â€œZombies in New York and Other Bloody Jottings is Sam Stoneâ€˜s debut collection, a thought provoking and eclectic mix of horror and dark fantasy from the UK’s new Queen of Vampire Fiction.
Something is sapping the energy of the usually robust dancers of the Moulin Rouge â€¦ Zombies roam the streets of New York City â€¦ Clowns die in mysteriously humorous ways â€¦ Jack the Ripper’s crimes are investigated by a vampire â€¦ Welcome to the horrific and poetic world of Sam Stone, where Angels are stalking the undead and a vampire becomes obsessed with a centuries-old werewolf. Terror and lust go hand in hand in the disturbing world of the Toymaker, and the haunting Siren’s call draws the hapless further into a waking nightmare.
Containing thirteen stories of horror and passion, and six mythological and erotic poems from the pen of the new Queen of Vampire fiction, the collection has already excited some film interest, and Sam is already booked up for several signings on her Zombie Tour of the UK.”
Top Horror Author Graham Masterton has written the foreword: â€˜Sam Stone without doubt is a mistress of the grisly and the glutinous. She is one of the few horror writers who makes you feel when you have finished her stories that you need to wash your hands. Twice. I believe that we can look forward to seeing Sam Stone develop into a major influence in the realm of blood and shadows and things that wake you up, wide-eyed, in the middle of the night.â€™
Official publication date is in February 2011 when itâ€™s launched at the big LA Doctor Who event, Gallifrey One. The UK Launch will be at Waterstones in the Trafford Centre, Manchester, on Saturday 26 February from 1.00 pm onwards, where, among other things, a Zombie Walk is mooted, as well as a talk and free wine and nibbles.