UPDATED: Spotlight & Giveaway: Xombies: Apocalypticon by Walter Greatshell

Xombies: Apocalypticon by Walter Greatshell

Xombies: Apocalypticon by Walter Greatshell
Xombies, Book 2
Release Date: 02/23/2010 (Ace)
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When the Agent X virus first struck, the victims became voracious killers intent on contaminating every last soul. And X spread like mad…

The entire eastern seaboard of the United States has been ravages by the contagion, wiping out all signs of hope, faith, or rational thought. Off this desolate coast is a refitted nuclear sub, a 560-foot steel tomb cutting through dark waters and commandeered by a crew of survivors—including Sal DeLuca, who lost his father during their flight from Agent X. When he leads a team to scavenge for food and supplies on land, he comes across a squad of seemingly welcoming mercenaries. But he’s about to find himself trapped between new terrors on the surface and mutiny below.

Who is Walter Greatshell?

From Walter’s web site: “To answer that question, we must go back a long way…all the way to 1962. To the time of the Beatles and Ed Sullivan and John F. Kennedy. Back to the sleepy little hamlet of Torrance, California, where in the hushed maternity ward of Harbor General Hospital, a new life is about to be born…

Etcetera etcetera - fast forward to the present. Nowadays I live with my wife and son in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing satirical horror novels a la Xombies, I dabble in freelance illustration (with an eye to creating dark children’s books, comics or graphic novels), humorous nonfiction (a throwback to my early days as a freelance journalist and arts critic), and stage acting (most recently in local productions of Oedipus Rex and Karel Capek’s R.U.R.). Which is to say I’m unemployed. The last real job I had was as a graveyard-shift nuclear-submarine technician, and before that I was the general manager of a Providence landmark: the Avon Cinema. What I do next is anyone’s guess.”

Places you can find Walter: Web Site | Blog

Xombies Series:

  1. Xombies: Apocalypse Blues
  2. Xombies: Apocalypticon

~*~*~*~*~*~* This giveaway is now closed ~*~*~*~*~*~*


Thanks to Penguin Books USA, I have a copy of Xombies: Apocalypticon* by Walter Greatshell to giveaway to one lucky commentator. Here’s how to enter:

  1. In the comments answer: What is your favorite/most memorable zombie book or movie.
  2. Leave your email with your comment ONLY IF it is NOT part of your profile.
  3. Open to everyone.
  4. Deadline to enter this giveaway is Thursday, February 18th at Midnight CST.

*UPDATED: Oops! I listed the wrong book for the giveaway! The book being given away is not Xombies: Apocalypse Blues. I am giving away the newest book in the Xombies series, Xombies: Apocalypticon. Terribly sorry about the mistype.

Good Luck!


Unknown said...

My favourite zombie movie is probably 28 Days Later. I really love the old movies too by George Romero, but 28 Days Later launched a new kind of zombie, one that could move fast, run and could easily descend upon you...

Amanda Makepeace said...

My favorite series of zombie books are those by David Wellington, Monster Island, Monster Nation, and Monster Planet. An original story for a market enamored with zombies. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway. :)


mariska said...

My favorite Movie will be Resident Evil series. with Milla Jovovich, just can't get enough to watch it once.

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bianca_riot said...

definitely Shaun of the dead.not only is it hilariously funny, it also has the simplicity of zombies.


oh, i also agree with Resident Evil

Chris said...

Eeek! Zombies! Um, not entering. You maybe guessed. ;)

Unknown said...

My favourite zombie movie -- 28 weeks later.its the first zombie movie i ever watched alone and i have a soft spot for :)

E.J. Stevens said...

Though it's a vampire/zombie cross-over I remember the novella "I am Legend" being an amazing read. I also thought 28 days later was an extremely well done zombie flick.


D Swizzle said...

Zombie Haiku. Its zombies. In poetic form. Um, yes.


Jason said...

Zombieland rocks. :)


Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Hmm..let's see. Zombies that drag they're limbs while crawling toward you is one thing. Zombies with the stamina of an Olympic sprinter, totally different ball game. 28 Days Later made me fear a potential zombie apocalypse.


tetewa said...

My favorite zombie movie is Dawn of the Dead, looking forward to seeing Zombieland! This sounds like a good series! tWarner419@aol.com

Amanda Leigh said...

I have love me some Resident Evil, but will also forever love Shawn of the Dead lol!

Rosie said...

Right now, I'm all about Zombieland. I love, love, love this movie!!! As for an older movie, I like the Resident Evil series.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, doll. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Michelle said...

Oh, my husband and I so love zombies. We play Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 with friends all the time, and we all watch zombie movies.

I have to agree with a lot of people here: 28 Days Later is my favorite zombie movie. I Am Legend was good, too, but I ascribe more to the thought that they're all vampires (You know, hate light, that kind of thing) than zombies. I did hate the ending, though.

doreen lamoureux said...

I liked Night of the Living Dead movie.

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Jackie said...

Favorite Zombie movie is the old B&W version of Night Of The Living Dead and favorite book series is Mark Henry's Amanda Feral zombie character.

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Jamie said...

I watch every zombie movie whether cheesy or not. I really loved the remake Dawn of the Dead. Those zombies were wicked fast....Stacy

Persephone said...

Wow, I just learned that the author lives where I do. I was browsing a bookstore and they had some author signed books by him and I read his info. I always like to hear about people doing well in the world that are from my state!

My most memorable zombie book is P&P and Zombies. Not that it was good, just that it was so bad.

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buddyt said...

I love most of Robert Rodrigues's movies and a lot of the more recent stuff as well but I just have a thing about Mila Jovavich in the Resident Evil series.

I don't know why but I she she just ROCKS !


Mystica said...

I dont have a favourite movie because this is something I dont watch. But, I would love to win this book for my son who is a huge fan.


Erotic Horizon said...

I love the cover on this one... fire off to the side... and shadows on the ground...

Good choice to give a heads up...


Diana Dang said...

Shaun of the Dead is a hilarious movie! I love the books Zombie Blonde and Soulless.

Julie S said...

Resident Evil is definitely the best zombie series, though Zombieland was awesome too.

Mardel said...

My favorite zombie movies is Zombieland - but the most memorable was Night of the Living Dead. I saw it in 196-something when I was a little kid. A little intense.

I have Xombies: Apacalypse Blues in my TBR pile.

EVA SB said...

My favourite zombie movie is Shaun of the Dead.
It is funny, moving and then there is Simon Pegg.

Sara M said...

My favorite books that feature zombies are Deadtown by Nancy Holzner and Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry, because both make zombies into more than just mindless corpses chasing after brains.

My favorite zombie movie is Shaun of the Dead. It's hilarious. (And so is Hot Fuzz, although there are no zombies...)

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

Adele said...

Book, Autumn by David Moody made me feel doomed and gloomy for days, in a good way.
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bison61 said...

my favorite would be Dawn of the Dead but I also liked Resident Evil

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jemscout425 said...

My favorite is shawn of the dead followed closely by zombieland. love bill murrays cameo

misskallie2000 said...

Have not read any zombie books and only movie I remember is Zombieland
Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to read this book. This may be the book to get me really interested in zombies..who knows.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Ali said...

I still like the (recent) Dawn of the Dead book. It's got enough humor to keep me from staying too scared, and all the good books always tend to be depressing too! They are also always hand me downs from my husband so I'd love to have a chance to read one first and pass it on to him :)
Thank you for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Book: Cell by Stephen King. No idea why, but I like that book.

Movie: 28 Days/Weeks Later. Love those movies...running zombies = terrifying.


Daelith said...

I'm another Resident Evil fan. I'm going to try to rent a copy of Zombieland this afternoon so that may be a new favorite.

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Susan said...

World war Z was a great zombie book.. But this looks good too!

Bcteagirl said...

I thought the Zombie Survival book was hilarious. I added this series to my wishlist. Would love to win a copy!

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Dawn M. said...

Resident Evil is my all time favorite. Zombieland is my current favorite. :0)

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IceJewel said...

I haven't read any book based on Zombies :(
But, I love this movie called Resident Evil: Apocalypse !


Nickolay said...

I have been playing and being scared by the Resident Evil series ever since we first started investigating into Raccoon City. I love Zombie stuff. Thanks for the chance


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

My favorite Zombie movie is "Return of the Night of the Living Dead". It has some lines that my hubby and I are always tossing out. Our favorite being "You mean they LIED?" when they were trying to kill a zombie by cutting off it's head.

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SandyG265 said...

I haven't read many zombie books. My favorite Zombie movie is the original Night of the Living Dead

Sheere said...

I'm so in love with zombie movies/books!
I enjoyed 28 Days Later and its sequel, they are sad zombie films, Zombieland is the last zombie film I have watched and I really liked it, funny and somehow tragic and critic.


Heather Y said...

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! I loved The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks... dry, satirical, it made me laugh and gave me the most vivid zombie dreams! (And yes, my zombie weapon of choice WOULD be a rapier, lol.) Thanks again!

heather y

dsandyboy said...

I haven't read a Zombie book yet, so I don't have a favourite.


FrankSandy said...

Resident Evil is my favourite.


Reading said...

Please count me in. I just love Dawn of the Dead. Everytime its on cable, I can't turn it off.

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