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EPIC Award Finalist

Winner of the Gold Star Award at JERR
“You will find yourself reading until well beyond the witching hour. Thrilling, suspenseful and passionate Dead Sexy is a wicked read and very deserving of a Gold Star Award!” – ...
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Overview

EPIC Award Finalist

Winner of the Gold Star Award at JERR
“You will find yourself reading until well beyond the witching hour. Thrilling, suspenseful and passionate Dead Sexy is a wicked read and very deserving of a Gold Star Award!” – JERR

Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Romance Reviews
“Dead Sexy is everything you want in a paranormal romance. Action, plot, hot sex, great characters and a realistic romance you won't forget. I highly recommend this book and look forward to more by Ms. Tyler!” – Night Owl Romance

5 Cherries from Whipped Cream Reviews
“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!” – Whipped Cream Reviews

5 Siren Stones from Siren Book Reviews
“When the two words ‘romance’ and ‘zombies’ are used to describe a book, what is one to think? For me, after reading Dead Sexy, my thoughts were a whirlwind of ‘wow’. Paige Tyler made this work. With a great blend of mystery, intrigue, suspense, and action, and not to forget the love scenes, Dead Sexy kept me going long into the late hours of the night.” – Siren Book Reviews

Paranormal Romance Junkies Says, "Read This!"
“This story is such a fun combination of sweet romance, hot sex, realistic relationship issues, and truly exciting zombie action all in one tightly-woven, well-plotted story. Read this! – Paranormal Romance Reviews

5 Nymphs from Literary Nymphs
“I just could not put Dead Sexy down!” – Literary Nymphs


Cover Quotes:

"Move over vamp heroes. The zombies are coming to town and they're DEAD SEXY."
- Cynthia Eden, USA Today Bestselling Author

"Loved this book. Paige Tyler has a real flair for combining hot romance with the paranormal."
- Desiree Holt, Bestselling Author


Can her love save him from a curse worse than death?

Romance author Simone Kent thinks she might just have found the most perfect guy in all of New York City - in bed and out.

But Drake Parrish is about as far from perfect as any man can get. Eight years ago, he was cursed by an evil Voodoo priestess. Since then, he has lived like a recluse on New York’s Upper East Side.

The sex is the hottest either of them has ever experienced and Simone discovers just how naughty she can be with Drake, while he finds himself feeling things for Simone he hasn’t felt in a very long time. When the Voodoo priestess learns of their relationship, however, she comes after him again. She's determined he won't have a future with Simone, even if that means killing both him and the woman he loves.
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Editorial Reviews

Just Erotic Romance Reviews - Tara Leigh
Winner of the Gold Star Award from JERR
“You will find yourself reading until well beyond the witching hour. Thrilling, suspenseful and passionate Dead Sexy is a wicked read and very deserving of a Gold Star Award!” - JERR
Whipper Cream Reviews - Morning Glory
5 Cherries from Whipped Cream Reviews
“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!” – Whipped Cream Reviews
Night Owl Reviews - Julie S.
Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Romance Reviews
“Dead Sexy is everything you want in a paranormal romance. Action, plot, hot sex, great characters and a realistic romance you won't forget. I highly recommend this book and look forward to more by Ms. Tyler!” – Night Owl Romance
Literary Nymphs - Rose Nymph
5 Nymphs from Literary Nymphs
“I just could not put Dead Sexy down!” – Literary Nymphs
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148381679
  • Publisher: Paige Tyler
  • Publication date: 7/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 271,660
  • File size: 195 KB

Meet the Author

Paige Tyler is an award-winning national bestselling author of sexy,
romantic fiction. Her books have received starred reviews from Romance
Junkies, CATA Network Readers, Joyfully Reviewed and Long and Short
Reviews. Her books ANIMAL ATTRACTION DEAD SEXY and GOOD COP,
BAD GIRL were EPIC Award Finalists. You can find Paige’s books in digital
and print at Ellora's Cave, Torrid Books, Blushing Books, Amazon, Barnes
& Noble and All Romance eBooks.

She is represented by Bob Mecoy of Creative Book Services.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2014

    Dead Sexy was my first zombie book. I loved how Paige Tyler took

    Dead Sexy was my first zombie book. I loved how Paige Tyler took a different route than most zombie books I have seen. Drake Parrish
    in the beginning was someone who was not a productive member of society, unless you were female or someone with a large bank
    account looking for something to spend it on.  Then comes the Voodoo priestess and the curse. Drake becomes a recluse.

    Eight years later in walks romance writer Simone Kent, needing help with writer's block from the now consulting editor Drake. After
    several days of chatting back and forth, they decide to meet. Hitting it off like never before in their lives, Drake and Simone continue to
    spend time together.  Until their future is threatened by the Voodoo priestess. Now, Drake and Simone fight not only for their future,
    but their very lives.


    Loved the story. Thought the characters were relateable even after Drake had been dealing with the curse for the eight years like he had.
    Simone was a strong woman, who knew what and who she wanted, and went after that person. I also like that she fell in love with the man
    before seeing the zombie.

    Love the ending, and hoping for something good for the two secondary characters to find love there as well.

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  • Posted November 26, 2013

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    Oh my zombielicious goodness! Who knew a zombie could be this ha

    Oh my zombielicious goodness! Who knew a zombie could be this hawt?! This is my first zombie romance and let me just say that I am impressed. It has a Beauty and the Beast feel to it, but that is not what the book is about. This was definitely one of those books that are hard to put down. This book has a great story line and what I think is a unique and extremely interesting way of telling a zombie story.

    Oh and there is lots of action in and out of the bedroom. Once these two decide to sleep together… wow! Just WOW! Its sexy, explosive, urgent and I felt like I was right there with them. However, they had sex almost constantly between 35% to 75% of this book. There was still sex after 75% but at least it wasn't all constantly sex. Drake and Simone couldn't keep their hands off each other and even after a very stressful and potentially life threatening situation, they still palmed each other constantly.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The story, sex and action were good and well written. The flow was nice and made it an easy read. The sex was nuclear but I wish Drake and Simone would have taken breathers every now and then so I could get more story. Sometimes it felt like she was throwing in all the different sex positions just to see if she could put them all in one book.

    There is this one line that Simone was thinking that was so cheesy, right before her and Drake were about to have sex for the first time, that I had to repeat it here: Ahem….
    “Oh yeah, he was definitely packing some serious heat down there. She wondered if he had a license for that weapon. This was New York, after all, and concealed weapons were strictly prohibited. Apparently, no one had ever told Drake that. Thank God.” 

    Paige Tyler has a new fan and I can not wait to read more from her.

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  • Posted October 8, 2013

    If you think a romance with a zombie as the hero is a little wei

    If you think a romance with a zombie as the hero is a little weird, you’re not alone … but you’ll be surprised at how sexy he is. So while Dead Sexy may seem an odd idea for a romance, somehow it works and we’re given a story full of suspense, super-hot sex and a sweet love story. - Full review available at BookTrib's website and RomanticReadsandSuch on wordpress.

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  • Anonymous

    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?!




    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!

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  • Posted September 30, 2013

    How can you make Zombies sexy? Well you can¿t. Wanting to hook u

    How can you make Zombies sexy? Well you can’t. Wanting to hook up with the formally alive means you suffer from necrophilia. So all the sex scenes and romantic scenes occurred when Drake was not suffering from zombitis. This was a story about two shallow people, who fall in love, and remain shallow. Drake was a 27 year old ass. He was a womanizer with no thoughts on the feelings of the women he used for sex. Also having lived in NYC for two years he didn’t make a single friend. All he cared about was getting laid and making tons of money at his financial firm. He dated a woman and slept with her to win a bet, broke her heart and humiliated her. Her grandmother cursed him and he became a part Zombie. He spent the next 8 years feeling sorry for himself. When he wasn’t in Zombie form, which only lasted a few hours at a time. He stayed handsome and in shape. Even though his predicament kept him from working at the firm, he found a new lucrative career as a writer and story idea man. Which meant that he got to keep is amazing Manhattan apartment. He did not apologize to any of the women he used for sex (including the one that lead to his curse). He did not reconnect with his family. He didn’t do anything to help anyone. He is supposed to be a changed man, but where was his redemption? He was just as self centered at the end of the book as he was at the beginning. He just added a bit of remorse to his emotional repertoire.




    Drake falls for Simone, a beautiful, rich, romance author. Who sees him as a handsome, rich writer. Drake always knew what Simone looked like, so he couldn’t even say that he fell for who she is over what she looked like. And for the brief period of about a day where Simone didn’t know what Drake looked like she prayed he was as handsome as his voice was sexy, and not some chubby geek boy. So there wasn’t even a beauty and the beast type element.




    There were a ton of sex scenes. They were ok, but sort of formulaically hot. There was a phone sex scene which was ok. But oddly there were maturation scenes. Drake’s masturbation scene was ok, but Simone’s struck me as odd. It was not even her fantasizing about Drake, but a literally play by play of her special time with her vibrator. I’m not a prude, but I am also not into women getting themselves off.




    The book ended with a twist, but it seemed more of a excuse for Drake’s lack of apologies or true redemption than a viable plot point. The book was originally published in 2010, and this is a rerelease. So far there haven’t been any sequels printed so I am assuming this is a stand alone novel. Of it does become a series I will not be reading any of the books, nor am I motivated to read any of her other books.

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  • 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.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

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    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 you
    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. 

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  • Posted July 28, 2013

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    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.
    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.

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  • 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.

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