by: Daisy Harris
Released: July 2011
Josie is a reanimated zombie who was brought back to life to be her creator's bride. She knows there's more to life than the abuse he deals out, but her programming won't let her disobey. When she sees a stranger at the window, she's intrigued. Who is this mysterious stranger, and what is he doing spying on her?
Bane has one more mission before he'll be reprogrammed, and he can't wait. He's spent years as an assassin, and he's anxious to rid himself of the memories of pain and torture he's been forced to dish out as well as endure. The mission to retrieve the newly awakened zombie seems straightforward enough until he sees her. She's beauty personified, with a smoldering sensuality that leaves him hard and aching.
When her extraction goes bad, he must assume the role of her "husband" or risk her death, since her programming won't let her function without a male controlling her. But can he control his primal urges around her long enough to get them to safety, or will he fall prey to this beautiful innocent woman?
This short story was a bit different than anything I've read before. It's an intriguing mixture of zombies and cyborgs, people who can't remember who they used to be, and are horribly mistreated by those who control the programming. The technical language in the beginning was a bit confusing, but once the characters were introduced and the story got going it smoothed out. I'd call the book sci-fi, although the site lists it under their paranormal line. I guess it could fall into either, but people that enjoy both genres should enjoy this book.
Carla gives this book a