Samantha Adair’s Blood Orphan Recognized as a Finalist in International Book Contest

April 21 10:04 2023
Blood Orphan is recognized for its outstanding writing, design and overall market appeal out of thousands of books submitted into the Book Excellence Awards.

The action never stops in Blood Orphan, a fast-paced thriller that kicks off the Tom Grant Series. A revenge-fueled chase across Paris has agent Tom Grant and codebreaker Isabella Wirth one step ahead of a contract killer that will stop for revenge. Blood Orphan was named a Finalist in the Thriller category of the Book Excellence Awards. The awards competition is dedicated to recognizing both independent and traditionally published authors and publishers for excellence in writing, design and overall market appeal in over 100 countries around the world.

It was an unexpected surprise to be named a finalist in a pool of such talented authors. I’m honoured,” says author Samantha Adair. A multi-award-winning author, Adair is an expert at crafting stories in the mystery, thriller and suspense genres. With Blood Orphan, her goal was to create a cast of well rounded, relatable characters that pulled readers into the story and gave them a reason to invest in what happened next. “I want readers to escape and go on the ride with my characters. I want them to not only be turning pages fast enough to keep up, but understand and feel connected to the characters and their stories.”

Blood Orphan follows Tom Grant, a disgraced, alcoholic government agent, as he protects codebreaker Isabella Wirth from a contract killer; but Isabella is hiding a dark past that has them both running for their lives. What should be an easy job turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse in this gripping thriller that will keep readers turning the pages long into the night. Samantha Adair’s intense dialog, wry humor, and steamy romance creates compelling characters that bring the story to life. Compelling themes paired with punchy prose and a complex plot has fans calling Blood Orphan unputdownable.

Blood Orphan has received positive reviews from readers around the world. One Amazon reviewer writes, “It’s like watching a movie, except it’s in book format. The dialogues between the characters are also fun…[they] truly reflects the energetic characters in this book.” In addition, another Amazon reviewer writes, “From the descriptive character building and international world settings, this novel held my attention from the first page to the last. The interesting and intelligent storyline included suspense, adventure, danger, friendships, family and love.”

A compelling blend of romance, action, and suspense, Blood Orphan packs a punch. Available for sale on Amazon, readers looking for a new steamy thriller are encouraged to purchase their copy today:

About the Author

Samantha Adair writes books about assassins, car chases and whisky. She has been named a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Award, as well as the Book Excellence Awards. She was awarded a Silver Medal in the Global Book Award and an honourable mention – Compelling Read, in the BooksShelf Award.

Samantha spent 18 years in the police force before studying Creative Writing, Professional Writing and Publishing.  She calls the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia home with her husband, kids and two golden retrievers. To learn more, please visit:

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