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Cards of Love: Death

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My parents promised my soul to a god.
But he wants my heart instead.

I’ve felt him.
My whole life, I’ve felt him.

That touch on the back of my neck in an empty room.
That sound on the wind of someone saying my name.
That sinking feeling of eyes watching me in the dark.

I told myself I was crazy. It was just nerves.
My imagination playing tricks.

But he was there.
Watching. Liste
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Published November 26th 2018 by Tabatha Kiss (first published 2018)
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April Symes
What a mystical and beautiful paranormal novella by Tabatha Kiss that will leave readers wondering...
Tannis and Ari's love story is 1 that will have readers wondering about things in life and after. I couldn't finish this book fast enough, that's now delicious this novella is.
Ari is a death god that has been watching over Tannis her whole life....he was actually in the delivery room when she came out not breathing,hearing her parents praying for her to live. Tannis ends up granting the parents
Amanda Dubuque
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this story is amazing. Tannis and Ari's story is one that will have you wondering about things in the afterlife. I couldn't devour this book quick enough. Ari is a death god that has been watching over Tannis her entire life. Actually he was there in the delivery room when she didn't take her first breathe and her parents were praying for her to live. He granted them her life but when she turned twenty there had to be a soul given to him. Her parents were overjoyed to have her live and be h ...more
Erin Remen
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting addition to The Cards of Love collaboration. It was unique and different, intriguing and beautiful. You could not help but love Ari and the chemistry between them was breathtaking. I loved the authors take on Death and what his job is, basically everything. I really enjoyed this story. It was short, but covered all the important things and did the tale justice with every page. No wasted words.
Another five star read by Tabatha Kiss, well done.
C Joy
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story was very interesting and there was a mystery added to it. This was a page-turner but I felt that it could've used more details. The premise was there, the setting was there, the elements were there but I wanted more details and there was a gap between the last chapter and the epilogue.

Since this is the author's first paranormal romance, it's very promising and it could be a start to a new series, a spin-off of a sort.
Cami Mohm
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a nice reading, the storyline had potential to be more than just a seet cheesy love story. Even thought, the write style was very worthy.
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This had a sweetness about it, yet it was more of a supernatural read. (I don't normally associate Supernatural/Paranormal with being 'sweet'.) He is a god, she a mere mortal, but she was destined to be his. She doesn't know what this powerful man see's in her, or why he would want to be with her, as she is mouse like. She has lived a fairly sheltered life due to her parents unwillingness to let her leave the nest (though they have their reasons, which she eventually finds out.) What does she ha ...more
Erika Medina
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where do I first, I didn't even think this book was going to be paranormal. I went in blind. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Tabatha Kiss so I didn't think twice about reading it. I can honestly say I was not disappointed!!!
It all starts with Tannis going out with her friend Dina and Dina's boyfriend Riley. Dina takes them to see a psychic. Tannis doesn't believe in psychics but goes along anyways. But Tannis gets more than she wanted when the psychic reveals the cards of deception and death. T
Jackie D
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not going to lie, I went into this book a bit skeptical if this would be in the wheelhouse of my fictional love, but being that it was written by Tabatha Kiss, I had to give it a go!


Tannis and Ari's story opened my mind to a whole new realm of possibilities and had me enthralled with the passionate, heartfelt characters, and their animal magnetism!
Hooked from the very start on the twisted emotional heart heavy journey this fast-paced, jam-packed storyline had su
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How do you begin to understand something that can’t be understood in this plain?

Tannis has felt Ari her entire life. A shadow of something she has yet to understand, but he’s been there waiting and helping her and most importantly making sure she stays alive. Until on Halloween Night she meets him face to face and once again it was close to death as she’s ever been. The simple realization that she’s seen him and met him before is startling and time is essentially up.

But time on earth is measure
Stephanie Ditmore
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. WOW! I’ve been excited for this book and it did not disappoint. What do you do when you find out that your life as you know has been a lie? That you are not going to be fulfilling your wishes and dreams? That when you were born your life was promised to another and your clock is ticking. When Tannis learns her fate, she is dumbfounded and intrigued by Ari who has come to collect her, but how can this be? Why does she feel a connection, ...more
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It amazes me with what some authors can come up with and write, telling a story that captures you from beginning to end. This story tops it all, not my normal read with PNR, I’m assuming that’s what it is, but holy smokes, even with other worldly happenings, the emotions are all still there, making me wonder, can any of this really happen.
Ari is the god of death and has come to collect his queen after waiting 20 years to be with her. Tannis has no idea of the deal her parents made with Ari when
Samm Lynn
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that I read the blurbs for the other Cards of Love books and I wasn't really interested but this one just grabbed my attention. I wasn't really prepared for this book and started it during a break at work but found that I could not put it down - thankfully, it's not that long and I have flexible hours at work. Dang, what a ride. Tannis's parents have kept a major secret from her for her entire life and when it is revealed, it turns her whole existence topsy turvy and throws her i ...more
Clare Harrison
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The stranger in the night who rescues her, is known to her.

Her life has been his to watch, a deal made, a debt to collect.

Two worlds colliding, the living and the dead. He brings the doorway.

Tannis the girl in the dark, Her life mapped out unbeknown to her.

Ari the guy with the patience of a saint, and a lonely heart.

Another fantastic Cards of Love book. I'm so glad this series came about I'm loving them all!!

I've read a lot of Tabathas books but this has to be my favourite by far.

You wouldn't b
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a unique storyline and a beautifully heartfelt love story about Ari the king god of death and Tannis, a human promised as a companion at her birth by her parents. This story will open your eyes to all the possibilities outside what we normally think, the passion and connection of these two beautiful souls. Tannis has lived a sheltered life and her parents are very protective of her knowing what they promised the god of the underworld. Ari is one sexy alpha god who lives to help Tannis s ...more
Rebecca Schwalm
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Are our souls truly our own?

It is a very interesting question to ponder.... are our souls our own to do with as we see fit, meaning to live your life however YOU choose to live it, or is that decision already made for you, and simply resign yourself to that fate? That is the very decision that our heroine Tannis must make. She discovers that her soul has been promised to Ari, her guardian angel by her parents at birth. Will she allow Ari to take her soul? Will she voluntarily surrender it? What
Patricia Hoffstaetter
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
I really enjoyed reading this fascinating & unique paranormal romance, it grabbed my attention and kept it until the last page was turned. The plot is impressive, well-thought out, and written. The characters are well-developed with individual personalities and they are quite realistic with their emotional feelings & expectations.
It is about: a young woman (Tannis) who almost died at birth, but her parents made a deal with a death god (Aristo aka Ari) now he has come to claim her.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.25 stars
I relish reading books from this author because of her witty writing style and have read most of her collection. This was a little different from what I have become accustomed to. It took a little to get into the storyline as it did not seem to flow as seemingly as her other works. However, Tannis and Ari are two characters that are definitely unforgettable. Ari was tasked with watching over Tannis since she was a young girl due to a pact that he made with her parents. Tannis grew up t
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Ari and Tannis prove that when it fated their is escaping destiny. Tannis was never supposed to make it past the few fleeting moments on earth after her birth, but the pleas and prayers her parents frantically sent up that day didn’t fall on deaf ears. Ari heard their woeful cries and granted their wish with one solitary stipulation, when she turns 20 a soul is owned to him. So Tannis blissfully lives an ignorant life that is watched from afar by a man that grows increasing infatuated with her. ...more
Lexee Toste
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a different and interesting read! I liked the story and the characters. Tannis is out on Halloween with her friends who drag her into a tarot card reading. The card death shows up. Tannis doesn't believe in it but it still freaks her out some. In comes Ari, to save her from almost being run over. Ari is definitely more than he seems and there is more going on as well. I loved how Ari worked with Tannis considering the situation. I thought that the story was well written and it flowed we ...more
Dawn Myers
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I'm not a big fan of paranormal stories, but Tabatha Kiss did her thing and I loved this book. Cards of Love: Death is dark, sad, hopeful and romantic and rolled into one story. The biggest thing it did for me is make me ask the question where do we go when we die? In my opinion Tabatha Kiss answered the question for herself but not so much for me. I think this is something we all have to come to terms with yourselves. I liked Tannis and the fact she did not just accept wh ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Paranormal sweetness...4.5 stars!

Tabatha Kiss infuses magic in this wonderfully romantic novella about a woman whose life is destined for a greater purpose. Shy, reserved twenty-year old Tannis is thinking odd things are happening to her. Her over-protective parents have a secret to reveal that will change her life forever.

Ari is a death god whose immortal destiny is a lonely one. Fate stepped in his path to offer him love and give him a companion. But first Ari has a tough job to gently convin
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story had such an interesting plot. It was different but a really good different. I was pulled into Tannis and Ari's story from the very beginning. The chemistry between these two was hot and Ari was a gentleman. I loved how he was with Tannis; caring, loving, and protective. I also loved the epilogue and getting to see a glimpse into their future. This was a short story but had a lot of content and depth. I only wish it would have been long enough to see Tannis' last wish come to fruition. ...more
What an enticing story. What would you say if the God of Death wanted to court you? I'd say it's pretty scary, but this dashing, dark-eyed, powerful creature is quite persuasive .

The opening chapter grabbed my attention with its mystery, and it's followed by an intensely seductive dance of wills. The lady he's after is no meek kitten and doesn’t give in, even though her surrender might seem forfeit. I loved her pertinent questions and misgivings. Both the plot and the steamy scenes are captivat
Debbie Choe
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's been a very long time since my last PNR/supernatural read (think the Twilight days). Tabatha Kiss doesn't disappoint with Ari and Tannis' story. Ari is the god of death and has watched Tannis since birth. She stopped breathing when she was born and her parents made a deal with the "grim reaper" to give her a day to live. Ari gave them 20 years and has returned to retrieve the soul he was promised. The day Tannis meets Ari, he saves her from a fatal car accident. Their attraction is instant ...more
Christina Balaz
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Like every other Tabatha Kiss book, I couldn’t wait to start reading this one after reading the blurb especially with having paranormal elements in the story.
I loved Tannis and Ari together. I just wished it was a longer book! I would have loved to get to know these two characters over time and see their relationship develop slowly. But nonetheless I still loved reading this short, quick and hot story. I loved how mysterious Ari was, I had so many questions about him, I needed to know more! I ab
Stacy Jordet
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of paranormal books, you will love this one.

Ari and Tannis have met many times in Tannis's life though she doesn't remember most of them. After a freak almost accident, she sees him again. She doesn't know who he is but yet he feels familiar somehow. A deal was made when Tannis was born and started her on a path that she didn't know she was on.

I really liked this book. It made me question things that if this had happened to me, would I have made the same choice that individuals
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader's copy of this book.
OMG! This book is fabulous! I read a lot of paranormal books, more so than contemporary, so I wasn’t sure how “paranormal” this would end up being when I first heard about it on Facebook. This is the first paranormal book that I’ve read from Tabatha Kiss, & I loved it! I hope there will be more paranormal stories from her, as this was perfection. This pulled me right in, just as all of Tabatha Kiss’ books do. It flowed fast and fu
Christi Fowler
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Genre: Romance - Paranormal
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Part of the multi-book/multi-author Cards of Love series
POV: Mostly Tannis
Steam Level: Warm

Cards of Love: Death was a quick and enjoyable read. I'm a huge fan of Tabatha Kiss and I loved her first foray into paranormal. It was a sweet, funny and emotional - just as you would expect from Tabatha Kiss. If you're looking for a slow burn, paranormal romance with a twist then check out Cards of Love: Death by Tabatha Kiss.

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Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read a few of these Cards of Love and they are so good. Tabatha Kiss did a fabulous job with Death. Ari is the along of Death and he has been waiting twenty years to make Tannis his Queen. He has three dates to convince her to stay with him. This is a story about life, death and love. You can tell that Ari truly loves Tannis and he hopes to convince her. This is an emotional story and you may want some tissues nearby. The storyline and the characters were perfectly written. This is one yo ...more
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow. I was intrigued and then blown away with each turn of the page. I couldn’t stop myself until I got to the end.
Ari and Tannis, the strange but beautiful relationship was developing in front of my eyes and I really ended up feeling sad for Ari but loved that he found Tannis. To find a life partner is one thing but when you’re the god of death,that does not work in your favor.

This book will make you think about the afterlife and what’s in store for us when that day comes.

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USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Tabatha Kiss, lives in Chicago, Illinois.

You can probably catch her huddled up in a hoodie, reading a good romance beneath a tree in Jackson Park with her trusty husky by her side. She enjoys roller derby, sushi, and is always searching for her forever bad boy.

In the meantime, she writes.

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