eBook, 97 pages
Published July 8th 2011 by Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN 13: 9781419935053
Source: Author for the purposes of an honest review
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Series: Book #1, Love-Bots
Lust After Death was a shocking surprise! I loved it. I love zombie books. Up until this point I had only read bad, evil zombies. That is not what this is. Josie and Bane are both corpses that have been reanimated after their deaths and mentally reprogrammed for new purposes. Do you remember that movie Universal Soldier? Bane is totally working that angle of zombie. He’s an assassin, former military. He recovers newly made steins for an organization called Zombie Underground. Bane and a group of other steins are preventing these newly made steins from being abused and mistreated. They hope to reprogram them with as much humanity and self-awareness as possible. They are hoping for an end result of a stein that makes their own decisions and can function in the world as a human.
Josie has recently woken to discover that her creator (horny mad scientist) wants a bride. She doesn’t like him. She hates the thoughts and images that he makes her see mentally between their mental connection. Josie does however find that she likes to watch the man who is attempting to secretly watch her. She notices Bane while he is keeping surveillance on the house she is trapped in. This is Bane’s final mission with his current memories and programming. He wants this mission completed so that he can get a complete memory wipe and start fresh. He has been made aware of the programming issues with Josie. The issue that makes her HAVE to have physical contact with her “husband” specifically. He knows that the selfish scientist that made her left her naïve to many things. Bane is so caring. I loved how this rough and tough fighter was gentle with Josie’s feeling and he tried to be as informative to her as possible while still being delicate about her lack of knowledge on most things.
There are so many wonder aspects in Lust After Death. Josie’s naivetés brings humor. Banes reaction to Josie’s naivetés brings even more humor. He really tries to be gentlemanly with her, but her curiosity does not allow it. Multiple different factions pursuing both Josie and Bane add for plenty of action. The romance was hot. Josie’s required neural feedback gave her and Bane an opportunity for them to have an incredibly strong connection to each other. Of course there are also the erotically hot sex scenes. The combination of Daisy Harris and Ellora’s Cave shouts that this is going to be one erotically written book. I loved the chemistry Bane and Josie had. They made a great couple to follow along in this very unique zombie romance.
*** Studenstein, September 16. Book #2 in the Love-Bots series. Can’t wait to get my hands on that.***