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Title: My Zombie Boyfriend
Author: T. Strange
Publisher: Torquere Press
Cover Artist: BS Clay
Genre/Sub-Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Contemporary, Drama, Fiction, Gay, Gay Fiction, Horror, Humor/Comedy, M/M Romance, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Edward Grey is a medical student by day, necromancer by night. He lives alone with the first zombie he ever raised, his childhood cat, Boo. Edward’s life is simple: studying medicine, training his necromantic powers with his mentor, Mariel, and having weekly dinners with his parents. When he finds a very attractive corpse in a park and brings it home to reanimate, he creates a sassy, free-willed zombie who believes Edward is the one who murdered him.
With no memory of his former life, Edward names the zombie Kit and tries to win his trust. Kit slowly adjusts to his new un-life with Edward’s help, though he’s still suspicious of Edward’s role in his death and is convinced that Edward is hiding his former identity. Edward is very attracted to Kit, but understands why Kit doesn’t trust him. As they become closer to one another, Kit turns to Edward for comfort and love. The fragile trust they’ve built together will be tested when Kit unexpectedly regains his memory and seeks revenge on his murderers.
“Kit, have you thought about going to a hairdresser just to have your hair washed?” I wasn’t sure if a
hairdresser would do that, but it seemed like something that would appeal to him.
His eyes gleamed covetously. “What a great idea! We can go together. Which salon do you go to? I’ll book us an appointment right away.”
At least he was trying to include me. With a sense of impending doom, I told him the truth. “I don’t go to a salon. I cut my hair myself. I have one of those clippers…” I trailed off, watching his horrified expression. It
was as though I had told him I sometimes ate kittens with Tabasco sauce.
“Not anymore,” he told me, his tone firm and final. “I’ll just make us appointments, shall I?”
I was tempted to reply ‘Yes, dear’.
“Okay,” I said, meekly. My mom is always telling me I’m too passive. I always agree with her, which I suppose sort of proves her point. My father is the same way with her. She has a very forceful personality,
not unlike Kit, and I don’t want to hear anything about Freud.
My haircut was spectacularly uneventful and left me looking exactly the way I did when I cut it myself, only smelling strange and sixty dollars poorer. I had spent less than that buying my clippers, which promised to give me years of haircuts.
I didn’t let the hairdresser style my hair. I didn’t want Kit to get any expectations about my appearance.
Kit, of course, was another matter entirely. Every hairdresser in the shop came over to admire and fondle his hair. None of them seemed to find it odd that he only wanted a rinse. Especially because Kit was being charged sixty dollars for the privilege of having strangers wash his hair. He flirted harmlessly and equally with all of the staff, male and female.
I scowled into my magazine—there was a National Geographic tucked in with all the hair magazines.
Somehow Kit’s wash took longer than my cut.
He was glowing when they were finished. They had sculpted his golden locks into a symphony of hair that I would never have been able to reproduce. He looked radiant, and I was glad I had thought of bringing him.
It was worth every penny.
Of course, then Kit didn’t want to shower at home—at my house. He wanted professionals to wash his hair.
After some negotiation (for negotiation, read, “I bought him a Wii U as a bribe”), I managed to talk him down to weekly rinses.
About the Author:
My Zombie Boyfriend is T. Strange’s first full-length novel, though she has published several shorter works with Torquere Press. When not writing, T. enjoys gardening, spending time with her horse, and, of course, reading. T. lives in Canada with her wife, surrounded by pets.
Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTStrange
T. Strange has kindly offered ebook copy of My Zombie Boyfriend for one lucky commenter
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