Deadcore: 4 Hardcore Zombie Novellas Edited by Cheryl Mullenax
Authors Randy Chandler, Ben Cheetham, Edward M. Erdelac, and David James Keaton unleash the carnage with four unique, hardcore zombie novellas.
DEAD JUJU BY RANDY CHANDLER - He's the mystery man on the news. Where he shows up, the sh!t goes down. The dead are rising, the immigration issue has reached the boiling point, the living are screwed, and unspeakable acts are being performed upon all involved. In this tale of Zombies Gone Wild, yes the dead walk but just where the hell are they going and why? Dead Juju gives you the hardcore truth, if you're ghoul enough to handle it.
ZEE BEE & BEE (A.K.A. PROPELLER HATS FOR THE DEAD) BY DAVID JAMES KEATON - At a "Zombie Bed & Breakfast" tourist trap, guests pay for the thrill of a staged zombie assault during an apocalyptic scenario, acted out by sluggish hotel workers who are well-versed in the zombie genre. But soon the script doesn't go as planned, the guests become uncooperative, and the actors are taking their roles very seriously these days.
NIGHT OF THE JIKININKI BY EDWARD M. ERDELAC - After a comet is observed in the western sky of feudal Japan, a murdered inmate rises from the dead and attacks his fellow prisoners. Three disparate men: a casteless bandit, a mad, child-eating monk, and a renowned but sadistic samurai band together to escape the walled and moat-surrounded prison as it fills with the walking and ravenous dead.
ZOMBIE SAFARI BY BEN CHEETHAM - Survivors of a zombie apocalypse have carved out new existences on islands, only visiting the mainland to hunt zombies. But things start to go wrong. Zombies don't die as they should. Hunters go missing. A trip that's supposed to be fun turns into a struggle for survival as four men make a discovery that causes them to question not only what it means to be a zombie, but what it means to be human.
"As the book's title indicates, DEADCORE achieves all extremes. Violent, perverse, depraved--and, as such, quite recommended...DEADCORE features four ferocious zombie novellas that don't pull any punches." --FANGORIA
"Deadcore’s four novellas are gruesome, funny, tense, bloody and entertaining as hell. Each of the stories is distinctive and unique, so you never feel you are reading stale material. If you love extreme zombie fiction, you’ll definitely want to check out Deadcore!" --FATALLY YOURS
Deadcore is an enigmatic collection which Zombie enthusiasts have to read to see the verisimilitude showcased within. Taking zombies and mixing with a heady mix of violence, social commentary, human attitude and various other emotions, Deadcore manages to surprise and shock its readers thoroughly. It is a collection that will stay in the reader's mind for a long time to come." --FANTASY BOOK CRITIC