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Waking The Zed [Kindle Edition]

ML Katz
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Book Description

Waking The Zed is also included in the novel: The Twice Dead.  Get more of the true Zombie Apocalypse! Will showing up for work on the day that her employer attempts to revive the company's frozen "clients" be a mistake that Pam Stone will not even live to regret?

Pam only wants to help the living, but she truly believes that the frozen bodies at Future Faith Cryonics are dead!

Now Dr. Ada Klein, the head of Future Faith, believes she can actually fulfill the contract and revive her frozen clients. Pam despises her boss, but does not sure if the older scientist is simply addled or really dangerous.

Waking the Zed
is a complete 40K+ word novella which contains zombies, some scenes of fairly graphic gore, and all the good stuff you would expect from a zombie  apocalypse book. Except for the topic-related ZA war gore, and a couple of mild curse words, the story is family friendly and suitable for mature teenagers, young adults, and adults. It falls into the genres of horror, science fiction, and urban fantasy. This novella is included in the novel The Twice Dead.

Editorial Reviews


Waking The Zed reminds me of a classic and memorable Twilight Zone episode. So yeah, if you are into zombies, you should enjoy Waking The Zed.

From the Author

Who writes stories about zombies anyway? I think I was about 12 years old when I first saw the classic Night Of The Living Dead at a midnight movie. Let me tell you that the 2 AM walk home through small town streets was creepy even though I was accompanied by a group of other adolescents. I have recently become a fan of the TV show The Walking Dead while catching up with the graphic novel series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 317 KB
  • Print Length: 129 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B5XDWQ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #695,514 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise page turner January 27, 2013
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Waking the Zed is an original take on the origins of the Zombie Apocalypse. It's good, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. The story was a concise page turner, and the main characters were well developed so I could either hate them or care about them, depending upon the character. If you're an fan of The Walking Dead, or other ZA novels, this story could fit right in though it borrows nothing from that story.

Except for the gore, it's also pretty family friendly, so it could be enjoyed by mature teenagers, young adults, and adults.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book delivers! January 29, 2013
By Marlene
Format:Kindle Edition
My iPhone is filled with zombie apps, I watch The Walking Dead religiously, and if I see a good zombie eBook I'll load it on to my kindle. My friend recently recommended The Waking Zed and I'm glad he did! The suspense builds and builds until you can't take it anymore! My heart was literally pounding at the beginning when the experiment goes wrong and the zombies begin to wake up. Compared to most eBooks the style, formatting and writing done by Katz is purely professional- this book delivers!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Want to cure death? This isn't the way to go about it! February 18, 2014
By Stuart
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ML Katz poses the question, if you could do away with death would you? Her character Dr. Ada Klein absolutely plans to and won’t let anything stand in her way. A brilliant doctor who has made millions off of past research has since started Future Faith Cryonics.

It’s goal?

To freeze the wealthy who are sick or dying until a cure for their disease or death itself can be found.

Enter Pam. She’s the main character and is an intern at Future Faith. While working here will look amazing on her resume she hates everything about her job. Dr. Ada Klein is demanding and disrespectful and on top of that she got into medicine to help the living, not babysit the dead. For all intents and purposes that is exactly what she’s doing as she monitors cryogenics capsules.

Boring? Not so much when the night she plans on quitting her boss storms in and tells her to help monitor a patient. A patient? That’s right. Ada believes she has discovered the cure for death and is ready to find out.

I’m sure you can see where this is going but if not I’ll spell it out to you. Things go wrong. Horribly horribly wrong. Her cure for death is in all actuality the birth of the zombie virus. Pam, Ada, and another are all able to escape the hordes of undead and barely make it to a safe room. From there Ada calls her contacts at the military who come to clean up her mess.

They don’t do the best of jobs.

While most of the zombies are taken care of Ada and a few infected are brought back to the military base. A quarantine is attempted but fails as no one believes the extent of what is happening.

This novella gets my one complaint I always have for well written novellas. It’s too short.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good 'Ol Zombie Fun April 27, 2013
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What can I say? I'm a big fan of zombies. Something about their unstoppable drive and creepy rotting flesh gets my heart racing. I would definitely say that Waking the Zed helped to satisfy my zombie itch. Without giving too much away, the story centers around a brilliant but emotionally distant scientist who had early success in her career, but has since struggled to keep up with her reputation. Her skeptical graduate assistant intern, Pam Stone, works for her simply because it pays well and would be a great resume builder. Little does Pam suspect the magnitude of what her boss is secretly trying to accomplish.

Along the way you meet some interesting characters, like the devious and manipulative engineer Enrico and the well-meaning but naïve Captain Crawford. The story moves quickly and has some really great zombie bite moments without being overly gory. Even if you've never read a zombie book before, you'll quickly get wrapped up in this story. I'm about to move on to book two. Highly recommend for anyone that loves a zombie thrill.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Waking the Zed April 27, 2013
By JaYa
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I really really really liked this book and felt like it was over way too soon, so I will definitely be on the look out for any other books that may be coming in this series. I liked the main character, I liked the writing style, it was entertaining and an easy read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars She made me read about zombies! April 23, 2013
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I adore this new author so I HAD to read this book, too. Great story! You will not want to put it down. Kudos to ML Katz!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read! March 3, 2013
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ML Katz takes us to the beginnings of the zombie apocalypse. Don't blink because you will no doubt read this in one sitting. Katz invites the reader to run with her characters, including the unsinkable Pam, in a sprint for life during the zombie outbreak. Hold on for a great ride!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Only one complaint February 26, 2013
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The only thing that I didn't like about this book was that it was too short! I really wish this book would have been longer as it really held my attention the entire time I was reading it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars worth the time
Well, its idea is great and the story isn't bad.. did leave me wanting to know what happened next and could turn into a great series. Read more
Published 18 months ago by estay-von
4.0 out of 5 stars Talk about abad day at work
This book starts normally, but when the dead rise, it fly's. Overall i thought it was really good. The main characters survive by the skin of their teeth. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Jett Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool story!
Excellent story! Well developed both in storyline and characters. Definite must read read for zombie fans! I hope the author releases follow-on stories in the near future!
Published on March 16, 2013 by Ramiro Jaime
2.0 out of 5 stars Good short story
Lost interest very early in the story. There were so many ways to contain the spread of the virus but overlooked
Published on March 14, 2013 by Z Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Waking The Zen
Well i've just finished reading this and i have to say,it's a great read.The author kept it real and didn't go overboard,which kept it believeable. Read more
Published on February 22, 2013 by tuppney
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than average, but not by much.
I'm a voracious reader and prolific writer. If I happen to be working on a serious project it often means spending a great deal of time researching texts and tomes that wouldn't... Read more
Published on February 22, 2013 by Bruce Barker
3.0 out of 5 stars Really?
This was just barely OK. So predictable and the idea that hardened Army officers should be taking advice from a college student is too ridiculous.
Published on February 20, 2013 by avidreader
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More About the Author

ML Katz started reading Dick and Jane on a train and never looked back. She is a lover of good examples of almost all genres of fiction, but is particularly attached to speculative works. She believes that an emotional connection with readers transcends genre. That may be why Ms. Katz's own favorites range from Pride & Prejudice to Lord of The Rings to Lonesome Dove to Scarpetta novels.

This may also be one reason why her books are hard to classify, but seem to be enjoyed by readers of many different types of books.

Ms. Katz also enjoys helping self published authors find their voice and an audience.

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