When I imagined my high school crush would be dying to eat me, this wasn't exactly what I had in mind. **** Ava Sterling never expected she'd be the one solution to the zombie apocalypse. Then again, she never expected she would end up biting one of them either. But, hey, desperate times call for desperate measures. During a moment of intense panic, Ava's teeth end up firmly lodged in the arm of her old crush, now turned very much zombie. A spur-of-the-moment impulse that even drowning in mouthwash wouldn't erase. After this impromptu bite, Gabriel the zombie turns back into Gabriel the human and the zombie apocalypse suddenly takes a completely different turn. This not-so-fun revelation changes everything for Ava's ragtag group of survivalists. Tensions are higher than ever. Feelings are getting in the way. And it seems that being newly re-humanized does leave some nasty mental side-effects on the previously zombified. Still, not everything is that bleak for Ava and her survivors. For one, it's finally time for the humans to bite back. ************** ACHIEVEMENTS: 🏅ONC Round One Winner 🏅ONC Ambassador's Pick 🏅ONC Longlister 🏅ONC Shortlister 🏅Ranked #7 in New Adult, August '21. This book is a completed Open Novella Contest entry. BUT, it will be expanded with extra scenes in order to submit it for the Wattys. WORD COUNT: 35,500 WARNING: There is occasional swearing, some gore, and lots of laughs. You have been warned.