Summer of Zombie Tour: Glimpses of the Undead by Julianne Snow
The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 33 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of June.
I’m super excited to be a part of this year’s Summer of Zombie Blog Tour!
Today I would like to welcome Julianne Snow and her novel Glimpses of the Undead to Sweet Southern Home.
From the mind of Julianne Snow comes an undead collection of stories that feature the gamut of emotions and situations. Presented in flash fiction and short stories, the tales are sure to leave you wanting more and checking over your shoulder.
How would a group of children handle an uprising of the undead? What would you do to save a loved one only to find out that you’re facing a different threat altogether? How would a country react to a timely warning at the end of a war? What happens when a vampiric Romeo hits on an unsuspecting human? In a world where the undead are common place and protected, what happens when speed dating produces a love match?
Vanier’s Blueprint: A Zombie Tale
Must Love Zombies
Flash Fiction Duo: Fight and Hunger
Love Bites: A Valentine’s Day Misadventure
An Excerpt from Days with the Undead: Book One
There’s Diversity in the Zombie Genre—I Swear!
by Julianne Snow
Zombie stories are like people.
No really, they are. Every story is different, unique, and for the most part so are people. Sure you have roving hordes of cookie-cutter copies, but you can find that within the genre as well if it’s what you’re looking for.
What does this mean for the reader? Well it means you have a lot to choose from, that’s pretty obvious. But it also means there are numerous stories and series for you to fall in love with. Characters to root for and undead action to wish you never live to see. The diversity is astounding and indicative of the creativity that exists among the talented authors who pen tales of walking corpses intent on spreading the infection.
So what sets my short story collection, Glimpses of the Undead apart? Why should you take a chance on it?
Well, the tales are written by yours truly and they cross a few different genres. What you’ll find are stories that take place during the impending disaster, those that develop once zombies are a part of society, as well as a tale that explores the possibility the undead aren’t out to infect us. Oh and I’ll mention there’s just a smidge of an erotic story line thrown in for good measure—just a little something to make you wonder what would happen if Zombies (and I capitalized it here for a reason but you’ll need to read the story to find out why) couldn’t and wouldn’t infect us if we were to come into contact with them.
So let me leave you with a little something to whet your appetite for some Zombie action:
Above them they hear the shuffling, the halting steps over the rough boards. There is nothing they could do but wait them out.
A small, soft whimper escapes the lips of the smallest child. A hand roughly flattens itself across the offending mouth, startling her even more. A louder cry is somewhat muffled by the fingers but it’s too late.
They’ve heard and are trying to locate the source of the noise.
Panic spreads quickly through the bodies cramped into the space, a palpable feeling that sets more nerves on edge and creates additional nervous energy.
The energy translates into more panic, and more panic into noise. The clamour from above is deafening as the dead scramble to get at the living.
There is nowhere to go but up. Their earthen cellar nothing but a tomb they now want to escape.
And then it is quiet. No sound, no scraping. Just the absence of noise.
It is the calm before the storm. The moment before the fall.
With a resounding crack, the wooden planks overhead crumble downward, pinning some, killing others. Pandemonium ensues as the living try to fight, but they have been relegated to the bottom of the food chain.
About the Author
Julianne Snow is the author of the Days with the Undead series. She writes within the realms of speculative fiction, has roots that go deep into horror and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. Julianne has pieces of short fiction in publications from Sirens Call Publications, Open Casket Press, James Ward Kirk Publishing and Hazardous Press as well as the forthcoming shorts in anthologies from 7DS Books, Phrenic Press, and the Coffin Hop charity anthology Death by Drive-In. Be on the lookout for her contributions to a number of collaborative projects to be announced shortly.
Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don’t miss an interview, guest post or teaser… and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them! #SummerZombie