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Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Amanda Glaspie

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an intriguing quick shirt story and the difficulties of dating during a time when not everyone is human. This was an entertaining tale of the challenges of internet dating, something that isn’t easy under normal circumstances. For 15 pages it gave quite a bit of character development and the ending made me wanting more. Not usually a fan of short stories, but this was deep and I really enjoyed it.

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Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Heather Hoke

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First word that comes to mind?
Odd.
This book was very unusual. It took me a couple minutes to really catch on. But once I somewhat figured it out, I really liked it.
If I could ask one thing of Maria, it would be to give a tad more detail in the beginning so that we can be on the same wave length as her from the start.
Overall, it was good. Short little story. Even with the small amount of detail we are provided. I felt I could still understand the main character’s emotions.

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Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Dessalynn Acosta

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Dessalynn Acosta
Maria has done it again! In this morbid, macabre tale of the undead and dating in these times, our heroine goes on adventures of blind dates, reconnects, and running for her life! This short story keeps you entertained and wondering if the narrator will find love in the worst of times or will she just be friends with the neighbors cat?

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Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Jade Thomson

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Did anyone ever read “fanfiction” on quizilla? Exclusively the y/n (your name) stories? This reminded me of those- in kind of a vague way- but it was still entirely nostalgic. I really loved this bite sized read. I finished it entirely too quickly and wish I could read more! I adored the ending- and I hope one day we get another one- or something similar in style! I’m not going to spoil this quick read by giving anything away- it’s so short that even if you don’t have an appreciation for this type of genre- you should read it anyway! Give this memorable story a chance- you won’t regret it!

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Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Sara Grantham

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Short and sweet… but also a little deadly! I loved this short story. It definitely made me think about what dating during a zombie apocalypse would be like… while also making me realize the dating world right now isn’t much better!
I loved how descriptive the writing was, and the unique storyline left me thinking about it long after I was finished reading. The ending left me with some hope for humanity… while also leaving any number of outcomes as a possibility.

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Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by M Policicchio

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If this is what dating is like, I am glad I don’t have to do it!!! This grim tale of dating brings to life all the pitfalls of dating in the modern world. Looking at the lifeless zombies that are only after you for what you can provide to them, your beating heart, your warm body.

I haven’t been in the dating world in awhile, but I love the description of the one date that mimicked her actions to appear alive. I completely imagine that it could feel as the author described. I hope that the cat and its person are everything she hopes them to be.

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Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Brandy Vaughn

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is told from a second person point of view which makes the story different. I liked the unique dating during a pandemic plot and how this storyline could metaphorically be compared to how one work l would feel dating in the real world. The dating life of the main character is dark but humorous at the same time! I enjoyed the dating game adventure and recommend this short story!
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Brandy Vaughn, September 2022

Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Amanda Gonzalez

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Though very short, I feel like we were able to see a wide variety of things in this gothic horror tale. The way the author crafted this story makes dating shine in a more sinister, yet oddly relatable, light. At times, the dating game can seem like you’re risking more than just your self-esteem, as was shown in this book, and it’s easy to make the comparisons of sickness and rot – especially when it seems all the ‘dead’ are disguised as the ‘living’. And yet, you get pulled back into the mix of finding love for some compelling reason you can’t really fathom. I love how seamlessly this story weaves reality and metaphor and horror together with raw emotion and truth I feel really shines through to the reader. This wasn’t my first time reading this author’s works, and it certainly won’t be the last, but if you’re looking for a quick and slightly chilling read, you’ve found your book!

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Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Angela Renee Diaz

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It would be hard to trust anyone. Considering there is some tales you need to watch out for you would have to always be on guard. It would be lonely like only having a cat for company who lives across the street. Then any cut you have to be careful it’s not going to turn you. Short and to the point story.

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Hungry Business: A Gothic Story about the Horrors of Dating by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Kirsten Berkebile

This was the first book that I have read by M. DeBlassie. While the title seemed to intrigue me, I realized it wasn’t really my cup of tea. I realized that I chose to read about dating in a world full of zombies. It’s not something that I could relate to but I really couldn’t put the book down. It’s so weird because as I read it I didn’t think I was connecting with it, however when I finished with the book I felt like I connected to some of it because I basically live like a zombie (I only leave my home to go to work and then come home).

Hungry BusinessHungry Business by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was the first book that I have read by M. DeBlassie. While the title seemed to intrigue me, I realized it wasn’t really my cup of tea. I realized that I chose to read about dating in a world full of zombies. It’s not something that I could relate to but I really couldn’t put the book down. It’s so weird because as I read it I didn’t think I was connecting with it, however when I finished with the book I felt like I connected to some of it because I basically live like a zombie (I only leave my home to go to work and then come home).

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