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Monday, March 25, 2013

VBT: Review & Giveaway - Sins of the Undead Patriot by. a.c. Mason



Sins of the Undead Patriot
a.c. Mason


BLURB:  

To save the President, Vaihan must trust the woman who betrayed him.
Vaihan Louchian, Ancient Zombie and Special Advisor to the President, dabbles in contracts for Homeland Security in Washington DC, the only remaining demilitarized zone. His latest mission: to seduce delectable Leera Waltz so he can take down her boyfriend Rowley, leader of the anti-zombie terrorist movement. Vaihan and the President work the Bill of Undead Rights through the Senate, but terrorist attacks rise. The futures of the living and undead are in jeopardy, and Ms. Waltz is not all she seems. Vaihan can’t help being more interested in rescuing her than in his assignment. Any human female who’s willing to put up with the complications of lovemaking with him and his bouts of OCD is worth the hassle.
Vaihan is powerful, intelligent and kind. So not what Leera expected of an undead. When she’s forced to betray Vaihan, she knows he will never understand. She must return to Rowley, and slips deeper into the city’s dark underworld. Then Vaihan’s suspected in an assassination attempt against the President, and Leera has to find the courage to do what’s right and save him, or lose not only Vaihan and the leader of the free world, but her heart and soul.
WARNING: Questionable sexual situations that will disturb some readers, such as abuse, bondage and drug use. Graphic violence and sex, including taboo play. M/F. M/F/M. M/M. And the sexiest undead civil servant you’ll ever meet.




REVIEW

I have read three previous novels of a.c. Mason, and really enjoyed them. When I was offered a chance to review Sins Of The Undead Patriot, I was excited at  the opportunity.

Vaihan Louchian is considered an Ancient Zombie, and the Special Advisor to the President. He is sent on a special mission to take down Rowley, the leader of a Anti  Zombie Terrorist Cell. Vaihan's way into the cell is through seducing Leera Waltz. Leera is Rowley's  girlfriend.

What Vaihan doesn't know is that Leera is on her own mission. A mission to save her brother, and she will complete her mission by any means necessary. Even if that means seducing Rowley, and the devastatingly handsome zombie.

Leera and Vaihan's instant attraction, and feelings for each other, wasn't part of either of their plans.

This story was a different kind of read for me, and was a lot darker then my usual reads. There was a lot going on in the story, and at times you were never sure who you could trust. I don't usually read erotic novels involving zombies, but Vaihan's character was intriguing. I instantly warmed up to him. His character, was like able  even sexy for a zombie.

Vaihan was clearly trying to do what was right, but was struggling with issues from his past. Things that shaped him into the man that he is.

Leera was a relatable heroine, and had clearly been through a lot. I understood her situation, but I couldn't really warm up to her, like I could Vaihan. Her character irritated me at times, but I still liked her as a strong female lead.

The plot was well thought out, and the author obviously cared for her characters. I was surprised at some of the twist, and revelations revealed throughout the story.

If you are into thrilling edgy erotic romance with a hot zombie, then this book is certainly for you. I'm almost certain I will pick up the next book in the series, just to discover how things turn out with Leera and Vaihan.

4STARS









EXCERPT:
Temptation filled the dark lounge--half-clad human females danced in the center prancing for the zombies, who circled this evening’s “dishes.” Jaw clenched, Vaihan gripped his glass with a shaky hand. Sure, the government provided his kind cloned meat, but taste didn’t factor in. “I can’t believe it’s cloned human” was false advertising.

A petite blonde glanced his way for the third time and smiled. As she ground her hips to the rhythm of the music, her purple, skintight minidress hiked up her thighs.

He lifted the Lagavulin Scotch with an ounce of pureed organs mix to his lips and downed the contents to quiet the ache at the pit of his stomach. The smoky peat-and-metallic flavor of the dense liquid coated his tongue. Such concoctions helped keep the cravings at bay. However, the elixir only curbed the urge to taste flesh temporarily. The mouthwatering aroma of healthy humans permeated each breath, waking the “urge.”

He slammed his glass down on the bar and headed for the door. It wasn’t easy to be The Undead Poster Boy, when he too, struggled to keep his other needs caged.

The blonde stepped in his path. “Leaving?” Between the mounds of breasts, her cleavage was a deep gorge. She curled her lips upward on one side in what she likely hoped was a seductive smile.

“I’m stepping out a moment.” If she was legal, he’d guess barely. Not worth the risk. Not after every sacrifice he’d made the past thirty years.

“My place or yours?” Need beamed at him in her green eyes. Blue LED lights ran in tubes on the ceiling, flooding her youthful flesh. The bass of trance music thumped at the rate of a victim’s heartbeat when panic set in. An undead never tamed the predator inside.

“Neither.” Tonight she’d find a fix, but not from him. Others of his kind enjoyed toying with their food. He found such activities distasteful, so these types of clubs weren’t his scene. In the corner, a zombie licked a brunette’s neck and slid his hand up her skirt. Tasting the living didn’t hurt, but left an undead in a state much like blue balls. Her lips parted in a gasp as she rested her head on the wall behind her. An addict, no doubt.

“You sure?” The blonde leaned into Vaihan, pressing herself to his crotch.

Heat from her hip stroked his length, rousing suppressed need. He huffed. Maybe some were more easily swayed. He stepped back.

With wide eyes, she glanced up. “Holy Mother of God, and you’re not even hard.”

“Correct.” Clueless would understate her aptitude. The human females in this bar had no clue what they were getting themselves into. So many tasty treats were scattered about the room offering themselves up for a hit of Z-Luv, the neurotoxin zombies produced in their saliva, blood and semen, which paralyzed their victims in a state of pleasure until the feeding began. In this place, even the oldest of Ancient undead would suffer. Once a human was hooked, they spiraled out of control, losing their appeal. He enjoyed a more responsive lover in and out of bed rather than one half-baked out of her mind.
Perhaps he should show her.




GIVEAWAY!!
a.c. Mason will be awarding a $20 Amazon.com e-gift card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon.com e-gift card to a randomly chosen host.

 Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/01/review-tour-sins-of-undead-patriot-by.html



ABOUT THE AUTHOR





Born from the union of her Scottish and Belgian mother and an African American and Cherokee father, a.c.Mason’s youth was filled with dichotomies and moving from place to place. She developed a curiosity to explore through writing the seedy side of our nature and desires. Add to that her fascination with theology, politics, history, horror, and erotica. And voila, her distinct voice surfaced. Given her own diverse background, she writes stories that represent the world she grew up in. She enjoys delving into the realms of the unknown and blurring the caution lines. Her stories are the place where darkness meets human desire and fairytales endings are not promised but earned.
She is fluent in French and English. She’s an avid traveler, including most of Canada, both of the United States seaboards, England and Europe. For the past nine years of her life, she has worked with one foot in the past spanning from 18th century, the Bering Strait theory to modern day and now late Victorian and WWII. She advocates the preservation of our natural and cultural riches for future generations.
Take a journey with her characters and come face to face with what lays beneath their illusions. Emerge…on the other side changed.






  

33 comments:

  1. This book sounds right up my alley!! Thanks for the giveaway. nrslalee00@yahoo.com

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  2. Thank you Tawania for hosting and the great review. I'm thrilled you warmed up to Vaihan. : D I'll stop in again when I return this evening.

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  3. Thanks for the excerpt and for the contest/giveaway!

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}
    borg_66@hotmail.com

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  4. Very good review and excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. What inspired you to write this book?

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

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    1. Awesome question Lyra.

      When I asked people about a zombie hero, they were like, a sexy zombie? Not possible.
      The more people that told me zombies were not hero material the more I thought that they need a hero the most. Guess, I’m kind of a paranormal creature humanitarian or something. :) Then I had to wait for the story to start forming. Each book comes to me a little differently. For this one the scene where Leera and Vaihan meet for the first time at the orchestra started to play out first. From there I built the world.

      Thank you for the question Lyra. Good luck.

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  6. I'm going to rec this one to my best friend, she loves zombies!

    moonsurfer123 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thank you for the rec Anas and the comment. Good luck.

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  7. Wow, great excerpt. Loved the review. this really sounds like an awesome book.

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    1. Thank you MonJane! I appreciate your comment. Good luck.

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  8. What was the best place you visited on your travels?

    shadowrunner1987ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Fantastic question Ami. Washington D.C. is very pretty that's where Sins is set. I love the west coast because of the mountains and ocean. But my favorite place to visit was Belgium because of the family connection.

      Thank you for the question Ami. Good luck.

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  9. I am SUCH a zombie fan! I will definitely be checking this one out.

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  10. Uhm, the feading with Zombies, well do they eat something different? Otherwise I wonder why anyone would like to have sex with them, knowing they could end up as the snack and not in a good way :)

    lennascloud(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Great question Lena.
      They eat cloned human. Sex with zombies is complicated and the sudden urge to snack isn't the hardest part. lol. I don't to spoil the discovery.

      Thank you for the question Lena. Good luck.

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  11. Zombies do sound interesting!

    freetofall00 at gmail dot com

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  12. Very nice review

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  13. Thank you for commenting bn100. Good luck.

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  14. Whew... that cover is amazing. Look, my wish list is already over 300 books, did you really have to twist my arm and force me to add MORE books to it. LOL (well, it really didn't take much twisting.

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  15. Thank you for commenting one6ylady. Good luck.

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  16. That's certainly a warning to make you sit up & take notice.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I definitely didn't want anyone reading without being forward. Thank you for commenting Mary. Good luck.

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  17. Thanks for sharing I loved the excerpt!
    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  18. Wonderful thoughts! I like the sounds of this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kate

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  19. Thank you for hosting the Sins of the Undead Patriot Review Tour Tawania. I'm ecstatic you enjoyed the story's twists and turns. Good luck!

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