Thursday, June 25, 2015

Run by Gillian Zane

Zombies are on the loose in New Orleans and of all the End of the World scenarios, Alexis Winter wasn’t prepared for this one. But, an apocalypse is an apocalypse and she should have this covered. She has been “prepping” for the last three years. The problem is location and timing.

She’s stuck downtown and she has to get to her house on the outskirts of the city so she can get her supplies and bug-in (for the “non-preppers” this means hole up and stay safe).

Agreeing to work on a Saturday is now coming back to bite her on the ass
big time. Hopefully, it won’t be a literal bite by the walking dead. Luck favors the prepared, and as luck would have it, it comes in the form of the ridiculously hot Blake Miller. Former military man, current mercenary, Blake Miller, the man with the plan, his goal: steal a boat and trek up the Mississippi until they find safety. Alexis thinks this is a great

plan and she decides to team up with Blake. The two team up in unexpected ways as they find they can’t keep their hands off of each other even when the world is falling down around them.

Can Alexis and Blake survive the end of the world, and if they do make it
through the night, find a place that is safe and secure? Can their newfound attraction lead them down the road to love or heartbreak?

Zombies, sex, romance and carnage…you can’t get any better than this.

This novella grabbed my attention from the get go. The "voice" of the narrator, Alexis, is great! Her personality really shines through. She is so relateable. She is sarcastic, witty, and real. I really enjoyed her. It is the start of the zombie apocalypse. Alexis is a beginning prepper and has to make it from her office to her home in an outlying suburb of New Orleans. On her way there, she meets former soldier, Blake. They recognize that they can both benefit by sticking together and form an alliance. It doesn't hurt that they are both attracted to each other. Together they navigate the streets of New Orleans in order to get to a safe place where they can survive. While I mainly enjoy New Adult and/or Contemporary romances, I like to change it up once in a while. Run definitely fit the bill. The action scenes are really good and I couldn't wait to get to each one. If you are looking for steamy scenes in an action packed story, look no further. Run has them in spades and they are HOT! For me though, it was a bit too much. I do like steamy scenes (especially when there is an alpha like Blake), but I wanted more of their survival story. Blake and Alexis' relationship was also a little underdeveloped for me. I got the attraction. I got the need for them to lean on each other for survival. I would have liked to see them together more as a couple instead of just having sex. That aside, this story is fun, fast paced, and just all around a good read. I'm excited to see where the author takes these characters and their survival adventures. Run is a great start to what (I'm sure) will be a great series.



Gillian Zane has been writing fiction stories since she was first able to put pen to paper. She has published a few non-fiction books in her field of study, which is Art, but finally, after all, these years her first fiction novella is being released. Gillian is obsessed with anything that gives her a thrill and feels adding romance to any storyline is a good thing. She was born and raised in New Orleans,

Louisiana and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She lives with her husband, too many animals in a little house that has way too many books.

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