Ahoy Matey’s! Ok…Ok.. that was really corny…with a tinge of lame?:) But that is how I wanted to open today’s Indiewritersreview feature because by the time you’re reading this, a group of my After School kids will be racing in a city wide boat regatta today!. Yep, the last two weeks found my group, staff, and myself, gluing, taping,caulking and painting…this is my center’s FOURTH year in participating in the cardboard regatta, yes…cardboard. The boat is created out of only woodtape, glue and corrugated cardboard, and five of my girls will be racing it today! Woo Hoo!:) Just a tad excited! But I am also excited about today’s guest!
Today my guest is Authors Ada Adams of YA novel REVAMPED.There will be a special review/interview with Ms. Adams. Also Author Elle Strauss of CLOCKWISE has given her Mindtrack! So go and check it out!
Check out the Interview for Ms. Adams under Author/Artist interview(click link to go to the interview) author-interviews
Do you want the chance to get a Free copy of this great book?! Then enter the Revamped Giveaway! April 28th-March 07th. One great copy will be given, the winner will be chosen by Random selection. Click on the link to learn more and to enter to win a Kindle copy of Revamped! indie-giveaways
And check out my review of Revamped below:)
Each week new updates by Indie authors,who give their time and Mind tracks to Indiewritersreview; Each author gives a snippet of how music added flavor; and at times inspired some of the cool books they write!
This week’s phenomenal author spotlight!
AUTHOR ELLE STRAUSS MINDTRACK!
Check it out! indiewritersreview-trailer-stop
Author of CLOCKWISE – A teen time traveler accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward.
“I loved Clockwise! A great read, and I love your Casey/Cassandra. Congratulations.”
– Wendy Orr, author of Nim’s Island
By Ada Adams
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.
I really looked forward to reading this book; drawn in by the summary and the incredible cover. I was hooked completely by the first sentence…” Dawn! Watch out!” A frantic scream echoed through the courtyard. After that sentence a kick butt fight scene commenced… no holds barred! I love when the protagonist is a strong female…and that is what 19year old dawn is. Although she has been sheltered by her protective father, she was trained physically to become one of his best fighters!So because of this, Dawn is given her first mission; which she soon realize maybe be a fool’s errand. Her charges, the vampires she is to whip into great warriors of Angel Creek; They appear to be the most inept, useless vampires that Dawn has ever seen. She is told to get them into shape so that they can stand as protectors over Angel Creek.
Dawn loses hope after training begins and there seems to be no improvement in the four vamps abilities. On the verge of giving up, Dawn and the group experiences the loss of one of their own friends, kidnapped by rogue vampires. So the group begin to bond during this crisis. Dawn and this group of misfits, come together…as a family of sorts, and they realize they all have alot in common, even though they have different pains and hardships in their past.
Dawn also finds friendship and love when two handsome locals enter her life, the handsome Ethan and the mysterious Sebastian, and this Sebastian holds the key to unlock many secrets that are surfacing from Dawn’s past.
Dawn and her new family find strength in one another as they battle an evil that threatens to destroy Dawn’s reality as she knows it!
I found the story full of action, which was interlaced with pockets of humor, which is rare in many vampire lore…I found myself laughing out loud at some of Dawn’s observations. I enjoyed Ms. Adams writing, clear, descriptive, fast paced. I loved how she fully evolved the other characters, and allowing us as readers to know them and bond with as Dawn bonded. The story had twist and turns, mysteries that had me gasping in surprise. I was impressed with Ms. Adams talent of weaving plots and subplots together…
This was a fun read, and anyone who starts on the journey with Dawn will not be disappointed!
Happy Reading all:)