Giveaway: Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie? 

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses. 

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

Juliana has generously offered up her hardcover copy of Dearly Departed by Lia Habel to one lucky Fiction Vixen reader. Just leave a comment to enter. Open until November 5, US only please. Read her review HERE


  1. Martha Lawson says

    I adore this cover, it is so beautiful!! Please enter me for this one. It sounds really great.

  2. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.] says

    Ah, isn’t that cover gorgeous?! I’d love to read Dearly, Departed – thank you so very much for the chance to win a copy 😀

  3. Patsy Hagen says

    I have heard of Dearly Departed before and everything I heard has been good. I would love to read it. Thank you for giving me the chance to win it.

  4. Barbara Elness says

    The description of Dearly Departed sounds fantastic, and I’m really looking forward to reading it.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  5. says

    I love the cover art on this book. I’ve been hearing good things about the book itself also. I’d love to win the hard cover copy in this giveaway.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. says

    I have been dying to read this one. I keep hearing how amazing it is!
    Thanks for the giveaway

  7. Jennelle S says

    I seriously can’t wait to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  8. Charissa says

    Wow after just reading the first two lines I added this book to my reading list. It sound so interesting. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.

  9. Jen B. says

    This book sounds like a hoot! I love zombie stories. Thanks for the giveaway.