Near-death experiences sound like a bummer, no? Author Terri Garey wrote a four-book series exploring this very question. Well, maybe not this very question, but she does present this intriguing possibility for us: what happens if you return from your near-death experience a little different than you used to be? Chiefly, what if the beings from the other side can see and talk and visit you?


Sound scary? I suppose it could be. But when it comes in the guise of Nicki Styx, a vintage-clothes-lovin', pink-hair-sporting, sassy Atlanta lady who can more than handle herself, it's actually quite a bit of fun! Terri's latest, Silent Night, Haunted Night, concludes the adventures of Nicki, her ghostly visitors, and her sexy good guy doctor boyfriend Joe. And Terri is generously visiting the Romantic Reads community forum all week to talk about her inspiration for the series, how she researched all the paranormal aspects of the book, her thoughts on good guys versus bad boys, and her next series, which will feature a beloved character from the Nicki Styx books. So click right here to talk to her about all of Nicki's hijinx from Dead Girls Are Easy, A Match Made in Hell, and You're the One that I Haunt.


And we're still chatting about our other November features: Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts, Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh, and To Desire a Devil by Elizabeth Hoyt. So come tell us what you think of these books, and where you stand on the good guy/bad boy debate.


I'm honored to be moderating Debbie Macomber's visit at CenterStage. She's visiting today through Friday to talk about her new nonfiction book, One Simple Act.


Michelle Buonfiglio's at Unabashedly Bookish today, talking about romance covers we love, and some that missed the mark.

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by Moderator becke_davis on ‎11-10-2009 03:09 PM

Great blog, Melanie -- I'm really looking forward to reading Terri's book. I'm almost caught up with the November releases I bought this month but, darn, it's Tuesday again, isn't it?

by Blogger Michelle_Buonfiglio on ‎11-10-2009 03:40 PM

becke, if it's Melanie, it must be Tuesday. I've got a pavlovian response now when I see her name.  Think of me thinking this with a Homer Simpson voice, "Oooo, Melanieeeee; new reeeeeads..."

Hey Melanie, I think Terry Garey has the best name in romance. Unless I'm pronouncing it wrong.  And I've really been curious about this book. Thanks for the deets. :smileyhappy:

by Moderator Melanie_Murray on ‎11-10-2009 03:41 PM

Tuesday does come every week, doesn't it?!


You'll love the book, Becke. I think it's the strongest of the four, actually, and I love that it's set at Christmastime!

by Moderator becke_davis on ‎11-10-2009 03:50 PM

You know me with the Christmas reads, Melanie - it's usually June by the time I get to them.


Michelle - I'm going to have Homer's voice in my head all day now!

by Moderator Melanie_Murray on ‎11-10-2009 04:03 PM

It is a fabulous name, isn't it, Michelle?

by Author Terri_Garey on ‎11-11-2009 08:50 AM

Hey, thanks, Melanie!  I've enjoyed writing these books so much, both in creating the characters and in doing all the research.  One of the fun things about it is that in addition to Nicki Styx, I'm able to have both a good boy AND a bad boy as main characters!

good n' evil


And regarding my name, it's pronounced exactly as it looks, and yes, it does rhyme.  My husband and I have a standing joke that he's now "off the hook" for saddling me with a rhyming name - he knows it was almost a deal-breaker when we were dating!   LOL  (Not really, I would've married him anyway, but it did give me pause when I realized what my married name would be!)



by Moderator dhaupt on ‎11-11-2009 09:12 AM

Ooh guys another great read I've yet to discover, make that reads. As you know I love romance and when there's a little woo woo involved I love it even more. Can't wait to get on board.


by Moderator Melanie_Murray on ‎11-11-2009 09:35 AM

Debbie, you'll love these books!


Terri: that's so funny about your husband's name. You must love him a lot!


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