Fifty Shades of Decay

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What's sexy about zombies? 51 authors answered that question with wild, weird, and titillating tales - because true love never dies, it just decays... More

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Published by Angelic Knight Press
Words: 97,890
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301448210
About Stacey Turner

Stacey Turner lives way out in the country in West Central Illinois with her husband and four cats. She is the mother of three and grandmother to two adorable boys.

Most of her time is taken up with being the owner and managing editor at Angelic Knight Press, but she still finds time to review books & interview authors, edit for private clients, write a blog about her absolutely ridiculous family and write fiction.

You can find her at her blogs:,,

She also enjoys fishing, haunted houses, Mexican food & margaritas, and the ocean. She hates being interrupted in the middle of writing. She especially hates being asked if she's working. She is very passionate about Autism research and the rights of people with disabilities.

She does not like scarecrows, creepy dolls, birds (of any sort), snakes, clowns or garden gnomes. She does like comments, new friends, scary movies and good books. Her work can be found in a variety of anthologies and magazines.

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Review by: Ellie Hall on April 16, 2013 :
Where do you start to write a review of 50 erotic zombie short stories? I’m guessing if a reader is considering this title, they are looking for something a bit different - with zombies; or they want something a bit different - with erotica; or they think the idea of zombie sex is so gross they want to be appalled; or they think the idea of zombie sex is so gross they want a good laugh.

Well, there’s something for all those readers in this book.

But no horror, really, unless you are a true died in the wool/ the mention of zombies makes you cover your eyes/easily scared witless zombiephobe, there is no true horror in this collection. None of the stories build any sense of dread, or concentrate on the fear, relentless pursuit, and desperation of a true zombie horror.

So what do you get? This work collects writers of various styles and to some degree, quality. It is hard to put erotica into a grab bag, too. What one person finds hot and juicy, another finds gross or underwhelming. The same applies to comedy and humour. So, I’ll present here what I think are the standout offerings, some for their quality of storytelling, some for the laugh, some for the erotica, and some for the gross-out.

[Details of 5 and 4 star rated stories at

In the many stories that remain there are quite a few well worth the purchase price, there are simply too many in this collection to deal with individually. All ratings are subjective, so readers may like some I’ve left out better than those I’ve chosen to highlight with four and five star ratings.

All up, I am happy with the selection the publishers have chosen here. My only advice to anyone who would consider reading this book is to spread out the reading over a few sessions. The blood and gore can get a bit mind-numbing taken in too-large doses.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Craig Faustus Buck on March 15, 2013 :
I must recuse myself from reviewing the story called "2 is for Taboo," as I wrote it, but speaking to the other fifty stories in this anthology, I have to say it's a it's a lively (or should I say undeadly) read. I got involved in this book because I couldn't resist the premise. I don't read zombie lit and I don't watch zombie movies or TV (at least I haven't since The Night of the Living Dead), but the challenge of writing "zombie erotica" was just too juicy to pass up. I'm not sure how many stories were rejected for this anthology, but at least 51 of us got swept up by the call and the result is a tankard of fun. The creative quality does vary widely, but there are many gems to be read, all are respectably well-written, and at 2000 words max, none drag on and on. If you're looking for a fun collection of stories to keep you amused in short bursts, you can't go wrong with this one unless you've got something against decaying body parts.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Rina Lee on Feb. 28, 2013 :
Decay is an anthology of 50+1 erotic short stories, each story is different aside from the shared theme of zombies and sex. There is sex with zombies, zombies having sex and humans having sex while there are zombies nearby. Lets just say there’s a lot of sex, and zombies.

First off I have to say that I’m not a big fan of zombies, and I haven’t read any of the 50 shades books; but I love short stories, and I have a warm spot for erotica (in my heart you dirty minded readers you!). So, when this book came across my radar I thought “sure why not?”

Aside from zombies and sex, humor was also a common element in a lot of the stories. But of course, with 51 stories it was no surprise to find that they also ran in gambit of styles, some were really good, and I wish they had been longer, some of them were pretty bad and left me wondering what I had just read; Some were cute, others were gross, some ended in such a way that I was left with a bad taste in my mouth, so to speak. Some were really gross and others were really sweet; and few of them were even, dare I admit it? Really Hot.


Needless to say this is not a book for those with delicate sensibilities, or stomaches. However if you do venture into this with a delicate nature, you’ll end up nearly desensitized to the gore by the end of the book, so that might be something to consider. I would also advise against reading it on your lunch break until at least half way through the book, regardless of your sensibilities.

All in all I enjoyed this anthology, it was different from what I normally read and even though there were some parts that made me gag, I was very entertained throughout.

I was given a free copy of the book above in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are mine and do not reflect those of the authors or editors.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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