The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews

Monday, 10 October 2011

Soundtrack to a Zombie

There was a lot of music involved in writing Put Out The Zombie. In addition to Violette Dubrinsky telling me to yoke my characters up and show them the pimp hand of justice so I could actually finish it, I have a whole playlist of goodies that inspired and made Novak and Kamilah do rather dodgy things. Some good. Some not so good. You get it when you read it.

  1. Inspiring the whole schbang: Kernkraft  - Zombie Nation
  2. Dirty Warehouse Rave - Chase and Status – Flashing Lights
  3. Dirty Warehouse Rave - Hadouken - Oxygen (Gemini Remix)
  4. Dirty Warehouse Rave - Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon
  5. What made me think I needed a Dirty Warehouse Rave - Underworld – Born Slippy
  6. Get Back To The Party - The Prodigy – Voodoo People
  7. Survival Is A Bitch - Chase and Status – Blind Faith
  8. Cemeteries Can Never Be A Good Place At Night - Wiley - Wearing My Rolex 
  9. Powers in Overdrive - The Prodigy – Firestarter
  10. Zombie Saviour - Tinie Tempah – Wonderman feat Ellie Goulding
  11. Congregation Meetings - Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil Remix by The Neptunes
  12. What A Zombie Can Do Naked - Ginuwine – You Owe Me
  13. Family Warnings - Adele – Rumour Has It
  14. Lies of Reanimation - Kasabian – Doberman
  15. I Know What I'm Doing - Hans Zimmer – Batman Begins – Molussus
  16. Where It All Started - Hans Zimmer – Gladiator – Am I Not Merciful
  17. Something's Not Right - Snow Patrol – Somewhere a clock is ticking
  18. Battle Scars - Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash

I've put YouTube links on my Facebook page so play at your pleasure. Or displeasure. I'm random, aren't I? But you know this by now. 

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Zombie Nation

Apart from being one of the best dance tracks of all time, this is also the title of the society of ladies who have sworn to uphold the wonder and mystery of the zombie. Change them. Make them unrecognisable but indeed delicious. Well, my heroine can't keep her hands off him. Given she can burn him to death, she probably should do. But I display my membership proudly! Put Out The Zombie is now here and he's smokin' off my cover. Isn't Shara Azod ridonkulously talented?

So take a gander, have a feel, see what my zombie tastes like. Then please feel free to come back and tell me I have issues. Because I probably do.


Monday, 3 October 2011

Talking Heads

This is the conversation that has been plaguing me for days:

Tony Caristo: Billy baby! Why are you ignoring me?
Me: I'm busy. Go bother Lyds.
TC: She's immune to my wind-ups. You wrote her, you know this.
Me: Be quiet!
TC: (sigh) Couple of months ago you were all over me.
Me: Oh Lord.
TC: It was like free buns at the cake shop. I was all nestled to your creative bosom. More if Lyds hadn't been paying attention.
Me: You and your obsession with breasts!
TC: What's wrong with that?
Me: So much I can't begin to tell you.
TC: Look, Bills, about this wedding. You've cut me out.
Me: I haven't at all, I've got stuff sorted for you.
TC: This neglect isn't right, woman.
Me: But this story isn't about you!
TC: So?
Me: Dude, you need to stop bugging me.
TC: Billy...
Me: Go away!
TC: You wait. I'm going to be hanging around, paddle in hand, just patiently waiting for you to go to sleep.
Me: Don't paddle threaten me.
TC: Get to writing then. Simple exchange.
Me: I'm telling Lyds.
TC: I dare you.
Me: Goddammit.

Do you see what I have to put up with? Threaten me with a paddle! Foolish Caristo, I will tell Lydia then he's in so much trouble, no one will hear from him until book six. On Caristos Watch Caristo on Amazon