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 Post subject: Book: Sawkill Stories: The Silver Tower
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:26 pm 
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I may regret this but I wanted to share that I have published my first book on Amazon. it's .99. Here is the description & link. If .99 is too steep I will most likely do a free day next month.

http://www.amazon.com/Sawkill-Stories-Silver-Tower-ebook/dp/B009XN83PE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351351210&sr=8-2&keywords=sawkill

The Silver Tower is an exclusive high-rise condo complex in lower Manhattan. The residents are a who’s who of the city’s elite athletes, brokers and entertainers. The building is a state of the art facility equipped with all the comforts, excesses and security measures one could ask for. From the full service day spa to voice activated appliances to the Starbucks in the lobby there is no luxury too great.

Kimberly is the onsite manager. Dixon is a former Secret Service agent and the head of security. Together they act fast to drop the security shutters and seal the Silver Tower’s eclectic group of tenants in. They are safe from the Zombie Apocalypse that is spiraling out of control on the streets all around them, but not from each other.

This is a tale of the undead like no other. It’s not about surviving the outbreak. It’s about surviving with your fellow humans and keeping the fragile notions of peace and order as everything goes to hell.

The Silver Tower is one of several “Sawkill Stories.” They run parallel with, or are directly related to Matt FItzgerald's novel “Sawkill” that is coming out next year. Over the next several months more “Sawkill Stories” will surface in anticipation to the main event. They will provide insight and background to some of the supporting cast, and events touched upon in the “Sawkill” universe. Each story stands on it’s own, but will have deeper implications once the full picture is revealed.

Synopsis for “Sawkill.” Coming in 2013:

Jessie travels for his work. A lot. His worst fear is being away when there is an emergency at home. He has confidence in Mauri to take care of things – she always does – but it’s just the kind of guy he is. With his cell phone off for the night Jessie has missed the frantic calls from Mauri who is at home with their children in Massachusetts. The chaos that started the night before on the island of Manhattan has had nine hours to spread. As Jessie races from his hotel in New Jersey to get back to his family Mauri has to act fast with their two little ones in tow as the insanity comes north. Separated by three hundred miles and three million zombies: Never tell them the odds.

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 Post subject: Re: Book: Sawkill Stories: The Silver Tower
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:45 pm 
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It'll be on nook & iBook in 90 days.

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 Post subject: Re: Book: Sawkill Stories: The Silver Tower
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The Silver Tower

Kimberly never imagined she would be able to eat another human being, never mind enjoy it. She and Anna had made the obvious joke about needing some fava beans and a nice Chianti as they tried to break the tension after they had cooked Paul. That was four months ago.

Kimberly worked and lived in Manhattan. She had lived there since moving from Millbury Massachusetts twelve years ago. Although she was a still a closet Red Sox fan she considered herself a “New Yorker” to the bone. She came to the city when she was offered a job managing the new ultra-hip Silver Tower condominium complex that had been built on the site of one of the lesser known Ground Zero buildings that was badly damaged over a decade ago. The building was nineteen stories above ground and another four below street level. Ground level housed a Starbucks, dry cleaners, an out of this world sushi bar, a Whole Foods and a very exclusive gym and spa that only accepted 2% of the people that applied for membership. The second floor had office suites, some of them for the building’s needs and others that leased to lawyers, brokers, agents and other assorted millionaires, some of whom lived upstairs. Floors three through nineteen had twelve super luxury condos on each floor. Kimberly was given one to be the onsite manager. Not a common practice, but her uncle Horace was one of the owners of the building and she had been handpicked. If not for her uncle she would have to pay her two million dollars like the rest of the owners. She shook her head every time she went into the underground tenant’s garage to deal with the lot’s security booth. She would pass the Porches, the Bentleys, the Cobra, the Enzo and her favorite, the cherry red 1965 Mustang Fastback that Mr. Poole on seven only drove on the fourth of July. Kim herself didn’t own a car. That was crucial to being a “New Yorker.”

On the day the zombies overran Manhattan Kim’s building was at 87% occupancy, with the office suites and the retail at 100%. She woke at two in the morning to the sounds of sirens and horns and gunshots. She rolled over and woke up Anna who could sleep through anything.

“I think I heard gunshots.” Kim said climbing out from under the bed cloths. She walked over to the window naked and pushed the little button on the wall. The window went from black to clear so she could see the city streets four stories down. The windows had no shades, just the tinting element. She didn’t have to worry about anyone seeing her, the outside windows shined silver like a state trooper’s
sunglasses. Anna joined her at the window.

“Holy shit. There’s a riot going on down there.” Anna said.

“I have to get downstairs.” Kim said picking up the clothes discarded at the foot of the bed a few hours before.

“And do what?” Anna asked.

“I have to make sure that Burke is awake and closed the shutters.”

“Just call him.”

“I want to see for myself.” Kim said and picked her key card off the counter and jogged to the door.

“Be careful.” Anna said.

But the door was already closed. Anna got back into bed and turned on the television. At this time of night there should have been infomercials about gimmick diets, idiot proof kitchen gadgets and useless workout equipment, but instead there was news, bloody, blunt and frantic news. Whoever the reporter was she did not recognize him, but he was obviously in the city. There was chaos all around him and it looked like he had blood on his face and clothes.

“They are zombies. They are dying and coming back to life and eating people. That’s the fucking truth of it.” The man was screaming into his microphone. “Anyone that can hear this needs to get the fuck out of the city.”

Anna got up and went back to the window. She watched the movement below with a sharper eye. There were normal looking people running away from blood soaked people that seemed somehow off balance as they sprinted towards their victims. She saw a bloody man run down a girl that looked no older than sixteen. He fell on her so she was face down on the pavement. The man sunk his teeth into the back of her neck and shook his head like a dog with a chew toy. A small squeak escaped Anna’s lips. She continued to watch as the man took more bites from her shoulders and then he bit off her ear. The blood looked black in the glow of the arc sodium lights, but there was a lot of it, she could see. The man looked up from the bloody body and reached out for another woman that was running by. He tangled her legs with his arm and she went sprawling smacking her forehead hard on the concrete sidewalk. The man jumped on her unconscious body and took a big bite of her plump cheek. Anna almost looked away but she saw the first girl start to move.

“What the fuck.” She muttered.

Thirty seconds later the young girl was huddled next to the man taking sloppy bites out of the big unconscious woman. When the pair stood up and moved on Anna could see most of the woman’s face was simple gone, but that didn’t stop her from twitching and then stirring and then getting to her feet. She stood trying to gain her balance and then started walking. A man was running down the street and didn’t realize what state the woman was in until it was too late. She lunged for him, took him down and started eating. Anna had seen enough. She went into the kitchen and got water from the fridge. She took a big gulp and hoped she would wake up from this intense dream soon.

Downstairs Kim was pleased to see the big metal emergency shutters had all been closed and the emergency lighting had all come on. They had tested the system twice when she first moved in, but it had not been used since. She showed potential residents the video of the first test and it never failed to impress...

http://www.amazon.com/Sawkill-Stories-Silver-Tower-ebook/dp/B009XN83PE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351351210&sr=8-2&keywords=sawkill

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 Post subject: Re: Book: Sawkill Stories: The Silver Tower
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:59 pm 
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I've sold 289 copies in 2 weeks, so if any of you guys bought this ... Thank you! and please write a review. the ratings help the search.

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 Post subject: Re: Book: Sawkill Stories: The Silver Tower
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:58 am 
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Seeing the overwhelming support I've seen here on RM I figured I would let the few of you know that haven't purchased the book yet that it will be free for 24 hours starting at Midnight EST tonight.

http://www.amazon.com/Sawkill-Stories-Silver-Tower-ebook/dp/B009XN83PE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351351210&sr=8-2&keywords=sawkill


I've also uploaded the second part in the series: First Flight Out. That one isn't going to be free, but can be found here:

http://www.amazon.com/Sawkill-Stories-First-Flight-ebook/dp/B00AAH7DVC/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1354928213&sr=1-2

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 Post subject: Re: Book: Sawkill Stories: The Silver Tower
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 Post subject: Re: Book: Sawkill Stories: The Silver Tower
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:58 pm 
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It's up for free now to midnight EST.

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 Post subject: Re: Book: Sawkill Stories: The Silver Tower
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:31 pm 
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The only review from someone I don't know:

"I happened across this short story the other day and figured what the hell for a buck why not give it a try. To my surprise the story is well written. The author does a great job pulling the reader in. I found it hard to put the book down and kept wondering what would happen next. You won't see the ending coming. My only complaint is that I have to wait for the next story in the series. I recommend this to anyone wanting a quick good read."

Free till Midnight EST.

http://www.amazon.com/Sawkill-Stories-Silver-Tower-ebook/dp/B009XN83PE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351351210&sr=8-2&keywords=sawkill

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