The Dead Days Journal: Dark & Intricate New Post-Apocalyptic Novel Showcases Clashing Perspectives on Just What It Takes to Survive
Masterfully crafted by Sandra R. Campbell, ‘The Dead Days Journal’ is an upcoming epic adventure where a once unbreakable father and daughter are pitted against each other when the Apocalypse finally arrives. This bold story of love and family rages in a playground of broken allegiances, affinity for an enemy that defies existence and one journal that tells it all…
Annapolis, MD -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/10/2015 -- While post-apocalyptic fiction has become something of a staple among the fantasy audience, both readers and critics are crying out for wholly unique new narratives that don't succumb to recycling of the 'same old' concepts. Thankfully, author Sandra R. Campbell has stepped up to the plate with gusto, announcing an upcoming novel where the apocalypse thrusts familial bonds into realms as tumultuous as the new world.
'The Dead Days Journal' is a dark and weaving novel unlike anything currently on the market.
The daughter of a radical doomsday prepper, Leo Marrok spent her entire life preparing for the end. A skilled fighter and perfect marksman, Leo is her father's second-in-command when Armageddon comes to pass. Together, they lead a group of survivors to a secure bunker deep in the Appalachian Mountains.
Vincent Marrok is willing to take extreme measures to repopulate their broken world. Leo's refusal marks her as a traitor. With father and daughter at odds for the first time, their frail community is thrust into turmoil. Until the unthinkable happens, a blood-thirsty horde arrives. The impending attack will destroy all that they have worked for.
To protect her home and everything she believes in, Leo puts her faith in the arms of the enemy—a creature only rumored to exist—the one she calls Halloween. An alliance born out of necessity evolves into feelings Leo is ill-equipped to handle.
"The purpose of the novel is to give two very different perspectives on what it takes to survive," explains Campbell. "Leo and Vincent were once joined at the hip both in terms of proximity and their ideology. That bond has since taken a turn for the worse, and anything is possible as humanity faces its darkest days."
Continuing, "Themes of love and family run high throughout, made even more emotive by the first-hand accounts of Leo Marrok."
About Sandra R. Campbell
Sandra R. Campbell lives along the tranquil waters of the Chesapeake Bay with her husband. She can trace her passion for the macabre back to reading Edgar Allen Poe as a child, with her pet crow by her side. She has since submerged herself in a wide range of dark literature. An avid thrill seeker, Sandra is always looking for her next big adrenaline rush, and when spelunking, climbing and monster hunting fails to deliver, she turns to the creation of through-the-rabbit-hole worlds and sends her characters on their own adventures.
Sandra is a member of the Maryland Writers' Association and Romance Writers of America, the head of a MWA critique group, and founder/co-author of waterfrontwriters.com.