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Reaping a Pain in the Axe (Fear the Reaper Book 2)

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Published August 21st 2020
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Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In this 2nd book of the Fear the Reaper series, Nyx has a new soul to reap, and it’s a doozy. It’s the famous suspected axe murderess herself, Elizabeth Bordon, aka Lizzie. Lizzie is no strangers to reapers either. She’s been killing reapers as they come for her, and that’s why Nyx has been sent in.
Ok y’all, the entire time Nyx is going after Lizzie, you want to strangle her. Nyx is believing everything she sees in Lizzie’s time. When she finally realizes that Lizzie’s lying, it’s almost too la
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This one was better than the first. leaving me hanging the way I was at the end tho. I felt my heartstrings tug a little for Z in this book. Nyx is so sassy and takes no prisoners. I want to become her bestie. Rourke making the baddies leap off the page. Lizzie was crazy and fooled NYX at first with her demureness and made Lizzie question everything when he figured out the truth. I can't wait for the next one I want to know what is going on with Lucifer. I highly recommend it. ...more
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
HOLY HELL, Rourke needs to quit taunting me with these cliffhangers!!
The characters are phenomenal!! Nix is for sure one bad ass and sassy reaper!! Her strong willingness to reap and find out what's truly going on with Lucifer has grown quite strong and I am left with some burning questions after reading this story. Nix is a force to be reckoned with!! Her don't mess with me attitude makes me crave her story even more!! And dare I say it....but I love this character even more than any other char
Ethan Gregory
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Why do I find myself falling in love with an immortal soul-reaper and her (literal) A-hole cat?

Rourke strikes a second scythe-sweeping blow with "Reaping a Pain in the Axe", book two in her "Fear the Reaper" series. These short-form reads are filled to the brim with thrills, chills, a feel or two, and several laughs for good measure. Once you start, you just won't stop. Which is great, at less than a hundred pages, this is the perfect series to binge an installment in one sitting.

Nyx and her ga
Aug 21, 2020 rated it liked it
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Everyone's favorite snarky reaper Nyx is back in action as she gets her next assignment - Lizzie Borden. Yes, that Lizzie Borden with the ax. Nyx just wants to get the job done and go home. Upon entering Lizzie's world, things are not what they seem, creating complications and making Nyx second guess herself. But, she has a job to do. In addition, things are starting to unravel back on the home front. Lucifer is acting very suspicious. Nothing is resolved and it ends with a cliffhanger as Ms. Ro ...more
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, arc
I received this book to give an honest review.
This time a new soul to reap. A famous know the one that has our famous little jingle that once you hear it you know the person. Let me give you a hint, "took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks." Ol' girl Lizzie Borden is our soul that Nyx needs to reap. This one may be a bit tougher than the last one. Though it seems that this whole mission of hers to reap souls and give them to Lucifer seems to be going shady. I liked the way she di
Mary Myers-Huff Barscz
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic 2nd book

I devoured this book in a morning of reading. I knew the night before that it was releasing. So I made sure to do all the chores and household tasks I needed to do. I work for myself so, I make my work schedule and I had it cleared for this book.
Stacey Rourke did not disappoint in this book that deals with Lizzie Borden. I have long been facinates by Lizzie's story and to have it now nice in with a reaper? It was great.
The story moves along smoothly and there is never a lull
Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rourke's sharp tongue and quick wit lends a hauntingly poetic, albeit humorous, prose to her new series, Fear the Reaper.

The veil is lifting and Nyx is finally seeing things a bit more clearly. (It's about time!) Lucifer is up definitely up to something wicked. In Reaping a Pain in the Axe, Nyx is faced with the challenge of reaping the soul of Lizzie Borden. Desparate to see the good in people, Nyx just might lose her head, literally.

I'm so glad these novellas drop every 30 days because that e
Paranormal Tendencies
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nyx sets out to reap the soul of Lizzie Borden. While that almost goes spectacularly wrong, she ends up home with her reap and some shocking news. Someone is releasing the souls she has reaped. The most dangerous souls from history. She’s hoping it isn’t who she suspects.
I always love to read Stacey’s books. She writes her characters with sass and snark and plenty of attitude. Her stories are fun, fast paced and never disappointing. This series is so fun! I am eagerly waiting for the next instal
Good Books & Tasty Morsels
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Stacey Rourke is a magician with words. In this story you are not only excited to see whom Nyx will be reaping, but the story line between her, Lucifer, and Ezekiel makes you not want to put the book down. I want to know more about Lucifer, and the happenings inside the bar. Everything that Nyx does is to try and get the three of them back to Heaven, but do they all want to go back? This book does end in a cliffhanger and has me wanting the next book RIGHT NOW. Who will be the next soul Nyx has ...more
Kira Assad
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Fear the Reaper books may be short, but wow are they mighty! Stacey Rourke packs in so much mystery, humor, suspense and action into each of her novellas and Reaping a Pain in the Axe was no different. Nix is on another mission and this time she is going after a nasty soul we have all heard about, Lizzie Borden. Strap in for another entertaining read as we are taken on an adventure with so many twists and turns, I'm ready to gobble up book three to find out more. ...more
Jennifer Treviño
What a fitting title!
This series is intense, exciting, & addicting, but most of all it is completely unique. We travel through the past to capture the souls Nyx seeks yet can we believe what we see? Borden proves to be cunning & it is now understandable how she’s survived prior reapers. Truths are being unraveled causing new questions to rise while we are teetering on the edge of our seats. Need... More... Now!
Belle's Book Labyrinth
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoy suspense and fantasy along with some creepy vibes, I really highly recommend this book! I loved the first one and the concept is unique. Here we have our favorite sassy reaper, Nix, going after the famous Lizzie Borden. You know, the one who killed her parents with an ax? So many things happen in this book and I am being left with a cliffhanger (uuugh!) and more questions on what the hell is going on with Lucifer. I need more and I can't wait for the next book to come out! ...more
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nyx, is at it again this time for Lizzie Borden. I actually liked book 2 over one.

For some reason this book got to me from the very beginning. Nyx doesn't disappoint at all. One tough cookie.

Stacey did a fabulous job with this book and the series so far. I can't wait to see where the next book takes us.

Cindy Fong
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Entertaining with pop fiction and sarcasm, Nix is set out to reap her next soul, but things are shifting and anything is possible. These stories are enough to whet your mind and leave you wanting more and more. I have so many questions that I want to see answered.
Heather Rizkallah
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Nyx has to reap her first big name, The Lizzie Borden. But the problem seems that Nyx believes what Lizzie tells her. Which is so far from the truth. Will this reap get the best of her??
Belinda Clemons
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nyx is just awesome
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was such a short, fun read! I couldn’t stop reading from the first page to the last!
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