Author: Cecilia Robert
Release date: January 10th, 2013
Genre: urban fantasy
Age Group: YA
Buy Links: Amazon
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
Excerpt #1: Basement Scene
With tendril of air stored in my lungs whooshes out at the sight in front of me. At thing jagged metal for a mouth. The shoulder width is about two feet, with huge arms bent on its sides. It’s cold, gleaming, and so inhuman. Chills skitter down my spine. When is something that needs months to accomplish.
As mouth the tool belt hugging his waist. His hair sticks out in all directions. Twenty minutes ago it was styled in his usual immaculate style. I busy.” “Isn’t I swallow to push my heart back to my chest. “Who is he, Ro?”
“Haven’t found a name for him yet. But…” He fishes around the front pockets of the toolkit for something. When his hand reappears, it’s trembling. In it is a remote control. “Just look at this.” He presses some buttons. Immediately the eyes blink open, red as blood. The sound of metal grinding against metal fills the room as its mouth yawns open. Metal wings uncoil from behind the robot’s back, rising and spreading, and shrouding the room in darkness.
A creature from hell. I stumble halfway up the stairs, falling back when my feet can’t hold me up any longer. Rolf never his I nod.
About the author:
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.
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