Two new works are now up for pre-sale, and will be released on November 30, 2015. First up is the long-awaited (at least by me) The Retreat #3: Die Laughing, written by none other than horror luminary Joe McKinney, with a tiny bit of assistance from Craig DiLouie and Your Man Knight. Synopsis is…

Episode Three of the best selling The Retreat series, from acclaimed horror writers Joe McKinney, Craig DiLouie and Stephen Knight.

The long flight out of Boston.

After weeks of non-stop fighting across an America overrun by fearless, shrieking mad killers, and a daring assault to retake their unit’s home base of Fort Drum, Lt. Colonel Harry Lee and the men of First Battalion, 55th Infantry Regiment have made it to the outskirts of Philadelphia.

The blood of the innocent.

Along the way, they’ve picked up thousands of refugees, innocents in need of protection against impossible odds.

Shelter from the storm.

The City of Brotherly Love is currently under the protection of General Anthony Bell, commander of the famed 56th Stryker Brigade, the Independence Brigade. But in a world gone mad, nothing is as it seems. And when Bell has Lee arrested and put up on charges, it’s up to Lee’s right hand man, Major Chris Walker, to pick up the pieces. Can he snatch Lee from the hangman’s noose, and can he guide his troops, and his civilian charges, through the gathering horde of maniacal killers?

Or will they all die laughing?

Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017JQEBJS

And then, there’s The Last Town #4: Fighting the Dead, the fourth installment in The Last Town series. A quick synopsis of this episode:

As the defenses are established and the small California desert town of Single Tree is effectively cut off from the rest of the country, the zombie apocalypse is in full swing. Major metropolitan areas are either overrun by the dead, or are threatened by the teeming hordes that are beginning to migrate across the nation.

But billionaire Barry Corbett’s hope of converting Single Tree into a small island of safety is threatened by a group of escaped convicts on one hand, and the hostile group of citizens led by town council member Hector Aguilar, who see Corbett’s actions as a right-wing attempt at secession. Another pain point: the insufferably self-righteous British broadcaster Jock Sinclair, who is now “documenting” Corbett’s “crimes against humanity” for sealing off the town from potential evacuees. As all of this happens, two massive groups of stenches pick their way through the desert, feasting on the columns of halted traffic that lead right to the town’s newly-erected gates.

In Los Angeles, LAPD Detective III Reese, Patrol Sergeant Bates, a mix of cops, National Guardsmen, and civilians are on the run after Cedar-Sinai Hospital and the LAPD’s Hollywood Station fall to the dead. Less than one step ahead of the carnivorous ghouls which pursue them, the two police officers must somehow lead their group to safety through the gathering hordes of hungry corpses.

Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017JQE9W2

Happy November.

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