Guest Blog & Giveaway: Lisa Medley on Reaper Rules: The Basics & win Reap & Repent

June 20, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 17

A big welcome to Lisa Medley who is here to telling us about the basic reaper ruls and celebrating the release of Reap & Repent, The Reapers #1 (published on June 2, 2014 by Harlequin). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.

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Reaper Rules: The Basics

by

Lisa Medley

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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Lover beasties of all sorts and have a farm full of them in our SW MO home including: one child, one husband, two dogs, two cats, a dozen hens, thousands of Italian bees and a guinea pig. Not so in love with the guinea pig.

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1 ecopy of Reap & Repent

 Reap & Repent by Lisa Medley

  

Available on June 2, 2014 by Harlequin

Description:

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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17 Responses to “Guest Blog & Giveaway: Lisa Medley on Reaper Rules: The Basics & win Reap & Repent”

  1. Cara Bristol

    Remember the show Reaper on CW? I loved it! The kid’s parents had sold his soul to devil and on his 21st birthday he had begin work as a reaper, returning those who managed to escape back to hell. His two buddies would help him out. Now that’s friendship!

    You don’t need to enter me in the drawing. I’ve already read Reap & Repent. Loved it. Funny, sexy, scary read.

  2. Janie McGaugh

    Has to be Charley Davidson. After all, she has Reyes!

  3. erinf1

    I really don’t have one :( The only one that comes to mind is the Charley Davidson series even though I haven’t read it yet :)

  4. Lingeorge

    Yep, I have to go with Charlie Davidson, as I have just caught up on her series.

  5. Glenda

    I haven’t read Lisa’s books yet, so Death from DiscWorld series is still my favorite. :-)

  6. Jennifer S.

    I used to watch the TV show Dead Like Me all the time. I don’t think it’s on anymore, but it was a good one about reapers.

  7. JenM

    I love books with reapers for some reason. My favorite is Charlie Asher from Christopher Moore’s fantastic book, A Dirty Job, although I also love the Charley Davidson books.

  8. Enigma75

    I *LOVED* the Dead Like Me TV series. This looks like it would be an interesting read…thanks for giving us a chance to win it!

  9. Sheila ryals

    I loved the reaper from Dead Like Me! I just can not remember her name!

  10. KimG

    My favorite Reaper is also George, from Dead Like Me – loved Ellen Muth’s dry and sarcastic teen. Thanks for the contest – this one definitely has been added to my TBR list.