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October 20, 2012

Body & Soul

Body & Soul  
Kate, the daughter of a lawyer and marine biologist, has just moved to a small beach town in Florida. She’s forced to start over in the middle of the summer, but is used to it by now, since she’s moved around her entire life. When Kate meets Rico and Adriana on her second day at the beach house, everything changes. Kate is introduced to the world of Light and Darkness, and is thrown into the middle of it when a mysterious being attacks her one night. As Kate’s nights continue to get weirder, her friendship with Rico and Adriana grows stronger, and for the first time Kate has real friends. When Rico sits Kate down to tell her what is really happening to her, things start to click for Kate, and she is forced to make a decision to quit or fight for her body and soul

Kate meandered through the darkness, listening to her parents’ laughter, hoping that she wouldn’t accidentally pass their beach house. When the wind changed course, swirling around her instead of just passing by, Kate knew that something was off. She stopped immediately and turned around. She stepped forward and smacked into someone; the figure stepped on her foot and covered her mouth when she began to scream. Kate panicked, flailing her arms and legs out, wishing that she had stayed with her parents, wishing that they had asked her to walk closer to them.
A deep, rough voice whispered in Kate’s ear, telling her to calm down. Kate struggled even more, overcome by fear when she began to feel her strength waning. She was terrified by this man’s strength; she couldn’t move at all; the weight of his muscles was crushing her. The man began to walk backward, dragging Kate with him. They stepped underneath a deck and complete darkness shrouded their presence. Kate could feel her heart giving up, even though her body continued to struggle against the man’s hold on her.
“She’s quite a fighter,” Kate heard the man growl, and she grew afraid, wondering how many men stood there. “You should have stayed with your family, baby. They would have kept you safe and sound. You should learn not to wander off when it’s dark outside. Didn’t you learn that in school?” The man chuckled in Kate’s ear, and she slammed her head against his as hard as she could. The man let her go, disoriented for a moment, and even though Kate saw stars she knew that she needed to run away. She just hoped that another man wouldn’t catch her before she made it far enough away to scream.


About this author

Jamie Loeak is an aspiring YA author. She has written and published her first novel and continues to work toward finishing the trilogy, while new ideas for more novels pop into her ever changing mind. Jamie resides in Florida, where she is a middle school teacher. Finding time for writing is difficult within the world of lesson plans, assessments, and students; however, Jamie makes sure to make time for all of the things that she loves in life, including her students, pets, and loving boyfriend. When Jamie isn't writing or grading papers, she is forcing her sister into photoshoots or playing her guitar. Her current goal is to finish the Body and Soul Trilogy so that she can let her other ideas escape.

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Jenea Whittington said...

I haven't seen this one. thanks for sharing it. I am adding it...

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