While I'm taking a bit of a break from the season, I invite you to enjoy a little WTH Holiday mayhem as my dark half, Foster Medina, and his messed up literary diversions break out of their Friday dungeon, filling the season with the bizarre, the twisted, the grotesque, and the kinky. Enjoy!
Vampire Dominatrices from Mars Vs The Zombies of Christ reads like the unrated script for a smart, sexy, surreal b-movie. It's a little bit crazy and whole lot profane, with plenty of sex and gore, but it also has a message. Jeff O'Brien exploits that over-the-top title in just about every way imaginable, but does so with a sense of style that makes this an easy read to appreciate.
Meet Starla, Roxie, Tyra and Charla - the Vampire Dominatrices in question who have crashed their saucer in a Massachusetts cemetery, from which they intend to spread their erotic infection. While we're at it, meet Rich and Tanya, high school lovers from different sides of the aisle (his parents are Catholic, hers Assemblies of God), who use that very same cemetery as a hidden refuge from condemnation. Oh, and not to be forgotten, meet Pastor Sutherland and his elderly mother, Grace, the former a cruel father to Tanya and (minor spoiler here) adulterous BDSM freak, and the latter a loving grandmother and most reasonable woman in town.
That's all I will say on the plot, because you really need to experience how it develops for yourself. The story seems to change direction a few times, but don't trust your instincts because O'Brien knows very well where it's headed. Gender roles and sexuality are at the heart of the story, with a clever contrast drawn between enslavement and empowerment, between cruelty and carnality, that you don't really appreciate until the end. It's a fun story, full of vengeance, justice, true love, and (yes) zombies, but there are some very dark undercurrents to the town of Leedham that you'd do well to keep in mind.
Whether you're intrigued or offended by the title, you should absolutely give Vampire Dominatrices from Mars Vs The Zombies of Christ a read. Just tell the green-skinned, green-eyed ladies with the leather bikinis and kinky toys that Grandma Sutherland sent you, and they'll make sure you're taken care of . . . whether you like it or not.
Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Dark Space Publications