Spotlight on the Grim Reaper! (With a TRIPLE Giveaway!)

UPDATED TO ADD: Contest is now closed.

Just in time for Halloween, we thought it was appropriate to introduce you to the Grim Reaper, Charley Davidson…or rather, the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones!

I stupidly waited a ridiculously long time to read these books, but now that I have I can’t get enough of the hilarious characters, fascinating world building, and spine-tingling plot. The fun in the Charley Davidson series is that you never quite know what to expect, and the plot of each novel flows seamlessly into the plot the next. Just when you have one question answered, you’ve got three hundred more burning thoughts to deal with. In other words, these novels are page turners!!!

And if you haven’t  had the chance to start this series, then lucky you!


Because Rika’s Musings is holding its first ever giveaway, and we are putting our books where our mouths are by giving not one…not two…but THREE paperback novels from the Charley Davidson series to one lucky winner on Halloween night! You now have a chance to win and read the first three novels: First Grave on the Right, Second Grave to the Left, and Third Grave Dead Ahead.


Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.


When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously?

After dragging Charley out the door and trying unsuccessfully to stuff her into a trunk—mostly ‘cause Charley pitches a fit—Cookie finally explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. After a brief investigation, Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. They head to the parking lot only to be accosted by a frantic husband with a gun. After some soothing words and a few deep breathing exercises, the husband, aka Warren Jacobs, hires Charley to find his wife. He explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.

Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?


Charley Davidson—grim reaper extraordinaire, private investigator . . . meh—is practicing her profession under the influence, caffeine and copious amounts of it, due to an extreme desire to induce insomnia. Every time she closes her eyes, Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan, is there. Only thing is, he’s a tad peeved. She did bind for all eternity, so it’s hard blame him. But 13 days without a wink is bound to bring out the crazy in a girl. So, when a man hires her to find his wife, Charley accepts the job with one goal in mind: Put the man behind bars, and not the wet kind. She can sense the guilt waft off him and vows to find the woman’s body and prove he’s a murderer.

In the meantime, Reyes is back in prison and none too happy about it . . . so Charley thinks, until she is carjacked by the dark-haired rake, who swears the very man he went to prison for killing is not only alive, but close by. And he wants Charley to find him.

While a visit to her old friend Rocket sheds no light on Reyes’s situation, Charley finds out the man’s wife is still alive and time is running out. Finding her before she dies would be a miracle, but she has to try. Together with the help of a fashion-impaired receptionist named Cookie, Charley sets out to bring the bad guys to justice. She just hopes Reyes is not one of them. And that she’s not hallucinating from her self-induced bout with insomnia.

If you would like to win a paperback copy of each of these great books, just leave a comment in the comments section below. The contest open to all, and the winner to be chosen through Remember the deadline is this Friday, October 31 at midnight, pacific time. The winner will be contacted via email the next day, so be sure to leave a valid one. The winner will have a week to respond with a physical mailing address, or the prize will be forfeit and we will draw a new winner.

Good luck!

Rika and Chaos Ashton

(aka The Grim Reaper’s Honorary Publicists)


6 responses

  1. Mary Collins

    Haven’t started the Charley Davidson series yet, but I would love to. Thanks for the chance! 🙂


    October 30, 2014 at 9:18 pm

  2. Elizabeth G.

    Charley never fails to make me laugh. I would love to win a copy of these books. Thanks for the giveaway.


    October 31, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    • You have been entered in the draw. Good luck!


      October 31, 2014 at 6:37 pm

  3. Emma Norris

    Me too! I would love to win a copy of these novels as well.


    October 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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