Kick at the Darkness

Kick at the Darkness

by Keira Andrews


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ISBN-13: 9780994092427
Publisher: KA Books
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

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."

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Kick at the Darkness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not into vampires, werewolves, zombies or anything like that, but I do read M/M, and when I saw the blurb for this story, I could already tell it would be fabulous. Well actually the reviews are what really won me over. I am so glad I decided to give it a read! I loved the two MCs so much. Sure it was scary if you let it get to you, but I started reading in a light-hearted frame of mind, and even laughed at the zombies sometimes so I wouldn't take it too seriously. That is the way to approach this story. I have trouble with nightmares, but did not have a single one while reading this story. The slow burn romance between these two men was right up my alley! So were the extremely hot love scenes! The chemistry between them was off the charts and the emotions were so real that I felt like I was actually there! No kidding- I cannot see anyone not getting caught up in and loving this story. There was a lot of suspense and truly something for everyone. Not once did I get bored. In fact, I held onto every word and did not want it to end. Riding on Adam's motorcycle, Mariah, they traveled across the US, fighting and dodging zombies all along the way, while falling in love. I promise you will LOVE this story. I just bought the next book in this series just as soon as I finished this one. I am very picky about what I read, but this story was five stars across the board. What a wild, wonderful ride it was.
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What more do you want? I want more...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
KendraT More than 1 year ago
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.