Book Tour: Zombie Night in Canada: First Period – Excerpt & Giveaway

Title: Zombie Night in Canada: First Period
Author: Jamie Friesen
Publisher: Self
Length: 334 pages/86,000 words
Genres: Action, Horror, Post-Apocalytpic, Thriller
Where to buy: Amazon

If you are a Zombie junkie then you do not want to miss this book. Read the Blurb and Excerpt below and You will get hooked as I did. Just in case you can’t wait to read it, I have included below an awesome discount coupon only available through this Book Tour. See information below, also DO NOT FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY (at the end of this page)

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July 1, 2012

Tokyo. Sydney. Beijing. Cairo. Paris. Rome. New York. Los Angeles. One by one, the world’s great cities fell to the zombie plague. What chance does a small, non-descript city in Canada like Edmonton have?

The world as we know it is finished. Civilization has collapsed and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Billions of people are dead, victims of a horrific plague.

Bi-weekly paychecks, Tim Horton’s double doubles, men’s league hockey and cheap winter vacations to Cancun. That was the life Xander Barnes had known for years until a pandemic swept the globe. Efforts to slow its spread or develop quarantine zones, in many cases were too little, too late.

Nowadays, life consisted of avoiding the plague victims, ghouls who had an insatiable appetite for human flesh and finding enough food to survive day to day. How long can one ordinary man survive in a world gone mad?


“Gentlemen, it’s going to be a race to get to the cars, so I suggest you hurry. Larry and Greg, run to the Sheriff’s office and see if there is more ammo and maybe some working flashlights. We’ll meet you at the ramp by the fountain in one minute,” Darryl said. “If you’re not there in time, we’ll leave you behind. Got it?”
“Got it!” they echoed.

Just then the doors to the Bowker Building opened again and dozens of infected streamed out. The two groups raced off. John and Darryl reloaded as they ran and got to the stairs, hiding behind a planter filled with sub tropical plants, with the older men a dozen steps behind them. Sunlight poured in from a skylight and illuminated the area. Greg glanced out the windows and saw that the Legislative Grounds were filled with dozens more infected. When the old men had finally caught up to them, they raced down the stairs. John tossed a table onto its side and shoved all three of them behind it.
“Stay,” he ordered tersely.

Larry and Greg followed Darryl’s orders and raced into the office. Greg ran into the back room and fired his pistol twice into a locked cabinet. The lock shattered and he ripped it open, pulling out a pair of pump action shotguns. He loaded shells into each and stuffed more in his vest pockets. He stuffed several pistol magazines in as well and scrambled back out to the front office, where Larry was tearing a desk apart looking for batteries.

“I can’t find any!” Larry hollered.
“Forget the batteries, let’s get going!” Greg yelled, grabbing a jacket off a nearby chair and threw it on.

Greg tossed a shotgun to Larry and jammed the half empty box of shells into his hands. Then he tore out the door without another word. Larry pulled one last drawer open and yelled, “Jackpot!” He stuffed a couple packs of batteries into his over-sized pockets and followed Greg out the door, tossing on a heavy jacket as well. A second later, Larry heard a shotgun blast. As he ran out into the hallway, he saw Greg standing there, firing his shotgun into a huge group of infected, blood and flesh exploding from the lifeless victims.

“This way,” Larry shouted and raced for the ramp that spiraled down to the lower level. Greg followed, and they took turns, running and firing, covering each other’s back whenever possible. They made it to the bottom of the ramp and saw John and Darryl firing into a group of infected, coming down the stairs that were located at the south edge of the ramp. The premier and cabinet ministers huddled in abject fear only a few feet away.

The infected from the Bowker Building were coming down the ramp and Larry turned and fired at them. In the narrow confines of the ramp, every shot finished off several infected, but their numbers suddenly seemed limitless. Dozens, if not hundreds, poured down the ramp from the ground floor.

Darryl’s pistol’s slide jacked back as the magazine emptied. “Did you find us any ammo?” he screamed at Greg.

Greg tossed over all four of the magazines he had found. Darryl shoved one in and resumed firing. Suddenly the way was clear.
“Let’s go!” Darryl hollered.

He grabbed the premier and then both he and John raced down the tunnel towards the parking lot. The two cabinet ministers followed in their steps, with the two young sheriffs firing into the ever expanding pack of infected. A door to the Legislative Annex on their left from opened, and more infected flooded into the hallway as they ran past it.

“Sir, run for the end of the hallway!” John yelled. Charchuk and two cabinet ministers continued down the darkened tunnel.
John and Darryl stopped and fired point blank into the infected.
“Last magazine, make ‘em count!” Darryl said over the gunfire to John, as he passed him a magazine. John nodded.

“Greg, Larry, come on!” Darryl shouted, as the sheriffs were on the verge of being cut off by the host of infected flowing from the Annex. They ran backwards and stood shoulder to shoulder with Darryl and John. Natural light from three periscopes flooded the hallway with an eerie light, adding to the emergency lights mounted on high on the walls.

John and Darryl fired again and again until both were out of ammunition. Darryl’s gun clicked on an empty chamber. He glanced around, looking for something, anything to hold off the infected. He ran to several nearby display cases, marked ‘Alberta Legislature’, which had a display about the provincial government. One cabinet was stuffed with replicas of both the Legislature’s mace and several medieval-era battle maces, and he smashed the glass with butt of his pistol. He jammed the pistol back into its holster and reached into the case, pulling out a pair of wicked looking maces and leaving the gaudy, gold-painted Legislative replica behind.

He ran back to John and gave him one, then attacked the infected reaching for him with an over-handed swing. The mace came down and crushed the infected teenager’s skull, sending blood and brain matter in every direction. John emulated him and they cut a bloody swath through the infected. The young sheriffs, also out of ammunition, were now using the butt end of their shotguns like clubs to fend off the infected.

They fell back slowly, responding to any attempt by the infected to get around them. Bit by bit, they were moving closer and closer to the parkade.

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If zombies were to take over the town, what would you do?

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All Comments

  • well…first of all I would try to round up as many survivors as possible and big trucks. Drive around looking for, weapons, ammo, books and so on. Then I would comandere a large cruise ship of yacht…as far as is known zombies cant swim. Sail around the world looking for survivors and other boats…get a little armada going. Kinda like a Waterworld scenerio, but we would have land. Eventually zombies are gonna die out when food source runs out..right?? Also, if anyone on board becomes infected, pitch them overboard..just hope I don’t get seasick!!!

    Traci Loya 05/10/2012 2:33 pm Reply
  • Find an old underground bomb shelter with enough books water and food to keep me comfortable and safe for as long as possible and some guns and ammo cause I dont want to leave my hideyhole until I have to and when I do go out most likely to get my hands on more books lol I want to be able to protect myself .

    Wanda L Flanagan 05/09/2012 8:53 pm Reply
    • Yep, you will need a really big pile of books to keep you entertained while the Zombie issue is contained LOL

      ReadingDiva 05/10/2012 2:16 pm Reply
  • I live near the ocean, so after making my way through the grocery store and sporting goods, I would get on a boat. I would make sure I had water purifier, fishing lines, a great book, and plenty of gas. I think I would try to nap in 2 hour intervals, afterall I don’t want to be snuck up on. I would listen to the radio and chart a way to safety–hopefully there would be.

    Carla Carlson 05/09/2012 3:57 pm Reply
    • Lucky Carla – but You may need a very big boat 🙂

      ReadingDiva 05/10/2012 2:15 pm Reply
  • I would hope that I had the intestinal fortitude to help organize a band of people to fight back for our town. We could find a farm or building outside of town that could be fortified — a lumber yard or a store like Home Depot would be great for this. Then comes the matter of salvaging lots of food for everyone. One good thing, the zombies couldn’t be everywhere at all times. We’d just need to figure out the best way to re-kill them (decapitation?) and get to it.

    puttputt1198eve 05/09/2012 1:57 pm Reply
  • I Would Run And Find Me A Supply Of Guns And Ammo And Find A Place To Stay Thats Safe And Has Lots Of Food And Supplys. April Alvey

    April Alvey 05/07/2012 6:15 pm Reply
    • April, that’s a pretty good plan. Thanks for stopping by!

      ReadingDiva 05/07/2012 8:51 pm Reply
  • I just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to be a guest on your blog – thanks!

    James Friesen (@jamiefriesen) 05/07/2012 2:22 pm Reply
    • Hi Jamie,
      Thanks for stopping by, I am looking forward to reading your book. I am still a Zombie newbie, this should be a great introduction to the genre. 🙂

      ReadingDiva 05/07/2012 2:38 pm Reply
  • Ha…probably board up the homestead and hunker down with my TBR pile…LOL

    Kimberly (@kimbacaffeinate) 05/07/2012 10:19 am Reply
  • Hmmm, tough one as I live in a very rural area so not many people. We own 2 12 gauge shotguns and a .22 rifle. I raise chickens and have a garden and fruit trees, and the neighbor raises cattle, so we’d have plenty of food and there is a well on the property for water. (LOL, sounds very redneck, don’t it?)
    I guess it would depend on whether it was a local or widespread zombie infection. If just local, I would just gather friends and hunker down on the homestead. And take care of any infected that found the place.
    If it was widespread, I would have to load up my SUV and make a trip to find my daughter in Texas and bring her and her new husband and his family home with me. Then we could raid the grocery stores and stock up on canned food and bottled water and ammo, just in case. But that’s not very creative.
    I guess, I could write that I’d go all Alice on their butts and act like I was stuck in Raccoon City. My problem with that is I’m not that damn dumb. LOL.
    Now creative would be if all the animals went zombie too. Then we’d be in some deep trouble.
    LOL, I can just see a flock of zombie chickens attacking. You can kick and stomp all you want, but they keep pecking you. And the cows and horses and goats, OH MY!
    It would be the zombie pigs that would do me in. I don’t like pigs anyways. They’re so creepy… And those tusks on the boars!
    Ok, just gave myself the heebie jeebies.


    vetteklisa 05/07/2012 9:56 am Reply
    • LOL – Lisa it sounds to me like you already have this planned. Great answer!

      ReadingDiva 05/07/2012 10:32 am Reply

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