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Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead
     

Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

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by Christiana Miller
 

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(The 2016 e-book version of Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead includes a Q & A with the Author).

A little magic can go a long way -- to royally screwing up a girl's life!

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her tarot cards tell her and they've never been wrong. Before she knows it, she's evicted from her apartment,

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(The 2016 e-book version of Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead includes a Q & A with the Author).

A little magic can go a long way -- to royally screwing up a girl's life!

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her tarot cards tell her and they've never been wrong. Before she knows it, she's evicted from her apartment, bounced out of her job and banned from Beverly Hills. And now, the tarot cards are predicting her imminent demise.

So she uses a little magic to make her world right.

Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even post-mortem, and she blames Mara's magical meddling for her death.

When Mara accidentally releases a demon and awakens the spirit of the most powerful witch in history, Tillie's ready to kill her -- literally. It's the only way she can think of to save the girl from herself.

The witch and the demon, however, have other plans for Mara's body!

GENRE: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Chick Lit, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Ghost Story, Supernatural Suspense, Contemporary Fantasy, Horror.

AWARDS:

2011 Best Read, Wickedly Bookish Awards. "This indie gem stole my heart with its fun humor, endearing characters, and thrilling moments. The transition from funny to chilling was at times immediate, combining these two elements very enjoyably." -- Wickedly Bookish

2012 Silken Sands (RWA) Star Contest, Reader's Choice Award -- 2nd Place, Paranormal

"An entertaining, supernaturally infused chick-lit tale." -- Kirkus Reviews

"What a fun book. I fell asleep reading it and in the morning, I stayed in bed to finish it." -- 2012 Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards, Finals Judge

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:

"This was so much fun to read I didn't want it to end! If you are looking for a paranormal story that has it all, this is it!" -- Wickedly Bookish

"Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead is a must-read for paranormal lovers. Christiana Miller is an author to keep an eye on!" -- Melanie's Book Addiction

"Get ready for a psychic roller coaster ride. This book is a tour de force novel of magic, spellcraft and over all chills." -- Everything Magical and Middle Eastern

"A charming, well written, fun novel well worth the read. Ms. Miller's humor is delightful! Come fly with her through the bewitching life of Mara - you won't be disappointed!" -- FMAM Mostly Mystery Reviews

"If you want a great indie paranormal adult read that will keep you turning the pages and guessing what will happen next, then pick up this book and give it a read." -- My Guilty Obsession

"Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead was a tremendous amount of fun to read. Christiana Miller's background in the TV industry shows in her confident, imaginative plotting and idiosyncratic characters that leap off the page with the power of their intention within the story." -- Reading is My Super Power

"A spellbinding tale about the families we are born to--and the ones we choose. It captivates from the first page and holds on until the final, shocking conclusion. You won't want to miss it!" -- Barbra Annino, Author, Opal Fire: A Stacy Justice Mystery

"This was such a fun read! I loved the characters of Mara and Gus and their banter. It's not all witchiness, though, it's also witty, romantic, and heartfelt. You won't be able to put it down." -- Sibel Hodge, author of the Amber Fox Mystery Series

"Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead is a fine romp through spookyland, with enough paranormal creepiness to chill your blood. Witches, demons, magic spells, oh my! There's just enough intrigue and magic spells to keep you on edge, and Miller's hilarious one-liners leave you begging for more. Highly recommended for fun but scary reading on dark, stormy nights." -- Bonnie Turner, Author, Down the Memory Hole

Editorial Reviews

Jessica, Wickedly Bookish
2011 Best Read, Wickedly Bookish Awards. "This indie gem stole my heart with its fun humor, endearing characters, and thrilling moments. The transition from funny to chilling was at times immediate, combining these two elements very enjoyably."
http://wickedlybookish.blogspot.com/ - Jessica, Wickedly Bookish
2011 Best Read, Wickedly Bookish Awards. "This indie gem stole my heart with its fun humor, endearing characters, and thrilling moments. The transition from funny to chilling was at times immediate, combining these two elements very enjoyably."
Kirkus Reviews
"An entertaining, supernaturally infused chick-lit tale."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013936898
Publisher:
HekaRose Publishing
Publication date:
03/07/2012
Series:
A Toad Witch Paranormal , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
2,535
File size:
702 KB

Meet the Author

Christiana Miller is a novelist, screenwriter and mom who's led an unusual life. In addition to writing for General Hospital: Night Shift and General Hospital, she's had her DNA shot into space (where she's currently cohabiting in a drawer with Stephen Colbert and Stephen Hawking), she's been serenaded by Klingons, and she's been the voices of all the female warriors in Mortal Kombat II and III. If her life was a TV show, it would be a wacky dramedy filled with eccentric characters who get themselves into bizarre situations. If you want to know more about her, you can visit her website at www.christianamiller.com or sign-up for her newsletter at

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Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
WTFWuzAt More than 1 year ago
This book was a hoot. I found myself laughing quite often through this one. I didn't think there was anything boring about it.  There are plenty of reviews that will take you through the book, so I don't feel the need to do that.  I'll just say, if you appreciate wit and outright sarcasm, you'll like this book.  I definitely recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little unsure about all the wiccan/witchcraft aspects of this story but I enjoyed the fun relationships between the main/supporting characters. If you are bothered by witchcraft, don't be fooled by the cute cover and title...otherwise, it was an easy read with some interested twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice, quick, easy read. I perticularly liked that it wasn't a series. Towards the end I started thinking there wasn't enough time to wrap it up but I was wrong. I like a story that has a definitive end. All wrapped up with no questions left unanswered & no need to buy a second or third book . If you like this genre then give this book a try. I'll definitely be looking for more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick, entertaining, easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was going to be another cute, fluffy mystery, with a paranormal twist, but was surprised it was much better! I will definitely read her other books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading the book, and have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! When you purchase free books, you can never be too sure of what you're going to get, but this was a funny, nail bitting page turner. Looking forward to reading Someone Tell Aunt Tillie Were In Trouble soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting fun characters. A good escape.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Love it
Anonymous 9 months ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its one of those kind of books you don't want to put down. Will be looking for the next one! If you enjoy witchy and supernatural stories - give this one a shot!! Jc
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully different book that lets the reader peek inside the wiccan universe. The characters of Mara and Gus are fresh and funny and not a little raunchy. I plan to purchase the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
322 pages great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While there were a few mistakes in grammar, the book was well written and very funny. I loved it and can't wait to purchase more books by Christiana Miller. Well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't hold my interest at all. Gave up after about 50 pages. Waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining and fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very readable book. Have purchased all the rest and loved them all!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mara a witch with more attitude than magic,kills her aunt by mistake moves to a small town to a cottage that belongs to her aunt,she learns many things real quick in order to stay ahead of her magical mistakes. Thanks to her best guy friend and yes her aunt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was an easy read, it kept your interest and it was very modern.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This was a different kind of read for me. I totally enjoyed the twists and turns along with the laughs and smiles. There were a few areas that just about broke my heart but most were a total delight. Nothing is as it seems to be you can’t trust those you think you can and those you do trust you might now want to. You along with Mara will have to work out what it right, wrong and happening. When playing with magic one must be careful things maybe be given in a way that you do not want. There is always a price to pay for any wish that comes true. Poor Mara has lost just about everything her job, her apartment and now her aunt that she has never known. Once she moves into her aunts home everything is off balance and nothing is as it seems. She has weird dreams that could be the death of her. There is evil around and she has to work it out before she ends up dead. Spirits are all-round some good some bad. Ms. Rose as narrator was a delight with her many different character voices. You have no trouble knowing who is talking or what they are feeling. She gives the right tone to each emotion if the character laughs so does she which made it a wonderful listen you could really get into. I love the evil witch laugh which had me looking around. As I shopped I would laugh or chuckle everyone around me looked at me funny. There are no background noises or any place where the volume changes if a break was taken you cannot tell. Here male and female voices were a delight to listen to. She has a very smooth voice you have no trouble listening to for hours. I am looking forward to listening to more audios by her. I loved Gus he was so funny making me laughs with his sarcastic way he really made the story so much fun. I really enjoyed the other characters each brings so much to the story. Aunt Tillie is a trip that you can never really get a handle on. I even enjoyed the evil ones. I adore the house and all it brings to the story. If you are looking for a book that has a little of everything you have found it. This is filled with magic, mystery, mayhem and tons of humor. It really was a very fun humorous listen that I totally enjoyed. The ending was great and could be the end but I do believe this is a series. It can be read as a standalone with an ending that leaves you wondering a few things but a good ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun but is iit factual
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
Mara is your everyday witch that knows Wicca but doesn’t really practice it. And, just like everybody else, she has bills to pay, she can’t find work, and she’s being evicted. Bummer. Then the ghost of her dad warns her of her mother’s curse. Great! Gus is right though. What’s the point of being a witch if you can’t use it to get what you need? So Mara starts using a little of her magic. Then strange occurrences start to happen. Possibly warnings? “A good witch must be born with the gift and trained in the art.” I agree! Things get even more interesting when Mara inherits Aunt Tille’s house and the real mystery horror begins. Mara and Gus (a gay male witch) make a great duo! Both are funny and witty characters. This story was a great induction into the Wonderful World of Witchy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
where she gets evicted, + is now driving to play a witch for some kids party. Her inner dialog is a hoot! Enjoy this one - I sure am! D from C
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it