Apocalypse Alley (Blue Unicorn #2)
by Don Allmon
Published: February 26th 2018 by Riptide Publishing
Genre: MxM Adult Cyberpunk / Paranormal Romance
In a Flutter: Yummiest combo!
Home from a six-month assignment to war-torn East Asia, genetically engineered supersoldier Noah “Comet” Wu just wants to kick back, share a beer, and talk shit with his best friend, JT. But JT’s home has been shot up like a war zone, and his friend has gone missing.
Comet’s only lead is a smart-mouthed criminal he finds amid the mess. His name’s Buzz Howdy. He’s a con man and a hacker and deserves to be in jail. Or in handcuffs, at least. The only thing the two have in common is JT. Unless you count the steamy glances they’re sneaking at one another. They have those in common too. But that just makes Comet all the more wary.
Despite their mutual distrust, they’ll have to work together to rescue JT before a cyborg assassin gets to him first. Racing down a miserable stretch of road called Apocalypse Alley, they must dodge radioactive spiders, a lonely cannibal, and a killer Buick. They also try to dodge each other. That last bit doesn’t work out so well.
Worldbuilding: Futuristic Arizona, Greentown setting, with some Las Vegas visiting and a whole lotta post-apocalyptic scenery. I love the tech world with orcs, elves, magic, sorcereds, druids, drakes too!
Characters: Uuuuu, Comet seems yummy from page 1. The Duke thing was a bit weird but it worked since it was mild. I like how alpha Comet is, very intense kind of guy and fun. The passionate cyborgy dude that has a moral code and techy enhancements. How much cooler can it get?
I’ll tell you how much cooler: Buzz, the riot. He’s kind of sweet and pretty loyal, which I always like; plus, geek chic galore, because the guy is a mad skills hacker of doom. And he has this vulnerable side that is just so damn cute!
They had very hot chemistry and super hot one on one, with some virtual reality moments which made everything cooler ofc.
I also loved to see some JT and Austin xD
Plot: The hot romantic arc was entertaining. The story outside of the romance has lots of action and vivid, immersive fighting scenes.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, his/his POV. I really enjoyed both of their voices.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb – Sci-Fi/Paranormal Romance impulsive buy material.
Can’t wait for the next adventure in this world! I recommend Apocalypse Alley to fans of post-apocalyptic worlds with techy stuff and paranormal woven in, of snappy action with lots of humor and yummy hotness to boot.
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About the Author & Links:
In his night job, Don Allmon writes science fiction, fantasy, and romance. In his day job, he’s an IT drone. He holds a master of arts in English literature from the University of Kansas and wrote his thesis on the influence of royal hunting culture on medieval werewolf stories. He’s a fan of role-playing games, both video and tabletop. He has lived all over from New York to San Francisco, but currently lives on the prairies of Kansas with many animals.