I am a science fiction and fantasy author in addition to being a paranormal romance author, so I’m used to watching the paranormal trends. I would be the last person on Earth to say that I would adore a zombie as a hero. In a lot of paranormal romance, zombies are hunted by the hero or heroine or both. They are just not hero material or are they?
I first fell in love with Vaihan in Sins of the Undead Patriot by a.c. Mason. It’s an unexpected romance and a thriller novel filled with espionage and sex. It’s very graphic in places and the book reads like a spy novel. I loved Vaihan’s courage and was so taken with his portrayal of a man treading carefully as a presidential advisor and trying to deal with how he feels about the woman who betrayed him. I found myself admiring a creature, I had always avoided reading out or seeing in movies. I fell in love with Vaihan. The book is available in a variety of places. Here is the Kindle and Print book link:
Mason is a dynamic and very explicit weaver of the tale, so prepare yourself for an amazing story. Sins of the Undead Patriot just took my breath away.
Another zombie tale, I’ve seen as a movie. I have the book now and might makecomparisons at a later date. In the movie based on the young adult novel Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, I was enraptured with the young man zombie named R who was lost and lonely and did something no zombie had done–rescue a young woman and not eat her brain. I kept watching wondering how long his restraint would last, but the movie kept changing as R changes. I loved hearing his thoughts and even though “undead”. I don’t want to give too much away. This movie is definitely a keeper as a sweet romance. Even an undead zombie can dream about things being different. The character Julie tells him, “You can be whatever you want.” This movie is so good, I decided I needed to read the book.
So for a person who could never picture a zombie as a hero or a love interest, I have changed my mind. As was said in the movie Princess Bride, “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for awhile.”
What do you think about zombies as the romantic interest? Have you read these books or the movie Warm Bodies? What do you think?
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