Dead of Eve

Dead of Eve

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by Pam Godwin
     
 

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A virus devastates humanity. Few men survive. The rest are monsters. The women are dead, except Evie.

Through a quirk in her genetics, she survives. When her physiology begins to evolve, she must come to terms with what she is and accept her role in finding a cure.

The mutated hunt her. The men brutalize her...except three. Cryptic warrior, contrite lover, caring

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Overview

A virus devastates humanity. Few men survive. The rest are monsters. The women are dead, except Evie.

Through a quirk in her genetics, she survives. When her physiology begins to evolve, she must come to terms with what she is and accept her role in finding a cure.

The mutated hunt her. The men brutalize her...except three. Cryptic warrior, contrite lover, caring enemy; they are fiercely protective of the last living woman, but divided in their own agendas. Can they come together to protect the only hope for humanity?

Evie must survive.

Content advisory: Guns. Gore. Sex.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615717210
Publisher:
Pam Godwin
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Pam Godwin lives in Missouri with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band. Now, she resides in her hometown, earning her living as a portfolio research analyst, and living her yearning as a writer.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

You can follow her at pamgodwin.com

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Dead of Eve 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Suvorov More than 1 year ago
WARNING: THIS IS NOT A BOOK FOR CHILDREN OR EVEN YOUNG ADULTS. IF YOU ARE 18 OR YOUNGER, STOP READING THIS REVIEW RIGHT NOW! And there will be spoilers. How would you like to be the only human female left on the planet, with men everywhere? Men who adore you. Men who will do anything for you, pleasure you when you want and won't mind sharing you with other men. And the way this book is going, men who wouldn't mind if another man joined in. Hello mommy porn! Here's the thing- before writing this review, I looked up classifications of this book. Post-apocalyptic seems to come up the most. Others include, fantasy, horror, thriller and even space exploration, of which there is none. Do you know what DOES NOT come up? Erotica. So why did I include erotica in my genre? That is a very good question. The answer is- because the main character is a sex addict. Yessiree. The only human female left on the planet is a sex addict. I'll try to summarize the book a bit. A murderous, incestuous, rapist, Muslim, misogynist, sociopathic terrorist releases a virus that turns humans into aphids and women are just pretty much killed off and the reason that he is not attracted to Evie is because he is turning into a bug and NOT because he is the only gay man to survive the apocalypse. Evie is immune and begins to take on ladybug features because ladybugs are aphids' natural predators. But Evie soon discovers she can send messages to the aphids if she has skin on skin contact with men. So when she has to do mental battle, she strips down and has the men around her do the same so they can hold her while she engages in aphid mind control. Oh, did I forget to mention that one of her three main squeezes is a priest? I know what you are thinking. I am totally pulling your leg because the previous two paragraphs really make no sense at all. Well I'm not. And I can prove it. Read the book. However, don't get all nice and comfortable, ready for some hot, steamy mommy porn. There is a lot of killing, gore and rape. After all, having every single man on the planet pine for you comes at a cost. You may get chained up and brutally raped from time to time, maybe someone will try to cut off your breasts, etc. But it's totally worth it, right? I mean seriously, in the post-apocalyptic world, it's raining men. I am having a bit of fun about it, but I know it's like a whole hive thing and Evie is the queen; I just don't know that it works all that well. What Did Not Work The constant stirring between Evie's legs. It got old. Everything turns her on. She could be held prisoner, mistreated, fearing for her life and her captor turns her on. Not kidding people. The level of neediness. Someone else had to bathe her at one point. She needs skin on skin contact to keep the nightmares away and two men work better than one. The fawning. I love you Evie. I'll do anything for you Evie. Even if you never touch me again, I'll die for you Evie. Blech. Her husband was the only one who spoke like a real man, in my humble, feminine opinion. That's why I keep referring to this as mommy porn. I guess some women like it; I don't. There are some editing/ proofreading issues that are borderline distracting. What Did Work Mommy porn. Need I say more? Well I will anyway. It may sound convenient that she is well trained with weapons and fighting techniques and goes into this already prepared. But in spite of the fact that she is well-prepared, she still ends up in bad situations. Since it's a trilogy, I don't think it's a huge spoiler to say she makes it, but she doesn't make it unscathed. What Would Have Made this Book Better If it had been classified as erotica. If it had been a spoof of apocalyptic fiction. If there had been one man who said, "Eh. No thanks. I'm gay." Really? Sociopath bug boy is the only gay man who survived the apocalypse? If there were a few other women like her and some of her sex puppies had been tempted by someone else, causing a big cat fight. Now that would have been AWESOME! But in all seriousness, maybe one or both of the next two will bring this into the story, but there have to be other women out there like Evie. I want to see what happens when they meet. Will I read the next book? Absolutely. I am looking forward to more it's raining men mommy porn. However... read at your own risk. I debated between 2, 3 and 4 stars, but at no point was I tempted to put the book down. The only thing that would have persuaded me to put the book down was if Evie had run into some gay men and they all fell head over heels in love with her. Well, there's always book 2...
lisaher More than 1 year ago
Normally, I shy away from paranormal/sci-if, futuristic, ect reads. So this was my first read in one those genres and I loved it, it will encourage me to try new reads all the time. This one see's Eve the last woman on earth after an out break of a virus by Muslim extremist trying to make the perfect race. There is something about Eve that helps her survive her children and every child, along with every other women and a few men. The world has been infected with giant mutated bugs called aphids. So when Eve and her husband seeks refuge in her fathers land, tragedy strikes not only having to come through what happened, but also the death of her husband. Eve is lost for a while unsure what to do, where to go, when she finds things meant for her in eventuality of her husband not surviving, this gives her life purpose again. This see's Eve encounter her first guardian in a Lakota warrior Jesse. Eve spends a year healing with the help of the Lakota people who have survived. Eve and Jesse have a standoffish relationship, but they're connected notheless and Eve fights the connection, until Eve decide it's time to go. This is where she hides on a cargo ship bound for England. In England Eve meets a priest by the name of Roark, her second guardian. They fight side by side against the aphids. Roark shows Eve how to love again and shows her faith. They decide to travel to Iceland looking for Shard to help with virus outbreak. Before they could make it they're intercepted by the Drone and his aphid army. The Drone is the one who mastermind the virus and takes captured Eve and Rourke to Malta. This is where he has his Doctor run tests on Eve to see why She has survived, but Michio the doctor is Eve's third guardian and he's protecting her from the Drones evilness. Eve has guidance throughout by the spirt of her children trying help figure out and help her survive. So when Eve escapes with the help of her three guardians, we find out that it's Eve's genetics that's keeping her alive. Eve is a bad-assed fighting heroine who survives so many obstacles thrown in her way on the battle to find out answers. She's helped out by her 3 guardians,all United to help her survive by any means. We are still left with questions of what is going to happen now they've escaped the evil Drone. With the this being a trilogy I'd expect these to be answered within the next 2 books, I'm thoroughly intrigued to find out what happens next and what the ending will be. I was reluctant to how I'd feel about reading this genre, but I'm glad I did, it pulled me out of my comfort zone and I really enjoyed it. If you're hesitant about reading this kind of genre I'd say go for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow what a trip! I was stuck in a contemporary romance rut and decided to try something totally different. This was an awesome story and would be an amazing movie in my opinion!
KMatthews More than 1 year ago
Dead of Eve by Pam Godwin is an adult scifi/dystopian/horror novel about a band of survivors that must save mankind from extinction from a virus. Sure that plot has been done before, but never like this! Everything felt so unique and refreshing, from what exactly the virus was (not just zombies like every other post-apoc book out there), to a heroine who we can really get behind and is worried about more than the cute guy(s). Okay, yeah there is some yummy sexy stuff too, but we need it to balance out the other not-so-fun stuff. This is definitely not a fluffy beach read (although I read the bulk by the pool) and if you need your baddies to sparkle then this isn’t the book for you. There will be parts where you want to put the book down because the action gets so disturbing, yet you probably won’t because you just HAVE to know what happens next. I liked that ending lends itself to further plot developments, yet provided enough closure to give satisfaction. I can’t tell you how many books I’ve read lately with the cliffhanger and appreciate that Pam Godwin doesn’t rely on gimmicks or trickery to get you to want to keep reading she just produces a well-written novel with a compelling plot that will make you hungry for more (pardon the pun).
ClaireBear74 More than 1 year ago
Holy cannoli, what did I just read? That was intense! And so unexpected! I admit I didn’t read any of the reviews or even much of the description beforehand (or if I had I had forgotten when I clicked it on my kindle), so I wasn’t prepared for what a roller coaster ride “Dead of Eve” would be. My husband kept laughing at me because I kept saying “oh my God, Oh my God” while reading in bed at nights (maybe he was jealous?). I loved Eve’s “training sessions” with Michio ;) and thought it was pretty amazing how I could be reading one page that was horrible and disturbing and disgusting, and then the next page would be downright beautiful with lyrical, uplifting literary prose. A testament to the authors talent, for sure. Looking forward to the rest of the books in the trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This might be the best, creepiest book I’ve read all year, and I read a lot! The world is in a state of chaos with everyones worst nightmares coming true. The nymph virus has practically wiped out humanity, with mutated women attacking and killing their own families and loved ones. Men are helpless against it, but for some reason Eve isn’t affected. The writing is super descriptive and really fluid. The conversations sounded really natural and the book is fast paced and grabs you by the throat and never lets go. Be prepared to be shocked, horrified, disgusted, and ultimately mesmerized. It’s a long book but totally worth it. There are some steeeammy parts that made me swoon, and I’d whole-heartedly recommend this book for anyone who wants an intelligent read with a strong heroine who overcomes almost insurmountable odds in the most nightmarish of circumstances. The next 2 novels in the trilogy are on my TBR list now. Highly recommend.
KayleeeKS More than 1 year ago
Dead of Eve is the first book I have read by Pam Goodwin but I guarantee it will not be the last! I love discovering new talent and Ms. Godwin has it in spades! This book will definitely stand out from the crowd as being exceptional in terms of editing and near-flawless writing. She writes like a seasoned pro and pulls the reader into the action right from the beginning. I appreciated the skilled nuance in which Ms. Godwin “showed” us the world-building instead of just “told”/info-dumped a bunch of backstory the way so many authors seem to do. She is a confident writer and it shows. This book is definitely not for the kiddos or the squeamish. It is very real, very graphic, and depicts a horrific reality that is part post-apocalyptic, part science-fiction, part thriller, part drama… many layers of complexity that will keep the reader eagerly engaged until the end. I think this book would actually make a terrific movie and I can’t wait to read the next one!
SDecker More than 1 year ago
Okay…major gushing ahead. You’ve been warned. Can I just say how much I FREAKING LOVED this book?! And I mean, loved! I was shocked at not only how awesome it was on so many levels, but because I really only hoped it would be an “okay” enough book to read. What I found was something that was literally ‘unputdownable.’ Right from the opening pages we know that Evie is a survivor, not some simpering “woe is me” female in need of being saved. In the most jacked-up circumstances (humanity being wiped out by mutant insects) she takes her fate in her own hands. But she is totally relatable and you want to root for her. As far as the plot, on the surface I wasn’t sure it would be for me, any more than say hearing the description of the movie Aliens (woman battles creature from outer space that is killing her crew). But the story ends up being more than can be just described and has to be experienced for yourself. I’m DEFINITELY reading the rest of the trilogy.
DaleCT More than 1 year ago
Okay, take a minute to think about this: There is only one woman left on earth. One. Woman. Seriously. Take a minute and think about it. Done? Okay, now every thought that ran through your head about what life would be like for this one sole-surviving woman, is in this book.  If you're a woman, the thought is chilling. You should have chills running down your arms right about now. The story is gritty and real, devastatingly sad yet profoundly happy. You love the characters; Evie is strong and tough and loving and kinda bad-ass. You can't help but love the 3 men who come into her life, her 3 guardians. Each one serves a clear-cut purpose, and it all ties together in the end. They are there to help guide her through her trials and tribulations, help her become the woman she needs to be...for all of humanity. I have to say, I wasn't down with the whole aphid/bug thing. Ew, ick and gross. I'm going to throw a little girly thought out there but, could the plague have not been so, I don't know, yuck? LOL Highly recommend this read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago