#8Sunday – A Reap & Repent Snippet: Imps. Why did it have to be imps?

In this eight sentence excerpt (last week’s was nine so this week is seven) Ruth is still plagued by imps–demon minions. Some girls have all the fun.

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Ruth somehow managed to doze off. She awoke to a dark house and what sounded like lightning sizzling on her roof. Leaping up from the couch, she ran to the front door and peered out. Black shapes hurled themselves against the protective circle. Each time they made contact with it, they sizzled and bounced off, deflected like black moths on a giant bug zapper. It was difficult to make their shapes out for a clear identification, but they looked like imps.



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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.

18 Responses to #8Sunday – A Reap & Repent Snippet: Imps. Why did it have to be imps?

  1. Don’t you just hate to wake up and have to deal with imps? That’s why I keep imp-eating cats. In case you can’t tell, really liked your snippet.

  2. Yikes! How does she get any sleep and what a place to leave us. Lisa! 🙂
    My parents had a bug zapper when I was little. It creeped me out and it also fascinated me.

  3. I see a great descriptive piece with strong visuals of what’s happening. What I’m missing is her thoughts about this. Is she scared or is this a common theme? Looks like an interesting lead in to something powerful.


  4. Nicely done with the imps description. The sizzle of the bug zapper gave a clear imagery.

  5. Great description!

  6. I LOVED this, such an unusual scene. The bug zapper analogy was wonderful…more, I want MORE, please! Great 8…

  7. so much fun! I love the descriptions, the comparisons to the moths. This has been on my wish list at Amazon. Can’t wait to have time to pick it up and start reading!!

  8. Your analogies in this book were great! Love the bug zapper!

  9. I take it from the last line that imps are not a good thing? Good descriptions.

  10. Wow, scary! I would definitely not like to wake up to that…love the imagery here and the bug zapper line 🙂 Great snippet!

  11. Avatar burnsmillie
    burnsmillie says:

    I’m with Victoria…the bug zapper image cracked me up…damn imps!