I Dream of Zombies


 October 12, 2013

A zombie horror with a strong heroine.
It began with a dream and then London went to hell...

It all begins on a summer’s day with the media reporting with some hilarity that people are dreaming of the dead coming to life, but those who have dreamt them are convinced they are a warning of things to come. Marla takes it all with a pinch of salt until she experiences the nightmares herself. Cue paranoia and disbelief until reality shows its new face. 

All over London there are incidences of people coming down with a sickness that makes them act aggressively. As the attacks mount, the media is forced to take the matter seriously, but what is causing it? Is it a virus, and is it natural or man-made, and is the government responsible? 

Marla, her sister, Ellen, and friend Tommy find themselves fighting for their survival as their sense of reality is smashed. Will the army and police maintain control or will the country find itself in lock down, isolated from the outside world? 

“Good character development, good descriptions...and friggin' scary... This book's strength lies in two areas: character development...[and] the graphic descriptions of zombie attacks and their effects.” – Stewart Bint

"I am pleased to say Vickie has written the novel I have been waiting for. I do not want to give the game away too much but will say there are no cop outs in this book which makes a change. Recommended." - AM Campbell 



Excerpt from the novel... the dream... 


"A sickening sense of dread ravages him as fear drifts over the surface of his skin like fingers, icy cold and unrelenting. He turns again and sprints towards the exit, his pace becoming increasingly slower as if something is pushing him back. Yet still he finds himself in the exact same position, his feet rooted to the spot, his arms sweeping, useless. His hair blows in the breath that the creature now turns on him, sickening in its putrid scent of death and putrefaction. There is not a word he can think of to describe this thing in front of him. Fear creeps, regardless. Twisting, crawling, the maggots swarm across its bloodied face as it opens its mouth wider. Something rips. The yawn seems to swallow him whole into this darkness of despair as a jagged, ripping pain overwhelms him; the sharp teeth chafing, gnawing at his neck, seeking to pierce the jugular vein within. From far off in the distance comes the ripple of laughter." 

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 May 25, 2014

Marla's one tough cookie, but can she survive book 2?

Marla, Ellen and Tommy have reached Haven in Rickslaw, England. Once a secret government building, it has become a refugee centre offering sanctuary and its scientists are focused on finding a cure for the virus that is sweeping across the UK. 

The facility appears to offer everything that its inmates could possibly need: food, shelter, companionship, safety and even entertainment; everything except freedom. People are advised not to leave the building – the dead drifting across the fields are a daily reminder of the peril lurking outside.

Suffering a bad case of cabin fever, Marla chooses to join the guard, under Commander Caballero. Their job is to protect the regular Joes and search for survivors in the nearby villages that the army failed to evacuate in time.

Meanwhile, Dr Grice, fascinated by Ellen’s dreams of the dead, is convinced he can cure her, if she will first face her darkest fears. 


But what if the greatest danger isn't the dead outside? 

Book 3 is being written right now :)


3 comments:

  1. We love this book as noted by the Amazon reviews, but we noticed that you have not posted any word on when you plan to release the Haven sequel. If you are going to write a sequel, you should plan that out. And could you please give Tommy his greatest wish ever for all of us while you are at It? ;)

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    1. Thanks, Mary Lee, for enjoying my book. It isn't very often that someone asks me when the next book in one of my series is out, so you made me happy! I'm working on the second book at the moment. I have written the first draft and it is as long as book one. It starts exactly where the last one ends. I was aiming to publish it this month. However, at the start of the month I got a new job, which is great, but leaves me less time for writing. So, I'm hoping to publish in February or early March at the latest. I'm glad you like Tommy, but I can't give anything away! There will be at least 3 books in this series. :) Thanks once again for reading my book and it's great that you liked it. It makes me very happy to get such feedback. I enjoy writing very much, so it's great. Hope you're having a cool week, Vickie.

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  2. This is a cool book folks, check it out

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