“Payback” A Strandville Short Story

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THE AUTHOR

Belinda Frisch’s fiction has appeared in Shroud Magazine, Dabblestone Horror, and Tales of Zombie War and she is an honorable mention winner in the Writer’s Digest 76th Annual Writing Competition.

She’s also the author of DEAD SPELL, CRISIS HOSPITAL, TALES FROM THE WORLD, THE WARD, AND THE BEDSIDE and CURE, the first in the Strandville Zombie Series.

THE BOOK

PUBLISHER: Self-published | RELEASE DATE: June 2012 | BUY IT: Amazon UK / Amazon US

Welcome to the Nixon Healing and Research Center, playground for the maniacal Dr. Howard Nixon whose cancer research has him dabbling in the undead, and the women of Strandville disappearing. Unable to cure the lethal infection which turns its victims into mindless, flesh-hungry mob, Dr. Nixon discovers a medicinal use where the side-effects may be worse than terminal cancer.

Desperate for a fresh start after her painful divorce and the stillbirth of her first child, Miranda Penton accepts an unexpected job offer to join Nixon’s security team but her recruitment is no coincidence. She holds the genetic key to Nixon’s cure. Nixon inseminates Miranda with a zombie fetus and holds her hostage, but her imprisonment is short-lived. A rescue team of locals led by her estranged ex-husband releases not only Miranda, but the infection on an unsuspecting hospital population. Miranda wrestles with the uncertain outcome of her pregnancy while trying to get away with her life.

The virus is spreading and must be contained. The center is going into lock-down. The group’s get away is threatened by a homicidal security guard and a raging storm. The town of Strandville is ground zero for the zombie apocalypse and Miranda must escape because the fate of humanity lies with her unborn child. In Strandville, there are worse fates than becoming undead.

Creepy and claustrophobic, with enough gore to please any zombie-phile, Frisch’s book begins promisingly. Her omniscient narrator takes particular joy in the visceral details of horror, tweaking the reader’s senses with a bevy of bodily fluids and dismembered limbs.” -Kirkus Reviews

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GIVEAWAY!

Belinda is kindly giving away TWO signed paperback copies of Cure – one US / one UK

To enter please answer the following question then fill out the form below: what’s your favorite horror movie or tv show?

This giveaway is US/UK only and ends 12:00am GMT 30th November 2012

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Carolyn

Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!

42 Comments


erinf1 November 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Walking Dead :)

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Brian November 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

The Walking Dead

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Stephanie November 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

My favorite horror movie is The Shining.

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sherry fundin November 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

toll many to choose from. thanks for the giveaway.

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sherry fundin November 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

too many to choose from. thanks for the giveaway.

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Natalia J November 8, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I like silent Hill . It’s an awesome movie .

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Carol Peace November 9, 2012 at 12:10 am

Supernatural is my favorite but the season has just finished. How am I going to manage without my fix of Sam and Dean.

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Victoria Zumbrum November 9, 2012 at 1:54 am

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the original Fright Night. Tore923@aol.com

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megan trimble November 9, 2012 at 1:55 am

I like The Polterguest and The Exorcist!

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Anne L November 9, 2012 at 8:21 am

Buffy The Vampire Slayer and From Dusk Til Dawn (and not just because George Clooney’s in it!)

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Christine Fridlington November 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Shaun of The Dead – very funny albeit not very scary!

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STUART HARGREAVES November 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

doctor who -was scary when it first started

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joanne November 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm

silent witness

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keith November 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm

movie wise i`d say the first saw movie or silent hill both had the heart rate spiking lol!

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Lynsey Buchanan November 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm

i love the walking dead tv series

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Brian November 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

The Walking Dead!

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Julie Poultney November 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

American Horror Story…….Chilling….and no i don’t mean i’m relaxed….far from it watching that!!

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Megan McDade November 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I don’t like really scary horror movies but I like Zombie type movies. I love the Resident Evil movies and love The Walking Dead TV show :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Val Swift November 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I’m loving Walking dead at the moment!

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ANGELA S. November 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm

i like all types of zombie movies and i like some of the halloween movies and friday the 13th movies

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Barbara Butler November 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm

the walking dead for sure i just love that show never miss it

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Solange November 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Nightmare on Elm Street

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Amanda Marcus November 11, 2012 at 2:04 am

My fave horror show will always be Buffy The Vampire Slayer! <3

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John Coughlin November 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

The film Halloween

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Jennifer H. November 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

The Exorcist movies still give me chills, well the first and third do any way. The sequel was too bad for words. And I like the TV show Paranormal Witness on SyFy.

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Dawn Tinkler November 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Selinda November 12, 2012 at 4:34 am

So many, but since just finished it: The Walking Dead!

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Michelle Miller November 12, 2012 at 4:57 am

I have a new favorite horror movie and that’s Sinister. It was SO good! I also loved Insidious and the Paranormal Activity films. My favorite horror TV show is The Walking Dead, of course!

Thanks for the chance!

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julie phiffer November 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Mickie Bull November 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Paranormal Activity

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Joani S November 14, 2012 at 3:48 am

Hands down it goes to Silent Hill. When that horn goes off I get chills down my back every. single. time. I just saw the new movie over the weekend. It was good, but not up to par with the first.

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Ashley snyder November 14, 2012 at 4:52 am

i love love love the first few resident evils. :) I do not know if they cont as “horror” but they are my pick.

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Penni November 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

oh my gosh there are so many to choose from! I love Friday the 13th Nightmare on Elm Street Dracula (original) Halloween Child’s Play Puppet Masters Leprechaun…the list goes on and on for movies! I am a HUGE horror movie fan.

As for TV series ones like Supernatural come to mind.

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Adam Robinson November 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I loved “The Thing”, it really had a great sense of tension. The original one obviously.

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Jenn November 17, 2012 at 10:23 pm

My favorite horror movie would have to be The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

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Robert Banning November 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

American Horror Story has worked its way into my top slot!

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Kristian November 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

The Shining

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Annabelle H November 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Salems Lot!

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Peter Gilby November 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Has to be the Walking Dead at the moment

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Karen Colquhoun November 28, 2012 at 8:11 am

The walking Dead!! love it although scare the panst off of me :(

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bn100 November 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

the walking dead

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Jen Boucher November 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Supernatural

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