Bodacious Creed – A Steampunk Zombie Western
Yes, you read that right! I read a steampunk zombie western and I enjoyed it! Firstly, I had no idea what steampunk was, and I’m still not 100% sure, but the best way I can describe it is sci-fi set in historical times. Think Cowboys and Aliens. Anyway, somehow these three random themes come together to create a solid western with a zombie thrill and a strong female protagonist who isn’t there to look pretty, fall for a cowboy, or put the men at risk by making silly decisions, as most common western movie tropes do.
I went in open minded and got to grips with what was happening pretty quickly, the characters are well developed and I was engrossed in the tale of James ‘Bodacious’ Creed and his mission to save his city and stop the rise of some pretty sinister zombie cowboys.
It’s a classic outlaw tale with added zombie, sci-fi, steampunk awesomeness!
Bodacious Creed Book Blurb
U.S. Marshal James Creed has known loss, starting from the untimely death of his wife and daughter in a sudden fire. His work, chasing down and arresting outlaws across the Wild West, is all he has left to live for. Then one day, in 1876, the infamous killer Corwin Blake catches Creed by surprise and guns him down.
Creed awakes after a mysterious young woman resurrects him in a basement laboratory beneath a brothel. Half alive, Creed feels torn between his need for justice and his desire to fall back into the peace of death. Creed’s instincts drive him to protect the city of Santa Cruz, California, from the outlaws it harbors while searching for Blake.
He uncovers a secret criminal organization, likely protecting Blake, determined to use resurrection technology for its own ends. The former marshal, now faster, stronger, and a more deadly shot than ever before must work with a brothel madam, a bounty hunter, and the remaining marshals to uncover the criminal syndicate before they can misuse the machines of rebirth and create more mindless zombies. Meanwhile, he must also stop Blake, before the outlaw kills the only people he cares about.
His own death can wait.
Buy Bodacious Creed here – only $4 on Kindle and well worth the read
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