Book Monster Reviews is very excited to kick off Paige Tyler's DEAD SEXY Blog Tour today!
Paige graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.
She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.
When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)
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Today we are helping Paige promote her newest release DEAD SEXY, which is an awesome new paranormal romance about a guy cursed to live as a zombie. But he's only a part time zombie. I absolutely loved this book so I am super excited to help Paige promote it and to scream through cyber space that YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK! My 5 SKULL review will be posted later today for you all to check out.
If you haven't heard of DEAD SEXY yet, do not worry! I have posted a spotlight below and Paige actually got me an appointment to meet with Drake so you all can check out my interview with him below. He is a super nice guy and I know you will all love him!
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 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 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.
Hi book monsters! I have a special treat for you today! I'm outside the apartment of Drake Parrish, the sexy hero of Paige Tyler's new release DEAD SEXY. He has agreed to an interview (thanks to Paige putting in a good word for me) and since he rarely leaves his apartment, I agreed to come interview him here. OK, (I take a deep breath and gather me up some courage) let's go met Drake.
Hmmm, he's still not answering the door but I can hear him shuffling around inside.
Carla: Hello? Mr. Parish? This is Carla from Book Monster Reviews. Paige told me you were expecting me? I know you're in there! I can here you running around. If you've gone zombie it's alright. I can take it. I hope.
Drake unlocks the door and slowly opens it
My mouths drops open. OH…MY…ZOMBIE!
Drake: Carla, come on in.
He extends his hand and I force myself to shake it as I try to act cool, like him being all gray and dead looking isn't totally freaking me out.
Carla: It's so nice to meet you, Drake. Thank you for letting me stop by to interview you. I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to meet with me.
Drake: Paige can be very persuasive. (The way he says it makes me think he’d rather be anywhere else but here right now. I wonder what Paige said to convince him to talk to me. He jerks his head toward the kitchen—his place is really nice!) Can I get you anything?
Carla: No thank you, I had a coffee on the walk over here.
Drake leads me into the living room and gestures for me to sit down. I am in awe right now! He has a beautiful built-in bookcase that wraps around the entire room, and it's loaded with books. It could rival Beast’s library in Beauty and the Beast! I even see some romance books on the shelves. Never would have pegged him as a romance novel kind of guy. hehehehe.
OK, time to get down to business…
Carla: So, how did you end up having this curse put on you?
Drake (scowls): Let’s just say that if you have to get on somebody's wrong side, it probably shouldn't be an evil Voodoo priestess. They can be really mean.
Carla: Tell me how you were before the curse? Your personality, how you acted etc….
Drake: Well, for one thing, I didn’t look like an extra from a horror movie back then. (His mouth quirks, but just as quickly, he turns serious again.) I have to admit, I was kind of an A-hole—can I use that word on your blog? If not, let’s just say I was definitely a jerk. It's hard to say it now, but I used people to get what I wanted, and I didn’t care if they got hurt.
Carla: Wow! Now I can see why she cursed you. You weren't a very nice guy.
Drake (wry smile): That's true, but thanks for pointing that out.
Carla: What happens to you when go zombie? I can see the visual effects the curse has on you, but what about internally? What do you eat when you're like this?
Oh Gosh! Please don't say you eat people! I definitely should have asked Paige that question before I agreed to this interview. Gulp!
Drake (mouth quirking): If my buddy Beck were here, he’d tell you I eat brains just to mess with you. (He holds up his hand at the look of horror on my face.) Don’t worry. I don’t eat brains.
I take a deep breath and relax.
Drake: Or much of anything really when I’m in zombie mode. I don’t get hungry for some reason. Probably because I’m dead when I’m like this. Well, not dead like the zombies you see on The Walking Dead. You know, all mindless. (He let his head loll to the side and put on a blank look like the zombies on the popular show to demonstrate. Then he gives me a smile that looked a little sad. It’s hard not to let my heart go out to him.) But I don’t have to breathe or eat when I go all zombie, which just means I have a lot more time to think about what I've become. That's the worse part of the curse.
Carla: How long do you go zombie for?
Drake (shrugs): I never know. Sometimes for a couple hours, sometimes for days. (another sad smile) Which is why I don’t go out much. Ever, really.
Carla: Do you know when it going to happen or does it just happen without warning?
Drake: In the beginning, it happened pretty much without warning. I’d be in a meeting with a client or in a cab, and my arm would turn this really sickly shade of gray. Less than an hour later, I’d look like this. (He gestured to himself) Recently, though, the zombie episodes have gotten more regular. I usually turn every few days. I can almost feel it when it's close now.
Carla: How long has it been since you left your house?
Drake: Eight long years.
Carla: Wow! That's horrible! Is there a way to break this curse?
Drake: If there is, I don’t know about it. I’ve tried everything you can think of. I even went to a Voodoo shop in Brooklyn hoping someone there could help, but the priestess who owned the place told me that only the evil priestess who cursed me can break it. Beck—the friend I mentioned?—has been trying to track her down, but no luck yet. Even if he did find her, I’d doubt she’d break the curse. She was pretty pissed off last time I saw her. With my luck, she’d probably turn me into a zombie permanently. Or worse.
As Drake is answering the question his skin is slowly turning back to its normal skin color and he's suddenly gone from scary zombie to sexy god!
Carla: Wow! Now that is what I call a dramatic change! It's nice to meet the real Drake Parrish before I go.
Drake (his mouth edges up): It’s nice to be back to the real Drake Parrish, believe me.
Carla: Thank you again for meeting with me. I really hope you figure out a way to break this curse because you clearly are not the same man you mentioned you were and no one deserves to live like this. I hope you find someone that can help you.
Drake (He smiles that sad smile I’ve come to be familiar with during our visit): I hope so, too. But I’m not holding my breath.
I stand up and Drake walks me to the door and opens it for me. He's quite the gentleman. We shake hands again and I walk out the door. As I hear the door click behind me, I smile. Wait until ya'll see what Paige has in store for Drake. He's in for one crazy ride and one amazing woman who will steal his heart.
Paige is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:
signed print copy of DEAD SEXY (US only)
$10 Amazon Gift Card (US only)
eBook copy of DEAD SEXY
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