 1 Outbreak will be available to download free for your Kindle – the promotion starts on the 9th May when the book will become available as a free download – please note as of writing the book is still at its usual price and will not become free until midnight Pacific Time so if you take a look now and find you still need to pay for the book then do not click on buy until the promotion starts.

 

All I ask if you take advantage of this promotion is that you please leave a review, good or bad, on Amazon.

 

There’s never been a better time to get into the trilogy.

 

And look out soon for news on the second volume.

Some said it was viral.
Others claimed it was an act of God.
Either way the result was the same and the dead walked.

September was her favourite time of the year, and late September, when the autumn was just preparing to hand over to winter, when there was still a residue of the late summer warmth in the air, as well as the crisp promise of the iciness to come, had always been, as far as Missy was concerned, the finest chunk of that particular month.
Not for her was the spectacle of high summer, nor the morose beauty of mid winter. Of course they both had their fineries but these paled next to the season when the leaves glittered with reflected sunlight. It was the autumn, with September being the highlight of that season, which she loved – a time when nature put on its finest display as the lush summer growth was magically transformed.
The sky itself seemed to glow at this time of year.
September was a time of promise.
A time of rebirth.
Not this September, though.
This September, Missy would remember as, the time the dead walked.

The Walking Dead season two, episode 8

Posted in the dead walked, the undead, the walking dead, vincent stark, WALKING DEAD on 02/19/2012 by vincentstark

The Walking Dead has just arrived back on UK screens following the mid season break and episode 8 immediately amped up the pace after a pedestrian run of episodes.

This episode may indicate a pick up in the series as it presented us with a more interesting scenario than the previous episodes managed. Our band of survivors are now fragmented with Shane seeming to be on the edge of exploding,  Glen is experiencing a conflict of loyalties and may leave the group while Daryl is pissed off (as are the viewers) that the search of the past few episodes has been for nothing and may be ready to leave the group himself.  On top of all this we had a great western style scene in a saloon that could have come directly from a Leone movie with Rick dispatching two survivors of the zombie apocalypse who wanted to join them at the farm, as well as Lori being involved in a car crash, the outcome of which we won’t discover until episode 9.

It’s too early to tell but on the strength of this episode things may be looking up for a series that was in danger of becoming the plodding dead.