The Girl Who Digs Graves (Paperback)
Helena Pierce was used to death. Her life began as a tragically orphaned baby, raised by the small town cemetery caretaker. She grew up knowing that loss was just a part of life. After a chance meeting with the dark and mysterious Raphael one day while out digging a grave, Hel realizes maybe life has some good things to offer after all--until one awful evening changes everything, and Hel wakes up to the bright light of death.
Traumatized by being ripped away from the man she was falling for, and having to adjust to a whole new world, she manages to get a job as reaper... As in: digging up souls from the other side of the grave. Soren, her new boss, is cold and hardened to the suffering she's endured. To her surprise, the only source of kindness she can find is in the arms of a red headed vampire named Boudewijn.
Torn between trying to make this new life of death feel normal, and longing for the love in her past, Hel tries to balance blossoming feelings toward someone new, and work off her time to move on to the next phase of the afterlife. Will her soul ever rest in peace?