Live by Gillian Zane #Review

Posted October 15, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 16 Comments

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Live by Gillian Zane #Review
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Series: NOLA Zombie #3
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 13, 2015
Pages: 247
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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With a huge cliffhanger hanging over my head, I jumped right into finding out what happens to Alexis after Blake’s ex, Clara, kidnaps her with malicious intent. Well, Clara’s plans go south as they encounter a family of rednecks looking for women to sell to a biker gang for food. Alexis has heard about this gang from one of their camp members who escaped. Women are bartered for sex with no rights while the men are put to work in a separate spot and the children in another. It’s not a good life as the bikers are also cooking up drugs on the premises as well. Clara and Alexis are looking into a Hell of a life unless they can get themselves out or be rescued.

Zach and Blake know what’s going on shortly after it happens, but it’s night time. It takes them some time to follow and now they are on a hunt for the woman they both love. At times they are way to patient for my liking and at others they are at each other’s throat for what has happened. Blake blames himself for bringing in Clara and well, Zach isn’t to blame as much other than not protecting Alexis. The men create a team and go to get their woman back.

A lot happens and a lot of what you think will happen doesn’t. So don’t go into this one thinking you know what will happen because Zane keeps us guessing. There is a jerky feel to what is going on in the narration. Each chapter is from a new perspective of one of the three: Alexis, Zach or Blake. Alexis’s view was pretty easy to follow because she isn’t with the other two. Zach or Blake I found myself back tracking to the beginning of each to re-affirm who’s perspective I was reading.

The heat factor for sexy times takes a back seat for the first three-fourths of the book as I would expect. Times aren’t good and the situation doesn’t call for sexy times. Unless the guys are going to use their hands or each other, which they don’t. Alexis is in a bad situation of being the MC President’s Property. I can’t tell you what happens, but it isn’t pleasant no matter what happens.

This story does end the Alexis, Blake and Zach triangle. No cliffhangers, but still there were some unresolved issues. I am hoping to see them taken care of in later books. Some people still need to find love in a zombie infested world. Not the best of times, but then again, finding love helps eliminate the total gut wrenching fear that there isn’t more to life.

A terrific ending to a story arc that I have wanted to read more of after each book. Not everything is wrapped up in a bow (who needs a bow in a zombie apocalypse anyway). No cliffhangers which satisfied me just fine after the last one. People die. People live. People love. That’s what makes the story a great one.

About Gillian Zane

Gillian Zane is the author of the NOLA Zombie series. Zane is the pen name of a prominent blogger in the publishing industry, which will remain a mystery unless you Google it. Since she can remember her goal has been to become Master of the Universe and has decided to focus first on the literary world. Things are progressing nicely.
Zane has been a freelance writer for the last ten years and has published a few non-fiction works, none of which was very exciting. Zombies are much more exciting and a way for her to combine her two current obsessions, hot boys with guns and Doomsday Prepping. When she isn’t stockpiling MREs (Meal’s Ready to Eat) or researching how to build a cistern on a budget, she’s taking care of her little family and exploring the city that she loves, New Orleans. You can find Gillian Zane on twitter @GillianZane.
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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Lola
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Sounds like this is a great third book in the series. I hope the unresovled issues will be addressed in the next book. I like books that get wrapped up nicely, but like you said not all books need to be wrapped up with a bow. It is nice there’s no cliffhanger ending this time, that makes the wait for the next book easier. I like series that keep you guessing. I own the first book in this series and hope I can read it soon. Your reviews made me curious about this series!

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Shari Delighted Read

I loved the series so far. Now I will wait to see if the next book ends in a cliffhanger. If it does then I will wait for the next one rather than keep myself twisted up waiting.

Lola
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Sounds like this is a great third book in the series. I hope the unresovled issues will be addressed in the next book. I like books that get wrapped up nicely, but like you said not all books need to be wrapped up with a bow. It is nice there’s no cliffhanger ending this time, that makes the wait for the next book easier. I like series that keep you guessing. I own the first book in this series and hope I can read it soon. Your reviews made me curious about this series!

Melanie Simmons
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I already own the first two books in this series and plan to read them soon. I’m glad to see that the series stays strong throughout. Great review.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

They read really fast as they are pretty short. The second book ends in a cliffhanger so be prepared to want book 3.

Blodeuedd
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Post apocalyptic menage, hmmmm

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Yep, all kinds of different genres!

Debbie Haupt
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Debbie Haupt

Shari, Great review but I can’t do Zombie reads 😉

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Sorry to hear that! I haven’t read many Zombie books, but the ones I have this year have been very Walking Dead themed and since I love that show, I have loved the books.

Stephanie Faris
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Yeah, I have a feeling if zombies were roaming the world, romance would probably be the last thing on my mind!

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Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I don’t think I would be very romantic either. No way would I want to be pregnant in a zombie infested world. Just not my idea of fun even if I fall in love.

Sophia Rose
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Glad that triangle got resolved. Sounds pretty exciting and dark.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It is dark and gritty. At times unpleasant, but at least it wasn’t a cliffhanger!

kimbacaffeinate
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Zombies…this sounds dark and gritty. Glad the triangle was demolished.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It was very Walking Dead themed. Still some room to grow, but I like the story line.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It was very Walking Dead themed. Still some room to grow, but I like the story line.