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New lips at the kissing booth. #MWTease from IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE #scifi #romance #sfr

Happy Wednesday! Thank you for visiting me for another Mid Week Tease! This week, I’m sharing another excerpt from IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, a New Adult Interracial Romance that takes place during a zombie apocalypse. It released earlier in 2017. Enjoy!

Setup: Last week we met RJ at the local fun fair. We know he’s looking for someone. Now, let’s switch over to Missy, the heroine of the story…

“Melissa Ruth Smith, I insist you come back here at once.”

Missy rolled her eyes as she stormed away from her father. The man had helped her celebrate her twenty-first birthday yesterday—with a simple birthday cake and a glass of wine—yet still treated her like a child. “It’s to help Billy and the band, remember?” she shouted over her shoulder. “That’s why I came home.” Though she wished she hadn’t. Not with only two weeks off between her summer classes and fall term.

“But, the kissing booth?” Her father rushed to keep up with her. “Jesus wouldn’t approve.”

The religion card. What a surprise. “Jesus wouldn’t approve of half the shit that goes on in this town, especially how you treated that family next door.” She spun around and faced her father with her hands on her hips. “And you certainly haven’t been struck down yet.”

“Missy, please don’t talk to your father like that.” Her mother hooked an arm through hers and paraded her closer to the booth she was scheduled to volunteer at. “It’s just, aren’t you concerned about the germs? The diseases you could catch?”

“C’mon, Mom. I’m just kissing them on the cheek.” She glanced over at Sidney who tapped her watch before kissing Old Man Samson on the small patch of cheek not covered by his fluffy white beard. “Besides, you asked me to come home and help with this fundraiser.”

“I know, but there are other things you could—”

“I’ve gotta go, Mom. Sidney’s waiting for me to take over.” Jogging over to the booth, Missy took her place beside the bench.

Sidney grabbed her purse and left without a word, no different than when they’d attended high school together. Hence, why Missy had fled West Vitula right after graduating high school. No one who stuck around seemed to change.

The line thinned out with the departure of her former classmate, but there were still plenty of cheeks to kiss and a plethora of greenbacks deposited into the jar, money that would help her brother and the rest of the band get to Nationals. And maybe they would see there was life beyond this backward town.

After numerous kisses, her lips burned. She reached into her pocket for her lip balm and took a break to apply it and let it soak in. When she glanced back at the line, everyone had disappeared. All the males except the one her parents would blow a gasket if she kissed. Which made her want to lay her lips on him even more.


IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

It started with a kiss.

Then the zombies came. Now, Missy must work with the neighbor her parents hate if she wants to survive. But zombies aren’t the only threat to her life, or her heart.

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RJ is looking for someone. #MWTease from IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE #scifi #romance #sfr

Happy Wednesday! Thank you for visiting me for another Mid Week Tease! Today I’ve decided to share an excerpt from IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, a New Adult Interracial Romance that takes place during a zombie apocalypse. It released earlier in 2017. Enjoy!

Setup: This is the very beginning of the story, before the zombies…

RJ strolled through the booths at the fun fair. Another gathering where people either glared at him or pretended he didn’t exist. Growing up in West Vitula, one would think he’d be used to it. But a lifetime of not being welcome in the small town never came easy. Why couldn’t his father have secured a position at a hospital in Ostrander, only an hour away?

Women stood behind rows of wooden tables, selling pies, bread, and jams to other women. Some men gathered in various groups, drinking beer from plastic glasses and telling recycled stories from their youth or checking out the college girls who had returned for the summer. Just as RJ had come to do. Yet, he hadn’t seen anyone worth his time. If not for the anniversary of his mother’s death, he would have stayed away from this town and insisted his father take some time off to visit him.

Kids ran from games to rides to carts selling cotton candy and candy apples, spending their parents’ money like it would never run out. But the longest line was for a booth at the very end of the park. Males of all ages, from kindergarteners to seniors who needed a walker to travel ten feet, lined up in front of a hand-painted sign reading $5 for a kiss, and beside the words, a pair of bright red lips.

RJ bypassed the line to see who was so in demand with the male population. Sidney Flowers, former captain of the cheerleading squad and all-around bitch. The disgusted look she gave the crowd after she’d kissed various men on the cheek proved she hadn’t changed. Yet, no one in line seemed deterred. Only him.

No way did he crave the touch of the girl who’d falsely accused him of killing his own mother and sending his father to the psych ward. All because RJ had caught Sidney helping her boyfriend cheat on a test. Though the rest of the school knew his mother had been killed on the highway by a drunk driver, they seemed to like her version of the story better.

He turned away. He wouldn’t pay a penny to receive a kiss from anyone in this town. Well, except one girl, but he hadn’t seen her yet this summer, not since two years prior when she’d left for Cremshaw without a backward glance.


IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

It started with a kiss.

Then the zombies came. Now, Missy must work with the neighbor her parents hate if she wants to survive. But zombies aren’t the only threat to her life, or her heart.

blog available from 2016

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Mid Week Tease, a weekly blog hop hosted by Angelica Dawson, where authors share snippets from their recent releases, back list titles, and works-in-progress (WIPs). So, please check out my tease and visit the other participating authors signed up here:

#8Sunday: Missy the Archer ~ Excerpt from IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE #romance #scifi #zombies

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Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

Thank you for coming to visit me! Here’s one last excerpt from IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, a New Adult Interracial Small Town Romance story that occurs during a Zombie Apocalypse. I’ve received edits back for JAGER, the second book in my Galactic Defenders series, and hope to start sharing excerpts from that next weekend.

Set-up: Last week you were grossed out by the description of Missy’s dad as a zombie. Well, her and RJ have had to leave the bunker to get food and other supplies. RJ has killed the majority of the zombies, but on the way back from the bunker, Missy proves she isn’t helpless.


RJ rushed down the stairs and set the food on the cot. Just as he reached for the last box, snarling came from the area they’d heard the bushes rustle. A cat lunged out and raced toward them. Not just any cat, but a giant white house cat with its fur knotted with blood and half of its face missing.

He sucked in a breath, stunned by the sight. Animals had been affected by the virus as well. Yet the cat didn’t reach them. It thumped to the ground five feet away, an arrow embedded in its skull.

Missy stepped over to the animal, planted a foot on its body, and pulled the arrow out. Definitely not her first time using that weapon.


IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

It started with a kiss.

Then the zombies came. Now, Missy must work with the neighbor her parents hate if she wants to survive. But zombies aren’t the only threat to her life, or her heart.

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#8Sunday: In the Bunker ~ Excerpt from IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE #romance #scifi #zombies

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Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

Thank you for coming to visit me! Here’s another excerpt from IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, a New Adult Interracial Small Town Romance story that occurs during a Zombie Apocalypse…

Set-up: Last week RJ was heading to his bunker with Missy, but her dad stopped them, along with Missy’s zombie brother and mother. Well, they made it to the bunker, but someone wasn’t so lucky…


After RJ pressed the power button, the screen took forever to come on. What started out as a little dot of light grew into live feed of his yard and the zombies in it, all of them wandering aimlessly. All except the one at the door to the bunker. Her father, now one of the undead.

She reeled back at the sight of him, the bone of his right arm exposed through a missing chunk of flesh, muscle, and whatever else used to be there. But, his face was worse. One eyeball hung from its socket while that side of his face drooped past his chin, as if his skin disintegrated and slowly fell off.

And still he banged. He knew they were in there. Instead of wanting her away from RJ, he simply wanted in, to eat their flesh, turn them into zombies as her mother and brother had done to him.

“Turn it off,” she said as her stomach turned.


IT TOOK A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

It started with a kiss.

Then the zombies came. Now, Missy must work with the neighbor her parents hate if she wants to survive. But zombies aren’t the only threat to her life, or her heart.

Available from:

Buy from Amazon / Kindle Buy from Barnes & Noble / Nook Buy from Google Play Buy from iBooks Buy from Kobo

AMAZON US | UK | Canada | Germany | Australia | Japan


Weekend Writing Warriors is a Sunday short-snippet blog hop in which authors share short excerpts from their books (published or unpublished). There’s a variety of genres–something for everyone! To visit the participating authors, and find out more, click on the logo:

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