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Feb 08, 2015 11:44PM

909 Hey Zombie fanatics!!

Been away from Goodreads for a bit as I've been working on book three...Also the reason I'm back! Just wanted to let everyone know that "The Other Side" - book three/ EPIC CONCLUSION of the post-apocalyptic zombie action series ("The Longest Road" and "The Change") - will be out in a few weeks!!

So, I decided to do a little giveaway in anticipation :)

Below is the link, and, well, good luck! Any questions, feel free to write.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

*Running until the 24th of February
Aug 12, 2013 04:41PM

909 I haven't read the replies from everyone else (since I'm so late to the discussion), so I'll just go ahead and answer and I apologize if this is like the aforementioned...

1. I think the bullet to the head issue is a very sensitive one (no pun intended), but I say that because in Jordan's case, Jordan wanted to spend what little time there was helping people. Then came the capture/trapped in the van/experiment phase, which to be honest, would suck. For myself, if I was bitten (but like Jordan, I like to think I wouldn't be or would be shocked if I was) I, too, would want to spend what little time I had left, helping others. If it was a gradual change and felt myself slipping away into zombie-ness, I would probably ask someone to "do the honors" and send me into the next world, because I wouldn't want to hurt friends/family/other survivors. (Like the father in the Dawn of the Dead remake)

2. In my opinion, Taylor was in the wrong. If Jordan wanted to go that was Jordan's choice and by Taylor locking Jordan up, he obviously took that choice away from Jordan. I understand family wanting to look out for family but in the event of a global disaster if someone want to help or "do their part" they should be allowed to do that. If Jordan wasn't capable for some reason or if Taylor had a valid reason why Jordan coming along would be a hinderance, then I could see Taylor's decision justified, but based on the circumstances I think that Jordan should have been free to make the choice...

Awesome questions!!!
Aug 05, 2013 07:47AM

909 As it turns out, the link was bad, sorry everyone....here's the actual link:

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...

Thanks!
Aug 04, 2013 08:09PM

909 Hey Zombie addicts!!!

Almost 1000 people entered "The Longest Road" giveaway- so cool!!! I wanted to give away FREE SIGNED COPIES of the sequel, "The Change" to say thanks SOOO MUCH to everyone who participated!

Like the last giveaway, there won't be any need for re-posting, following, re-tweeting or giving me a shout out (although you can if you want)...

All you have to do is follow the link below and click "enter to win", add some information, and you are good to go!

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...

Thanks again for taking the time to check out this post and the book! If you have any questions, comments, concerns or criticisms, let me know!

Best of luck!
Aug 04, 2013 07:01PM

909 MY first discussion thread whoop whoop! Great job so far in the book, J.Cornell Michel! As for your questions...

1. Saving others/family:
I like to think that when this zombie apocalypse happens, I will still maintain the ideology to help others. Don't get me wrong, unlike Jordan, I don't think I would be able to save everyone or even the majority, but I would like to do my part to help the less fortunate/prepared. In saying that, I don't think I would compromise the safety of my family/friends by helping...let me explain. If me going out of my way to help someone else, put others in my group in danger, I wouldn't. If it just put me in danger (only affected me) then I would be fine to help. For example, when Jordan and his/her bro and bro in law were leaving the city, some people in cars were surrounded by zombies. Jordan's bro and brother in law were leaving the area, relatively safe, and Jordan put it upon Jordan to help them out- which is what I feel I would do. Now, if Jordan's family were in a car and it was choose between them and strangers, I would choose family. Some other things to consider in a zombie/survival situation involving rescuing/help would be...lost/needy women/children/helpless. If a lady came up to my safehouse and said "just take my baby" I have to think the heart strings would pull enough to save the kid...

2. Smart to prepare for a zombie invasion...UMMMMM YES!! Haha, well like Tammy posted above, let's call them "disasters" for the time being. But it's always a good idea to prepare. Lots of people take for granted running water, power and food at grocery stores. I'm not saying stock pile MREs or anything like that, but it can't hurt to have a stock of edible/canned food. In the event of earthquakes (where I'm from) or storms (where I've been before and heard stories of) utilities can go offline and we all need to eat and drink, so it would be smart to have something as a backup. Jordan's bro, Taylor, has a fallout shelter filled with goodies...would I go that far, probably not, but in the event of a true disaster/zombie invasion, our conveniences will be gone so would it be wise to invest in a water filtration unit or some canned foods, absolutely.

Great questions! Looking forward to next week!
Aug 04, 2013 02:09PM

909 I'm ready for some Jordan's Brains discussion!!!
Jul 22, 2013 08:23AM

909 Cedric wrote: "J. wrote: "I read loads of zombie books, so I thought I'd throw in my two cents. Here are my three nominations for the August group read.

The funniest zombie book I've ever read: Zombie Apocalypse..."

Ya let's read Jordan's brains!! (Because I'm reading it now lol :)
Jul 20, 2013 07:53PM

909 Carl wrote: "Hey everyone. I thought I would throw a couple of suggestions to the group.

The Longest Road: A Zombie Novel (Free to borrow for Kindle Prime)
http://www.amazon.com/The-Longest-Roa......"


Thanks for the nom, Carl! I would suggest The Longest Road as well (it's my book lol) but to suggest something else... Z.A. Recht's Plague of the Dead
Jul 05, 2013 08:20AM

909 Carl wrote: "Hey zombie lovers! This is an excellent thrill ride. I loved the characters I came to know. Unfortunately I can't put in for this book since I already own it. I just wanted to put in a good plu..."

Hey Carl! Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts and recommendation for the book!
Jul 04, 2013 08:48AM

909 ***UPDATE***
The giveaway contest for "The Longest Road" has now been extended to those in Aus and GB! But (yes there's a but) for winners in these countries, I will not be able to sign the book(s) as they will be shipped directly from Amazon as to avoid ridiculous shipping fees. My apologies. Hey, it's still a free book right? Good luck!
Jul 04, 2013 08:39AM

909 Hey Ian! Thanks for taking the time to check it out and I'm glad that you enjoyed the post. Best of luck with the contest!
Jul 03, 2013 07:14AM

909 Hey Mark! So originally I wanted to have the UK and Australia on the list, but I'm still trying to figure out how to potentially send signed books your way without it costing a ton of money. I will most likely update the contest to include your country and Aus. but make a note that the book wouldn't be signed (basically have the book shipped directly from Amazon). Still trying to work out the details with the publisher, so check back later on today if you're still interested!
Jul 02, 2013 08:57AM

909 Hi Kristin! Thanks for the comment! Looking forward to hearing what you think!
Jul 01, 2013 08:46PM

909 Tammy K. wrote: "Thanks for the heads up on your giveaway.
I try to check those a couple times a month, but I tend to fall behind when life gets busy.
It has some solid ratings/reviews. Looks promising, I will ad..."


Hey Tammy! Of course! And thanks for taking the time to check out the drawing! It's been a really fun series to write, and I'm really excited to hear what people think about book 2 "The Change". Feel free to ask any questions and best of luck with the drawing!
Bug out bag... (11 new)
Jul 01, 2013 10:39AM

909 Tammy K. wrote: "Depends on which prescriptions you are asking for...

Anti-anxiety he might have just shrugged and said he would call your doctor for an extra script.

Strong Pain medications, he might just blow ..."


Classic response, I'm laughing out loud.

Would it be weird if he was totally on board??!
Jul 01, 2013 10:21AM

909 Well hello fellow zombie lovers!

So I just really feel like giving away a few copies of my first book "The Longest Road." There won't be any need for re-posting, following, re-tweeting or giving me a shout out (although you can if you want)...

All you have to do is follow the link below and click "enter to win", add some information, and you are good to go! Or if you want to make it a little more difficult you can always search GoodReads giveaways for the book??

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...

There ya go! That's it! If you run into any issues let me know!

Thanks again everyone for checking out this post and the books!
Jun 26, 2013 04:47PM

909 Anyone interested in a fresh post-apocalyptic/zombie series? The two books are:

The Longest Road by A.S. ThompsonThe Longest Road $2.99 and The Change by A.S. ThompsonThe Change $4.99

Essentially the story begins by following a group of cousins as they travel across a decimated and infected (zombified) United States in search of a rumored safe haven in California. As the story continues into the second book, the survivors must deal with a new set of problems and face off against new enemies- all while dealing with the bloodthirsty undead. Also, more about the infection that caused the pandemic is revealed, including insight into the hidden agenda of those responsible.

If you're looking for a horror/suspense story where no one is safe, check it out.

Feel free to check out reviews here on GR or on amazon @
amazon.com/author/asthompson

Thanks for reading!!
Jun 26, 2013 04:43PM

909 Tessa wrote: "Ok - I finished World War Z last summer and LOVED it. What zombie book would be a good second foray into zombie books? I want a scary book about the undead :) Any ideas?"

Hey Tessa or anyone else for that matter- Have you read the series by Z.A. Recht? It was a pretty fun and entertaining read IMO.

I ask because I have a series published through Severed Press (two books with the third due at the end of this year) that has been compared to his (although not the same geographical scale that his crosses continents). Mine starts off pre-chaos, but goes to hell pretty quick lol. Obviously I am biased but there are some fun action sequences and interesting/clever plot twists and in book two all hell breaks loose and lingering questions get answered.

The Longest Road by A.S. ThompsonThe Longest Road and sequel The Change by A.S. ThompsonThe Change

Also, a fellow Severed Press author S. Johnathan Davis has his first book out and is working on the sequel.

Hope that helps!
Jun 26, 2013 04:37PM

909 Shana wrote: "I need some suggestions for what to read next. I do not enjoy stand alone books (I read too darn fast and I'm disappointed when there isn't more!)

I have read the following series...please if you ..."


Hey Shanna I wrote a reply to you in the group Apocalypse Whenever. In case you don't check that one or don't check that often, I figured I'd post here as well.

How did you like the Z.A. Recht series? I know book three wasn't his, but what about the first two?

I ask because I have a series published through Severed Press (two books with the third due at the end of this year) that has been compared to his (although not the same geographical scale that his crosses continents). Mine starts off pre-chaos, but goes to hell pretty quick lol. Obviously I am biased but there are some fun action sequences and interesting/clever plot twists and in book two all hell breaks loose and lingering questions get answered.

The Longest Road by A.S. ThompsonThe Longest Road and sequel The Change by A.S. ThompsonThe Change

Also, a fellow Severed Press author S. Johnathan Davis has his first book out and is working on the sequel.

I would have added more books but it looks like you've read all of my recommendations!!

Hope that helps!
May 27, 2013 09:43PM

909 And the winners of the free copies of "The Change" are...

Joe Peterson
Carl Witty
Kristin A.

CONGRATULATIONS you three! Please message me here on goodreads or through my email at "a.s.thompsonfans@gmail.com" and include your first and last names and a shipping address!

For everyone else, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for participating, and I hope that you still decide to check out the series! I would like to plan another contest/giveaway, so stay up to date and follow me on FB/Twitter to get the most recent updates!!

www.facebook.com/asthompsonfans
Twitter @TheASThompson

And a special thanks to artist Michael Boyajian for taking time to draw the winners!! If you haven't already definitely check him out here:
mboyajian.deviantart.com
@thenood1818
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