Servant of the Undead

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 May 2019

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Not quite what I expected. I felt a little disconnected from the story at first but got into it a bit later on in the book. Stunted writing style, slows a bit in places then speeds up like mad before stopping again.
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Hot, sexy, fun...a new twist on the zombie genre that is captivating. The story flows well and plays may even make you laugh and squirm at the same time.
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Monsters and steamy moments!! I love zombies, and this book feed that thrill, and mixes it with some edge of your seat sexytime moments. An absolute must read!!
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This book was very interesting,  I liked the romance.  Thanks to Netgalley,  for this free copy. My opinion is my own.  ☆☆☆☆
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This was a weird one.
Still not sure how I really feel about this one. The story line was definitely interesting- sex zombies, who doesn't want to know more about that, but the characters were not that real to me .
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I was going into this book with a open mind as I read other reviews regarding this book.  If you are wanting a steamy and sexy book about Zombies...This is your book.  I always love a good sexy, steamy book to read but I swear every other page about having sex and if Hayden could handle having this much sex.  And personally I just couldn't get past the amount of sex scenes I was reading.  In the End, I liked book and I can see myself reading another one from Isabelle Drake.
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This book really should be just stuck in the erotica section there's really not much of a plot but hot sex scenes with zombies,  if you want a sexy odd read this will quench your thirst
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I would call this book more erotica than horror. Not much horror really but very grounded and as realistic as a fictional book can be. Overall I did enjoy the book it was a easy read and my first taste of erotica was good it had story thrown in with the sex so that was good. Wouldn’t mind reading a sequel or two as some questions are unanswered.
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Interesting take on the whole Zombie craze. Good writing for the most part. Overall I found the story to good.
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I can honestly say this book wasnt what I expected. Usually erotica is light on story, but this wasnt one of them. Tho convoluted and confusing at times I really enjoyed it. Hayden, a tabloid reporter in search of the next story. Mattie a zombie who feeds on sex, with a secret plan.  Hayden gets caught up in Matties plans.  Will he escape it. or finally realize that he doesnt want to?  The ending left it open for maybe more stories in the future.  I hope the author does continue it, many questions were left unanswered.
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I don’t think this book is going to be a book for everyone but if you like a little monster mixed in with your erotica it may just be the book for you.

Hayden is a young guy doing a little zombie sex-cult research for a junk rag in the library when he is approached by a gorgeous woman wearing little more than a mini-skirt and a few scraps of rags. She’s dripping (it’s storming out, you pervs), she is icy cold and she smells weird. He knows deep down that something is not quite right here but he has sex with her anyway (hey, she offered!) and now he’s in way over his head. Turns out she’s the sort of zombie that he has just been researching.  What are the odds, do you think?! She lets him know that he is her newest sex pet and he must perform whenever she feels the need to “feed” which is quite often, it turns out. She feeds off of sex, by the way, instead of brains and he has no way to fend her off because she easily compels him with her eyes and her beautiful body. 

“You don’t understand yet, do you? Let me explain. You belong to me now. Until I’m done with you, that is.” 
She chains him, she drugs him and, if you ask me, it serves him right! He has a girlfriend who he has cheated on and now because of his dick and his weakness, she’s caught up in all of this weirdness. He is one of the world’s worst boyfriends and feels bad for brief moments but not bad enough to figure a way out of the situation. And nearly not bad enough for me to feel bad for him as I reveled in his debasement! 

This book is something else. I cannot honestly say that I liked any of the characters with the exception of Rachelle, the cuckolded but good-natured girlfriend, because they’re all pretty despicable creatures who do terrible things and think terrible thoughts but I couldn’t put it down. It’s a sexy, strange read with loads of dubious consent and a few humiliating episodes but nothing overly gross or truly disturbing (says me who has read some AWFUL stuff in the past, pee & poo stuff if you must know, so your mileage may vary). Be warned though, if dubious consent or the inability to consent scares you off because that stuff is here in several scenes. None of it gets too dark or disgusting and it’s not filled with angst and emotional despair. It was all rather amusing in a dark, dubiously sexy sort of way. 

I’d give it a 3 1/2 because the story did get a wee bit convoluted towards the last half but it still managed to keep me entertained.

Thanks to Netgalley & the publisher for providing me with an ARC.
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A new take on zombies. I would not classify this as horror, but more erotica.  It starts from the first chapter and is an one going sexual adventure with zombies!

I read a lot of romance and paranormal books but I found it hard to read about sexy zombies. 

I voluntarily read this arc and these opinions are my own..
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I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to. I requested it due to it being Horror and Zombies but the Erotica side of it I wasn't sure about. As it turns out though it worked really well as a story and actually gave a good new angle to the genre.
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You've seen slow zombies, and fast zombies. You've seen Haitian Voodoo zombies, Deadite zombies, and Vampire zombies. Hell, you've even seen radioactive mutant ghoul zombies. I'm willing to bet, however, you've never seen erotic sex zombies - and, if you have, never quite like this.

Servant of the Undead is hard to pin down to any one genre. It works as horror, erotica, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and even pop culture homage. It's the story of Hayden Thomas, a tabloid reporter who is looking for something fresh, and who (ironically) stumbles across something rotten.

His discovery of a book about zombies who look normal, and who engage in kinky sexual rites, promises to wow his editor, but it also catches the attention of somebody else - a sexy, arrogant, young woman in fishnets, fingerless gloves, and a tiny skirt who seems completely unaffected by the cold and the snow as she makes her way in through a library window.

Isabelle Drake doesn't spoon-feed the reader, and I like that. We're in the dark for much of the story, not understanding what Mattie really wants of Hayden, or what the rest of her tribe wants with Rachelle, Hayden's mortal girlfriend. Interwoven into the scenes of cold, sometimes cruel, erotica are themes of power, control, and consent that make this so compelling. While it's hard to form an emotional attachment to any of the characters, it's all too easy to be fascinated by their struggles, and excited by their angry sex.

Servant of the Undead wasn't quite what I expected, and it's better for it.
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