“How far would you go for love when all you love is DEAD? Six months after the Necro Rabies pandemic turned the world into hordes of rabid undead known as 'Cujos', 21-year-old Rhonda Driscoll discovers her zombified fiancé, Brad, in her old hometown. Fearing that her Marine Colonel father will kill undead Brad, Rhonda flees, taking a road-trip with Brad in tow in hopes of starting a new life in a frightening and uncertain world complicated by numerous perils, pure horror and unconditional love.”
Founding father and current member of renowned death metal band, Broken Hope, and author of Barnes & Noble Top 10 Paperback Bestseller The Armageddon Chord, Jeremy Wagner, will release his new horror novel, Rabid Heart – a novel about the depth of undying love in the midst of a zombie apocalypse on October 3, via the Afraid Horror Imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books.
Rabid Heart author Jeremy Wagner says, "I had a solid draft of Rabid Heart cooling for a while as I worked on some other projects for a couple years. Once I came back to revise and polish Rabid Heart, I fell hard for it all over again and knew I had something special. I love f-ed up stories... I write f-ed up things. My style of fiction and my personal tastes in what I read all leans towards really dark fiction and usually has protagonists who go through hell – there’s a lot of that in Rabid Heart. The things that my main character Rhonda Driscoll goes through might fit in nicely with say, McCarthy’s The Road pairing with 28 Days Later or Romero’s Day of the Dead. I hope you all enjoy the ride.”
Wagner has written lyrics to hundreds of songs spanning several albums with his internationally-renowned death metal band, Broken Hope. Music aside, Wagner writes dark fiction and short works full time. Wagner's novel, The Armageddon Chord, peaked at #4 on Barnes & Noble’s Top 10 paperback Bestseller List and peaked at #9 on Barnes & Noble’s Top 100 overall Bestseller List in the first week of release. The novel also earned a Hiram Award, a first-round ballot Stoker Award Nomination, and received critical acclaim in Publisher's Weekly and Rolling Stone, among many other worldwide media outlets.