18 August 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Serenity (Forever #1) by India R. Adams

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Serenity (Forever #1) by India R. Adams.
Audience/Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult.
Publication: July 26th 2016 by India's Productions.
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.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This is probably one of the weirdest books I have ever read. The relationships are odd. There is reincarnation that I haven’t seen anyone else write about in their reviews. I thought about not finishing it. But sometimes I would laugh or cry at a moment in the book so I thought things would make a little more sense. But by the end, I still had a lot of questions. I loved one of India’s other books so I also kept at it!

I don’t even know where to begin with my review. It was funny at times. Serenity and Sky were joined at the hip and sheltered and had some very awful family experiences. They were clueless about a lot of things in life. But the girls had their own version of parents that were only a year older than them. They were called the “Wise Ones”. The girls loved them like parents and were loved in return. Then when the Wise Ones were ready to go to college, the girls were shown to the rest of the “Crew” who would end up being the significant other for the girls.

Then there is a woman in Serenity’s dreams. Serenity loves this woman and is comforting her. Again kind of odd to me. Faith is Dereck’s mother (Serenity’s love interest) and she is a Doctor (a psychologist, I think). She is very loving of Serenity. Serenity’s own parents are abusive.

I don’t even know what the significance of the other lives mean or what all these people’s purposes are. It’s just weird. But there will be another book so hopefully, I can get more answers.

Playlist for Serenity by India Adams..

“Away From the Sun” by 3 Doors Down

“Feels Like Today” by Rascal Flatts

“Ordinary Boy” by Vanessa Carlton

“The Day Before You” by Rascal Flatts

“Helplessly Hopelessly” by Jessica Andrews

“If Everyone Cared” by Nickelback

“Crash Into Me” by Dave Mathews Band

“Hear Me” by Kelly Clarkson

“How Does It Feel” by Avril Lavigne

“Sober” by Pink

“F… Perfect” by Pink

“Somewhere I Belong” by Linkin Park

“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen

“Colorblind” by Counting Crows

“Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson

“Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down

“So Far Away” by Crossfade

“You’re So Cool” by Dan Head

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
Organic soap and body oil (1 Bar and 1 oil. Scent: lavender and Patchouli) + paperback copy of Rain.
- ends August 25th:

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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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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  2. Definitely looks interesting. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!