ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-324-9
He was young—early twenties, she guessed. And yet, there were parts of him that looked, no, felt not young at all. The opposite of young. The opposite of carefree. There was a dark intensity to him. He radiated it. Or rather, whatever the opposite of radiated was. He beckoned. He drew in
Josie couldn’t stop looking at his hands. Strong and graceful. She could imagine several scenarios where they would be put to good use, roaming around her body.
Without warning, he bent his face to hers, his mouth hovering just a few inches away from her lips. His deep-gray eyes were like cigarette smoke on a sin-filled night, like clouds in a storm, electrifying and dangerous. Her nipples hardened, and she held her breath. Her heart was pounding. She wanted to do something crazy, something naked.
“Child, that man is death. I have not seen his kind in many years, but be assured, he is death. He is . . . wrong. If you do not believe me, listen to his heart. You will know.”
When she first embarked in fiction writing, Maggie thought, Piece of cake. After all, she’d been a newspaper reporter for ten years; writing was her daily bread. But Zombified, her first novel about a band of sexy zombies, was anything but easy. The story wasn’t conveniently laid out for her at a press conference; it had to be coaxed out of her own imagination. Plot points resisted solving, descriptions meandered, and characters misbehaved. But just when things seemed bleakest, it happened. Maggie fell in love with it all: the zombies, the love story, and even the rituals of writing.
Maggie likes her leading women flawed and her science fiction sexy. She went to school for journalism and political science. She lives in the United States.
Mention zombies and the first thing you tend to think of is one of the creatures on The Walking Dead, not smokin’ hot gigolos. In her debut novel, Zombified, set in the devastation post-Hurricane Katrina, Maggie LaCroix has managed to create a world of attractive Creole revenants, forced to do the bidding of an evil voodoo master.
When down-on-her-luck journalist Josie Cortez is assigned to cover the arrival of the Katrina refugees in her Texas town, she gets more than just a front-page story. Her attraction to the gorgeous man with the strange eyes, Henri Jolicoeur, leads her into the kind of danger she could never have imagined.
Zombified is unique, fast-paced, and quite humorous in places. Just one look at that cover tells you this is not your usual zombie story. ~Andrea from Books, Baking and Other Objects of Beauty