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“The Glowing Dead” (in LAUGHING IN THE DARK)

A Flood, zombies that glow and a love triangle are shaken together like a dirty Martini in “The Glowing Dead.”

“The Glowing Dead ” by Michael McCarty & Jody LaGreca is a zombie love story with a twist. This is one of the many tales that appear in the LAUGHING IN THE DARK collection.

“The Glowing Dead”:

When floodwater from Black Lake fills the abandoned Corcoran Chemical warehouse in Angel Falls, Florida, the water turns blood red and apocalyptic. The lake rises and floods Lazarus Cemetery releasing several hundred rotting corpses. The cadavers float to the top like an incubating brew of zombies glowing from the chemical substances of the abandoned plant. Then in the darkness of evening one by one — they come back to life, and thrash in the water, moaning guttural sounds which threaten the entire town.

Laughing In The Dark

(Laughing In The Dark)

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(the original cover for The Glowing Dead, artwork by Lee “Goatboy” Hartnup)_

Beautiful, flaxen-haired Sheriff Courtney Strout, of Angel Falls needs more than her shotgun when she and her son Jimmy are stranded in a fishing boat on Black Lake. They fight for their lives when community members, now transformed into zombies, reveal secrets of their former lives before they move in to attack. Will Courtney survive the carnage — when her life becomes overturned by betrayal and vengeance?

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(The cover for The Glowing Dead)

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(Previous cover for The Glowing Dead)

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(Photo of Michael McCarty & Friends … or is that fiends?)

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(Photo of Jody LaGreca)

Links to LAUGHING IN THE DARK

http://www.amazon.com/Laughing-Dark-Michael-McCarty/dp/1629291269/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426971367&sr=1-10

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/laughing-in-the-dark-michael-mccarty/1119562051?ean=9781629291260

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Summer Reading (Top 10 List)

“Summer turns me upside down. Summer summer summer. It’s like a merry go round” – The Cars.

Sweet Summer: BBQs, Bikinis and Books … yes books. And if you are looking for some recommendations of Michael McCarty books to read for your summertime pleasure, here is my Top 10 Books for the summer.

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1) I KISSED A GHOUL by Michael McCarty (Curiosity Quills Press)

This YA book is about the horny Mayor’s son who tries to score every chance he gets, but fights monsters instead

Lost Girl of the Lake

2) LOST GIRL OF THE LAKE by Joe McKinney & Michael McCarty (Bad Moon Books)

Snakes, Lakes and Skinny-Dipping … what more could you ask for during the summer

Modern Mythmakers

3) MODERN MYTHMAKERS: 35 INTERVIEWS WITH HORROR AND SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS AND FILMMAKERS (Crystal Lake Publishing)

35 Interviews with the likes of Ray Bradbury, Elvira, Dean Koontz, The Cast & Crew of Night of the Living Dead, John Saul, John Carpenter, Laurell K. Hamilton, Richard Matheson, Joe McKinney, William F. Nolan, Christopher Moore and many more.

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4) NIGHT OF THE SCREAM QUEEN by Michael McCarty & Linnea Quigley (Dark Moon Books)

Swampy summertime fun with scream queens and Gator-Guys

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5) BLOODLUST by Jody R. LaGreca and Michael McCarty (Whiskey Creek Press)

Vampire & Marilyn Monroe … need I say more?

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6) CONVERSATIONS WITH KRESKIN by The Amazing Kreskin & Michael McCarty (Team Kreskin)

A nonfiction book look at The Amazing Kreskin’s amazing life
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7) A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FIENDS by Michael McCarty (Wildside Press)

A terrific short story collection … you will love it

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8) FEAR & DESIRE by S.A. Gambino & Michael McCarty (Wilder Publications)

Adult themed poems to send shivers down the spine and warm the heart

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9) MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL by Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin (Medallion Press)

A haunted car novel with zombies… scary, sexy and some dark humor too

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10) LIQUID DIET & MIDNIGHT SNACK: 2 VAMPIRE SATIRES by Michael McCarty

If you like vampires or INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE, be sure to check it out

RUNNERS-UP:

BLOODLESS by Michael McCarty & Jody LaGreca (Whiskey Creek Press)

DARK DUETS by Michael McCarty (Wildside Press)

LAUGHING IN THE DARK by Michael McCarty (Damnation Books)

A HELL OF A JOB by Michael McCarty (Damnation Books)

REVENGE OF THE TWO-HEADED POETRY MONSTER by Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin (Eletrik Milk Bath Press)

BRIDE OF THE TWO-HEADED POETRY MONSTER by Mark McLaughlin & Michael McCarty (Wilder Publications)

The books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble …. etc etc etc. Below are the links for Amazon ebooks, trade paperbacks on their site too

(I Kissed A Ghoul)

http://www.amazon.com/I-Kissed-Ghoul-Michael-McCarty-ebook/dp/B00T3IV2YS/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_48?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433976468&sr=1-48&refinements=p_82%3AB001JS0L06

(Lost Girl of the Lake)
http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Girl-Lake-Michael-McCarty-ebook/dp/B00BODKYOY/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401971429&sr=1-15

(Modern Mythmakers)

http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Mythmakers-Interviews-Science-Filmmakers-ebook/dp/B00TY5AWJ6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

(Night of the Scream Queen)
http://www.amazon.com/Night-Scream-Queen-Kiss-Gator-Guy/dp/0985029064/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401971543&sr=1-17

(Bloodlust)
http://www.amazon.com/Bloodlust-Bloodless-Jody-R-LaGreca-ebook/dp/B00CLZ45SU/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_41?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401971582&sr=1-41

(Conversations with Kreskin)
http://www.amazon.com/Conversations-Kreskin-Amazing/dp/0985988207/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401971630&sr=1-3

(Monster Behind The Wheel)
http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Behind-Wheel-Michael-McCarty-ebook/dp/B005M5H20O/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_30?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401971793&sr=1-30

(Liquid Diet)
http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Diet-Midnight-Snack-Vampire-ebook/dp/B005LDBFVE/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_38?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401971854&sr=1-38

(Fear & Desire)

http://www.amazon.com/Fear-Desire-S-Gambino/dp/1633849724/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433976681&sr=1-3

(A Little Help From My Fiends)
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Help-My-Fiends/dp/1434442470/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402847636&sr=1-7

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