Book Tour, Review & Giveaway – SAVAGE by Jade C. Jamison
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Kill or Die
Nina Hardwick has had a rough life since leaving high school, but inside she is still the girl looking for a silver lining. The past several years have left their toll on her psyche, and just as she feels like she’s climbing out of a deep abyss, her life and the lives of millions of others fall into shambles as a virus overtakes the country and leaves a plague of undead armies scouring the land.
In a desperate attempt to get away from the infected, Nina and some neighbors speed out of town, nearly killing a man on a motorcycle. When they stop to rescue him, Nina realizes that he is the one man from her past she never got over, the guy who should have been her high school sweetheart until she messed it up. But this unrequited love, Kevin Savage, says he doesn’t even remember her. Or does he?
Nina, Kevin, and her neighbors head to the wilderness and fight to survive not only the plague but also hunger, cold, their inner demons…and even each other. Will they survive and, more importantly, will her heart?
KRISTINE’S REVIEW 4 stars
Did you ever wonder how it would be to live secluded and trapped with a bunch of zombies walking around? What would you do if life as you knew it was over, simple things were no longer at your reach. And to put in the mix, being reunited with a love that got away years ago. This could make things even more interesting in a zombie apocalypse, can timing be any more perfect?!
When I read the description of this story I was interested right away! A zombie and love story put together, for a zombie lover this sounded perfect! I think I checked every day for this book to appear on my kindle. This is my first book I’ve read from Jade C. Jamison, and what a great story to be introduced to her work. Her story telling hooked me right away! She brings interesting characters, creative background, and a twisty plot!
This story isn’t just about zombies, but survival, love, and fresh starts. I was pleasantly surprised that this went a different way than I expected. I had an emotional connection right away with one of the main characters Nina. She’s a woman who has lived a happily tough life. Being a caregiver and main supporter, one could lose their self-recognition, after all who needed you are gone. She now lives a lonely repetitive life. One day something doesn’t feel right to Nina, something different in the air. Her long time neighbor Larry informs her of a virus that has been going around. Not being a news watcher, Nina had no idea. Nina, Larry and his wife Vera decide to head out and visit Nina’s aunt to make sure she is all right. On the way, they hit a biker. Luckily he’s okay but the bike, not so much. As luck or fate turns out, this isn’t just any strange biker…..Nina recognizes him! Kevin Savage is his name and does Nina have a past story to tell us! The man who was never and still is never far from her mind. This is what starts the journey for four people in a world, not one of them ever imagined or experienced.
Wow! I really enjoyed this story! I can’t even imagine what I would do if I was a character in this story! I would hope I’d be like Nina, but who am I kidding! I wouldn’t mind being with Kevin though! Swoony, he’d make me forget all about those crazy zombies! Thank you, Jade C Jamison for a look into this world! I now feel like maybe I’d have a chance in a world of zombie destruction! This story was awesome! It had a little of everything. As I stated before this isn’t all about zombies, this is more about self-strength, survival, appreciation of life, and love. As Jade said in the description of the story, this isn’t your boyfriends zombie book! It has a swoony man and some pretty sexy sex scenes! Totally my type of zombie book! With emotional, heart-achingly powerful characters this is definitely a story chicks can relate and inspire too! Guys just want gore and action! This also had twists and turns and an ending that has you aching for more! I really hope this isn’t the end for some of these characters. I do hope there will be a second book. This is a wonderful start to my Jade C Jamison reading addiction!!
” We were living a life as it came, taking the cards it dealt, and unconcerned about tomorrow except for one singular desire- to leave this place.” ~ Nina
I lay in Kevin’s arms for longer than I could calculate, staring out the window and watching as the sky grew darker. Part of me wished we could stay like this forever, in this place the world seemed to have forgotten about, away from everything bad and horrible and dark.
That might have been nice, but there was still the question of my kids…and the rest of my family. I needed to know they were all right, had to find out where they were. I didn’t know how the hell I was going to do that or when, but I needed to.
Up against my body, he felt strong where I felt weak, warm where I could only sense cold. He had become to me everything I always knew he was, and the realization that I had fallen in love with him again struck me hard. It had been an easy slide, one I hadn’t even known I was on until my feet were back on the ground.
I decided there, in his arms, that I wasn’t going to fight it.
But I also wasn’t going to acknowledge it. After our weird past as teens, I didn’t know what to expect from him in the aftermath. I only knew this moment, and I was going to cherish it, hold it tightly in my heart like I might clench a locket in my fist, and then I was going to let tomorrow bring what it would. I would leave this room with no expectations, no hope.
It was something I’d grown pretty good at over the years.
As if he could read my mind, he said, “We should probably head back.”
“Yeah, I was thinking that. I think a storm’s moving in, don’t you?” I turned around in his arms. Part of me didn’t want to. I was sad—profoundly—but felt like I shouldn’t be drowning in that emotion. I didn’t want to give away anything in my head.
His voice was soft when he said, “Yeah, I think so, so we shouldn’t screw around.”
I smiled in spite of myself. “A little late.”
He grinned too, and I imagined that he was feeling inside the same way I was but also wanted to try to put on a happy face. But he pulled me close and kissed me tenderly. He didn’t say anything, though, even after his lips left mine.
I wanted to acknowledge the significance of his earlier revelation, even though part of me was afraid to go there, so afraid of what the truth was. But I had to know. “Do you really remember me…or were you just saying that?”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade’s day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn’t stop her from doing a little writing herself.
Unfortunately, there’s no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women’s fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But you’ll see that her writing doesn’t quite fit any of those genres.
You’ll have to discover Jade’s writing for yourself to decide if you like it.
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