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Death is a Bitch

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Eternity can suck when it’s all work, work, work. Death harvests souls even when they stack up faster than pancakes in an all-you-can-eat-buffet.

As the patron angel of death and dying, Azrael works closely with Death, but is dying for true intimacy. She’s the only immortal who’s ever aroused such powerful emotions in him. One taste of her leaves him needing her like humans
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 113 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Decadent Publishing Company
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Alyson LaBarge
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance, Mythology, Paranormal, humor
I gave this 5 Stars and 4 Flames

The quote is "Life is a bitch and death is her sister." Well in this book, that is very true but trust me, you have never seen Death portrayed quite like this. She is (Ha! First surprise, right - She?) one smart, exotic, determined, type-A personality, spiked-heel-wearing being. She is in charge of Judgement (yes, you read that correctly) and she is good at it. Achilles heel? Azrael, the Patron angel of Death and Dying - one beyond hot, breathtakingly sexy angel i
Chris Torretta
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another Death personified and I love it. Honestly when it’s done well Death is normally my favorite character. This book is no exception.

The Death here is not really a bitch though, she’s a strong, hard working woman who will do anything for her job, who falls in love and is spurned. Is sad and fabulous and great all at the same time. Death already pushes people away and what happens in her love life just makes her believe that she was always doing the right thing but everyone needs someone righ
Donna Hole
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read Death Is A Bitch, and loved it so much I bought Cursed in hopes it was as dazzling with the characters and world building. Ms Masters tells a well balanced story using expert pacing, intriguing but human characters, and a writing style that is near poetic.

The story starts off hot and steamy with Azrael sweating through his first meeting with the immortal ranks under his new title as Director of the Department of Death and Dying. The one employee he is most anxious to impress, Death hersel
Anna's Herding Cats
Originally Posted for Herding Cats & Burning Soup

So, maybe, Death is a Bitch but she's pretty damn awesome too. This was my first time reading Cate Masters and I thoroughly enjoyed it from the characters to the storyline. It's a quick story and I thought a pretty entertaining take on Death and mythology.

I really enjoyed both Death (the heroine) and Azrael (her boss as the Department of Death and Dying ::snort:: love that!). Azrael wasn't your smoothest of heroes but for some reason I found
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Beautiful, dark and sexy!

Work for Death is never easy, especially when you're always on call. As the most feared angel, Death spends her days reaping souls and has no time for romance. As her superior, the angel Azrael longs for an emotional connection with Death, the only woman who's sparked his interest. Working closely with Azrael has made her vunerable and when a tempting demon who doesn't take no for an answer turns to her enemy for revenge, Death is forced to show just how dangerous she ca
Death is a bitch - for real. But what else could you expect from a work-a-holic harvester of souls. Azrael wants her to relax and have some fun, some fun with him that is. Death was a great character and I loved seeing it portrayed as a female. I don't think I'd ever seen that before. Death is all business. She loves her job. Comforting the good souls as they pass and catching the ones that don't think it's really their time. The only draw back is Damien. The demon that tries to barter with the ...more
Oct 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I really loved this story, I was eager to read a good story about Death (as a girl, thank you!) and I was pleased from the first page until the last word! This is a big blog tours, with more than 20 bloggers so I'll do it easy peasy!


The story in general: the mix of Greek mythology and Biblical legends. The plot was pretty interesting and I liked Damien's twisted mind!

Azrael: the angel of death hurray! Do I need to explain??? Well maybe, since you probably didn't read this book! Azrael is t
Vicki  Rose
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Death Is A Bitch" the first novel I have read by the awesome Cate Masters and I am definitely now a huge fan. This is a book that has all that you could ask for in the paranormal world, plus some! Ms. Masters weaves an enthralling story, linking both heaven & hell together, in this intriguing novel on the unknown world of where one goes after death, who judges our sins and finds us to be lacking or not. She puts a spin on it that you wouldn't expect to see and it works out into a beautiful ...more
This was a short, quick read. But really enjoyable. I was hooked from the beginning.

The Death in this story is not your typical hooded figure with a scythe. She is an immortal but tries to have mercy for those that deserve it. She knows its their time and their souls have to be taken but tries to do it peacefully. Only when they argue is it more difficult, then she has a cool bracelet bag of tricks to handle the situation.

Azrael is the one in charge of Death's division. And has had a crush on De
Julie Ramsey
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done
Azreal just stepped into the new job as director of the department of death and dying and he can't get the angel of death out of his mind. Not just because he felt she was the most over worked immortal ever. He had feelings for her he just couldn't fight anymore. Death is reluctant but knows she has feeling for Azreal. Damien a demon that works for the dark prince is obsessed with his love and lust for death. When he notices the growing love between Azreal and death, he hatches a plan to break ...more
Full Review posted on Book Lovin' Mamas

Cate Masters has a fan now after reading this book, and I plan reading more of her books real soon.  I loved her writing style, and I loved her take on Angels and Demons.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves the paranormal romance genre and loves reading about Angels and Demons.  You'll enjoy this take on the "Grim Reaper," who is Death, and her sexy love interest, Azrael.  You'll probably even like the bad guy as well, Damian.  I did feel kind of sorry
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was ok

Death Is A Bitch was a fairly easy read, though I did lose interest a few times. I didn't really get a "Bitchy" vibe off of Death, which I was hoping for, she was pretty tame to what I had in mind before diving into this book. Maybe it's just the word bitch that makes people thing "oooh she's bad" or "don't mess with her..." But.. nope, Death was hardly a bitch. Maybe literally, dying, death is a bitch. Then I'd be all like "well, yea
S.M. Blooding
Sep 14, 2012 rated it liked it
It actually got 3 1/2 stars.

There was a lot of potential with this book. It had an interesting premise. The title is awesome! The cover is GORGEOUS! The blurb is intriguing. The book had a lot of things going for it and it really, really, REALLY almost got four whole stars.

First of all, the imagery was amazing! One of my writer friends just texted me saying that when she'd written a scene describing the setting she said, "Oh, this is a Frankie scene." LOL! Yes. I do SO love gorgeous scenery! Ms.
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Who knew immortals had such complicated love lives? In Death is a Bitch, Death is wanted by two immortals, one who will stop at nothing to have her and one who gets tongue-tied in her presence who just happens to be her new boss. What ensues is non-stop action, a moment of short and sweet revenge, and some steamy immortal lovin'.

Death has always been dedicated to her work of collecting souls without giving herself moments of happiness. There are plenty of men attracted to her though for her exot
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Death really isn’t a bitch – she is a delightfully complete being with a Type-A personality and control issues, in desperate need of a vacation and a man to love. Azrael is the director of one division of the corporate behemoth that oversees the world, and is delightfully tongue-tied and uncomfortable around women; particularly Death.

Written with clever insertions of humor, well-developed characters with their own unique voices, traits and foibles, Cate Masters has created an intriguing story t
Redheaded Bookworm
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Death may be a bitch, but I really like her. I liked this book from page one. The characters are very well written and like-able. Death is a strong female lead, really, would you expect anything less. I mean she is Death after all. The mix of angels, demons, and mythology mesh really well. The story is fast paced and kept me wanting more. I fell in love with "the bad guy", Damien. Any author that can make me feel something for the villain deserves high praise! This book was just too short! The e ...more
Neyra ♦
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Actual Rating: 2.5

This was a short story, and it WAS entertaining, but it fell flat, and I'll be honest, it irritated me a bit. The good thing about it is the spin on mythology it has and the story is well thought out that it makes for a fast and light read. Perfect for those of us on the run constantly with only a spare hour to read.

For the full review and a chance to win an ebook copy visit Darkest Addictions' Book Reviews. Cate Master's stops by for a guest blog as well!

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May Fungi From Yuggoth
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Review of Death is a Bitch by Cate Masters

A sensual and rather steamy rendering of one version of “Death mythology,” here Death is a lovely woman who takes souls only at the point of demise, and only after they are aware of the opportunity to “sell their souls” to the demon Damien. A different and imaginative approach to “Death” and the afterlife, this novella will appeal to readers who enjoy their stories both romantic and steamy.
InD'tale Magazine
Death is a bitch...or, is she? The title is a play on words, whether the author meant Death as the dark heroine, or death, the event, we'll never know.

Read full review in the 2013 May issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Taryn Kincaid
Great fun!
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, fantasy
A Short review can be seen over on my blog in July
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Award-winning author Cate Masters loves stories of any genre. Multi-published in contemporary to historical, fantasy/dark fantasy to paranormal, she sometimes mashes genres.

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