The city of Boston is infected with zombies, roaming the streets and seeking human flesh—not to eat but to use as sexual servants. Mattie, one of the tribe, wants out. She’ll do anything—manipulate, cheat, lie—to get what she needs to break free from the sex cult.
Hayden Thomas, tabloid reporter and wonderkid, knows first hand how cruel and consuming Mattie can be. Book smart, a good writer, and willing to do anything to get the story that will take his career to the next level, he’s made some depraved enemies.
In a city that thrives on scandal and conspiracy, nothing is coincidence. Beware: once you’re in, you’re in.
Yes, of course, February is a month for romance, wine, and quiet nights. It a good month to watch your sister put a random baggie on her dog's head and pretend its a shower cap.
It's also the month of blizzards. And zombies.
Mattie, the zombie in my genre-bending erotic paranormal horror, is known and loved for her torn fishnets.
My zombie in fishnet videos, like the story itself, are an “accidental” creation. I did not set out to use myself to promote Servant, the book that comes before Mistress. But after looking for images that suited my story and uncompromising zombie Mattie, I came up empty.
My solution to this dilemma: put on my own leather mini, torn fishnets, and boots, then go out into my backyard and make my own pics and videos. I imagine I looked a tad eccentric wandering around my backyard, climbing on my woodpile and such, dressed that way and with a hoodie, undone hair and no makeup, but hey–I’m a writer. The neighbors know I’m weird.
Below you can see one of my clips, me stumbling around, trying to mimic the walk of a zombie.
This month's cocktail, the Jack Rose cocktail, was created around the turn of the 20th century. Its origin is ambiguous, but reports peg its creation to either New York or New Jersey, which tracks considering its base spirit was likely Laird’s Applejack, an apple brandy made in New Jersey at the oldest licensed distillery in the U.S. The drink quickly found fans and enjoyed a popular run through Prohibition and even among prominent authors—it was a known favorite of John Steinbeck and made an appearance in Hemingway’s 1926 book “The Sun Also Rises.”
Taking its name from its main ingredient and its rosy color, the Jack Rose is composed of applejack (or apple brandy), lemon juice and grenadine. Before 1968, applejack was synonymous withapple brandy. It was only when consumer preferences started moving towards lighter products like vodka and gin that applejack’s distinct identity took shape. The Lairds worked with the government to establish a new federal standard for blended apple brandy, and as a result, applejack is now defined as a blend of at least 20% apple distillate with neutral grain spirit that must be aged at least two years in oak.
Applejack has a mellower flavor than straight apple brandy. Laird’s is still the go-to, but today there are several distilleries—particularly in the northeastern United States—that are producing applejacks and American apple brandies.