So what's the big fascination with zombies? I mean, why would you want to be a mindless creature that eats humans and runs on pure primal instinct? I know I wouldn't want to be a zombie.
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First up is a series by Jana Downs called Deadzone. The first book is Working Stiffs. And just a warning folks, this book is M/M/M.
After the collapse of civilization, Ager Munez finds work as an agent, helping customers with their zombie insurance needs. He’s a bit of a workaholic and a romantic at heart, but the only romance he’s been experiencing lately involves watching his bosses in tight-fitting jeans on casual Fridays.
Jim and Jason Tanner agree they want a third in their relationship, but have never been able to find the right man. When Ager begins working at Deadzone, they know that they’ve found their match. He’s smart, funny, and adorable in a way that should be illegal in at least four sectors.
When a zombie outbreak in Sector 7 requires field representatives, the two know the perfect candidate for the job. Little does Ager know that this mission will test him in ways he’s never been tested and land him not one but two hot men in his bed and his heart.
My Review: 4.5 stars
I loved this book! This was an interesting take on zombies. Most zombie novels and movies focus on right after the outbreak, or on the falling of civilization. This one is set 75 years after the outbreak in a world that continues on, with zombie insurance companies and special forces specifically designed to fight zombies. Zombies have become a part of life for people now. This is a fascinating and unusual world (US has districts now instead of states, etc.). This book is exciting, hot, and just plain awesome. I also love the jokes and funny lines. Two of my fave quotes are:
“Of course I didn’t, Jim. How could you think that? He was just so damn beautiful sitting there with his cheeks stuffed like a chipmunk’s.”
Ager hesitated. This was an unusual situation. “Can I get to know the two of you a little more first? I don’t want to jump into this just because you get me hard.”
Wise words that make me laugh and more. I love it! I can't wait for the rest of the series. Would definitely recommend this to everyone.
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Next up is XOMBIE Volume One by Brody Sommers.
They quickly find a way to capitalize on the aftermath, and introduce a new twist to the world's oldest profession.
Zombies have never been so hot.
Now, in case you didn't get it from the blurb, this book basically has the idea of zombie prostitutes. Now, this book is actually free right now on Amazon, which is how I ended up reading it. I must admit, this is an oddly interesting book. The zombies here aren't all mindless creatures. The zombies are still people who feel, think, speak. They just happen to be undead. Now, I don't know if there will be future books, but I kind of hope there are, as I'm curious to read them, just for the sheer oddity and unusualness of the premise. Like I said, it's free on Amazon, so give it a try, it won't cost you anything and let me know what you think.
Now, in the movie department, I have two zombie movies that I like a lot. The first is Shaun of the Dead.
Now I love this movie. How many zombie movies do you know that are horror comedies that end happily and are actually good? Not many. I'm not a big horror fan, so I loved the comedy. And the ending? Amazing. This movie was fun to watch and it's actually pretty highly rated (8 out of 10 at IMDB). If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it.
And finally, Zombieland.
Alright, so technically this movie isn't too unique compared to other zombie movies (except for the fact that it's a zombie horror comedy that's good). Number one reason to watch this movie? Woody Harrelson. I absolutely love Woody and he doesn't disappoint in this movie. This movie is violently gory, but hey, they're fighting zombies, it's gonna get messy. Zombie slaying has never been this cool. It's funny, it's gory, and it's filled with zombies. What's not to love?
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So now that I've shared some of my favorite zombie entertainment with you, what do you think? Have you read/seen any of these? Did you like 'em, hate 'em, what? Let me know and feel free to share some of your fave zombie picks (I'm always looking for new ones).
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