It started with a dream.... Yes, I’m serious. I was binge watching some zombie shows on Netflix then started dreaming about zombies. There were several of them. Two dreams have stuck with me, and one was enough to develop into a story. A story that demanded to be written, as I ended up with writer’s block as I tried to write the one I wanted to. Needless to say, this story was written first.

Aside from my dream, I also gained some inspiration from the zombie shows and movies I watched. The three that inspired me the most were World War Z, Z Nation, and The Walking Dead. I know there are plenty of others out there, and I’ve seen a few others, but those three stuck with me the most while I wrote It Took a Zombie Apocalypse.

I have to say the world events going on at the time also provided some inspiration. So, you may read some scenes in the story that are reflections of world events and situations. It truly is amazing what will light an idea in my mind, but these are the inspiration behind It Took a Zombie Apocalypse.

Blurb: It started with a kiss.

Then the zombies came. Now, Missy must work with the neighbor her parents hate if she wants to survive. But zombies aren't the only threat to her life, or her heart.

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RJ pressed on the text and read….

Contagion arrived from Ostrander.
Spread through the hospital.
Stay in bunker.
I’m infected.

Zombies? He dropped his phone and stared at it on the floor, expecting it to explode. Zombies didn’t exist. He was in some kind of dream. Had to be. Missy actually had come home for the summer. And kissed him. Now, zombies.

“What is it?” Missy bent down to pick up his cell then handed it back to him. “What happened back at the park?”

“Zombies.” The word came out before he had a chance to stop it. He didn’t know whether to laugh or grab Missy again and run.

A crooked smile formed dimples in her cheeks. “You’re joking, right? Trying to help me laugh off what happened.”

“I wish.” He showed her the message from his father. “My dad doesn’t have a sense of humor.”

The phone beeped, and she pushed his hand away. “I think it needs to be charged. We should call him just to be sure. Or contact somebody. Maybe he meant something else. You know how stupid autocorrect can be.”

RJ rushed to the kitchen, found his charger, and plugged in the cell. But, by then, he’d lost signal. Reception was spotty in West Vitula, but he couldn’t get anything. He peeked through the doorway, out to the living room. “Missy, can you get a signal?”

After digging into her purse, she pulled out her phone with a pink, sparkly case. Not at all what he expected from her. Had he missed that girly side, or had someone given it to her, and she didn’t want to hurt their feelings? That he could understand.

She held the cell up and moved around the room. “I got nothing. What’s going on?”

“I don’t know. Maybe we should try outside?” Though he doubted it would make a difference.

Missy stepped over to window and shoved the curtains aside. “Um, there are people coming. And they don’t…look right.”

RJ glanced outside. Neighbors walked down the middle of the street, their bodies twitching. And no one stopped to talk to one another. They just kept marching along to some unknown destination. As they came closer, he noticed their tattered clothing, their disheveled hair, and limbs connected at odd angles to the rest of their body, as if they’d been trampled. And now they were up and walking.

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About the Author:
Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to go to fitness class and walk her Great Pyrenees/Retriever her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at

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Published on February 04, 2017 04:16 • 449 views • Tags: forbidden-love, interracial, it-took-a-zombie-apocalypse, jessica-e-subject, new-adult, romance, scifi, virus, zombie, zombie-apocalypse
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Jessica Subject Thank you so much for hosting me, Laurel! :)

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Laurel Richards Jessica wrote: "Thank you so much for hosting me, Laurel! :)"

My pleasure. Hope you see lots of sales!

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