Monday, 18 November 2013

Waking Up Dead Blog Tour and Express Yourself Meme

I found this tour in my e-mail. The author had sent the request in October for me to post during their tour during November and today is the last day so I'm just in time. Better yet I was referred to her by another author. *Squeals* This is what happens when you're helpful in this community, people remember you. Anyway today I'm taking part in the Waking Up Dead Blog Tour and if you like reading about ghosts, debating the after life and mysteries. This book should be high on your list. And don't forget to check out the book trailer before you go.


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 1

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.


Connect with Margo
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Book Trailer

Express Yourself Meme

What do I carry around in my purse? Well an ID Card is a must, money, any other form of identification I need like NIS and TRN Number. Movie Ticket stubs I collect and library cards and a few receipts. My handbag has my books and pens, any papers I have to carry and should but often doesn't have my lip gloss. So pretty ordinary. Oh and my kindle when I can carry it.


  1. Wow, that book sounds pretty darn incredible!

    If I could, I'd carry a backpack everywhere I go, and I'm put my Kindle or Nook in there too. I find myself waiting in lines a lot!

  2. I like to carry money. Doesn't always happen, but at least the credit cards are in there.
    Glad you caught the tour on the last day! And it is amazing what happens when you are generous.

  3. You had me at "ghost!" I'll have to look into this one. :)

  4. Looks cool. I bet my husband would like this. :)

  5. Good for you for making the blog hop :)

    Sadly, there are more pictures than cash in my wallet... but wait, the pictures - and the memories - are worth more than money any day :)

    PS: Thanks for joining CheersFest :)

  6. Loved the 'voice' in the excerpt! Snarky is one of my favs!

  7. I enjoyed reading about that paranormal mystery. A ghost solving a crime. Got to love that. And the book trailer was good too.

  8. What a title! And a premise. Too fun.

  9. Interesting YA mystery. Nice Meme question too. :) Writer’s Mark

  10. Interesting world of ghosts!


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