K.A. Merikan – Stung


Author: K.A. Merikan
Reviewed by: Vivian
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13:

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Summary   October 1907, Honeyhill
Twenty years into the zombie Plague

Victor is a man of delicate sensibilities, not fit to do backbreaking labour on a farm ran by the mob. Upon arrival in Honeyhill, he decides he needs an anchor, an alliance with one of the guards, if he wants to survive. That anchor comes in the form of Crunch, a hunky ex-sailor with a pair of tight leather trousers and a ruggedly handsome face.
But from day one, Victor knows he won’t last long with the hard physical work assigned to him and the torment he suffers at the hands of a sadistic guard. He needs to run, and his new alliance might prove to be a burden instead of solace.

If Crunch wants Honeyhill liberated, he needs to focus on his job, not on protecting Victor, one of many new arrivals on the farm. Distraction is the last thing he needs after months of undercover work. But it’s hard not to get seduced by Victor’s big brown eyes and fingertips that don’t know work. Hundreds of people depend on Crunch keeping his identity a secret, revealing it could be fatal for both him and Victor, and a failure of his mission.
Thankfully, Victor would never be dumb enough to try and escape through a forest that’s swarming with zombies. Would he?

Review: Unexpected. If there’s one thing I’ve come to expect from Merikan is that wherever you think you’re going, you’re not. All of the stories have these bizarre twists that having you spinning around going, “Wait…weren’t we?”

Crunch, boy do I love any guard with a moniker like that, is a hoot. Not going to say much because I really feel that experiencing this story without to much foreknowledge is a plus. Victor, well he has some skills and enough panache to pull you along. And Honeyhill, it’s unique with some old-fashion attractions:

That Jacob man only spent a month here, and already looked rugged, his manly charms gone like the knocked out teeth.

For a zombie apocalypse you get your assorted gore and whatnot, but I have to say that the special surprise regarding that is…well, creepy and more than a little gross. Add in some topsy-turvy dynamics and enough violence to get you into the proper dystopian spirit and voila! One sweet, disgusting and always just one step ahead of you tale of love in the most unusual of places. Trust me; it’s unusual.

Recommended for zombie aficionados and bee lovers

Favorite quote:

Crunch knew that look all too well. Was this whole fucking army full of eager boy arses?

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