Thanks to YOU, THE RELUCTANT REAPER is shooting up the Amazon ranks!
Amazon.com Best Sellers Rank:
#1,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > General Humor
#20 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Urban
#22 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Humor
#242 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#3 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
5.0 out of 5 stars What a journey through hell!, October 10, 2013
I started reading this book, curious what it might have in store for me. What happened to Kirsty d’Arc, the main character, is so unique, I couldn’t stop reading! Her journey through hell was written vividly, and I felt for the naïve young woman who was accidentally reaped and wants her life back. I liked Dante, her reaper, from the beginning, and loved them growing closer step by step. On her way through hell, Kirsty meets mythical characters, and I recognized some of them. I chuckled my way through this book, enjoyed the puns and wordgames. Now I’m looking forward to reading SCYTHE DOES MATTER, the next book in the series.
THE RELUCTANT REAPER has an unusual storyline and is worth reading!
This series sounded like a new interesting concept. It didn’t disappoint. I’ve always wondered what being a reaper was like. Dante is a hot guy! Kirsty has real spunk. As soon as I finished, I had to go get Scythe Does Matter!
Big, huge cable and entertainment corporation, Rogers Digital Media, has an online magazine.
In it, THE RELUCTANT REAPER has been listed as a Top 10 Summer Read! OMG!!!
I’m blown away. Thank you, Rogers.
“Leaves me wanting more” July 24, 2013
I read the first 50 pages the day it came out and then I got distracted.
Today I finished the last 127 pages in a little over two hours.
It was a quick and fun read with characters I’ve grown attached to.
In the first book the main character Kristy was just getting into the grove when the book ended. In the sequel she is all in and ready to do.
I highly recommend this book as well as the previous one. My only complaint is that it isn’t long enough. I would have gladly slogged through another hundred pages or more.
The third book can’t get here fast enough.
Ten Questions About The Reluctant Reaper by Gina X. Grant
CHUCK WRITES: I dig this cover. I love the idea. Super-fun-sounding digital-only release. So it was an easy “yes” when it came time to decide whether or not to lend Gina and her book a slot here at the blog. Here she is talking up her Reaper trilogy:
Tell Us About Yourself: Who The Hell Are You?
Not true. (Why do author bios say they’ve been writing since they were kids? No other profession does this. If my gynecologist said he’d been… but I digress.)
Truth is, I’ve been writing since we accessed the internet via stone tablets, about 1999, beginning with fanfiction for a TV show called The Sentinel. Anybody even remember that show? At first my stories were pretty awful, but like the John Cleese character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “I got better.” In 2009, my first full-length novel, a gay romance titled Gym Dandy, was published. But not before being contracted and uncontracted and contracted again… It was ever thus in publishing, eh?
Now I write funny urban fantasy under my (mostly) real name, Gina X. Grant.
Five stars from “I Heart Books”!!! I’m pumped. Or possibly stoked. I’m moved to employ grammatically incorrect punctuation!!!
Kris from I Heart Books says:
I was looking for a quick and quirky read in the paranormal genre, but also wanted something different than anything I’d read before. Picky aren’t I? Well, The Reluctant Reaper… NAILED IT!
Thank you, Kris!
Patrick at QueryTracker graciously included me in his “Success Story” series. Thank you, Patrick.
At the end of the fun interview, I included both my original query letter, and also, with her permission, the proposal my agent wrote that sold the 3-book series to Simon & Schuster.
(Warning: Contains spoilers for the first two books. And also, bear in mind the book was substantially rewritten between the query and the proposal.)
I think you’ll find this of interest. I know I’d never seen a proposal before.