Thursday, 19 April 2012

Book Tour - Wanted Dead or Undead Excerpt & Giveaway

A few days ago I posted a Guest Post by Angela Scott, author of 'Wanted: Dead or Undead'

Well, today I have something extra for you, I can share with you an extract from the book, just enough to get you wanting more!

So, get stuck in:

"Red surveyed the small valley below from her position on the rise. A dozen or so wagons parked in a circular formation, but there appeared to be no signs of life. A good thing, in some ways, as no movement meant they wouldn't have any walkers to contend with. Even so, the disheartening silence raised a few goosebumps on her arms.
There should have been a number of people down there—men, women, and children—cooking food, watering animals, playing stick games, taking a rest from many days of travel on their way out west. Normalcy.
But nothing about the situation below appeared normal. No people. No animals. No sound.
She sighed and slumped down a little lower in her saddle. The caravan appeared abandoned, but Red couldn't fathom the idea of that many people walking away and leaving all their possessions behind. Things should have appeared more hopeful heading west, but the silent wagons below cut deep into that hope.
The sound of a quick, low whistle from behind brought her upright. She turned with her guns ready, and let out an aggravated sigh.
It was him—Cowboy. What's with this guy?
She debated whether or not to put her guns away. He had supplied her with enough fresh food to sustain her over the past day and a half. Still, annoyance crept in and she had a mind to shoot him for following her.
He raised his hand with a wave of sorts, before trotting his horse up beside her. "I thought I'd give you a warning, so you didn't shoot me accidentally."
"If I shot you, it wouldn't be accidental." She slipped the guns back into her holsters."What are you doing here?"
"I could ask you the same thing." He removed his hat, ran his hands through his dark locks, and smiled. "I figured you'd be long gone by now. Are ya stalking me or something?"
She huffed. What a piece of work. "You're the one who came up on me, not the other way around."
He winked at her and placed his hat back on his head. "What's going on down there?" He motioned to the scene below.
She shook her head. "Sadly, not a thing."
He scanned the area for a moment. "Where do you think they all went?"
"Everything looks the same as they would have left it." She pointed toward the wagons. "See the clothes hung out to dry, the fire pit in the middle, untouched supplies? Every wagon looks to be intact as well. If it were Indians, it wouldn't look this tidy."
"Nothing else makes sense."
"A whole wagon train, turned?" He shook his head. "There'd be bodies lying around, you know? People shooting each other, trying to survive."
Red shrugged. "It's the strangest thing I've ever seen."
"Should we go down and check it—"
"Did you see that?" A flicker of movement from inside one of the wagons, the third one from the left, caught her attention. She swore the wagon shifted from side to side.
"What? I don't see—"
"There. That wagon." She pointed, but when Cowboy followed the line of her finger, the wagon stopped moving. "I'm positive I saw it move. Just give it a second."
"I don't know, it looks pretty dead down there, pardon my expression."
She kept her eyes on the wagon, but it didn't move. Maybe it was the wind? The air hung around them, calm and still, not even a hint of a breeze.
"You don't think the wagons are full of sleeping zombies, do you?" The smirk on his face told her that he wasn't serious.
What an idiot. "Of course not. If there were zombies down there, they would've smelled us by now and clamored over one another to feed on us."
"Then let's go check it out. What're we waiting for?"
"That." Red nodded in the direction of the moving wagon once again."

So, I'm sure your now so engrossed you want more, well, you can buy it here at Amazon.
Or if you're feeling lucky, enter for a chance to win an e-copy of the book here:

One lucky winner will win an e-copy of the book in Kindle/Mobi format (other format may be available, please ask)

Here are the rules: 
1) Competition opens NOW!
2) Competition closes on Friday 27th April Midnight GMT
3) Enter your Name, E-mail and Blog Link in the Linky List Below (email will be hidden, if you don't have a blog just enter your Facebook or Twitter page)
4) You Must be a Follower to enter!
5) One Name will be selected at random from the list.
6) Contest open Internationally (prize will be emailed)

 7) Winners will be contacted by e-mail
8) Winners will have 3 days to reply or another winner will be selected.

You MUST fill in the Linky form to be in with a chance to enter. Do NOT put your details in the comments section. 
I don't have time to go through all the comments or add you on the list myself. 
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