Believing they were safe from the Zombie attacks that destroyed the rest of the world ten years earlier, a type of normality had settled over the small seaside community.
The Zombies had not arrived.
Word spreads that a celebration is to be held in the central city of Wellington, taking a chance a small band of men head into the city. Everything was as it should be. They were welcomed.
A small girl calls to her dog that is playing on the shore. The dog does not respond. Angry she approaches the dog, it bites her. Crying she runs home.
Gary is one of the people who took the chance to visit the city; he has his own reasons for returning and is not interested in the event to reunite the people and the country.
He sees the girl running from the shore. Moments later the dog approaches low and growling. It takes several bullets to put it down. Washed up on the shore he sees something that turns his blood cold. He turns back toward the city as the screams start.
On the night of the zombie outbreak, John and his wife, Sally, faced a challenge they never imagined when the corpse of their daughter awoke.
Several months later, John and Sally find refuge, however in an act of kindness, John is bitten by a newly infected comrade. Now he is a prisoner in the camp where he once found refuge with his wife.
But John is immune. One in a billion. The camp wants him dead.
Captured by a crazed scientist, he is given genetically modified zombie blood, making him something more than human, making him primordial, making him...RAGE.
A thinking, calculating, change-at-will...monstrosity; with only one goal: to find his wife.
A demon trapped in an online game is hell-bent on finding a way out and won't let anyone stand in her way as she transforms into a living virus, infecting the minds of millions as she finally makes her way into the real world, bringing a loyal minon with her.
Struggling with life, Lisa uses virtual reality to lose herself. The arrival of free access to The Game from her father, together with the visor needed to play, gives her another avenue for escape.
However something dark is lurking in the game, a living virus, and when Lisa's brother Timmy is pulled into the VR World, she must play to save him.
With time running out, Phillip battles to overcome the virus, and Lisa with her small group of gamers fight to save Timmy’s life and reach the end of The Game, where human and non-human will battle for reality.
The future is not a utopia.
The year is 2368, and life in New Zealand is bleak. The landscape all but destroyed by environmental disaster, and an alien attack. The survivors are forced to retreat into the safety of a massive dome and the world is run by one president.
Things are easier in the future. Ordering clothes, food, transportation, but amongst all the glamour is a dark side, hidden in the shadows but open for anyone to see -- if they looked.
The world is edging towards WW4 with the German-Arabian Front leading the conflict.
But life goes on. Especially for university students studying archaeology with a government issued pass into the wasteland. Rachael needs to uncover the truth about the past. It's an act that will change her life and destroy all she loves.
What follows is an earth-shattering race against time as Rachael and the Order of the Black Snake battle against the arrival of Satan, in a world aching for hope but teetering on the edge of madness.
This book is about a post-apocalyptic world dealing with the rise of Satan, the decline of Christianity and the power of myth.
I am a New Zealander who writes Science Fantasy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fantasy) and horror. I have a wife, two grown kids and a mortgage.
On this site you will find many treats and info about me and my books, reviews I have penned and one (interesting?) blog. Feel free to email me, I usually answer. Most of my books have been translated in electronic format, selling at Kobo, Amazon, and Google Play, and many many other sites.
Foreign Languages to date:
I have been fortunate to land five small press novel publications, and I have sold over seventy short stories in anthologies and magazines. Recently my first non-fiction book (on weight loss – true story of me) was released by Triskaideka Books NZL.
My second non-fiction title is planned for the start of 2020. Details: I have an outline system I created and it works well for me. I’m writing a non-fiction book on the use of this type of outline, and to show it works. I’m using it for my current SF werewolf trilogy. The book will contain images and a real life example if I can find a publisher for the series. This is my second non-fiction book.
In 2004 I won the Horror World December Flash for the story Santa. I also won the Bloody Dagger Horror award for Re-entry of Evil that same year. (note: Not the crime award. A short lived horror award.)
In 2013, DemiGod Games (AU) commissioned me to pen a short story based on a new board game.
More recently (2016) I won a science fiction contest for my story, Saving Kira, at SFReader.com.
For the past six years I have been a Shadow Awards judge for the categories: Novel, long fiction, and graphic novels (run by the Australasian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) Incorporated).
Recently, I discovered I like crime writing and am currently working on a PI thriller, based in Japan. I’m not quite sure where it is going as I’ve never written this type of story before. So, I’m winging it, and reading as many crime novels as my Kindle can handle.
My current blurb (with links):
Award winning author, Richard Lee, is a displaced writer of the weird, wonderful and grotesque. Since 2001 he has made an impact on the genre world and thrives within its limitless boundaries.
Over seventy short stories have slammed his name on anthologies and magazines across the globe. Five novels impacted humanity and two novellas were the icing on the cake.
He still sends his books out to independent and legacy publishers, looking for that elusive million dollar cheque.
Daily Motion: http://www.dailymotion.com/threeand10
Gods of Chaos — SF Control — 2017
Resurrection Child — Dark Continents — 2012 (out of print) / rerelease TKDBooks.
Rage Bk1 — Triskaideka Books — 2012 (out of print — updated version in the works)
The Armageddon Shadow — Panic Press 2011 (new version 2012 from Triskaideka Books)
in darkness we play Triskaideka Books 2010. 5 authors: Lori R. Lopez, E. A. Irwin, Lee Pletzers, John Irvine, Aline S. Iniestra (out of print)
The Game — (TKDBooks / Paperback/) Triskaideka Books June 2010
The Last Church — BBS Press September 2009 / Re-Released by Triskaideka Books 2010
Bloodline — Writers Press LTD (out of print)
No Rebound Weight Loss Triskaideka Books (September 1, 2017)
How to write a book – with pics and how to actually outline with examples and pics (coming soon)
Sinisteria Magazine: short stories edited, cleaned up
Three novels edited, one Australian, two American
Book Translation editor for Misako Middleton in Japan.
Masters of Horror: Damned if you Don’t 2011
Masters of Horror: The Anthology 2010 Out of Print
Demons and Shadows 1 (SPX Press release date: 2003) Out of print
Demons and Shadows 2 SPX Press Unreleased
Embark to Madness (Coscom entertainment 2005) Copies may still be available. Highly unlikely.
Think Visually — issue 19 House of Horror
When the publisher crashes — e-book world magazine UK (2012)