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Mar 28

SINS OF THE UNDEAD PATRIOT by a.c. Mason

Title: Sins of the Undead Patriot
Author:
a.c. Mason
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: October 8th 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Zombie, Apocalypse, Erotic, Romance
Length: 306 pages
Source: eARC provided in exchange for honest review 
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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.

I can honestly say that I have never read a story quite like Sins of the Undead Patriot. Of course, I’ve never read a zombie romance before either. Having said that, I had no preconceived notions of what this story should be.

The sex is H O T and, um, creative at times. There’s M/F, M/M, M/F/M and a little other thrown in for fun! The plot has more twists and turns that my son’s slinky, but so much fun to try to follow along and unravel (yes, I have unravelled a slinky, why do you ask?). How one corrupt agent causes so much trouble is impressive. Add in terrorists, undercover agents, and a truly messed up woman and you have the perfect mix for a paranormal thriller. Oh, and Vaihan is just as deadly as he is sexy—even if his sperm is poison and addictive. Yes, zombies are seriously twisted creatures in a.c.’s world, but also fascinating and yummy (or is that humans that are yummy, lol).

I loved Sins and am thrilled that the sequel is slated to be released this fall (hurry up fall) as I can’t wait to read more. . . especially with how the story ended . . . If you love mystery, paranormal, and sex, then Sins of the Undead Patriot is a must read.

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.

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, so make sure to leave your email in your comment below!

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.

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About the author

Mistress Anya

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in ages 0-5) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.

Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters and a life-long reader. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.

Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.

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  1. Goddess Fish Promotions

    Thank you for hosting

  2. A.c. Mason

    Thank you for hosting and the marvelous review. You’re right there’s yummy going around on both sides. lol. I’ll stop back in this evening.

  3. momjane

    I don’t remember ever reading about a vampire quite like this one. I really liked him.

    1. A.c. Mason

      He is definitely a special kind of zombie. : ) Thank you for commenting MomJane. Good Luck.

  4. Catherine

    Another great review…someone who likes the creative twists. Mom Jane mentions vampires in her comment. It’s not vampires, right? We’re talking Zombies–albeit a different kind of zombie than we’re used to. I keep thinking that Sins of the Undead Patriot might be out of my “comfort zone,” but I think I’ll have to grab it and try it when I want something really different.
    It’s been an interesting tour!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Mistress Anya

      Yes, we are talking Zombies, not vampires (thought there is some drinking of blood, lol)
      It’s got some uncomfy aspects, but most of those really make you think and do add to the plot. 🙂

    2. A.c. Mason

      Thank you for commenting Catherine. Good Luck.

  5. Rita Wray

    Excellent review and excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

    1. A.c. Mason

      Thank you Rita for commenting. Good Luck.

  6. Maria D.

    Thanks for the spotlight and review – Sins of the Undead Patriot sounds like a really interesting and different take on the zombie subgenre. I like the idea of the adictive sperm that is poison – it’s interesting..lol…thanks for the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

    1. A.c. Mason

      Thank you Maria for commenting. The addictive aspect definitely created some unique challenges to intimacy. : ) Good Luck.

  7. SHELLEY S

    THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY AND GOOD LUCK!

    calicolady60@hotmail.com

    1. A.c. Mason

      Thank you Shelley. I appreciate your comment. Good Luck.

  8. SHELLEY S

    SORRY FORGET EMAIL ADD calicolady60@hotmail.com.

  9. Lyra Lang

    I think it’s quite intriguing what with the new role of zombies!

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

    1. A.c. Mason

      Thank you Lyra. You’re comment is appreciated. Good luck.

  10. caseamajor

    Sexy Zombies? Who’s ever heard of such a thing? Oh right, this is a.c.Mason we’re talking about. Upending confomities is her middle name. Congratulations on the story. Look like another hot one. 🙂

    1. A.c. Mason

      Moi non? Not me…. 😉 Thank you for commenting Casea.

  11. Anas

    Do you have a favorite secondary character?

    moonsurfer123 AT gmail DOTcom

  12. A.c. Mason

    Wonderful question Anas. As a matter of fact I do. Devin is a very interesting character but I can’t give away why. 🙂

    Thank you for the question. Good Luck.

  13. bn100

    Nice review

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  14. A.c. Mason

    Thank you for commenting bn100. Good luck.

  15. Chelsea B.

    Love that everyone’s lovin’ this novel! I’m excited to read it!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    1. A.c. Mason

      Thank you Chelsea. Good Luck.

  16. Mary Preston

    A very strong warning, but I’m a grown up so…

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  17. Ami K.

    The adictive aspect during intimacy should be challenging to forming relationships.

    shadowrunner1987 at gmail dot com

    1. A.c. Mason

      They definitely have to get creative. : ). Thank you for commenting Ami. Good Luck.

  18. A.c. Mason

    Thank you commenting Mary. I wanted to make sure readers were forewarned. Good Luck.

  19. Andra lynn

    Thanks for the review and excerpt! Sounds like a good romping read!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. A.c. Mason

      Thank you Andra. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Good Luck.

  20. Mina Gerhart

    Great excerpt A.c. 🙂
    LOVE the idea of sexy Zombies

    Mindy 🙂
    Birdsooong@comcast.net

    1. A.c. Mason

      Thank you Mindy.

  21. A.c. Mason

    Thank you Mistress Anya for hosting the Sins of the Undead Patriot Review Tour. Vaihan is grateful that despite everything that happened you’re still willing to post the button in support of the Bill for Undead Rights. I’m delighted you found my zombies seriously twisted creatures, but also fascinating and yummy. I hope your son’s slinky has recovered from its encounter with you. : ) Good luck!

    1. Mistress Anya

      You are quite welcome.
      As to the slinky… I was trying to fix it 😛 so yeah, it’s much better now, lol. Best wishes on your stories!

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