Abigail Schmidt (abbypekar79 on QT) has signed with agent Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media.
Ollie Dormier, a harbinger of Death, doesn’t consider the consequences when her only human friend, Remy is slated to die. All she wants is to keep Remy alive. Her grim life without Remy’s smiles and conversation wouldn’t be nearly as bearable.
But the human population just hit seven billion. With that many souls in backlog, the Head of Death is getting desperate to restore the balance between the Earth and the Afterlife. This is why he instated his Ten Offenses for his grim reapers. A Level Three Offense for eating sugar on the job results in a week in Erebus. A Level Eight Offense for not ferrying a soul to the Afterlife results in immediate execution.
Killing a grim reaper before he ferries Remy’s soul? Well, that goes to eleven.
Ollie should face execution, but lucky for her, Brent Hume, an unusually powerful grim reaper is on her side and a mutiny is brewing against the increasingly unpopular Head of Death. With humans outpacing their death days, the Reapers can’t keep up with the demand. Every day they’re getting executed for their slip-ups. Like a monkey wrench in Death’s gears, Ollie’s effort to save Remy inspires Brent and her co-workers.
But when she uncovers the Head of Death’s Level-Ten-worthy treachery, Ollie is thrust to the helm of Death’s revolution. And she quickly learns that she’ll either save everyone she loves or she and her devoted allies will go straight to Tartarus to burn for an eternity.
TATTOO OF YOUR NAME ACROSS MY SOUL is an 110,000-word adult urban fantasy that has crossover potential with the paranormal romance market. The novel, which plays on Greek mythology, will appeal to fans of Darynda Jones’s FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT and of Jeaniene Frost’s NIGHT HUNTRESS series. The manuscript is complete and available upon your request.