Novel Publicity Blog Tour Review: The Girl’s Guide To Dating Zombies by Lynn Messina

Posted 2 March, 2012 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

The Girl’s Guide To Dating Zombies
Lynn Messina
Potatoworks Press
February 5, 2012
Amazon | BN
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4/5 Books

Hattie Cross knows what you’re thinking: Zombie sex? Ewwwww. But she also knows that since a virus turned 99.9999 percent of human males into zombies, it’s statistically impossible to meet-let alone date-the remaining 0.00001 percent. So she writes “The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies” to help her fellow single women navigate the zombie-relationship waters. Her practical how-to impresses the CEO of the largest drug company in the world, and before she knows it, Hattie, a reporter for a downmarket tabloid that specializes in conspiracy theories, is sitting down with the woman who single-handedly invented the zombie-behavioral-modification market. Granted access to the inner sanctum of zombaceuticals, she meets an actual, living, breathing M-A-N. Now Hattie, the consummate professional, is acting like a single girl at the end of the twentieth century: self-conscious, klutzy and unable to form a coherent sentence without babbling. Worst of all, the human male appears to have impaired her ability to think clearly. Because all of a sudden she’s convinced a conspiracy is afoot at the drug company and it seems to go all the way to the top!

Check out this amazing book trailer!

Author Lynn Messina

About The Author:
Lynn Messina is the author of six novels, including Little Vampire Women andFashionistas, which has been translated into 15 languages and is in development as a feature film. She attended Washington University in St. Louis where she studied English Literature. Her writing has also appeared in Self and Modern Bride, among other publications. She lives in New York City with her husband and sons. Connect with Lynn on her website,blog,Twitter or GoodReads.

My Review:
Okay. So, honestly? I was WAY iffy about reading this. But, then I thought, what the heck. So, I gave it a shot and signed up to review this book. Boy, was I ever in for a hilarious treat! SERIOUSLY!!!! Lynn Messina has topped the charts in my book with a laugh out hilarious “guide” for women who want to date…..zombies?! Yup. Zombies. And her compilation of information is informative. Truly. If I ever feel the need in say, 8-10 years to date a zombie, well then, I know where to turn!

This laugh out loud book will take you on a hilarious look at what the world would be like if it was hit with a zombpocalypse. That’s right. A zombpocalypse. Kinda like an apocalypse, only not. It’s where the population of men are taking over by zombies. In the year 2000. And they don’t eat people. No, they eat ANIMALS: squirrels, rabbits, birds….etc, etc. There are 99.9999 men in the US in 2020 and they are all zombies. Wow. How can you handle that?

Lynn Messina creates Hattie Cross to help us with just that. She teaches us that with medication, it’s okay to have sex with Zombies (seriously, it’s in there.). She shows us that it’s possible to have a meaningful (sort of!) conversation with a zombie. It’s all rather interesting, if you ask me.

But, then Hattie meets Jake Maddox. A rather handsome, NORMAL man, if you ask her. Or so she thinks. With a few added twists and turns along the way, Hattie’s zombie adventure turns into a full out laughing fest for the readers.

This is a 4 Book worthy novel and one that I would recommend to any zombie loving book-a-holic out there! Lynn Messina has a unique talent and I am hoping that this isn’t the end for her “undead” reading guides! I’d love to see something like this on dating vamps or weres! Awesome job!!!

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Novel Publicity Blog Tour Notes:

Get The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies on Amazon or Barnes & Noble – you know you want to!

And please vote for my blog in the traffic-breaker poll for this tour. The blogger with the most votes wins a free promotional twitterview and a special winner’s badge. I want that to be me! You can vote in the poll by visiting the official Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies blog tour page and scrolling all the way to the bottom.

Be sure to enter for your chance to win an autographed copy of The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies : ENTER HERE.

Join us for a live twitterview with the author on Saturday, March 10th at 4 PM EST. Search #emlyn on Twitter, and bring your questions for this lively chat.

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4 responses to “Novel Publicity Blog Tour Review: The Girl’s Guide To Dating Zombies by Lynn Messina

  1. teressa oliver

    Great review. I am curious if there are any real differences between zombie men and “real” men, lol? I think there was a reference to sitting the zombie boyfriend in front of a football game and him grunting. This book does sound hilarious

  2. I’m delighted you overcame your WAY iffiness to such fabulous results. I will certainly take your request for an entire undead series under advisement. For one thing, I know the sex scenes will be a LOT easier to write.

    Thanks for hosting the Girls’ Guide!

  3. Great review and series suggestion, Molly! I think Lynn should start with “How to date a mummy,” because mummies are just way too overlooked in favor of vampires and werewolves and fairies (oh, my)!

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for cross-posting to Amazon. You’re one step ahead of me, missy.

    Em 😀

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