Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Reaper by L. S. Murphy

There’s no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.

She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.

It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does.

Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably.

Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic.
Maybe … just maybe … that’s okay.

It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.

L.S. Murphy lives in the Greater St. Louis area where she watches Cardinals baseball, reads every book she can find, and weaves tales for teens and adults. When not doing all of the above, she tends to The Bean (aka her daughter), her husband and a menagerie of pets. “A Reason to Stay”, a contemporary romance novella, is available as of November 2, 2012. Reaper is her debut young adult novel and was released on January 7th, 2013.

She is a co-rep for the Southern Illinois region of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and a member of the St. Louis Writer’s Guild.

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44 comments:

  1. LOL! There's something really comical about the cover. I love it. L.S. looks fantastic, Lynda. Thanks for highlighting her today. You can tell she's got a great voice. :)

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  2. Her daughter is "The Bean" - funny! Congratulations, LS!

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    1. Thanks, Alex. The Bean is quite funny herself. LOL

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  3. Methinks Quincy will make a great not so grim but gorgeous reaper!! Yay! All the best to LS Murphy!! Take care
    x

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  4. I love the sound of Reaper. Its cool!

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  5. Jimmy Choos and a scythe...a very bold fashion statement. :P

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    1. LOL. Yes, "bold fashion statement" is a great point.

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  6. Hope your week is going on nicely, Lyndy! Did you ate all the chocolate from the holidays? :)

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    1. The chocolate is loooong gone! Now I'm back to dieting... sigh.

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  7. Great cover! I love the perspective of death being portrayed as a female... a refreshing angle...

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  8. What a fun twist on a usually dark subject. Fun!

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  9. The cover would only be funnier if she were wearing a long black hooded cloak. Love it.

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    1. There's a reason she isn't. I know, that's a tease... :)

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  10. Congrats to L.S. Murphy! Reaper is a great read.

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  11. Sounds like a cool book! Congrats to LS...and to Bean for having such a cool mommy :)

    Hi, Lynda!

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  12. Sounds really, really good.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  13. Love the voice in the blurb - sounds like a great story! :)

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  14. Hmmmm, I do like death as a character. Looks very cool!

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  15. This sounds like a great YA story. Thanks for sharing the author and her novel with me.

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  16. This sounds like a super YA book. I love the voice in the blurb. Here's to much success with it.

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  17. Hi Lynda,

    Being 49, I don't tend to take much notice of YA books but I shall have to start reading them. My kids are YAs now.

    Maria/Maria's Book Blog

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    1. There are many YA books that appeal to older generations. I'm not a teen, but I love YA stories.

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  18. So this is like Deathnote except they replaced Raito Yagami with a teenage girl?

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  19. sounds like quite a predicament! quirky & fun!

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  20. Sounds like an awesome read! Reminds me a bit of one of my favorite old tv shows :)

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  21. ooh how interesting! Reminds me of two shows actually--Reaper and Dead Like Me :)


    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  22. Thanks everyone for popping on over to leave a comment :)

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  23. Love that cover. What a clever premise!

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