Blast from the Past: Nicki Sosebee

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If you caught my blog post last week, then you know I’m sharing old page content and turning it into blog posts so I can revamp other portions of my site to be more condensed and organized.

Today I’m resharing the Nicki Sosebee page!

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Ah, Nicki. Jade absolutely loves books centered around strong heroines. Let’s face it–we’ve all had our fill of heroines who don’t know how to take care of themselves, are squeamish, are weak willed, and on and on. Jade had simply had her fill of them. Once in a while, a namby-pamby heroine is okay, but they’re not very empowering and they’re not unlifting either. Once in a while, they’re fun-to-read pablum, but they’re not what Jade wanted to read a steady diet of.

The character Nicki developed out of Jade’s need to read a strong heroine, and do we mean strong! She has a sailor mouth and can keep up in that department with her rough-and-tough best friend, Sean Ramsey. And don’t get her started talking about sexual freedom. She’s all about it. Granted, it stemmed from a lost opportunity at love (with said best friend), but she appreciates sex as much as any man ever thought of. She’s still finding her way through life too, but she’s figuring it out.

Like women who don’t feel the need to apologize for their views, their lifestyles, their needs? You might like Nicki too. Jade has this to say about Nicki:

Do you remember that scene in Fight Club, the one where Tyler and his alterego are discussing why he developed a split personality in the first place? Brad Pitt tells Edward Norton: “All the ways you wish you could be, that’s me. I look like you wanna look; I f**k like you wanna f**k. I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not.”

That’s Nicki for a lot of us, I think. Women’s rights are a far cry from what they used to be, but Nicki embodies the women’s rights movement fully. She is everything some of us wish we could have been but weren’t. So we can vicariously enjoy her freedom and root her on, making a path for us all!

The Nicki Sosebee series:
Got the Life, August 2011
Dead, August 2011
No Place to Hide, September 2011
Right Now, October 2011
One More Time, December 2011
Lost, January 2012
Innocent Bystander, May 2012
Blind, November 2012
Fake, March 2014
Lies, anticipated release date 2015

 

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