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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  653 ratings  ·  166 reviews
On the verge of death by zombie in a public restroom, a young man is saved at the last minute by a shovel—and the intriguing man who wields it. A man who doesn't really want company, and definitely isn't interested in sharing names. But 'Mercury' also comes with an RV that doubles as a zombie-proof fortress, and almost any company is better than none—even if that company h ...more
ebook, 53 pages
Published January 18th 2017 by Less Than Three Press (first published October 23rd 2011)
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Kat
I’m in love and I want the world to know it.

Seems like Vio got it right again! What a nerdtastic, awesomely crazy, fucking delight of a story this is! Who would’ve thought that only 35 pages of post-apocalypse cruising in an armed to the teeth car through a zombie-infested world could be this much fun?

I don’t even like gory zom nom nom nom stories!

But who can resist that cute boy, one of the few remaining human survivors, who has just escaped a zombie attack when he runs into the tattooed zombie
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Vio
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Zombie Lovers
Recommended to Vio by: Nova
4.75 stars
I have no idea why I decided to read this crazy arsed, zombie fic (Nova I blame you >:D<) I don't even like them, Heh! Expect a walloping good read, its weird, sexy and one of the funniest stories I've read in ages. Prepare yourself for a fun and disturbing end of the world zombie apocalypse, a road trip to die for. Mercury is priceless and certainly the one I'd want to be stuck with, he gives Gaga the ride of his life, an awesome trip. Gaga, he's so adorable and Mercury makes su
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Nick Pageant
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Recommended by the lovely SheReadsALot

Mercury and Gaga take a zombie-killing road-trip with a detour to Sexy Town.

This book contains the ingredients for awesome sauce - Bourbon and Spaghettios, now I know.

We've got Mercury
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And GaGa
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And lots of this
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This little novella is amazing. Full character development, snark after snark after snark, full-on sexiness, and a truly sweet bit of romance. Loved it. If the idea of a tatted up Mexican dude in a tube top killing zombies doesn't turn your crank, well..
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karen
here is a link for you all: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7985...

dana tells me that this is THE place to go for fanfic, and thanks to loederkoningin, i have breached the walls!! dana!! lookit me - i'm all up in your fanfic!!

and lemme tell you - if the stories on here are half as good as this one, i will be making more regular journeys to here. because - wow.

WHAT A CHARMING ZOMBIE M/M STORY!!!

seriously. i am just as surprised as you. but it's just… lovely, there's no other way to say it.

it i
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Ami
4.25 stars

One of the FRESHEST stories I have ever read this year! Who knew that a short story road-trip due to zombie apocalypse could be this much JOY to read?! I smiled, I was happy, and when I finished, I felt like I was in wonderful adventure with two great friends.

It had two amazing characters - Mercury was one of a kind and Gaga was so, so adorable (his voice narrated the story and it was charming) -- action on the side (they were fighting zombies!), hot chemistry, easy flowing (didn't I s
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ by: Marcie
5 HOLY FOOKING HILARIOUS STARS!
Ridiculously good.
Stupid hilarious. Like I had to stifle and/or play it off like I was coughing so my co-workers wouldn't have the special people come talk to me.

I'm fairly certain I'm the last one on GR to have read this, but on the off chance you've not read it. GET ON IT!

Mercury and Gaga
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No. Not even close except for the zombies and the humor so… maybe kinda close.

Gaga…
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No, not your Mama's Gaga. Just destiny speaking through the ever popular picking a cd out of a
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Ingie
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ingie by: Vio
4 Big Zombie Stars - uncontrollably funny and subtle!

According to dear Vio is this free short story worth reading. I'm hoping for a really fun and screwed gem.

~ ..and I got it ...and my dear friend she's never wrong. ~

Wow, it was time for some zombies and a ride with two lovely guys, Mercury and his newfound friend Gaga, in an big RV called El Presidio (view spoiler)

I wish I'd had time for a few good quotes, but unfortunately not today. This is otherwise packed with great tr
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SheReadsALot
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to SheReadsALot by: Vio
Fan Fiction!

Every time I come across a great story online, I just smile. (It's how I came to read MM many years ago.)

For a storyline such as "El Presidio Rides North", which was like "Shaun of the Dead" meets "The Walking Dead" meets "Road Trip" meets Fucking Awesome!

Hell there's even a little "Player's Club" thrown in...



And add two male main characters with great nicknames: Gaga and Mercury, a post-apocalyptic US overtaken by "groaners" and "z-boys" aka zombies:



(We're not told what happened ex
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Sheziss
This one is funny and awesome, as any other book written by Domashita Romero. It's like gay Zombieland with a hardened and mad guy (who speaks Spanish) and a twink (the last twink in the world, probably).



"This is totally a fluke, I swear. You've just really inspired me to grow some balls. What is that in Spanish? Conejos?"

Mercury laughed and I heard him start to get dressed. "That's close enough for me, bunny."



I don't know who I liked the most. Mercury left his brains somewhere in the way beca
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Nina
Well, guys, I think I'm in love. Though I can't decide if I'm more in love with Domashita Romero or Mercury.

Sweet baby Jesus, this was so awesome. Literally one of the best original fics I've ever read, and that's saying a lot.
Now, I don't know how to phrase this without putting some people off, but this was sweet. Not sweet sweet, more like that perfect blend of romantic, sexy and just plain hilarious that makes me want to squee and bounce in my seat.
Whoever you are, imo there's a 10% probabili
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Meep
Still absolutely LOVE this story.
Anyone know if the published version is any different?
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Absolutely hysterical - a striptease, zombies, a zombie stripper, a noble quest to find p0rn, maybe other apocalypse survivors but definitely p0rn!

This made me laugh, the characters are both great and I'd love to read a scene from Mercury's pov.
There's little hints towards Mercury's past that you can almost miss, they suggest there are reasons he's determined to live in the now, but otherwise he's just s
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Barbara
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Barbara by: Marte - Thunderella
Shelves: funny, m-m
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A MM romance, super light , sexy and fun read , with Mcs that are so adorable( Mecury and Gaga.. lol) , a road trip trought zombie apocalyptic ruiiiiiins…

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And Mercury remind me of Woody Harrelson in Zombieland… loved that movie so funny!

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My first zombies book and I love it! Thanks to Marte!
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Heller
4.5

A must read for zombie/post-apoc fans. Hilarious with some fantastic zombie action. Mercury and Gaga rule the road!
Macky
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Macky by: Vio
I'm in love with a zombie story.... Words I never thought would be coming out of my mouth. I hate zombies, anyone whose seen my profile will know that but I defy anyone not to fall hook line and sinker for this fabulous short story.

What a little cracker and if everything Domashita Romero writes is as good as this is then I'll be adding another new favourite author to my list, and yaay, this gem is free. Unbelievable, I'm starting to see that theres some really awesome fan- fic out there, this b
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Laura
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Laura by: Christina
Shelves: zombie

Yeeehaw! El Presidio Rides North is a double barreled blast of down & dirty fun! A sweet, drunken, horny, hilarious ride through zombie land!

Meet Mercury and Gaga, two guys road tripping across the zombie apocalypse in a “mobile death fortress” named—El Presidio. Surviving, fighting, laughing, and living! Mercury’s brash, bat-shit crazy, let it all hang out attitude paired with Gaga’s adorableness and oh-so shy ways made for some huge laughs and sweet moments on the page. From sun bathing t
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☆ Todd
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This short read was all kinds of cool.



When Mercury, not his real name, saves Gaga, not his real name, from being eaten by a zombie in a Wendy's bathroom, so begins our short story.
I guessed if I was going to become someone's apocalypse bitch, it would probably be less unpleasant all around if I went willingly.
But Mercury's a (sexy, tattooed) decent guy, so they begin to form a friendship while avoiding being eaten by the locals.



Gaga has heard that it's safe up north, because the zombies will f
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Marte - Thunderella
A post-apocalyptic story with lots of character and humor, and of course zombies.

The story starts right of the bat with Gaga, a young, slight and tender guy, getting attacked by a zombie when he has to take a leak (even in a zombie apocalypse, if you gotta go, you gotta go). Mercury, a hot tattooed badass with a bit of good-natured crazy thrown in, comes across Gaga in the fast food joint’s bathroom, and rescues him from certain zombie death. With living people few and far between, Mercury offe
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Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*

Funny and sweet.

Recommended if you want to have a good time, go read my girl-crush review, she loved it ;)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Karla
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Karla by: Kris(KindleRomance)

5 Crazy Good Fun Stars!

I was laughing so hard, that kind of laugh where nothing comes out but wheezing...remember Muttley...yeah I was laughing like that!
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I can't even begin to explain this story, but if you like zombies, and reading about two dudes; one a self-proclaimed 'nancy' and the other one a 'shovel-toting bad-ass' (he kind of reminded me of Woody Harrelson in Zombieland), finding companionship and love amongst the chaos, (at least that's how I saw it...the love part), then you need gi
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Otila
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies, favorites-mm
"A zombie road trip sex comedy." How can you possibly go wrong? The answer is you can't! I loved this short story. It's sweet, sexy, and completely hilarious. And then there's Mercury. A hot, tatted up, zombie killing vato who can pull off an equal parts sexy and funny strip tease. Yep, I'm in love.

Mandy*reads obsessively*
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mandy*reads obsessively* by: Vio
Ok the story goes a little like this: Mandy, you really need to read this story. It's funny and there are zombies.
To which I say : oh Vio, it's like you've looked into my soul and know my deepest desires.

Ok, it wasn't exactly like that, but pretty damn close, I was holding out for a post-apocalyptic zombie ménage story, but you know, I take what I can get.

Mercury, yes like Freddie, and Gaga, yes like Lady, ( don't ask, if you want to know, read it yourself) are now together in this wild new wo
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Marcie
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shorts, latino-mc
***** 5 UHN & TSSS STARS*****



A post-apocalypse story and...I. FREAKING.LOVED.IT!!!!! This is definitely one of the funniest stories I have read! Great writing and lovable MC's. I mean, how can you not adore a tough, HOT, and tatted up Latino that goes by the name of Mercury and a sweet little thang named Gaga?

This sweet and hilarious free short is highly recommended! I know, you're probably thinking how can a post apocalyptic story be sweet and hilarious? Trust me and all the other reviewers
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Rachel
Exciting news!! This magnificent piece of wild and winsome fabulosity (aka the best "Zombie Road Trip Sex Comedy novella" ever) is going to be published by Less Than Three Press. The author shared a link https://lessthanthreepress.com/books/....

"El Presidio" is available for pre-order ($2.54 pre-order/$2.99 post-release) and should be available in January 2017. Per the author, no significant changes from the original, but I am thrilled to support Domashita Romero and encourage her to publish mo
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Bev


Well, who'd have thought I'd read a zombie story...but the reviews were so good, I had to give it a try. Funny, sexy, two characters named Gaga and Mercury (Queen Rock!)...who could resist?? My favourite line 'Just Call Him the Yellow Rose of Texas, the Piece of Ass-O from El Paso'!! Superb 4.5 stars and
Vivian
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is funny and endearing. A sort of homoerotic Zombieland. Ironically, the search isn't for Twink-ies, but porno mags for Gaga. Fun road trip story, and I would definitely love another episode.
Ele
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ele by: ☆ Todd
Shelves: paranormal

~4.5 stars~

I would have never picked this up, if a trusted friend hadn't recommended it to me. Domashita Romero has been all over my feed for ages, but I had never picked up a book of hers. I have been missing out!

This was basically Zombie Apocalypse+Road Trip to Canada. As for the MCs, we have Mercury (aka the madman who drives a zombie deathtrap) and Gaga (aka the last twink standing). And El Presidio, of course, the RV- zombie killer which was almost like a third character.



Mercury is one craz
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Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog
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I don't do zombies, or horror so this could have easily not been for me. Instead, it was exactly for me!

Two unlikely characters that happen to be brought together by the zombie apocalypse.

Gaga - Slight, timid, and just so, so young. He's a runner.

Mercury - A hardened, alpha hero who's sexy as hell AND he drives an armored RV. Yep, I'm there!


"Well, come on," he said,[...]I'm not leaving a cute little thing like you here,
[...]
Oh, Jesus, I had been hiding from the few living people left f
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Smith Barney
Want.more. Because I'm selfish like that. All about me. My needs.


Clearly the best part for me would be the last 20%. Clearly. (view spoiler) Because it was good. Aaand clearly I would have partaken in an inspiring search for a gif more appropriately suited had I had a little more to work with.

These are writers I have yet to read anything created by them unworthy of reading. They're like some bio-engineered virtual group
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LenaRibka
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Very sweet shortie that put smile on my face. Exactly what I needed.
Sheri

When I first started this one, I couldn't believe the groupies that came out cheering.
Well....
Now I know why.
*cracks glowstick*
Don't mind me... I'm just going to chill here... And wait for the Mercury & Gaga adventure to continue.

**refreshing to see a Pansexual MC, isn't it?
***there's going to be more, right?

*4.5 now-that-is-a-damn-good-ride stars*
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Domashita Romero is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She is co-editor and frequent contributor to Shousetsu Bang*Bang. She enjoys writing about people smooching, reading books about corpses, and inventing cocktails. She can and will, if prompted, talk for a very long time about Tom Waits. She also co-hosts the podcast I Haven't Seen That.
“Are you going to rape me at any point or anything?" I just figured it was good to get things out in the open, get myself in the right headspace. He whipped his head around and looked at me like I'd just insulted his grandmother.

"The fuck? No, I'm not." He gave me the squint side-long. "Are you going to rape me?”
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