VIROS – Book One – Jake meets Ellis


Hi Everybody,

In this excerpt from Book One in the VIROS series Jake meets Ellis for the first time.

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I looked up. There was a smiling girl on the roof. She had curly hair.

‘Climb on top of that van and then jump across.’

I got on the van. Mr. Bishop was behind me. I started to climb. He caught me.

‘Help,’ I shouted. ‘He’s grabbed my ankle.’

‘Don’t panic. I’ll knock him down.’

I didn’t know what she meant. Something whistled past my head. Mr. Bishop roared. He let go of my ankle. He fell over. The girl had a catapult.

‘Good shot!’ I shouted.

‘I know.’

I scrambled on the roof. I stopped. There was a gap.

‘Jump,’ she said. ‘You can do it.’

I didn’t know if I could but I didn’t want to say. I didn’t know this girl. She might laugh. I jumped.

I grabbed the wall. I didn’t fall.

‘Hi!’ said the girl. ‘I’m Ellis. Welcome to my roof.’

‘Jake,’ I said.

I sat down. I was winded.

‘My name is Jake.’

Author: Barnaby Taylor

Inspired by his passion for films and video games, Barnaby Taylor loves writing dystopian science fiction and horror. He has recently written the VIRO series about a gang of teenagers struggling to survive in a world overrun by the infected. There are currently three books in the series and Book Four is on the way. VIRO is rapidly infecting the Amazon charts and gaining rave reviews along the way. Here's one of the latest reviews: 'I found myself sucked right into the characters and never-ending action and gore page after page. I very rarely buy books, but immediately purchased number two which I found equally as engrossing. Yesterday I bought book three in the VIRO series and instead of a good night's sleep I've got red eyes and a need for Red Bull! Fantastic series for all my zombie lovers out there!' Book One is currently FREE to download at the following links: Barnaby posts weekly updates on his writing on his blog and you can follow these updates at You can also find him on Twitter @BarnabyFTaylor.

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