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REVIEW: On the Eve of Forever – Kayleigh Sky

On the Eve of Forever - Kayleigh Sky

Genre: Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Romance

Reviewer: Maryann

LGBTQ+ Category: MM Gay

About The Book

Brey would rate himself least likely to survive a zombie apocalypse. Yet here he is. True, it was a viral apocalypse not zombies, but still…

Gone from spoiled rich kid to convict in sixty seconds flat. Stuck in prison with his family three thousand miles away.

But not for long.

Soon everyone is on the run from the virus. When guards set the convicts loose, Brey vows to reunite with his family no matter what it takes. So what if he sucks at keeping promises? He’s damned if he’s breaking this one.

Getting home is his only goal. Too bad there’s somebody who won’t make that easy for him…

Hank is a cop. He enforces the law. Even the toxic ones.

Waterfall, a small city that made it through the apocalypse, survives on the sale of human beings. Nobody’s getting in the way of Hank’s plans to stop them.

Nobody but the rich kid he once arrested for murder. Now the guy’s up for sale, and Hank’s plans go south in a hurry. On the spot to make a quick decision, he buys him.

What else can he do?…

Dark with snark and crazy romantic. Want to tag along with Brey and Hank while they figure out how to reconcile the irreconcilable? For heart-stopping drama, heart-breaking scenes, swoon-worthy love, and a happy-ever-after to last a lifetime, read now or buy On the Eve of Forever and enjoy!

NOTE: On the Eve of Forever was previously published as Backbone by Pride Publishing. It has been rewritten and expanded by approximately 25,000 words.

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The Review

“On The Eve of Forever” was a definite page-turner – I found it hard to put down!

Aubrey “Brey” Jamison’s life was one of freedom and wealth. On one particular night of careless clubbing, Brey finds himself the focus of a tragic accident, and is sentenced to fifteen to twenty-five years in prison. Now, all Brey has left is his father, Attorney General Jamieson, who vows to save his son.

Brey hasn’t even come close to completing his sentence – he’s only served three years.  EVE, a new and fatal influenza, has taken over the world, and everything is at a standstill. All prisons are non-functional and prisoners are released into the horror of a crazy world.

All Brey wants to do is reunite with his father, but he finds himself at the hands of dangerous men in the town of Younger. Brey, now known as a retainee, is close to death.  

Henry “Hank” Krasnik has always been a cop. He now keeps the peace in Waterfall and tries to find some kind of peace with Younger. He doesn’t like what goes on in Younger, especially with the retainees.

Hank has a plan that he’s secretly working on, and it could very well save everyone.  When he comes across Brey, he knows who Brey is, and helps him the best way he knows how – he buys and collars Brey. Hank also hates conflict, and Brey’s situation brings it into his life with a vengeance.

As time goes on, Brey slowly tries to adjust to Waterfall, and finds a comfort in working in the Library with Issa and exploring the deserted homes. He draws and photographs many of the homes, and brings what he’s discovered too Issa for her museum collection.  Even as Brey makes friends and grows closer to Hank, he still has one major goal. He believes his family is still out there somewhere, and he’s determined to find them no matter what.

Sky creates a suspenseful, intense drama filled with mystery and secrets and a surprise ending. I found the distinctive descriptions of the deserted houses and the things Brey saw to be eerie and compelling. 

Hank and Brey are two very conflicted characters, with their own types of hurts and psychological situations that they have to work through.  Gradually they both come together and a bond starts to form.

I really liked the connection Brey builds for himself with Issa and Jack as well, two characters that really give Brey support.  Jack and Hank have a friendship that seems to last forever.   

A totally entertaining novel!

The Reviewer

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights. Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.

I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors.

My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series.  Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! 

As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me. But if a blurb piques my interest I will read the book.

My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading.

I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews.  One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre. Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.

But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams. 

 

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