I met my friend Tim a little over a year ago and shortly after he told me that he was writing his first book which would be titled, "Zombielicious." And as he explained the premise, I died laughing. Must have been about four to five months ago that he'd gotten a publisher and just a little over a week ago, he got the first few paperbacks and, and, and I was lucky enough to get one of those copies. Woo woo! In the spirit of Zombies, here's me (on the left) and Tim (on the right) as we met up a nearby yogurt shop. Dairy and the undead---- a perfect combo!
I just finished the book yesterday morning and let me tell you, it's a wild, naughty, and zombie-gore filled ride. I laughed out loud several times, had to reread a few of the s.e.x. scenes as they're outrageously vivid, and squirmed at some of the zombie carnage. Let's see if I can do a succinct description.....
Set in the present day after some sort of apocalyptic event has seemingly turned everyone into Zombies, a handfull of survivors are nativagating their way through this horrific new world. And they're really, really horny. My favorite character is named Jill: an aging ex-porn turned nurse who has a certain ability that I'll say in some circles might be considered a super-power and in others, may be thought of as an affliction. She's got a past that would even give Charlie Sheen pause and has a secret or two. Then there's Molly, a reality TV winning wannabe and what she greatly lacks in intelligence she makes up for in confidence. Her biggest dream is to win an American Idol type of show and leave her terrible past behind her. Even in the midst of this Zombie mayhem, Molly still has aspirations of being named the next rising star by popular vote. Ace works as a security guard at Jill's hospital and he's a serious prick with a seriously little prick. Oops, spoiler alert! He's nasty through and through. Then there's strapping Walt and shy Joey who form a special bond which Tim describes in.... ah.... blush....... explicit deal. I had to say Damn Tim, this shit is nasty and I love it a few times.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It's genre bending for sure: horror, camp, funny, disturbing, and there's tons of sex. Man on man sex and man on woman sex. If you're not up for that then this isn't your type of book. If you are up for it and want to try something wild then Zombielicious will certainly tickle your fancy. It's available here on Amazon, on the publisher's site, as well as being available in Ebook form. I'd say the only thing that's off with the book is the cover Tim knows how I feel about that but don't let that throw you off. This book definitely has notes of the B horror movie genre so the cover kind of embodies that. Here it is.
Zombie wishes and undead dreams to you all! I gotta mention Tim is getting revved up to work on the sequel and there's a character who's inspired by Atlanta's Phaedra. Foie Gras anyone?