Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Book 14: Mort Vivant, Out Now


Not all people died. Not all gave up hope.


The outbreak was in February. By the end of November, Earth has become a hellish wasteland ravaged by the undead.

Survivors from across the Atlantic seaboard took refuge on the Welsh island of Anglesey. Beset by dangers from within, they departed to establish a new refuge in Belfast. Not all of them arrived. Six took the last plane on its last flight, but crashed in France.

Expecting a sprinting battle through the ruins of Belfast, they packed light. With few weapons and barely any food, their chances of survival are slim. The chances of rescue are slimmer. There was no evacuation in France. No quarantine. No rationing. But there are zombies, and there are people who believe they, alone, are the last survivors of the old-world. So begins a frantic race against the undead, through the snow and storm ravaged ruins of Northern France.

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Book 14: Mort Vivant is available now in ebook from:

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2NukNt7

Amazon. Com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GXRX6ZC/

Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07GXRX6ZC/

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07GXRX6ZC/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/surviving-the-evacuation-book-14-mort-vivant/id1434537803

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/surviving-the-evacuation-book-14-mort-vivant

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Frank_Tayell_Surviving_the_Evacuation_Book_14_Mort?id=XP9qDwAAQBAJ

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/892228

Also available on Scribd and Playster.
It should be available on Barnes & Noble and other stores by tomorrow.

Paperbacks should be available to order from Amazon this evening (GMT), and from your local bookshop (and some libraries) by the weekend.

Audiobooks: The entire series up to Book 13 (including Here We Stand) is available as a digital audiobook from Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. The narrator, Tim Bruce, is currently on tour, but back in September, and we hope to get into the studio to record Book 14 near the end of the month.

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Coming next
One way or another, humanity's search for a new home will come to an end in Book 15, out next. This won't be the end of the series, however. Old foes rear their heads in Outback Outbreak. (No prizes for guessing where that book is set!), while old friends will return in Book 16.

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Happy reading
Frank :)

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Out now in Audiobook, Book 13: Future's Beginning

Out now in Audiobook, Book 13: Future's Beginning

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/futures-beginning-surviving-evacuation-book-13-unabridged/id1420455625

Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Futures-Beginning-Audiobook/B07G1H8PBS?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Futures-Beginning-Surviving-Evacuation-Book/dp/B07G1K8ZKN/

For good or ill, the future has begun.


After the outbreak came the nuclear war. The blasts killed millions. Chaos followed. Most of those unlucky enough not to succumb to starvation and disease joined the ranks of the living dead.
Fleeing the impossible nightmare, 10,000 from nations across the Atlantic seaboard found refuge on the Welsh island of Anglesey. There, they should have been safe. There, they should have been able to rebuild. There, they were betrayed.

Forced to flee once more, a hasty exodus was planned, but those plans were sabotaged. The survivors became scattered across the island of Ireland. Old-world supplies are scarce, hope is running out, and safety is just a memory. The snow has come, and though rain will soon follow, winter has truly begun.

In Dundalk, 800 survivors have occupied a local college, but the campus is too dispersed to defend. As they scour the snow-covered town for a safe route to the sea, they find signs of long-fled survivors and answers to a question they hadn't asked.

In Belfast, the situation is increasingly precarious. There are saboteurs in their midst. As the investigation into their identity slowly progresses, the terrorists continue to plot. Rumors of a mutiny escalate into a riot, while an unseen clock ticks ever closer toward humanity's destruction.

Set in Belfast and Dundalk over three days that change everything.

Coming next (towards the end of August), Book 14: Mort Vivant.
Stranded in France, Bill and Chester begin the long trek home. Can they trust their companions? Can they trust the survivors they meet? Have they really found a way to ensure the survival of humanity? Perhaps...

Happy listening (and Happy August!), Frank :)

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The audiobook for Book 12: Britain’s End is out now


The audiobook for Book 12: Britain’s End is out now on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/2K4Af0I

And Audible:

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Surviving-the-Evacuation-Book-12-Audiobook/B07DR9KCM1

It should be available on iTunes in 48 hours.



Anglesey became a refuge for survivors from across the world, but living in the shadow of a decrepit nuclear power station was always a precarious existence. There is only one destination for their final exodus from Britain, but Belfast won't become their new home. There are fewer undead on the island of Ireland, but they still number in the millions.

With farming impossible, with the weather worsening, with ammunition exhausted, desperation turns to despair. All seems bleak, but the survivors are unaware how desperate their situation truly is.

During the chaos that ensued after the calamitous election, they misjudged the evidence. Their true enemy is still among them, and that enemy is about to act.

Set nine months after the outbreak in Britain and on the island of Ireland, when humanity is at a crossroads. Either all will survive, or our species will die.

Apologies for the wait. Book 13 is being recorded, and should be out in July/August. :)

The next release will be Book 14: Mort Vivant, a story of Bill & Chester, of the discovery of a lost survivor, a new hope for the future of humanity, and an old threat to everyone’s existence. (Probably) out this August. Happy listening :)

Friday, 18 May 2018

Surviving the Evacuation 13 - Out Now

Surviving the Evacuation, Book 13: Future's Beginning, is out now.



For good or ill, the future has begun.


After the outbreak came the nuclear war. The blasts killed millions. Chaos followed. Most of those unlucky enough not to succumb to starvation and disease joined the ranks of the living dead.

Fleeing the impossible nightmare, ten thousand, from nations across the Atlantic seaboard, found refuge on the Welsh island of Anglesey. There, they should have been safe. There, they should have been able to rebuild. There, they were betrayed.

Forced to flee once more, a hasty exodus was planned, but those plans were sabotaged. The survivors became scattered across the island of Ireland. Old-world supplies are scarce, hope is running out, and safety is just a memory. The snow has come, and though rain will soon follow, winter has truly begun.

In Dundalk, eight hundred survivors have occupied a local college, but the campus is too dispersed to defend. As they scour the snow-covered town for a safe route to the sea, they find signs of long-fled survivors and answers to a question they hadn’t asked.

In Belfast, the situation is increasingly precarious. There are saboteurs in their midst. As the investigation into their identity slowly progresses, the terrorists continue to plot. Rumours of a mutiny escalate into a riot, while an unseen clock ticks ever closer towards humanity’s destruction.

Set in Belfast and Dundalk, over three days that change everything.

Available from:

Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2rRX7Gp
Amazon .Com https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D5FXJCK/
Amazon Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07D5FXJCK/
Amazon Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07D5FXJCK/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/surviving-the-evacuation-book-13-future-s-beginning
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/surviving-the-evacuation-book-13-futures-beginning/id1386668510?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Frank_Tayell_Surviving_the_Evacuation_Book_13_Futu?id=aCFbDwAAQBAJ
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/829594
Playster: https://play.playster.com/books/10009781386164111/surviving-the-evacuation-book-13-futures-beginning-frank-tayell

It should be available on Scribd and Nook over the next few days. The paperbacks should be available to order on Sunday.

Recording will begin on the audiobook tomorrow. The Book 12 audiobook is now with the sound engineer, and should be out very soon.

Coming next: 14: Mort Vivant.

Happy reading (and have a great weekend)

Frank :)

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Surviving the Evacuation 13 - Out Soon.


Surviving the Evacuation 13: Future’s Beginning
will be out very soon, set in Dundalk and Belfast over three days that change everything.




(Audio - I’ve locked Tim Bruce in his studio, and he’s recording Book 12, and nearing the final few chapters. I expect it back this coming week.)

Book 13 is with the proofers at the mo. I’m using a new team with this book, and while they haven’t given me an exact delivery date, they’ve said it will be before next Sunday.

Please note, Sholto is one of the big stars of Book 13, and he makes a few references to his escape from the U.S. in Here We Stand 1&2 (particularly the end of Here We Stand 1). If you’ve not read it yet, this would be the perfect time.

Sorry for the lack of updates, but things have been a tad hectic on my end (and will remain so for the foreseeable, though I’m still aiming to publish another three books this year). While life(TM) is partly to blame for the delay in publishing this book, most of the fault lies with me.

I’d thought Book 13 would focus on Bill & Chester (as their story begins about halfway through Book 12). I wrote a good chunk of their adventures before I realised their story doesn’t really make sense unless, first, we return to Nilda & Jay, and their... actually, best not say what they’re doing or where they are. Anyhoo, I then wrote a good portion of Nilda’s exploits, too, before I realised that, of course, and with the sat-phones, they’ll spend some time discussing what’s transpired in Belfast and Dundalk following the sabotage. Thus that, (and, in hindsight, obviously) is where the story must begin. The end result is that Book 13 is now set in Belfast and Dundalk. Mort Vivant (Bill & Chester’s story) will be told in Book 14.

In order to maintain consistency with the broader timeline, changing the story around in this way required a major restructuring of the plot. There’s more about Siobhan than Colm, and Bran than Mirabelle, than I’d originally planned, but the outcome is a tight-packed, twist-filled, zombie-procedural, horror-thriller, focusing more on people than the undead. It’s a little different from the rest of the series, but sets up a return to a survival-based story in Book 14. Beyond that, well, things are getting increasingly desperate for our heroes. Will they survive until Book 15? I hope so, I’ve just ordered the cover.

One (exciting to me) upshot of this change was that I was able to use a Markus-subplot. If you remember, Book 9 was originally mostly set in Belfast. When it became clear that book would have to be set more widely across Ireland, I had to put that plot back on the shelf but, woohoo! I’ve been able to include it here. (Albeit in a trimmed down fashion. You’ll know which scene I mean when you read it.) Now, can I tell you anything else about the story? Oh, of course, Annette's searching for a stray cat. Hmm... I can't think of anything else without revealing too much.

The cover for Book 13 has been designed by the team at Author Packages.

https://www.authorpackages.com

If you’re looking for graphics/covers, I can’t recommend them highly enough. There was a mini-nightmare with the original cover. I contacted Author Packages on Monday, had a sketch back on Tuesday, some options on backgrounds/foregrounds on Wednesday, a draft on Thursday with the changes all made by Friday. They’re competitively priced, friendly, very professional, and I’ve already ordered the next cover from them.

Coming next, Book 14: Mort Vivant. This will be followed by a novel (maybe a novella) following the exploits of an FBI agent before and after the outbreak, and which sets up the events in Book 15.

Coming soon (though not as soon as either of us would like): Outback Outbreak & The Great Undead North. (Possibly with a story in between. The Great Pacific Zombie Patch, perhaps? Perhaps not, or at least not that title...)

Have a great weekend and week. May it remain safe from the living dead.
Frank :)


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Surviving the Evacuation 12: Britain's End, out now.

Humanity is at a crossroads. Either all will survive, or our species will perish.

Anglesey became a refuge for survivors from across the world, but living in the shadow of a decrepit nuclear power station always made for a precarious existence. There is only one destination for their final exodus from Britain, but Belfast won’t become their new home.

There are fewer undead on the island of Ireland, but their numbers still count in the millions. With farming impossible, with the weather worsening, with ammunition exhausted, desperation turns to despair. All seems bleak, but the survivors don’t know how truly desperate their situation is. During the chaos that ensued after the calamitous election, they misjudged the evidence. Their true enemy is still among them, and that enemy is about to act.

Set nine months after the outbreak, in Britain and the island of Ireland, when humanity is at a crossroads. Either all will survive, or our species will die.
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Book 12: Britain's End is available now in ebook from:

Amazon UK : http://amzn.to/2AOdULV
Amazon .com : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XGZ5H2/
Amazon Australia : https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B078XGZ5H2/
Amazon Canada : https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B078XGZ5H2/
Germany https://www.amazon.de/dp/B078XGZ5H2/
France https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B078XGZ5H2/


It should be out on Toilno, Nook, and the other smaller sites, by Friday.
Paperbacks should be available to order from Amazon on Friday, and from The Book Depository on Saturday, and all good bookshops from Monday.


Audiobooks

Book 11: Search and Rescue is available now from Audible, Amazon, and iTunes as are Serious Crimes and Counterfeit Conspiracy.
Recording of Book 12 & Endangered Nation should begin in the next week or so
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Book 12 was a lot of fun to write, so I'm glad to say that it isn't the final book in the series. This part of the story will continue in Book 13: Mort Vivant, out late spring (Title tbc). As to whether there will be a Book 14 will very much depend on whether any of our heroes survive...

Happy reading, Happy New Year, and may your 2018 remain zombie-free (except in fiction)
Frank :)