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"One of the great things about Vein Fire is its bravery and directness. It's a dramatic and enlightening story of drugs, abuse, and the grey-areas of society; it shines a brave light on facets of humanity that the media tends to either glamorise, satirise or completely ignore. It is also a compulsive and pacey read. Ultimately, this is a manuscript that demonstrates a significant level of craft and originality." -- Harper Collins UK Editorial Review Board

"Vein Fire is a stunning debut novel by Lucia Adams which redefines the transgressive fiction genre. This is the author we've been waiting for that will set the standard for other authors and change the way her generation reads. It is no wonder that this manuscript was sought after by so many publishers!" -- Stanford Literary Enumerate 

About the Author

From an early age, Lucia Adams decided to dedicate her life to helping individuals with physical and mental disabilities. She became well-known for her advocacy work and received multiple awards. After over a decade in the field, she returned to college to study chemistry in preparation for medical school, where she believed she'd fill the much-needed void of being a physician who specialized in treating patients with multiple disabilities. While there, she pursued a dual degree in English Literature/ Creative Writing as well. A mentor from the prestigious Iowa Writer's Workshop told her she'd save more lives as an author than as a doctor and encouraged her to write her first novel.  Now, several books later, Lucia Adams has debuted her writing career with the transgressive fiction book, Vein Fire.

Product Details

  • File Size: 880 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0988453606
  • Publisher: FreakShine Press (November 1, 2012)
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A0BTMM6
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #717,622 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lucia Adams actively publishes work under another name. Thank you for taking the time to read her work.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ross on December 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
I thought for quite a long time about how to review this book. It got so deep into my head and moved me in so many ways that it's difficult to put my thoughts into words.

As the book description says, the plot revolves around Hannah, Matt (who disfigured her terribly when they were children) and Jared (a dangerous sociopath who becomes obsessed with Hannah and wants to use her in order put to the test his theory that `special' people can fly, if forced to). The characters are so real, rounded and complex that they don't just step fully formed off they page, they grab you and scream for help or whisper unsavoury thoughts in your mind long after you've finished reading. Hannah has such low self-esteem that she lets herself fall into being abused and drug use. Matt enjoys inflicting pain on her but wishes he didn't. And Jared is a ticking time bomb who keeps you flying through the pages in the hopes that what you think will happen won't happen.

My main point of reference for transgressive fiction has long been Irvine Welsh's books. But while I admire many of Welsh's novels, there are always one or two points in the reading where I have the distinct feeling that things have been thrown in purely for a bit of cheap shock value. Not so with Vein Fire. Although Vein Fire can at times go into some graphic and dark places, there is nothing sensationalist about any of the scenes. Everything serves the story and to deepen our understanding of the characters, and what they represent.

The book is also an absorbing and pacey read and you find yourself flying through it. Although I personally trudged my way through the last few chapters because I wanted to savour what I had left.

All in all, an excellent read and one that stays with you long after you're finished.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sparky on November 26, 2012
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This book blew me away. Not just the story line but the way it was set out and written. Lucia has an amazing nack of being able to pull a reader in and not letting go until the very last page. Vain fire is both beautiful and horrific but they complement each other greatly.
This book is a must read!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lorrii on November 2, 2012
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Vein Fire is an outstanding, unique novel. To say, I love it, sounds strange given the subject matter of the book, but it's written so well, and the characters are so believable, I did not want to stop reading.

I have seen an advance review copy, so I am able to write this review on the first day of publication, but I've also bought the novel to add to my collection.

As you travel along Hannah's journey you really feel for her character, and even though she gets in some difficult and harrowing situations, you keep on believing in her.

Matt is a totally different but very true character. Although he has many flaws and does some terrible things, Lucia Adams has drawn this person so well, that you also see the human side of him, even when you don't want to. I found myself loathing him, then understanding him, and finally wanting him to put his demons to rest too.

Jared is scary, believable, and keeps you on the edge every time he makes an appearance.

To say too much more would give away spoilers, and as this is a book you should read from beginning to end, letting the story unfold as you go, then I'll say no more about the plot or characters.

Lucia Adams is an author to watch. I will certainly be buying more of her novels.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By EasyReader on January 4, 2013
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I loved this book! It's been a long time since I've read a book that I didn't want to put down. The story of Hannah is dark and depressing, but, wow! what a ride! Lucia Adams is an intelligent and riviting writer and I will be watching to read more of her novels. If you want to know what Vein Fire is about, you can read the overviews on various places selling this book to find out. I don't want to regergitate that here. I feel MY job as a reviewer is to give you my opinions and feelings that I get from reading a book, not in giving you another overview. This book disturbed me, shocked me, and made me think. Low self-esteem can be more devastating and harmful than any other emotional/mental problem, and hope can save save you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TriciaAnn on January 27, 2013
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This was one of the most gripping stories I've read in a while. It's a dark dramatic story that deals with drug abuse, violence, and mental illness. I read it in one sitting and couldn't tear my attention away. Reading it was like watching a movie--highly visual and descriptive. It was incredibly well-written and disturbingly believable. A must-read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Scott on February 26, 2013
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Reading Vein FIre was like the first time I tried Pop-Rocks. It's not the same old candy others had been feeding me, it was alive in my head. I felt like I knew the characters. I lived in their scarred skin. I had to keep reading, because I worried about Hannah when I wasn't. Now that I'm done, I miss her.
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By A Reader on July 3, 2015
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Sometimes you go through things in life and it's a little more than you can emotionally handle. That's the truth about life and it's written in this book. Hannah is a broken and scared woman. She was once a girl who, like most of us, experimented and learned from the lessons that came from the things that we tried out while growing up. This is more than just a coming of age story about a girl who struggles with dealing with trauma, chronic pain, mental illness and drug abuse. This is a story that may disturb you, shake you, break you, trigger you and make you feel all mixed up inside. However, you may just feel something. And if that is what you want, then this is it. 3.5 stars for Hannah. - Review written by Felicia Johnson, Author of "HER".
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