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Zombie Apocalypse, Shifters and Romance?
By Eva Gordon
Author of Apocalyptic Moon
Thanks for letting me share a glass of wine with you all and discuss my genre-bending book, Apocalyptic Moon, Book 1 in my new series, After the Bane. A little about myself. My background is in the biological sciences and I’m a science nerd adventurous romantic. When I’m not writing I’m either working with raptors or volunteering at wolf sanctuaries. I love to create fantasy worlds, suspenseful action driven stories with a splash of romance. Hot alpha men and the daring women they must possess in a world of great peril.
So why zombies?
Every since I can remember of all the monsters out there that shuffle in the basement, sneak outside your door, stalk in the dense forest, or make the most chilling to the bone moans; the flesh eating zombies beats out vampires, werewolves, aliens, demons, and clowns as the scariest creature out there. There is nothing more horrific than being eaten alive by another former human. Not that being eaten by a shark or lion is any worse, but the thought of cannibalism by a former family member, friend or the pizza delivery boy is the stuff of nightmares. Zombies were always my favorite horror movie monsters since I saw Night of the Living Dead.
The Walking Dead, World War Z, and a growing number of movies, games and books shows just how popular and mainstream zombies have become. Even the Centers of Disease Control has a site on how to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse. CDC and zombies
What I like about zombie movies and books is that the story is not just about flesh-eating ghouls but about the survivors. Do they band together and help? Think, me only survival? Or without the law, is it time to loot, rape and pillage? Because I’m a romantic at heart, I want to believe that despite the apocalypse there can be a happily ever after.
So why shifter paranormal romance?
I’ve written several books in the werewolf romance subgenre. I love werewolves and shifters. Typical of this genre, our shifters live clandestinely amongst humans. How will the zombie apocalypse affect the shifters? The zombies only infect and go after humans. So what will the shifters do? Help or turn bad? In my novel, I have several factions of shifters both good and bad. Bad humans, bad shifters, and the hungry zombies equal the trifecta of grave danger.
In the mixture of chaos, I added the passion driven romance between forbidden lovers. Personally, if there is a zombie apocalypse, I would love to cuddle with a hot alpha werewolf who can show us all, which monster carries the strongest bite.
I would love to your thoughts, comments and answer questions.