Welcome to my stop for the How To Date Dead Guys blog tour!
I have to telly ou, not only does this have a great cover and premises but it truly was a fun read as well! I am so excited to share my review with you.
Series: Book One
Published By: Curiosity Quills Press (July 15, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Quiet college sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”. But when cute Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.
Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home.
Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a young father determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.
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About the Author:
Growing up an only child, I learned to entertain myself. During summer vacations, my greatest form of exercise consisted of turning the pages of a book. Now I’m all grown up, and full of stories half-written in my head. I have to write them down so I can find out what happens next.
HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS is my first novel.
When I'm not living in my own created fantasy world, I'm a small animal veterinarian and a mother. My writing career began via monthly Pet Vet columns for the local Post Bulletin newspaper. Next I published non-fiction articles in RunMinnesota, the DVM360 journal, and The Wagazine.
The logical next step was a novel. So here it is. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I admit I picked this one up solely for the fun factor. The premises sounded great and I needed a good light fun and airy read to pull me out of a YA slump I was currently on and while I wouldn't say this completely pulled me out of my slump, it did make me forget about it for the duration of the book and really what more could you ask for than that?
Emma was an interesting character, she was shy and timid and very much meek but that changes, albeit slowly, but it does. As she grows into her powers and accepts them, she also grows into herself and I think that is the best part about this whole book, just how much her character grows. I always say this but it bears repeating, I am always about the growth.
This book was quite the adventure as new guy after new guy emerges from the river and sets out to do something that they needed to do before their untimely death.
I never knew what to expect to happen next as each adventure and person, takes on a life of their own.
I had a lot of fun reading this and I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another book from this author.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*