Dead Girls Are Easy (Nicki Styx, Book 1) [Terri Garey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. There’s something about almost dying that makes a . Following a near-death experience, the owner of a vintage clothing store in Atlanta discovers that she can see dead people—and worse, hear. Buy a cheap copy of Dead Girls Are Easy book by Terri Garey. There’s something about almost dying that makes a girl rethink her priorities. Take Nicki Styx–she.
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Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Whistling Past the Graveyard Nicki Styx. Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Following a near-death experience, the owner of a vintage clothing store in Atlanta discovers that she can see dead people—and worse, hear them—in this sprightly but derivative series launch.
When Nicki Styx awakens in the hospital after a heart attack, she doesn’t intend to let her newfound heart defect cramp her funky style—but a series of close encounters with ghosts might, particularly her meeting with a murdered friend, Caprice, who seems intent on dragging Nicki into the voodoo underworld. On the plus side, the clinical interest of sexy emergency room doctor Joe Bascombe who’s researching near-death experiences warms into a fascination with Nicki herself; he has more than a little trouble, however, accepting her otherworldly encounters.
As threats to Nicki and her friends mount, lively writing may keep genre fans reading, but the episodic plot feels slight, and Nicki is frustratingly uninterested in her own backstory for instance, Nicki is adopted, but shows little curiosity when Joe suggests his estranged wife might be Nicki’s identical twin.
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Please try again later. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Nicki Styx didn’t expect to die, nor did she expect to be brought back to life and see ghosts. Grappling with unwanted visitors Nicki is trying to figure out how to deal with her latest ghost who is intent on hurting her friend if she doesn’t help, Nicki finds herself exploring a side she never knew existed.
Throw in her attraction to Dr. Joe Bascombe and whether she wants more than a no strings attached relationship, Nicki’s life is spiraling and she is not sure what she can control.
Nicki Styx rocks, she is an unpredictable character who is highly entertaining to read about. I thought this was an unusual read with several intriguing twists. Wonderful kick off to the series, look forward to more to come. One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Woman nearly dies of genetic heart imperfection.
ER Dr falls for her. Best friend is the gay guy she grew up with. After her near death experience she begins to see dead people who need her help. Coming back to life, the light tells her it’s not time and she needs to do unto others as you would have them do unto deda.
So, she is approached by the dead asking for favors. It’s hard and bothersome, difficult because she is then in a situation that is vastly uncomfortable. As she does these favors she begins to see how connected everything is to everything else in the world. And, she finds love.
Dead Girls Are Easy (Nicki Styx, #1) by Terri Garey
Have to wait and see. Treri for Nicki Styx, the condition wasn’t permanent being dead, I mean First, there was the near death experience NDE that left Nicki unquestionably changed on a soul-deep level, then there was the ghost of a woman needing a favor.
As if those two things weren’t enough, sexy ER doctor Joe Bascombe is very interested in her as a patient whose death didn’t stick, and intends to use her as a subject for his paper on NDEs. He’s also interested in her as a woman, and that’s enough to make Nicki tingle in all the right places Life was significantly easier when the most she had to worry about was being a vintage clothing shop owner with her lifelong friend Evan and having a good time whenever possible.
The doctor being married is complicated Apparently, it took a little death to connect Nicki to all the messiness of life.
Well written and nicely populated by dfad realistic and layered characters, what I thought was going to be a comic romp was actually more of a thoughtful observation about terrii quirky and emotionally closed off woman and how she deals with suddenly having some of those closed doors and windows to soul and psyche eassy yanked open. The tone stayed a bit lighter with the help of the flamboyant best friend Evan adding a touch of comic relief and a few cutesy relationship moments with the hunky doctor, and it dipped into a more traditional urban fantasy overcoat a time or two as Nicki dealt with the dark specter of a former friend, but beyond that was depth and gorls and a serious message or two.
I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail given to both the religious themes and the psychiatric profession and appreciate what seemed to be quite a bit of well researched information.
I felt that the religious themes and much of the ideology of the religion and practices of Voodoo were well represented and respected and the psychiatric sessions realistic and believable. Nicki is a very complicated character. She’s tough and brassy on the outside, a flaunter of all things “good girl,” with a stylistic flair all her own, but wounded by a past filled with loss and heartache, and more than a little jaded in lots of ways.
She’s a mess about some things, relationships with people in particular, and she’s spent a lot of years keeping best friend Evan as a shield between herself and the rest of humanity – even her customers. She’s sometimes selfish, usually stubborn, cynical about some people, and definitely doesn’t appreciate what feels like a forced responsibility for the souls of the not so dearly departed.
In that, actually, I can’t say I garej her. Despite her having traits I girs admire in a character, though, I found her difficult to like, and I can’t quite put my finger on why. Maybe because she was a little too real, flawed in ways that I understood a little too well, that it was uncomfortable spending so much time in her head. Unfortunately, and though I have nothing but the utmost appreciation for, and recognition of the intelligence of the book and the way it was written, I can’t say I ended up liking the book very much either.
Not because I have any criticism for it, because I don’t They didn’t affect my feelings on the book, anyway. It just wasn’t the type of story that I prefer.
Beyond that, I didn’t care for Nicki enough to enjoy it despite my preferences, and the plot-driven aspects of the surrounding story just weren’t light enough or full of enough action to really keep me entertained throughout. Parts were, don’t get me wrong. I loved the parts about the Voodoo, really liked seeing Nicki come face to face with her old flame, and I thought several other scenes were perfectly pleasant and entertaining, but in the end, the character-driven nature of the story and my lack of feeling for the lead character took too much away for me.
Was the book well written? The narrative flowed well, dialogue had a natural conversational cadence, the world building was enough for the purpose of the story, the city of Atlanta one of my favorites was well described and its diversity captured well.
The main character has flaws but struggles with them, felt real, and has some nice depth. Complex and valid religious and belief-based questions and themes were addressed thoughtfully and respectfully.
There was a bit of romance, a bit of terror, and some humorous times. I know, without a shadow of a doubt that this is a very good book that most people dsad completely and thoroughly enjoy.
It just wasn’t to my tastes. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I daed this book. I bought the book because it was very inexpensive in the Kindle version and I just bought my Kindle and need some books! I decided to give it a try and found it to be good. From the title, I was expecting something “cuter” and was extremely relieved that it didn’t live up to its less-than-stellar title. Nikki, the protaganist who sees dead people after surviving a heart attack, is a promising new character in a new series.
The book was not awesome, but still fun to read. My only major complaint is that the Kindle version had a lot of question marks inserted incorrectly in gare.
That is very jarring and several times I found myself becoming irritated, which is not someplace I want to be when reading escapist fiction.
If it helps anyone: I like both of those authors, especially Wendy Roberts, and am looking forward to trying another book about Nicki Styx by Terri Garey.
Nicki Styx and I are going to be good friends. She’s smart and spunky, perhaps just a tad irresponsible, but she is a fun, fun heroine in this novel. Nicki suffers a heart attack and is revived to discover she can see dead people. She maintains a sense of humor despite this new “gift”, and only wants to lead a normal life as a fashion rebel and young business woman. When she is visited by a “duppy” the ghost of a dead friend whose soul is being controlled by an evil-doer the description is quite creepy and made me pull the covers up just a little more.
This is quite impressive for a “seasoned” reader like myself and a pleasant surprise in the middle of constant laughs. I look forward to the next book in this garwy and hope that the author is on a roll!
I loved the whole Nicki Styx series! Read the books in order, and then you’ll see how a story twist is resolved in a later book. I loved Nicki’s somewhat sarcastic humor.