Newly minted zombie, Sally Mertill, is kidnapped by a nondescript van in front of her fellow zombie and mentor – Bocnic Drewings or “Bo” as his friends call him. He can only guess why someone would take Sally: she can raise the dead. Bo is forced to seek out assistance from a self-serving witch named Zemra if he is going to save Sally. What he learns scares him. Sally’s surreal trek through a world of unimaginable creatures has brought her face to face against a menacing entity to outdo them all – the church’s secret division, The Cross. Bo must travel to Scotland, his birthplace. What bitter end awaits them once he frees Sally from their clutches?
Narrow twists and turns guided her choices down pitch black tunnels in the subterranean network. What light she had relied on faded behind her. Smells of the dead began filling her nostrils with a potent stench of rotting meat to turn her stomach. It grew stronger before she realized why. Faint light outlined shapes of people following behind her and closing in. Commotion of a perverted circus sideshow danced in her wake. Feet dragged, arms reached out in an incongruous bear hug, and groaning from partially formed lungs filled the stagnant air paraded comically behind Sally. She did not find anything funny about it right then. Strings to her soul were being tugged at by unspoken words; they were back in head singing sweetly to turn back. ‘Stay’ and ‘Join us’ were strongest in her mind – so strong that she considered listening. It terrified her to be lulled so easily, spurred her to seek out an exit quickly.
Adam Santo is a SciFi/Fantasy writer who enjoys the quiet moments that everyday life offers between busy schedules to sit idly writing stories. His debut novel, Temperature: Dead and Rising, offering a newly twisted tale about zombies and how Sally becomes one, took the world for a ride they would soon not forget. Santo began plotting out the second paperback novel, Temperature: Bitter Cold, before the ink dried on his first book. Santo continues to write nonstop because he knows there is always a story waiting to get out. When he is not writing, Santo enjoys quality time with his family and friends, spending the occasional weekend at a movie theater, and reclaiming his youth when his son challenges him to a video game. Santo currently resides in sunny Florida with his beautiful wife and equally beautiful children.