I have never read Joel Andre’s books before, but the title of Tea With Death intrigued me. The idea of Death coming to call reminded me of Terry Pratchett’s Mort (Death’s unlikely apprentice).Here’s the book blurb and a brief excerpt:
In this dark, philosophical tale of horror, a man has the opportunity to sit down with Death. What he discovers is that the dying process is a little more complex than he imagined and that making a deal with the Grim Reaper comes with a price.
“Won’t you welcome me in?” Death inquired. “I am here at your invitation, after all.”
Dumbfounded, I found it strikingly odd that he couldn’t enter my home without my welcoming him. I paused for just a second to consider what this meant for me. “Are you like a vampire and are only welcome in buildings if a human lets you in?”
“No, dumbass,” Death replied with an icy tone. “You’re standing in the middle of the doorway giving me a stupid look and blocking me from coming in. If you would just move, I’ll come inside.”
I found Tea With Death to be an enjoyable read and worth my time. I’d give it 4 1/2 stars for the cleverness, the interesting ”afternoon tea” premise, the bite of sarcasm, and great writing.
Casey Dwyer is haunted.
After a horrific car accident that claimed the life of her sister, she has struggled to return to a normal life. But on a cold winter day what seemed like a harmless text on her cell phone changed everything.
Now, Casey will try to do anything to protect her and her family and friends against a vengeful spirit. Even kill. Who is the spirit stalking Casey and how far will it push her into the darkness of madness?
Joel M. Andre lives in Cottonwood, Arizona. In addition to Tea With Death, he is also the author of A Death at the North Pole, Pray the Rain Never Ends (a collection of dark poetry), The Pentacle of Light series, Perfection, Brutal, Valley Vampire, Revenge of the Jack-O-Lantern, Cupid’s Curse, and The Return. To learn more about Joel, click here to visit his website.