Friday, July 18, 2014

Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway: How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser


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)

Book Description:
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.*


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38 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the review and for being part of my blog tour--
    I'm glad you enjoyed it! Cheers!

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  2. This sounds fun with a touch of magic and scare. Eeek, can you imagine all those guys/ghosts needing her help. Glad you enjoyed the book Ali, and thanks for the book opportunity :)

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  3. This sounds like it was a fun and very light read! I would also probably enjoy it when I'm need of something fluffy. I like the sound of the MC growing as her power also grow.
    Lovely review. :)

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  4. I am always about the growth as well Ali! I'm glad Emma changes and matures from the shy and meek girl we meet in the beginning, there's nothing I like more than a girl with some confidence. Thanks for putting this one on my radar, it was new to me!

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  5. Sounds like you had a pretty nice read.

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    1. It was pretty good, thanks Lilith! :D

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  6. I haven't heard of this one but this title sounds so good. I love books when I don't know what's going to happen next. Great review :)

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  7. I thought this sounded fun, and I've read another good review as well, so I'm glad you enjoyed!

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    1. It really was a fun and light read. :D

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  8. I'm glad this one at least seemed to suspend your reading slump. It sounds cute and fun!

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  9. Sounds like an awesome story--and I love the title!

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    1. I do too, it totally fits with the story. ;)

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  10. This does sound fun!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great Post Kindlemom, it does look like a fun read :)

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  12. "HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS"

    Darn, I thought this would be more of a how-to guide I could use. :P Seriously, this sounds fun.

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  13. This does sound like a fun read, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it and that you'd read something else by the author! Lovely review!

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  14. I enjoyed this, and was pleased by the mystery and each mans quest.

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    1. I really was too Kim, more than I thought I would be. ;)

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  15. Sorry you had a YA slump. I get those from time to time as well. That's why I read YA + NA + adult books. xd This seems like a light fun read so will definitely check it up. Lovely book tour post. :)

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    1. I try to shake it up with other genres as well but it still, sadly, happens.

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  16. I added it to my TBR pile a while ago just because of the name of the book! I love it :). Great review as always ;)

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  17. I saw this at Kimba's blog some time ago and I'll tell you what I told her: I will get this book so I can get pointers on how to date dead guys. Maybe a dead dude will be the charm that I need, maybe my perfect guy is rotting in a river somewhere ;;))

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  18. Yeah, another fun read. Thanks for the great review!

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  19. ha! I love the title of this one. And I also like that it seems fun. I hope the slow character growth doesn't bug me.

    Great review ;)

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