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« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2012, 06:51:13 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on October 12, 2012, 03:45:14 PM

I just finished reading Among the Living. I really enjoyed it, a lot more than I thought I would. So the next logical question is, is there  a release date for Among the Dead on Amazon yet?

Awesome.  icon_biggrin Thanks for checking out my book.

The sequel, Among the Dead, will be released in January. The release will coincide with the audio version.
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« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2012, 04:53:22 PM »

It's finally being released! This will hit late next month in all ebook formats, audio book, and paperback. Sorry it took so long but in my defense I wrote 4 other books between Among the Living and Among the Dead. icon_biggrin



I have a few gift codes for the audio version of my best selling Among the Living book.. If you'd like one, just leave a reply. I'll pick a couple of winners on the 24th. I know, it's not much of a contest but I'm in a giving mood.
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« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2012, 09:38:09 PM »

Congrats Tim!  Sign me up for the contest (assuming we aren't all dead by then of course)   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2012, 11:29:27 PM »

Awesome...congrats on finishing the book! I really enjoyed Among the Living and look forward to checking out the follow-up...will gladly give my money to the cause once it's released icon_cool
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« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2012, 02:13:12 PM »

Make sure to update us when Among the Dead goes live on Amazon.
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« Reply #45 on: December 28, 2012, 05:35:19 PM »

Congrats Covenant for winning a copy of Among the Living audiobook.

They are running a contest over on buyzombie for more of my stuff if anyone wants to swing by and enter.
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« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2012, 06:12:42 PM »

Thanks a bunch Tim!  I startedlistening to it during my workout today and it's got a great start to it.  Definitely looking forward to getting into the meat of it  icon_twisted

The narrator also does a great job with the reading.
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« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2013, 05:22:04 PM »

Well this was a surprise! My publisher is putting the book out early and the paperback just appeared on amazon. The ebook will be appearing on all sites over the next week or so. Not sure when the audio book hits but I think it will be out by the end of the month.

Spoiler for Hiden:
From Among the Dead:

She fought to steady her hand as she lowered the blade. It almost dipped to the ground, but she refused to drop it. It was hers; she had purchased it, practiced with it, bloodied it, and eventually killed with it. They had a history, Kate and this sword, and no man in a green suit was going to separate her from it.

Another joined him and pointed a gun at her. He spoke, but she had trouble processing the words. Of course she wasn't bitten; of course she wasn't one of them. The words came out in a jumble, slurred and bereft of conviction.

“Have you been bitten?” the other man screamed as he chambered a round. Why do they always do that? she wondered in some vague region of her mind that was still lucid. Why do they always chamber a round to emphasize a question? It was enough to point a gun at someone’s head; you didn't have to be a dick about it.

She tried to reason, to tell him everything was okay, but those words didn't come out. Instead, she said the only thing that she wanted to be remembered for.

“Fuck you, asshole.”

Then a hole opened up, and she swam toward it.
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« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2013, 01:55:35 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on January 03, 2013, 05:22:04 PM

Well this was a surprise! My publisher is putting the book out early and the paperback just appeared on amazon. The ebook will be appearing on all sites over the next week or so. Not sure when the audio book hits but I think it will be out by the end of the month.

Spoiler for Hiden:
From Among the Dead:

She fought to steady her hand as she lowered the blade. It almost dipped to the ground, but she refused to drop it. It was hers; she had purchased it, practiced with it, bloodied it, and eventually killed with it. They had a history, Kate and this sword, and no man in a green suit was going to separate her from it.

Another joined him and pointed a gun at her. He spoke, but she had trouble processing the words. Of course she wasn't bitten; of course she wasn't one of them. The words came out in a jumble, slurred and bereft of conviction.

“Have you been bitten?” the other man screamed as he chambered a round. Why do they always do that? she wondered in some vague region of her mind that was still lucid. Why do they always chamber a round to emphasize a question? It was enough to point a gun at someone’s head; you didn't have to be a dick about it.

She tried to reason, to tell him everything was okay, but those words didn't come out. Instead, she said the only thing that she wanted to be remembered for.

“Fuck you, asshole.”

Then a hole opened up, and she swam toward it.

Sweet!
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« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2013, 06:39:20 PM »

Glad to hear it!
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« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2013, 05:41:07 AM »

... 3 years later.

Among the Dead is out - links to various formats here. I'm not sure when the audiobook will hit itunes and audible but it should be by the end of the month.

Nothing quite like getting a box like this from your publisher:



Now to finish the final book, Among the Ashes and then take a break from zombies.
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« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2013, 01:47:51 PM »

Congrats, Crusis
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« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2013, 05:03:22 PM »

Sweet! I'll be sure to pick it up soon
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« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2013, 05:40:15 AM »

Sweet.  I'll pick up a copy once I wrap up with the two Zed books I am reading now.

btw, if you still live locally, I'd love to buy a hard copy off of you. 
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« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2013, 04:49:21 PM »

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Sweet.  I'll pick up a copy once I wrap up with the two Zed books I am reading now.

btw, if you still live locally, I'd love to buy a hard copy off of you. 

Where is local? I'm near Seattle.

I am doing sending out signed copies of Among the Living and Among the Dead as a set for $30 and I cover postage. If you are interested I have a few left. Drop me a PM and I'll send details.
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« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2013, 02:50:57 AM »

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Quote from: Caine on January 23, 2013, 05:40:15 AM

Sweet.  I'll pick up a copy once I wrap up with the two Zed books I am reading now.

btw, if you still live locally, I'd love to buy a hard copy off of you. 

Where is local? I'm near Seattle.

I am doing sending out signed copies of Among the Living and Among the Dead as a set for $30 and I cover postage. If you are interested I have a few left. Drop me a PM and I'll send details.

Unless you moved, i think you are up the hill from me.
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« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2013, 04:33:19 AM »

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Quote from: Crusis on January 23, 2013, 04:49:21 PM

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Sweet.  I'll pick up a copy once I wrap up with the two Zed books I am reading now.

btw, if you still live locally, I'd love to buy a hard copy off of you. 

Where is local? I'm near Seattle.

I am doing sending out signed copies of Among the Living and Among the Dead as a set for $30 and I cover postage. If you are interested I have a few left. Drop me a PM and I'll send details.

Unless you moved, i think you are up the hill from me.

Confirmed! I always head your way around 4th of July.

Which Z books are you reading?
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« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2013, 04:43:51 PM »

Reading Rise of the Governor by Kirkman and Apocalypse Z: The beginning of the end by Loureiro.  Reading the first to get back into the.Walking Dead universe and the second as it has the journal approach to storytelling that I liked in Day by day armageddon.

I'm switching back and forth between them, so its a bit like World War Z.

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« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2013, 05:38:29 AM »

Get your filthy sex out if my zombie apocalypse. http://timothywlong.com/?p=782 or what a blog post looks like at 2 AM.
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« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2013, 05:34:41 PM »

Are you all sick of Congress sitting on their asses? I know I am and that's why I wrote this little bit of mayhem set in the capitol. Why? Because zombies don't need health care.

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« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2013, 01:37:24 PM »

Genius idea.  This one should get a lot of attention and you more readers.  Nice work.
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« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2013, 01:40:41 PM »

Lol, too good to pass up. I bought it and will read it today.
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« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2013, 01:42:48 PM »

Hell I just realized I didn't read Among the Dead yet either so I picked that one up too. Loved the first one.
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« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2013, 05:04:10 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2013, 01:37:24 PM

Genius idea.  This one should get a lot of attention and you more readers.  Nice work.


Thanks, I was actually thinking about starting a thread about the book and how it came about but I hate to be too spammy. This little story has already shot into the #2 and #3 spots on Amazon's political best seller lists which made my eyes do this:  eek
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« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2013, 05:14:31 PM »

I read it already. The highlight by far:

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The description of Boner's equipment and Michelle Bauchman prattling nonsense even after she is undead. Classic.
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« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2013, 05:19:31 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on October 15, 2013, 05:14:31 PM

I read it already. The highlight by far:

Spoiler for Hiden:
The description of Boner's equipment and Michelle Bauchman prattling nonsense even after she is undead. Classic.

LOL, thanks. I hope it was a buck well spent.
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« Reply #66 on: October 15, 2013, 06:15:25 PM »

Bought. I may need to move it to the head of the reading list for timeliness.
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« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2013, 06:17:16 PM »

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Bought. I may need to move it to the head of the reading list for timeliness.

If you read it today it will be right about when the story takes place in relation to Real World Events. Just don't mind the actual day of the week.
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« Reply #68 on: October 15, 2013, 06:25:34 PM »

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Bought. I may need to move it to the head of the reading list for timeliness.

If you read it today it will be right about when the story takes place in relation to Real World Events. Just don't mind the actual day of the week.

It's about an hour's read. That would be funny if it coincided with real world - and maybe a zombie apoc is just what the capitol needs.
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« Reply #69 on: October 15, 2013, 08:36:02 PM »

Zombie story/mods for this?

http://sojournertales.com/

(I kickstarted this project/game, which ended like a week ago)
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« Reply #70 on: October 15, 2013, 09:58:58 PM »

Quote from: Azhag on October 15, 2013, 08:36:02 PM

Zombie story/mods for this?

http://sojournertales.com/

(I kickstarted this project/game, which ended like a week ago)

Cool kickstarter. I was in the Kaiju Rising kickstarter that recently funded and even had someone buy my tuckerized tier level so I get to write a Kaiju story staring them - and probably ending them. SPALT.

What kind of zombie stories are you guys looking for? Modern or historic? I always wanted to see zombies during the crusades. Knights on horseback vs. hordes of undead.
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« Reply #71 on: October 16, 2013, 01:52:08 AM »

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Quote from: Azhag on October 15, 2013, 08:36:02 PM

Zombie story/mods for this?

http://sojournertales.com/

(I kickstarted this project/game, which ended like a week ago)

Cool kickstarter. I was in the Kaiju Rising kickstarter that recently funded and even had someone buy my tuckerized tier level so I get to write a Kaiju story staring them - and probably ending them. SPALT.

What kind of zombie stories are you guys looking for? Modern or historic? I always wanted to see zombies during the crusades. Knights on horseback vs. hordes of undead.

Everybody knows there are two types of people who can kick zombie ass: 1. Pirates 2. Ninjas. So I say set a story with one or both and you should be solid.

Now that I think about it the Pirates would be perfect, their boat is a natural escape from a zombie hoard, but they would still need to go into towns to raid. Plus you can say aaargh and bunch of times.
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« Reply #72 on: October 16, 2013, 01:56:50 AM »

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Now that I think about it the Pirates would be perfect, their boat is a natural escape from a zombie hoard, but they would still need to go into towns to raid. Plus you can say aaargh and bunch of times.

'Arrgh me matey!' the pirate in green said.
'Bunch of times!' replied the pirate with the scarf.
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« Reply #73 on: October 16, 2013, 01:59:29 AM »

oh, and have you ever heard of Leanpub Crusis?  if so any opinions?  I stumbled across them on the National Novel Writing Month website.
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« Reply #74 on: October 21, 2013, 03:54:23 PM »

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Bought. I may need to move it to the head of the reading list for timeliness.

If you read it today it will be right about when the story takes place in relation to Real World Events. Just don't mind the actual day of the week.

It's about an hour's read. That would be funny if it coincided with real world - and maybe a zombie apoc is just what the capitol needs.

I was disappointed to find the real crisis did not end as your version did. Also the bonus story...  saywhat I can't decide if I like the way your mind works or I hope I never meet you in a dark alley.
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« Reply #75 on: October 21, 2013, 06:34:48 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 16, 2013, 01:59:29 AM

oh, and have you ever heard of Leanpub Crusis?  if so any opinions?  I stumbled across them on the National Novel Writing Month website.

I think I understand this idea. So authors setup their books and then base changes on reader input? With Kindle you can update books on the fly and they are usually available within about 12 hours. Maybe I missed the point of Leanpub?
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« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2013, 03:59:38 PM »

Dropping on Black Friday.

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« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2013, 06:05:23 PM »

nice.  it kind of looks like he's the one screaming your name at the bottom. 
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« Reply #78 on: November 21, 2013, 04:23:55 AM »

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nice.  it kind of looks like he's the one screaming your name at the bottom. 

"Hey Timothy W. Long! I look AWESOME on this cover!"
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« Reply #79 on: November 22, 2013, 05:03:41 PM »

Is this book independent from the "Among" storyline?
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