Video Post & Giveaway! Dead Hunger by Eric A. Shelman #zOctober2014


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Dead Hunger
by Eric A. Shelman
Series: Dead Hunger #1
Publication date: October 1st 2011
Category: Adult
Genre: Horror, Zombies

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An epidemic that transforms humans into zombie-like creatures has swept over the eastern United States and quite possibly the world, and Flex Sheridan doesn’t like it one bit. In an effort to save his younger sister, Flex re-connects with perhaps the strongest woman he knows – Gem Cardoza, his former girlfriend. Together they take his six-year-old niece Trina, the only uninfected survivor of hi…s sister’s famiy, and his infected sister Jamie, and make a run from central Florida back to his isolated home in Lula, Georgia. As they head north, they encounter another uninfected, Hemphill “Hemp” Chatsworth. A naturalized U.S. citizen, Hemp is British, and extremely smart. He holds a degree in Epidemiology and Mechanical Engineering, both of which this group will need. Along with the crossbow-wielding Charlene “Charlie” Sanders and a pregnant Great Pyrenees dog, this small group uses street smarts, book smarts, and technology to defend against the new “Abnormals” that walk the earth. But Hemp is also compelled to learn how they got this way, and if possible, how to reverse the condition and save Flex’s sister. So grab your machine gun and take a ride in their fortified vehicles and mobile lab; you’re going to want these people on your side when the Dead Hunger . . . Please note: This book contains strong language.

Find the entire DEAD HUNGER SERIES here!

~About the Author~

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Eric A. Shelman, originally born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in California, currently lives in SW Florida with his wife, Linda. He is an indie author, having taken control of everything in his writing and publishing career himself. While he has been offered publishing contracts, he has politely declined – but that doesn’t mean it’ll always be that way!

His first book came out in 1999, which is pretty much the time he quit writing altogether. But then came along 2011, when Eric caught the zombie bug and wrote Dead Hunger: The Flex Sheridan Chronicle. This crap clearly got out of hand, because he then wrote SIX more in the series, along with a witch novel (Generation Evil), a serial killer novel (A Reason To Kill) and a time travel/serial killer novel (Shifting Fears.) His latest work is a bit of reanimated dead fun, a novel intended to be the first of a trilogy called The Camera: Bloodthirst.

So you can see that Eric is quite prolific with over a dozen books to his credit, and he intends to whisk his wife of 28 years away in a motor home eventually, where they will see the United States and Eric will write from every part of this great country. He may even stop by YOUR town, so be sure to friend him on Facebook, Goodreads, or anywhere else you see his name. He’ll be sure to let you know when he’s at an event near you. Be sure to look for him at Days of the Dead in Chicago in November of 2014. He’ll be there for all three days of the event, held on the 21st through the 23rd.

All of Eric’s books – yes, all of them – have been optioned for film, and a few of the screenplays are already done and the marketing is underway, with my very first book, Out of the Darkness: The Story of Mary Ellen Wilson, leading the charge for the first movie to be made. Be watching for this true story to hit the screen – hopefully as a major motion picture release.

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Follower of Jesus, loving wife, homeschooling mom, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • No, I don’t :'(

    • Eric A Shelman

      Well, ya could, Julia!

      • Yes! But unfortunately, I live in a country (Argentina) were they tell you how much USD you can spend, so unless I win a couple of a Amazon GF, I’ll have to wait probably a month or two.

        • Eric A Shelman

          That is not right! I have, however, been to your country! I stood there in front of Evita’s home and I loved the place. 🙂

  • Sabrina Taylor

    Have not started the series yet, but sounds like it would be a great and exciting read.

    • Eric A Shelman

      Sabrina, it’s just a matter of time until you sit down and crack that first book and fall in love with Flex and Gem … then Hemp and Charlie. Then Trina. Then all the rest of them. I just know it! lol

  • Eric A Shelman

    Hey, guys! I’m happy to be here today, and am hoping for some good folks to turn up … I’d love to grab some new fans, because my epic series likely only has a couple of books left to go – I love all your input what you’d like to see! (Which is why I’m letting Nelson tell the newest chronicle.) So … let’s have fun!

  • Jeremy Hunt

    Started book one.

    • Eric A Shelman

      Good deal, Jeremy …. let me know if I can assist. Just so you know, Flex and Gem swear like sailors – Hemp not so much. So essentially, from books 3 forward, it’s somewhat lessened. 🙂

  • Trinitee

    I’ve not started yet but plan to very soon!!

    • Eric A Shelman

      Trinitee, just make sure you have a spare couple of days on you when you start …. because you’re not going to be able to stop. That’s all I’m sayin’. THANK YOU.

  • Becky Stephens

    Not yet, but next year is going to be my Year of the Zombie and this is on my list!

    • Eric A Shelman

      I have to wait until 2015 to get my hooks in ya? No fair!! 🙂

      • Becky Stephens

        I know, it stinks! There are so many books that I want to read, but I’ve been obligated to those requested on my blog. So, I’ve halted review requests to get caught up, and my New Year’s resolution (yes, in October!) is to read only what I really, really want to read – and your books are on my list. 😉

        • Eric A Shelman

          Thanks, Becky … that makes my night.

  • Nastasia Alexandria Nazar

    Not yet, but I plan to soon!

    • Eric A Shelman

      I’ll be waiting, Nastasia! You’ll be sorry you took so long!!! lol

  • Cj DeAndrea

    Tried to leave a comment, but won’t let me write anything???? You KNOW I’ve devoured every single book in the series!! Plus your 4 other ones!!! But, if I win anything, all I want is the shot glass, and the signed Gem Chronicles!!! I’ve got all the rest!! So, others deserve them!!

    • Eric A Shelman

      Hey, Cj, your comment came out great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got it, girl! You could win … just like anyone else could. I know, I know. You should get it just by default! (On the bright side, I just started DH8!

  • Eric A Shelman
  • Eric A Shelman

    I actually began a brand new zombie series today. Yes, that is correct! I decided that this idea was wriggling through my brain like an earworm would after hearing “Walk Like A Man” by the Four Seasons, and I knew I had to get it started. So, for the first time, I’m actually writing two books at once; “Dead Hunger VIII: Peace, Love & Zombies,” and my new one. I can’t really tell you anything about it because it’s such a unique idea in zombie lit that it would surely be stolen by someone hungry for flesh, brains and ideas for new zombie novels! Lol …. sure. But seriously – you’re going to eat it up! It will be first person narrative like Dead Hunger. My main character won’t initially be as up to speed as Flex and Gem are in DH, but I believe he will be forced to get there pretty quickly. So, stick with me – I promise to bring you more great fiction (cocky, huh? Like I’ve already given you great fiction and ya know it!) and interesting plot lines. Like I always say, if I get bored tapping on that keyboard, watch out – the action is about to begin.

  • Jami Broveak

    I listened to the first one and really liked it, have all the other available ones in my audible wish list 🙂

    • Eric A Shelman

      Thanks, Jami! That’s fantastic. I know you’ll really enjoy the rest of the series – I’m sorry that for now, books 6 through 8 aren’t on audio – 8 is being written and I’m figuring out how to pay for 5 and 6!

  • heathermanning

    I have not, but I think I need to. I’ve never seen this series, so it’s new to me. TY!

    • Eric A Shelman

      Heather, that’s nuts! I wrote the first one in 2011, and it’s been growing ever since – now at 7 books – some over 440 pages! I think you’re gonna be a fan. 🙂

  • Lori F

    No, I haven’t. But I love zombies, so I’m sure I would enjoy reading about Abnormals.

    • Eric A Shelman

      Oh, they’re abnormally abnormal! You’re gonna dig this series. Let’s go! I’ll be there to answer any questions. 🙂

  • Lori Hopkins

    Yes I have read the first one. Money constraints have prevented me from getting the next ones so far. But I am working on it, swear! I like it!

    • Eric A Shelman

      Well, I’m glad you want the next ones … no worries, Lori – they’ll be there when you’re ready.

  • marypreston

    Not yet, but you got my attention.

    • Eric A Shelman

      Well, Mary … that makes me a happy man!! Thank you. ♥

    • Eric A Shelman

      And you have mine, Mary! Thanks!

  • bookbunny68

    No I haven’t even heard of this series before now. Will have to look for it.

    • Eric A Shelman

      Dead Hunger! You found us, bookbunny! 🙂

  • Amanda

    The Dead Hunger series is awesome, and Eric is one of the nicest people ever!

    • Eric A Shelman

      Likewise, Amanda!

  • Mary DeBorde

    No I haven’t, this series is new to me also but it really sounds creepy/awesome!! 🙂 Thank you & the authors for all these amazing giveaways <3

    • Eric A Shelman

      You’re welcome, Mary! Thanks for coming!

  • I haven’t, because I haven’t heard of it. This sounds great! I would love to read or listen to the books on audio.

    • Eric A Shelman

      The first five are on audio, Brooke. Working on the next two …

  • Danielle At Atz

    Yes I have read some of this series, if fact Dead Hunger was one of the first books I read when I bought my first kindle. It began my love for all indie authors 🙂

    • Eric A Shelman

      xxxooo, Danielle!!!

  • Michelle Willms

    I haven’t, and I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this series. Where have I been?

    • Eric A Shelman

      Michelle, I have no idea, but I’m glad you found me!

  • brittney puckett

    Not yet, but I plan to soon!

    • Eric A Shelman

      Okay, Brittney …. soon just knocked. Open that door, girl! 😉 (Thank you … good luck in the drawing!)

  • No, I’ve been so flakey with books lately that 7 books is a huge undertaking right now.

    • Eric A Shelman

      Oh, Elyse … one book at a time, baby … one book at a time. 😉

  • It’s new to me!

    • Eric A Shelman

      Make it old Mike! My series is unique and epic!

  • Laura Wilson-Farmer

    No, but can NOT wait to!

    • Eric A Shelman

      there is no reason to wait Laura! They are ready and waiting for you right now. Thank you!

  • b lane

    I have not, but it is on my kindle

    • Eric A Shelman

      I can’t wait until you slap yourself for not reading them sooner!. Just remember to go easy on yourself. It isn’t your fault. 🙂

  • Valerie Theberge

    I have not…

    • Eric A Shelman

      Valerie – let’s chat about this, okay? ‘Cause once you start, you’re not gonna be able to stop!! 😉

  • Artesia

    Yes I’ve started this and I love it!! I’ve actually listened to the audiobooks and thought it was well done!!

    • Eric A Shelman

      Awesome! So happy to hear that, Artesia!

  • Eric A Shelman

    Toni, I imagine you’ll tell me how to get hold of Mr. Brian L?

    • Yes, sir. I already emailed you with the information. 🙂

      • Eric A Shelman

        He’s actually a friend of mine … I saw the top post and figured it out. Thanks!!