Monday, November 18, 2013

To Catch Her Death by Boone Brux : Character Interview, Excerpt and Review


Interview with Lisa Carron, reaper, mom
main character of To Catch Her Death

What was the scariest moment of your life?

Well, I stopped at a minimart once to get a soda and ended up in a robbery.  That was pretty scary, but the most horrifying part was when I touched him. His spirit rose out of his body and kind of went right through me. That’s when I activated my reaper powers. The whole thing was awful.

What are your favorite TV shows?

I love CSI shows. It might be the whole Grim Reaper thing but I love homicide shows.

Do you play any sports?

LOL, hardly, unless drinking wine is a sport.

What are you passionate about these days?

Well, I’m passionate about collecting a paycheck so I can keep my house.

 Who should play you in a film? 

Reece Witherspoon or Kate Hudson would be good. I wouldn’t be opposed to Jennifer Anniston either.

What is the next big thing?

In December I have another story releasing called, Death Times Two. Let’s just say, I’m sent on a job to reap a soul, except when I show up at the place I find out the hot guy helping me is a vampire. His name is Asa. Hubba hubba.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Well, I think the whole Angel of Death thing would be quite a surprise.

 Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?

That black is slimming. It’s really convenient now that I’m a reaper. Black is kind of our thing.


Thanks so much for having me here. It was a lot of fun.


To Catch Her Death   
Grim Reality Series
Book One
Boone Brux
Genre: Paranormal Humor 
Publisher: Red Hot Publishing
Date of Publication: Oct. 2013
ISBN: e-book – 9781938601118
Print - 9781938601125
Number of pages:250
Word Count: 60K
Cover Artist: Jennifer Meyers & Hot Damn Designs
Book Description: 
What do you get when you cross a hockey mom with the grim reaper? Me, Lisa Carron.
If being a depressed, frumpy, widowed mother of three wasn’t bad enough, I just discovered I’m a grim reaper. I know what you’re thinking. Wow, that’s kind of sexy and full of awesomeness. Hardly. Oh, and my clients? Stupid people. Like I don’t get enough of that from the living.
Since Alaska is big and angels of death are few, I’ve been partnered with reaper extraordinaire, Nate Cramer. He’s strong, silent, and way too good looking for my recently widowed state. Oh, and he reaps violent criminals, so that should be interesting. 
Forget the danger and the hours of self-analysis it will take for me to find my reaper mojo. My biggest problem? Hiding it all from my overly attentive family and nosy neighbors. Now that’s going to take a miracle. 

“You’re not welcome here.” He took a step forward and I slapped my hand against the wall, blocking his path with my arm. If he was a grim reaper then maybe he couldn’t enter my house until he was invited—like vampires. “Be gone.”
He smirked. “I’m not a vampire.”
“I know you’re not. There’s no such thing.” I rolled my eyes, trying to give the impression I hadn’t totally been thinking that. “What do you want?”
“Give me ten minutes. Then I’ll leave and never bother you again.”
It sounded too good to be true. “Never ever?”
“I promise.”
He didn’t do any kind of scout’s honor hand gesture, so I didn’t know if I could completely trust him. “Ten minutes.”
In that amount of time, he could have me sliced up and vacuum sealed, but what choice did I have. I spun and walked into my kitchen. The idea of he being a grim reaper was the lesser of two evils made me want to laugh. Not in a haha, ironic isn’t it way. But a deeply disturbed things keep getting weirder and weirder way.
His footsteps followed. I cursed myself. He’d probably leave big, stupid dirt marks all over my sparkling floor. I scooped up my glass and turned to face him. My upbringing forced me to offer him a drink. “Would you like a glass of wine?”
He held up a hand and shook his head. “No, thank you.”
Hmm, very polite—for a killer. I pulled out the chair and sat, indicating he should do the same. I sipped slowly, wishing it was something stronger. “Okay, speak.”
He lowered himself into the chair and propped his elbows on the table, leveling a stare at me. “You are a grim reaper.”
“So you’ve said.” I took another drink and set down my glass. “Are we done?”
“Hardly.” He eased back and sized me up, his gaze narrowing. “All right then, you explain what happened at the Holiday station this morning.”
I considered giving him Vella’s explanation, but those reasons sounded even more ridiculous than reaping a soul. I decided to change tactics. “Let me ask you this. Why do you think I’m a reaper?”
“We recently lost one of our own and you came on our radar as the next reaper in line.”
“Lost one of your own?” I didn’t like the sound of that at all. “You mean one of your reapers died?”
He shifted in his chair. “Yes.”
“That’s a bit ironic isn’t it? The angel of death dying.”
He shrugged. “We’re mortal, tools for the greater good of mankind.”
I refrained from telling him how much of a tool I thought he was. “Isn’t the grim reaper immortal?”
“You watch too many movies.”
That was true but I didn’t confirm his statement.

5 Stars
What an original story!  Rollicking humor abounds as Lisa unintentionally helps a violent criminal cross-over during a bungled convenience store robbery. Lisa is teamed up with veteran reaper Nate Cramer.  Nate is none-to-thrilled about his new partner, sure that some sort of cosmic mistake has occurred.   
I loved the witty banter between Nate and Lisa.  Lisa’s introduction to and training for her new job as a grim reaper was funny and charming as Nate’s skepticism slowly recedes when Lisa surprises  him by demonstrating grit and an unfailing determination to wipe the smirk from his handsome face.  There are plenty of supporting characters; each of whom seems to have some sort of mysterious past.  This superbly entertaining and imaginative story is well-worth a read and sets a high bar for the next episode in the planned series. 
This book was given to me by the author or publisher in exchange for my honest review. 
Reviewed by Laurie-J

As a bestselling author, Boone Brux’s books range from high fantasy to humorous paranormal.
A former nanny, Boone has lived all over the world, finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, where she writes full time. Always looking for the next adventure, it’s not unusual to find her traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs.


1 comment:

Boone Brux said...

Thank you for the fabulous review!!!