Well, not necessarily the Z.A., but certainly an author who knows what it’s all about. Kylie Scott is a Queensland gal who loves her B grade horror, the more screamy and blood-splattery the better, and what better horror subject to write about than zombies? Throw in a super scorching love story (not with said zombies – that would be icky) and you have the bones of a cracking debut novel.
Take a look…
When the plague hit, her neighbours turned into mindless, hungry, homicidal maniacs.
Daniel has been a loner his entire life. Then the world empties and he realises that being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Finn is a former cop who is desperate for companionship, and willing to do anything it takes to protect the survivors around him.
When the three cross paths they band together; sparks fly, romance blooms in the wasteland and Ali, Daniel and Finn bend to their very human needs in the ruins of civilisation.
Lust, love and trust all come under fire in Flesh as the three band together to survive, hunted through the suburban wastelands.
Doesn’t that sound exciting? Love, lust and trust…ooooooh! Flesh releases October 1st but you can pre-order it right now from Amazon for your Kindle, or from the iTunes store. For other retailers check out the Flesh page at Momentum Books. So hurry up and secure your copy.
Now here’s Kylie!
First up, a big thank you to Cathryn for giving me a spot to celebrate the release of my first book ‘Flesh’.
The idea for ‘Flesh’ came from a mix of my love of Romance stories and all those wonderfully grungy action films back in the ‘80s. Do you remember them? Movies like Terminator and Aliens were my personal favourites, where one lone woman stood tall to the end, fighting the good fight. It didn’t matter how afraid they were, these girls didn’t back down. They fought on with their hair way out of place and without the benefit of tight clothing. Come aliens, the end of the world or whatever, Sarah Connor and Ripley did us proud. Now those women were tough.
‘Flesh’ starts a couple of months after the complete collapse of society. Imagine it, no running water or electricity and supplies would be scattered or scarce. The very thought of existing without the internet sends me running for cover! With the world upended, life might revolve around adapting and just plain good old surviving from day to day. I like to believe in such a situation, love and hope would become more precious than ever. Certainly, the standard rules for dating and wooing need not necessarily apply. And now that I come to think of it, they always said there was safety in numbers…
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Food wise you’d probably be eating a lot of baked beans and tinned soup. Or maybe even those dreaded Military Rations we always hear about. I’ve always wondered if they’re as bad as they sound. To celebrate the fact that hopefully we don’t have to find out anytime soon, I decided to make something packed full of fresh ingredients. I hope you like it.
Feta & Chickpea Salad
drained and rinsed
100-150g of feta, diced
1 punnet of cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in halves
2 celery stalks, diced
2 large carrots, diced
A handful of snow peas, cut into thirds
½ red onion, finely diced
1 avocado, diced
1tspn minced garlic
Juice of ½ a lemon
½ tblspn of your favourite balsamic, French or Italian salad dressing
Combine all ingredients in your favourite salad bowl and mix carefully.
If you like, you can set aside a little of each veg to sprinkle across the top to pretty up your presentation.
Should chickpeas not be your thing, try replacing them with a cup of couscous instead. Delicious!
Nice salad, Kylie! Perfect for keeping that post-Apocalyptic metabolism going….or for a weekend barbecue with family and friends.
Now, my lovely Feasters, Kylie has satisfied your bellies, so how about she satisfies your brain too? Tell us your best zombie fighting food or weapon and you’ll go into the draw to win an e-book copy of Flesh (gawd, I LOVE typing that title!). Baseball bats seemed to work pretty well on Shaun of the Dead, but only with a Queen soundtrack. I think there might be potential for crackers because blowing stuff up is always fun. Except for the mess maybe… Anyway I’m sure you can think of something suitably efficient for fighting those pesky zombies. So get commenting!
Giveaway closes midnight Tuesday, 2nd October 2012 AEST. Open internationally. Rah!
This giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to Juanita who has won an ebook copy of Kylie’s fab debut novel, Flesh. Happy reading! And thanks to everyone else who joined in the Feasty Fun.