RWA Goodies Giveaway, Part the Next

I can’t remember what RWA Giveaway number I’m on (maybe #4?), so I’m using one of my favorite eighteenth-century subtitles and just calling it “Part the Next.” 🙂

I had originally planned to do these once a week, but I got a little behind on mailing packages, so I took a break. But now all the winners’ packages are on their way, so here’s a new giveaway!

This week, it’s all about the mystery. So read about the books I’m giving away, then about my own book, and finally, scroll down and enter to win!

This week, I’m giving away two paperbacks of books by Karen Rose:

A car crashes in front of rookie PI Paige Holden’s home. And suddenly, she finds one of her pro bono clients dying in her arms—from a gunshot wound. With her last breath, the woman whispers cryptic words into her ear and hands her a blood-smeared flash drive.

Five years ago, State’s Attorney Grayson Smith put a murderer behind bars. But when Paige Holden shares the flash drive with him, its contents cast doubts on the conviction—and lead him and Paige into a world of blackmail, dark secrets, and a decades-long string of murders. An investigation they’ll survive only by trusting each other—and the truth.


Baltimore city Homicide Detective J.D. Fitzpatrick has seen a lot of violence but nothing like the trail of tortured bodies that are turning up throughout the city. And now he’s starting to suspect that his medical examiner, Dr. Lucy Trask, may be shielding a dark secret that could connect her to these vicious killings-and put her next on the killer’s hit list…


And I’m featuring my own book, 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?



When I died, I expected to go to heaven.

Okay. Maybe hell. It’s not like I was perfect or anything. But I was sort of hoping for heaven.

Instead, I went to Alabama.

Yeah. I know. It’s weird.

I died in Dallas, my hometown. I was killed, actually. Murdered. I’ll spare you the gruesome details. I don’t like to remember them myself. Some jerk with a knife–and probably a Bad-Mommy complex. Believe me, if I knew where he was, I’d go haunt his ass.

At any rate, by the time death came, I was ready for it–ready to stop hurting, ready to let go. I didn’t even fight it.
And then I woke up dead in Alabama. Talk about pissed off.

You know, even reincarnation would have been fine with me–I could have started over, clean slate and all that. Human, cow, bug. Whatever. But no. I ended up haunting someplace I’d never even been.

That’s not the way it’s supposed to work, right? Ghosts are supposed to be the tortured spirits of those who cannot let go of their earthly existence. If they could be convinced to follow the light, they’d leave behind said earthly existence and quit scaring the bejesus out of the poor folks who run across them. That’s what all those “ghost hunter” shows on television tell us.

Let me tell you something. The living don’t know jack about the dead.

Not this dead chick, anyway.


About the Author

Margo Bond Collins 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. Waking Up Dead is her first published novel. Her second novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.


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7 comments on “RWA Goodies Giveaway, Part the Next

  1. I really want to read your book, Waking Up Dead. Sounds like my kind of book, full of snark!

  2. I just love trying to figure out the whole whodunnit thing. Makes my mind keep busy, “oh it HAS to be so-and-so” until the very end.

  3. Since I was a child, I’ve loved brain teasers. Mysteries and thrillers are like brain candy to me; I crave them. There is just nothing like the satisfaction of an exciting mystery or thriller, especially one that can manage to trick me until the very end. Those are rare and amazingly fun (as long as they are well-written and fair). I love them.

  4. ladymagnolia99 says:

    I love trying to figure out who is bad guy or just what is going on!! Sometimes it is really hard and I really get confused!!!

    Judy Cox

  5. Mary Preston says:

    I love the thrills & spills. The edge of your seat reading.

  6. cowboysfan39 says:

    I love the twists and turns of mysteries and thrillers. Never know who it is until the end.

  7. bn100 says:

    not knowing what happens next

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