Good morning, Eric and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today!!
MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about yourself?
             I am originally from Anchorage, AK and recently moved with my amazing girlfriend and her adorable little dog to Seattle, WA. The most important thing about me is that I love the rain and the grey. I am in my early twenties (for another year) and I love to write. It is my favorite past time other than video games. I also love talking to strangers, which I know I shouldn’t do, but I find it fascinating.
MBA&M: What made you decide to write a paranormal romance?
            Honestly, writing a paranormal romance sort of started out as a parody of paranormal romance. I thought the silliness and absurdity of a girl falling in love with a zombie would fit my style of comedy and would be something different. However, when I started writing the book, I realized that what I was writing was actually completely realistic. If there truly was a zombie apocalypse, every zombie that you met (or killed) would be somebody’s father, sister, son, husband. And so the book took on a new level of truth, and I began taking the story much more seriously.
MBA&M : What where some of the challenges in writing “Zombie Love”?
               The biggest challenge for me was walking the line of comedy, while trying to keep my book from being one big “joke”. The book is meant to make people smile and laugh, but at it’s heart, it is a possibly accurate portrayal of a zombie apocalypse.
MBA&M: What are some of your writing habits?
               Headphones!!!! This is the most important thing for my writing. The world has to go away so that I may live in my world, which is essentially in my head. Some times I turn on my noise cancelling headphones with no music playing.
MBA&M: Who is your hero/heroine in your world?
              This is going to sound cliche, but it’s my mom. She raised three kids by herself for many years and still to this day is the kindest, most loving person on the planet. She does no wrong.
MBA&M: If you could step into another world or time,where would it be and when? Why?
              Oh my gosh, so here comes the nerd side of me. I would give almost anything to live in The Elder Scrolls universe! i have spent so much time in that world as it is, I feel like I could really fit in there and would love nothing more than to be an adventurer and explore dungeons.
MBA&M: What top 3 reads/author,do you feel most encouraged your writing?Why?
              Top three are Stephen King, Terry Brooks, C.S. Lewis. These are not necessarily my current favorite authors, but I have been reading books from them for over a decade, so I feel that they really molded not only the way I write, but my desire to create.
MBA&M: Who do you feel your writing is most like,which author?
              I am going to be an optimist, and say Stephen King. I like to think that I have a similar style of pacing and way of diving straight into the action, even if that action might be kind of gross.
MBA&M:  What’s next for you and your writing career?
              Next up are Books 2 and 3 for the Zombie Love Series!! I am working on the second and am already so happy with where the story is going, and how the characters are changing. After the Zombie Love series is done? Don’t worry, I have plenty of ideas. Not sure which direction I will go yet, but humor keeps me going so everything I do will probably be weird and fun.
                   Eric, you do have anything else to add today?
               I would just like to say thank you so much for your time, and I hope that everybody checks out the book! I would also just like to say thank you to Kyle Morrow for creating the cover art for me. It is my favorite part of the book. Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with My Book Addiction and More today!!!

Paperback:188 pages

Publisher:Jericho Publishing (August 8, 2011)



ISBN-13: 978-0615523965

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: August 8, 2011
Zombie Love is the story of a widespread virus, in a way that has never been done before. As people lose loved ones, some decide that sometimes the people you love are the only ones worth fighting for. As factions form, and the world crumbles, people must choose sides. Help or destroy. When a virus is developed as the ultimate cure all by reversing death itself, the world is plunged into a crisis of faith, dedication, and love. In book one we meet Summer Strom, a normal high school teenager who is thrown cruelly into a set of circumstances that nobody should have to deal with. She has to fight back against everybody she knows as she battles for the only thing worth fighting for. Love.


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  1. Oh shucks, I sure hope I did not miss out on the giveaway for this one! I have been on a zombie fiction kick lately and would "love" to read this book 🙂 I also just had to say to the author – oh my goodness, you totally had me at "actually, it's [my heroine] my mom…" AMEN! May my now 3.5-yr-old son grow up to be such an outstanding young man as yourself 🙂

    I wish you the best of luck with this and all future books! I would really love to win a copy and be able to leave yu a great review!

    Holly in Durham

    H$BRYAN (at) ALUMNI (dot) DUKE (dot) EDU

  2. My spologies, something wonky going on with my BlackBerry as I was typing the comment above, where I couldn't see anything I was typing after the first 4 or 5 words! I suppose, all in all, I did a fairly good job, about which I'm a bit shocked! However, I did of course have an error in my email address – you know, the important stuff. So, it is:

    HMBRYAN (at) ALUMNI (dot) DUKE (dot) EDU

    And I did see on my comment that it is clearly March 24 – and in fact very nearly the 25th! – but I did still want to show this author (and MBA&M!) my support and say thanks for the interviews and the giveaways and, to the author, for sharing some bits of yourself with us. Just like I'm sure those captivated by the ol' "Zombie Love" *must* be sharing bits of themselves with each other…da dum DUM. (Sigh) okay, sorry, that was pretty terrible, I know… I've never been the comedian in any group of friends or at work…hope y'all will all forgive me 🙂

    Best of luck to you, Mr. Sobolik!

    1. Holly. I just wanted to say thank you for the kind words and I am sure with how loving you seem as a person, your son will grow up to love and respect you.

      I am gifting you a copy of Zombie Love: The Outbreak so check your email! I am sorry you missed the giveaway, but we are all winners here!

      Thank you again, and please just tell your friends about the book if you like it.

  3. Oh my goodness, thank you so much!! That is completely unexpected. I got the gift in my email and cannot wait to read it! I can't tell you how appreciated this is – your mom definitely raised you right 🙂

    THANKS again!! You made my day.

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