I’m so excited to be bringing you my stop on Turn the Page Tours’ You Make Me Sick… Literally release day tour! This book releases into the world TODAY, and for those of you wondering, it’s such a fantastic medical romance, speculative fiction read that it’ll leave you craving more.
Below, I’ve listed some of my favorite quotes from the book. I hope you’ll pick up the book soon, as it’s definitely one I know a lot of you would love.
You Make Me Sick… Literally
by Shamika Lindsay
Published by StingRay Publishing
Released January 13th, 2022
NEW ADULT FICTION—Medical Romance, Speculative Fiction
Nyla Nguyen is thankful to be alive, but how much will she risk to keep it that way?
A small town girl with dreams of making it big in the city, Nyla is eager to see where her new life will take her, where her second chance will lead. When a bizarre weather phenomenon very nearly kills her, she is grateful to be alive—to have escaped unscathed. But… did she?
When an illness that she thought was a random bout of the flu wreaks havoc on her body, she realizes she may not have been so fortunate after all. Sure she’ll die in a few weeks, Nyla tries to enjoy what is left of her meager life, until she feels better—quite miraculously.
Nyla soon discovers that her recovery isn’t so mysterious after all, when a guy she met only once before seems to be responsible. A human antidote.
Two sick people. One shared antidote. Trying to stay alive shouldn’t be difficult, right?
Nyla will do everything in her power to stay alive, even if it means befriending the guy with the power to make her sick.
Trigger/Content Warning(s): Sickness, Minor Death Reference/Mention
He pulled away just enough to look down at me before cradling my face in his hands, wiping away the tears with his thumb. “You’re on fire,” he whispered with a frown.
I snorted. “Thanks.”
Despite there being cause for worry, the main character still makes small jokes like this. I have a similar, kind of dark humor, so you can imagine I also snorted during this scene.
“Every time I feel like my life is getting a little better, something happens to ruin it.”
Tell me about it. This quote called so many readers out. 😭
Growing up, all she knew was writing. Shamika has often said that writing gave her voice when she was mute. That was true, to some extent. In the written word, Shamika could transport herself to a place where her thoughts created trees and beautiful streams that birthed a number of living creatures. Before the publication of her first novel, Popularity Rules, she had already written (in actual notebooks) a number of books and was thrilled to share them with the persons around her.
After getting a push to take the plunge into the literary world, she did. Shamika Lindsay hopes to always create a world that transports, transports anyone who needs an escape and a chance to venture into something unknown, sometimes impractical, but always safe.
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