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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blog Tour: REaWAKENED (Angel Creek #2) by Ada Adams (Excerpt, Review AND Giveaway!)

Good morning Angel Creek fans, old and new!
Thanks for stopping by the ReAwakened Blog Tour...
today I have an excerpt from Ada Adam's latest installment to the Angel Creek series,
Plus, my review and her giveaway! Enjoy!!!

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EXCERPT - ReAwakened by Ada Adams 

Sebastian was the first to break our soundless stalemate. He moved in front of me. "Don't you get it?" he asked, towering over me. "I can't not worry, Dawn." His eyes pierced through me. "You planed yourself inside my head and now I can't get you out."
"You should."
"I've tried, believe me."
"Well, you should try harder," I mumbled, my fury slowly fizzling away.
He shook his head. "I'm not sure that I want to. I like how you feel inside my head." He ran a hand through his wet hair, then rested it against the open door behind me. The gesture caused him to lean forward, bringing him even closer.
Suddenly, all I could think about was the hard curve of his full, enticing lips. 
If I just tilted my head slightly... 
Snap out of it! my subconscious warned as I bit down on my lip. 
"Those feelings you have are a lie!" I blurted out, pulling back. "It's all because I gave you my blood and accidentally ingest yours. It's like some kind of a Born-Made blood curse," I said, though, this - whatever it was - felt nothing at all like a curse. 
"Are you telling me that I must ignore every single thought that's going through my mind right now?" he asked, moving close. 
I took a tiny step back. "Yes. Definitely."
"What about my feeling?"
"Uh-huh. Those too."
"Every one of them?" His voice was low and husky. 
"Yes," I whispered. 
"Fine." He was saying one thing, but doing another, I realized, as he inched even closer. 
"Good." I retreated further into the partially open door. 
The cool sensation of the wood soothed my burning skin. My back pressed against the door, forcing it to slam shut. Sebastian's arm buckled under the sudden shift, sending him tumbling into me. He caught himself with his other hand mere inches before colliding with me, swiftly placing it on the other side of my head. 
There was nowhere to run. 
And even if I could escape, I wasn't sure that I wanted to. My head spun as I soaked in the aromatic fragrance of his body. Soap and bare skin and something more severe. Icy. Dangerous. His breath held a hint of cool mint, and I was suddenly overcome with the desire to taste him. Trying to expel the thought, I bit down on my bottom lip, desperately pleading with my heart to still. 
He's the last person you should be thinking about kissing right now! the rational part of my mind screamed. The less rational part craved his lips and thirsted for his touch. 
"Do your wounds hurt?" I asked in a frantic attempt to change the subject. I looked down at the light pink marks across his chest and arms.
"No. Do yours?" He cradled the back of my neck with his hand, gently trailing the two tiny fading scars with his thumb. 
I shook my head and closed my eyes, losing myself in the sensation of his touch. 
"Good," he whispered. 
An astounding wave of pleasure surged through my body as he pressed his mouth to the wound, igniting the memory of his fangs against my skin. He trailed tender kisses along the side of my neck, down to my clavicle, then back up toward my jaw. His lips grew more fierce and his kisses deepened as his mouth finally found mine. I parted my lips, pulling him tighter into me, forgetting all about my intention to fight him. His fingers slid  through the belt loop of my jeans, grasping my hips, melting away the space between us. I entwined my hands through his damp hair, tugging gently at his curls while his hands glided under my tank-top, trailing across my abdomen to my back, sending shivers up my spine. 
Somewhere amid the kisses, I remembered that I was supposed to be angry, but the thought quickly dissipated as he thrust me further into the door, running his lips across my skin. I gasped excitedly as the coolness of his hands alternated with the heat of his mouth; the clashing sensations vibrating rapidly through every inch of my body. I was trapped in a scorching inferno one moment, only to be plunged into the depths of an icy ocean the next.  

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(Angel Creek #2) 
by Ada Adams
Release date: November 27th, 2012
Published by: Self-published 
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal, Romance 
Format read: eARC 

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 comes 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. 


Ada Adams does not disappoint - she really knows how to deliver a sequel!

More action, mystery, vampires, drama, romance and, of course, vampires!
Yes, there is a lot going on, but Ada Adams knows how to swiftly take you through Dawn's journey without any confusion and without leaving anything out or behind - her writing is the perfect combination of everything you want - the pacing is brilliant, enough details to create the perfect scenarios with a bit of a mystery to let you picture this world in your own mind.
I love when a sequel picks up immediately after the first book left off, no moments where spared...

In ReAwakened, Dawn and her Misfits are back in Angel Creek and have now been inducted as Angel Creek's official guardians. But before the festivities can finish, Dawn finds out that there are Born vampires being kidnapped by rogue vampires and mutant werewolves. And even worse, someone is definitely after Dawn too. And the plot just gets thicker and thicker...
We get to see Dawn grow and learn more about herself. Not only in her own relationships and who she is right now, and who she is becoming, but also, the extent of her powers and what she is capable of. She's still the kick-ass confident teen who cares deeply and will do anything to protect everyone, but now, she's even better and stronger than before. We also get to see her relationship with Sebastian bloom a bit more.
Sebastian... well, he is now even more handsome, mysterious and alluring...

I really enjoyed seeing some of the other characters grow more and come into their own - we get to hear a lot more about Hunter, which I loved seeing. In ReVamped, Hunter was full of mystery and sorrow and I ached to know more about him and his story. We also see more of Brooke and Seth's relationship, so funny and sweet.
And we also meet Razor.
His name alone cracks me up! He is quite the comical character and ice-breaker, sarcastic and witty. I really do love when a character is so well rounded and believable. And Razor, even with his stripper-boy-like name, does have a serious side that he lets us see, a more vulnerable and deeper side to him, which made him even more likable... who is Razor and how does he fit into the story? Can't tell you, too many things would spoil it for you!
We also meet Lena, another spoilery character, so I won't get into too many details about her. I didn't like her much in the beginning, but she grew on me and really does have a role in most things that happen to Dawn this time around. She is definitely one to keep your eye on.

And, I have to warn you, the is a huge cliffhanger to this one!
I almost died - but, it has to be the most cleverest one I have read in a very long time. Yes, it annoyed me to be left hanging like this, but, oh my, it is going to be so worth waiting for book 3!

Overall, this has to be one of the best sequels I have read in 2012. Ada Adams had definitely grown as a writer and I cannot wait to not only continue following Angel Creek's series, but also, whatever else she may right in the future.
I highly recommend this series to everyone who loves vampires, especially those who miss and love True Blood - but remember, this is a YA type of it!

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Book one to the Angel Creek series... 

by Ada Adams
Release Date: February 20th, 2012

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 Angle 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 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. 

You can see my review of ReVamped right here!!! 


"Many people sing in the shower, I write scenes in my head and act them out." 

At age five, Ada read her first chapter book. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for the 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 character with unique quirks!) as well as a Masters 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. "ReVamped" is her debut novel. 
She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo. 

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- THREE winners (One grand prize winner + TWO small prize winners)
- One main entry per person.
- Must be 13 years old or older to enter. 
- OPEN Internationally!
- Winners will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen. 


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