Curated Collection: Zombie Romance by Amanda Young

Zombie Romance at Loose Id
by Amanda Young

Long before zombies hit their latest wave of popularity, I was fascinated by their undead shambling and never ending cravings for human flesh. From my first covert peek at the television screen long after I was supposed to be safely tucked into bed, I’ve been hooked on the undead. There’s something about the living dead that sparks the imagination and sends a delicious shiver up your spine.

The only entertainment I enjoy more than a gory movie is a good book. Horror and romance have crowded alongside each other on my bookshelves for as long as I’ve been able to read. No one was happier with the recent resurgence of zombie lore than me. When zombie novels flooded the market, I ate them up. Nevertheless, something was missing. I’d read a few horror novels and then switch to romance. Back and forth I’d go, with nothing quite hitting the right spot. Then something magical happened. People started writing the zombie stories I wanted, but with a romantic spin and the happy ending I craved.

Loose Id has more of these titles than most. Even better, they have gay romance with zombies–which is a particular subgenre I devour with relish. So…if you’re still here and reading my ramblings, I have a list of fantastic zombie themed erotic romance for you to check out. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

 

A Not So Hollow Heart by Sharon Maria Bidwell

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Mason’s facing more than one apocalypse. The darkest hours are those spent alone when memories surface and the touch of his lost love can make the most erotic of dreams horrifying. He’d rather face danger than recollect how he loved Antonio, and what he was prepared to give up for him. He’s never going to fall in love again…

That vow wavers when he rescues Kyle, although he’s certain luck had more to do with saving Kyle than anything he did. Now Mason fears something more than the walking dead. He’s afraid giving in to lust may lead to love, if the walking dead and homophobic hatred don’t murder them first.

 

Half a Million Dead Cannibals By Kari Gregg

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All that’s keeping Riley from the man he’s falling in love with is the ruins of a city filled with half a million dead cannibals.

Strangers, Riley and Graham sheltered together in a basement storage unit when the zombie outbreak slammed into the world three months ago. They lived through the first blast of the plague, but they may not last much longer among survivors scrambling for dwindling resources. They agree to hike from the city and to the safety of the mountains.

They don’t count on the storm they hoped would cover their exit developing into a Nor’easter, though, and they sure don’t think their visibility will shrink so badly that they’ll have to hike into the leading edge of a zombie swarm, either. In the chaos of escaping the ravenous horde, they are separated, with Graham racing toward feral dog packs to the east and Riley sprinting to hostile survivors hunting them to the west.

Nobody said finding and keeping a quality guy (alive) during the apocalypse would be easy.

 

Meteora Trilogy 1: I Am Here By Evelyn Shepherd

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Sawyer never it saw it coming. He never expected Jesse to finally respond to him. He never expected the meteors to take out LeVeque tower. He never expected an old woman to try and eat his face off. Sawyer thought that when he went into work that night it just be another boring evening at the bookstore. But the impromptu quickie in the bathroom is just the beginning. Sawyer, with his gorgeously infuriating boss Jesse, his best friend Chloe and her little brother Jaden are in for more than a boring night.

The undead are rising up and they will have to find their way through the aftermath. With the aid of Jesse’s wryly sexy ex-lover/best friend Topher, they will attempt to head south to find a safe haven in a world turned to bedlam. But with the government keeping secrets and the infected turning, it’ll prove that the nightmare is far from over.

As Sawyer struggles to come to terms with his new world, he’ll also face the conflicting truth that he is in love with not one, but two, men.

It leads him to ask life’s great question: can you find love in a zombie apocalypse?

 

Meteora Trilogy 2: I am Alive By Evelyn Shepherd

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Jesse, Sawyer, and Topher have found the closest thing to happiness they can in the survivalist town of Salvation. Six months after the meteor shower that thrust the world into a zombie apocalypse, the trio is finally finding their place. Jesse serves as a guard for Salvation—he eliminates all threats on the makeshift city, going out day after day to kill Infected and Mutated. Topher tirelessly struggles to find a cure for the infection and assists at the hospital, and Sawyer excels as a scavenger who brings back supplies.

But their bliss shatters one day when Sawyer fails to return.

Now Jesse will test his limits as he and Topher set out to bring Sawyer back. Jesse will have to make a decision on the fate of their family when they find the third member of their relationship. Nothing will ever be the same, and the weight of world begins to press down on Jesse. He soon realizes that he’s fighting more than the Infected; if he doesn’t get control soon, the war raging inside Jesse will consume him.

He’ll have to decide what lengths he’s willing to go in order to protect the men he loves.

 

 

Loving Among the Dead By Dahlia DeWinters

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Nothing in her graduate history courses prepared Judith Graham for the monotony of her existence in the weeks following a zombie apocalypse. Hiding from the rotted world in her makeshift fortress, she subsists on dehydrated food and lonely thoughts, but she’d give anything for some sugar.

When she gives up and decides to indulge her sweet tooth, she crosses paths with Sky Beckett, a high school physics teacher making his way to his Southern childhood home. Several passionate encounters coupled with Sky’s assertion that things are only going to get worse not better, spark Judith’s doubts about the isolated life she’s chosen.

But can Judith find the strength to leave the false security of her past behind to create a new future with Sky in an uncertain world?

 

 

Crimson Sins By Madeline Pryce

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Created in Darkness and born of Death, three brothers carry a deadly secret. One lethal enough to make the dead outnumber the living.

Necromancer. Biohazard. Zombie. The abomination inside Bastian Hale demanded constant payment—fresh blood. Without it, he’d rot from the inside out and become little more than a mindless monster. Some called him a living vampire—others considered him contaminated. One woman would call him hers.

Morgan Cross never understood the innate necromancer power running through her veins or why ghosts and zombies sought to ruin her life. When someone’s deadly obsession throws her into Bastian’s arms, their pasts come back to haunt them and she must avoid the one thing she was born to do—claim him as her own.

 

Patient Z By Becky Black

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Two years ago the zombie apocalypse wiped out the world police officer Mitch Kennedy had a role in. But he’s found a way to continue doing his duty, serving as guardian of a small community of survivors, living in the safest place they can find. When the group takes in Cal Richardson Mitch can’t help but be attracted to the first available–and incidentally, gorgeous–man to cross his path in months.

Mitch and Cal can’t resist each other physically, but each man tries to hold back his emotions. Though he’s strong on the outside, Mitch is too badly hurt inside to risk more pain. Cal’s very sure he won’t stay for long. He’s been a drifter all his life and it came naturally to him to survive alone after civilization fell. He’s sure this is a temporary stopover for him. He has no intention of becoming emotionally involved with a cop who is certain to despise Cal when he learns the truth about him.

But the longer Cal stays the stronger his urge to run, but the harder it becomes to give up the safety of the community and his new friends. The harder it becomes to give up Mitch.

 

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 Amanda Young

 

Amanda Young lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two pampered pooches. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found chasing after a mischievous toddler or daydreaming about the characters in her next book. She loves to hear from her readers, and can be found on Facebook and Twitter. Her website, www.amandayoung.org, is where you can find up-to-date information on all of Amanda’s current and upcoming releases.

 

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