Readers are not naughty but nice as they are gifted with the much anticipated sequel to Nikki LeClair’s delightful cozy mystery Haunting Me. In the wonderfully titled Locking Up Santa, LeClair continues the saga of legal assistant turned CEO Phoebe Mercer and her ghostly companion, the formidable Edie Edwards.
Nikki LeClair knows how to write suspense on a level that connects so intimately with readers that her books correctly earn the title “cozy mystery” . LeClair crafts characters that reflect us and perhaps people we know. Even the ghost in her books, the delightfully marvelous Edie Edwards, retains human attributes. I recently interviewed Nikki LeClair about her upcoming book, Locking Up Santa, the second book in her Haunting Me series. Read what she had to say below.
There is a perpetual dark cloud hovering over social media and often strangling it with negativity.
But people who are fortunate to know Nikki LeClair benefit from her remedy to fight the malaise: Nikki LeClair is the quintessential storyteller, an author who gives all her heart to the books that she writes.
Those lazy, hazy days of summer are being replaced by the excitement of Fall. The maddening crowds of the beaches are destined to become the maddening crowds of football season.
Today is National Read A Book Day! Since I’m an unapologetic book lover and passionate book reviewer, this is my kind of celebration! I would make it a legal holiday, if I could, just like my birthday is a legal holiday. Well, my birthday is July 4th and it was a legal holiday before I was born, but I digress. My point is…I LOVE books. I can constantly be found on social media posting the numerous book reviews that I’ve written. I’ve written 60 book reviews so far in 2016. In addition, since I am now a published author myself, my love for books has taken on a new and even more appreciative dynamic. I’m extremely proud to belong to the published authors club.
I lead a glamorous, exciting, emotional, romantic, tortured, optimistic life. I travel the world and I travel inside my heart. I wrestle with Fate and I embrace gratitude as my touchstone.
Nikki LeClair (who also writes under the pen name Vivian Brooks) is the author of chick lit and cozy mysteries. Her recent book, Haunting Me, is a cozy mystery that takes the traditional theme of a ghost story removing the … Continue reading Interview with author @NikkiL_Books via @tdmiller820917 #HauntingMe
“Not many people can brag about crying over a ghost they lost”
Haunting Me by Nikki LeClair achieves an impressive feat. Rather than tread across the familiar ground of the ghost as a supernatural entity to be feared, LeClair allows the ghost to demonstrate human attributes of strength, perseverance, stubbornness and humor. The result is a suspenseful story that is a marvelously addictive page turner.
I make no secret about how much of a privilege I feel about being a book reviewer for The Nerdy Girl Express. I am constantly amazed by the incredible writing talent and the skill it takes to translate the seeds of one’s imagination into a book that stirs the hearts of readers. The Nerdy Girl Express allows me to share my thoughts on these books with other readers. The icing on the delightful creative cake is that I am also able to interview many of these authors that inspire me in my own creative pursuits. Because of your example, I have joined your ranks by publishing my own poetry books. I am now a published author too because you set the path of my journey. I can’t thank you enough.