Hot Summer Reads

Posted by , in Blog category June 27, 2015

I love to stock my To Be Read list with sizzling summer reads. Something paranormal, something mysterious, or maybe something funny? I always appreciate a great recommendation so feel free to email any suggestions.

 

 

3BOOK SERIES AMAZON

 

 

 

 

 

 

What people are saying about The Soulkeepers

 

“Now that’s how you wrap up a story!”
ByJennifer Hines (Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst)on May 1, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
**4.5 Fiery Hearts!**

 

“Every twist and turn, every loose end including ones I never would have thought about, and every question I wanted to ask throughout the first two books is answered in Unforgiven.”

 

ByBooks by night, mommy by day “Books by night, mommy by day“on April 29, 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
5+ stars!

 

” . . . sometimes I had to stop in admiration of how Ms. Adams was able to direct so many emotions in so many directions in so few pages. Her talent for writing about the true meaning of love – willing to risk your own life to save those you love – really shows true and hits the mark. This was an amazing end to an amazing series – I’m sad to see the end, but so pleased to have gotten to be on this awesome roller coaster of a series.”

 

What I’ve read so far, and recommend . . . The Girl on the Train. I listened to the audio book while flying from LAX to Maui. The story is set in England (which I happen to have a dreamy love affair with although I’ve never actually been). Told from three different female POV’s, I loved listening to the different accents of each character.

the girl on the train

 

Each narrator was unreliable and somewhat suspect, which I’m discovering I really like. This kind of device helps propel the mystery in a thriller. The characters here are especially REAL with real problems, disappointments, and secrets. I usually have a problem with stories with totally unlikable characters–and there aren’t really any here–but it worked for me. I had sympathy for Rachel but mostly I was irritated by her downward spiral and alcohol endused amnesia. This, of course, is crucial to the story and works brilliantly. Yes, I did feel a bit of Gone Girl creeping in but I like the ending of The Girl on the Train much better! (I didn’t have the urge to chuck my kindle across the room) Overall this is a great read.

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UNFORGIVEN BOOK BIRTHDAY!!

Posted by , in Blog category April 21, 2015

Don’t miss the epic conclusion to THE SOULKEEPERS SERIES!

 

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What readers are already saying . . .

 

“A uniquely captivating and utterly compelling story”~By Tamara @ The Avid Book Collector

 

“Just when I thought that Lori Adams couldn’t possibly improve what was already perfection, she showed once again what an amazing writer she is by exceeding my expectations – and believe me, they were high. Unforgiven is so uniquely captivating and so utterly compelling I really had to struggle to put this book down. With tons of action, hot romance and characters you can’t help but love and love to hate, Unforgiven is a definite must read that I would highly recommend to any fans of paranormal romance.”

 

“This series is a beautifully written story of light vs dark, good vs evil, and of two loves, one tragic and one destined. The books must be read in order so if you haven’t started the series yet, settle in and start at the beginning. You’re in for the ride of your life.”~Carol, Goodreads

 

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GUEST BLOG-PLAIN TALK

Posted by , in Blog category April 18, 2015

Plain Talk Book Marketing was so kind to invite me to be a Guest Blogger during the UNFORGIVEN blog tour! Here’s how it went . . .

 

 

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Plain Talk (writing a trilogy) with Lori Adams

 
Today I thought I could do some serious Plain Talking about the writing process.

 

Every writer was a newbie once, and every writer has things they wished they’d known or done before it was too late. Or at least things that would have helped the process run smoother.

 

I’ve been developing my craft for some years now (always wishing I had started sooner) and am constantly learning new styles, techniques, and do’s and don’ts. I studied English Lit and Shakespeare in college but must admit that I am a self-taught writer. To this day I cringe thinking about college essay assignments. Something about being forced to write on a certain topic felt strangely stifling. I won’t say I didn’t learn a thing or two, but writing a short, confining essay was like a trip to the dentist.

 

Which leads me to the topic of the day: plain talk about writing a trilogy.

 

There is a certain amount of faith you must have in yourself to tackle writing a trilogy your first time out. As a paranormal romance, my debut novels involved heavy world building, tons of research, and roughly 288, 300, to 400 pages respectively. I can’t help it; I think big.

 

My editor thought she bought a single title with ‘possible’ sequels but I knew it had to be three books. I had already envisioned the ending. She said to put it all in one book and I thought Gah! I can’t do that! Lucky for me, she agreed (after hearing the full idea) and, as it turned out, the entire storyline filled up every bit of three books! In one phrase of ‘let’s do it’, the single title of Soulkeepers expanded into The Soulkeepers Series: Forbidden, Awaken, and Unforgiven.

 

So many of my non-writer friends tell me they can’t imagine writing a novel. I tell them I can’t imagine not writing one.

 

So, the first Plain Talk suggestion is: do not underestimate the demand for self-discipline. Huge amounts of self-discipline! If you have no contract and no real deadline, it’s all you. So I would suggest creating an artificial deadline. Be realistic. Set a goal based on how many words you can write per day.

 

Next, if you are serious about writing, take your writing seriously. Don’t view it as a hobby but as a career. And then act accordingly.

 

Third, find beta readers, people who will tell you the honest truth about your work. And listen to them! Heed their warnings and seriously consider any problems or holes they find in your writing or storyline.

 

Finally, once you’ve ‘finished’ your novel, put it away for a month and then read it with fresh eyes. I read somewhere that Stephen King puts his away for an entire year! I don’t have the patience for that so maybe somewhere in the middle will work. Read it objectively. Whatever you trip over, fix. Whatever doesn’t make sense, change. Be your own editor. If you want it bad enough, you’ll get there. Someone once told me, the best advise on writing they ever heard was simply . . . get your butt in the chair. Sounds like a great start to me.

 

Read more and enter to win #Giveaway at Plain Talk Book Marketing here

 

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