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The Last Night

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  12 reviews

After a chain of earthquakes ravaged the globe, long-dormant viruses were released into the air, turning many humans into creatures with an appetite for human ashes. Erica and a group of survivors are barricaded in a half-destroyed hotel, and every day brings them closer to being devoured by the seemingly unstoppable ashers. Even though Erica is a fighter, she's tired of j

ebook, 112 pages
Published February 13th 2012 (first published February 1st 2012)
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3.5 stars

After a series of devastating earthquakes around the globe an unknown virus or bacteria is unleashed from beneath the earth, infecting and changing some people into Fire Eaters or Ashers. No longer human, their skin no longer flesh, but rough stone, they feed on charred human flesh. Erica is holed up with a group of other survivors in a crumbling hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, barely surviving. They have little defence against the Ashers. When a group of Ashers attack the survivors one day
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This is not your typical romance. No flowery language, no prolonged dwelling on emotions. It might not be to everybody’s taste, but man, it sure was to mine.

The story starts out with Erica on the cusp of another fight. Night is beginning to fall, and the ashers, the name they’ve given the ash-eating stone-fleshed monsters that some humans mutated to, are attacking. Nothing kills them, but they do what they can to hold them back until they get tired or look for easier prey. In the middle of yet a
I got this book on NetGalley because it sounded interesting and then I forgot about it. Last night I was bored looking for something different to read, something that isn’t all sunshine and roses and sex, sex, sex. I found it in this book! I should have read it as soon as I got it from NetGalley because I missed out! I’ve read other reviews for this book and I really am having a hard time understanding why it’s rated so low. I mean the writing isn’t perfect and some of the action/fight scenes we ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
This is one of those books that sounded great in the blurb. But when I sat down to read it, I had to force myself to finish.

Basically, it's a new take on zombies (which I love.) After a cataclysmic earth event, some microbe or whatnot was uncovered, infecting most of the population. They grew a stone-like skin and hungered for the ashy remains of burned human flesh. In the meantime, earthquakes are plaguing the landscape, tearing down the remains of civilization.

Erica is hiding out with a small
In The Last Night, author Nico Rosso presents a very stark and desolate post apocalyptic world filled with creatures - called Ashers - that are basically a type of zombie with a bit of a twist. They were once humans who lost their flesh, turned to stone and feed on ashes. They set everything ablaze in pursuit of their next meal which includes charred humans.

I was really impressed with the world building in this novella. Rosso gave a plausible theory for the apocalypse and the Ashers. Earth was r
Nikki Brandyberry
After the earthquakes there isn’t much left. Humans are a dying breed and in their place are ash eating monsters intent on killing the few surviving humans. Erica knows there has to be more than the crumbling hotel she and a few others are staying in. She sees thunder clouds and lightning in the distance. Where rain is, ashers won’t be and she knows she has to get to it somehow.
Jake has the knowledge to kill the monsters and he is willing to give this information to anyone that will trade with h
Creative World, Lukewarm Romance

Since the blurb describes the plot perfectly let me just jump right into what I thought of THE LAST NIGHT.

I've been excited to check out Nico Rosso's work since reading an interview with him last year. There are plenty of men who write love stories but I've honestly never heard of one who writes romance before so the novelty of it put him on my radar. Fortunately, his writing falls into genres I love so I was really looking forward to the release of THE LAST NIGH
Joint Review with Has originally posted here:

Publisher: Carina Press
Publish Date: Out Now!
How we got this book: NetGalley

Has: I am a sucker for the post apocalyptic setting in a romance and I loved the look of The Last Night and within that opening scene it certainly lived up to that promise! The world has undergone a series of earthquakes which has destroyed civilisation and either killed or transformed people into fire and ash eating mutants, called Ash
Don't let the "paranormal romance" tag fool you, there was a lot more zombies and fighting than romance in this book. I thought some of the characters could have a bit more depth, but overall not a bad read. If you're into post-apocalyptic stories, you should definitely check this one out.
3 and half stars.

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I really loved the stark, and desolate world which has undergone an immense upheaval with earthquakes from the earth turning inside out. There are also mutated humans called Ashers or Fire Eaters and they were pretty unique in the scary factor running rampant and destroying the environment by burning and consuming everything in their path including humans. You also have to love the Mad Max style of the introduction of the hero which was one of the b
The Romantic Scientist
I enjoyed the non-traditional setting, but the story was only ok. My full review is here:
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Nico Rosso has writing in his blood. He comes from a family of writers and learned quickly that there are stories going on all around us. With inspiration ranging from 1930s pulp comics to the disco-laced space epics of the Seventies to the high-concept films of the Eighties, Nico always found Sci-fi to be a fertile genre for grand action, strong heroes, dynamic heroines and exotic settings. He ho ...more
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