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Author Nicholas Ryan Is Back With ‘Die Trying: A Zombie Apocalypse’

81XWy1JvdTL._SL1500_Nicholas Ryan, author of ‘Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse’, is back with an all new apocalyptic tale titled ‘Die Trying: A Zombie Apocalypse’.

Story line:

Trapped amidst the horror of the zombie apocalypse, three men hear the sound of a helicopter overhead and know it represents their last desperate hope to survive the terror and reach safety.
But survival comes at a cost – and the undead hordes that ravage the world are not the only lurking evil the men must face.
But for Mitch Logan, his brother, Jed, and their friend, Clinton Harrigan, there is no choice.
They must fight to survive – or Die Trying.
A novel of over 66,000 words.
‘Die Trying: A Zombie Apocalypse’ is currently available on Amazon for Kindle.

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I will be reviewing ‘Die Trying: A Zombie Apocalypse’ in the next couple of weeks.

 

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Book Review: Ground Zero by Nicholas Ryan

GroundZeroCoverSAWWhen I think zombie novels, I used to think Max Brooks, but there is a new name I will think of from now on, Nicholas Ryan. I was contacted a while back by Mr. Ryan to review his new zombie novelGround Zero‘ and I’m glad I accepted to do so.

Synopsis:

When the zombie apocalypse sweeps across the eastern states of America, Jack Cutter is the man least likely to last beyond the first few minutes. Dealing with the recent tragic deaths of his wife and child, Cutter is forced into a desperate struggle for survival – and for redemption. Everything Cutter came to expect from life is torn away and turned upside down so that all he has left is his instinct and a sense of fate that compels him on his journey.
The action is frantic and terrifying as Cutter slowly discovers the cost of staying alive is dealing with his guilt and accepting responsibility he can never be prepared for.
‘Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse’ is a real story with real characters that readers will cheer on until the final shocking twist.

Many zombie novels that I have read have been severely lacking the proper descriptiveness to draw the reader into the horror they are trying to give them.  Nicholas Ryan’sGround Zero‘ is every bit as horrifying and descriptive as a Max Brooks novel.  The scenes he describes are terrifying and so vivid I almost feel like I am watching a George A. Romero film.  The way he depicts his characters and the scenarios that they are faced with, I could feel their fear and I felt as though I was watching all of these horrors unfold through the eyes of these terrified people.  He gave every character a back story, so you really get to know them and learn what makes them tick.  This is what makes any story worth reading.

The twists and turns that his main character, Jack Cutter, faces are fantastically thought out.  The changes he goes through and the things he comes to terms with are both heartbreaking and unsettling.

Ground Zero‘ is not a lengthy story, but packs all the punches of a Stephen King length novel.  None of the story feels rushed.  The natural flow of the novel from beginning to end is seamless and well thought out.  Through the time that I was reading it, I never thought “well this could be better” or “he really should have added something here“.  ‘Ground Zero‘ really is a work of art and has all of the makings of a real horror literary classic.

I could not recommend ‘Ground Zero‘ enough to anyone that enjoys a truly captivating horror story.  Even if you are not a fan of horror or zombie novels, I would still give it a read.  The story is so well written, it could draw in any reader, horror fan or not.

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Book Announcement: Ground Zero by Nicholas Ryan

GroundZeroCoverSAWI have previously interviewed author Nicholas Ryan about his upcoming novel Ground Zero.  The wait is over to own this incredible story.  It has become available on Amazon today as an ebook, but will soon be available in paperback.

Synopsis:

When the zombie apocalypse sweeps across the eastern states of America, Jack Cutter is the man least likely to last beyond the first few minutes. Dealing with the recent tragic deaths of his wife and child, Cutter is forced into a desperate struggle for survival – and for redemption. Everything Cutter came to expect from life is torn away and turned upside down so that all he has left is his instinct and a sense of fate that compels him on his journey.
The action is frantic and terrifying as Cutter slowly discovers the cost of staying alive is dealing with his guilt and accepting responsibility he can never be prepared for.
‘Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse’ is a real story with real characters that readers will cheer on until the final shocking twist.

To purchase Ground Zero,

Click here for US

Click here for UK

I have been asked by Mr. Ryan to review this new novel, so be on the look out for my review of Ground Zero in 2-3 weeks.

Be sure to like Nicholas Ryan’s Facebook page.

For those that missed my interview with Nicholas Ryan, I will link it below.

 

Interview with Author Nicholas Ryan

GroundZeroCoverI was recently contacted by author Nicholas Ryan about doing a review of his new zombie novel “Ground Zero“.  I conducted an interview with Mr. Ryan so that you can become better acquainted with him and his work.

Interview:

LBoH: Can you introduce yourself for those that haven’t read your previous works?

NR: Hi my name is Nicholas Ryan I have an extensive background in advertising and marketing and have spent several years working as a commercial artist. I am a veracious reader and have so far kept a lot of my creative writing restricted to other genres I have had several bestsellers on Amazon but my new book “Ground Zero” is my first foray into writing about the subject I love most – Zombies!

LBoH: How long have you been writing?

NR: Since I was a teenager. I won’t tell you how many years that is, but it’s a lot!

LBoH: What got you into horror writing?

NR: I have always been a huge fan of horror movies but my writing has always been for commercial reasons and it is only now that I can translate that fascination for zombie films into a zombie book. I think the advantage of being a zombie film fan is that I write visually – That means lots of description and hopefully lots of excitement and tension.

LBoH: Who are some of your influences?

NR: Stephen King, Wilbur Smith.

LBoH: You have best sellers on Amazon in other categories, other than your horror works, which was your favorite to do?

NR: I wrote an action adventure novel that I was very proud of. It went to number one in the Sea Adventure category, at one stage outselling Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Old Man and the Sea’. I wrote an action adventure novel that I was very proud of. It went to number one in the Sea Adventure category, at one stage outselling Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Old Man and the Sea’ and a Clive Cussler new release.

LBoH: How long have you been working on “Ground Zero”?

NR: The idea for the story has been on my mind for some time. When I sit down to write a novel the writing process itself usually only takes about 6 weeks, but behind the scenes the plot and research takes longer.

LBoH: Where did the concept for “Ground Zero” come from?

NR: I don’t know! On very rare occasions great ideas just come to me. This is one of those very rare occasions.

LBoH: Is “Ground Zero” going to be a part of a series or just a single novel?

NR: The readers will decide that question! I hate the idea of books ending as a cliff hanger. It’s a technique I have always refused to use. So “Ground Zero” will have its own ending, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be more story to tell. If the book is well received and readers genuinely want to know what happens to the characters after they have read the final page then I would certainly consider a follow up book.

LBoH: Will you ever write for another genre again, or will you stick mostly with horror/zombie type works?

NR: To be very honest, the success of the books I have written in other genres now affords me the luxury of being able to write about anything I want – and I want to write about Zombies.

LBoH: Do you have any other ideas, other than “Ground Zero”, that we can expect to see in print in the near future?

NR: A million!

LBoH: What are your goals for the next couple of years?

NR: To become established in the Zombie genre and to earn a reputation as an author who tells a rattling good yarn. If I can do that I would be very happy.

LBoH: Any advice for the other horror/zombie authors out there trying to get their material noticed?

NR: The thing I have noticed with the success of my other books in other genres is that marketing is never ending. But despite the social networking world we live in, no amount of marketing can make a bad book good. Ultimately every writer’s long term success needs to be built on a foundation of bloody good books!

Stay tuned for the review of Nicholas Ryan’s upcoming zombie novel “Ground Zero” in mid September. Be sure to like Nicholas’ official Facebook page for more news on “Ground Zero“.

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