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Next year the 2nd Editions of my top 40 ebooks Blood Hunger (#13 unlucky for some) and Dead Pulse (#39) will be released.
It’s been a great year for my scifi The Final Version, with it reaching #12 in the Cyber Punk ebook chart.
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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 Also given the offers so far it would mean the novel’s 2nd edition would not be published until (at the earliest) February 2016.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.



Put a note in your diary of the dead!Blood Hunger topped the kindle horror charts last month now the zombie Dead Pulse is totally free this Halloween and Day of the Dead season. Grab yourself the ultimate walking dead bargain!*
When being dead no longer means the end…

With a staple on George A. Romero’s dead mythos while paying homage to his ‘rules’,  Dead Pulse gives an insight into the zombies food 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 harshest 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.
*update 03/11/2013 Dead Pulse made the top 40 horror ebook chart #39. Thanks to all.
 

Death does not discriminate…

Remember Dead Pulse is totally free this Halloween and Day of the Dead season, but if you can wait its out now from a variety of online stores, including Amazon US and Amazon UK you can also order it from your local store. Also if you get your undead hands on the paperback edition the Kindle comes free.

Check out Dead Pulse’s “calm before the storm” trailer:
Pictures with kind permision juliland.com and A. M.Esmonde
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.
 
 
 
 
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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:

Apologies for the lack of posts, we’ve been busy in pre-pro with The Longest Night film. However, it would be rude of me not to fit in Halloween. As a thank you for your support check out this giveaway and have a great Halloween!

All you have to do is ‘Like’ the give away picture on http://www.facebook.com/aesmonde and you will be entered into a draw to win a copy of Dead Pulse or Blood Hunger. The draw will take place on 31 October and 20th December 2012. Free UK mainland delivery. Good luck and get sharing.

Visit if you are an Amazon Prime customer you can download the books free today:
http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Pulse-ebook/dp/B004RCLWAO/
Nothing like some film style promotion to celebrate the underdog Dead Pulse novel! Thanks readers! Keep spreading the word.
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. 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…
In Dead Pulse I refine the zombie mythos and add a twist to the George A. Romero inspired horror adventure.
Click on the link below to enjoy the opening Dead Pulse free.

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Juggling both my writing and filmmaking is not easy. When Darkest Moons goes to print will end my sub-genre horror books. My zombie, vampires and Werewolf and their subtle connecting thread will be complete for readers to enjoy. But who really cares? I wonder who reads these posts, I wonder who reads my books. Many people know the writer but not the work – it’s an odd situation.

I don’t intend on revisiting sub-horrors, although I have received some tantalising offers. I’m pleased with the interest and success of both Blood Hunger and Dead Pulse and I hope that Darkest Moons will have the same reception.

So what is next?

Thinking… Filming for me has a whole different set of challenges and gives different types of reward. Revamped was a little gem, Terminus has had a great reaction amongst the art house fans with its style and themes.

Darkest Moons –Taylor’s Plight pre-pro involved with creature effects and some basic funding is taking longer than expected. Despite having a lead actress cast, script and much of the pre-pro done if things don’t move forward it may be shelved. Which will be a shame. Its hard doing it on your own, especially in this climate it takes a lot of energy and time. You do meet people that offer their assistance but you also meet many that are all talk. You all encounter people with the best intentions in the world but for one reason or another cant commit. Unless you’re big budget it’s hard. A lot indie filmmakers just want to make their story, I need someone who is keen want to make my stories but their with vision. For me story is paramount, while I have vivid ideas of how something can look or can be made I’m not
overprotective of the source material (that’s the producer in me) so long as the story’s essence remains.

So I’ll await the release of Darkest Moons. Then I’ll be free to weigh up the options, more ghost writing, completion of my sci-fi novel, continue the series, film Taylor’s Plight, resurrect my development hell film Riverside Hotel to name a few or just procrastinate, my, my I hate that word along with viral and visceral.

Whatever you’re doing believe in yourself and just keep plugging. Please leave a comment or like my page because in cyberspace no one can hear you scream it can be a lonely thankless place.

My best A. M.

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