The Dead Of Winter- Book 1 - Decay

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic
A Post Apocalyptic world set in never ending snow where all your worst fears are reality. monster both dead and alive stalk the night, while colonies of humans fight for survival. What will happen when a new hope is born? Ericka Everhart is plunged into a challenge of survival as she is tossed into this world of harsh temperature's and enemies' both living and dead all to find her missing father stolen from they're colony by the Vampires and they're mindless pets, Zombies.

Table of Contents

A Road Less Traveled (Prologue)

Submitted: October 14, 2013

It happened like it always did; War. War, suffering, Carnage, bloodlust, destruction and chaos. Chaos and Madness. that’s how the wor... Read Chapter

A Dead Mans Dream

Submitted: October 14, 2013

I awoke to the screaming. Rising frantically out of my bed to the sounds of terror that filled our colony. My nose filled with decay. The... Read Chapter

The Hunters Party

Submitted: October 15, 2013

“Ericka!” my body slowly began to shake beneath the thick snow. “Ericka, wake up!” my eyes flashed open to find my grans wrin... Read Chapter

A Rotting Hunger

Submitted: October 16, 2013

She had a slim bodice, tightened fitly with shiny black knotted by string along her back that flowed endless like a clothe that swept acr... Read Chapter

10 Years Later

Submitted: October 16, 2013

for those of you who are confused the book starts of with Ericka at age 15, and this just means that now the rest of the story takes place ten years later so now she's 25, and no she still hasn't found her dad. Read Chapter

The Hunt

Submitted: October 18, 2013

I balanced myself carefully, peering slightly through the thicket of the trees thin branches that clouded up before me like a wall. My ey... Read Chapter

The Games Of Survival

Submitted: October 21, 2013

“Fuck, Fuck its cold” I hoist myself up, pressing my body firmly against an icy cold rough surface, not daring to look down, for if I... Read Chapter

Fresh Blood

Submitted: October 21, 2013

I was awakened most unexpectedly. The warm, tickling breath of cold snow tickled my face as I awoke to a pair of sharp teeth all graded w... Read Chapter

The Hunted

Submitted: October 23, 2013

Fresh imprints of bared human discarded feet lay imprinted in the snow, like a fresh stamp sitting in pure ivory. They were close, but wa... Read Chapter

L. V. I (Level 5, building one)

Submitted: October 24, 2013

It wasn’t at all how Id expected it, the lair of the ever growing vampires. It was a series of thick, square buildings, one tall and tw... Read Chapter

The Dreadful Truth

Submitted: November 07, 2013

He couldn’t be my dad, he couldn’t, as I regained my posture, stood up more straight and watched with a cautious eye as the lady sign... Read Chapter

A Long Awaited Reunion

Submitted: November 07, 2013

There was no use in the fighting, no use in the struggling, my heart felt heavier from my failure. It was weighing me down, crouching my ... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 08, 2013

My head continued to pound as the sounds of screaming and the clanging of metal against metal rang in my ears. My eyes settled restlessly... Read Chapter

The Old Woman Of The Woods

Submitted: November 08, 2013

"Ericka, Ericka, wake up!" and my hand flew up. At first it was a sickening slap, a loud, plastic noise like a body hitting water, an... Read Chapter

A Painful Mercy

Submitted: November 10, 2013

The fire crackled and burned in the dead winter night. My bum said firm in the slush, the thick white mush forming around me like memory ... Read Chapter

The White Wolf

Submitted: November 11, 2013

She came to me, a white ball of soft fur, her hair matted with thin layers of snow. My eyes never wavering from her black green. Her long... Read Chapter

Promises Are Meant To Be Broken

Submitted: November 24, 2013

The snow crunched under my leather string bound boots, stuffed with age old fur that smelled of germs and sweat. I wrapped my arms around... Read Chapter

The Most Painful Sacrifice

Submitted: November 24, 2013

“GRAN!” I screamed as Boon dragged a bundle from the roaring flames of her sanctuary. My eyes searched the landscape but no one was i... Read Chapter

New Roads Lead To Hope

Submitted: November 24, 2013

He woke with a gentle shrug, a shrug that I latterly forced to be gentle as I swung my pack over my should and gathered my arrows and qui... Read Chapter

Epilogue/ The Destiny Of Winter

Submitted: November 24, 2013

“The vials complete ma'am, the virus is stable.” I would often here this voice in my dreams, a voice of a scientist, a woman with pit... Read Chapter