Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Title: Reap & Repent
Series: The Reaper Series
Author: Lisa Medley
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Big Cedar
Cover Design: Sweet and Spicy Designs
Release Date: 3rd March 2013

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They see death. Can they share a life?

Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.

Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford.

A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.


Title: Reap & Redeem
Series: The Reaper Series
Author: Lisa Medley
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Big Cedar
Cover Design: Sweet and Spicy Designs
Release Date: 10th March 2015

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He’s a reaper who has given up on saving souls. Will a dying woman be his salvation?

After a century of enslavement to pure evil, Kylen Larson is finally free. But he’s long past caring. The only woman he ever loved is dead, and he’s tormented by memories of the horrors his demon parasite forced him to commit. Now, he lives for nothing more than hunting down the infernal creatures invading Meridian, Arkansas, and destroying them.

Olivia Evans is in the final stages of cancer when Kylen accidentally saves her from demonic possession. When he rescues this innocent soul, Kylen rediscovers his mission—and his heart. All he wants is to help Olivia stay alive. He’ll just have to fight off an invasion from Hell first…


Title: Reap & Redeem
Series: The Reaper Series
Author: Lisa Medley
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Big Cedar
Cover Design: Sweet and Spicy Designs
Release Date: 5th April 2015

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By day he saves lives in the city he loves. Can he save souls too?

Nate is an EMT, a witch and a newly inducted member of the Reaper Authority Force. What he's not is a reaper. With unexplained abilities, his true nature lies somewhere in between the angels, demons and reapers he finds himself involved with. When he's paired with the reaper Maeve, he struggles to find his place in the rising war to save the souls of Meridian and the world.

Maeve has tried to hide her reaper handicap--her toxic reaper energy--from her colleagues. But when she's possessed by a fallen angel and forced to poach souls for Hell, her greatest weakness might be the only thing that saves her.

Nate uses his growing powers and his innate magic to find Maeve. He'll do whatever it takes to save her, revealing more than he ever imagined in the process.


Lisa has always enjoyed reading about monsters in love and now she writes about them, because monsters need love too.
She adores beasties of all sorts, fictional as well as real, and has a farm full of them in her Southwest Missouri home, including: one child, one husband, two dogs, two cats, a dozen hens, thousands of Italian bees, and a guinea pig. 
She may or may not keep a complete zombie apocalypse bug-out bag in her trunk at all times, including a machete. Just. In. Case.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say?
My latest book in the Reaper Series is, Reap & Reveal.
Summary: By day witch, Nate Blackburn, saves lives in the city he loves. Can he save souls too?

On average how long did it take you to write the individual books in your Reaper Series, from the original idea to finishing writing them?
Each book took me about six months to write. I have an evil day job, so that interferes with things. I think I could write a novel in half that time if I could write full-time.

Which of your Reaper Series books were easier/harder to write than the others?
 Book three, Reap & Reveal, was certainly the easiest. Reap & Repent was the first book I’d ever written. I pantsed it for half the book then got my act together and started plotting. By the third book, I started with an outline and went from there.

What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books in the Reaper Series? Books of a different genre/series?
There will be at least one more book in the Reaper Series. I have the first few chapters of Reap & Reckon (book four) written. There are certainly more stories to be told in this series :D I’m currently working on a sci-fi/space opera romance called Space Cowboys & Indians. It’s so much fun! You can expect it sometime late this fall.

What genre would you place your Reaper books into?
Dark Urban Fantasy is the best place for them. With their occult tendencies, demons, angels, reapers, witches and such, I think they fit into that category nicely.

What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I love monsters. And monsters in love? All the better.

If so why is it your favourite?
Oh, yes. Reap & Redeem is my favorite. Even though people tell me Reap & Reveal is a darker story, I don’t see it. I love the torment of Reap & Redeem.

Do you have a favourite character from your Reaper Series? and why are they your favourite?
Shhhh, Kylen is my favorite. He’s a dark hero one step away from damnation. He has to choose the light if he wants it. Unfortunately, he has very little left to live for.

If you had to choose to be one of your characters in your Reaper Series which would you be? and why?
Wow, that’s a tough question! I’d want to be Maeve because she is a total badass, even though she has a very rough go of things in the series for a while.

Where did you get your book plot ideas from for your Reaper Series? What/Who is your inspiration?
Like a lot of authors, I started writing about vampires. After a while, I knew I wanted to write about some more unsung monsters. There aren’t that many books about reapers. I thought, what if reapers weren’t the skeletal monsters of death but were more...human…and conflicted? Maybe even being used as pawns in the ultimate struggle of good vs evil? One thing led to another and the world and characters of the Reaper Series were born.

How did you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your Reaper Series? Who designed the Cover of your books?
Reap & Repent started out as Reap ‘Em & Weep. I contracted the first three books with Harlequin but later my rights were reverted. Harlequin needed a shorter title, so I came up with Reap & titles. I love them all so far! And as for covers, Jaycee at Sweet & Spicy Designs (  did all of my covers. She’s amazing!

Did you choose the individual book titles of your Reaper Series first, or write the books then choose the titles? 
I’ve done both actually. I think the titles really reflect the tone and plot of the each individual book.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
Lots of Google searching until I find something that seems right. My fictional Arkansas city of Meridian took quite some time to nail down. I love it now and couldn’t imagine the city being named anything else.

Are character names and place names decided after their creation? or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
I typically choose the name first. The name drives the character/world building for me, with the exception of Meridian. That one took a while to iron out!

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along? 
My characters develop as I write. Some are strong and vocal right at the beginning. Others come on more slowly.

Did you basic plot/plan for your Reaper Series, before you actually begin writing it out? Or do you let the writing flow and see where it takes the story?
Book one was totally let’s-write-and-see-where-this-goes. Books two and three were outlined so I could pick up and carry through plotlines and details. Book four, Reap & Reckon, will have a full synopsis written before I start.

Do you think your Reaper Series books would transfer into movies well?

Who would you want to play Ruth and Dean? 
I really do think it would be a great movie series. 
For Dean, I’d love to see Jensen Ackles 
(Dean Winchester from Supernatural) playing his part.  

For Ruth, Natalie Portman would be perfect!


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