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Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Review: Waking Up Dead (Callie Taylor #1) by Margo Bond Collins

Waking Up Dead (Callie Taylor #1)
by Margo Bond Collins
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published October 8th 2013

by Solstice Publishing 

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?

Waking Up Dead
is a fantastic first installment in a new series. The story opens and we are introduced to Callie Taylor who while living an unremarkable life in Dallas suddenly finds herself in the hands of a knife wielding sadistic madman and is subsequently murdered. 

When she next awakens she looks around, nothing is familiar, and in her confusion she wonders if she has gone to hell. Well just imagine her surprise when she realizes she is not in hell, she is in Alabama. 

Off we go following her journey alone unseen by anyone living or dead until she witnesses a murder. This event sets her off on a quest to find someone, anyone who can see her so that the wrong man is not convicted of this horrific crime. Guess where she finely finds someone, I have to say it just have to, yes folks if you guessed Wal-Mart you just won a huge super-sleuthy prize. 

I have to admit this book, especially at the beginning had me laughing out loud. The story does have more serious parts and definitely some edge of your seat action and suspense, and overall the characters are so delightful that I could not put it down. The writing was clean with wonderful world building and as mentioned some really great characters. 

I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a bit of murder and mayhem in a bit of a ghostly tale with a huge dose of humor. I won this book in a giveaway.

5 Sheep


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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.


  1. I LOVE the cover and the sound of the book. Alabama, ghosts, murder, sounds great to me. Have a super weekend, Sharon.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Denise has read some good ones lately :) I'm heading to see my oldest at college this weekend so it will be a fun one. Hope you have a good weekend too!