Monday, October 3, 2011

Lust After Death blog tour and Giveaway!

Welcome to day #4 of the Lust After Death blog tour! I haven't read hardly any zombie books, but I'm really liking this one! My review will be coming soon :) I have author Daisy Harris on my blog today with a guest post, as well as a giveaway!


Lust After Death: Writing Ahead of the Curve

Hi Tishia! Thanks for having me on the blog today to talk about my recent release, Lust After Death!

I have a problem—I like to write wacky. Every time I create a new world, it’s just a little too far outside the box. Take my Ocean Shifter series (Mere Temptation, Mere Passion, and Shark Bait.) People thought I was nuts to write erotica about mermaids! Of course, about eight months after the last book came out mermaids surfaced as the next big thing. (Heehee, “surfaced.”)

That’s the story of my life, though! I always swing too early, hit a trend before it gets big, am left thinking “I told you so!” when everyone is blissfully moving on.

And I’m convinced it’s the same case with zombies! Lust After Death is the story of a zombie bride named Josie who’s rescued by a lost-soul hero named Bane. Through their love he’s (metaphorically, of course) brought back to life.

Personally, I love zombies! They’re part of the big, bad, crazy dystopian craze I see all over the place. I watch The Walking Dead, and have seen every zombie movie known to mankind. I like shows like Six Feet Under and Dead Like Me. Weird Science left a permanent mark on my psyche. When I heard that Charlotte Stein was writing zombies with Re-Awakening, and that Sommer Marsden had a zombie series beginning with We Kill Dead Things, I was on cloud nine!

Zombies were on the rise, I figured. And they were about to stage a bog, ol’ uprising against their vampire oppressors!

I was wrong. Well, not “wrong” necessarily, just ahead of the curve. It’s come to my attention that an awful lot of people are not ready for zombie-related erotica. No matter that my “steins” don’t decompose, and they’re extremely sexy and fun. The general public is still scared to death of zombies. (Why, I wonder, when vampires have long-ago ceased to be thought of as scary?)

However, I have faith. The next book in my Love-Bots series, Studenstein, is out now as well, and book 3, Built 4 It should be available in a month or two. Any moment now, the tides will turn and everyone will prick up there ears, thinking, “Zombies! I would totally like to read more erotic romances about them!”

Of course by then I’ll be writing about evil manta rays terrorizing an underwater city of steampunk mermaids. Yep, The Iron Mermaid is my current brain-wave. I just hope that this time, I’m not quite so far ahead of the curve. :)

Don’t forget to comment to win your copy of Lust After Death!


About the author:

I’d like to say that I started writ­ing shortly after learn­ing to hold a pen­cil and haven’t stopped since. Sadly, that’s not the case. I came to writ­ing via a long and cir­cuitous route that started with want­ing to be a fic­tion writer at 11, mor­phed into want­ing to be a sci­en­tist by 18, jour­neyed through becom­ing a doc­tor by 28, and plateaued at being a med­ical writer by 32. And now I’ve arrived full cir­cle writ­ing fic­tion again.

Through it all, I’ve always been an avid reader, with inter­ests rang­ing from the humor­ous sci­ence of Mary Roach, through the fas­ci­nat­ing com­men­taries on urban plan­ning of James Howard Kun­stler. I love comics, espe­cially the French series Asterix the Gaul and Peter Bagge’s Hate.

Before I bought a Kin­dle in 2008, I imag­ined my first book would be non-fiction. E-books opened whole worlds to me of books I might never have con­sid­ered read­ing in print form. I moved from the Twi­light series, to young adult para­nor­mal, through urban fan­tasy, to land smack dab in para­nor­mal romance.

Authors like Nalini Singh and G. A. Aiken showed me a side of the romance genre I never imag­ined. When I moved onto Lar­risa Ione and then Syd­ney Croft, I knew I had to try my hand!

I joined RWA, found some awe­some cri­tique part­ners who helped me tran­si­tion out of tech­ni­cal writ­ing and into fic­tion. I wrote books one and two of the Ocean Shifters series and found the lovely folks at Siren to pub­lish it.

The rest is history!


In the Pacific Northwest, where life hurries to keep pace with technology, a re-animated bride named Josie struggles to escape her creator and to find her identity in the half-erased circuitry of her mind and body.

Assassin Bane Connor just wants to get the girl to the Zombie Underground and receive his payoff-a mental reset that will erase his memories as well as his guilt. But an attack by a rival faction derails his rescue, and the wide-eyed female whose circuitry requires a husband tears at his hardened heart and ignites desire like he's never known.

Acting as Josie's spouse-substitute is tougher than Bane expected. The newborn stein needs touch to live, and wanting her is a complication he doesn't need. To make matters worse, she sees into the darkest recesses of his mind. The last thing a killer wants is for his lover to read his thoughts, but if Josie can love him the way he's programmed, perhaps Bane can find a way to heal his past.

Find this book at the following places:

Barnes & Noble

Who would like to win an ecopy of Lust After Death? All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment on this blog post - don't forget to leave your email address so we can get in touch with you if you're the winner!
Open through October 17th.

Next stop on this tour: Oct. 4th - The Phantam Paragrapher
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  1. Oh I want to read more about the zombie story, sounds pretty good from the blurb! ;-)


  2. Sounds super!

    Stephanie O.

  3. Hi guys! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope whoever wins enjoys the read. :)

  4. You have a real talent for taking the unimaginable and making it imaginable. Sounds like a fascinating story. I also enjoyed reading your circuitous route to erotic romance writer.

  5. Aw, thanks Cara! And thanks for stopping by. :)

  6. I've seen this roaming around and think it sounds like a great read! I love that she needs his touch to live. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the giveaway!


  8. I'm so excited for this book.


  9. Thanks for commenting, Lolarific, Darcus and Krysykat!

  10. This sounds so good would love to read it Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

  11. I would love to read Lust After Death. I have been trying to follow the tour and it sounds like a fun read. Thank you for sharing today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity.


  12. This is a must have for me; it's right up my alley.

    I've placed this my shopping cart. Hurry up, Payday!

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com