Steel Rose ~ Promo Blitz & Giveaway

steel rose

Horror/Sci Fi

Date Published: February 1, 2013


The denizens of hell attack. The zombies feed. She’s their meal.

Sometimes they come back. At least the Kryszka aliens do. Their leader injects captured humans with a drug, turning them into zombies. Yeron escapes the Kryszka Colony, hoping to practice medicine on the humans who fear him. Alexis—a patient—is afraid too, until his seductive attentions arouse her. Despite his experimental drug, severe arthritis leaves her too weak to handle most guns. The Kryszka troops and zombies who break into the hospital are hungry. Very hungry. How will she fight them?

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Shattering glass. Plodding footsteps. IV poles crashed to the floor. Glass shards tinkled, punctuated by low-pitched groaning from the rear elevator, the exit Hoffman had claimed to seal.

“Dear God, help us.” Alexis reached for her gun.

“What are you doing? Guns are forbidden on this floor, and…Oh, my God!” Ms. Grese cupped her hands over her mouth. Her authoritarian demeanor vanished, replaced by horror-stricken pallor. “Where are the officers?”

“You think our visitors give a shit?” Alexis scuttled toward the door, feeling vulnerable. The vest didn’t protect her face or hands, but the intruders wouldn’t care about that either. She shoved Ms. Grese ahead of her, pushing with her mind, Yeron beside her. “Run!” she hollered.

As the creatures poured through the ward, a stench crawled down her throat, the stink of things many days dead. Moaning drowned out the sound of Ms. Grese’s cries, a continual chant of “hungry.”

Skeletal figures in tattered rags skirted around Mark, who fired at any who got too close. Their tendons flashed gray against cold cobwebs of rib and knuckle. The flesh that quivered through widened skin tears had the sheen of rotting meat. The skin resembled cracked leather. Weeds sprouted on some of the figures’ necks and hair, the way they did in her nightmares. They made their way to the desk, where two nurses sat. The two women jumped up, both screaming. One of them opened fire with a Glock.

The armed woman was her mother.

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About the Author ~ Barbara Custer

Barbara Custer

Barbara lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she works full time as a respiratory therapist. When she’s not working with her patients, she’s enjoying a fright flick or working on horror and science fiction tales. Her short stories have appeared in numerous small press magazines. She’s published Night to Dawn magazine since 2004.

Other books by Barbara include Twilight Healer, City of Brotherly Death, and Close Liaisons. She’s also coauthored Alien Worlds and Starship Invasions (both now out of print) with Tom Johnson. She enjoys bringing her medical background to the printed page, and then blending it with supernatural horror. She maintains a presence on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and The Writers Coffeehouse forum. Look for the photos with the Mylar balloons and you’ll find her.


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9 thoughts on “Steel Rose ~ Promo Blitz & Giveaway

  1. I have to read this book! And that cover art is killer good too! Thanks for sharing. I love discovering new authors:)

      • I’ve been hooked on them for a long time and when The Walking Dead came on I was thrilled. Such a great show. Now it seems like zombies have taken over my blog! I just did a post reviewing Just One Day and it’s got space zombies!

      • I didn’t start watching The Walking Dead until the marathon came on before this last season, and well… I. Was. Hooked! I don’t usually watch much TV, because my head is always in a book if I’m not on my computer talking about books. But, I didn’t miss an episode this season! I’ll have to stop by & check out your post!!

      • I keep trying to comment on your post, but WordPress is acting CRAZY!! I’ll try again soon! The cover on that book FREAKS ME OUT!!!

  2. Shouldn’t have a problem anymore. Now that I’ve approved your comment it shows and you’ll be good to go from now on. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Great! I didn’t think any of the comments I made went through. I never even got to the usual “You’re comment is awaiting moderation.” Glad it went through!!

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