Book Title: Grimnirs
Series: A Runes Novel
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: December 2nd 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Banner Made by: Jamie Turner-Norton
One lost love.
One lost best friend.
One hot soul reaper.
Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she’s loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.
The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn’t help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.
Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.
She looked down at her chest and grinned. “Reapers? The hottest band ever.”
I frowned. Reapers? “How come I’ve never heard of them?”
She laughed. “You have to live in a major city across the globe and attend rave parties to know about them. They are ravers’ best-kept secret. They appear out of nowhere, perform, and leave. No one knows who they are or where they come from, but people love them. They symbolize what raves are about.”
All I knew about ravers was that they did drugs. “What?”
“Spirituality, intimacy, letting go of society’s shackles. They don’t care about money or fame.”
Sounded like something a real reaper would do. “I never would have imagined you as a raver, Kicker.”
“Me neither. My cousin who’s a serious raver invited me to a party a few months ago in Portland, and Reapers made a surprise appearance. That’s what they do. They come unannounced, which is totally cool. They gave out these T-shirts for free.”
“Do you know the names of the band members? What they look like?”
“No. They always wear masks, but you can tell they are young and hot. I mean, they are seriously buff and ripped. Since they’ve been around since the eighties, some ravers believe they get new members every ten years. Others believe they are more than one group. You know, like a hundred members of the band, because they’ve monitored and timed their performances down to seconds. They perform one night a month in a span of twenty-four hours across the globe. There’s no way they can move from city to city in minutes.”
If they used portals they could. We entered the school and moved past people standing in groups catching up on gossip.
“The fact that they can do that only makes them more mysterious. My cousin’s dream is to be a member of the Reapers.”
I could easily see a bunch of reapers taking one night a month to release steam, performing to underground groups. Maybe Echo knew them. Drew was near my locker when we entered the hallway.
“Are you two back together now?” Kicker asked.
One kiss didn’t an item make us. On the other hand, the one from Echo had made an impression and left me hungry for more. I didn’t answer Kicker, choosing to focus on Drew.
“Hey,” I said, slowing to a stop near him.
He grinned and dangled several Sharpies, including a pink one. I chose a pink and a black one, squatted, and wrote my name, making O a heart and coloring it with pink.
“Want to hang out after school?” Drew asked.
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing
Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, was released April 2013. She’s currently working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com.
Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS [Book 2.5] was released in December 2013. Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com.
Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published five more books in this series. She's presently working on book seven. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.