Thursday, October 6, 2011

For the Love of Zombies: Guest post by S.G. Browne

Paranormal Wastelands is proud to present - a guest post from the most famous author of Breathers - Mr. S.G. Browne!!

So, put up your bloody axes, drop those chains for just a bit, and come find out why he's just falling to pieces over zombies......... BOO!

I've always been a zombie fan, ever since I saw Romero's original Night of the Living Dead on Creature Features back when I was in sixth grade I’ve been enamored with them. They became my favorite monster. I even used to dream about them chasing me through the streets. Or surrounding my house. Or doing my taxes. And I’ll admit that I enjoy the fast moving zombies as well as the shuffling ones. I’m not a purist. They're both terrifying in their own way.

As for the other classic monsters, they don’t quite hold the same appeal for me as zombies.

Werewolves? They’re like the jocks of the monster world. Full of testosterone, pumped up on steroids, sprouting hair and fangs, howling at the moon, and always trying to be the center of attention. I just can’t take them seriously. Plus no one ever worries about a werewolf apocalypse. I mean, come on…that would be ridiculous.

Vampires? They’re the frat boys of monsters. All pretty and full of themselves and constantly trying to get you into bed. Every move they make, all the posturing they do, is just a smoke screen to lure you in so that they can feed on you. Drink your blood.

They're insincere. Hiding their true motives. Scam artists.

Zombies, on the other hand, don't try to impress you with their good looks or their charms or their ability to burst out of their Lacoste polo shirt every four weeks. They don't pretend to be something they're not. They wear their decomposing hearts on their sleeves and aren't ashamed to say, “I'm a zombie and I want to eat your brains.”

Zombies have an unpretentious veracity. I admire that in a monster. Plus, they're tragically comical, shuffling along, losing their hair and teeth and nails and the occasional appendage. Add the fact that they used to be us, that we could all become them one day, and it creates a sense of empathy that, ultimately, was the reason I wrote Breathers in the first place.

-S.G. Browne

And because S.G. is just sooooooo super awesome he brought a little gift...
a Tick-or-Treat if you will!

One lucky winner will win a personalized signed copy of his fantastic book...

This contest is open to residents in the US & Canada. You must also be a follower so if your not already join us! I promise we don't bite....wellllll most of the time *winks*

Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below and please PLEASE don't forget to leave your mailing address, along with who you would like the book signed to!!

Bite ya next time....

Make sure if you are in the Seattle area ~ October 21st -23rd ~ to stop by ZomBcon. S.G. Browne will be there DYING to meet you and your BRAINZ!


  1. Awesome thanks for the post and giveaway.

  2. More zombie giveaways...LOL...or maybe someone...ANYONE could connect me to the zombie battery and I could review some of me own...sigh..zombies has been the hardest genre for me to attract...prolly cuz its the one I love the bestest...hehe...have a groovy day and thanx for the giveaway...peaces...xoxo

  3. I heart Zombies!!!! NOM NOM NOM!!

  4. You can never have too many zombie books to read on a cold, dark, wintery night!!!

  5. Ditto to Julie above lol
    Zombie books are PERFECT winter time reading!!

  6. Zombies scare the crap out of me! That is why I LOVE them! Yes I LOVE vampires too but they are not scary!
    Love this giveaway!
    Thanks <3,

  7. Hey guys! This sounds like an awesome giveaway and a very awesome book. :D

  8. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. what a very unexpected treat indeed - I would never have suspected from the post title. I am a zombie freak!
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  10. ☣ I LOVE ANYTHING ZOM฿iE ☣ This is a great giveaway! ZOM฿iES EVERYWHERE! I forgot to write who to make the book out to in case I win...

    Make it out to: Cassandra Pearson (monkeycstars)


  11. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D I just heard about this one the other day! :D

  12. Thanks once again for this awesome giveaway!! This book seem really good!