Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Blog Tour: Body and Soul by Jamie Loeak

Welcome to the next stop on this blog tour.  On my stop, I am sharing my review of Body and Soul along with the author's bio.  I hope everyone is enjoying the tour so far!!!  Thank you for stopping by.

Title: Body and Soul
Author: Jamie Loeak
Publisher: Jamie Loeak
Publication: August 25th, 2012
Format: ebook
Pages: 288
Rating: 5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis

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.

My Review

 When Kate moves to Florida, her whole life changes.  She learns that demons really exist, and that they live on Earth with the humans.  Demons want to possess human souls so they can feel emotions that the humans possess.  They want to feel love.  Kate realizes that Kern and Erik are both after her soul for some unknown reason.  When Kate starts having visions, she keeps most of them to herself.  She doesn't want anyone to think badly of her so she investigates this mystery on her own.  Of course, Rico, Adriana and Donovan are also looking for information as well.  Will Kate be able to figure out why her soul is so important to them?  Will she be able to save her body and soul?

Words can't describe how much I loved this book.  I was truly captivated with Body and Soul.  I was hooked from the very beginning.  Once I started reading Body and Soul, I couldn't put it down.  For one thing, the story is beautifully written.. I felt like I was right there with the characters through everything they faced, rooting them on.  Jamie filled this story with adventure, mystery, tragedy and romance.   

Relating to the characters is what makes stories magical.  I loved all the characters in this book.  Well, except Erik.  I hated him.  I don't like the evil characters in the books.  Kate was a true heroine in this story.  She didn't know anything about demons really existing so she was very inquisitive.  She was always seeking information.  I also loved to see Kate grow gradually through the story.  I loved how she put other people before herself.  Who could now love Rico?  Black hair, cobalt blue eyes.  He was one of my favorite characters in the story. I loved watching him grow as well.  He was very set on keeping Kate at arms length.  He didn't want to fall for her because of who and what he is.  He also didn't want to fall for her due to what could happen in the future.  He is immortal and one day, Kate would die.  He couldn't live without her if he lost her.  It was very sweet.  I love my romance. Donovan was like the father of the group the protector.  Adriana was a great friend.  She helped Rico and Donovan see that can coexist with  humans without possessing their souls.  

When I finished this book, I was utterly shocked and surprised.  There were a few events that I didn't see coming.  I really surprised with what happened to Donovan at the end.  I was so excited and happy for him.  It changes everything they believed in.  What happened with her father tore me to pieces.  I had to quit reading for a few so I could quit crying.  I did learn a little as to why Kate's soul is so important.  But for what he truly plans to do with her, is still unknown.  I was shocked to learn what Rico, Adriana, and Donovan truly were.  I knew something was different with them, because they couldn't touch her.  I just didn't know what.  This story isn't one of those happily ever after stories.  I am hoping the series ends with a happily ever after though.  There are still a lot of answered questions that I have so I can't wait to read the sequel The Key's Keeper.

Favorite Quote/Scene

He began to turn away when Kate turned around suddenly.  She walked toward Rico and stopped on the first stair.  From here, she was a little taller than he was, and Rico looked up at her, curiosity burning behind his cobalt eyes.  Kate reached her hand out, touching Rico's face.  Her soft fingers traced his jaw, his neck, his collarbone.  Her grey eyes were dark and serious.

Kate leaned forward and pressed her mouth against Rico's.  He froze for a moment, then melted under her warm touch.  He leaned in and kissed Kate back.

Rico's lips were soft ans sensuous against Kate's.  The kiss was a spark that ignited a fire deep within her soul.  The kiss started out gentle, each of the frightened of what could go wrong.  However, Kate's body heat spiked when they kissed, Rico's cooler lips balanced it out, and he let himself really kiss her.  

This was just one of the many!!!


Check out the cover!!!  It is simply stunning!!!

                                                      About the 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.

I want to thank Krystal Clear Books for hosting this event and letting me participate.  I also want to thank Jamie for sending me an ecopy of this book.  It truly was AMAZING Jamie!!!!

Below is a list of the other blogs that are participating in this tour.  Check them out to learn more about Jamie and Body and Soul.

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