After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and fantasy fiction, and-although she loves delicious angst along the way-Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, "The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means."
Kick at the Darknessby Keira Andrews
College freshman Parker Osborne is having the worst day ever. He humiliated himself trying to pick up a cute guy, he hasn't made any friends at school, and his stupidly hot jerk of a TA gave him a crappy grade on his paper. He's going to drop Adam Hawkins' film class and start fresh/b>
To live through the zombie apocalypse they have to survive each other first.
College freshman Parker Osborne is having the worst day ever. He humiliated himself trying to pick up a cute guy, he hasn't made any friends at school, and his stupidly hot jerk of a TA gave him a crappy grade on his paper. He's going to drop Adam Hawkins' film class and start fresh tomorrow after he's had a good sulk.
But Parker's about to find out what a bad day really looks like-if he can survive the night.
A virus is unleashed, transforming infected people into zombie-like killers. After these quick and deadly creepers swarm campus, Parker only escapes thanks to Adam swooping him onto the back of his trusty motorcycle. Now they're on the run-and stuck with each other.
When they're not bickering, they're fighting off the infected in a bloody battle for survival. Their only hope is to head east to Parker's family, but orphaned Adam has a secret he's not sure Parker will accept: he's a werewolf. Can they trust each other enough to find some light in these dark days?
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This one picks up pretty much were the last one stops. Adam and Parker have taken a sail boat and put Mariah on it and started heading south. As they sail south, we continue to watch the development of the relationship. The hardships they face dealing with the new life and the promise of this Island no one has heard of. Along the way we find that sailing on the open sea isn’t as safe as we would have thought. And having to duck into land for supplies has it own set of issues. Can I just add, I specifically loved the Daytona bit. W/ties to that town I had to share that scene and after a good laugh we decided it must have been during Bike week! This whole book makes you think, could I, would I. I just love the details we get, the perils of crossing, the Island, the risks. Once again we are left with a HFN and cliffy.
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Wow! This was such a fun book. I haven't read many m/m books that could be categorized as horror, but I'm a fan of The Walking Dead, and there was considerably less gore in this book. Kick at the Darkness is about two young men who are thrown together in a struggle to survive when a zombie apocalypse breaks out. Parker and Adam flee their college campus on a motorcycle, after it's overrun by "the infected." In the stressful life or death situation, the two men find solace in each other's arms. I really loved this book. Though there was a lot of death, fear, and sadness, there was plenty of sexiness and humor to offset it. I was laughing on more than one occasion, and other times I was sitting on the edge of my seat, wondering if they were going to make it out alive. I really got a kick out of how Parker talked dirty when they had sex. Plus, the werewolf twist toward the middle of the book was a welcome addition to the fantasy. It's been so long since I read something so light-hearted and humorous, that I couldn't help but love it. I recommend this book to anyone who likes m/m romance mixed with action, suspense, and fantasy. *I was provided a copy of this book by IndiGo in exchange for an honest review.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Holy Moly this was awesome! I am not typically a fan of anything scary or horror. (I just had to create a zombies bookshelf because I have never had any inclination or gotten the nerve to read a zombie book before.) Keira Andrews made me consider it this time. I have loved her writing style and have enjoyed reading her in the past, so I figured I should give it a try. I am so glad I did. Parker and Adam were wonderful to read about. I laughed quite a bit, I teared up, I got grossed out, and I loved every word. Parker was an 18-year-old college freshman who is struggling with his first bad grade (C-) of practically his entire life. Adam is the 23-year-old teaching assistant who gave him the grade. Parker is so mad at Adam for giving him the grade and for being so calm and gorgeous to boot. Later that day, after Parker struggles with meeting people and missing home, all hell breaks loose in the form of zombie like creatures taking over the world. Adam happens to go by Parker and he sweeps him off on the back of the motorcycle to escape. They go on a big adventure as they travel cross country to try to find Parker's family in the hopes that they are alive and safe. While there was tension in the beginning because of the grade and Parker not wanting to like Adam, the two guys find that they work well together. Parker is funny and Adam is sweet. Although they are in an apocalypse setting, it never feels like their relationship is forced and unreal. The relationship progressed at a realistic pace (frustration-->forced camaraderie-->comfort-->friendship-->romantic feelings-->love). If they had the opportunity to get to know each other in different circumstances, I feel like they would still fall in love. Despite the scary, gross, horror subject of the book, the relationship and romance between the characters rose above and took a front seat to the story. My biggest problem with this book is that I want more of an ending. I don't question whether or not it ends in an HEA (the guys are very solid and I can see them lasting as long as they live). I just want to know how long that is and find out if there is any resolution to the problem. I am hoping a sequel does get developed. I would read it in a heartbeat.