Never Fear the Reaper by Ashley Pagano

Fear the Reaper

Fear the Reaper Series



Genre: Paranormal Romance / YA
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Date of Publication: April 23rd,
ISBN: 978-1-945910-13-5
Number of pages: 176
Word Count: 44,853
Cover Artist: Najla Qamber
Tagline: In a world filled with
darkness… can true love spark just enough light to save it?
Book Description:
been to the other side and back again . . . But she’s never met anyone like
can see things no one else can . . . But he only sees her.
the moment he witnesses her do the impossible . . . he is obsessed. 
When Chase hires the mysterious
ghost exterminator, Ryder, to cleanse his house from a pesky poltergeist he
gets way more than he’s paying her for… There’s just something about Ryder that
has him mesmerized.
Is it the fact that he’s
witnessed her do the unexplainable? Or the fact that she’s absolutely
breathtaking? Or perhaps it’s that eerie familiar feeling that they’ve met
before, perhaps in another lifetime. 
Chase desperately tags along with
Ryder on a whirlwind of life threatening adventures in exchange for a few
precious moments of alone time with her. With the Grimm Reaper’s Scythe as
their defense, Chase developing some supernatural gifts of his own, and an
intense crush developing between them what crazy supernatural force will target
them next?
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Suddenly, from
behind me, a calm, raspy voice breaks the silence. “Are you Chase? I’m Ryder,”
she asks rather firmly, extending her long fingers for a professional
Oh God, please
don’t be her, please don’t be her, please don’t be her, I repeat over and over
again to myself. This girl is too young and far too beautiful to be a ghost
hunter. Inconveniently, she is literally my definition of perfection, dressed
all in black. Long, dark brown hair, perfect bronze skin, bright green eyes
that are surrounded by the longest eyelashes I’ve ever seen, a gorgeous
pearl-white smile, and a slim yet slightly muscular build. I can’t help but let
her catch me looking her up and down. Her appearance makes me even more
uncomfortable with my situation. I even notice a colorful, feathery angel-wing
tattoo that creeps down her left arm, which is ironic, given her profession.
Come on, this girl cannot be doing a job like this.
She smirks in
response before I can conjure up an excuse for my gawking.
“Not at all what
you expected, huh,” she says, while gesturing to the hostess with two of her
“Honestly, no
you’re not…not really.” I figure it’s better to be honest with her right now.
Finally, I build up enough courage to return her handshake. I’m embarrassed
when my clammy palm touches her soft, cool skin.
As we follow the
hostess to a booth at the far end of the dining area, she responds, “Don’t
worry, no one ever does. They expect some older, more spiritual looking woman
who’s all decked out in crucifixes.”
the Author:
Ashley Pagano has always dreamed
of being an artist both figuratively and literally. Her love of art was
instilled by her mother who always inspired her to be creative either with a
paintbrush or with a pen and paper. As far back as she can remember her life
was always centered around introspection, storytelling, and imagination.
Because she is so artistic, she took to the idea of creative writing very
passionately. Her ability to describe a scene, person, or place, she compares
to painting a picture, where she can describe every detail vividly in order to
make the reader feel like they’re truly living in the story. Her works of
writing usually center around a powerhouse female protagonist (which reflect
her own personality), who progresses through many wild and extreme obstacles.
Ashley loves to write stories that end with a cliffhanger, that leave the
reader begging for more and questioning what happens next. Her most recent
novel sets the stage for the paranormal romance of the century and includes
ghosts, poltergeists, and demons who just love to get in the way of true love.
Ashley has won awards for her design, art, and writing.

Ashley doesn’t believe in down
time whatsoever and actually loves having a full “To-Do”list. Ashley is a wife
to her wonderful husband, Eric and a mother to a beautiful little baby girl
named Dakota. She is also a Graphic Designer and a health and fitness coach.
Her husband and daughter inspire her to be the best person she can be and
encourage her to pursue any of her dreams (no matter how extravagant they may

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Unholy Cause by P.L. Blair




Unholy Cause

Book 5
P.L. Blair


Genre: Urban Fantasy/Police Procedural/

Light Romance


Publisher: Studio See Publishing LLC
Date of Publication: Sept. 30, 2017
Number of pages: 220
Word Count: 78,670
Cover Artist: Ron and Sarah Richter
Book Description:
Corpus Christi, Texas, police detective Tevis McLeod, an elf, must make an impossible choice: aid the evil Queen of the Unseelie Court in a quest that will allow her to become ruler over two worlds … or watch Kat Morales, his Human partner, and lifemate, die.
Morales felt a tingle of nerves between her shoulders as she and her partner
entered Miguelito’s. Something watched them – not some one, not anyone in the
knot of uniformed police and civilians gathered at the doors into the
restaurant’s kitchen. What burned at the nape of Kat’s neck, and turned the
greenblack amulet around her neck into ice so cold it almost burned, came from
some … thing. A creature, definitely not Human. Kat stopped a couple of steps
past the entrance, scanning her surroundings. Miguelito’s had gone lavish in
Christmas decorations: arrangements of poinsettias on every Spanish-tiled table
in sight, bright-colored pinatas around the bar at the far end of the room, a
six-pointed star of Magic-enhanced light strands hanging from the ceiling in
the room’s center, with more light strands radiating outward toward the walls
in a simulation of starlight.
overriding everything, the decorations, murals on the walls – everything –
sensation prickling at the nape of Kat’s neck, that feeling of being watched by
something dark and malevolent.
Tevis murmured, his gaze meeting hers.
her imagination then. He felt it too.
nodded, as though in response to her thoughts. A couple of inches taller than
Kat’s own five-feet-six, hair a pale gold in color, eyes the most incredible
shade of blue Kat had ever seen, Tevis Mac Leod at first glance could pass for
a late-twenty-something Human. But then you noticed the ears, pointed as those
of a fox, that identified him as an Elf – an Aalfar. One of those beings that
Humans had long dismissed as “fairy tales” and fantasy until more than four
years ago when Portals had opened between the world of Humans and … the Other
Side … the world ruled by Magic and inhabited by all of humankind’s ancient
fantasies and worst nightmares …
had been Kat’s partner on the Corpus Christi Police Department’s detective
squad for nearly a year now, and more recently – her lifemate. Although they
were keeping that part secret for a while yet. The CCPD officially frowned on
its officers … “fraternizing.” A corner of Kat’s mouth twitched a smile that
quickly disappeared as she re-focused her attention on the business at hand.
All the restaurant’s tables were empty, all but one. She moved toward it, Tevis
close at her side.
two men standing beside the table straightened at the detectives’ approach. The
third man, the one slumped over his unfinished lunch, was beyond any kind of
Corpus Christi Police Captain James Harley nodded to her, then to her partner.
“Mac Leod.” He pronounced Tevis’ name “Leed” instead of the way Tevis himself
said it: “Lee-ud.” The other – living – Human at the table, Nueces County’s
Deputy Coroner Roger Branson, gave Kat and her partner a curt nod. Kat had
fewer dealings with Branson than with his boss, Paul Herrera. But Paul was on
vacation this week.
would’ve bet her next paycheck that Roger was wishing his and Paul’s positions
were reversed.


About the Author:
A native of Tyler, Texas, Pat Blair lived for a few years on the Texas coast, in the Rockport and Corpus Christi area, before moving to Sheridan, Wyoming, since 1986. Writing as P.L. Blair, she finished her first book in her Portals series – Shadow Path – in 2008 while still employed as a reporter at The Sheridan Press newspaper. After taking a short semi-retirement, she resumed working as a reporter for Sheridan Media, a company that boasts nine radio stations and a website,, in 2013. Blair’s writing career was briefly disrupted by a – fortunately small – heart attack in January 2016, but with medications and a change in diet, she’s recovered and back on track. She shares her life with three dogs – a basset hound, dachshund/cocker mix and a “Jack Russell terror” – and a cat. All are rescues.


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