KIRKUS REVIEW of FORBIDDEN

Posted by , in Blog category October 7, 2016

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 

Adam’s (Unforgiven, 2015, etc.) debut paranormal YA romance, the first in her Soulkeepers trilogy, pits angels against demons as they war over souls in modern-day Connecticut.

 

Sophia St. James, 17, is still grieving the death of her mother when she and her father flee California (and Sophia’s abusive boyfriend) to start a new life in New England. Driving into the Connecticut town of Haven Hurst, Sophia witnesses a car accident and sees what apparently no one else can: an angel saving a life. On her first day of school, she learns that the angel she saw is a senior in her class named Michael Patronus. Sophia has lately been troubled by unexplainable visions and powerful emotions, but Michael and his brothers are unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Her gift of extrasensory perception gets a fresh jolt when a new set of brothers arrives, led by Dante, who ignites feelings of both familiarity and dread within her. Soon she’s embroiled in a deadly conflict between Guardians and Demon Knights, each armed with unique weapons and skills. Sophia is drawn to both Michael and Dante for reasons that she can’t fully comprehend—including some that involve past lives. The climactic scene takes place on Halloween in a haunted house where the horrors are real and the stakes are life and death.

 

The story moves swiftly, fueled by the forbidden romance that develops between Sophia and Michael, and the first-person narration lends Sophia’s account intimacy and immediacy. Vivid descriptions spice up the text, such as when a newly-minted teenage demon plays guitar before an unsuspecting crowd: “his fingers are spiders crawling over strings and frets.” At times, though, the dialogue can be distracting, as it targets YA audiences with trendy allusions such as “Faceboink” and contrivances such as “premature articulation” and “procrasturbating.” However, this classic story of good and evil will still catch and hold readers’ imaginations.

 

An action-packed, satisfying love story gets this supernatural series off to a rousing start.

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AWAKEN ON SALE

Posted by , in Blog category August 30, 2015

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Finally! AWAKEN: A SOULKEEPERS NOVEL (#2) is on SALE wherever ebooks are sold!!

 

 

Just .99!

 

Yea!! *jumps for joy*

 

In a clash between heaven and hell, no one raises the heat like Spirit Walker Sophia and her Guardian Angel, Michael.”—Cecy Robson, award-winning author of the Weird Girls series

 

Awaken is as page-turning and sigh-inducing as Forbidden. I can’t wait to see what Lori Adams pulls off next!”—Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing

 

 

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I Love YA

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FORBIDDEN ON SALE

Posted by , in Blog category July 15, 2015

FORBIDDEN promotional Sale .99 wherever eBooks are sold

 

In honor of the FORBIDDEN (#1) sale, I thought we might like to hear from Michael. This is an interview from the blog tour for UNFORGIVEN (#3) but it gives a unique insight as to how Michael feels about Sophia. This was lots of fun and I’m wondering if I should do one for Dante as well . . .

 

 

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Character Interview
“Please welcome Michael from Lori Adams’ Unforgiven to Diane’s Book Blog.”

 

 

What is your name? Do you have a nickname?

 

I am called Michael Patronus. I do not have a nickname in the human sense, but there are many titles to my existence: guardian angel, Soulkeeper, spirit warrior, Halo of the Son, and Grigori.

 

What is your hair color? Eye color?

 

I am as blonde as a lightning strike across the sun. My eye color reflects my moods; pale blue when I am at peace, a churning kaleidoscope of colors when I am called to save a soul, and dark indigo when I am . . . aroused.

 

How old are you?

 

As a human I am eighteen years old but I was born of light in the realm of countless days. I have no soul to age but my holy light is eternal when kept pure.

 

What is your biggest fear?
I have no fear save one: losing my soul mate, Sophia St. James. It was forbidden to love her, to submit to the forbidden human emotion of desire, but I had to have her. I fought and sacrificed to make her mine. I will destroy anyone and anything that tries to take her from me.

 

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

 

There is only one that I love beyond all others, Sophia St. James. She is part of my own soul, born from the powers of the unseen. We share heartbeats. We share souls.

 

Which living person do you most despise?

 

Despise is too soft a word for the depth of my hatred for the Demon of Persuasion, Dante Dannoso. Demon Knight Dante became my greatest enemy the moment he looked at Sophia. It is true he has loved Sophia for centuries, but his love is forged from greed, obsession, and jealousy. What he calls ‘love’ has nearly destroyed her countless times. By my holy vows, I will spend eternity protecting her from his demonic ‘love’.

 

Which living person do you most admire?

 

I am in awe of Sophia. She has an inner strength beyond compare. I have never seen another human like her. She faced horrible trials—demons and creatures sent to kill her—that would have brought most humans trembling to their knees. Sophia has changed a great deal since the day I met her. No longer lost and unsure, she has grown into a powerful warrior herself. She worked hard and became what she wanted most, a Spirit Walker. She is a leader of warriors. Heaven or Hell, I will follow wherever Sophia will go.

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