“I felt like I was walking to the end of a plank precariously hanging over shark-infested water. When I jumped, sharp teeth would rip into me and the cold water would steal my breath away. The monsters would take everything from me, leaving me shivering and naked in the water. The only difference was that tonight I would be pulled from the icy darkness and forced to do it again. There would be no release from death, only pain.”
Home after her first year of college, Adeline Miller is looking forward to a stress free summer filled with reading, working on her blog, and spending time with friends. But all that changes in an instant when she is witness to something terrible, something she wasn’t supposed to see.
Beaten, drugged, kidnapped.
Adeline Miller is ripped from her innocent and carefree life and thrust into darkness, into a world full of pain and horror. As a sex slave, she is forced to do horrible things, and have horrible things done to her. One of her captors has a past as dark as the world she is now living in. Will getting close to him mean freedom? Or will he pull her deeper into the shadows?
In the book Stay, Emily writes about a normal girl, a book blogger in fact, that is kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery in Iowa. Her character named Adeline is the Head Blogger at a book blog called Contagious Reads. She also happens to live in my home state of Iowa. That’s where the similarities between Addie and I stop. Especially since she’s a freaking CyClown. GO HAWKS!
It’s sort of weird to say that I, and all of the girls at Contagious Reads are honored that Emily would made her character one of us. We are also extremely lucky to call her a friend.
The following post is a piece of fiction. The girls here are a group. We genuinely care about each other outside of blogging. And you can bet your last dollar that if something like this ever happened to one of us, or anyone else in our community we would do everything we could to help.
The following post is a FAKE blog entry. It is NOT REAL. Addie is a fictional character.
May 28, 2013
2 days ago our co-blogger and friend Addie Miller went missing. Her friends and family in have searched tirelessly for the past two days for her. If you follow us on social media you’ve seen our pleas for help. We don’t know what else to do. Addie would NEVER run away. She wasn’t that kind of girl. Now we aren’t sure if she is even still in Iowa. We can only hope that she is healthy and not harmed too badly. We don’t know a lot of details right now, but we need EVERYONE of our readers to keep an eye out for her! Please, if you know anything please call 555-423-9867!
We are looking for volunteers in the area to help search for her. If you can please share this photo and post flyers. Every little bit helps.
We just want our friend back.
Addie if you can somehow see this please know that we love you, and we will never give up!
Stay is a fictional story, and a romance, but it does deal with Human Trafficking.
Human Trafficking and sexual slavery is a very real thing. And it does happen in towns near you. It probably happens in the town you live in.
To learn more, and to find out how you can help stop the Human Trafficking please go HERE.
About the Author:
Emily resides in Indiana with her husband,ferrets,horses, and their beloved dog, a German Shepherd named Vader. Emily has a degree in psychology, likes anything paranormal, listens to too much 80’s rock and loves going on crazy adventures with her friends.