With: Abigail Baker
Greetings! This is Abigail, author of The Reaper’s Sacrifice that is out now with Entangled Select Otherworld. It is the second book in the Deathmark series about one rebellious tattoo artist and a world of grim reapers.
Today, I’m interviewing my favorite grim reaper of them all, Brent Hume, a Kentucky gentleman who loves sugar and the great outdoors. But he also loves a good rebellion. As we speak right now, he is plotting a way to overthrow the Head Reaper Marin and reunite with his beloved, Master Scrivener Ollie Dormier.
A: Welcome, Brent. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day reaping souls to chat.
B: Well, thank you, darlin’. Good to be here. ***leans in*** Gotta tell you though, I don’t talk much with humans.
A: I don’t talk much with grim reapers either. It’s probably a good thing, huh?
B: ***he winks*** I don’t wanna see you again for a long time if you get what I’m saying.
A: I hear you loud and clear. Anyway… you are probably Styx’s most powerful grim reaper next to Head Reaper Marin of course. All that power has got to be stressful. What do you do to blow off steam?
B: Sugar. ***laughs*** It’s the only stress reliever that I’m aware of.
A: I get that. I’m addicted to cupcakes. Bring me a cupcake and you have my heart. What is your go-to sugary treat?
B: Ah, I don’t think Ollie would appreciate me talkin’ about that publicly.
A: Excellent point. ***fans self*** Is it hot in here?
B: I’m from the south. Heat doesn’t bother me. But it looks like it bothers you.
A: I’ll be fine. Ahem, speaking of Ollie, what would be the perfect date?
B: Seeing as we haven’t seen each other for two years, I’d say any time with her, even if it were just a minute so I could kiss her, would be the perfect date. Do you think you could arrange that for us?
A: ***shrugs*** You’ll have to wait and see. So, if you had your happily ever after with Ollie, what would it be?
B: I’ve been thinking about this one. A HEA with Ollie at my side would be living out west in the mountains with a plot of land large enough for a dog sanctuary.
A: Dog sanctuary?
B: Yeah. I wanna save all the dogs.
A: That’s really sweet.
B: It’s all that sugar, ya know.
A: Oh, I know. So, last question. Is there anything you’d like to say or ask me, since I’m the one telling your story?
B: I only have one question, darlin’, and that’s when am I gonna get to be with Ollie again?
A: ***smiles wryly*** Soon, Brent. Very soon.
Check out The Reaper’s Kiss, Deathmark book 1 and The Reaper’s Sacrifice, Deathmark book 2, both out now to discover Ollie and Brent’s unfolding romance and rebellion against the Head of Death.
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It’s been two years since I tried to overthrow Death…
Now, all I have to show for it is a life in exile without my lover and personal Grim Reaper, Brent Hume. He bargained his soul for my safety. If I could get him back, I would, but I don’t don’t have the first idea how. So I live for the night when Reaper’s bring nightmares to the living—and Brent visits me in mine. Doesn’t make for a good night’s sleep, but I’ll take what little of him I can get.
When Death comes calling, sending me into an old foe’s camp as a spy, my inner rebel awakens once more. If I play my cards right, I might improve upon my growing Master Scrivener powers and finally free Brent so that we can be together for good. I know he’ll do anything to keep me safe—even if it means I’ll never see him again. And that scares the Hell out of me.
The Deathmark series is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 The Reaper’s Kiss
Book #2 The Reaper’s Sacrifice