19. lis 2013.

Book Spotlight: Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins

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Book summary:
When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex. Now she's witnessed another murder, and she's not about to let this one go. She's determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up in Alabama?
Excerpt

When I died, I expected to go to heaven.
Okay. Maybe hell. It’s not like I was perfect or anything. But I was sort of hoping for heaven.
Instead, I went to Alabama.
Yeah. I know. It’s weird.
I died in Dallas, my hometown. I was killed, actually. Murdered. I’ll spare you the gruesome details. I don’t like to remember them myself. Some jerk with a knife--and probably a Bad-Mommy complex. Believe me, if I knew where he was, I’d go haunt his ass.
At any rate, by the time death came, I was ready for it--ready to stop hurting, ready to let go. I didn’t even fight it.
And then I woke up dead in Alabama. Talk about pissed off.
You know, even reincarnation would have been fine with me--I could have started over, clean slate and all that. Human, cow, bug. Whatever. But no. I ended up haunting someplace I’d never even been.
That’s not the way it’s supposed to work, right? Ghosts are supposed to be the tortured spirits of those who cannot let go of their earthly existence. If they could be convinced to follow the light, they’d leave behind said earthly existence and quit scaring the bejesus out of the poor folks who run across them. That’s what all those “ghost hunter” shows on television tell us.
Let me tell you something. The living don’t know jack about the dead.

Not this dead chick, anyway.

About the author


Margo Bond Collins lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Waking Up Dead is her first published novel. Her second novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy, forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.

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Broj komentara: 28:

  1. I've not heard of this book before, but I like like the excerpt! I live in Alabama :) Great post Tanja

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    1. That's great! It might be interesting for you. Thanks :)

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  2. I haven't heard of it either but I like the way it sounds! Thanks for posting about this today, I think this is one that I would try.

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  3. I really like that excerpt! Particularly the last line. Thanks for sharing, Tanja!

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  4. Judging from that excerpt, this seems like this could be a really entertaining/humorous read! I haven't come across it before, so thanks for sharing. I'll have to check out some reviews later on! :)

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    1. Yes it seems that way :) Glad you like it :)

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  5. This sounds pretty good! I hadn't heard of it but it sounds like something I would like!

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  6. Well that was interesting. I would be pretty ticked if I was murdered and ended up in a place that I had never been like Alabama, makes me wonder why!

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  7. Oh okay, I am really loving that excerpt. The start of it really lures me in.

    Thanks for sharing, hun! <33

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that :) Thanks hun :)

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  8. Not seen Waking Up Dead before but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing Tanja! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  9. Huh, I haven't heard of this one but it sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing, Tanja!(:

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  10. Talk about intense and funny at the same time! I'm really interested to see why the protagonist woke up dead in Alabama instead of going on to the afterlife as well. WAKING UP DEAD has a lot of potential, so thanks for introducing it to me, Tanja. :) I'm not a huge fan of the cover, though.

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    1. It really has so it might be really interesting :) Thanks Meg :)

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  11. Uh oh, a creep with a knife and a mommy complex?! That has to be a scary combination, hee hee. Thanks for the spotlight, I hadn't heard of this book until now.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  12. Oh, I really like the Alabama twist! What an impressively original idea! Thanks for sharing, Tanja :) Though I have to say that the cover doesn't do much justice.

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    1. Glad you like it Aman and I agree about the cover too, :)

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  13. I hadn't heard of this one, but I like the excerpt, kind of sassy paranormal. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  14. I'm going to be a meanie and admit that based on the cover it isn't something I'd usually pick up. I know, I'm a horrible human being, I just can't get past unappealing covers, unless I know for sure that it's worth reading. The synopsis sounds interesting enough, tho, so who knows?! Thanks for sharing, luv!

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    1. It happens to all of as cause we do judge books by their covers. Thanks Evie :)

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