Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ReAwakened Blog Tour Stop

Hello everyone!  Today is my stop on the ReAwakened Blog Tour!  I am super excited to have Ada stop by, so I have an awesome guest post and giveaway for you guys!! :)

by Ada Adams
Series: Angel Creek #2
Release Date: November 27, 2012
by Ada Adams

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Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.

Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.

by Ada Adams
Series: Angel Creek #1
Release Date: February 20, 2012
by Ada Adams

A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.

~Guest Post~

“Angel Creek” Location Inspiration

I am often asked if I draw setting inspiration from real-life locations. When it comes to the “Angel Creek” series, the answer is “no”. In fact, I seem to be working backwards! I often craft and create various settings, and only after writing about them do I connect them to real-life structures and locations.

When I think of the Scarlet House (the vampire version of the White House where Dawn spent most of her childhood and young adulthood), I’m reminded of two locations on opposite sides of North America: Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario and Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Even though the architecture for both structures is very different, the big, glass windows and dark, red rooms of Casa Loma combine with the pristine white church-like towers and marble fountains found on the grounds of Hearst Castle to complete my vision of the Scarlet House.

Since I spend so much time writing, I thought that I would switch things up today and share some photographs that I took of both locations!

Casa Loma
Old books! Obligatory library photo.
Reminds me a bit of the Scarlet House crest.

Not as spectial as Dawn’s Scarlet House fountain, but pretty nonetheless.
Resembles Dawn’s father’s office. He loves to keep up appearance, making the room seem dark and ancient.

Hearst Castle

I love the architecture!
Did you know that it was designed by a female architect (Julia Morgan) btw. 1919 and 1947? Girl power!
According to the property guide, they looked into filming a Harry Potter scene in this room.
(Not sure  if it’s true, but cool!)

If you’ve read the books, I’d love to hear from you: How do you imagine the Scarlet House?

Since we’re chatting about location inspirations, I also wanted to share the only real-life place that had inspired a scene in all of the “Angel Creek” series so far. Believe it or not, it’s an abandoned hospital! I’ve included some pictures and an excerpt of the description that the exploration of the structure inspired. Kinda freaky, right?
Peeling wallpaper.

While there is some light in this picture, Dawn shuffled through the darkness.

Dawn and Razor had to crawl over countless stacks of chairs to get into the hospital.

“We should split up,” I said, looking down the dark hallway of the ground floor. “I’ll take this level, you check the one above.” For a brief second, Razor hesitated, but when I pulled out my dagger, he smiled and headed up the steps.
I relied on my sharp vision to get through the first part of the hallway, but when hanging curtains began to resemble mummified bodies, I turned to my flashlight for help. The hallway flooded with soft yellow light. Old, broken tiles, cut electrical wires, and piles of plaster crunched underneath my feet as I shuffled through the debris on the floor. The patient room walls were covered with countless wallpaper murals. Faded pictures of teddy bears, sailboats, puppies, and other bright elements that once used to bring cheer now peeled off the walls, clinging on for dear life.
A wild howl pierced the silence, and I shuddered, trying not to think of the few short stories I had read earlier. My mind swirled with the fictional tales of torture that took place in this setting in the early 1900s; tales of pain and vengeful spirits returning to claim the living—or perhaps even the undead…

I hope that you’ve enjoyed a little peek behind the scenes of “Angel Creek”!


- 3 winners (One grand prize winner +2 small prize winners)
- One main entry per person
- Must be 13 years or older to enter
- Open Internationally
- Winners will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen
Grand Prize Winner will win the following-

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~Get to know Ada Adams~


“Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out."
 At the age of five, Ada read her first chapter book—Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for stories and characters found within the pages of literature.
In her career as an actress and a writer, Ada currently spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the characters she enjoys playing and writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning, and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Master’s of Science in Education.
Ada strives to bring a fresh voice and perspective to fiction. She has been writing creatively for many years, and is an editor of a global fashion/literary magazine called VEUX.


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