Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Out Now: While the Lights Are On (Surviving the Evacuation)

While the Lights Are On

Life Goes On Book 3 (Surviving the Evacuation)
Save Australia, Save the World.

Amazon UK - Amazon USA - Amazon Australia - Amazon Canada

iTunes - Kobo & Kobo Plus - Google Play - Smashwords - Barnes & Noble - Scribd



Three weeks after the outbreak, most nations have collapsed. An ever-increasing number of refugees flee, by boat and air, to the perceived safety of the remote Pacific nations. In Australia, every able body is conscripted, local and newcomer alike. The lucky few are put to work in the new factories, farms, and mines. The unlucky many are given tools for weapons, put aboard cruise-ships and cargo freighters, and returned to the ever-moving frontline. But even though the death toll rises, victory is still within reach.

The recordings made in North America by Pete and Corrie Guinn contained more than the siblings realised. The footage from Canada and Michigan is further confirmation the outbreak was no accident. The Canadian scientist, Dr Avalon, can prove it.

As Commissioner Tess Qwong takes justice to the increasingly lawless outback, Anna Dodson brings order to the chaos of Parliament House, and Dr Avalon works on a weapon to finally destroy the undead. But no plans can survive the impact of a nuclear bomb.

From a lawless natural gas refinery in Queensland to the once golden coast of New South Wales. Behind the barricaded streets of Canberra and in the bunker beneath Parliament House, there is still hope for Australia, the Pacific, the world, as long as the lights remain on.

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Audiobook and Paperback coming soon.

No bilbies, kangaroos, or wombats were harmed during the production of this book. I wish I could say the same about spiders.


Happy reading,

Frank :)

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

No More News, Audiobook, out now


Audible UK: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/B08F95GFCX
Audible .Com https://www.audible.com/pd/B08F92FYMK
Audible Australia: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/B08F9LHVM5
Audible Canada: https://www.audible.ca/pd/B08F92K64T
It should be out on Amazon and iTunes/iBooks later today.
 


When Pete Guinn traveled to Australia to find his missing sister, he left behind the woman he loved. In the city he once called home, panic and chaos arrive long before the living dead. As South Bend burns to the ground, Olivia flees, seeking safety in the remote woods of Michigan. But the backwoods are no safer than the outback, and nowhere is remote enough to escape the horrors of the living dead.
With global communications systems fractured, Pete Guinn and his sister, Corrie, are a small part of a large effort to re-establish contact between the forces still fighting the undead. As they journey east across Canada, they instead find the frontline. An army is being formed out of Canadians and refugees from the United States, out of retirees, reservists, and conscripts. Night and day, a war is waged against an enemy that doesn’t tire or retreat, ask for quarter or offer it. But victory is in sight. The undead can be defeated. As long as the supply lines are maintained. As long as the ultimate sacrifice is selflessly made again and again. As long as the worst of the apocalypse is behind them. But though the apocalypse has begun, the reckoning is still to come.
Set in Canada and the U.S. Midwest, continuing the story of the survivors in the Pacific, which began in Outback Outbreak, No More News is a story of love and war as the apocalypse tears our world apart.

Apologies for the super-long wait.
Coming next week (ish): While the Lights Are On
Coming soon: Book 18: When Worlds Collide, the story of the first meeting between the survivors of the Atlantic and the Pacific, set partly in the same locations as No More News, and partly elsewhere, though I can't say where because that'd spoil the surprise.

&
A World of Magic: Life After Lockdown.
A contemporary comic fantasy set in Yorkshire and in the monster-filled tunnels beneath the Isle of Wight which I began back on 2008. It's changed a fair bit from the original idea, (I've added our pandemic for one thing) but it's still very much a story about our world, just with magic. (And dragons. Lots of dragons.)

Happy listening, Frank :)

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Surviving the Evacuation: No More News Out Now


Surviving the Evacuation: No More News
(Life Goes On, Book 2)

Out Now



When Pete Guinn travelled to Australia to find his missing sister, he left behind the woman he loved. In the city he once called home, panic and chaos arrive long before the living dead. As South Bend burns to the ground, Olivia flees, seeking safety in the remote woods of Michigan. But the backwoods are no safer than the outback, and nowhere is remote enough to escape the horrors of the living dead.

With global communications systems fractured, Pete Guinn and his sister, Corrie, are a small part of a large effort to re-establish contact between the forces still fighting the undead. As they journey east across Canada, they instead find the frontline. An army is being formed out of Canadians and refugees from the United States, out of retirees, reservists, and conscripts. Night and day, a war is waged against an enemy that doesn’t tire or retreat, ask for quarter or offer it. But victory is in sight. The undead can be defeated. As long as the supply lines are maintained. As long as the ultimate sacrifice is selflessly made again and again. As long as the worst of the apocalypse is behind them. But though the apocalypse has begun, the reckoning is still to come.

Set in Canada and the U.S. Midwest, continuing the story of the survivors in the Pacific, which began in Outback Outbreak, No More News is a story of love and war as the apocalypse tears our world apart.

Available in ebook and paperback from:

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/35sdmwv

Amazon. Com: https://amzn.to/2zL3TEv

Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B088138KZT

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B088138KZT

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/no-more-news

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Frank_Tayell_No_More_News?id=rv_gDwAAQBAJ

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1019673

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/no-more-news/id1511386150

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/no-more-news-frank-tayell/1136963359?ean=2940163067862

It should be available from this evening/Monday on iTunes, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Bibliotheca, Scribd and Playster.

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Life Goes On
No More News continues the story which began in Outback Outbreak. To reduce confusion, I thought it best to give a separate series-title to the story of the survivors in the Pacific. I considered calling it The Zombie War Crimes Trial, being the working title for Surviving the Evacuation before I published Book 1. But most of the original plot points of the trial have already appeared in Books 1-16. I then considered Rules for Surviving the Apocalypse, but though No More News is more lighthearted than some of the books in the series (albeit set in the shadow of Prometheus), that title would be far too glib for the story that's coming next. I opted for Life Goes On instead, which was originally the working title of the Strike a Match series, but which fits these characters' struggle rather aptly.
This book does continue on from Outback Outbreak, and so you should read that first, but these stories, though connected to the survivors in the Atlantic, can be read as a separate adventure.

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Coming soon

Surviving the Evacuation: After The Tsunami (formerly No More Rules), a tale of power and politics in the bunkers beneath Canberra.
Book 18: Sinking City
A World of Magic - a contemporary comic fantasy of dragons, lockdowns, broomsticks and physical distancing.

Happy reading,
Frank.

PS, Usually, on finishing a book, I take my flask of tea for a long walk. In these days of non-zombie lockdowns, walks have been replaced with an exercise bike. At the speed I peddle, a ride is pretty much the same as a walk. I've not tried drinking tea while riding it. But as they say, there's a time for everything. Stay safe. :)

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Surviving the Evacuation 17: There We Stood, out now!


As one year ends, and our old world fades into memory, a new future is born.


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On a frozen archipelago, where it is too cold to farm, a few thousand survivors from across the Atlantic have found a refuge. The arduous process of turning a sanctuary into a home begins once more for these weary travellers who’ve been chased from Britain, from Ireland, from France and Denmark. But their work is not yet done. The missing Marines cannot be left behind. The French and Ukrainians cannot be abandoned. The cartel can never be forgotten.

As soldiers once again become civilians, the dangers of malnutrition replace the everyday spectre of starvation. Potential mutiny supersedes being overrun by the undead. Boredom replaces fear. Slowly, they relax, allowing themselves to enjoy the simple pleasures of music and plays, of weddings and births, of life without the imminent prospect of death. But all is not what it seems in the snowy wastes surrounding their town.

While Europe is a zombie-filled radioactive wasteland, there are other continents. Other oceans. Other survivors, who will fight to keep what they’ve the clawed from the grip of the apocalyptic nightmare.

Set in Northern Europe, Eastern Canada, and the tumultuous seas between, as one year ends, and a new civilisation dawns.
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Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2G4JxGl

Amazon. Com: https://amzn.to/2TDNjhQ

Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08412LYCZ

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08412LYCZ

Amazon Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08412LYCZ

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/surviving-the-evacuation-book-17-frank-tayell/1136103267?ean=2940162826323

Kobo & Kobo Plus: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/surviving-the-evacuation-book-17-there-we-stood

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Frank_Tayell_Surviving_The_Evacuation_Book_17_Ther?id=S-vKDwAAQBAJ&hl

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/950569

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/443396010/Surviving-The-Evacuation-Book-17-There-We-Stood-Surviving-The-Evacuation-17

It should be out on iTunes, Scribd, and the other sites in the next 24 hours. Paperbacks should be available from Monday, and the audiobook will be out soon.

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The next 5 books will continue (and conclude) the story of Lisa Kempton, the Pacific Alliance, while the foundations of a new society are laid. After these five, we’ll see where things go, but I think this will lay the framework for an interesting, and longer-term, exploration of post-apocalyptic Earth (assuming that the last survivors of humanity haven’t been wiped out, of course).


Coming later in 2020: No More News, the story of Olivia, and Pete and Corrie. & No More Rules, Tess and Mick’s hunt for the serial killer through the apocalyptic wastes of Australia. (and, of course, Book 18)

I’d also like to publish a few non-apocalyptic novels, but more about them when they’ve been written.

Sorry for the wait, and I hope you enjoy the adventure,

Frank

PS, for this book, I’m going to break with tradition and recommend you stock up on apple pie and root beer rather than tea. :)