Graveyard Shift: (Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc.)

Graveyard Shift: (Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc.)

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by Angela Roquet
     
 

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The Inferno has Evolved...
Lana Harvey is a reaper, and a lousy one at that. She resides in Limbo City, the modern capital of the collective afterlives, where she likes to stick it to the man (the legendary Grim Reaper himself) by harvesting the bare minimum of souls required of her. She'd much rather be hanging out with Gabriel, her favorite archangel, at

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The Inferno has Evolved...
Lana Harvey is a reaper, and a lousy one at that. She resides in Limbo City, the modern capital of the collective afterlives, where she likes to stick it to the man (the legendary Grim Reaper himself) by harvesting the bare minimum of souls required of her. She'd much rather be hanging out with Gabriel, her favorite archangel, at Purgatory Lounge. But when a shocking promotion falls in her lap, Lana learns something that could unravel the very fabric of Eternity. If the job isn't completed, there could be some real hell to pay.

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Publishers Weekly
02/22/2016
Roquet breathes new life into death with the debut of her Reapers, Inc. urban fantasy series. Lana Harvey is an eighth-generation reaper, content with harvesting low-risk souls on a freelance basis. She gets her docket in the morning, heads over to the mortal realm to pick her passengers up, and then takes them back to her ship in Limbo City. Every afternoon, she and her sailing partner drop their souls off in the respective afterlives. At night, she enjoys poker games with her friends, including the angel Gabriel, and spends countless hours warming a stool at the demon-run Purgatory Lounge. Lana’s quite content with her life until she’s chosen by Grim, the CEO of Reapers, Inc., to help quell an insurrection threatening to destroy the fabric of Eternity. The blending of cultures and traditions is handled respectfully, with more than a touch of humor mixed in with hints of romance and mystery. The setting is rich and varied with a little something for fans of several different genres. (BookLife)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480004184
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2012
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
615,858
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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Author Angela Roquet 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. You can find Angela online at www.angelaroquet.com

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Graveyard Shift 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love finding new authors. This one was free when I picked it up and now the others in the series will be making their way in to my wish list. There was enough laughter and "romance" to keep it interesting. Also plenty of questions. I loved all the quotes and references to anchient gods. Very well done.
ninjamcq More than 1 year ago
An excellent novel full of adventure, new ideas, and, of course, a dash of romance. I cannot wait for the next novel. If you are open about religion, think killing soul pirates on the sea of souls is cool, or just plain like reading fiction, I recommend this book to you.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson: We have an Event planned with Angela in April through Book Monster Promotions, so I decided to give the book a shot so we'd have a review to go along with the post. While I figured I had nothing to lose going in for the read, my immediate reaction upon finishing the book was quite different, all I could say was "Ooh I love it when review books turn into new obsessions! I LOVED this book and cannot wait to read more. Way to go Angela!" :) Our heroine, Lana, is a reaper employed by an organization owned and run by Grim (yeah that Grim). She's sort of a slacker, doing her job but not much more, and just trying to stay off of the big guys' radar. One of her closest friends, however, Josie, is an incredibly ethical reaper, following all of the rules to the letter. The two own a ship together (the only way to drop their souls off above and below as determined, is to sail across a sea in Limbo), and sometimes their relationship can get a little strained, especially when odd things start happening in Limbo and nobody knows quite why. Add in one of their other closest friends, the hot mess of an archangel Gabriel, and you have a very interesting group. :) If you're a Urban Fantasy reader like me who loves a variety of supe groups in your books, you will adore this series. It has Reapers, Spirits, creatures from Mythology, Demons, Angels, and more, and all of it is blended seamlessly into an endlessly entertaining (and surprisingly accurate) pastiche. I laughed out loud, I swore under my breath, I cheered on our kick butt heroine, I cringed when things went bad, it was fabulous, and having just done a bunch of online research on the classifications of angels and demons for something else, I was very pleased to see the amount of research that went into the creation of this book, without it taking anything away from the lightheartedness of the story. There's not a lot of romance in here, but it's a Urban Fantasy Mystery that will keep you turning pages late into the night and wishing you could call in sick to work the next day. Angela Roquet quickly became one of my new favorite UF authors and I am jumping into book two immediately. LITERAL ADDICTION gives Graveyard Shift 5 Skulls and emphatically recommends it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
230 Nook pages. This book had a little too much shopping and wardrobe descriptions and not enough grown-up emotions for my taste. I absolutely hated the way (no spoilers) one character switched from loathing to loving another character in the span of a few days--yuck! That said, I would recommend this book to YA fans and/or those looking for a fun, light urban fantasy read. This book was free and the 2 other books I saw were like $3 each.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quirky and different. Lots of action and a new take on the afterlife...that is not so peaceful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I came upon this book quite by accident and decided to give it a try. I found it to be a quick and enjoyable read. The characters were interesting and hooked me into looking for the next book. If you want something light and amusing and you can handle someone poking a little fun at your religion and views of the afterlife this book is worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the funniest I have ever read. I laughed so hard at all the dark humour. READ IT!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot. Funny and intriging. Who knew the after life could be so much fun! Ky41
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me laughing! Loved the characters. Wish there was another so i could read it now
Book_Monster_Reviews More than 1 year ago
 Great Start To A New Series! *Review copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review Lana Harvey is a Grim Reaper, as far as Grim Reapers go she is an 8th generation and relatively young. Lana isn't your typical by the book Reaper like her friend Josie, instead she likes to find the loopholes and exploit them a little. She's not afraid to twist the rules slightly to get a better outcome. When she receives an unexpected promotion from her boss, Grim, she is pulled deeper into the politics involved in reaping and thus a story of intrigue, deception and mystery is born. Just who is behind everything and who can she trust? The lines are becoming blurry and not everyone is as it seems at first glance...   When you hear the words Grim Reaper you usually have a very definite picture in mind, stereotypical yes, but true nonetheless. Lana on the other hand is a very different type of reaper and I am glad of that! Angela has created an interesting world for her reapers to live in, there are so many good points about this book. I loved the different myth's and mythologies incorporated into the book, the many different 'heavens' or final resting places based on the soul's belief's. The hell hounds were a bright spot too. I did find it a little slow in the beginning but I definitely think it was worth sticking with, it really picked up towards the end and I am looking forward to seeing what trouble Lana can get into next! Reviewed by Book Monster's Reviewer -  Michelle M.
SelenityJade More than 1 year ago
I've seen and read a few books about reapers in various forms, although I haven't yet read one from the point of view of a reaper and that's what captured my attention for this series. Not to mention the covers are quite unique. I have to say the story was set almost entirely in Limbo, the afterlife, and all such places where a reaper works and the world that Angela Roquet created was, in a word, amazing. I loved how she explained everything so that it fit together with the beliefs of humanity. It was one of the niftier versions of afterlife worlds I've read in quite a long time. I loved it! As for the characters, my favorite is the main protagonist Lana, of course. She's flawed enough to like her and yet she has quite a lot of hidden depths, some of which comes out in this novel. She wasn't too terribly deep, but I imagine that will change as the entire series is named after her so we'll see more of her and her growth. As for the other characters, I loved Gabriel. He was just great, who'd have thought he'd end up being the way he was. THAT little twist was a unique one for me in any novel. I'm not sure I like or dislike Josie, Lana's friend, but we'll see how that plays out later. Grim of course is an ass, but he's supposed to be. As for the angel boyfriend, I liked him, but it felt like Lana went from not avoiding him to suddenly calling him her boyfriend, and as far as I knew, they hadn't even kissed at that point. By the end that changed of course, but still. That part was a bit off. But heck, doesn't matter, I still enjoy the storyline enough I didn't even notice until I was done with the novel. Also, the writing was very well done and dialog amazing, and I really can't wait to get started on book two! Sadly, I have a few more books to read before I can do that. 4 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light hearted but has enough action for a thrill. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i really enjoyed the story, but found out there are more books to come. i would really like a story that i don't need another book to complete the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a unique take on the afterlife. Not recommended for the religiously intolerant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is a lot of fun and we'll written. Looking forward to reading the others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading it. Will definitely get the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting take on religion and the afterlife. Sounds like it could be fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The wole series. Can't wait for the next one.
Redd99 More than 1 year ago
A very different take on heaven and hell. Funny irrelevant and really enjoyed it.
MidWest_Connection More than 1 year ago
By far one of the best books I've read in a long time. The premise was unique and kept me engrossed in it the whole way through. The characters are quirky and likable. This book is the whole package - fantasy, humor, romance, and mystery along with some heart-pounding moments sprinkled in for good measure. The true sign of a great story...when you're sad you come to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like supernatural tales with a bit of humor then this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect, but this book was great!  I NEED more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The charactors seemed a little superficial, but I suppose we would be too if we were immortal. A pleasant way to kill time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was impressed with this story from the beginning. It's fun to have these deities and characters play major roles rather than just supporting humans.