Friday, January 7, 2011

Review: Dead People by Edie Ramer

Book one in the Haunted Heart series

When Cassie Taylor talks, ghosts listen. She wants to heal their souls so they can leave earth. Brooding songwriter Luke Rivers wants to give his recently found daughter a normal home, but he discovers his new house in small town Wisconsin is haunted by a ghost with an attitude. His ghost whisperer has an attitude too—even before someone tries to kill her.

He wants conventional; she wants acceptance. No wonder she thinks men are hard and dead people are easy.


You can find songs written by Luke and excerpts from Cassie’s book on the Extras page.

I obtained the above information from Ms. Edie's website.
I was given this book for review from Ms. Edie for my honest thoughts and opinions.. So here goes!

Ms. Edie did it again with a book that took me by surprise and made me smile! And for those of you that have read the blurb and seen that it is not an erotic book - yes, I finished it all the way and loved it. Surprised, I know! But Ms. Edie really did a great job with Catittude that I had to see if she could give me more, lol. And she did. This is a very intriguing book to say the least. I mean you have a whole slue of things going on... Not in a bad way either. They all work for the greater of the book.

Like Cassie for instance... she can talk to ghost. Which on the rating of a trait you want your girlfriend to have is not the highest on the list. So, Cassie has been dateless for around four years. In the mean time, Joe... a hot cop - a dead hot cop has become her best friend.

What I really liked about this book was that Ms. Edie jumped right in there with the story. We find Cassie talking to Joe in the first chapter. And it went from there. We see the interaction between the two and it really made me think... Can ghost love? Cassie won me over because she just wanted someone who wanted her for her whole self. Not what she could do for them, not for half of herself and not to sell herself out. She believed in herself (with Joe's pushing, lol), she accepted what she is a long time ago... Now it is time to see if anyone else wanted to accept her. But putting her heart out there was not something Cassie wanted to do. At least that is what she thought until she met Luke Rivers...

Who.. yeah, Luke Rivers... you know the guitar player of that hot band a while back. Cassie did not know him or care to know him. She was at his house, by his request to take care of a ghost that would not leave him or his daughter alone. Luke is not your typical hero of a story. He had me whispering to myself "dumb ass," then he would have me thinking... you are an ass... Then he would have me in a little puddle over what he wanted to achieve for his daughters sake. Erin....

Now normally I do not do books with children in them, but I have to say that Ms. Edie did this very tastefully. So much so that I truly wanted to take Erin home with me and love her to death. She is not a brat, she is not a princess. She is a child who had a junkie mother, lead singer of the same band her dad came from. A child who was lied to - from her mother. Then when Erin almost witnessed the death of an overdose... she called 911 and it changed Erin's life forever... not just hers... Luke's as well.

Then we have Ms. Shay, the ghost that is haunting the house. She is quite a pain till Cassie figures out how to handle Ms. Shay. Now I will tease you a bit, Ms. Edie had me giggling at a part in the book when Ms. Shay and Cassie discuss Cassie's sex life.... or lack of one! That is all I can tell you! LMBO! Ms. Shay does not want to leave her house - end of story. Luke wants her out - period. Cassie is hired to gt rid of her - new story just waiting to happen, lol. How does this end.. humm... I am not sure. Okay, I am sure, I just can't tell you. But I will give you this. This is an amazing fun loving book. Ohhhh and yes, in case you are wondering, I did get my smutty sex fix! Ms. Edie does that very well. She held the sexual tension just right for a "family" story and then BAM gave it to me, lmbo!!!

This book left me laughing my butt off at some parts, feeling the need to smack Luke upside the head a couple of times, wishing that Joe was a real man, giggling over Hunk, wanting to cradle Erin to my heart and love her, and it left me really wanting to kick Tracy's ass. Ms. Edie pulled a lot of emotion from the reader of this book. She gave me everything and then some. Luke and Erin's story will leave you wondering is it really easier dealing with ghost or... men?!

Ms Edie, your writing is quite refreshing and I am loving it up!! Oh and also... I am looking forward (batting eyelashes) for more to come!!!

Please visit Ms. Ramer's website here! I am sure she would love to hear from you guys! She is an awesome lady!

And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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  1. So gonna read them one day, when I buy that blasted e-reader, until then I can wait...yes, wait

  2. Cecile, thanks for another great review! When you talked about"feeling the need to smack Luke upside the head a couple of times," I cracked up.

    B, once you get an ereader you'll love it.

  3. OMG...I love the title, the cover and the review! Cecile, you're doing it to me again!


  4. Just what I need, another author to add to the 100+ Books in 2011 list. Thank you for the recommendation.

    Hope all is well with you. Talk to you soon. :)

  5. Tangent: This showed up in my Google Reader and at first glance I thought it said 'I review dead people'. It made me wonder what the hell Cecile was up to now. ;P

  6. Great review. Sounds like a fun read.

  7. Blodeuedd~ Hey honey! I can't wait for you to get an ereader! This book was awesome!
    I hope you have a great weekend honey!

    Edie Ramer~ Hey Ma'am! Oh no, thank you for the chance to read it! I really enjoyed it!

    ->When you talked about"feeling the need to smack Luke upside the head a couple of times," I cracked up.<- Well, you know I tell it like it is!!! LMBO!

    Chris~ Yay!

    Houston A.W. Knight~ Hey honey! This was really a good book hon! Thanks for coming over!

    Erika~ Hey honey! How have you been?!! I hope all has been well! Thanks for coming over! =) Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kris~ Hey honey! You make me giggle!! Well, you never know with me! LOL!

    elaing8~ Hey honey! Thanks for peeking over!

  8. Thanks. Cecile. Now I know where I'm going wrong. I won't mention me mediumistic traits to any passing suitor in future. Dad's the word... Shush, he'll spook the sh*t outta of 'em if they don't treat me good!

  9. I must read this book - it so sounds like all kinda fun..

    Thanks for the intro C..


  10. JJ Cocker~ You make me giggle honey! You are quite welcome. But you know if a man can not accept you the way you are, then he does not deserve you! But that is just me! I love ya honey! Thanks for coming over!

    Brandi~ Hey honey! It really was a very good book! It kinda took me by surprise! I enjoyed it! Thanks for peeking over honey! Hope all is well for you honey!

    Erotic Horizon~ Hey honey! Oh you would love this one! It really was a hoot to read! Ms. Edie kept me entertained and falling in love! Thanks for coming!

  11. this looks like a great book! New Author to me so I will have to check her out more and get my ereader some new books! :)

    Froggarita's Bookcase

  12. Hey Froggy! You must check her out! Her books will make you giggle! Hugs to you honey!


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