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Lucky Stiff by Tonia Brown
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Aug 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: humorous, standalone, zombies, erotica, indie
Read from August 17 to 20, 2011

Peter's just a young 18 on his first spring break to New Orleans with his friends when he accidentally takes ecstasy instead of sleeping pills and dies. His friends, terrified, drag his corpse off to a local voodoo priestess who raises him with her special kind of magic--tantric magic. Somehow this method of raising Peter combined with the time of year makes Peter into a very special kind of zombie. One who can feed off of female orgasms instead of human flesh if he so chooses.

Brown's concept is hilarious and well-executed. Peter is a zombie with a permanent hard-on who can't come but needs female orgasms to feed off of to keep him from going all cold-blooded killer. Um possibly the best female-friendly set-up for a paranormal erotica ever?

On top of the fun and varied sex scenes and witty commentary though there's lots of well-conceived plot. Peter has issues he has to deal with. He basically has to grow the fuck up enough to be able to handle a monogamous relationship and recognize real love for what it is.

Alas, the dialogue sometimes feels a bit unnatural, and there's also the issue that while Peter expresses some bisexual feelings, he only can feed off of female orgasms so only has sex with a man once. Even then it's in the context of a threesome and is the only non-erotica sex scene. It felt as if Brown was wanting to be edgy but not wanting to go all the way, which is unfair to real life bisexuals. I wish she had either made Peter capable of feeding off of all orgasms or simply straight. Walking the line the way Brown does rubs me a bit the wrong way.

Overall this is a fun erotica with a unique storyline that manages to make zombies sexy with a heavy dash of voodoo. I recommend it to those who love zombies and erotica fairly equally. I'm betting, knowing the people that I know, that this is not as small a portion of the population as some may think.

Check out my full review. (Link will be live on August 29, 2011).
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Tonia Brown
“The trick to being undead, much like being monogamous, is keeping everything fresh.”
Tonia Brown, Lucky Stiff


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