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Sunday, January 13, 2013


"But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away for good. Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can’t be influenced by his powers..."

Author: Lori Sjoberg
Pages: 278 pages
Publisher: Kensington Books on Jan. 2013
Form: E-book  ARC (from tour for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Amazon: Buy / $8.15 (Kindle)EU price, click to see yours )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $5.09 (Nook)
All Romance E-books: Buy / $5.99 (E-book)

"He’s handsome, reliable, and punctual—the perfect gentleman when you want him to be. But this dream man is Death’s best agent—and now he’s got more than his soul to lose…

One act of mercy before dying was all it took to turn soldier David Anderson into a reaper—an immortal who guides souls-of-untimely-death into the afterlife. But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away for good. Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can’t be influenced by his powers—even though she has an unsuspected talent for sensing the dead. And her honesty and irreverent sense of humor reignite his reason for living—and a passion he can’t afford to feel. Now Fate has summoned David to make a devastating last harvest. And he’ll break every hellishly-strict netherworld rule to save Sarah... and gamble on a choice even an immortal can't win."  ~ From Goodreads

I can't say I was a fan. The premise is interesting and parts of it were really captivating and held my attention very well. But for me the story moved too slowly, especially the romance. I didn't understand the trainee tagging along for the story, and perhaps without him there would have been more Sarah and David scenes which would have made it more Romance. The story read like an urban fantasy about grim reapers with a love story inserted.

Now I did actually like trainee Adam, he was funny and flirty - kinda what I wanted David to be. So if Sjoberg had joined both traits to David then we would have had a paranormal romance hero - as David stood he was very dark and very brooding and very urban fantasy ( which is not bad ) .

I found myself skipping a lot while reading, but in the end it was nicely written book worth a read, not just my idea of a slamming PNR, perhaps you'll disagree, but if you do like both urban fantasy and paranormal romance then this book would be worth considering because, really, we don't all have the same taste. :)

Rating :

Niina : Welcome to For The Love of Reading, Lori, I’m glad you could make it!

Lori joberg : Thanks so much for having me on your blog!

Niina : Let’s get started! Can you tell my readers here 4 fun unknown facts about you so we can break the ice?

Lori : I sing while I drive (and by sing, I mean wail like a banshee).  I don’t do laundry until I run out of clean socks.  I love hair metal bands.  I once had a pet duck named Mr. Peepers

Niina : I you could only read 5 paranormal romance novels for the rest of your life what would they be, and why?

Lori : No Rest For the Wicked by Kresley Cole – Because I love the back and forth between Kaderin the valkyrie and Sebastian the vampire as they travel the world for an immortal scavenger hunt.
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward – Rhage.  The beast.  Need I say more?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – I’m counting this as paranormal because of the time travel aspect.  Well, that and because I have an attachment to one James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser.
Liquid Lies by Hanna Martine – The worldbuilding is so fresh and vivid, and I love the tension between the main characters.
Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson – Because this book cracks me up, and who doesn’t need a good laugh every now and then?

Niina : Flirting with the idea of bringing a new mythological/paranormal creature to page, what would be exciting to write about?

Lori : I love writing about reapers, but I’d also like to write something about the Morrígan, a goddess-like figure from Irish mythology.  Immortal, sensual, and powerful; she sounds like my kind of gal!

Niina : What’s the best compliment you’ve received on your writing? And who complimented you?

Lori : One of my critique partners cursed me out for something I did to one of my characters, and then took it all back when the hero & heroine got their happily ever after.  It sounds strange, but to know my writing elicited that kind of emotional response means the world to me.

Niina : Now to more personal questions! What’s the sexiest article of clothing on a guy?

Lori : A pair of well worn, tight-fitting jeans that hang low on the hips and mold to the body in all the right places.

Niina : Which Disney Prince would you pick if you had to choose?

Lori :  The Beast (Prince Adam – yes, I had to look it up) from Beauty and the Beast.  He learned a hard lesson and paid a high price for his past mistake, and he absolutely adored Belle.  And who wouldn’t love a guy who gives you a library?

Niina : Before we finish, here are some Quick Fire Questions:  ( pick one, try to avoid “both” or “none” ;) )

Hockey or Football?  Hockey
Boots or Flip Flops?  Boots
Shots or Wine?  Shots
Fair: Popcorn or Cotton candy?  Cotton Candy
Men: Alpha-male or Sexy Millionaire? Can I have a sexy, alpha-male millionaire?  No?  Dammit!  Okay then, alpha-male.
Men: Bad boys or Good guys?   Bad boys
Men: Muscled or Slim?  Muscled
Knights or Kings?  Knights
Romance: Fallen Angels or Sexy Demons?  Sexy Demons
Romance: Firemen or Cowboys?  Firemen
Romance: Historical or Paranormal?  Paranormal
Sexier: Kisses or Licks?  That depends on what’s being kissed or licked.
 Sexier : A guy holding your hand or touching your hair?  Holding my hand
Romance or Erotic Romance?   Erotic Romance
Male POV or Female POV (Point Of View)?  Male POV

Niina : Thanks for visiting the For The Love of Reading, Lori! Any news would you like to share with your readers, or websites they can check out?

Lori : Thanks again for having me on your blog!  It's been fun!  My debut paranormal romance, Grave Intentions, was released on January 3rd, 2013.  It can be found on amazon ( ) and Barnes & Noble ( ).

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