Addicted to the Dead: Relapse Edition by Shane McKenzie
What if eating the walking dead was the only way to ensure you don’t become one? If you ingest the meat of the dead, you can avoid that fate. But if you consume too much, it becomes a highly addictive drug, transforming those who are addicted into meatheads—emaciated junkies only focused on getting their next fix.
Paco’s family is dead, and he is alone … until his dead little sister Sophia speaks. But the dead can’t talk, can’t think. Paco decides Sophia is special and takes her to the city to find a doctor who can help her and figure out what’s making her so … alive. But Paco and Sophia quickly find out the city isn’t safe … and they are the only children there.
Shane McKenzie steps out of retirement with the new RELAPSE edition of Addicted to the Dead, presented as a 3-course meal. For an appetizer, we have the prequel short story “Like a Brother.” Followed by the main course, a newly edited edition of Addicted to the Dead. And then the novella Knock His Teeth Out for Me, featuring Worm and the full costs of addiction, for dessert.
Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About The Dead
Horror Bookworm Reviews A father fights for his daughter’s freedom from the clutches of a disgusting evil entrepreneur that has no limits to his wrong doings. Meanwhile, a young boy seeks help for his sister’s mysterious transformation. These two desperate missions have one thing in common…to save their precious loved ones and to survive from those Addicted To The Dead. A new kind of drug has taken the population by its clicking rotted teeth. The addiction to dead meat regulates the laws that control and governs the consumption of flesh. Author Shane McKenzie has returned with an original approach to a desired substance that bridge the gap between the living and the dead. This full length novel provides the whole kit and carnaged caboodle that a splatter fan could want. Warning: Addicted To The Dead endures brutal acts of cringe worthy moments, demented corpse snuff films and shocking moments of storyline twists & turns. McKenzie’s approach to decomposing fictional flesh is like no other, and has that familiar flare of outstanding storytelling. Forget everything you thought you knew about the dead, “there is no cure for death”…or is there… As a fan for many years, I salute Madness Heart Press for resurrecting the “Executive of Extreme,”…the “Saint of Splatterpunk,”…the “Grand Master of Gross-Out Contest,”…Shane McKenzie! A five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ must read Horror Bookworm Recommendation. Grab this one my fellow horror addicts.
Eat Zombie Meat, Or Else!
This book is a set of three stories all set in the same locale. Imagine a world where zombie flesh is a common meal, but can only be consumed in small amounts or you get addicted to it. It can’t be too fresh, or too old, but just right and one man has the monopoly on getting it out to the masses. The first story, “Like a Brother” is a short story that introduces the reader to one of the main characters of the book, Calico. Calico is a tough guy who takes care of whatever the boss man needs done. We get just a glimpse in this short story about how brutal this world really is. The second story, “Addicted to the Dead,” introduces us to Paco and his little sister, Sophia. They go on a harrowing adventure into the city to find Sophia a doctor to help her with her “illness.” Junkies are everywhere looking for their next fix, a zombie snack. Can they make it safely to their destination? The third story is a novella called “Knock His Teeth Out for Me.” Here we are introduced to Worm, an addict and former employee of the boss man. We are exposed to the tough life of an addict and how they will do anything to get what they need. This is my first book by Shane McKenzie that I’ve read. I finished it and immediately thought, WTF did I just read? I liked how McKenzie told the story from different perspectives, the addict, those alive and trying to survive, and through a child’s eyes. Each perspective offers a unique blend of fear of the unknown and the feeling of helplessness. The swinging pendulum of emotions kept me vested in the characters. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It’s out now in electronic version on Godless, but will be released everywhere else on April 30th by Madness Heart Press! Go get it!