William Doonan

I write books and stories.

We interrupt this regularly scheduled zombie blog for breaking news!!!

with 3 comments

This was the first cover, back on October 30,2011, when this project began.  I had the idea to do an epistolary horror blog, and I’d write one chapter each week.  I figured it would keep me honest – keep me writing.  And I wouldn’t be able to just rough it either.  I’d have to produce a final draft each week.

MummiesBlogspace9 cover

And it worked.  I published 43 chapters, ending on September 7, 2012.  And that’s when the real work started.  I took it all down and scrubbed through it, brought it to my writing group, and tore it apart.  As much as I had hoped to end up with something that was a final draft, ready-to-publish, it didn’t happen.

So I spent another year working on it.  And now it’s ready! You could go ahead and read all the chapters in their original form, but if you’d like to check out the brand new, illustrated, e-book, head over to Amazon.com and pick up a copy for 99 cents.  Check out this killer cover:

MummiesCoverRegistration

If you enjoyed reading The Martian by Andy Weir, you’ll love The Mummies of Blogspace9.  Why?  Well, for starters, The Martian is a great story, and if you haven’t read it yet, you really should.  At 99 cents, it’s a steal.  Seriously, go buy it right now and start reading.  But if you have another 99 cents ($1.98 total), The Mummies of Blogspace9 is the right purchase for you.

It’s a taut, high-stakes epistolary thriller about a team of archaeologists who inadvertently dig up more than they bargained for.  Demons of antiquity are not easily amused, nor are those who’ve sold their souls to protect them.  The Mummies of Blogspace9 will fill your heart with terror and and with glee (but not at the same time, because that would be very strange, and also pointless).

You’ll laugh out loud, cringe in fear, and shake your head with delight.  Here are some plot elements you might enjoy:

  1. undead mummies;
  2. archaeology;
  3. very attractive protagonists who you will develop crushes on;
  4. carefully-chosen fonts;
  5. delightful full-color, high-resolution illustrations.

Here’s a blurb from one of Leon’s posts (Leon being a protagonist)

“None of us knew what was at stake. And that’s the thing about archaeology – you never know what you’ll find when you start digging into an ancient pyramid. Maybe some burials, mummies even. But surely not a five hundred year-old secret worth killing for.

Had I known at the onset that seven weeks later most of my friends would be dead, I would have left Peru in a heartbeat. But of course I didn’t know that.

I didn’t know that  a demonically-possessed Spanish Grand Inquisitor would haunt the crap out of us, or that a pair of undead conquistador knights would help us find the secret to putting down walking mummies.

And surely, I wouldn’t have just sat around had I known that something was watching from inside that pyramid, some malevolent force that could animate the dead.

But it’s all true, as you’ll come to realize.”

The Mummies of Blogspace9: Horror has a new URL

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Written by williamdoonan

March 31, 2013 at 6:41 pm

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  1. Love the promo!

    Bob Bernstein

    March 31, 2013 at 6:49 pm

  2. Will I roll my eyes in bewilderment? Seriously, William, sounds like you have another winner on your hands. And archeologists as protagonists! Where did you ever come up with that idea?

    Sally Carpenter

    April 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm


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