Rusty Fischer

Biography

Rusty Fischer is the author of over a dozen YA paranormal novels, including Zombies Don’t Cry, Zombies Don’t Forgive, Vamplayers and Ushers, Inc. Visit him at www.rushingtheseason.com to learn more and read tons of FREE holiday stories, movie reviews, viewing guides and poems... All. Year. Long!

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Books

Merry Mocha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 by Secret Cravings Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mona Madison is stuck, stranded with her future ex-boyfriend at his family estate in tiny Noel, North Carolina. From her choice of attire to his mother’s judgmental scorn, everything has gone wrong, it’s clear the relationship is over and now she’s merely going through the motions before she can break up before the New Year.
King Toot: 101 Revolting Rhymes for Little Monsters
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Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
In King Toot, monsters of all ages will find 101 silly, grody, goofy – even a few revolting – poems about goblin boogers and grinning ghosts and cackling witches and werewolf farts! Includes a bonus chapter for teachers and parents on how to turn these festive poems into teachable moments for your own little monsters!
Kid Pumpkin: A "Creeperz" Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
It’s Halloween in Nightshade, North Carolina, and this year for Show and Tell the kid everyone calls “Froggy” has a surprise in store for his classmates. It’s a homemade doll he calls “Kid Pumpkin,” but there’s nothing sweet or innocent about this toy. It’s out for blood, and it knows just who it wants… This 1,944-word middle grade short story is 11 pages long.
Little Birds: A "Creeperz" Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Every Halloween Bobby Jenkins and his best friend, Nathan, would fill their pockets full of rocks and go down to Coffin Lake and toss them at the crows that flocked there each year. But this year, Nathan is gone… and so are the crows. And Bobby Jenkins is about to find out what happens when “little birds” get BIG revenge! This 1,944-word middle grade short story is 11 pages long.
Creeperz: Five Terrifying Tales
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Price: Free! Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
A boy who turns into candy after shoplifting his Halloween treats. A girl who wakes up one morning to discover that her wish has come true… and it’s Halloween EVERY day! These are just some of the short, spooky stories that make up my new middle grade anthology, Creeperz: 5 Terrifying Tales. This 8,250-word middle grade short story collection is 44 pages long.
Zombies Don’t Read: 25 YA Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 99,680. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
What could be better than five zombie stories? What could be more awesome than 10 stories of the living dead? What could be cooler than 15 tales of leg shuffling walkers? Would 20 stories be cooler? How about… 25?!?! That’s right, Zombies Don’t Read contains not five, not 10, not 15, not even 20 but 25 zombie stories, yours for the taking. Zombies may not read, but you can...
Zombie Next Year: A YA New Year’s Eve Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
The Winter Wonderland Dance was supposed to be a chance to get outside after the zombie outbreaks that had been plaguing the Carolinas all holiday season. But the heavy guards and all the adult supervision in the world couldn’t stop the Great New Year’s Outbreak of 2019, and now Cara Brent is stuck inside the Nightshade Gym with a dozen other unfortunate kids, awaiting the inevitable. Or will she…
Home for Christmas: A YA Zombie Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
It’s Christmas Eve but Tanner doesn’t know it yet. Nor does her buddy, Scrim. That’s because they’re both zombies; with no memories. Of anything. At all. Not of their past lives. Not of who they are… or were. Not even of Christmas. But that all changes when Tanner hears Christmas music for the first time. And nothing will ever be the same…
Homecoming: A Scary YA Thanksgiving Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
It’s Thanksgiving and all Sarah and her Mom want to do is celebrate the holiday in peace. But that peace is shattered when Sarah’s sister, Shannon, shows up, a fugitive from the The Research Facility for Lycan Readjustment and Reprogramming, better known as Werewolf Rehab. Just like that, Thanksgiving dinner turns into a fight for survival.
Trick or Treat: 101 Haunting Halloween Rhymes
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Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Trick or Treat contains 101 festive holiday poems all about my favorite time of year… October, costumes, candy and the thrills of trick or treating. From costumes to candy and everything in between, enjoy them all… this Halloween!
Monster Party: A YA Horror Anthology
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Price: Free! Words: 39,340. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
Welcome to the Monster Party, pal! Here you’ll find a YA paranormal short story collection featuring all your favorite holidays: From Valentine’s Day to Halloween, from St. Patrick’s Day to New Year’s Eve. And all your favorite monsters are here, too: zombies, vampires, werewolves, even a ghost or two! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Monster Party, one holiday – and one story – at a time.
Love, Werewolf: A YA Valentine's Day Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
As soon as Calvin’s girlfriend found out he was a werewolf, there was only one thing left to do: get as far away from her as possible before the next full moon. But now it’s Valentine’s Day, and he doesn’t want her to be alone. So what does Calvin do? What any good werewolf does on the most romantic day of the year: send her a valentine, chock full of dating advice!
GARLIC: A YA 4th of July Story
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Price: Free! Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
"The Night Ranger" is just that: a ranger at national parks. But Serena's onto his game. She plans a final stand against this undercover vampire in Mount Jubilee National Park on the busiest camping weekend of the year: the 4th of July. With her is another vampire hunter, Grady. Posing as campers, Serena and Grady intend to stop the Night Ranger, once and for all.
Jingle Brains: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Lacy and her boyfriend Grady have just been reanimated, turned into the living dead while putting up Christmas decorations in a thunderstorm. Now it’s Christmas Eve and all Lacy wants to do is get her man some fresh brains for the holidays. But what’s a girl to do when she comes home after an all-night quest to find that Grady’s already gotten brains aplenty, and eaten them all by himself?!?
LATE: A YA New Year's Eve Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
It’s New Year’s Eve and Jade has only one thing on her mind as midnight nears: kissing a zombie. Then again, the zombie is her undead boyfriend, Calvin (though he doesn’t remember her from Before). And it’s kind of illegal to kiss zombies. But that won’t stop Jade, who moves heaven and earth to reach Calvin – and his cold, undead lips – before midnight. Even if she is a little late…
Born Lucky: A YA St. Patrick's Day Story
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Price: Free! Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Mandy Nash is the first “Normal” (i.e. human) to invite Calvin anywhere since he became reanimated, one of the living dead. But what will he do when he finds out her invitation to the big St. Patrick’s Day party in town is just an elaborate ruse to get him to take her into the Z-Zone , a place where "Normals" are forbidden, and even zombies are in danger?
The Vampire in the Vampire Costume: A YA Halloween Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Grace has been watching the cute guy in the vampire costume long enough to know he isn’t just role playing: dude’s the real thing. So what do the only zombie and the only vampire – both sworn enemies – do in a town like Nightshade on the night called Halloween? Become better acquainted, of course. But their friendship is tested when another monster crashes their party – in a costume all his own!
The Aftermath: A YA Zombie Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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Michelle has just escaped the zombie infestation at her high school. That’s the good news. The bad news is she has to stick around and be debriefed by every department of every branch of the US government. Oh, and the local reporters, of course. As she tells her story to one reporter, she gives him the scoop of his life. Make that, his afterlife!
The Ghost in the Aisle Seat: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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It's Christmas Eve and Haley Smythe is working the late shift at Snowflake Cinema. But she's not alone. At her side is a notorious local ghosthunter, out for his biggest scoop. And in Theater 6 is a man who claims to see his wife in that very cinema, only on Christmas Eve. As the three converge on this holiday night, secrets will be revealed and all will meet... The Ghost in the Aisle Seat.
The Werewolf On Christmas: A YA Paranormal Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Jace Thompkins is spending his third Christmas at Paranormal Place, a government "rehab" facility for werewolves, lycans and shifters. When his family visits, his sister gives him a gift he's not sure he can accept: a hairpin, while the guards aren't looking. Will Jace use it to escape, even though he can't control what he does after he morphs? Or will he hide it... if only from himself?
Zombie Eve: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
It’s Christmas Eve and the zombie known as “Scout” is doing her job: scouting out freshly dug graves for the rest of her zombie pals. But when she comes across a young kid guarding the nearest graveyard, the two strike up an unlikely friendship that turns into a bond only something like the holidays can forge.
Zombie Thanksgiving: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
It’s Thanksgiving and all Cassie wants to do is sit in her dorm room eating cheesy poofs and binge watching a Horror High marathon on HitFlix. That’s when Rex, one of the members of the Zombie Job Corps, shows up, wanting to clean her floor. With nothing better to do, Cassie helps him… and finds a friend for Thanksgiving break. And just in time, too, seeing as a zombie outbreak is starting...
Zombies Don't Dance: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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The last thing Rex ever wanted to do was break Cara’s heart. That’s why he’s canceling prom… at the last minute. But will Cara ever understand that, after being a zombie longer than he’d care to remember, Rex is simply tired of doing the chicken dance. And breaking human girls’ hearts?!?
Zombies Don't Need Bodyguards: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Let’s face it: Rex Limburger, Jr. is a wimp. He knows it, the whole world knows it, especially the bullies. But today Rex stops being a wimp. Because today he’s brought… a bodyguard. A zombie bodyguard. And nothing will ever be the same. But not in the way Rex thinks…
Zombies Don't Pucker: A YA Valentine Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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When two hapless bloggers make the scoop of the year -- that zombies can actually talk!!! -- they get the surprise of their lives: being fed to the zombie to cover up the "evidence"! But Zed is one zombie who'd rather let the bloggers go to tell their tale, even if it means paying the ultimate price!
Zombies Don't Write Valentines: A YA Paranormal Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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Once upon a time, Sarah and Brody dated. Now he's one of the living dead, and can't remember her name. Or... can he? When Brody asks Sarah to help him make a Valentine's Day card, she'll find out whether or not zombies can still remember what to do on February 14th!
The Zombie Who Ate Too Much Candy Corn: A FREE Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
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Find out why zombies shouldn’t eat candy corn in this FREE Halloween poem, suitable for all ages and anytime you’re reaching for the candy bowl!
Happy Halloween, Little Zombie: A FREE Haloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
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Happy Halloween, Little Zombie tells the story – in verse form -- of one little zombie and how his zombie pals help him remember the fun of Halloween. Zombie style, of course! A great, fun and festive holiday poem, suitable for all ages and anytime of the holiday season.
My Vampire, My Valentine: A FREE YA Holiday Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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He brought it at night Yes, straight to my door; A Valentine so pretty I couldn’t ignore. His hands as he passed it Were pale and so cold; The look in his eyes Was centuries old...
The Werewolf's Halloween Costume: A YA Paranormal Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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Question: What does the werewolf wear to the Halloween Costume Party? Answer: Anything he wants! Find out what the werewolf wears on Halloween in this YA paranormal story, perfect reading for any time of year!
A Long Winter's Fright: 13 FREE YA Holiday Poems & Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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A Long Winter’s Fright contains thirteen of my most popular, most FREE poems and stories about zombies, vampires and, now, with a little extra werewolf thrown in for good measure. (Okay, a LOT of extra werewolf thrown in for good measure!)
A Vampire's "Bite" Before Christmas: A FREE Holiday Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
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'Twas the "bite" before Christmas, and all through the coven...
A Very Vampire Holiday: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
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It's Christmas Eve and Santa's in a fix; all his elves have food poisoning, so who will help him load his sleigh? Sure, there's a vampire coven just over the ridge, but... is he really *that* desperate?
The Vampire's Valentine: A YA Paranormal Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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It's Chester's first valentine! But what should he give back to the girl who has... nothing? Find out in this YA paranormal story perfect for Valentine's Day, or any time of the year.
Vampire Thanksgiving: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
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Why do vampires love Thanksgiving? Why, it's the one day of the year they can eat humans, guilt free! Well, certain humans anyway... Find out who in this YA Paranormal story perfect for the holidays, or any time of year.
Zombies Don't Swim
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Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Viv wasn't sure about the new zombie pool boy. That is, until he walked out of the shallow end... and straight into her heart!
Zombies Don't Sleep: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, four... aaarrrggghhh!!! In Zombies Don’t Sleep, a high school senior with insomnia discovers that there’s a zombie hanging out at her local Laundromat. She also finds out that he’s way cooler than the mere mortals at her school.
Zombies Don't Study: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
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Homework?!? Zombies don't need no stinkin' homework... find out why Zombies Don't Study in this FREE YA short story of the living dead.
Zombies Don't Kiss & Tell: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Jordy’s best friend thought setting him up on a blind date with a zombie would be a great prank. He never expected Jordy would fall for one of the living dead…
Zombies Don't Jingle: A FREE Living Dead Christmas Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
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Fa la la la la, la la la aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh! Find out why Zombies Don't Jingle in this fun, festive, FREE poem you can read all year long!
Zombies Don't Carve: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
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Guess who's coming to Christmas dinner? ZOMBIES!!!! Find out who, and how many, in this YA holiday short story perfect for any time of the year!
Zombies Don't Celebrate: 8 Holiday Poems
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Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Mistletoe? Check. Fireworks? Check. Pumpkins? Check. Leprechauns? Check. Zombies? Uh oh... Enjoy this seasonal sampling of 8 holiday poems about... the Living Dead!
Vampires Drool! Zombies Rule! A YA Paranormal Novel
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Price: Free! Words: 43,550. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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Lucy Frost must battle the vampires and her fellow zombies to protect one innocent mortal in a REAL clash of the titans!

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Smashwords book reviews by Rusty Fischer

  • Confessions and Secrets of the Avid Book Reviews Blogger: Kick Up Your Social Media Networking For Book Sales on April 25, 2011

    A GREAT resource! There were enough tips on the first page alone to make it worth the VERY reasonable price!
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on May 23, 2011

    What a GREAT resource! I thought I knew it all, but found half-a-dozen tips to do TODAY that it would have taken me weeks, even months, to stumble across on my own...
  • The Followers - A Short Tale of the Civil War Undead on Feb. 18, 2012

    If you're looking for something new and unique in a sea of generic zombie stories, try William Van Winkle's short but powerful Civil War zombie novella, The Followers. It's rich in history and lore, full of twists and turns that give new meaning to the term "poetic justice" and with just enough gore to satisfy the true zombie lover without alienating the rest of us!
  • Ghosts Don't Trick or Treat on Sep. 17, 2012

    I really enjoyed this spooky/funny story about a boy who can talk to ghosts, and what happens when his "best" friend "tricks" him on Halloween night! Great middle grade/YA story for Halloween or anytime of year...
  • The Ghost Of Christmas Past on Dec. 04, 2012

    Clever and cute, a great kick-off for the holiday season. If you and your kids love a good ghost story with a happy ending, this one's for you!