Today, I have author Dee J. Adams here with us talking about fears.
Welcome back to The Book Vixen Dee!
I’m Not Afraid Of That. Or Am I?
First, I’d like to give a big shout out to Brianna for having me back! Thank you, TBV!
Does anyone know one person who isn’t afraid of anything? Not one single thing? Honestly, I don’t think a person like that exists in the world. Everyone is scared of something at some time in their life. Whether it’s taking tests, going to interviews, or dealing with bugs or animals, I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have a fear of something.
In Dangerously Close, Ashley Bristol, a former outgoing law student who has been in a terrible accident, is now a recluse. Though plastic surgery has given her a new face, the scar it leaves behind has turned her into a different woman. Uncomfortable with the face that stares back in her mirror, Ashley has used every excuse in the book to keep from going out in public. But when a fall down a flight of stairs steals her central vision, Ashley realizes she’s wasted precious years of her life by hiding out. It took losing her eyesight to see that she’d squandered the new life she’d been given. Frustrated with her current circumstances, Ashley vows to try and lead as normal a life as possible. She starts by adopting a dog and goes one step further when she befriends her new neighbor. Those two things are tremendous catalysts in helping her discover that life is worth living to the fullest no matter what tragedies might occur.
What about you? Did you have a fear of something that caused you to change your lifestyle? Or did you overcome your fear and feel a sense of freedom or accomplishment for facing it?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dee J. Adams is a writer, actor, and public speaker. She draws upon her years of experience in Hollywood, both as an actress and a dialogue coach, as a source for much of her writing. Adams has worked with celebrities such as Roseanne, Betty White, Mathew Perry, and George Clooney on network sitcoms and national commercials. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, and RWA. She was thrilled to be chosen by Audible.com to narrate two of her own books, Danger Zone and Dangerously Close. Adams is also called upon frequently to give her “itching to pitch workshop” to non-profit organizations and events, including the Writer’s Association of America, Independent Writers Association of Southern California, and was a moderator of the 2012 L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC. But she still dedicates most of her time to her first love - writing.
“I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and moved to Los Angeles, California, where I acted in television and commercials for almost twenty years. I now write contemporary romantic suspense novels. I think life is tough enough as it is and my books are a good escape from reality. I'm a fan of happily ever after and that's what I deliver.”
Adams has been hailed by both her peers and readers as a “must read” new author. She is published by Carina Press, and two of her books in the Adrenaline Highs series: Dangerous Race and Danger Zone are available now. The third book in the series, Dangerously Close, will be released on July 23rd, 2012.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Bad-boy rock star Seger Hughes hit rock bottom after a near-fatal tragedy at his concert. He hates how his life has spun out of control. After changing his appearance and his name, he transforms into a different man: Mel Summers. Now he just needs a place to hide out from rabid fans and paparazzi.
An isolated cliffside mansion is perfect. Ashley Bristol, his only neighbor, is blind—and her assistant is a classical music fan. They have no clue who he really is, but someone else does and she’s waited her whole life to be with him.
Struggling to find her way after an accident that took her sight, Ashley is determined not to feel anything. Yet she gets to know Mel and can’t help falling for him. When her assistant mysteriously disappears, Ashley must rely on Mel more than ever. But then his past comes back to haunt them both, and just when they must pull together to avoid danger, betrayal and lies threaten to tear them apart...
Brianna’s reviews: Dangerous Race | Danger Zone | Dangerously Close
Thanks to Dee J. Adams, one lucky winner will receive an ebook copy of Dangerously Close, two lucky Twitter and Facebook fans will each win an ebook copy of Dangerous Race!!
- Giveaway open Internationally. Void where prohibited.
- Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
- No purchase necessary.
- You must leave a comment answering Dee J. Adams’ questions and fill out the Rafflecopter form in order to enter this giveaway.
- Please read TBV's Giveaway Policy before entering.
- Giveaway ends 9:00 am (PT) on 8/2/2012.
Good luck to all who enter!
Here is the blog tour schedule:
The Book Vixen – 7/19
Joan Swan – 7/23
Night Owl Reviews – 7/24
Carina Press – 7/25
Not Your Ususal Suspects – 7/30 and 8/1
RomCon – 8/2
Just Romantic Suspense – 8/3
Under The Covers – 8/16
Two Lips Reviews – 10/1