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Everything comes at a cost.

You decide what you'll pay.

Ten years ago when the world ended she ran for her life.

Five weeks ago the world she'd hidden from came knocking on the door of her secluded cabin.

Ten days ago she found salvation hiding amongst the dead.

Yesterday she went back for the living.

Today she wonders if she will live to see tomorrow. More

Available formats: epub, mobi

Published: Aug. 23, 2012
Words: 81,350
Language: English
ISBN: 9780987941077
About Tara Brown

I am the mother of two beautiful girls who are growing up so fast, the wife of a cute guy in a uniform (my own personal hero), and a writer.
My family will tell you it doesn't exactly fall into that order. Especially around dinner time when I "Cook" with a takeout menu and my face plastered to my computer.
I also have two cats who I adore more than I should, like more than people I know, and a dog. He is a beagle who is naughty but just so darned cute. He gives you that little beagle face and then steals your slice of pizza.
I have a busy mind and even busier fingers. I can write fast and keep track of a large cast, but I can't remember why I'm at the grocery store. I try to write lists but they always end up being notes for books or indie bands. I LOVE INDIE MUSIC!
I talk to myself in the car and sing too loud for my skill level. The invention of Bluetooth has made talking in the car less awkward but if you hear me singing, run.
I love writing. I love my characters like they are my friends and I am telling their version of the truth.
My worst flaw is the horrid English accent which I read everything with. If I read aloud it comes too. I'm not English, so I can't even do the accent which makes it awkward for anyone who is nearby.
My favourite authors are Robert Jordan and Jane Austen and Robert Mccammon and Jim Crace. I think Stephen King and Dean Koontz have the most unique imaginations. I have the hardest time not LOVING Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. I know all the serial killers have a copy but I adored that novel. It made me feel a thousand different things and one of them was more alive. (And not in the least bit serial killer-ish)
When I grow up I want to be James Patterson or Nora Roberts. I aspire to be like them, always trying to hone my skills and work harder.
My genres are all over the map. I have Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Science Fiction, Erotica (under Sophie Starr my porn name so my mom doesn't know), Thrillers, and even some Romantic Comedies.

If you would like to reach me for whatever reason, please visit me at my facebook page - You can also email me at

Thanks for checking me out and I hope you got lost in something I wrote or it made you so HAPPY/SAD/BLISSFUL/TURNED ON/ANGRY/EXCITED/FRIGHTENED/HORRIFIED/MAD that you couldn't believe it.

The list of what is coming out this year is not completed. I will keep my Facebook page as up to date as I can.

Have a great day and happy reading!


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Review by: Rebekah Hamilton on Feb. 26, 2013 : star star star star star
Well well well.
This book was flipping fantastic.
I love Tara's work with every book it just keeps getting better and better.
This book was absolutely spectacular.
I have read every single one of her books that's how good they are and I do not have one bad thing to say about a single one of them.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: melissa mcgrath on Nov. 08, 2012 : star star star star star
This book started a little slow but just slow enough that you just had to keep reading to see what happens. Then once you get going you can't put it down. I was sucked into it. I love Emma. She makes u laugh and cry. I can't wait for the next one to come out. The end totally makes you say omg really.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: amy erstad on Nov. 07, 2012 : star star star star star
At first this book started out slow for me, but as I got to the 4th chapter, I was thoroughly enthralled in it. Em and Jake were exciting, and then Will came into the picture and it is so frustrating, but at the same time exciting. I want to scream at them.
It is so nice to see a female hero, and have her not need a man savior. Someone who is so independent. But at the same time it is again frustrating, but you want something to happen between the two people you believe should be together, but independence and not knowing what to do gets in the way.
What can I say about Leo. Faithful to a T, and definitely fits the bill of Man's Best Friend. Love that a timber wolf was used for this part.
This book is so good, that I can't wait to read the rest of them.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Amanda Nolastname on Nov. 01, 2012 : star star star star star
Emma is independent, not because she is stubborn or self centered, but because her life depends on it. At the young and tender age of 9, the infection overruns her city and during their escape her father dies, leaving her to fend for herself.

I will say she has done a pretty good job, as 10 years later she is still alive and pretty lucky to have Leo, a beautiful Timber Wolf as her sidekick. Together they survive in their own little bubble.

When Anna, oh small fearless Anna, shows up banging on her door Emma stuggles to do the right thing. Her decision made...then enters Jake, a cute comic relief. I loved his character!! To me he was the sun in the dark world Tara created. I could imagine his bright smile each and every time. :D

Her bubble offically popped Em finds herself doing things and being in places she dreamed she'd never have to face. It doesn't help she has two (in my opinion) great guys she's torn between.

You get a dose of Emma's reality and as a warning if you find Breeding Farms offensive then tread lightly. I personally enjoy dystopian type books and it was soooo easy to fall into the story, just as easy as it was to fall in love with her characters! (Anna was my favorite)

She leaves a cliff hanger the size of Mt. Rushmore and I am impatiently waiting for the next book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jody N on Sep. 21, 2012 : star star star star star
Hunger games meets Handmaid's Tale.....two other books I loved. This up and coming author displays incredible, raw talent in this young-adult genre thriller. Meet Emma: hostile, rude, independent survivalist....who stuggles to find her compassionate, human side following a life of tremendous struggle. Her dog-eat dog philosophy along with the wall shes constructed around her heart and home have kept her alive longer than most. But when needy people come to her door one day, something inside her complels her to help. Her decision starts off a chain reaction that leads her into a world she didn't know existed and jumps stats her heart in ways she never thought possible. The story is a fast read, I couldn't put it down. The characters are realistic and compelling. Brown brilliantly creates a world full of danger, fear, love and new beginnings. Can't wait for the next one. If you loved hunger Games, look no further...enjoy this one! You won't be sorry.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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