Flesh in every sense of the word. A fast, fun, and occasionally frenzy-inducing read, but what made this one click for me, was the intense personal connection. Especially in the beginning. In fact, I “felt” it so quickly, that I let y’all know in a pre-review that I was really enjoying this one, and I already knew “Flesh” was worthy of recommending. It captured me right from the start, and Daniel did not disappoint.
This is a bit of what I was hoping (am still hoping?) that I might see on “Walking Dead”. And while I love that show, it’s missing a bit of that romantic edge. The romance is hinted at, but doesn’t quite satiate my need for romantic relief in a time of absolute desolation.
Zombie/romance lovers, rejoice! This book explores that angle in detail, and indulges the reader in the initial fear response/tentative trust/attraction and possibility of love (even if some of that attraction was super-quick. It made sense, in this world, and I believed it). And that’s not all it explores. ‘Cause there’s another “good guy” that comes into play, and I’ll be darned if he doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, too. Daniel and Finn. *swoon* How lucky is Ali to be surrounded by these two gorgeous alpha-men. What is a girl to do? *sigh* Ohhhhh the drama. So good! And so many of my fellow readers agreed:
Debra: I’ve read it too! I loved it. The first chapter really draws you in. I never knew Zombies and Sex could be so amazing! I think I found a new favorite author.
Maryse’s Book Blog: I was thinking the same thing. As soon as I’m done this one, I’m searching out her others.
Paula: I loved this book! Can there be a zombie apocalypse please?
Emma: Yes, such an enjoyable read. Daniel and Finn are just so…. you know… *yummy*
Tiffany: Cant wait for more Zombie filled Love stories from this Author!! Love that the Love Triangle is a LOVE Triangle..;)
Maryse’s Book Blog: LOVE YES!!! Exactly Tiffany. I can FEEL it.
Kerri: Omg I finished this last week and loved it. Wish there were more. Walking Dead fans will enjoy this.
Kristina: Enjoyed this a lot also…
Susan: I’m 58% thru and love it.
Kristin: I loved this book
Tracie: Loved, Loved, Loved this book !
Sheila: I am not usually a fan of the threesome/love triangle thing but this sounds really interesting. Do you think I should give it a try or pass?
Maggie: Sheila, for what it’s worth, I’m generally not a fan either but I thought this was done well and I really enjoyed it.
So what’s this one about? Well, it’s kind of obvious, but still I’ll go into it a bit. Zombies are roaming the streets, hungry, and so many have perished (and/or have “turned”). Ali has been hiding in an oven-like attic for a month, waiting it out. And when she leaves her somewhat safe (yet deplorable) sanctuary to scavenge for supplies, she runs into Daniel, who is BEYOND thrilled to see her. And despite her acute struggles to lose him, he latches on and won’t let go. Literally. Hehe. He’s sooooooo cute! *LOVE!* He messes up her her plans but she relents, and slowly lets her guard down.
However neither one of them are truly equipped to handle the new world as it is, and while they seem to be able to evade zombies well enough, Daniel realizes he’s got his work cut out for him, protecting the very valuable “woman” that is now in his care. And deeply embedded in his heart. Troubles abound but no worries. There is plenty of… downtime.
This one focused on the love and *ahem* more. Front row and center. But it’s not just that. It’s all about human connection in a disasterous time where the humans are scarce, and the ones you do encounter might be even more dangerous than the zombies themselves.
Civilization was gone. Law and order a distant memory. Who knew what people would do now that the rules did not apply.
It can get serious. The contemplative moments can be somber, but not so serious that it gets depressing. It’s more “fun” than bleak (as crazy as that sounds), and Daniel really helps us out in that aspect. But, it does have it’s moments. After all, there is a story here, and the zombies aren’t the only trouble they encounter.
Apparently , the plague had been cooked up in a lab somewhere in Asia. No one would admit to exactly where. How it escaped had become another mystery, but it went global in days.
If you like “Walking Dead” or any of the more realistic (if you can call a zombie apocalypse “realistic”) zombie movies, then this is for you! AND if you like steamy romance (or let’s go a little further and call it erotica), in a crazy dystopian reality, then this is for you! And even if you don’t like zombies, or dystopian, but like erotica (and a potential love triangle), this’ll be for you, too! The zombies make their appearance (but of course!!). Danger lurks at every corner, but it is the interesting look into social demise, and search for human connection, that has the reader truly bonding with the “good guys”.
“Humans are social creatures. I didn’t realize how much until nearly everyone was gone.”
And boy do we bond. *blush* Tee hee!!!!
Now for the giveaway! When the author found out I was reading her book, she offered to give away TWO of these e-books.
Hi Maryse, so glad you’re enjoying Flesh! If you’d like to run a comp to give away … just let me know the winners emails… a couple of epub versions, absolutely.
How to enter for a chance to win one? Just leave a comment below, I will end the “contest” at 9pm EST tomorrow night (Friday October 26th 2012), and I will contact TWO winners (randomly selected) by email to confirm your email address. The winner will be contacted and the email address provided will be sent to the author so she may in turn, send you your e-book (make sure your email is valid!!). NOTE: The “winner” will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email notification. If no response is received, I will randomly select another winner. Make sure to check your email, so you do not loose your chance. This is open to anyone that can receive an epub version of this book.
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