It’s weird and scary times at the moment, the world is falling face first into a pandemic bringing uncertainty and anxiety along with a nasty, and for some people lethal, flu. We want to send everyone out there our thoughts and prayers, especially those who have lost loved ones or, because of their job aren’t able to self isolate and are putting their own health at risk to help others.There are some beautiful stories of human kindness amoungst all the bad news, and it really is a joy to see.
Okay, so that’s the sincere and serious message out the way. Now let’s talk about the twisted urge this pandemic is bringing out in me. I am craving post-apocalyptic books. I think this comes from the same place that drives people to watch horror films and get on roller coasters. I want to scare myself, and also to some extent reassure myself that things could be way worse. Zombies could be craving my brains. A meteor could have wiped out 99% of human life. A series of natural disasters could have wiped out world infrastructure.
I can’t be the only one feeling like that, so us girls here at UTC have together our (delicious) brains and come up with our recommendations for post apocalyptic books and series.
Flash Bang series
by Meghan March
Things to do during the apocalypse: find two sexy marines and bang your way to happiness. Seems like a reasonable plan to me. I love a menage story and Meghan March delivers a sexy post apocalyptic menage romance that may have you breaking isolation and hunting up some soldiers.
Juniper Unraveling series
by Keri Lake
I’d completely forgotten about this book until yesterday when Francesca brought it up. And looking back, I absolutely enjoyed it. Keri Lake wrote about a world after it was wiped out by a contagious disease/virus that turned people into zombie-like states but the story is about the survival of remaining societies. I see it as The Walking Dead meets Mad Max type of world. I will admit, there are parts that were hard to read. It was dark, contained explicit sexual content and violent scenes but it had a satisfying ending. This is a good read.
Resurrection Chronicles series
by M.J. Haag
When there’s an apocalypse, there’s a few people you want to have on your side: doctor, mechanic, Bear Grylls. And a big, bad ass grey skinned warrior who happily tears apart your enemies and gives you multiple orgasms. Apocalypse sorted.
by Kit Rocha
In this apocalyptic dystopian world, there are a lot of different changes, especially in those who are the rules. In Kit Rocha’s Beyond series, Dallas and his men are the top dogs. If you’re not into the heavy sci fi dystopian novels, then this is a good one to start with, especially if you’re a fan of Romance. This series combines Erotic Romance with the dystopian elements well while still giving readers enough action in and out of the bedroom.
Chronicles of the One
by Nora Roberts
Anyone who likes their apocalypse to have magic, prophecy and the chosen one trope, step right up! This is the trilogy you are looking for. It’s finished now, so you can read it from beginning to end without interruption, perfect for some self-isolation.
by Elle Kennedy
If you’re looking for something steamy to help you pass the time, then look no further. This is the series on this countdown that will burn up your e-reader! This world is a bit Mad Max and with a touch of romantic suspense in a time dystopian world. I think romantic suspense is something that Elle Kennedy does extremely well. And every single one of these books will have you reaching for a bucket of ice to cool off.
Fireblood Dragon series
by Ruby Dixon
Most people know Ruby Dixon for her Ice Planet Barbarian series, an alien romance, but, she also have a post apocalyptic paranormal romance series as well. With sexy alien shape shifting dragons. Did she combine two of my favourite things, dragons and aliens? Why yes, yes she did and I love it!
Although, if you haven’t picked up her Ice Planet Barbarian series you really should! It’s not post apocalyptic, but it does have a survival element as the heroines are dropped on to a primitive ice world. Thankfully the locals are willing to take them in and keep them warm and satisfied…
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The Scorpius Syndrome series
by Rebecca Zanetti
Zanetti’s Scorpius Syndrome hits pretty close to home especially with book one, Mercury Striking. Zanetti writes of a world that is wiped out by a single virus affecting the human body and its mental capacity to survive it. The post-apocalyptic aspects of this book including the corruption at the CDC/politics, mental illness, the survival of the fittest, and having hope in a world of chaos will have you thinking of our current situation. This one is a pact with action, suspense softened with romance, and one I recommend for your post-apocalyptic read.
The Arcana Chronicles
by Kresley Cole
When it comes to post-apocalyptic and dystopian worlds with a unique twist, there’s no one that does it better than Kresley Cole. If you are a fan of The Hunger Games but you wanted a little more romance, then this is the choice for you. These are also a bit of a game and the players are actually part of the Arcana. This is twisted into the story so well! And the romance, even with the love triangle, makes this one of the most addictive reads on this list. You won’t want to stop at book 1.
Kate Daniels series
by Ilona Andrews
It’s my mission in life to add the Kate Daniels series to every list I do. Why? Because it’s my favourite series ever and I want everyone to love it like I do. Or, at least to give it a try. It’s an urban fantasy set after the world as we know it changed, with the reintroduction of magic. This has romance, this has action, this has an AMAZING world and set of characters. It’s also a finished series, so you can read it from beginning to end without having to wait.
What are some of your favorites?
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