Thursday, January 10, 2013

Release Day Blitz for Reaper's Novice by Cecilia Robert

Hello Muses and Fallen Friends,

I have a very special guest on the blog today. Her name is Cecilia Robert and she's the author of Reaper's Novice releasing TODAY!  Later on in the month, I'll be posting a review of the novel. But for now, I leave you with the description and an excerpt from this great book. Also, don't forget to check out the super-cool giveaway at the end of the post where you can win an ecopy of the book and a $10 Amazon gift card! 


Book description:
17- year- old Ana Maria Tei’s life has always been perfect: loving parents, good grades, and a future so bright it outshone the sun. But now words like “separation” and “divorce” are sending her world plummeting to hell. Determined to keep her family intact, Ana plans a family-bonding trip from Vienna to Tuscany. Except fate has other plans. Ana’s parents and siblings are killed in a car accident on their way to pick Ana up from school.

Enter Grim, aka Ernest. He promises to relinquish the four souls if Ana agrees to trade her soul for theirs and serve a lifetime as his novice. In order for Ana to graduate from her Reaper’s Novice station to a Soul Collector graduate, Grim puts her to test. To her horror, she finds out becoming a Reaper’s Novice didn’t happen by chance. It was preordained, and she is forced to make a choice: save her family’s souls or come to terms with who she really is and complete the task set for her.

Read An Excerpt:

As soon as my bedroom door closes, Rolf swings me around and backs me up against the door, his entire length to mine. He slides his arm around my waist, pulling me closer. He leans down, pressing his lips on my forehead. “Your dad doesn’t trust me.”
I slide my hands up his firm chest and slip them around his neck, tangling my fingers with the silky-soft hair curling on his collar. “I don’t think my dad trusts any boy in my room.”
He chuckles, his warm breath caressing the shell of my ear. “Good thing he doesn’t.” His voice is hoarse, tossing away any decent thoughts from my mind. “I’ve missed you.” My knees barely hold me up as his lips trail my jaw, in a slow torturous pace. His arms tighten around me, melding us together. Hiking to my toes, I push my body forward until all that surrounds me is his light sandalwood aftershave.
“Missed you—” His mouth covers mine, cutting me off. Every sound inside the flat fades. Everything in me veers forward, focusing on him, on his lips on mine, not caring that my parents could walk in on us, or my siblings down the hallway could barge in. His hands travel down the hem of my t-shirt, and under it, wrap around my waist and soon his fingertips whisper into my skin. And I’m burning. They hike farther up. Every nerve in my body narrows to his fingers. I’m sure if he stops, my body will shatter into millions of worthless pieces. And when they do move up to trace the outer line of my lace bra, my body trembles with the promise of combusting. A whimper bubbles up my throat, and I push myself further into him. If only I could get under his skin, then we could be one. He groans low as he pushes me against the door seeming as desperate as I am. I tighten my hold on him at the same time fumble awkwardly with his shirt searching for the path to his skin. As soon as my fingers touch his skin, his whole body trembles.
He lifts his mouth from mine, then buries his face in the crook of my neck, breathing hard. I clutch him closer, tighter, my breath mirroring his.
“Kissing you has got to be the most pleasurable thing in the world, Ana.” His voice is still rough, his breath deliciously warm on the nape of my neck. I couldn’t agree more. I mean about kissing him.

Author Bio:

Cecilia Robert lives in Vienna with her two children, has an incurable obsession with books, TV and medieval architecture. When not working in her full time job, catching up with her two children, writing or reading, she can be found, knitting or crocheting, taking photos of old buildings. 

Author social media links:

And Now For a Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway


May said...

I hate it when the story gets dumb and the characters act silly.

Swordlily said...

I like deep story lines, when you can understand why the main character is acting like he is and I like heroes who''grow'' through the book!
-Karina V

Cecilia Robert said...

Thanks for taking part in Reaper's release day, Kay. <3

BrittanyUtley said...

I love when a book has lots of action in it! Hearing good reviews and a great cover always makes me pick up a book and want to read it!

Renald said...

I love the cover , then I check the backcover and read reviews. This one sounds good.

KaSonndra Leigh said...

Thanks for stopping by and showing Cece some love my friends. I'll be reading this book over the weekend and cannot wait to tell you all about how great I'm sure it'll be. :D

Anne Consolacion said...

I hate a protagonist who is so stubborn to a point that he/she is being annoying. That's one thing that makes it so hard for me to finish a book.

Meghan said...

I like realistic dialogue. I cannot stand when guys are pouring out their hearts to these personality-less girls in long flowery sonnets. It's not realistic and most of the time just sounds silly. (Exception: William Shakespeare)

Post a Comment