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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

BLOG TOUR, INTERVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY - Blue Waters (Tainted Waters #1) by India R. Adams

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Book Title: Blue Waters

Author Name: India R Adams

Genre: Young Adult/Romance

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"The blue water I sank through was angelic, quiet, peaceful…"

Whitney is a vivacious, highly spirited 17-year-old girl. Her motto, "Live life to the fullest" is derailed when the young man, who's captured her attention, turns out to be the son of a drug tycoon- the same that provided the drugs that killed her brother. Whitney believes she simply need to heal from her first heartache, not knowing she is a part of a devious trade, one against human rights, and she has been… since the day age was born.

Blue Waters is the first Novella in a Tainted Waters, and begins a story of deception, corruption, self-discovery, and love with all that it demands you sacrifice…

"There was a beauty in dying that day…"

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1.   How did you get started in writing? By trying to heal. I was reading lots of self-help books and one said to reimagine a painful part of your past. The concept fascinated me so I tried. Giving an alternate ending to a memory ended up being a whole other beginning! My imagination set a fire inside me! It was great! I even thought to myself, “Wow, this could be a book.” I giggled knowing I wasn’t even close to being a writer but a voice told me to try, so I did. The novel Serenity, its first draft was complete 28 days later. My family was stunned. Now Serenity is the first book in the Forever series, a 6 book collection. Destiny, the sequel comes out in April, 2017.

2.      Who is your favorite character? Eek! If I pick I will hurt another character’s feelings! (Yes, I am insane.)
This answer probably changes, depending on hat book I’m working on but I think I have to say Destiny. She is a complicated yet simple woman who sees value in things most wouldn’t. She is full of heart… and fight. She is gentle… and strong. She is kind… but not scared to tell you her thoughts. She is bold… yet humble. She is brave but not ashamed when afraid. She is insightful and always willing to learn. Destiny is the woman I inspire to be.

3.      Who is your favorite author? Two that I know will always take me for a ride are J.R. Ward and Kresley Cole. Love their character building and dialogue.

4.      When do you usually write? Every chance I get. My usual routine is early in the morning, before every wakes, then when everyone is off to school and work. My daughter’s coaches laugh at me because at practices, I’m in a corner somewhere, earphones in, writing on my laptop. 

5.      Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?. Only when creating. Editing takes silence for me. I listen to what my characters like, which is quite versatile seeing how I write for 16 year old girls to alpha men in their 40s, haha!

6.      What are you passionate about these days? Wanting victims to release the shame sometimes attached to abuse. Just because someone tricked us, took advantage of trust, or misused their role in our lives, does not mean we should have to carry THEIR mistakes with us for the rest of our lives. That has been the biggest lesson for me, with my situations. I constantly blamed myself instead of the guilty one. But the truth is, I’m not at fault. Nor are the beautiful souls that have experienced a crime by the hands of another. My wish is for them to understand how they can be free of the awful memories or present horrid circumstance. The strength for change is within us all, you just have to believe it.

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

india-r-adamsIndia 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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  1. Thank you so much for this interview! I loved being a part of it!

  2. Thank you very much for taking part in the tour. :)