Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Release: Unforgiven (Soulkeepers #3) by Lori Adams


Soulkeepers #3 
By: Lori Adams 
Releasing April 21st, 2015

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Otherworldly desire and paranormal action reach new heights in the final installment of The Soulkeepers. As Sophia St. James moves Heaven and Hell to claim her destiny, questions are answered, secrets are revealed—and immortal love is tested.

After finally becoming a powerful Spirit Walker, Sophia St. James is shocked to discover that her conjured identical twin, Ka—along with her soul—have been dragged down to Hell by the relentless Demon Knight Dante. Sophia tries to hide the crisis, but there is little hope of keeping any secrets from her red-hot Guardian Angel. Growing suspicious, Michael has been making plans of his own that will bind him and Sophia together forever.

But Sophia is plagued with evil visions through Ka’s experiences in Hell. She is terrified that Dante will discover he has taken the wrong Sophia. Desperate to return to her original state before she withers away and dies, she risks everything to go where Michael can’t follow. To bring back Ka and save her own soul, Sophia must now enter the gates of Hell.

Praise for The Soulkeepers

“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

“As romantic as it is addictive, with witty writing, an action-packed plot, and a face-fanning romance all in one, The Soulkeepers is quickly becoming one of my favorite paranormal series.”—Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing

“If you are looking for an amazing and unique paranormal romance that never has a dull moment, has an intense love triangle, fabulous characters, and a captivating, action-filled plot, then look no further than this highly addictive series.”—The Avid Book Collector

Author Interview

About the author:
Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
My name is Lori Adams. I live in Southern California in a very full house: one husband, two daughters, one son-in-law, one granddaughter, and two dogs. I studied literature and Shakespeare in college. I write New Adult, Young Adult, and middle-grade.

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Everyday is a gift. Don’t waste a day.

Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
Either Joseph Campbell or W. Shakespeare. Mr. Campbell because his depth and understanding of mythology is awe-inspiring. He introduced me to ‘the hero’s journey’, which was invaluable to me as a storyteller. I studied Shakespeare in college and became enchanted by the layers of storylines within his plays. The human emotions his characters and stories evoke are something I strive for in my own work.

About the books:
So, what have you written? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.)
The Soulkeepers Series: Forbidden, Awaken, and Unforgiven is my debut series.

Where can we buy or see them? (* include American, European and any other relevant links. Free, free promotions or prices can be included)
The Soulkeepers Series is available wherever ebooks are sold. (Buy links are above)

What genre are your books?
The Soulkeepers Series is a NA, YA, paranormal romance.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special? (for the current book that is being promoted)
The heroine, Sophia St. James, has gone through quite an evolution throughout all three books. In the final book of the series, we see that she has evolved into a force to be reckoned with. No longer unsure of herself and what her supernatural powers might be, she has become what she has wanted most, a powerful Spirit Walker. Not only can she help lost souls cross over, but she and her spiritual weapons are unique to the spirit world—demons fear her.

About the writing:
How much research do you do?
I love research so I tend to overdue it. Many times I’ll veer off in another direction as something catches my interest. Quite frequently, I’ll discover great ideas for the next project.

When did you decide to become a writer?
I use to joke that I knew I wanted to be a writer when I realized I had more library cards than credit cards. But honestly, I knew very early in life that it was something that interested me. My passion, time, and commitment came a little later.

Why do you write?
I write because I cannot possibly imagine life without writing. It comes from deep within me, a nagging, overwhelming sense that I have lots of stories to tell.

What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?
First, it was putting pen to paper to flush out the characters in my head that would not leave me alone. Later, I found focus and began learning to write for children. My first completed novel was a medieval middle-grade adventure. It was a great learning experience.

Do you write full-time or part-time?
I write full time now. After fiddling around with the idea of writing (while raising two children and going to college) I heard something that changed my direction. ‘Stop writing like it’s a hobby and start writing like it’s a career.’ So that’s what I did.

About reading:
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
When I read for pleasure I always think, I should be working right now instead of reading someone else’s work. Of course, that’s not always true. Reading books in your own genre and age group is crucial. I read for pleasure when I travel or occasionally at night before bed. I have very eclectic taste when it comes to writers. Pretty much all over the place from Oscar Wild to Stephen King, Anne Rice, Scott Fitzgerald, Maya Angelou, Jack Kerouac, Neil Gaiman, Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, and Lorna Crozier just to name a few.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I’ll read on anything except my phone (unless I’m desperately bored).

What book/s are you reading at present?
Just finished reading, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” and “The Girl on the Train”. Both outstanding!

About editing:
Do you proofread/edit all your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
After I’ve gone through everything, I hand over the novel to readers who help with overall story editing. My spelling and grammar suck so we do the best we can .

About design:
Tell us about the cover/s and how it/they came about.
I was lucky to have the art department at Random House work on the covers. They asked for my preferences and then sent over several selections. It was a team effort and I am truly grateful. Each of the three covers in the series play to the core of that story, which is awesome! I’m so happy with them and always receive compliments!

About marketing your books:
How do you market your books?
Random House helps a lot with marketing (blog tours and giveaways) and of course social media! Can’t promote without facebook and a blog these days!

Do you have any advice for other authors on how to market their books?
Free social media first. Get your blog going.

About reviews:
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
I’m very fortunate to have wonderful readers who spend their precious time reviewing my books on netgalley, goodreads, wattpad, twitter, and personal blogs. Their positive support has been surprising and so important to me. I make sure I let them know how much I appreciate their thoughtfulness. Whenever I doubt myself (unavoidable as a writer!) or just have a bad day, reading a nice little email or review from a reader does wonders for the spirit.

About social media and marketing:
What’s your views on social media for marketing?
This has become a must! The publishing industry has changed so much in the past ten years. Publishers expect the author to fully participate in the social media arena. And they are out there too, stirring up interest with blog tours, giveaways, interviews, live chats, etc. Media marketing teams get create and work hard for authors. One of the nicest benefits from social media is the availability to your readers. They love to stay in touch, comment, and keep abreast of what’s happening with their favorite authors. And it’s great for authors to be accessible to readers.

Which social network worked best for you?
Facebook, twitter, and goodreads.

What do you think of “trailers” for books?
Trailers are cool and I wish I had a few . . .

Other stuff:
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
If you don’t take yourself seriously, no one else will either.

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Author Info

jsLori Adams is the author of the Soulkeepers series: Forbidden, Awaken, and Unforgiven. She wrote her first book—about scary sharks—at the age of eight. Now she writes New Adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction. Originally from Oklahoma, Adams lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters.

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