Saturday, December 28, 2013

Genre Bending Zombie Apocalypse and Paranormal Romance

Genre Bending Zombie Apocalypse and Paranormal Romance
By Eva Gordon

Hello, visitors to the garden. I love to write genre bending paranormal romance and fantasy novels.  Apocalyptic Moon, Book 1 in my new series, After the Bane is a good example of a genre bending story. But first 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 mix it with 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.

Apocalyptic Moon, Book 1 in the After the Bane Series.
Book Trailer:

Book tagline:
Ravaged by a global zombie pandemic, humanity’s survival depends on the secret society of shifters, but can they be trusted?

Book Blurb:
Dr. Dora Adler’s life has been in disarray since the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, but when she gets bitten by one of the undead her whole world is turned upside down. Held captive in a secret underground lab, the tall, muscular hunk in the next cell is her only hope for salvation. Unfortunately, he claims to be a werewolf. Yeah, and she’s supposedly a witch.

Dirk Gunderson is an alpha Arbor pack werewolf. Captured and collared, he’s sold to the zombie lab in hopes his blood serum can create a vaccine. He needs to escape, but not without the hot little brunette witch.

In the midst of enemy werewolves and the hordes of undead, Dirk and Dora’s sexual tension ignites a blaze hotter than the desert highway. Along their journey, they battle the inevitable: a werewolf must never take a witch as a mate.
And if the end of the story leaves you hungry for more, Book 2 in the series, Raven Moon, will follow early 2014. And earlier on Kindle select.

Where to purchase Apocalyptic Moon
Sony books:
The Wild Rose Press:
Book Strand
All Romance

And Available Now Exclusively at Amazon! 
Raven Moon - Book 2 in the After the Bane Series

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