Friday, April 8, 2011

Cover Release

I found this new author on Twitter.  And read about her book that's to be released in December 2011.

This is a Young Adult zombie love story.  And there is a mix of Victorian and Steampunk feel to it.  Yep, all those things mixed into one.  Hard to believe right!  Well, I just recently saw that Goodreads have the cover available for us to see along with the description of the book.

You can visit Lia on her site and blog; Lia Habel, Zombie Anthropologist and Biographer.  Follow her on Twitter @LiaHabel or on Facebook you can follow her.

Dearly, Departed
By:  Lia Habel

Goodreads Synopsis:
A maximalist, post-apocalyptic, neo-Victorian steampunk zombie novel in which a girl, whose blood is impervious to the “Z-virus,” searches for her missing dad, is kidnapped by (good) zombies, falls improbably in love with a rather sweet zombie boy, and sets out to save the world from a zombie plague beyond imagining. 

As far as romantic pairings go in the year 2195, you don't get much more unlikely than an upper-class schoolgirl and a poor miner from enemy tribes. Filter in the fact that he's a zombie, and you're definitely talking about star-crossed love. 

Dearly, Departed is a cyber-Victorian/steampunk romance that takes place in the shadow of a new ice age. Nora Dearly, a mouthy teenage girl and apparent orphan, leaves school for Christmas - only to be dragged into the night by the living dead. Luckily for her, though, the good ones got to her first. From her reanimated rescuers she learns not only that zombies are roaming the countryside, but that her father is one - and that he's in terrible trouble. She also meets Captain Bram Griswold, a noble, strong, and rather sweet undead boy for whom she starts to fall. 

Meanwhile, her best friend, Pamela Roe, is just trying to carry on with life as best she can in the wake of Nora's disappearance - when she ends up killing an evil zombie in self-defense. Pam is galvanized into action, and ends up leading a group of survivors as the city of New London is thronged by the ravenous dead. 

Upon hearing of Pamela's plight, Nora and Bram set out to rescue her friends, find her missing father, and maybe just save what's left of the world.


Elaine Corvidae said...

This sounds terrific!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Elaine! Thank you for stopping by. And so glad you like the sounds of this new book. :)

Anonymous said...

I love that cover. I now have to pre-order this book.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Chris! Oh, so glad you like this cover and the sounds of the book. :) Do hope you enjoy it. :) Thank you!

Naj said...

Woah! Thats new! I love anything Victorian in it and zombies AND steampunkery at the same time? I dunno how I'll like that. :D

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oooohhhhh. Me want! Argh! See... you are so bad for me. Well, for my pocketbook. :D

♫♥✿Chas @ LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ said...

I'm definitely all over this one!!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Naj - :) So glad you like this. :) All these great ideas mixed together, sounds like a winner.

Melissa (Books & Things)- lol. Glad you like the sounds of this new book. lol, sorry to the pocket book. ;D

Chasity - lol. I know I really want this one too!