Before they came, Sahara was an overweight high school teacher living alone in a small Alabama town. She saw her life as nothing more than endless days of teaching children Shakespeare and nights reading paranormal romances. She was happy with her life, as quiet and mundane as it was.
There were warning signs. The world knew something was coming, they just didn’t know when or how devastating it would be. Sahara reluctantly heeded this signs, believed what they foretold, but she wasn’t ready for how quickly it happened or how drastically it changed her life.
With the release of a single scream that broke the night, Sahara woke to find herself in the middle of the apocalypse. She stared out of her bedroom window and watched as her neighbors devoured one another. For a long time afterwards she hid, she rationed, she tried to maintain her sanity, never venturing out into the world of the walking dead, then one day a group of survivors barraged into her life and changed it once again. They dragged her into their new world and taught her to fight, to lead, and one of them may even teach her to love.
Will Sahara help those who are left find safety and stability in a world full of nightmares? Will Sahara chance opening her heart to someone, knowing that one of them may not live through the next second let alone the next year? Join Sahara and her people in this fight against creatures set out to devour them and the unknown threat that is controlling them to find out.
Everything is still moving in a timely manner, which means that I’m still looking for Resistant to go on sale at the end of September.
Anyway, on to the excerpt. I’m jumping a head a few paragraphs. This scene is takes place shortly after the last. They’ve decided that the group needs to check out the location of the radio broadcast, but only Sahara is going. Daniel is staying with the group. Things are about to change again for the couple, but to find out how, you’ll have to get the book when it goes on sale. I know, I’m mean. I hope you enjoy it. J
We decided on a small group for the initial run. Me, Charles, Divya, and Carlos, the man who had the technical know-how to track the broadcast. Daniel wasn’t happy, and to be honest I really didn’t want to leave him, but we didn’t need a large convoy if it turned out that we were following a dead end and Daniel, being the de facto leader of our group, needed to stay with the group.
The morning we took off up Hwy 78 in search of the signal, Daniel woke me early to have a couple of rounds of sex…not that I minded.
“You’re acting as if I’m not coming back. We will only be gone a few days,” I said as he began round three.
“I know, but I want you thoroughly satiated before you leave.”
“What, do you think I’m going to cheat on you while I’m gone? You don’t trust me or think I have enough will-power to go without for a few days.”
“No, no, that’s not what I’m saying at all. I just want you to get your fill so you won’t miss me, that’s all.”
“Oh, okay. Are you sure it isn’t the other way around. I mean you’re the one who can’t keep your hands of me. I think you’ll be the one suffering while I’m gone.”
“I can’t keep my hands off you. You’re the one who snuck up to the roof last night three different times while I was on watch to suck my dick.”
“Hey, I only blew you twice. On my third trip, you fingered me. Besides, you didn’t protest. And you’re the one who keeps fucking me while we are supposed to be out on patrol.”
“I can’t help it. I can’t seem to go a moment without wanting you, without wanting to be in you. And it isn’t as if you aren’t more than ready for me every time. Woman, I swear you stay wet.”
“Only for you.”
“Good,” he growled and entered me.
We would have stayed that way all day if Charles hadn’t interrupted us twenty minutes later. “Guys, I hate to do this to you, but we’re leaving in fifteen. Sahara, if you’re going with us, then you’d better get a move on,” he called from the other side of our makeshift wall.
“All right, I’m coming,” I called back.
“Yes, you are,” Daniel said and a few seconds later I was.
Charles didn’t stick around to hear me though. At least I don’t think he did.
Daniel tried distracting me while I dressed, but I held strong and didn’t let his kisses and caresses make me late.
“I love you,” he said solemnly, as I got into the SUV next to Charles.
“I love you, too,” I said back, fighting tears. I don’t know why I was on the verge of crying. There was no doubt in my mind that I would return to him.
“Be safe,” he whispered and kissed me.
“I will,” I said instead of good-bye. I watched him out of my rearview mirror as we drove away.