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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ZOMBIES: #ZBFbooks Permuted Press Book of the week 3/25/14

ZBFbooks picks another title from Permuted Press' early days that helped pave the way to its current success
Bowie V. Ibarra

As Permuted Press was getting off the ground over a decade ago now near the beginning of the publishing revolution and creating the titles that many should consider as the 'first wave' of the modern zombie horror revolution, the previous owner was very choosey about the titles he gave a chance to.  One of those titles was an outstanding story entitled, 'Twilight of the Dead' by Travis Adkins.  The book was a solid story featuring the forerunner of the katana-wielding Michone of 'The Walking Dead' fame.  Here's the lowdown from it's page.

Courtney Colvin was nearing the end of her teenage years when the undead apocalypse began. She survived, forsaking her youth and innocence, and five years later she continues to exist--albeit lonely--in the fortified town of Eastpointe. Nightmares and the unwelcome advances of Leon Wolfe are the worst things she's dealing with now in her otherwise mundane life. But when a newcomer arrives in town and claims to know the location of the antidote to the zombie plague, it sends Eastpointe into an uproar. To retrieve this cure, she and a group of other survivors must venture outside the relative safety of the compound's walls and into a world ruled and dominated by the flesh-eating undead. Twilight of the Dead puts a new spin on the zombie genre, yet remains true to the classic rules that have already been set forth. A sure-fire reading pleasure for anyone who loves character-driven horror. This Special Edition contains an Introduction by David Moody and three bonus short stories detailing important moments in the lives of other survivors

The book was followed up by an outstanding sequel entitled, 'After Twilight: Walking with the Dead'. 

If JL Bourne paved the way for the rise of Permuted Press, then Travis Adkins opened the door for me.  Travis had read my book when I self-published it and enjoyed it enough that he offered to edit it and get it in to Permuted Press.

True story, I had already submitted the story to Permuted Press before he did what he did.  It was Adkin's recommendation that got me in the door with Permuted, and I haven't looked back.  Travis helped nurture my writing art, took the time to edit all three of my early Permuted zombie titles, and is an all-around good guy.  The guy is an amazing person, and I owe my opportunity in writing to him.

Wherever you're at, Travis, thank you.

Pick up a copy of Travis Adkin's 'Twilight of the Dead' in paperback or Audio at the book's page.

BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the acclaimed 'Down the Road' zombie horror series from Permuted Press.  He earned a BFA in Acting and a MA in Theatre History from Texas State University.  His latest titles explore superhero themes, including 'Codename: La Lechusa', 'Room 26 and the Army of Xulhutdul', and 'Tejano Star and the Vengeance of Chaplain Skull'. 
Network with Bowie at his official website,, the leader in Tex-Mexploitation literature.


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