SHTF: NOLA Zombie by Gillian Zane #Review #AfternoonDelight

Posted January 9, 2016 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 11 Comments

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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
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SHTF: NOLA Zombie by Gillian Zane #Review #AfternoonDelight

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Series: NOLA Zombie #0.5
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on December 22, 2015
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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I was surprised when I got an email from Gillian with her latest book in it before Christmas time. Unfortunately, I was extremely busy and couldn’t get it done by release day, but I did read it and now the review.

Romeo is one of he survivors we have gotten to know in the three books that came out first. This one rewinds to the time right before the zombie outbreak. The story opens up with Romeo and Lucas Martinez finishing their shift protecting a young actress, Selena Devay. A Friday off in the Big Easy and the guys want a drink and a good time, but they catch Lena trying to leave the hotel alone. Turning things around, they accompany her to the bar where she is meeting someone. Thus they get their beers when a woman approaches Romeo for a good time. All during this there are news reports about a virus taking over a few cities. The men know the news and government isn’t telling the truth, but it’s not there yet.

So let’s just say this isn’t a romance at all, but it is in the series where I just finished a romantic triangle. This is Romeo’s story of how he connects with his family and makes his way to the rendevous with the team he works. This isn’t a romantic story, but there is love for a younger sister, an older brother and his wife: family. What would you do for them to protect them.?

It’s not terribly long and you know Romeo’s story from this and the other stories. I am hoping get more of his story. Someone died in the last book, but I will totally admit I can’t remember the name of who, so I am desperately hoping it wasn’t Romeo. I don’t think it was. So I can only hope he finds love in the not to far future and can find comfort.

A sad story with some adrenaline rushes to keep you guessing what will be next. It’s a good pre-story for the NOLA Zombie series.

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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Braine TS
6 years ago

Love comes in many shapes and forms, at times family love and loyalty can be more intense than romantic ones. This sounds like a good change from the usual.

Happy weekend girls!

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6 years ago
Reply to  Braine TS

It was a nice change, but pretty short. Also gut wrenching. There is a sex scene, but it is a hook up, not romance.

6 years ago

Sounds like a nice novella as addition to the series. It can be nice to hear a bit more about a side character and they get their own book. I still have to give the first book in this series a try, I got it free a few months ago.

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6 years ago
Reply to  Lola

I got all of the books from Kindle Unlimited, which was nice. The first book is good, but it leaves you heartbroken. Not really a cliffhanger, but a hanger in another way.

6 years ago

Zombies are scaaaary

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6 years ago
Reply to  Blodeuedd

Yep, but sometimes you just need a break from syrupy sweet romances.

Sophia Rose
6 years ago

I like that she went back and filled in the backstory of one of the characters even if it is sad. I hope he’s not the one that dies after the author just got finished getting the reader to connect with his character. 🙂

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6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

It’s sad, but true to not everyone survives. I don’t think he is the one who dies. I am pretty sure I remember, but I have to dig out the book to get the name right.

Melanie Simmons
6 years ago

I’ve got books 1-3 but haven’t read them yet. Glad to see you’re still enjoying the books.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago

This one can be read in any order as Romeo hasn’t met up with the group yet. I like the different type of story to shake up my reading ruts at times.

Christy LoveOfBooks
6 years ago

Oh, this totally looks like my kind of read/series.