Guest Author: 10 Stages of Getting Your 1st Tattoo…or Your Last Deathmark by Abigail Baker

I am excited to welcome author Abigail Baker, who is here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, The Reaper’s Kiss.

ABaker-Reapers KissOllie Dormier’s tattoos are deadly. She is a Scrivener—an employee for Death—and her skull tattoos mark her clients for their demise. She does her job, and she stays out of trouble. But when her hands start to burn hot and fierce, and her control goes leaping out the window, all hell breaks loose. Ollie is showing the early signs of being a Master…demonstrating power that is forbidden.

That power is exactly what Reaper Brent Hume is counting on. A hot, scruffy rebel, who does marvelous and terrifying things to Ollie’s insides. Now he needs Ollie’s help—and her skills—to overthrow the evil and corrupt Head Reaper. That is, if he can figure out a way to keep this hot-handed girl cool…and keep his hands off.

I have to say, I read this over the weekend, and it’s a fantastic new tale of Death with plenty of action and memorable characters. If you haven’t picked it up yet, you really should. To help intrigue you even more, here is an excerpt.

10 Stages of Getting Your 1st Tattoo…or Your Last Deathmark

In honor of the release of my debut paranormal romance, The Reaper’s Kiss, I present to you the tumultuous process behind deciding on and getting that first tattoo.

After months of pondering, you’ve finally made your decision. You’ll get a tattoo. But your family is like…

So you promise not to get the tattoo until you find the RIGHT tattoo shop and the RIGHT artist:

You research tattoo shops and artists only to find yourself popping movie butter popcorn and using research time perusing Buzzfeed and chatting on Twitter.

Several sleepless nights later, you finally chose a tattoo shop and the artist.

You make your appointment, show up ready for the pain only to discover that the tattooist has to draw up the artwork which will take a few days. This was the consultation appointment, not the actual tattoo session. You’re like:

But a week later you go back ready for some new ink.

An hour into the session and wishing the pain would stop, you look down at your arm and discover there is only an outline of a skull and you have a few more hours to go.

But hours later your tattoo is done. And it is badass! You are a boss of tattoos!

You go to Yelp to write a positive review of your tattooist only to discover that she was actually a Scrivener and your latest tattoo is her Deathmark. You have days to live!

Months later you are still alive and…well…you’re pretty glad that Deathmark isn’t gonna get you. Or will it?

Make sure to check out The Reaper’s Kiss to find out what could happen if you get that Deathmark. And then let me know if you’d still get one. (Psst: I do)

Peace out!

Meet Abigail Baker!

Abigail BakerAbigail Baker shares her home with a Siamese cat endearingly named “The Other Cat” and two rescued mutts with mundane human names that people think are cute. In addition to writing about rebellious heroines, she enjoys hiking, discovering craft beers, baking the perfect vanilla bean cupcake, and rock climbing (going as far as scaling 800 vertical feet to the summit of Devil’s Tower National Monument in 2013).

Abigail won first place in RWA’s Golden Network’s 2011 Golden Pen in Paranormal Romance for Tattoo of Your Name Across My Soul, the book now known as The Reaper’s Kiss (Deathmark Book One). She regularly blogs about life observances at, lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and can be easily found hiking any of Colorado’s best trails.

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The Reaper’s Kiss

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.

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