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Hell Hath No Fury... Kindle Edition
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Hell Hath No Fury did have a great collection of zombie stories written by female authors. Nice way to discover new authors - like an undead buffet. A few stories were a little on the blah side, especially after having read zombie novels by D'Orazio and DiLouie, but most of them were better than expected.
SLIDING INTO SECOND by Elsa M. Carruthers grabbed me from the start. I was immediately interested in her main character: a woman who contracts SuperSyph from her bisexual girlfriend. The virus has a nasty Stage 2.
CHICK MAGNET by Tonia Brown flipped between flashbacks and present time, as a young peeping tom finds a zombie outbreak at an all-female camp.
WAKING THE DEAD by Chantal Boudreau had a nice set-up with a coffee from Haiti that causes people to fall ill; the employees try to fortify the shop during a zombie outbreak.
One of the very best in the book was CRANIAL REWIRE by DA Chaney. She did a great job of using dialogue to keep up the pace of the story, as well as alternating POVs. Loved the zombie outbreak in the middle of a winter storm.
POPULATION ZOMBIE by Candace Gleave tells the tale of a survivor making a new life for himself in an undead world.
Another fantastic story that stood out was THE PETITIONERS by Rebecca Lloyd. Great use of dark humor: a governor is in denial about the state of his protesters. The secretary was the bomb!!
SNOWCOMBE by Emma Tett was absolutely fabulous. I wish she would turn this into a full-length novel. In the story, a post-apocalyptic town tries to control the zombies humanely with a beacon...but, of course, nothing goes as planned.
THE CANDIDATES by Jordan Deen was one of the stories that I can't really talk about at the risk of spoiling the plot, but it was deeply disturbing - great horror.
PIECES by Rebecca Snow is a very sad story that I can't talk about because I wouldn't want to ruin it for anyone.
TIPS by Dina Leacock had some frank humor that I really enjoyed - very refreshing. "Never-Dying Grass" causes serious problems for a waitress and a society that tried a little too hard to be environmentally friendly.
THE BASEBALL BAT AND THE AXE by Hanna Masaryk was a post-apocalyptic day for two survivors. I love how France was blamed for the outbreak. Ha ha ha.
LOVE STINKS by Stacey B. Longo is about an idiot chick that loves her boyfriend waaay too much.
ZOMBIE LOVE SONG by Jennifer Allis Provost did a great job of blending sci-fi flavor with undead horror. Kind of like 1984 with zombies.
I'm glad to have found some more female authors with a great writing style...I'm hoping to see more undead stories from most of them.
I am a new convert to the zombie genre' and admit I am not an expert nor have I read very many of the genre.
None the less I enjoyed this compilation very much. Each story was unique, the collection had varied plot line, some very dark and others brought smiles and giggles. All of the authors brought their own style and the variety was good.
For those who are already addicted to zombies this will be a fun addition to their collection for new readers of the genre it will be a good place to start.
Karen Bryant Doering,
Parents' Little Black Book
These girls ROCK... and who gave men the "bad" rap for always being sexually minded, these girls are on heat, with no shame, oh yeah!
SLIDING INTO SECOND: blunt, descriptive and brilliant... loved this new twist in the possible source of the zombie infection. Its as much about how mob rules as the horror of the slide...
CHICK MAGNET: I sniggered alot reading this story, not sure I was supposed to, but the vision of a hormonal rampant boy getting an eyeful of zombie flesh instead of his fantasy was tasty in itself, with the mental image of his chubby little legs running like a goat on fire (I dont like animal cruelty btw) brilliant twist at the end.
WAKING THE DEAD: fantastic concept and explanation for the zombie apocalypse! also nice to see a romance bloom amongst the blood bath. Has put me off my coffee for awhile... a short while! or maybe Im just a zombie before the coffee hits!! who knows the difference!
CRANIAL REWIRE: Oh how quickly we adapt to horror, has online gaming pushed us over the edge, or were we always a savage beast? Loved this little story.
POPULATION ZOMBIE: a good guys tale.....
THE PETITIONERS: a brilliant revenge tale, with a zombie twist! Power really does turn peoples heads....
SNOWCOMBE: a world where you ignore zombies is always going to have a bad ending! of course they escape and start chomping down, however, there totem pole deterrent is original!
THE CANDIDATES: we all love our families but think this is a step too far. I actually felt sad reading this.
PIECES: this left me very retrospective, a zombies final thoughts of her lost loves and how she wants them to know how they made her feel, a little gift for each of them, so special. The added bonus of her body and mind breaking down make an interesting read.
TIPS: dog munch ex hubby zombies, just what i was missing in my life! and the wife's only comment? what is choice of meat was!! this story had me in stitches, from rotting zombie squirrels too confused to climb a tree, interviewing zombies for the local newspaper to California and New York not even realising they had a zombie invasion! very giggle some, gruesome fun. However, I am now worried about the pets buried in my garden.
THE BASEBALL BAT AND THE AXE: loved the statement that the "french are always to blame", that made this story for me.... sad and brave... lovely characters.
LOVE STINKS: love is blind, deaf, stupid and obviously has no ability to smell either.....
ZOMBIE LOVE SONG: what a sad, dark world is portrayed here and yet love finds away... uplifting in a weird, green, un-dead way....
really loved this book... will be on the look for all of these great authors