Days Go By (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
Days Go By (Cities of the Dead)

The zombie apocalypse has spread throughout America, and in the little river town of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, Ralph McGuire spends his days breaking into homes, avoiding the undead and waiting for his dad to come home.This is the 2nd story in the series.Jazz, Season One, Episode FourDJ, Jazz’s trusty sidekick, brought Jazz her favorite motorcycle and a bevy of weapons. Leaving Clowntown behind them, the Nittsburg boarder, meaning food, sleep, and relative safety, is minutes away and Jazz desperately needs to get back to her office and scrub the magical stone gurgling in her belly. If she doesn’t, then she’ll relive every injury the stone ever healed and no one had any idea how old the thing is. On her modified motorcycle and with a full tank of Jowndus juice the trip’s a piece of cake But it seems that Jazz had managed to rile up a squadron of Cranks and as fast as it is, her bike is no match for Crank flycraft, especially the Kriscrossa, the Crank’s elite fighter squadron. Seems like Jazz has two choices, run and get herself shot, or stand and fight and get herself shot.

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    Waiting for the Great Leap Forward (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
Waiting for the Great Leap Forward (Cities of the Dead)

The zombie plague spread across France rapidly, leaving Remy and his college friends trapped in a dorm. After weeks being holed up, some of them hatch a plan to find help in the outside world. Most of them don't make it very far.This is the fourth story in the series. A new story is being released every week during the final months of 2011 and beginning of 2012.

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    Bensonhyphentaft

      William Young
Bensonhyphentaft

At the happiest moment of Rachel Benson-Taft's life, she realizes that saying "yes" will really change everything. But, then, what's in a name?This is the story of Peter Pan’s last trip to The Neverland and it begins the evening Alice returns home from Wonderland. Advisory-The Queen of hearts succeeds at taking off heads.This was my final project for my children's literature class. The assignment was to write a story that combined characters from more than one story. I combined the characters and settings originally created by J. M. Barrie (Peter Pan) and Lewis Carol (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). My goal was to pull Peter Pan out of his perpetual "syndrome" and give him a more promising ending

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    Loverman

      William Young
Loverman

The difference between stalking someone and trying to win their heart is a very fine line. After Erika breaks up with Roger during Christmas week, he goes to some lengths to win her back.Sneek Peek:The FamilyThe cart clattered to a stop. “Bobby…push and quit star gazing.”“Why do we have to pull this old cart around for Dad? Why don’t we just leave it?” Sean knew Bobby was not lazy; it was a typical question for a fourteen-year-old to ask.“Because I’m telling you, that’s why.”“We could go faster without it couldn’t we?”“Yes we could, but it’s better to travel slow and careful than it is to rush. Look son, I’m trying to teach you, but if you won’t learn you won’t live long.”

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    The Third Time is the Harm (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
The Third Time is the Harm (Cities of the Dead)

Deep into the Zombie Apocalypse, Malcolm Kempf has made a decent life for his family by living in the woods with his best friend's family. And then a salvage operation quickly turns bad, and Malcolm has to make a split-second choice that will change one family forever.This is the ninth story in the series. A new story will be released each week in the final weeks of 2011 and early months of 2012Andy and David are poles apart. They are from different eras, they have different physiques & different friends. Yet their lives are about to become inexplicably intertwined.December 2022 - An errant team of scientists reverse the earth's magnetic poles generating worldwide natural disasters. Six billion people die. Twenty year old David - a brilliant inventor - & his custom built computer Kojak survive what comes to be called The Event.December 2057 - Thirteen year old Andy lives in Zone 1 (formerly Perth, Western Australia), 35 years after-the-Event (AE). People wear radiation suits due to particle bombardment. Water's restricted. No one gardens. Most before-the-Event (BE) knowledge has been lost (computers were wiped out & few books remain). Andy wears a family heirloom - a PC pendant named Kojak. A team of scientists (The Watchers) strictly control scientific pursuits. Interacting with survivalists is discouraged because they know about banned technologies.Andy's parents (Leo & Mani) are Watchers. The family travel to Zone 5 (formerly the Kimberley, Western Australia) to investigate survivalists' weather modification activities.Andy's family head off to locate the survivalists. Andy stays near the camp metal-detecting. He discovers a hologram disguising an amazing garden & meets a survivalist named David. He learns that David designed the original Kojak prototype.Next day Andy secretly meets David again, but Leo & Mani discover them. David recognizes Mani as his daughter. While the adults catch up, Andy hangs out in David's workshop. He & Kojak activate David's time-travel invention & reappear in Karratha in 2022.Andy's love for books draws him to the library to research forgotten technologies which might improve AE life in 2057. A student (David) helps him use the internet, & later they head back to David's place. Andy realizes David is his grandfather (back when he was 20). He also discovers that the Event will happen in 40 hours.David is spending Christmas at his research station & decides to take Andy with him. Because he knows the future, Andy convinces David to take a fuel-oil press with him & also seeds - hinting he may be "desperate for food" in the days ahead.Upon arrival at the research station, Andy discovers the incomplete time-travel transporter module in David's workshop & realizes it's the same workshop where his adventure began. Next day Kojak tells Andy to hide in the unfinished invention. During the Event, a plasma ball energizes the transporter module. Andy reappears in 2057 with the press - which will revolution everyone's AE lives. That evening he starts planning his next history changing trip - to the Svalbard heirloom seed vault (Book 2).Andy & David are poles apart, but they discover they have a lot in common. They both desire to make the future a better place. Readers with an interest in alternative fuels, seed banks & inventions will resonate with this low-key sci-fi book. Like the other books in the Rebelutionaries series, the characters in this series are out to rebel against society's low expectations of teens and young adults. Content for homeschoolers includes low-key sex-education themes.

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    The Signal

      William Young
The Signal

What will you do when ET calls back? Follow the interweaving stories of astronomers, amateur radio operators, house music DJs and a top secret Air Force unit based in Area 51 as they race to decode the first-ever extraterrestrial radio signal.Taking part in the world of "So close... yet so far" a short story set as a bonus to explain something people always wondered in this world. How did this playboy wolf met this lion that was shunned by others. What is the past that started this amazing friendship.Story narrate chronologycally situated between book one and two

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    The Lazarus Question (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
The Lazarus Question (Cities of the Dead)

Hristo Gruev has risen from the grave. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control want to know how. And, why?This is the sixth story in the series. A new story will be released each week through the final months of 2011 and beginning of 2012.The past meets the present!In this first ever published collection of poetry by the author and written with warmth and feeling straight from the heart, this book intends to take readers,on a journey of emotions.A landmark in poetry, using olde English and contemporary crossover dialects.

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    Cities of the Dead: Winters of Discontent

      William Young
Cities of the Dead: Winters of Discontent

The first sequel to Cities of the Dead: Stories of the Zombie Apocalypse brings readers four more stories set in four unique locations, continuing the thrilling journey started in the first collection of stories. Set in the midst of a brutal winter, the different groups of survivors must innovate new ways to survive, and test their mettle against both the undead and Mother Nature.The first sequel to 2011's highly acclaimed Cities of the Dead: Stories of the Zombie Apocalypse, Winters of Discontent brings the reader four additional stories set in the same universe. If zombies weren't enough to contend with, Mother Nature has gripped North America with a brutal winter, forcing the surviving humans to find ingenious new ways to survive the apocalypse. And, to make matters worse, men are quickly turning on their fellow men in a battle for the remaining resources of the world. Readers will also re-unite with gyrocopter pilots Will and Frank as they, too, fight the undead and winter in the shadow of the Kinzua Dam deep in a forest in Pennsylvania.

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    All Hell Breaks Loose (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
All Hell Breaks Loose (Cities of the Dead)

Brooke's marriage had been dead to her for years, but a chance meeting with an old high school classmate offered her the chance at a new life. First dates had never held such promise. But she hadn't factored in the walking dead.This is the fifth story in the series. A new story will be released each week through the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012.Following a nuclear holocaust, Nathan Taylor and his family face grim choices in order to stay alive. Fleeing deadly radiation, plague and desperate men, Nathan, an army officer, leads his wife and their two teenage sons away from chaos and madness toward his ancestral home in Kentucky. Horrors lie in their path. From the prison struggling to maintain control of its inmates, to the desperadoes who enslave anyone who comes their way, even survival may cost Nathan his humanity...or that of his sons, Joshua and David. Nathan struggles to keep his family intact, but it requires making brutal choices. He wants to protect his sons, but knows they now must be deadly and cold at times.Nathan's home has been spared from the worst of the destruction, but a larger conflict over scarce resources erupts. For the survivors to have any chance they will have to fight and the desperate journey has transformed young Joshua and David into men called upon to lead and sacrifice. Torn between harsh realities, and wanting to hold onto fleeting childhoods, they are often conflicted and angry about the roles thrust upon them. Much will depend on how Nathan and his sons respond to a madman and his military regime seeking to conquer the fledgling community they are helping to build.GLIMMER OF HOPE is an epic tale of one family's endurance and triumph after tomorrow's apocalypse.

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    What are Little Zombies Made of? (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
What are Little Zombies Made of? (Cities of the Dead)

Trace spent the first year of the zombie apocalypse just figuring out how to stay alive. He's spending the second year trying to figure out what keeps zombies alive.This is the tenth story in the series and the final release for year 2011. Come back mid-January 2012 for more stories in the Cities of the Dead zombie apocalypse anthology.The Endeavor is a colony ship from Earth, and she's in trouble. Caught in the massive gravity well of a black hole, the ship is just barely managing to keep itself from being pulled in. In fact, the ship would have been pulled in long ago if it wasn't for a Coven of witches on board led by Munji. When things take a turn for the worse for the ship and its passengers, Munji must save them all.Also Included in Space and Waste, Anthology #1 (ISBN 9781476008561) and Anthology #3 (ISBN 9781476122038)

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    Death Takes a Holiday (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
Death Takes a Holiday (Cities of the Dead)

Day 1 - Los Angeles, California. The Zombie Apocalypse has to start somewhere with a Patient Zero scenario. This is it. Only, nobody believes in zombies. Yet.Cities of the Dead: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse is a collection of short-stories detailing various aspects of the end times. The stories are being serialized throughout the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, and will not be presented in chronological order.Travel the United States and across the globe and witness the zombie apocalypse and life among the undead as you've never experienced it before.

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    Monster

      William Young
Monster

Nick Case has been pursued by a hulking, Sasquatch-like monster his whole life - in a recurring series of nightmares. But a chance encounter with a retired concert violinist reveals that the nightmares might be something more than just bad dreams, and that he might be the monster he's been running from.Humanity lies in ruin. Our once invincible empire has crumbled, and refugees struggle to survive on backwater colonies and broken ghettos on the fringes of the galaxy. Worst of all, any child born with a spark of psychic potential is hunted down by elite telepathic operatives of the ruling alien government. But now, with the entire species on the brink of extinction, everything is about to change…For nearly ten years Jenavian Vale has faithfully served the Convectorate as a Spider, tracking down and capturing potential telepaths before their powers grow out of control. But when she finally catches up to her latest target, she realizes he is more than just another rogue “Fly”— he is none other than Markus Coveri, her former partner and the only Spider that has ever defected. And he holds the key to an ancient secret that could change the course of human history.As the chase begins, Jen must pit her loyalty for the Convectorate against the fate of her own beleaguered species…and her loyalty to the Spiders against the life of her only friend. THE SPIDER AND THE FLY is an action-packed adventure full of colorful characters, dazzling space battles, and galaxy-spanning conspiracies—in other words, the consummate Space Opera (160,000 words).Spiderverse Novels:The Spider and the FlyRebellionPhoenix RisingHomeworldRebirth (2016)

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    The Undeath of Rob Zombie (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
The Undeath of Rob Zombie (Cities of the Dead)

Rob was a normal guy living a normal life in the Zombie Apocalypse. And then he met an undead Mexican woman who changed everything.This is the eighth story in the series. A new story will be released each week during the final months of 2011 and early 2012.Joe suspected his wife was having an affair. The consequences of his actions led to hungry pigs, an elaborate plan and surprising results.This short story mixes elements of jealousy, horror and old-fashioned revenge to serve up a dish best served cold.

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    Killing Country Music (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
Killing Country Music (Cities of the Dead)

Chase Montgomery moved to Nashville to become the next country music star. But a decade of trying to break in had only turned him into a successful car salesman. And then the zombies showed up and everything changed.This is the third story in the series. A new story will be released each week in the final months of 2011 and the beginning of 2012.

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    The Divine World

      William Young
The Divine World

David Arris lives a double life: as a former Green Beret, the Hollywood production company he works for trains actors on how to act like soldiers; but secretly, the company's ex-military also sub-contract to the government to do the jobs the US military can't do. When one of those jobs goes horribly wrong, Arris finds himself on a tropical island where he discovers that not all myths are storiesDavid Arris lives a double life: as a former Green Beret, the Hollywood production company he works for trains actors on how to act like soldiers; but secretly, the company's ex-military also sub-contract to the government to do the jobs the US military can't do. When one of those jobs goes horribly wrong, Arris finds himself on a tropical island where he discovers that not all myths are stories.Included in the eBook is the original short story version, "Within the Prismatic Maelstrom," and the original television pilot episode adaptation of that story, "The Divine World: Within the Prismatic Maelstrom."

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    Gold Guns Girls (Cities of the Dead)

      William Young
Gold Guns Girls (Cities of the Dead)

Fyodor Volkov had risen from nothing to be wealthy beyond his dreams. But the zombie plague had forced him to retreat to his vacation house in the suburbs of Moscow, and he soon found himself scrabbling for subsistence like everyone else.This is the seventh story in the series. A new story will be released each week through the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012.Every housewife needs an alias. Donna Stone has one--and it happens to be government-sanctioned.Oh sure, you need to be ruthless to take on Russian mafia bosses, rogue dictators, and terrorists set on destroying the world. But it takes real killer instincts to survive suburbia. Try juggling the fifth grade phone tree during a shootout with skinhead arms dealers, or driving carpool while being chased by Chinese double agents.Donna’s life wasn’t always this complicated. Five years earlier she was just another woman with two preschoolers, a baby bump, and an adoring husband: Carl, with whom she lived happily ever after in a McMansion in the Orange County, California community of Hilldale. But Donna’s life was changed forever the night she delivered her baby: Carl’s car blew up on the way to the hospital.Turns out Carl was a “hard man”—an assassin—for the black ops organization known as Acme Industries. The hit on Carl was carried out by the Quorum, a terrorist cell he was tracking. The Quorum’s motto: “Show me the money.” Governments and corporations do as they’re told—or suffer bloody consequences.Carl left something behind that the Quorum wants badly. To protect herself and avenge Carl’s death, Donna joined Acme. Whereas her hostessing skills rival Martha Stewart’s, her marksmanship is second to none.A good thing, too, because the Quorum has planted a sleeper cell in Hilldale. For Donna, that’s too close for comfort. Will she be able to save her family before the Quorum blows up Los Angeles?Acme’s way of flushing out the Quorum is by “bringing Carl back from the dead.” But terrorism makes strange bedfellows--and brings new meaning to that old adage “Honey, I’m home…”*Not her real name."Adorable is not usually the word that comes to mind with a title like The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook, but it was just what I needed to pull me out of my reading doldrums. From the handy little homemaker/assassin tips at the beginning of each chapter to the thankless job of being a single parent with catty neighbors, this book hits all the right notes. Donna works for the good guys, Acme Industries, undercover by taking down drug lords and terrorists with a matter-0f-fact attitude while worrying about making it to her carpooling duties.Granted, the book ended with a hook that made me want to immediately get the next one, which is always a smart move and I was excited to see that there are actually 11 books in the series (including a prequel). I now want a week at the beach to read them all. Think Alias meets Desperate Housewives meets The Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Live a little, add some spice to your life, give this little book a try and give yourself a reason to smile. I know I did and now I’m completely smitten." -- Barbara Vey, BarbaraVey.com

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    Riverlilly

      William Young
Riverlilly

Runaways Jai and Ceder set sail in a boat full of holes, with a plan full of holes, searching for anything to hold onto in a world where nothing is what it seems.Runaways Jai and Ceder set sail in a boat full of holes, with a plan full of holes, searching for anything to hold onto in a world where nothing is what it seems. Never did they imagine their desperate voyage would ignite a maelstrom of primeval forces roiling to the surface at every turn, churning the fate and free will of every friend and foe they meet into a proper froth. Following a boy and girl who have never met before the night they flee a life of slavery and begin their journey across the open sea, Riverlilly is at heart a simple tale of young love struggling to stay afloat. Steered by waves they set in motion centuries past, leaving in their wake ripples that will rock their trusty boat a thousand years hence, together Jai and Ceder struggle to hold course against the tide of an inescapable truth: the farther away they try to run, the faster they will be reeled back to the beginning.Riverlilly is a YA Fantasy. Jai and Ceder's adventure takes place in a world not unlike Oz or Wonderland, with a wide cast of colorful characters that can be as startlingly wise as they are whimsical. There is an almost fairy-tale form of logic that underpins this world, and Jai and Ceder are as new to its quirks and Quixotisms as the reader, although most fantasy fans will get a fuzzy tinkling of familiarity throughout. Mind you, this is not an Epic, End-All Battle Between Good and Evil; there are no knights in white armor or damsels in distress, no wizards, no elves, no dwarves, no dragons (at least not in the traditional sense.) This is a smaller, more personal story, yet the pages are absolutely dripping with magic that drives the story forward at every turn, but as a powerful a narrative force as it can be, most often the existence and influence of the supernatural remains out of sight and out of mind, like the invisible currents below the surface of the sea that carry Jai and Ceder's little skiff from one shore to the other. Mystery, humor, and suspense abound, but at its core this is the adventure of a lifetime for two wide-eyed kids who have never so much as dipped a toe in the ocean but find themselves stranded on a boat full of holes by the end of the first chapter. Are you ready to set sail?

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