Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Hungry Business

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions

Maria DeBlassie will be awarding a free ecopy of Hungry Business to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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From the multi-award-winning author of Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings comes a cozy Gothic short story about searching for soul, meaning, love in a world that's forgotten the power of everyday conjuring.


Looking for love can be deadly…


You know how it goes. You go out, hoping to meet someone. You wade through your fair share of brainless automatons, lifeless bodies, and ravenous undead good at passing as human.


The more you go out, the less hope you feel and the colder your body gets. But you keep at it. All you need is one beating heart to match your own before yours stops pumping altogether. How hard can it be to find one living, breathing human in a city full of bodies?




It’s hungry business.


                                                            CW: Assault

my review...

This is a short story and it’s about zombies. Ideally that would mean it had two strikes against it with me. However, I promised to read it and I did so with what I worked very hard to

I don’t like short stories because very rarely do they seem to have enough substance to me. I always still feel rather empty reading them. As if you had the appetizer and no entrée :) But this mere 20+ pages seemed to contain a whole story from beginning to end.

Now, about the’s what happened. This is a good little story. It’s a story of sadness, wanting love, and if you can look at it this way with zombies, wanting an everyday life. And that’s how I approached it. I made my zombies regular people. I hope the author won’t think that’s bad. I just wanted to picture them like the people in such a story going through the things many people do. I enjoyed it that way.

read an excerpt...

The things you do for love. 

 Like talking yourself into thinking that the lifeless body across the table from you has his own kind of charm. Surely his gray pallor is only a trick of the light.  His skeletal frame might even be considered athletic.  You try not to look at his chipped and bloodied fingernails as you force down your mediocre steak tartar.  Sadly, that room temperature appetizer will be the hottest thing on the menu tonight. 

about Maria DeBlassie...

Maria DeBlassie, Ph.D. is a native New Mexican mestiza blogger, award-winning writer, and award-winning educator living in the Land of Enchantment. Her first book, Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings (Moon Books 2018), and her ongoing blog, Enchantment Learning & Living are about everyday magic, ordinary gothic, and the life of a kitchen witch. When she is not practicing her own brand of brujeria, she’s reading, teaching, and writing about bodice rippers and things that go bump in the night.  She is forever looking for magic in her life and somehow always finding more than she thought was there. Find out more about Maria and conjuring everyday magic at


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