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April 17, 2014

Loved It: Grimm Consequences by Kate SeRine + Character Chat

Series: Transplanted Tales
Format: eGalley
Release Date: April 17, 2014
Publisher: eKensington
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Fantasy | Romance
You reap what you sow...

Saying Nate Grimm has a dark past is an understatement. Fortunately, no one's bothered to look too closely at the Fairytale Management Authority's lead detective and part-time Reaper. And that's the way Nate wants to keep it. For after centuries of torment and loneliness, he's finally found happiness with the hot and hard-charging love of his life, Tess "Red" Little.

Of course, his love for Tess is the reason there's a posse of Reaper judges after him, led by a sadistic bastard acquainted with Nate from once upon a time. Now, Tess will pay the price for Nate's transgressions unless Nate severs his ties to the transplanted Tales--and Tess--forever. His enemy has the advantage in speed, malice and brutality. But the Reapers have underestimated the depth of Nate's love and devotion. And the fury of his wrath.

I am one of those Transplanted Tales fans that totally fell in love and rooted for Nate Grimm and Tess "Red" Little from the get-go as these two can never be more perfect for each other. And since Red was obviously told in Tess' POV, GRIMM CONSEQUENCES is something I've been anticipating because I love male POV stories and reading Nate's take on his relationship with Red is definitely a treat.

Now Transplanted Tales is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance series so GRIMM CONSEQUENCES isn't a boring after-the-HEA tale nor is it lined with white picket fences. Ha! I'm sure Red and Nate wouldn't mind a little "boring" in their life considering all the excitement they've been part of since the series started. Anyways, Nate's dark past caught up with him and as expected, his fellow "co-workers" used Red as leverage against him. And I promise you, these people Nate used to work with are sick mofos! I don't know how he managed not to get corrupted by them, huh!

Aside from the glowing love these two have for each other, there are a few intense and pumped up scenes in GRIMM CONSEQUENCES much to my delight. My favorite is the part where Nate basically sacrificed himself for Red's safety proving that his love is truly unconditional. It was a little over the top but it sure fit the scene. My heart was aching during the climax, my only consolation is that I know they'll live through it because I've read the books following this novella and Nate and Tess were alive and kicking in those. Still this interlude is definitely one for the books (intentional pun) and I'm glad Kate SeRine decided to write it and share this with us. On the flip side, this experience made their bond stronger plus it uncovered some curious connections and interesting backstories regarding these two. Humpty Dumpty? Who knew!

So if you're a fan of this series, go ahead and treat yourself to a copy of GRIMM CONSEQUENCES, you don't want to miss this!
My god, she was everything to me. maybe one day I'd actually deserve her. I sure as shit was going to spend the rest of my days trying.


I love Nate Grimm since I first met him in RED. Now that he has his own novella, I just HAVE to ask him if there are any perks to being a Reaper. Check out his answer below:



The Perks of Being a Reaper 
by Nate Grimm


I’m not thrilled to be a Reaper—even a part-time one as has been the case since I came to the Here and Now. Well, to be completely honest, I guess I should say I’m not thrilled to be a Reaper now. I’m ashamed to admit it wasn’t always that way.

Once upon a time, I enjoyed the job—far more than I should’ve. But after meeting Tess “Red” Little, falling in love with her, my outlook started to change. I began to hate what I do, what I am. But with Tess’s help I finally realized that being a Reaper doesn’t have to be a curse; that I can embrace what I am and use it to be a better man—the kind of man who deserves Tess’s love. And now that my whole attitude has changed and I can take a step back, well, I gotta admit, the job does come with a few perks. Here are my top five:



  1. I can’t die. At least, not in the traditional sense. I can be injured even to the point that I appear to be dead for a while, but I can only be killed by another Reaper. And even then certain rules apply.
  2. I can move from place to place by letting go of my corporeal form and reforming wherever I want. It comes in handy.
  3. I usher the dead to their final rest. I didn’t always consider this one a “perk.” Before coming to the Here and Now, it was just part of the job, and it was a part I performed with complete indifference. But I’ve come to realize that caring for someone’s soul in their final moments is an honor and a privilege. 
  4. I’m spooky—at least, that’s what Tess tells me. Apparently, this gives me an edge when it comes to protecting the people I care about from the malicious bastards that would harm them. There aren’t many Tales who see me coming and don’t get a little nervous.
  5. I can grant a reprieve from death in extraordinary circumstances. But this one comes at a price. And trust me, that price is pretty damned high. But when it comes to saving the woman I love, no price is too steep. And it’s one I’ll gladly pay again and again.

But here’s the thing about these “perks.” They can also be the downside of being a Reaper. There’s a certain amount of power that comes with this role, power that can go to a guy’s head and turn him into the kind of monster that haunts your worst nightmares. There was a time when I was that guy. But it’s amazing how one day, one choice, can change your life—or afterlife—forever.

That’s not to say the temptation isn’t always there. I work hard to keep it together, to not let that darker side of me rule my actions. But make no mistake—if someone I love’s in jeopardy, I won’t be holding anything back.




Kate SeRine (pronounced “serene”) faithfully watched weekend monster movie marathons while growing up, each week hoping that maybe this time the creature du jour would get the girl. But every week she was disappointed. So when she began writing her own stories, Kate vowed that her characters would always have a happily ever after. And, thus, her love for paranormal romance was born.

Kate is the author of the award-winning Transplanted Tales series, available from Kensington Books. She lives in a smallish, quintessentially Midwestern town with her husband and two sons, who share her love of storytelling. She never tires of creating new worlds to share and is even now working on her next project.

Stalk Kate!











38 comments:

  1. Ima start this series any day now . . . Any. Day. Now.

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    1. I saw the same thing about Night Huntress & other awesomesauce series.

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  2. Nate *sigh* I can't get enough of him! He's one Reaper I wouldn't mind meeting...LOL Too bad he only has eyes for Tess! Great review Braine.

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    1. Ditto! But I do love them both, no couple envy here for a change. They're so perfect together. Thanks, Lori!

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  3. I love Nate before but after reading this novella I loved him even more, he's such a dreamy hero...
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Indeed he is!

      Good luck with the giveaway, Marcela!

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  4. I have been eyeing this series for far too long and I just recently snagged the first one on sale so I am hoping to get it read soon! I can't wait to meet these characters.

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    1. Perfect timing then! You will appreciate this novella better fresh after reading Red.

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  5. Love the character chat! :) I haven't read this series, but have been seeing them around recently... might have to add it to my to-read list.

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    1. This is a great fairy-tale inspired series. I know you love fantasy so I'm sure you'll at least like this if not super duper love it like I do.

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  6. Eek I've been wanting to read this one!!

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  7. I want to read this series, Braine!! Nate sounds dreamy - so naturally I must meet him! I think I might spend some bday bucks on Red! ;)

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    1. I can lend it to you, let me know when you want to read it and I think I can loan my copy via amazon

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  8. I love anything to do with Grim and this book sounds amazing! Awesome review Braine.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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    1. You should totally try the series, they're great fairy-tale inspired stories

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  9. I've been missing out. I hadn't even heard of this tantalizing series. Thanks for sharing, Braine!

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    1. I love your word, tantalizing, this is definitely that!

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  10. *dances* Oh heck yes Braine..I love this and the series :)

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  11. I have never heard of this series before but it sounds like something I need to check out! Thanks for your great review and giveaway :)

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  12. oooh! This sounds really interesting and the cover is sexy! I would lick his butt!

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    1. You and your ass cheese! Go get the crackers!!!

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  13. Ahh...Nate sounds great! I think his and Red's relationship sounds great. So glad you enjoyed Grimm Consequences!

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    1. Nate is an awesome hero, thanks for checking this out, Andrea!

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  14. I tried to read book 1 but it just did not work

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  15. I added this one to my shopping list just the other day. Looks like I need to move it up :)

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    1. Thanks, Joelle! I hope you enjoyed it :)

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  17. I'm going to have to stay away from your blog, Braine! Every time I come to visit you, I add several books to my Mt. TBR! Great review, and I'm enticed :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  18. I started RED, waay back when, but I got busy so had to stop. Now I wanna go back and start again. Great review, wonderful giveaway , matey . xxx

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  19. Pretty cool concept, and I love the sexy cover art. Great interview and this is definitely a must read for me. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

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