Saul Tanpepper

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Saul spent his formative years in a creaky century-old house overlooking the Erie Canal in Upstate New York. His bedroom was a refurbished attic, which he shared with all manner of creatures, not all, he is convinced, flesh and blood.

After bouncing around the US and Europe, he settled down to pursue a career in the sciences, opting to study the mysteries of human molecular genetics. But even positions as an experimental biologist, teacher, manager and biotech entrepreneur could keep him from his true love: literature.

eFiction magazine calls Saul a writer armed with "a PhD and a whacked out sense of humor." He now writes speculative fiction full time from his attic-less home in the San Francisco Bay Area, which he shares with his wife, kids, four dogs, three cats, six chickens and the occasional possum.

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Price: $17.99 USD. Words: 24,430. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012 by Saul Tanpepper. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
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Dead Reckoning (Jessie's Game Book 2)
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 128,090. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
As network outages spread on the mainland, Jessie Daniels, the only person known to be immune to the Reanimation virus, is ruthlessly hunted down inside Arc Property’s virtual gaming arcade on Long Island. Chasing her are a half dozen Live Players and an untold number of dead ones. As the world descends into chaos, she begins to unravel the secrets of the people who created the technology.
Occupied
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Series: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,610. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
When a tragic accident leaves supermoto champion Stack Miller mentally unprepared to race, his psychiatrist submits him to a highly unorthodox treatment: terror. But his fears become all too real on a flight home from Bermuda.
Raise the Dead
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Series: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Chris Stephens plays one hell of a lead guitar, but his neighbors can't take his garage jam sessions. Enter Alex Alger, the tall, dark-haired, pale-skinned stranger who maybe looks like Death warmed over. He’s got a place where the band can jam, a place where no one will complain because they’re dead and buried.
Reached In Error
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Series: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,690. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
An eerie phone call leaves college parapsychology major Ellen Grabowski terrified for her young brother's safety. Unable to contact her family after her train home stops deep underground, she reluctantly accepts an offer from a strange old woman whose cell phone seems to be able to do more than just place calls. REACHED IN ERROR is a tale of terror from the collection INSOMNIA
The Last Zookeeper (a short story)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
When the aged caretaker of the world's last animal menagerie passes away, a boy seeks to understand his terrible sense of loss. Bonus story: A FLAW IN THE DIVINE: After inventing an artificially intelligent machine capable of self-awareness, a man tries to save humanity from destroying itself, only to find that he has lost control of his own creation. Both short stories suitable for all ages.
A Dark and Sure Descent: Being a True Account of the Long Island Outbreak
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 125,430. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
After the death of their son, a pair of biologists become embroiled in a brutal murder investigation. In a terrifying twist, the slaying is linked to a deadly illness sweeping Long Island: the victims return as the undead. As they attempt to flee, their daughter exhibits the first symptoms, forcing one parent to attempt a radical treatment which will render the apocalypse itself inconsequential.
Jessie's Game: Signs of Life
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 122,640. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
As the world teeters on the brink of an apocalypse, the source, Arc Enterprises, introduces a new twist on their most popular product, THE GAME, where live Operators control zombies in an abandoned Long Island arcade. But when a network lapse threatens an outbreak in her hometown, gamer Jessica Daniels must stop a hacker before someone she loves dies.
The Green Gyre
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
One mustn’t gimble in the gyre. * * * On a warm June day, a much older and more advanced alien race arrives in the sky over Manhattan. But when they depart as suddenly as they appeared, speculation spreads like wildfire. Why have they come? What are the green objects they left behind? The truth, when revealed, will be far more sinister than anyone guessed. * * * An alien invasion parable.
Recode: T.G.C.A. (The Grayson Cole Affair)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,390. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Can a soul be coded? Can it be hacked? ** After he's brutally murdered, MIA SGT Grayson Cole reawakens in a Virginia hospital bearing none of the physical scars from the torture he’s certain he endured or the final blow which ended his life. Over the course of his recovery, he learns that he is part of a military experiment to harvest intel by digitizing and transplanting it into another body.
Velveteen
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Long Island is in the fetal throes of a deadly outbreak, but for 6-y/o Cassie, her entire world is her family, recently shattered by the tragic loss of her baby brother. As her parents struggle to protect her from the terrifying disease swiftly overtaking them, they fail to recognize the infection already killing them from within. After Cassie’s beloved pet rabbit suddenly dies...
Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,630. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
THE ULTIMATE GAMELAND HACKER'S GUIDE: From the private collection of the disgraced commander of the Undead Omegaman Forces, these secret files contain vital info about key players in the development of Reanimation technology, the construction of GAMELAND, and the politics behind the civil war which fractured the United States and gave rise to the Southern States Coalition.
S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episodes 7 + 8: Tag, You're Dead + Jacker's Code
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $17.99 USD. Words: 106,260. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Six hackers break into Long Island's Gameland, a militarized wasteland long abandoned to the Infected Undead. Now reclaimed by a megalithic corporation with deep ties to the government, Gameland has been turned into live-action virtual reality survival gaming arcade. But while breaking into The Game was easy, breaking out is a killer. ***CONTENTS: Episodes 7 and 8***
Jacker's Code: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episode 8) (Volume 8)
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 60,430. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The shocking conclusion to the high-tech horror thriller, GAMELAND. Determined to do whatever is necessary to get home, Jessie and the others must face some of the most difficult decisions of their lives. But the world is a very different place from the one they left behind. Some monsters don’t live behind walls.
Tag, You're Dead: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episode 7) (Volume 7)
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 49,540. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Torn between rescuing Ashley from the homicidal Ben and staying with Jake, who's been infected, Jessie, Kelly and Reggie must carefully plan their next move. But Reggie falls ill and the Undead break into their stronghold. Soon they're fighting for their lives in a battle that will lead all of the group to their darkest hour.
Promises and Sacrifices (Two Terrifying Tales, Two Lost Souls)
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Series: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,590. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Two stories from the collection Insomnia: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction & Horror. "The Sacrifices We Make" - The abduction of a child reawakens a town to a recurring horror it wishes only to forget. "The Promises We Keep" - Two young lovers make a vow to each other that will come back to haunt one when the other suddenly dies. Approximately 23,000 words (roughly 80 print pages)
The Grin (a paranormal tale)
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Series: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,640. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
When Cassie Ingersoll gets a last-minute babysitting call on Christmas Eve, she's tempted to blow it off. But extra money would be nice, and maybe Christmas won't be such a meager affair after all. Her problems begin almost immediately: a dead car battery, a house in the middle of nowhere, a storm brewing. Then, a mysterious warning: Don't feed the boy. She should have paid attention.
S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episodes 5 + 6: Prometheus Wept + Kingdom of Players)
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $17.99 USD. Words: 85,440. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Six hackers break into Long Island's Gameland, a militarized wasteland long abandoned to the Infected Undead. Now reclaimed by a megalithic corporation with deep ties to the government, Gameland has been turned into live-action virtual reality survival gaming arcade. But while breaking into The Game was easy, breaking out is a killer. ***CONTENTS: Episodes 5 and 6***
GAMELAND Episode 6: Kingdom of Players
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 46,250. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Armed with a potential antiserum to the reanimation virus, Jessica races back to Gameland to save her infected friend. Waylaid along the way, she must fight for her life to save another. Will she make it back in time? Or will her friend die and return as one of the Undead?
Nocturne
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Series: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction, Book 5 · Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Birth should be a time of celebration, but after the birth of his son, a man can think of nothing but death. A terrifying tale of dark obsessions. "He cheated Death like a man cheats at poker, by knowing he'll one day be caught; a man who plays at the game long enough and cheats often enough knows it's inevitable. Sooner or later, it comes. He didn't fear Death, just the waiting."
GAMELAND Episode 5: Prometheus Wept
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 42,590. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
After one member of their group is infected, Jessie makes a decision to hand over another to a mysterious group of Undead sympathizers in exchange for a promised antidote. But will she be able to collect the medicine and return before it's too late? Will the medicine work? And will she be able to get them all back home again?
S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND: Season One Omnibus (Episodes 1-8)
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $27.99 USD. Words: 382,970. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Six hackers break into Long Island's Gameland, a militarized wasteland long abandoned to the Infected Undead. Now reclaimed by a megalithic corporation with deep ties to the government, Gameland has been turned into live-action virtual reality survival gaming arcade. But while breaking into The Game is a lot easier than they could ever have imagined, breaking out is one hell of a killer.
S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episodes 3 + 4: Deadman's Switch + Sunder The Hollow Ones)
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $17.99 USD. Words: 106,490. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Six hackers break into Long Island's Gameland, a militarized wasteland long abandoned to the Infected Undead. Now reclaimed by a megalithic corporation with deep ties to the government, Gameland has been turned into live-action virtual reality survival gaming arcade. But while breaking into The Game was easy, breaking out is a killer. ***CONTENTS: Episodes 3 and 4***
S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episodes 1 + 2: Deep Into The Game + Failsafe)
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $17.99 USD. Words: 105,010. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Six hackers break into Long Island's Gameland, a militarized wasteland long abandoned to the Infected Undead. Now reclaimed by a megalithic corporation with deep ties to the government, Gameland has been turned into live-action virtual reality survival gaming arcade. But while breaking into The Game was easy, breaking out is a killer. ***CONTENTS: Episodes 1 and 2***
GAMELAND Episode 4: Sunder the Hollow Ones
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 49,780. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A mutiny in the group splits the members, leaving Jessie out in the cold. As she continues to struggle to fulfill her promise to bring everyone safely home, a chance encounter with one of Gameland's residents dredges up deeply buried memories, leaving her feeling haunted and doubtful about her future.
Open Wide
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Series: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,080. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Already down on his luck, things take a bizarre turn for Kurt when he runs into his old high school buddy-turned-bitter enemy at a soup kitchen years later. Dean has married Kurt's old flame. But hard feelings are swept aside when Dean offers a helping hand, one that will reignite old passions, right ancient wrongs, and give new meaning to the adage: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction
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Series: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction. Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 90,250. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Eight terrifying tales of the Undead and Unliving. Includes: OCCUPIED (zombie horror), MR. NOVEMBER (haunted house, haunting), THE HEADHUNTER (zombie redemption), THE OBJECT OF HER OBSESSION (psychological horror, paranormal), NOCTURNE (pyschological horror), OUTSOURCED (zombie dark satire), OPEN WIDE (psychological horror), GOLGOTHA (zombie horror, science fiction). Also available in paperback.
Golgotha
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND · A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A geneticist creates an experimental antidote against a synthetic military virus for reanimating the dead. Hoping to avert a global human disaster, he tests it on himself, first administering the zombie virus and allowing the infection to run its course. A series of dramatic voice recordings leaves witnesses little doubt of the experiment's spectacular—and horrific—outcome. (Prequel to GAMELAND)
GAMELAND Episode 3: Deadman's Switch
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 60,060. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Unable to escape because of the failsafe device implanted inside their brains, the group digs in until they can devise a way to neutralize it. Jessie is anointed as their leader despite Jake's claims that she is unfit. A final desperate attempt is made to leave, setting into motion a sequence of events that will result in one of them dead, another infected, and all of them running for their lives.
The Scenario Egg
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Series: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A successful hi-tech speculator learns first-hand that technological progress has a dark side: though it helps humanity advance, it can also turn it all around in an instant. After recovering from the shock of waking up in an alternative reality where he has lost everything, he'll do anything necessary to keep this new fragile existence from shattering. Anything.
GAMELAND Episode 2: Failsafe
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 49,830. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
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Jessie and Kelly clash after one of their group gets stranded among the Infected Undead, forcing Kelly to make a rash decision which will ultimately deliver them into the hands of those who would turn them all into mindless players in The Game.
Deep Into the Game: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episode 1) (Volume 1)
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Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Zpocalypto gamer Jessica Daniels and her gang of code jackers break into Long Island's Gameland hoping to catch a glimpse of the Infected Undead. After a terrible accident nearly takes the life of one of their members, emotions run dangerously high. Finding the abandoned wasteland unlike anything they ever expected, their excitement turns to dread as the dangers become all too clear.
Insomnia: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror
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Series: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror. Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 85,420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Insomnia (n) an inability to sleep; a state of agitated wakefulness, often as a result of troubling thoughts. This collection includes the following titles: The Grin * The Scenario Egg * A Thing for Zombies * Reached in Error * Raise the Dead * The Sacrifices We Make * The Promises We Keep. Approximately 85000 words. Some material may not be appropriate for readers younger than 14.
Mr. November
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Series: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,670. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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Hoping to finally reconcile the memory of his brother’s horrific death, a man returns to his childhood hometown and the house that has haunted him since that long-ago Halloween night. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Mr. November is at once a ghost story, a coming-of-age tale, and a tribute to a favorite American pasttime.
Outsourced
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Series: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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The Undead return in this short dark satire that ties together global warming, unemployment and zombies. *** After an historic confluence of political, social, economic and climatic events lowers employment while raising the dead, a man in a soup line considers making the ultimate sacrifice...for a job.
Flawless, a Claire Fontaine novella
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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It's not easy being the hottest girl in school, but for Edgemont High senior Claire Fontaine, it's worth it. After meeting Trevor, the gorgeous new boy in town, she becomes the target of a stranger with a malicious agenda. Now she wonders, who is this perfect boy? What's his connection to the recent death of another Edgemont teen? How much will she have to sacrifice to save herself and keep him?
The Object of her Obsession
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Series: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Can love transcend death? For three summers, seventeen-year-old Emma Harris has been secretly watching Jesse, the boy her uncle hires to fix their fences. Now, three years after her father's death, she is ready to make him hers, no matter what it takes. A short story from the collection: Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors.
A Thing for Zombies
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Series: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Anxious about Jamie's unhealthy obsession with the Undead, 17-year-old Kevin confesses his love for her. But soon after an attractive young zombie shows up at the pool where they lifeguard, Jamie makes her own mind-blowing confession. Desperate to save her and make her his own, Kevin wonders: How far will Jamie go for the Undead? More importantly, how far is he willing go to win her back?
The Headhunter
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Series: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,780. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A year has passed since the Zombie Uprising and Headhunter Bill Hawkins can’t rest, not until he finds the one responsible for his wife's murder and fulfills her last request to take its head. But after joining a preacher-turned-hunter convinced the Uprising was God’s Rapture, Bill suffers a crisis of faith. Will he be able to act when he finally finds the young, female monster responsible?

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