Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Blog Tour - Feasted On: Reap & Repent by Lisa Medley | Review & Gift Card Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Lisa Medley, with a review of her novel "Reap & Repent," which happens to be the FIRST BOOK in The Reaper Series!!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY(s)!! [Blog Tour & Giveaway will run on August 17 - 21, 2015]

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 328; Kindle Edition - File Size: 710 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: March 3, 2015 | Publisher: Big Cedar | Obtained: Goddess Fish Promotions

"Reap & Repent" [The Reaper Series, Book 1] by Lisa Medley

Author's Book Description : 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 two hundred 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.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! All her life Ruth has known she was different, especially with her ability to see other people’s auras. However, since she was twelve-years-old, when she witnessed her father’s death, she has been alone keeping herself away from people and afraid of her ability. Now, an adult with a PhD Ruth’s life dramatically changes after her mother dies and Deacon—a two hundred and six year old reaper—inserts himself into her life to show her that she is a reaper too. Yet, as their time together brings them from one extreme circumstance to the next and their connection exponentially grows, they’ll have to decide what they are willing to do to keep one another safe…

Intense and dynamic with a more unique setting then I am use to reading, it become intrigued from the very beginning. Ruth is a surprising character because in the beginning she is not what I would have expected as a leader, very scared of everything around her even herself in a way, yet as her determination grows to learn more while she gains the relationships with Deacon and Nate she becomes a force to be reckoned with. I liked how unflappable she was when it came to those she cares about. Learning about being reaper and the hierarchy of it all was interesting, especially seeing it all through Ruth’s eyes.

While I found Deacon to be one hunk of a man, he’s also a bit over confident in his abilities so much so that when Ruth comes into the equation he falters quite a bit. Nevertheless, I liked reading about Ruth and his growing relationship. It was fast-paced, intoxicating, and relentless. Very hard not to root for them!

I will say that this is a “never-ending story” it seems. Meaning that while Deacon and Ruth’s personal story basically concludes with this novel, there are still leftover questions about Ruth along with what will happen to her friends and her from this point forward. Basically, the reader is left with a whole bunch of intrigue with hopes of what is next to come. I’m definitely curious! =0)

Overall, I recommend this novel and series to those looking for an intense fantasy romance based around “good” vs “evil.”

-- On a side note --
When thinking about Ruth’s parentage (which you don’t really find out in this novel) I kept thinking of Star Wars’ Luke and Leia while kind of believing/hoping that Nate and Ruth would turn out the same way, miraculously find out that they were siblings.

Purchase This Book and/or the ones from its Connected Series Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Reap & Redeem (Book 2) | Amazon.com (Paperback) : Reap & Redeem (Book 2) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : Reap & Reveal (Book 3) | Amazon.com (Paperback) : Reap & Reveal (Book 3)

- NOTE: This book is FREE (as an e-Book) during the KDP Select Tour from August 17 - 21, 2015 -

Author's Novel Extras : Pinterest: Reap & Repent: Book One | Reap & Repent Preview | ***Lisa Medley*** | #8Sunday – A Reap & Repent Snippet: A Reaper & His Scythe | #8Sunday – A Reap & Repent Snippet: Demon Whac-A-Mole | New COVER REVEAL for REAP & REPENT

A portal perhaps? Gate to nowhere along my travels today.
Posted by Lisa Medley - Author on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author's Series Extras : Pinterest: Reap & Redeem: Book Two | Pinterest: Reap & Reveal: Book Three | Pinterest: Reap & Reckon: Book Four

Shiny new bookmarks!
Posted by Lisa Medley - Author on Sunday, April 5, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
Her own experience was proof that not everything was black-and-white.
Most people said that they didn’t believe in the supernatural, but if they believed in God, they should at least believe in the possibility of everything else. If God, then why not other supernatural entities: Satan? Angels? Demons? Vampires? Werewolves? Reapers? It was a slippery slope for sure. Open one door and no telling what might come through it. ~ within Chapter 4
It was just too much. Way, way too much. Ridiculous actually. The stuff of fairy tales or nightmares, she thought. Yes, nightmares. And the man in the next room? What about him? Was he the prince or the villain of this story? Time would tell. She prayed for the prince because if villains kissed that good, she was screwed. Utterly and completely. ~ within Chapter 8

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, August 17, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Lisa, then please check out her website.

About the Author :

Lisa has always enjoyed reading about monsters in love and now she writes about them, because monsters need love too.

She adores beasties of all sorts, fictional as well as real, and has a farm full of them in her Southwest Missouri home, including: one child, one husband, two dogs, two cats, a dozen hens, thousands of Italian bees, and a guinea pig.

She may or may not keep a complete zombie apocalypse bug-out bag in her trunk at all times, including a machete. Just. In. Case.

Book Excerpt :

“I want answers. In the hospital, I sensed something about you when we met… Your mother was Mary Scott. Correct? She died in that hospital room while you were there?”

“I didn’t do that. It wasn’t my fault,” she blurted out.

“Okaaay,” he proceeded cautiously. “Did you touch her before you left?”

She considered him, her mouth going dry. She had touched her. She’d given her that final kiss on the forehead.

“Yes,” she whispered.

Ruth couldn’t look at him as she began to realize what all of this might mean. Had her bizarre handicap really killed her father, and now her mother, too?

She was a killer.

“You’re not a killer,” he said, rolling his eyes.

“I thought you couldn’t read minds!” She sobbed, tears choking her throat closed.

It’s my fault. I AM a killer.

“You’re not,” he insisted. “I think you’re a reaper, like me.”

Her heart starting beating faster and her vision started to go blurry around the edges. The whole room sped down a black chute into darkness. She was going to pass out. She was going to pass out with a strange supernatural man in her house.

God help me.

Don't fear the reaper. Lust after him. REAP & REPENT by Lisa Medley - Author #FREE Aug. 17-21, 2015 on Amazon Kindle...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, August 17, 2015

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  1. What an amazingly awesome post and review! Thanks for pulling in all that bonus material. You da bomb! Reap on!

  2. The series sounds great & such a gorgeous cover.


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