Mason James Cole's Pray to Stay Dead
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"...a revelation.... Buy it, buy it, buy it."
The Summer of Love is a fading memory, the Cold War rages on, Richard M. Nixon is barely holding onto the Presidency, and the dead are returning to life.
Five friends on their way to a week at Lake Tahoe, a Vietnam veteran in Sacramento trying to get home to his daughter in New Mexico, an older couple idling in a dusty shop in the hills, and a dangerous man who has spent twenty years preparing his strange family for the end of the world...
As civilization collapses, these scattered survivors cross paths, and the hungry dead are the least of the horrors unleashed.
Those who die will walk. Those who live will hope for a quick death, and they will pray to stay dead.
"...one of the finest stories of this genre since George A. Romero invented it."
The Hatchet Times
"This guy Mason James Cole knocked me back on my heels. I've read a lot of zombie books over the last few years, and frankly, I thought I had seen it all. It seemed like nothing could shock me anymore. But Pray to Stay Dead delivered on all fronts. It's got all the raw emotional violence and brutal gore one would expect from a zombie book, but those things are only the surface of this tale. Underneath, Pray to Stay Dead possesses an elegantly simple style of storytelling that I haven't found since my first encounter with Jack Ketchum. Mason James Cole is that good. Read Pray to Stay Dead, and then pray this guy writes more soon, because he's the real deal."
Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Apocalypse of the Dead
"A brutally entertaining collision of zombie thriller and grindhouse action. Not for the faint of heart!"
Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero and The Dragon Factory
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About the Author
Mason James Cole is the pseudonym of an apparently mild-mannered conservative type who doesn't want his family and friends to know he writes stuff like this. His boring but lucrative job keeps him on the road five months out of the year, and that's when he watches scary movies, reads scary books, and writes scary stories. He smiles and nods through church every Sunday and secretly votes Green. He lives in Farmington, Utah.