Book Reviews

Zombie Boyz: Guess Who's Coming At Dinner by Ethan Day and Geoffrey Knight at Wilde City Press

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Zombies / Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 15-January-2014

Book Blurb

Board up the windows, push an old dresser against the door and load your shotgun. A zombie apocalypse is about to hit Wilde City, and if you want the best survival tips, six of Wilde City’s boys are here to help.

And bring a date to dinner to celebrate Grumpy Grampy’s 90th birthday and introduce your family to your new zombie boyfriend in Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day’s GUESS WHO’S COMING AT DINNER.

Previously published as part of the Zombie Boyz Anthology.


Book Review

"But this is what people had to do post-PTA. They started mending relationships, putting aside petty squabbles, and living in larger groups, because everybody knows that the family who hoards and boards together remains uninfected by the undead together."

I absolutely love Ethan and Geoffrey and that quote is a stunning example of why. They have such wonderful senses of humor that I'm constantly kept laughing. Their story is about Chandler, a nineteen-year-old young man, and Zane, his zombie boyfriend. Just to be clear, Zane wasn't a zombie when they met. Oh no. Zane was a regular high school kid in the same class as Chandler, although in Chandler's eyes there wasn't anything "regular" about gorgeous, muscled, quarterback Zane. And, there definitely wasn't anything remotely normal about Zane when the PTA (Pandemic Transviral Apocalypse) occurred.

Nobody really knows what started the PTA, although it became known as Beefcake Fever on account of it starting at Beefcake Bob's, the fast food restaurant where Chandler worked. Chandler's best friend, Dong, was showing him a video of killer cows in China the same day their entire world fell apart, so it stood to reason that tainted beef was responsible. On his way home from school that fateful day, Chandler sees Zane, looking like death warmed over (pun totally intended), and in a moment of fate, Zane saves Chandler from being run over by an ambulance.
So, Chandler takes the soon-to-be zombie to the hospital and has to leave him. In the coming months researchers speculate on many things, one being that anyone infected while they were madly (HA!) in love, seem to be able to reject the symptoms of the disease, if not the disease itself. I was wondering how the authors were going to get around the whole "I want to eat your brains" thing.

How Zane comes to be with Chandler and his completely insane family, I'm not telling. You have to read the book to get the details. But Zane remembers Chandler when they meet again because Zane loves Chandler and that has stayed prominently in his diseased brain the whole time. This was hilariously funny and, at the same time, wonderfully tender and sweet. I absolutely loved it with all the wacky and zany humor and the sweet and gentle love that Zane and Chandler share. I totally recommend this story and it gets a big A+ from me!






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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 25000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 18-December-2013
Price $3.99 ebook
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