The Z Word by Bella Street

I admit I am a fan of all things zombie, so when Ms. Street guest blogged on I site I routinely visit I was intrigued by her book. And a free (on Smashwords for limited time) book is enough to make me try most authors. So I downloaded it because hey who wouldn’t want a time traveling tracksuit.
The book starts out in a fashionable shopping mall in Hollywood and then whoosh, the main character Seffy is transported to another place with pink skies, glittery dirt and zombies. Normally, she’d be a meat snack (and deservedly so), but her loyal friends manage to rescue her even from herself.
Seffy is an interesting character for an apocalyptic novel. Vain, self-centered, and shallow, she brings avoidance of issues to the level of an Olympic sport. She’s also a contradiction– for someone so set on being an actress, she’s not very interested in watching movies or television. She clings to her designer tracksuit, first as a status symbol then as a security blanket. And finally, as the trappings of her WeHo life begin to crumble, a Seffy equal to the challenges ahead begins to emerge.
Ms. Street is to be highly commended for her original cast of characters and the brilliant world she creates. Layered with cultural references from the eighties and today, The Z Word is an exciting and fast-paced mix of adventure and dysfunction. The first book in a six book series, The Z Word raises far more questions then it answers and does a wonderful job of providing plot twists one after the other such that some might suffer from whiplash.
So if you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, I’d recommend adding The Z Word to your reading list. Its cast of Scooby-Doo characters, snappy dialogue and Shaun of the Dead/Zombieland surrealism is quite entertaining.

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About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to The Z Word by Bella Street

  1. bellastreet says:


    Your review cracked me up and made my day. It’s nice when someone ‘gets’ your work. Thanks so much!

    Now, tell me where your books is. I wanna read it!!

  2. Clare says:

    I loved this book too! Wait til you read The X Factor – the second book in the series! It is even better than the first and I literally howled at the cliffhanger ending!!

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