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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.


*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 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)

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
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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??!
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 @

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!!

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:
May 27, 2013 07:40AM

909 Thank all of you very much for taking the time to participate! Artist Michael Boyajian will be selecting the winners through a blind drawing later on tonight (after all the names are compiled). I will send out posts on goodreads, twitter, FB and every other medium I can think of to make sure that the winners are notified. From there, I will just need names and shipping address- we will communicate via email from there so you don't have to worry about putting personal info online for the world to see (and it shouldn't be much longer until the print editions are available)

So best of luck to everyone, and if you are one of the lucky ones CONGRATS! and if not, I still hope that you check out the series :)

Thanks so much again for participating!

Feel free to check out Michael's work at mboyajian.deviantart.com or follow him on twitter @thenood1818
May 26, 2013 09:38AM

909 Hey Carl! Yes you did it right! Thanks for the support and enjoy the first book! Get ready because the second gets even more intense...and darker!

Thanks again!
May 25, 2013 09:01PM

909 Hi there Jami! Ya it was successful! Thanks for participating!!
May 24, 2013 08:19PM

909 Alright so here are the rest of the details!

This contest will only be for those living in the U.S.A. (sorry I just don't want to spend a fortune shipping a copy internationally).

Again, all you have to do is: FOLLOW me on twitter @TheASThompson and RE-TWEET my contest tweet (the tweet will essentially say "All #horror #zombie fans, #contest time! Win a signed copy of The Change sequel to The Longest Road. Retweet to enter amazon.com/author/asthompson")

So DON'T copy, paste and post the above, make sure you log on, follow me, and RETWEET the message (so I get notification via email).

THAT IS IT! Easy, right?

The contest will run throughout the weekend, and on Monday we will notify the winners! Just like that you can WIN a FREE SIGNED COPY of "The Change" sequel to "The Longest Road"!!!!!!

Thanks everyone for taking the time to check this post out and par-take in the contest!!!
May 24, 2013 07:20AM

909 Hi there Elizabeth! Well isn't that funny how things work out! Thank you very much for the support, and keep an eye out for the tweet!
May 23, 2013 08:55PM

909 Thank you very much for posting, Kristin! I had a blast writing these books, and since writing The Longest Road I feel I have definitely grown as a writer and am really excited at where this series is headed!

Also, I'm stoked to see that you love the cover art! Michael Boyajian is an excellent artist who puts out some truly AMAZING work. Feel free to check out more of his illustrations at mboyajian.deviantart.com. You can also follow him on twitter @thenood1818.

Thanks again for posting, Kristin!!!
May 23, 2013 08:38PM

909 Hey Everyone! Just released "The Change" (sequel to "The Longest Road") and I am feeling GREAT so I wanted to give away a few copies of the book! And not just any copies but PRINT COPIES!

So if you are interested, it's crazy easy to enter...full details will be added tomorrow, but essentially all you have to do is follow me on Twitter and retweet something that I put up (exact tweet will be mentioned tomorrow). The names of those who follow me and retweet will be drawn at random this weekend by the book's artist Michael Boyajian (so the drawing can be un-biased). The winners will then be notified and print copies will be shipped out when I get them.

So if you are a fan of awesome zombie action and want to see where this story is heading, why not click a few buttons for a chance to win a FREE COPY! Or if you have no idea what the books are all about, but love original stories of survival horror then follow this link to Amazon:

My twitter handle is @TheASThompson

Of course feel free to check out my FB page at:

Thanks for checking this post out, and if you have any questions, let me know!
May 31, 2012 08:14AM

909 Hello Zombie fans...just wanted to let everyone know my book "The Longest Road" is coming out June 4. This is my first book and I am pretty excited. It also goes without saying I'm fairly new to this world...

I was wondering if anyone does reviews for blogs/websites/magazines/etc. Also, if anyone has any suggestions to help promote the book?

Last, I am giving away free copies of the book. If you're interested ALL you have to do is like the facebook page below. THAT'S IT! On Sunday I am going to do the drawing for the winners.

Anyway, thanks for all of your help and I look forward to hearing back from zombie lovers alike!

909 Thanks George!! I just sent you an email!

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