How To Date Dead Guys by Ann Noser is a hysterical new adult urban-fantasy novel. Emma Roberts is a college sophomore who seriously lacks any amount of self-esteem She thinks of herself as a complete wall flower. Her dorm-mate Chrissy is the complete opposite. She’s perky, pink and pretty. When Chrissy’s sister comes to visit with her Book of Shadows, casts a couple harmless spells and leaves the book behind, Emma then finds it. When the guy Emma is crushing on Mike dies in front of her while swimming across a dangerous river during the night she decides to try the Book of Shadows and casts a spell to bring him back. Only she doesn’t get Mike but someone else. Everything starts to go haywire from there and dead people become her closest friends.
The first person narrative in How To Date Dead guys brings Emma’s thoughts and insecurities to the front in this novel. She captures vividly how this young woman thinks and makes her a relatable and lovable character. Throughout the story the reader will see her transform from mousy and scared to a brave young woman who has far more strength and adventure in her soul than she gives herself credit for. She makes new friends, both living and dead, helps everyone with absolutely nothing to gain for herself, and meets her first “real” boyfriend.
A true page turner.
Meet Ann Noser
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.
anyone you see ghosts”. But when charming 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. And he isn't the only one.
Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a desperate victim 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.
Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will ignite the secret powers hidden deep within each of us.
Where to buy
How to Date Dead Guys (Under the Blood Moon Book 1) Amazon
Barnes and Noble