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Posted on October 13, 2009 by Flames

FALLOUT is Derek Gunn’s latest book in is his Vampire Apocalypse series and it’s now available from Black Death Books in a trade paperback edition. In this military/post-apocalyptic series the Vampires rule. Humanity is enslaved in a nightmare world where those who are still alive are bred as food for the vampires and the entertainment for the vicious thralls who guard them.

According to the author this installment sees vampires pitted against vampires and the thralls use this war to their advantage. But the small band of human survivors hold a secret of immeasurable power – a coating for bullets that can kill the vampires. The thralls want it and the vampires must destroy it. But first they have to find them. Across the country another power struggle threatens them all and the doomsday clock continues to tick relentlessly towards Armageddon. On top of all that there is a traitor in the human community and the small matter of a potential nuclear catastrophe… The book is available through Amazon.com and many more online booksellers or can be ordered in-store.

Other Vampire Apocalypse news: Kindle editions of all three Vampire Apocalypse books will be released this year by US zombie/post-apocalyptic publisher, Permuted Press (DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON by JL Bourne, DYING TO LIVE by Kim Paffenroth) who is also the publisher of Derek’s recent release THE ESTUARY. “This is a bit of experiment for us (i.e. e-Book version of a paperback we didn’t publish) but I’m expecting it will go very well with this awesome trilogy” Says Jacob Kier of Permuted Press.

The Graphic Novel rights to Vampire Apocalypse have been licensed by US indie comic publisher New Baby Productions and the first Vampire Apocalypse graphic novel is in development and scheduled for an early 2011 release. “In recent pop culture, vampires have been turned into beings that should be loved. Derek Gunn returns vampires to the blood-thirsty dangerous monsters that they should be,” stated New Baby Publisher Eric Mullarky. “This is the perfect story to launch New Baby into the horror genre.”

Film Rights to the first Vampire Apocalypse book A WORLD TORN ASUNDER are optioned and an adaptation is in development. Said Richard Finney of his decision to option the Irish writer’s cult Vampire novel: “It seems like we’ve [already] seen everything, but this novel puts forth a [new] take on the universe. The original concept will allow us as filmmakers to explore new terrain in the subgenre. Gunn’s story also takes the sexy posturing out of vampires and turns them back to what they are: bloodsucking animals that feed on humans.” Fangoria.

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