Friday, August 19, 2016

Author Interview + Giveaway: Serenity by India R Adams



Serenity 
India R. Adams
(Forever, #1)
Publication date: July 26th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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. Serenity is being made into a movie. 

What is the tagline on the poster? Some moments are so profound, they last… forever.


2. I know that it's terribly difficult to choose, but which of your characters is your favorite to write? 

Oh you devil trying to make me choose! In Serenity, I’d have to say… Rocco and Sky. Their constant banter was so much fun! The most challenging? Serenity because of her being so personal for me. And now, as a woman, I see the world differently than when a child or young woman but she has to start off naive, scared… and she has to grow… It was challenging but healing.


3. Did you start Serenity as a YA book, or did it go that way on it's own? 

Started as YA but the rest of the series matured into NA on its own. The characters simply got older and have new experiences during college and so on. Serenity and Dereck as a couple in the next 3 novels. In Serenity, I feel Dereck grew but was always a step ahead of Serenity. His upbringing was much more solid, making him more mature and nurturing because Fait, his mama, rocks!


4. If you could share a copy of your book with one famous person, who would you give a copy to and why? 

Clint Eastwood! Hahahaha… I love his style of directing and would love to see him bring Serenity to life. Dream big or go home?


5. Final question, and a fun one! What's your favorite way to relax and unwind? 

Floating in a lake nearby my home. I soak up the sun and remember to chill out. If it is winter, I love to snuggle next my fireplace with a glass of wine. And if my husband isn’t home, I read. A good book can steal me away and dissolve my worries.

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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