Friday, 27 September 2019

Past This Point by Nicole Mabry + #Giveaway + Excerpt

Past This Point by Nicole Mabry
Published in America by Red Adept Publishing on the 3rd September 2019.

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Karis Hylen has been through the New York City dating wringer. After years of failed relationships, she abandons her social life and whittles her days down to work and spending time with her dog, Zeke. Her self-imposed exile ends up saving her life when an untreatable virus sweeps the east coast, killing millions. Alone in her apartment building, Karis survives with only Zeke, phone calls to her mom, and conversations with two young girls living across the courtyard.

With the city in a state of martial law, violence and the smell of rotting corpses surround her every day. But her biggest enemy is her own mind. As cabin fever sets in, vivid hallucinations make her question her sanity. In addition to her dwindling food and water stash, Karis must now struggle to keep her mind in check. When a mysterious man enters the scene, she hopes she can convince him to help her make it to the quarantine border. With the world crumbling around her, Karis discovers her inner strength but may find that she needs people after all.


“Loneliness was a different kind of claustrophobia. Knowing there were people on the other side of my walls going about their business had made it much more bearable, as though only my world had stopped. But it had started suffocating me, closing in more every day. I missed the intrusive hum of traffic, voices from the street below, and even my vibrating building, which no longer shook because the trucks had all gone. Those signs of life that I had often cursed for invading my seclusion had grounded me and kept me sane. Without them, I found myself getting stuck on irrelevant conversations I’d had with friends, with co-workers, or with Jack, my mind spinning around them until I had to shake my head and return to the present. I did a lot of sighing as I tried to fill my space with fictitious companions.”

Meet the Author 

Nicole Mabry spends her days at NBCUniversal as the Senior Manager of Photography Post Production. Her nights are reserved for writing novels. At the age of seven, she read The Boxcar Children, sparking a passion for reading and writing early on. Nicole grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California and went to college at UCLA for Art History. During a vacation, she fell in love with New York City and has lived in Queens for the past sixteen years. On weekends you can find her with a camera in hand and her dog, Jackson, by her side. Nicole is an animal lover and horror movie junkie.

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And now it's time for the Giveaway!

The prizes is a $25 Amazon gift card + an ebook copy of Past This Point by Nicole Mabry.
Open internationally until the 3rd October.

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  1. I like that cover with the girl and her dog, this sounds like a creepy read, but also like it has an interesting twist on this genre.

    1. Hopefully a different take on the viral apocalypse dystopia

  2. Sounds an amazing read - one ill be reading

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    1. Thank you Tracie! Hope your weekend was fab too?

  4. Always fun to hear about another new great book. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  6. This looks like a brilliant read and unique as well xx

    1. It looks like Mabry has an original take on this scenario

  7. there's nothing like curling up with a good book

  8. Looks like a good read. Thankyou for this fantastic giveaway