Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead

About the Book

(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 93,130 words (337 pages).

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


“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


“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

Series: The Toad Witch Series, Book 1
Genre: Witches
Publisher: HekaRose Publishing
Publication Year: 2013
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