Eat Your Heart Out
by Dayna Ingram
A breakneck tale of kick-ass, wise-ass, sexy-ass lesbians and zombies, Eat Your Heart Out opens on what promises to be another tediously annoying day at Ashbee's Furniture Outlet. Then the strip-mall calm of Nowhere, Ohio, is shattered by the sudden, simultaneous appearance of Renni Ramirez-hyper-competent star of the beloved Rising Evil B-movie franchise-and actual zombies, leaving Ashbee's hapless staff and Renni trapped behind an automatic door they can't lock. Can failed creative-writing student/apprentice store manager/eagle-eyed markswoman Devin escape the besieged furniture store to rescue her girlfriend? Will Renni's experience slaughtering motion-captured CGI monsters save the day before the army bombs the town? Once bitten, how many zombies can a person expect to take out before succumbing to infection? Who is the mysterious Deus Ex Machina, and what is he doing with that bone saw? All these questions and more whisper behind the scream of the most important thing Devin needs to know to survive: is Renni a top or a bottom?
Paperback, 132 pages
"Ingram has a keen ear for dialogue and believable characters, and this punchy, raunchy story would make a great grindhouse film." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Ingram has a wonderful way with words. Not just in terms of vocabulary, but in how to use that vocabulary to propel the story and give the reader a vivid image of the transpiring events. Readers will find themselves blazing through this novel, turning the pages quickly, in part because it flows before your eyes like a movie." - Damian Serbu for Lambda Literary
I really wanted to like this book, because I have been looking for lesbian zombie apocalypse books for years (luckily, there are more than just this one now, but still). Luckily, this book is just as good as it sounds. First of all, it’s hilarious. I kept reading out passages to my partner, but I’d only get another sentence in before I wanted to read out more. This is mostly because the main character, Devin, is sarcastic and funny herself.