Gay Book Reviews welcome Parker Osborne and his werewolf boyfriend Adam Hawkins to the blog today! Our review team have some questions for them… (And be sure to enter our giveaway!)
Belen asks Adam
Do you look forward to learning more about your werewolf side, particularly how to full shift?
Adam: Definitely. I…yes. That would be… Well, Parker says it would be ‘the shit,’ which sums it up nicely. (He also says it would be ‘on fleek,’ but I’m still not really clear on what that means.) I feel it would help me know myself so much better if I could fully shift. Like a part of my true self is still buried deep down.
This is a smart, swiftly-paced, interesting thriller set against a dystopian backdrop with paranormal elements, but the real meat and bones of the story is the romance between the main characters and the love that shines through even their darkest times.Belen's ReviewBelen asks Parker
What’s one thing (other than Adam) that you’re really grateful for that’s helping you survive the Creeper Apocalypse?
Parker: Adam is numbers one through nine of my top ten, but I’m also grateful I grew up sailing on the Cape. It’s come in very handy.
Ele asks Adam
Did you ever expect that the cocky freshman that came to your office demanding a better grade, would become the love of your life?
Adam: *laughs* Definitely not. Partly because I thought that entitled kid would drop my class and that would be that, but also because I never expected to fall in love. I didn’t think I could ever have this. Being wrong has never felt so amazing.
Ele asks Adam
You were a film major. If you were the director of a movie with both of you as protagonists, what would you call it?
Adam: Glass Half Full.
Ele asks Parker
I hear your favorite movie is Shaun of the Dead. That’s almost funny! How about music? What’s your favorite song?
Parker: I weep for my Spotify account and those new music playlists they’d send every week. I guess my fave song ever is “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. My brother Eric was obsessed with that song when I was little, and I learned to rap the whole thing when I was, like, five. We’d do these rap battles and… Yeah, it was good times. Man, I miss him so much. Eric, I mean. Although I guess I miss Eminem a little too.
Ele asks Adam and Parker
What’s your biggest fear at the moment? Except get eaten by the creepers, that is.
Adam: Something happening to Parker.
Parker: Something happening to Adam.
Ele ask Adam and Parker
What’s your greatest hope for the future? How do you hope your lives will be in the future?
Adam: My greatest hope is that Parker and I will be able to build a home with friends who become a family. A pack.
Parker: I hope the world recovers from this shit-show we’re living in, and that either way, Adam and I find a safe place somewhere.
In the end, this is a story about love that can happen in the most hopeless of places, during the most horrible times.Ele's ReviewGigi asks Adam and Parker
If there never was a zombie apocalypse and you two were a couple after falling in love, what do you think your life would be like?
Adam: I’d possibly be kicked out of my grad program for sleeping with a student, but assuming I wasn’t… Wow, that’s hard to imagine. It hurts to think about a world where we wouldn’t have to worry about survival. But I guess we’d worry about other things, wouldn’t we? I think our life would be more stable than it is now, and we’d fight about silly stuff, but we’d always be able to depend on each other, just like we do now.
This plot just picks you up on page 1 and carries you throughout with nary a miscue and you may find yourself reading the book in one sitting.Crabbypatty's ReviewParker: We’d be having a secret, forbidden affair, which would be super hot, not gonna lie. We’d have an apartment off campus and we’d watch a lot of movies and maybe play video games and… I dunno. We’d just be normal, I guess. My normal werewolf boyfriend. That would be a thing. And I’d love him just as much as I do now.
Thank you for answering our questions boys and a special thank you to their divine creator Ms. Keira Andrews for giving us another adventure with these wonderful characters!
Kick at the Darkness Series
Title: Fight the Tide (Kick at the Darkness #2)
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Shapeshifters
Page Count: 250
Adrift in a post-apocalyptic world, they only have each other. Is it enough?
A virus that turns the infected into zombie-like killers spreads through a burning world thrown into lawless chaos. Lovers Parker and Adam have escaped to the open sea when they hear a message over the airwaves from a place called Salvation Island—a supposed safe haven.
Orphaned as a child, werewolf Adam has always longed for a pack. He’s eager to investigate the island, but Parker doesn’t think for a nanosecond that the voice on the radio can be believed. He doesn’t trust anyone but Adam and is determined to keep it that way. They don’t need anyone else complicating their struggle to survive. Or do they?
Danger on the high seas can surface in a heartbeat, and if Parker and Adam aren’t careful, the current will drag them under.
This gay romance is a dystopian adventure featuring a werewolf, his boyfriend, and their struggle to find a place to call home
“No matter what happens, my life is with you. Pack or no pack, island or no island. Whatever comes, you’re my home.”
After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”