Wednesday, June 28, 2017


It's here. Feast your eyes on the cover for CARRION SHADOWS: UNDEAD ONSLAUGHT, clearly a work of great literary subtlety and an understated yet sparkling... Eh, who am I kidding? There's zombies, shambling hordes of ghoulish wildlife, and an undead dinosaur. Elephant guns, explosions, and monsters abound.

Feast your eyes on that cover. When you can bear to tear your eyes away from how cool that looks, let's take a look at the official plot description, shall we?

After years of working as a big game hunter, Denise DeMarco wants to retire to the quiet life of a park ranger. However, a doomed expedition into the caves beneath the game reserve accidentally sends something terrifying bubbling to the veldt’s surface. Something prehistoric. Something hungry. Soon, the dark ecosystem is colonizing the surface world, consuming everything and everyone in its path.

Armed with an elephant gun and years of experience, it’s up to Denise to save the blighted park. Swarms of the oozing undead, relentless poachers, and one very angry dinosaur stand in her way. And even if she survives all that, there’s still something trapped underground that wants out. Primeval horrors and ravenous ghouls lurk around every corner as night falls over the park. Denise must use all her skills if she wants to live through the experience.

She must become the ultimate monster hunter.

 This is an indirect sequel to my previous novel from Severed Press, Carrion Safari. You don't have to read one to enjoy the other.

The ebook is currently live on Amazon, and the paperback version should be available in the next few days.

Because you're here, I'll give you a peek at the logistics that went into it. Carrion Shadows was written over about twenty-five days in October of 2016. Some of it was written in a Portland, Oregon hotel room during a mostly dull attorney convention. With the exception of a few break days, it was written at a rate of about 4,000 words per day, and it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 85,000 words long. Around February, it was edited and eventually shipped off to the publisher for their input.