Zombie Queen Names Her Zombie Court
with Bonnie R. Paulson
Oh, snap and awesomeness, dudes! I’m so excited to be here at the Bookish Brunette today! The Queen of Zombies Herself makes a person feel so welcome and excited for this whole infectious Zombie Craze. I’ve caught the fever, have you?
We all know vampires hit “hot” a while ago, but just recently zombies titillated our senses with their insatiable cravings for pieces of our body (mostly our brains) and their constant drag toward us. Who doesn’t love a guy that pursues us no matter what we do? Even if we shoot off his leg? (I mean this literally).
Most of the time when we read zombie books or watch zombie movies/shows it’s normal people getting chased by the undead. These are awesome, because of course, we love a man who will rescue us from anything after us.
But I’m digging on the zombie that fights his natural instinct to eat my flesh because his inner, slowly shrinking human side is struggling against the dead flesh to make me feel loved, cherished. Even as he smells me and wants to bite my skin. That’s hot.
I read a zombie-ish book, Sundered by Shannon Mayer, recently that had this in spades. I dug it because the novel introduced a possibility of spreading the zombie problem through scientific means. Anything that involves scrubs or words that end in –ology I’m all over. Well, in this book (without spoilers), a recently turned zombie fights his instincts for the woman he loves. Hot. Just HOT.
I wonder if Zombie Queen has a certain flavor or favorite hero from the books she’s read? Cause nobody beats Michael Jackson in Thriller for big screen zombies. But with her track record, I bet she’s craved a few in the novels.
While we take a stab at guessing who her faves are (unless she’d like to tell us! Kill the suspense!), try coming up with your own zombie name. These can be tough and slightly exotic or plain Jane and mean as heck.Here’s an easy and fun way to create your own zombie name.
First name: Pick a weapon, this can be a brand name or a type or a specific style, i.e. machete.
Last name: Choose a body part. This can be as specific as spleen or as broad as leg. Drop the first letter.
So an example would be Smith Pleen, or ‘Chuck Aliva. (I got chuck from Nunchuck)Put your name in the comments and let’s see what you get.
OMG! I LOVE this… So mine could be:
by Bonnie R. Paulson
In twelve weeks, seventeen-year-old Paul Ledger will be dead. At least he hopes so.
Paul is trapped in the worst cult the United States has ever seen. Infected with a zombie virus, symptoms culminate in a dead body but thriving mind over a course of twelve weeks. If he doesn’t earn the final death he longs for, he’ll be chained in a basement facility, moaning for human flesh for eternity.
Sent out to kidnap girls for food, toys, or whatever the boss wants, Paul nabs Heather McCain. He’s not a fan of humans as a general rule, but even his graying skin and insatiable hunger for her flesh don’t stop her from reaching out to him. Give him the second chance he doesn’t know he needs.
Overcome by his cravings, Paul bites her delectable skin. Amazingly, she doesn’t develop the zombie-like side effects. When the boss discovers Heather’s immunity, he gives Paul an ultimatum – deliver up Heather and her family to continue the research or watch as Paul’s brother suffers the zombie fate.
Paul has a chance to endure his short zombie existence knowing his brother is safe. But he’ll have to sacrifice Heather to do it.