The Down Home Zombie Blues

In this steamy, suspenseful new novel from RITA Award winning author Linnea Sinclair, a dangerously sexy space commander and an irresistibly earthy Florida police detective pair up to save the civilized galaxy but can they save themselves from each other Bahia Vista homicide detective Theo Petrakos thought he d seen it all Then a mummified corpse and a room full ofIn this steamy, suspenseful new novel from RITA Award winning author Linnea Sinclair, a dangerously sexy space commander and an irresistibly earthy Florida police detective pair up to save the civilized galaxy but can they save themselves from each other Bahia Vista homicide detective Theo Petrakos thought he d seen it all Then a mummified corpse and a room full of futuristic hardware sends Guardian Force commander Jorie Mikkalah into his life Before the night s through, he s become her unofficial partner and official prisoner in a race to save the earth And that s only the start of his troubles.Jorie s mission is to stop a deadly infestation of biomechanical organisms from using Earth as its breeding ground If she succeeds, she could save a world and win a captaincy But she ll need Theo s help, even if their unlikely partnership does threaten to set off an intergalactic incident Because if she fails, she ll lose not just a planet and a promotion, but a man who s become far important to her than she cares to admit.
The Down Home Zombie Blues In this steamy suspenseful new novel from RITA Award winning author Linnea Sinclair a dangerously sexy space commander and an irresistibly earthy Florida police detective pair up to save the civiliz

  • Title: The Down Home Zombie Blues
  • Author: Linnea Sinclair
  • ISBN: 9780553589641
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Down Home Zombie Blues”

    1. I liked the characters, as I always do in Linnea Sinclair books. Her women are smart, strong, brave, and extremely capable, while maintaining their vulnerability, and Jorie is no exception. The men genuinely respect and admire the women and their abilities. In addition, Theo is a nice guy, one who's been hurt before and has his own vulnerabilities. I just didn't feel a lot of passion for the characters. There is almost no information about their pasts and very little to connect to. It's a bit li [...]

    2. The title may be a little out there, but make no mistake, The Down Home Zombie Blues is another great novel by sci-fi author, Linnea Sinclair. There is action, suspense and a nice little romance.Jorie Mikkalah is an intergalactic Guardian who hunts man made zombies. These zombies are not the typical ones we think about, but more of a biological and scientific machine that kills and if they are able to be controlled, the person who rules the zombies will rule the world. Jorie and her crew come to [...]

    3. Not bad, Jorie and Theo are a good couple, both talented law enforcement. I didn't feel the angst in their relationship as much as the author wanted me to as the hea solution was pretty obvious. The secondary characters Zeke and Suzanne are pretty strong and I enjoyed them.

    4. So basically - what I usually think about Sinclair's books - lasers, spaceships, sci-fi, action fun stuff which I seem to love right now. Space opera, yay! This is totally that. Oh and kissing, as you see on the cover. Jorie Mikkalah is a Guardian Force commander trying to kill all the zombies on the "nil" planet Earth, while Theo Petrakos is a divorced cop who gets caught up in the crossfire, eventually joining up with the Guardians to help save the planet. had a good time reading this. There w [...]

    5. Well the title is a bit misleading and the reason it took me so long to read this book. The "zombies" in this book aren't your typical "dead-man walking" zombies. These are man-made, technologically modified killing machines that eat (for a better word) humans (so yeah zombies but not).Jorie Mikkalah is an intergalactic Guardian (a humanoid alien) who hunts these zombies. Right now the zombies have invaded a small town in Florida where homicide detective Theo Petrakos protects the masses. Jorie [...]

    6. I finally read The Down Home Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair -- scifi/romance. This was definitely different from her other books. Most of the story is set on Earth, not out in space. It's actually quite an amusing story and if you're a Trekkie, you'll recognize the tongue-in-cheek basis of the story. The zombies are NOT the type of zombies we think of they're bio engineered space-monsters. There's a female commander, who with her team, comes to save the earth from zombies and in the process mee [...]

    7. I loooove Linea Sinclair and think I have read nearly everything she has written, but for some reason I always put this one off. I think because of the idea of zombies – I was thinking of the ‘walking dead’ ‘post-apocalyptic’ kind, so was having difficulty combining this with the type of Sci-fi she normally writes. However, the zombies turn out to actually be some kind of weird mechanical type monster that’s become somewhat sentient, so completely not what I was expecting.I did like [...]

    8. Short review: I loved it. The characters are incredibly likable, the plot is well-developed and interesting, and the romance is completely believable. This is a fantastic blend of science fiction and the best elements of romance.

    9. This book is classified as “Science Fiction Romance” but I’m not quite sure what garners the “romance” tag. I mean, a romance between the two protagonists is a large part of the plot, but it hardly consumes the entire story, at least in my opinion. I’ve read it before, but it was quite a while ago so this time through was almost like the first read.The two protagonists are Theo, a Florida homicide cop, and Josie, a commander of an extraterrestrial force that hunts what they call zomb [...]

    10. Unstoppable. I opened this book and could not put it down. From the first moment that I met Commander Jorie Mikkalah, learning to drive on the fly (a gut-bustingly funny scene if there ever was one. "They're blessing us. See their upraised middle finger?") to my introduction to Detective Theo Petrakos, standing over a mummified corpse he coined "Mr. Crispy", I was hooked.Jorie landed on Earth, a nil-tech dirtball on the butt-end of the galaxy, because all communication from her friend and co-age [...]

    11. I "discovered" Linnea Sinclair's scifi romances a few years ago and pretty much binge-read them back then, except this one because I - falsely - assumed it to have rotten flesh walking around (a.k.a. zombies of the more traditional type); however, "zombie" is merely the name for a cybernetic alien monstrosity that escaped its purpose and leash and but that's to be read in the book!The book is an entertaining scifi-military-romance of sorts with a twist, likeable characters, not-so-likeable (but [...]

    12. It took me a hundred pages or so but I really got into this story and by the end I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a cross between Star Trek, Stargate, Aliens, Resident Evil, Starship Troopers, a Christopher Moore book and the general idea behind Big Trouble in Little China (which there is a reference to!) and somehow it all works and forms a cohesive and solid story.The romance was real and it took Jorie and Theo awhile to get together but hey, when it happened you believed it.The mission was belie [...]

    13. This book was pretty good. If you enjoy watching Star Trek and also like reading romances, you are very likely to enjoy books written by Linnea Sinclair - even if you don't typically read Star Trek type books. I particularly like that she never seems to kill off characters the reader likes - and there's always a happy ending. This is my third book by this author, and I've enjoyed them all.This book is set on Earth. Jorie, the heroine, leads a team of Guardians who hunt down biomechanical creatur [...]

    14. Delightful sci-fi romanceI really enjoyed the characters and action in this book. The leads are both competent and likable. They have honor and will fight for what they want and believe in. They'll also break the rules if warranted. The romance felt real and not forced, which was also nice. It was a fun blending of modern day and futuristic. The action also moved at a good pace. I will be rereading this.

    15. While the title may be misleading (the zombies are not undead, but alien AI creatures), this is a wonderful story filled with action, adventure, and romance. I always wanted to know what would happen next. Jorie and Theo are well-developed characters with a whole slew of friends, family, and teammates by their side to battle the enemy. Overall, a great scifi romance!

    16. I love Linnea Sinclair's books but this one didn't draw me in. The characters and storyline seemed a bit flat even though there were some funny scenes. disappointed

    17. I took a chance when I picked this book to read. It had such an extremely different vibe than the books I've been reading (though not out of my purview, since I adore sci-for as long as there's romance).I loved the interactions and the plot and the romance and the zombies. I loved Theo's interactions with his friends and family. I found himorable. And Jorie was so perfectly alien and military. Both with their crappy ex-relationshipsVery well-written from a tech standpoint and from the male POV. [...]

    18. This was so terrible that I couldn’t stop reading it. I only picked it up in the secondhand bookstore because the author and I share the same first name, and then the summary on the back cover was too hilariously dramatic that I had to buy it (it put me back exactly $1). Perhaps I’m being a little too harsh, but this book was not well written. I enjoy a good romance novel as fun, light reading, but the sex scenes in this book were so lacking that it led me to believe the author had never had [...]

    19. Blurb: Bahia Vista homicide detective Theo Petrakos thought he’d seen it all. Then a mummified corpse and a room full of futuristic hardware sends Guardian Force commander Jorie Mikkalah into his life. Before the night’s through, he’s become her unofficial partner—and official prisoner—in a race to save the Earth. And that’s only the start of his troubles.Jorie’s mission is to stop a deadly infestation of bio-mechanical organisms from using Earth as its breeding ground. If she succ [...]

    20. Linnea Sinclair's The Down Home Zombie Blues was actually a bit of a welcome break after the Harry Potter read-a-thon I've been on. It calls itself a romance on the spine--but don't hold that against it. For me, it read like a good solid love story as well as a halfway decent little skiffy one, and I think I actually like it better than the previous Sinclair I've read this year.We have your basic covert First Contact plot here, in which Earth or at least a tiny fraction of the population thereof [...]

    21. I love zombies. That is the #2 reason I picked this book up. The #1 reason was SciFi Romance. I love romance and I love sci fi, I was so excited about reading a combination of the two. I was disappointed. This book fell short on both of those fronts for me. When I think of zombies I think of a dead reanimated corpse. The zombies in this book are not of that nature. These were created by a technologically advanced humanoid alien race. They are mechanical. This SciFi adventure also takes place in [...]

    22. I've really liked the books by Sinclair that I've read so I thought this one sounded promising, it didn't live up to the others. The idea was neat but the details were irritating. An alien who is the leader of a group of soldiers who hunt "zombies" in this case alien bug things that eat people's bodily fluids by chewing on their heads is sent to Earth. Now that's fine, sounds like it will be funny and interesting. But it turns out that English, modern English at that, is almost identical to an a [...]

    23. For the record the red cover was the original design I believe for the book cover, but then Bantam went with the new redesign for all the books. I have the redesign cover and like it better. Well I like the gun on the red cover better, but I like the ship on the redesign. In case you didn't notice I have a thing for ships and space stations (blame it on my love of Star Trek).I admit that when I see 'zombie' I want brain-eating undead (like Resident Evil). These weren't zombies in that sense, whi [...]

    24. Linnea Sinclair has brought her sci-fi romance "dirtside"! Theo Petrakos is a homicide detective in Bahia Vista, Florida. He is a cop who thought he has seen everything in his years on the force, but this latest crime scene is different. The corpse is a mummy surrounded by really advanced technology. Theo eventually meets Commander Jorie Mikkalah when he decides to deliver the dead guy's "laptop" to the precinct himself. Jorie is part of the Guardian Force trying to eliminate the threat of bio-m [...]

    25. [Book:The Down Home Zombie Blues]'s title is the best thing about it, which is not entirely a dismissal; it's a pretty good title. But the book is otherwise fairly mediocre: it's not bad enough to be amusing, and not good enough to be read for its own sake. The premise, that a space-fairing race sends an under-cover agent to Earth to exterminate Earth's infestation of zombies, is pretty good, except that they literally mean zombies; for some reason, our space-fairing race speaks something very c [...]

    26. Linnea Sinclair delivers something that did not surprise me. I would never say that this book is bad. It is not. Her books are always fun. However, I think if you have read any of Linnea's works this might just be more of the same. I enjoy her writting, but after reading 4 other books this one delivers the same level of work, but also doesn't trill me anymore. It's better than Gabriel's Ghost, Not as good as Games of Command. Just falls somewhere in the middle. It just cannot be considered a boo [...]

    27. Sci-fi Stand-alone Romance at its bestThe Guardians of a Intergalactic civilization have tracked a what they call a zombie infestation to the Planet Earth. To Florida actually and a very competent police officer by the name of Theo is taking what he thinks is a strange laptop into police criminal evidence. This is from a very unexplainable death that he is trying to investigate. Both Commander Jorie and Theo are about to have a encounter with fate. Great action, problems galore, evil villains, m [...]

    28. Homicide detective Sergeant Theo Petrakos gets a case involving a mummified body and a room full of weird technology but when he stops home on his way to taking some of it to headquarters he is attacked by a zombie and rescued by someone claiming to be space alien. Soon he ends up on Jorie's space ship looking at a bleak future. Then everything changes again and he's back on earth helping to maintain her cover while they try to solve the zombie problem. Zombies begin to mutate, an evil space rac [...]

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