This Snippet Sunday excerpt follows a scene in which the hero, Deacon, is discovered by the heroine, Ruth, to be making a list at her kitchen table. When she quizzes him as to what’s on the list, she learns one of the few perks to being a reaper.
“What’s up with the list?”
“Grocery list,” he said, leaning back in his chair. “You’re going to need a good stash of high-calorie foods on hand for post-reaping replenishment. Fast food is the best because it’s super high in calories, but you may not always be able to stop somewhere. These will do in a pinch. You’re going to need to carry a backpack with you with plenty of portable snacks in it and probably a change of clothes.”
She glanced down at the list and whistled after a moment. “Who are you? Bob Harper’s evil twin?”
The list consisted of peanut butter, Snickers bars, chocolate, avocados, energy drinks, bacon, beef jerky, mac and cheese, nuts, mashed potatoes, lots of frozen dinners, and meat, meat, meat.
“You gotta be kidding me. If I eat all of that every week, I’ll be five hundred pounds. They’ll have to cut my dead and bloated body out of the house with the Jaws of Life. Seriously, I saw it on The Learning Channel.”
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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.