You’ll have to excuse me for being excited today – it’s release day for my zombie-themed romance Love Reawakened! (Squee!) I think release days have to be the best days for authors – after months of writing, rewriting, subbing, edits, cover art, promo work and all the other bits that go before, then your baby is finally being released into the big wide world. People can buy it, read it, *cough judge it* – yup it gets scary as well! This is now my second ‘stand alone’ novella, and three stories in anthologies, and I don’t think it will ever stop being just as exciting and just as scary 🙂
Anyway, enough of my gushing and on with the book lol!
Love Reawakened is my first zombie-themed paranormal romance. Those who know me may know just how surprising that is! I’ve never been someone who watches zombie films, or even horror films for that matter – I’m way too much of a wuss. If you’re the same way, then don’t worry about hard-core horror in this – I can read it myself and not have nightmares! At the end of the day I think it’s all about the characters and, of course, the romance 🙂
Emma needs to find an escaped zombie! With lives on the line, the only person who can help is the man who broke her heart.
Emma Strachan is a professional witch and quite frankly a zombie raising should be all in day’s work. Now, though, something has gone horribly wrong and with lives on the line Emma is forced to turn for help to the one person she never wanted to see again.
When Emma shows up on Garret’s doorstep he knows she must be in trouble-after all nothing else would bring her to his door. Still, he never imagined a zombie gone rogue, or that the blazing attraction between them would be as strong as ever.
As Emma and Garret risk their lives to track down the missing zombie can they put aside past insecurities and trust in each other-before it’s too late.
Shocked gasps came from behind her, but the vibrations were already running through the ground. Quickly she smeared the blood around the edges of the circle. The energy was rising now; waves spreading out as she could feel the hairs on her arms standing up and tiny tremors through the soles of her shoes. She drew a final symbol in the blood on the gravestone itself, the rough stone grazing her fingers and making the lines awkward.
“Patrick Connell rise. Come from your grave at my command, rise from your sleep at my bidding.”
The earth in front of her practically bubbled now, and then it parted and a tall figure emerged. Neil almost shrieked behind her but her attention stayed focused on the corpse in front of her. He was newly dead and so perfectly preserved. In fact, gazing at him, you would barely know the difference if you saw him walking down the street. She was quite proud. She didn’t do this spell much, but this was a damn good raising!
“Patrick Connell, you have been raised at my command. You will do as I say and nothing more, bound to me by blood and magic. Do you understand and obey?”
The corpse looked at her, surprising clarity in his deep blue eyes. She didn’t think she’d ever raised one this ‘new’ before and it was actually a little disconcerting how alive he looked. He’d obviously been a handsome man, tall with broad shoulders, thick dark hair, strong jaw, and quite startling eyes. Then he opened his mouth and said a single word.
And where you can buy it! 🙂
I really hope you give it a try – and enjoy! 🙂