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Hungry for Your Love

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  190 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Romance ain't's undead. In this thrilling zombie anthology, horror fans will finally get their fill of zombie-on-zombie action, zombie-human love, and zombie smut. Because why should vampires have all the fun?

This collection of never-before-published short stories includes:

--"Revanants Anonymous" by Francesca Lia Block: two zombies meet at a Revanants Anonymous m
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 29th 2009)
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
Jan 27, 2016 Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* rated it liked it
Recommended to Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* by: Bandit

Even though I enjoy Anthologies, have a lot them to read on my bookshelf, and can get through them relatively easy if I keep reading them, I'm horrible at finishing them quickly. I can't sit and read several short stories at once, and I tend to get caught up in the other books I'm reading, forgetting about the anthology. This year I had a plan to read one book every month, starting in January, figuring a month was plenty of time to get through an anthology. Well, here it is in September, and I a
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~

Zombie Romance!

It was really good. I thought. Not your grandma/auntie kind of romance books. That's for sure.
Oct 29, 2009 Steven rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Full Disclosure: I have a story in this book.

I like themed anthologies. It's partially because I'm a fan of short stories in general. Even more than that, I like to see how different authors can take a basic idea and do all sorts of fun and unexpected things with it.

On that front, Hungry for Your Love fits the bill. This is an e-anthology published by Ravenous Romance that starts with a twist: Forget vampires - what about zombie romance?

The twenty one (well over 300 pages!) of stories capture a
DeAnna Knippling
I wanted to like this but couldn't.

1) This collection was trying to be all things to all possible readers of this book. Make the romance readers happy! Make the horror readers happy! Make the urban fantasy readers happy! That much happiness got spread thin. I wish it had gone with "make romance readers happy" and left it at that.

2) Almost all of the stories were cheesy and bland, with a wink towards the reader. I felt like they were missing the potential in both the romance and horror genres. "G
Eva Leger
Nov 28, 2012 Eva Leger rated it really liked it
I found this on my library's website while looking for another book. Honestly, I didn't even see the 'romance' aspect. I seriously doubt I'd have gotten it. It's kind of hard to imagine zombies in love. Or so I thought.
This review will be ongoing because of my memory and the fact that it's an anthology. So....

5 stars - Romance Ain't Dead by Jeremy Wagner - I'm happy that Lori Perkins started out strong because I'm not hesitant to give up on a book I don't enjoy anymore. This is a good, good stor
Emilly The Book Scamp
Sep 13, 2016 Emilly The Book Scamp rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: the dead
Recommended to Emilly by: myself
I had no idea what the hell I was getting into, and now I regret my curiosity.

I like porn. I like sex. I love the crazy, bat-shit type of sex that comes with aliens, shifters, vampires, BDSM (bloodplay, etc), and I adore the unusual. Zombies are just more pebbles to add to my towering mountain.

But this was just poorly written...I couldn't even say. Most of the stories were just "scenes" with little or no discernible plot (and if there were plots, they were discarded rapidement).

I disliked this..
Apr 15, 2011 Bandit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I guess I didn't give this more stars, because I expected something more out of this awesome concept. Romance and zombies sounds like fun, sounds like one might want to get creative, let the imagination roam a bit, something...However, I feel like a lot of authors in this book just sorta offered up smut, smut with zombies. Kinda felt like a cheap cop out. Romance as such barely makes an appearance, oddly in male author written stories. Maybe it says something about women and genre fiction, maybe ...more
R Scott Steele
Dec 04, 2010 R Scott Steele rated it it was amazing
If you ever thought that zombies and romance didn't mix, this book will prove you wrong. An outstanding collection of stories that just made me hungry for more!
Russ Crossley
Oct 02, 2010 Russ Crossley rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. A wonderful group of stories that take the zombie myth in a whole new direction.
Jan 01, 2016 Lexie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i have been a fan of zombies since I was a toddler and George Romero was the Zombie Making God. The recent rise in Zombie Romance stories caught me by surprise since I honestly never saw them as anything but amusing shamblers with a vicious appetite. Some of these authors have changed my mind, given the Zombie Mythos a twist that doesn't make the romance so completely wrong, but others just reinforced my opinion. Regardless I enjoyed this anthology quite a bit. My individual opinions on each ...more
Dec 07, 2011 FredTownWard rated it really liked it
Best Zombie Romance Anthology EVER!

It will probably come as no surprise to learn that this is the ONLY zombie romance anthology ever.

Lori Perkins' Introduction is a must read explanation for how this seemingly insane project ever came to be; as you no doubt expected, some daring, even some "double dog daring" was involved. Suffice it to say that Ms. Perkins encountered some skepticism: "We posted the thesis on Facebook, and hundreds of readers said they couldn't imagine romance with rotting corp
I've never been happier to finish an anthology on anything in my life, partially because this book took me on such a whirlwind of emotional turns that I feel like I need to review it just to say that I survived it. *proudly attaches "I survived an Adult Zombie Romance book" button to her breast pocket.*

Although it was a bit of a struggle, I actually found a few of the stories here charming, probably more than I expected to, considering the thematic of this particular collection of stories.

Jennifer Williams
Oct 06, 2011 Jennifer Williams rated it liked it
I wanted to like this. Really I did. I love zombies. I love erotica. And I've met the editor so I had high hopes but ultimately I was disappointed. Most of the stories read like bad Harlequin romances or like smutty sex and zombies were just thrown together to qualify for the anthology. Of course, whether or not someone likes a work of fiction is subjective and I realize that so keeping that in mind...

I personally found many of the female characters to be exactly the type of women I either hate
Jan 12, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombies
Like all anthologies, there's some great work and some sub-par work inside. In the case of Hungry For Your Love, the less-than-stellar stories are fewer and farther between than in most anthologies I have come across. That being said, I will review a few select pieces and advise the reader to just skip the first story completely.

"Revenants Anonymous" by Francesca Lia Block: The first great story in the book. It is one of the most highly reviewed, and deservedly so, with the sweet and tentativel
Aug 16, 2012 L rated it liked it
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May 06, 2011 Guillermo rated it really liked it
The stories range from silly and cute to erotic and weird to are you kidding me? Because there are so many stories I'd have to review in order to get the full on idea, I'd like to just point out some of my favorites. And not review them. I do a horrible job at reviewing things like this. I'm complaining. Perhaps for filler.

Francesca Lia Block's (The Frenzy, Open Letter to Quiet Light) "Revenants Anonymous" introduces us to Casey, whose eye is set on Ed - both of which are revenants attempting to
Rachel Carrington
Jul 20, 2013 Rachel Carrington rated it really liked it
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Reetta Saine
Jul 24, 2011 Reetta Saine rated it liked it
Shelves: enkku, kauhu
Arvostelussa ei ole käytetty yhtään hirsipuuhuumoria... hups. Zombiet ja rakkaustarinat eivät yleensä sovi samaan lauseeseen, joten novellikokoelma oli pakko hankkia jo ennakkotilauksena. Muistissa on kuitenkin Nummelinin toimittama Tuhansien zombien maa, jossa elävät kuolleet rakastivat ja surivat useammassakin tarinassa.

En tiedä, pitäisikö tätä kokoelmaa kutsua "monimuotoiseksi" vai "yhteismitattomaksi". Samaan kirjaan on ympätty niin maailman todennäköisesti ensimmäinen zombie-threesome, peri
Feb 12, 2015 S rated it really liked it
This was given to me as a Valentine's Day gift in 2014. I should've finished the last story on Valentine's of this year, but I just couldn't wait. I read this between reading other books. (As in, read a book, read a few stories from this while picking the next book to read, then read another book, read a few more stories from this, repeat process.) It was fun, and a little strange, and not all the stories were zombie love -- some were just normal people finding love during the zombie ...more
Feb 25, 2011 Linda rated it liked it
Shelves: feb-2011
"Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance" wasn't really my cup of tea. I usually like my zed novels with more action and less romance. There were a few stories that were outstanding and are why I gave it a 3/5 instead of a 1/5. Regina Riley's 'Undying Love' was my favorite story. I am a fan of Urban Fantasy and Ms. Riley left me wanting more. I enjoyed Brian Keene's 'Captive Hearts. Nothing like a little fun revenge with a side of zombies. And the haunting 'Later' by Michael ...more
Sep 29, 2015 Angela rated it liked it
An anthology of stories involving zombies and romance. Some stories are actually zombies and love, while others are survivors of a zombie apocalypse dealing with romance. As is typical of all anthologies, some stories are really cute, some okay and some somewhat forgettable. Be prepared for some eroticism in some of the stories. Some of my favorite stories were: Romance Ain't Dead; First Love Never Dies; Undying Love; Apocalypse as Foreplay; and Kicking The Habit.
Feb 26, 2011 Jenn rated it liked it
Shelves: zombies
This is an interesting and sometimes disturbing collection of zombie tales. Some stories were interesting, some were downright moronic (Coldwell, I'm looking at you), and hidden in between were gems that made me want to know more.
Overall, I liked it. But it fell into the same trap that most anthologies let a few train wrecks in to fill the pages, and ended up bringing the enjoyment down a few notches.
Sep 24, 2011 Teresa rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombie-books
All in all, a very good collection of zombie stories. Like all anthologies, some were much better than others. Certain stories and authors definitely deserve second looks,namely: R.G. Hart, Regina Riley (reminiscent of Kim Harrison, to me at least), Brian Keene, Lois H. Gresh, Steven Saus, Kilt Kilpatrick, Jeanine McAdam, and Gina McQueen (rumored to be zombie master John Skipp in drag!).
Sep 29, 2015 Yolanda rated it it was ok
Shelves: short-stories
Aghhh, An anthology of zombie romance, just like you might imagine rotting flesh finds love. I could not get past that thought for the entire book. The stories themselves were entertaining but the best things about anthologies is finding different authors to seek out and enjoy. I will be sticking to zombies without love stories from now on.
Sep 02, 2011 Jessica marked it as to-read
Shelves: owned
I'm not going to lie, I have NO expectations for this book except to laught till I choke. Really?! I could not pass this up for $5, I love zombies and romance, but together spells disaster. Can't Wait!!
Bwahahaha...zombie love...zombie love your sweet hot brain, not your sweet hot a**
Oct 11, 2014 Darcy rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, pnr, anthologies, zombies
Like with most anthologies you have an interesting mix. Some of these stories made me laugh, some were blah, and a couple really grossed me out, one not in a gross zombie way, just inappropriate relationship way.

If you are a fan of zombies and love stories check this one out.
Dustin Reade
all told, this is pretty good anthology. Some of the stories clunk a bit, but not so much as to detract from the overall enjoyment of the book. Brian Keene's story stands out as one of the more disturbing, though the others don't shy away from a bit of gore and offense.
Aug 30, 2016 Kym rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kym by: Jeremy Wagner/Lori Perkins
Not a huge short story fan, but I loved the authors challenge of mixing Zombies with romance! Also my wonderful husband wrote the first story... Still I was surprised how enjoyable at his collection was!
Jan 30, 2011 Tad rated it really liked it
This book was really dirty and I had to keep myself from blushing while reading it. Definitely does a good job of parodying romance novels, though, and there were some really good stories in here. Still, though, not for the faint of heart or those who get embarrassed easily!!
Jun 17, 2011 Coley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-l
As much as I wanted to, I really couldn't get into the majority of this book. I read a few stories that were okay, and tried to start the rest but just couldn't get myself to finish them. Unfortunately this book went back to the library largely unfinished.
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