One Week!

7 days

168 hours

10, 080 minutes.

Okay, clearly not close enough to be doing minutes yet. 🙂

And if it’s a week, it means it’s Monday which means (at least this week!) another LvZ story is due out today.

I’ve known Jadette Paige  for almost a decade and, honestly, I didn’t know she was so much of a history buff until she wrote Nether Regions. Amazons and Spartans and gods issuing challenges, great stuff! But I have to say, her incorporation of the music element is one of my favorite parts.

You knew that, right?  Music was listed in the call as a necessary element to the story, which is why the official title of the series is Lesbians vs Zombies, the Musical Review.

Here, all the parameter which were listed in the call:

Lesbians

Zombies

Music

Strong sense of place (even if the place is made up)

Some connection to a college.

While Lesbians and Zombies are clearly the most talked about elements, music is a key part of every story as well. (Which is why, on the LvZ blog, I’ve been posting author ‘sound tracks’).

And, I have to say, I really like how Jadette handled the music ‘requirement’. Of course I like how I handled it too, but my characters live in a world with electronics and access to almost instant music. She didn’t have the luxury of using juke boxes, I-pods or stereos to weave her musical element into her story given the time period the piece is set in.

She more than rose to the challenge.

After you read Nether Regions, let me know what you think.

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A home to survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Want a Zombie secure home with your own private runway?

I HAD TO TAKE THE VIDEO OF THE SILO HOUSE DOWN IT WAS CRASHING MY PAGE. 😦

Just think about it. After you convert the unused missile silo into a hydroponic farm and cistern plus add in surface solar panels and wind turbines, you’ll have as secure a retreat as you’d ever need… for anything!

So, what would you do with this space?

New LvsZ release, Dead Kitties Don’t Purr & Contest info

Yay, Amber Green’s book is up and for sale! I pre-read large chunks of this and I have to say the bits about quarantine and the images and thoughts…good stuff there!

A little bit about it:

Amber Green’s Dead Kitties Don’t Purr is a tender story of first love, and of a girl finding her tribe among college students trapped by the government’s draconian efforts to contain a devastating new plague.

In honor of her release, she’s having a give away over at Jadette’s. Comment to win a t-shirt.

She’s also having one over at D. Dye’s spot on Gather for a t-shirt as well as an e-copy of the story. You need to comment to enter and you need to register (free) to comment.

 

Amber Green on new beginnings

Over at Some Write It Hot blog, Amber Green is writing on new beginnings, pushing boundaries and dealing with the past in her post Facing the New Year.

She says this at the very end, which I absolutely love:

But living means moving forward, even when that means leaving a comfortable rut. Moving forward means facing the new, stepping out to grasp and embrace it.  Even though we see the promises and know some of them mask losses, we move forward anyway. Because that’s what living is. And because some of those promises will come true.

The rest of the post is just as wonderful.