Because we didn’t get enough cannibalism in Book 1… News for the Ashes trilogy!

Ok, I exaggerated a teeny, tiny bit. It’s not BIG news. But I do have book titles and a release date for the upcoming books!

Book 2 in the Ashes trilogy by Ilsa Bick will be called SHADOWS, and is tentatively set for release on September 11, 2012. Book 3 will be titled MONSTERS, and doesn’t have a specific release date yet, but one can assume it will most likely be as some point in 2013. No cover art for either book yet, but when it’s released, you’ll be the first ones I tell.

Ashes is a dystopian/apocalyptic survival story about 17-year-old Alex, who is dying of a severe brain tumor. The tumor has taken her sense of smell (and therefore, her sense of taste) and is starting to take her hearing, too. While hiking out in the woods alone, she survives an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) which either kills you, leaves you alone, or turns you into a flesh craving, cannibalistic zombie. As she travels with people she meets along the way to try to find help, she discovers that not only has her sense of smell returned, but it’s suddenly heightened to superhero-like levels. She must use this new “power” to help her survive among The Changed (aka. The Flesh Eaters) and everyone else who survived the EMP.

With a ridiculously amazing cliffhanger ending, it’s will leave you hungry for book 2. Check out AtLP’s official review here.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! To celebrate the release of her new book Drowning Instinct, she’s offering a giveaway for a signed copy of the book! Pop over to her website for deets. You can enter through February 8.

Random Facts about Ilsa J. Bick (impress your friends with all this newfound knowledge!)

    • Was an English major in College
    • She is a child psychologist.
    • She’s a former Air Force Major.
    • Wrote Star Trek novels
    • Won second prize in the Writers of the Future Contest in 2000.
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