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.
Check out the —-> Flesh Series Reading Order
Ohhh sounds interesting nothing I have read sounds like it. Will be adding this to my list 🙂
Sounds like a great read would be awesome to win a copy. If not i will def check this book out. Thanks again for all your hard work
Will have to add this to my TBR list!
This is one of your best reviews, IMO. Really captured the heart of the story in this crazy dystopian world where survival is key and love comes in crazy, wild and *fleshy* ways.
This sounds amazing! Looking forward to reading it!
Book sounds great! I have it on my Nook…..Will have to read it soon! 😀
Going to read this next 😉
Ooo can’t wait to read it!
I’ve never really been interested in the Zombie angle, however, your review has peaked my interest. I will add it to my TBR least.
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Looks interesting. Would love to win a copy
Very interesting read!
A dystopian/paranormal erotic romance that includes zombies, huh? Only you, Maryse, could convince me that this is gonna be good 😉
I just started to really watch The Walking Dead, . . . So now, I have to have that book!!!! 😀
I will have to add this one to my list. Maybe I will win a copy. 🙂
I would love to read this!!! I’ve been stalking it on Amazon but was still unsure. Now I know it’s a must read!!! Thank you so much for the review and giveaway!
Love, love, love the cover of this book.
this book sounds great!
Wow, I can’t wait to read this one! Sounds right up my alley!
This book sounds fantastic! I love the cover too!
I’m adding this to my list of “must reads”!
Zombies and romance…..sounds like my
kind of book. Can’t wait to read it!
OMG!!!! Loved this book spool much!! I hope there’s a sequel!!
* soooo not spool
Ok you had me at erotic & zombies baaahaaaa ……….ok those are to words I never thought I would use in the same sentence lmao
I WANT TO WIN A COPY !!!! 🙂
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I love giveaways. It’s a good way to find out about new authors. Good way for the authors to promote themselves and their books.
Sounds great can’t wait to read it
It sounds fabulous! I am totally adding this to my TBR list. 😀
Sounds like something I would love to read! Count me in Maryse!
oooohh!!! Adding to my list!!! 🙂 thanks
sounds great, will have to add it to my TBR list. Would love to win a copy 🙂
Can’t wait to discover this one ! 🙂
Sounds like a great book!! I would LOVE to win it!! Thanks 🙂
Would love to read this new type of book- zombies! Great opportunity to discover a new book!
For the longest time my brother tried to get me to watch the Walking Dead but I was never a fan of zombies. But I decided to humor my brother and watched season one and was HOOKED! I finished watching season two on Netflix just in time to enjoy season three ^^
This book sounds interesting and had caught my attention. I’d love to read it
Maybe this book will change my mind about zombies books…I really need a new addiction!
Just finished watching Walking Dead and I love that show! This book sounds right up my ally!!!! I just finished Butterfly Weeds……what to read next??? Always the question!!!!!
Would love to check this out!
Looking forward to reading this story. Although I have already bought this ebook, Christmas is coming up. This would be a great stuffing stocker for a friend. 🙂
Sounds like a great book! Adding to by TBR list…
Sounds really good! I’m going to have to add it to my TBR list. 🙂
sounds like a great book would love to read it 😉
Maryse I’m officially addicted to your blog. You and Goodreads are my official websites for book recommendations! I’d LOVE to check this one out!
Zombies and two heroes…oh my!
Lots of Kelli’s on this post. I am in for the freebie please…
That looks like a really good book. I would love to have it for vacation next week. Something to read while my husband is at a conference.
I’ve heard good thinks about this book! Would love to read it 🙂
Was not sure to get the book at first since I am not to keen about the zombie stuff but then with all the rave reviews and Maryse seems to love the book so much, I will just have to give it a shot.
Sounds great! Can’t wait to read it! 🙂
This sounds good, added to my ever growing TBR list. X
This sounds totally up my alley! Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Yay for zombies and love!!!!
Zombies & Romance! Cool!
Sounds great! How could you not love zombies and romance? Ill have to buy it if I don’t win! (:
Sounds like a great book! Can’t wait!
I would love to win a copy! I don’t usually care for zombies, but I always love everyone of your recommendations. Thanks Maryse.
This book sounds great! I cant wait to read it and would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!
First you had me hooked on vampires, then rock stars, now zombies? Lead away! lol Thanks for the chance to win
Looks like a great book!!! I will have to read it!
Oh sounds like a great book. Can’t wait to read it.
Oooh, a new genre to look forward to. I haven’t read any zombie books. Would love to win one.
wow. this book sounds great!
Hmmm…..I might just give this book a shot. For me and Walking Dead, the thought of any of them hooking up….yuck. Lori and her pregnancy “acting” really suck.
Sounds like a great book, even if I don’t win, it’s going on my to read list!! 😀
Sounds interesting… Adding to my TBR list.
Added to my to be read list 🙂
Loved the book review. I’ve never read any zombie books but this one sounds really good. Thanks to you and Kylie for offering the giveaway!
Oh my…..a chance to win a free e-book of Flesh!!! That sounds amazing! Crossing my finger, toes and whatever else…..lol
I haven’t yet crossed over to the “zombie” world yet, but this makes me want to!!! =)
Another great giveaway! Thanks Maryse, you spoil us! =D I would love to win this book! It is definitely going on my TBR list! Thanks again
Thanks Maryse, for yet again another great review. I think I have a big enough TBR list to last me a year. The hardest thing is to choose which awesome book I’m going to read next!
Sounds interesting! Definitely going on my TBR list!
Okay – ya got me. I read your whole review – and, I would normally skirt around a book like this – now you have me wanting to find out more. Perfect!
Sounds a like great book…would love to read…
This is a book I would likely not have added to my TBR list; however, your review has piqued my interest. Really appreciate your details!
Just finished this last night! Great read!
Now I will have to try it! I don’t mind the Zombie world, as long as they aren’t the love interest!
I’m always on the lookout for giveaways and freebies. It’s a good way to learn about new authors.
Oooh I love walking dead. I will have to read this one
Add me in…sounds like it might be a good one…adding to my TBR
I was hooked when I started the book…..soooo good.
Count me out for the giveaway but I just had to say that I loved this book! I liked it from the get go and it sure ended with a bang! ;*)
I could not put this book down. I loved the action from the very first page! Very steamy! LOVED Dan and Finn, well….esspecially Finn. GREAT book, a must read!