“Bye-Bye Borders” – Zombie Jesus Edition

One of my friends always texts me on Easter with a “Happy Zombie Jesus Day.”  Most of my Easter stuff happened yesterday.  Of course, that involved the Ten Commandments, the season premiere of Doctor Who, dyeing eggs, dressing colorfully, and starting my chocolate bunny.  Today I get to work.  But I do get to eat some dyed eggs, probably in the form of deviled eggs or egg salad, yum.

In honor of Zombie Jesus Day, I thought I could offer you zombie books, but, wouldn’t you know it, none of the books I got from Borders feature zombies (as far as I know).  So instead I’ll head on over to another type of undead–vampires.  And for good measure I’ll throw in some werewolves too.  This week you can get eight books.

1. The featured vampire book is: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead.

This is the fifth book in the Vampire Academy series (there are six).  I’ve only read two, but I bought this one and Shadow Kisses from Borders to add to my own collection.  I was able to get an extra of this one, so I’m passing it on to you.

I’m not going to do the cover copy of this book because it’s a spoiler for the earlier books.  (I’d already been spoiled, unfortunately.)

2. The featured werewolf book is: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. 

From the cover copy: Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers.  But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything–including her own life.  Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

3. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston

4. The Immortals: Night Star by Alyson Noel

5. Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

6. The Drake Chronicles: Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey

7. Night Runner: End of Days by Max Turner

8. Kisses from Hell (short stories) by Kristin Cast, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Richelle Mead, and Francesca Lia Block

Rules are the same as last week.

– Leave a comment that includes some way to contact you (like an e-mail address or your twitter name).  This way I can get in touch if you win 🙂

– Leave the title, artist, and genre (just so I’m not surprised) of a song, and give me a description of the story that song tells to you.  Can be as simple or as complicated as you like.


That Kind of Day – Sarah Buxton – Country – This is the story of a girl who just has a day where everything goes wrong.  From having a bad hair day to being told she looks like she’s gained five pounds to being flipped the bird while she’s stuck in traffic… by an old lady, no less.  (This story is right there in the lyrics, so it’s pretty easy)

Intermission – Scissor Sisters – Genre??? – This person is trying to be happy and stay positive, but all he hears around him are people telling him how life sucks and then you die.

– You can get an extra entry if you tweet about the contest, so leave your twitter info in that case.

One winner will be chosen at random for each giveaway, which will each have the same entry requirements (but please choose different songs from any earlier giveaways you entered).   This contest ends on Saturday, April 30 at 11:59 p.m. I’ll announce the winner on Sunday, along with the next giveaway.

Oh, and you want to know who won the last contest?  All right, I suppose… 😉  And the winner is:

Heather Dougherty

Congratulations, Heather, and thank you, everyone, for your songs and stories.  I love reading about them.  And once I get this new computer all set up, including iTunes, I know I’ll be downloading some of those songs.

Speaking of songs…

Currently on iPod: Invisible Man by Theory of a Dead Man

Lots of love,


8 thoughts on ““Bye-Bye Borders” – Zombie Jesus Edition

  1. I found this site because of AW. For a song, I will choose My Chemical Romance’s VAMPIRES WILL NEVER HURT YOU. It influenced half of the novel I am working on. The idea of a vampire who knows he is a killing machine, but wants his lover to kill him so he doesn,t hurt her…love the idea. As I said, wrote a novel on the same idea it was so good.

  2. This one goes along with the theme:

    Bullet With Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins (Alternative?)

    “The world is a vampire, set to drain” 😉

    This song reminds me of a dystop with someone who is locked up and seen as crazy but isn’t really. It’s an angry song.

    I’ll tweet too: jennswood

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