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6 Hackers, 1 Game... and 10,000 Undead.

Everyone loves Survivalist, a live-action, virtual reality show based on Arc Entertainment's The Game, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in a video arcade in the middle of a Long Island wasteland. It's to die for.

If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in.

Welcome to GAMELAND. Access Restricted.


EPISODE 1: Deep Into The Game

A reckless, end-of-summer plan leads Jessie and her friends onto Long Island hoping to catch a glimpse of the infected victims of a decades-old outbreak. But while breaking in might be easy, getting back out is a hell of a killer. It doesn't take long before they realize they're part of The Game.

EPISODE 2: Failsafe

Jessie and Kelly clash after one of their group gets stranded among the Infected Undead, forcing Kelly to make a rash decision which will ultimately deliver them into the hands of those who would turn them all into mindless players in The Game.


Deep into the Game and Failsafe are the first two books in the hi-tech dystopian thriller GAMELAND. Structured on television's The Walking Dead and Law and Order, the nearly 400,000-word series consists of eight individual episodes, first published monthly between May and December 2012. All are available digitally in single and multi-episode packages, as well as in an omnibus edition. Also available in print.

Not recommended for readers under age 15.

Want more GAMELAND?

For insight into the world of GAMELAND, including how it all started, check out the short story Golgotha, available individually in digital format as well as in the short story collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors, by the same author (print and digital).

Also available from the world of GAMELAND:

Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive. Includes a timeline of key events, a glossary of terms, character dossiers, essays, articles and never-before-released voice transcripts from the Golgotha recordings. 

Velveteen. The story of Cassie, a six-year-old girl-turned-zombie, who has been trapped in a bathroom... until her inadvertent release twelve years later (by Jessie in Episode 4 of GAMELAND). Cassie has something she needs to do, something she's been thinking about for a long, long time. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale.

Signs of Life (Jessie's Game, Book One) - This sequel to the GAMELAND series uncovers the secret reasons behind Jessie's trip to the Long Island arcade and people who never wanted her to come back.

A Dark and Sure Descent - Prequel to the GAMELAND series, this book tells the story of the Long Island outbreak which lead to the island being abandoned by all but the Undead.

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6 Hackers, 1 Game... and 10,000 Undead.

Everyone loves Survivalist, a live-action, virtual reality show based on Arc Entertainment's The Game, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in a video arcade in the middle of a Long Island wasteland. It's to die for.

If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in.

Welcome to GAMELAND. Access Restricted.

EPISODE 1: Deep Into The Game
A reckless, end-of-summer plan leads Jessie and her friends onto Long Island hoping to catch a glimpse of the infected victims of a decades-old outbreak. But while breaking in might be easy, getting back out is a hell of a killer. It doesn't take long before they realize they're part of The Game.

Deep Into the Game is the first book in the hi-tech dystopian thriller GAMELAND. Structured on television's The Walking Dead and Law and Order, the nearly 400,000-word series consists of eight individual episodes, first published monthly between May and December 2012. All are available digitally in single and multi-episode packages, as well as in an omnibus edition. Also available in print.

Not recommended for readers under age 15.

Want more GAMELAND?
For insight into the world of GAMELAND, including how it all started, check out the short story Golgotha, available individually in digital format as well as in the short story collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors.

Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive. Includes a timeline of key events, glossary, character dossiers, essays, articles and more. 

Velveteen. Six-year-old Cassie's story of the long Island outbreak. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale.

Visit Saul's website at tanpepperwrites and SUBSCRIBE for advance notice of new releases, special (and exclusive) pricing events and giveaways.


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Six young people break into a live action gaming arcade populated by the resurrected bodies of executed criminals. Not all of them will escape alive.

SERIES DESCRIPTION:


Hidden in an abandoned Long Island wasteland is a terrifying secret. Twelve years before, a horrible disease killed millions without mercy. Then the dead rose. Twelve years later, the island has been turned into a sick playground for the rich, the privileged, and the sinfully twisted.

Welcome to The Game.

EPISODE 1: Deep Into the Game

Hoping to break the monotony of the long, hot summer, Zpocalypto gamer Jessie Daniels and her gang break onto Long Island. But amusement quickly turns to dread as the dangers become all too real. And all too terrifying.

EPISODE 2: Failsafe

Two members clash and another is stranded among the Infected Undead. One will make a fateful decision which will ultimately deliver them into the hands of those who would turn them all into players inThe Game.

EPISODE 3: Deadman's Switch

Unable to escape, the group digs in. A leader is anointed despite doubts. A final attempt is made to leave, setting into motion events which will end with one of them dead, another infected, and all of them running for their lives.

EPISODE 4: Sunder the Hollow Ones

A mutiny splits the group. As they struggle to escape, a chance encounter with one of Gameland's residents dredges up deeply buried memories, leaving them all haunted and dubious of their survival.

EPISODE 5: Prometheus Wept

A member is handed over to a mysterious group of Undead sympathizers in exchange for a promised antidote. But will the medicine be delivered in time? Will it even work as promised?

EPISODE 6: Kingdom of Players

Armed with a potential antiserum to the reanimation virus, will they be able to save their infected friend? Or will they die and return as one of the Undead?

EPISODE 7: Tag, You're Dead

The group is torn asunder by the actions of a homicidal maniac. Another group member falls ill as the Undead break into their stronghold. Their final battle will bring them to their darkest hour.

EPISODE 8: Jacker's Code

The shocking conclusion to the high-tech horror thriller, GAMELAND: Determined to do whatever is necessary to get home, the remaining survivors face the most difficult challenges of their lives. Will any of them make it back alive? Or will they be added to the numbers of Undead Players?

For readers age 15+

GET MORE GAMELAND GOODNESS IN SEASON TWO!
Signs of Life (Jessie’s Game, Bk 1) picks up where the series (Season One) left off

A Dark and Sure Descent: Being a True Account of the Long Island Outbreak: How the Long Island outbreak started

Dead Reckoning (Jessie’s Game, Bk 2) The final installment in the GAMELAND world, and one you’ll not want to miss!

Also check out these companion titles:

Golgotha: The horrifying series prequel

Velveteen: The outbreak’s terrible truth from its youngest victim. 

Infected: Hacked Files from the Gameland Archive: Insights for the avid fan.


WANT EVEN MORE APOCALYPTIC THRILLS?


Check out Saul's newest series: THE FLENSE and BUNKER 12

THE FLENSE: A reporter digs into the mystery of several global disasters. The story begins in China and continues in Iceland.

BUNKER 12: Three years after the apocalypse, survivors seek out the secret of the Flense — and a possible cure — in a mythical shelter known as Bunker 12. Contain and Condemn are the first books in the series.


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 6 Hackers, 1 Game... and 10,000 Undead.

Everyone's addicted to Survivalist, a live-action, virtual reality show based on Arc Entertainment's The Game, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in a video arcade in the middle of a Long Island wasteland. It's a game to die for.

If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in.

Welcome to GAMELAND. The epic horror series. Access Restricted.

EPISODE 2: Failsafe

Jessie and Kelly clash after one of their group gets stranded among the Infected Undead, forcing Kelly to make a rash decision which will ultimately deliver them into the hands of those who would turn them all into mindless players in The Game.

Failsafe is the second book in the hi-tech dystopian thriller GAMELAND. Structured on television's The Walking Dead and Law and Order, the nearly 400,000-word series consists of eight individual episodes, first published monthly between May and December 2012. All are available digitally in single and multi-episode packages, as well as in an omnibus edition. Also available in print.

Not recommended for readers under age 15.

Want more GAMELAND?

For insight into the world of GAMELAND, including how it all started, check out the short story Golgotha, available individually in digital format as well as in the short story collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors, by the same author (print and digital).

Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive. Includes a timeline of key events, a glossary of terms, character dossiers, essays, articles and never-before-released voice transcripts from the Golgotha recordings. 

Velveteen. The story of Cassie, a six-year-old girl-turned-zombie, who has been trapped in a bathroom... until her inadvertent release twelve years later (by Jessie in Episode 4 of GAMELAND). Cassie has something she needs to do, something she's been thinking about for a long, long time. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale.

Visit Saul's website at tanpepperwrites and SUBSCRIBE for advance notice of new releases, special (and exclusive) pricing events and giveaways.



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 Books 3+4 of the acclaimed epic cyberpunk series!

Everyone loves Survivalist, a live-action, virtual reality show based on Arc Entertainment's The Game, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in a video arcade in the middle of a Long Island wasteland. It's to die for.

If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in.

Welcome to GAMELAND. Access Restricted.

EPISODE 3: Deadman's Switch 

Unable to escape from Long Island because of the failsafe device implanted inside their brains, the group digs in until they can devise a way to neutralize it. Jessie is anointed as their leader despite Jake's claims that she is unfit. A final desperate attempt is made to leave, setting into motion a sequence of events that will result in one of them dead, another infected, and all of them running for their lives. 

EPISODE 4: Sunder the Hollow Ones 

A mutiny in the group splits the members, leaving Jessie out in the cold. As she continues to struggle to fulfill her promise to bring everyone safely home, a chance encounter with one of Gameland's residents dredges up deeply buried memories, leaving her feeling haunted and doubtful about her future. 

Deadman's Switch and Sunder the Hollow Ones are the second two books in the hi-tech dystopian thriller GAMELAND. Structured on television's The Walking Dead and Law and Order, the nearly 400,000-word series consists of eight individual episodes, first published monthly between May and December 2012. All are available digitally in single and multi-episode packages, as well as in an omnibus edition. Also available in print.

Look for the first two books (Deep into the Game and Failsafe), free on Google Play.

Not recommended for readers under age 15.

Want more GAMELAND?

For insight into the world of GAMELAND, including how it all started, check out the short story Golgotha, available individually in digital format as well as in the short story collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors, by the same author (print and digital).

Also available from the world of GAMELAND:

Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive. Includes a timeline of key events, a glossary of terms, character dossiers, essays, articles and never-before-released voice transcripts from the Golgotha recordings. 

Velveteen. The story of Cassie, a six-year-old girl-turned-zombie, who has been trapped in a bathroom... until her inadvertent release twelve years later (by Jessie in Episode 4 of GAMELAND). Cassie has something she needs to do, something she's been thinking about for a long, long time. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale.

Signs of Life (Jessie's Game, Book One) - This sequel to the GAMELAND series uncovers the secret reasons behind Jessie's trip to the Long Island arcade and people who never wanted her to come back.

A Dark and Sure Descent - Prequel to the GAMELAND series, this book tells the story of the Long Island outbreak which lead to the island being abandoned by all but the Undead.

SUBSCRIBE to receive advance notice of new releases, special (and exclusive) pricing events and giveaways, signings and appearances, subscribe to the newsletter, Tanpepper Tidings: tinyletter.com/SWTanpepper


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They thought they were safe. They were wrong.

CONTAIN (BUNKER 12 series pilot)

Three years. That's how long Finnian Bolles has been hiding inside the impregnable walls of the hydroelectric complex known as Bunker 8. Three years, with enough resources to last him and the other thirty survivors three more.

But then a series of disturbing events culminates in the sudden appearance of a stranger at their door. Before he too falls victim to the mysterious sickness known as the Flense, he warns them of a fate more horrific than the one they've been avoiding. But to prevent it, they must leave and seek a place many insist doesn't exist, a mythical twelfth bunker.

BUNKER 12 SERIES DESCRIPTION

Requiring no more than the slightest skin-to-skin contact, the Flense spreads with ruthless speed and stealth, decimating mankind before it's even aware of it. The infected are turned into soulless creatures, Wraiths, which wreak destruction upon anyone and anything in their path.

Secure inside ten isolated bunkers are Humanity's tattered remains, each working tirelessly to unravel the mystery of the scourge. But the bunkers were never meant to protect forever. In fact, they were never meant to protect at all.

CONTAIN is the first book in the new thriller cyberpunk series BUNKER 12.

Future installments scheduled for Nov '15, May '16, and Nov '16

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THE FLENSE SERIES DESCRIPTION

(BUNKER 12 companion series)

Hundreds die in a fiery train crash in northern China. A cargo ship smuggling refugees is lost to calm seas off Libya. Entire villages in Ghana are abandoned overnight.

Contracted by a prepper group to investigate a series of seemingly disconnected global tragedies, a young freelance reporter, Angelique d'Enfantine, uncovers a disturbing pattern: each event is preceded by the sudden spread of a mysterious ailment and is followed by the appearance of a man dressed in black and silver who witnesses claim is the devil himself.

Each event is more grisly than the last. As the risk to her life grows, Angel begins to doubt that the tragedies are harbingers of an impending biblical catastrophe, but rather practice runs conducted by a fanatical organization bent on global annihilation. Could her sponsors be using her to advance their own paranoid agenda?

THE FLENSE consists of 12 installments scheduled for release beginning Jul '15

From the creator of the highly acclaimed epic cyberpunk series GAMELAND

GAMELAND SERIES DESCRIPTION

Built in the middle of Long Island’s abandoned industrial wasteland is a hundred-square-mile virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged compete in a high-stakes game and the undead are their real-life avatars. There are only two ways to get into this horrifying yet wildly addictive game. The first is by paid invitation. The second is by volunteering to become an Undead Player.

After finding themselves trapped inside a massive gaming arcade in the middle of Long Island's abandoned wasteland, a group of young computer hackers must figure out how to escape while staying out of the clutches of its undead inhabitants and their living controllers.

Episode One: Deep Into the Game

A reckless end-of-summer prank sends six hackers trespassing onto abandoned Long Island hoping for a glimpse of the victims of the decade-old outbreak. But if they find breaking was easy, they'll soon learn that getting back out is a killer.

Get the first two GAMELAND books for free while you still can!


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 6 Hackers, 1 Game... and 10,000 Undead.

Everyone loves Survivalist, a live-action, virtual reality show based on Arc Entertainment's The Game, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in a video arcade in the middle of a Long Island wasteland. It's to die for.

If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in.

Welcome to GAMELAND. Access Restricted.

EPISODE 5: Prometheus Wept 

After one member of their group is infected, Jessie makes a decision to hand over another to a mysterious group of Undead sympathizers in exchange for a promised antidote. But will she be able to collect the medicine and return before it's too late? Will the medicine work? And will she be able to get them all back home again? 

Approximately 41,000 words (roughly 150 pages) 

EPISODE 6: Kingdom of Players 

Armed with a potential antiserum to the reanimation virus, Jessica races back to Gameland to save her infected friend. Waylaid along the way, she must fight for her life to save another. Will she make it back in time? Or will her friend die and return as one of the Undead? 

This episode approximately 41,000 words (roughly 150 pages) 

Prometheus Wept and Kingdom of Players are books 5 and 6 of the hi-tech dystopian thriller GAMELAND. Structured on television's The Walking Dead and Law and Order, the nearly 400,000-word series consists of eight individual episodes, first published monthly between May and December 2012. All are available digitally in single and multi-episode packages, as well as in an omnibus edition. Also available in print.

Not recommended for readers under age 15.

Want more GAMELAND?

For insight into the world of GAMELAND, including how it all started, check out the short story Golgotha, available individually in digital format as well as in the short story collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors, by the same author (print and digital).

Also available from the world of GAMELAND:

Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive. Includes a timeline of key events, a glossary of terms, character dossiers, essays, articles and never-before-released voice transcripts from the Golgotha recordings. 

Velveteen. The story of Cassie, a six-year-old girl-turned-zombie, who has been trapped in a bathroom... until her inadvertent release twelve years later (by Jessie in Episode 4 of GAMELAND). Cassie has something she needs to do, something she's been thinking about for a long, long time. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale.

Signs of Life (Jessie's Game, Book One) - This sequel to the GAMELAND series uncovers the secret reasons behind Jessie's trip to the Long Island arcade and people who never wanted her to come back.

A Dark and Sure Descent - Prequel to the GAMELAND series, this book tells the story of the Long Island outbreak which lead to the island being abandoned by all but the Undead.

SUBSCRIBE to receive advance notice of new releases, special (and exclusive) pricing events and giveaways, signings and appearances, subscribe to the newsletter, Tanpepper Tidings: tinyletter.com/SWTanpepper


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The 7th and 8th episodes of the highly acclaimed epic cyberpunk series.

Everyone loves Survivalist, a live-action, virtual reality show based on Arc Entertainment's The Game, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in a video arcade in the middle of a Long Island wasteland. It's to die for.

If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in.

Welcome to GAMELAND. Access Restricted.

EPISODE 7: Tag, You’re Dead 

Torn between rescuing Ashley from the homicidal Ben and staying with Jake, who's been infected, Jessie, Kelly and Reggie must carefully plan their next move. But Reggie falls ill and the Undead break into their stronghold. Soon they're fighting for their lives in a battle that will lead all of the group to their darkest hour. 

Approximately 47,000 words (~170 pages) 

EPISODE 8: Jacker’s Code 

The shocking conclusion to the high-tech horror thriller, GAMELAND. 

Jessie and the remaining gamers and hackers struggle against all odds to escape Gameland and Long Island, even though some of them have been infected with the zombie virus. Determined to do whatever is necessary to get home, they will have to face some of the most difficult decisions of their lives. But even if they're successful, will they ever be able to go back to the lives they so recklessly left behind? 

They will discover that the world is a very different place from the one they left behind, and not all monsters live behind walls. 

Approximately 54,000 words (~196 pages) 

Tag, You're Dead and Jackr's Code are the last two books in the hi-tech dystopian thriller GAMELAND series. Structured on television's The Walking Dead and Law and Order, the nearly 400,000-word series consists of eight individual episodes, first published monthly between May and December 2012. All are available digitally in single and multi-episode packages, as well as in an omnibus edition. Also available in print.

Not recommended for readers under age 15.

Want more GAMELAND?

For insight into the world of GAMELAND, including how it all started, check out the short story Golgotha, available individually in digital format as well as in the short story collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors, by the same author (print and digital).

Also available from the world of GAMELAND:

Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive. Includes a timeline of key events, a glossary of terms, character dossiers, essays, articles and never-before-released voice transcripts from the Golgotha recordings. 

Velveteen. The story of Cassie, a six-year-old girl-turned-zombie, who has been trapped in a bathroom... until her inadvertent release twelve years later (by Jessie in Episode 4 of GAMELAND). Cassie has something she needs to do, something she's been thinking about for a long, long time. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale.

Signs of Life (Jessie's Game, Book One) - This sequel to the GAMELAND series uncovers the secret reasons behind Jessie's trip to the Long Island arcade and people who never wanted her to come back.

A Dark and Sure Descent - Prequel to the GAMELAND series, this book tells the story of the Long Island outbreak which lead to the island being abandoned by all but the Undead.

SUBSCRIBE to receive advance notice of new releases, special (and exclusive) pricing events and giveaways, signings and appearances, subscribe to the newsletter, Tanpepper Tidings: tinyletter.com/SWTanpepper


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THE FLENSE (a 12-part serialized technothriller)


Hundreds die in a fiery train crash in northern China. A cargo ship smuggling refugees is lost to calm seas off the Libyan coast. Entire villages in Ghana are mysteriously abandoned overnight.


Contracted by an apocalypse prepper group to investigate a series of seemingly unconnected global tragedies, a young medical investigative reporter, Angelique de l'Enfantine, uncovers a disturbing trend. Are the disasters harbingers of an impending biblical catastrophe, or practice runs by a fanatical organization determined to bring global annihilation?


As each new event unfolds more grisly than the last, Angel must race against time to uncover the truth, because the next life lost could be her own.


This book is part 1 of 12.


THE FLENSE 12-part serial is also available in 4 complete novel-length books:


China (corresponds to parts1-3)


Iceland (corresponds to parts 4-6)


Africa (corresponds to parts 7-9)


Cuba (corresponds to parts 10-12)


Visit www.tanpepperwrites.com for a complimentary four-book starter library and to be notified of new releases and exclusive giveaways, including advance access to new titles.


And make sure to look for BUNKER 12 (companion series to THE FLENSE):


Requiring no more than the slightest skin-to-skin contact, the Flense spread across the globe with ruthless speed and stealth, decimating mankind before it could even react to it. The infected became vicious, soulless creatures called Wraiths, which wrought destruction upon anyone and anything in their path.


Secure inside ten isolated bunkers are Humanity's survivors, each struggling to prevent extinction. Each working to unravel the mystery of the scourge. But the bunkers were never meant to protect forever. In fact, they were never meant to protect at all.


The BUNKER 12 series consists of:


Contain


Condemn


Control


Consume


From the creator of the highly acclaimed epic cyberpunk series GAMELAND:


Built in the middle of Long Island’s abandoned industrial wasteland is a hundred-square-mile virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged compete in a high-stakes game and the undead are their real-life avatars. There are only two ways to play this horrifying yet wildly addictive RPG game. The first is by buying an invitation. The second is by volunteering to become an Undead Player.


After finding themselves trapped inside a massive gaming arcade in the middle of Long Island's abandoned wasteland, a group of young computer hackers must figure out how to escape while staying out of the clutches of its undead inhabitants and their living gamer controllers.


Visit www.tanpepperwrites.com to get your own four-book GAMELAND starter library.



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There is no salvation in the Flense.

CONDEMN (Book 2 of the BUNKER 12 series)

Three years after the Flense decimates civilization, Finnian Bolles and a dozen survivors flee the security of Bunker Eight and the murderer it protects. Hoping for clues to the plague and a possible cure, they seek the mysterious Bunker Twelve. But when Finn splits away to search for his brother, the group becomes fractured and vulnerable.

Soon, they'll discover that there are monsters far more terrifying in the barren wasteland than Wraiths. Now it's not just their lives on the line, it's their sanity and their souls.

BUNKER 12 SERIES DESCRIPTION

Requiring no more than the slightest skin-to-skin contact, the Flense spreads with ruthless speed and stealth, decimating mankind before it's even aware of it. The infected are turned into soulless creatures, Wraiths, which wreak destruction upon anyone and anything in their path.

Secure inside ten isolated bunkers are Humanity's tattered remains, each working tirelessly to unravel the mystery of the scourge. But the bunkers were never meant to protect forever. In fact, they were never meant to protect at all.

CONTAIN is the first book in this new thriller cyberpunk series. CONDEMN is book 2.

Future installments scheduled for May '16 and Nov '16

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THE FLENSE SERIES DESCRIPTION (BUNKER 12 companion series)

Hundreds die in a fiery train crash in northern China. A cargo ship smuggling refugees is lost to calm seas off Libya. Entire villages in Ghana are abandoned overnight.

Contracted by a prepper group to investigate a series of seemingly disconnected global tragedies, a young freelance reporter, Angelique d'Enfantine, uncovers a disturbing pattern: each event is preceded by the sudden spread of a mysterious ailment and is followed by the appearance of a man dressed in black and silver who witnesses claim is the devil himself.

Each event is more grisly than the last. As the risk to her life grows, Angel begins to doubt that the tragedies are harbingers of an impending biblical catastrophe, but rather practice runs conducted by a fanatical organization bent on global annihilation. Could her sponsors be using her to advance their own paranoid agenda?

THE FLENSE consists of 12 installments scheduled for release beginning Jul '15

From the creator of the highly acclaimed epic cyberpunk series GAMELAND

GAMELAND SERIES DESCRIPTION

Built in the middle of Long Island’s abandoned industrial wasteland is a hundred-square-mile virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged compete in a high-stakes game and the undead are their real-life avatars. There are only two ways to get into this horrifying yet wildly addictive game. The first is by paid invitation. The second is by volunteering to become an Undead Player.

After finding themselves trapped inside a massive gaming arcade in the middle of Long Island's abandoned wasteland, a group of young computer hackers must figure out how to escape while staying out of the clutches of its undead inhabitants and their living controllers.

Episode One: Deep Into the Game

A reckless end-of-summer prank sends six hackers trespassing onto abandoned Long Island hoping for a glimpse of the victims of the decade-old outbreak. But if they find breaking was easy, they'll soon learn that getting back out is a killer.

Get the first two GAMELAND books FREE while you still can!

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A sudden and chaotic lockdown at her elementary school forces a third grade teacher into survival mode. The vague threat soon reveals itself to be far more dangerous than she imagined. How will she protect her young charges and herself?

This standalone story features events at the intersection between the worlds of my companion series THE FLENSE and BUNKER 12.


BUNKER 12

Requiring no more than the slightest skin-to-skin contact, the Flense spread across the globe with ruthless speed and stealth, decimating mankind before it was barely even aware of it. The infected were turned into soulless creatures, Wraiths, which wrought destruction upon anyone and anything in their path.

Secure inside ten isolated bunkers are Humanity's tattered remains, each working tirelessly to unravel the mystery of the scourge. But the bunkers were never meant to protect forever. In fact, they were never meant to protect at all.

CONTAIN (BUNKER 12 series pilot): Three years. That's how long Finnian Bolles has been hiding inside the impregnable walls of the hydroelectric complex known as Bunker 8. Three years, with enough resources to last him and the other thirty survivors three more.

But then a series of disturbing events culminates in the sudden appearance of a stranger at their door. Before he too falls victim to the mysterious sickness known as the Flense, he warns them of a fate more horrific than the one they've been avoiding. But to prevent it, they must leave and seek a place many insist doesn't exist, a mythical twelfth bunker.

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THE FLENSE (companion series to BUNKER 12)

Hundreds die in a fiery train crash in northern China. A cargo ship smuggling refugees is lost to calm seas off the Libyan coast. Entire villages in Ghana are abandoned overnight.

Contracted by an apocalypse prepper group to investigate a series of seemingly disconnected global tragedies, a young freelance medical reporter, Angelique de l'Enfantine, uncovers a disturbing pattern: each event is preceded by the sudden spread of a mysterious ailment and is followed by the appearance of a man dressed in black and silver who witnesses claim is the devil himself. Are the tragedies harbingers of an impending biblical catastrophe or practice runs of a fanatical organization bent on global annihilation?

With each event more grisly than the last and the risk to her life growing, Angel must ask herself if her sponsors are using her to advance their own paranoid agenda.

THE FLENSE consists of 4 full-length novels (also serialized into 12 novella-length installments of ~100 pages each) beginning Jul 2015

From the creator of the highly acclaimed epic cyberpunk series GAMELAND

GAMELAND SERIES DESCRIPTION

Built in the middle of Long Island’s abandoned industrial wasteland is a hundred-square-mile virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged compete in a high-stakes game and the undead are their real-life avatars. There are only two ways to get into this horrifying yet wildly addictive game. The first is by paid invitation. The second is by volunteering to become an Undead Player.

After finding themselves trapped inside a massive gaming arcade in the middle of Long Island's abandoned wasteland, a group of young computer hackers must figure out how to escape while staying out of the clutches of its undead inhabitants and their living controllers.

Get Episodes 1 & 2 free: A reckless end-of-summer prank sends six hackers trespassing onto abandoned Long Island hoping for a glimpse of the victims of the decade-old outbreak.



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Beauty is fleeting, but dead is forever.

For senior Claire Fontaine, it's not enough being beautiful; she needs to be the most beautiful girl at Edgemont High. It'll take a certain amount of sacrifice. Okay, let's not kid ourselves; it'll take a lot. Maybe even the ultimate sacrifice.

After the horrific death of another Edgemont teen under questionable circumstances, Claire finds herself in that most unthinkable of situations: unattached and with the senior ball just weeks away. Luckily, a new boy arrives in town just in time to rescue her. Not only is Trevor hot and sexy, he's flawless.

But soon, questions begin to arise surrounding Trevor and the suspicious timing of his arrival. Who is he? Could he be somehow connected to the recent death? How can someone be so perfect?

Claire's carefully constructed world begins to crumble after she finds herself the target of someone with a deadly agenda. Can she do what's necessary to save herself and Trevor? Is she willing to make that sacrifice? 

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A Note from the Author:

Dear Reader,
In writing "Flawless," I wanted to tell a story about a girl who would do anything to maintain her beauty. Anything. In fact, in keeping with the theme, I had originally planned to title the book "Skin Deep," and to have the main character, Claire Fontaine, suffer a fate befitting her shallowness. But then I fell in love with Claire; she turned out to be a lot deeper than I had originally thought. I didn't want to just kill her off.

But isn't that the case with most people we meet and get to know? No matter how simple they may seem to be on the surface, so many of them turn out to be a lot more complex, a lot more interesting. And, in the end, maybe shallowness isn't really all that bad. Is it? Because, in the larger world of all possibilities, sometimes, hidden away in the dark, murky depths, far beneath the surface of the known world, there are terrors much, much worse.

I hope you enjoy reading "Flawless" as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Yours,
Saul
San Francisco, CA
November 16, 2011



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Funny, the things you get used to seeing, now that they've passed the Undead Amnesty laws. Funny how quickly you learn to not seeing them. But then one of them walks in like this and you realize there are some things you'll just never get used to.

Like zombies wearing g-strings.

Seventeen-year-old Kevin Velasco is about to have his heart broken.

As if crushing on his lifelong best friend, Jamie, weren't bad enough, she's obsessed with someone else, or...some thing: the Undead. How
can a guy compete against that?

So, when an attractive young zombie shows up at the pool where they lifeguard, Kevin becomes desperate. But his pushing forces Jamie to
make a mind-blowing confession, leaving Kevin to wonder how far she's willing
to go for the Undead.

And, more importantly, how far is he willing to go to win her back?

"A Thing for Zombies" is a selected title from the short story collection "Insomnia: PAranormal Tales, Science Fiction and Horror" (release date: February 2012).

Tags: dark humor, horror, short story, young adult, suspense, undead.

Ages: young adults and older.

Length: approx. 10,500 words

Saul Tanpepper is a writer of short stories and novels of speculative fiction for the undead of all ages. He lives in Northern California. Please visit him at his home on the web:
tanpepperwrites(dot)com.

A note from the author:

Dear Reader,
If you're a classic zombie lit fan, then you will find a different twist on the Undead in the premise of "A Thing for Zombies."

The idea for the story rose out of a conversation I had with a fellow zombie writer. I was griping about all the vampire romance stories being published. We both joked about what a world might look like where zombies didn't just walk among us, but might even be potential love interests. We had a good laugh and went our separate ways.

Later, mulling over this discussion, I wondered what would make a zombie...sexy. The image of a zombie in a g-string came to me. After an initial reaction of repulsion, I decided to explore the idea further. Out of this image came the seed of this story.

This is not, however, a zombie romance, but a tale of a young man trying to win the affections of the young lady he loves. And if the "competition" happens to be the Walking Dead, well, it lends itself to a bit comedy. Just be prepared for a twist.

I hope you enjoy reading "A Thing for Zombies" as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Best,
Saul
San Francisco, CA
September 21, 2011


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6 Hackers, 1 Game... and 10,000 Undead.

Everyone's addicted to Survivalist, a live-action, virtual reality television show featuring highlights from Arc Entertainment's The Game. Filmed in Gameland, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in the middle of a Long Island wasteland, it's a game to die for.

If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in as an Operator. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in.

Welcome to GAMELAND. Access Restricted.

EPISODE 3: Deadman's Switch

Unable to escape from Long Island because of the failsafe device implanted inside their brains, the group digs in until they can devise a way to neutralize it. Jessie is anointed as their leader despite Jake's claims that she is unfit. A final desperate attempt is made to leave, setting into motion a sequence of events that will result in one of them dead, another infected, and all of them running for their lives.

The series consists of 8  individual episodes published monthly from May 1-Dec 1, 2012.

Episodes are available separately and in two-episode packages.

Episode word/page counts:

1: ~50,000 words (equiv to ~185 print pages)

2: ~50,000 words (~185 pp)

3: ~52,000 words (~192 pp)

Not recommended for readers under the age of 16.

Want more GAMELAND?

For insight into the world of GAMELAND, including how it all started, check out the short story Golgotha, available individually in digital format as well as in the short story collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors, by the same author (print and digital).

Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive. Includes a timeline of key events, a glossary of terms, character dossiers, essays, articles and never-before-released voice transcripts from the Golgotha recordings. 

Velveteen. The story of Cassie, a six-year-old girl-turned-zombie, who has been trapped in a bathroom... until her inadvertent release twelve years later (by Jessie in Episode 4 of GAMELAND). Cassie has something she needs to do, something she's been thinking about for a long, long time. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale.

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Not even the immune are safe.

CONTROL (Book 3 in the BUNKER 12 series)

A psychopath has kidnapped Finn's twin brother and promises to infect him with the Flense, an artificial virus that turns the vulnerable into vicious killing machines with a taste for human flesh. But before he can rescue his brother, Finn is betrayed by someone close and is returned to the madman's compound, where he awaits a similar fate. For the other Bunker 8 survivors, it's a race against time to find the elusive twelfth bunker and the promise of a cure. Will they prevail soon enough to help Finn?

BUNKER 12 SERIES DESCRIPTIONRequiring no more than the slightest skin-to-skin contact, the Flense spreads with terrible speed and stealth, decimating mankind before it's even aware of it. The infected become soulless creatures known as Wraiths, which wreak destruction upon anyone and anything in their path.

Secure inside ten isolated bunkers are the tattered remnants of Humanity. Each works tirelessly to unravel the mystery of the scourge. But the bunkers were never meant to protect forever. In fact, they were never meant to protect at all.

CONTAIN and CONDEMN are the first two books in the thriller cyberpunk series BUNKER 12.

The final installment, CONSUME, is scheduled for release in 2018

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THE FLENSE SERIES DESCRIPTION (BUNKER 12 companion series)

Hundreds die in a fiery train crash in northern China. A cargo ship smuggling refugees is lost to calm seas off Libya. Entire villages in Ghana are abandoned overnight.

Contracted by a prepper group to investigate a series of seemingly disconnected global tragedies, a young freelance reporter, Angelique d'Enfantine, uncovers a disturbing pattern: each event is preceded by the sudden spread of a mysterious ailment and is followed by the appearance of a man dressed in black and silver who witnesses claim is the devil himself.

Each event is more grisly than the last. As the risk to her life grows, Angel begins to doubt that the tragedies are harbingers of an impending biblical catastrophe, but rather practice runs conducted by a fanatical organization bent on global annihilation. Could her sponsors be using her to advance their own paranoid agenda?

THE FLENSE consists of 4 novel-length books (each also serialized into 3 installments. The first two books, CHINA and ICELAND are currently available.

From the creator of the highly acclaimed epic cyberpunk series GAMELAND

GAMELAND SERIES DESCRIPTIONBuilt in the middle of Long Island’s abandoned industrial wasteland is a hundred-square-mile virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged compete in a high-stakes game and the undead are their real-life avatars. There are only two ways to get into this horrifying yet wildly addictive game. The first is by paid invitation. The second is by volunteering to become an Undead Player.

After finding themselves trapped inside a massive gaming arcade in the middle of Long Island's abandoned wasteland, a group of young computer hackers must figure out how to escape while staying out of the clutches of its undead inhabitants and their living controllers.

Episode One: Deep Into the Game

A reckless end-of-summer prank sends six hackers trespassing onto abandoned Long Island hoping for a glimpse of the victims of the decade-old outbreak. But while breaking in was easy, getting back out is a killer.

Get the first two GAMELAND books for free while you still can!

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Welcome to GAMELAND. Everyone's dying to get in.

Someone is trying to hack Jessie Daniels’s brain implant. The prime suspect? Micah Sandervol, a fellow gamer-turned-betrayer. Problem is, he’s already dead— or he’s supposed to be. Dead and reanimated. Jessie thinks he might not be after all. 

For Jessie, a traumatized survivor of a reckless break-in to Long Island’s Gameland, a VR arcade populated with Undead avatars, survival means taking it one day at a time. Her best friend now roams the island as one of the soulless, people close to Jessie are disappearing, and her own husband is acting suspiciously. Control lapses are occurring with greater frequency. It’s only a matter of time before the implant network, meant to protect them, becomes their greatest vulnerability. 

Arc Enterprises, the one entity with the power to fix everything, refuses to heed the warning signs. Instead, the company behind Reanimation and neuroleptic implant technologies, will let nothing stand in the way of their planned launch of a new twist on their most popular product: The Game.When the outbreak sirens begin to sound in her hometown, Jessie is forced to do the one thing she most dreads: return to Gameland and hope she can stop Micah. 

The water pelts her upturned eyes, yet she does not blink. It pools into the hollows beneath and around the blackened orbs until the solid gray of the sky bursts into brilliant prisms of color, vibrant lakes and oceans of molten light. And if she blinks, it spills out in a kaleidoscope of tears. 

If she could only blink. 

The water turns the darkness away from this dead, empty world and makes it bright once more. 

Yes, the rain is good. The rain is as close to life as she can come. 

~ from Jessie’s Game: Signs of Life 

Jessie’s Game: Signs of Life is a 120,000 word novel from the world of GAMELAND. It follows Season One. 

For ages 16 and older. 

What is S.W. Tanpepper’s GAMELAND

The highly-rated epic cyberpunk series was first released in monthly episodes between May and December 2012. It follows the exploits of six young adults as they break into the Long Island arcade hoping for a rare glimpse of the undead survivors of a decades’ old outbreak. But while breaking in was easy, getting back out is a killer. 

6 Hackers, 1 Game... 10,000 Undead. 

Everyone loves Survivalist, a live-action, virtual reality show based on Arc Entertainment's The Game, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in a video arcade in the middle of a Long Island wasteland. It's to die for. 

If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in. 

Welcome to GAMELAND. Access Restricted. 

NOW READ THE FIRST TWO GAMELAND BOOKS FOR FREE! 

Book 1 Deep Into the Game

Book 2 Failsafe 

Or get the 1+2 package for free. 

Want more GAMELAND? 

For insight into the series and how it all started, check out the short prequel Golgotha (also available in the short story collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors). 

Velveteen. The story of Cassie, a 6-y/o female zombie trapped in a bathroom... until Jessie releases her twelve years later. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale. 

Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive. Includes a timeline of key events, a glossary of terms, character dossiers, essays, articles and never-before-released voice transcripts. 

SUBSCRIBE to Tanpepper Tidings for advance notice of new releases, special (and exclusive) pricing events, contests and giveaways, signings and appearances:

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Or visit the author's webpage at tanpepperwrites.com

Topics: Gameland, cyberpunk, urban thriller, video game, virtual reality, dystopia, apocalypse, zombie

 The thrilling conclusion to the GAMELAND saga.

As network outages begin to spread on the mainland, Jessie Daniels, the only person known to be immune to the Reanimation virus, is ruthlessly hunted down inside Arc Property’s virtual gaming arcade on Long Island. After her are a half dozen Live Players and an untold number of dead ones. As the world descends into chaos, she begins to unravel the secrets of the people who created the technology, including one which promises to destroy them all.

Jessie’s Game (Book 2): Dead Reckoning is a 127,000 word novel from the world of GAMELAND. It follows Season One.

For ages 16 and older.

What is S.W. Tanpepper’s GAMELAND

The highly-rated epic cyberpunk series was first released in monthly episodes between May and December 2012. It follows the exploits of six young adults as they break into the Long Island arcade hoping for a rare glimpse of the undead survivors of a decades’ old outbreak. But while breaking in was easy, getting back out is a killer.

6 Hackers, 1 Game... 10,000 Undead.
Everyone loves Survivalist, a live-action, virtual reality show based on Arc Entertainment's The Game, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in a video arcade in the middle of a Long Island wasteland. It's to die for.
If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in.

Welcome to GAMELAND. Access Restricted.

NOW READ THE FIRST TWO GAMELAND BOOKS FOR FREE!

Book 1 Deep Into the Game

Book 2 Failsafe

Or get the 1+2 package

Want more GAMELAND?
For insight into the series and how it all started, check out the short prequel Golgotha (also available in the short story collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors).
Velveteen. The story of Cassie, a 6-y/o female zombie trapped in a bathroom... until Jessie releases her twelve years later. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale.
Infected: Hacked Files from the GAMELAND Archive. Includes a timeline of key events, a glossary of terms, character dossiers, essays, articles and never-before-released voice transcripts.
A Dark and Sure Descent. The story of the Long Island outbreak (recommended after Jessie’s Game: Signs of Life (book 1)


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