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Reaper Rules: The Basics
Reapers are grim by nature. Always with the dying. Throw in the complication of demons, a possessed reaper and a fallen angel bent on destruction, and all Hell will most assuredly break loose.
These are not the reapers of myth because, let’s face it. Cloaked skeletons are in no way sexy. Chances are you may have even met a reaper. But if you did and you’re still around to read this post, clearly it wasn’t your time.
Reaper Rules: The Basics
How will you know if you meet a reaper? Two ways. One you’re dead already and it will become obvious rather quickly or two…you’ll never know. Reapers blend into the background. You may have already crossed paths with one. If you did, and you’re reading this now (which means you are NOT dead), you’ll never remember him.
You’ve probably heard the stories of the “mysterious angel” who showed up at the scene of an accident and lifted the car off a child, pulled a driver to safety, saved a drowning person, _____________ (fill in the blank), and then disappeared. No one got a description. No one took a photo. No one remembers clearly what the helpful stranger actually looked like.
There’s a good chance that lucky individual met a reaper on his way to or from collecting a soul.
There are two rules of survival as a reaper:
Keep your energy.
Keep your head.
Everything else is survivable, but it also means that even reapers aren’t immortal. They can live for a long time but usually flame out after a couple of centuries. Ferrying the dead is a soul-sucking job (pun intended).
Reaping is a full-time commitment with a human population over seven billion. And that doesn’t even count all of the other creatures with souls that need reapers. Yeah, there are reapers for every creature with a soul. And they all meet in one place. Purgatory.
While they might not all get along topside, Purgatory is supernatural Switzerland. Forced détente. Conflict will get you smited lickedy-split.
And no one enjoys a smiting.
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Reap & Repent by Lisa Medley
Available on June 2, 2014 by Harlequin
They see death. Can they share a life?
Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets–yellow is happy, green is peaceful, red is aroused. She can even see the brilliant white light that glows just before death. 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 and battling demons, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. He’s a Reaper. What, he wonders, is Ruth?
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. Wielding her newly awakened and untested powers is the only way to save herself –and the Reaper she can’t live without.
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