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David WellingtonDavid Wellington was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where George Romero shot his classic zombie films. He attended Syracuse University and Penn State and is working towards a degree in Library Science at the Pratt Institute. Mr. Wellington is most famous for his free online serialized zombie and vampire novels. He lives in New York City with his wife. Read some of his work at David Wellington’s website.

David Wellington also writes fantasy under the name David Chandler.

Werewolf Tales

Werewolf Tales — (2009-2010) Publisher: For Cheyenne Clark, there’s a bad moon on the rise. There’s one sound a woman doesn’t want to hear when she’s lost and alone in the Arctic wilderness: a howl. When a strange wolf’s teeth slash Cheyenne’s ankle to the bone, her old life ends, and she becomes the very monster that has haunted her nightmares for years. Worse, the only one who can understand what Chey has become is the man — or wolf — who s doomed her to this fate. He also wants to chop her head off with an axe. Yet as the line between human and beast blurs, so too does the distinction between hunter and hunted, for Chey is more than just the victim she appears to be. But once she’s within killing range, she may find that — even for a werewolf — it’s not always easy to go for the jugular.

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Frostbite was also published under the title Cursed and Overwinter was also published under the title Ravaged.

 

Cursed: Ultra-realistic werewolves

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Cursed (UK) or Frostbite (US) by David Wellington

Cursed (Frostbite in the US) is the tale of Cheyenne Clark, a twenty-something we meet while she is struggling through the Northwest Territories of the Canadian Arctic. “Most people’s lives change very slowly, more slowly than the seasons. Some people are born into the life they’re going to lead and nothing much ever comes along to force them to change. For Cheyenne Clark, change came about in the space of thirty very bad seconds.” She is hunting for something, but it seems like something is hunting her too...

It is desperately hard to synopsise this novel without giving too much away about the plot (which is why I have kept it as sparse as possible) — and I feel as though part of the strength of Cursed comes from wa... Read More

The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology

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The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology by Christopher Golden (ed.)

FORMAT/INFO: The New Dead is 400 pages long divided over nineteen short stories. Also includes a Foreword by the editor Christopher Golden, and biographies on all of the anthology’s contributors. February 16, 2010 marks the North American Trade Paperback publication of The New Dead via St. Martin’s Griffin. Cover art provided by Per Haagensen. The UK version will be published on February 18, 2010 via Piatkus Books under the altered title: Zombie: An Anthology of the Undead. Subterranean Press is also producing ... Read More

Urban Allies: Will please many fans of urban and paranormal fantasy

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Urban Allies edited by Joseph Nassise

I’m always impressed when authors work together, and in Urban Allies, editor Joseph Nassise has managed to pair up twenty authors who not only collaborate, but merge their own characters into ten brand-new and original adventures. Each story shares a similar theme: popular characters from existing series or novels meet up and must join forces in order to defeat a common threat. Since these are urban fantasy authors, every story has a supernatural or paranormal aspect, though the situations and resolutions are completely unique to each tale, ranging the gamut from a haunted house, ghosts, magic of all stripes, plenty of demons, and much more.

As a genre, urban fantasy tends to feature protagonists who embody a certain type of wish-... Read More

More books by David Wellington

Monster Novels — (2006-2007) Publisher: It’s one month after a global disaster. The most “developed” nations of the world have fallen to the shambling zombie masses. Only a few pockets of humanity survive — in places rife with high-powered weaponry, such as Somalia. In New York City, the dead walk the streets, driven by an insatiable hunger for all things living. One amongst them is different; though he shares their appetites he has retained his human intelligence. Alone among the mindless zombies, Gary Fleck is an eyewitness to the end of the world — and perhaps the evil genius behind it all. From the other side of the planet, a small but heavily-armed group of schoolgirls-turned-soldiers has come in search of desperately needed medicine. Dekalb, a former United Nations weapons inspector, leads them as their local guide. Ayaan, a crack shot at the age of sixteen, will stop at nothing to complete her mission. They think they are prepared for anything. On Monster Island they will find that there is something worse even than being undead, as Gary learns the true price of survival.

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Vampire Tales — (2007-2012) Publisher: All the official reports say they are dead — extinct since the late ’80s, when a fed named Arkeley nailed the last vampire in a fight that nearly killed him. But the evidence proves otherwise. When a state trooper named Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night, it is Arkeley who gets the assignment — who else? He’s been expecting such a call to come eventually. Sure, it has been years since any signs of an attack, but Arkeley knows what most people don’t: there is one left. In an abandoned asylum she is rotting, plotting, and biding her time in a way that only the undead can. Caxton is out of her league on this case and more than a little afraid, but the fed made it plain that there is only one way out. But the worst thing is the feeling that the vampires want more than just her blood. They want her for a reason, one she can’t guess; a reason her sphinxlike partner knows but won’t say; a reason she has to find out — or die trying. Now there are only 13 bullets between Caxton and Arkeley and the vampires. There are only 13 bullets between us, the living, and them, the damned.

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Stand-alones:

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsPlague Zone — (2012) Publisher: There are a million zombies in the Seattle Plague Zone. Tim needs to find and kill just one. In the midst of world-wide apocalypse, there are still some things a man has to do. Like get vengeance for his lost family. From the author of the acclaimed MONSTER ISLAND series comes a whole new zombie tale — full of gore and action and the quick-paced suspense David Wellington’s readers have come to expect.fantasy and science fiction book reviews


Rivals — (2012) Publisher: What does it take to turn a brother against his sister? Brent, Maggie and their father used to take hikes in the desert. It used to be fun. Until the day they found something… unearthly… and it changed them all forever. The thing that killed their father turned Brent and Maggie into something more than they had been. It made them stronger and faster. It made them superheroes… and celebrities. It made them rivals. Archenemies. The thing in the desert tore their world apart. And now nobody is safe…


fantasy and science fiction book reviewsWeaponized — (2011) Publisher: Previously published as part of The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology. The frightening and altogether too real story of an undercover reporter sent to investigate a mysterious new branch of the U.S. military. Praise for THE NEW DEAD: “Provocative, haunting, and genuinely unsettling… This powerful anthology shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin America’s longstanding obsession with the undead.” – Publishers Weekly Starred Review.


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