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Zombielicious (Licious #1)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  68 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Amidst a zombie outbreak, Walt, athletic and confident, meets shy and quiet Joey, the attraction between them both instant and electric. With strength in numbers, they band together alongside fellow survivors; Jill, an ex-porn star turned nurse who's made a startling discovery about her past; Ace, a disgruntled security guard who just can't live up to certain short comings ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published December 20th 2010 by MLR Press, LLC
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OK, I'll admit I have a weakness for zombie novels. Not that all of them are good, of course. Some move along at a breakneck pace, but the characters are so one-dimensional that it doesn't matter if they all die at the end. Others contain way too many boring, pseudo-scientific details about what caused the zombie contagion in the first place, and others contain zombies that are just not scary enough.

I'm happy to report that Zombielicious succeeded on all counts. The blurb and the cheesy cover a
What an insane bastard of a book. Let me put it this way: If Chuck Palahniuk and Max Brooks had a baby, and then Dennis Cooper decided to novelize that baby's life, and then Quentin Tarantino made a film based on that novel; this is what you would get. And I would watch the shit out of that film.
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
This book was disgusting, but in that funny way. Like I would think “ewww that’s so gross” but I would be laughing really hard at it. There were Zombie brains and guts flying everywhere but that was kind of expected.

The sex is dirty like all kinds of wrong going on in this book with the sex, but it is funny. There is M/F sex and M/M sex and a ‘fade to black’ M/M/M sex and this is not really romance more just action and it was hilarious.

Walt and Joey were super cute though and they had some rom
I have no words. Seriously, this story is a crazy combination of Zombieland, Left For Dead, and Dawn of the Dead. Laugh out loud moments mixed and mingled with some of the most disgusting scenes EVER...and on top of that, a sweet, budding romance.
This book was very entertaining in a Zombieland kind of way. Essentially a book about the zombie apocalypse, Zombielicious has a rollicking cast. Walt and Molly are a brother and sister duo that fight zombies loaded with shotguns and attitude. Jill and Joey are rescued from a medicinal trials clinic where Ace is a security guard. I loved all the characters in this book, even the ones I was supposed to hate. My favorite character was Ace and you really have to read the book to understand my fasci ...more
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jul 30, 2012 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to JustJen "Miss Conduct" by: Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
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This book is crazy! I can honestly say I've never read anything quite like it. For starters, this is my first Zombie experience. This book is crazy! It is crazy fast reading. There are all kinds of pov changes with every character, and while a bit confusing at first, you get the hang of it after a while. It is almost non-stop action with crazy gross things happening. It felt a lot like a Rob Zombie horror flick or a video game, just crazy and gross and blood and guts everywhere, so much so that ...more

What the freaking hell?? This book feels like a monkey on acid, it goes here and there and takes you on for the ride until you don't know up from down or forward from backward anymore. It goes from one crazy to the next crazy until you think, hey I've seen all the crazy possible, and then it proves you so very wrong.

The perspective you get here alternates between each of the five characters, and boy, are they ever an insane bunch. They're vulgar, violent, not very bright, and they're just co
Bending The Bookshelf
What I loved most about this was the intimacy of it. By telling the story through the eyes of the 5 main characters, our view of the catastrophe is limited to personal experience. There are no highlight reels of zombie attacks across the world, no montages of military or political agendas, and no scenes of desperate scientists trying to find a cure. In fact, we never find out how the zombie plague started, why it mutated, or what the end result will be. When you’re 5 survivors thrown together by ...more
Elisa Rolle
Big warning: if you are searching “only” a romance, Zombielicious is way more than that. And second warning, even if there is a gay couple, Walt and Joey, who really steal the scene are the two women, Jill and Molly, in good and bad.

The writing style is quite original, and in a way, “fast”: there are different acts, and for each of them we will read the different point of view of all main characters, always in the same sequence, Molly, Walt, Jill, Ace and Joey. Of course, I was more interested i
2.5 stars
Zombielicious is a horror story about zombies mixed with a lot of sex and several different narrators. I can see some readers appreciating the over the top style and the action film like fights so perhaps this is for the right reader. Unfortunately none of the various characters ever really appealed to me and I didn’t like any of the sex scenes, of which there were a lot. The book reminds me of numerous zombie movies so I can easily see some readers liking that but for me it failed in t
K.A. Merikan
This was a fantastic read! It won't be everyones type of read but it's funny, pulpy, a mix of grit, sex and awesomeness! For me it was the perfect summer read :D Many times I would laugh out loud or underline my favourite quotes.

And the descriptions! So juicy and sensual! I actually underlined this one: "a writhing, cannibalistic pretzel of stinking, rotting flesh." Perfect!

When I started reading, I was a bit dubious that it was present tense, first person point of view. And then realised it w
I liked this way more than I thought I would. The rotating first person POV was a little disorienting at first, but once you got used to it, it was nice to be able to see what was actually going on in everyone's head. Honestly, the whole thing read like I was watching a movie, 'Sean of the Dead' style, with the same kind of wacky happenings and the survivors being picked off one by one, with the added twist of the obligatory romance being between two boys instead of a hetero couple. I'd definite ...more
This book is a great read and a lot of fun. Right from the opening paragraphs, I felt as though I was watching a movie. I was immediately interested in the characters and there was so much action. This book is like a sexier, sharper take on the recent zombie series on that American cable channel.

This book is captivating and will keep you reading. You will find yourself wanting more when it ends. This is not your ordinary zombie type of book. Do not let the word "zombie" turn you away! This book
Nikki ~The Critic~
I'm actually surprised. A thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced ride that we get to view from each character's perspective. Molly was crazy in a very unpredictable way. The only thing that brought this down a star was Walt and the insta-love. Reminiscent of the movie Zombie Land.
So much fun from beginning to end! Great characters with great voices...don't let the zombies scare you away--there's a lot more to this book than just "horror". I'm waiting for the sequel...because I want more, more, more!
Good horror novel. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Heather Faville
Guest reviewer post : Zombielicious is an interesting balance of smut and zombie apocalypse. I enjoyed the romance novel sex scenes interspersed with the chilling man-eating walking corpse scenes. The transitional passages between the two extremes are weak, but who cares? We are talking about the zombie apocalypse! If you can get it on while you are surrounded by zombie guts and body parts, go for it!

The characters were entertainingly intertwined with related pasts and were on the edge of being
Andrea Judy
From Amazon: "Amidst a zombie outbreak, Walt, athletic and confident, meets shy and quiet Joey, the attraction between them both instant and electric. With strength in numbers, they band together alongside fellow survivors; Jill, an ex-porn star turned nurse who's made a startling discovery about her past; Ace, a disgruntled security guard who just can't live up to certain short comings; and Molly, the fiery redhead unwilling to give up on her dreams of stardom. In this apocalyptic new world of ...more
Timothy McGivney covers all the bases and he pretty much gets it right in Zombielicious.

Five survivors of a zombie apocalypse band together and fight, not always against zombies, for their survival, and in the process they learn about life, love and sorrow, as well as their companions. The plot is a little weak, but in truth, we’re not reading zombie stories for the depth of their plot. We’re interested in action, good storytelling, believable characters, zombies and zombies getting killed in gr
Damian Serbu
I am not usually a fan of zombies, and it takes a lot to pull me into such a book. Then, it has to be original and fun. So, it says something that I really enjoyed this book! The writing is excellent, the pacing very good, and the characters engaging. I was particularly struck by McGivney's ability to write from completely different points of view in terms of personality, and yet it is all authentic and original. The book is also funny, quite humorous, actually, which I very much enjoyed. Gay ho ...more
Gary Jones
What an amazing read, I do love a bit a blood and gore but it's my first gay blood and gore and I enjoyed it.
I think I've found a new author to read
Joyfully Jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.5 stars

I’m going to be honest here. I wanted to like this book more than I did. There were a few issues that I had with it that kept me from really enjoying it. The writing was fantastic, and the action scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. Facing down a horde of zombies, the characters manage to come out alive, time and again. There were times I was holding my breath, waiting to see how they were going to get out of trouble. I even liked all the little connections betwe
Jaime Horio
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Michele Lee
Zombielicious is equal parts sex and zombie apocalypse in a fast-paced, over-the-top tale of finding love in the middle of disaster. Twins Molly (a spoiled brat whose greatest aspiration is to win a singing contest and have people do what she wants) and Walt (a perfectionist deeply ashamed of his sexuality who tries to make up for it by pleasing the people around him) meet up with Jill (an ex-porn star turned nurse who can't even use scientific terms for body parts), Ace (the security guard who ...more
Pia Veleno
Nov 06, 2013 Pia Veleno marked it as nfm
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Perhaps I had high hopes for this, giving myself false hope. I love zombie stories, and I love campy stories, but I simply couldn't get past the way it was presented.

Writing in first person POV is fun, and it can be more intimate for the reader. However, writing in multiple first person POVs should be left alone for most writers. In this story, each POV read the same to me. It's so important to make each POV separate and distinct, and then a hundred times more important when writing in multiple
Seems to me that everyone in this book is a hoe, and I do mean everyone!

The zombie story is actually good, but there are also some parts of the book that seems kinda made up
This book was just so wrong that it got funny. I really liked how different this story was.
Daniel Kelly
Author Timothy McGivney is right at home at MLR Press. What I love about this publisher's gay horror is that it isn't trying to be literary brilliance. It's more like b-movie sexploitation in book form. and Timothy knows how to do it right. This wacky tale of zombies and the dysfunctional survivors of the apocalypse is not only loaded with zombie fun, but sexual situations of every kind, making it much more than just a sexy "gay" horror novel. If you like zombies, sex, and humor, check out McGiv ...more
Crys Harris
2.5 stars
This book is hard to rate because the writing isn't bad, but the characters are mostly caricatures and the plot is completely predictable. The book doesn't take itself seriously and there are some funny, if disgusting, moments. There is a comic-book quality to the writing which would make this better, illustrated. Plus, the gore would be fun.

The plot line is, in turns, silly and surreal, but it isn't boring and this is a fast read. I'm not sure who to recommend this to, except zombie
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Timothy McGivney can still remember his first attempt at writing a story. He completed maybe a paragraph, of which the first sentence is still burned into memory: The springs beneath the mattress shook furiously up and down as she awaited the final climax.
With the help of a fellow writing partner (Hey, Paula!), little Timmy was just thirteen years old when he scribbled that sentence onto a piece
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