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Posted March 1, 2011
Humorous, original, and sexy as all get out.
Humorous, original, and sexy as all get out.
Ms. Tyler has written a book unlike any thing I have ever read before. She has taken the Voodoo zombie curse and turned it into something rather different. Take Drake. He's a strong alpha male, but he has a bit of a problem, he might just turn into a zombie at any given time. He angered a Voodoo priestess and she cursed him with this half life. He becomes a shut in because he never know when he'll "go all Zombie". This premise intrigued me. I had to know how he and Simone would ever meet if he wouldn't leave his apartment.
Simone is a erotic romance author who has basically been sucked into to a romance novel. Not literally but that's how it seems. Drake's turned her world upside down and not just in the bedroom. I know what you're thinking -- sex with a zombie? But really, at points you totally forget about Drake's "condition" as you're swept up in the story. Drake, however, is a worrier so it's brought back to the forefront again and again, as Ms Tyler keeps you wondering if he's going to suddenly "go all zombie" on Simone.
This story had a lot of build up in the beginning. But it's needed for the reader to understand what's going on and how Drake ended up the way he is. Ms. Tyler seems to have a perfect knack for knowing when to drop a piece of information in your lap to move everything right along. She also has an interesting sense of humor, which keeps her characters witty and the repartee flying between the characters. The secondary characters are wonderful as well. With excellent timing they help Drake and Simone figure out what's going on and what they have to do to "cure" Drake.
Ms. Tyler has weaved a complex and original story full of action that will keep you flipping pages. This book is full of twists, turns and an ending that will leave you blown away.
Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews
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Posted October 2, 2013
I must say, Dead Sexy is the best ironic title I have run into y
I must say, Dead Sexy is the best ironic title I have run into yet. I mean a hot dead guy? Come on, how often does that happen?!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I love to sink my teeth into a great paranormal romance so when I received an email to read/review Paige Tyler’s book, I jumped at the chance! As soon as I finished reading the Synopsis on it, I was totally smitten with a zombie, horrible of me I know! I usually consider myself a Vamp/Wolf kind of woman, I can now add Zombie to that list.
Years ago Drake Parrish was a successful broker with a ritzy firm on Wall Street. He was a man who had it all, money, power, and any woman he desired. Unfortunately, as for many people with all those qualities, his moral compass didn’t exactly point north if you get my drift. Drake was a top notch ass-hat and a bastard to boot; which lands him in the cross hairs of a very powerful Voodoo priestess. In the world of Voodoo there is good or bad.Unfortunately for Drake, he was on the receiving end of the latter. The way the priestess saw it was if you no longer have a “working” conscience, then the rest of your body should follow suit. Now he has to live as a recluse with very little contact with the outside world. Except for his best-friend, the admirable Beck and his brainless zombie humor. Since Drake never knows when his body will suddenly decide to start rotting away he rarely leaves.
Enter Miss Simone Kent, best-selling romance author. She’s experiencing a dry spell in more ways than just writer’s block. Meeting up with Drake is the most excitement she’s had in a long time; that is until Zombie’s start coming out of the woodwork...and out of the bathroom. Now Simone must decide if what she feels for Drake can overcome the fact that, usually, every three days, he becomes a rotting creature of the dead.
While Drake was a jerk he “grew up” and learned from his mistakes, we can sympathize with him. While I was unsure of Simone at first, I quickly grew to love her character; especially, her misplaced sarcastic (yet serious) humor. I keep coming back to when she first finds out that Drake is a Zombie. She mentioned something about if he ate brains. And later on he states sarcastically that she wanted to maim him with a hot poker (or something along those lines). I literally cracked up at some of their ridiculous conversations, I love it!
This story was full of suspense, action humor and some seriously hot romance. With all those ingredients combined it makes for a potent read! I would definitely recommend this book to any paranormal romance lover, zombie lover or heck even a Voodoo lover…..okay so I’ll recommend it to anyone! On more than one occasion I found myself hoping he’d suddenly pop out of the book. He is definitely my new BBF (Book Boyfriend). I am now, an official member on the Drake Parrish bandwagon and am damn proud of it! I read it last night and finished it at 3 am, no pauses or breaks. Yes, it was that freaking fabulous. I have noticed with reading some romance/erotica novels you get a lot of hardcore awesome sex scenes; but, then you’re left wanting in the character developments. In Paige Tyler’s Dead Sexy, I didn't have that issue. Yes, there's plenty of hot sex scenes to keep you up; but, she also managed to develop the characters, both major and minor, superbly. It will make you laugh, clench in need, groan in frustration and want to kick some Voodoo priestess ass! 5/5 rating from me!
Posted August 19, 2013
This story is full of suspense, action, humor AND romance...a po
This story is full of suspense, action, humor AND romance...a powerful combination! I really loved it....couldn't put it down (read it in one full day and night). I think Paige Tyler's writing style has "nailed it" with this story and deserves every award and good review it has received thus far. It's a story about Drake, who has a less-than-admirable past and because of it was cursed by a Voodoo priestess--which may seem unbelievable by a new reader gazing at book summaries and blurbs--but the author's descriptive and emotional writing will make a believer out of the reader. In fact, it seems all too real, thrilling and fearsome at the same time. Then along comes Simone who, not knowing Drake's past and curse, falls in love with him. How they deal with their attraction and passion while dealing with the curse and frightening zombies is a tale well worth reading. A reader won't regret getting this book and I definitely will be reading more from this author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 31, 2013
This highly anticipated book did not disappoint. Zombies are the
This highly anticipated book did not disappoint. Zombies are the craze at the moment and while youWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
don’t typically think of zombies and romance Ms Tyler not only mixed a perfect blend of the two but also
sprinkled in plenty of humor and lots of erotic lovin.
Eight years ago Drake Parrish was a piranha in both business and with the ladies. But his casual love em
and leave em caught up to him and he found himself cursed by a voodoo priestess forever to live half as a
zombie and half as a man and forces him to go into seclusion.
Simone Kent is a romance author. She’s never been lucky in love herself but writes very steamy novels.
When she finds herself with writers block her friend suggest she contact a consulting editor which so
happens to be Drake Parrish.
The book blends so many different facets. The paranormal aspect of the voodoo and also of Drake’s
only friend Beck who is a PI and has other dealings with other worldly things besides Drake, the coming
together of two lost souls who complement each other and the final showdown at the end of the book that
had a bit of a shocker surprise.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something fresh to read. The author took a risk in a rarely
written about theme in the romance world and knocked it out of the park.
Posted July 28, 2013
I have been waiting for the last year to read Dead Sexy by Paige
I have been waiting for the last year to read Dead Sexy by Paige Tyler. When I saw the words Zombie and romance in the same sentence, I knew this book was for me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
And all I can say…IT WAS SO WORTH THE WAIT.
Dead Sexy was one of the most unique and original storyline that I’ve had the chance to read. There was plenty of intrigue, passion and just enough humor that it didn’t become campy.
Now… I do fell I need to say…. if you are excepting anything similar to The Walking Dead TV show, then this book isn’t for you.
The type of Zombie that our hero becomes isn’t a mindless, flesh eating zombie, his zombie -ness was brought on by a curse placed on him by a pissed off Voodoo priestess. You see, Drake Parrish was a man whore, who just used women for his own pleasure, but he made a mistake by bedding the wrong young woman a few weeks ago and now her aunt is going to teach him a lesson. Drake is doomed to live out the rest of his life, half man and half zombie.
The catch, Drake never knows when he will enter his Zombie state or how long it will last. He becomes a recluse, locking himself away in his apartment, away from the world. His only friend the Private Investigator Drake has hired to find the priestess in hopes that she will remove the curse and he can have his life back.
It’s been 8 years with no luck, when Drake meets Simone Kent via computer. She is a highly successful romance writer that has a bad case of writers block. Her agent gave her Drake’s name, stating that he was wonderful at helping authors. They strike up a beautiful online friendship. I love the back and forth dialog between these two.
Simone hasn’t had much luck with men so she surprised herself by asking Drake out for coffee and to her delight, he accepts. Drake himself is stunned that he accepted, but he can’t deny to pull Simone has on his soul.
The connection between these two wonderfully crafted characters was awesome. The moment they meet, you can’t help but rooting for them. I loved how we were allowed to read both Simone and Drakes point t of view, how they felt and what their struggles where.
After a successful first date, they both agree to a second one, the next night. This is where things start to SIZZLE!!! The phone call between Simone and Drake that evening was one of my favorite parts of the book. The dialog was witty, clever and ever so hot.
As our two lovers grow closer and closer, you can’t help but wonder, when is the ball going to drop and Simone discover the truth. When it finally happens, you can’t help but have you heart break for this beautiful couple. By this point I had completely fall in love them both.
And just when you think you have got this story all figured out, Paige Tyler throws in a few twists just to keep things interesting. I’m good at figure out storyline and I didn’t even see this one coming.
BRAVO Paige!! You kept me guessing until the very end.
Posted July 22, 2013
I loved this book. The characters were great. It was a great com
I loved this book. The characters were great. It was a great combination of humor and suspense. I really hope Beck gets his story next.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 2, 2013
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Posted October 14, 2013
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