In this eight sentence excerpt (creative editing in play) our reaper hero, Deacon, is about face his former friend and fellow reaper turned nemesis. Kylen has been possessed by a demon for the past century. While Deacon’s sure his friend is gone and what he faces now is only the shell, the fact doesn’t make the confrontation any easier. But what needs to be done must be done. Deacon readies himself and brandishes his scythe.
It was an impressive weapon and would slice through a human, no problem: the weapon of choice for decapitation. If a supernatural beastie needed to be put down, reapers were the ones who did it. A job perk as it were.
The weapon and the reaper were deadly.
He didn’t know if Kylen still held souls, but he instantly regretted the one he carried himself. If the demon was empty, he’d have a powerful advantage on his side. There was one way to find out.
Deacon summoned an aura of protection around himself and slashed his scythe forward.
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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.