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Monsters generally know their place: vampires get to be sexy while zombies just decompose. But Maggie La Croix’s Zombified conjures up an entirely different kind of undead raised by good old-fashioned Voodoo. These gorgeous walking corpses don’t eat brain, they don’t stagger, and their bodies are spared the indignities of putrefaction.

Take Henri Jolicoeur. More than one hu
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Paperback, 202 pages
Published August 28th 2014 by The Writer's Coffee Shop
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Lynxie
Zombified thrusts its readers deep into the world of voodoo magic and grifting. An unlikely combination, yet it does work.

Josie Cortez (our protagonist) is an all-American journo, she’s a bit rough around the edges, but she tries hard and sometimes gets the scoop for her local paper in El Paso, Texas. She is fairly quickly infatuated with Henri, but then, given what he looks like, that might be easy to understand at least initially…

Henri Jolicoeur is a typical male lead, sexy, brooding, and in p
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Jill
Sep 02, 2014 Jill rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
***I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review****
I have been whinging (internally mostly) for a while now about reading the same sort of book all the time.
I needed something different, something still romantic,but with a good story line, not just chemistry.
As a paranormal romance junkie I do tend to go back to my paranormal roots, but even vampires, witches and werewolves weren't cutting it.
Zombified was exactly what I needed.
Josie Cortez is a reporter,who's life is in a downwar
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Kathie (katmom)
Happy Release Day!!!

Okay, I don't "do" horror...and zombies? Aren't they horror with a capital H? I read this one anyway, through my fingers. And what I found was that Ms. LaCroix's zombies are not unthinking brain eaters. Who knew zombies could be sexy? She certainly has put that spin on them. And it works.

Henri...whew...he's hot. And charming...and sweet...and caring. And I must mention again...HOT. His back story made me want to hug him tight. His backbone made me cheer for him.

Josie has ha
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Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
They say never judge a book by its cover. I try not to, but for this once I admit that I saw the cover and even though zombies are not my favorite breed in paranormal stories, went with this book. Yes, I can be shallow like that sometimes.
When you think of zombies, you might think of mindless brain eaters, but these zombies were a little different than them, thankfully. I never thought that the idea of romancing a zombie could be an interesting one, but here we are. I guess there’s a first for e
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Kristen Chandler
Aug 26, 2014 Kristen Chandler rated it really liked it
Look at that gorgeous cover. If you’re a female and looking at the cover of this book DOESN’T make you want to read it…..check your pulse. Just kidding. Sort of.
Anyway, science fiction and paranormal seems to be my newest phase of reading and I do have a thing for zombies…..as long as they’re in books. I don’t like to watch them, they creep me out. But Maggie LaCroix has taken zombies to a whole new level. A hot one at that. And a story centered around an event that hit close to home (Hurricane
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Monica
Aug 24, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Henri and Josie just happen to meet when his Voodoo zombie crew are relocated to El Paso, Texas by Hurricane Katrina which she is sent to cover for her newspaper. She's just looking for a story. He's just looking to escape his slavery. How complicated could it be?

A detailed, somewhat complex, action packed narrative guides characters and readers through past and present turmoils with romantic and magical flair.

Characters are intriguing, genuine, and develop as the story progresses.

Overall, a fun
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Danielle Taylor
Jun 17, 2015 Danielle Taylor rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015-books
I honestly tried to like this book. I loved the cover and a story about zombies who aren't mindless, decomposing bodies sounded interesting. But somehow it just wasn't. I can't even completely put my finger on why. The plot sounds interesting and should have been. But I ended up putting it down more then I picked it up. I just didn't connect with the characters, especially Josie.

In this book Henri is a good looking, not decomposing zombie. He's kind and loyal and tries to take care of the other
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Andrea (mrsaubergine)
Mar 03, 2015 Andrea (mrsaubergine) rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-edits
Mention zombies and the first thing you tend to think of is one of the creatures on The Walking Dead, not smokin’ hot gigolos. In her debut novel, Zombified, set in the devastation post-Hurricane Katrina, Maggie LaCroix has managed to create a world of attractive Creole revenants, forced to do the bidding of an evil voodoo master.

When down-on-her-luck journalist Josie Cortez is assigned to cover the arrival of the Katrina refugees in her Texas town, she gets more than just a front-page story. H
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Book Reading Gals
Sep 10, 2014 Book Reading Gals rated it really liked it
Title: Zombified

Series: N/A

Author: Maggie LaCroix

Genre: Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Romance

Blurb: Monsters generally know their place: vampires get to be sexy while zombies just decompose. But Maggie La Croix’s Zombified conjures up an entirely different kind of undead raised by good old-fashioned Voodoo. These gorgeous walking corpses don’t eat brain, they don’t stagger, and their bodies are spared the indignities of putrefaction.
Take Henri Jolicoeur. More than one hundred years after his death he is sti
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Lily Loves Indie
Sep 01, 2014 Lily Loves Indie rated it liked it
This book was a very enjoyable read with an intriguing and promising premise for it's plot, but at times it just simply didn't deliver for me. That being said, I still felt compelled to find how the story ended and follow the characters through to the end, which is a strong point in it's favour.

The characters are a real mixed bunch, especially Henri and Josie. They capture your imagination and make you consider zombies in a completely different way, which was a positive for me as I usually shy a
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M.B.
Nov 07, 2014 M.B. rated it liked it
***review to follow as part of blog tour***

I have to admit that I struggled with this book. I don’t know what it was, but I found myself putting it down a lot.

I don’t think it was Josie as I found her very relateable due to the issues she has and the way she tries to hide from them in a bottle (or three) of liquor and with one night stands. It’s a coping mechanism many people use and she comes across as a very real person in that sense.

I also don’t think its Henri and his ‘family’, who are reloc
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Michele Breaux-Rowley
Super fun, sexy, extremely humanizing story of a zombie—think voodoo, not brain eaters— named Henri Jolicoeur and his fellow zombie slaves struggles in a mortal world, while on the lam from their abusive and disgusting master, due to a fortuitous natural disaster. Toss in a depressed, teetering on alcoholic, soon to be has been journalist named Josie Cortez and suddenly we have a complex story of life, murder, magic, love, family, and um— rebirth?

Maggie LaCroix has set a new bar for zombie stor
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Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
'I was given a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review'

Henri Jolicoeur has been dead for over a hundred years. He along with his teenage sister and five other people were turned into Zombies by a Voodoo priest and have no choice but to obey his every demand. But when a hurricane comes to New Orleans the curse is broken and the Zombies get evacuated to El Paso where Henri meets Josie. Josie is fascinated with Henri and there is
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Tracey
Nov 14, 2014 Tracey rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy
Zombies....... Eeeewwww! but not these ones, they're more sexy, especially Henri.

I wouldn't exactly say this is a romance, it's more a zombie adventure with a strong attraction.

Josie, is a reporter that sticks her nose into something she may wish she hadn't, except that she can't help having horny feeling about Henri, but how will she feel when she knows the truth.

Henri, he's like the protector of his zombie crowd, when opportunity comes along to escape their master, they take it, can they real
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Mary Tatar
Aug 30, 2014 Mary Tatar rated it really liked it
I read the blurb to this book and I just had to read it. This was such a different take on zombies that I was ultimately intrigued on what this was going to be all about. What I found was a unique and interesting story. It was well written and with the timeline of the story being soon after hurricane Katrina I found the facts to be spot on. Now what I love is a good love story with a great mystery and this had just that. But can one really fall in love with a zombie? And can the undead love ...more
WiLoveBooks
Sep 10, 2014 WiLoveBooks rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. An interesting take on zombies. They're walking corpses but think and have feelings and are animated by Voodoo, controlled by a Voodoo Master. Josie and Henri are both interesting characters with interesting stories, but the love story is really secondary here. We get a lot of background on the zombies and Josie and there is some suspense, but the ending is very up in the air. I get a feeling that there is another book coming. I would recommend if you like paranormal/fantasy ...more
Jessica (BookTalkWithJess)
My review will be linked here on September 4th which is when Zombified stops by Book Talk With Jess Blog.
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When she first embarked in fiction writing, Maggie thought, Piece of cake. After all, she’d been a newspaper reporter for ten years; writing was her daily bread. But Zombified, her first novel about a band of sexy zombies, was anything but easy. The story wasn’t conveniently laid out for her at a press conference; it had to be coaxed out of her own imagination. Plot points resisted solving, ...more
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“Sometimes he wished his fate was someone else’s, but, of course, it could never be. Fate is not a fake $5 bill. It can’t be unloaded on the next poor sucker in the French Quarter.” 0 likes
“Why would Henri come to her rescue? She was hardly charming. Her company was irritating at best. And she’d been a complete bitch to him. She’d even hit him. He probably preferred ladies who didn’t curse or drink or sleep around.” 0 likes
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