In honor of the launch today of Dreadfully Ever After, the third installment in the world-wide sensation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, we are celebrating “Z” Day with a contest and tons of giveaways. Yes, gentle readers. The zombies are among us again and invading “our” Jane Austen.
Since we were the first blogger to even notice P&P&Z in 2009, before it ever became an international sensation spawning an entire franchise of mash-up books, we thought it only fitting that we wave the flag for the third book in the trilogy, Dreadfully Ever After. It is not a mash-up like Seth Grahame-Smith’s P&P&Z, but a new original novel written by Steve Hockensmith, the same author who brought us the prequel Dawn of the Dreadfuls last year. Here is a blurb from the publisher:
When we last saw Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy—at the end of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—they were preparing for a lifetime of wedded bliss. Yet the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.
Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion.
The good folks at Quirk Books have been so generous in sending us zombie stuff in attempt (one assumes) to woo our black Janeite heart into submission, that we wanted to share some of the loot with our readers. So in honor of “Z” Day, and the beginning of open season on zombies, we are offering a banquet of unmentionable goodies.
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, by Steve Hockensmith
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, by Steve Hockensmith
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Apothecary Kit (Limited press item)
Yes. We do love our readers, and are offering this exclusive press kit that was never really for sale, containing an apothecary box with all sorts of bottles filled with balms, salves, and restoratives to use to defend yourself against the impending zombie plague. It includes Bleed-Banishing Balm, Gnaw-be-Gone Purifying Poultice, Reanimate and Perambulate Smelling Salt and a hardcover biography, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a tale inspired by my family’s struggle to defeat the unmentionables. All cheerfully assembled by the good folks at Quirk and delivered to my doorstep. It can be yours – but only if your are willing to work for it. *see contest details below!
We don’t even want to know what this would fetch on eBay and haven’t looked. We would never deem to sell anything that we had received as a gift in the course of our endeavors to bring Jane Austen and her Legacy to the masses, so here it is as a giveaway. Go to it.
“Z” Day Giveaway
To qualify for any of the four items, please leave a short essay in the comments stating why you deserve to win any of the prizes by midnight PT, Wednesday, April 6th, 2011. Creativity counts. I will pick the winners based on you partial and prejudiced replies. Please keep it under 500 words. Winners to be announced on Thursday, April 7th, 2011. Shipment to the US and Canada only. Good luck, and may the best zombie loving Janeite win.
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