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Dark Supernatural Thriller
The Celestial Rose Book 1
Release Date: 2/12/18
Dark, emotional, and riveting!
Eternal Entity is a supernatural thriller with a difference, it breaks the fourth wall
An innocent birthday cake, a simple wish, and everything changed. Bestowed with the magical ability to control light, and adorned with the sight of supernatural races, she’s a target, fighting for her own survival from the darkness that threatens it.
Falling in love isn’t always easy, especially when your lover is long dead. Taylor meets Lucian, her shadowy protector. But there’s something dark inside of him. He’s a vampire, a vampire with a difference, he’s the original Dark One.
With her mother murdered, and a hideous beast hunting her, Taylor realises she has stumbled into an invisible war between light and dark. Eve’s angels versus Lilith’s demons. A war in which she has the ultimate role to play.
But who or what is Taylor Lane?
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From Chapter Four:
“A meandering fog trickled through the windows above as the temperature dropped dramatically. At the end of the corridor the outer doors flung open. A gush of wind stormed through the building at such a speed, as if to escape the looming horror that lay in wait outside. I shivered, breathing heavy, my hair wavered, sheltering me from the severity of the typhoon of leaves before me. They mesmerised me as they danced. When they reached me, they created a symphony of colours swarming around my legs, up and over my body. Hypnotised by their colourful motion I smiled, drawn forward like a magnet towards its pole. It was beautiful, like rainbows of unicorns and candy floss. Feeling the warmth of love flow through my body, I stood captured by their dance.
Then it came, a shrilling scream unlike no other. My mind no longer lived in such a happy place. Instead, it froze as the drill of fear pulsated through my veins. Rushing for cover, struggling for breath, a lump formed in my throat. I gasped for air, shivering uncontrollably. Something was wrong, badly wrong. It was fight or flight all over again and all I could do was run and hide. Clutching my arms around my chest, burying my head, I whimpered like a child, waiting for the banshee’s wail to end.”
Lucians description on the shadelings, supernatural beings that were once Dark Ones (vampires):
“They had taken on the shape of a darker form of humanity, one that terrified children in their sleep. The monster under the bed, so to speak. They feared no one and nothing. They were hunters in the night, nocturnal creatures with no emotion. They ripped through humanity one by one and nothing could stop them but themselves. They were powerful, very powerful, and as a child of Lilith’s, they eventually embraced their true nature. Because of that, they lived with an abundance of riches, taking anything, they desired, including mortals as slaves and pets. They saw humans as below them, a toy to play with. But over the years they grew tired of humanity and took to killing their slaves, feasting on their dead corpses with a craving so deep it destroyed them.”
A paragraph from the York Femme Fatale chapter, with the violinist playing as she dances:
“Devoted to his cause, a tear glistened in the eye of every spectator, blissfully admiring the sudden softness of the music as a young lady swirled out from behind him. She danced alluringly, captivating the audience with her silk skirt circling her body as she submissively moved to every classical piece. Her golden top sparkled in the light, and her supple body flexed in desire of every note played. Her hair gleamed with trellises of blond and copper, bouncing as she sprang into step. Her delicate figure gave in gracefully to the music, with each note bellowing out through her skin. It was as though the song became her, reaching out, calling her name.”
A teaser from the ending. His name has been changed to X, to prevent any more spoilers!
“X screamed a death defying, blood curdling scream, one that will remain embedded into time itself, relived for an eternity through the memories of those close. He had grown claws out of his hands. Blood flowed freely from within him as his body arched and contorted. Fighting the Beast was no longer an option. I needed to give X my life force, quickly. It had to happen immediately, he didn’t have much time left.”
About the Author:
Annalee Adams was born in Ashby de la Zouch, England. She began The Celestial Rose series while at the University of Derby. Annalee spent much of her childhood engrossed in fictional stories, living in an imaginary realm of beauty and trepidation.
Annalee wrote her first published piece, a poem, as a teenager in high school. After which her short story about a werewolf on the Yorkshire moors was published in the college newspaper. Since then she continued to write for her own pleasure until her first book ‘Eternal Entity’ was released.
Annalee Adams lives in the UK with her supportive husband, two fantastic children, little dog, and kitten. She’s a lover of long walks on the beach, strong cups of tea and reading a good book by candlelight.
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Thanks for doing an interview! Could you tell our readers a little bit about your writing journey? My journey has only just started, it is one of intrigue, imagination and escapism, delving into a new world of chaotic reality. A world where I have created the back story of a character, the average girl next door that delves into the realm of the supernatural, finding out she isn’t who she thought she was and is something so much more.
How many books do you currently have published? One
What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why? There are simply too many books, too little time and too small a space to write in!
Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release? I am currently working on the next book in The Celestial Rose series, and have mapped out the following two books after that.
What do you enjoy most about writing? The Celestial Rose has been a part of my life for such a long time, I created Taylors reality within my own mind many moons ago. For me my most favourite part has to be when I give life to my creations, allowing them to wander off in all number of directions telling me their story as they go.
Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it? I go for a walk to clear my mind, talk to friends and work through the story with my Husband, he’s quite inspiring, always asking ‘what if’ and ‘why’, coming up with blue sky ideas and something unique and different.
Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you? Yes I had originally worked out a happy ever after ending for Eternal Entity, but as you may know, it’s quite the opposite. The start of book two is brilliant, if I do say so myself. It really brings out the characters dark humour, after all she hasn’t got much else left to live for has she?
Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why? I’m not that keen on Chase, he seems to be a bit too obsessed with Jessie for my liking, I have a plan for that later though… if he allows me to write it that way. Besides Taylor and Lucian which are the obvious favourites. My next favourite has to be Nic, his humour cracks me up, especially his joke about the ice demons melting: “Demons are hot, yet he’s icy cold. He’s the only one of his kind left, too. They all melted.” He laughed hard at his own joke.” It’s the fact he finds himself so amusing that amuses me. Besides Nic, I quite like Harland, he’s the dark mysterious type after all, what’s not to like?
So far, what has been your favorite scene to write? When I’m asked about my favourite scenes I always think back to the scene I started with. The first scene I ever wrote was the York Pied Piper scene with the Femme Fatale and a stolen first kiss. That brings back fond memories of the start of a whole new idea.
What lessons have you learned since becoming a writer? Do you have any tips for new writers? Write lots! It sounds obvious, but the more you write, the better you become. I learnt a lot on groups and forums too, so I’d recommend researching. Also, remember to show not tell, it doesn’t have to be all the time, but the more you show, the more the reader is absorbed into the story, seeing as if they are within the body of the character before them. Also, don’t be afraid to be different. If you’ve read my book, you’ll know I’ve experimented with breaking the fourth wall and actually talking to the reader, I quite like it and I’ve had some great responses too. So be unique, love what you do and keep writing!
If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why? Eternal Entity, just because it’s the first one that’s out there right now
Do you have any extras you’d like to share, like a teaser about an upcoming new release, a summary of a deleted scene, or a teaser about a surprising plot twist or character? I did delete a scene where Harland actually bit Taylor, thus she became half Lycan with the animalistic instincts and loyalty to her pack. However it took her too far from Lucian and the original path of the story, so it was deleted, laid to rest in the eternal wasteland of possibilities and dashed hopes.
Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read? As I child I always remember the Point Horror books, I grew up reading those, snuggled under my duvet by torch light. Then I began to read Stephen King and never looked back, he taught me it’s okay to be different, it’s okay to write about the darkness and disturb the reality around us. So, that’s exactly what I’ve done, created something different.
What about television shows? Movies? As with reading, I love watching television series and films. The old Alfred Hitchcock ones are some of my favourites. However I have to say that my two all-time favourite films are ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Beatlejuice’, which clearly explains my mindset
Is there a book that you have read that you feel has made a big impact on your life? Why? Kings book ‘On Writing’ helped quite a lot, its good to know that even the most famous of writers were once where I am today.
Can readers find you at any live events, such as book signings or conventions? My next plan is to have my book available through IngramSpark, so bookshops can find and purchase it. With all my fingers and toes crossed, once this happens I’ll happily attend signings and conventions.
If you had to sum up your life as a writer in ten words, what would you say? A blissful journey down the rabbit hole of darkened destruction.
Do you have anything else you’d like to share with readers? Only to say that I am blessed to have such a wonderful family backing me. My Husband is the muse to my creations and my two little children amaze me with their new ideas and supportive cuddles. My eight year old has already started his own fantasy book, which is fantastic!