“… It’s a spellbinding story filled with preternatural gypsies: a not-quite-zombie girl, a smitten ghoul, a witch doctor, a dwarf, stealthy black-clad ninjas and tattooed Japanese gangsters. Dead Love’s world is one of global conspiracies, corrupt diplomats, hidden microchips, poisoned blowfish, blackmail, and ominous intent, of ‘dark faces shut tight against inquiry.’
McFerrin’s stunning prose evokes her story’s shifting locations from Tokyo’s clip joints and karaoke bars to a drug-running photographer’s houseboat that ‘smelled of licorice drops and hashish and developing chemicals.’
Dead Love is a hunter’s tale, a story about searching and finding and losing and searching again. And it’s a story about hope, a ‘hope like a sickening rollercoaster ride that takes you up and down and throws you about.’
Lovers of the vampire/zombie genre will go crazy for it. But Dead Love isn’t just for them. The rest of us will be amazed at how thrilling – and literate – a zombie novel can be.
—Anne Sigmon, excerpt from a review in Writer Advice
—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice
*Anne Sigmon is a Bay Area freelance writer and blogger (www.JunglePants.com) who writes about adventure travel for people with health limitations. She is currently finishing a memoir about surviving stroke and resuming travel to remote corners from Burma to Uzbekistan.