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"I haven\'t laughed this much since Happy Hour of the Damned!"

Amanda Feral is a zombie and proud of it! Together with her friend and fellow zombie Wendy and the best fashion accessory anyone could have, gay vamp Gil, she is ready to party with the best of them in Seattle's supernatural nightlife. But what is a zombie to do when her mother gets sick? Well if your name is Amanda Feral you can try and ignore it. However fate (well a resurrection gone bad) and a "moderately accurate" psychic have other plans and before you can say 'Happy Hour' she finds herself on a road trip that nobody will ever forget.

Crossing three states to see a criticizing mother is not something Amanda wanted to do in the first place. Crossing three states to see a criticizing mother in something that used to be a Winnebago is definitely not something Amanda saw herself ever doing. With some help from a Korean ghost and strange guy called Fishhook (I am not going to tell you how he gets that nickname...you have to read this for yourself to find out) they manage to get themselves in to all manner of strange situations that involve, to name just a few, blowing neo-nazis, a werewolf cop stalker and a horny dust devil.

This is one hell of a ride for the glamorous trio of ghouls and they are going to be glad they are already dead. If they were alive they would have met their demise before even setting off from home. Being dead is only just giving them a slim chance of surviving the Road Trip of the Living Dead but at least they will go out looking good.

Amanda Feral proves that being a zombie can be cool. She is the Paris Hilton of zombies and you will love her for more than just her brains. Mark Henry is the Jasper Fford of the paranormal genre and is somehow channeling Christopher Moore on a good day. This combination of disgusting humor wrapped up in fashionable fun is just good enough to eat and I certainly loved every moment of the experience.

Mark Henry has not only written something that is extremely sexy, scary and spooky but he manages to write it all as a woman! And do it so well! Where he got his knowledge of the female sex, the products we need and use and all the other little extras is beyond me and I don't think I really want to know. His zombie minions can come take a bite out of me any day and I can't wait to meet up with Amanda and the gang again in book three 'Battle of the Network Zombies'.

Enough said! I don't want to spoil it for anyone by saying anything else other than - I haven't laughed this much since Happy Hour of the Damned!

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted February 5, 2009

SUMMARY

Buckle up on the highway to hell...

Celebrity party girl Amanda Feral is back from the dead, and hungrier than ever for a good time. With her zombie gal pal Wendy and vampy gay sidekick Gil, this stone cold fox is dressed to kill, on the prowl, and ready to take a big juicy bite out of Seattle’s supernatural nightlife. But what’s a zombie chick to do when her “Mommie Dearest” gets sick? If you’re Amanda Feral, you can either ignore the wicked old witch—or bury the past by visiting Ethel before she kicks it. Amanda’s not thrilled about the idea of crossing three states just to be criticized. But Wendy, who’s always looking for fresh meat, is up for the adventure. And Gil, who just launched his “luxury” resurrection business, needs to disappear because a pissed-off client is out for his blood.

First, they pack their stiletto pumps and plasma into a skeevy rattrap on wheels that used to be a Winnebago. Then, with a little help from a Korean-ghost hood ornament, a masochist named Fishhook, and a slew of “moderately accurate” psychics, they hit the highway—their way. Of course, they’ll have to navigate past some neo-Nazi skinheads, a horny dust devil, a hunky werewolf cop (who could pass for an underwear model) and an unsightly horde of Kmart shoppers. But for this glamorous gang of ghouls this trip is about to take a dangerous detour that could give road kill a brand new meaning…

 

Road Trip of the Living Dead
(Amanda Feral, Celebrity Ghoul: Book 2)
by Mark Henry

Kensington Publishing
February 1, 2009
Available: February 24, 2009
ISBN #0758225245
EAN #9780758225245
288 pages
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Mark Henry

Battle of the Network Zombies
Happy Hour of the Damned


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