Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Blitz The Reaper Series Box Set by Lisa Medley


All You Need is Love: Religion as a Source of Inspiration for Urban Fantasy

One of the best known books in the world is a supernatural story called THE BIBLE. Religion has been a source of inspiration for folks to do all sorts of things since the dawn of time. The Bible itself is filled with supernatural acts and characters: angels, demons, upper and lower case gods, reanimation, magic and, of course, the universal struggle of good vs evil. 

So it only seemed fitting that any book I wrote dealing with reapers, the merchants of life and death, would also be intertwined with those elements.

There’s a line in Reap & Repent, book one of The Reaper Series, which addresses this very idea:

“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.”

The oldest stories are the richest, and I’ve pulled from the source of my own religion to reimagine that age-old struggle and what has been and is going on behind the scenes.  The one overarching theme of the Reaper Series books is this; Love.

Even the darkest, most damaged villain had a mother and a father. Love or its absence is what molds our destinies.

Monsters need love too.



The Reaper Series Box Set

Reap and Repent
The Reaper Series
Book 1
Lisa Medley

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Big Cedar

Date of Publication: March 3, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9908856-2-7
ASIN: B00TJFIOFK

Number of pages: 328
Word Count: 84k

Cover Artist: Sweet and Spicy Designs

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.



Reap and Redeem                  
The Reaper Series
Book 2
Lisa Medley

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Big Cedar

Date of Publication: March 10, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9908856-4-1
ASIN: B00UKBZO7S

Number of pages: 326
Word Count: 80k

Cover Artist: Sweet and Spicy Designs

Book Description:

He’s a reaper who has given up on saving souls. Will a dying woman be his salvation?

After a century of enslavement to pure evil, Kylen Larson is finally free. But he’s long past caring. The only woman he ever loved is dead, and he’s tormented by memories of the horrors his demon parasite forced him to commit. Now, he lives for nothing more than hunting down the infernal creatures invading Meridian, Arkansas, and destroying them.

Olivia Evans is in the final stages of cancer when Kylen accidentally saves her from demonic possession. When he rescues this innocent soul, Kylen rediscovers his mission—and his heart. All he wants is to help Olivia stay alive. He’ll just have to fight off an invasion from Hell first…




Reap and Reveal 
The Reaper Series
Book 3
Lisa Medley

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Big Cedar

Date of Publication: April 5, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9908856-6-5
ASIN: B00VB4VFJY

Number of pages: 302
Word Count: 78k

Cover Artist: Sweet and Spicy Designs

Book Description:

By day he saves lives in the city he loves. Can he save souls too?

Nate is an EMT, a witch and a newly inducted member of the Reaper Authority Force. What he's not is a reaper. With unexplained abilities, his true nature lies somewhere in between the angels, demons and reapers he finds himself involved with. When he's paired with the reaper Maeve, he struggles to find his place in the rising war to save the souls of Meridian and the world.

Maeve has tried to hide her reaper handicap--her toxic reaper energy--from her colleagues. But when she's possessed by a fallen angel and forced to poach souls for Hell, her greatest weakness might be the only thing that saves her.

Nate uses his growing powers and his innate magic to find Maeve. He'll do whatever it takes to save her, revealing more than he ever imagined in the process.



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.





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