Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris: Living Dead Giveaway

For something like 9 months, I’ve been full-blown giddy with excitement to read the book Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris. On Sunday I was finally able to read the super fantastic book. I liked it so much that I’m gonna pimp it out with a review and a giveaway!


Someone's been a very bad zombie.
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!
She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town. . . and stay hormonally human.

Review Time:

Bad Taste in Boys attacks the writing world with gnawing humor, biting sarcasm, and chomping wit. Ok, forgive my zombie references. Harris’ playful story enthralled me to the point of madness as the bloodied plot thickened. I practically read it all in one sitting, wanting more and more. Just like a zombie craves eating more and . . . uh, I won’t be graphic.

I loved the main character, Kate Grable. She’s the darned cutest and geekiest little teenager. Ever. Her intellectual prowess comes in handy all the time! Fear is not in her vocabulary and neither is lipstick. She kicks some major zombie butt (that's if they have a butt left to kick). And she still has time to get all straight As. There is nothing she can't do.

Now to the flesh of this magnificent book: Carrie Harris has the most creative, unforgettable writing style I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. There’s no stopping her clever sense of humor or her ability to craft some wicked good, borderline eerie, scenes. And the best part is there can be some creeptastic part in the book but you’ll still find yourself giggling like a little girl. Or laughing so loud, you fear waking up the neighbors.

Reading Bad Taste in Boys will take you no time at all. You’ll be recommending it to all your friends just so they can chuckle at its hilarity or jump at a scary part. I assure you this is a brilliant read; one you won’t want to miss eating up like a zombie.

Giveaway Time:

If you want to win this living dead treasure, you should enter this giveaway right now. If you don’t, beware of flesh eating creatures or ninjas dressed up like trampolines. Bwahahahahaha Seriously, which of those is more terrifying?

To enter:

You must follow my blog (offer the name that appears on my sidebar follower list)

You must follow me on Twitter - @writingjewels1

You must tweet, blog, or Facebook about this contest and provide the link

Provide your email address so I can contact the winner

And tell me what you would say or do if a zombie walked up to you on the street

Open to U.S. Only

You must be 13 years or older

Contest ends on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 1:47 P.M. MST

The soon-to-be zombified winner (well, once you’ve read it) will be announced on my blog on Friday, August 12, 2011.

Good luck!


  1. Hey Julia! I ♥ Zombie books and was so excited when I saw your giveaway!!!! Of course I follow you, Brittney Lee(Life with the Lee's). I facebooked about the contest on my page, wasn't sure how to get the link to you though. Email is brittneylee01@gmail.com. I've read all the books, seen all the movies. I would be ready to blend in to the zombie crowd so I don't get eaten then start subtly taking them out once I'm on the inside. Hiding usually ends in death and you only have so many bullets. Dress up the fam in face paint, rags and maybe roll in the garbage for the smell then start our own zombie revolution! Thanks for the contest!

  2. How exciting! I am now following your blog, already follow you on twitter and just tweeted this blog! My email is thebooklovie@gmail.com. I know how stinking pesky those Zombies can be... so I think if I ran across one, I'd have to do my very best to play along and be one with it. If ya can't beat them, join them?!?!
    Thanks Christina Manning

  3. I'm already following you at your blog and twitter. :)

    GFC: Kris S
    Twitter: SummersKris

    Facebooked about contest: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=211737725540660&id=118674174884388

    And if a zombie walked up to me on the street?
    I'd run away as fast as I could in the opposite direction. Hopefully it's decayed enough that it can't keep up with me. I last took track over five years ago.

    elfdrop at gmail dot com

  4. Here's the link to the tweet, even though I @'d you in it tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ginad129/status/98545963139989504

    I follow you everywhere, you know that already :)

    If *I* met a zombie? I'd love to say that I go all medieval on it's rear end and re-kill it, but seriously, I would probably just whimper as I get eaten alive.

  5. Email: HannahElisabeth@Sparklestheunicorn.com

    Zombie Scenario: Unfortunately, carrying a chainsaw with you at all times could lead to some pretty serious legal issues and 911 calls. But I do try to always carry a camera, so although I probably couldn't hack off its head, I would most definitely try for an epic profile picture before making my escape. ;)

  6. I'm a GFC Follower: Rebel
    Twitter follower: rebellovesong8
    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/rebellovesong8/status/99588623996956672

    If a zombie walked up to me on the street, I would most likely run away screaming my head off.


  7. Suckfest that I can't enter! But well done on the excellent review! I HAVE to go get it, like, NOW!

    Nom nom nom nom, brains, nom nom nom

  8. I have been wanting to read Bad Taste in Boys, it sounds awesome!

    If a zombie came up to me I would probably kill it unless it wasn't trying to attack me. If it were trying to eat me or something I would totally kick it's butt!

    I am a GFC follower (Aydrea)
    Twitter follower @arick01
    Tweeted it - http://twitter.com/#!/arick01/status/101117852886646784

    danceislove27 At gmail DoT com