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(Death by Reaper MC #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  336 ratings  ·  100 reviews
In the last year, Eliana has been aware of the paranormal world that merges with the humans. Knowing it and living in it are two very different things when your next breath could end up being your last.

Alastair, Hellhound shifter and President of the Death by Reaper MC Hell Charter, is unexpectedly confronted with his true mate. As the balance of good and evil is shifted,
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Published November 28th 2017
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What a wild ride. So much action. Buckle up, this is NOT your momma's shifter story! I would love to spend a day in the adventureland that is Esther Schmidt's brain!

Alistair was alpha to the max. He was the president of the Death By Reaper MC- Hell charter. He shifts into a Hellhound, and reaps unredeemable souls, ridding the world of bad guys. He sees Eliana and knows she is his mate. He is 100% devoted to her throughout the entire sto
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great start to a new series with an interesting PNR spin. The only reason this is 4 stars instead of 5 is that sometimes I was lost in the world building. Maybe it’s just me, but I felt lost during some of the conversations used to do this. I am really looking forward to Jagger and Tess’s story as vampires are my favorite.
Missy's Book World
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mc-club, demons
HellHound was Amazing!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait for Jagger and Tess.
5/5 Stars.
Neringa Neringiukas
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm struggling to find words once again. But probably I should say what I'm saying always with all Esthers books. She hit jackpot again with her first book in new series. I love paranormal romance. Add MC aspect and I'm in heaven. Or more correctly I'm in hell and having lots of fun with hellhounds. If you read paranormal, you need to forget everything you learned about this world. Because, Esther brings her own dose of magic. It's something new and fresh. And I can't wait for more of it.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
I don’t normally read paranormal stories but I’ve got faith in this author and as it’s her first paranormal story I thought I’d give it a go. I’m so glad I did as this was a brilliant read.

As I read quite a bit I crave unique storylines and this is what the author gave me with a cherry on top. I absolutely loved the MC aspect of it.

I’m so looking forward to reading more in this series. The author has brought her own uniqueness to this story and I’m craving more already.
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"Hellhounds" was a pulse thumping paranormal MC story from the start! It begins as Alistair and Eliana's story but immediately I discovered that Eliana's sister, Velma and Osias aka Os, also were to be mated in this engaging, fast-paced story. The main hero, Alistair was the President of Death by Reaper MC, Hell Chapter and Os was the second hero. They were tasked by 'The Orderly' to take a soul around the corner but were told to basically "roll of the dice." They see two human around that corne ...more
Alistair is a President of the Death by Reaper MC and what makes him unusual is the fact that he is a Hellhound shifter who reaps the souls of evil people. At times he is given a choice on if they will live or if he will take their souls. When he is assigned to two souls he doesn't expect to find a mate, his mate. He never thought he would have a mate but when he sees Eliana he knows he is not going to let her get away.

Elaina has never felt wanted but with Alistair she feels treasured. Realizing
Kim  Brewing
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is nothing better than a hot, protective alpha......hellhound!?!
Yep Hellhound.

This is a paranormal read, not my usual but it was by Esther E Schmidt, so I had to check it out....I freaking loved it. Her writing style so works for me and she gives me my OTT alpha thrown in some witty banter.

There is a world that many of us don't see and everyone has their jobs. There are those sent to help save our souls and others sent to reap them....usually they don't meet or work together, but this boo
Fran Gray
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Esther E.Schmidt has been a favorite of mine since the beginning. While I am not a paranormal fan, I wanted to read Hellhounds because she wrote it.

I’m still not a paranormal fan, but I REALLY LIKED THIS BOOK. The way she was able to blend the MC world with the Paranormal world made the story flow seamlessly. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.
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I loved the initial concept of this story. The author found a very good way of meshing together paranormal romance with MC romance. I wish there was more of a detailed hierarchy for the MC that was presented. As fascinating as the concept was I would have also liked to have had more world-building aspects to the story as a whole.

Reading about soul mates is fun every once in a while, but I can't help that I wanted more of a connection between both couples before the explosi
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off I am a huge paranormal fan! This is a new genre for this author and she nailed it!
This story was different from others I have read. A unique spin on shifters types. A unique spin on the battle of good and evil. I loved it. I got sucked in learning more and more about these Hellhounds, then all Hell breaks loose when one takes a mate, then another does. The story that unfolds after had me glued to my Kindle. The mix of supernatural beings was great!
In true Esther fashion she leaves us
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the PNR spin. No cheating and ow drama as H/h are true mates.
Jan 15, 2018 added it
Shelves: 2018, did-not-finish
DNF at 53%. I really wanted to like it.. or at least finish it, but I just can't force myself.
Judy Miracle
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying that I am a huge Esther E. Schmidt reader... I've read all of her published work to date. With that being said I am not normally a PNR reader... But HOLY HELLHOUND does she knock this one out of the park. Not that I expected any less from this author, but damn, she's going to end up turning me into a PNR reader in no time, or maybe it will just be her PNR books.

Not only is this a Paranormal book but you have the aspects of an MC (which is my all-time favorite genre).
Amy Davies
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don’t normally read PNR, but I love Esther’s books, so I have this book a go. SO glad I did. I truly enjoyed this book.

You are sucked into the book, as soon as you meet Alister, which is pretty much straight away. Then you meet Eliana, that woman is wicked. I love her personality, her fierce attitude on life. You are kept thinking throughout this book, trying to see what will happen next. Alister is sexy as sin, all growly and demand. With the sexy and the sweet thrown in you get an awesome
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Blown away and covered in soot here, man ohhhhhhh unholy man this read will strip that halo so fast smoke trails will be seen for miles. She’s conquered the MC and the Swamp now Esther has given us a taste of PNR and I know for one I definitely want more. Unique, unusual and so smokin HOT I doubt Antartica could cool me down. Yup Heaven and Hell are never going to be the same again. I FLOVED this one (I wonder how much nagging she’ll take from me for more hmmmm)
Stacy Davis
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yet another awesome series from Esther. I love paranormal reads and this one is really unique, set in modern day with many type of paranormal beings. I liked this, the mixing of creatures. The story line is engaging and funny, yes funny at times! :) They are a bad ass MC, but love their mates and are fiercely protective. I am a sucker for alpha males and the Hellhounds do NOT disappoint!
Thank you Esther E Schmidt for yet another wonderful series!!!
I can’t even with this book…..seriously!!!!! It has all the things I love in a book. First its by one of my favorite authors, second paranormal!!!!! I love, love this genre.
Alistair is super hot in more ways than one. Yes, pun totally intended! He’s the Prez of the Hell charter of the Death Reapers MC. He has a duty to stand by his brotherhood, and the rules of the supernatural world. His job is anything but easy at any given time. But when he’s ordered to do said job and pick 2 to reap, he is f
Just Josie
When the plot was just so promising, but didn’t deliver😭

I was hyped when I read the blurb. Seriously, WHO would not dig a bloody paranormal MC! Like come ON it’s two of my favourite genres ever!

However, I was slightly disappointed. Everything in this book was rushed. I do enjoy a good fast paced book, but this was nothing like that. While reading this book I just thought “ How sad, it seems like the author just wants this book to be finished”.

It honestly had
Kathy Rouchelle
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Paranormal AND a MC?? My two favorite genres rolled into one arousing, exciting, intriguing and literally HOT read. Esther E. Schmidt has a wonderful ability to get the leads hooked up right away and taking the story line off like a shot from a gun. Her technique is found in all of her books and makes her books exciting to read. This story line is intriguing as it deals with the balance between good and evil and has the Guardian's and Hellhounds not just a group of immortals who get their orders ...more
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Paranormal/MC - does it get any better than that? Only if the author of the said Paranormal MC book has an amazing style of writing, which anyone that has read her works knows Esther Schmidt has. Holy cow this is one awesome book. It spans both the heaven and hell chapters of the Death by Reaper MC’s with both human and paranormals in the casting mix.

Alastair is the Prez of the Hell chapter. He is sent to earth on a mission to take a Soul given the odd instructions of “roll of the dice”. In oth
Corrine Pickering
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Simply amazing, I devoured this book from start to finish. Esther has created a completely unique and fascinating paranormal MC novel with a good strong storyline which will keep you hooked the whole way through. I'm giving very little away in this review, this is a MUST read for any paranormal fan.

Paranormal is my favourite genre by far and this book doesn't fail, this was everything and more of what I lov
Sarah Reads "Reading in Sarah's Corner"
First, this is my first book by Esther Schmidt and it most certainly will not be my last. I am hooked on this series and Esther's writing style.

Hellhounds (Death by Reaper MC #1) by Esther E. Schmidt was one heck of a read. This book has left me Captivated. Intrigued. Enlightened. And so much more. I cannot wait to see what the rest of this series brings to the table.

Seriously, this PRN book blew me away. I have never read another book like it. The plot and characters were completely original
Wendy Hodges
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
No messing about here it is straight in with the heat, first sight first scent. Both characters recognise the pull to each other, Eliana without really understanding what it means at first. This is paranormal at its best and mixed up, I love how many different species turn up. I also like how though it is serious there are light moments that made me grin and chuckle a bit, it made it seem real somehow in amongst the crazy and imaginative concept. I really cant wait to read more of these guys and ...more
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read paranormal often and this was like nothing I have ever read. The story was fast paced and full of action. Readers were introduced to a world where supernatural creatures from Heaven and Hell work to keep the world in balance. As readers we come to question what is really good and evil. At the same time we are given a love story that is scorching hot. I have read all of Esther Schmidt's stories and feel as though this one in particular is a big departure from what she normally writes. I me ...more
Katie Kavanagh
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So to start off this was my first Paranormal book that I have read. I did not know what to expect when I started this book by once again Esther blows me away with another amazing book by her. I was honored to receive an Arc of Hellbounds and let me tell you, I could not put it down. The way she describes the different MC charters and the descriptions of the characters it made me feel like I was in the book with them. I thought at first I would have trouble understanding the book since I have nev ...more
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was not like any other paranormal book I’ve read before (and I read a lot). I thought going in it would be the typical shifter wolf/dog book. I was very wrong, they are shifters but not what you typically read about. They turn into these beasts with two heads with their bodies surrounded by fire. I liked how they were given jobs handed down by a higher power. The story follows Alastair and Eliana but you get to see two other characters come together so it’s kinda a two for one deal. It’s st ...more
Danielle Marlowe
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! I couldn't put this story down. Esther E. Schmidt did a FANTASTIC job on this book. Especially being her first paranormal story. This is a wonderful start to the Death by Reaper MC series. Hellhounds was very well written and had a great story plot and great characters. Loved Alistair and Eliana. They are perfect. Both are strong powerful badasses. This mated pair had a powerful connection and the chemistry was Sizzling Hot. This is a Amazing book. I really enjoyed it. I highly r ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in what is going to be another amazing series. This is not my usual preferred genre, but I am so grateful that I took a chance on this paranormal romance. Alistair is the president of the MC, and one look at Eliana, and he knows that this is his true mate. This story has humorous banter, and is a unique and gripping storyline. I was hooked and captivated from the very beginning, and look forward to reading more in this series. This extremely talented author is one of my al ...more
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Esther E. Schmidt, author of Areion Fury MC, Broken Deeds MC, The Dudnik Circle series, and The Swamp Heads series. She’s a graphic designer that also loves to write. She released her first series “Areion Fury MC” in October 2015. Esther lives in The Netherlands with her family, three daughters, and a crazy iguana. She loves to write about bad boy Alphas with a heart for only one woman. To make it ...more

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