Hi everyone! We have another treat today! Vickie Johnstone is once again with us. Woot!! For those who don’t remember, or are new followers, Vickie lives in London, UK. We are so jealous! We need a road trip! Anyway, Vickie works as a freelance layout sub-editor on magazines and as an editor on indie books. She also has a thing about fluffy cats and loves reading, writing, films, the sea, rock music, art, nature, Milky Bars, Baileys and travelling! Whew, we’re tired just listing it all, lol!! Vickie says that if sleeping was an Olympic sport, she’d be a contender.
Vickie has self-published fourteen books. Wow is right!! They are: Kaleidoscope (poetry); Travelling Light (poetry); Life’s Rhythms (haiku); 3 Heads and a Tail (comedy romance); Kiwi in Cat City (magical cat series for middle grade readers); Kiwi and the Missing Magic; Kiwi and the Living Nightmare; Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle; Kiwi in the Realm of Ra; Kiwi’s Christmas Tail; Day of the Living Pizza and Day of the Pesky Shadow (both are a comedy detective series for middle grade readers,) The Sea Inside (strong female character/fantasy) and just a few days ago, I Dream of Zombies. This latest publication is her first horror book and it too has a strong female lead.
~~Here’s the description from Amazon:
A zombie novel set in London over six weeks in 2013, with a strong female lead
It starts with a dream and then the nightmare takes over.
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 becoming sick and aggressive. 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
~~Here’s a snippet from her latest book, I Dream of Zombies – 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.”
~~Oh, wow! How scary!! Now we know why Stewart Bint says, “Good character development, good descriptions…and friggin’ scary” Vickie, it’s been so awesome having you with us!! You are always a joy to have!
Here’s how you can connect with Vickie yourself:
Kiwi Series website: Kiwiincatcity.com
FB author page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorVickieJohnstone
FB Kiwi Series page: http://www.facebook.com/KiwiinCatCity
FB poetry page: http://www.facebook.com/KaleidoscopePoetry
FB editing service page: http://www.facebook.com/VickieJohnstoneEditing
Amazon US page: http://www.amazon.com/Vickie-Johnstone/e/B004SZ9TGE
Amazon UK page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vickie-Johnstone/e/B004SZ9TGE
Smashwords page: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/vixie
B&N page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/vickie-johnstone
~~Great job on the new release Vickie! You certainly have been busy!! Everyone, get her latest release for yourself at only .99 cents, today only!!
K.R. and T.L.
International link for Fateful Night: smarturl.it/FatefulNight
International link for Darkest Day: smarturl.it/DarkestDay