Sunday, August 11, 2013

Guest Post + Spotlight + Giveaway ~ Dead Sexy by Paige Tyler

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Inside the Mind of the Author

Thank you so much for having me on your blog!
What was I thinking while I wrote DEAD SEXY? To be completely honest, my first thought was what the hell are you doing?!
I knew that writing a romance with a zombie hero was a huge risk. People always say they want something completely different, but I worried they might not want something quite that different. Everyone loves reading about shifters and vampires because they’re used to seeing them as heroes—there's a certain comfort level there. Zombies, not so much. But my zombie hero isn’t like the zombies you normally think of. Well, okay when he turns into one, he isn’t very attractive, I admit, but I promise you that he doesn’t terrorize people or eat them like the zombies on The Walking Dead. In fact, when the curse comes out and you see him in zombie mode, I promise your heart will ache and really go out to him. My zombie hero, Drake, is just that kind of character.
So, could I have written something safe and gone with a werewolf or a vampire? Yes. But Drake’s story is one that just had to be told, and I'm happy that I was the one he picked to tell it.

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.
 Read an Excerpt!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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!) 

Connect with Paige: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Paige is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour: 
Grand Prize: signed print copy of DEAD SEXY (US only) 
2nd Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card (US only) 
3rd Prize: eBook copy of DEAD SEXY

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17 comments:

  1. I haven't read this author yet but this sounds like an interesting read.
    Thanks :-)
    Lori

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Lori - Thank you so much for stopping by! I always love hearing from new readers! Hope you'll pick up DEAD SEXY! If you do, let me know how you like it!

    *hugs*
    Paige

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  3. You certainly have a new definition of a zombie, Paige. It has made me intensely curious so I bought the book yesterday and will have it read and reviewed by the Aug 20 deadline. :-) jdh2690@gmail.com

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  4. Janice - Yay! I'm very flattered to hear that! I know you'll just fall in love with the hero! Let me know when you post your review!

    *hugs*
    Paige

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  5. Thanks for sharing Inside the mind and the giveaway. I must admit that most of the time I don't associate zombies as love interest material, but your book has me very intrigued and I am looking forward to seeing your version of a zombie. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  6. Eva - Yay! I'm so glad to hear that! The book is more Beauty and the Beast than The Walking Dead, and I think you'll fall in love with my zombie hero! If you read it, let me know how you like it! And if you do, I hope you'll post a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads!

    *hugs*
    Paige

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  8. I'm so glad you told Drake's story too, and I hope Beck doesn't shut-up until you tell his story...lol! ;)

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  9. It's nice to know that not all zombies are disgusting but can be sexy. Can't wait to read.

    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

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  10. Lynn - LOL! Agreed! And Drake is very sexy! If you pick it up, let me know how you like it!

    *hugs*
    Paige

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  11. Wishing you all the success in the world Paige! =)

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  12. Shelbie - Thank you so much!

    *hugs*
    Paige

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  13. How annoying, just when I finished my comment something happened to the comment box and it disappeared. grr. Anyway, hello Paige! I've always been interested in the practice of voodoo and those who believe in it. I'm curious how this particular voodoo priestess is going to do her "thing" to Drake. So I guess I'll have to read this book asap! jdh2690@gmail.com

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    1. Janice - If I tell you, it'll be way too big of a spoiler! LOL! Doing the research on Voodoo was very interesting and I incorporated it into the story in lots of places. Hope you'll pick up DEAD SEXY. If you do, I'd live to know how you liked it!

      *hugs*
      Paige

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