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Fan-girling over Psychopomp by @AngelaRoquet #Review & a #Recipe

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Meet Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series

Welcome to Limbo City, the capital of the afterlife, where deities of every faith mingle on the most modern playground this side of the grave.

Lana Harvey is an eighth generation reaper, a baby by Eternity standards. She’s been a low-risk soul harvester for three centuries, but her dead-end job finds a new lease on life when Grim drops a high-risk promotion in her lap. Lana doesn’t care for the Afterlife Council’s politics, but with her new assignment, she soon finds herself forging uneasy alliances with the movers and shakers of Eternity. These alliances turn Lana’s life upside down, doing everything from igniting her love life to attracting the attention of rebel forces looking to overthrow the council.

Lana would rather be having a beer at Purgatory Lounge with her best friend, the archangel Gabriel, but it looks like she has some demon ass-kicking and serious soul-searching to do first…

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Psychopomp is the 4th book in the series and I am super stoked to have her on the blog today. Earlier this month I was lucky enough to interview her for Bewitching Talk Radio appearance where I fan-girled all over her! I felt almost bad, ALMOST.. *grin*

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Another one of my favorite authors, Kory Shrum, was talking to me last April when I was really sick. She suggested I pick up Graveyard Shift because it was free and thought based on my taste I would really like this story. She was wrong, really really wrong. I did not just like this book, I absolutely loved, squealed about and bought the other two in the series up as soon as I could to finish them. Then… I sat and waited, and waited and squealed again when I got it! I didn’t even know Bewitching was touring them and had read the book before it had even been out for 24 hours. My biggest regret? I finished it.

The world build is familiar now. I can see the alley where Lana almost biffs it and ends up nullifying a classmate out of the corner of my eye when she walks by. Her counter and the kitchen beyond the steam of her coffee at her apartment. Bub’s gorgeous house and the place where they go after a hike. Her ship, her bed, her dogs her friends, all are so vividly and well written. The world is unique and Lana is incredibly colorful. She has grown so much by book four and yet she is still far from perfect. Again, guys this is the key to a good urban fantasy, make those characters believable.

I just know I need book five like, yesterday. But I will have to wait till next year. I will still ask Santa, you never know. (ya ya ya I know day dreaming). For all of you buying Kindles for Christmas, load it up with at least the first book, since it is Free. And make sure they have a Gift Card so they can buy the rest after reading it.

* Five STAR Reap *

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Fan-girling over Psychopomp by @AngelaRoquet #Review & a #RecipePsychopomp
Series: Lana Harvey Reaper Inc. #4
by Angela Roquet
five-stars
Pages: 322
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
on 2014-10-14
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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In war, everyone loses...

Reaper Lana Harvey is finding out the hard way. When Grim's new second in command, Jenni Fang, recruits her for a special mission, the biggest victory over the rebels is tainted by a crushing and immediate reprisal. The rebels have a new general working in the shadows of Limbo City, luring gods, reapers, demons, and souls to the dark side.

The Afterlife Council’s orders to locate the new rebel base are overshadowed by a desperate and mysterious plea from Grim to find the abducted Greek god of sleep, Hypnos. Where Lana and Jenni find one, they hope to find the other. But some discoveries have a way of bringing one to their knees.

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Caim’s ship hadn’t changed much, except for the addition of a few dozen hell spawn scaling the masts and railings of the black boat. The main deck was an overflowing mass of leathery flesh and barbed tails. A herd of satyrs paraded around the quarterdeck, puffing into wooden panpipes, while sirens and succubi danced to the haunting tune, spinning frenzied circles around splintered mast poles. The wind ripped at their hair and grazed their naked bodies, leaving chapped patches along their thighs and breasts.

Caim lounged along the edge of the stern deck. His pale skin looked sickly and transparent. Despite the heat and the abundant nudity, he wore a thick, dark robe. His black wings were oily, almost sparkling in the broad daylight. Where his chin and jawline ended, the flesh peeled away, leaving the length of his neck raw and tarry. The sight of him made me cringe. I couldn’t imagine what it did to Jenni.

Caim reached out to fondle a siren as she spun by, clawing at her flesh with his blackened fingertips and leaving deep cuts that quickly welled with purple blood. He cackled, flashing sharp teeth and black gums. The siren hardly spared him a gasp before falling under the spell of satyr pipes once again. She swayed and rubbed against a succubus, smearing the forgotten blood until they were both coated. A leathery winged demon dipped down to steal a taste with his forked tongue.

Gabriel’s grip under my arms tightened. “This is a terrible idea.” He grunted under the weight of me and my axe. The paint on his wings probably wasn’t helping either. One slid up my arm and I hissed from the roughness of it.

“I agree, but it’s a little late to turn back now.” My heart accelerated in my chest as I scanned the ship, desperately searching for an opening. It was looking more and more like a crash landing would be our only option.

A few seconds later, Maalik rounded the stern with Jenni in tow. It had been a smart move putting me with Gabriel. Maalik would have never dropped me on Caim’s ship, and the plan would have been shot all to hell. He glanced across the chaos to find Gabriel and me, and I could tell that I was still getting top billing on his worry list. I could live with that today I decided, taking in the scene unfolding beneath us.

Gabriel sucked in a tight breath. “Show time.” Then he dropped me on a pile of napping hellcats on the forecastle deck.

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About Angela Roquet

Urban fantasy author Angela Roquet is a great big weirdo. She collects Danger Girl comic books, owls, skulls, and random craft supplies. Her obsessions include the Wizard of Oz, over-sweetened coffee, and all things Joss Whedon. She's a fan of renewable energy, marriage equality, and religious tolerance. As long as whatever you're doing isn't hurting anyone, she's a fan of you, too.

Angela lives in Sedalia, Missouri with her husband and son. When she's not swearing at the keyboard, she enjoys painting, goofing off with her family and friends, and reading books that raise eyebrows. GRAVEYARD SHIFT, the first novel in Angela's Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series, is now available for FREE on Kindle, Nook, & Smashwords.


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Sugar Cookie in a Mug for Two
A great quick way to get your sweet tooth on before you bake or after a long morning. If there are kids involved, another great way to involve them in the baking without them seeming to be underfoot. This is for two mugs of cookie goodness. But you can easily cut it in half.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Microwave, Dessert
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 to taste candy sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. Spray microwave safe coffee mugs with vegetable oil spray.
  2. Place butter in each mug & melt in microwave (about 30 seconds).
  3. Add sugar, vanilla and salt and stir together. Add the egg yolk, mixing thoroughly. Add flour and stir until combined.
  4. Top with sprinkles and cook seperatley in the microwave for about 40-45 seconds. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
Notes
I have sprinkled it with vanilla sugar, hot cocoa, lemon sugar, lavender sugar.. you get the drift. Have fun, that is the most important. The whole point is to have a quick and easy sweet treat.

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  1. A great post thank you. This sounds like an amazing read.

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