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Dead Girls Are Easy (Avon Romance)

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ISBN13: 9780061136153
ISBN10: 0061136158
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There's something about almost dying that makes a girl rethink her priorities. Take Nicki Styx—she was strictly goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people.

Before you can say boo, Atlanta's ghosts are knocking at Nicki's door. Now her days consist of reluctantly cleaning up messes left by the dearly departed, leading ghouls to the Light . . . and one-on-one anatomy lessons with Dr. Joe Bascombe, the dreamy surgeon who saved her life. All this catering to the deceased is a real drag, especially for a girl who'd rather be playing hanky-panky with her hunky new boyfriend . . . who's beginning to think she's totally nuts.

But things get even more complicated when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil, and Nicki's new gift lands her in some deep voodoo.

As it turns out for Nicki Styx, death was just the beginning.

Synopsis:

Nicki Styx is strictly Goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people. Now, Atlantas ghosts are knocking on her door, but things get even more complicated for Nicki when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil. Original.

About the Author

A Southern girl with an overactive imagination, Terri Garey grew up in Florida, always wondering why tropical prints and socks with sandals were considered a fashion statement. She survived the heat by reading in the shade and watching cool shows like the The Twilight Zone and the classic gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. Born too late to be a hippie and too early to be a goth, Terri did the logical thing and became a computer geek.

Balancing a career with marriage and motherhood convinced her that life was too short to rely entirely on the left side of her brain. Quirky ideas about life among the undead began to replace the dry logic of computers. Deciding imagination was her best weapon in the war against reality, Terri dove even deeper into the world of the unexplained, and started writing her own demented tales from the dark side. Dead Girls Are Easy is her first novel, to be followed by the sequel, Where the Ghouls Are. She still lives in the Sunshine State with her husband and three children, and still refuses to wear tropical prints or socks with sandals.

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angelle, September 8, 2007 (view all comments by angelle)
I got the advanced reading copy of DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY, and it's an awesome book! :) Here's my review:

Terri Garey's DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY is pitched as "Mary Janice Davidson meets The Sixth Sense" per Publishers Market Place. So my expectation as I opened the book was that it was going to be a funny book about a protagonist who saw ghosts. And I was right. The book's humorous, and the author has a lovely breezy voice that is sleep-over gossip delicious.

The book starts out with Nicki Styx's near-death experience and meeting a hot ER doctor, Joe Bascombe. Things get sticky when Nicki begins seeing ghosts who want her to do things for them, and her murdered friend demands that she wreak vengeance upon the real killer. And Nicki's attraction to wholesome and normal Joe complicates her life because her dead friend isn't above hurting people Nicki cares about to get what she wants.

Unlike most paranormal with shapeshifters, vampires, witches, etc., the book's central paranormal elements deal with voodoo. Garey avoids using Hollywood voodoo clichés and instead focuses on her theme of doing the right thing, bringing closure to people who can't rest in peace.

My only quibble with the story is that the author's light voice and tone worked perhaps too well. There were two scenes in which Nicki is supposed to be in life-or-death danger, but I never felt the heart-pounding nail-biting tension I usually do because I didn't believe even for a second that anything bad or gruesome would happen to our smart-mouthed heroine.

Despite the tiny flaw, DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY is an excellent start to a new series. Terri Garey's debut novel is sure to delight fans of light paranormal, and I'm waiting eagerly for her next book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061136153
Publisher:
Avon
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Author:
Garey, Terri
Author:
by Terri Garey
Subject:
Romance - Gothic
Subject:
Romance - Paranormal
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
Voodooism
Subject:
Love stories
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Avon Romance
Publication Date:
20070828
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 21.20 oz

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Product details 384 pages Avon Books - English 9780061136153 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Nicki Styx is strictly Goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people. Now, Atlantas ghosts are knocking on her door, but things get even more complicated for Nicki when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil. Original.
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