Blog Tour: Night of the Living Manny by Julia Talbot

Celebrate the release of Night of the Living Manny with author Julia Talbot and Dreamspinner Press. Learn more about the paranormal romance below! See our review HERE!

Hey y’all!

I’m Julia Talbot, and I’m here to chat today about Night of the Living Manny, my new paranormal category romance from Dreamspinner Press!

When I set out to write Night of the Living Manny, I decided to go back and have a zombie fest of movies. I’m not a Walking Dead fan, so I needed an infusion of inspiration.

Here are the top five movies I love for getting in the Z space…

5. Resident Evil. I like the first one, really. I mean, what’s not to love. Mila Jojovich. Michelle Rodriguez. James Purefoy… Yeah. I’m equal opportunity when it comes to the pretty, just like Lian from Night of the Living Manny. Corporate greed. Scientists. Love this one so much.

4. Night of the Living Dead. Oh, yes. Romero. The shamblers. We’re coming to get you, Barbara! This one is such a classic, and it still makes me avert my eyes on a few scenes.

3. 28 Days Later. Love that the contagion comes from animals. Love that the zombies are fast instead of slow, although if there is a zombie apocalypse, please make them slow. For lo, I am iceberg-ish when I have to run.

2. Reanimator. OMG this one is so underrated. Scientist bringing back the dead? Check. Telepathy? Check. Bad 80s stuff? Yes, please. And it’s based on a Lovecraft story. Sighs happily.

1. Shaun of the Dead. Was there any question about thjs one? Nah. If y’all know me at all, you know I’m goofy, snarky, a bit oblivious and a bit bitchy. In short, I identify with both Shaun and Ed, the main characters of Shaun of the Dead, as well as girlfriend Liz, who’s the voice of reason. Funny, smart, and totally a send up of all zombie movies to come before it.

There you go. Those were my warm ups to writing my zombie opus!

I hope y;all will give Night of the Living Manny a chance!


Something besides love is growing…

Manny Brenden Torrance is good at his job. He's dealt with all sorts of children and parents, but he's never met anyone as intriguing as Liam Whitehouse. Liam is a scientist with three kids, whose job is keeping him away from home more and more. That's where Brenden steps in to help.

Liam has secrets, though. He's working on a project for a pharmaceutical lab that could change disease management. Or destroy it. While he and Brenden start a romance they both want to continue, things at Liam's job come to a head, and suddenly the whole family of Dad, manny, three kids, and a big drooly dog is on the run from the one thing that might keep Brenden and Liam apart. And infect the world.

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