Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CALLING THE REAPER by Jason Pere

CALLING THE REAPER
by Jason Pere

The time of the Unity has ended. Now, the realm of man is stranded between Paradise and Purgatory. The Valkyrie and Reaper battle over the fate of all who pass from the land of the living and into the afterlife.

Eight mortal spirits from vastly different worlds tread the same, inevitable path toward their last, crucial decision. Within them all exists the defining conflict every man must face—to look upon the end of their life with glory and honor, or to give credence to their baser longings, calling the Reaper to their own demise.

In this rich, harrowing tale of pride, deceit, honor, vengeance, and redemption, each individual must battle their inner turmoil, facing the sacrifices they have made before their unavoidable end in the land of the living.

But their last day in life is also their first day of death amidst the terrors of the underworld. Lord Master Death wants them all…and the real battle has only just begun.

EXCERPT
“In the beginning. In the time before. When the Unity sat atop the throne in Paradise and reigned over the world of man below, all was good and fruitful. There was life without end for every spirit drawing breath within the embrace of the Unity. Things were as such for a time longer than memory itself. But such things end. The day of the Shattering came upon us all. Paradise above and the realm of man below were forever changed. The Unity became no more, and from it was born both Life and Death. On that day, it was decreed that all who lived must one day die. And we the Valkyrie, the children of Paradise, became its warriors. Our robes were replaced with armor, and hands once empty now grasp sword and shield. Our charge is to watch over those who dwell below in the realm of man. We are tasked with the guardianship of every spirit that yet holds life. We shall protect them until that life is at an end. Then it must leave the realm of man. For each spirit that meets its end with virtue and courage, we the Valkyrie shall fly to them and bid them welcome into the warmth of Paradise. For each spirit that meets its end with fear and wickedness, they shall call the Reaper, and I shall mourn them as they are cast into the cold realm filled with weeping and the gnashing of teeth.”

—Laurel, ArchValkyrie of the Thorn Crown

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ABOUT JASON

Jason Pere is a born-and-raised New Englander. He always had a passion for the arts and creative storytelling. At the age of thirteen, Jason took up the craft of acting for film and theater. He pursued that interest for over a decade until refocusing his medium of expression into writing.

At first, Jason took a causal interest in writing, starting with poetry and journaling. Over time, he honed his direction and finally began writing larger works. In November of 2012, Jason self-published his first book, Modern Knighthood: Diary of a Warrior Poet.

Since then, Jason has continued writing on his own, mostly short stories and poetry. Calling the Reaper was his first experience committing to a full-length Fiction title.

In early 2015, Jason became affiliated with Collaborative Writing Challenge (CWC). Since then, he has joined many other writers on numerous collaborative projects. Jason is a regular contributor to CWC and is scheduled to have multiple pieces of his work appear in their publications throughout 2016.

You can find out more about Jason Pere’s involvement and publications in collaborative fiction here.

To connect with Jason, check him out on Facebook. Jason also writes fanfiction for Team Covenant on their Blog of the Pheonixborn, dedicated to the new game by Plaid Hat Games, ‘Ashes’. Go here to read Jason’s flash fiction work.

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GIVEAWAY

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17 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. I am glad you stopped in. Best of luck to you and I hope you enjoy the story.

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  2. Great excerpt, sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping in. I hope you enjoy the chilling descent into Purgatory. I look forward to hearing your feedback.

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    1. Thank you. If you are a fan of Dark Fantasy, Calling the Reaper is a book that is worth the read.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the excerpt. Best of luck in the giveaway.

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  5. What are your dreams and plans for your future as a writer?

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    1. My dreams would be to be able to support myself with my with my books enough so that I could write full time. I would also love to produce a best seller or two. For the foreseeable future I plan to continue self-publishing, I have 2 novels drafted at the moment and ready for editing. I also plan to continue working in the Collaborative fiction realm with CW Publishing and Blogging my Fanfiction for "Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn."

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  6. Thank you for the great excerpt and giveaway

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  7. I am glad that you liked what you read. Best if luck in the giveaway and I hope you enjoy Calling the Reaper, should you decide to take the chilling descent into Purgatory.

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  8. It's a very evocative excerpt!

    --Trix

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    1. Thank you for the compliment. I hope you enjoy the rest of my writing.

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