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When a passenger attacks a fellow airport security officer, Gavin McKnight faces a tough choice: follow policy or defend his coworker.
When a passenger attacks a fellow airport security officer, Gavin McKnight faces a tough choice: follow policy or defend his coworker.
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DEAD FROZEN - Anchorage, Alaska Is Under Attack

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Dead Frozen Story Summary

Gavin McKnight bid farewell to his flight attendant girlfriend Dari Shakiba at the start of another normal, boring, evening working at Anchorage International Airport's security checkpoint. When a passenger attacks a fellow officer, Gavin faces a tough choice: follow policy or defend his coworker. Before he knows it, Gavin is facing the most life-changing night of his life.

Paperbacks available!
Paperbacks available!

Story Background

Back in 2014, I launched Dead Islands: Book One of the Necrose Series on Kickstarter. It was my first book and thankfully it turned out to be a resounding success and the rewards have been fulfilled on time. One of the stretch goals was for me to write a story set in the same story world but with different characters. After asking my backers for input and checking the results of the poll, they'd chosen Anchorage, Alaska (a city I've lived in) as the setting and the names of the three main characters (Gavin, Liam, and Dari). 

I promised to write a novelette but instead wrote a short novella. Dead Frozen is 18,000+ long, roughly 100 pages. 

NOTE: If you backed Dead Islands, you will already receive the ebook version of Dead Frozen. Only back if you would like a paperback.

I finished the first draft of Dead Frozen a while ago but didn't like it too much so I rewrote it and love the results. More importantly, the response of my critique readers has been great so far! It's time to move forward.

Dead Frozen will be released as an ebook on March 16th, 2016. However, I would like to make a paperback version as well because some of my readers don't read ebooks. But between paying for editing and my recent marriage, I won't have the money to get a paperback version of the cover plus pay for formatting for several months. I don't think my readers (and you!) should have to wait so long! So, that's why I'm asking for your help.

Stretch Goals!  

  • At $150 - Bookmarks (UNLOCKED) - A custom Dead Islands bookmark for everyone receiving a paperback book.
  • At $200 - Audiobooks (UNLOCKED) - I will get all three ebooks made into audiobooks. Free for Necrose Early Bird ($10) and up.
  • At $250 - Short Story(UNLOCKED) - A new short story set in Shanghai, China. Kickstarter backers vote on story details. Plus a PDF photo ebook of China. Free ebook and PDF for ALL backers!
  • At $350 - DF Sequel eBook & Paperback (UNLOCKED) - Dead Frozen gets a full-length novel sequel. Find out what happens next. Free ebook for ALL backers!
  • At $450 - Dead Islands Sequel (UNLOCKED) - All backers receive a free ebook of book two in the Necrose series (Dead Islands' sequel). Discounted paperbacks (50% off) for Necrose Early Bird ($10) and up. 
  • At $550 - Dead Islands Trilogy (UNLOCKED) - All backers receive a free ebook of book three in the Necrose series. Discounted paperbacks (50% off) for Necrose Early Bird ($10) and up.

Book Lengths 

  • Dead Islands - 35,000+ words (long novella), approx. 206 pages
  • Dead Frozen - 18,000+ words (short novella) approx. 103 pages
  • Dead Escape - 2,000+ words (short story) approx. 12 pages

Dead Escape is available in English or Mandarin Chinese (Simplified).

Dead Islands is the main book in the series. Dead Escape features different characters as does Dead Frozen.

Story Blurbs

Dead Islands: Necrose Series Book One

BEN CHASE and his friend TY are fresh from teaching English in South Korea, and they’re on their way to experience the Big Island of Hawaii – but their vacation turns into a nightmare when two passengers unexpectedly die during their flight.

Desperate to recover their sense of excitement, they meet up with Ty’s friend Anuhea and her friend Charlotte, who Ben finds himself instantly attracted to. But their plans quickly unravel as a rampant infection hits the islands and they find themselves surrounded by flesh-eating monsters.

Law and order degenerates into a daring fight for survival, and Ben is faced with a critical decision that places the fate of his friends in his hands. And what he must do to save them is unthinkable…

Dead Islands will leave your skin crawling as you follow Ben and his friends’ terrifying encounter with the deadly Necrose-7A virus, and their desperate attempts to survive the doomed island paradise.

Dead Islands Reader Reviews:

“A fresh take on the genre and…more realistic…” – W.C. Hoffman, Author of Twins of Prey

“The perfect amount of gore and personal tragedy…” – Sally B.

"It will feed your zombie addiction, and leave you wanting more." - Augusta C.

Dead Escape: A Necrose Series Story

FBI Agent Daryl Jackson and his partner, Agent Jessica Stonewall, are leading a team on a mission to stop a bio-tech researcher from leaking sensitive military secrets. 

Agent Jackson prepares to spring his trap but things spiral violently out of control when a mob of infected unleashes chaos in the crowded shopping center surrounding the cafe. With their stakeout foiled by the unexpected attack, the Agents find themselves in a dangerous high-speed car chase through the streets of Washington, D.C. with disastrous results.

Dead Escape will take you on a thrilling ride through the Nation’s Capital in the early days of the deadly Necrose-7A viral outbreak.

Dead Escape Reader Reviews:

"An explosive story..." - Nancy S.

"Great writing style..." - B. Shenton

"Short but enjoyable." - zombie phreak

Reward Breakdown

Necrose Noob $1 - Dead Frozen ebook, Your name on the Thank You page of the book, and my eternal thanks.

Necrose Warrior $5 - Dead Frozen, Dead Escape and Dead Islands in ebook format, your name on the Thank You page of the book, and my eternal thanks.

Necrose Early Bird $10 (Limited) - All 3 ebooks, Dead Frozen paperback, your name on the Thank You page of the book, and my eternal thanks.

Necrose Hero $25 - All 3 ebooks, Dead Frozen & Dead Islands in paperback, your name on the Thank You page of the book, and my eternal thanks.

Necrose Art Collector $40 (Limited) - All 3 ebooks, Dead Frozen & Dead Islands in paperback, one (1) original art piece by the author, your name on the Thank You page of the book, and my eternal thanks.

Necrose HR Manager $99 (Limited) - All 3 ebooks, Dead Frozen & Dead Islands in paperback, name one (1) minor character in Dead Frozen, your name on the Thank You page of the book, and my eternal thanks.

Necrose Librarian $149 (Limited) - All 3 ebooks (for up to 10 people, Dead Frozen & Dead Islands paperback (10 copies of each), one (1) original art piece by the author, your name on the Thank You page of the book, a special mention on the Dedication page, and my eternal thanks.

Necrose Superhero (aka - The Boss) $299 (Limited) - All 3 ebooks (for you and up to ten friends), Ten (10) x Dead Islands paperback, Ten (10) x Dead Frozen paperback, NAME one MAJOR and one MINOR character in Dead Frozen, One (1) x Dead Islands Zombie Art Print (by Ryan Browne), One (1) x Dead Frozen Art Original (by Author Tim Moon), Because you rock so hardcore and single-handedly put the campaign over the $350 stretch goal, Author Tim Moon will write an additional TWO full-length novel sequels to Dead Frozen turning it into a quadrilogy (or quartet), NAME one MAJOR character for each of the three sequels. Plus one MINOR character for each, Plus, you receive a special SIGNED set of the entire four book series upon completion of all four, Your name on the Dedication Page in the front of Dead Frozen and the three sequels, EXTRAS

Money Breakdown 

  • 10% - Campaign Fees
  • 50% - Paperback Cover
  • 50% - Formatting & Rewards

Fulfillment Times 

  • eBook copies of Dead Islands and Dead Escape will be sent as soon as all the payments clear (usually within hours to a few days after the campaign ends).
  • eBook copies of Dead Frozen will be sent no later than March 9th, 2016. 
  • Paperbacks should be sent out before May but I want extra time in case there's a hang up along the way.
  • All art will be sent separately from the paperbacks. I put a long lead time on it since I haven't created the art yet. For those receiving art by Ryan Browne, it will be sent at the same time as my art.
  • Audiobooks will become available once they're completed. I have no idea how long the process takes since this will be my first time making audiobooks.
  • If we unlock the Dead Frozen sequels, I am unable to give firm dates when they will be completed but they will be completed as soon as possible.

Here is an art sketch sample. The art will be done in my style depicting a character and/or scene from Dead Frozen. The reward is limited to three (3) people and the three pieces of art will be different - not prints of one scene. Final art for backers will be inked and colored. Art size to be determined.

Art Sample - NOT the Final Art
Art Sample - NOT the Final Art

Select backer reward levels include a Dead Islands zombie art print by Ryan Browne of ZombiePETZ. Imagine this beauty up on your wall. Or give it as a gift. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Awesome 8"x11" art print!
Awesome 8"x11" art print!

Risks and challenges

The book is already written and is in the editing process. Even if something happens to me, my family has everything needed to complete the project.

I have experience with this kind of project so unless there's a major mistake by CreateSpace or the delivery companies, everything will happen smoothly.

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    - Ten (10) x Dead Islands paperback
    - Ten (10) x Dead Frozen paperback
    - NAME one MAJOR and one MINOR character in Dead Frozen.
    - One (1) x Dead Islands Zombie Art Print (by Ryan Browne)
    - One (1) x Dead Frozen Art Original (by Author Tim Moon)
    - Because you rock so hardcore and single-handedly put the campaign over the $350 stretch goal, Author Tim Moon will write an additional TWO full-length novel sequels to Dead Frozen turning it into a quadrilogy (or quartet).
    - NAME one MAJOR character for each of the three sequels. Plus one MINOR character for each.
    - Plus, you receive a special SIGNED set of the entire four book series upon completion of all four.
    - Your name on the Dedication Page in the front of Dead Frozen and the three sequels.
    - EXTRAS

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