Blog Tour: Serenity by India R. Adams

Posted August 16, 2016 by girlswit in Blog Tours, Excerpt, Giveaway / 2 Comments



by 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.

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My dream picks back up where it had left off. The cloaked one and I are holding each other in the white light. I know her embrace is preparing me for something. “I’m scared.”

            The darkness rolls in, changing the sky. “You won’t always be.” She does not hum to settle me. This time, she sings a hauntingly eerie melody that reminds me of how my life is:

“No one can see them but you.

No one can tell you what to do.

Alone, alone in a cold, dark night. Alone, alone, nothing feels right.

Wanting to save her but losing the need for flight…

You feel and see his empty heart. Trapped in hell, never to part…”

Her voice is so familiar, but I have no time to ponder. The wind, once again, is trying to rip us apart. My legs wrap around hers, desperate for us not to be separated. “Don’t leave me.” We both spin like tumbleweeds—soft, controlled, but spinning.

She keeps singing:

“I’m here, baby, feel me. I’m with you, baby, you know me.”

            I tell her, “I can’t do this anymore.”

                        “Past the mist, confusion they show you—hold on, he’s coming.”

Her voice builds with heart, as if trying to lead me away from the pain.

“They’re just shadows in the night.

Get up, Sugar Plum, get up and fight.

Don’t let them make you hide, those damned shadows in the night—”

My mother’s screams jolt me awake, demanding action.

I shiver as my world trembles…

I sit straight up in my bed when my bedroom door slams shut. My mother leans against the door, frantically trying to lock him out. Her inebriation makes the simple task impossible. Alarm races through my whole body. The enraged man, Father, will try to open the door the traditional way only once.

The violent ones who profess to know the truth…

            Even in her drunken state, she knows the routine and rushes backward to avoid the explosion. She stumbles into my dresser. My perfume bottles tumble, and my heart attempts to slip into the all-too-familiar numbing sensation my soul requires to survive. Her body needs to flee, but it won’t—it has consumed too much alcohol and doesn’t know how. Once again, I am left to protect her.

Consume the air I need for life…

            With one shoulder-blow, my door flies from its hinges. It crashes into Mom, tossing her to the ground. For an instant, I freeze as his dark eyes search for her, but when they find her, I react. I must. The giant verses the fairy, and the giant is on fire.


IndiaIndia 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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