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Death: a word Mia Baron was all too familiar with since the murder of her parents when she was a young girl. Her drive for vengeance was the reason she became a Death Dealer—a soul guide through the spirit realm—signing her life away in her own blood. Pain forged a concrete wall around her heart and no one or nothing would ever penetrate it…until she got what she desired mDeath: a word Mia Baron was all too familiar with since the murder of her parents when she was a young girl. Her drive for vengeance was the reason she became a Death Dealer—a soul guide through the spirit realm—signing her life away in her own blood. Pain forged a concrete wall around her heart and no one or nothing would ever penetrate it…until she got what she desired most—revenge.Deacon Gage craves justice for his own horrific tragedy that forced him into the same life Mia chose, with the same promise of vengeance dangling just out of reach. His expert training makes him an Elite—one of the few Death Dealers to ever achieve such a status—and no one can shift his focus from the blood he seeks.But when the two are partnered for yet another job and a heart-shattering case rips open Mia’s heart, Deacon realizes he’s the only one who can save her…at a price that might be too much to pay: opening his heart to her. The clock is ticking and her life hangs on the balance of whether he can truly let go or will hold onto his desire for blood.Sneak Peek of Chapter 1: http://ashleyrobertsonbooks.com/2013/...2014 Romcon Reader’s Crown Finalist2013 Chatelaine Awards First Place Winner for Romantic Fiction2013 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist2013 Paranormal Romance Guild Viewers Choice Awards Finalist2013 Honorable Mentions for the Top Books of 2013 by A Girl And Her Kindle Blog2012 Voted Best New Author by Popular Book Blog Nose Graze...

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Number of Pages : 140 Pages
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Death Dealer Reviews

  • Lauren (Northern Plunder)
    2019-02-15 16:12

    This review was first posted on Northern Plunder, if you want to see more reviews please click here.I have been lucky enough to receive an ecopy of Death Dealer as part of a book tour hosted by IMR Blog Tours,which does in no way reflect my opinion of the book. Death Dealer is only 140 pages so like with all novella's I'll try not to give too much away. What I first noted and loved throughout the whole of the book was the world building, because whilst it's set on Earth as we know it, the characters spend a lot of their time in the Spirit Realm which is obviously something we have no knowledge of. I love the description for this world, the dangers it held and how spirits reacted to being here.Review first posted at Northern Plunder.Also I really loved the whole concept of Death Dealers, they're regular people like you and I who are approached to become a Death Dealer who after training is allowed to collect the souls of the dead, transport them to the Spirit Realm and guide them to the correct gate - Heaven or Hell - but of course its not always that easy, some spirits aren't happy with the decision and well there are other dangers in the Spirit Realm.Demons attack Mia and Deacon at every opportunity in the Spirit Realm and this is great because not only is it interesting to see how the spirits react but also to see them fighting, I love fight scenes especially when the fighter *cough*Deacon*cough* has to prioritise his fighting over checking that someone *cough*Mia*cough* is okay - his internal struggle was lovely.The only thing I didn't like about this book was some of the "romancy-er" (I know this isn't a word) scenes were at really awkward times, like you know over the dead body of a murderer. It just felt a little out of place. But seeing their relationship grow - at none awkward times - was great. I just wish characters weren't as oblivious to their own feelings.I'm looking forward to the sequel, now that their relationship has been established there shouldn't be any of that awkward "why do I feel this way?" and we got a teaser of Blood Promise (A Death Angel Novella #2) at the end of the book which was a nice way to make us eager.

  • Phaedra Seabolt
    2019-02-06 14:20

    A fast paced book about a new paranormal being, at least in my opinion. Mia and Deacon are Death Dealers. The best way I can describe them is to think of them as Reapers, but they aren't angels. These are people who have signed up to transport souls to the gates of their deserved afterlife. After they achieve a certain amount of control over their powers, they can become members of the Elite. From the Elite, if they survive, they can become a Death Angel, an actual reaper if I understand it right. Their life isn't simple. They are responsible for pulling souls out of some bodies and just catching them when they pop out of others. Delivering them to their gate (light of dark) is a challenge itself. They transport souls to the ghostly realm, but have to walk to the gate. On the way, demons just may attack to try to steal souls for the Abyss (i.e. Hell) in order to disrupt the balance between light and dark.This story is about Mia's past human life combined with her very reason for turning into a Death Dealer. Deacon has been her partner for the difficult cases, but recently she has discovered an unusual feeling about him. Deacon has noticed the same feeling, but neither has confessed it. After a terrible battle with a demon, feelings come to light. I am not going to say anything more than that because I would ruin the entire story. It's a really good story. I really liked how the characters develop. It's well worth reading and a great example of Ashley Robertson's writing.Read more reviews at Identity Discovery Blog.

  • Amber
    2019-01-28 20:05

    I absolutely love Death Dealer. Of course I love anything written by Ashley Robertson, however, this one was a little out of the norm for genre when it comes to Ashley but she still didn't disappoint. The world and story Ashley brought with Death Dealer was EPIC! The characters seemed so much more real than most even if it was Paranormal, they still were dealing with things that would hit home with a lot of people in today's society and I think that's what made this story that more awesome. I think I have been waiting for a book to blow me away, I haven't read one in a while, I've read some really good books and even some that deserved 5 stars but its been a while since I have read a book that leaves me with a book high and wanting more. I love that there was no big cliff hanger but you still knew there was more to come. I cant wait to read the next in this series.Mia Baron and Deacon Gage have been working as partners for a while now, however, they never really knew one another outside of work. That is til Mia was handed the one thing she had been waiting for, her own Justice for her parents murder. She soon finds out that she wasn't the only Death Dealer given the same deal or that has lost loved ones however she soon finds out the Justice she seeks may not be as satisfying as she imagined. As if that's not hard enough she has to fight off all kinds of monsters in order to perform her job and that could cost her, her life.

  • Ashley
    2019-01-30 16:05

    Nose Graze — Young Adult book reviewsI have to say right off the bat that I don't normally read novellas. I usually find them unsatisfying because the length doesn't allow for a lot of character/plot/relationship development. But I adore Ashley Robertson, and when she gave me the chance to read Death Dealer I jumped on it! I absolutely love her and it helps that the book sounded amazing... which I can now confirm that it was!This is a tough review to write because what I think is the most interesting part of Death Dealer happens at around the 50-60% mark, which I would officially consider a spoiler. ARGH! I hate it when I can't talk about my favourite parts! :D Because it's seriously so freaking interesting! I guess I'll have to give you a brief intro, and then I'll put the super cool part in spoiler tags.Basically, Mia is still dealing with her parents' brutal murder. The big thing that keeps her going is the promise that she will be able to escort the murderer to hell when he finally dies. It will be like her way of taking revenge and saying, "Screw you, douchebag! I'm sending your ass to hell!" But, when the time comes to collect the bastard's soul and send him on his way to hell, (view spoiler)[she realizes that he's actually supposed to go to heaven! What the bloody fucks??? He repented and turned into a "changed man", which means he gets to go to heaven instead of hell. But just imagine how difficult this is for Mia to deal with! The bastard was never caught for brutally murdering her parents (and other people), so he never paid for his sins in life. Now, he's dead, but since he has repented, he gets to go to heaven and doesn't have to pay for his sins in death! And on the one hand, he is a "changed man", but don't you feel like he should get some kind of punishment for his actions? Surely he shouldn't be able to get off completely free just because he's "sorry". Just thinking about this was so mindfucking, because I still can't decide what I think the "right" thing is. (hide spoiler)]Above all else, this story will make you think, and that's one of the best things EVER in a book. At one point can you forgive someone for what they've done? Who deserves to go to heaven? To hell? I love that Ashley Robertson has given me a crazy topic to think about. It's almost weird because this thing seriously makes me antsy. It's like I can't sit still. I need to go sit in a corner and compulsively shred bits of paper while I mull this over. (Is that weird?—Absolutely.)And on top of all that, we have a hot and heavy romance. There is a bit of explicit content in this book, and oh my goodness it is divine! Deacon is a drop dead sexy beast, but he's also a killer Death Dealer so he knows how to kick some ass! But I adored him. Even though he's totally awesome at his job, he still seemed like a really nice guy. He's not an arrogant douchebag who just happens to be hot, like is so common in books these days (that drives me nuts!).Overall I enjoyed Death Dealer a lot, although I still did have some trouble dealing with the whole novella thing. Because the book was so short, I found myself wanting to learn even more about the angel system. There are Death Dealers, Elite Death Dealers, and Death Angels. Although I got the gist of it, it sounded like there's a pretty interesting hierarchy and political system and I was eager to learn more about it! And similarly, the relationship was great, but I would have preferred to see it develop more slowly, over the course of a full-length book. Even though it wasn't insta-love, because Mia and Deacon have known each other for years, it still felt like it was a little bit, just because the book was so short. But ultimately, I think my gripes all come down to me just not handeling novellas very well because I always want more more more.Death Dealer is a book that will have you questioning the afterlife, soaking up a fascinating hierarchy of angels, and drooling over a sexy ass-kicking Death Dealer. It is a novella that you're sure to be thinking about long after you're done! It may be a quick read, but I still can't stop thinking about (view spoiler)[whether or not I can forgive Clayton. I'm still sitting here pondering whether or not he should be able to go to heaven. Especially after saving Mia's life... arrrgh! (hide spoiler)] You rocked this hard, Ashley Robertson!The Verdict:["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Bianca
    2019-02-07 15:07

    *Originally Reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveDeath Dealer was such a short story but those 140 pages still contained an interesting story filled with action and emotion. Both Mia and Deacon lost people close to them in a horrible way and became Death Dealers in exchange for some revenge in the future. They now spend their lives delivering souls to their proper gates but that is no piece of cake. Their journey’s from point A to point B is filled with crazy sounding creatures/demons (Ashley Robertson gave some pretty great descriptions) trying to keep them from completing their task. It seems not one job can go off without a glitch. These problems bring some action to this story and you get to see exactly what Mia and Deacon are made of. Mia isn’t a total badass but she can definitely put up a hell of a fight. With some more time who knows what she could do.It’s on Mia’s first job of the book that Deacon pops up and it is obvious that those two have a connection. Typically the second a character mentions how crazy the other makes them its like a lightbulb going off. The two should probably just find a room. Now I wasn’t completely sold on their romance but that is usually the case with shorter stories. Everything is cut short and to the point so you don’t get too much build which is a little disappointing but to be expected. They were still likable together and Deacon was there for Mia when she needed him. I hope to see her returning the favor in the future.I do have to say what I felt was going to be the biggest part of the story (Mia’s revenge) didn’t seem so huge. I felt like it was a tiny part of the story and couldn’t see how Mia found her closure with it all. I like what Ashley Robertson did with it though. It was very clever but I felt like it needed at least a tad more time. It so hard to be completely satisfied with novellas but Death Dealer was still an enjoyable read. It took me way too long to read but that was only because work got in the way and I had to read it in small sections. I am looking forward to reading some more in the series and hopefully getting more of a connection between the two characters. I’m sure those two will have quite the treacherous adventure in the future.

  • Valerie
    2019-02-21 19:14

    Mia is out for a vengeance. After her parents were brutally murdered(which she dint find out for awhile) she signed on to be a death dealer with the promise of collected the murderer soul and sending him to hell. I totally feel for Mia if this happened to me I would be out for major vengeance also. However I think this has allowed walls being put up that she needs to put down especially with Deacon.Deacon clearly has a crush on Mia. They have been working together on some cases since she became a death dealer and he has teased her the entire time. Come on an obvious giveaway to him liking her even if he has been doing nothing but denying it. Deacon is an Elite Death Dealer and he signed on for pretty much the same reasons as Mia except for it wasn't his parents it was his younger sister.Right from the start of this book I noticed these two had a connection, from their vengeance, to reasons they signed up to be Death Dealers in the beginning. They clearly are meant for each other. The good thing is sparks finally start to fly for these two and they finally realize they are meant to be when he helps her deliver her grandmother to heaven and is also there for her when she collects the soul of her parents killer.There are many twists and turns in this story for it being a novella which i loved. I love when a novella can be written and still have you on the edge of your seat. However i feel it was also lacking some stuff. Yes we know why they became death dealers but that's pretty much it. We know that they eventually fall for each other and even though there was spark i feel it could have had more. Also maybe a romance scene or something. I felt that it was just lacking a bit and that why I gave this book a 4 star rating.Other then that it was a good short read and I had it read in one night, like i said many twists and turns that make it suspenseful. If your looking for a short supernatural read then this is your book!

  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
    2019-02-04 14:04

    Death Dealer what to say about this book..... well first of all this book is really really good and I surprised myself by actually reading it in one sitting. I have to say that the cover scared the bejesus out of me because it is totally creepy but after the first chapter I was hooked.What would you do to get revenge on the person or persons who have murdered your parents? Would you sell your soul to the devil? Would you make a deal to be a death dealer? Well Mia had to make that choice because her parents were murdered and she wanted revenge. In order to get revenge she decided she would be a death dealer and bring souls through the spirit realm. The anger and the hurt has ruled Mia's heart and she will stop at nothing to get her pay back. Then she meets someone who holds the same feelings she does and that is Deacon Gage.Deacon Gage is a man on a mission and I mean a revenge hate filled mission.He wants revenge so bad that he has become an elite death dealer and he is sent on a mission with Mia. While on this mission Mia gets hurt and her heart is once again ripped right open and the only person who can save her is Deacon. But what if Deacon can't save her? He will have to open up his heart and his heart has been closed for so long that he might not be able to save Mia.What will Deacon do? Will he save Mia or will he let her deal with this mission alone?This is a MUST MUST read! I mean there were so many twists and turns and lord do I love my bad boy extraordinaire Deacon! He is the man with a master plan and you have to read this book to see what it is.

  • Becca
    2019-01-31 14:23

    Death Dealer is just the first novella in the series. I have to say that I normally do not read novellas because I get so wrapped up in the characters and then POOF they book is over. This one was not at all like that. There was so much story and detail packed into a 140 page novella. Deacon and Mia are both death dealers. I am not quite positive what a death dealer would look like but they would be a dark figure, maybe like the reaper. I just imagine them as being terrifying even though one of them is a girl. A death dealer goes around and collects souls and brings them to either the dark or light gate. Some souls are more stubborn than others in wanting to leave the body. The job is dangerous but both Deacon and Mia choose it after loved ones of theirs have been murdered.They want revenge. They want to escort the souls of the people that killed their loved ones. Even though this novella was short it was packed with information and suspense. If I were to go into some of the more surprising spots, I would have to mark this review as a spoiler and I don’t want to have to do that!The one thing that I enjoy about novellas is that you can most of the time read them in one sitting. It is not always in the back of your mind while you are doing other things that you want to go back and read your novel that you were into. I would give this novella a FOUR STAR rating just because I was wanting a little more, but I know that this is only book one and that there is more to come. Thank goodness for that!

  • Claire Taylor
    2019-01-28 15:18

    Ashley RobertsonDeath DealerA Death Angel Novella-Book 1For a novella, this book has a shocking amount of detail and context, and felt like it was much more. A fairly unique concept, people are hired to become Death Dealers and tasked with collecting people's souls when they die and safely deliver them to either the Light or Dark Gate. Revenge fuels Mia on, but is it also what is holding her back?I soon found myself completely engrossed, turning page after page, wanting to see what was in store for Mia next and what else was going to be thrown her way. The emotional turmoil Mia goes through would be enough to push anyone over the edge, but her strength shines through and somehow, with the help of Deacon, she survives what was possibly some of the worst days of her life. The chemistry between Mia and Deacon is sizzling, though you can tell they care deeply for each other when they finally admit to themselves what they are feeling. I can't wait to see how this relationship is going to develop, given what they do on a daily basis.This book was the perfect opening for the series, with enough back story and description to leave no unanswered questions. Although this novella ended, there is still so much more to come from this story and I will eagerly be waiting for more.I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rae Ryans
    2019-02-11 13:58

    Death Dealer is a quick read, perfect for a rainy or lazy day.It shows two points of view, Deacon and Mia, as their story unfolds. Both are death dealers, or as I like to call them, reapers. Both have had people they loved murdered, and our in this service for revenge. But what is a reaper? Ah, they usher the souls of the dead between the gates of heaven or hell, while trying to survive against the deviants attempting to kill you.So what happens when you finally get your revenge?I really like the idea of the death dealer and will follow this series just to see how Ashley Robertson builds the world and characters. I have a very morbid streak, but it's nice to see death in a book, and have it not be another vampire (or zombie!) The relationship between Deacon and Mia was quite believable and I like how neither set out looking for this relationship. It just kind of happens, but they'd known and annoyed each other for awhile.Things I would of liked more of, or a better explanation on is how Mia found the death dealers. Maybe this will be addressed later on in the series, or perhaps I did over look it, but I like to know about these things. This one part is all that stands between me giving it a five star rating. I'll keep on reading it regardless.If you're an adult and like reapers, death, and love stories then check out Death Dealer

  • Lori
    2019-02-06 18:24

    Mia Baron is a Death Dealer. A life she choose to live when revenge against her parents murderer was offered. Being a soul Taxi is not an easy job. She often needs the assistance of her partner Deacon an elite Death Dealer. When the scum that killed her parents is finally on her to die list she is relieved until the unexpected happens. To say that this case was her hardest is an understatement. Death Dealer was a cool read it really was. The world that Ashley built was amazing. I loved it. The heroine was kick butt, but flawed. She made mistakes, and had a great sense of humor all things that I love. The hero of the story Deacon was all part equal to Mia, he didn't over shadow her at all even though he is a higher rank that her. The story was fun, and fast paced. It was a great quick read that kept me entertained. However, I think that because it was a novella instead of a full length novel the romance aspect out weighed the action side of the story. And I like for those to be balanced in these sorts of books. Which needless to say, means this book will appeal to a lot of readers. A lot! Because the romance is smoking hot, I just wanted a bit more action. It seemed like we were going strong, and then BOOM romance took over. Again, this is me personally. However, that being said, I will continue on with the series because it was such a fun read.

  • Sabrina
    2019-02-04 16:21

    This is the first book I have read by Ashley and it defiantly will not be my last. I absolutely loved this book. Mia is no stranger to death since her parents were murdered when she was four years old. Later in her life she is approached to become a Death Dealer she only agrees so that she can be the one to take the murder’s spirit to the dark gate. But when Mia gets the case she has always wanted but to ensure she follows the rules her partner Deacon who has his own reasons for becoming a Death Dealer is assigned to work with her again. But things don’t go as planned and the one case that has the ability to shatter Mia’s heart also has the ability to heal Deacon’s heart if he can past the fact he has to give his heart and love to his fellow Death Dealer to do it.I loved Mia for the minute she came on the page. She is so strong but underneath her tuff exterior lays a heart of gold even though it’s broken. I couldn’t imagine going through what she has in her life but if I was given the choice she made I would do the same thing. Deacon is just so cocky but oh he also so very sexy. And when it really mattered the most he comes through for Mia and saves her but in doing so she saves him as well. The chemistry between them will burn right through the pages it’s that HOT! I can’t wait to read the next book just so I can have more of them. 4/5 Bloody Fangs

  • Amy
    2019-02-16 21:00

    There are very few novellas I will read and actually enjoy. I can honestly count on one finger how many there are. I might have to start using my other hand so I can add this one to it. In the beginning of Death Dealer, I was worried because there seemed to be a lot of back story to go along with the current story. Since novellas are generally 100 pages or less, would Ashley be able to bring the past and the current times together to understand the characters and what was going on. Well, she did it and did it brilliantly so that I wanted it to be so much longer. This paranormal fantasy is so intriguing and exciting all in one. For me, the ending was worth it. Ugh, I love hot endings... makes it so much better and the anticipation was built perfectly. Deacon is one of those characters that has the hard bad ass exterior but the soul and heart of a man that we all long for. Mia, such a strong female lead and determination that we can all admire. Both characters are driven for revenge but ultimately will that drive cost them each other. Written with true meaning and a underlying message that we all can learn from. I look forward to the next installment. Enjoy!

  • Lily
    2019-01-26 18:21

    Death Dealer came as a surprise from Ashley Robertson's other series, because as humans we get trapped into taking matters into our hands and forget who we truly are and how we even got to our current position. Mia Baron, the main character, takes it a step further when she sells her soul to revenge her parents death, little does she know about the surprises coming her way, even falling in love with the last person she dreamed about. Don't allow this novella get in the way of reading a romance story due to its short length, it just means the continuations are on its way with a mind-blowing plot.

  • Anna
    2019-02-15 19:12

    Excellent story. I found the idea of this novella really intriguing. Death Dealer is a fast read. A story that is death and vengeance, but a sweet romance as well. Having lost a parent at a young age, it was easy to related to Mia and many of her emotions. Mia and Deacon are both strong characters - bent on their missions. But there attraction for each other slowly seeps into their conscious. The reaction the two characters have to their mutual attraction is delicious and worded beautifully by Robertson. A great beginning to a new series. I definitely recommended reading this one.

  • Emily Walker
    2019-02-15 22:17

    WOW! I really enjoyed this book. The imagery in the beginning was hauntingly beautiful and well done. I was invested in the characters from the very beginning wanting to know what was going to happen. There is a lot of emotion in this story and you can feel it the way the author writes. I am really looking forward to the next one!

  • Kelly
    2019-01-26 20:15

    I enjoyed the story. Mia is a grim reaper who escorts souls to heaven or hell. She falls in love with her partner and mentor Deacon. Seeing their relationship evolve is nice and cute to see them fight it. While I had a problem with the couple's first intimate encounter the story of Mia evolving is interesting to watch.

  • Berls
    2019-02-03 16:05

    This review appeared first at Fantasy is More Fun.I really thought I would love Death Dealer. I love books that deal with death and I seem to have a fascination with reapers or death dealers as they're called in this novella. And the idea that our main character - Mia Baron - sold her life away to be a death dealer and get vengeance had such incredible possibilities.Unfortunately, I didn't feel Death Dealer lived up to its possibilities. It was a pretty okay novella, but I think the ideas and characters were too big for a novella. They needed a full length novel to really develop and do justice to the world Robertson built. Because the world she built really was great. When a person dies, Death Dealers are there to great them and escort them to their gate - whether it be light (heaven) or dark (hell). They can tell by the color of the soul which gate they need to go to. But its not a simple journey - there are monsters and demons of all kinds trying to steal the souls. So the Death Dealers have the dangerous job of delivering the soul safely. This provides the opportunity for some pretty great action - especially since death dealers have enhanced abilities. They have these enhanced abilities because they traded their lives - I'm assuming their souls - for the gig and (at least for Mia and Deacon) the chance at revenge. Deacon is an Elite - in fact there's a whole hierarchy of Death Dealers - because of some extra training. What it takes to be a death dealer, the cost, and that whole world is woefully incomplete in my opinion. There's so many unanswered questions - I mean are they the good guys? What did they give up - really give up - to be death dealers? Why the hierarchy? What more is going on in the world of death?And then there's the romance. Yeah, it did absolutely nothing for me. I would have preferred no romance and more time understanding the death dealer world than the awkward connection between Mia and Deacon. They've worked together in the past and have a sort of antagonistic relationship - but now, ALL OF A SUDDEN (those are like words of death for me and romances lately) they feel differently about each other. I'm glad they felt something, because I felt nothing. They did have a cool connection because of being death dealers that worked together, where they could sense each other. Again, something I would have liked to see explored fully. I'm not sure if I will continue with the series or not. I looked it up and right now there's one other book, but it's also a novella. I'd like to see more of the world, but I'm worried that another novella will leave me frustrated. So we'll see. If it were ever developed into a series with full length novels, I would definitely check them out.

  • Laura Greenwood
    2019-01-31 20:03

    Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...I received a copy of Death Dealer in exchange for my review.As a Death Dealer, death is something that Mia has had to come to terms with, and when having to help transport the soul of her grandmother she encounters Deacon, her Death Dealer partner for when they have to work in pairs. Given her next assignment, Mia is finally faced with the man that she's always wanted to see punished; the man that brutally murdered her parents. Deacon is sent along with her because of the risk of her not thinking logically. Deacon's feelings for Mia have changed drastically recently, and seeing her deal with a drastic change in the job just convinces him further that there is more to it.I really didn't want to put Death Dealer down, it was one of those books that drew me in, due to both the world and the characters that the author created. Thankfully I have the second book, Blood Promise, on my Kindle so I can get stuck into that one soon!There was a small cast of characters in Death Dealer and I thought that that worked well. Mia and Deacon were very clearly the main characters, and you got the feelings and thoughts of both of them (via a third person narrative) meaning that there was no mystery for the reader as to how they felt about each other (but more about that in a minute). The other characters included their direct boss and two of the souls that needed transporting to what can only really be termed as the afterlife.The souls as characters were interesting. Both of them had personal connections to Mia, the first being her grandmother and the second being the murderer of her parents. Mia collecting the soul of her grandmother was particularly moving, and I felt that the emotions between the two of them were well captured and seemed to be realistic (given the circumstances that is). The introduction of the second soul was especially interesting as it explored the concept of redemption, and whether someone who has done bad things could be saved in the end. I thought that it was both refreshing and interesting that the author didn't take such a black and white view of the situation.The romance between Deacon and Mia was interesting, particularly as it wasn't developed in the book per say. What I mean by that is that the feelings between the two of them were already there prior to the start of the book. Though they did both only fully realise what that meant during the events of the book. Refreshingly, as soon as they both realised what it was going on they acted upon it, and the lack of dancing around the issue worked well.I loved Mia as a character not only because of her relationship with Deacon, nor her interactions with the souls but also because she was independent and capable of looking after herself, but still admitting that sometimes she needed help and be grateful for gaining it.I loved this book and can't wait to see what book 2 has in store!

  • Nadine Hook Me Up Book Blog
    2019-02-11 20:00

    **copy given in exchange for a honest review**3.5 Death-Dealing StarsMia was raised by her grandma because her parents got murdered when she was only 4yrs old. Her grandma tried to hide the painful truth from her as long as she could, until one day in highschool, a boy asked Mia if she's the daughter of the murdered couple; the couple, whose police case still wasn't closed.After lots of research, finding out that everything is right what her classmate said, all Mia seeks is revenge! By the age of 18 she signed an unlikely deal with her blood to become a Death Dealer. Death Dealer bring the souls of the dead safely either to the Light or Dark Gate. All Death Dealers are assigned a partner, Mia's partner is handsome Deacon Gage. After years of fighting off demons, while escorting souls, both grew accustomed to another but never felt anything else besides a work relationship.But their relationship changed, when both realized they felt more for another; something they couldn't pin-point out yet.When Mia gets finally her revenge, sending the soul responsible for her parents death to the gate, Deacon and Mia learn more about another and realize they have something in common: both lost people they loved!While open up and sharing their heartaching stories, both feel the pull toward each other even stronger because non of them ever opened up before. That's when they share their very first kiss... But their newfound love didn't last long because on their way to deliver the specific soul to the Light Gate, both Death Dealers get attacked by demons. Can Deacon save Mia? He feels their secret Death Dealer bond is getting weaker and weaker by the second, until he can't feel her at all anymore... He's afraid he lost Mia; now that both admitted their feelings for another, he couldn't lose her.I enjoyed this novella, it was short but entertaining, and the story line was something I haven't exactly read before. The added love story was sweet to read and I liked both characters. Why I gave it 3.5 stars is because I wished that it would have been a bit longer,even for a novella, I still had too many unanswered question while reading. I had the feeling important things were missing, despite enjoying the story. I really hope for a sequel because the last 20pages Ashley put some very steamy scenes in it, which I totally loved, and I'm curious finding out more about those two lovebirds and what Mia's higher destiny is- all I can say is it's more than just being a Death Dealer.___________________________________✦ Read all my review (A-Z) on the blog✦ Like the blog on Facebook

  • Melissa
    2019-02-08 16:08

    I first want to say that I am always a sucker for a paranormal romance! I was intrigued by this book because I don't usually read one that doesn't have to do with vampires or demons. Death Dealers? Sure...what the hell.This story is about a girl who in turn for finding the man who gruesomely killed her parents and put him to justice sells her soul. In return, she gets to collect the souls. As part of the deal, she gets to work alongside Deacon, a fellow death dealer. There have been feelings building over the years between the two but neither wants to admit it. When Mia almost loses her life, Deacon has no choice but to tell her exactly how he feels.I like that the book got right to the point. There was no lagging and the story moved quite quickly. There was some background info given which was good to keep you on track but not so much to make it look like filler.There wasn't a whole lot of background into Deacon. We find out about his sister and what deal he struck to be a Death Dealer but that's pretty much it. I would like to know more about him and his story.I like Mia's character. She is strong, independent, yet naive and whimsical all at the same time. I think her character can grow to spectacular proportions.Deacon's character came off a little arrogant at first but once softened, very genuine. He is the protector and the senior of the two so there is much Mia can learn from him.There are so many ways this story can go from here. I am anxious to see what Ashley does with it. The idea is solid and the characters are very likable and relateable.I give this story 4 out of 5 stars. It would have gotten 5 but I felt like the story was too short. LOL. A very well thought out story and well written. I can't wait for Blood Promise. I also added everything else Ashley has written to my TBR. I say, Ashley, you are on your way to becoming my new favorite author!

  • Chelly Peeler
    2019-02-21 20:09

    Mia Baron and Deacon Gage have a lot in common. They are partners, both bad-ass Death Dealers, meaning they are sent to free souls from human bodies and escort them to the Light or Dark Gates (which often involves battling horrifying demons), and they both took on these jobs seeking revenge on those who destroyed their families. They want to be the ones to escort those souls to Hell. When Mia gets her chance, Deacon is assigned to help with the job just in case Mia’s emotions get in the way of her finishing the assignment. The two have worked together for years and have had nothing more than a friendship, but when they start noticing different feelings for each other, is it part of the bond or is something more developing? When Mia’s life is hanging on the line, can the one who ruined her family be the one to help save her? Can she move past her need for revenge and let love in?This is the first time I've read anything by Ashley Robertson and I was blown away by her style of writing. She has created a truly unique story line, with lovable characters and exceptionally colorful and descriptive writing. I give 4 stars only because I wanted more! I knew this was a novella from the beginning, but I can’t help but wish it was drawn out over a full length novel. When Mia got her chance for justice, even though it was a unique twist that I loved, I feel like it should’ve been more…something. I don’t think she got the closure she was looking for. And while the chemistry between Mia and Deacon was extremely HOT, it felt rushed. Overall, I was sucked in to the world of the Death Dealer and I am looking forward to more…will Mia achieve Elite status like Deacon, possibly even become a Death Angel? I’m hoping so!

  • S. Policar
    2019-01-26 14:07

    *I received this book from the Author via Lady Amber’s Tours in exchange for an honest review*This is a novella, about paranormal beings known as Death Dealers, which for every sense of the word are death. A sect of beings who traded their mortal lives for personal reasons who now all serve under a boss who sends them to collect the souls of the dead and dying.This book centers mainly around Mia with some additional centering around her partner Deacon.I found the story an interesting one though found it far too short. It really left me wanting. I’m hoping the second book will fill in some of the blanks that this one failed to.Don’t get me wrong, the story was well thought out, though the ending felt forced and hurried. I think perhaps the author should put a little more effort into the ending of this piece and others in this particular series.I found a couple of errors but nothing drastic, the only problem I really had with the story was how it seemed the author was in a rush to complete it.I liked the story itself, and will read the next in the series as well as other books the author has written, but I would consider maybe looking over the book and seeing if there is a way to complete the ending without it having that hurried, forced feeling.In all honesty if the ending of this book didn’t seem to be rushed or forced, I would have given it a higher rating.I give this book 3 of 5cusreviewsFreaky Fiction Writing Author/PR/PromoterCu’s Ebook Giveaways FounderFae Books Tour Host/ReviewerLadyAmber’s Book Tours HostB3 Book Tours HostI Am A Reader Not A Writer Blog Tour HostShades of Rose Marketing Tour HostGWR Tour HostAs You Wish Tour HostMrs. Potter’s Book Publicity Service

  • Fiona Wilson
    2019-02-11 21:06

    Mia Baron was just a child when her parents were murdered. She wanted revenge. In order to get that revenge she signed a contract to become a Death Dealer. As a Death Dealer Mia seeks out recently dead souls and guides them to either the Light Gate or the Dark Gate, depending on how they lived their lives before they died.However the road to the gates is not an easy one. Demons intent on claiming the souls for themselves constantly attack the dealers, meaning they need to fight their way through. When Mia signed her life over she was promised the name of the man responsible for her parents deaths, but until now she hadn't got that chance. However, following a particularly emotional retrieval for Mia, she is called to the bosses office and given a new assignment, and is told it is for the soul of the man she has been waiting for. She is partnered up with Deacon Gage, a Death Dealer who has attained Elite status in his own quest for revenge. Between them they undertake their mission, which proves to be far more difficult than either of them could have imagines. While trying to achieve their goal, and deliver the soul, they have to fight to stay alive, never mind get the soul to where it needs to be! In the aftermath feelings change, and life won't be the same for Mia and Deacon again.A well written story which was a quick read for me. The idea of the way to heaven, or hell, not being as smooth a transition as other stories will have you believe is a different, and a very good, one.I look forward to future books in this series as I'm excited about where Mia and Deacon will go.

  • Heather
    2019-02-04 14:08

    So, what’s a girl to do when she needs revenge for the grisly murders of her parents? Become a Death Dealer! Mia’s parents were murdered in cold blood and in an icky manner… some body parts still haven’t been found. Her partner Death Dealer, Deacon signed up to revenge the rape and murder of his twin sister. Having worked side by side for quite a while, they are fighting their attraction for each other while they battle demons from gnawing on the souls they take to Heaven or Hell. Mia finally gets to learn who her parents’ killer is with a horrible twist that thrusts a knife deeper into her wounded heart. Assisting Mia with guiding her parents’ killer’s soul to its destination, Deacon battles to save her body and win her heart after a gruesome fight that literally kills Mia. I haven’t read any of the other novels in this series and was still able to follow the storyline just fine. It’s a short novella wedged between the main books. The attraction and banter between the male and female leads is snarky. The action and fight sequence scenes make the book exciting. For the folks who need sexy time in their romance, there is plenty of sexy time. Though, thankfully, the author doesn’t saturate the book with it! This novella is a fun romp into the series and an interesting premise for a supernatural series. Note: I won a copy of this book in a blog giveaway. This did not influence my review.

  • Zita Martin
    2019-01-25 22:24

    Review: This book is good. I am upset that this was a short. I cannot wait to read the next one.I fell in love with the characters, especially Mia. She was detailed very well for my imagination to take over. I could not relate to her, but that did not affect the way I felt about her. Instead of being my best friend, she was just a co-worker feeling for another co-worker. Detached but affected by the outcome.Deacon is a different matter. He is not as defined as Mia and that is reasonable due to this being Mia’s story.The story line mostly stayed at the same pace with some high points. It was not action packed but that would be asking to much for a 94 page story. The settings were vivid and I started to think those monsters were coming after me. There were some twists that made the characters grow into themselves. The dialogue was just the right amount for the characters not sure of themselves.I wish I could get excited about this short, but it being this length, it was hard. It was great for a lazy slow day to sit and read at one time.4 starsI was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Quote: “I thought I lost you,” he said as a small tear slid from his eye.She cleared her throat, the cough painful, but at least she was able to remove the burdensome lump that had been there.Author Website: http://ashleyrobertsonbooks.com/

  • Amber
    2019-01-26 16:10

    Death Dealer (A Death Angel Novella-Book 1)love or revenge which would you choose? Deacon and Mia are both death dealers. What might you ask is a death dealer? I picture it something like the grim reaper. They go out and collect souls when the time has come. Sometimes, they have to get the soul to exit the body, and others the soul just jumps out. Along the way to the light or dark gate their can be scary creatures which try to interfere and they fight. This job can be dangerous , yet it is a job both Deacon and Mia chose after their loved ones were viciously murdered. Both Mia and Deacon made deals. They would become death dealers if they were allowed to escorted the soul of the person who murdered their loved ones. Revenge was on the mind for them both. Several twist and turns happen from this point on but I don't want to give you a review full of spoilers.Deacon and Mia have had an underlying romance brewing. They work together , they have a bond but its more that that. What will become of this death dealer couple? Will fate intervene? Will they both become death angels? Death Dealer is a bit different, it's a fast and enjoyable read. I would have liked it to be a bit longer but it was a delightful read just the same. "I received a complimentary copy of the book for reviewing purposes. All opinions shared here are my own. "

  • Jane
    2019-02-23 18:01

    The Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson4 StarsTo avenge the murder of her parents, Mia signed her life away and became a ‘Death Dealer’, a guide of sorts to aid souls into the afterlife. Not as simple as it sounds, the job could, and quite often did become dangerous. When she finally thought justice would be served and she’d received the file to collect Claytons soul (her parents killer), she was devastated to discover not only had he got away with the murder in life, but since he’d recently repented he would also be free in death. The Death Dealer, a novella and book 1 in ‘A Death Angel’ series, is a well written quick read covering a variety of emotions from sadness when she has to collect her Grandma’s soul, an adrenalin rush when her own life is in danger to anticipation when Deacon and Mia’s feelings for each other surface and we watch their love grow.This instalment lays the background, giving us the reasons behind Deacon and Mia’s similar reasons for choosing this life and an insight into how everything works. I can see it being quite an interesting series.Copy supplied for review

  • Amy
    2019-02-12 15:56

    4.5 starsI wasn’t sure what I was going to get when starting this book or if I would even like it. I obviously knew it was about a death dealer but that is about it. I can say that I loved the book. The Author came up with characters that just amazed me. Details that took me a minute and a re-read to get but also amazing. Mia and Deacon had simple jobs but ones that could prove tough for anyone.This book started out with making me tear up and ready to cry. As you read this book you will absolutely fall in love with the characters. I felt the rage that Mia felt. I felt the love that Deacon felt. These two characters were simply awesome. So many emotions that run through this book. I was upset at the abrupt ending and that is why this book only rated 4.5 stars. The ended had me kinda of lost. I kept hitting the next page thinking I was missing something. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to see what else happens with Mia and Deacon.If you like paranormal books you should definitely check this one out.

  • Doris
    2019-02-11 22:18

    I received this ebook free for an honest review.I really enjoyed reading this book! Here is my only negative.... I felt it was too short!I really wanted to read more about Mia and Deacon!!  I loved the chemistry between the two of them, and it would have added soooo much more to their tale to have a little more background as opposed to the memory flashbacks we get.  However! You can still reach out and touch the tension between them, and you get a sense of the urgency that Deacon feels when he may loose what he has found.I really felt for Mia's heartbreak.  In the beginning I loved the act of kindness she was able to share with her grandmother.  Her pain with what happened to her family is nearly palpable! I wont ruin the story for you, so you are going to have to get yourself a copy and see for yourself!I am excited to read the next installment and see if Mia's hard work can get her into the Elite!