Nina Hardwick has had a rough life since leaving high
school, but inside she is still the girl looking for a silver lining. The past
several years have left their toll on her psyche, and just as she feels like
she’s climbing out of a deep abyss, her life and the lives of millions of
others fall into shambles as a virus overtakes the country and leaves a plague
of undead armies scouring the land.
In a desperate attempt to get away from the infected, Nina
and some neighbors speed out of town, nearly killing a man on a motorcycle.
When they stop to rescue him, Nina realizes that he is the one man from her
past she never got over, the guy who should have been her high school
sweetheart until she messed it up. But this unrequited love, Kevin Savage, says
he doesn’t even remember her. Or does he?
Nina, Kevin, and her neighbors head to the wilderness and
fight to survive not only the plague but also hunger, cold, their inner
demons…and even each other. Will they survive and, more importantly, will her
I froze.My heart
was thumping in my chest and time seemed to have slowed to a crawl, so I
watched as they got closer and my friends steeled themselves for
engagement.As though I was removed from
the action, I saw chopping, swinging, lunging…as if I weren’t there on the
battlefield.Then I saw the violent gray
body lunge at me, teeth gnashing and fingers clawing, but I couldn’t make
myself move.All around me, I saw my
companions felling these creatures but I couldn’t seem to bring myself to do
It would be my demise.
I could hear Kevin beside me, yelling at me while fending
off his own attacker, but then he lunged in front of me, shoving the tire iron
in the neck of the creature that was ready to eat me alive, making it drop to
And then, suddenly, it was over.
They were all dead.My friends’ weapons—and their response—had saved us.
Everything became more vivid then.The blood seemed even redder on the pristine
snow; the skies were a brilliant blue, the evergreens, the richest shade of
olive I’d ever seen.
And then time sped up again, and Kevin gripped my
shoulders, forcing me to look at him.I
could sense Larry beside me ready to say something too, but he was leaving it
up to the man who had my attention.“You
can’t just stand there and do nothing.They’ll kill you, Nina.It’s you
or them.Kill or die, Nina Davis.”His jaw rippled before he repeated each word
with force.“Kill or die.”
In spite of the fear that had drained my body and despite
the new appreciation I suddenly had for living, it didn’t escape my attention
that he’d called me by my maiden name.
His face was so close to mine, his expression intense, his
eyes like cold steel. He was a thing to
be feared, and yet…I expected him to kiss me…
Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has
decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade's day job is teaching
Creative Writing, but teaching doesn't stop her from doing a little writing
Unfortunately, there's no one genre that quite fits her
writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women's
fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But
you'll see that her writing doesn't quite fit any of those genres.
You'll have to discover Jade's writing for yourself to
decide if you like it.
TV form, this series follows the lives and loves of those who work at Captive
Hot, successful, playboy Riley Johnson, whose business
success far exceeds his success in love.
Movie star, Keatyn Douglas, whose epic love story has
spawned a series of books and movies.
And Dawson Johnson, who joins Captive with a tragic
Expect lots of drama, sex, and tabloid-worthy events.
Fans of the USA TODAY bestselling series, The Keatyn
will love reconnecting with their favorite characters as adults.
Each Captive Films season contains six episodes, two in
Think of it as a TV show you hold in your hands!
So tune in and enjoy this week's drama.
Please note that as the characters have grown up, so have
their stories. This contemporary romance is intended for readers 18+.
EACH SEASON CONTAINS SIX EPISODES. TWO IN EACH BOOK.
RELEASE DATES ARE: MARCH 17TH, MARCH 31ST, APRIL 14TH.
“Love requires work,
Riley,” Aiden says. “It's risking your heart. It's wooing her when she has a
boyfriend or is still seeing her ex. You and Ariela never had much drama. Once
you asked her out, you never really broke up. I mean, until that day.”
“Graduation day,” I
say, taking a gulp of milk and shoving another cookie into my mouth.
“Did you fight for
I hang my head. “I was
too devastated to fight. Then I was pissed. Then it was too late.”
“She's back. You have a
chance. Why don’t you stop fucking around and take it?”
“If she breaks your
heart, we’ll deal with it,” he tells me. “Call her and find out what really
“What do you mean? I
know what happened.”
“Riley, you’re trying
to fuck your feelings away. It’s not going to work.”
“I didn’t mean to
eavesdrop,” Maggie says, “But fuck yeah! I’m so proud of you for standing up to
that asshole!” She studies me. “You know what. You look like you could use a
glass of wine. Fortunately, that’s something we have plenty of here. Red or white?”
“White. I can’t believe
I said all that. My dad is going to be mad at me when he finds out I lied to
“And do you care about
that?” she asks as she drags me out of her office, across the street to her
house, and onto her front porch. “Sit and rock. I’ll be right back.”
I sit down and rock.
And feel a little
By the time she comes
back with two glasses of a crisp Chardonnay, I say, “I’m proud of me too.”
“You should be. Can I
see the Thanksgiving card?”
“Sure.” I hand her my
“Oh, wow. You even made
up a little rhyme.
should thank you for your business this Thanksgiving day,
instead, we find Collin and his secretary rolling in the hay.
he has a wife who you all know,
But does that really matter?
will be boys and all that chatter.
you’re a wife and know how I feel,
Collin you won’t stand for this deal.
your business to someone worthy of your trust.
not someone who just thinks about lust.
it’s time us women unite.
the Pilgrims and Indians did that night.
your cranberry sauce
know I’m divorcing this asshole,
“What do you think?”
“I think if you stop
planning weddings, you could write divorce cards.”
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Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she
developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from
a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her
candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own
prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar
Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy. She is the
author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.