Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friends With Book Releases: Paul Mannering, K.D. Berry, Jane Higgins

I know people. Who are authors. And friends. And SpecFicNZ members. And Christchurch peeps (well, one is only recently ex-ChCh). And they've released books recently!

  • Like a tasty zombie apocalypse? Try "Tankbread" by Paul Mannering (previously interviewed on my blog here). Available for Kindle on Amazon.

    Ten years ago humanity lost the war for survival against a spreading plague that brought the dead back to life as flesh eating monsters.Now intelligent zombies rule the world.

    Feeding the undead a steady diet of cloned people called Tankbread, the survivors live in a dangerous world on the brink of final extinction.

    One outlaw courier must go on a journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Australia. Fighting his way into the very heart of the apocalypse in the desperate search for a way to save the last humans and destroy the undead threat.

    His only companion is a girl with an extraordinary secret. Her name is Else and she's Tankbread.
    Also available is Paul's recently released anthology of short fiction "The Man Who Could Not Climb Stairs And Other Stores", in Kindle and Paperback editions.
  • Who can resist dragons? I can't! "Dragon's Away" by K.D. Berry [Amazon] [Fishpond
    It seemed like such a good idea at the time ... a wager with the devious, dangerous and probably quite deranged King Davkosh of the Southern Realms. Half the kingdom staked in a race between mystery contenders. Ten leagues, point to point as the -er- crow flies. Drewdop the Illusionist is quick to point out the flaws in this plan and is tasked with a secret spy mission - to find out just what kind of invincible champion Davkosh has training at home. Travelling in magical disguise causes unforeseen complications for Drewdop, while his half-ogre bodyguard, in the guise of a beautiful woman, certainly turns a few heads. But Drewdop soon discovers that the great race is the least of their worries. Davkosh's glamorous, fiery and ruthless queen, Gunora, is massing an army ready for attack whatever the outcome. Meanwhile, deep in the dark forest, one of Davkosh's elite royal messengers is facing his own perilous destiny - how to become the world's first and only surviving dragon rider...
  • For Young Adult Sci Fi, "The Bridge" by Jane Higgins [Amazon] [Fishpond] [The Nile
    The City is divided. The bridges gated. In Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation, waiting for a chance to overrun the residents of Cityside. Nik is still in high school but destined for a great career with the Internal Security and Intelligence Services, the brains behind the war. But when ISIS comes recruiting, everyone is shocked when he isn't chosen. There must be an explanation, but no one will talk about it. Then the school is bombed and the hostiles take the bridges. Buildings are burning, kids are dead, and the hostiles have kidnapped Sol. Now ISIS is hunting for Nik. But Nik is on the run, with Sol's sister Fyffe and ISIS hot on their trail. They cross the bridge in search of Sol, and Nik finds answers to questions he'd never dared to ask.
It's so fantastic to see so much great sci fic, fantasy and horror coming right out of my hometown. Christchurch specfic represent!

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