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Apocalyptic Moon

(After the Bane #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  310 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Dr. Dora Adler's life has been in disarray since the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, but when she gets bitten by one of the undead, her whole world is turned upside down. Held captive in a secret underground lab, the tall, muscular hunk in the next cell is her only hope for salvation. Unfortunately, he claims to be a werewolf. Yeah, and she's supposedly a witch.

Kindle Edition, Kindle edition, 364 pages
Published January 24th 2013 by The Wild Rose Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Years ago when I started getting back into reading I read several Eva Gordon books and I loved them. They were a change from the period romances I almost exclusively read and I was hooked.

I was therefore excited when I discovered she had a lot more books out there for me to read.

Dr Dora Adler discovers she’s a witch after being bitten by a zombie and caged next to a werewolf.

Dirk Gunderson is an alpha wolf. He’s attracted to Dora and recognises her as a witch. It slowly dawns on him that Dora
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I received a copy of this book for my honest review
4 1/2 star

Dr. Dora Adler fully expects to die on her 27th so when she is bitten by a patient with the zombie virus, she is resigned to her fate. However she is immune to the disease and is transferred to another lab to be tested, while there she meets Dirk. Dirk is an alpha werewolf, he is immune to the disease and the two of them can talk telepathically. The two of them plan to escape, Dora wants to find her brother, Dirk wants to take her
Barbara Ann
Take a zombie apocalypse and weave in werewolves, shape-shifters, witches, unpredictable magic, and you have a fantastical and engaging story that surpasses a typical paranormal novel.

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The story begins in the midst of a zombie outbreak, also called the “Z-phage pandemic,” and four months later, there still isn't a vaccine to neutralize the infection. Not only are law enforcement, scientists, and medical personnel working to control the zombie infestation, but werewolves
Loves To Dive
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dr. Dora Adler is a first rate diagnostician, which comes in handy since the world is in the middle of the Z-phage pandemic, otherwise known as zombie apocalypse. Today is Dora’s 27th birthday, a birthday she is not happy about. Every first born woman in her family for generations has died on or around their 27th birthday, so she is working today and just waiting for the shoe to drop. Imagine Dora’s surprise when she not only lives past her 27th birthday but also survives a zombie bite. Of ...more
Grammy 1
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it

Eva Gordon, You got me! I am not usually a squeamish reader. I can read about blood and gore. I can picture the badly wounded...but the descriptions of the zombie chomping and the zombie gnashing and the zombie chewing me. I am still tensing my neck as I am typing this review. So what can I say, but your story was very interesting? I enjoyed it. Your descriptions did not let up and was superb!

Dr Dora Adler is a doctor. We meet her as she is about to celebrate her 27th
Where was this gem hidden? How didn’t I find it before? I’m a paranormal junkie who loves a good end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it theme! Apocalyptic Moon has it all! Werewolves, wait, let me re-phrase that, a HOT Alpha werewolf, a strong female who lives under a family curse of an early death, who discovers she is more than a mere human, humans acting inhumanely, and zombies. Add to that, the fabulous writing talent of author Eva Gordon, who has nailed this story to the wall and I’m in book ...more
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Wow this book has it all , witches, zombies and werewolves. Meet Dr. Dora Adler , Shs is about to die on her 27th birthday. She is working hard in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Her life takes a turn for the worse when she is bitten by a patient and is taken away to an under ground bunker. Where she is held captive. All because she is immune to the zombie bite. So they run test after test on her. Also on the big hot man that is in the cell beside her.

Dirk is one hot alpha werewolf. The
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Things I have a weakness for: Werewolves (especially #NakedWerewolves), Witches, Zombies, and Post-Apocalyptic civilizations. What does this book have? ALL THOSE THINGS! If an amnesiac vampire who was mysteriously snowed in with me FORCING us to share body heat had shown up, I THINK I WOULD HAVE DIED OF ALL THE AWESOME! Good thing that last part didn't happen. I'm not ready to shuck off this mortal coil and all that jazz.

Anyway. This book rocked my socks off. The world is big and nasty. Ravenous
Tracy Hanson
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I start with an apology. I don't normally read Zombie books or watch Zombie films for that matter. But tried this because of the Werewolf/Witch element. So so glad I did. If every Zombie book was as good I would read more. This grabs you from the start and you are allowed to stop reading once you get to the end.

We met Dr Dora Alder at work on her 27th birthday. She offered to work knowing that all female members of her family have died at 27 so she doesn't expect to live after her birthday. She
It was quite awhile since I didn't read any werewolf/paranormal plot since I discovered dyspotian/post apocalytic books with or without zombies.

This one was a good surprise : I had my Post-Ap background, a virus released by some evil people turned human in flesh/brain eaters (yeah, got my zombies) and finally a hot "romance" .

Starting book 2 right now (same world, another H/h and continuing plot)
Duchess Nicole
Dora Adler is a physician during the zombie apocalypse. In fact, it is on her 27th birthday that she is bitten by a hospital patient and thought to be infected. When it becomes apparent that she is, in fact, immune to the zombie infection, she is imprisoned and used as a lab rat in a last-ditch effort to save humankind

Read the rest of this review in the September 2013 Issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Carolyn Brown
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow great book

I have never been a zombie fan but this was a great book . Werewolves witches and zombies what next? Who would release such a horrible thing on the earth to destroy all humans have zombies walk ? Will it take to get to the zombies ? Can a Wolf pack that is fighting a war against two other packs team up with the witch and get rid of the zombies cure the world ? I guess you have to read to find out
I loved, loved, loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!! It definitely has earned a place on my favorite's shelf and I hope we get to read more about Dora and Dirk in the future. Once I started reading I didn't want to stop. The author did really great with this book and it is worth every penny.
InD'tale Magazine
This was crazy and fast-moving from the very beginning!

Read full review in the 2013 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Zombies, witches, werewolves, shifters...oh my! Really enjoyed this book. Funny and Hot! Jumping straight on to book 2!
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was a really nice read, different than most werewolf/witch king of thing. I enjoyed every second of it and I will definitely read it again ;)
Wow. That was quite the adventure.

I received this book for a blog tour in exchange for an honest review. And that is what I give all the time honestly honest. So thanks to Eva Gordon (the author) and Saskia Book tours

Song Choice: “The Mating Game” by Bitter:Sweet, “Invasion” by Eisley, “Cough Syrup” by Young the Gaint

First thoughts: Wow! Okay I will admit this was my first actual zombie book – when I saw actual zombie I am not talking about like Dearly, Departed where some zombies still have
Charlotte Leslie
Apocalyptic Moon

What a awesome book! I started reading it and couldn't stop until the end. Dora being the name of the doctor was fun. With her being born on the thirteenth, and the past few generation of women dying on their 27th birthday, gave it a teaser. With an epidemic causing people to turn into zombies, made things rough. She worked when she had the day off and got bitten by a zombie and thought that was the end. She doesn't turn, so is shipped to an underground lab to find out why. She
Interesting Storyline

I am a bit ambivalent about this book. On one hand the story was interesting, there was plenty of action, the pacing was good and the characters were interesting. On the other hand the writing was a bit clunky and the dialogue did not seem authentic. Overall there were more pros than cons.
Janet Swiftbird
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A thoroughly enjoyable read. A zombie, werewolf, witch extravaganza.
A riveting storyline keeps you turning page after page.
Great characters and unusual circumstances keeps the blood pumping.
Brian Davis

Fast paced action, an interesting concept, good plot. Some of the time spent on the he two main characters physical attraction could have gone into developing characters who end up being pretty two deminsional, but still not bad.
debbie ragan
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The book was very enjoyable. I enjoyed it and bought the second author has good technique. I will read more of her work

Interesting premise

Slow moving but I can see possibility. The flying in a shovel was different but quite a bit was real silly.
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this but if you want to try this author out I recommend the Alpha Wolf series starting with Hidden.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put ...

It down! I love the twists and turn! It's a new take on zombies and combining paranormal is absolutely genius!
Mary Boehm
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rave and Maddox come from different shifter clan and opposing teams that team up to go after deadly forces. Zombies included.
Jamie Kline
May 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-for-review
I wasn’t a huge fan of the characters in this book, partly due to the fact that I found myself not connecting with them at all. They just seemed too generic and not developed enough to remember after I was done reading. I didn’t anticipate how much their names would bug me. I imagine it’s hard for an author to pick just the right moniker for a main character, but the ones chosen for this book elicited some pretty funny images for me. There’s Dr. Dora Adler, which of course made me think of a ...more
Melanie Marsh
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book. It was a good, fun read. It was relatable to a degree and didn’t leave me with any sort of feeling like I missed something. It combined the worlds of shifters and witches with the world of zombies to make a nice story of love, life, and the injustices of that come with falling for the “wrong” person. It also gave me some new ideas for if the zombie apocalypse actually does come!

Dora is a doctor in a Texas hospital. She is a diagnostician. She’s got an uncanny ability to
Alison Jansen
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Too keep with the zombie theme of late....I bring you zombies....and werewolves, witches and shifters!!!!!
Supes and Zombies, what an awesome combo!!! Why have I never thought of this before? why have I not read this before? What fun!! And isn't that why we read books, for fun? Well this book was absolutely fun! Not to mention full of drama, blood and guts and a hot hot alpha Were! I really love books like this, that don't take themselves to seriously, that is well written, imaginative and
Marta Cox
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I confess that I've had this book on my kindle for many months and for some strange reason kept missing it but boy am I pleased that I finally got around to reading it. I'm a fan of The Walking Dead on TV but confess to not really enjoying the thought of reading about zombies. Why? Well if it's a visual thing I can close my eyes but when I read I get so sucked into the make believe world that it's near impossible to scrub my brain clean! That's exactly what this author has managed to do though ...more
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Eva Gordon writes genre bending paranormal/fantasy/steampunk and historical novels with a strong romantic element. Alpha heroes and brilliant feisty heroines. HEA with a kick. She loves to create stories that combine her passion for mythology, steamy romance, and action/suspense. Her imagination takes her from one universe to the

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