Sunday, February 9, 2014

Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins: Exclusive Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

Waking Up Dead (Callie Taylor #1)
Margo Bond Collins
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Page Count: 226
Release Date: November 15th, 2013
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Genres: Paranormal, Mystery, Murder

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?


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 is the author of the paranormal mystery Waking up Dead, which was released in 2013 by Solstice Publishing, and Legally Undead, first in the Vampirarchy urban fantasy series, coming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.

She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college English online. She loves paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters.



Giveaway!


Books à la Mode is giving away winner's choice of either a finished print copy of Waking Up Dead or a $15 Amazon gift card—yay!! To enter, all you have to do is tell me:
What is your favorite kind of mystery novel?

Don't forget to include your email address in your comment so I know who to contact when I randomly select winner. Don't make me track you down!!!!
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Margo and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the author—a huge thank you to Margo!
Giveaway ends February 23rd at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open internationally! That means anyone in the world can enter, as long as they can redeem Amazon gift cards. However, the print copy option is open to US readers only.
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!