Firstly- thanks Lisa for having me on the blog! And now, without further ado…deep thoughts with Daisy.
It is a truth universally recognized that things that disgust us also get us hot. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before brave authors began writing zombie love stories. Zombies terrify us! They’re contagious, soulless, a-moral things- and we love watching them pick off heroes one by one.
But what of the experience of being a zombie? 28 Weeks Later explored this question. So did Star Trek Voyager when Seven of Nine left the Borg. The Borg hinted at zombie-ism, thought their hive mind behaved more like a network of frankensteins. Still, they prompted questions…questions I’ve thought a lot about in writing my upcoming release, Lust After Death.
For example- what is the difference between a zombie and a Frankenstein?
In frankenstein and zombies stories alike, themes arise of self-determinacy, expectation, mind control, and objectification. Yet only in frankenstein stories can we relate to the monster’s point of view. Don’t get me wrong- I love zombies! However, zombies display a smaller range of emotions. Zombies epitomize our fears of contagion, disease, and mental illness. One cannot relate to a zombie- and therein lies their horror.
Frankenstein-type creatures are another matter. In Mary Shelly’s story, the scientist was the true villain. Time and again, we catch a glimpse of the monster’s soul. In every movie in which humans re-animate a frankenstein-type corpse- whether comedy, horror, or tragedy- we see that glimmer, that humanity. (And in Weird Science, the manufactured woman was smarter than her makers.) “Steins” feel, love, hope. It’s society that evil, it’s mankind that objectifies. When man creates monsters in his image, we as readers relate to the monster.
In Lust After Death, I wrote a stein love story. It’s a marriage of convenience tale involving a re-animated bride and a zombie freedom-fighter. My heroine Josie combines Kelly LeBrock, Seven of Nine, Sasha from the first Psy-Changeling book, and Summer Glau. And my hero Bane? He’s part terminator, part GI Joe, and all man! After all, don’t re-animated corpses have the right to be free? A chance at love and hot smexin’?
I think so! Support stein rights and buy Lust After Death. Releasing July 8th from Ellora’s Cave.
You can purchase Lust After Death at Ellora's Cave, here.
A little bit about Daisy:
Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn’t sure if she writes erotica. Her paranormal romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris’s dismay, the sex tends to get completely out of hand.
She writes about trampy mermaids, sexy dragons, and snuff-y shark-shifters. Her work also features zombie ingenues, horny gods, and some holiday characters like you’ve never seen them before. And there’s almost always a mad scientist in there somewhere.
If you like science-y subplots, fantastical creatures, and red-hot chemistry, you’ll love Daisy Harris. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and at www.thedaisyharris.com/.
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