Friday, 24 June 2016

Here We Stand 2: Divided Out Now

Surviving the Evacuation continues in Here We Stand 2: Divided, out now.




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It is a week since the outbreak began in New York. The president has been betrayed. The vice-president is dead. The government has collapsed. The conspirators are close to victory.

Having narrowly escaped agents of the cabal, Tom Clemens heads to Washington hoping to get word of the conspiracy to the president. The highways become impassable, filled with millions fleeing from the cities. Towns are fortified, but it is too late. The infection has already spread throughout the country. Nowhere is safe from the undead.


As refugees storm the towns, and zombies fill the smoking ruins, survivors become more deadly a threat than the impossibly living dead. Still hopeful he can find the cause of the outbreak, and so end it, Tom fights his way through an undead America. As he searches for the cabal, he is unaware that they are searching for him.

The story will continue in Surviving the Evacuation Book 8: Anglesey (out soon). 


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Before the books were Here We Stand, I'd planned them as a prequel (and as one book). As I wrote the story, the plans changed though a lot of the minor characters, events, timings, and locations had to stay the same so as to match what had been described in Books 1-3. I think the end result is pretty cool, and hope you'll find it an enjoyable read, but those changes have had a knock on effect for the rest of the series. There will be a few more Surviving the Evacuation books, and Book 8: Anglesey will be out soon, but I may have to change the plot and places for books after that. (This will all make more sense after you've read Here We Stand 2 & Book 8). The upshot is that the Midlands stories may now become a separate series about a new outbreak. I've got a plot for this, but one series at a time.
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Surviving the Evacuation Book 5: Reunion is currently being recorded as an audiobook and should be out in July. I've worked out the motive, the method, the victims and villains for Strike a Match 3: Economic Necessity (the title may change), and hope to get that released soon.
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I hope you enjoy this second part of Sholto's escape through an undead America. Have a great weekend.
Happy reading,
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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Here We Stand: Divided - Out Soon

Here We Stand: Divided by Frank Tayell



It is a week since the outbreak began in New York. The government has collapsed. The president has been betrayed. The vice-president is dead. The conspirators are close to victory.

Having narrowly escaped agents of the cabal, Tom Clemens heads to Washington, hoping to get word of the conspiracy to the president. The highways become impassable, filled with millions fleeing from the cities. Towns are fortified, but it is too late. The infection has already spread throughout the country. Nowhere is safe from the undead.

As refugees storm the towns, and zombies fill their smoking ruins, survivors become more deadly a threat than the impossibly living dead. Still hopeful he can find the cause of the outbreak, and so end it, Tom fights his way through an undead America. As he searches for the cabal, he is unaware that they are searching for him.

The story of Tom Clemens / Sholto continues in Surviving The Evacuation: Book 1: London. That of the survivors in North America will continue in Here We Stand 3: Betrayed.

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All being well, this will be released at the end of this week (so available for purchase next weekend). Here We Stand 1 & 2 introduce the heroes and villains, survivors and victims of the North American saga. I won't say which is which, but clues as to their identity abound in Book 8: Anglesey (coming soon).

Audiobooks - Book 5 is currently being recorded. I should get it for proofing during the first week of July.

Strike a Match 3 - I'm working on this concurrently with Book 8 (writing one when I get stuck on the other.) I'm trying something slightly different with this book. Rather than investigating one massive crime, I'm taking a Casebook approach, writing about a series of non-connected crimes (the kind that a police officer might routinely come across). During the long stake-outs, and in interviews with the victims and suspects, we'll discover more about The Blackout, and those responsible. Set in the Midlands (Leicester, Sherwood Forest & Northallerton), Kent, and Twynham, I'm aiming to release this and Book 8 before the end of the year.

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