Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?
And then you died.
And you were given another chance. A better chance.
This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.
It never is.
And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.
Love or Death?
“Proposition - An offer of a private bargain. A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.”
“Opportunity would be abundant and you could create a whole new identity for yourself.”
I was tempted sure, but still something kept me from accepting right away. “What’s the catch?”
There was always a catch.
“In return for your life, your new and improved life, you would come and work for me.”
“You will be an Escort.”
On the streets another name for Escort was a prostitute. “I don’t think I would look good in a dress and heels.”
“You joke. You’re funny.” Mr. Burns said, smiling. “Not that kind of Escort. This is more exclusive. More important.”
“So what exactly will I be Escorting?” I asked more confused than before.
Mr. Burns looked at me, his little beady eyes gleamed with excitement and he smiled, causing his cheekbones to jut outward.
“Death. You will be a Death Escort.”
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the upcoming Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com
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I’m going to hell. I’ve known this since I was ten years old. The year I murdered someone. Knowing my fate made it a lot easier to determine how I was going to live my life and what kind of person I was going to be. Since I wasn’t going to heaven, why bother living like it?
Wow!! Just wow!!! This seems to be a word that comes to mind quite often after I've finished a book written by Cambria Hebert. But in all honesty it does nothing to describe exactly how much I love her writing. If you've read her Heven and Hell series then you know that she writes amazing storylines that are filled with wonderful characters that you can't help but fall in love with. Well Recalled, book one in her new Death Escorts series is sure to be another winner for her.
That's the thing about death. It doesn't care about love. It doesn't care if you're not done living. It doesn't stop... it keeps coming until it claims everything a person has, until there's nothing left.
The book description is quite elusive in regards to the characters so I'm going to try my hardest not to give too much away. Recalled is told from the point of view of the two main characters, Dex and Piper. Dex has not had an easy life and his opinion of himself is not that great, but when faced with a situation that is life and death, he acts in the most selfless way possible. Despite everything that happens after that, that one act told me so much about him. Piper is a quiet, reserved girl. Her first brief encounter with Dex is impactful. And it sets the scene for everything that is to follow.
The romance in this book did not come instantly. It was something that grew over time throughout the story and there were times that I thought it may not happen at all. It was more of a gradual realisation of feelings. But it was so good watching it unfold.
I watched his jaw clench as I felt his fingers brush over my cheek and stroke downward. My eyes closed at the contact. So rarely did he touch me like this. God help me, I craved it.
The first chapter really pulled me in but what convinced me most to give this book a five star rating was the last twenty percent of the book. It was such a gripping part of the story. And that ending!!!! It really threw me. I can't stop thinking about how things will play out in book two. Hopefully the wait's not too long.
As I said earlier, Recalled is sure to be another winner for Cambria Hebert!! An awesome read!!!