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Monday, October 24, 2016

Shelley Russell Nolan Guest Post: Bicycles and books (Winged Reaper Book Tour) + giveaway

I never thought I would survive my teenage years. It’s not that I had a death wish or anything like that. I just really thought I was going to die young. And I wasn’t the only one. One of my friends was constantly amazed by my continued existence.

Why, do I hear you ask? Did I have the world’s worst luck? Was I a trouble magnet?

Well, when it came to riding my bicycle I was all of the above.

I have never been the most coordinated person around and quickly lost count of the times I fell off. There were the times someone opened a car door in my path, or a fellow rider would get too close, while buses seemed to have a need to run me off the road quite regularly.

Once I even ran into the back of a parked truck while riding home from school in the rain. I had to take my glasses off and couldn’t see a thing until it was too late. After that my mother made sure I was picked up from school on rainy days, though having my big brother trying to splash kids with his car was just as problematic.

But what amazes me now is that the times I deliberately risked my life while riding my bicycle I made it home unscathed.

You see, every two weeks I would go to the town library and stock up on books. As I was so eager to start reading them I would ride home with one propped open on the handlebars. I lived fairly close to the library so didn’t have too far to travel. But still, I was on busy roads and lots of drivers tooted their horns and yelled at me because of it. Yet I never once fell off.

So, this goes to show that reading is good for you. So go forth and read, though I wouldn’t recommend doing it on a bicycle. I may have survived, but you might not be so lucky.

Winged Reaper (Reaper Series Book 2)
by Shelley Russell Nolan
Genre: Urban fantasy, paranormal fiction
Publisher: Atlas Productions
1 October 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9953776-0-8
Number of pages: 224 pages
Word Count: 75,100
Cover design: Kris Sheather,
Two Decade Designs
Wing illustration: Katie Litchfield
Secrets, lies and the Grim Reaper: a recipe for disaster!

Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Morgan is only alive—technically reborn—because the Grim Reaper offered her a job. Now she has to find a way to stop her ‘boss’ from starting a war that threatens the survival of mankind.

Weak and in need of fresh souls, the Grim Reaper has sent his Wraiths to Tyler’s hometown, Easton, and by the time he gets his fill, it could turn into a graveyard.

Tyler’s resolve is tested when old secrets surface and a new betrayal has her questioning where her loyalties lie.

Supported by the intriguing detective, Sam Lockwood; the handsome, wealthy Chris Bradbury; and sources she never expected to come to her aid, Tyler must fight her way to the truth if she is ever to find the strength to harness the powers she has inherited, and vanquish the Grim Reaper forever.

About the Author: 
Shelley Russell Nolan is an avid reader who began writing her own stories at sixteen. Her first completed manuscript featured brain eating aliens and a butt kicking teenage heroine. Since then she has spent her time creating fantasy worlds where death is only the beginning and even freaks can fall in love.

A member of Romance Writers of Australia, Australian Romance Readers Association and Queensland Writers Centre, Shelley regularly attends workshops and writers festivals to meet other writers and readers.

Born in New Zealand, moving to Australia with her family when she was seven, Shelley currently lives in Central Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two young children. They share their home with two wrecking ball kitties, a deformed budgerigar and two dogs that are fairly normal as dogs go.

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2 paperback copies Winged Reaper 
5 ebook copies Winged Reaper

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