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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Two 5-Star reviews from the Paranormal Romance Guild for the Reaper Series.
I sent in Reap & Repent and Reap & Redeem for consideration months and months ago to the Paranormal Romance Guild. Then promptly forgot about it.
Which meant I was pleasantly surprised when I got an email saying Reap & Repent was in consideration for Best Urban Fantasy and both books were up for Best Urban Fantasy Series. Voting ensued. Again.
I wasn’t holding my breath. But then…this happened!
PLUS two 5-STAR REVIEWS from the Paranormal Romance Guild. Now that’s LEGIT! 😀
Different covers, but same great stories. Oh, and did you know you can PRE-ORDER the REAP & REPENT relaunched book one of the Reaper Series now until release day March 3 for only 99¢?? Tis true.
Novel: Reap & Repent
Series: The Reapers – Book 1
Author: Lisa Medley
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance
2nd Place Winner:
Best Urban Fantasy Novel
3rd Place Winner Best Urban Fantasy Series
2014 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards
All her life Ruth Scott, has been able to read the energy of every person she meets. She can read their auras. Each color represents a different emotion, yellow is happy, green is peaceful, and the worst is white, which means death. Now she finds herself in a hospital where her mother, her last living relative is dying. All her life Ruth and her mother have been at odds. When she first told her mother about seeing other people’s auras, her mother turned away from her.
When Ruth lost her father, she lost the only person who really loved her. Since his death she and her mother have been estranged, but she will not let her mother die alone. After her mother dies, she leaves to make arrangements for her funeral when she knocks into a man, Deacon Walker, a reaper and on the way to retrieve Ruth’s mother’s soul. It hits her right away that the man has no aura and she isn’t sure what that means. In the meantime, Deacon realizes Ruth is more than a human since she, too, has no aura. It is possible she is a reaper like him, but is totally in the dark about what she is?
Deacon ushers souls to purgatory, at the same time he battles demons who try to poach souls to take to Hell. He has to find Ruth and figure out what she is. If she is a reaper, he has to train her. With more and more demons showing up, they can use all the reapers they can get. When Deacon confronts Ruth, she realizes her life will never be the same. When Deacon discovers Ruth was adopted, it becomes clear why she was never told about what she is.
Deacon takes Ruth on her first trip to purgatory to indoctrinate her about her new position. While there, they run into Kylen. Kylen and Deacon were once best friends, until Kylen made a deal with a demon. He was willing to allow the demon to inhabit his body if the woman he loved, Kara’s, soul was sent to purgatory instead of Hell. When she was killed, the demon managed to procure her soul before Deacon or one of the other reapers could. He made a deal with the devil, and now he is lost to Deacon. Deacon has never given up hope he can save his friend.
Deacon and Ruth enlist the help of Nate, a witch who is able to place a protective shield around Ruth’s house. Once Kylen discovered Ruth’s importance to Deacon, she became a target. Deacon and Ruth fall in love, but they are constantly fighting off demons. When Deacon is taken to Hell, Ruth knows she needs Nate and Kylen to free him. But first they have to free Kylen from the demon. Ruth has a lot ahead of her and she needs to learn about being a reaper very quickly, because time is not on her side.
I loved this story and especially the characters. There was romance, sex, demons, angels, reapers, and even a witch. It was a constant battle of good against evil and war is on the horizon. In spite of it all, there was always a touch of humor. There were also some tense scenes, especially those that take place in Hell. The author does a great job of scaring the heck out of you with her description of Hell. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to start the next one. There is no cliffhanger, and to that I say HOORAY!
Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Novel: Reap & Redeem
Series: Reaper – Book 2
Author: Lisa Medley
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance
In book two of the Reaper series, we are once again reunited with Nate, Ruth, Deacon, and Kylen, who was finally freed from the demon who had possessed him. Ruth and Nate were able to save Kylen, only in this book we learn what his freedom meant to him and how he is handling it. He was possessed for a hundred years, so it is unknown if the evil he lived with is completely gone. Does he still have a link to the dark side?
Now that he is free, he has only two desires, a death wish and revenge. He has become a demon killing machine and killing them is all he has left. He still mourns for Kara, the woman whose soul he saved when he allowed the demon to possess his body. He is also angry with Deacon, the man who was his best friend. Deacon had promised to never allow a demon to take control of his body. He would do his best to kill the demon and release Kylen from his possession, only it was something Deacon couldn’t get himself to do because he never stopped believing he could save his friend.
One night Kylen hears screams coming from an alley. When he arrives, there is a demon about to possess a girl. Kylen saves her life and brings her to Ruth’s house where it doesn’t take long for them to realize she is surrounded by a white aura and is near death. Her name is Olivia and she has a rare form of bone cancer that is killing her. Since his freedom, Kylen has lost his ability to see auras and can no longer see colors. His world is all in shades of grays until he holds Olivia’s hand. When he touches her, he realizes that he is giving her his energy. He, in turn, can see the colors around him. When he is not touching her his world is once again gray.
Nate, Ruth, and Deacon are now all living together and Kylen has a trailer outside their house. He still feels a connection to Hell and to the Imps that keep following him and taking his orders. Is he willing to give himself over to good? Is he still fighting not going back to the evil he lived with for one hundred years?
Deacon has been promoted and is now able to consume the demons. They can finally be destroyed before taking a new body. War is coming; more and more demons are showing up. Portals are popping up all over and the Reapers are having a tough time fighting them all. In spite of the infusions of energy from Kylen, Olivia is losing her battle with cancer. Once again is filled with anger. How can the powers that be allow her to fall into his life and then make him care about her? Is he once again going to have to watch a woman he cares about die?
There is trouble brewing. Evil is trying to take over and good is fighting them tooth and nail. On the brighter side, Ruth is pregnant and a new life is on its way. I loved watching Kylen’s fight to not give into his dark side. I loved watching how he tried desperately not to fall in love with a woman who he knows he will soon lose. Nate has become part of the family and is joining in the fight in any way he can. Although there is no doubt the book will continue to follow all the characters the book does have a good ending.
Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Talking about world-building today again and some of the settings of the Reaper series.
This is the angel Rashnu’s domain. Rashnu is the sorter who sends the reaped souls to their final destinations after reapers deposit their cargo via a tube-like system inside Purgatory. There are many tunnels and tubes in the stone walls of Purgatory all leading to different destinations and levels of Heaven or Hell. Imagine if you will Grand Central Station completely underground and encased in stone. That’s Purgatory. There’s even a Star Wars-esque cantina where reapers—all sorts of reapers—can have a drink and share war stories. Purgatory is members only and patrons need to be carrying a soul to enter or a.
Excerpt from Reap & Repent
“Ruth opened her eyes to complete chaos. There were creatures everywhere. She would have been hard pressed to prove most of them were now or ever had been human. It was like the Cantina scene in Star Wars without the fun band. Ruth’s mouth gaped open. It was dark, foggy and damp in the long unground cave-like chamber. She’d never seen anything like it.
It was a depot of sorts with long tunnels crisscrossing and disappearing into the stone walls. The floors and ceilings were also rough stone and light from an unseen source emanated down through strategically positioned skylight structures along the ceiling. Creatures were everywhere. A scant minority of the occupants appeared to be human. There was so much to take in it was overwhelming. Chiseled placards demarked the top of each tunnel in a language she didn’t understand. At both ends of the main channel huge platforms rose above the fray and what looked like an angel, complete with a flowing purple robe, sat upon a stone throne.”
Most of the story takes place on the earthly realm, Purgatory and Hell. We don’t get to see Heaven but we know there are levels of Heaven just like there are levels of Hell. One passes through them on their way to perfection.
Certainly something to strive for and about a bazillion times better than the alternative.
The fallen angel Lucifer is the King of Hell. He has a palace and everything. You’ll get to see quite a lot of it actually.
The trip there: Excerpt from Reap & Repent
“They spun and sputtered through a long tunnel of red strobing light that made Ruth’s head hurt. Her stomach turned as she tried to close her eyes, but the light strobed against her retinas as intensely whether open or closed. They seemed to slide through the tunnel forever. It was much longer than was comfortable or than she ever traveled on her trips to Purgatory. A carnival ride gone bad.
When she was sure she was going to vomit, they crashed to a stop at a dusty crossroads. Red fog hung low as far as she could see which wasn’t very far at all. Nate landed hard but stood up quickly, dusting the red clay off his jeans. Kylen frowned as he looked down the road towards the red glow in the cloud-covered covered horizon.”
What they see when they arrive: Excerpt from Reap & Repent
“They walked on for what seemed like several miles, enveloped in their manufactured auras. Nate maintained his with only an occasional push or touch from Ruth. He was getting stronger despite his reluctance to admit it. His calling was still unclear, but he’d already proven himself useful more than once with the powers he had. Who knew what other resources lay within him, waiting to emerge.
There was nowhere left to hide, and the closer they came to the palace, the fog began to dissipate. The place looked like an impenetrable fortress, complete with a moat of what appeared to be flowing lava.
Wonderful, Ruth thought.
A guard stood post at the main entrance. It was small and toadlike, an imp like the one Ruth had run through with a fire poker in her living room only a few days ago. It seemed like an inadequate guardian for such a tremendous palace, but then again, Ruth assumed that not too many folks were hot to visit this place of their own accord.
Reap & Repent blurb:
They see death. Can they share a life?
Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.
Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford.
A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.
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