Cover Reveal! How To Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

June 2, 2014 Blog, Blog Tour, Ghosts 5

Cover Reveal! How To Date Dead Guys by Ann M. NoserHow to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser
Series: Under The Blood Moon
Published by Curiosity Quills Press on Expected publication: July 15th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
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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.

Cover Artist:Alexandria Thompson (http://alexandriadior.deviantart.com/)

 

The Author

My to-do list dictates that I try to cram 48 hours of living into a day instead of the usual 24.  I’ve chosen a life filled with animals.  I train for marathons with my dog, then go to work as a small animal veterinarian, and finish the day by tripping over my pets as I attempt to convince my two unruly children that YES, it really IS time for bed.  But I can’t wait until the house is quiet to write; I have to steal moments throughout the day.  Ten minutes here, a half hour there, I live within my imagination.

Like all busy American mothers, I multi-task.  I work out plot holes during runs.  Instead of meditating, I type madly during yoga stretches.  I find inspiration in everyday things:  a beautiful smile, a heartbreaking song, or a newspaper article on a political theory.  For example, a long drive in the dark listening to an NPR program on the SMILEY FACE MURDERS theory made me ask so many questions that I wrote HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS to answer them to my satisfaction.

I’d love to have more time to write (and run, read, and sleep), but until I find Hermione Granger’s time turner, I will juggle real life with the half-written stories in my head.  Main characters and plot lines intertwine in my cranium, and I need to let my writing weave the tales on paper so I can find out what happens next.

 

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5 Responses to “Cover Reveal! How To Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser”

  1. Ann Noser

    Hello and Happy Monday to everyone-

    Thanks, Christina, for hosting my book cover reveal on your site. I gotta say your dog is adorable! I’m interested to know how you find serenity in horror movies–haha.
    The last one I watched was THE RING (that’s how wimpy I am, it’s so long ago), and I freaked out anytime I was in the basement (location of the TV) for the next five months.
    IT WAS A MOVIE, for Pete’s Sake, but I was SO SURE some creepy girl with greasy, long hair was going to crawl jerkily out of the TV and KILL ME!
    (Pathetic, I know)

    Have a great day!
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    • Christina

      HA!! Oh yes, she is creepy! For some reason I just totally enjoy them! Although, my hubby doesn’t like them so I get scared more often than not when watching horror movies now. It’s horrible but I still love them.

      If you’re talking about the big, white pup in the picture with me, yes… he’s a special one. He actually adopted us and was so skinny! He’s our fourth and we almost didn’t keep him but they immediately euthanize bulldogs here so we decided we’d give him a home. He is THE most loveable dog I’ve ever met. It’s crazy how much attention this guy needs. He even sneaks up onto our bed at night and needs hugs during storms. When people meet all of our dogs Bruno is always the fav of the bunch. Not to say they’re all not cute but he just loves to love everyone. So cute!

      Love this cover by the way! So glad I could participate.