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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nobody Asked Me! Zombie Edition

Well seeing as how this Sunday is the season FINALE of THE WALKING DEAD, I thought I would write a little post about something near and dear to my heart – zombies! ZOMBIES, folks!!!!

If anyone truly knows me, they know I have a fascination with zombies. Books, television, pictures, plans, everything. Hey, it’s not a question of IF, it’s a question of WHEN. And my money is that WHEN is soon!!

I’m not going to lay out my plan for the apoc here, that would be pretty foolish, I think. If you know what I’m going to do, you might show up and reap the benefits of my hard work! Not gonna happen!!

But what is it about zombies? Hmmmm. They aren’t sexy. They aren’t romantic. They don’t smell good. And they definitely don’t whisper sweet nothings in your ear. In fact, if one is trying to whisper in your ear, you should be looking forward to a double tap from the nearest non-zombie around. So why is the world full of zombie mania?


The damned creatures are a real possibility!! Let’s leave out talks of things like bath salts. However, if the government is messing around with things like cloning|gninolc (see, I cloned the word cloning, just cause I can - it's that easy!), don’t you think they are messing around with things like reanimation? How about the simple fact that a neurotoxin epidemic could happen AT ANY TIME and we’d all be screwin’ the pooch (and I mean that figuratively, folks, please leave those pooches alone!)?

So, while I’ve got you here and I’m gnawing on your ear about zombies, let me share some of my favorite zombie books with you!!

First, my very favorite involves a young woman named Kansas. Kansas is all sorts of badass wrapped up in more badass and sprinkled with some “oh hell no!” You can find some posts I’ve done on Kansas here:

 Taking on the Dead Series by Annie Walls


On top of that, the author, Annie Wells, is super awesome. If you want to have some fun online, seek her out – but not right now, because she is working on Controlling The Dead (the sequel to Taking On The Dead) and I don’t want her to stop! Be sure to check out her site for Bailing Out Into The Dead, Rudy's story - and you do NOT want to miss that!
Annie Wallsr

Next, how about Emily Goodwin and the Contagium series? Holy heck, Orissa is another awesome leading lady taking on the zombie apoc!! I’ve only reviewed one of her books for Fictional Candy, but I’ve read both that are out already – and I’m totally waiting for book three to get released NOW! :)

Here is my review of CONTAGIOUS

CONTAGIUM on Facebook

Emily Goodwin's WEBSITE

Wait, I’m not done yet!! Have you met Sloane from This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers? This Is Not 
A Test is a little bit of a different type of zombie book, there are very few actual zombies in it – but it is a total mind f**k!!! I strongly suggest you check it out.

This Is Not A Test
Courtney Summers

Here is my review of TINAT

Want more? How about Hive by Griffin Hayes? His book was a bit
different, as it takes place in the future and looks back at society now, and what we did to screw it up. Take a hint: Don’t drink the water. His zombies are also able to be centrally controlled by strong zombies. It was a rockin’ good time in his book, and I definitely recommend it! And the cover – AHHHmazing!!

Here is my review of HIVE
And of course, you also need to check out Griffin's website, cause hey, even guys can write about zombies! WEBSITE

So there are some of my favorites. I’ve got a bunch more on the list, but I was actually getting anxious to post some Daryl Dixon visual candy. There’s not a woman alive who doesn’t want this man by her side at the end! Whhhoooooo doggy, break me off a piece of that!

So, how about you? Are you into zombies? Do you think its been overdone, or are you like me and ready for more more more more!!! Do you have any favorite books you could recommend me?

Hey, are you on Pinterest?  Check out my APOCALYPSE board!!  Follow Me on Pinterest

Also, I’ve got another swag giveaway! This one will run until next Wednesday, and I’ll pick a winner on Thursday!
Bookmarks, pens, magnets, trading cards - a great big ol envelope of it. You want it? You got it! Here is a picture of a previous one, and the one you get will be very similar - but not the same!!! 

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  1. I LOVE all things zombies. It is a weird obsession, but its mine!

  2. I love zombies! And, I agree with the things the government gets involved with ~ they are a total possibility! Do you really know what's in that flu shot? ;) Great picks on books though I've yet to read Hive or Contagious. They're added to the list!

  3. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Exactly!! I've never had a flu shot, and I never will. Heck, I'm not so sure they don't put tracking chips in them ;) *evil grin*

    Thanks for coming by Ali! :)

  4. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    It's an awesome obsession!! Not only that, but your obsession will save your life one day, I'm positive of it!

  5. Zombies <3 I love them too, have you read Frater's zombie books or Mira Grant's Newflesh trilogy? (my personal favorite) Of course you know I loved the first book in the Harvesting and cannot wait for book two and This is Not a Test was fantastic

  6. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    I have some of Frater's, but haven't read them yet - but I am totally in love with the covers! And I've been hawking the Newflesh books ever since I first saw you post about them! I still have to read The Harvesting, and I completely agree about TINAT. So many books, so little time!!

  7. I have to admit not a huge fan of zombies but I also have to admit that I am reading and following 2 zombie series (The Zombie West series by Angela Scott and the Mad World series by Samaire Provost) - I'll have to check out Taking on the Dead:)

  8. ooh and of course Anne Wells series rocked my face off, and made my top 10 for adult fiction in 2012..the wait for book two is killing me, literally killing me..hehehe

  9. I can't really say I'm an expert in zombies.. I just started liking them. I've only read this is not a test and finished the 1st season of Walking dead. Starting the 2nd one tomorrow :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    I love Angela Scott's Zombie West series! It's so different, and the characters are superb! I will have to check out Mad World!

  11. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Careful, they are so addicting!! :) Thank you for coming by!

  12. I love to read apocalypse books and It is so hard to find good ones. I will be looking into the ones you listed and hopefully added them to my wishlist.

  13. I do like zombie shows and movies, but haven't read many books. I do know that Jesse Petersen writes some zombie apocalypse books, but I haven't read them yet (although I do have one in my TBR pile)

  14. Great post! I love zombies and always try to find things that include them.

  15. Reign of Blood by Alexia Purdy,,, check it out!

  16. my oldest is torn up over the walking dead and Darryls brother. She is threatening fire and brimstone to the governor.

  17. Mmmm....... Daryl...

    I've had a thing for zombies since I was little, and I haven't been able to figure out why. My mom and I have discussed it; how I loved them when I was a little girl. I did make a connection though, and it's going to make me sound extremely effed up. But I've had a fascination with serial killers, more specifically those who cannibalize their victims. And really, that's like a living zombie. You know? I'm weird.

    And I LOVE that there has been a zombie explosion!

  18. Nooo!!!! I scared with zombiee!!!
    But when i read review my friend about read zombie book, she make me smile and laugh because her review was very funny.

  19. Love me some Daryl action! I really want him to get a girl on the show. Why doesn't he have one? He's so darn lovable.

    mestith at gmail dot com

  20. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 30, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    hey Meghan! I think they are waiting for me to join the show so I can be his girl *swoooooon*

    Hey, you also recently won a giveaway from me, Silver: Acheron. I had your info, so I turned it in. Just wanted to make sure you got the notification :)

  21. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 30, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    LOL Zombies are scary, but that's whats awesome!! :) We've all romanticized all the other creatures of the dark, and even tried with zombies... but somehow its a little difficult to get close to rotting flesh lol

  22. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 30, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Hmmmm... spiders, serial killers, zombies... I know I am never going to f**k with you lol. But I definitely know you love zombies as much as I do, so that is terrific :)

  23. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 30, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    It was pretty sad! Merle got redeemed, murdered, and murdered again all in one episode! But I am betting Daryl will have some Merle hallucinations, like he did when he was looking for Sophia.

  24. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 30, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    I actually have that one! I started to read it the other day, got about 2 pages in and looked at my schedule - realized I have a TON of books to read for upcoming tours, so I had to switch. But I'm super excited to get back to it soon!

  25. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 30, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Thanks! I'm so excited that there is such a zombie explosion lately, I've loved them for years - even going to the movies by myself when none of my friends were into zombies. Bah humbug on them!!

  26. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 30, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Some of the books can be quite gory, which is awesome if you like that. But I really love how there is such a variance in books. I've read romance, comedy, western, gory, psychological - everything zombie. It's all great!

  27. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 30, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    That's awesome! I hope you get a chance to read some :) These ones in this post are just a few of my favorites <3

  28. Shi&#39;Asia JonesMarch 31, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    I haven't gotten into the zombie thing just yet. I was actually a Walking Dead hater ( keep your stones at bay!) when my friends gushed about it, but I might have to get into now.

  29. Oh my gosh!!!! This looks AWESOME! I'm so getting this book!


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