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SOUL SURVIVORS

SYNOPSIS

           Forbidden from contact, childhood-sweethearts-to-lovers Emmalee and Niko want to escape the military cult they were bred into. Niko is expected to be another emotionless executioner like his parents, and the cult says Emmalee is too disabled to be “useful.” If they dissent, they die.

         Family secrets keep them apart, and Emmalee doesn’t know Niko’s darkest secret. When she unknowingly sabotages Niko’s vindictive abuser to prove her worth, they not only have to escape the cult, but also the global figurehead who tormented Niko’s childhood.

CHARACTERS

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Emmalee Richards
Nikolai Blackwood

EMMALEE RICHARDS

NICKNAMES
  • Ems (only Niko)

  • Emma (family)

  • Ricky (best friends)

  • the Lion

LOVES
  • Painting/Color Theory

  • Physical affection

  • Close friendships

  • Feeling

  • Nikolai Blackwood

HATES
  • The Departments

  • Toxic masculinity

  • Harmful traditions

  • Dr. Charles Sumner

         Emmalee holds terrifying power, born with a sixth sense of others’ intentions. Emmalee’s connection with Niko – the cult executioners’ “Wolf” son – makes them prime combat assets, so their parents separate them.

         But Emmalee is sick of complacency.

         She refuses to accept what society has told her to be - a useless failure, due to her disabilities. She hates the life she's required to live - a subservient killing machine, according to her parents' cult. She never understood her parents' ideas of safety - distancing her from the one she has always loved, Nikolai Blackwood. 

          Rebelling her way to freedom is central to Emmalee's vocabulary, even when it digs her into deep trouble.

NIKOLAI BLACKWOOD

NICKNAMES
  • Niko (family & friends)

  • Bro (Jay & Hana)

  • Ni (only Jay)

  • The Wolf (The Departments)

LOVES
  • Emmalee Richards

  • Jay Olivas

  • His baby sister

  • Feeling needed

HATES

       Born into a militarized cult, expectations are high for Niko, the executioner’s son, and his dissociative PTSD sells his emotionless killer image. But Niko has a huge problem:

       He's actually a crybaby who hates violence.

       There's nothing Niko wants more than to live a quiet life with his first love, Emmalee, but his parents' cult makes peace impossible. He has no hobbies or personal goals, never given the luxury to explore them.

  • The Departments

  • The Departments

  • The Departments

  • Dr. Charles Sumner

You Raised a Monster
Distracted in the Park
X-mas Party
Drown
The Lion
The Wolf
Emmalee
Niko
Emmalee and Niko
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