Jeremy Wagner may be best known as a founding father and current member of renowned death metal band Broken Hope, but he’s also the author of Barnes & Noble Top 10 Paperback Bestseller The Armageddon Chord and has a new novel on its way titled Rabid Heart. Wagner’s new book – about the depth of undying love in the midst of a zombie apocalypse – will be available internationally in hardcover, trade paperback, digital, and audio formats on October 3rd via the Afraid horror imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books.
Wagner says, “I had a solid draft of Rabid Heart cooling for a while as I worked on some other projects for a couple years. Once I came back to revise and polish Rabid Heart, I fell hard for it all over again and knew I had something special. I love f-ed up stories… I write f-ed up things. My style of fiction and my personal tastes in what I read all leans towards really dark fiction and usually has protagonists who go through hell – there’s a lot of that in Rabid Heart. The things that my main character, Rhonda Driscoll, goes through might fit in nicely with, say, McCarthy’s The Road pairing with 28 Days Later or Romero’s Day of the Dead. I hope you all enjoy the ride.”
“Thanks to Lori Perkins and Afraid/Riverdale Avenue Books for really getting behind this novel and making me an offer I couldn’t refuse,” he adds. “Watch for Afraid/Riverdale Avenue Books to also re-release my first novel, The Armageddon Chard, in December. Thanks for reading! Support horror fiction!”
In addition to his activities mentioned above, Jeremy is a massive horror memorabilia collector with two houses full of horror stuff, including screen-used items. He is also a collector of vintage horror paperback books, guitars, Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) guitars and items, Metallica items, Paul Gray (Slipknot) items, and WWII-related items specific to the European theater and Third Reich. In addition, he and his wife own some very significant pieces of art; dark/horror art is his passion. Jeremy is a big animal advocate and has made large donations to animal rescue groups.
How far would you go for love when all you love is DEAD?
Six months after the Necro Rabies pandemic turned the world into hordes of rabid undead known as “Cujos,” 21-year-old Rhonda Driscoll discovers her zombified fiancé, Brad, in her old hometown. Fearing that her Marine Colonel father will kill undead Brad, Rhonda flees, taking a road trip with Brad in tow in hopes of starting a new life in a frightening and uncertain world complicated by numerous perils, pure horror, and unconditional love.
Sound up your alley? Be sure to pre-order Rabid Heart from Amazon.