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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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Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead!

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

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she


Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead!

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

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, 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: Horror: Ghost Story; Occult; Supernatural Suspense; Urban Fantasy; Paranormal Chick Lit.

What Book 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

What Other Authors Are Saying:

"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,
Opal Fire: A Stacy Justice Mystery

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

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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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

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Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead 4.1 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 50 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 11 months 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 10 months 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 11 months ago
Interesting fun characters. A good escape.
MasonAngel More than 1 year ago
Mara just can't seem to catch a break. Her witchy ways are getting her into trouble left and right and just when things start to look up, she realizes the cozy country cottage she inherited from her Aunt Tillie has a few dark passengers. Will Mara be able to survive her legacy with the help of her own power, a tricky toad, and a flamboyantly fearless best friend? This was so much fun to read I didn't want it to end! Christiana Miller weaves a captivating spell with a whole lot of humor, a generous portion of thrill, and just a dash of heat. By no means would I call this a paranormal romance, however I feel it fits into the urban fantasy category nicely with its magical and chilling elements.Right from the start I knew I was going to love this book. The humor, sometimes quirky, sometimes dry, is non-stop and often offers relief from some of the scarier moments of the story. I had to stop reading this at night because Mara's dreams and her interactions with the cottage's other inhabitants were seriously creeping me out. Miller's grasp of creating memorable and nearly palpable characters is incredible. As much as I love Mara, I'd have to say Gus was my favorite character. He is honestly just so funny and crazy you never know what he's going to do next. Gus is also a great friend to Mara. I teared up when they had to part ways for our girl to go live in Aunt Tillie's house. I missed Gus right along with Mara and felt her joy whenever he popped back into the story. If you are looking for a paranormal story that has it all, this is it! You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll probably pee your pants at some point whether it be from laughter or fear or both. I just can't begin to emphasize how well this book integrates humor and drama in just the right amounts. Whatever emotions, or bodily functions, this book evokes in you, there is no doubt you will have a great time.
Jarina 6 days ago
Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead, by Christiana Miller, is the first book in the Toad Witch Mystery Series. Mara Stephens, untrained witch and tarot card reader, has pulled three tarot cards in honor of her 27th birthday, none of which were what she had hoped for or expected. They indicated transformation, sorrow, and change through destruction. And then things start happening! Soon after Mara receives an eviction notice she learns that her Aunt Tillie has died and left her the family home. However, the home is in Wisconsin and she lives in Los Angeles. After a series of unfortunate events, her best friend Gus, convinces her that the only answer is to take her inheritance and Mara sets off for Devil's Point. Once she arrives, she encounters a variety of spirits that seem to have their own ideas for Mara's future. This story is well written with engaging characters, plenty of otherworldly events, some mild violence that is more eluded to than described in detail, and an endearing friendship that results in saving Mara from her own folly. If you want an excursion into another realm told with humor and spun creatively, this series is a must.
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DaUgh 7 months ago
funny story about 2 really good friends who are witches. She's in trouble though...hehe
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tjbg 11 months ago
This is the first book I have read by Christiana and I know it won't be the last. I love the characters, both living and dead! I also love how you can easily visualize the story. I can't wait to read more books by her!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Fun read, great book
Anonymous 12 months ago
Weak plot. Characters are o.k. but story fell flat for .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enchanting story that goes from light to dark in the blink of an eye. And even the dark parts are fun and interesting. If not for the sexual content, I would recomend it for younger readers. As it is, I would be embarassed to let my 18 year old daughter read it. Though i'm sure most teenagers are less prudish than my child claims to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried to read this but it was ridiculous and trashy language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book didn't want to put it down read in one afternoon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned a lot about pagan practice in this book since I had no sense of those to start with.
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I absolutely loved,loved,loved this book!! I would definitely read more books by this author. Her storytelling is fantastic!!! You need to believe in this sort of happenings(spirits from the deceased visiting the living) in order to fully appreciate this book. I think I would recommend this for book club discussions simply to see different reactions to different topics in the "new ways" of living today.