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Publisher's Summary

Having a magical family secret would be exciting if your hidden gift controlled the elements or summoned dragons...not raised the dead. 

The latest in a long line of powerful necromancers, Vexa is just trying to live a normal life without starting a zombie apocalypse. But after 27 years of suppressing her powers, Vexa's secret catches up to her in the form of a strange candle, a relic of the days when her ancestors had complete power over life and death, and in a gorgeous man with a terrible curse – Ethan. 

As Vexa's life is thrown into chaos, Ethan is the only one who can help her control the candle and introduce her to a paranormal world she never knew existed. But a sinister ancestor and a captivating enemy have other plans for her. She may finally have found a community where she can be herself...if the dark forces pursuing the candle don't destroy her first. 

Grave Promise is the first of five books in a slow-burn reverse harem romance from USA Today best-selling authors, D.D.Miers and Graceley Knox. 

©2019 D.D. Miers and Graceley Knox (P)2020 D.D. Miers and Graceley Knox

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Vexa

Vexa is a necromancer that is trying to control her powers, but when she bonds with a strange candle that her shortly resurrected uncle tells her to protect.

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Grave Promise

Wonderful read with fantastic characters in this book. Narrator did a fantastic job also on this audiobook.

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This was amazing I loved the story line the charters the narration the action And every tiny detail
What an amazing story in this is definitely a 5 star in my opinion

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Great first book

I really enjoyed this first book! I loved how the necromancy magic was used in this world and how there is a lot the FMC still doesn’t know. I can’t wait to find out more about the candle and the covenant along with how she will manage to figure out who to trust. I also can’t wait to meet more magical creatures in this world. Vexa is pretty awesome and I can’t wow to see how her powers will develop more. Definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. This had a good amount of world building and action that kept me wanting to listen more and more.

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very interesting story

this story is about a young woman who has necromancer powers. she hasn't been trained how to use them, but she's learning.

she ends up bonding with a necromancer candle, and that's where the story gets really interesting. i can't wait for the next book! the narrator does an excellent job

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Great series starter

I have come to fall in love with this author duo's work and this series starter was perfect as always. The narrator did a wonderful job of pulling me right into the story and keeping me captivated till the end.

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Interesting & Captivating Read

What a great start of series. I was captivated from the start. It was a quick listen and the narrator did a great job bringing the story to life. I look forward to learning more back story and see how the powers progress in this story

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Good book

Good storyline with a main character who is just trying to do her job and not get caught up in anything, but doesn't manage it. The story flows well and the characters are well done.

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Vexa!

Grave Promise by D.D. Miers and Graceley Knox is a wonderful beginning of a new series. I so enjoyed the character of Vexa. The authors wrote great imagery, and the storyline has suspense, steam, and romance. Krys Janae was great bringing the characters to life. I can't wait for the next book in this series.

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Great story.

Another great book by D.D Miers and Graceley Knox. Vexa's story is full of twits and turns and a story line keeping you immersed whether your listening to the story or reading it for yourself.

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  • Sara B
  • 06-07-20

Excellent start to a new a series

Grave Promise, the first book in How To Be a Necromancer series is a fantastic urban fantasy / PNR with the potential to become reverse harem. I really like the characters; they are well-developed, diverse with appealing personalities. The storyline is well-written, entertaining, and engaging with excellent world-building. Given that it's the first book in the series, it has an introductory feel to it, which sets the foundation for future instalments. Vexa, our heroine is a green necromancer developing and learning her powers. The romance element is light and nothing steamy; however, I have a feeling that might change. That being said, I can't wait to find out what's next.

Outstanding narration by Krys Janae; I thoroughly enjoyed her performance. She emulated the characters' personalities and emotions flawlessly, bringing them to life. Overall, this was a fabulous listen, one I'll highly recommend.

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  • Mrs. C. J. Mchardy
  • 06-10-20

Great read

This book takes your usual image of a necromancer and turns it on it's head. Vexa works in a funeral home looking after the recently departed. Things get complicated at her Uncles funeral, she is then introduced to others in the paranormal world.
This is a great story and I will be reading the rest of the book in this series.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 06-07-20

Action packed

I loved this book, it was non stop action, mystery & danger with a touch of romance. The FMC Vexa is unique and quirky, and works at funeral home, a death in the family sends her on a quest to discover the origins of her necromancy and unravel a family secret. I couldn't stop once I started, and devoured it in one sitting, I can't wait for the next book, the narration was expressive and brought the characters to life. I received this book in exchange for my unbiased review.