Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl by A. Giacomi
(The Zombie Girl Saga #1)
Published by: Permuted Press
Publication date: January 25th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Zombies
Eve used to be an ordinary girl, from an ordinary town, with ordinary dreams, but her dreams rapidly turn into nightmares when one grave mistake leaves her a little less than human and a lot less average.
Eve’s not quite the same girl she used to be. She desperately clings to her humanity as new desires, new abilities, and new urges take over with each passing day.
Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl is a tale that takes you on an emotional and terrifying journey as Eve struggles to cope with her new life and find a cure for her strange illness before time runs out. She desperately clings to her humanity as she tries to control the monster she knows is lurking inside her.
Turns out living was the easy part.
As Cam holds me, I have an epiphany. I don’t share that epiphany with him. I keep it to myself, and no, it doesn't involve suicide. I will have to do something even more drastic, even more painful.
I squeeze Cam back as hard as I can without hurting him. He smells like Cam, which is a combination of sweat, deodorant, and fabric softener. He would always lend me his sweaters in high school, and I would sniff them because his scent was so comforting. Perhaps I loved him then, but I was too stupid to know it or act on it. I love him so much more than I can ever tell him. There is no point now. I will be gone by morning.
We sit in a magical embrace, and I absorb every second of it. It feels as though time has stopped for us. I hear nothing but his beating heart, which is so beautiful I could cry. I miss my own beating heart, but I know I am still capable of love, because this is heartbreaking.
When it’s time to break our embrace, I kiss Cam gently and tell him, “We need to go and help Alex.”
I explain the situation with the agents in Dr. August’s office and how they tasered Alex, thinking she was me. Cam’s horrified expression says it all, and we are on our feet and running in no time.
As we’re running, we pass the parking lot. I forgot to tell Cam about the zombies that Claire created. He stops to gaze at the carnage. There are flattened bodies strewn everywhere. In a corner of the parking lot, there is a large van parked, and I can see agents placing the bodies in the vehicle. I guess it is time to clean up before too many questions are asked, or worse, the media catches this all on video and plasters it all over television and the internet.
I place my hand on Cam’s shoulder. I know he is in shock, but we have to keep moving. He turns to look at me; I can see in his eyes that he is wondering if I did this. I simply say, “Claire,” and he looks relieved.
We race towards Dr. August’s office. There are now agents stationed outside the door. Cam and I stop in the hallway, staring at them as they stare back.
“Cam, I’m going in there, and I’m not sure what I’m going to find. It may be better if you wait…”
Cam presses his finger to my lips and shakes his head. “I’m not leaving your side. Good or bad, we’re going in together.”
He kisses me hard. I want to faint under its power, but Alex is counting on us to save her ass, so I shake myself alert and ready.
We continue walking towards the guards, and they ask us to halt. One of them even takes out a gun to stop our approach. I glare at them. “Gentlemen, we don’t need to get violent here. I just want to see my friends. Take us in.”
A. Giacomi is a wife, and mother to one small human child. She is a Canadian born writer, educator, and artist. She proudly waves her York University Alumni flag and continues to thirst for knowledge and devour books. She is a zombie enthusiast, lover of all things Tim Burton, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Marvel, Star Wars and just generally just loves film, essentially she’s a fangirl.