About the Book
Author: Rachel Walter
Title: True Connection
Series: Soul Mate, #1
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Date published: July 12, 2013
'It's going to take a fight, I know that. But it's more than just a fight for my life. It's a fight for my soul and my soul mate.'
Jazzy Williams is not your average coffee-loving teen. She's struggling with her grief, her famous uncle’s fans, an overprotective big brother, and a depressed mother, all while trying to make friends at her new school. In the first week, she meets a gorgeous green-eyed hottie who turns out to be more than just some high school crush - he's more than human. And she unknowingly enrages a very dangerous breed of immortal who wants her soul or life as payment. With the help of supernatural friends and protectors, Jazzy thinks she's safe until what remains of her family is put in danger. Does Jazzy have what it takes to save her family, life, soul and soul mate, or will all be lost?
*Warning* Mature Content. This contains some profanity, mild sexual situations, innuendoes, and violence. Recommended for ages 16 and up, depending on maturity level.
“Let’s go, preferably before my uncle tries to talk to us about the birds and the bees,” I say. I’m surprised I can even keep my face straight.
“Hey!” Leland shouts, as he enters the living room with an unmistakable look of mischief on his face. “Invite your friend in for a minute. I promise I won’t say a word about the diapered years, or how you used to-” he’s cut off. “Oomph!”
I look over to see Henry laughing in the corner, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out he tossed his football and hit Leland in the gut.
I laugh. “Thanks, Henry!” I look at Seth. “Come in, I guess. Welcome to the nut house,” I say loud enough for Leland and Henry to hear. “This is Leland, and the munchkin is Alex. And you already know Henry. Leland, this is my friend, Seth.”
“Pleasure to meet you, sir,” Seth says to Leland. He shakes his hand and squats down to Alex’s level. He tickles Alex, making him giggle. I can’t help smiling at their interaction.
Leland sets us free after a few minutes. He just wanted to remind Seth to do the speed limit and that I have a curfew. He also slipped in a “I know people, you can’t hide,” warning.
“Where are we off to?” I ask.
He opens the passenger door for me. “I thought we could head out to Lake Arthur. Maybe rent a boat,” he tells me, before shutting my door. I watch him walk around the car and get in. “I know you like water, and it’ll be quiet enough for privacy. We’ll have plenty of time for you to ask all the questions I’m sure you’ll have.” He winks at me as we travel down the road.
A bundle of nerves seems to lodge in my throat, preventing me from saying a word in response. He and I… Alone… Privacy… The words swirl in my head, making me grateful that I’m already sitting.
To give me time to collect myself, I pull out my phone and let Leland and Henry know where we are headed.
NO! Come back, that’s too far! – from Henry.
Have a good time at the lake Jaz, ignore your brother. – from Leland.
Swallowing my panic and giddiness, I decide to lighten the mood. “Do you really want to talk or are you just using this as an excuse to get me to go on a date with you?”
“I do have some fairly important things to discuss with you, but if you’d like, we can save it for another day and make this a date,” he answers, while not taking his eyes from the road.
“Fine, talk first. If you’re lucky, I might give you my number.” I laugh.
“I don’t need your number,” he says quietly.
Are those my only options? My favorites are lemon cookies. Lol
Who is your favorite character that you've written?
In The Soul Mate Series, has to be Barry. He is witty and charming, sometimes an ass but really sweet. And he's a cross between a few fellas I know personally. Lol. Not in The Soul Mate Series, Riley in Pucked. It's hard to say why without being spoilery.
Are you for or against fanfiction?
I don't have a firm stand on this. Maybe I should read more of it before saying anything.
What are you currently reading?
I'm in the midst of re-revising book 3, Twisted Destiny, for the millionth time so that. When I revise I don't read, but I read during other stages. I haven't decided what to start when I'm ready as of yet.
What song do you sing in the shower?
None usually. I'm either thawing myself in a hot shower or working out a scene. I do sometimes speak dialogue in the shower and freak out my husband if he happens to be in the hallway; I change my voice for different characters.
Do you prefer your books in print or e-book format?
I like both actually. At night I prefer ebooks because it's easier to get comfy and I don't need an extra light.
Batman or Superman?
Can Deadpool be an option? I'm a rebel.
Who is your favorite author?
J.K Rowling and Madeline Sheehan
What do you enjoy, outside of writing?
Nature. I'm allergic to it all but it doesn't stop me from going out for walks or hikes. I feel calm and at peace when I'm surrounded by trees and little to no city noises.
Would you ever consider putting a platypire in one of your books?
I think I can make this happen.
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