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Life’s a b*tch-but what comes after isn’t much better.

Jade Blackwell, a paranormal reaper, helps supernaturals cross over after death. Her job comes with lots of rules-but not following them is kind of her thing...until it ends up involving her in something much deadlier than she ever imagined.

With the protective veil fading away, demons are crossing realms and impregnating humans, and Jade’s best friend is among their victims. She’s determined to save her friend, even if it means working with Cole Masters, a dangerous demon halfling and notorious gun-for-hire.

But time is running out to fix the barrier and find a demon cure. With supernaturals everywhere in danger, and the balance between good and evil tipped for the worst, Jade must choose between her own eternal afterlife...or the living world she so desperately wants to be a part of.

Either way, death is coming.

The explosively popular urban fantasy genre meets the Otherworld Series in this spunky new grim reaper tale by RONE Award winning author, Harper A. Brooks.

Buy Death Wish to start the darkly unique series today!

©2019 Harper A. Brooks (P)2019 Harper A. Brooks

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  • alias11
  • 23-01-2020

Really enjoyed

I really enjoyed this fantasy/urban mystery story. I loved the protagonist and her rule-breaking ways. Secondary characters Cole, Sean, Kay,and the others were great accompaniment, too. I hope successive books will be done on audio, too, as the narration really added to the excitement, adventure, and enjoyment of the story. I really want to know what happens in the rest of the story. There is obviously something bigger going on. I would like to see if Cole turns into a better person without his demon side, too.

Great narration! It really gave the characters personality.

I received a free copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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  • Julie S.
  • 18-12-2019

Great reaper urban fantasy

Death Wish was a fun romp through a genre I enjoy - Urban Fantasy with reapers! YES! Jade is a reaper, working for Styx Corporation and her afterlife boss to help supernatural souls cross over. But she has her own opinions and has a really hard time just blindly pulling souls out of people. 

Being a reaper and a spirit is a lonely existence, with all her human memories stripped and her only friend is a medium (the only one who can see her). She’s sent to reap the soul of half-demon Cole Masters (a gun-for-hire) but her assignment goes terribly wrong, and Jade stumbles onto a demonic hunt. Everything she has known so far is shattered. But teaming up with a sexy half-demon to find a way to lift a curse isn't the worst thing.

I liked Jade, she's tough and doesn't accept things just because her supervisors tell her it is so. She finds her way, she searches for the answers, and she's not afraid.

But she's also special. Things keep happening to her - new powers and abilities. It kind of reminds me of another reaper urban fantasy series that is my absolute fave, so that might be why I was so into this one!

Jade is fiercely loyal to those who matter to her - like her best friend. She does what she can to help people, even if she doesn't trust them. 

The big bad in this story has a very dark purpose, trigger warnings all around. 

But the ending is redeeming, and a bit feel-good. So no awful cliffys here. Another big plus to this book. 

I'm super curious to see how the series progresses and what we find out about Jade's true nature and purpose.

Harper Brooks introduces us to a fun and gritty world with interesting characters who keep you wanting to keep reading.

The narration of the audiobook was great - I enjoyed the voices and accents.  I enjoyed the pacing and the emotion. 

Great read overall.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook.

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  • G C
  • 22-11-2019

I LOVED IT!

I absolutely loved it! This book caught my attention from the very beginning and held it throughout the entire book. This book is full of action, adventure, drama and suspense. The narration was superb and gave the story that extra flair! The author did an amazing job with the character builds and plot. This was my first book by this author but definitely not my last! I look forward to reading more books in this series (can't wait)! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Cindy
  • 21-11-2019

I Enjoyed This!

Good storyline, well developed and interesting. Narrator did great job performing these characters.
On to book two. This audio was given to me free and I voluntarily gave this review.

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  • Readerglitz
  • 08-07-2019

Fun and action-packed

Death Wish is the first book in the Reaper Reborn urban fantasy series by Harper A. Brooks. I was deeply entertained by this fun, action packed adventure. Jade Blackwell is a paranormal reaper who helps supernatural beings cross over after death. But we soon discover there is something more to who Jade is—or was before becoming a reaper.

As she goes about reaping souls, she is snared in a web of intrigue and betrayal. Hoping to cure her best friend from a deadly demon pregnancy, she teams up with a group of unlikely allies, including the sexy and arrogant, Cole Masters, a dangerous demon halfling with his own personal agenda. But as secrets are unraveled, Jade discovers she is a pawn in a much deeper scheme. Those closest to her might be her biggest threat.

Harper A. Brooks is a new-to-me author who has quickly become a favorite. Her writing is crisp and witty. Jade is a spunky and kick-ass heroine readers will connect to. The tension between Jade and Cole is electric, and the fast-paced action will keep you turning pages through the night.

I did a read/listen combo and loved both the ebook and audiobook. Eugenie Danglar did a phenomenal job narrating as Jade. She brought forth her humor and sassiness. I would highly recommend the audiobook.

While this book is part of a series, it does not end on a cliffhanger which is a plus for a lot of readers. However, the author does a great job at planting Easter eggs throughout the entire story, clearly paving the road for the rest of the books in the series. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment, Death Trap, releasing August 2nd.

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  • book addict
  • 30-06-2020

Good start

An interesting new take on reapers and demons. It has a great cast of characters and I'm interested to see the bigger picture of what's really going on.

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  • BeccaG
  • 23-05-2020

Amazing

I just finished the book and it was amazing. It has everything. Action, suspense, romance, humor, and tragedy. All of the characters are written so well. I love Jade as the heroin. She makes mistakes but goes with her heart when it comes to her friends. Watching her develop through the story was great.

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  • Sadie
  • 16-02-2020

ok story, good narration

SPOILER WARNING

At one point, I jokingly referred to this plot as "seeking magical means to a supernatural, medically necessitated abortion." Seriously, the whole book is searching for a way to make a woman who is pregnant, not pregnant anymore. True, at the last moment the author tacks on that the baby can be saved, but that's literally a line or two in a whole book of 'how to save my friend from having this baby that she didn't plan and will probably kill her.'

If I believed the author set out to write a parable about body autonomy and a woman's right to choose, I'd call this a raging success. I don't actually think this though. I don't think Brooks had such didactic goals. Doesn't mean it can't be read that way if you want.

Beyond that, I thought the book was ok. I liked the characters and the writing was fine, but I also thought an entire book of the heroine being saved by magical powers she didn't know she had, didn't know anything about or how to use felt an awful lot like a whole series of due ex machina (which is dissatisfying when it shows up once, let alone half a dozen times). I also thought a lot of Jade's internal monologue got redundant.

All in all, not bad, but not a huge winner either.

Note: I recieved an audible code for this book. I chose to listen and review it.

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  • DRBlevins
  • 12-01-2020

Reaper Magic

Jade is a reaper who really doesn’t really like to reap. She does however like to help and protect her friends. She spends most of her time in this book battling demonic creatures so there’s plenty of action and edge of your seat suspense. Great narration and nicely paced storyline and will definitely pick up book two. I received a free copy of this audiobook from audiobookboom and I’m leaving this honest review.

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  • Believer50
  • 29-12-2019

A Nice Story

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This story started out strange and got stranger as it went along. The narrator was very good. The strange was not a bad strange but a different strange. The grim reaper is not just a man in a black cape with a scythe and smoke. It is a group of people. The leader is a bit strange as well and disappears suddenly. His second in charge becomes the leader and they are a corporation. The ending made sense and was complete but lead to the next book.

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  • Lotty
  • 11-05-2020

Entertaining

This is a great start to a new series. Jade us a wonderfully written, smart mouthed, super sassy heroine. The story is complimented with brilliant narration.

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  • Ian
  • 06-02-2020

A solid story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, pleanty of depth to it and twist that keep you guessing, the characters are great and easily likeable.
As a paranormal adventure I found this book to be very entertaining and thrilling, it's not full of gore or explicit material.
The narration is flawless.
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  • Elizabeth Frounks
  • 21-12-2019

Jade works to save her friend

Jade is a someone who helps supernaturals cross over after death. Demons have managed to cross realms and are impregnating people, Jade's friend is one of these people and Jade sets off on a path to help save her friend.

This is an interesting story of someone doing whatever they can to help the people that they love, and it really does draw you into the tale being told. There is a lot to unpack, but it is truly worth listening to. It is a good way to spend nine hours, and the story is so rich and entertaining.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 24-11-2019

Excellent

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Jade Blackwell is a paranormal reaper helping supernaturals cross over after death. Following rules is not her strong point and that’s what leads her into something deadly.
The veil is thinning allowing demons to come through and impregnate humans and when her friend Kay is impregnated Jade goes all in to help her .

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