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A writing pal of mine posted on his Facebook page about an anthology he was doing and I have to say my first reaction was “EW!” Zombie Erotica?! Really?! I have no hesitation in admitting that I don’t read horror, and I generally do not like zombies. That being said, my curiosity and love of erotica got the better of me. I asked contributor Tim Marquitz if I could do a review. Here are a few highlights…
Stacey Turner has done an excellent job editing a diverse group of stories. Fifty Shades of Decay opens with the brief and titillating Rabbits by Guy Anthony De Marco and does not let up. Hey, Girl by Erik Williams was quite funny while LOUP by Pepper Scoville brought to mind the gritty self-recorded footage of reality TV shows while offering an enticing way to calm the shambling horde.
Alex Chase’s Subject Zero-Zero shows the cold beauty of death. Ménage a Trauma by Dan Larnerd warns against slumming at two-star hotels. Wednesday Silverwood’s Angel of Mercy offers a kinky kind of karma. We get an interesting take on human cattle in Blaze McRob’s Perpetuation of the Species. The grind of Hollywood is portrayed in John Palisano’s Some Like It Rot; SPOILER: there is a cure!
Two of my favorites include Meat by Tim Marquitz, where we see the joys and dangers of eternally horny undead; and Benjamin Kane Etheridge’s sadly erotic The Z-spot. Last but not least I have to mention Jolie Chaton’s Pretty Kitty’s Post-Apocalyptic Porn Palace where even in the face of apocalyptic change human nature will find an opportunity to turn fortune in its favor.
I’m tickled fuscia to have Neeta Lyffe on the blog today. As you know she is
the nation’s leading expert on zombie extermination. Our readers have sent in their must-know questions and we have the top nine questions for Neeta right now.
BB: How did you like the convention in San Francisco?
NL: I would have enjoyed it a lot better if the zombies hadn’t picked that weekend to invade the Bay Area, that’s for certain. However, the lecture on finding a cure for zombie-ism was fascinating and useful, and of course, the expo floor was top-notch, as usual. I ended up spending a little more than I anticipated, but I’m very glad for the new monofilament swords and the helmets.
BB: Are the zombies any different in San Francisco?
NL: These ones certainly were, in that most came from the GiveBack Memorial Gardens and Fish Preserve, so they were waterlogged, partly eaten (or inhabited) by sea life, and many had weights implanted in their posteriors. They were probably the grossest undead I’ve ever encountered, and I had had over 40 rekills to my name at that time.
BB: What’s your favorite weapon?
NL: Well, it used to be the chainsaw, but I’m becoming very fond of the monofilament sword. They’re don’t splatter as much and are easier to handle.
BB: Are the rumors of a romance with Ted true?
NL: We’re engaged, but we haven’t set the date yet.
BB: How do you balance exterminating zombies and romance?
NL: Ted makes it easy. He knows how to find joy in the most stressful or disgusting aspects of the work. Not to mention, he thinks I’m hot when I’m dressed in a rubber HazMat suit and wielding a bloody chainsaw. How many women can say that about their fiancés?
BB: Is it possible to have a relationship with a zombie?
NL: Of course not. Zombies are simply dead flesh that has been reanimated by some process we don’t understand yet. They may walk, eat, and retain certain habits, but there is no sentience, no intelligence, and no soul.
BB: What’s in store for us on the next season of Zombie Death Extreme? Any spoilers?
NL: It’s taking place in Jamaica this year, so I don’t have any connection to it. I’m glad about that, frankly; one season was enough for me.
BB: Who has been your favorite contestant so far?
NL: From ZDE-Bayou, you mean? Juliet Montigue has a level head and a lot of drive. She may not have been as intelligent as some of the other candidates, but she has common sense and was willing to work to make up for her deficiencies. Even though she didn’t win, I hear she’s doing very well for herself in Minnesota as an exterminator.
BB: Anything else you’d like to tell our readers?
NL: Despite what you see on TV or read about re-killing zombies, it is extremely dangerous. Even if you avoid being bitten, zombie-ism is spread by bodily fluids, so you can become just as infected by splatter. Remember—Distract, Run, and call 9-1-1. You can learn more about my extermination business and about the show Zombie Death Extreme at http://zombiedeathextreme.com
There you have it, Folks. Remember to call an expert when zombies attack. Call Neeta Lyffe.
This month has flown by. I’ve had several writing-related events, finished editing a short story to send out, helped my in-person writing group plan for NaNoWriMo, not to mention all the sewing, crocheting, and hat-making I’ve been doing. But the month is not over just yet…
Have you taken time to follow Karina Fabian’s blog tour? Check here to find out about her new book, Neeta Lyffe 2: I Left My Brains In San Francisco. I will be interviewing Neeta Lyffe here on October 30.
Went outside today around noon and it was only 57 degrees. One of the things I love about October. The air gets cooler, crisper. The trees start to turn colors. I turn another year older.
There is also the Muse Online Writer’s Conference which runs the second week of October. Always free and always fun and challenging. I’ve picked out a few workshops to follow that will help with my in-person writing group as well as a couple just for me. Should make for an interesting week.
Also this month, Karina Fabian is touring a blog near you with her newest release from Damnation Books, Neeta Lyffe 2: I Left My Brains In San Francisco. I’ll be hosting Karina’s star, Neeta Lyffe, later on this month. Get the full tour schedule here. Karina is also looking for a Zombie Idol to sing the theme song. Details on the singing contest at Karina’s blogspot.
November is fast approaching. That means NaNoWriMo! I’ve got a list of prep topics for my local group, Hickory Writer’s Society. We will have a blast this month trying to make word count. I still don’t know what I’m writing this year but I can’t wait to get started.
I’ve always liked fall. I hope this one continues to be as fun as it has started out. See you soon!