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Zombies are People Too by Tamsin Flowers


Hi and Happy Halloween!

I’m so glad to have caught you on this one day of the year when your thoughts will be turning to… the undead! Ghosts, ghouls, vampires, werewolves and, my personal favorites, zombies—it’s their special day, so I hope you’re all set to help them celebrate with some fabulous Halloween parties and trick-or-treating.

But actually, what I want to talk about today is a little more serious. In the press, on TV and in thousands of books, I’ve noticed the emergence of a serious problem – a vicious case of discrimination and I want to speak out against it. Zombie discrimination! Everywhere I look these friendly little critters are getting bad press. They’re portrayed as mindless zombies, hell bent on sucking the brains out of ‘normal’ people—and, after all, who’s to say what’s normal? TV shows cast them as the enemy and let the good guys chop them to pieces. Have you noticed how the zombies never get to win? How they never even get to voice their point of view?

I think it’s shocking. Zombies are people too, you know. Or at least they were, until they got caught up in the zombie apocalypse. Inside each zombie, there’s the human they once were. Imagine if one of those zombies being hacked to pieces on screen was actually a family member or an old friend. It doesn’t bear thinking about, does it?

So, it’s time to take action and make our voices heard. It’s time the rights of zombies were taken seriously. It’s time for zombies to be portrayed in the media as they really are—fun loving, friendly, intelligent people with significant problems and challenges to overcome. It’s not fair that one sector of society should be so misrepresented—so will you join me in my campaign? We need to set up protests and marches to show our support for the zombie hoards that are being treated so mercilessly at the hands of the entertainment industry.

To kick it off, I’ve put my money where my mouth is. Yes, that’s right, I’ve written a short story collection of zombie-friendly erotica called Zombie Erotoclypse. And I have three free ebooks of it to give away to any readers who speak up for zombies in the comments below! Contest ends 11/3 at 11:59PM EST. 


And just to let you see how wonderful zombies can be, here’s a little excerpt from my story, The Joy of Zombie Sex:

Can you imagine how confusing it must be to wake up one day to discover you’re a zombie? How do you know that you need to eat brains and how do you discover just how fantastic zombie sex can be?  Luckily for the poor, undead heroine Alice, she stumbles right into the path of a good zombie Samaritan. Berthold takes her in and shows her… the joy of zombie sex!

“I’m taking you home,” he said.

His voice was a low rasp. He lifted me into his arms as easily as if I had been a child and with my head pressed against his chest I could the roar of his heartbeat. He covered the ground back to the apartment in long easy strides.

The moment the door had closed behind us his hands were on me, tearing at my clothes as he pushed me up hard against the wall. Within seconds my T-shirt lay shredded on the floor and my jeans followed, ripped down while still done up. He kissed my mouth insistently and then burned a trail of kisses down my throat. His hands pushed back the cups of my bra and his mouth found my breasts. His tongue was rough and his teeth were sharp, pulling at my nipples until they puckered. Sucking them hard, he stoked the fire that was building between my legs.

I moaned in approval. He looked up at me with his strange brown eyes. Then, with his hand underneath my armpits, he lifted me up, carried me through the apartment and quite literally threw me into the bedroom onto the bed. He stripped off his own clothes as roughly as he had torn off mine and, with a snarl, he was on me. He ripped away my bra and panties and his hands were all over me, stroking, feeling, exploring. I writhed underneath him and pulled him down by his shoulders to kiss him.

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Author bio: Tamsin Flowers

13611061_sTamsin Flowers loves to write light-hearted erotica, often with a twist in the tail/tale and a sense of fun.  In the words of one reviewer, ‘Ms Flowers has a way of describing sexual tension that forces itself upon your own body.’ Her stories have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and she is now graduating to novellas with the intention to pen her magnum opus in the very near future.  In the meantime, like most erotica writers, she finds herself working on at least ten stories at once: while she figures out whose leg belongs in which story, you can find out more about her at Tamsin’s Superotica or Tamsin Flowers. Follow her on Twitter @TamsinFlowers or on Facebook Tamsin Flowers.


Author: emilycale

Erotic romance writer. Runs on caffeine and wine. Don't feed after midnight.

6 thoughts on “Zombies are People Too by Tamsin Flowers

  1. Reblogged this on TAMSIN'S SUPEROTICA and commented:
    I’m over at Literary Lagniappe today, starting a campaign for zombies’ rights! Check it out…

  2. I freaking LOVE zombies. This post makes me so happy. Thanks for hanging out with us today, Tamsin!

  3. I love Zombies i am a big Walking Dead fan.

  4. I love zombies!!!!!!!!

  5. Poor zombies! They scare the crap out of me but if I ever met one who didn’t try to eat my brains I’d buy him/her a rare steak dinner. 🙂 I’d love to read your stories.

  6. Tamsin, your post had me smiling! I have read a couple of stories with zombies as a romantic lead, even though it wasn’t necessarily erotica, but I’d love to read your take on zombies. Thanks so much for sharing and for the smiles!

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