Ten Simple Tips for Surviving the Apocalypse are Kindle My prompt drops everything to read Dude This is so Conrad So nice I
Ten Simple Tips for Surviving the Apocalypse are Kindle My prompt!*drops everything to read*Dude! This is so Conrad.*************************************************************So nice I read it twice.I cannot express the amount of joy this story has brought me. Cari Z. took my little ole prompt and didn't just knock it out of the park, she blasted it out of the stratosphere!Anyone who knows me well knows what I like in a book. My closest friends will recommend books to me and say something like, "this is a JL book" meaning that the story hits a lot of my buttons and usually follows the norm of what I like to read. Well, I can confidently say that this is the epitome of a JL book.It has everything I could ask for in a story. And I mean everything. It has action and adventure. It has humor and snark and witticism. It has romance and fight scenes. It has hijinks and shenanigans. Basically it's The Princess Bride of the Love is an Open Road event. At least to me it is.I feel like I have won the lottery. I hit the jackpot with the author who picked my prompt. Thank you SO VERY MUCH Cari Z., for picking my prompt and writing such an amazing story. Thank you also for listening to my ramblings and actually incorporating them all. I don't think you missed even one of them. Bravo, Cari Z., bravo.Now, please excuse me while I run off and read this again.http://boymeetsboyreviews.blogspot.co.... Dear Author,Those of us who survived the virus that wiped out 50% of the population are the lucky ones Those of us who survived the subsequent wars that decimated the world as we know it, throwing us back into a pre industrial era are the lucky ones Those of us who survived are the lucky ones.Except Some of us are different Some of us are changing Some say the virus mDear Author,Those of us who survived the virus that wiped out 50% of the population are the lucky ones Those of us who survived the subsequent wars that decimated the world as we know it, throwing us back into a pre industrial era are the lucky ones Those of us who survived are the lucky ones.Except Some of us are different Some of us are changing Some say the virus mutated Some say it is a result of genetic warfare All I know is that I can see better in the dark, I can hear from further away and I am stronger now than I ever have been before And I have claws.We may not be the lucky ones after all.Photo Description A person stares out at you, someone clearly no longer human His hair is white, his skin is dusky purple, and his eyes are the color of honey He s scarred, a cut spanning his face from cheek to cheek, and he s looking at you like you might be lunch.This story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Love is an Open Road event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers The M M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.. Popular Book Ten Simple Tips for Surviving the Apocalypse I was so looking forward to this prompt when I saw it and Cari Z. made it into something I'll undoubtedly have to read again. Every time I read her writes I like them more, but this is by far the best thing I've read by her.It's funny. I don't mean regular funny either. I mean I cackled out loud. More than once. Here was the first one:Is he a badass who could probably kill me with his pinkie finger and a roll of dental floss? Well, yeah.Conrad is a badass. He and Javi meet unexpectedly post-apocalypse in the middle of a street strewn with the bodies of five dead mutants and Conrad in a dingy three piece suit and armed to the teeth. Javi high tails it out of there on his pink Huffy with a quickness but stupid tree root is stupid.Conrad has been infected but no ones knows how the virus will affect them or why some, like Javi, are seemingly immune. They join forces and becomes friends then more.I loved that both of them are corny, they snark at each other, they do silly things together, they try to torment one another with Shakespeare and The Eagles; they genuinely like each other and that shines through. I love when that happens!No information dumps to be found. We get the information about the virus in bits and pieces along with both of their backstories. It's all told in first person present tense which I know some will dislike. Personally I don't care. Give me a good story and you can tell it to me in pictographs for all I care. Besides Javi is blunt, crude and hilarious. He's also a chatterbox. I loved being with him and learning his survival tips for post-apocalyptic life.Their relationship evolves organically from frenemies to lovers. There's not a whole lot of heat between them; it's sweeter than I would've imagined, but it seemed fitting.“Doubt thou the stars are fire,” he murmured against my forehead. “Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.”I was worried there would be too much zombie/mutantness happening for me but, thankfully, that was not the case. No squicking at all!Highly recommend. Chock full of good feels.Thanks to the author and her team for this story. It made my day.