Wednesday, August 8, 2007

YOU HAD ME AT HALO by Amanda Ashby

To complete the trifecta of authors that debuted yesterday, we have Amanda Ashby's afterlife romantic fantasy, YOU HAD ME AT HALO. On her website, Ashby calls it "a romantic comedy with a paranormal twist." She keeps a blog, which she updates regularly, and a MySpace page. Here is the book description:

Holly Evans has just seen her own body laid to rest. Now she would like to move onto the afterlife. But apparently she has some mortal baggage to unload first, starting with the matter of how she died. Her heavenly shrink isn't buying that she didn't kill herself- and says she must return to earth to straighten things out. The thing is, she needs to borrow the body of computer geek Vince Murphy to do it. Oh, and although Vince was supposed to have vacated the premises, he apparently never got the memo.

Now, Holly has forty-eight hours to resolve her issues while sharing arms, legs, and...other things...with a guy she barely noticed while she was alive. But the real surprise is what life has to offer when you have only two days to live it.

It got 4 1/2 stars at The Romantic Times. I found interviews at Naptime Writer and Writes and Wrongs, and Mia Musings. Publishers Weekly has a review (last one), but other than that I'm not finding many reviews yet except a short one by Harriet Klausner. It sounds charming.

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