Welcome our guest Vickie Johnstone to our blog today. Vickie is an author with several novels to her name. This is her debut into the horror genre and we are excited to be one of the first to feature it anywhere! Enjoy getting to know Vickie today![divider type=”line” width=”medium” align=”aligncenter” clear=”clearleft”]
Just published on 10/13/2013, I Dream of Zombies is at the special release price of 99c/75p!
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Tagline – It starts with a dream and then the nightmare takes over.
A zombie novel set in London over six weeks in 2013, with a strong female lead character.
It all begins on a summer’s day with the media reporting with some hilarity that people are dreaming of the dead coming to life, but those who have dreamt them are convinced they are a warning of things to come. Marla takes it all with a pinch of salt until she experiences the nightmares herself. Cue paranoia and disbelief until reality shows its new face.
All over London there are incidences of people becoming sick and aggressive. As the attacks mount, the media is forced to take the matter seriously, but what is causing it? Is it a virus, and is it natural or man-made, and is the government responsible?
Marla, her sister, Ellen, and friend Tommy find themselves fighting for their survival as their sense of reality is smashed. Will the army and police maintain control or will the country find itself in lockdown, isolated from the outside world?
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“Good character development, good descriptions…and friggin’ scary” – Stewart Bint.
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“A sickening sense of dread ravages him as fear drifts over the surface of his skin like fingers, icy cold and unrelenting. He turns again and sprints towards the exit, his pace becoming increasingly slower as if something is pushing him back. Yet still he finds himself in the exact same position, his feet rooted to the spot, his arms sweeping, useless. His hair blows in the breath that the creature now turns on him, sickening in its putrid scent of death and putrefaction.
“There is not a word he can think of to describe this thing in front of him. Fear creeps, regardless. Twisting, crawling, the maggots swarm across its bloodied face as it opens its mouth wider. Something rips. The yawn seems to swallow him whole into this darkness of despair as a jagged, ripping pain overwhelms him; the sharp teeth chafing, gnawing at his neck, seeking to pierce the jugular vein within. From far off in the distance comes the ripple of laughter.”
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Vickie lives in London, UK, and works as a freelance layout sub editor. Her first book, Kiwi in Cat City, was written in 2002 and self-published in 2011, and she has scribbled stories and poetry all her life. Vickie’s loves include cats, reading, films, travelling, rock music, Castle, The Walking Dead, tea, the sea, dancing like an eejit, sleeping and Milky Bar.
Vickie has self-published the following 14 books:
Kaleidoscope (poetry); Travelling Light (poetry); Life’s Rhythms (haiku); Kiwi in Cat City (magical cat series for middle-grade readers); Kiwi and the Missing Magic; Kiwi and the Living Nightmare; Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle; Kiwi in the Realm of Ra; Kiwi’s Christmas Tail; Day of the Living Pizza (comedy detective series for middle grade readers); Day of the Pesky Shadow; The Sea Inside (fantasy); 3 Heads and a Tail (comedy romance); and I Dream of Zombies. The Kiwi Series has wonderful illustrations by Nikki McBroom.
Contact / book links
Kiwi Series website: Kiwiincatcity.com
FB editing service page: http://www.facebook.com/VickieJohnstoneEditing
Amazon US page: http://www.amazon.com/Vickie-Johnstone/e/B004SZ9TGE
Amazon UK page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vickie-Johnstone/e/B004SZ9TGE
Smashwords page: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/vixie