Today is our stop on the Body & Soul tour. You can find Jamie on the links listed below. And don't forget to stop by the other stops on the tour.
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.
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.
The nature of her parents work, her mother is a marine biologist and her father is a lawyer, means that Kate doesn't stay in one place for very long and so she has always found it difficult to make friends and maintain relationships. Not terribly happy about their latest move until one day on the beach she meets Rico and Adriana and for the first time Kate forms some real friendships. But it doesn't take long for things in Kate's world to start unravelling.
I loved the relationship that Kate had with her father. They had such a closeness and his love and concern for her was lovely to read. By the end of the book Kate and her mum seemed to be in a much better place but I would have liked a little more insight into why at times Kate felt such animosity towards her. The girlie time that Kate and Adriana had was fun, but I have to say that my favourite relationship was Rico and Kate. They definitely had the rocky moments and you sure couldn't say that things were smooth sailing!! They are both quite hot headed at times, but you have to love characters who are so passionate about their beliefs.
Jamie Loeak did a great job of building the intensity until you were at the point of sitting on the edge of your seat just waiting to see what would happen next especially once we hit this huge climactic scene where there was just so much going on!! It was so emotional and at times heartbreaking!!
So if you like your paranormal with a dose of romance and a shot of action and intrigue than you can't go wrong with Body and Soul.
Buy Link: Amazon
You can check out the rest of the tour at the links below.
October 16th- http://krystalclearbookreviews.wordpress.com/
October 18th- www.booknerdsacrossamerica.com
October 20th- www.vampandstuff.com
October 22nd- http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com
October 24th- http://everandeversight.blogspot.com/
October 26th- http://youngadultbookaddict.blogspot.com.au/
October 28th- http://bookcrazy123.blogspot.co.uk/
October 30th- http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/?cat=10
November 2nd- Sparringstepsisters.blogspot.com
November 4th- http://lunarhavenrd.blogspot.com
November 6th- http://cynthiashepp.wordpress.com
November 8th- http://contagiousreads.blogspot.com
November 10th- heartofawolfseries.blogspot.com
November 12th- booksnbrownies.blogspot.com
November 14th- amethystdaydreams.blogspot.com
November 16th- www.rbtlreviews.com
November 18th- http://krystalclearbookreviews.wordpress.com/