A tale of atomic love from Mercedes Yardley
***PROUD WINNER OF THE 2013 REDDIT FANTASY AWARD FOR “BEST SHORT FICTION”***
Her mama always said she was special. His daddy called him a demon. But even monsters can fall in love.
Montessa Tovar is walking home alone when she is abducted by Lu, a serial killer with unusual talents and a grudge against the world. But in time, the victim becomes the executioner as ‘Apocalyptic’ Montessa and her doomed lover, ‘Nuclear’ Lulu, crisscross the country in a bloody, paranormal firestorm of revenge.
REVIEWERS ARE SAYING…
“There is so much of Mercedes in this novella–so much of her essence that at times it can be overwhelming to the reader to share this kind of intimacy with the author, but it’s well worth it and makes “Apocalyptic Montessa” a fantastically memorable read. It’s my hope that this book will silence and satisfy those fantasy and horror readers who lament that no one is doing anything original anymore.” —Darkeva, Hellnotes.com
“…enthralling and fascinating, and it was the engaging writing style that made it so. I enjoyed the descriptions (they were all very fiery and destructive, but in a beautiful kind of way), and of course the dialogue. While I would like to warn potential readers that the novel is very violent and bloody in parts, that only made it even more interesting for me. After all, it’s not every day that you identify with two serial killers.” —Molly, A Daily Dose of R & R
“Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu is a take on the origins of a duo of super-villains. An issue of Marvel Team-Up inverted and subverted. Take Andersen Prunty’s Sociopaths in Love and J.G. Ballard’s Atrocity Exhibition then set it to a Helios Creed soundtrack, and you’ll enjoy the great story Yardley has written.” —M.C. O’Neill, Royal Manaball
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Thank you, Merita! It delights me to stumble upon AM&NL here. I tried to write a story that had a unique take on soul mates and passion. Thank you very much for showcasing it.
You’re very welcome Mercedes 🙂