Deadly Destinations: Rachel Vincent’s Tod on Reaper HQ & win the Soul Screamers Volumes 1-3

July 25, 2013 Deadly Destinations, Giveaways, Guests 118

Today’s Deadly Destination is from Rachel Vincent‘s Tod on Reaper Headquarters from Soul Screamers Volume Three (which includes Soul Screamers #5, 5.5, 6 IF I DIE, BEFORE I WAKE, and NEVER TO SLEEP) (published on August 13, 2013 by Harlequin Teen). Want to win a set of all three Soul Screamers Volumes? Enter via the widget below.

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Rachel Vincent’s Tod on Reaper HQ from Soul Screamers

Soul Screamers

Soul Screamers Volume One (Soul Screamers, #0.5-2)Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Reaper Headquarters. Please stand carefully as you regain consciousness. My name is Tod, and on behalf of the entire staff, I apologize for the inconvenient travel method, but our location is top secret and it’s easier for everyone involved if you both arrive and leave in an induced state of unconsciousness.

Dizziness and mild nausea are both unfortunate side effects of that state, but don’t worry, you’re not hallucinating. I am just as real and attractive as I appear. But don’t let appearances deceive you. Despite my unearthly splendor and the lack of both dark robes and a scythe, I am, in fact, a reaper. Of the grim variety. Having been on the job for fewer than three years, I’m still a rookie, and probably will be for a few more decades. But fear not for me, mere mortals. Those decades will not erode my aesthetic. I will remain forever frozen in youthful perfection, one of the few advantages afforded those of us noble enough to dedicate our afterlives to the collection and repurposing of souls that have reached their expiration dates.

Speaking of nobility, you guys must be something pretty important, huh? They don’t do many of these VIP tours. What are you, martyrs? Saints? Republicans?

Just kidding. There are no politics in the afterlife. Well, no political parties, anyway.

What? No, this is not all I do! I’m a reaper, not a tour guide. I reap souls, most days. Today I drew the “special duty” because my boss is mad. Evidently I’m not the most “attendance-focused” reaper on staff. But whatever. Back to the point…

Hang on. They gave me this script to read…

*digs folded paper from hoodie pocket and clears throat*

Welcome to Reaper Headquarters…

Soul Screamers Volume Two (Soul Screamers #3, 3.5, 4)Wait, I already said that part. *mumbles* Welcome… State of unconsciousness… Stupid joke… Ah! Okay. The room you’re standing in now is our waiting room. Note the absence of chairs, tables, and magazines. The lack of furnishings is intended to discourage loitering, and I assure you that it works. I want to be gone already. So if you’ll follow me into the hall…

No need for a single file line. Feel free to push and shove your way to the front, but hands off, please. I’m spoken for, and she’s possessive.

That was a joke, but you won’t get it unless you know my girlfriend.

To the left you’ll find our customer service department. Ignore the bucket, broom, and extra light bulbs. What? It looks like a closet? Well, technically it is a closet, but on the rare occasion we get a customer complaint, this is where we file it. Right there in the circular file. The customer service specialist gets to those files as quickly as he can. You might see him around here in a few minutes. He wears a gray jumpsuit and carries a big mop.

On your right, we have the employee break room. Note the lack of vending machines and a coffee pot. I put in weekly requisition forms for both, but someone keeps filing them with the customer service complaints. Evidently the fact that reapers don’t need to eat means that funds spent on a vending machine would be funds wasted. Or some crap like that. But seriously, what good is an afterlife with no Twinkies and Doritos? It’s not like we’re gonna get fat. We’re dead.

Up ahead and to the left, if you peek through the open doorway you’ll see our main office. Astute observers will notice that cubical hell does not end with death. One of those cubicles is mine, but I can’t remember which one. Doesn’t really matter. Paperwork is for losers. Specifically, those losers.  Those of us who are awesome rise above petty ink and paper.

At the end of the hall, as far as possible from the plebian workforce, we have the supervisory staff offices. That closed door facing us belongs to my boss, Levi. He was, like, nine when he died, so he can hardly reach the top of his own desk, but whatever. The cubicles would be like a labyrinth for him anyway, since he’s so short, so he might as well get his own office.

On the bright side, about once a month he gets locked out of his own computer—it’s that whole old dog, new tricks conundrum—and I get paid for my technical skills in nachos and days off work. Eventually he’ll figure out that I set his password to auto-change every thirty-four days, but for a reaper, “eventually” can be a long time in coming.

Well, that’s about it, except for the bathrooms. Since we don’t have vending machines, those get about as much use as the waiting area, so if anyone needs to go, I’m sure there are vacant stalls. No? Okay. Back to the script.

Thanks for joining me today on this tour of Reaper Headquarters. We hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and gained an understanding of what happens to a soul once it’s reaped…

Uh…. I was supposed to cover that? Oops. Too late. Now we’re out of time. If you have any questions, please file them with the customer service office, and someone will be along to deal with them shortly.

Once again, my name’s Tod, and it’s been real. If you’ll head back to the waiting area, someone will be waiting there to escort you out. For your safety and for the safety of those around you, please lie down before you lose consciousness and do not stand again until you are fully awake and aware of your surroundings.

That’s it! See you on the flip side…

 A resident of San Antonio, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace with two black cats (Kaci and Nyx) and her # 1 fan. Rachel is older than she looks-seriously-and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.

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Soul Screamers omnibus volumes 1-3, signed by Rachel Vincent

Includes Soul Screamers #0.5 -6

My Soul to Lose (Soul Screa... My Soul to Take My Soul to Save My Soul to Keep Reaper (Soul Screamers, #3.5) My Soul to Steal If I Die Never to Sleep (Soul Scream... Before I Wake

Soul Screamers Volume One (Soul Screamers, #0.5-2)Soul Screamers Volume Two (Soul Screamers #3, 3.5, 4)

  

Available on August 13, 2013 by Harlequin Teen

Description:

What happens when the reapers come for Kaylee? Don’t miss Volume Three of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent’s compelling, spellbinding Soul Screamers series.

IF I DIE
Thanks to her mother’s sacrifice, Kaylee Cavanaugh has lived most of her life on borrowed time, but now that borrowed time is almost up. Kaylee has only seven days left to prepare for the end. To say goodbye. And yeah, to stop an incubus from preying on her high school. Tick tock…

BEFORE I WAKE
Dying wasn’t easy for Kaylee, but faking life is a whole new kind of struggle. The only good moments are those spent in Tod’s arms. But death hasn’t stopped her old enemies, and now everyone Kaylee loves is in danger….

NEVER TO SLEEP First time in print!
Sophie Cavanaugh is sick of the social fallout from her cousin Kaylee’s mental issues. Doesn’t she realize people think “crazy” runs in the family? But then a cute boy, a fateful scream and a trip to a nightmare world leave Sophie wondering just what’s real-and how to get home….

Soul Screamers… The last thing you hear before you die.

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118 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Rachel Vincent’s Tod on Reaper HQ & win the Soul Screamers Volumes 1-3”

  1. Kathy L.

    I checked out the first soul screamers from my library and loved it! It would be fantastic if I could have the whole series! *wink* *wink*

  2. Taherah

    For Rachel: Did the series go exactly as you planned or were there some detour scenes? Or did it change altogether?

    (P.S I adore this series :))

    ~Taherah

  3. Brittany Elsen

    I have read the first three Soul Screamers and have loved them. I would love having the series to put in my classroom!

  4. Kierra( kikiD)

    Rachel: Who was your favorite character to write about?

  5. Cheryl

    This was an awesome series. I have given away most of my books so that I can share this unique world with my friends. Thank You Rachel for sharing it with me.

  6. Tanisha McGaw

    Love this series! And Tod is my favorite character! Can’t wait to read, WITH ALL MY SOUL! :)

  7. Nicole M

    Rachel: What part of this series caught YOU off guard?

  8. Shallynn

    Rachel, what was your favorite part of the whole series to write?

  9. smiling_ina

    Absolutely loved this!!! I’m so in Tod withdrawal! Miss reading about my favorite reaper, so this was awesome! Thank you, Rachel! :)

    • Katelynne

      I have the something happen to me, every time I have Tod withdrawal I go back and read all of the Tod parts. it helps for a while.

  10. Rana Adams

    What a wonderful giveaway!! I so love this series! Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. Caz

    I love all of Rachel’s books, especially the “shifters” series which first got me hooked. I’d like to know what first inspired you to write your first novel? Did you always want to be a writer and are any of your characters inspired by people you know in real-life? Love all your books, thanks for writing them :)

  12. Shaliesha H.

    Rachel, I’ve been excited about all of your series; they’re incredible. In regards to Tods girlfriend, was that planned from the beginning of the series?

  13. Kat @ SassyCat's Books Review

    To Tod, thanks for showing us around the headquarters of the Reapers department it is really fascinating expect for the side effects. I’m still woozy from the side effects.

    Question for Rachel, It is bittersweet to be ending the series or do you wished that you could continue the series since so many fans are just in awe over. ***I know some authors say that when ending a series is a mutual thing between the author and the characters. Is it the same thing for you?

  14. Jessica@a GREAT read

    What’s it like ending this series after 7 books? Are you going to miss Tod and Kaylee and the gang? Any other YA projects you’re working on?

  15. Katelynne

    I have read all of the Soul Screamer books and I love them. Tod is my hero and would totally love to see this series come to life in a TV show at least.

  16. Sam Sandeen

    Love this series so much! I’be been a fan from the beginning!

  17. Viki S.

    Hey Tod, I’m so glad that your sarcasm has faded. That’s one of the things I have always loved about you. So how are you and Kaylee doing? I hope all is well for the gang. Thank you for providing me with great entertainment.

  18. Isabel

    I love the Soul Screamers books so much! I apologize Tod that I have enjoyed you and Kaylee’s pain immensely. I hurt for you, don’t get me wrong, but I loved it at the same time.

  19. Van P.

    I love this series but haven’t gotten around to finishing it yet. Would love to win the volume set, thanks the giveaway!

  20. sarah k

    I have read the first book, and can’t wait to continue the series! Thanks for the chance to win the omnibus volume 1-3, the covers are gorgeous:)

  21. Anonymous Reader

    Always a pleasure to hear from Tod. A quote from him forced me to begin reading the series.

  22. Zandalee

    I missed Tod!<3
    This is by far my favorite series. I think it's highly underrated and more people need to be introduced to it. :)
    My question is for Rachel: What character was the most complex to write?

  23. Kelsey d

    Wow I totally need to win these! How do you come up with such an incredible plot?

  24. Kelsey d

    Wow I totally need to win these! How do you come up with such an incredible plot?

  25. Kelsey d

    Wow I totally need to win these! How do you come up with such an incredible plot?

  26. Kelsey d

    Wow I totally need to win these! How do you come up with such an incredible plot?

  27. Kelsey d

    Wow I totally need to win these! How do you come up with such an incredible plot?

  28. Kelsey d

    Wow I totally need to win these! How do you come up with such an incredible plot?

  29. Alison Griffin

    I love this series with a serious passion! It’s up there on my favorite list for a reason, and the reason was in charge of the tour. TOD!!! LOVE HIM!!! Yes yes, I know he’s Kaylee’s and I can’t have him but I can still fantasize.

  30. Rachel S

    I want to read the rest of this series SO bad!!! I have only read the very first book when I borrowed it, but every time I go grocery shopping at Walmart I stare longingly at these! I would love to win these!!

  31. bridget

    I have heard so many great things about this series but I have only read the first book.

  32. Eunice Huang

    I am in love with the series and was shell-shocked/broken-hearted when I realized that Kaylee and Tod’s stories have came to an end. But then I realized that there was going to be a sequel (?). So now here I am!
    I would like to ask Tod about something:
    Q: If Kaylee was really gone, (like forever/for real), would you try and bargain with Avari for Kaylee?
    That’s all!

  33. Morgan

    Tod is one of my favorite characters of all time. And one of the ones I crush on the most ;) This giveaway is awesome.

  34. Savannah

    I absolutely adore this series!! One of the best series I’ve ever read (and I’ve read alot)! Its soo unique and has such a good plot line!!

  35. Angeline May S. Raymundo

    I really love this series. I’ve read it a lot of times though I only read it in ebooks. I just wanna ask if the series was released in the Philippines because I’m having a hard time looking for those. :) And Tod is really awesome! <3
    Q for Tod: If Addy lived, would he still love Kaylee?

  36. Nhi Lâm

    Hi Rachel. It was truly a pleasure reading your books. I love every page. This series is definitely one of the best fiction series I have ever got a chance to enjoy. Thank you, much love from Vietnam xx

  37. Karin Anderson

    I have wanted to read this series for a long time, but haven’t managed to start it. I would love to try it out, though! Also, the covers are fantastic. :-D

  38. Rhonda Beyer

    Awe I love me some Tod I’ve read this whole series, but I’d love to have there copys. Thanks for the giveaway! !!!!

  39. Jasmyn

    This series has been on my wishlist for quite awhil – I’ve heard such great things about it.

  40. Rain Maiden

    Love your shifter series Rachel, I have not ventured into the Screamers yet. Thank you for the giveaway!

  41. Rachelle

    For Rachel: If you somehow were sent back in time to when you first wrote the Soul Screamers books and you had to introduce a completely new character in Kaylee’s world, who would they be? And what would the look/act like?

  42. Taylor

    Tod, you’re back! Oh, how I’ve missed you so, but I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you at all. So much fabulousness is pretty hard to resist, so I hope I still get to keep hearing more from you every so often!

  43. Brenda Hyde

    Oh Tod, what would life, or the afterlife be without Twinkies– good thing they came back or we would have had to find out! LOL

  44. Rachael

    Loved the Shifter series (used a quote in my wedding vows!). My sister keeps telling me I need to read this series, and from this blog post, I believe she is right!

  45. Nancy L.R.

    This is my favorite YA series of all time. I am so bummed that it’s over but at least I can reread it whenever I want!
    Rachel is so amazing! The stories she writes and the things she puts me through.
    But since she is one of my favorite authors ever, I forgive her for killing my favorite characters…:)

    Also, I love & miss Tod a bunch!

  46. Ashley

    I’m super pumped to start and read this series. I’ve heard awesome things about it and the concept just sounds like something that I would really enjoy.

  47. Stephanie F.

    Love the series and Tod. Such a cutie. Any chance of seeing books about the group when they are older?

  48. Brianna

    Rachel: Of these 3 volumes, which was the most fun to write?

    • Rachel Vincent

      Well, I didn’t write them as omnibus volumes. Each of the omnibuses contains two novels and a novella, so I’m not really sure how to answer that. ;)

  49. Brianna Hunt

    even thought I already have the book. I think it would be just awesome to have the omnibus versions as well.

  50. Megan

    I love this series!! Ms. Vincent you are an amazing writer.

  51. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    Oh Tod I seriously miss him so much! I agree that if your dead and can’t get fat then loads of Doritos and Twinkies are necessary to the afterlife! LOL That would probably be one of the best things about the afterlife.

  52. Kai W.

    I wondered is Nash is going to be all right. I left off where he wasn’t happy that Kaylee choose Todd. It was also great to get Todd’s side of the story of how he ended up being a Reaper. I love the Soul Screamers series and any books that Rachel Vincent writes.

  53. Vannah Batista

    This series sounds so amazing! I’ve heard amazing things about this series! I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for this great giveaway, and good luck to everyone!

  54. Melissa M.

    I absolutely adore this series! Rachel Vincent you are amazing! And Tod, I love you so much! *dies from fangirling*

  55. Ryver

    I absolutely love this series. Once I started the first book I couldn’t stop. I had to buy the rest right away. Then I had to wait for the last book to come out. I was like NO…. I love the ending of the series but I am sad that the series has ended. Thank youRachel for writing such great books. I will miss Todd and the gang.

  56. Rabiah

    I love the sound of this series! Can’t wait to start it :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!

  57. Holly U

    I haven’t read this series yet, but I’ve been wanting to. I’ve heard so many good things about it! :)

  58. Angie F.

    I just read the last book on Sunday and cried! This series is just so amazing! I’m sad it’s over!

  59. Kalynn

    This is a great series, and I’m very happy to visit with Tod again.

  60. Kirsten

    I would love to have the entire series. I’ve been trying to piece it together, and have only managed to find a couple here and there. I only found out about the series about 6 months ago, but would love to have it.

  61. Erika

    I’ve been wanting to read this series for awhile and haven’t had a chance yet. Thanks for the chance to win! Looks like a good one!

  62. Johnnie-Marie Howard

    Rachel,
    What is our favorite thing about writing? And why?

    Thank u for the giveaway!!!

  63. Angela Fitzgerald

    I love Rachel’s books. I haven’t read but two of the Soul Screamers series. I would love to win the giveaway. My daughter and I both would get the satisfaction of reading them. We both love to read and we love books. This is an awesome giveaway, thank you for giving everyone an opportunity to enter to win.
    Angela

  64. HollyB

    Loved this post! What a great sense of humor “Tod” has :) I am one of the, oh, 0.5% in the world who STILL haven’t read ANY of these books — but I would absolutely love to!! This is a VERY generous giveaway; thank you all for the chance to win! My fingers and toes are crossed!

  65. Michele A

    Thanks for the giveaway, I have been wanting to read this series for a while now, so to win the set would be great!

  66. Natasha

    I hope to start this series very soon!
    It sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Texas Book Lover

    This series has been on my TBR list for a while now…I am slowly trying to collect the books as I see them!

  68. Genevieve

    Rachel what do you do when you get writer’s block ?

  69. Joani S

    I haven’t read these yet but I’ve heard good things about them and need to get cracking on! I’m glad they’re available in audio. I work outside all day and get books done by getting paid to do my job and “read” all day! :)

  70. Nicole E

    Those covers are to die for! And I love omnibus editions because I pretend I’m not adding another series to my long list of series on my to-read list… =]

  71. Marissa

    If Tod was not a reaper but still had the life span and abilities what would be do?

  72. Gidget

    Loved the tour, Tod. Just in case you didn’t know…you were my favorite character in the Soul Screamers series.

  73. Kirsten

    Loved it! I literally just sat down and read your ENTIRE Soul Screamers series in 48 hours. I didn’t go to sleep till I finished every last book. Tod is my favorite character. I wish you could write a whole new series of books just from Tod’s point of view. I’d eat those up in a heartbeat.

  74. Janie McGaugh

    I liked the tour. Tod sounds like a fun character.

  75. Samantha D

    Awesome! Ive been wanting to read this series! Have you ever been to a creative writing workshop??

  76. Caty R

    What a great series with lots of twists, turns, and surprises. I’m sorry that it had to end but I also get why. I also really enjoyed Blood Bound and it is on my list of all time favorite books. I look forward to read your next upcoming series.

  77. Jen

    I have read Rachel’s other series -Shifters- and I totally loved it. I also really want to read this series as a lot of my friends recommended it to me.

  78. Danielle D

    I’ve always loved these covers – did you have any imput at all as far as colors go?

  79. Jennifer Crawford

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! It’s a great introduction to new authors/books!

  80. Alyssa @ Babbling Bookworm

    I’m so excited for this giveaway! Rachel, you are one of my absolute favorite authors and I have read all your books to date, with the exception of the most recent Soul Screamers, but it’s on my TBR list ;)