Goodreads Giveaway for Return to Q Island

My new post apocalyptic novel, Return to Q Island has a giveaway going on Goodreads through October 16th. Two signed paperback copies are up for grabs. What’s it about?

Millions long to break out of quarantine. One man needs to break in.

The paleovirus has swept Long Island, turning residents into psychotic killers. A government quarantine traps Patrick in Connecticut, separated from his mother and pregnant sister on what all now call Q Island. When he loses contact with them, he fears the worst. His only chance to get back is to infiltrate the island as a guide for an illegal safari hunting the infected. But he arrives to find he’s more slave than guide, and the infected are fiercer than ever.

His sister Kim gives birth to Charlotte in the midst Q Island’s living hell, and begins a struggle to survive attacks by the infected and betrayal by family and friends. Kim’s love for her daughter gives her the strength to fight on, but if her brother doesn’t arrive soon, she won’t keep beating the odds.

But there’s something special about Charlotte, and others born under the contagion’s dark cloud. Will children like her prove to be the salvation the islanders pray for, or the last pieces in the puzzle of infected domination?

 

Here’s the link. Enter now!

 

-Russell

Who’s Up for Another Trip to Q Island?

For everyone who enjoyed my post apocalyptic novel Q Island, there’s more where that came from. Return to Q Island is out on Amazon. This is a stand-alone story set in the same world as Q Island.

The manuscript has been on an odyssey. It was originally ready to roll as a follow-up to Q Island, but the publisher went out of business. Other publishers expressed an interest, but only with the rights to Q Island as well. I liked having control of that work and already was preparing for an audio book release. I’d has Scott Carpenter make RTQI a killer cover for an ultimately unsuccessful Kindle Scout run, and the book had been edited. So what better setup for a self-publish experiment? And so now we’re off. We’ll see how it goes.

What’s the story?

Millions long to break out of quarantine. But Patrick needs to break in.

The paleovirus has swept Long Island, turning residents into psychotic killers. A government quarantine traps Patrick in Connecticut, separated from his mother and pregnant sister on what all now call Q Island. When he loses contact with them, he fears the worst. His only chance to get back and help them is to infiltrate the island as a guide for an illegal safari hunting the infected. But he arrives to find he’s more slave than guide, and the infected are fiercer than ever.

His sister Kim gives birth to Charlotte in the midst of post-apocalyptic Long Island, and begins an instant struggle to survive amidst attacks by the infected and betrayal by family and friends. Kim’s love for her daughter gives her the strength to fight on, but if her brother doesn’t arrive soon, she won’t keep beating the odds.

It’s soon clear there’s something special about Charlotte, and others born under the contagion’s dark cloud. But will children like her prove to be the salvation the islanders pray for, or the last pieces in the puzzle of infected domination?

Give it a try in paperback, Kindle, or on Kindle Unlimited at Amazon. Let me know what you think.

Spoiler alert: This one is dark.

 

-Russell

Another Trip to Q Island?

I’m taking another run at a Kindle Scout slot, this time with horror. The book is Return to Q Island, set in the same world as Q Island, but a stand-alone story. It was going to be the sequel-in-the-pipeline for Samhain Horror, but, well…
Post-apocalyptic, pseudo-zombie, hardcore horror with heart. If you liked Q Island, you’ll love this. Cast a vote in Kindle Scout and if Amazon selects it, you get a free copy and my eternal gratitude. Here’s the link where you can test drive the first few chapters. Vote early, vote often.

Welcome to the Site!

As soon as my novels became available on Kindle Unlimited, there’s been lots more traffic on the website here, which tends to be behind the times. Writing time keeps getting spent on fiction instead.

So if you are visiting for the first time: Hi!  Expect irregular postings when the mood strikes, and some really excellent contributions from other authors. I only post items from the people I love to read, so consider their inclusion here a wholehearted endorsement.

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-Russell James