Samantha Adams is a young stay at home mum to her son, and is lucky enough to be married to her very own soulmate, Scott.
She lives in a leafy suburb of Melbourne with her family and two dogs, Coco and Ellie.
Coco was the inspiration for Alessandra's dog in her debut novel, Immortal Prophecy, which she wrote with her mum, Kay.
She loves dogs, adores horse riding, is absolutely addicted to reading YA paranormal romances and historical romances and would love to live in England one day.
To find out more about Samantha or her co-author, Kay, check out her blog - www.samanthajadams.blogspot.com
on Nov. 09, 2012 :
Alessandra(Ally) DeCosta knows what it's like to suffer loss. When her parents were killed five years ago. Ally isn't the same person after their deaths she keeps everyone at arms length including her grandmother Adele and her best friend Kathryn(Kat). She's become a private investigator because she's seeking the truth always. Ally's life is threatened by a strange man and rescued by handsome stranger. The strange man is called Vincent, who happens to be a vampire, determined to kill Ally before she can fulfill the prophecy. Handsome stranger, who is Ally's protector and soul mate, is James Carlisle. He's been waiting for the day that Ally will become his yet is worried about what Vincent will do next. Ally knows nothing about the prophecy or her future as an immortal. Ally is stunned by her attraction to James. Ally's safety is threatened, so James and Adele move Ally to Scotland until the danger is past. Ally is hurt, upset, and angry with Adele and James for keeping secrets from her. She tries to cope with all of these changes and wants alittle distance to figure things out. Ally also has dreams which seem to be based in reality. When Kat is kidnapped Ally wants to go to her rescue but wants a plan of attack before setting out. Can Kat be rescued? What do Ally's dreams mean? Will Ally accept being an immortal? Will Ally forgive James and Adele? Your answers await you in Immortal Prophecy.
What I found fascinating about this book is that the immortal can be killed or severely damaged. The powers these immortal have are really incredible to behold:creating fireballs, read minds, control minds, and so much more. I loved watching Ally's internal struggle from the beginning to the end of the book! She really was a breathe taking character to watch grow. She is real, believable, and has insecurities just like everyone else. I wasn't too sure about James from the beginning then I watched his devotion and care for Ally truly a mind blowing experience. Vincent is really the guy you love to hate from the get go. I really want to see where this story is going. I'll be watching out for the next installment.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Nov. 08, 2012 :
Title: Immortal Prophecy
Author: Samantha Adams
Format: ebook about 458 pgs
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover: Loved it
Main Characters: Alessandra DeCosta & James Calisle
Immortal Prophecy by Samantha Adams is the first in the series. Alessandra and James are the main characters. The story uses Alessandra’s’ POV in most of the story however it sometimes changes to others, but it is very clear who’s POV it is. The story is fast paced that includes a little romance with some action and adventure mixed in.
Alessandra is an older character than the ones I am used to reading in YA stories. She is a PI (different) and James is a very, very, very old immortal with lots and lots of money (not very different), Alessandra is just older than the regular teen in most YA stories. Vincent is the bad guy because what story would be complete without an evil character. There is also another evil character, I was surprised when Natalia (love the Spanish names) was introduced as an evil character as well. Love to be able to read about an evil female character and see just how evil she can be.
I love this story I’m looking forward to the next book and recommend this great story.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Sep. 29, 2012 :
Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Two men are after her and she has lived her life not knowing why. After receiving a prophecy from a fortuneteller when she was but sixteen years old, Alessandra, had no idea what was going to happen to her. Five years later she was dragged into a world that was her destiny all her life and she had to follow her heart for her power to be realized.
This book was intoxicatingly engrossing. I found the story line extremely easy to follow and the characters are believable. There were twists and turns that I was not expecting to find. I am interested to learn how the story is going to progress with the next book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)