Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dead(ish) AND (technically) Dead by Naomi Kramer

Linda's had a bad day. First her boyfriend killed her. Then she woke up, still on this boring plane of existence, and with an odd obsession about her missing body. Mike won't tell her what he did with her body, and she can't find the stupid thing herself. There's only one thing she can do - torment the bastard until he coughs up the information.

Cooper's dead. But what's a nerd to do when Heaven doesn't believe in technology, and hell's hotter than an overclocked CPU? Panicking and running away back to Earth seems a perfectly logical reaction, especially since his beloved computer hasn't come with him. Of course, what to do then is a bit of a puzzle that only Linda can solve...

About the Author:  Naomi is an Australian author living in Ipswich, Queensland. She grew up in Walla Walla - a tiny town of 600 people in south-eastern Australia. Life in country Australia leaves a lot of time for childhood boredom. Some kids turn to farming, some to drugs. Naomi turned to writing fiction and dreaming of big city life.
She works as a Technical Writer during the day, and writes fiction in the evenings. Naomi has a husband, two children, two cats and a bad coffee habit. She's a tragic Buffy and Angel fan, and still plays the episode intro all the way through because she loves the theme music.

Dawn's Review:  Both of these books are short novelettes, so I was able to read them both in a day.  They were both funny and cute.  Dead(ish) is the first in the series, and introduces us to Linda, the ghost.  Although she comes off as bitchy and rude, you can't help but like her.  There is a creepy twist in the book that you really don't see coming until it's there.  But it adds to the fun of the book.  Linda returns in (technically) Dead.  Her personality rings true, but she is even more likeable in this book.  Again, a twist you don't see coming.  The characters in both of these books have hidden secrets that you just don't see until they are revealed; much like the rest of us.  I enjoyed both books and look forward to reading the third in the series, Dead (as a doorpost).

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