Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Dead State: Fallout by Derek Shupert @dshupert @SDSXXTours

Dead State: Fallout
by Derek Shupert
Genre: SciFi, Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

When the dead rise, he'll either find his family or end up a ravenous corpse…

Fifteen-year-old James would much rather hang with friends than go hunting with his survivalist dad. But the boring weekend trip turns into a living horror when they're attacked by an undead horde. Terrified and confused, James has no choice but to escape with his trusty dog through a forest stained with blood…

Teaming up with his best friend, James frantically fights his way back to his missing family. But on a trail of clues littered with corpses, reaching his loved ones means venturing deeper into the deadly unknown…

Can James reunite with his family before he's consumed by a relentless pack of zombies?

Fallout is the first book in a gritty post-apocalyptic series. If you like spine-crawling suspense, ruthless zombies, and rugged survival stories, then you'll love Derek Shupert's dark coming-of-age tale.

Buy Fallout to unlock an infectious thriller today!

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Dad presses his index finger to his chapped lips. He doesn’t speak a single word. His eyes narrow and fix on me, and a look of concern floods his face. He leans in closer to whisper in my ear.
“Don’t move or make any sounds what-so-ever.” He grabs my chin, and turns it to the right. A figure looms in the shadows of the brush. He doesn’t appear to be a hunter or hiker. There’s no visible weapon or backpack that can be seen.
He stays low, crouched within the thicket of foliage. He slowly advances forward, taking great care to not alert the injured deer to his presence. His precise movement’s mimic that of a cougar watching its prey. Dissecting and plotting his point of attack from his concealment.

After a few moments, he sprints out of the darkness, and stumbles into the little bit of light that remains.

James and his Dad go on a weekend hunting trip up in the mountains. James’s Dad has been taking him on these trips for a long time. His Dad likes teaching him how to live off the land in case of an apocalypse.

After setting up their campsite for the weekend they head out to do a little hunting and run into a few chasers. James and his Dad decide it is time to go home but his Dad doesn’t make it leaving James to go it alone in world that has been overrun with the undead.

James needs to make it home to find his mother and little sister to make sure they are safe. After reaching home he finds that his mother and sister are nowhere to be found. He finds a note from his mother as to their destination.

James meets up with his best friend and they both set out to find their families. They have a long journey ahead of them with fighting and running away from chasers and humans a like. These zombies or chasers are fast and very strong; they are unlike any zombies I have read before. James just can’t seem to catch a break.

He does have a little bit of a head start on the undead though with his trust worthy dog, Duke by his side. Duke stays right by James’ side keeping him safe from humans and the undead both. Duke is very loyal to his friend James and will tear anyone dead or alive up if they mess with his friend James.

Will James find his mother and sister? Where are his mother and sister? Will he make it to safety? Can a fifteen year old make it alone in a world gone mad?

Dead State: Fallout has plenty of action from the first page that drew me in and kept me hooked right up until the end. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. I love me some zombies. I fell in love with all the characters well with the exception of the bad guys that is but hey if I saw Dead State: Fallout as a movie I would have to say that the bad guys played their part well. The zombies/chasers were all fantastic as well. I just love the world that was created for Dead State: Fallout and can’t wait to find out what happens next in book two.  

Dead State: Fallout is one book that I would love to see on the big screen. When I was reading Dead State: Fallout it would remind me of The Walking Dead and Z Nation. I could see it playing out in my head like a movie it was so vividly written. Dead State: Fallout is a must read! Pick up your copy today to begin the adventure of fighting some zombies.

Derek Shupert is an emerging Science Fiction Author known for his captivating dystopian storylines and post-apocalyptic-laden plots. With various books and anthologies underway, he is also the author of the Afflicted series and Sentry Squad.

Outside of the fantastical world of sci-fi, Derek serves as the Vice President at Woodforest National Bank. During his free time, he enjoys reading, exercising, and watching apocalyptic movies and TV shows like Mad Max and The Walking Dead. Above all, he is a family man who cherishes nothing more than quality time spent with his loved ones.

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Derek said...

Thanks for the amazing review! Glad you liked the story. Book 2, Survival Road, will be available on 05-16-2019.