Vampire Apocalypse; Descent into Chaos, is the second novel in the series and continues the plight of Harris, Sandra Harrington, Steele and the remaining survivors from the battle with Nero’s vampire army. The first battle is now over and Nero is dead. As the human survivors pull themselves from the ruins of their base they find that the world is a very different place indeed outside Nero’s territory. Nationally, the vampires have organised themselves into cabals but the scramble for power, raw materials and humans for their food have led to an uneasy peace. Below the surface each state plots against the other and only the far-reaching power of the Vampire Council holds all-out war at bay.
Vampire Apocalypse: Descent in Chaos continues the story from the first novel but is a stand alone story in itself. It mixes what is best about humanity with what is worst and spins a story of love, honour and betrayal against an apocalyptic background. It will appeal to all readers of action-oriented fiction where strong storytelling and believable characters drive the story forward at a relentless pace.
Press Release: Two new Vampire Apocalypse books coming…
Vampire Apocalypse: A World Torn Asunder, is the first book in the Vampire Apocalypse series from Irish author, Derek Gunn (published by KHP Industries, US and UK, under their Black Death Books imprint) and currently available worldwide.
Two new Vampire Apocalypse books are coming: Vampire Apocalypse: Descent into Chaos is with the publishers and should be released late 2008/2009. The third book in the series, Vampire Apocalypse: Fallout is nearing completion.
Vampire Apocalypse is under option by Richard Finney, an LA-based Producer-Screenwriter who has worked with such filmmakers as Steven Speilberg, Mel Gibson and George Clooney, and a screen adaptation is in development – Details are available on IMDb.
Finney says that he was attracted to Gunn’s twist on the rather played-out vampire genre. “It seems like we’ve [already] seen everything, but this novel puts forth a [new] take on the universe. The original concept will allow us as filmmakers to explore new terrain in the subgenre. Gunn’s story also takes the sexy posturing out of vampires and turns them back to what they are: bloodsucking animals that feed on humans.
We’re very excited to be working with an author as clever as Derek!” Fangoria. com, Jan ’07.
In support of the Vampire Apocalypse series, a new web site, www.vampireapocalypse.com is now live and here you can read about the Vampire Apocalypse universe, excerpts, reviews, the latest screen adaptation news and other news and fiction from Derek Gunn.
Derek is a member of the Horror Writers Association and The British Fantasy Society. He will be guesting at P-Con in March and Octocon in October, both of which are Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions in Dublin, Ireland. Derek is also planning on making his first visit to Fantasycon in Nottingham, UK next September.
Praise for Vampire Apocalypse: A World Torn Asunder by Derek Gunn
This is the book that takes Vampires and turns them into a Summer Blockbuster…..The battle scenes are outstanding …..The pace of this novel never lets up….If you want horror that is laced with action then go no further” – Gorezone, No. 1 UK horror magazine
” ..one of the best debut novels it has ever been my pleasure to read…..The plot of this story was a truly original take on the vampire legend……. an incredibly original piece of fiction that keeps the reader turning the pages“ – Horror-web, US
““Vampire Apocalypse is like From Dusk till Dawn meets Red Dawn. Action from beginning to end. I am shocked by how much I enjoyed this story” – Horrorworld., US
“… it is solid storytelling, written with gusto, fast paced and fun, with a cinematic feel to the whole……kick back and let the action flow over you” – Whispers of Wickedness, UK
“Gunn weaves a terrific tale. Breathtaking well-plotted action, colorful descriptions, well-crafted characters and scenes all drive the story forward to and through its explosive pivot point” – Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest, US
Derek Gunn can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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