Thursday, April 4, 2013

#Giveaway Signed Book ~ Deadly Kisses Blog Tour! By Kerri Cuevas

Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas
Publication: March 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance


Aiden Grant has a killer kiss.  Literally. And it’s not every reaper who gets to work with the Sixteenth President. Sure, Honest Abe likes to throw out history lessons with reaping assignments, but when you’re favored by the ancients, grim reaper life is pretty sweet for a newly dead seventeen-year-old.
Then things get messy.
Aiden is assigned to reap the soul of Bee, the only girl he has ever loved. When Aiden’s kiss of death fails, intertwining their souls, she is still very much alive and they are both in trouble. The ancients want Bee, who has special powers of her own, and they’ll do anything to get her.
Some rules are meant to be broken, even if that means Aiden must bargain with his own soul to save Bee. Who knew the afterlife could get so complicated?

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Kerri Cuevas was born and raised in Rhode Island. She moved to New Hampshire with her husband, three kids, cats and a rabbit named Hercules in 2005. When she's not writing, she's chasing chickens on her small farm or searching for the ultimate mac-a-cheese recipe.
Kerri went to college for Early Childhood Education but now writes books for young adults full-time. Her storytelling stems from watching too many horror flicks as a teen, but she no longer needs to sleep with the lights on.

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My Review of Deadly Kisses

I actually really liked this book. After I read a few chapters, I didn’t think I would, because the part of Abe Lincoln being a Grimm Reaper was a little too much for me.
But I kept reading, and was able to get into the book. I was grossed out on the whole flesh falling off part of Aiden aka Ad. But, that does change, won’t say why, lol

I think it is an interesting story. Bee is a great character I think, and was loving her spunk. I don’t want to give too much away, but wanted to mention its really  well written, and its for sure a new type of story for me. I know there is Grimm Reaper books out there, but think the way this one is written is unique. But I do usually avoid creepy kinds of books.

I loved how realistic Aiden was as a character. He has his guilt, regret, and insecurities. Bee has been able to see reapers her whole life, and found her to be really tough, that would be a bummer. She is just what Aiden needs to bring him out of his self sentenced seclusion.  It makes you wonder if love can survive between the living and the dead?

Deadly Kisses has that perfect blend of action, romance, and suspense to keep you wondering what will happen.
I am anxious of book 2 now.
I give it 4 ½ stars (will be 5 stars most places I post)
I do recommend it for sure.
I was given a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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“What’s happening, Top Hat? What do you have for me now, another sour old man? The guy who chopped his leg off with a chainsaw last week was a sight. No more water, because the one I had to go reap from drowning left water stains on the new paint job.” I pointed to the dark spot on the floor. “Give me all the nasty ones, don’t you?”
“Young Reaperling, how else would I get you to fight in my war? Besides, a busy Reaper is a Reaper who stays out of trouble. I told you death is not pretty, but essential, and you cannot always choose how they will die.” A long bony finger poked me. “If I could die again it would be you who would put me in my grave.”
“I take that as a compliment. Thank you.” I reached out and smoothed the crease in the front of his cloak. It reminded me of what my mom had done for me countless times before she started drinking—when she cared.
He pulled at his long bushy beard. “Young people have no respect for their elders. I don’t care if you’re my most efficient Reaper, you should listen to me and ascend. So help me if anyone else your age decides to hold onto their regret.”
I took out my phone. “Just hurry up and send me the next assignment because I have to go and buff out scratches. I think I got another one during the last transport.”
“Don’t be so quick to receive this assignment, boy, because it’s the one that will make or break you.” Abe’s face went from cheerful to dreadful. His high cheekbones were more prominent and his brown eyes held sorrow. His panic shadowed over me, and I felt it seeping into the decayed marrow in my bones.
“Give it to me straight, big guy. I can handle it.”
Abe pushed send on his phone and seconds later the text reached me. I tapped the screen and the seven-day countdown app started. Precious seconds of life began to tick away.
I looked at my assignment’s personal information. The picture stared back at me. I hadn’t seen her in two years, but she looked the same. My scythe fell to the wooden bottom of the gondola, and I dropped to my knees.
“This can’t be happening.”
“You haven’t read the Manual of Death, have you, Ad?” Abe said. “This is the final test.”
“I haven’t got around to reading the manual.”
A wisp of fog went in and out of my mouth as I struggled for air my body no longer needed. Abe bent down and put his hand on my back. His long legs reached over the edge of my gondola and up to my shoulders. “If you don’t reap the soul that is assigned to you . . .”
“I know, I know. Fail to reap and I end up a tossed skeleton in the River of Lost Souls, ceasing to exist on any plane.”
Abe let go of me, held his hat, and stood up.
“But Bee would still die?” There was no way around the master List of Death, but my blood boiled that Bee had made it to the top. It wasn’t fair. I could make her death quick. It was the least I could do after what I did to her family, but it was too soon. She was only sixteen.
“The assignment would be passed down to Reina if you fail.”
My hands dropped to the floor, picking up my scythe. I sucked in a stale breath, easing myself to my feet. I relaxed with the scythe’s familiar feel beneath my bony fingers. It radiated warmth and I clung to that normalcy as I had with my guitar when I was alive.
I would go collect the girl’s soul. I didn’t want any other Grim Reaper near her. I would do my job.
“Are you okay?” he asked. I felt him trying to comfort me, but I pushed it away.
“Yes . . . no . . . maybe, oh I don’t know. You have my clean stuff?”
He put a pile of cloaks in a heap over the dark water spot and took my used ones. “Did I mention that I’m not a woman who does your laundry? Do your own,” Abe said. “I’ll train you myself if you go through with this assignment.”
I cocked an eyebrow. “No Grim Reaper Academy?”
“You’re a natural, kid, but you need more training than they offer. It’s imperative that you learn the histories. You need to know about the lesser creatures.”
“Let’s do the speech another time. I need to find a way to take care of this assignment, kay?”
Abe’s eyes wandered as he stroked his beard. “I don’t understand why you give me the letter ‘k.’ Am I missing something? Or is this like how you call yourself, Ad, now instead of your given name?”
I growled in frustration. “Sheesh. You old dudes are worse than a granny. Okay. Kay. You get it?”
Abe was quiet, deep in thought, then burst out with rolling laughter. “I get it. The English language has become foreign since I died.”
He tipped his hat and left, leaving me alone in the black with only the moans from the River of Lost Souls to keep me company. My heart was a leaden thing that had sunk in my chest. I took a deep breath and moved my gondola away from the shore. I headed north to face my fate, knowing in the pit of my non-existent stomach that Bee was the one who would leave me a Grim Reaper for eternity.

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