#8Sunday…From Reap & Repent: Dragged to Hell, Erm…Purgatory.

#8Sunday…From Reap & Repent

This eight sentence excerpt installment follows a scene in which hero Deacon has taken heroine Ruth on her inaugural trip to Purgatory. She’s still trying to process the whole experience back home in her kitchen and begins to demand answers from Deacon who seems more amused than concerned.

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“It was Purgatory.”

She whipped around. “What?”

“Purgatory. Not Hell. I dragged you to Purgatory and back. Trust me, babe. If you’d been dragged to Hell and back, you wouldn’t be nearly so feisty.”



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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.



10 Responses to #8Sunday…From Reap & Repent: Dragged to Hell, Erm…Purgatory.

  1. Amusing. Love the banter.

  2. Yes, very amusing indeed. I wouldn’t have imagined Purgatory being feisty at all. Nice snippet!

  3. Loved the excerpt, clever and amusing.

  4. Really enjoying this story, love the dialog! Great snippet, left me wanting to hear the next line for sure.

  5. Great, snappy dialogue. You did a lot with very few words.

  6. Avatar burnsmillie
    burnsmillie says:

    I love the short snappy sentences as well. Really drew me in.

  7. Great way to have fun with the ‘hell and back’ expression! Great banter!

  8. Excellent dialogue, Lisa! Left me wanting to read more–nicely done. 🙂

    I didn’t post this week. Just out reading snippets. 🙂 Have a great week.

  9. he’s a little antagonistic and I hear a threat in there–Hell is still an option, and she’d like it even less. Intriguing!