Friday, 15 February 2013

New Author Spotlight: Isaac Marion

OK, I know New Author Spotlight is for authors with up to 3 books in the different SF/F subgenres, and this author has 4, but as the first 3 were self-published and his 4th is now a film, I'm spotlighting him anyway. :)  Oh, and he's written a ton of short stories too.

Today's spotlight shines on Isaac Marion! His books are:

The Inside, The Hungry Mouth (a book of short stories), Warm Bodies
(Note: I know there are only 3 books there but I've been unable to discover what the 3rd self-published title was.)

Here's the cover copy for Warm Bodies:

R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.
After experiencing a teenage boy''s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim''s human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.
Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.
Check out these other books if you like zombie romances:

The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer
Breathers by S. G. Browne
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

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