Dead Eye

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 10 Jan 2018

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A Dead Eye for the Tiger Guy!

'“Sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth”

Sometimes when Tessa touches people she can see the truth. She can see how they will die. What she sees isn't always a terrible death, but the physical impact of this gift can be too much even for Tessa. Tessa manages this 'talent' by living a very quiet life in the town of Dead End where she works in the local pawn shop with her boss Jeremiah, at least things were quiet until Jeremiah was shot dead and his body left on the back doorstep of the shop.

Now Tessa has now discovered another dead body at the back door of the pawn shop and this time it is a local girl. Tessa doesn't...

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Well this is the first book by Alyssa Day that I have read and I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed.

I was sad when the Sookie Stackhouse series by: Charlene Harris ended. They were such good books and had such amazing and entertaining characters. I loved how there was always a mystery and danger lurking around every corner. Well that is how these books are. They have that Sookie vibe that I have been missing and I am so glad I found these books.

In this first book we are introduced to our main character Tess. She is a pawn shop owner with a unique gift or shall I say nightmare in her eyes. Whenever she touches someone for the first time she gets a vision of their death...

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Princess Fuzzypants here:
What happens when you cross Carl Hiassen with Buffy The Vampire Slayer? You get a sassy, funny and exciting story set in the swamps in South Florida with bizarre characters and supernatural elements. Witches, vampires, shape shifters and stuffed and slight shabby alligators are vie for attention in this book.
At first, I was not sure if I was going to like the book. Soon I was drawn into the story of Tess and Jack and their investigation into the murder of the man who bequeathed the two of them half ownership in the pawn shop in Dead End. Before long they are partners in more ways than one as they try to figure out who would murder Jeremiah and all the other...

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Tess has lived in Dead End her whole life. Although the town is no stranger to the weird and unexplained, she’s a bit of an oddball; able to see a person’s death when coming into contact with another. She runs a pawn shop, which she is now partial owner, and genuinely loves her job.

Jack, a tiger shifter, has been away for ten years, leading the human resistance against vampires and working side by side with the Atlanteans. He recently discovered his uncle (and only family member), Jeremiah, was murdered, and after being back in Dead End for less than a day, another dead body is dumped at the door to his deceased uncle’s pawn shop. Now Jack is determined to figure out what’s going on.

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“A tiger, an alligator, and a redneck walked into my pawnshop.”


You know any book that starts out with that as an opening line is going to be great! This book belongs to the peculiar genre that’s best known for Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series – cozy paranormal mysteries with a dash of romance. Since I love all things paranormal, romance, and cozy mysteries, this was right up my alley.

It was only after I started reading this that I discovered it ties in with a previous 8 book series. It was mildly confusing because it felt like there was a lot of backstory we were already supposed to know regarding the vampire war. However, the book is from Tess’s first person POV, so since she...

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When I took a chance on this book I did not realize it was a spin-off from this author’s Warriors of Poseidon series. Not that I have a problem starting with a spin-off but I had tried the other series and didn’t care for it. I’m glad I didn’t know that when I picked up this one because I really enjoyed this book. I did feel that there was some information that I was missing out on not having read the other series but it didn’t bother me enough to stop reading this book.

Another thing that surprised me was that this story is told from Tess’s perspective only. When you read the synopsis on Goodreads it ends with the first paragraph above and there is no mention of Tess’s character at...

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ARC - I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!
Jack came to Dead Eye because of his uncle.
When his uncle died, Jack inherited half of a pawn shop.
The other half belongs to Tess.
Jack's welcome to Dead Eye came in a form of a dead body.
Now Jack + Tess have a mystery to solve.
Will they solve the uncle's murder?
Will they both give love a chance?
Loved the storytelling + the characters!
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What is it about?

If Sookie Stackhouse and Stephanie Plum had a baby, it would probably be Tess Callahan. Tess is a cute, somewhat clumsy, part owner of a pawn shop in Dead End, Florida. She inherited the shop from her boss and friend Jeremiah after he was murdered and dumped at the pawn shop. 6 months later his nephew Jack finally comes to town and not soon after another body is dumped at the pawn shop. Jack and Tess work together to figure out what really happened to his uncle. 

It may be good to know that Jack is also a tiger shape shifter. 

Was it good?

Yes. This book was so much fun to read! It's about as light-hearted as a murder mystery can get and still be creepy. There are...

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Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for an ARC of this book.

A paranormal romance mystery that I found quite funny!

This is the first I've read by Alyssa Day but I very much doubt it will be the last.  Would recommend if you're a fan of Charlaine Harris
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This book is a paranormal romance and cozy mystery at same time. Fun to read and enjoyable with interesting characters.
Recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley
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I absolutely adored this offering from an author who I normally associate with steamy paranormal romance. Having devoured her Warriors of Poseidon series I had no hesitation in snatching this book up even though the cover and indeed the synopsis promised something very different. Definitely a more quirky setting that in many ways reminded me of Midnight Texas but there's a huge connection to her previous work and believe it or not it's tiger shaped!
Tess has inherited half a very exotic pawn shop after its owners murder and finally his nephew Jack has returned home to claim his half. I'd like to say it's all love and roses right from the start but where's the fun...

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Jack Shepherd, soldier, weretiger, veteran, is returning home to Dead End, a tiny town in isolated rural Florida, to handle his dead uncle’s affairs. And his pawn shop

A shop part owned by Tess, a young woman who is determined to keep the business going, is good at what she does and has little time for him

Whatever conflicts they may have can’t be spared any time though when a body appears on the shop’s doorstep: and it’s not the fist. No-one told Jack how his uncle died.





Looking at this cover I was struck by an overwhelming sense of Sookie Stackhouse Series. Now, normally I shy away from comparisons to other book series as it inevitably tends to cast the books your talking about in a...

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This was such a difference from her other works. I really enjoyed this one. I want to learn more about the town's characters. I hope she keeps this series going.
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Dead Eye is a paranormal romance blended with a cozy mystery, combined with a strong set of characters this made for an entertaining and well balanced story. All the characters are strong and easily related to which makes it easy for readers to become caught up in the happenings and ensures that they want to keep reading as well as ensuring that they continue to want to visit the town of Dead Eye. Also, the tension building mystery keeps readers on the edge of their seat with danger and thrills and it has a hint of romance just to spice things up, oh and I mustn’t forget that there were quite a few surprises in store for Jack as he discovers his inheritance which kept me on my toes as well...

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Dead Eye is a fun paranormal mystery. As a reader, it reminded me of the Southern Vampire Mysteries that were eventually turned into the HBO series, True Blood. But the similarities lie in the fact it’s a fictional universe that has a large variety of paranormal creatures that are “out of the coffin.”

This book incorporates the quirky characters and situations that I love in cozy mysteries and adds a paranormal twist that elevates the storyline. Tess is an every day kind of girl, with the exception that she can foresee your death if she touches you. She lives a fairly normal life and spends most of her days running the pawn shop she inherited. However, things change as a dead body is...

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From the cover art to the premise, this is practically a True Blood/Southern Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse knock off. That is absolutely great if that's what you want, but it wasn't for me.
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Dead Eye is a cute paranormal cozy mystery with the right amount of romance and suspense.  I like the characters and look forward to anymore books in this series.
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Dead Eye is a cute paranormal cozy with an adorable heroine and a sexy hero who is itching to make her purr. Tess Callahan is sweet, smart and funny. She runs the Dead End pawnshop where a quirky array of residents bring their items to pawn and where visiting tourists find everything they never knew they had to have. But life isn't all taxidermied gators and vampire fangs, Jeremiah, Tess’s boss, was murdered and left on the pawnshop steps. And now just as his son Jack returns to town, another body is dropped at the shop. Jack is determined to get justice for his father and Tess is happy to help - so long as he keeps his hands to himself.

Dead Eye is a cute paranormal cozy. It...

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This book is very similar to the Sookie Stackhouse series, both in the design of the cover and the supernatural being a major part of the story. Given that, this book does have it's own good points and will appeal to anyone that enjoys both supernatural and mysteries.
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