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December 20, 2012

ReAwakened Blog Tour


 

ReAwakened by Ada Adams (Angel Creek #2)

Publication Date: November 27th, 2012



Book Description:

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.








More About the Author:



 



“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. ReVamped is her debut novel.




Excerpt
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 planted 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 ingested 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 closer.

I took a tiny step back. “Yes. Definitely.”

“What about my feelings?”

“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.
 

 
Dawn Fairchild
 
Age: 19 in 2015
Birthday: July 5th, 1996.
Birthplace: Undisclosed, USA
Eyes: Violet
Hair: Brown, Long, Wavy
Height: 5’7
 
Dawn is a special kind of vampire—a Born. In total, only about five vampires are born in the world in every generation. A Born vampire is stronger than any Made vampire; she ages and grows just like a human child until she gives birth to her own offspring. Dawn doesn’t know much about her mother (who died in childbirth) or her past, and throughout ReVamped and ReAwakened, we find out that her father has guarded some very monumental secrets from her.
 
Dawn had spent all nineteen years of her life within the confines of the Scarlet House (her vampire father’s presidential headquarters). She had always dreamed of being allowed to venture out on her own mission, and is ecstatic when she’s finally tasked with revamping a group of four misfits into strong and powerful guardians of a little town called Angel Creek. Her father had ensured that she has had the best academic and combat training, but being sheltered from the outside world prevented Dawn from having much of a social life. She’s is very shy and guarded around guys, so when she ventures out into Angel Creek and meets Ethan and Sebastian, it’s not surprising that they turn her world upside down. Dawn is very caring when it comes to her friends—she constantly puts others ahead of herself. This is one of her best qualities, but also a weakness that throughout the series she learns to address.
  
SebAstian York
 
Vampire – Made
Age: 21 in 2015
Birthday: November 18th, 1853.
Turned: July 7th, 1875.
Birthplace: Angel Creek, USA
Eyes: Light Grey
Hair: Black, Longish, Curly
Height: 6’2
 
Before Dawn ever meets Sebastian, Hannah, the gossipy waitress from the Angel Creek Diner, has this to say about him:
“Sebastian York is a twenty-one year-old Scorpio. He has gorgeous light gray eyes, the color of sparkling glaciers. His midnight-black hair is slightly curly, and just long enough to make you daydream about running your fingers through his locks. He’s super tall and really, really hot. Just try to peel your eyes away from all those lean muscles! Yum! He’s brooding, mysterious, strong, and self-deprecating (or at least, he seems like the type)—the perfect vampire!”
 
However, upon meeting him, Dawn doesn’t receive the best first impression of Sebastian. He’s rude, moody, and clearly wants nothing to do with her or her mission in Angel Creek. Throughout the novel, we find out that there is much more to Sebastian than meets the eye. His ties to Angel Creek, and even Dawn herself are essential to Dawn discovering more about her past. Soon, she finds herself falling for him despite her desire to stay away, but Sebastian’s secrets may shatter her world. In ReAwakened, Dawn and Sebastian’s relationship takes a much more serious turn, however ghosts and skeletons from the past surface in an attempt to keep them apart.
 
 
The Misfits
 
BrooKe Mason
 
Vampire – Made
Age: 17 in 2015 (Forever)
Birthday: March 29th, 1942.
Turned: May 10th, 1960.
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
Eyes: Dark Blue
Hair: Blonde, Shoulder-Length, Straight, Bangs
Height: 5’5
 
Brooke has spent most of her vampire life travelling around the country, enrolling in countless high-schools, and vying for cheer captain spots and prom queen crowns. While at first glance, she seems like a shallow, boy-crazy girl (and one some extent she is), she’s also haunted by her past. Her father had traded her in for his political career, so ever since then, Brooke has been trying to cling on to the only thing that brings her a sense of comfort and stability—the quest for popularity. Brooke is the type of character you will either love or love to hate, but as the series develops, she grows and matures as she faces certain challenges. There is also a rumor that there may be an unexpected romantic interest in her future!
 
 
Sophie Rees
 
Vampire – Made
Age: 18 in 2015 (Forever)
Birthday: April 17th, 1900.
Turned: August, 9th, 1918.
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Eyes: Dark Brown
Hair: Black, Bun
Height: 5’0
 
Sophie is a sweet, shy girl. She has been a vampire since the 1920’s and currently works at the Angel Creek Library. She is very smart and loves to read, but she’s not the greatest vampire. In fact, everything that she knows about her kind comes from reading books vs. experience, so her transformation into one of Angel Creek’s guardians is a slow and laborious one. Sophie was turned by her best friend, Charlotte—a girl she considered to be her sister. However, due to the fact that Sophie was of lower status in society, Charlotte broke off their relationship when it came time to choose between inheriting her family’s wealth or her friendship with Sophie. Sophie still harbors a deep love for Charlotte, despite the fact that it has been almost a hundred years since she has last seen her.
 
Hunter Woods
 
Vampire– Made

 
Hunter Woods
Age: 21 in 2015 (Forever)
Birthday: October, 16th, 1961.
Turned:  June 23rd, 1983.
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Eyes: Green
Hair: Brown (Blue and Green Streaks, Red Tips), Long, Ponytail
Height: 6’1
 
Hunter’s motto in life is “the louder, the faster, the better”. Except when it comes to being sociable. He’s an ex-80’s rock star who, even after being turned by a vampire groupie, hadn’t abandoned his bad-boy ways. When Dawn first meets him, she finds out that Hunter has been drinking the blood of drunks and junkies and has no plans for being reformed. Dawn is not only tasked with running a homemade rehab program for him, but also has to find a way to get him on board as one of Angel Creek’s guardians. As the series progresses, especially in ReAwakened, the readers learn more about Hunter’s past and the many devastating hardships that had led him to lose his purpose in life. His transformation throughout the series is  fascinating to follow.
Seth Lee
 
Vampire – Made
Age: 16 in 2015 (Forever)
Birthday: March 3rd, 1999.
Turned: June 25th, 2015.
Birthplace: Angel Creek, USA
Eyes: Dark Brown
Hair: Black, Short
Height: 5’8
 
Seth is the youngest member of the group—both in human and in vampire years. He had been turned only two weeks before Dawn arrives to Angel Creek for her mission by none other than Brooke herself! While most people in society admire vampires, Seth’s family is against “the fad”. Therefore, Seth must hide his transformation from his parents, while training with Dawn and learning about his new abilities. All the while, he’s also treading on thin ice when it comes to his love-hate relationship with Brooke.
If you have read the books, I would love to know: “Who is your favorite member of the Angel Creek gang?”
Connect with Ada Adams: Website: http://www.revampedbook.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ada_Adams  Facebook: http:// www.facebook.com/revampedbook  Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5757476.Ada_Adams   GIVEAWAY: - 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- PRINT COPY OF RV PRINT COPY OF RA RV POSTER RA POSTER 2 RV/RA POSTCARDS 3 RV BOOKMARKS 3 RA BOOKMARKS I <3         : a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comments:

Katie said...

i hope this is meaningful lol.....I can't wait to read this book thanks for the awesome giveaway

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