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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

✯BLOG TOUR:✯ Serenity by India R. Adams {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Serenity by India R. Adams

Release Date: July 26th 2016 by India's Productions
Series: Forever #1
Pages: 340
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 my soul has done this before. I believe I will follow him…forever. 

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

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

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It’s Monday, and school seems… foreign. Nothing like how Dereck makes me feel. After experiencing his kindness, the cruel girls at school seem meaner. “Lesbians,” someone utters coldly as she walks past Skyler’s car. I don’t know who it was. I can’t see beyond their murky gray form.

Standing at her open door, Sky grabs her bag from her backseat. “Our welcoming committee says hello.”

“Ah yes. Off to another great day?” I exit her car, trying to muster strength for my peers’ actions that I don’t understand. Sky and I meet in the front of her car and quickly go inside the school. I wish I could say that in the hallways we’re safe, but it would be a lie. The walls echo with “Lesbos.”

Leaning against my locker, I force a smile. “I think we’re gaining fans, Sky.”

Her head leans on my shoulder as another admirer walks by. “Hey, gays.”

My smile drops. The pain is too much. “Don’t you wish we went to the Crew’s school?”

Sky gestures around us. “And give all this up? No way. I love mental abuse.”

“Why do they do it, Sky?”

She exhales. “Maybe Taylor has it right. People throw shit at shiny things.”

My smile returns. “Not sure if that’s her exact lyrics.”

“Oh, but it’s what she meant. I bet she’d like to throw the word ‘asshole’ in there, too.”

My hand finds hers. “After we finish this semester, we have one more year we’ll face together. Then we’re officially survivors.” We both draw in air. I suddenly realize it’s not the school, and it’s not the mean ones; they’re the same. It’s me. I’m different now. Last Thursday, my whole world changed because of Dereck. I woke up. And I think if Dereck has any say about it, I will not fall back to sleep.


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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