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Birthdays are supposed to be one of the best days of a person’s year; but when your father is eaten alive in front of you, all that happiness goes right out the window.

Three siblings, a sister and two brothers, join a young stranger in search of survival and answers in a world gone insane overnight. As family and the rest of society turn into something unspeakable in the blink of an eye, the young survivors band together to travel across their once beloved town to find others who haven’t gone through the change, and perhaps also the key to saving the planet.

A heart pounding adventure which takes the intrepid foursome through months of hardship and heartbreak, facing seemly insurmountable odds; they figure out ways to cope with this new and horrifying landscape that has become their world. They learn to work together and fight impossible situations while forming their own little family unit. In the end, it may turn out that all they have is each other…

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2 Responses to “Opinions on my new book intro”

  1. Dear Jay,

    I feel I have to qualify my opinion / comment of your introduction to your new book “This is not what I wished for” .. BEFORE saying anything positive or negative, (because) on my list of Favorite Book Genre’s, Zombie books is as close to the bottom as you can get without slipping down into the lower Genre of Cook Books that suggest ways of preparing Human Flesh on the B-B-Q.
    Having said that..
    I want to encourage you by honestly telling you your intro did NOT discourage me from ever reading the book without someone encouraging me by tearing out my fingernails first!.

    (Such was the case recently when trapped helplessly at a preview of an upcoming zombie movie with Brad Pitt.. The name of the movie was lost in the barrage of horrible images, that made the voice-over screams of horror seem almost comforting. Truly, the 10 minute preview made me so uncomfortable, I was ready to claw my way out of the theater tearing out my own fingernails in a panicked effort to dig through solid brick walls to escape, but was fortunately stopped when my 3 year-old granddaughter had the good sense to piss on my lap, which thankfully captured my attention away from the screen just long enough for the horrible visions and mind numbing screams to be gone from the preview screen.)

    Your intro leads me to believe the book is something between a pleasant coming of age story, Road Buddy Adventure, with a save the race by becoming Adam & Eve for a happy ending.

    I may be wrong about your intro all together,
    Knowing your talent for bringing interesting characters together, with fascinating skills needed to work together successfully.. & of course overcoming huge odds along the way, without losing the sense of humor and natural story flow.
    I am sure I will enjoy the book

    So you do your Job, and Keep Writing Jay..
    You have quite a few of us ardent and enthusiastic supporters (besides your mom} who really believe in you, enjoy what you’re writing, and will do what we can to get the word out.
    Keep up the great work, and we will do our best to let people know you have what it takes.



    Posted by Peter Anthony Roland | October 8, 2013, 13:12
  2. I changed it to this:

    Birthdays are supposed to be one of the best days of a person’s year; but when your father is eaten alive in front of you, all that happiness goes right out the window.

    On the day a boy is supposed to become a man, his entire world is turned upside down as everyone he knows is transformed into insatiable flesh-eating monsters. In an attempt to save his mother and sister’s life, he flees their home to lead the cadaverous creatures away. The boy’s act of gallantry won’t be his last as he embarks on a journey fraught with danger, death and sacrifice. To become a man, the boy will have to face these challenges while protecting and leading a group of child-survivors through the nightmare that has become their reality.

    Posted by TheGuyWriting | October 21, 2013, 20:09

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