Valentine's Day of the Undead, Megan Berry 2 and 1/3


Q: What could be worse than spending Valentine's Day alone?
A: Spending it with evil zombies!!

Megan Berry is no stranger to heartbreak, but spending Valentine's Day serving other happy couples hot dogs while mourning the loss of her one true love is almost more than even a highly trained Zombie Settler can handle. So when her recently estranged boyfriend, Ethan, texts her asking her to be his Valentine, she ditches her bodyguard and rushes to his side.

But soon, Megan's dreams of chocolates, flowers, and lingering make-up kisses take a turn of the rotted-corpse-and-maggot variety, and Megan fears that her first Valentine's Day with Ethan may be her last.

You can purchase the 3.25 ebook for Kindle here:

You can purchase the 3.25 ebook for Nook here:

And if you've got your heart set on a small paperback, you can buy that through Createspace here (Though I will warn you, the paperback costs 6.25 because set up and printing costs are more expensive when self publishing):

I hope you enjoy the latest installment in the series. And to answer questions about whether this will be the final installment, that is up to you, readers. If sales are good, I'd be thrilled to write more (and have a lot of fun ideas for the future of the series). If sales aren't strong, however, I think these leaves our characters in a pretty good place.

Thanks again for your support and enthusiasm.

Please contact me via the contact page here on the site if you have any questions.

Best and happy reading!

Stacey Jay


Signing in Palo Alto, Ca, October 28th, 2010

Join me, Rachel Caine, and Linda Joy Singleton at Books Inc, Town and Country in Palo Alto, California on October 28th at 7 p.m. for a Not Your Mother's Bookclub Halloween party and book signing. Hope to see you there, Stacey Jay p.s. I'll be bringing 2 Advanced Reader Copies of THE LOCKET to give away!

Kirkus Reviews on My So Called Death

"Peppered with gross-out humor, the camp flows freely in this latest zombie comedy from Jay...The heroine’s breezy narrative voice is authentic and often funny, and her protracted crush on fellow student Gavin McDougal (whom Karen secretly thinks of as “McDoMe”) will appeal to romance fans." (Supernatural comedy. 12 & up)


Publishers Weekly reviews My So Called Death

My So-Called Death Stacey Jay. Flux, $9.95 paper (240p) ISBN 978-0-7387-1543-8

Unlike Jay's You Are So Undead to Me and Undead Much, the heroine of her latest novel doesn't beat zombies—she joins 'em. After an accident cracks open her skull, 14-year-old cheerleader Karen discovers that she is one of the “Death Challenged,” and she agrees to attend DEAD High (“Death-Challenged Education for Adolescents and the Deprogrammed”). Adjusting to lunch menus that list “Popcorn pig brain bites” and being wary of maggots (“a zombie's only natural predator”) isn't easy, but the story takes off after the illegal brain harvesting of a student. For the death-challenged, brain removal can lead to permanent death if the brain is not restored within days, leading to a race to find the thief. As the brain thefts continue, Karen suspects sexy swimmer Gavin, but the murder of Karen's closest friend somehow leads her to team up with him. Though not for the faint of heart, the premise and gruesome details (“the back of my skull burst open like a pomegranate seed”) should appeal to those with a dark sense of humor. Ages 12–up. (Apr.)


Booklist reviews MY SO-CALLED DEATH

Issue: February 15, 2010
My So-Called Death.
Jay, Stacey (Author)
Mar 2010. 240 p. Flux, paperback, $9.95. (9780738715438).
Tired of vampires and looking for humorous gore? Meet high-school freshman and zombie cheerleader Karen Vera. When Karen falls from the top of a cheerleading pyramid, her father scoops her brains back into her cracked skull and rushes her home rather than to a hospital or morgue. (In Karen’s family, people frequently survive their death and go on to live full and happy lives as zombies.) Karen is sent to DEAD High, a special boarding school where zombie teens take courses such as Zombie Internet Technology and Secrets of Morticians: Foundation and Beyond. Meals consist of different preparations of (animal) brains, with separate lines for raw and cooked. Karen falls for Gavin, the cutest guy in school, but then suspects he is in on an evil plot to murder students and eat their (human) brains, which is emphatically taboo. The plot is swift paced and appropriately wacky, but the real draws are the satirical portrayal of the popular set and the black humor of zombie life. Pop-culture references will date this title, but for right now, it’s a welcome horror spoof.