Hi, everyone! First I want to thank A.L. Davroe for hosting today’s stop on my pre-release teaser tour. I’m discussing my new paranormal mystery Waking Up Dead. It’s forthcoming from Solstice Publishing and available via Amazon on October 8, and I’m pretty excited!
Be sure to add Waking Up Dead to your Goodreads bookshelves: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18428064-waking-up-deadWhen 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?
Someone called the manager, and pretty soon there was a small crowd around her. She woke up blearily, looking around at all of the faces surrounding her.
“What happened?” the manager asked her as he helped her to her feet.
“There was this woman,” she began, shaking her head. Then she saw me, leaning in over all the other people around her--easy enough to do if you can float up three or four feet off the ground.
“That one,” she said frantically, pointing at me. The people between us stared around at one another.
“Which one?” asked the manager. “What did she do?”
The woman pointed at me again. “That one. The white woman. In the black jacket.”
Again, everyone looked around expectantly.
Finally, the manager placed his hand on her back and leaned in close to her. “Honey, there’s no white woman in a black jacket here. Are you sure you’re okay?”
The woman looked from him to me and back again. “You don’t see her standing there.”
He shook his head. “No. I don’t. Is there anyone you want me to call for you?”
She stepped away from him. “No. No, thanks. I’ll be fine.” She pulled her purse out of her basket and moved away, never taking her eyes off me or turning her back on me.
She hit the parking lot at a run. I moved right beside her, talking the whole time.
“Look,” I said. “I’m not going to hurt you. I didn’t mean to scare you. I just need help.”
The woman was muttering under her breath, and after a minute, I realized that she was praying.
This was awful.
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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