“Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising” (2016) – First Novel in a New Action Horror Series Is Now Available

Voodoo Child - Book One: Zombie Uprising

Those looking to catch up on their reading but still wanting to enjoy some action-oriented horror now can check out the new zombie novel Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising (2016) by William Burke. This is the first book in his  Voodoo Child series which centers on the zombie-fighting adventures of ex-mercenary Maggie Child. Author Burke is no stranger to sci-fi and horror fans. His screenwriter/director/producer credits include such genre fare as Forbidden Science, Creepy Canada, and Sweet Prudence and the Erotic Adventures of Bigfoot.

William Burke and Marketing Macabre announce the horror novel, Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising is now available on Amazon – Kindle Edition.

Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising is the first novel in a new horror series packed with supernatural thrills, rousing adventure, dark humor, Voodoo lore and plenty of zombie stomping action. But a word of warning; don’t shoot these zombies in the head … because that just makes them mad!

It’s the legions of hell versus Maggie Child … and hell doesn’t have a prayer!

Here is the official synopsis:

Army chopper pilot Maggie Child has a reputation for being fearless, professional and, above all, rational. But when she’s shot down over Iraq her well-ordered life spirals into a paranormal nightmare. Alone, wounded and surrounded by hostile forces, Maggie is rescued from certain death by a demon straight out of Dante’s Inferno. Then, barely alive, she’s abducted by a private military corporation conducting insidious medical experiments. Her escape from their covert hellhole lands her on a Caribbean island where an evil voodoo spirit and a psychotic female dictator are conspiring to unleash an apocalyptic zombie plague. Then she uncovers the most terrifying secret of all–her own destiny. It seems a Voodoo oracle has ordained her the only warrior capable of saving humanity from a supernatural Armageddon … whether she wants the job or not!

But saving the world isn’t a one-woman job, so she teams up with a trio of unlikely heroes–a conspiracy obsessed marijuana smuggler, a Voodoo priestess with an appetite for reality television, and a burnt out ex-mercenary. Together, they’ll take on an army of the walking dead, with the fate of humanity resting in their eccentric hands.

Sarafina: Voodoo Priestess
Sarafina: Voodoo Priestess

From the trailer and synopsis, Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising looks like it is a fun mix of action and zombie horror. If you want to check it out before purchasing, Burke has a preview chapter available on his website. The full book is available from Amazon in a Kindle Edition,  and  folks with  Kindle Unlimited subscriptions can read it for free.  

Maggie Child - Voodoo Child
Maggie Child

Q&A – Did any horror movies inspire you to write Voodoo Child?

William Burke – ” Oh yeah, more so than books. I guess seeing the original  Night of the Living Dead on television as a child really put the fear of zombies in my head. I’m a huge fan of Romero particularly because he creates character driven films. The group dynamics in Night, Dawn, Day and Land of the Dead  are what really drive them. I tried to capture that “tribal” feeling in my book by putting disparate characters together and letting them learn from each other and embrace their humanity.

Voodoo Child - Book One: Zombie Uprising Cover
Voodoo Child – Book One: Zombie Uprising CoverVoo

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo is a North Carolina indy filmmaker and horror fan. His tastes range from art-house horror to low-budget schlock to indie gems to Slovenia killer hillbilly flicks. When not watching films, he helps make them. From actor to boom operator to doughnut wrangler, he makes himself useful wherever he can. Paul believes it is sometimes necessary to suffer for one’s art. He has endured being covered in [censored], having [censored] thrown at him, and spending over a year with muttonchops and a 70’s-style mustache. When not being abused for the sake of his craft, Paul works on computers and watches as many obscure (and not so obscure) movies as he can fit in.