Few people walk the streets of London since the zombie outbreak, but that’s not an issue for Seth. As a werewolf, he can handle himself and save humans reckless enough to take a nighttime stroll. While on patrol he comes across a group of people under attack. The one woman brave enough to take a stand against the zombies catches his eye—and not just because of her way with a gun. Learning the beautiful woman is homeless and fends for herself only intensifies his urge to protect and care for her.
Maisie can’t help but admit that she’s attracted to her werewolf rescuer. She’s drawn to Seth’s strength and ferocity, and finds herself opening up to him in ways she never imagined, even though she’s determined to not rely on Seth or anyone else. She doesn’t want another person to get hurt—or die—for her sake. She has enough scars, physical and emotional, from the last time…
But when Seth realizes something is drawing the zombies to Maisie, there may be nothing he can do to save her…
Humans and zombies and werewolves, oh my!
PJ Schnyder isn’t your typical genre writer and this novel isn’t your typical zombie story. Sure, on the surface the premise of a zombie/werewolf hybrid story, all wrapped in a horror novel, might seem a bit of a stretch, but the first of Schnyder’s London Undead series, Bite Me, delivers and then some.
London has turned into an exaggerated episode of The Walking Dead. Ya know, without Wyatt Twerp and Lori annoying everyone in the process. Helping those left unaffected by the zombie onslaught is a werewolf pack lead by Alpha pack leader Seth. These wolves are ruthless, strong and are disgusted by the sauntering undead and what they’ve done to the living and very interested why they are changing their feeding habits.
But the worst of things, are that the authorities have blockade the zombies and humans together. Enter Maise, a hardcore zombie killer who meets Seth and his wolfish crew in the process of kicking undead tail. There is an attraction, and a sense of something brewing, but when the world is falling to pieces and some of those pieces come from the dead walking about, romance is the last thing on anyone’s mind.
Schnyder has incorporated a highly unique world- London turned into a wasteland- and a great mythology that separates itself from all those zombie stories we’ve seen and read about for the past several years.
The romance does heat up and the zombies keep on munching away, but there are hints of more to come, setting up what promises to be a great series.
If you love romance, urban fantasy and strong anti-damsels who fight alongside their fellas, then Bite Me will be a welcome addition on your bookshelves.