Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in the Run tour for Gillian Zane. Hosted by Parajunkee.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
THEME: Zombie, Romance, Erotica
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.
I’m a fan of The Walking Dead and couldn’t wait to dig into Run, where its just the start of a “zombie” like virus spreading. Gillian Zane created a short but smoking hot and intensely scary story that is only just the beginning.
Run follows Alexis Winters who trying to escape her office and get back home. Why you ask? Well a virus has broken out and has infected people like a zombie outbreak. Alexis is a survivor and has been prepared for something like this since Katrina hit her home state. Luckily Alexis meets Blake Miller, a man who is military trained and is in the same survival mode as she is. Together they move forward to safety, their goal is to survive and keep going. They cant fight the attraction, even with the world coming to an eerie end, but anything could tar them apart.
Alexis is tough as nails, she is ready to take the zombies head on with her ax swinging. I liked how head strong she was, how she knew that she had to fight and look out for herself. With Blake she lost a little bit of her focus, but together they helped each other stay alive. I adored her German shepherd, which she trained as a guard dog. My bond with my own German shepherd is just like that and he’s trained similarly. In the end Alexis in left in an interesting position, the man she’s grown to care for send her for a brutal loop. If I were her I would say good ridden, but I have a feeling this tough chick is going to end up helping him.
Blake is a mans man, someone you hope to run into during a zombie outbreak. He’s trained for action and has the friends and back up to help. I enjoyed his character at the beginning, he really was Alexis’ equal and they contrasted each other’s persona and survival strength really well. He was a bit of a kinky guy, who seriously would make any girl need to fan herself a little… or a lot. In the end he kind of did a 180 and I really think he turned into a jerk. I’m totally rooting for Alexis to say good luck and see yah or choose Zach! (He’s a bit of a fun and sexy mystery).
In the end a lot happens that I don’t want to give away since this is a short story. But I loved the idea of where Alexis and Blake end up and that there is a hope of getting through this insane apocalypse. I cant wait to see what happens next and look forward to more from Zane.
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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.