Thursday, March 7, 2013

Vlog Post with Ada Adams


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At the age of five, Ada Adams read her first chapter book—Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for stories and characters found within the pages of literature.

In her career as an actress and a writer, Ada currently spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the characters she enjoys playing and writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning, and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Master’s of Science in Education.

Ada strives to bring a fresh voice and perspective to fiction. She has been writing creatively for many years, and is an editor of a global fashion/literary magazine called VEUX. ReVamped is her debut novel.

She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.




EXCERPT
“Meeting Razor” 

My two-story fall was cushioned by the intruder’s body. He—a vampire, I realized—groaned as I landed on top of him, forcing his body into the muddy ground. I reached for my dagger, but he was quicker. Before I had a chance to pull it out, he slipped out from underneath me, flipping me over so that he was on top. His firm, muscular body pressed tightly against mine as his hands pinned my wrists to either side of my head. His face was covered by shadows, but I could make out a mischievous smirk dancing across perfectly-shaped full lips.

“You’re quite feisty, aren’t you?” he chuckled, bending forward to examine me. Deep, charcoal eyes overflowed with amusement.

He was actually enjoying this.

“I don’t wanna hurt you,” he whispered in a deep, throaty voice. “I’m gonna release you now. Don’t do anything stupid.”

He lifted his arm, removing his right hand from my left wrist. The moment I felt some freedom, I leaped forward, attempting a left hook at his jaw. He blocked my hand, once again pushing it toward the ground.

“I said I wasn’t going to hurt you!” he growled, pinning me even further into the soft, wet earth.

“Yes, but I never said I wouldn’t hurt you,” I snapped.

He brought his face toward mine. “I’d like to see you try,” he whispered.

Challenge accepted.

 
I raised my head—the only part of my body that wasn't restrained by the stranger’s body—inching my lips closer to his. He tensed for a moment, his eyes searching mine, as if surprised by my sudden change in behavior. Drops of rainwater slid down his chiseled jaw, pausing briefly on his lips before they plummeted onto mine. Then, a slow, smug smile spread across his face. I felt his body relax and he leaned even closer. His breath caressed my skin as his lips drew near.

It was exactly what I needed. Summoning all my strength, I twisted my hips to the side, shooting them up and out, then launching my legs from the ground. Thrown off-balance, my captor groaned and released one of my arms to brace for the fall, giving me the perfect opportunity to reach for my dagger. In one smooth move I darted behind him, placing him in a secure headlock—the blade of my weapon aimed directly at his heart.

“Who are you?” I demanded when I was certain he couldn’t escape my grip.

“I’m a twenty-four-year-old Taurus who enjoys long walks on the beach.” Even though I couldn’t see his face, I could feel his arrogant grin.

“You have ten seconds to explain yourself,” I ordered. “And then I’m really going to hurt you.”

“Oh, come on! Can’t we get back to kissing? You can’t tease a guy like that.”

“Ten, nine…” I pressed the dagger deeper into him, nicking the leather of his jacket.

“Hey! Watch it!”

“Eight…”

“Oh, alright. You’re no fun,” he sighed. “My name is Razor.”

“What kind of a name is that?”

“It’s a nickname.”

“What kind of a nickname is that?”

“Spike, Blade, Fang—all the good, pointy objects were already taken by fictional characters. It was the best I could do.”




Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—orsomething—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.

Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.


Ada Adams’ ReVamped presented readers with a lot of action, adventure, and romance. The second book in the Angel Creek series, ReAwakened, Ada continues this format and multiplies it. Readers will be hooked from the first page as they follow Dawn and the Misfits back to Angel Creek after the events at the Scarlet House. There is no time to waste as Dawn, Sebastian, Sophie, Seth, Brooke, and Hunter are all appointed as the new authorized Guardians of Angel Creek. When Sebastian leaves to find missing Born vampires, Dawn is left home alone to worry about him until it is sidetracked when Razor arrives in town. Everything goes downhill when problems arise when the welcoming mat to the missing Born vampires is occupied by a hoard of mutant werewolves and rogue vampires. Now Dawn realizes that her past and Aurora’s past will never go away.

All aspects from the first book seem to only get better with the second installment. For a book that is over 500 pages, Ada’s imaginative writing skills and her ability to engage readers into her remarkable story will have readers captivated and invested throughout. It is packed with twists and turns along with the introductions to new characters. Razor is a very likable character who happens to have a very intriguing connection to Sebastian. It was a treat when he makes fun of Sebastian and how he is all grumpy and emo.

Readers will enjoy and appreciate that Ada takes the time to develop her characters. There is so much invested into them that her writing makes it even more difficult to step away from their unique world. Cliffhangers are invented to give that wow factor, but sometimes they come out flat. This is not the case in ReAwakened. There is no need to descramble your brain and try to reassess what just happened. The ending’s cliffhanger was absolutely amazing. It will make readers’ jaws drop but keeps a sense of satisfaction. It was just that good. It provided the right amount of force to pull the rug right under your feet to want and know when the next installment will be released. This is certainly a breath of fresh air from the sea of vampire fictions and I am certain Ada will return with more force when ReBorn is released.
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And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you ADA ADAMS for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Signed copy of ReAwakened and Swag by Ada Adams.
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10 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  2. HI! Thank you so much Ada for the donation! You rock!

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  3. thanks for the awesome donation and giveaway

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  4. Wow looooovely cover! So happy i seen this post! thanks for an amazing giveaway and a wonderful post!!!!!! Lots of Love!!

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  5. Thanks Jean and Ada for the great donation and giveaway!

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  6. Ada cracks me up. The who shouldn't read this book part had me in stitches. Love!

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