Welcome to the sample chapter from the second BAM, “Dead City”.
You can read it below or download in a variety of ebook formats.
Our sample begins after Jon, the living liaison of London’s Dead City, has saved a young girl who climbed over the wall, and sent her back home.
Grab your copy of the sample chapter after the jump:
As you’ll hopefully know by now, BAMs are book-movies and thusly have a soundtrack that sets the tone for the narrative. Dead City is no different.
This month we’ve got an eclectic selection from a noir-ish theme tune from André Charlier to the latest single from my dear friends Venus Demilo. There’s yet another Stealing Sheep track, because they’re wonderful and practice their sets around me whilst I write, so it’s hard *not* to put them in a playlist. Felix Hagan has a jam in there, he’s also the star of the Dead City trailer that comes out in just under two weeks. Plus, twenty four other artists that set the scene for this darkly comic zombie noir tale.
Hit this link to grab the soundtrack with your Spotify app, this link to stalk me on there, or just spin through the tracks below.
Don’t forget you can pre-order Dead City before it’s released on February 1st!
“Dead City” is coming out on February 1st, so I should probably fill you in on what to expect next month.
Jon Gilligan is the only man with a pulse in a city of the undead.
It’s his job to maintain order between the factions of walking corpses and disembodied spirits.
The workload has been driving him a little insane, leading him to take on the persona of a noir detective. He narrates his adventures, casting himself as a hero to all those under his watch.
When the local Necromancer conspires behind his back, it’s time for him to be a hero for real.
Teaming up with a ghost and a woman outside the walls, it’s up to the three of them to save Dead City from itself.
“Dead City” comes out on February 1st, but you can pre-order the book right now!
Entitled simply ‘@’, the first Book A Month is finally out in the wild!
At twenty-one, Cassie is in a dead end job and has just been dumped, whilst her friends are succeeding at school, careers, and life in general.
On a whim, she hands the reigns of her decisions over to Twitter, and at first her followers seem to be making her life better.
However, as the orders continue, and become increasingly strange, she finds herself held at ransom, forced to commit crimes for an unknown party that seems to be stalking her at every turn.
With the lives of her friends and family at risk, she has no choice to play along.
But this isn’t the first time this has happened to someone like her.
And if she doesn’t find out who’s pulling her strings, it won’t be the last.
A sample chapter from the book lives over here, if you’d like to read more before you get yourself a copy, or download in the e-format of your choice:
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out below to get the vibe of this
slightly-scifi Young Adult thriller.
BAMs are essentially prose-movies, so why not check out the soundtrack whilst you’re here:
Welcome to the first sample chapter of the first BAM, “@”.
You can read it below, or download in a variety of ebook formats.
Our sample begins after our protagonist has handed her decisions over to Twitter, and starts to realise that maybe the groupthink isn’t as friendly as she thought it to be.
Each BAM is essentially a movie in book form, and the playlists are set out as such, winding and weaving you musically through the narrative.
You can follow this link to listen to the book soundtrack in your Spotify app, or spin through it below.
The soundtrack for ‘@’ features a delectable selection, from my dear friends Stealing Sheep to newcomers Luna, who I discovered at the Loveless album launch (who’ll likely be on a soundtrack down the line). There’s also some Mogwai, Emilíana Torrini, Dan Le Sac / Scroobius Pip / De La Soul, Die Antwoord, The Runaways, AC/DC and I think about 24 other tracks/artists that give some vibes to the story you’ll hopefully be reading in just a few weeks.
This book, I’m ashamed to say it, was inspired by my own tweets…
1/2 Sometimes I look at my life choices & consider handing all future ones to my friends…
— Lee Isserow (@Lee_Isserow) August 24, 2015
2/2 … Then I remember who they are, and that it would most likely result in them telling me to punch a policemen, or eat gravel. Again. — Lee Isserow (@Lee_Isserow) August 24, 2015
That was it. Two tweets, essentially the same run-on sentence that murmured and mumbled deep in subconscious recesses of my mind, ruminating and gestating whilst I slept. Upon waking the next day I had a full 10 page outline for a screenplay.