Angel Creek #1
A simple mission turned deadly.
Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.
When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.
Guest Post with Ada Adams:
What do you do when you aren't writing?
My motto is that a creative, busy life is a fulfilled life. When I’m not writing (or thinking about writing), I try to keep my creative juices flowing by surrounding myself with various other artistic pursuits.
The yin to my writing yang, is acting; they share a symbiotic relationship in my life. Both entail a lot of imagination, but the most important similarity between the two is that they require heart. Writing and acting encourage me to push through all kinds of fear barriers, since writers and actors often need to be completely naked in front of their audience. Not in the literal sense (at least not for me!), but an emotional one. By flexing my acting muscles, I become a better writer and vice versa. Plus, both enable me to live in imaginary worlds and interact with fun, quirky characters!
My favorite roles are those of kick-butt heroines, where I get to put my martial arts backgrounds to good use. A couple of years ago, when zombies first started rising, I had a very fun role as a lead in a zombie film. I also worked on a werewolf project. We filmed most scenes overnight, in the middle of a deep, dark forest of a tiny little town, in the freezing cold, with two “werewolves” running around! It was very eerie, but I got to play with swords and machetes, so I wasn’t too afraid.
Modeling is another way that I explore different characters and interesting worlds. For me, creating unique images is all about evoking emotion and telling a story. I’m sure that comes from the writer within me. Throughout my career, I even had the opportunity to appear on a few different book covers for various publishers!
In 2011, I teamed up with two partners I met through the industry to establish a fashion/literary magazine, called VEUX. With lots of hard work and some trial-and-error, the magazine has grown quickly and now has global audience. Our talented contributors include photographers, designers, writers, and artists from all over the world! Take a peek inside our issues (we’re publishing our 12th this month!) at www.veuxmag.com.
I do most of the brainstorming for my stories while traveling and being in nature. I love to hike, and spend most summers at a secluded little cottage in the woods. Imagine a hundred acres of woods, a private lake, no electricity, no running water, no cell phone service…Just you and the wilderness! Sounds like the perfect recipe for a scary movie, right? It’s also great for relaxing and writing. I’m a nomad at heart; I’m the happiest when I’m traveling. While I’ve had the opportunity to visit some amazing places, my dream in life is to see the entire world—photograph it, film it, and write stories about it!
I love, love, love photography, but I only do it as a hobby. My favorite things to photograph are abandoned towns, structures, and ruins around Ontario. This summer, I plan to photograph France and Spain, and also visit a psychiatric asylum in West Virginia (don’t worry, this one has overnight stays open to the public, so hopefully it’s not going to be all “American Horror Story”). In the future, I plan to write about the many stories that I have collected from these places.
I have always been drawn to working with kids. I utilize my Degrees in Psychology and Education by volunteering in various elementary school classrooms. I’m love working in reading recovery programs. Teaching students to read is an extremely rewarding experience.
I also enjoy spending time with my family and going camping or playing board games. My family includes my two puppies, Caramilk (Yorkie) and Oreo (Maltipoo), of course. One day, I’m going to add a Hershey and a Twix to the mix. Maybe even a pug named Piggy.
I’m a huge TV and film junkie. If it’s out there, I’ve seen it! I would try and listing all of my current addictions, but I feel like I may miss something important. My most recent marathon included five seasons of “Sons of Anarchy”.
I’m also a chocolate junkie. Mmm…Nutella. However, I’m not a good cook. At all. I hope to rectify this when I have more time and learn to cook! Maybe…
Of course, I’m crazy about reading. I can read two books a day—and often do!
As you can probably tell, I’m always doing something! I can’t sit still. I always do my best to capture and record all of the many experiences and memories that my adventures bring about, since they can sometimes inspire my stories! Aside from being a chocoholic, I’m also definitely a workaholic, but I enjoy what I do with all my heart! I put in a 110% into every one of my projects, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! :)
About Ada Adams
“Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out.”
As a writer and an actress, Ada spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the kick-butt female characters she enjoys writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Masters of Science in Education.
Ada began her writing career at the age of three with a string of short stories that only a mother could love, and has been inventing quirky characters and imaginary worlds ever since. She is an editor-in-chief of VEUX Magazine (www.veuxmag.com) and a passionate advocate for the arts. A self-proclaimed book and TV junkie, she also loves animals, chocolate, and bubble tea.
Ada lives in Toronto, Canada. When she's not writing, you can find her on an adventurous nature hike with her puppies, Caramilk and Oreo. Or, more likely, deep in a jar of Nutella...