Adopted as a small child, Ru knows next to nothing about her birth parents. Her new mom insists she was given up because she “ruins everything.” Hence, her name-Ruin. Yet, Ru has managed to make a life for herself in the small town of Reaper’s Hollow, working as a fourth grade teacher, which she loves. If it wasn’t for her inability to touch anything electrical without starting a fire, she’d be the happiest girl in Upstate New York.
That is, until the charming and devastatingly handsome Cutter Michaels moves into the classroom across the hallway and starts filling her head with all sorts of unbelievable fantasies. He claims she is the lost Keeper, the daughter of a half-angel and a half-demon, and she is the only one who can help him locate three portals the Reapers, as in Grim Reaper, are using to ferry souls away to the Underworld. Ru knows he’s lost his mind, and yet she finds herself being sucked into his delusions more and more each day. The fact that he can shoot blue fire out of his hands might have something to do with that.
Once she begins having strange dreams where she comes face to face with Thanatos, the most powerful Reaper of all, Ru begins to think there might be more to Cutter’s story than she’s been giving him credit for. Will joining Cutter lead her to find her biological parents and discover the powers coursing through her veins, or will Thanatos claim her for his own?
Ruin’s Lot is the first book in the Reaper’s Hollow series which follows the metamorphosis of Ru Roberts as she discovers who she really is, where she comes from, and how to wield the power within her. Will the Keepers successfully close the three portals, or will the Reaper’s continue to claim unmarked souls whose names are not yet written in The Book of the Dead?