Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Dead in Bed: The Complete Novel by Bailey Simms

The Book
Release Date: 4 February 2014

You've never, ever read a book like this.

Now available in one complete edition, the critically acclaimed Dead in Bed is partly a suspense thriller with a strikingly original story, partly a page-turning mystery about a disease that makes anyone infected hopelessly crave sexual contact, and partly a neo-western adventure through the American heartland. If you can handle a smart, controversial protagonist who's willing to do anything—no matter how difficult or morally questionable—in order to survive, the series will pull you in with the force of an unshakeable addiction.

Dead in Bed: The Complete Novel is a collection of the full Dead in Bed serialized novel (Parts 1 - 7 of 7)

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As emotionally incisive as it is shockingly sexy, as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, the hyper-talented Bailey Simms' tour-de-force series is harder to put down than books by writers twice her age.

Dead in Bed follows Ashley, an everyday girl who's stuck in an unsatisfying relationship and a dead-end job. But when a sexually-transmitted plague breaks out in her small town, slowly leaving anyone infected with a bizarrely amplified libido, everything about her life changes.

Facing quarantine, draconian martial law, the onset of winter, and a rapidly-spreading plague, Ashley, her family, her friends, and everyone else in her small American town find their true feelings for one another surfacing—both amorously and violently.

When everyone in Ashley's life begins taking comfort in one another's arms, no one really knows who's infected with the plague and who's not. And because the disease perpetuates itself as an aphrodisiac, sex, the very thing that offers comfort, only contributes to spreading the plague.

In a crumbling world with little to lose, however, Ashley begins to discover a desire to live she didn't know she possessed and opportunities she's never had. Her newly-acquired agency may come at a price, however, when Ashley ultimately must choose between her own survival and the people she loves.

My Opinion  5 STARS
** Copy provided by the author for an honest review**

Sometimes its good to get out and read something you would never normally read.  I've never been into the Zombie scene, however the write up of this book had me intrigued especially as they were sex craving zombies.  Certainly not the way they have been portrayed before, so I agreed to give the book a go, thinking if I didn't like it I wouldn't be too disappointed.

I'm glad I did give this book a go.  It hooked me in from the first page and was a refreshing change.  Its also hard to believe with the body of writing that this is the authors debut novel.  Even the authors note at the end of each chapter became endearing.

A lot happens throughout this book and although there are sex scenes, they are not too explicit, nor are there too many considering the "sexed up" zombies.

Ashley the main character grew stronger as the book developed in character as she tackled the fight with those that had contracted TGV, the non treatable virus that through sex turns you into a zombie too.

Definitely worth a read and I am looking forward to the second book which should clear up some of the issues that book one leaves.  An author to watch out for.

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