Monday, May 13, 2013

Blog Tour: After The Ending

About the book: 
 The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us.
When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family…they’re all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them—with the rest of the world—but I didn’t. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I’d ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O’Connor, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.
The Virus changed everything. The world I knew is gone, and life is backwards. We’ve all had to start over. I’ve been stripped of my home, my dreams…all that is me. I’m someone else now—broken and changed. Other survivors’ memories and emotions haunt me. They invade my mind until I can no longer separate them from my own. I won’t let them consume me. I can’t. My name is Zoe Cartwright, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.
We’ve been inseparable for most of our lives, and now our friendship is all we have left. The aftermath of the Virus has stranded us on opposite sides of the United States. Trusting strangers, making sacrifices, killing—we’ll do anything to reach one another. Fear and pain may be unavoidable, but we’re strong…we’re survivors. But to continue surviving in this unfamil-iar world plagued by Crazies and strange new abilities, we have to adapt. We have to evolve.
And more than anything, we have to find each other.

Eventually, sporting fresh pajamas and damp hair, I was again settled in the living room but on an unfamiliar couch. 
“This isn’t my couch,” I said to no one in particular. I watched Jack as he stared forlornly at the clean kitchen floor. Someone had swept up the mountain of kibble and locked it away.
“Yes, well, yours was…unsuitable. We swapped it with one from an apartment down the hall. It’s not like they’ll be needing it anymore,” Chris explained, setting a glass of orange juice and a generous plate of breakfasty goodness on the coffee table in front of me.
I stared at the food but didn’t touch it, even though my stomach grumbled in need. Cam usually made me breakfast. “What d’you mean? Why won’t they need it?”
Chris halted her efforts to arrange a fuzzy blanket around my legs and looked at me with sharp, sky-blue eyes. Her expression melted into sympathy before she spoke. “Because they’re dead, hon. Most people are. I thought you knew.”
“I…,” I tried to speak, but my throat caught after the first sound. I shook my head.
Satisfied that I was covered and warm, Chris moved to the other side of the coffee table to sit in a large recliner—another item from the furniture shopping spree in my neighbor’s apartment.
“It was that damn Virus…we all had it…weeks ago,” Chris said, gesturing around the room even though it was empty of anyone but us. “Several days back, everyone in the world seemed to be infected. Now everyone’s pretty much dead. The rest are like you and me—Survivors. But as far as we can tell, we’re in the extreme minority.”
“I don’t understand,” I said, confusion creasing my brow. “This is impossible.”
“Not impossible. Just improbable…and really, really awful.”

Visit the book’s website at
  • File Size: 852 KB
  • Print Length: 494 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615719740
  • Publisher: L2 Books (February 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English


About the authors:

Lindsey Fairleigh lives her life with one foot in a book—as long as that book transports her to a magical world or bends the rules of science. Her novels, from post-apocalyptic to time travel and historical fantasy, always offer up a hearty dose of unreality, along with plenty of adventure and romance. When she’s not working on her next novel, Lindsey spends her time reading and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. She lives in the Napa Valley with her loving husband and confused cats. You can visit Lindsey’s blog at

Lindsey Pogue has always been a little creative. As a child she established a bug hospital on her elementary school soccer field, compiled books of collages as a teenager, and as an adult, expresses herself through writing. Her novels are inspired by her observations of the world around her—whether she’s traveling, people watching, or hiking. When not plotting her next storyline or dreaming up new, brooding characters, Lindsey’s wrapped in blankets watching her favorite action flicks or going on road trips with her own leading man. You can visit Lindsey’s blog at

My Thoughts:
What can I say? I'm a sucker for "end of the world" books! I ESPECIALLY enjoy ones that seem to have a plausible reason like a plague or war. I thought the idea of a flu type virus wiping out almost all of the earth's population and leaving only a few survivors ..well it's been done before, but having some sort of special mutant-like  abilities spring from it, well that was just a bit more intriguing. I wanted in on this tour super bad!

The goods:
The premise was awesome! It hooked me right away. The blurb got my mental cogs turning and wanting to know what was going on! I really liked the switching perspectives. I didn't really mind them all that much. I guess when I read an apocalyptic type of story I like to imagine what other survivors are going through. I thought this was well done.

The Not so goods:
Dani's reaction to her boyfriends death wasn't all that believable. I mean yeah, I've never been in her situation, but at one point she seems crazy in love with Cam and then the next she's crazy in love (lust?) with Jason. It's quite a flip of the switch.

The emails. The texts. I'm not sure these things would still be possible if  nearly EVERYONE was dead? I could be wrong though, but I know for sure I wouldn't be sitting around checking my email if the end of the world was legit..nigh.

The End Results:
It was certainly a unique take open the end of the world! I can see where this might develop into a super good series! I will read the next book. I think this first one should be read with the idea that it's the start of a series, and has plenty of potential! The bones are good and the thought behind it is great! I say if you are a fan of this sort of genre then you should read it!

After the Ending Tour Schedule
Debut Author Feature at Night Owl Romance
Monday, May 6th
Author interview at Blogcritics
Tuesday, May 7th
Author interview at The Dark Phantom Review
Wednesday, May 8th
First chapter review at A Little Bit of Spice
Thursday, May 9th
Book spotlight at Between the Covers
Friday, May 10th
Guest post and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily
Saturday, May 11th
Book review at Doing Dewey
Monday, May 13th
Book review at Must Read Faster
Tuesday, May 14th
Guest post at Literarily Speaking
Wednesday, May 15th
Book spotlight at Examiner
Thursday, May 16th
Book review at Deco My Heart
Friday, May 17th
Book review at Reading Rebel
Monday, May 20th
Guest post and giveaway at Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways
Tuesday, May 21st
Book spotlight at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, May 22nd
Author interview at The Book Connection
Thursday, May 23rd
Author interview at As the Pages Turn
Friday, May 24th
Tuesday, May 28th
Wednesday, May 29th
Friday, May 31st
Author interview at Pump Up Your Book


  1. Thank you so much for the feature and review and for being a part of this blog tour!

  2. Thanks for the great review of After the Ending. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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