Just not for me 🙂 You all have to wait patiently! The cover for Antithesis will be here before we know it.
But TODAY!! Today, we welcome Cecilia Robert, a fellow Inkspeller with her cover reveal for Reaper’s Novice.
Here’s the blurb:
17- year- old Ana Maria Tei’s life has always been perfect: loving parents, good grades, and a future so bright it outshone the sun. But now words like “separation” and “divorce” are sending her world plummeting to hell. Determined to keep her family intact, Ana plans a family-bonding trip from Vienna to Tuscany. Except fate has other plans. Ana’s parents and siblings are killed in a car accident on their way to pick Ana up from school.
Enter Grim, aka Ernest. He promises to relinquish the four souls if Ana agrees to trade her soul for theirs and serve a lifetime as his novice. In order for Ana to graduate from her Reaper’s Novice station to a Soul Collector graduate, Grim puts her to test. To her horror, she finds out becoming a Reaper’s Novice didn’t happen by chance. It was preordained, and she is forced to make a choice: save her family’s souls or come to terms with who she really is and complete the task set for her.
How fun does that sound? I particularly love that Grim is aka Ernest. And now *drum roll* for the cover:
Woohoo!! Here’s the rest of info so you can stay updated.
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Rerelease December 5th 2012
Cecilia’s Website: http://cecereadandwrite.blogspot.com
Cover art design: Renu Sharma http://www.thedarkrayne.com/
I know you all want to know more, so Cecilia and I sat down and had ourselves an interview. (Figuratively, of course, since we live on different sides of an ocean.) She reveals all the goodies we can expect in Reaper’s Novice as well as some insights to herself.
1. This is all about Reaper’s Novice! Give us a juicy tidbit that’ll leave us wanting more.
Reaper’s Novice is about 17 year old girl, Ana Maria, who trades her soul for her
family’s four souls to work for Grim, aka Ernest. Ernest takes her on as his Novice,
trains her. In order for Ana to become a Soul Collector graduate – this is like a
promotion of sorts, and involves more responsibilities and better privileges – he puts
her to test. He promises her he’ll release the four souls completely if she passes the
test. As she digs deeper she finds out that there’s more than meets the eye. The reason
she was chosen by Grim was just a small chunk of an even grander scheme. Her goal:
pass the test, save her family, everything else comes later. If she fails the test… well
things are bound to get nasty. But with Supernatural royalty, one never knows, right?
2. As women, we value a strong female lead. What qualities do you admire in Ana Maria
Ana is the kind of person who cares and loves too much, which is also her weakness.
She’s stubborn, brave, responsible, determined.
3. Be honest! Can we expect romance?
Yes. There is romance in Reaper’s Novice. I’m a romance junkie.
4. Give us a prophetic quote from Reaper’s Novice:
Grim saunters to the window, halts and props his shoulder on it. He folds his arms across his chest, tilts his head slightly. The loop earring in his left ear winks cheerily at me. His eyes twinkle with amusement. “I already own your soul, Ana. You are of no use to me without your hands and legs, so you can keep those. As I said, welcome, Novice.” He is all teeth and wide smiles, appearing very pleased with himself, as if we have just handed each other perfect worlds wrapped neatly in pink ribbons and bowties.
5. Is there a sequel? We need details!
Yes. There is a sequel scheduled for release in July 2013 –hopefully – if all goes as
6. We all know authors are quirky. Do you have any OCD habits associated with
Oh, I have a lot of those habits. I’m so used to writing while the kids are running around,
so when the flat is too quiet, I have to turn on the TV, let it drone in the background
for some form of normality. I hardly listen to music while writing though. And I
LOVE to snack while writing. No chocolate. Something more spicy or salty.
7. Is there one author you’d LOVE for someone to compare you to? Don’t spare us
lengthy descriptions of how much you love this author, after all, everyone loves
Ah, that’s a difficult one. I read different genres so it’s not easy to really point out my
favourite. From the top of my head, I’d say Cassandra Clare. She does her descriptions
so well, even if I’ve never been to say New York, I can picture it in my mind. Nalini
Singh. Great world-building, fantastic plots and her alpha males are just wow. Judith
McNaught: I’ve read and reread her books – historical ones. Other than that her stories
which are very sensual in nature, sprinkled with doses of humour, I enjoy reading
about her tortured heroes as well. G.I.Aiken her dragons are the most interesting I’ve
ever had the pleasure to read about. And funny as well. The women are just as kick-
ass as the men. Tammara Webber- where can I begin with this one. Her stories are
And the list is long ,each author contributing something that makes me want to snatch
their books and cuddle up. See, I can’t decide.
8. Authors often have a “writing comfort zone”. What genre would you love to write that
would throw you out of that zone?
Sci-fi. For some reason this genre scares me to death. But I am a huge Sci-fi films and
TV series fan
9. What scenes are your favorite to write? Is it heart-stopping action? Sultry love?
Intense emotion? Let us have it!
I enjoy writing scenes with intense emotions, whether heartbreakingly sad or
10. Fast forward five years from now. Where do you want your career to take you?
In five years I hope to be in a position where I’ll look back and see how far I’ve come
in terms of improved my writing; it is a very competitive and unpredictable business
after all. I also hope that I’d have made a difference in someone’s life.
Thank you so much for having me over, Kacey!
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Thank you so much Cecilia! I really enjoyed working with you on promoting Reaper’s Novice and wish you all the best with your future release and the upcoming sequel. (And did you guys notice that she mentioned Cassandra Clare? It’s like we’re soulmates!)
All the best,