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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  691 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Zombies are on the loose in New Orleans and of all the End of the World scenarios, Alexis Winter wasn’t prepared for this one. But, an apocalypse is an apocalypse and she should have this covered. She has been “prepping” for the last three years. The problem is location and timing. She’s stuck downtown and she has to get to her house on the outskirts of the city so she can ...more
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Published May 26th 2015 by Parajunkee Publishing (first published May 23rd 2015)
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Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Hum, a zombie book with personality and enough sex to get a convent prego by proximity... I'm not sure how I feel about this book....

I immediately like Lex's personality. She's sarcastic, smart, capable chick but she's just girly and unsure enough for readers not to envision Rhonda Rousey as they're reading.

She meets ex military man Blake. Spark fly. Survival together is easier than alone.

Ye might die in an hour. You're as safe as possible in the moment ...


So why not slut it up with the hot
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I need the next book, like now...
This was a short entertaining read and I can't wait to see what happens next. I'm not sure what to expect of this plot twist but I'm sure of one thing: I'm hooked to this story and its characters. I always like a good romance in an apocalyptic world.
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Jun 19, 2015 marked it as on-hold-maybe-finish-later
UGH...I'm in such a book funk right now!
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This book was sooo amazing! It was like watching an episode of my favorite TV show "The Walking Dead" only with a lot of hot sex, a lot more sex! God if ever I was going to be found in a zombie apocalypse I'd want to have a hot ex-army mercenary men at my back too! Especially if there was one as sexy as Blake Miller.

Blake was one delicious alpha male. He was dominate, rough, tender, and oh so mysterious. The chemistry between him and Alexis was wow.. off the chart intense. These two hit it off
This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho

Run is an Erotic Romance by Gillian Zane with a zombie apocalypse in NOLA for it's back drop. Don't go in thinking you're getting a horror story. Although there are a couple of scenes that might be hard on a few to read, especially if you're not a fan of baby zombies. Run has just enough action and blood to keep your pulse pumping when it's slowed down from the steamy scenes between Alexis and Blake (if the boats a rocking, don't come a knocki
Escapist female erotica for fans of the Walking Dead. With a damn cliffhanger ending.
Aure, The Bored of the Quarantine
Jul 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: d-n-f
Idea: Great!


Also the narrator... I'm sure your middle name is Monotone. Last name Flat?

What a mood kill, and I was ready for a good book.
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

4.5 stars

At A Glance

I am obsessed and I don’t even know why!

The Good

Wow, a lot happens in this novella. I didn’t feel gipped like I usually do with novellas, though I was left dying to read the next book. I was on Goodreads so fast to see when book #2 comes out, which is in July. Yay!

So, we get zombie-goodness, humping-goodness, and gore-goodness. Some of my fav things in a book.
Way too many graphic sex scenes that didn't add anything to the story, but made it less believable instead.
The apocalypse has only just begun and now is the time to try out anal sex with a complete stranger? Really?

Recommended for women with 'end of the world' sex fantasies who don't give a hoot if everything adds up or not.
Megan Fall
This was a really short read, but a great one. Lots of great characters and tons of action. Zombie books are such great reads! I need to start the next one immediately...what a cliffhanger!
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
GENRE: Apocalyptic
THEME: Zombie, Romance, Erotica

I’m a fan of The Walking Dead and couldn’t wait to dig into Run, where its just the start of a “zombie” like virus spreading. Gillian Zane created a short but smoking hot and intensely scary story that is only just the beginning.

Run follows Alexis Winters who trying to escape her office and get back home. Why you ask? Well a virus has broken out and has infected people like a zombie outbr
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
First, I didn't really get that far in this book. The female meets up with the guy and find a boat to escape, then promptly have sex, described in graphic detail, which really doesn't bother me at all. I just got the impression this was going to be the book. I want action, adventure and romance with my sex and zombies. I may return to it later but there are a lot of books to read that give me more what I'm looking for.
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: zombies
Don't read this for the zombies, you'll be disappointed.

I liked this book but I found myself skimming over pages, just to get past the marathon sex. I'm still going to try the next book. I've gotta see where this is going...

A summary of my thoughts:
Alexis is great! Blake is soooo annoying. Seriously intrigued by Zach. Needed more zombies. Loved the New Orleans setting.
“Zombies were probably munching on my friends and family as we speak and I was contemplating orgasms in the apocalypse. But it couldn’t be helped.”

So this was a bit different from most of the zombie books I read, whereas I have read books with zombies + survivors having sex, it wasn't as explicit as it was in this one. I had fun reading it though despite some issues I had.

So this short zombie story is about Alexis, a semi-prepper girl who gets stuck in the midst of a zombie apocalypse kilometre
Bubbles The Book Pimp
First in series and first read by this author

Ok so think your typical zombie aplocalipse movie and at a whole lot of sex.... like a lot! Wham bam kinda was a bit much at times and actually did distract from what is quite an original story and concept for a book.

Now I am NOT a prude... but the sex was at time just a bit unnecessary and I was left wanting for more story.... at time a little unbelievable ( meets guy she doesn’t know and withing a few hours is boinking him.... zombies al
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Umm ... not necessarily great. I expected a zombie book with some steamy scenes, but I found that there were too many very steamy scenes and not that many zombies. There is nothing wrong with that, of course, although it gave me a few surprises. The best parts of the book are obviously the sex scenes, they were very interesting and quite descriptive. But there isn't much beyond that. It's short, slightly catchy and easy to read. It doesn't have that much substance, the characters are quite annoy ...more
May 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
not enough zombies action to much sex , kind of boring
Andrea Hatfield
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and all opinions within this review are my own. *

The zombie action starts immediately with Alexis running for her life from Rick, a coworker at her office building who has been infected. While trying to find a way back to her house, through the hoards of idiots and the infected, she runs into Blake. Blake is very to the point and so they both set off for Alexis' house to get her supplies and her dog. Over the next few days they are
Sep 18, 2015 rated it liked it
The Delight

I am on a zombie, post-apocalypic romance binge right now. Why? Well I am bored with the standard romance. While I liked this story, it is a serial and you know how I feel about serials! Throw in first person point of view and I was a little cranky. But I love the heroine. The hero...well, he needs some work.

Run jumps right into the zombie apocalypse just as it starts. Several cities have been hit by a "virus", but no real news is given and now it has hit New Orleans. Alexis Winter, o
Alexis knew it was only a matter of time before the zombie outbreak, and after her experience with hurricane Katrina, she won't be caught unprepared again. She's become a prepper, stockpiling at her house, keeps a bag in the car, and even trained her dog German. She's spent lots of time on the forums, learning and prepping for the future upcoming zombie apocalypse. Of course, when it happens she's at work at least it's the weekend and not a full office.

Armed with an ax she makes it out of the b
Carrie Renteria
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gillian Zane I'm giving you a standing ovation right now for this debut novella! It was FABULOUS!!

RUN is the first in the NOLA Zombie series and this darn novella was so good that I devoured it in record time, I could not put it down. This story is chalked full of action, suspense, drama, some majorly HOT Alpha Males and quite honestly the story line was so different from what I was expecting I loved every single word. Alexis and Blake are the two main characters in our series and things heat up
Twinsie Talk Angie J
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I recevied an copy from the author for an honest review.

AHHHH>>>>I am dying!! I need more!! I love and hate cliffy books and this one leaves you with a big cliffy. If you hate the cliffy books then you are not gonna like the ending...LOL

If you like zombie books or zombie movies then this book will make your heart sing!! Its about newbie prepper Alexis who runs into H
Ashley  Hayes
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a very fast paced book and it is also probably a good representation of what would happen in a zombie apocalypse. Blake and Lexi have instant chemistry and they work well together. Lexi is not like any main female character that I’ve seen yet. She is definitely one a kind. She was stranded during Katrina with her parents and in turn has started stockpiling supplies in case something similar happens so she is not a damsel in distress when all of the zombie mess breaks out. Blake is a “se ...more
Daniel Garcia
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book felt almost like a New Adult Zombie Romance and when reading it I thought, "Hunh, zombies and sex scenes, what an odd combination." But it really worked. Maybe because it's all primal; primal urges and the need to survive. I also felt it was a great backdrop for a romance, because ... maybe it takes away a saccharine edge to the proceedings? Who knows, it works.

I liked Lex, she makes me want to fill my closet with doomsday survival supplies. I also liked the way her relationship progre
Jun 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Guilty pleasure. That's what this was. Like junk food that tastes so good and quells a craving but doesn't actually satisfy. And I can't wait for the next book.
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Would have loved it to be longer, and zombies! how can you go wrong?:) Glad I had book 2 on hand.
I am glad that I waited till all the books were out.
I am not a fan of cliffhangers.
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fast paced. Gets right to the point. This author isn't messing around! 4 stars for the apocalypse! And what the hell was that ending? Like way to do a 360 jeesh! Starting the next one.
Feb 08, 2016 rated it liked it
This story is about the zombie apocalypse with erotica thrown in! Good zombie story! I skipped most of the sex scenes! Ends in a cliffhanger!
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Less sex more story will be perfect....
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Gillian Zane is an Amazon bestselling author that specializes in dark genre fiction for adults. Gillian defines herself by the city she was raised in, New Orleans. She’s tried moving away a few times but always comes back. At the age of ten, she decided she would be a writer and has been determined every since. Between that decision and when she actually finished a book that she believed was good ...more

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