Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead by Christiana Miller

Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

By Christiana Miller

  • Release Date: 2015-11-30
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 135 Ratings
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Description

(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 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!

This is a full-length novel at 98,000 words (340 pages).

NOTE: Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead is a quirky urban fantasy that mixes humor, suspense and witchcraft. It contains language and adult situations and is not suitable for children.

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, Author of the Stacy Justice Mystery Series

"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 of Down the Memory Hole

Reviews

  • Entertaining

    4
    By Grimy grove
    A little confusing but entertaining.
  • GREAT BOOK!!!!

    5
    By ChaudoinGal
    It has taken me so long to finish reading this book, because of life's twists and turns, but what a great read!!! I've kept coming back and kept coming back to read a page here and there!!! I love it! Entertaining, joy, fun, love,romance, anger, sadness! You hit every emotion I have!
  • Amazing

    5
    By Cutetiepie
    Very good book detailed and all can't wait to buy the other series ❤️❤️ I truly loved it ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Dumb main character

    1
    By Adventursaurus
    Not sure why this book has such great reviews... The main character is one of the dumbest to star in a book. I couldn't even finish it. I hate when books have leads that do everything outrageously stupid over and over again. Like you know there's a bad guy out to get you so you decide to meet up with him alone and without telling anyone where you're going or what you're doing. 🙄 This main character cannot manage to even pick something up off the floor without slicing open a hand or falling down a stairwell. Not to mention she's a witch with magical powers but every bad omen or scary thing she sees out of the corner of her eye is somehow just her imagination or a bad dream that couldn't possibly mean anything. I just wanted to smack her. I saw there's a second book so my hopes of her demise will go unfulfilled. Too bad.
  • Very enjoyable!

    5
    By 1919dude
    It was laugh out loud at times. I am considering spending my hard earned cash on the next book in the series, and I don't usually do that unless I really liked the book .....and I really liked this book!
  • A journey to remember

    5
    By JenTer13
    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.
  • Good Read

    5
    By Zumaized
    A fun, easy read with very likable characters. I would definitely recommend it.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Retired Demi God
    A very fun book to read. Interesting characters & good plot line.
  • Engaging story, comma use needs work

    3
    By Cindy1022
    I bought the second in the series because I like the plot, characters, and story very much. The quirky characters are fun to spend time with. It was a conscious decision to buy the next book because the comma use is way off, a common but irritating fact in self publishing. Grammar is a big part of writing and is often ignored by the storyteller. I'm hoping for better in Book Two, Don't Tell Tilly She Overused Her Commas. Good luck with your future stories. I'm going to stick with you and see how it goes. :)
  • Hm, I can't believe I read the whole thing.

    4
    By CJackson101
    Okay seriously I did read the whole thing. Very cute, adored Mara and Gus but some of the whole "I am witch, hear me roar" seemed a little over kill. Loved the characters and the story line. Wish we could have more Aunt Tillie on center stage...maybe in the next novel. Great job.

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