After Impact Book Excerpt

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After Impact
By: Nicole Stark
Release Date: January 8, 2016
Snow Publications

Summary from Goodreads:

At first, HOPE (Humanity’s One Plan for Escape) habitat appears to be a well-oiled machine, preparing 5,000 carefully chosen inhabitants for a new Earth. However, a medical assistant named Ilium reveals that certain members of the habitat have been falling ill from a mysterious virus they were inoculated against. Soon, HOPE habitat’s tranquil illusion is shattered as Avalon plays a perplexing message left by her father. If Avalon is to survive this dangerous new environment, she will have to find the strength to navigate a habitat enveloped in secrets.


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Later that night, Avalon returned to her dorm room. After brushing her teeth and washing her face, she read through the list of rules in her drawer. The list was short and to the point. Most forms of direct insubordination, theft, etc. could earn one a strike in the habitat. Avalon doubted, however, that the President would actually utilize such severe punishments. After glancing at the time, she dimmed the light in her room and climbed up to her capsule bed.

Whereas she initially enjoyed having a room all to herself, now the room felt smaller. Claustrophobic even. She couldn’t pinpoint what was off, but it made her uneasy.

Something wasn’t right.

Probably just home sick. Silly me.

And she closed her eyes, completely unaware someone else was watching.


About the Author:

Nicole Stark is the author of the After Impact series. Her obsession with literature began at the age of four and she completed her first fanfiction at the age of seven. Nicole graduated with a degree in English and can often be spotted reading, baking, or binge-watching The Walking Dead on Netflix.

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