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Giftcard & ebook giveaway: Ellie Heller and Ginny’s Capture’s Dee chat about how to fail at becoming a zombie

Giftcard & ebook giveaway: Ellie Heller and Ginny’s Capture’s Dee chat about how to fail at becoming a zombie

by davincikittieMarch 13, 2012

It’s Lesbians vs. Zombies time!  With a little Q&A on the side… *grin*

Ellie Heller is here today and she’s arranged to have Deidre Montague join us. Dee’s the main protagonist in Ginny’s Capture, a novella by Ellie Heller in the Lesbians vs Zombies series from Noble Romance.

Ellie: Dee, it’s okay to sit down, Huey checked the site and it’s secure.

Dee: Yeah, but if there’s a fuck up, it’s not going to be his ass on the line.  After another sweep of the room, Dee chooses a backless stool and perches on the edge, clearly ready to jump up if needed. Since I’m kind of limited here by time as well as what, exactly, I can tell you anyway, can we get this started?

Ellie: Huh, I don’t remember you being this surly in the book.

Dee: Then, I was trying to stop the potential of a Zombie swarm. Now, one is looming on the horizon. Someone tipped off those bastards, I know it.

Ellie: Let’s back up. At the start of the book I tell the readers: Last time she [that’d be you, Dee] had been on a university campus, the story behind the zombie virus had just broken and anti-military sentiment ran high. After a hellish day fending off protestors and the media instead of recruiting for ROTC, she’d sworn up and down she’d not set foot on campus again. What exactly was the story that broke?

Dee cracking a rare grin: Just throw me under the bus, huh? Okay, here’s the deal. Tit for tat. For every question I answer I get to ask one back.

Ellie: That’s not how interviews work! I’m supposed to ask the questions, and you’re supposed to answer them.

Dee: And who signed me up for this interview, against my better judgment?

Dee stares at Ellie. After a minute Ellie throws up her hands.

Ellie: Oh fine! But first you have to answer mine.  — Huey, if you don’t stop laughing I’ll write you out of future stories, I swear! – My question for you is, what exactly was the story behind the zombie virus, the one which broke and caused you hell that day?

Dee: The press reported that the so-called ‘virus’ had been developed in a military lab in an attempt to create a super soldier. Easy enough to look up. My question for you. Why didn’t you include Ginny in the interview?

Ellie: You know as well as I do she’s in the midst of her final exams, I wasn’t going to pull her out, not when she’s already distracted by other things.

Dee: Me? A distraction. Yeah, well maybe. But a good one. Next question, What—

Ellie: Un-uh. I get to ask first. This is supposedly my interview. A pause, to make sure Dee wasn’t going to interrupt. Why do you say ‘so-called’ virus?

Dee: Because it’s not really a virus? Hello, you only become a zombie by getting a subcutaneous implant and, 24 hours later, if your body hasn’t rejected the implant, a shot to complete the transformation. But…you know this, why are you asking?

Ellie: I know, you know, but the readers don’t know because I didn’t mention it. Hmm, sooo, anything special happen if you only get one or the other?

Dee jumps off stool then starts to pace: By the Goddess, woman, are you crazy? You plant that idea in people’s head and we’ll be worse off. Don’t even think about going there. Crap, as if I didn’t have enough problems with zombies, all I need is for idiots to start experimenting with the stuff. Figuring out the implant puts your body in a death like stasis so you don’t age, but in return makes you weak as a baby. Or that the shots are like an amped up steroid, giving super human strength along with uncontrolled rage and sex drive for a couple of days before it kills you. Unless, of course, you’re already dead, in which case –- I can just see the havoc that knowledge could cause. Ellie, you simply can’t let anyone know. If word got out… aw, shit!

Huey who stepped into the room during Dee’s tirade: Uh, boss—

Dee who stands, facing away from Ellie, her arms stiff by her sides and fists clenched. She takes a couple of deep breaths before responding: Don’t tell me I just blew the thing wide open, I’m aware of that.

Huey: Okay, I won’t. Just thought you and Ellie would want to know Ginny’s on her way up.

Dee whirls and faces Ellie. She points at her, jabbing her finger in emphasis: I was going to ask why you didn’t mention Dee’s mother and her involvement, but on second thought, don’t ever, ever let her know. It’d kill her.

Ellie: I can’t do that, Dee! You have to understand, Ginny’s mother—

Ginny: What about my mother? She wraps her arm around Dee’s waist. What in the world got you so tense? Ellie, what did you do to her?

Ellie: Me! I—

Ginny: Look, I really don’t care what happened to my mother. She looks back and forth between Dee and Ellie before leaning her head against Dee’s shoulder, lightly squeezing Dee in a gentle hug. Dee slings her arm over Ginny’s shoulder. Thanks, babe. I understand family is important to you, but she left when I was three. If she can’t be bothered to be in touch all this time, well that’s her loss, not mine.

Dee turns and kisses Ginny’s forehead, shooting Ellie a quick glare in the process: Definitely her loss. No problem, my family is more than happy to adopt you into it. You done with exams for the day? How about we go grab a bite?

Dee and Ginny head toward the door.

Ellie: Hey, wait a minute, what about the interview?

Dee not bothering to turn around: I think I’ve done enough damage. Interview Huey.

Huey: Sure, interview me!  Can’t be as bad as Dee, can I?

Huey takes Dee’s vacated stool as the pair leave the room.

Huey: So, little author, what do you want to ask me?

Ellie can’t help but notice Huey is a good foot taller than her and, um, brawny. Unfortunately this makes her blurt out the first question that comes to mind.

Ellie: Why did your mother name you and your brothers after Donald Duck’s nephews?

Huey momentarily slack jawed, he shakes it off before rising. He strides to the door: Dee! Ginny! Wait up! I’m coming with you.

Ellie: Wait! Oh hell. Well I tried, hopefully there’s enough there for the interview to be accepted. And dang, I wasn’t going to write any more of this story but Dee keeps pushing. Huh, maybe I could… talking to herself, Ellie wanders out too.

While Ellie has no plans to write more of this story line at this time, Dee may just yet talk her into it.

Ginny’s Capture is available now from Noble Romance….

Two years ago, Deidra Montague royally screwed up with Guinevere. Now, Dee secretly works for the fae council, breaking up potential zombie swarms, while Ginny—a mortal—attends grad school, preparing for a career helping survivors of zombie attacks. 

Even apart, Dee still watches over Ginny. How could she not, after learning that the woman she betrayed has been blessed as her mate?

Now, students from Ginny’s school are dropping out in alarming numbers and turning up infected with the zombie virus. When Dee finds out, she decides it’s time to extract her mate from the mounting peril. Only she arrives to find Ginny in the thick of things, trying to solve the problem herself. Just like old times.

With drugged-up zombies everywhere, casket sales on the rise, and saccharine bubblegum pop music constantly playing in the background, Dee decides it’s time to lay her heart on the line. Because she’s the only one who’s going to capture Ginny.

When you’re fae and your ordained mate is a former mortal lover, rescuing her from zombies is the easy part . . . .

For more about the Lesbians Vs. Zombies series from Noble Romance, go here!  Ellie is also a member of the Erotic Romance Authors group – go here to learn more about it.


Excerpt from Ginny’s Capture

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • March 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Thank you so much for having me here today!

  • March 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

    This has got to be one of the most original story lines I’ve ever read about. Love me some zombies. 🙂

    Really fun interview, and the characters are damned funny.

    Thanks for being on GT today!

  • Shadow
    March 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I love your characters! 😀 And your story line….love it!! I cant wait to read more. Wonderful Post! 🙂

  • Sherry S.
    March 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I enjoyed the interview it was very interesting. I love character interviews it feels like you get to know them a little better.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  • March 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I really enjoyed the umm…interview! Even though they took-off before it was completed. LOL This sounds like a fantastic zombie read.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  • March 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Loved this! What a fun interview!! I’m really getting into the zombie thing. Can’t wait to read this!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • March 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    This interview was great!! I was chuckling and re-reading it while I was posting it. Zombies are REALLY not my thing (I generally boycott anything with zombies affiliated with it), but these zombies sound kinda interesting! Getting me to even be interested in zombies is a big accomplishment!

    Thanks so much for sharing your story and characters with us today, Ellie, and for the generous giveaway!

    • March 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Oh, I don’t do horror so there are a LOT of zombie stories I avoid. Scary for a bit, creepy, I can handle, but horror, um no.

      OTOH, Vampires used to be horror and see where they are now… could be zombies are next.

  • Na
    March 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I haven’t read a lot of zombies stories and I am curious about them. It’s interesting to see what’s special about them – how like and unlike humans they are.

  • Na
    March 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I haven’t read a lot of zombies stories and I am curious about them. It’s interesting to see what’s special about them – how like and unlike humans they are. I am an email subscriber: simplyreading[at]hotmail[dot]com

  • March 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Hello Ellie,
    Thank you GraveTells for hosting Ellie Heller on yor Blo & Thank you Ellie for taking time out of your busy day to spend with Us.

    I have to say this was such an entertaining, fun & clever Interview, especially with bringing Deidre Montague into the Interview, that was Great!I

    Ellie, your “Lesbians vs Zombies series from Noble Romance” is so original, I Love when Authors write” outside the box”, Zombies, how Awesome!!!!! Ths sounds like a Great read,I can’t wait to get this book.

    Take Care & Wishing Your Wel,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    [email protected]

  • bn100
    March 13, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Great interview! The book sounds very interesting.

  • Justin
    March 14, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I was so intrigued by the plot. The first thing that I thought was “What if this happened in real life”?

    This might give me the creeps but that would make me want to read it more.

  • Julie S.
    March 14, 2012 at 8:04 am

    What an interesting story line. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  • sienny
    March 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

    great interview!! i guess i’ll be as jumpy as Dee if i had impending zombie attack in my near future :))

    my question is, how do you come up with the ‘zombie-making’? did you suddenly decided that it would be purely scientific or what?

    • March 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Figuring out how my zombies were created was one of the frustrating but fun things about writing this story. I decided on a slightly more scientific method for turning mortals into zombies, However, those ‘methods’ are based on paranormal elements. That may or may not have given a key element of the entire story line away, we’ll see. 🙂

  • Rae M.
    March 15, 2012 at 10:50 am

    This whole concept is stunning (in a good way)! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this take on all these paranormal elements. I never thought about the parallels between where vampires stories were, where they are now and then applied it to zombies. SO very cool and intersting. I really can’t wait to read this!

  • Anne
    March 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Well, this is both the first lesbian zombie book I’ve heard of and the first fae zombie book. Why did you decide to have one of your zombie hunters be fae?

    • March 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      This book is part of the Lesbians vs Zombies line at Noble Romance, if you’re interested in more!

      To me it seemed logical that fae would be mixed up with zombies, but then I tend to write paranormal elements into my stories even when I try not to!

  • March 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Fun interview, Ellie.
    Congrats on the book. To those who haven’t read it, please do. I really think you’ll enjoy this unique tale.

    • March 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Hi!!! Thanks for stopping by!

      That’s KevaD, his “The Zombie With Flowers in her Hair” was the first story in the series. A GREAT read. (he uses both names, I’m not exposing anything here!)

  • Tara
    March 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I think it’s awesome that you do giveaways! .. hmm what would my ? be? If you could be one of your characters, which one? Why?

    • March 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Hey Tara!
      Great question. Let’s see, I think if I could be one of my characters, it’d probably be Averill. She’s in another series of mine. Hoping one day her story gets published!

  • Mark
    March 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    This story sounds interesting.

  • March 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Congratulations to The Captain on winning the ebook and gift card! And yes, thats the first name that popped out of the Rafflecopter – no funny business here! =)

    Thanks to everyone who came out to participate and give Ellie such a warm reception. You guys are the best! <3

  • March 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Thank you so much for letting me come play!
    The Captain, I will be in touch shortly. 🙂

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