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SPOTLIGHT! - Never Fear the Reaper

Never Fear the Reaper
(Never Fear the Reaper #1)

By Ashley Pagano


Published by: Inkspell Publishing
Publication date: April 23rd 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult


In a world filled with darkness…

can true love spark just enough light to save it?

When Chase hires the mysterious ghost exterminator, Ryder, to cleanse his house from a pesky poltergeist he gets way more than he’s paying her for…

There’s just something about Ryder that has him mesmerized.

Is it the fact that he’s witnessed her do the unexplainable? Or the fact that she’s absolutely breathtaking? Or perhaps it’s that eerie familiar feeling that they’ve met before, perhaps in another lifetime.  

Chase desperately tags along with Ryder on a whirlwind of life threatening adventures in exchange for a few precious moments of alone time with her. With the Grimm Reaper’s Scythe as their defense, Chase developing some supernatural gifts of his own and an intense crush developing between the both of them what crazy supernatural force will target them next?



Without any explanation, because today is just filled with those, the blade shoots up into Ryder’s palm, defying gravity! The second the wood touches her skin, Ryder locks her grip around its handle. It truly does fit in her hand perfectly and she looks badass holding it. Then, in one fluid motion, she sweeps that arm across the front of her, slicing the ghoul right through its imaginary abdomen. I swear I’ve never seen someone move that fast before or with such a pristine, ninja-like slashing technique. It almost makes me question whether or not Ryder is—or isn’t—human.

Ryder remains frozen in her follow-through pose. Her back remains angled toward the specter, and her right arm is still extended across her chest. It looks as if she has just returned a powerful serve in tennis. As she exhales in relief, I watch as the ghoul dissipates behind her, dissolving into tiny, burning embers of flesh that disappear when they touch the floor. There is no mess, no blood and no smoke. It is just simply gone.


“She’s gone! Oh my gosh, she’s gone, she’s really gone! Chase, she’s all gone!” My sister erupts with excitement, breaking the thick silence.

I observe as the color returns to Sherry’s face. She hasn’t had this much energy in weeks and she certainly hasn’t smiled, either. It is like she’s snapped out of a trance.


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Author Bio:

Ashley Pagano has always dreamed of being an artist both figuratively and literally. Her love of art was instilled by her mother who always inspired her to be creative either with a paintbrush or with a pen and paper. As far back as she can remember her life was always centered around introspection, storytelling, and imagination. Because she is so artistic, she took to the idea of creative writing very passionately. Her ability to describe a scene, person, or place, she compares to painting a picture, where she can describe every detail vividly in order to make the reader feel like they’re truly living in the story. Her works of writing usually center around a powerhouse female protagonist (which reflect her own personality), who progresses through many wild and extreme obstacles. Ashley loves to write stories that end with a cliffhanger, that leave the reader begging for more and questioning what happens next. Her most recent novel sets the stage for the paranormal romance of the century and includes ghosts, poltergeists, and demons who just love to get in the way of true love. Ashley has won awards for her design, art, and writing. 

Ashley doesn’t believe in down time whatsoever and actually loves having a full “To-Do”list. Ashley is a wife to her wonderful husband, Eric and a mother to a beautiful little baby girl named Dakota. She is also a Graphic Designer and a health and fitness coach. Her husband and daughter inspire her to be the best person she can be and encourage her to pursue any of her dreams (no matter how extravagant they may be).

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