Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dead Sexy by Paige Tyler (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author, Paige Tyler!

Voodoo Zombies are Highly Underrepresented

Thank you so much for having me on your blog!

While I love the movie Warm Bodies and the television show Walking Dead, I think that the zombie apocalypse is kinda getting overdone. I mean, there's been like a hundred movies based on the same premise.  I had to go a different direction. Which is why I went with what I like to think of as the more traditional zombie—the Voodoo zombie.

I didn’t know a lot about them (well, other than the fact that they’re scary, ugly, eat brains, and seem to be able to catch up to whomever they’re chasing even though they shuffle along at a pace just barely faster than a three-toed sloth) before writing DEAD SEXY, so I had to do quite a bit of research. Which was absolutely fascinating—and a little freaky.

Turns out there are actually four types of Voodoo zombies.  The first is Li Grande Zombi, which is the primary serpent spirit of worship in Voodoo. The second is The Spiritual Zombie, which is created when a witchdoctor makes the lesser of a person’s two souls think the body isn’t dead and uses it to reanimate the person’s corpse. The third kind of zombie is The Bargained Zombie, which is when a person volunteers to let a Voodoo priestess exorcise his lesser soul in exchange for protection with the understanding that he’ll have to surrender the rest of his soul at some point. The fourth zombie is The Herbal Zombie, which is the type of zombie the hero of DEAD SEXY is.

To make an herbal zombie, you need two things—a bokor (a Voodoo priest or priestess who practices both light and dark magic) and zombie powder (made from the poisonous puffer fish, a specific poisonous toad, a tree frog and human remains—ick, ick, ick!). The bokor sprinkles the powder on a person to make them appear dead, then reanimates him later as a being without conscious thought or free will, essentially making him a slave who must obey the bokor’s commands.

The bokor in DEAD SEXY is an evil Voodoo priestess and just to make the whole thing a little more eerie, her zombie powder contains the ashes of a man hanged by the neck until dead (I thought that gave the proper dark feel to the process).  But unlike the traditional herbal zombie, the hero is neither mindless or a slave when he turns into a zombie. Which, in some ways, is almost worse. Now, if you ask the bokor, she had good reason to turn the hero into a zombie. As to what that reason is…
Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out!

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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!


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!)

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

Paige Tyler’s DEAD SEXY Blog Tour Schedule - 8/05 - 8/18
8/05- Book Monster Reviews (character interview/spotlight/review)

8/06- Celestial Reviews (guest post)

8/06- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My! (Spotlight/excerpt)

8/07- Regina May Ross (interview)

8/07- Smoldering Heat (spotlight)

8/08- Book Lovin' Mamas (interview/ review)

8/08- Reading Between the Wines (guest post)

8/09- Swept Away by Romance (spotlight/review)

8/09- Froggarita's Bookcase (interview/spotlight)

8/10- Books Pages & Dripping Ink (guest post)

8/11- Books, Books & More Books (guest post)

8/12- Mad Hatter Reads (interview)

8/12- My Secret Romance (spotlight/review)

8/13- Close Encounters with the Night Kind (spotlight/review)

8/13- United by Books (spotlight)

8/13 - Mythical Books

8/14- Miscellaneous Thoughts of A Bookaholic (spotlight/review)

8/14- Kristina's Books & More (interview/review)

8/15- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (spotlight)

8/15- Larissa's Bookish Life (guest post)

8/16- Jocelyn Dex's Blog (review)

8/16- Intoxicated by Books (spotlight/review)

8/17- Inner Goddess (guest post)

8/17- Sassy Book Lovers (spotlight/excerpt)

8/18- Wicked Readings by Tawania (spotlight/review)

8/18- Dalene's Book Reviews (spotlight/review)

8/18- I Smell Sheep (review)


  1. Great cover and great plot! :) Sounds like something that I would love to read!

  2. May - Thanks so much! I love that cover, too! Perfect for the hero and the story! If you pick up DEAD SEXY, let me know how you like it!


  3. This one sounds cool. What's your favorite paranormal to write about?

  4. Vanessa - Thanks so much! Glad you think so! If you pick it up, let me know how you like it! To answer your question, my favorite paranormal to write about are definitely shifters - just don't tell the hero in my zombie romance I said that! LOL!


  5. I would love to read this book,it sounds interesting. DebPelletier

  6. Deb - Yay! I'm glad! If you pick it up, let me know how you like it!


  7. Deb - Yay! I'm glad! If you pick it up, let me know how you like it!


  8. Interesting story. Voodoo curse, life as a zombie. This will be a first for me. Thank you for sharing. :)

  9. Love everything about this book, it is a must read so don't deny yourself the pleasure of an awesome read. Dead Sexy is a fabulous book that will surprise & amaze you!!!
    Brenda :)

  10. Kyla - You're welcome! I'm so glad to hear that! Hope you'll pick it up! If you do, let me know how you like it!

    Brenda - Thank you so much!


  11. I admit that zombie romance usually gives me the creeps but Dead Sexy sounds like such a dark and sexy turn on. I'm looking forward to it making me a convert.

  12. Kamla - I'm so glad to hear that! I promise you'll fall in love with my zombie hero! If you pick it up, let me know how you like it!



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