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Servant of the Undead

Having sex with an ice-covered, smudgy-eyed woman in tattered fishnets and a barely-there mini-skirt is Hayden Thomas’ first mistake. His second: thinking he’s in control of what happens next.

The city of Boston is held hostage by a snow storm and rumors are spreading about zombies roaming the streets, looking for human flesh. Hayden Thomas, tabloid newspaper writer, is out to get something fresh about zombies for his editor. At the Boston Public Library, Hayden uncovers some old research that suggests that some zombie tribes survive by having constant sex instead of eating human flesh.

Mattie, a zombie out looking for information on a rival tribe, finds Hayden and uses him for sex. After using him, she discovers his research. She wants to find out how to reverse herself and become one of the living again, so she decides to keep Hayden as her sexual servant so she can use him for information as well as sex.

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Have you planned your Halloween costume? I have a confession to make. I don't like wearing costumes. Ask me about the time (in seventh grade) I made a Tootsie Roll costume... Don't laugh! It was traumatic. Even though I did take second place in the costume contest. 

I do like candy though. I also love scary things: books, movies, haunted cornfields. You name it if it's meant to be scary count me in. I want to find out for myself just how scary it is. The scarier the better. If you ever see a good, scary, horror movie on Netflix, please let me know!

Work in progress, fiction: Not Home for the Holidays, chick-lit holiday romance...still working on this one

Work in progress, scholarly: Ripples to Waves: Using Character Narratives to Deepen and Expand the Story of Jaws

What I'm reading: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand  

What I'm binge-watching now: Unbelievable on Netflix

Show I'm waiting for: Riverdale on CW....yes, still! But soon!

Movie I'm waiting for: Joker

Beware of Bad Girls.

Cocktail of the Month

The Zombie

Legend Hollywood restaurant owner, Donn Beach, created the drink to help a hung-over customer get through a meeting. Later, the customer complained that he'd been a zombie his whole trip. 


  • 1 oz. apricot brandy
  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. dark or Jamaican rum
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 2 dashes grenadine
  • Orange juice
  • 1 oz. Bacardi 151 rum


    Mix light and dark rum and brandy in a cocktail shaker, add lime juice and grenadine. Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with cracked ice. Fill glass with orange juice but leave enough room to float the 151 on top. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

      This recipe from the cooking channel:  Zombie Cocktail

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