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  • Reap & Reckon progress: new words and a reaper birth announcement! #darkfantasy #urbanfantasy #paranormal


    Poor Ruth. I know, I know. She’s been pregnant FOREVER! Well, today was the day! I finally wrote the birth scene. I’m not going to lie, things were dicey, and I still don’t know for sure what’s going to happen. To any of them. BUT, suffice it to say, Ruth is no longer pregnant and all Hell is about to break loose in Meridian.

    Again.

    Sorry, but you’ll have to read Reap & Reckon to find out if Ruth & Deacon’s new bundle of joy is a BOY or a GIRL.

    I’m not going to lie, things were dicey, and I still don’t know for sure what’s going to happen. To any of them. BUT, suffice it to say, Ruth is no longer pregnant and all Hell is about to break loose in Meridian.

    Again.

    I made some good progress this week, adding nearly 5K words. I lowered my projected word count a bit to 75K (you may notice on the progress counter at the upper left of the page). I think I’m about at the halfway point.

    People have been asking when Reap & Reckon will be finished, and I’ve been loath to put a deadline on it. That said, I’m going to go ahead and announce a January 9 release date. Last year after Visioncon, I promised to have book four available for the 2018 convention. Since it looks like I’ll be a featured author at the 2018 Visioncon, I definitely want to make sure and keep that promise.

    Now wait a minute, I hear you whining. January is NOT that far away. I mean, look at the summer! How quickly did THAT fly by?

    January 9, people. It’s going to happen.

    At some point, I’ll put up a pre-order. Probably when I get ready to send Reckon off for editing.

    In the meantime, you can always reread the series, and if you haven’t started yet…

     

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  • I’ve been #covfefe for a while now. Time to get back to the grind.

     

    Not gonna lie. I’ve been playing covfefe for a while now. Also known as…erm…not writing. In my defense, I did work on a little between-the-stories short work to give away to my mailing list subscribers. Still working on that one.

    Also still sitting at 25K on Reckon.

    What I have been working on lately is…me. I’ve lost ten pounds since May 2. Plenty more to go, but feeling great! We’ve been eating mostly Paleo recipes and low carbs. If you know me at all, you’ll know that’s insane. I’ve run on carbs and sugar for the past 49 years. The change has been good for me and the husband. The kid is less than thrilled, but she’ll come along. Bryon is down fifteen pounds.

    I’ve eaten more vegetables in the past month than I have in my entire life. Brussel sprouts? I’ve eaten a dozen now. That includes my lifetime count. Cauliflower? I riced it and made a chicken stir fry. And it was … good. I know. Shocked me, too.

    Now I want to make more cauliflower rice or cauliflower pasta or cauliflower pizza crust or just mash it.  Like every meal! Every meal that is when I’m not making spaghetti squash. Oh my! The wonders of spaghetti squash!

    So clearly, you can see the distractions.

    Also, I’ve been getting eight hours of sleep. Like in a row!

    It’s crazy town over here.

    I know it won’t take much to get me back on the writing track, and I promise I will, soon.

    In the meantime, I’ve been reading Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series. It’s awesome! The movie (trailer here)  looks waaaaaay different but amazing.

    What are you up to this summer? What are you reading? Share below 😀

     


  • News on Reap & Reckon

    Good news, reaper fans! My owl crocheting funk has come to an end!

    I didn’t want to post and get you all worked up for no good reason. But now? I have some substantial progress to share.

     

    See, I made words! We’re on our way, and it feels great having the band together again. So what can you expect in Reap & Reckon? Let me drop a few names of those who are on stage right now: Samkiel, Sgt. Victoria Moreno, Ruth, Deacon, Kylen, Nate, Maeve, Bo…Rashnu…oops, I better stop now before I give the whole thing away. You can expect more twists, turns, and some surprising matchups because even in the apocalypse, love finds a way. Or maybe that was Jurassic Park. Anyhoo, I’m writing again, and I made a promise to this year’s Visioncon attendees, and YOU, who keep asking for book four. I’ll have it done by this fall. Probably sooner. Most likely sooner.

    If you haven’t already, sign up for my newsletter HERE and watch the top left corner of the web page to see how the story is progressing. I’ll update it regularly.

    My favorite quote so far is this from Rashnu:

    So don’t give up, reaper fans. Stay the course. Hold the line and all that. It’s coming. Faster than you can say apocalypse.

    Finally, I’m starting a new Facebook Fan Group. Even if you’ve liked my Facebook page, you probably don’t see all (or any) of the posts. Facebook is so grumpy about all that. Join my Lisa Medley Reads & Writes FB group HERE.

    In the meantime, look upon my accomplishments of months past. Not words, but owls. Here’s to hoping my hands are busy typing instead of crocheting in the months to come.

    Of course, I did manage to crochet a reaper during that down time. Maybe I’ll give him away to a lucky newsletter subscriber when Reap & Reckon releases… you’ll have to sign up to win!  Sign up for my newsletter HERE

    Reap on.

     

     


  • Reaper Series Audio Books Available Now. Book one is only $2.99!

    Reaper Series Audio Books Available Now

    At last, the Reaper Series audio book versions are available for the enjoyment of your ear balls. You can listen while you’re in a car, going far. On a bus and in a rush. On a plane or waiting for a train. Wherever you are, Reapers won’t be far.

    Okay, enough with my inner Seuss.

    Also, if you don’t mind, leave a review on the audio version. It will make my narrator Michael Rubino smile. Me too. Here you are…go get ‘em and enjoy!

    51k+hjKU4YL._AA300_Reap & Repent ( Book 1)

    ONLY $2.99!!!!!!

    This audio book was produced by Harlequin and has a different cover and narrator, BUT it also has Whispersync enabled on Amazon, which means if you already bought the book (or download it for FREE HERE), you can ADD the audio book for $2.99!!!!!!!

    That’s total awesomesauce, right there.

    Book 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 200 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.

     

     

    img_2699Reap & Redeem (Book 2)

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    Book Blurb: He’s a reaper who has given up on saving souls. Will a dying woman be his salvation?

    After a century of enslavement to pure evil, Kylen Larson is finally free. But he’s long past caring. The only woman he ever loved is dead, and he’s tormented by memories of the horrors his demon parasite forced him to commit. Now, he lives for nothing more than hunting down the infernal creatures invading Meridian, Arkansas, and destroying them.

    Olivia Evans is in the final stages of cancer when Kylen accidentally saves her from demonic possession. When he rescues this innocent soul, Kylen rediscovers his mission and his heart. All he wants is to help Olivia stay alive. He’ll just have to fight off an invasion from Hell first.

     

    ReapandRevealAudio (640x640)Reap & Reveal (Book 3)

    Available on Amazon and ACX http://bit.ly/revealaudio

    Book Blurb: By day he saves lives in the city he loves. Can he save souls too?

    Nate is an EMT, a witch and a newly inducted member of the Reaper Authority Force. What he’s not is a reaper. With unexplained abilities, his true nature lies somewhere in between the angels, demons and reapers he finds himself involved with. When he’s paired with the reaper Maeve, he struggles to find his place in the rising war to save the souls of Meridian and the world.

    Maeve has tried to hide her reaper handicap – her toxic reaper energy – her colleagues. But when she’s possessed by a fallen angel and forced to poach souls for Hell, her greatest weakness might be the only thing that saves her.

    Nate uses his growing powers and his innate magic to find Maeve. He’ll do whatever it takes to save her, revealing more than he ever imagined in the process.

     

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  • Don’t Fear The Reaper Anniversary Giveaway

    March is the Reaper Series’ one-year publishing anniversary! Enter to win the perfect soundtrack!

     

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    See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Don’t Fear The Reaper: The Best Of Blue Öyster Cult. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/9f68a712e53e8db4 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Mar 17, 2016 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.

     

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  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Two 5-Star reviews from the Paranormal Romance Guild for the Reaper Series.

    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.

    If you know my story, you know all about THE BIG CONTEST and VOTING, which launched my career.

    I wasn’t holding my breath. But then…this happened!

    2014 2nd 2014 3rd

    PLUS two 5-STAR REVIEWS from the Paranormal Romance Guild. Now that’s LEGIT! 😀

    Redeem 3D copy

     

    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.

    Come and get your love.

    THE REAPERS – 1

     

    5*****Stars

     

    Novel:  Reap & Repent

    Series:  The Reapers – Book 1

    Author:  Lisa Medley

    Publisher:  Harlequin

    Genre:  Urban Fantasy/Romance

    Rating:  Adult

    2nd Place Winner: 

    Best Urban Fantasy Novel

    and 

    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


    THE REAPERS – 2

    5*****Stars

     

    Novel: Reap & Redeem

    Series: Reaper – Book 2

    Author: Lisa Medley

    Publisher: Harlequin

    Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance

    Rating: Adult     

     

    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 


  • Reaper Series Revealed. Save the dates!

     

    Save the dates! It’s going to be a great summer of reading and reaping.

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    Reap & Repent (Book 1) Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Reap & Redeem (Book 2) May 2015

    Reap & Reveal (Book 3) July 2015

    Reap & Reckon  (Book 4) in progress!

    The Reaper Series Synopsis: 

    The only thing worse than having nothing to live for…is having everything to live for.

    A small group of reapers and supernatural beings in Meridian, Arkansas are all that stands between humanity and the apocalypse when a fallen angel stages a demonic invasion. In their battle to save the world, each will meet his or her match, discovering the power of love…and the importance of risking everything to protect it.

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