Guest Blog & Giveaway: Michele Vail’s Favorite Zombie Movies and Books & win UNDEADLY and/or a Kindle Paperwhite!

November 30, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 37

Today we are excited to have Michele Vail stop by on her UNDEADLY blog tour to talk about her five favorite zombie movies and books.  UNDEADLY (available now from Harlequin Teen) is the first in Michele’s young adult urban fantasy series;  The Reaper Diaries. We also have a very cool giveaway involved including not just a copy of UNDEADLY but also a Kindle Paperwhite skinned in UNDEADLY art. The winner of the Kindle is drawn from all of the entries on the blog tour.

Top Five Favorite Zombie Movies and Books


Michele Vail

1. Shaun of the Dead: Funny, scary, and the best use of a Queen song in any movie ever. There’s so much to love about this movie! 

2. Zombieland: I adore this movie for much the same reasons I love Shaun of the Dead. It has a lot of humor, a lot of awesome scares, and the most singular quest for a Twinkie that’s ever been documented in film.

3. Happy of the Damned by Mark Henry. I adored this hysterical horror novel about zombies in Seattle. The protagonist is a snarky fashionista zombie named Amanda Feral.

Happy Hour of the Damned
4. The Sinister Mr. Corpse by Jeff Strand. Jeff Strand is really the king of horror comedy and this is a stand-out zombie novel!

The Sinister Mr. Corpse

5. Resident Evil: I love all the Resident Evil movies, especially the first one. There’s just something awesome about Alice kicking zombie butt.



Don’t Miss a Stop on the UNDEADLY Tour

Monday, November 19th – Deea’s Journal
Tuesday, November 20th – Harlequin Paranormal Blog
Wednesday, November 21th – Bewitched Bookworms
Friday, November 23rd – Evie Bookish

Monday, November 26th – Bookish Brunette
Tuesday, November 27th (Book Birthday) – Fiktshun
Wednesday, November 28th – Wastepaper Prose
Friday, November 30th – All Things Urban Fantasy

Monday, December 3rd- Tater’s Tall Tails
Wednesday, December 5thThe Book Cellar
Friday, December 7th Refracted Light Reviews Vail writes young adult paranormal fiction about zombies and reapers. She likes reading, dogs, cats, board games, ghost-hunting shows, and Halloween. She believes in magic, in the impossible, and in the restorative powers of chocolate. Michele lives happily-ever-after with her Viking and their family.



Giveaway provided by Kismet Book Touring

Giveaway 1: A copy of UNDEADLY.
Giveaway 2: Kindle Paperwhite skinned in the UNDEADLY cover Art!

See full contest rules here.

Book Details


Available now from Harelquin Teen


The day I turned 16,
my boyfriend-to-be died.
I brought him back to life.
Then things got a little weird…
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.
Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another…except, there’s something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly’s got an undeadly knack for finding trouble….

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37 Responses to “Guest Blog & Giveaway: Michele Vail’s Favorite Zombie Movies and Books & win UNDEADLY and/or a Kindle Paperwhite!”

  1. Brooke Banks

    I LOVE the cover so much. It’s nice to see a zombie book. I’ve been buried in the usual weres, vamps and witches too much. Undeadly is definitely on my to-read list.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Cathy

    Awesome Zombie picks! It’s not always easy to find a good Zombie story – looking forward to checking this one out.

  3. Lisa R

    I can’t wait to read this now!! It sounds so good and nice zombie picks 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!!

  4. Rebe

    I love Zombie books! I think Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues was hilarious and highly recommend it! I’ll have to check out these movies and books!

  5. draconismoi

    How did Feed by Mira Grant not make your zombie shortlist?! I must assume it is only because you have not read it. It is the best zombie book ever. Admittedly I haven’t read yours yet….

  6. Viki S.

    All excellent picks. I loved Zombieland. Now excuse me while I go get a Twinkie. Oh crap they’re all gone now :(.

  7. Vivien

    I am a huge zombie nerd!! I’ve had my eye on this book. Can’t wait to read it!

  8. Breana M.

    Nice movie/book picks. I’ve had my eye on Undeadly and I’ve been waiting to read it. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  9. Keslynn

    I have the first Amanda Feral book in my TBR mountain. I just have to read it.

    Love all the recommendations, especially Zombieland. Remember, peeps, always double tap. 😉

  10. Maghon Thomas

    I absolutely love your list!! And I’d love to know, why zombies? Of course I love them, but every author has a reason on writing what they write 🙂 thanks so much for the giveaway! I’d love to read it!

  11. Brianna

    Thanks for the giveaway, I’ve been following all the stops on the tour.

  12. Kirsten W

    Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds fantastic- I love all the Egyptian mythology that’s been worked into the story 🙂

  13. rhowie

    i love zombies! well not really love them but the story! he he gorgeous cover of Undeadly btw! and awesome giveaways!

  14. Enigma75

    I can’t wait to check Undeadly out! I’ve added it to my ever growing wishlist!!

  15. Cheryl

    I’m honestly not a huge zombie book fan, but this book looks interesting; I like the cover, too.

  16. Biki

    Zombies are something I never think of so it’s always fun to find them. Thanks!

    • Penni

      whoops sorry for the double post … seems my phone is acting wonky and didn’t show my first one go through!

  17. Penni

    I love the cover of this book! I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Bessamy

    I agree with everyone else, your cover rocks! Covers are half the reason I check out a book. It is definitely important to have an eye catching one. I woul of definitely checked out yours if i was browsing and came across it. I am usually more of a vamp/ware reader, but your zombie book sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance!