Claire C. Riley & Madeline Sheehan ~ The Blood That Binds ~ Release Blitz / Teasers / ARC Review






The Blood That Binds – Book 3 in the Thicker Than Blood Series is Available Now!


Happy Release Day to Claire C Riley and Madeline Sheehan on the release of their story of love and survival at the end of the world..



Early reviewers are loving this Dystopian romance and the angst it brings between two brothers who are in love with the same girl.


Gripping, intense and emotional, these two authors put both characters and readers through the wringer but I wouldn’t have it any other way. – Wendy, Goodreads Reviewer

My mouth was hanging open a 1am! Madeline and Claire, again knocked this out of the park! – Keshia, Goodreads Reviewer

It’s a gripping read, lots of drama and angst, ups and downs…. a real rollercoaster of a ride this one!! – Claire, Goodreads Reviewer









Tᴡᴏ ʙʀᴏᴛʜᴇʀs. A ᴄʜɪʟᴅʜᴏᴏᴅ sᴡᴇᴇᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛ.

Life has never been easy for this trio, and especially not after the end of civilization as they knew it.

Having had their formative years ripped from them, they were thrust into a shattered, savage world, a world where they only had each other.


Lᴏᴠᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʟᴏss.

Weary travellers on the brink, there is a storm brewing, a turbulent tempest that has nothing to do with the weather. When tragedy strikes, everything changes in the blink of an eye– facades come undone, and loyalty is pushed to a breaking point.


A ᴅɪᴀᴍᴏɴᴅ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴏᴜɢʜ.

Immersed back into something akin to normal society, a safe-haven in the midst of misery, our travellers are forced to finally confront their demons–long-kept secrets that have been haunting them for nearly a decade.

Love is never easy;

And love during the end of the world is a hell of a lot more complicated.




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My ARC Review:


This was a great read!! I haven’t read the other books in this series, it was easily read as a standalone and had me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning!!

I haven’t read a zombie / post-apocalyptic book in ages, so this was a thoroughly riveting read for me. Lots going on in the world building, very detailed in the settings, I can clearly imagine this world as told. Lots of gory details on the zombies as well!

The story is set around 2 brothers, Lucas and Logan, and Lucas’ childhood sweetheart Willow, all 3 having grown up together in the world as we know it, and have struggled to be together in this zombie filled world. They are barely scraping by, not living, just surviving. Lucas and Willow and very carefree in their attitude, a bit blase, not quite realising just how much danger they are constantly in. Logan is the serious one, always with set rules and procedures, on the lookout for danger. Logan and Willow are complete opposites and are always arguing, with Lucas being the go between. Life for them is a grueling cycle of finding food, water, shelter and not staying in one place too long. Life changes drastically for the trio when Logan leaves Lucas and Willow in a farmhouse to scout ahead, making sure they knew to be quiet and stay inside, but of course they don’t listen and go outside for a bit of an adventure…..

It’s a gripping read, lots of drama and angst, ups and downs…. a real rollercoaster of a ride this one!! There is also lots of pain, anguish and heartbreak along the way….. intensely emotional in parts. There is also joy, hope and celebration of the possibility of a new and fulfilling life, but not without some soul destroying decisions to be made.

A real cracker of a read, I loved the main characters and their chemistry together, the side characters were brilliant with some crazy moments from them, adding a layer of much needed humour to the intense story line. Definitely worth the read, even if zombies are not your thing, the story line will have you on the edge throughout.







About the Authors:

Claire C. Riley

Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International Bestselling author.

She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, three daughters, and ridiculously naughty rescue beagle, Dogface. She loves clothes with pockets in (especially dresses) avocados and is obsessed with 80’s movies.

She is represented by Lane Heymont of The Tobias Literary Agency


Gryffindor. Targaryen. Zombie slayer.



Also by Claire C. Riley

Romantic suspense/thriller:
Beautiful Victim
Fragments of Delores

MC Romance:
Ride or Die a Devil’s Highwaymen series
Nomad the Devil’s Highwaymen Series:
Crank #1, Sketch #2, Battle #3, Fighter #4, Cowboy #5
Tame his Beast Duet

New Adult Romance:
Wrath #3 the Elite Seven Series

Contemporary Romance:
Shut Up & Kiss Me

Post-Apocalypse/dystopian romance:
Odium The Dead Saga series
Odium Origins Series
Out of the Dark
Red Eye The Armageddon Series – co-authored with Eli Constant
Thicker than Blood Series – co-authored with Madeline Sheehan

Paranormal Romance:
Limerence. (The Obsession Series)
Limerence II (The Obsession Series)
Twisted Magic Raven’s Cove

Blood Claim

Available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook, and almost all in Kindle Unlimited!


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Madeline Sheehan

Fantastical realm dweller Madeline Sheehan is the author of the bestselling Undeniable Series. A Social Distortion enthusiast, and fan of anything deemed socially inappropriate. Madeline was homegrown in Buffalo New York where she can still be found engaging in food fights and video game marathons with her husband and son. For a complete list of works by Madeline Sheehan, please visit


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