RIP vol. 1: Choices After Death

RIP vol. 1: Choices After Death

by Daniel Sherrier


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ISBN-13: 9781494237226
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2013
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Daniel Sherrier is a writer based in central Virginia. This is the guy who writes the Earths in Space and RIP series, which you've doubtless heard much about. Occasionally, a play he's written gets performed somewhere. He graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2005, where he earned a degree in the ever-lucrative fields of English and Theatre. Recently, he achieved his black belt in Thai kickboxing. And there was that one time he jumped out of an airplane, which was memorable.

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RIP vol. 1: Choices After Death 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Ripley, Rip, has the ability to see ghosts. When we was young he had a bad experience with a ghost and he has tried to block them ever since. Then he is visited by Serissa. She is one of the good ghosts and is there to train him to fight the bad ghosts. He is one of the Seven in the world that are meant to send the bad ghosts on their way. And he better learn how to fight quick because he can interact with the ghosts and they can hurt him just as bad. Along the way Rip meets up with a friend from high school, Kalli. She accepts his ability and although she can’t really interact with the ghosts, is there to help Rip fight them. Although she can’t see them, she has a lot of faith which helps protect her from the bad ghosts. With Kalli and Serissa helping Rip, he might have a chance against the bad ghosts. The interaction with Rip and the first ghost was scary as heck. But that is not the way the rest of the book goes. This becomes a paranormal adventure with Rip fighting the ghosts and trying not to look like a loon while he is arguing with invisible people. The stories are short but really good. They sucked me in and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. This is a great book and I can’t wait to read more from Daniel Sherrier. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book last night.  I was sitting in my house around midnight, it was dark and the first few pages scared the jeepers out of me.  So, I was SUPER excited.  Growing up there was a window at the top of our stairs, and I always was afraid I would see someone standing outside the window.  Well....Rip experiences this kind of thing in the very beginning.  His is even more creepy to me though.  A dark basement, and then BAM something is in front of him.  I had to turn my lights on while I read :). I wish the book would have kept up the "scary" for me.  I LOVE scary.  It turned out to be quite a hilarious read actually.  Rip's one of the "Seven" on earth who are here to send "ghosts" back to heaven or Hell.  Serissa is ghost assigned to Rip to help him fight the ghosts.  She is a crack up.  Kalli is his friend that is a girl, that seems to be there for him at all times.  I do think it was a little unrealistic when Rip told Kalli about what he does for her to just "accept" it right away.  It worked, but it seemed a bit fast.  Then Rip asks her out right after a fight with a ghost.  It seemed a little out of place.  I do wish that there was more "love" story between Rip and Kalli, but the story worked.   I still don't quite understand how the ghosts were able to hurt Rip, but I did like how the "feelings" came into it.  Some of the ghosts could bring on "good" feelings like Serissa and some of them brought on feelings of "fear".  It was interesting.  People couldn't see them, but they could see the after math of what the ghosts were making the people see.  Made them look a little crazy.  It was interesting.  I liked how Kalli couldn't "see" the ghosts but she was willing to help and could "feel" Serissa.  She could tell if it was a good or a bad ghost by the feelings she was having.  I like how she seemed to be connected without actually being connected.  I would have found it quite entertaining to see some guy talking to himself all the time.  It seems that Rip was doing that quite often because no one else can see the ghosts.  The pulling out of his phone and talking was quite clever :). I found this book to be quite entertaining.  Not at all what I expected it to be.  Especially after reading the first few pages.  I thought I was in for a "scary" ride.  I would have loved that, but this turned out pretty good.  It's such a different take on ghosts than I have read before. Source:  I was given this book by the Author in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review, and these are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
kainshottie More than 1 year ago
Ripley, mostly called Rip, is a screen photographer with a past with ghosts. He had a run in with one when he was a child that made him afraid of ghosts for a long time. It's a fear he has spent most of twenty years ignoring until Serrisa comes into his life. She's an angel, but really she's just a good ghost. She entered Rip's dreams in order to get him to acknowledge that he's been hiding from his knowledge that ghosts really exist. She transforms him from the scrawny man he is into a ghost killing machine (no clue if he actually beefs up, but he does learn to fight). He is one of the Seven. His destiny is to deliver bad ghosts to hell with his Angel by his side. During his newly discovered profession, he rediscovered old high friend whom he had been in love with. She was saying his best friend so he never confessed his feelings for her. Instead he started by her side as a good friend when his best friend broke her heart by chasing on her. Kalli, the girl he loves, had refused to give up her most prized person to Sawyer, the best friend, which caused him to seek another girl for his pleasures. Kalli called her faith in God too much to sleep him. That faith now bolsters the power of Rip's Angel allowing Serissa to burn evil ghost with holy fire while Rip beats them into hell. I have to say that this was a very different book for me. It took a while for me really to get into it, but one I did, I discovered it to be action packed and exciting. There's a love story element, but it would not make this book into a romance. I would say it is more Urban fantasy mixed with Action/Adventure. I really enjoyed how the ghosts were each portrayed and how Kalli was able to be a part of the ghost fighting without having any real contract with Series a. Her faith became a very interesting twist to how they could defeat ghosts or in her case just defend herself from ghosts. I feel like there are some unresolved portions of the story which leads me to believe there might be a second book coming. For instance a particularly evil ghost torments Kalli for a period of time, but decided he wants to finish the job another day. That ghost never makes another appearance. I would like to know what happened with him, but it isn't such a driving need that the story feels incomplete. I loved the ending too. Read more reviews at Identity Discovery Blog.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Are there ghosts among us? If so, who are you going to call? Rip, and his evil-ghost fighting team, of course! Rip, short for Ripley, always thought he was just a regular guy, until he started seeing ghosts and then he wasn’t so sure if he was even sane. Enter Serissa, a “good” ghost, who explains to Rip that ghosts, like people can be good or evil. She goes on to tell Rip he is one of THE SEVEN, (cue dramatic music) who have a special gift that allows them to see and eliminate the evil ghosts, sending them on their journey into wherever evil ghosts go. Rip doesn’t think he is the right guy for the job, but something happens that changes his mind and his destiny is set. With his chance reunion with Kalli, a girl from high school, whose faith is strong, the three become a ghost busting threesome. RIP: Choices After Death-Volume 1 by Daniel Sherrier is NOT your normal paranormal adventure! His ghosts will not keep you up all night, listening for things that go bump in the night. With an unlikely set of heroes, get ready to chuckle more often than not at their banter, especially the utterly disarming Serissa. Daniel Sherrier writes with a sense of humor and delightful style that flows along easily and will appeal to all ages! As he allows Rip to grow into his role and assume his position among the Seven, the transformation is remarkable. A fun read that is light, quick and a refreshing change from the dark side of ghost stories! I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.