Dead Sexy by Paige Tyler
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (187 pgs)
Other: M/F, Spanking
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Morning Glory
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 to live part of his life as a zombie. Since then he has lived like a recluse on New York’s Upper East Side, afraid to go out for fear he’ll suddenly turn into one of the walking dead.
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 experiencing things for Simone that 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.
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.