Undead Underway (Undead in Blue #1)

Rated 4.43/5 based on 14 reviews
The black tube of death never seemed a more appropriate name. When Clueless (Lt. JG Cluze) stumbled back from shore leave above the Arctic Circle, little did Petty Officer Len know that the life-sucking US Navy submarine was about to be overrun by blood-suckers. Full of irreverent humor, it's military horror told from the point of view of a Nuke submariner. More
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About Brenna Lyons

Brenna Lyons wears many hats, sometimes all on the same day: ex-president of EPIC, author of more than 100 published works, teacher, wife, mother... She's a member of ERWA, IWOFA, Broad Universe, and more than 60 other author groups.

She's taken Spinetingler's Book of the Year for 2007, and she's also finaled for multiple times for the EPPIE, PEARL (including one HM, second to Angela Knight), CAPA, and once for a Dream Realm Award.

Brenna writes in 25 established worlds plus stand-alone fiction books and stories, poetry, articles, and essays. She's a bestseller in indie/e fantasy and horror, straight genre and cross-genres thereof. Brenna has been termed "one of the most deviant erotic minds in the publishing world...not for the weak." (Rachelle for Fallen Angels Reviews) Milieu-heavy dark work is practically Brenna's calling card, with or without the erotic content.

She teaches classes in everything from POV studies to advanced editing, networking to marketing.

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Review by: VKitty on Sep. 6, 2018 :
I read this over a year ago, just getting around to posting a review. It's a fresh twist on the vampire story. It is quite original though as it takes place on a submarine below the ocean. A+ for originality.
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Review by: Chad Ruggerio on May 6, 2018 :
Setting a story on a submarine is risky because the characters are all in very close proximity to each other. Any kind of conflict between characters on a sub would likely be over quickly because they would just fight it out and kill each other, etc. But the author does a good job building up the plot, and allowing it to simmer. The conflict and the tension is palpable, and there is a good bit of humor mixed in along the way,
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Review by: jackjohnson on March 29, 2018 :
Excellent premise for a horror-mystery story. It pays off with kooky characters, a tense location, humor and mounting fear.
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Review by: RockySlattery on Feb. 17, 2018 :
This had me remembering a tour I took of a sub once. An excellent setting for a horror story.
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Review by: TiraGP on Nov. 24, 2017 :
This story is set aboard a submarine deep below the ocean's surface. It contains comedy and horror. It is very original and has lots of potential to be a movie or TV miniseries.
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Review by: Ray1184 on July 11, 2017 :
This story has really great elements. There is a unique setting (a submarine), great characters (sailors), snappy dialog (sailors talking smack) and a ripping plotline (sailor turns into a Vampire while the sub is submerged). The author handles the rising action pretty well and kept me reading all the way through. There were a few minor areas where a bit more research about submarines would have made the story ring true. A+ for creativity, B- for execution.
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Review by: tomjamin on April 22, 2017 :
This story has the perfect set up, when a sailor aboard a nuke sub goes out on liberty in port . . . and comes back with a strange illness. Sure enough the sub dives to the depths of the ocean and things start getting weird and scary (and funny). If you enjoy vampire stories with a bite of humor, this story is for you. It's amazing that this author came up with all this because from her bio, it seems she was never in the Navy. This could be an awesome movie.
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Review by: RichSale on Oct. 19, 2016 :
Creepy, funny and original. Totally enjoyed it.
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Review by: NateG on Oct. 12, 2016 :
Made me laugh out loud several times remembering times aboard ship where a shipmate was sick or hungover or just being a jerk. This is over the top, enjoyed it. I found this in a Sea Story group on FB and recommended it to others after it was recommended to me. Thanks for taking the time to write this crazy ass story, I'm still wondering how the author pulled it off because it does not appear that she was in the Navy or Merchant sailor, maybe a coastie or just did some good research.
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Review by: Mr Keef, Sr on Oct. 9, 2016 :
I've been reading this tale on and off for a few months. It is highly original and would make an excellent horror movie.
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Review by: Missttyy on Sep. 19, 2016 :
If you are looking for a techno-thriller that explains the inner workings of bombs and subs and fighter planes this is not for you. However, after 6 years in the CG, I do like a good sea story and this one fits the bill. A story like this could make a great movie (horror-comedy). It's catchy with sailors and a weird vampire-like shipmate stuck below the Atlantic on a submarine.
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Review by: RobinR2016 on Sep. 3, 2016 :
This story was recommended by another author of nautical fiction (Malcolm Torres). It sounded interesting so I gave it a try. I was not disappointed. Actually I enjoyed it quite a bit. The technical bits were not 100% accurate and I had to suspend some of my knowledge about how submarines actually work, but other than the writer is spot on with descriptions, especially how sailors interact and are usually chiding each other. It's amazing how good a story can be in terms of suspense and humor when you put something as outrageous as a vampire on a submarine.
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Review by: ClintB on Sep. 2, 2016 :
Saw my friend post about this book in a US Navy group on FB, so decided to give it a try. I was satisfied with the overall plot, especially the intense conflict with comic relief. Still wondering how this author did the research about subs and esp about how sailors interact with each other. Looking for the next. Thank you, Clint
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Review by: Malcolm Torres on Aug. 14, 2016 :
I love sea stories, especially those with a twist so naturally I enjoyed this short novel. These days with thousands of mystery - romance - thrillers being published, we need stories that are new and different, and this story, Undead Underway, hits a home run with regards to originality. The plot, setting, characters and the dialog are all new and exciting. What could be more intense (and sometimes funny) than being trapped with something sinister aboard a submarine deep below the North Atlantic?

As a writer of sea stories and nautical novels myself, I've toyed around with similar ideas. I'm fascinated by the possibilities of a zombie or vampire outbreak aboard a ship at sea. The entire genre of sea stories is totally neglected these days, but it's also ripe for new ideas, especially a plot with a paranormal twist. Reading this book, Undead Underway by author Brenna Lyons' is a major inspiration to me. Her handling of the plot and characters (especially the gripping mix of deadly terror and comic relief) has inspired me to continue working on my own novel as I anxiously await the next installment in this series -- Undead in Blue. I'll be sharing the link to this book out to some of the Seafarer groups where I know many old salts who enjoy a good sea yarn. Truly Original! Thanks, Shipmate.
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