Dead Love: Zombie Book up for Bram Stoker

Hope you all saw the news about Dead Love being up for a “bloody big award” in Anneli Rufus’s East Bay Express column on Sunday morning:

“Dead Love has been nominated in the Superior Achievement in a Novel category, along with Horns by Joe Hill, Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, Apocalypse of the Dead by Joe McKinney, Dweller by Jeff Strand, and A Dark Matter by Peter Straub. All of these nominees were published by megapublishers except for Dweller, which is out from Dark Regions Press, and Dead Love, which was published by Berkeley indie outfit Stone Bridge Press.

The book begins as its narrator, Erin, steps off a plane at Tokyo’s Narita Airport “in my short, jade-green sheath and six-inch stiletto heels … my purplish-brown hair up in a French twist.” Little does she know that soon she will be very nearly made into a zombie and will be pursued across several continents by a lovelorn shape-shifting ghoul, that “darkest and dankest of the beings,” a corpse-eating “supernatural low-life,” as revealed in an EBX profile …”

The entire Dead Love cast is cutting up, they’re so delighted.

We’re all especially thrilled because that lovely announcement was the work of Anneli. She’s a writer after all of our hearts and we admire her brains and her books, especially Weird Europe: A Guide to Macabre, Bizarre and Just Plain Weird Sights (with Kristan Lawson), Magnificent Corpses: Searching Through Europe for St. Peter’s Head, St. Claire’s Heart, St. Stephen’s Hand, and Other Saintly Relics, and Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto

So hats, heads, and hands off to Anneli Rufus for sharing the news!

That’s it for today’s Slice.

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice