Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Promo - Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne

Beyond Exile
Day by Day Armageddon, Book 2
J.L. Bourne
Permuted Press/Gallery Books
ISBN# 978-1439177525
Release Date: July 13, 2010

About the Book:
The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year's resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve. The highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling underground cult classic, Day by Day Armageddon begins where the first novel left off.

Armies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and around the globe;there is no safe haven from the diseased corpses hungering for human flesh. But in the heat of a Texas wasteland, a small band of survivors attempt to counter the millions closing in around them.

Day by day, the handwritten journal entries of one man caught in a worldwide cataclysm capture the desperation--and the will to survive--as he joins forces with a handful of refugees to battle soulless enemies both human and inhuman from inside an abandoned strategic missile facility.

But in the world of the undead, is mere survival enough?

About the Author:
J.L. Bourne began the Day by Day Armageddon project in 2002, posting regular serial updates on his website, Soon after self-publishing, he had sold one thousand copies, which quickly became two thousand. In conjunction with Permuted Press, Gallery Books re-released Day by Day Armageddon in October 2009, on a 50,000 copy first print run.

Collaborating with the popular metalcore band, The Devil Wears Prada, J.L. Bourne has written a bonus comic chapter that takes place in the DBDA: BEYOND EXILE universe, featuring members of the band and available in their upcoming EP. A commissioned U.S. military officer on active duty, J.L Bourne is available for interview, and members of The Devil Wear Prada are available for interview with him, to talk about their collaboration.*

J.L. Bourne is on active duty as a commissioned U.S. military officer. Born in Arkansas, he resides in Washington, D.C. Visit him at

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! said...

Mmm...zombies...sounds interesting! Hadn't seen anything mentioned about these books before. Thanks for doing a promo spot for them.

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Anonymous said...

Loved the first book.

Overall, loved the second book.

Definitely did NOT like the ending. We opened up a story line of some kind of last ditch mission to China and there was some sort of alien infestation, but the mysterious zone 6, resolution 6, Hell I can't even remember their names 6, was barely resolved. You call yourself a zombie killer? Track their asses down and kill them. LOL

Overall, your usual methodical top shelf stuff. I LOVED a zombie that was still animate in a 25000 year old space suit, but it just doesn't work in the last ten minutes of the story. Your proven strength is meticulously working your way through the story and dealing with the horror. Now you have to go and lay down the guantlet. Bring it on baby.