Vampires and shifters get all of the love. What about reapers? They need love too. In honor of Halloween, please join us for the Read ‘Em & Reap Blog Hop Oct. 26-31.
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What is your favorite Supernatural creature and why? (Feel free to name a particular movie or tv role or actor/actress that you especially love as a Supe)
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And now, I invite you to take a peek into my Reaper World….
Reapers of Boon Series
What first piqued your interest in writing about reapers?
I wanted something different from the standard fare of Vampires, Shifters, Witches, and Werewolves. I’ve always been fascinated/creeped out by the idea of Grim Reapers. And, if something creeps me out, I love it! 🙂
What makes your reapers different?
My Reapers exist along with humans, but more or less on a different plane. They can watch over humans, and they are supposed to take them when it is ‘their time.’ However, there are a select few humans who have a ‘reaper sense’ and, if they have a near death experience where they come in contact with reapers, they will be able to communicate with them, to see them from then on. My books are set in Boon Springs, Oklahoma, which is a town with more than its share of tragedy, so the town contains a higher number of reapers than most other locations.
Are your reapers Heroes or Villains?
Yes. 🙂 One thing that I found so much fun about writing this first book was that my hero is a Grim Reaper, and my villain is as well. My villain does not follow reaper rules; he takes people who are in jeopardy, even if it isn’t their time.
She spent her entire life fighting death. Now she’s falling in love with him…
Audra Grayson became a nurse in order to help save lives. But one night after a brutal beating, she almost loses her own. The near-death experience opens a door between the world of the living and the world beyond. Two Grim Reapers invade her life. One is charming, with the angelic blonde looks of a saint and the black soul of a psychopath. The other is dark, dangerously attractive and, in spite of her distaste for his reaper duties, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.
When Audra’s patients begin to die unexpectedly and her loved ones are threatened, she will risk her life—even her soul—to save them. But can she risk her heart to an inhuman being whose very purpose is to take those she is trying to save?
A crash and a scream sounded over the noise of the crowd.
Audra shot to her feet and stared in the direction of the commotion. At a Gyro stand near where Jaxon stood, a small group of people had started to move frantically, some in one direction some in the other. Between the sea of bodies, Audra glimpsed a toppled chair and the prone figure of a man.
A male voice shouted, “Give him room, people. Back off. Someone call 9-1-1.”
Jaxon rushed over to the source of the uproar, and Audra grabbed their belongings, heading to join him as quickly as she could, although her progress was slowed by her limp and the rush of people. Several had vacated their seats and were also moving toward the action, trying to get a glimpse of what was taking place.
Keeping an eye on her target, Audra was pushing her way closer to Jaxon and the hubbub when she spotted the blond ghost. She halted, her breath stalling in her lungs. What the hell?
He was closer to whatever was happening than Audra was. She peered through the mob and, just as she feared, the dark stranger was there, too. He moved through the crowd easily, which was no surprise. After all, ghosts weren’t hindered by mere solid objects. Anger contorted his face, his dark brows drawn over his piercing blue eyes. Forgetting the potential victim for a moment, Audra changed her course and headed toward the dark man, who was nearer to her than the blond. Once and for all, she would get some answers.
When she was within earshot, she shouted, “Hey, you!”
He whirled at the sound of her voice, his eyes momentarily widening in surprise, then he turned away and continued his course.
Some of the people nearby cast her puzzled glances, probably wondering who she spoke to, but most of them were focused on the drama unfolding next to the Gyro stand.
She was almost upon the man now. “I said stop. You have some explaining to do.”
He barely spared her a glance. “I can’t talk now,” he bit out, still striding toward where Jaxon was administering aid to the ill man.
Before he’d covered half the distance, he came to a sudden halt, his fists clenching next to his sides. “Son of a bitch!”
Audra followed his gaze, and her brow creased in confusion. Through an opening in the crowd, she saw Jaxon crouched next to the fallen man, giving him chest compressions. The blond stood just behind Jaxon, his arms outstretched. Even from this distance, Audra could see an expression of complete rapture on his handsome face.
She looked back at her companion. Unlike the blond’s, his expression held abject despair, his shoulders slumped in defeat.
“Son of a bitch,” he muttered again.
“Someone,” Audra whispered next to him, “had better tell me what the hell’s going on.”
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18 responses to “Read ’em and Reap Blog Hop – Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!”
vampire because they’re immortal
Thanks for stopping by. I’m pretty fond of vampires myself! 🙂
I’m a werewolf fan. American Werewolf in London is my favorite. The way the guy keeps rotting with each appearance should be gross but just cracks me up, instead!
Haha, yeah, I haven’t seen that in ages. I should watch it again. I do remember liking it. I’m not a big fan of today’s Werewolves, but when I was a kid The Wolfman with Lon Chaney was one of my favorite scary movies. Werewolves were one of the few things I feared. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
I love vampires, there sexy and mysterious!
Yes, they are. They’re usually dangerous bad boys too. 🙂
Of course you know I love vampires…only mine are the good guys! LOL
LOL, well, in mine, they are good and bad. 😉
Witches, because there is no ‘set rule’ of what they can do- the possibilities abound.
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Ah, yes, good call. Although, I suppose as far as rules, it just depends on the ‘world’ you create for them. Thanks for stopping by!
So much to love about this post! Love the name of the hop, Read ‘Em and Reap! Love SOUL SEDUCER’s cover. Love the excerpt and the fact the bad guy is wearing white (is blond with a seemingly sunny disposition) and the good guy is wearing black (dark hair and countenance). Way to mix it up! Supernatural creatures? Can I go with ghosts? I love reading about people’s experiences with ghosts and taking ghost tours. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt that Patrick Swayze had a close encounter with one! Thanks for sharing!
Awww, thank you! I also adore the cover. I can’t take credit for the name of the hop, but it is catchy, isn’t it? Yes, I did try to mix it up with the dark actually representing the ‘good’ reaper. 🙂 It was so much fun to write. I love ghosts too! Patrick Swayzy, sigh… Hmmm, now that I think about it, this excerpt, out of context, is a little confusing. Audra thinks they are ghosts, but they are, in reality, Reapers, which might be pretty obvious based on all the other Reaper talk on the post. 🙂 Thanks, my dear, for stopping by!
Your blogs are always so much fun!! My new favorite super hero is from the TV show “Arrow”. The show is based on DC Comics “The Green Arrow”. I just discovered it on Netflix and have been binge-watching. I just started season 2. The show is currently airing season 3. I love the “two different lives” of the character. His history (being stranded on an island) and getting little pieces of his secrets at a time. He’s a vigilante that kills the bad guys. So, it’s bad boy and good boy all wrapped up in one. It doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eyes 😉 It has me thinking about how I would write this story line. LOL!
Aw, thanks! I have seen the commercials, and it looks like a great show. He is VERY easy on the eyes. I should check it out. Thanks for stopping by!
My new favorite super hero is from the TV show “Arrow”. I just discovered this show on Netflix, so I’ve been binge-watching. The show is based on the DC Comics “The Green Arrow”. He’s a good guy/bad guy all wrapped up into one…killing the bad guys to save the oppressed. Even though we see his “other life” he is full of mystery and intrigue and I love a mystery!! And it doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eyes!! It certainly has me thinking how I would write his story. 🙂
There’s not much a super hero can’t do.
Had to stop back in and just comment that I love Arrow, too. Steven Amell is definitely a hottie and I just love the evolving relationship between him and Felicity Smoake, the techno geek. I will admit that a night without some sort of Oliver/Felicity moment is a disappointment to me. I am also impressed with Steven Amell’s athleticism. He does all of his own stunts and has several parkour videos on YouTube and the salmon ladder he does is *inhale* ouch! Love a man who is both strong and flexible. What a turn on! Okay, I should shut up now. 😉
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My first taste of the supernatural was vampires, so they hold a special place in my heart. But I like them all. There’s so many takes on everything and I love to see all the twists and turns one legend can take. My fave this week is demons
Ah, yes. Vampires hold a special place in my heart too. Demons, huh? I never really got into them, but I’m sure I would find them interesting. Thanks for visiting!
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