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(NOLA Zombie #0.5)

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An action-packed prequel to the Amazon bestselling NOLA Zombie series. This isn't a romance...there aren't any happily-ever-afters, this is just Romeo's fight for survival and how he became a NOLA Survivor.

It's Friday night in New Orleans and Tim "Romeo" Voiter has the night off. A night of rest and relaxation is something new for the former Marine, and he's looking forwa
Published December 22nd 2015 by Parajunkee Publishing
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Twinsie Talk Angie J
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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SHTF by Gillian Zane
I received this novella for an honest review.
Romeo!! Oh man. You totally caught my eye in the series but now my heart is fully attached to you after your novella. This book is a look at what happened before the infection hit. We meet Romeo and see him putting his skills to the test. He is living life and keepi
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! I just knew there was so very much to you! I love the peek into pre-apocalypse! I'm so very glad to get my hands on more NOLA zombie series! More, Romeo please! ...more
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
This was a great set up to start the series. The writing was great and so were the characters. I can't wait to start on Book 1 now. ...more
Carrie Renteria
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gillian Zane is one of those writers that can spin gold out of anything. SHTF was an insider's look into Tim "Romeo's" life and how things came to be.

I have to say I'm an Army girl that's fallen in love with a bunch of Marine's, and any Army girl will tell you that's hard as hell to do (no offense to my Marine's I love all of my military men!) Gillian Zane has this incredible talent for wielding emotions, so much so that she makes you feel each and every gut wrenching emotion as it happens in t
Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter
Romeo......Oh Romeo......I want so much more of you!!
Anne - Books of My Heart
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book  which was free (at some point).
Kindle freebie on May 10, 2016  (currently 99¢ at Amazon as of writing this post)

SHTF  is a prequel of sorts for the NOLA Zombie series.  It is short, 130 pages, but more realistic than the next book, RUN, in the series. The shortness of the books mean there are less pages for developing the world or characters. It was written later than
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
No se puede considerar una historia independiente en absoluto.
De hecho, casi me da algo cuando me di cuenta que Romeo no es el protagonista de las siguientes novelas (estoy por saltarme la serie entera solo por saber qué ha sido de él, ya que al parecer es el prota de la novela final, la 5ª). Sin duda la autora ha sido capaz de plantear una situación imposible y dar a los personajes una reacción muy realista. Creí que me desesperaba con la adolescente, ya que parecía incapaz de darse cuenta de l
Anya Champagne
Amazing prequel

Unlike the other books in this series, this book is not a romance. This is the story of the first encounters as the SHTF for a zombie apocalypse. This book is gritty and amazing. This story isn't just set in New Orleans, as a NOLA girl at heart, I can assure that the author really does know the city. Absolutely amazing, edge if you're seat, rapid page turner, well it is if you aren't pausing to check out of your window that it is still fiction. ;)
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zombies and Romance....Absolutely!

I bought this book because the author was going to be at a signing I went to recently. Best. Decision. Ever.
Starts off action packed and doesn't stop during the whole book!! I can't wait to find out what happens with Romeo and Lena...and the rest of the crew.
This is a new MUST READ series for me!!
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Hated Alicia, the annoying little sister.
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I was surprised when I got an email from Gillian with her latest book in it before Christmas time. Unfortunately, I was extremely busy and couldn't get it done by release day, but I did read it and now the review.

Romeo is one of he survivors we have gotten to know in the three books that came out first. This one rewinds to the time right before the zo
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-popsugar
Review originally published at love literature art and reason book review blog.

Gillian Zane is also a prominent book blogger that I respect. I knew if I was going read any indie book, one by her wouldn’t be riddled with errors and plot holes because she frequently speaks out about those kinds of issues. I started with the prequel so that I could hit my category in the 2016 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge for reading a book and it’s prequel.

SHTF (Shit Hit the Fan) featured a male protagonist and forme
Mary Lee
Skip it

Not sure where all these 5 star reviews came from. I gave it three stars just for being able to see how Romeo was before the zpoc, even if he wasn't real likable. His sister was an awful person. Wow, can't stress enough that she made spoiled rotten brats look like angels. Then add in her acting completely stupid during aa virus outbreak and you get a girl who thankfully got what she asked for. Sounds harsh, but man did I hate that character. I never saw a single redeeming trait in her. Th
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I just finished all five books in four days! Not since, Rhiannon Frater's 'As the World Dies' trilogy have I been this captivated by a series. I, recently read a series by M. Lauryl Lewis, and at the end of the first four books I was gravely disappointed. So much so, that I voiced that opinion here on Goodreads. Afterward, I felt guilty. Writing a series of this magnitude requires an imagination and level of determination that I cannot match in any aspect of my life outside of being a parent.

Jennifer Riojas
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

I read this after reading the other 3 books in the series. It's a great place to start the series and it was great to read after. I'm am loving the world the author has created and I find myself wanting to get to know all of the characters within the series instead of just the leads. I can easily see this turning into a multiple book series and I couldn't be more excited! The books are on the shorter side, but the is no shortage of excitement and detail to keep you deeply intrigued. Ea
Alathia Morgan
It was a normal security detail until suddenly it wasn't.
A quickie turns wrong when the roommate attacks Romeo and doesn't stop until his bedroom date is dead...only she isn't completely dead.
A missing niece, and a movie star that isn't very helpful are just a few of the obstacles Romeo faces as these sick people take over New Orleans. Can he collect his family and get them safely to the compound? Will a simple to trip to the super-center be the end of his family?
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great prequel to the start of another good zombie series.

This is a great start to another great zombie series. Romeo is n ex military turned security who gathers his family and head to the security compound. Along the way their is trouble and he loses one of his family members. I recommend starting with this book before moving on the the next in the series and if you like zombie books then I highly recommend reading this series.
Jesse Deleon
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun debut for a zombie series!

Thank you Gilliam Zane for a great debut series. I'm going to read them all as I'm hooked into the action.
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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

Other books in the series

NOLA Zombie (5 books)
  • Run (NOLA Zombie, #1)
  • Fight (NOLA Zombie, #2)
  • Live (NOLA Zombie, #3)
  • Justice (NOLA Zombie, #4)
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