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Graveyard Shift [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045416474
  • Publisher: Angela Roquet
  • Publication date: 11/4/2013
  • Series: Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,299
  • File size: 379 KB

Meet the Author

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 as an e-book. You can find Angela online at www.angelaroquet.com

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

    Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olso

    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!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    A whole new paranormal world

    Quirky and different. Lots of action and a new take on the afterlife...that is not so peaceful.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Amazingly creative outlook! Props to Roquet!

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Love finding new authors

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Fun read

    Great plot. Funny and intriging. Who knew the after life could be so much fun! Ky41

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

     Great Start To A New Series! *Review copy provided by author i

     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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Meh

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Very enjoyable story.

    Interesting take on religion and the afterlife. Sounds like it could be fun.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    Hilarious!!

    This book was one of the funniest I have ever read. I laughed so hard at all the dark humour. READ IT!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    Lots of fun

    What a unique take on the afterlife. Not recommended for the religiously intolerant.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Wonderful twist on a fantasy subject

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2014

    Something Different

    The charactors seemed a little superficial, but I suppose we would be too if we were immortal. A pleasant way to kill time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2014

    Grim reapers

    This book had me laughing! Loved the characters. Wish there was another so i could read it now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2014

    Enjoyed it.

    Enjoyed reading it. Will definitely get the next in the series.

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  • Posted November 2, 2014

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    Fun New World to Explore!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2014

    Very enjoyable!

    Light hearted but has enough action for a thrill. Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2014

    Great read

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    more to come..... :o(

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    A really good read

    The book is a lot of fun and we'll written. Looking forward to reading the others in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    It was okay

    A bit anti-climactic but an okay read

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