Saturday, 1 March 2014

Hell Hath No Fury anthology edited by TW Brown




I loved the little intros, the authors little bio and the fantastic drawings to each short story...what a great idea!

These girls ROCK... and who gave men the "bad" rap for always being sexually minded, these girls are on heat, with no shame, oh yeah!

SLIDING INTO SECOND by Elsa M. Carruthers: blunt, descriptive and brilliant... loved this new twist in the possible source of the zombie infection. It’s as much about how mob rules as the horror of the slide...

CHICK MAGNET by Tonia Brown: I sniggered a lot reading this story, not sure I was supposed to, but the vision of a hormonal rampant boy getting an eyeful of zombie flesh instead of his fantasy was tasty in itself, with the mental image of his chubby little legs running like a goat on fire (I dont like animal cruelty btw) brilliant twist at the end.

WAKING THE DEAD by Chantal Boudreau: fantastic concept and explanation for the zombie apocalypse! also nice to see a romance bloom amongst the blood bath. Has put me off my coffee for awhile... a short while! or maybe Im just a zombie before the coffee hits!! who knows the difference!

CRANIAL REWIRE by DA Chaney: Oh how quickly we adapt to horror, has online gaming pushed us over the edge, or were we always a savage beast? Loved this little story.

POPULATION ZOMBIE by Candace Gleave: a good guys tale.....

THE PETITIONERS by Rebecca Lloyd: a brilliant revenge tale, with a zombie twist! Power really does turn peoples heads....

SNOWCOMBE by Emma Tett: a world where you ignore zombies is always going to have a bad ending! of course they escape and start chomping down, however, there totem pole deterrent is original!

THE CANDIDATES by Jordan Deen: we all love our families but think this is a step too far. I actually felt sad reading this.

PIECES by Rebecca Snow: this left me very retrospective, a zombies final thoughts of her lost loves and how she wants them to know how they made her feel, a little gift for each of them, so special. The added bonus of her body and mind breaking down make an interesting read.

TIPS by Dina Leacock: a dog munching ex hubby zombies, just what i was missing in my life! and the wife's only comment? what is choice of meat was!! this story had me in stitches, from rotting zombie squirrels too confused to climb a tree, interviewing zombies for the local newspaper to California and New York not even realising they had a zombie invasion! very giggle some, gruesome fun. However, I am now worried about the pets buried in my garden. This was my favourite.

THE BASEBALL BAT AND THE AXE by Hanna Masaryk: loved the statement that the "french are always to blame", that made this story for me.... sad and brave... lovely characters.

LOVE STINKS by Stacey B. Longo: love is blind, deaf, stupid and obviously has no ability to smell either.....

ZOMBIE LOVE SONG by Jennifer Allis Provost: what a sad, dark world is portrayed here and yet love finds away... uplifting in a weird, green, un-dead way....

really loved this book... will be on the look for all of these great authors.