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Love in the Time of the Dead (Dead Rapture Series #1)

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  445 Ratings  ·  78 Reviews
Laney Landry has been fighting Deads alongside her brother and friends for three years. But she has a secret. She's immune to Dead bites and has to find the right people to trust with the information. Her team rallies around her to find a doctor who can extract a vaccine from Laney which could fight the virus that ended the world.

Sean Daniels leads a colony that provides h
Paperback, 229 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Omnific Publishing (first published October 20th 2013)
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☆ Sammy ☆彡
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

One of the aspects of this book that I thoroughly enjoyed was all the action and zombie battles! The fight scenes are very intense and you won't be able to put the book down as you will want to make sure that Laney and the others in her group don't get bitten or killed by the zombies. Tera Shanley's writing was very descriptive and made me feel like I was fighting zombies right along with Laney.

Another aspect of this story that I rea
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
***3.5 Dead River Stars***

This would have been a fantastic book except for the female MC - she spent half the time being annoying about "boys" (who should have been considered men).

She was a kick-ass fighter and survivor but her character was so hard to connect with - It took some time but I finally got past her bad decision making and enjoyed the book
Erica Ravenclaw
Sep 24, 2014 Erica Ravenclaw rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
To celebrate the release of the second book the publisher is giving away an epub copy of this book, just a simple blog comment entry to win!

No spoilers and colorful language abound! I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

OK you guys. Fair warning, this book includes a speshual snowflake, zombies, and a love triangle, but truth be told, I liked all of it.

I really dig this author, I've read a few of her shorts before and she has this really wonderful way of lay
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
One of my favorite people over at Omnific Publishing had recommend me this book. And if she recommends something I know I am sure to love it. She has never steered me wrong before. But when I saw the blurb I knew this book was for me. I immediately emailed her to see if I could review the title and BAM! You ask and you shall receive. I quickly finished the book I was on so I could dive right into this one. I inhaled it. (No pun intended. Read on and you will understand.)

Laney has developed a sor
Michelle Book Briefs
Oct 19, 2013 Michelle Book Briefs rated it really liked it
This is my first attempt at a zombie book. I can't believe that I have been putting off reading the zombie genre for so long! This was an awesome book to start out with. I loved it. There was so much kick butt zombie fighting. This book was one intense ride. I thought Tera Shanley did such an awesome job keeping me guessing. That is part of the beauty of the book I think, so my review might be a little vague because I don't want to give anything away.

Laney is so interesting. She is fierce, and
Beth  (Curling Up With A Good Book)
I agreed to be a part of the blog tour for this book because the book's synopsis just sounded absolutely fascinating and I am all about a zombie book!! So this one seemed to be a perfect fit for me and once I started reading it...I knew I was right! I actually really liked this book! It had the perfect mix of zombies, suspense, and romance!!!

The main character, Laney, immediately grabbed my attention. She is a true survivor and the fate of the rest of the world depends on her survival. Laney kno
Oct 13, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it
I was excited to get this book from OmniFic. I'm not very experienced with post apocalyptic stories and I have never read a zombie story before but I was intrigued by the premise of the book. Laney is immune to dead bites and no one knows why. She knows she holds the possibility for a vaccine and could save countless lives. She and her team have survived on their own for three years as fighters, moving from place to place. It isn't until they come to the Denver colony that Laney has to deal with ...more
Midian Sosa
Oct 07, 2013 Midian Sosa rated it really liked it
When Traci sent me this book I was so excited! Because you know, zombies…

I loved this book and I’ll review two parts, the Dead Zombies part, and the Love Story part.

I’ll try not to spoil.

Dead Zombies:

The story is so different! I liked the fact that Laney is immune, after the outbreak, everything was a mess, she lost her family, I mean, the world as she knew it basically ended.

These zombies are cool as shit! They can smell humans and they are pretty deadly, the type of zombie I would love
Jan 08, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it
I loved this book! The characters were brilliantly written. I loved Laney and I absolutely adored Mitchell. They just left me feeling all happy. Don't get me wrong there were some definite heartbreak in the story, but I don't want to spoil what happens. If you like a good post apocalyptic/dystopian read full of zombies then this is the book for you. A great read.
Oct 03, 2013 Traci rated it it was amazing
This book had romance, hot sex, SCARY zombie fight scenes, and even kind of heartbreaking zombies. (you'll know what I mean when you read it).

I love a romance where I am legitimately not sure which guy the girl will end up with, and I love a heroine who's multifaceted: she's a bad ass zombie fighter, but she's also a vulnerable human with real emotions. Laney doesn't have superpowers per se, but her immunity to zombie bites comes with some very useful and unique talents.

Also there is at least o
Feb 16, 2016 Northwest_booknerd rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombie
Very well written and fast moving story line makes this on of the best zombie books I have read. It did walk a fine line there for a bit but in the end it won me over even more.
Siew Ee
Feb 11, 2014 Siew Ee rated it it was amazing
I am a zombie fan. Even though there only so many ways a zombie tale can be told, I remain intrigued enough to read more.

Like all other zombie books, “Love in the Time of the Dead” introduces a band of survivors that do everything they can to stay alive. Cause of affliction is viral, and once bitten, the victim turns before the hour is up and munches on anyone near or dear. Lots of gore, blood, violence as expected. There is a divergence from the norm though, in the form of Laney, who is immune
Rie Warren
May 24, 2014 Rie Warren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: apocalypse
5 stars are not enough to show my love of this story. 10 might do it. I devoured LOVE IN THE TIME OF THE DEAD in one sitting because I simply couldn't put it down.

My children were ignored, housework relegated, and my own writing put off while I clung to every single one of Miss Shanley's words.

Laney Landry is the perfect heroine for this apocalyptic gold mine. She's a tough girl holding onto a heart break, waiting to wake up, yet always pressing forward. She is unapologetically imperfect, unkno
Heart stopping. Riveting. Bold.

This put my nerves on edge and took my emotions on a turbulent excursion. I clung to every page, holding my breath as the fate of these characters unraveled.

Laney Landry is a survivor in a postapocalyptic world where the Dead roam, hungry and restless, ready to prey on the weak. Laney and her team, made up of her brother and friends, are on a mission that could prove to become obsolete in an instant should Laney get herself killed. You see, Laney is immune to Dea
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
WOW! Really great book! Loved it!!! Full review to follow for blog tour.
Gemma Brocato
Jan 17, 2015 Gemma Brocato rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Love at the end of Days and it was one of those books I lost sleep over. Not because of the subject matter, survival in a zombie apocalypse. But because the author's voice in relating the story was deeply intriguing and the characters were riveting. Vanessa Summers is nursing a broken heart over Derek Mitchell who left her for Laney Landry. Sean Daniels is nursing a broken heart over Laney, who dumped him for Mitchell. You'd think that Vanessa and Sean getting together mi ...more
Oct 09, 2013 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Laney Landry, her brother Jarren and two childhood friends have survived for over three years on their own. The Dead are everywhere but the one reason for their survival is that Laney can sense them before they are seen. Their mission is two fold: find a Dr to test Laney and possibly make a vaccine deterrent to bites (she doesn’t turn when bitten) and to find the lost member of their group: Adam. Laney’s fiancé and everyone’s friend.

Running for all those years has the group exhausted and, when
Chocolit Chick
Nov 03, 2013 Chocolit Chick rated it really liked it
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Feb 11, 2015 Lindsay rated it really liked it
Extremely strong start. Very impressed with this author and would recommend this series to others as well as continue with it myself and explore her other titles.

I think possibly it was a tad too short and felt rushed the closer towards the end. I'm not sure why, but the five I started with became a four towards the end. I'm happy with the result, but it came limply. Something was missing.
Apr 12, 2015 Carrie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Laney Landry is a fighter. She has been surviving the zombie apocalypse for three years with the help of her brother and his friends. She has been bitten by a zombie exactly two times. She has survived a zombie bite exactly two times. Laney just may be the key to surviving the zombie apocalypse.

This action packed adventure with a touch of romance was a fun ride. If I was reading this book for the zombie adventure then I would not have been disappointed. There was a unique storyline with lots
Carol Oates
Nov 06, 2013 Carol Oates rated it it was amazing
I came into this book not knowing what to expect. The last romance and zombie book I read wasn't very good. I was glad to find out this was human romance in a slightly future world where Zombies walk the earth.

After being bitten by a zombie, the main character discovers she carries a natural immunity, although the bite has left a interesting side effect. She can smell them, effectively making her a zombie detector and a potential cure. Tera Shanley created a kick-ass group of characters to root
May 19, 2016 Betul rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

After waitching the latest episode of The Walking Dead I started looking for zombie/horror books. I came across this book and the blurb piqued my interest. I couldn't put it down and I was reading till the early morning. This book was really good, I loved the friendship Laney her brother and their friends. I especially loved Mitchell, he is this laid-back, funny sexy guy that all the girls are swooning over.

Laney is special and can't turn into a Dead. She is a pretty strong character.
Amy Burgess
Aug 20, 2014 Amy Burgess rated it it was amazing
As a huge Walking Dead fan, I was intrigued to see if an author could translate that sort of world into a romance. Tera Shanley delivers and then some!

Laney Landry has a tough exterior built up after years of fighting and killing the Dead, but she has a vulnerable side she tries to hide. It is refreshing to read about a woman character who is a fighter, but yet is not tough as nails and a better fighter than everyone around her. Instead, she relies on her team mates: her brother, Jarren and his
Alison Jansen
Mar 29, 2014 Alison Jansen rated it really liked it

Zombies and a love story, pretty much my new fave Friday night combo. I have read a few zombie type book before that I enjoyed, most recently was Flesh and Skin by Kylie Scott as well as a few other apocalypse type books with the undead in them. After reading a lot of fairly generic romance books lately, I felt like a change, so was looking for a good supe or vamp book and came across this zombie romance and with it receiving a LOT of over 4 star reviews thought I would give it a go. And much

The "romance" part of this is what brings it down. That by itself is more of a 2 star. It tries to be a love triangle, but there's no real tension there to speak of. You go through the whole thing knowing who she'll end up with, because every other male is either a prick, an asshole, or not interested/interested in someone else.

There's one girl she's friends with and almost every other woman she meets is a total, irredeemable bitch. Two of them could be practically interchangeable. It's so
Dec 04, 2014 Jessica rated it it was ok
I hate giving books such low ratings, and while this book had a lot of promise, I just didn't feel anything. The whole dead thing was cool, I like those types of books, but I didn't feel any chemistry between the H/h. The romance was far too fast, and by fast I mean, nothing happened til like the end, so if you want to read the romance part of this book, there wasn't really any. There was a good part with brother sister love, but other then that I couldn't feel anything.
Genesis Blue
Sep 25, 2014 Genesis Blue rated it really liked it
Shelves: post-apocalyptic
This one was almost a five star book, which I pretty much never give out, if you notice my review list. What killed it? That darn epilogue. I should never have read it. The rest of the book was awesome, the heroine is kick-ass, which I love, but . . . that ending ruined it all. :(

So, basically, this is a book about a woman, Laney, who happens to be immune to the Dead. Actually, she's more than immune, she's poison. She also happens to be really, really good at smelling, which is a blessing and a
Mar 01, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a zombie survival love story that takes place in the near future. It starts off with Laney and her trio of guy pals, kicking butt and moving from colony to colony. Pretty soon into the book, you realize something is different about Laney. You soon are told that she is immune to the zombie bite, in fact the zombies die after biting her. She has an incredible sense of smell, warning the team well in advance of impeding zombies. Without revealing too much of the book, they soon find themsel ...more
Jan 07, 2014 Jenna rated it did not like it
I feel bad for the 1 star but I couldn't like this book even if my life depended on it. This book was not for me. I didn't like the love triangle concept. I felt no connection to Laney. Sean was an A-hole. The cover is beautiful. The writing is not bad. I normally love a good zombie book. But I was skipping a lot of pages and this book and I were not working out.
M.V. Freeman
Oct 06, 2014 M.V. Freeman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How does one find love when everything has changed?

Author Tera Shanley does a fantastic job of world building--laying a foundation of a world where a virus has taken over (at least north America!) and humans try to survive in small communities.

Laney Landry is in search of the man she was meant to marry, but she also carries a gift, one desperately needed by the human population under seige--immunity from the zombie bite. Her companions are her brother and his best friend Derek Mitchell--people
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Born and raised in small town Texas, Tera Shanley grew up in books. Her cousin gifted her a signed copy of Beauty by Bill Wallace when she was young and that was it for her. So smitten was she with getting lost in a story, that while other eleven year olds her age were groaning at the accelerated reader program in school, she was racking up the points just for fun.

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