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The Zombie Chronicles - Book 1 (Apocalypse Infection Unleashed) [Kindle Edition]

Chrissy Peebles , Book Cover by Design
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Book Description

*This is a young adult book series. Each chronicle will feature Dean's struggles as he tries to survive in this new world. And thus the name, The Zombie Chronicles.

WARNING: All your questions won't be answered in book 1.

I hope you enjoy this series, and thank you for giving book one a chance.*

Welcome to the Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series.

Prequel to the series: Val

Book 1 – The Zombie Chronicles
Book 2 – Race for the Cure
Book 3 – Deadly City
Book 4 – Poisonous Serum
Book 5 – Undead Nightmare
Book 6 – Revelation
Book 7 – Trepidation (due out in Jan.)
Book 8 – Impact (due out in spring)

Warning: Mild violence. For mature teens or older.


Val was bitten by a zombie and now she’s scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, eighteen year old, Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can’t be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won’t allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out.

When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival…and giving up on Val is NOT an option.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4323 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484131738
  • Publisher: Dark Shadows Publishing (December 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008R53WBO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,272 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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69 of 80 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars christ almighty- this is bad, very bad August 6, 2013
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Wow. I ploughed on with the book to find it ends on a cliff hanger. Well to be honest I saw the ending coming about 10 pages earlier.

Terrible writing, awful, and I mean god awful dialogue between all the characters.
All kinds of nonsense dialogie between them during supposedly tense action scenes.

So many pages taken up with banal conversations, did I mention the god awful dialogue? Just to make sure this sinks in, its bloody awful.

Why keep referring to the undead as zombies? "Quick, watch out for the zombie on your left" "there's too many zombies"

Imagine if you heard that in the walking dead??

And the teenage slushy romance? It seemingly takes place over weeks as its clear everyone falls in love with each other, including a guy who wants to date a girl dying from a bite. Christ that hair dialogue between the two was toe curlingly bad. Toe curlingly may not be a word, but neither is there're and that was in this book.

Also the action parts were poorly explained, hardly had a clue what was goin on as most things made no sense. Certainly felt like the author was about 13 herself

I won't be getting the next one as the characters were all so bloody wet and annoying I was hoping they'd be killed in some horrendous way everytime I turned the page.

Last time I trust amazon reviews on face value. All the 1 stars hit the nail on the head with this book. Its essentially the zombie version of twilight. If that's your thing then go for it. Anyone hoping for something a little more gritty as a post apocalyptic zombie book should be should swerve this. I only gave it one star because I couldn't give it zero, or minus.
Sorry Chrissy, you may be a nice lady, but a zombie author you ain't
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent, Highly Enjoyably Zombie Tale August 4, 2012
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If you have a thing for zombie books, if you loved the movie "Zombieland" or the TV series "The Walking Dead" than you will be mad about "The Zombie Chronicles (Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series)" by Chrissy Peebles.

The first chapter starts the action with Dean and his date riding a Ferris wheel when zombies storm the fair. Fast forward to a year in time where people are trying to survive. Dean, along with his brother is trying to save Val, the sister they knew nothing about. Dean has an experimental cure for her but the catch is he has to wait for her to turn before administrating said cure, but in the new world of `Zombie land' once someone has been infected then they are put to death before they have a chance to turn and infect others. Right before Val is slated to be executed Dean sneaks her out of the quarantined, top-security detention center to await her turning. Along the way they rescue a couple of girls, fight off numerous zombie attacks and just try to survive long enough to administer the cure that could save their sister.

Chrissy Peebles has outdone herself again with "The Zombie Chronicles (Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series)". With this third series she has shown that she is a truly gifted, multitalented novelist. If this is the first book that you have read by Ms. Peebles than do yourself a favor, get back to the Amazon website and get yourself a copy of all of her books. Every one of the books in each of her series are different but highly entertaining and once you start one of her books you will not want to stop reading until that last page is turned. I started this book in the morning and before it was bedtime (to my disappointment) I had finished it. It was that difficult to put down. This is one author that will surely become a favorite of yours.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poorly written February 9, 2013
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This is my first review, but I felt I had to write it. I am a real lover of zombie lit, but this book had SO many inconsistencies in it that it made it difficult to read.....a jeep with a trunk? Filling up balloons with flour to distract zombies when you're about to be attacked? (Ain't nobody got time for that!). Just crazy inaccuracies and unbelievable story turns. It reminded me of stories I've read that were written by my middle schoolers. I won't be following the series, for sure. Very glad it was free....and the reason it got 2 stars instead of one. Someone needs to hire a good proofreader for MANY of the books I buy on Kindle/amazon. Find it hard to believe how many of them make it to this point with so many mistakes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Silly and adolescent July 20, 2013
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So disappointed - I was looking for something more like the Walking Dead novels. This book is just silly and inane, with ridiculous dialogue (really?? you actually have a character refer to the zombies as "those numbskulls" ????? Please ...). It should be rated for age 13 and under so adults don't waste their time. Sorry :(
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed Zombie Story August 1, 2012
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If you like Zombie books, you'll love this one. It has great characters and lots of action. It's not too gory and is suitable for teens as well as adults. I loved the MC, but my favourite character was Val, the sister. Though she's been bitten by zombies and is slowly turning into one, she's feisty, brave and funny. Her two brothers, who she didn't know she had, are trying to rescue her from the Government, who are planning on euthanizing her before she turns into a zombie. The brother called Dean has come across a potion that can save her, but it won't work until she actually turns into a zombie. As Dean and his brother try to get their sister away from the authorities, they have to fight off zombies wherever they go. And Val doesn't just lie there and take it, she joins them in battle against the zombies, though she's already started turning into one herself. I loved the funny dialogue between the two brothers and their sister and the fast pace of the story. As always, great writing from this funny author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book was great for detail and great plot and I most definitely will be reading the whole series thank you
Published 6 days ago by jacob roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I loved this book more than all of the other zombie books I have read! So good! Can't wait to read the next one!!!
Published 14 days ago by Linda Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great transaction! Thanks!
Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars This book is great, the rest not so much.
What can I say about this. to be frank i'm still wondering if I wish to get the last couple of books in this series. Read more
Published 18 days ago by serenityprower
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it
Published 19 days ago by Kristen M. Couey
2.0 out of 5 stars Ronup
This could have been a good book if it didn't have so many mistakes with the end of sentences. Whenever a word had a hyphen you lost whatever the rest of the sentence was. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Ronup
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I like Chrissy Peebles books Just wish they were all put into one and not spread out
Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Similar to The Walking Dead
Great book kind of like "The Walking Dead" which I am a huge fanatic of. It's a good book
Published 29 days ago by Thatonegirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Kary
Loved the book! Can't wait to start the next one! Kept me on edge of my seat and hard to put it down!
Published 1 month ago by Kary Price
1.0 out of 5 stars It was a BRILLIANT stroke of luck
Please! Please! Do a little research. What helicopter can fly 1100 miles, and with only one crew-member! Then there is this gem: "We spotted a trail and decided to follow it. Read more
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More About the Author

Chrissy Peebles has always loved reading and writing fantasy from the earliest age she can remember. She lives in a busy city with her husband, two young kids, and three cats. Chrissy also loves to snap photos as her favorite hobby.

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Please feel free to connect with Chrissy Peebles and share your comments. She loves to connect with her readers. Also, please feel free to check out her seven book trailers below and located on this page showcasing different books.

Chrissy Peebles has hit #1 on the fantasy and horror charts on numerous occasions with her Ruby Ring Saga and Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series. She has also hit #1 in Hot New Releases. Chrissy has been a ranked author in Amazon's top 100 in horror and fantasy. Eternal Destiny has appeared on the charts 435 times. It has appeared on charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, USA. It has appeared on the Action & Adventure , Fiction & Literature genre charts.

Her paranormal fantasy series, Eternal Vows, and her horror series, The Zombie Chronicles have been on the Top 100 Amazon bestsellers list since its release in 2012.

Chrissy Peebles has published 18 books that have appeared on the Amazon charts. These books have appeared on charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, and USA.

Books by Chrissy Peebles

The Enchanted Castle Series
The Enchanted Castle Series Book Trailer:
Enchanted Castle - book 1
My Haunted Fairytale - book 2
Enchanted Dreams - book 3

The Ruby Ring Saga
The Ruby Ring Book Trailer:
Eternal Vows - book 1
Eternal Destiny - book 2
Eternal Fire - book 3
Eternal Faith - book 4
Eternal Bloom - book 5
Eternal Flame - book 6

The Crush Saga
The Crush Saga Book Trailer:
Crush - Book 1
Crash - Book 2
Chosen - book 3
Chaos - book 4

The Hope Saga
The Hope Saga Book Trailer:
Apocalypse - Underwater City - book 1
Rebel Princess - book 2
Rebel Warrior - book 3

Trapped in the Hollow Earth Novelette Series
Book Trailer:
Book 1 - Castaway
Book 2 - Dread
Book 3 - Peril
Book 4 - Outlive
Book 5 - Endure
Book 6 - Persevere
Book 7 - Turbulence
Book 8 - Hope
Book 9 - Termination - The Conclusion

Apocalypse Unleashed Series
Book Trailer for The Zombie Chronicles Series:
Val (prequel to the zombie series) Book Trailer:

Val - The prequel to The Zombie Chronicles
The Zombie Chronicles - book 1
The Zombie Chronicles - book 2 - Race for the Cure
The Zombie Chronicles - book 3 - Deadly City
The Zombie Chronicles - book 4 - Poisonous Serum
The Zombie Chronicles - book 5 - Undead Nightmare
The Zombie Chronicles - book 6 - Revelation
The Zombie Chronicles - book 7 - Trepidation

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