You Make Me Sick… Literally

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.

Meet Shamika Lindsay

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.

Seeds of Change

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Introverted, intuitive healer, Jada “Jey” Grey has nothing left to lose. After all, her skills and knowledge couldn’t save her mother from a manmade virus. Set in 2071, with the heat index reaching crippling levels on Earth, Jey is barely coping. But when she stumbles upon an opportunity to launch from Earth, she feels compelled to go.

The mission—to create a new colony on an unexplored exoplanet—fits right in with Jey’s dreams. Her friendship with a clairvoyant child onboard the ship, her growing empathic abilities, and her attempts at love spark an unfamiliar hope.

But when a rival corporation sabotages their ship, and their target planet is a wasteland, Jey must set aside her old self-destructive patterns and take a leap into a new way of being—and seeing. Her connection to the seeds and plants changes everything. Can she convince the other colonists that her clairvoyant vision is exactly what they need?

 “Engaging, positive, uplifting with a good story. The kind of book I like to read but is so difficult to find.” —Andrew, Goodreads

“I loved this story of Jey and her journey out to the stars and in to her self at the same time… I particularly like the writing style, the language, and how the dialogue felt true to the characters who were speaking. As a first novel it was outstanding.” — Elissa Matthews, author of Where the River Bends

“I loved this book from the instant I began reading it… Seeds of Change features a solid narrative arc, tiptoes between genres of fantasy, dystopian fiction, and sci-fi, clean smooth-flowing language that drew me in from start to finish, and, ultimately, some really nice feel-good vibes. A very enjoyable read!” — Angela Panayotopulos, author of The Wake Up