Author: Claire C. RIley, Madeline Sheehan
Published by Self-Published
Release Date January 12, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dystopian
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A true friendship never dies.
Leisel and Evelyn lost everything. Husbands. Families. Friends. Lives that made sense. All they had left was each other, and a friendship that could withstand anything…
Even an apocalypse.
Until one fateful night, the marginal safety they’d come to rely on comes to a vicious and brutal end. With the help of Alex & Jami, both unlikely allies, Leisel and Evelyn are able to escape their shattered sanctuary only to find themselves face-to-face with a much altered, much crueler life where they have to find the way—and the will—to stay alive in a world they no longer recognize.
Traveling across a broken and infection-ridden country; the road-weary group are pitted against endless violence, improbable circumstances, and the ultimate loss.
Everything comes at a price—especially safety, the cost of which could very well strip them of the one thing they’ve tried so hard to cling to: their humanity.
Yet along with all the trials they’re forced to endure, there’s also hope in the form of love. Having loved Leisel from afar, Alex attempts to put the pieces of her fractured heart back together.
But in such a savage world, is there room for love?
In a place of nightmares-made-reality, where the living should be feared far more than the dead, an unbreakable friendship and a love amongst all odds can mean the difference between life and death.
There are friends…
And then there are Leisel and Evelyn.
Happy Release Day!
“I love you!” I shouted against the noises erupting around us.
The ear-splitting murderous groans of death were much louder than anyone would have ever expected them to be. How loud can one infected be? Even at its loudest… but a hundred infected, a thousand? I glanced in my rear view mirror, fear triggering my heart to thump even harder, my blood pumping so furiously, that nausea churned wildly in the pit of my stomach. It’s as if every infected in the county were here, and like a hive full of bees, they’d erupted from their home ready to descend upon whatever threat they found. Only we’re not the threat, they are. They’re the predators—the threat.
“I love you, too!” Leisel yelled back, her expression a mixture of fear and determination.
“Don’t be scared. We’re together,” I flipped my hand around so that hers was tightly clasped within mine, “always together, okay?” Bringing our joined hands to my lips, I kissed the back of hers.