Rhys Cooper is a dead man. Cut off from the world since childhood, he’s finally exposed to the lethal virus that wiped out most of the human race. Now his only hope for survival is infection by another strain that might provide immunity. But it’s sexually transmitted, and the degradation he feels... show more
Rhys Cooper is a dead man. Cut off from the world since childhood, he’s finally exposed to the lethal virus that wiped out most of the human race. Now his only hope for survival is infection by another strain that might provide immunity. But it’s sexually transmitted, and the degradation he feels at submitting to the entire squad of soldiers that rescued him eclipses any potential for pleasure—except with Darius, the squadron’s respected, capable leader.
Sergeant Darius Murrell has seen too much death and too little humanity. He’s spent a decade putting plague victims out of their misery and escorting survivors to a safe haven he can never enjoy. He’d rather help Rhys live than put him down, so when Rhys can’t reconcile himself to doing what’s necessary to survive, Darius is forced to save Rhys in spite of himself.
But with each passing day, it looks less and less likely that Rhys can be saved. And that means that Darius might soon have to put a bullet in the head of the one person in years who reminds him of what it means to be human.
Publish date: February 17th 2014
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
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FGMAMTC Blog Author Interview Where is the Strain Universe headed next?4.75 starsI could not put this book down. The sex is hot. I love the characters. The whole idea of all the different types of viruses is original compared to most of the zompoc I've read.
The Goodreads search engine recommended Strain for me and I have to say woohoo I enjoyed it. It was a heavy, hard story about Rhys who has spent his entire life being beaten down, trying to survive a world where disease has destroyed most of the humans and humanity. At his worst moment he’s saved by...
Dropped at 22%.I'm really not in the mood for something like this right now. Maybe I'll finish it at a later date, and maybe I wont.
3.5 starsI felt conflicted going in to this and at the end I'm still feeling a bit unsure. With a synopsis like that, I felt both highly intrigued and ready for some hopefully good sex scenes, while at the same time uncertain of how the story would actually go. I love dark-fic stories and ones that ...
Loved this. So different from what I usually read. The whole dystopian world after a bio warfare plague goes awry was so out there that I was just sucked in.