Author Scott Shoyer has announced the release of his debut novel, OUTBREAK: THE HUNGER, published by Severed Press. Shoyer’s novel was released earlier this month and is now available in paperback and eBook formats.
The novel takes a different approach to the origins of an apocalyptic zombie outbreak from the perspective of two separate groups of people: An elite group of soldiers acting “Above Top Secret” to try and stop the outbreak, and a group of families visiting the Austin Zoo, where the outbreak gains momentum. Trapped at the zoo, the small group of visitors must band together to try and survive the deadly outbreak. Survival, though, won’t be easy especially since they are at ground zero!!
Joe McKinney, the author of the DEAD WORLD series, had the following to say about Scott Shoyer’s debut novel:
“Not only is [OUTBREAK: THE HUNGER] the kind of wild ride you expect from good old fashioned horror, but it is a zombie novel with a truly original take on the genre. I guarantee you, the story has not been told this way before. I envy you getting to read it for the first time.”
Being a lifetime fan of horror films and novels (especially zombies), Shoyer was able to avoid the clichés that have become standard fare in this sub-genre and managed to pump some fresh blood and brains into the genre.
Shoyer is hard at work completing his follow up to OUTBREAK: THE HUNGER, which will be a direct sequel that takes place two years after the events of the first novel. He promises even more craziness, blood, brains, and gore.