Authors: Chris Philbrook
ADRIAN’S UNDEAD DIARY
Adrian’s Undead Diary: Cassie
Copyright © 2012 Christopher Philbrook
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Published in the United States of America
First Publishing Date December, 2011
All characters in this compilation are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Cover design and interior layout by Alan MacRaffen
"A kick-ass protagonist. Bad-ass zombies. A cool-ass thrill ride. Adrian's Undead Diary is easily one of the best zombie tales out there. Chris Philbrook is on my keeper shelf."
Rachel Aukes, best selling author of
100 Days in Deadland
"Well-rounded and intriguing story arcs, three dimensional characters, and the perfect blend of humor and horror create the exquisite amalgam that is Adrian's Undead Diary. Philbrook earns his place in The Bookie Monster's hall of fame best reads."
Shana Festa, The Bookie Monster & author of
Time Of Death
"It’s been a wild journey down the Adrian’s diary rabbit hole. I am a huge fan of the diary entry format, which works exceedingly well for this series. Chris has also managed to do something with his books that most authors cannot do; keep the story fresh! Each of the characters has earned a place in my head for their strengths and frailties. The good guys are well written and complex. Likewise the antagonists often have logical reasons for what they do; this sometimes paints them in a grey light that blurs the lines between who is good and who is actually evil. The characters make the story compelling and many a night I’ve stayed up late to read ‘just one more entry’ to find out what becomes of them. Now that the series is winding up what shall I do with my evenings? Oh yes, the author’s other series, Elmoryn or Tesser will do nicely! I look forward to reading all of the future labors of love by Mister Philbrook and when I am at the end of ‘Cassie’ I am sure I will be both sad to see it end and satisfied with how it ended."
Mark Clodi, Author of
The Zombie Chronicles
"Walking Dead < Adrian's Undead Diary. The End."
J.C. Fiske, author of
The Renegade Series
"Adrian's Undead Diary series is a must have for your zompoc collection. The only time I only put it down was when the battery on my Kindle died. Adrian is the kind of hero I want on my zompoc team."
Ben S Reeder, Author of
The Zompoc Survivor Series
“Why did I not know about this? I recently met up with Chris, and of course talk turned to our perspective novels. Chris was kind enough to get me started on his series … and Holy shit… Are you looking for some good hearted zombie romping fun with a side of mushy romance, but still able to keep thing politically correct? Well, then stay the hell away from this set, Adrian's Undead Diary is fast, action packed and covered in zombie flesh. Chris Philbrook has masterfully brought you a gem of an old school zombie war log that will keep you burning the pages until your fingers are numb.”
W.J. Lundy Author of
The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Series
“Surviving unfiltered from an unlikely hero, intense from the first word. A must read.”
Dave Lund, author of the
Winchester Undead Series
"A realistic account of the zombie apocalypse that sucks you right in. A great series!"
T.W. Piperbrook, author of the
“Ever read a book that's been sitting in your Kindle (or on your shelf, if you're still reading them that way) and kick yourself for not picking it up earlier? That's exactly what I did when I got a few pages into this one. At first, I didn't really like Adrian, but the story sucked me in and the character grew on me. Eventually, I realized that Adrian was one of the most real characters I'd ever come across. He's flawed (aren't we all), makes mistakes, and regrets them. He speaks the way you'd expect a thirty-something year old guy to speak and has realistic skills for someone with his background. The entire story had a great flow with plenty of tension and excitement. The best aspect of this book was the way Adrian's writing style changes slightly as he becomes more alone. By the time it ends, you can really see the effect that being so isolated is having on him. As someone that drove a truck over the road for a little while, I can tell you from experience that being alone with your thoughts for too long can have very strange results on the old noodle, and Philbrook does a fantastic job of portraying that. Don't put this one off like I did. It's a great book and you should read it now!”
Ian McClellan, author of
One Undead Step
Also by Chris Philbrook:
Elmoryn - The Kinless Trilogy
Book One: Wrath of the Orphans
Book Two: The Motive for Massacre
Book Three: The Echoes of Sin
Tesser: A Dragon Among Us
Ambryn: The Cheaters of Death
Adrian’s Undead Diary
Book One: Dark Recollections
Book Two: Alone No More
Book Three: Midnight
Book Four: The Failed Coward
Book Five: Wrath
Book Six: In the Arms of Family
Book Seven: The Trinity
Book Eight: Cassie
Don’t miss Chris Philbrook’s
At Least He’s Not On Fire:
A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Oh the weather outside is… mediocre. We’ve had a bit of a warm streak here. The days have been right around 45 or 50, and the nights are staying at about 30. Feels like early November, not almost January. Not almost Christmas.
Officially, we are shut down for the next few days. All we are doing is preparing food for tomorrow, performing basic security tasks, basic maintenance tasks, and being human beings. I’m sick of us being human “doings.” We never relax anymore. We push, we work, we slave, and reap the meager benefits of that massive amount of labor. I’ve said this several times already, but it is SO MUCH work to just exist right now. I’d like to do the math sometime on how many labor hours go into each calorie we consume. I bet the ratio sucks.
Despite my ranting and raving, I am in a very good mood, and I have precious little to actually talk about. Our young guest Sylvia has dramatically reduced her violence against us when she sees us. We post a guard at her closed and locked door, and when we go in to feed her, or talk to her, she used to attack quite literally on sight. Now she sits patiently on the bed, clearly in fear of us. Michelle has taken the lead in trying to make verbal contact with her, and she has stopped attacking Michelle entirely now. Every once in awhile she will try and bite or scratch the guard at the door, but if we recoil or fight back, she’s been dropping her attempted aggression and calming down after a few minutes.