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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Reaper Mine: A Reaper Novel by Christie Palmer

Victor is the Reaper over Violence he doesn’t do warm and fuzzy. He definitely doesn’t do damsel in distress. But apparently Dante didn’t get that memo. And Elle was most defiantly a damsel in distress.

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Published: August 15th, 2015
Cover Artist: Jaycee De Lorenzo of Sweet N’ Spicy Designs

A war is brewing; the Tribunal wants to possess her. And one Reaper will give his soul to love her.

Victor is the Reaper over Violence he doesn’t do warm and fuzzy. He definitely doesn’t do damsel in distress. But apparently Dante didn’t get that memo. And Elle was most defiantly a damsel in distress.

Now he only needs to can keep her alive long enough to find out who wants to kill her? And why the hell did the Tribunal want her so badly? 

She was a demi-goddess. A cursed demi-goddess, who had accidently bound her soul to the Reaper over Violence in order to save her butt from a Freak trying to kill her in a graveyard. 

Elle was having a really bad day. 

GUEST POST
The Soul of a Reaper…

Like many great mythological creatures Reapers have taken on a life of their own. They have grown into a polarizing type of figure. Authors and storytellers have pulled the Reapers out of the shadows. They are the original bad guy, just ripe for the saving. 

Depending on where you look the origins of the Grim Reaper is a varied handbasket. From the Bible, to Greek Mythology, Scandinavian Mythology, to Celtic Mythology. Lore and Folk stories go back as far as recorded history about Grim Reapers, they are both male and female, ranging in age, and some have weapons. Some have cloaks, and others do not. Some Grim Reapers are known to appear on horses or depicted as the fourth horseman of the apocalypse. Another Grim Reaper rides in a carriage full of rocks, when it takes a soul it leaves behind a rock. The depiction of the Grim Reaper in popular fiction came about during the 16th century and the Black Death otherwise known as the plagues. Not a very romantic period of time. So you can see the Grim Reapers have a varied and unique past. But also open to interpretation by anyone who is willing to tell a new story.

So why has the Reaper become such a polarizing figure in Romantic fiction? The Grim Reaper as mentioned above is the original lone bad guy. A figure that is neither angel, nor devil. He walks a thin line between good and evil, hidden within the shadows just waiting to step out into the light. What woman wouldn’t want to fall for someone like that? And what romance author wouldn’t die to write a character like that? There are so many different facets of a Reapers soul and personality, plus the mythology of the Reapers leaves the world building open and full to interpretation. Makes an author giddy with anticipation. My only hope would be that the readers would appreciate my take and spin on the world and life I build out of the mythology. 

About the author:
Christie was born and raised in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Ut. She lives less than a mile from the home she grew up in. World traveler she is not. But what she lacked in travel she more than made up for in her imagination. Within her vivid imagination she has traveled the world over as well as different worlds and different times.

She works a full time day job to pay the bills but looses herself in books and her writing whenever possible. 

She is a loving mother of two wonderful children that she admits she is obsessed with. She has been married for 18 years to a very tolerant man that is grounded in reality in order for her to fly to the heights of her own imagination. 

She started writing when she was a teenager after reading a book that she didn't like the ending too. Took a hiatus to raise her wonderful children but has dedicated herself to becoming a published writer for the last several years

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