Battle of the Network Zombies

Battle of the Network Zombies

by Mark Henry
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Battle of the Network Zombies by Mark Henry

In Seattle's undead circles, populated by werewolves, devils, and rampaging yetis, Amanda Feral is one of the beautiful zombies. But to maintain her stylish rep, Amanda needs cash. The quickest way: appear on the reality show, American Minions, hosted by lecherous wood nymph Johnny Birch. Soon, Amanda moves in to "Minions Mansion," crowded with immortal fame whores. But even the 24-7 video cameras can't catch everything. . .

When Johnny is found incinerated, Amanda channels her inner Miss Marple (minus the fugly cardigans) to find the culprit. Was it Hairy Sue, the white trash stripper yeti? Tanesha, the glamorous trannie werewolf? Angie, the Filipino vampire with a detachable head? Unveiling the killer in a heart-stopping finale won't just save the show from cancellation, it might just keep Amanda alive-or as close as a ghoul can get. . .

"Sexy, funny, and twisted. You've never read anything like this!" --Richelle Mead, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Happy Hour of the Damned

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758225276
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mark Henry recently traded a career in the helping profession to scar minds with his fiction. He attributes his ideas to premature exposure to horror movies, and/or witnessing adult cocktail parties in the '70s. He's been further formed by surviving earthquakes, typhoons, and two volcanic eruptions. Happy Hour Of The Damned is his first novel. He, surprisingly, lives and breathes today in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two dogs. Readers can visit his website at— www.markhenry.us.

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Battle of the Network Zombies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
alanajoli More than 1 year ago
Amanda Feral, the celebutante zombie star of Happy Hour of the Damned and Road Trip of the Living Dead is back in action, returning to Seattle's night-life scene, albeit with far less cash than she started with. Like the rest of the world, Amanda's finances are on the rocks, and the only thing that looks like it will save her from the bone-breaking threats of the reapers, to whom she's indebted, is taking a role on a reality show. Amanda's no actress, but playing herself to the camera is something she's perfected. The problem is, she has to work opposite one Johnny Birch, a dirty wood nymph with sexual proclivities to make a yeti gasp. It's no wonder someone wants him dead - Amanda wants to kill him within minutes of meeting him, after all - but it does put a hamper in the reality show when someone actually does murder the star. Far from being willing to give up, Amanda smells opportunity: make the show about solving the murder! Amanda's no detective, but her on-the-rocks boyfriend was a member of the police force before being turned into a werewolf. With his help, and the assistance of Wendy, Gil, and even Ethel (Amanda's mother, if the word mother translates to antagonist-for-life), Amanda's ready to crack the case wide open, and look good on camera doing it. And there are certainly plenty of excuses to check out the latest hot-spot openings in Seattle's undead-scene that help with solving the murder. Right? Mark Henry includes just as much snark as ever, and his send-up of reality television, both with Amanda's show and the short TV Guide like blurbs for other programs at the beginning of each chapter, is dead-on. (For my full review, visit http://www.flamesrising.com/battle-network-zombies-review/ )
ZombieJoe More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for an off-beat urban fantasy that ties together comedy, horror, action and the train wreck that is reality television - this is the book for you. I am a huge critic of reality television and even I loved this book. Of course the method of delivery really seals the deal. Nobody is safe from the snark in this series, everyone is a potential target. In this latest installment of the series Mark Henry dives even deeper into the seedy underbelly of the paranormal genres. Raunchier, more gross and most likely the most hilarious writing I have seen from him yet. By the end of the book you will find yourself rooting for the characters you would have never thought you would be loving.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Not all zombies are disgusting creatures as depicted in the Night of the Living Dead saga. Take Seattle's Amanda Feral for instance; she is beautiful using makeup to cover rot like hiding acne, but when a part gets too nasty she can turn to the reapers who for an exorbitant fee (will health care reform cover this) will fix the blemish. Since her ad agency tanked thanks to a client who created a product that flopped once the public knew what is made of, Amada's "agent" Wendy KlarKaroff arranged a meeting with the despicable wood nymph Johnny Birch for some needed publicity by appearing on his reality TV show. Johnny's new show "Minions Mansion" is overloaded with "guests" who hate him. When someone threatens him, he plans two hire a body guard from one of the contestants on his show. Amanda becomes a judge on Minions Mansion and is one of the first people to find his corpse inside his locked safe. Many of the crew including the judges had strong motives to incinerate Johnny, but Amanda fears the killer will strike again; yet her warning is ignored as everyone assumes Johnny deserved to die and prefer Happy Hour of the Damned. Somewhat chick-lit comedy, Amanda's latest urban fantasy amateur sleuth (see Road Trip of the Living Dead) is a unique reading experience as Mark Henry gives the zombie treatment to reality TV. Amanda is perfect for pulling off the satire with her sidebar commentary about life as a zombie diva which is expensive because image is everything and she must have expensive make-up and a classy wardrobe and she hope the publicity of being a judge will get her some clients for her ad agency. Fans will enjoy this refreshingly something different as Amanda judges the undead as deadly, but her philosophy is to die with your makeup on. The audience will like the switch from a reality show to a mystery who-done-it which Amanda hopes to solve Harriet Klausner
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Dana_W More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read any other Mark Henry book, you must read this one. Full of snark and extra cool zombies it just doesn't get any better. Amanda Feral is on a new adventure to try to save her failing tv show. When a smarmy wood nymph gets murdered, she has to try and make it work. Join her and a riotous cast of characters as she and her friends Wendy and Gil navigate the hysterical world of the supernatural as told by Mark Henry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the premise is original the story quickly breaks down into a modified version of a who done it. The characters are interesting so far as the premise of the book, zombies, werewolves, and vampires, but the characters themselves aren't overly deep. It's definitely entertaining to read through on a rainy day or while you're at the beach and need something distracting, but not necessarily anything you'll write home about it.