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My Readers and following friends,

It’s been a hard year with personal loss and sadness, so I’ve been off the social media merry-go-round. Whatever you are going through, you will get through it. Keep the dream alive, have trust. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

The Christmas season is upon us and we’ve got a few signed editions of Darkest Moons (contact via the website), also if you order any paperbacks you get the Kindle Free, for those who want to start reading immediately and have a keepsake paperback winging its way to you.

Darkest Moons

Darkest Moons

In 1878 a mining community came to terms with the existence of a terrifying horror.

As the moon rises the curse begins!

The Final Version

The Final VersionJourney through the history of genetics and be catapulted to a post-apocalyptic future, a conflicted dystopian utopia of cyberpunk, cryogenics and government-conspiracy.

Blood Hunger

Blood Hunger

From the fall of the vampire and the Dracul brothers in medieval Europe to their return in the present day. Prepare yourself, their first bite will be your last!

Dead Pulse

Dead PulseDeath does not discriminate…

The dead have returned to life… The world’s focus is on the city of Ravenswood and the once idyllic town of Farmore as platoons and scattered survivors fight the hordes of the dead, unbeknownst one of them holds the key to end the undead’s reign of mayhem.

When being dead no longer means end. Death does not discriminate. As a thank you, free for one day only, Halloween 2015! Download the top ranking zombie adventure romp Dead Pulse ebook.

If you can’t wait, order the paperback today and get the ebook free.

Have a great spooky time.

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For today only my walking dead zombie horror Dead Pulse is totally free worldwide. Get your undead hands on it right now! Click here or paste and copy http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Pulse-A-M-Esmonde-ebook/dp/B004RCLWAO

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It’s the fifth anniversary of Blood Hunger this year, so I thought I ‘d reflect and look to the future a little. Sometimes the way forward, is sometimes the way back. I had the privilege of meeting both Steve Crisp and Les Edwards who have produced some of the best, paintings, book cover and film concept work in the world and pick up some pointers.

Here’s a collection of the latest and some previous promotional material for the top ranking Kindles scifi The Final Version, vampire horror Blood Hunger and zombie chiller Dead Pulse. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some great models and makeup artists over the years including J. Nash and German painter C. Schreck, Welsh photographer Catrin Arwel and Juliland. IMG_0896

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Two great pieces of news.

The Dead Pulse Special Edition Kindle cover.

The Dead Pulse Special Edition Kindle cover.

If you’re a zombie/Dead Pulse fan (and since the novel’s 1st edition has gone out of print) the undead return to life in special Kindle edition of Dead Pulse with a Night of the Living Dead inspired cover. You can relive the blood curdling adventure again.

The Final Version has had a makeover and now the cover also shows more of the original artist excellent painting.

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The Final Version novel promo

Get you hands on The Final Version or Dead Pulse today.

1119f-deadpulsejulilandkarliemontanaDead Pulse ranked in the top 40 horror eBook chart and went out of print Halloween just past. Those who have been keeping tabs my zombie novel I thank you, especially those who have read it.

With the publishing industry in its roller-coaster evolving state it makes sense for me not to go with a publishing house for the second edition of Dead Pulse. Jumping through the book markets/convention hoops has lost its fun and appeal. Also given the offers so far it would mean the novel’s 2nd edition would not be published until (at the earliest) February 2016. Going independent possibly means a Spring- Summer 2015 release and having the control and perks I have with The Final Version. It avoids the publishing house pitfalls and issues that I’ve encounter with a smaller independent publishers.

Dead Pulse is having a minor re-edit (with the help of a top individual) correcting some issues sadly missed with the 1st edition (it happens to the best) and adding some beats so that the entire book meshes seamlessly. You see, when the first publishing option ended, I realised that I am not the same writer I was ten years ago when I first sat down at my word processor and put my faith in other editors and indie horror publishers for Dead Pulse. After Blood Hunger, The Final Version and my film work I am now a more seasoned author. I’m looking forward to offering Dead Pulse reinvigorated and refined.

In addition, I hope to add new original cover artwork which I’m currently on the hunt for (artists get in touch you may have something great and suitable in a draw). The result hopefully will be a different reading experience.

Dead Pulse will be initially sold at first as an early bird numbered, personalised and signed copy via myself direct. Only 500 copies are being printed at first and each book will be hand numbered in sequential order, personalised with a message of your choice and signed. Once the books are sold out, that is it. If you would like purchase a copy keep following on twitter @amesmonde or follow the blog as I’ll be posting details on how to reserve a copy next year.

That’s all folks

A. M.

In time for my favorite time of year, early I know but we’ve already put the Halloween decorations up in my home! 

The rights to both vampire thriller Blood Hunger and zombie chiller Dead Pulse have reverted back to myself. After this Halloween the novels will become unavailable.

They possibly may be resurrected in second editions depending on publishers. While the first editions satisfy, in retrospect their not as polished from an editing standpoint as I would have wished but no use crying over spilt milk. Still they’re entertaining horror travel reads. Even the industry’s big players are feeling the pinch and its difficult for the most seasoned authors to earn a crust so I’m not holding my breath for the novels to be picked up.

All is not lost in a shallow grave my sci-fi novel The Final Version is being well received. Again thank you for reading, thank you for your support and have fantastic Halloween.


With the release of Day of the Dead Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition) (1985) from Shout! (Scream) Factory. I thought I’d revisit Romero’s zombie Classic (film review below), I loved the Arrow Blu-ray edition, some may like Shout! Factory ‘s new colour, you can find a comparison here and there’s a new documentary ‘World’s End: The Legacy of Day of the Dead’.

That’s said it’s personal preferences I have no idea at all which is more accurate to what Romero indented as both we remastered from an original and the Arrow Ed. was also loaded with extras and Docs.

Here’s the walking dead bad news for many – this new Collector’s Edition is region A locked, so if you have a European player that isn’t multi-region you’re dead out of luck.

P.S more bad news – if you’re interested in the 2014 Day of the Dead Remake and whether or not Lori Cardille will appear, I caught up with Lori and sadly she advised me that no one has got in touch yet not even for a cameo. (There’s still a chance though, I hope.)

Set a reminder! Put a note in your diary of the dead!

The zombie good news is that Dead Pulse is totally free only kindle worldwide this Halloween season (31st Oct-3rd Nov) More info on Dead Pulse below.

DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)

A small group of military officers and scientists reach breaking point in the confines of a bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

The first two scenes set precedence that the rest of the film can’t equal. The jumpy dream sequence is followed by and eerie deserted city during the day that soon comes to ‘life’ with the walking dead. The city scene creates tension, the howling wind and echoing voices.

Lori Cardille acting is excellent as Sarah, as too is Terry Alexander, as realist pilot, John. Jarlath Conroy is the alcoholic radioman William McDermott, however, after this strong introduction and the movie looses it lustre and wider audience as it goes into the underground bunker.

From here on in, we’re treated with a great performance from Sherman Howard as the ‘thinking’ zombie Bub and a fantastic monologue from Alexander, this is where the film finds it feet. There are fantastic special effects by Tom Savini, who fine-tunes what he did in Dawn’ and adds some more gore into the mix. Over the years the score by John Harrison has really grown on me and given the film a memorable lost hope feel.

There are other fine moments in Romero’s script, Miguel Salazar’s break down, Sarah’s struggle and some memorable on liners mostly from Richard Liberty’s Logan and Joseph Pilato’s Rhodes. However, what lets this film down slightly is some uneven acting. That said, John Amplas underrated and overlooked subtle performance as Dr.Fisher is a hidden gem and Johns monologue at the ‘Ritz’ is Oscar worthy.

Day of the dead is a tight zombie film, and debatably a classic but even if you disagree it’s worthy enough to enjoy time and time again.

When being dead no longer means the end…

So with a staple on George A. Romero’s dead mythos while paying homage to his ‘rules’ I wrote my second novel Dead Pulse which gives an insight into the zombies pecking order, their thought process and how they actually function. Dead Pulse also explores what it truly means to survive a zombie apocalypse through the harsh seasons on the land, sea and air over an intense 12 months. Of course there’s all the zombie action you’d expect from the genre and more.

  Death does not discriminate…

Dead Pulse is out now from a variety of online books stores, including Amazon US and Amazon UK you can also order it from your local store. Remember the e-book free this Halloween. Also if you get your undead hands on the paperback edition the Kindle comes free too.

Check out Dead Pulse’s “calm before the storm” trailer:
Answer: When it’s done like George A. Romero.
 
Romero has become one of the most defining, successful and imitated director/writer in recent times, almost single handily spawning a sub-genre of films. Still, he has readily admitted that Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls influenced in his making of Night Of The Living Dead (NOTLD).
 
I miss that cult feel that Romero’s zombie incarnations had, you know before they went mainstream. Although entertaining I’m not a big z-omedy fan, the likes of Return of the Living Dead (1985), Peter Jackson’s Brain Dead (1992) and Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead (2004) to name a few have thier respected places. And not forgetting alternative virus-like flicks Resident Evil and 28 Days Later (2002). There’s also a few little gems out thereCemetery Man (1994), Eaters (2011) and Mutants (2009) are worth checking out.
 
 
When being dead no longer means the end…
 
So with a staple on George A. Romero’s dead mythos while paying homage to his ‘rules’ I wrote Dead Pulse. Without reinveting the wheel I give an insight into the zombies pecking order, their thought process and how they actually function for the first. Dead Pulse also explores what it truly means to survive a zombie apocalypse through the harsh seasons on the land, sea and air. Of course there’s all the zombie action you’d expect from the genre and more.
 
 
 
 
Click on the link to enjoy the
 
 
Dead Pulse the horror adventure is out now from a variety of online books stores, including Amazon US and Amazon UK you can also order it from your local store.
 
 
Check out Dead Pulse’s “calm before the storm” trailer:
 
 
 
 

When being dead no longer means the end…

As civilian and military conflict of interests reach their peak Quaid Stockwell, Frank Marshal, Jayne Reed and Karen Stockwell go head-to-head in fight for survival against an army of undead flesh eaters. Dead Pulse not just as a novel but is a downloadable e-book, sadly there’s no prelude film as with Blood Hunger but Dead Pulse has ‘the calm before the storm trailer’ which can be viewed below.

What different about Dead Pulse?
We are given an insight into the zombies pecking order, their thought process and how they actually function for the first time while paying homage to George A. Romero’s ‘rules’. Dead Pulse explores what it truly means to survive a zombie apocalypse through the harsh seasons on the land, air sea and air. Of course there’s all the zombie action you’d expect from the genre and more.

The world’s focus is on the city of Ravenswood and the once idyllic town of Farmore as platoons and scattered survivors fight the hordes of the dead, unbeknownst one of them holds the key to end the undead’s reign of mayhem. Across the city at a body disposal plant a small group take shifts on the ‘death watch’. Their hopes hinge on the soldiers of Farmore to rescue them. But with no contact for months, no food and surrounded by the dead, have they got what it takes to survive?
With death at their door, only time can tell…
Click on the link below to enjoy the opening of Dead Pulse.

DEAD PULSE OPENING 

Dead Pulse the horror adventure is out now from a variety of online books stores, including Amazon US and Amazon UK you can also order it from your local store.

Check out the Dead Pulse trailer: