Friday, 20 November 2015

The Undead Road cover reveal

Title: The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part 1
Publisher: CreateSpace / Dashboard Books
Ebook Release: January 1st, 2016
Paperback: January 26th, 2016
Cover by Steven Novak


Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.

Contest Details:

A while ago, David invited the blogosphere to let him turn one unfortunate lucky contestant into a zombie for The Undead Road. The winner was Ilima Todd, who is now the awesome author of Remake. The next installment of My Zombie Summer is underway, and David wants to do this contest again. Want to be in a zombie book? Not only is this your chance, but it is your choice!

Between now and next Wednesday, send an email to dpowersking [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line: Zombify Me! Contest. In your email, David wants you to tell him three things:

1: The name you will be identified as (example: your first name).
2: A description of yourself—the more detailed you are, the better.
3: How would you like the survivors to put you out of your misery?

Four casualties contestants will be chosen on Wednesday, November 25th. The most inventive or interesting entry will be zombified! The other three who are unlucky fortunate enough to survive will be given special honors. Winners will be announced on December 2nd on David’s blog.

Prizes? The winner will be zombified in the pages of My Zombie Summer: Part Two, receive a signed proof of the novel (when it’s ready), and a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card. The runner ups will receive a free ebook of The Undead Road for their Kindle (other platforms TBA).

Thank you for participating, and good luck!

About the Author:

David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick and David - The Undead Road sounds an interesting premise - I'd enjoy the contesting duels ... so good luck with the zombies and may the real ones win. The Zombie contest is a great way to be featured .. I'm sure there'll be plenty of creative ideas coming your way ... cheers Hilary

JeffO said...

Great looking cover, and best of luck to David on his upcoming release!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Nick,

CONGRATS DAVID.... sounds like a fun read.... All the best!

betty said...

It does sound like an interesting plot! Best of luck to David with it!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great cover, David!

Sherry Ellis said...

That's a great looking cover! Good luck with the book, David!

Mark said...

Loving it! Great post on David and his upcoming new novel! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's a really great cover.

Liz A. said...

Ah, zombies. It is a great cover.

Anonymous said...

Awesome cover. Congrats to David!

Heather R. Holden said...

Ooh, The Undead Road sounds so intense, and that cover looks awesome, too. Congrats to David!

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm impressed with his marketing savvy--turning someone into a zombie in his next book. Very good marketing strategy! Sounds like a great book. My mom is into zombie stories. I'm going to tell her about this one.

Jean Davis said...

Sounds like a great book. Gotta love zombies!

diedre Knight said...

Sounds like a highly compelling story, not to mention marketing strategy! I've sent an email today! :-)
Thanks so much for sharing, Nick!

DMS said...

Such an awesome cover! Sounds like an interesting read. :)