- Mass Market Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Leisure Books (January 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0843963603
- ISBN-13: 978-0843963601
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,122,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My Zombie Valentine Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2010
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"Bring Out Your Dead" by Katie MacAlister. Zombie life coach and English instructor to the undead Ysabelle Raleigh meets Sebastian, a vampire who claims she is his long lost beloved. She scoffs at his insistence though she thinks he is kind of cute. He must persuade her that he is serious and not just handing out a line for a quick bite in between battling despondent zombies and a teenage vampire. This entry was published as part of the Just One Sip anthology.
"Zombiewood Confidential" by Marianne Mancusi. Unaware that art imitates life even in horror movies; makeup artist Scarlett Patterson accepts a job on a B horror flick in order to work with actor Mason Marks. She quickly learns real life contains its share of horror.
"Every Part of You" by Lisa Cach. Angelica Sequiera visits the plastic surgeon for a minor fix but ends up on a date with Tom Haggerty.
These four lighthearted paranormal romances are fun fantasies starring heroines who are unsure whether to run from or towards their beloved.
Katie MacAlister's was my least favorite it dealt with her Dark Ones. Personally I felt as if Sebastian deserved his own novel. Especially with the pain that the Betrayer brought upon him. I also though it was unfair to the readers and the heroine, Ysabelle, that her story was so short. I mean we find out in two sentences that she's an alchemist and her dad was pretty big. They should have gotten their own novel.
The third by Marianne Mancusi was also hilarious involving make up, real zombies, a low budget movie, and an actor that the heroine has been crushing on since she was 12. Really cute and fast paced.
The fourth was by Lisa Cach and had a really interesting premise. A plastic surgeon would inject, for free, Phi-Tox. Pretty soon LA women everywhere (think skinny plastic Barbie dolls with implants) are running amok craving sugar and fat. The hero is also very cute and a surfer dude.
I bought this on my Kindle and loved it. It was one of the better anthologies I have read. It was light hearted, paranormal, with each author giving her own twist to `Zombies'.
This is a book of 4 short, zombie-toned stories. The first story, Bring Out Your Dead (Kate MacCalister) was enjoyable. The story contains characters from her Dark Ones series. Although I haven't yet read this series, I didn't feel lost. The zombies were just hilarious. I will definitely be reading the Dark Ones series in the future.
The second story, Gentlemen Prefer Voodoo, was enjoyable as well. Amie (practices voodoo and owns a voodoo type shop) had lived a life without true love. She decides to do a spell to bring her one true love to her and she got more than what she bargains for; she answers a knock at her door to find she's raised a zombie claiming to be her true love!
The third story, Zombiewood--Confidential, wasn't as good as the two previous stories. It revolves around the making of a zombie movie on a remote island. Lets just say the zombie extras start having cravings for brains.
The last story, Every Part of You, wasn't bad, but it was a bit weird. Ever heard of sugar-craving zombies in LA? It's not your typical zombie themed story.
Overall, this book is an enjoyable weekend read, or just for a rainy day.
Mari sends me pretty much everything she writes so it's no surprise that Zombiewood Confidential ended up in my hands. That is the only story I read out of this anthology so it'll be the only one I review. Originally published with Dorchester a handful of moons ago Zombiewood Confidential was re-released in My Zombie Valentine by a publisher that wouldn't bone over its authors. And since I love pretty much everything Mari writes here we are.
Okay, book. You've got 50 pages. Go!
It's a novella. There are barely more than 50 pages to the story itself.
Outside of that it came with a classic Mari voice that's spunky and fun and doesn't take itself too seriously. There's a chick with wobbly knees that isn't very sure about herself and the hot dude action hero that she's been lusting after. It's not YA so it's pretty neat to see Mari's writing with a more adult perspective and doesn't have to concern itself with teen angst. It has enough zombies here to manage that!
The story opens from the perspective of a zombie movie extra that's getting a little too noshy with his teeth so the zombie element is immediate and slightly B horror in a campy, fun sort of way. She had me at braaaaaaaaaains.
What worked . . .
Between the voice and the kitsch and the action and the heat and Hollywood there isn't much left to not like. Mari pokes fun at celebrities, wannabes, bad perfume, the zombie genre, Hollywood as a whole, everything but it's done in such a way that it preserves the zombie atmosphere. The zombies are still zombies, with a bit of an interesting twist at the end, and then kooky things happen around them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love her series (Macalister) & wanted to get copies to fill in missing pieces.Published 18 months ago by Jessica L. Edwards
My mother bought me this book on one of her trips to Target as a joke. She reads lots of romance novels and I mock her mercilessly because of their practically X-rated covers and... Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by titania86
This book is composed of four novellas from well known paranormal and steampunk writers with the common theme being love and zombies. Read morePublished on May 14, 2010 by Christen Wissler
I enjoyed the short stories in this book. It helps to see if I like the way the authors write to see if I want to purchase their other books. Read morePublished on April 11, 2010 by Qwiinke Girl