Book Name: Death Gets a Boyfriend
Author Name: Sophie Bonaste
Sophie Bonaste is a novelist who never set out to be a novelist. As a child, she wanted to a Broadway actress and spent her childhood in numerous productions. But when adulthood set in and reality took over, Sophie chose to give up the theatre for a steady paycheck and instead turned to writing as a creative outlet. She stumbled into the M/M genre through fanfiction and never looked back. Sophie is quite happy with her change in artistic expression and doesn’t plan to stop writing for a long time.
A self-proclaimed nerd, Sophie is an avid fan of all things Star Wars and Harry Potter. (Sophie is a member of the Slytherin house, for those who were wondering.) Sophie also spends many hours watching and re-watching nerdy television shows. When she is not obsessing over the latest and greatest in nerdy entertainment, Sophie can be found screaming at her television during American football games. (Go Pack Go!) Sophie currently lives in Pennsylvania, about twenty minutes from her childhood town of The Middle of Nowhere.
Sophie loves to hear from readers! You can reach her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SophieBonaste or on Facebook as Sophie Bonaste. You can also check out updates on Sophie’s writing and other musings on her website at sophiebonaste.blogspot.com.
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Christy Caughie
Death is in a lonely business. Since the beginning of time he’s been reaping souls then returning home to his little condo in the sky. It’s not a bad job. There are perks. But Death would kill to meet his soul mate, no pun intended.
Tommy Neilson is the next human slated for death. But when he can see Death, Tommy turns his whole world upside down. Curious, Death seeks Tommy out. The chemistry between the two is immediate and soon an unlikely romance starts to form. While Death may not be lonely anymore, he isn’t allowed to interact with humans. Consequently, he must make a choice: billions of souls or the one that makes being immortal worth it.
I am Death.
Well, that’s one of my names anyway. I’m also known as the Grim Reaper, the Angel of Death, Azreal, and the list goes on. Some people have even called me Satan, but I would like to say right now, that’s a lie. I am not Satan. I know Satan. He’s not as bad of a guy as you would think. Sure he can get a little violent if you get out of hand, but as long as you stay on his good side, you’ll be fine.
And there I go getting off track again. You’ll have to forgive me. I’m not very good at staying focused. I guess that comes from the fact that I can jump around the world at an alarmingly fast rate. Thankfully that’s not very hard. Well, at least not for me. I guess, in the human population, that’s a skill many people want for some reason. I don’t know why, though, considering how scattered it makes your brain. It really does. That’s why I try to avoid using that skill. Causes headaches.
Anyway, this is a story about me. Don’t worry, though. It’s not too gruesome or anything like that. This is a story about how I fell in love. Yes, I know that’s kind of hard to believe. Death falling in love. Believe me, it shocked the hell out of me too. (No pun intended.) But it’s true. After thousands of years in existence, I finally found someone whom I wanted to spend my time with.
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Death Gets a Boyfriend
“You are nothing like what the Grim Reaper is supposed to be.”
I loved how this opened. It grabbed my interest right away.
How the author portrayed Death in this book was genius. He’s just a guy doing a job. He dresses like us, talks like us. No skeleton in a black robe here, lol. It’s not even a job he enjoys, truth be told. Killing people makes him uncomfortable. Maybe part of the reason he’s uncomfortable is because he doesn’t know why some people have to die. God makes up the list and Death carries it out. (Okay yes, how the author portrayed God cracked me up.)
Then Death is supposed to claim one Thomas (Tommy) Neilson. And, oh boy, this immortal’s world is turned upside down. Death can’t take this man’s life. Even when the time comes, Death can’t do it. He’s more than a little freaked. For the first time ever, he fails to carry out his purpose. But more than that? Tommy can see Death.
Concerned, disturbed, and completely confused, Death tries to carry on with his job while he waits for God to yell at him… but it never happens. Instead, Death finds himself at the hospital where the man he was supposed to kill is recovering. Unbelievably, a friendship starts.
*snicker* I have to say I had a blast watching Death figure out he had feelings for Tommy. The humor had me rolling in laughter, even if you stop to think about this being about Death. And that’s the kicker. This is Death we’re talking we’re about. Nothing is as clear-cut as it seems, and sometimes hard choices have to be made.
I laughed and I cried. What more can a reader ask for, lol! I’d have no trouble recommending this book.