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Publisher Description

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

Death is what grim reaper Lucien Dupree knows best. Or rather, he did until his reaping powers became tragically unreliable. Now he’s living in a self-imposed exile to keep humanity safe. Sure, it’s a lonely existence, but it’s the best thing for everyone. Except him.

Retired genie, Imari Zephara, has found her happy place in Nocturne Falls. Well, as happy as she can be considering the alternative returning home would bring her. Then a dark force rears its ugly head and throws her life into turmoil. Suddenly the only way to save herself is to join forces with death, who turns out to be a pretty amazing guy.

But Lucien’s defective powers might not be enough to overcome centuries of jinn tradition, meaning Imari’s life would no longer be her own. All he wants is to give her the chance to choose her own future. Hopefully, one that includes him. What more could a guy a wish for?

April 17
Sugar Skull Books
Kristen Brunori

Customer Reviews

Lk in Kansas ,

The Reaper Rescues the Genie

I have several books by Kristen Painter. She is a very great writer. Very imaginative. Every story has its own plot but ties up characters from other stories for the even a bigger story. Makes you think there really is a town and all these people live there. It’s great.

Curly’s Ramblings ,

Quite entertaining!

Another cute paranormal romance story with a side of mystery by Ms. Painter. The Reaper Rescues the Genie is tender, guarding, loving, and humorous providing hours of entertainment. The narrator did a great job with providing unique voices for each character and appropriate tone inflections for each scene. Highly recommend this series for anyone needing laughs mixed with a bit of romance.

Lisa Bateman ,


I know I probably say this after every book, but I think Kristen truly did out do herself this time. I was so excited to finally get Lucien’s book. And Imara was just perfect. Lucien is a grim reaper who’s powers don’t always work correctly. This lead to his grandmother’s soul being reaped. Now she is a ghost. So Lucien is now retired and lives a solitary life away from people, except his grandmother’s ghost lives with him. Imara is a genie out of wishes. Unfortunately, her life is in danger and only Lucien can save her. I’ve always loved Lucien’s character because he is very dangerous and so mysterious and broody. Imara has her work cut out for her. In the first chapter he is so woe is me. I was wanting his grandmother to smack him lol. But I can also understand how lonely his life would be and also the guilt he lives with. However, his eyes are opened when Imara and him actually touch and her soul isn’t reaped, not to mention what does happen. I highly recommend this book. You will find out more about why Lucien is the way he is and also how his grandmother was reaped. The books don’t have to be read in order, but doing so makes them feel that much more cozy. Side characters are strongly developed but having read their stories in the past makes them seem like family.

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