Description from Publisher:
When hearts rot, fuses ignite.
Super geek gets the girl, a righteous preacher and his undead wife, fantastical zombies, the tantric art of zubbing, mindless hive workers, and traditional flesh eating walkers, this anthology has a bit of everything. Our twisted tales pull you into the darkest of darks, where hope is lost, and sustaining life is no simple feat.
Twenty-one authors congealed romance, bombs, and zombies into stories that are diverse, witty, and occasionally gut-wrenching. Travel through time to walk in alternate histories, visit magical realms, and face down pestilence that will literally rot your insides. This collection is sure to warm your cold, dead, heart.
Another faneffintastic anthology put out by “Evil Girlfriend Media.”
So, if you recall, I wrote a review on their first book, “Witches, Stitches and Bitches” and anthology with, well, witches, stitches and bitches throughout. I loved the book and loved the idea of an anthology.
The idea behind, “Roms, Bombs and Zoms” each story within this anthology has to incorporate each word or word meaning: Romance, Bombs and Zombies. OMG… late night reading a go! This book includes everything from Medieval Zombies in the story, “The Tower” to futuristic, survivalist zombies. It has Russian mobster and Trailer Trash Back Woods tramps. The zombies range from typical viral zombies to chemical warfare zombies to weird virus worm zombies. So much creativeness stuffed into the pages of a thrill ride on paper.
I love it. It’s so gritty, dirty, entertaining, and FUN! The stories throughout are strong, well written, and imaginative. I think, for any author, it would be a definite privileged to be chosen to be apart of any of Evil Girlfriend Media’s anthologies.
There were a few incredibly creative, strong short stories written in this compilation. Here are the top 3 of my favorites:
When the Last War Ended by Paul S. Huggins
This story definitely did not turn out how I was expecting it to. This story made me cry. Yes, a zombie filled romance, made me weep like a baby. Job well done, Mr. Huggins, job well done! I would have to say that this is my most favorite story within this book. I could not wait to contact EGM and let them know how I felt about this story alone.
Mama by Jay Wilburn
Killer story! (Hhahah see what I did there… Killer..*snicker* )
Church of the Risen Dead by Tom D. Wright
The only thing I can say about this story, is a quote from His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama: ” This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the is kindness.”
Some additional thoughts:
The story “From Safety to Where” by Kris Freestone NEEDS TO BE MADE INTO A LONGER STORY!! What happened to Ava. What happened to the others? What happens….AHhhhh!