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Dead to the Max (Max Starr Series, Book 1, a paranormal romance mystery) [NOOK Book]

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If you’re a fan of contemporary romance Bella Andre, Lora Leigh, Maya Banks, Janet Evanovich, Mary Janice Davidson, Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, and you adore JD Robb’s Eve Dallas, then get ready for Max Starr!

Thirty-something, down-on-her-luck accountant Max Starr has the unfortunate gift of being psychic, a newly-discovered wrinkle in her already messed-up life. Her husband, Cameron, is dead, killed in a botched 7-11 robbery two ...
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Dead to the Max (Max Starr Series, Book 1, a paranormal romance mystery)

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Overview

If you’re a fan of contemporary romance Bella Andre, Lora Leigh, Maya Banks, Janet Evanovich, Mary Janice Davidson, Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, and you adore JD Robb’s Eve Dallas, then get ready for Max Starr!

Thirty-something, down-on-her-luck accountant Max Starr has the unfortunate gift of being psychic, a newly-discovered wrinkle in her already messed-up life. Her husband, Cameron, is dead, killed in a botched 7-11 robbery two years ago. She’s cut herself off from friends, moved out of her San Francisco home in favor of a studio apartment, and dumped her flourishing career as a CPA to do temp work.

And now Max has developed an annoying penchant for attracting the spirits of murdered women. Okay, they possess her. And to exorcize them, Max must unmask their killers. But how?! By stepping into the void their deaths created, taking their jobs, befriending the loved ones they left behind. Max goes wherever she has to go and does whatever she has to do, with a lot of help from the ghost of her late husband Cameron and hunky and very enticing Detective Witt Long.

In Dead to the Max, Book 1 in the Max Starr series, Max steps into the shoes of a murdered accountant and starts to learn that even supposedly boring accountants can have secret lives and secret desires. Max just has to hope the secrets she uncovers don’t get her killed, too.

“Dead to the Max” is Book 1 in the contemporary paranormal romance/mystery Max Starr series, contains some erotic elements, and is approximately 82,000 words.

This book contains the following bonus material: Excerpts from the next Max Starr mystery, “Evil To The Max,” “Somebody’s Lover,” and “Twisted by Love.”

Previously published in 2003 as Dead to the Max by JB Skully from LiquidSilverBook.

Contains super sexy material.

REVIEWS for the Max Starr series:

“4 Hearts! Dead to the Max is funny and sad all at once ... it is a true murder mystery; it keeps you guessing until the very end.”
Sensuality rating: Explicit
~ Reviewed by Sara for The Romance Studio

RTR Reviewers Choice Award!
“intense emotions, high-voltage drama and adventure along with delicious sex scenes.”
~ Reviewed by Tracey for The Road to Romance

“This book will put you through the wringer.”
~ Reviewed by Patricia for Sensual Romance Reviews

“4 1/2 Flames. DEAD TO THE MAX is a striking read ... I’m very anxious to get my hands on Book 2.”
~ Reviewed by Robin for Sizzling Romance Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452434803
  • Publisher: Jasmine Haynes
  • Publication date: 5/20/2013
  • Series: Max Starr Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 323,184
  • File size: 940 KB

Meet the Author

Jasmine Haynes, Rita Finalist for Somebody’s Lover, plus two-time Holt Medallion and National Readers Choice Award winner, is the author of over 30 classy, erotic romance tales. Look for more in the West Coast series and her new Reincarnation Tales. Of course, she’s also the author of the award-winning Max Starr psychic mystery series. And don’t miss her writing as Jennifer Skully, KOD Daphne award-winning author, bringing you poignant tales peopled with hilarious characters that will make you laugh and make you cry. Visit her websites at jasminehaynes.com, jbskully.com, and her blog at jasminehaynes.blogspot.com
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Too raunchy

    No romance just a lot of sexual fantasies

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2011

    Good read

    I loved this book!! Middle of the night I had to buy all the others in the series, I liked it that much! I had never read anything by Jasmine Haynes before......never really heard of her before but she has a new fan in me! I didn't think the sex was too much or too graphic but it was all through the book and I just started the second one and its all through that so if you don't like sex in your books - give it a skip BUT if you do - you don't want to pass this up!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    love it....

    great read....mystery, murder, sexual tension...... a little of everything..... could't put down...... on to book 2

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Great book

    I actually got this book as a lend me book from my sister. I am sure glad I did. This is the first book in Ms. Haynes Max Starr series. I read this book within two days. Was a quick excellent read I highly recommend it. I like it so much I bought the rest of the series

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Really bad.  Good thing it was free.

    Really bad.  Good thing it was free.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Not my genre but loved it all the same!

    I don't normally go for such explicit books but this was phenomenal. Tastefully. done great characters the plot for all the books is so intricately done I didn't see any of it coming. the suspense was amazing and It leaves you craving more of Max and Witt! Fantastic read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    love , love , love it

    I truely loved all the books in the series, made me want to read all the time just to see how things worked out....totally cool. If you get one , you'll get the rest of the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    could'nt put it down....

    if u like odd sexy paranormal books this ones for u. .. i enjoy all sorts of paranormal romances and this one is new and fresh and has some good sex scenes... but its kinda wierd with the dead husband!!! i like witt the cop that helps max lots of sexual heat between the two.. on the 3rd book and looking forward for the rest. worth the price and there fast fun reads...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Nice read...

    I have read all 5 books and really enjoyed them all. So much so, I have now started sharing them with my friends. The length of the books are typically 500-700 pages so well worth the money. Try them out you will like them. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Love the series

    I just finished the whole series and loved every minute of it. Jasmine is one if my new favorite authors. Her books are suspenseful, sexy as hell, funny, and awesome charactor development. I will miss reading about Max, Witt and good old Ladybird.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Lovef. Exciting!

    Loved the thri & drama

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Eh- I probably need to read the second book

    Let's get something straight- I have nothing against smut. I enjoy smut. I enjoy paranormal smut ala the Undead and Unwed series by Maryjanice Davidson. I mean, can one ever have too much smut? Apparently the sad answer is yes, and that is exactly what I felt while reading this book. Maybe I have a problem with the fact that the heroine has very low self esteem due to much abuse in her childhood. I understand that all characters need to have a flaw- but seriously? A woman who's inner dialog calls herself a whore and slut? I am giving this a conservative 3 stars and I am going to read the second book to decide if I need to give a 2 star review and wish Ms. Haynes the best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    LOVE IT!!!

    I have read all five books in this series and they are all wonderful, I love all of them, different but great!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Good read

    This is different then what i normally read but i liked it. I like max, she's different. Rough around the edges.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Hot series!

    Loved all the books. Totally worth it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Excellent Series

    I've read the entire series and it is one I like to revisit on a fairly regular basis. Although it certainly won't appeal to everyone with its paranormal slant, the characters are well written, complex and their struggle is more realistic than fantastical.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    well I really wanted to like this book however it was a disappointment

    I really wanted to like this book and I love books with some good sex in them but can't quite appreciate plain f**king with no good feelings and that is all that it was about. The mystery story line was good and kept me guessing and REALLY if the sex would have been left out the book would have been much better. I wouldn't call it erotic or romance. Glad it didn't cost too much

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2014

    This could have been a good book but I did not appreciate the gr

    This could have been a good book but I did not appreciate the graphic sex that seemed to never end. The plot was interesting and I did finish the book just to find out who the killer was. But I will not go out of my way to read another one of the series. Too bad cuz I actually liked the character--just didn't want to be in bed with her the whole time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Not for me

    Only made it thru the first 10 pages & already graphic sex.
    Might be good for readers who like explicit sexual stories. I never could read harliquin romances, tho, sorry.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

    Great start to a new series. Max has had such a hard life, and i

    Great start to a new series. Max has had such a hard life, and it has made her an emotionally distant and guarded person. She trusts no one, not even her now dead husband. Though he's dead, his ghost is still around and pushing her into excepting her psychic abilities, while at the same time pushing her towards Detective Witt Long.

    I loved this first book in the series, although to be honest I found her ghostly husband a bit of a cruel jerk at times. I feel for her even not having experienced a majority of her life's pain. I loved this book and I look forward to reading the next.

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