Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles

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Welcome to your next chance.

Chaz Dominguez is a professional Babysitter in New Orleans, helping to integrate the recently deceased into their new and improved lives. Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nine lives are all a person can get—and a powerful group of desperate, high-level Nine-Timers will stop at nothing to possess the keys to true immortality.

Now the only hope ...

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Overview

Welcome to your next chance.

Chaz Dominguez is a professional Babysitter in New Orleans, helping to integrate the recently deceased into their new and improved lives. Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nine lives are all a person can get—and a powerful group of desperate, high-level Nine-Timers will stop at nothing to possess the keys to true immortality.

Now the only hope for Chaz and his family—and the human race—lies in the secrets locked away in the mind of Angelique, the beautiful, mysterious Newbie he must protect . . .

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Chaz Dominque is not your average babysitter. His Fresh Start charges aren't cute toddlers; they're recently resurrected men and women who are learning to adjust to their new and improved existences. Unfortunately, his usually mundane job has put him in the crosshairs of desperate Nine-Timers who want to scratch their way to immortality. An urban fantasy with teeth; a mass-market paperback original.

James Gunn
“AFTERLIFE is a seamless combination of hard-boiled mystery, science-fiction exploration of a future based on cloned existence after death, and a fantasy struggle for the survival of good in an evil world. Merrie Destefano has made a fine start on a promising career.”
Tracey O'Hara
“AFTERLIFE is like smoke in the darkness – intriguing and illusive. Merrie Destefano led me on a gritty page-turning journey of life, death and resurrection. I was riveted from the first page to the last and personally can’t wait for her next one.”
Tosca Lee
“Merrie Destefano storms the world of urban fantasy with AFTERLIFE, breathing new life into the vast genre of the undead. Gritty, poignant, in the tradition of Bladerunner with the nostalgia of New Orleans.”
Locus
“The fast pacing and skillfully eked out clues keep things moving, for a good read - and a strong first novel.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061990816
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,264,704
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Merrie Destefano left a 9-to-5 desk job as a magazine editor to become a full-time novelist and freelance editor. With twenty years' experience in publishing, her background includes editor of Victorian Homes magazine and founding editor of Cottages & Bungalows magazine. She lives in Southern California with her husband, their two German shepherds, and a Siamese cat.

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  • Posted September 13, 2010

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    a terrific New Orleans science fiction thriller

    Afterlife
    Merrie Destefano
    Eos, Sep 28 2010, $7.99
    ISBN: 9780061990816

    In New Orleans, Chaz Domingue earns a living at Fresh Start counseling and protecting new clones while the resurrected deceased struggles to regain their equilibrium. His current "babysitting" newbie is Angelique. However, what should have been a simple job guiding Angelique turns nasty when he must keep the woman safe from an unknown adversary who wants her dead.

    Chaz assumes that the culprits fear Angelique knows something from a prior life that they do not want revealed. Questioning Angelique divulges nothing; so Chaz is left on the defensive insuring the woman and consequently his own family are not harmed. However, he remains ignorant to the fact that a powerful cadre of Nine-Timers wants the Fresh Start secrets as the ninth bat at life is the acceptable normal last swing; this group plans to live forever at any cost to others.

    The first Resurrection Chronicles is a terrific New Orleans science fiction thriller that rotates first person viewpoints with the prime star being Chaz, who fumbles, stumbles, and grumbles with keeping the newbie safe from those who want her dead. Fast-paced, readers will relish this dark New Orleans drama as the hero has no idea what he has stepped into by doing his job except he knows that Angelique is the cause that threatens him and his family.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    For me this book falls under the category of what could have bee

    For me this book falls under the category of what could have been. This is an interesting premise but its a little bit to "artsy" for me. Its like one of those paintings where you know what all the little bits are but they look just a little odd and they don't quite fit together properly. Lots of people are into that kind of thing so if you are this is a good book for you. If you are looking just to be entertained then I would look for something else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Interesting read

    This is a very interesting plot line about immortality and the attempt to have it. While I did find it intense, the way many spoke took away from the book imo. There was a lot of yous and gots. Hence the 3 stars. The plot was a 4 star. It is a good read and one people should take a chance on.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

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    Not for me

    The world story was too poorly reasoned. I still don't understand the reason for all the destruction. That plus the odd Christian bias really put me off. Near the end I was forcing myself to read, so I stoped with only a chapter or two remaining.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

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    Fantastic!

    ~4.5 stars~

    I'll be the first to admit when I read the back cover copy for this book I wasn't sure if I would like this book. Don't get me wrong I read a ton of paranormal fiction but it's mostly full of teen angst and romance (yeah I read YA fiction). However when I learned that this book featured a dog as one of the main characters I thought, "Cool, a furry creature who isn't a werewolf!" I jumped at the chance to review this book and I was not disappointed in the least.

    This book has an awesome dark, gothic setting (New Orleans) and characters so creepy it made my skin crawl. Now I've read my fair share of horror stories and have seen enough scary movies that I'm not creeped out by much but let me tell you the "bad guy" is one weird, messed up villain! He just jumps off of the page at you. This entire story is like that however, the scenery and the whole apocalyptic world seem so realistic...I guess that's another reason why I find it so frightening. My favorite not-so-creepy character is Omega, the German Shepard. He kicks butt. All I have to say is Rin Tin Tin and Lassie had better watch their backs, there's a new canine in town and he's pretty fierce!

    It's very interesting to read books that are thought provoking and entertaining and ask the what if question. What if we could chose to live another life? Would you take the chance if it was available to you or would you be a One-Timer? Afterlife is just an all around great story. I was a little confused about how all the cloning and jumping stuff worked at first but as I read it became more clear to me. If I read a book with a very teeny tiny romantic angle and I still love it enough to put on my keeper shelf it must be good! If you give this book a try I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

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    Once you open it you are hooked.

    I received and ARC of this book and it was amazing!
    In the first few chapters, that hanging chapters based in separate character's POV was a bit disorientating for me in the beginning. As the story developed it engulfed me into this work of a future time where people can "jump" their consciousness to a new body up to 9 times. In a car wreak and you have the expensive chip.... swoosh =new body.
    It is a really interesting concept and it made an amazing story. Once you get used to the different characters having their own point of view in separate chapters that all cohesively tie into each other you are swept away into the futurist world where even the ones you love get bored and leave you for a new life, new memories, and a new body.
    I read and ARC, it was amazing, and I totally recommend this book to you all
    Once you pass the first 30 pages, you are hooked.

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