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Welcome to the Frighten Me Blog! Today, we're hosting H.E. Roulo on her Plague Master Blog Tour!
When I write, I’m a big planner. I plot out the opening, ending, and the big moments between them. I color code my notecards to ensure characters connect, scenery is interesting, and regular action. Action means different things depending on your genre and story. For a romance, action is sometimes the verbal back and forth of flirting. In a detective novel, it’s hunting down a witness or finding a hidden clue.
In a zombie book, the action isn’t as subtle. If you’re here for the zombies, they need to be an integral part of the book and feature in the action.
In the first book of the series, Plague Master: Sanctuary Dome, Trevor is a bait boy who runs into zombie infested buildings to draw them out or find survivors. He is sent to a prison world where infected who change into zombies are ejected into the poisonous atmosphere outside the protective dome. The dome breaks, and there is plenty of action as Trevor and his friends try to escape the planet.
Action in the second book of the series, Plague Master: Rebel Infection was just as engrossing. Now a hero on his world for returning with a serum for the zombie infection, Trevor isn’t prepared for the lack of humanity in the ruling class of his world. Rebellion seethes under the surface of every interaction.
Chaos ensues when the last of the zombies, kept in order to supply serum, are freed by rebels. Unknown to them, a Plague Master is ready to capitalize on their actions and the zombie become one more player on the landscape of Trevor’s home world—a landscape rapidly becoming a wasteland.
Like the first book, Trevor if forced to seek help off-world. He travels to the snowy world of Toknan, where zombies battle one another; to a space station, where desperate survivors fight for the last supplies; and finally back to the broken sanctuary in search of answers to his failing cure. The zombies are smarter, faster, and more coordinated.
Every sequel needs to up the ante, though, and Trevor is already a pro at fighting zombies. Unfortunately, it isn’t just about fists and guns. He has to deal with his own conflicted feelings, knowing that some day the zombies might be recoverable with a proper cure, just as he was recovered. Is he like them? One of them? And why does he sometimes hear voices?
The action only goes upward.
Plague Master: Sanctuary Dome is the first book of the Plague Master series. Plague Master: Rebel Infection, released September 2019.
PLAGUE MASTER: SANCTUARY DOME
“A perfect mix of classic sci-fi and zombie horror. Once you start, you are hooked!”
-Jake Bible, author of Little Dead Man.
“Sanctuary Dome is fast-paced zombie sci-fi on a prison planet of the dying and the undead.”
-Stephen North, author of Beneath the Mask
Naching T. Kassa is a wife, mother and horror author.