Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky — and unending — lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.
It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left…his soul.
Emma: How to Guide to Dating Death
My name’s Emma, and I am… dating a dead guy. Not just any dead guy. Death himself. It’s not exactly something I thought I’d ever say. Really, I never gave much thought to dating any guy. But Finn is more than that. Even in death he’s one of the most alive people I’ve ever met. He makes me feel things for him that I never felt with anyone that has a heartbeat. Not that it’s been easy. Dating the dead definitely has it’s disadvantages. So I’ve put together a little how to guide for dating someone like Finn.
Your reaper may be hot, but hands off ladies. If he slips up and lays one corporeal finger on you, you’re not the only one who gets burned. By reaper law, they can’t touch a human. Like ever. The punishment? Hell. That’s what the guy is risking for one little smooch. So if he does make a move, do the guy a favor and make it good.
Expect the unexpected. Seriously, when you make the decision to date one of these guys, there is no telling what you may end up dealing with. Everything from finding out you’re a reincarnated soul to having an evil spirit hell bent on your destruction, just because she’s pissed at your boyfriend.
No pictures please! Don’t waste time trying to immortalize a special moment with your guy buy taking a Twitter worthy snap shot. He won’t show up. All you’ll get is a pesky orb in place of his handsome face.
Get used to interrupted dates. When your boyfriend has a job, and that job just happens to be collecting the dead as a reaper for the afterlife, you’re date will always end up taking a back seat to the job. As Finn always says, death doesn’t wait for anyone. And it sure isn’t going to wait for you two to stop making out.
To wrap things up, dating a dead guy isn’t easy. But when you meet the right reaper for you…it’s totally worth it. :)
Tara Fuller writes novels; some about grim reapers and some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolinawhere they have at least three stoplights.
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Thank you so much for the dating tips. My next encounter with a reaper will be much more informed ;=D I cannot wait to read Inbetween, it sounds like a hoot.