Let's get this out of the way: I can't stand the intros to each story...it's not so bad reading a little background about each author, but I don't need a freakin' intro for each story...a general intro to the anthology would suffice. If the stories are good, I don't need to be prepped by the editor. It often has the opposite effect.
Hell Hath No Fury did have a great collection of zombie stories written by female authors. Nice way to discover new authors - like an undead buffet. A few stories were a little on the blah side, especially after having read zombie novels by D'Orazio and DiLouie, but most of them were better than expected.
SLIDING INTO SECOND by Elsa M. Carruthers grabbed me from the start. I was immediately interested in her main character: a woman who contracts SuperSyph from her bisexual girlfriend. The virus has a nasty Stage 2.
CHICK MAGNET by Tonia Brown flipped between flashbacks and present time, as a young peeping tom finds a zombie outbreak at an all-female camp.
WAKING THE DEAD by Chantal Boudreau had a nice set-up with a coffee from Haiti that causes people to fall ill; the employees try to fortify the shop during a zombie outbreak.
One of the very best in the book was CRANIAL REWIRE by DA Chaney. She did a great job of using dialogue to keep up the pace of the story, as well as alternating POVs. Loved the zombie outbreak in the middle of a winter storm.
POPULATION ZOMBIE by Candace Gleave tells the tale of a survivor making a new life for himself in an undead world.
Another fantastic story that stood out was THE PETITIONERS by Rebecca Lloyd. Great use of dark humor: a governor is in denial about the state of his protesters. The secretary was the bomb!!
SNOWCOMBE by Emma Tett was absolutely fabulous. I wish she would turn this into a full-length novel. In the story, a post-apocalyptic town tries to control the zombies humanely with a beacon...but, of course, nothing goes as planned.
THE CANDIDATES by Jordan Deen was one of the stories that I can't really talk about at the risk of spoiling the plot, but it was deeply disturbing - great horror.
PIECES by Rebecca Snow is a very sad story that I can't talk about because I wouldn't want to ruin it for anyone.
TIPS by Dina Leacock had some frank humor that I really enjoyed - very refreshing. "Never-Dying Grass" causes serious problems for a waitress and a society that tried a little too hard to be environmentally friendly.
THE BASEBALL BAT AND THE AXE by Hanna Masaryk was a post-apocalyptic day for two survivors. I love how France was blamed for the outbreak. Ha ha ha.
LOVE STINKS by Stacey B. Longo is about an idiot chick that loves her boyfriend waaay too much.
ZOMBIE LOVE SONG by Jennifer Allis Provost did a great job of blending sci-fi flavor with undead horror. Kind of like 1984 with zombies.
I'm glad to have found some more female authors with a great writing style...I'm hoping to see more undead stories from most of them.