Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DISEASE by M.F.Wahl Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway


DISEASE
by M.F.Wahl

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BLURB:

DISEASE brings us into a world where zombies seem friendly compared to the demons that can live inside a survivor’s mind. Humanity’s war against the living dead has been lost. Those who managed to stay alive must now face the monsters in their midst.

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Excerpt 

The man in the other room peers sharply into the darkness. His eyes are swollen and bloodshot. One orb is so overinflated it bulges from its peeling socket. Rips blanket the dulled cornea and try as it might, the eyelid is unable to close.

Black, clotted blood forms dried rings around the man’s neck. Flake by flake, it falls to his chest, as though his jowls are the world’s most profane croissant. His lips peel back in a snarl.

The smashing of glass rings through the air.

Back in the kitchen Casey pushes her arm through the broken window of the door. The damned thing is jammed – of course. Alex stands beside her, thin-lipped and fidgety. He knows the stakes are as high as they get.

Casey pulls back her arm. Glass nicks at the skin. It’s useless to try the knob from either side. The only way this door is opening is if she forces it.

Casey slams her foot into the wood just beside the knob and lock. She drives her heel into the door. Her foot punches through wood and for a moment it sticks. Cheap piece of shit! It isn’t even solid. She looks over her shoulder just in time to see a shadow approach.

Like the mouth of a hyena, the man’s skeletal jaw gleams teeth from the darkness of the hallway. Alex pulls on Casey’s arm. The man launches himself at her.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

As a child M.F. Wahl quickly ate through the local library’s entire sections on the paranormal, true crime, serial killers, magic, and hypnosis. By the age of 11  “IT” by Stephen King was the reading material of choice, hidden in a school desk (much to the dismay of one math teacher who wrote home that Wahl “read too much!”).

As an adult M.F. Wahl spends as much time writing as possible. Days are spent funneling creative energies into penning dark tales. Nights are spent watching horror movies and TV curled under a blanket with the family. At the end of the day when eyes finally close other people’s nightmares are fuel for M.F. Wahl’s dreams.

DISEASE is a serialized novel and is M.F. Wahl’s debut. Currently it’s available for purchase on Amazon, iBooks, KOBO, Smashwords, and more. The paperback is slated to be released just is time for Halloween, and an audiobook is in the works as well.


Interview:

Where are you from? I’m originally from Youngstown, NY. It’s a small border town not far outside Buffalo, NY. I eventually moved away and lived in Toronto, Canada for over a decade, and for the past year and a half I’ve found myself in Halifax, Canada. Who knows where I’ll go next?

Tell us your latest news? It’s really exciting news actually! I’ve written and published my first novel, DISEASE by M.F. Wahl. DISEASE brings us into a world where zombies seem friendly compared to the demons that can live inside a survivor’s mind. Humanity’s war against the living dead has been lost. Those who managed to stay alive must now face the monsters in their midst. So far it’s received amazing reviews from professional reviewers and fans alike.

When and why did you begin writing? This is a hard question to answer. I started writing when I was so young that I don’t think it was a conscious choice. I’m a creative person and the written word just seemed to take hold and never let go. I’m the type of person that finds it hard to understand why other people don’t write.

When did you first consider yourself a writer? I’ve always written, but I first considered myself a professional writer about 10+ years ago. In addition to being an author I also write screenplays, and 10+ years ago is when I started writing my first script.

What inspired you to write your first book? I had originally written the idea out as a screenplay, and when I was done I couldn’t let it go. Screenplays are finite, not often exceeding 100 pages. That can be very limiting. I felt like I had so much more of the story in me than I could fit into a script, so I eventually decided to novelize it.

What would you like my readers to know? As I mentioned above, DISEASE is a zombie novel, but I want your readers to know that it’s so much more. It’s a novel for both the zombie lovers and those that don’t like zombies. This is because although it has plenty of the living dead, it also has plenty of plot and character development. Zombies here serve as the backdrop for what is really a story about the characters and their journey.  It’s layered in themes of deep meaning and subtext. Even the zombies themselves are a metaphor, used as a catalyst to push people into situations that highlight problems in our own, non-zombified world. Whether you pick up a copy of DISEASE for the head crunching and flesh-eating, or for the deeper story, you won’t be disappointed.

CONNECT WITH M.F. WAHL

·         Website: http://mfwahl.com/

·         Twitter: @RealMonsterHaus

·         Goodreads Author Profile: https://www.goodreads.com/MFWahl

·         Amazon Author Profile: http://www.amazon.com/author/mfwahl

·         Smashwords Author Profile: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/MFWahl

·         Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WriterWahl

·         Horror Fan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonsterHaus


·         The Crypt App: Monster Haus: http://www.fearthecrypt.com/


Giveaway
A signed paperback copy of DISEASE and a prize package courtesy of LeglessCorpse.com. Prize package includes: 1 DVD of the movie "Mine Games" , 1 DVD of "The Dead Walking" - 10 full-length zombie movies, as well as 11x14 exclusive Leglesscorpse Bunnyman print.a Rafflecopter giveaway

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me! I had a great time answering your questions.

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  2. The awesomely gruesome cover work!

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    1. The artist is very talented, I agree. I'll be giving him repeat work with my next book.

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  3. I love how the author explains about the book and how it got started.

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  4. Thanks everyone! I hope the interview was as fun to read as it was to answer the questions. :)

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