Empath: The Flawed Series Book One

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Supernatural empathy isn't a gift, it's a curse. Anywhere she goes, Jade's emotions are replaced by those of the people around her.

Jade grew up in a suburb of Colorado Springs, protected from other people by her parents. Now she faces college-and the world-with nothing to shield her from unwanted feelings.

When Cam, a classmate with a major crush on her, unintentionally hijacks her emotions, Jade struggles to keep from being carried away in ...

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Overview

Supernatural empathy isn't a gift, it's a curse. Anywhere she goes, Jade's emotions are replaced by those of the people around her.

Jade grew up in a suburb of Colorado Springs, protected from other people by her parents. Now she faces college-and the world-with nothing to shield her from unwanted feelings.

When Cam, a classmate with a major crush on her, unintentionally hijacks her emotions, Jade struggles to keep from being carried away in feelings of attraction. When Ethan, a psychopath with a thirst for fear, fixates on her, the emotional impact could be lethal.

Caught in a deadly trap, Jade must untangle the emotions and find a way to use her empathic curse to overcome this killer or be overcome by him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492204695
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/19/2013
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

An avid lover of stories that tiptoe the line between fantasy and reality (even when they plunge off one side or the other), Becca J. Campbell looks for new angles on bridging the gap between the two. She holds a special place in her heart for any story that involves superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity.

Becca's journey into writing began as many of her other creative endeavors do - by daring herself to try something new. The question "what if I wrote a novel?" and some hastily scribbled notes on a church handout were the inspirations that jump-started her first book. Since then, she has written half a dozen additional novels and several shorter works.

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  • Posted February 5, 2015

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review from LOP (

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review from LOP (Lovers of the Paranormal)




    Jade is a new college student and like most, she's concerned about her grades and friends. However Jade has a secret, she's an empath whose emotions are directed by those around her. Seeking an escape from her first day, she runs into Logan, one of her professors. Logan's calmness soothes Jade and he helps her with her work. Making new friends, she starts to become happier in her life. However there is a serial killer at large and he won't stop until Jade is his.




    I enjoyed Empath, it was very well written and I loved reading about Jade's abilities. I thought the descriptions of Jade's powers were quite intense and I enjoyed the characterization of her friends. The parts of the book that dealt with the killer were extremely well written and there was a decent racheting up of tension throughout the book.




    The only issue I had with the book revolved about the romance. I wasn't quite sold on the main pairing, mainly because there didn't seem to be enough time for them to get to know each other. It felt as though the characters were together, because that's what the author had planned, I felt that there should have been more interaction between the two.




    But that aside, I really enjoyed the book and will definitely check out the second in the series.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    How It Made Me Feel:I was immensely surprised with this book fro

    How It Made Me Feel:I was immensely surprised with this book from the very beginning. From the first sentence, the author drew me into her world and I stayed there until the last period on the last page. I didn't even want it to end! I was hooked, I was emotional, I was eager to get back to the book when something else came up. Becca J. Campbell wove a great storyline with some very detailed characters and set up the start of a series that I, for one, will want to finish. Jade and Logan are two characters that I really enjoyed and loved the way their relationship grew and changed. It was never stagnant and definitely kept me interested. This was not a topic I was familiar with, but I loved the delivery, the story line, and the characters.
    What I Thought Worked:I greatly enjoyed that the book kept me interested from the get go. There wasn't a moment from when I started reading to when I was finished that I thought, " Well, you know, this part isn't interesting, maybe I shouldn't finish it." I never felt that. I loved how fast paced it was but still kept everything neat and tidy and easy to connect. I also enjoyed the depth of character the author had for Logan and Jade. They were extremely dimensional characters for such short development in the amount of pages of the book. Logan was easy to relate to and I found myself a fan of his character as soon as he was introduced. 
    What I Thought Didn't Work:Honestly, there wasn't too much in the book that I really did not enjoy. If anything, I wish Cam's character had been a bit more consistent. During some of the readings, it seemed like he was a dimmer version of himself that we had met earlier in the book. But it wasn't anything that distracted me from the overall storyline. 
    Why It Got That Rating:I really loved this book. I could relate to the characters, I was enthused and hooked from the beginning, and I was able to read it and be transported into her story. This is definitely a book I would love to add to my physical bookshelf and have the chance to read over and over.
    Who Would I Recommend To:I would recommend to anyone who loves urban fantasy. It was a great story with a great background.
    Last Impressions/Remarks:Though I just finished this book, I'm ready to read it again and enjoy the writing and the characters. It left an impression on me that won't soon go away and I am impressed. :)

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

    Empath takes you on a journey of never stagnant emotion as you f

    Empath takes you on a journey of never stagnant emotion as you follow the main character, Jade, through her discovery of the real world.
    She is an Empath, she can feel the emotion of the people around her and they are so strong inside of her that they screen her own feelings.
    At first, being so close to Jade is a bit disconcerting because the feelings change every single time a person approach her or enters the room. Then, as relationships develop with other people, it becomes easier for her to cope and for the reader to be caught in the story.

    There is a lot going on in this book so you'll never get bored reading it. The characters are well developed with enough background information on them to help you relate.
    I like the development of Jade through the story and how she changed from seeing her "flaw" as a curse, then as something that can give her powers.
    There is also a bad guy in the story of course and you've got to love how bad he is even though I'm still a bit wondering about his motives.


    *** Spoiler alert ****

    I really feel sorry for Cam and I don't like Logan all that much. Somehow I wonder why Jade chose the guy she barely know. I mean I can understand that it's comfortable for her to be with someone when she doesn't have to feel his feelings, but at the same time I'm not sure that's enough for a relationship. Cam seemed a lot more interesting to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    I enjoyed EMPATH.  It was a cleanly written, well put together s

    I enjoyed EMPATH.  It was a cleanly written, well put together story.  Very creative and great characters.  Becca Campbell certainly has a
    knack for conveying feelings in her work.  There were several times throughout the book that I could feel exactly what she was describing.  
    Becca Campbell was able to do this without getting too wordy and without telling the reader what they should feel.  I certainly appreciated
    her ability to do that.  The character description were the same way.  It was easy to get a good visualization of the characters without having 
    to read long, drawn out, overly worded descriptions.  That is a quality that is often hard to find in a writer.

    I enjoyed the story quite a bit.  I was impressed with how clean the story was without lacking.  I am always impressed when an author
    can convey a good story without having to push the limits.   It is a story that was told in a way that allowed your imagination to take it to a
    the reader's comfort level.  I really appreciated her incorporation of faith into the story.  The only thing that I didn't particularly care for was
    the number of gifts/gifted.  I was hoping to see some sort of revelation that tied these gifted ones together to make more sense of the amount of gifts.  I would have like to have seen Cam put register a little bit more regarding the incident in the cave.  
    The gifts of the others took away from Jade a little bit and I didn't particularly care for that.  Other than that, I found it to be a really great read.

    I would not be afraid to recommend this book to any of my friends or to any of their children.

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