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The Complete After Life Lessons Collection

by Laila Blake on 2018-03-31

What does it mean to live, to hope, to love in a dying world?

After Life Lessons takes you on the road with straggling survivors of a zombie apocalypse, as they try to heal first each other and then what is left of their society.

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After Life Lessons is a Survival/Post-Apocalypse series with a Women’s Fiction bent. The Complete Collection includes
++ After Life Lessons: Book One
++ After Life Lessons: The Interlude
++ After Life Lessons: Book Two.

In the wake of a devastating epidemic, Emily finds herself alone, grieving and struggling to survive with her young son, Song. They encounter Aaron, an Army medic on a mission of his own.

After Life Lessons: Book One follows their journey from mere struggle to survive, into a life they slowly begin to recognize as worth living again. Once settled and fortified, they take to road once more in Book Two in order to find Aaron’s family. Instead they find new enemies and new allies and a dangerous mission for the future of the region.


Praise for After Life Lessons

“‘After Life Lessons’ is truly a poignant and well written look at life after the fall of humanity. Once the story got going it was a masterpiece of emotion stoically faced and life going on even if for the moment. I highly recommend this novel to those who like literature and stories of the human experience.”
-- Rabid Readers Reviews

“I am not really a romance fan however this was a delicious romp with not too much gore and just enough "zombie" to make it exciting and add the flavor of life after apocalypse. I fell in love with the characters right away- they are contemporary and believable and I love that Song is a part of this story. If you want zombie gore as the main event this isn't it but if you are interested in a quick read about human coping, survival, perseverance of the human spirit and Love, you will enjoy this book.”
-- Melanie

A complex and moving tale, After Life Lessons will stay with you long after you finish the last page. I guarantee you will never look down an empty stretch of road the same way again. I was quite taken with the emotional depth of the characters and the beautiful writing. The fact that this novel was created by two authors working as a team makes it even more special, since it's difficult to meld two different minds into one "voice." Five stars!
-- Deborah O'Neill Cordes, Bestselling Author

After Life Lessons - Book Two

by Laila Blake on 2018-03-19

Years after the end of the world, the scattered survivors have begun to reconcile with their fate and are starting to build communities from the rubble. Life has been kind to Aaron and Emily, and maybe it is that infusion of hope that leads them on a winter trip to search for Aaron’s family. But the world outside their little haven has grown harsher, the conditions rough and dangerous.

Not everybody they meet on their journey allowed the grim realities to harden their hearts, however. Malachi and Kenzie - an easy-going drifter with a bum leg and amnesia, and a teenage girl who has lost everyone and everything - are on an ill-conceived mission to Mexico, while Iago and his band of nomads work to forge trading connections between the small settlements of the south. All of them will discover new nightmares on the road, far surpassing the threat of the last rotting zombies still roaming the countryside. And now they must come together to fight for peace and justice in the world they trying to rebuild.

This novel contains language some might find offensive, some gore and situations of a sexual nature. Reader's discretion is advised.

After Life Lessons - The Interlude

by Laila Blake on 2018-03-18

At long last, Emily, Aaron and Song have found a home on the small farm in Kentucky where Annika took them in. Knowing nothing of the trials and journeys that lie ahead of them, they can allow themselves to heal – in mind and body – as they become farmers and gatherers, as they become a family.

After Life Lessons – The Interlude offers nine snapshots of their lives from the perspectives of the different characters. It paints their present and digs up their past, and leads the reader through two years of rest, until Aaron, Emily and Song are ready for their next adventure in After Life Lessons – Book Two.

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After Life Lessons – The Interlude contains scenes of graphic adult content.

After Life Lessons - Book One

by Laila Blake on 2018-03-18

After Life Lessons is an emotional journey of grief and tentative romance in a world infested with zombies.

A year after a devastating epidemic swept the world, Emily and her 6-year old son Song are struggling South in search of more hospitable climates. A snowstorm traps them in an abandoned gas station, where starving and desperate, they encounter Aaron, an Army medic on a mission of his own, who offers them a ride to ease the journey.

The road is a long and dangerous place to travel, but it's not only the deadly infected who pose a threat. The newly enforced proximity to another human being awakens feelings, long numbed and forgotten in a world of such abject scarcity. And that's when the pain really starts to hit, when places thought lost prickle back to life, when hope opens them up to a new dose of devastation and heartbreak.
Eventually, they will have to fight not just for survival, but for a future together, or their broken world will swallow them whole.

Genre: General Fiction / Women's Fiction / Post-Apocalypic Love Story
Length: 80k words
Tags: Love Story, Road Adventure, Family Drama, Zombies, Survival, Character Study, Grief, Hope

This novel contains language some might find offensive, some gore and situations of a sexual nature. Reader's discretion is advised.