Review: Days of Love and Blood by R.S. Carter

March 28, 2013 Review 2

Review: Days of Love and Blood by R.S. Carter

A post-apocalyptic zombie book for women.

Without the zombies.

Worse than zombies.

The Demon Virus spreads worldwide in a matter of days leaving nothing but a few uninfected people in its path along with disease-riddled survivors who possess homicidal tendencies.

Carson drives across the country, back to her parents’ farm, with her son Ronan to begin a new life in a post-apocalyptic world. There she discovers more uninfected people like herself and attempts to build new relationships after the devastating loss of her husband.

Two men distract Carson from her grief, each possessing different characteristics that she found, loved and needed in her husband. Cooper has a bad attitude but gives Carson the space she needs with his self-sufficient, independent ways. Ben panders after her but exhibits a kindness she appreciates. Neither of them embody all of which she lost in her husband’s death.

The need for human interaction intertwines with the daily struggle of tribulation, remorse and adjustment, revolving around the constant battles between the uninfected and the last remaining homicidal maniacs. Days of Love and Blood is a story which examines the bonds created between people in times of change with an unexpected shocking end that will have you questioning your own threshold for pain.

Title: Days of Love and Blood
Author: R.S. Carter
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: January 21, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 250
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

“A post-apocalyptic zombie book for women. Without the zombies. Worse than zombies.” After reading this part of the book description, I just had to know what in the world could be worse than zombies. R.S. Carter not only recreates creatures that are truly worse than zombies, but she also creates an enthralling post-apocalyptic community of survivors.

The author creatively tells Carson’s story in present time on the one hand and through memories on the other. By telling Carson’s story in this manner, the reader is able to see how Carson was before the Demon Virus as well as in what ways she has stayed the same and in what ways she has been changed by these experiences. Life for Carson and her son, Ronan, changes completely when they meet Cooper and the other survivors. Carson and Cooper find comfort in each other’s company. Grief and a post-apocalyptic world make starting a new relationship complicated.  By intricately interweaving their growing friendship and their dealings with other survivors and “homicidals,” R.S. Carter creates intense anticipation for Carson and Cooper to finally find common ground and give into their feelings for each other.

A shocking and very violent plot twist at the end of the story will have you questioning if you would have handled things the way Carter does. Days of Love and Blood is a thought-provoking novel that will haunt you long after you have read the last page. If you have been enjoying the various zombie books on the market as of late —as I have— Days of Love and Blood should be at the top of your zombie TBR pile.

I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

R.S. Carter

2 Responses to “Review: Days of Love and Blood by R.S. Carter”

  1. RS Carter (

    Thanks for the big stars. I’m appreciate the time you took to read it and I’m truly happy you enjoyed it.