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C.J. Ballintyne

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C.J. Ballintyne grew up on a steady diet of adult epic fantasy from the age of nine, resulting in a rather confused outlook on life – believing the good guys should always win, but knowing they often don’t. C.J. is an oxymoron; an idealistic cynic.

C.J.’s attempts at the craft of writing began in 1992, culminating in the publication of Confronting the Demon, the first book in “The Seven Circles of Hell” series, in 2013. In the Company of the Dead is C.J’s first book published by Evolved Publishing, and the first book in “The Sundered Oath” series.

For fun, C.J. speculates about taking over the world – how hard can it really be? If C.J. could be anything, it would be a dragon, but to be honest, C.J. shares more in common with Dr. Gregory House of House M.D. – both the good and the bad. C.J. is a browncoat, a saltgunner, a Whedonite, a Sherlockian, a Ringer and a Whovian… OK, most major geek fandoms. C.J. holds degrees in law and accounting and is a practising financial services lawyer.

C.J. lives in Sydney, Australia, with two daughters and a growing menagerie of animals that includes two horses but unfortunately no dragons.

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Watch for TO PLAY DEATH’S HAND, the fourth book in C.J. Ballintynes’s dark epic fantasy series, “The Sundered Oath,” to come in 2023.

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Timothy C. Ward

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My love for writing started while co-authoring a Ninja Turtles comic in kindergarten. Dragonlance and Stephen King influenced my middle years, and then Orson Scott Card and the Dune Prequels added Science Fiction to my literary palate. After college, insecurity and a lack of community led to a few years off from writing, but then I discovered NaNoWriMo and podcasts. These helped me write and rewrite what became two trunked novels, but also put me firmly in the path of realizing my dream.Scavenger: Evolution last March. It’s a sand-divers in the apocalypse story of love and terror set in Hugh Howey’s world of Sand (with his permission). The audiobook is nearly complete, and the sequel will come out next summer.

My short story credits include “The Bomb in the President’s Bathroom,” an Amish science fiction thriller set in the world of Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania, and published in the anthology, Tales from Pennsylvania; “Staring Into,” a time-travel love story published in Masters of Time; and “Marigold Bloom,” an as-yet published story in a redshirts-themed anthology, Expendable Assets, which will donate proceeds to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

My first Evolved Publishing novel is a magical thriller set in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss, inspired by equal parts of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series and The Stand.

I am also a former Executive Producer for the Hugo-Nominated podcast, Adventures in SciFi Publishing, and have reviewed books for them and SF Signal.

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Watch for the second book in Godsknife, a series of supernatural thrillers/dark fantasies/horror, to come in the npt-too-distant future.

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Zombies Are Taking Over the Wild West

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Author Angela Scott’s Zombie West series is thrilling thousands of readers.

We woke up early this morning to some exciting news, as Ms. Scott’s series set in the Old West has caught fire with readers. Just check out these Amazon rankings:

WANTED: DEAD OR UNDEAD
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42 **FREE** in Kindle Store
#1 in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Westerns > Horror
#2 in Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult

SURVIVOR ROUNDUP
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,424 Paid in Kindle Store
#77 in Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Contemporary

DEAD PLAINS
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,805 Paid in Kindle Store
#43 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Horror

How long will those rankings last? Will they climb higher? Who can say? We only know that this terrific series, which has won multiple awards, is hitting home with readers.

Why are readers swallowing up this series? Well, surely it helps that we’ve given you the opportunity to sample the series FOR FREE! Yep, the eBook for Wanted: Dead or Undead, the first book in the series, is now free most everywhere it’s sold. So really, what do you have to lose? We did this because, frankly, we’re confident you’re going to love it, and that you’ll want to immediately rush back and grab Survivor Roundup and Dead Plains, books 2 and 3 in the series. Or perhaps you’ll want to jump right to The Zombie West Trilogy, a special omnibus edition that includes all 3 books plus some bonus material.

These stories are rich with characters you’ll come to love, a fun setting in the Old West, drama and suspense to keep you turning page after page after page, and of course, zombies. Great stuff.

So take the leap today, but be careful! Those zombies can smell you from miles away.

For more information about Wanted: Dead or Undead, including purchase links for most retailers, CLICK HERE.

For more information about Survivor Roundup, including purchase links for most retailers, CLICK HERE.

For more information about Dead Plains, including purchase links for most retailers, CLICK HERE.

For more information about The Zombie West Trilogy (Special Omnibus Edition), including purchase links for most retailers, CLICK HERE.