Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Serenity by India R. Adams

Title: Serenity
Author: India R Adams
Series: Forever #1
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
Release Date: July 26, 2016

To say I know where this story begins is to say I remember what lifetime started it all…and why. What I do know is this lifetime is hard and cruel…maybe like the rest. That is until I meet him–the light that shines and guides me. To where I don’t know but my soul chooses to follow regardless. I believe it has done this before. I believe I will follow him…forever.

A destructive home life silently tears Serenity, a 16 year old girl, apart until her broken spirit is given a gift in the form of an old journal that sends her a visitor in the night.

Away from the sun I close my eyes
and release myself into the unknown
I hope she is there
I hope she is there…

The cloaked woman teaches Serenity that the lingering feeling of missing a part of her soul, may not be a figment of her imagination and with these words Serenity’s journey, of this lifetime, begins.

The toll on my spirit had slowly broken me down—day by day, night by night, drink by drink, hit by hit—to the limp, fragile, lost girl that Dereck Hamilton . . . carried away.

1. What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre? 
None. Writing, for me, came by accident. I didn’t grow up inspiring to write. I grew up and wanted to heal from my childhood. After reading a self-help book, I began to rewrite my past… Serenity “peace” was born. This book started off as an exercise that morphed into a 4 book series. I learned very quickly, my imagination is endless. Hence over 20 books written 8 years later.

2. When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
Creating. I adore putting on my headphones and let my fingers and mind become one. A complete high for me.

3. When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I’m a diehard paranormal girl! I love vampires books, all though I’ve never written one. Well, I haven’t started it on paper yet but its in my head. I was just telling my husband about it the other night… He just stared at me in shock. I asked, “What?” He replied, “Where do you come up with this stuff?”

4. If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose? 
I don’t know. Never coauthored before. That would be a learning process for me so I’m not sure who I would work well with, or if I would at all. How do I allow someone to direct my imagination?

5. Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
Dear blogger, great question but I think I answered it above. I don’t want to bore your followers :)

Thank you so much for this opportunity! I had fun!

Author Bio:
India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels such as Blue Waters (A Tainted Waters Novella), My Wolf and Me, Steal Me (A Haunted Roads Novel), Rain (A Stranger in the Woods Novel), Serenity (A Forever Series Novel) and also The Forever Series music.

India was born and raised in Florida but has also been so lucky as to live in Idaho (where she froze but fell in love with the small town life), Austin Texas (where she started her first book, Serenity, and met wonderful artist), and now Murphy, North Carolina (where the mountains have stolen a piece of her heart).

Being a survivor of abuse, has inspired India to let others know they have nothing to be ashamed of. She put her many years of professional theater background to the test and has written fictional stories with a shadow of her personal experiences. She says, “I’m simply finding ways to empower perfect imperfections.”

Another cause India feels needs change, is Sexual Slavery. She has joined forces with jewelers to design beautiful ways to raise money for non-profit organizations. Even though India writes about serious subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and Human Trafficking, she has a magnificent sense of humor, as do the characters she creates. Perfectly balanced between laughter and tears, her readers see how to empower their own perfect imperfections.



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