Legally Undead Excerpt! (Vampires for Valentines Blog Hop)

Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop

As I noted earlier this week, my next novel, Legally Undead, is due out in May from World Weaver Press, and it’s all about vampires! So check out the short excerpt below, enter to win, then HOP to the rest of the blogs!

(This is also part of a slightly longer excerpt appearing in the next issue of The Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous)



This was horrible. This was beyond horrible. I was the anti-Cinderella at the Beasts’ Ball. All I wanted to do was gather up my charming non-prince and go home.

Eventually I noticed that the crowd was thinning. Almost all of them left in pairs, some in groups of three or four. There was always at least one human and one vampire in each group.

I decided to see where they were going. Greg still wasn’t back from the dance floor, so no one noticed when I stood up and made my way to the door. I was still clutching the crucifix, but I had almost forgotten about it until I accidentally brushed it against the back of a woman in a long, hunter-green dress. She hissed and turned toward me, baring her fangs. Her dark hair was pulled back tight from her face, and I could see that her fangs were crusted with an ugly brown substance; blood, I assumed. Gross.

In an instant, the veneer of civility, of humanity, was gone, and I was forcibly reminded that this was no ordinary gathering. I took a step back from her and came up against Greg, who had moved up behind me.

“This one’s mine,” he said, putting his hand on my shoulder possessively. I flinched, but didn’t move away from him. I was willing to let him protect me until I got out of this freak show.


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About the Author

Margo Bond Collins, author of Waking Up Dead and Fairy, Texas, lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Her next novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.


Other Books by Margo Bond Collins

Waking Up Dead

When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, when she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she’s witnessed another murder, and she’s not about to let this one go. She’s determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up dead in Alabama?



Fairy, Texas

Fairy, Texas. A small town like any other.

Laney Harris didn’t want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that “boring” would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class.

She was right. Boring took on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas.


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5 comments on “Legally Undead Excerpt! (Vampires for Valentines Blog Hop)

  1. Waking Up Dead sounds like one real intriguing read!! I loved the blurb and the cover!!!
    Ashley Applebee

  2. bn100 says:

    It sounds interesting

  3. loreleicullen says:

    Sounds like a really good read! Loved the blurb and the cover!
    Thanks for participating in this hop! 🙂

  4. strawberryrosered says:

    My reading goal this year is to read 52 book. One a week is all I ask. One of them well be “Waking Up Dead”.

  5. June M. says:

    Waking up Dead sounds good. I am interested in finding out why she ends up in Alabama, too 🙂

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