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About Tony Urban
As a #1 Best Selling horror author, wannabe cryptozoologist/monster hunter, and fan of general weirdness (both real and imagined), I’ve traveled over 100,000 miles seeking out everything from haunted asylums to UFO crash sites to creatures like Bigfoot and the Mothman. In a previous life, I worked as a hack in the independent movie industry, but I think my current career is much more exciting.
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My ﬁrst books were offbeat travelogues, but recently my zombie apocalypse series, "Life of the Dead", has been a bestseller online and has grossed out readers all over the globe. I recently finished that series and penned a stand-alone horror novel called, “Within the Woods” which is loosely based on real events. Okay, very loosely.
I’m a Jeeper who always tries to wave, a huge fan of dogs, loves road trips, obsessed with Maine (and even have it tattooed on my arm). I enjoy a good conspiracy theory a little too much and I watch a ridiculous amount of horror movies. My ultimate goal in life is to be killed by a monster thought by most to be imaginary. Sasquatch, werewolves, chupacabras... I’m not picky. If that fails, I’d enjoy a long and prosperous career as a full time writer. Which of those two scenarios is more likely is up to the readers to decide.
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Humans are an endangered species.
Wim Wagner is content to live apart from society, isolated on his farm, as he tends to his animals and ignores the world around him. That all changed when his livestock begin to die and flesh-hungry zombies invade his property.
400+ pound Bundy is serving a prison sentence for illegal firearms when his prison transport van drives head first into the zombie apocalypse.
Homeless war veteran Aben just wants a ride somewhere south where the weather is warm and the cost of living is cheap. Instead he ends up in handcuffed to a toilet while the world dies around him.
As a plague sweeps across the world and reanimates the dead, Wim, Bundy, Aben, and fellow survivors battle to stay alive at all costs. Heroes and villains rise from the ashes of what used to be civilization and an epic, blood-soaked, and brutally realistic post-apocalyptic adventure begins. Who will survive in a land overrun with the undead?
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"It's Stephen King's The Stand meets The Walking Dead! Graphic and well written with fully developed characters. ★★★★★"
"Between the vivid imagery and the gory details, I had to take a break during the second half just to get my lunch down. It was awesome! ★★★★★ "
"Fast paced, action packed, and full of gore! I could not put it down!! ★★★★★"
"Awesome book. Awesome series. I don't even watch zombie shows. Every book in this series kept me wanting to read more. ★★★★★"
As a plague ravages America and leaves chaos in its wake there's no time to prepare, no chance for last words, messages home, or tearful goodbyes. For the men and women immune to the virus, they have 2 options.
Survive or die trying.
They’ve survived the dawn of the zombie apocalypse, now the real adventure begins…
After abandoning his farm, Wim hits the road to search for Ramey, the mysterious young woman who flitted in and out of his life. With only an X on a map, the task seems impossible, but Wim won’t give up.
Across the land, the undead rule and the few remaining survivors find themselves in a constant battle for survival. Some team up while others become lone wolves, ever on the move.
Can they find safety with Ramey's father? Or perhaps in the mysterious government bunker? What are their odds when flesh-eating zombies wait around every turn to devour them?
Road of the Damned is the second in an undead saga of post-apocalyptic zombie novels. If you like non-stop action and gory details, then you'll love this bloody tale. Get it today and find out what it takes to survive the end of the world.
After discovering The Ark, a mysterious island compound founded by Ramey's father, Wim and his companions soon realize that it's not the Utopia they'd imagined and find themselves oppressed by the brutal and often bizarre leadership.
With threats mounting both within and outside the walls, Wim and Ramey's relationship becomes strained, even as the mystery regarding the undead deepens. Wim questions whether safety and companionship is worth such sacrifice.
Can Wim and Ramey salvage what's left of their lives, and find where they truly belong? Or will the dead take over and triumph at last?
The Ark is the third in an undead saga of post-apocalyptic zombie novels. If you enjoy fascinating characters and nail-biting action, then you'll love this gory tale. Get it today and find out what happens when you're pushed to your limits.
Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat...
There’s nothing in the world Benji Roth loves more than Halloween. But when his hometown puts an age limit on trick or treating, he’s left without a way to celebrate the best holiday of the year.
Hope arrives in the form of a new girl in town. A girl who tells him about unforgettable Halloween celebrations in a town not too far away.
Benji convinces his best friends to join him on a trip to Carrick Glynn for a holiday they’ll never forget.
But Carrick Glynn has other plans for Benji and his friends. And the town always gets what it wants.
Praise for Tony Urban's books:
"Definitely a great read for any horror fans. It's a splatter fest for the mind"
"Rock Solid Horror"
"Tony Urban has just reawoken my syfy loving childhood fears."
"Fantastic "Old School" Storytelling"
"Once in a while, a story grabs hold of you... making every hour you are away from it fill you with anxious excitement to return. To return to that world written on page, a world you've totally immersed yourself into."
"This was my first time reading something by this author, and I was super impressed! This will definitely not be my last read of something by Tony Urban."
In the thrilling conclusion of the LIFE OF THE DEAD series, the men and women who survived the initial days of the zombie apocalypse are faced with new challenges and epic adventures and every decision is the difference between life and death.
The Life of the Dead Series includes:
Hell on Earth
Road of the Damned
I Kill the Dead
Red Runs the River
Mead, the socially awkward fry cook turned zombie slayer, abandoned the main group of survivors weeks ago, fleeing like a ghost in the night. His whereabouts have been a mystery, until now. I KILL THE DEAD is Mead's story and sets the stage for the LIFE OF THE DEAD finale in book 5.
In the months after the zombies arrived, Mead travels the east coast, kills zombies with reckless glee, crafts an assortment of weapons, and meets fellow survivors, some new and some old. Along the way Mead shares his expertise on everything from exploding zombies to oral hygiene in the midst of the apocalypse.
I KILL THE DEAD is a 125 page novella told from Mead's point of view.
A desperate family. Ruthless criminals. Bloodthirsty cannibals. And a glimmer of hope in a Land Darkened.
Despite all odds Wyatt and his family survived nuclear winter. But with food supplies exhausted and vicious attacks on their home they’re left with no choice. It’s time to leave Maine and seek out a life with a future.
Sticking together was supposed to keep them safe, but cannibal country earned its name for a reason and the reality of life on the road is worse than they ever imagined.
Join Wyatt, Seth,Trooper, and Barbara on their journey through a dying and dangerous world. This heart-stopping post-apocalyptic thriller is the first book in best-selling author Tony Urban and Drew Strickland’s series Cannibal Country.
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Seventeen years ago Carolina McKay escaped death at the hands of a psychopath. Now she’s come home and so has the killer.
After she’s shot in the line of duty, Detective Carolina McKay returns to her hometown hoping to rebuild her life and conquer her demons. But before she can even unpack, a college student is found dead in a ditch.
The crime scene looks familiar. Too familiar. Has the madman who terrorized Dupray, and Carolina’s childhood, reemerged? Or is a new killer copying those old crimes?
When another woman goes missing, it’s clear the local police force is outmatched. Can Carolina unravel the mystery before more girls end up dead? Or will she be the killer’s next victim?
Praise for the Carolina McKay series:
"Unable to put down. Breathless excitement! Carolina is hard to love and impossible not to, with her guts and flaws showing. Every book seems better than the one before. Excellent reading!
"This is a fantastic read!!! Carolina McKay is a kick ass character that draws you in, in the first few paragraphs. I thought I had it figured out and then the twists and turns started.... If you’re looking for a great new series from a fantastic author... THIS is it!"
"Love this series! Feels like I am back with old friends when I read these books. The action is non stop, the characters are developed and seem real, and wow at the ending! Great read!"
"Awesome ending! Never saw it coming. A grab you by the seat of your pants type of story. Such a variety of characters, with a bit of humor thrown in. Loved it!"
"VERY well written, the storyline grabs you with the first paragraph and just keeps getting better. I thought I had it figured out, then the twists and turns started!!! Excellent read!!"
"Plot twists galore. Excellent book. Writing was super. The storyline was gripping and intense. I just couldn't put it down. I would definitely recommend this book and author to all."
"Absolutely awesome. To say I loved it would be an understatement."
"A new favorite author. This s a brisk, hard to put down read."
What would you sacrifice for safety?
After stumbling across the remains of a casino in the south Texas desert, Wyatt and his family discover a community that promises them not only food and shelter but a new way of life.
Everything seems perfect. Too perfect.
In the midst of vicious attacks from roaming bands of cannibals and outlaws, Seth, Barbara, and Allie embrace the riches of their new lifestyle, but Wyatt grows suspicious that all is not as it seems. That Papa, the community’s larger-than-life leader isn’t the benevolent figure he portrays.
Has Wyatt become paranoid after everything he has been through? Or is something sinister happening right under their noses?
Find out in FLESH OF THE SONS the explosive book 2 in the bestselling “Cannibal Country” series by Tony Urban and Drew Strickland!
For 12-year-old Garrett and his four best friends, the idyllic summer of 1989 crashes to a halt when his older brother vanishes.
Something is very wrong in the town of Sallow Creek. Something is turning their neighbors, their relatives, into unstoppable monstrosities... Monsters that are coming for the them.
Their small town is under siege, but the adults refuse to believe the truth. Can five young misfits and outcasts save the day?
For fans of Stranger Things, Stephen King, Stand By Me, The Goonies, etc. comes a thrilling new novel from #1 best-selling horror author Tony Urban.
Read Within the Woods now because growing up has never been so scary.
They longed to find paradise. They found the opposite.
After making it south of the border, Wyatt and Seth fight to save their mother's life, only to encounter a mysterious new group offering assistance.
Who can be trusted in a world gone mad?
Desperate to get south of the equator, the Morrill's head to the Atlantic in hopes of sailing to a better world, to a land where the sun still shines.
They thought their luck couldn't get any worse. They were wrong.
The Morrill's have grown accustomed to fighting to stay alive, but all they've been through so far was only a warm-up. The real battle for survival begins now. Can they overcome seemingly insurmountable odds?
Find out in VALLEY OF DYING STARS the pulse-pounding series finale of “Cannibal Country” series by Tony Urban and Drew Strickland!