Saturday, July 2, 2016

READ-2-REVIEW - Rain (A Stranger in the Woods, #1) by India Adams

A Stranger in the Woods #1
by India R. Adams
Published: June 28th 2016
Published by: India's Productions
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of Rain (A Stranger in the Woods, #1) . . .
I would turn over the world to find this one person/entity/being that could take the pain away and remove all loneliness from my life. I would not care if other believed. But at what price will this all come. Sometime that unknown is the key and the known is the lock that binds. Triangles can come full circle and change everything.

Rose has her hands full and life just keeps moving on for her. I found that small town life has its advantages. The disadvantages are just a given. There was a mystery for Rose to discover or should I say uncover. Where will it all lead?

Fresh characters, small town vibe with a fantasy attached to the woods. I would love to see what comes next out of the woods.  I believe that India R.Adams have acquired herself a new reader.
**This eBook was provided via Inida R. Adams in exchange for an honest review.**

What if you knew you had just met the other part of your soul—the one who could take away all the pain and loneliness—but no one believes you because the rugged stranger from the woods is nowhere to be found? Would you search for him? Would you be strong enough to believe he exist somewhere out in the darkness where you he found you? And if you were to finally find the stranger from the woods and learn he is like no other tale that has ever been told… would you still have the courage to love him?

Rose has no time for romance because her father has passed away from an illness plaguing her small town, and now her mother has also contracted the illness, leaving Rose’s two younger siblings to be her responsibility. But when her best friend forces her to be young for a night and celebrate her twentieth birthday with a bonfire and friends, Rose meets a stranger from the woods, and Rose soon learns he is no stranger at all. In fact, this magical being is trying to keep her… alive.

Two bloods of one will bring down the shadows, to cast, no more..

       Phantom pain has been described as the suffering sensation lingering in the place of an amputated limb or organ. That’s what it felt like for me, except I didn’t know which extremity had been severed—what part of my soul or heart had been taken from me, not until confronted by this stranger in the woods. I say stranger—yet his voice, his smell, his very essence resonates with me on a level I didn’t know existed.
       His dominating hold on me is alarming, yet it’s something I’m sure I’ve hungered for. The unrecognizable iridescent blue shapes and symbols forming on his neck are possibly a warning that this man is nothing I should want, but deep down I sense he’s everything I need and have needed for some time.
       My internal battle distracts me, causing me not to hear, “I’m sorry,” before it’s too late. At the base of my neck, fangs I hadn’t even seen sink into my flesh.
       My body jolts.
       His arms tighten.
       The stranger is not going to release me.
       Before I can feel the sting of his betrayal, I feel a slight burn as something pushes into my jugular vein. The heat continues through the channels of my body, and then, as quickly as it began, the burn subsides. Whatever now swims in my blood causes a floating sensation. My body relaxes to the point I’m sure I will soon slip into unconsciousness. My weight is no longer my own. The stranger lays me on the ground. His deep, soothing voice echoes. “I love you.”
       On the forest floor, an uncanny awareness takes over my senses. Leaves I have never noticed before have my full attention. Their crisp texture in the brisk evening air... Even though my thoughts are becoming random, I have a view of the stranger in his warrior stance, knees bent, ready to attack. His right arm reaches behind him for a knife in a weathered leather sheath that wraps around his bare chest and back. He pulls it out with expertise—he has done this a million times. The florescent fluid I had seen forming on the stranger’s neck drips from the blade, bathing it in the foreign substance.
       Many dark-robed figures approach us. By the stranger’s posture, I know they are the enemy. This enemy swings at the brave, lone fighter. The stranger is hopelessly outnumbered but never slows his vicious response to this unwanted attack, biting and stabbing any dark figure daring to approach. Blue liquid drips from underneath his long dark hair, down his muscled, naked back onto a crisp leaf and puddles there. As the gathered fluid vibrates with all the pouncing feet around me, I realize the stranger in the woods is fighting… for my life.

Author Info
India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels, and the music for the Forever series.

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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How would you describe you style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
 Why is that such a hard question for me? Hmmm, I would have to say my answer is... From the heart. I feel my writing is from my character's heart. They are real to me and react as though. I don't write to entertain, I write from raw 
my characters and I are experiencing. So I would say, any reader of my books is getting to step into someone else's world for a while... Then the reader can ponder if they would've done the same as which ever character they are living through.

Do you have a character that you have been working on that you can't wait to put to paper?
Many to be honest. But the one who keeps calling out to me, wanting to be heard, is a woman from my new novel, Girls Are Beautiful. After I finish releasing my planned releases, Red Waters (the 3rd novella in the Tainted Water series), Scar Me (the second novel in the Haunted Roads series), River (the second novel in the Stranger in the Woods series), and Destiny (the second novel in the Forever series) that book will see the light of day and be in hands by the end of 2017.

I got this one from a friend. If you could have dinner with 7 fictional character, who would they be?
The seven dwarfs? I bet they know how to party.
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