Romance and zombies collide in the riveting sequel to Love in the Time of the Dead.
Four years into the Dead outbreak that ended the world, Vanessa Summers has been so burned by love, she swears she will never trust a man again. But Sean Daniels, guard leader of Dead Run River, isn’t just any man. When past lovers return to the colony, things get complicated. Desperate to rid herself of the heartache, Vanessa signs up for a supply run that will test her mettle as a guard in training. Sean volunteers to lead her team, and his hungry looks say it’s more personal than professional.
Danger comes from all sides as they scavenge Dead-infested cities, and as her attraction for Sean deepens, Vanessa finds her head and heart at war with each other. He clouds her judgment, and the slightest misstep could spell disaster outside of the safety of colony gates.
A race back to the safety Dead Run River could save a teammate’s life, but trouble has been brewing back home. Laney Landry, the woman who broke Sean’s heart, is in trouble, and Vanessa must decide whether to take back the Denver colony beside the man she’s falling in love with, or bow out of an attraction that terrifies her.
Sean was in trouble. Vanessa was so damned cute in the morning it should’ve been illegal. One of those verbal types, she’d chattered on, asking questions about every leaf and blade of grass they passed like she’d never been outside the colony in her entire life. He tried to ignore her completely, but she made it very difficult. Mostly because the woman didn’t get her feelings hurt. If he told her to shut it, she threw a ready insult at him and went on talking as if he’d never made the effort of being rude.
At the moment, she was sleeping soundly against his shoulder. Long, blond tresses that shone like spun silver in the morning sunlight splayed across his chest like a fan, and for the eight hundredth time, he clenched his teeth against the urge to touch it. A wiser man would’ve flung her off onto Steven, who was snoring like a freight train against the window and wouldn’t notice.
Her hand flopped into his lap, and he tensed against the feel of it. What was he supposed to do now? He wiggled to try to ease it off, but that only made the crotch of his pants become uncomfortably tight with a slow simmering rigidness. Not good. Removing his hand from the wheel, he picked her tiny wrist up between forefinger and thumb and set it back on her own lap.
“You’re going to have to be careful with that, boss,” Finn murmured.
Glaring through the rearview at Captain Obnoxiously Obvious, he said, “You think?”
“Here,” his second-in-command said, “I’ll help.” Placing his giant paws on either side of her head, he yanked her off Sean and pushed her toward Steven.
“Oow,” she howled with an angry grimace.
Sean ducked out of the way as she nailed Finn with the full force of her flinging backpack.
Sean tried not to laugh. Really he did, but the zipper caught Finn in the side of the head, and every time he looked back at the dumbfounded look on Finn’s bleeding face, his smile couldn’t be contained.
“Vanessa,” he chided dutifully when he could keep the laughter from his voice, “blood brings the Deads in, so please, please don’t maim your own teammates.”
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Love at the End of Days
Book 2 in the Dead Rapture saga
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Dystopian Romance
Publisher: Omnific Publishing/Simon & Schuster
Length: 230 pages
Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love. A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors. For more information about Tera and her work, visit www.terashanley.com.
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