Published by Totally Bound Genres: Erotica, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa
Love is contagious. But when love is forbidden, the whole world's a prison. Dylan Moor will do anything for freedom. Seven years ago, a gay plague spread to heterosexuals, killing millions and sparking brutal anti-gay riots. The guardians rounded up men who tested positive for the Homogene and imprisoned them in remote quarantine centres like desolate Camp Malheur. Since then, Dylan has hacked the camp's security systems and hoarded spare bits of electronics, seeking some way to escape. He has concluded the human guards are the only weakness in the facility's defences. Camp guard Rafe Cowell is H-Negative. He figures the lust he feels watching prisoner 3218 masturbate on the surveillance cameras must be due to his loneliness and isolation. When he finally meets the young queer, he discovers that Dylan is brilliant, brave, sexy as hell - and claims to be in love with Rafe. Despite his qualms, Rafe find he can't resist the other man's charm. By the time Dylan asks for his help in escaping, Rafe cares too much for Dylan to refuse. Dylan's plan goes awry and Rafe comes to his rescue. Soon they're both fugitives, fleeing from militant survivalists, murderous androids, homophobic ideologues and a powerful man who wants Dylan as his sexual toy. Hiding in the plague-ravaged city of Sanfran, Dylan and Rafe learn there's far more that their own safety at stake. Can they help prevent the deaths of millions more people? And can Rafe trust the love of a man who deliberately seduced him in order to escape from quarantine?
He would do practically anything to change the future that stretches before him. A plague hit seven years ago where millions died and the gays were blamed as the cause of it all. Any male who didn’t pass a simple blood screening was consigned to a desolate quarantine camp in the middle of nowhere where they are watched over by robot guards and a handful of heterosexual, human men. This is the empty future of one Dylan Moor, captured and then forgotten at the tender age of seventeen, all those years ago.
Choosing guard duty at Camp Malheur rather than prison Rafe Cowell is counting down the months till he’s released from watching the ‘homos’. Spying on the inmates each night, Rafe can’t stop checking on Dylan. There’s something about the green eyed flirt that intrigues and frustrates the straight guard.
Using discarded, broken electronics to piecemeal a controller unit, Dylan causes enough trouble to get a face to face meeting with Rafe. From there the young inmate begins a calculated seduction; his only goal is his escape. With meticulous care Dylan manages to charm the guard into helping him. But when the breakout turns deadly Rafe must also flee in order to keep Dylan alive. Through fate or folly they land in Sanfran and unearth a devious plot to take care of the ‘fags’ once and for all. The race is on to unmask the real enemy and set the innocent free.
Quarantine offers the ideal amount of tension, character development, and action packed plotline for readers everywhere. Dylan is a clever mix of innocence and moxy while Rafe is a straight man trying to come to terms with his feelings and need for his lover. There are several layers to this alternate reality, manipulative, immoral villains and decent, complex heroes that Dylan and Rafe come in contact with. A thought provoking drama, Quarantine will keep the reader thoroughly engaged from the first page to the last.