Meira Harper, lover of shoes, retriever of souls for the Greek god Zeus and resident of 1304 in a historic apartment building located on the main street in Carmine, Indiana. Nothing unusual about that, but you'll not find another apartment building that hides an entire floor from the public and other residents in the building and then decides who it will allow to reach and live on the 13th floor. If you are brave enough to live there and don't worry about who or what lives next to you, this might be the place for you. That is if the building accepts you. The town of Carmine may not make the best place to live, but you'll never be bored there. With demons, gremlins, werewolves, vampires and such living among the unaware humans you never no which day will be your last.
Meira's phone rings and a text comes through with the time, place and name of the next soul she is to retrieve. Her world is rocked, the soul she is to claim is none other than her boyfriend Sam. Zeus sees Sam as a hero of old and expected him to complete a quest just as they did. But Zeus and the other gods are just as they always have been, devious and willing to cheat. Will Sam survive the quests and win his boon? Will he still love and want to be with Meira if he does? Will her master, Zeus be willing to let her go with Sam if Sam does win?
Come to Carmine if you dare and read the story of a love like no other. I love this series. Each is a novella so that you can read them quickly in between waiting in the doctor's office, waiting outside the ballet studio, waiting for a class to dismiss or just lounging outside trying not to burn in the sun. Each book brings you a different paranormal being to learn to love or hate, depending on your preferences. I personally have not found one I did not come to love and want to see them get their happy ending.
The Harbinger is book four in the ongoing 13th Floor series by Christine Rains. Book five, "The Oracle and the Vampire" is available for download now if you want to find out more of the residents of the 13th Floor. Each book could be read alone but I recommend reading all the books in order to get the full story. I've come to love this series and know that other paranormal fans will as well. I hope you will enjoy this delightful series as much as I did. Which room will you choose next?
Meira Harper loves both her jobs: talking about beautiful shoes and fetching souls for Zeus. But the Thunder God threatens the harpy's loyalty to her job when she receives the call to bring the soul of gorgeous Sam Wright. Meira pleads with her boss to let him live. Zeus agrees, but Sam must fight for his life. If Sam can win three challenges, he can keep his soul.
The gods never play fairly, though, so Meira needs to find ways to help Sam with the challenges. She cannot outwardly cross her master, but she refuses to let the man she loves lose his soul. They haven't even had a chance to start a life together.
Sam's soul is on the line. Meira's will be too if she's caught, but that's a risk she's willing to take.