Friday, October 19, 2012

Virtual Zombie Walk 2012

Welcome to my stop on the Zombie Walk! When I heard about this, I just knew I had to join.

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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But my fascination with them is the aftermath, the zombie slayers, the survivors. I like reading about zombie apocalypses and how humanity tries to survive. I mean, would you watch Walking Dead if everyone was a zombie? How boring would that be? Living humans and zombies out to get them? Now that's entertainment. And on that note, I'm going to share my top unusual and unique zombie picks (meaning not your run-of-the-mill zombies). I've also thrown in random zombie pics that made me laugh.

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.

 After an industrial accident destroys their investment, two men are left with huge losses and an ever expanding pool of oversexed victims to exploit.

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.

My Take:
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.

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

My Take:
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.

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

My Take:
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).

Now that you've visited me, go visit the others on the Zombie Walk and have fun!

Zombies Everywhere
Halloween Blues
The Southern Northerner
Martha's Journey
Annie Walls
GingerRead Review
App'y Talk
Kweeny Todd
Jenny's House of Horrors
Bubba's Place
Fictional Candy
herding cats & burning soup
Author Sherry Soule Blog
Paranormal research Group Blog
Adult Urban Fantasy by Sherry Soule
Moonlight Publishing Blog
Candid Canine
Ghost Hunting Theories
Above the Norm
A Dust Bunny In The Wind
Faith McKay
Zombob's Zombie News & Movie Reviews
Flesh From The Morgue
The Living Dark
Some One Else's Cook
Stumptown Horror
Forget About TV, Grab a Book
Zombie Dating Guide
Strange State
The Paranormalist - Renae Rude
Idée Fixe
Random Game Crafts
WhiteRoseBud's Tumblr
Book Me!
Carmen Jenner Author
Sarasota Zombie Pub Crawl
Not Now...Mommy's Reading
Love is a Many Flavored Thing
Its On Random
Ellie Potts
Attention Earthlings!
Horror Shock LoliPOP
The Spooky Vegan
The Story In...
DarkSide Detectives Blog
Something wicKED this way comes....
Julie Jansen: science fiction and horror writer
Author/screenwriter James Schannep
The Zombie Lab
Creepy Glowbugg
Sharing Links and Wisdom
Midnyte Reader
This Blog Has A.D.D.
Carol's Creations
Jeremy Bates


  1. I find that we would be bored as a world full of zombies, just hanging around... pretending like we were doing something, acting all cool and stuff... wait that is a day job.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

  2. Zombieland was great! And you're right life would be boring if everyone was a Z, who the heck would we eat??
    Nice post, I'll have to check out xombie, it sounds just weird enough for me to enjoy!
    I'd love for you to stop by my Walk's
    Carmen Jenner Author and Book Me! for a Short Story and Character Interview! Happy Shambling! =D

  3. I absolutely love Woody Harrelson too. Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead are classics in my opinion. As for the idea of zombie prostitutes? Yikes. I don't want to be near a zombie fully clothed, and ESPECIALLY not naked. Have fun zombie walking.

  4. Great post ~ love all the brain eating babies & kittens!!

  5. Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland (Bill Murray: "Eddie Van Halen. Zombie." hahaha) really are classics at this point, love them both! The Xombie one is kinda freaky... no way do I want to get near a reanimated dead person, let alone for sex! Ew. The kitty pic is too funny! Have fun zombie walking! Jet

  6. Finally made it this far down the zombie walk! Phew. Thanks for the great suggestions. Shaun & Z-land are in my top three zombie films, #3 being the "Dawn of the Dead" remake.

    If you're looking for new zombie books, I'd love to throw mine in for consideration :) It's first person, where you can find out if YOU would survive the zombie apocalypse.

    It's called INFECTED and you can check it out here: