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Zane's Everything Fades Away: An eShort Story | [Zane]

Zane's Everything Fades Away: An eShort Story

Amanda is bored with life. She spends hours a day on Facebook, her parents act like they are too ancient to enjoy life any longer, and her military husband, Ralph, is deployed to Afghanistan. Gideon is not totally content at home either. His wife, Nina, is a lifetime overachiever and a workaholic. She has moved her mother into their home so she can have a live-in sitter, and Gideon has fallen to the bottom of her priority list.
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Amanda is bored with life. She spends hours a day on Facebook, her parents act like they are too ancient to enjoy life any longer, and her military husband, Ralph, is deployed to Afghanistan. Gideon is not totally content at home either. His wife, Nina, is a lifetime overachiever and a workaholic. She has moved her mother into their home so she can have a live-in sitter, and Gideon has fallen to the bottom of her priority list. On Black Friday 2012, both Amanda and Gideon end up at a Best Buy to take advantage of the massive price cuts on electronics. When the store opens its door at midnight, the potential customers rush the glass doors and end up in a brawl. Built-up excitement turns into mass pandemonium as the police show up in riot gear. Tear gas containers are being tossed around like lollipops and strangers are beating on each other like a heavyweight fight at the MGM Grand in Vegas.

Amanda and Gideon both end up in the skywalk overlooking the madness and, even though they are complete strangers to each other, the adrenaline rush overwhelms them and they discover quick ecstasy among the chaos. After putting their clothes back on, followed by making formal introductions, they embark on a sexual journey together that re-ignites the flames in their souls. Both are forced to make choices that they never thought would have to be made; marriages are placed at risk; heartbreak is inevitable. What starts out merely as casual sex becomes much more than mere physical attraction and their lives begin to unravel. No matter how incredible something wrong can make one feel, eventually, Everything Fades Away.

©2012 Zane (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    Maya BALTIMORE, MD, United States 06-17-13
    Maya BALTIMORE, MD, United States 06-17-13 Member Since 2012

    i am an avid reader. I love to read an assortment of books but i love urban fiction and erotica. I love romance and soTell us about

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    "Truly Zane"
    What made the experience of listening to Zane's Everything Fades Away the most enjoyable?

    The narrators.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, the end because it was so unexpected.


    Any additional comments?

    Zane is a phenomenal writer who leaves you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. She in this story put tears in my eyes because it was not what I was expecting at all. It is truly an hour I am glad that I took out of my day to read this short but powerful piece of literary work. Thank you Zane. You are phenomenal.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yolun da Elam Cedar Hill, TX, US 06-11-15
    Yolun da Elam Cedar Hill, TX, US 06-11-15
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    "I've read better from Zane"

    I liked the brief story
    I liked the quickness to,the plot
    I,didn't like that it wasn't as hit and steamy as Zane can be

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TIBB AZ 05-23-15
    TIBB AZ 05-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    Sad but a good book! The narrator did a good job also. I feel Ralph should have been home with Amanda instead of fighting in the armed forces. He had to know his time with her was limited. Zane is one of my favorite author. she first on my list!

    TIBB

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LaToya Charlotte NC 03-02-15
    LaToya Charlotte NC 03-02-15 Member Since 2014

    A Black American

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    "Love the message."

    This story gets you intrigued in what the punch line will be. It brings you in. Leaves you thinking about life once you complete it.

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    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 01-30-15
    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 01-30-15 Member Since 2012

    P2AIP

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    "I almost cried!!"
    If you could sum up Zane's Everything Fades Away in three words, what would they be?

    Expressive, appealing, unblemished


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Zane's Everything Fades Away?

    I think the most memorable moment was the letter at the end.


    Have you listened to any of Hevin Hanover’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't so I can't compare this to anything.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes I am not an emotional person but at the end when the letter was being read I actually teared up a little bit.


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    Lawanda B. 12-17-14
    Lawanda B. 12-17-14
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    "AWESOME!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zane's Everything Fades Away to be better than the print version?

    This book was very interesting start to finish and kept my attention!! TOTALLY LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!


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    Kerri-Ann United States 10-08-13
    Kerri-Ann United States 10-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Zane's Everything Fades Away the most enjoyable?

    The book wasn't what I expected. The end completely caught me off guard. I loved it! It's another Zane winner.


    What did you like best about this story?

    At first I was a bit perturbed by the character's laissez faire attitude about their relationships then I got over it :)


    Have you listened to any of Hevin Hanover’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No and I enjoyed it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I listened to it straight through.


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    chennel BROOKLYN, NY, United States 03-19-13
    chennel BROOKLYN, NY, United States 03-19-13
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    "ZANE AUDIO BOOK"
    What did you love best about Zane's Everything Fades Away?

    It was my first time listening to an audio book of this type.


    What other book might you compare Zane's Everything Fades Away to and why?

    Nervous!! the story line is almost the same.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it was excited and sad at the same time


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 01-03-13
    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2015

    book diva

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    What did you like best about Zane's Everything Fades Away? What did you like least?

    I normally love zane. But this one hurts.Yes is a short story. I get it but the ending. I tend to stay away from sad endings, I didnt. Know that this was one of them. I almost threw my player across the room.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Giddon sexy sexy sexy


    What three words best describe Hevin Hanover’s performance?

    Hevin did a great job. I would list to him again


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nooo


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    Vi 03-26-15
    Vi 03-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Daring and sexy."

    Love it couldn't put it down.
    Amanda was so carefree . Her death a surprise.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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