Rerelease: The Reapers and Flirting with Death by Ali Winters

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Author: Ali Winters
Title: The Reapers
Genre:Fantasy/Paranormal
Release date: May 31 2015 (re-release: Nov 02 2015)
blurb
The balance of life and death must be kept at all costs.Having been a reaper as long as she can remember, Nivian knows that what she does is essential inmaintaining balance. After being assigned to a rushed mark she finds that there is more to this human thanany other she has encountered.Kain had been living an ordinary life without a second thought until he meets Nivian who turns his worldupside down. He is thrust into a world of hunters and reapers. The keepers of life and death have beenfeuding for centuries over a reason no one can even remember.With Kain having been marked for reaping, and Nivian being hunted, they forge a friendship and togethermust find the truth in order to keep balance in check. Wrong choices could destroy everything. As they journey they discover hidden histories, powers, and lies and truths that have been spun since the beginningof time. The consequence of failure, unimaginable.
 Excerpt:
Nivian leaped over the edge of the bridge and landed with a soft tap on the surface of the water. Shereached down, pulled the soul of the driver up by the collar of his shirt, and stood him up next to her on topof the water. She took the driver’s hand, palm up, in hers and waved her other hand over his. Pinching theair, she pulled and lifted up to expose his life thread. His wide eyes stared unblinking, hypnotized by theglowing string of light. Nivian reached behind her and grabbed the scythe strapped to her back, and swung.With a slow, deliberate movement, Nivian sliced the human’s life thread. The light formed into a ball andhovered between them. She pulled out a small pocket watch and guided the life energy down to the watch.It sunk into it and disappeared. She snapped the watch closed and returned it to her pocket.“You should know better than to drink and drive. You could’ve seriously hurt someone.”He gaped at her, his mouth opened and closed like a fish.“Yes, you really are dead,” she confirmed and gave him an apathetic look as she turned away.“Are you … the devil?” he managed to sputter.“No, of course not. I am just the natural order of things,” she said, looking back over her shoulder. “Waithere. Your spirit counselor will be here soon to guide you to your afterlife. I have other jobs tonight.” Shespun on her heel and walked away, as she pulled her hood back up over her head and vanished.
 
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Author:Ali Winters
Title:  Flirting With Death
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Release date: Nov 02 2015

blurb

Being a reaper has its perks, but also its downsides.While on an assignment, Evander is caught of guard by an unmarked human. Captivated, he is unable totear himself away.This is why reapers don’t associate with mortals.Piper was ordinary, just a girl looking for love. And all she knows is that her current boyfriend isn’t it. Anunfortunate incident and a series of remarkable events turn her world upside down. But what she finds isthe last thing she ever expected—She finds herself falling for the least likely candidate.

Excerpt:

“Stop. He is gone.” Evander said calmly. Why would she waste so much energy on someone who had nochance.“Don’t tell her to stop,” Tony snapped.Oh, right. That guy was still here. Where was a spirit counselor when you needed one? And at that moment,she showed up.“Yeah, yeah, I know. Don’t tell me. I’m late, am I right?” She waved a hand in the air dismissively.“I should have known it would be you, Cassandra. Please take him.”“Don’t boss me around, you fancy assassin. I know how to do my job.” She bit out, then turned to herassignment. “Come on, life loser, this way.”“I’m not going anywhere with you.” Tony backed up and stepped on his body, trying to slide back in.Evander’s gaze flicked upward, the difficult ones always tried to return to their bodies.

 Interview with Ali:

I seriously fell in love with the way Ali writes ever since I read about The Reapers after it was first released. And here are a few things to get to know her a little more.

All about being a writer …

  1. What were you before you became a writer?
    The same thing I am now. A photographer, receptionist, wife, & furmom.
  2. How did you feel after you published your first book?
    Excited, relieved, scared, but mostly I wasn’t sure what to do with myself anymore at that point.

  3. What do you love most about being an author?
    The excitement at getting a new idea for a story, and seeing the covers to go with it. I LOVE a good cover!

  4. Why did you choose to write fantasy among other genre?
    I grew up reading fantasy, it’s where my mind lives. The one idea I had for a contemporary story fell flat, for me. It just wasn’t my thing and I lost interest. Once I added in fantasy elements to my story ideas they took off. I now have about 29+ (and counting) ideas jotted down.

  5. What inspired you to write about the reapers?
    I wanted a story about something different than what was already out there. No one really writes about the reaper, and the idea of it being an organization amused me and it just kind of took off from there quickly growing into it’s own unique world.

  6. Who is the person you look up to the most as an author?
    Author Konstanz Silverbow. She’s awesome and a great friend. She has an amazing imagination, and can focus on writing like crazy! (I need to learn the ways of the writing force, she’s kind of my Yoda.) She’s also the one to inspire me to continue with my Reapers story after I wrote the first scene.

  7. Any particular habit that you do before and after you write?
    I can’t think of any. Every day is different. Unless coffee counts, then coffee.

  8. If you can be one of your characters, who would you pick and why? Nivian, because who wouldn’t want that cloak, and the ability to change your hair color?

  9. What are you currently working on that your fans should look forward to?
    Star Dust. It was originally planned as a stand alone, and is still someone of a stand alone, but there will be a few others in the series/same universe. All stand alones-ish.


    Off the grid… (not writing related)

    1. Who is the person who knows you best? My Mom. She’s states away from me and still knows every time I need to talk.
    2. Dream destination? Ireland. Because I love the green, and rolling hills, not to mention the accents.
    3. What do you do to relax? Read, photograph, play with photoshop, play with my dogs, watch movies, knit, or do something crafty.

      Fast Talk (Just to get to know you more)

      1. Singing or Dancing? Dancing, I even take a dance class. I don’t sing, and I won’t.
      2. Riding a horse or driving a car? That’s tough, I like horses better, but I’m so much better at driving a car.
      3. Favorite season? Summer.
      4. Sexiest man for you? My husband.
      5. Your present life in one word – Words.

 

Ali grew up in the Pacific North West. She attended Oregon State University for photography. After manyadventures, she moved to Colorado, earned a second degree, and met and married her husband.She currently lives in windy Wyoming with her husband and two dogs. When not writing, Ali is either,photographing, knitting, reading, dancing, or staying inside where it’s warm with a hot cup of coffee. Shedreams of traveling the world someday soon.
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