An End of the World Paranormal Romance in Counting DownBy
This is a paranormal romance with a very different kind of story. Abigail is an artist with a cheating boyfriend and a lot of really bad nightmares. I mean really bad ones, the kind that leaves you sweating in your bed in fear. She has taken to painting them just to get them out of her head, but sometimes that doesn’t help either. When she discovers Alex is once again cheating on her, it is the last straw. She wants to kick him out, but what with Alex having no one else to go to and being her art dealer; she is pretty much stuck with him for now. She thinks of it as temporary, and wonders if she should stop taking the anti-depressants that leave her numb but able to deal with the dreams.
She thinks she may yet have it all under control, until the day her dreams started coming true. Earthquakes across the planet, volcanoes erupting everywhere and one disaster after another are featured on the evening news. She knows she needs to get out of New York City, so she and Alex head out to her families old farm in Kansas.
She figures it’s the middle of the country, she knows it has an old underground air raid shelter so she might be okay if all hell really does break loose. What she doesn’t count on is meeting a poetry reciting farmer who has had the same dreams she has been having.
Kyle is as different from Alex as two human beings can be. From the moment Abbey and Kyle meet they know each other as if they had always known each other. For them it will be a short but sweet paranormal romance story but for us the story goes on with an underlying sense of menace and a terror to great to even comprehend.
This is almost a science fiction story and also a paranormal romance tale and it still has just enough of the feel of a fantasy book to be all these things at the same time. The setting is here and now, just a few months down the road. We have all thought what would we do if these disasters got out of hand; this is simply one story of that kind.
The characters are what make the book work; you care about Abbey and even Alex. He is never a truly sympathetic character, but you get what he is about. And Kyle, well there isn’t much I can say except he is the one character that so much seems to revolve around. I may call this a paranormal romance because of the definitely not normal elements in the story, but it isn’t like most of them – no witches or vampires here.
But there is definitely something more going on than when we first meet Abby and Alex. I don’t want to give it away but I am definitely looking forward to seeing where the next installment in Lilah Boone’s Eternal World Series will go. Counting Down is just the beginning, and it looks like we are in for a very interesting ride!