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.
NOTE TO READERS: **Thicker than Blood is the first in a series consisting of several STANDALONE novels all based in the same setting.**
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About the Author
Claire C Riley is a USA Today bestseller and a #1 Bestselling British Horror writer.
She is represented by Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency.
Her work is best described as the modernization of classic, old-school horror. She fuses multi-genre elements to develop story-lines that pay homage to cult-classics while still feeling fresh and cutting-edge. She writes characters that are realistic, and kills them without mercy.
Claire lives in the UK with her husband, three daughters, and one scruffy dog. She's a lover of epic romances, and an eater of cake!
Awards and Accreditations.
Odium. The Dead Saga is a top #100 dystopian selling book on Amazon.com for 2013, ‘Indie book of the day’ winner December 2013 and ‘Indie Author Land 50 best self-published books worth reading 2013/14’
Limerence (The Obsession Series) is an Amazon top 100 bestseller and was featured in the ‘Guardian newspaper for best Indie novel 2013’ and is a finalist for the eFestival of Words ‘best novel’ category.
Odium II The Dead Saga is a #1 Bestselling British Horror book and top #100 dystopian book.
Odium III The Dead Saga is also a #1 Bestselling British horror book
She has also co-authored several books with USA Today bestseller Madeline Sheehan, including;
Thicker than Blood
Beneath Blood and Bone (Thicker than Blood #2)
and Shut Up & Kiss Me, which is now a USA Today bestseller.
She is a very proud contributor to several anthologies, including ‘Let’s Scare Cancer to Death’ (All proceeds went to the V-Foundation) and 'At Hells Gates' (all proceeds from this anthology went to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund) as well as several other anthologies such as ‘State of Horror Illinois’ & ‘Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound’.
Fantastical realm dweller Madeline Sheehan is the USA Today bestselling author of the Undeniable series and Shut Up and Kiss Me. More of her published works include: The Holy Trinity series, and the Thicker Than Blood series (Thicker Than Blood and Beneath Blood and Bone).
A Social Distortion enthusiast, and fan of anything deemed socially inappropriate, Madeline was homegrown in New York, where she can still be found engaging in food fights and video game marathons with her husband and son.