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For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack’s first job is to solve his uncle’s murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth. This novel is a paranormal myste For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack’s first job is to solve his uncle’s murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth. This novel is a paranormal mystery with magic, shape shifters, humor, vampires, a taxidermied alligator, witches, gunshots, bad singing, Crazy Hormonal Town, terrible parking, the FBI, swamp commandos, tigers, special agents, flirting, belly laughs, comedy, humor, and a pawn shop.


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For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack’s first job is to solve his uncle’s murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth. This novel is a paranormal myste For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack’s first job is to solve his uncle’s murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth. This novel is a paranormal mystery with magic, shape shifters, humor, vampires, a taxidermied alligator, witches, gunshots, bad singing, Crazy Hormonal Town, terrible parking, the FBI, swamp commandos, tigers, special agents, flirting, belly laughs, comedy, humor, and a pawn shop.

30 review for Dead Eye

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    This is a 4.5 star read. Such a fun supernatural mystery read! Well paced which made for a super quick read and great characters you can invest in.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Dead Eye is a light-hearted paranormal romance from a gem of an author, Alyssa Day. Jack, a tiger shifter, just found out that his uncle died while he was away serving in a secret ops unit. When he returns he discovers that he inherited his uncle's estate and that he is now the co-owner of a pawn shop with a spunky young woman from his past, Tess. Soon after arriving at the pawn shop a dead body shows up at the pawn shop's door. The body was murdered in the same manner his uncle was murdered…whic Dead Eye is a light-hearted paranormal romance from a gem of an author, Alyssa Day. Jack, a tiger shifter, just found out that his uncle died while he was away serving in a secret ops unit. When he returns he discovers that he inherited his uncle's estate and that he is now the co-owner of a pawn shop with a spunky young woman from his past, Tess. Soon after arriving at the pawn shop a dead body shows up at the pawn shop's door. The body was murdered in the same manner his uncle was murdered…which is all news to Jack. Jack didn't know his uncle was murdered and now he will stop at nothing to uncover who killed his uncle. Jack together with Tess must unravel the danger brewing in Dead End, Texas. Dead Eye is a fun-filled, action adventure with an enticing mystery and sexy shifter. Day has penned some amazing characters, outstanding stories, and funtastic reading, my only regret was taking this long to rediscover the magic she created in Dead Eye. I immediately purchase the next to books in this series. I received this ARC copy of Dead Eye from Alyssa Day. This is my honest and voluntary review. Dead Eye is set for publication Feb. 27, 2017. My Rating: 5 Stars Written by: Alyssa Day Series: Tiger's Eye Mysteries Paperback: 278 pages Publication Date: December 29, 2015 ISBN-10: 197842437X ISBN-13: 978-1978424371 Genre: Paranormal Romance Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id12... Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/DEAD-EYE-Tiger... Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead... Reviewed for: http://tometender.blogspot.com

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Proffitt

    This was a fun, but light, read. I had a bit of a rocky start in the beginning, as it felt like Tess was stuck on overdrive—like every reaction was jumped up a bit and just a touch too intense. I'm not sure if the book mellowed or if I did, but it settled in before too long and before I got annoyed. Tess was easy to like. I particularly liked how straight-forward she is and how willing to do what she thinks is right even in the face of danger. She has an interesting paranormal ability and her pre This was a fun, but light, read. I had a bit of a rocky start in the beginning, as it felt like Tess was stuck on overdrive—like every reaction was jumped up a bit and just a touch too intense. I'm not sure if the book mellowed or if I did, but it settled in before too long and before I got annoyed. Tess was easy to like. I particularly liked how straight-forward she is and how willing to do what she thinks is right even in the face of danger. She has an interesting paranormal ability and her precautions against touching people had fascinating ramifications that played out realistically and well. I also liked her support group with her family and friends. Jack wasn't hard to like, either, though he was a little more central casting that full-fledged heartthrob. He also had a rather direct approach to life's problems and I enjoyed seeing that interact with Tess's own gung-ho attitude. They're a good match, I think, despite their disparity in station (him being an all-out butt-kicker and obviously not worried about trivial things like cash flow). I certainly look forward to further books in the series as this is a light and easy experience I'd love to repeat. The four stars is a little high, I do admit. It reflects my honest enjoyment as opposed to any kind of objective merit. Indeed, there are small quirks of the setting that seemed simply sloppy at times. Like Jack pulling himself and Tess out of the way of a bullet because he "heard it hit the glass of the window" and reacted. That bullet would have been traveling at near the speed of sound so that's unlikely. Unlikelier still is him being able to move both his and Tess's mass in the microseconds left for that bullet to cross the room. Which is the rational way of stating that it was kind of a silly thing for him to say or be able to do. This is the most concrete example of the setting not quite holding true. Others are less obviously wrong, but feel no less slap-dash for all that. So what I'm saying is that it's a threeish star read that I bumped to four on sheer enjoyment.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    4.5 Review posted on Got Fiction? When Alyssa Day ended her Warriors of Poseidon series, many of us wondered, But what about Jack? (for those who are new to this author, Jack is a tiger shifter who worked with the Atlanteans to overthrow the vampire threat in the last series). The rumor mill batted a few ideas around, but the predominant one was that Jack would be getting his own series! I'd heard it would be a PI series, where Jack, the hard-bitten detective, back from fighting in the resistance, 4.5 Review posted on Got Fiction? When Alyssa Day ended her Warriors of Poseidon series, many of us wondered, But what about Jack? (for those who are new to this author, Jack is a tiger shifter who worked with the Atlanteans to overthrow the vampire threat in the last series). The rumor mill batted a few ideas around, but the predominant one was that Jack would be getting his own series! I'd heard it would be a PI series, where Jack, the hard-bitten detective, back from fighting in the resistance, would solve murders and other Urban Fantasy Paranormal type stuff. The rumors were sort of right. What we have straddles the Urban Fantasy/Cozy Mystery line pretty well. And, it's not actually told from Jack's point of view. Enter Tess. Tess Callahan can see the way someone will die if she touches them, so she's sort of avoided most human contact, and made the Dead End pawnshop home. Which is where this book begins. After hearing about his uncle Jeremiah's death, Jack heads home to Dead End, FL. His uncle left him half a pawnshop. With every intention of signing his half over to Tess, Jack has no desire to stay. Until he meets back up with Tess. But Jack hadn't been told that Jeremiah had been murdered, then dumped on the doorstep of the pawnshop. So this was news to him. Before he can get his feet under him in Dead End, FL, another body is dumped at the pawn shop. He and Tess can't let this go. With the idiot sheriff doing nothing to help, and strange occurrences happening left and right, the two of them have no choice but to take care of this themselves. But searching for a murderer can be dangerous. With threats coming at them from both the bad guys, and the sheriff, they don't know who to trust. Meanwhile there are hints of some dark magic happening during the next blood moon, which is in just a few days. The ending leaves you satisfied, but also leaves room for the next book without having a cliffhanger. Oh! And remember how I'd mentioned the rumor that Jack would be a PI? Well, it just so happens that Jeremiah also left another business to Jack. It's a detective agency. He'd made it specifically in case Jack ever wanted to come home, maybe just maybe, this could entice him to stay. But how can you keep one of the former leaders of the Rebel Army in a small-town? Will it be enough to keep him there? Alejandro from Alejandro's Sorceress (the crossover between Warriors of Poseidon and the Cardinal Witches) has a small role. I'd have liked to have seen him more, and have Jack and Tess utilize him more. He's a great character, and further links the 3 series that Ms. Day has interwoven. Alyssa Day is taking on a lighter tone, and this book fits much more with her Cardinal Witches series, than it does with the Warriors of Poseidon. I can't really pin down the genre, but I will say it's like cozy mystery meets Urban Fantasy lite. Full of her trademark wit, Dead Eye has everything from romance to mystery, and you won't want to miss it! ***ARC courtesy of the author HighlandHussy

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ami

    A TIGER, AN alligator, and a redneck walked into my pawnshop. A catchy opener, don't you think? *smile* This is only the second Alyssa Day book that I have read (the first one being The Cursed); I know that she has written that "Warrior of Poseidon" series, but I also thought it would be hard to catch up with so many books. So I prefer to wait for a different series. I enjoyed The Cursed and I wanted to give this one a try as well, due to the cover that suggested a lighter paranormal / mystery A TIGER, AN alligator, and a redneck walked into my pawnshop. A catchy opener, don't you think? *smile* This is only the second Alyssa Day book that I have read (the first one being The Cursed); I know that she has written that "Warrior of Poseidon" series, but I also thought it would be hard to catch up with so many books. So I prefer to wait for a different series. I enjoyed The Cursed and I wanted to give this one a try as well, due to the cover that suggested a lighter paranormal / mystery story. Well, I loved this too!! First of all, while Dead Eye is a sort of spin-off of the "Warrior of Poseidon" (apparently Jack Shepherd were a soldier during those Atlantean wars) but it could be read as a stand-alone. Sure there was references here and there, but I didn't feel lost at all. Or maybe because this story was not written with Jack as the narrator. Instead, we have Tess Callahan, who inherited a pawnshop at Dead End, Black Cypress County, Florida, from Jack's uncle and now a part-owner alongside Jack. The story started with someone's body being dumped at the back door of the pawnshop; and apparently it was the second body, the first one being Jack's own uncle, Jeremiah. Jack, who had been away for the past ten years, was determined to get the answer for his uncle's murder. And so the story went... I thought the story was HIGHLY enjoyable. Yes, it was on the lighter side of urban fantasy ... in fact I would prefer to think of it as a mix of urban fantasy and cozy mystery (it sure had its characteristic of the genre, with the cast of characters of Dead End). I loved reading how Tess was frustrated with how Jack disrupted her life -- and of course her family and best friend didn't help. The attraction felt natural, and even if there wasn't heavy romance (there were one-two kisses, but that was it), I was still certain that things would move along romantically for Tess and Jack. The book had sizzles and humor and it was fun reading it. The paranormal factor was nice; it didn't take a complicated world-built. It was the usual paranormal beings, like Jack being a tiger-shifter. Tess had a gift of her own, she could see someone's death if she touch them. Although not for all people, apparently. We also had witches, and there was an FBI Agent of Paranormal Operations Division made an appearance. In terms of the mystery... well, it wasn't complicated. I could figure out the villain even long before Jack and Tess made their conclusion, because all the signs lead there (plus it was easy if you guess who the players were). But it didn't bother me about the 'simplicity' because this was more of cozy mystery rather than actual mystery/thriller. I did feel annoyed when Alyssa Day didn't exactly offered the motivation of the villain, though. All in all, a great start of a series for me. And another awesome news? Book #2 will be released in February and book #3 in May! This year! Meaning that I don't have to wait for too long :)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    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 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 in that? No expect murder, black magic, secretive agents oh and a whole lot of taxidermy! I loved the mystery and of course the ever resourceful Tess who really shines. Add in a hunky shifter who delights in teasing and it's a fun read. Plus it is a world that's expanded by a lovely and often funny supporting cast. More urban fantasy than I expected but nevertheless I really enjoyed reading this and can't wait to discover just what will happen next in Dead End. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mary-ellen

    This paranormal romance/mystery is an easy, light read. There wasn’t a lot of depth and the protagonist’s dialogue hit a couple of off notes early on, but it was still entertaining.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    Tess is part owner of a pawn shop in Dead End, Florida. Jack is a tiger shifter with a big past who's back in town to settle his uncle's affairs, which include being the other part owner in the pawn shop. There are murders and mystery, and it's all hilarious. Hints at future romance round it out. If Florida Man was a book, it would probably be this one. This is obviously a spin off of another series. As this is my first Day ever, I was a bit lost in relation to the world building at first. Thus, Tess is part owner of a pawn shop in Dead End, Florida. Jack is a tiger shifter with a big past who's back in town to settle his uncle's affairs, which include being the other part owner in the pawn shop. There are murders and mystery, and it's all hilarious. Hints at future romance round it out. If Florida Man was a book, it would probably be this one. This is obviously a spin off of another series. As this is my first Day ever, I was a bit lost in relation to the world building at first. Thus, the 3 star review instead of higher. I got into it eventually (and will definitely read the back list), but be warned even several books in there were parts that didn't make full sense to me, i.e. different investigative agencies, how parts of shifting and where Jack's abilities come from, the references to Atlantis, etc. I enjoyed this, and it made for a perfect travel book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Karin

    I wouldn’t mind having Jack around because “sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.” I enjoyed the story and recommend the book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nichole

    Jack Shepherd is a weretiger. He has just inherited half ownership of a pawn shop in Dead End Florida. Being a former soldier, jack has no interest in a pawn shop. He just wants to go there, get rid of his half, and move on. When he meets the other owner Tess and finds out that his uncle didn't die of natural causes, his plans change. Now he has to find the murderer. I really liked this book. The town and characters are interesting. It is a fun read. I received a copy from Net Galley. Jack Shepherd is a weretiger. He has just inherited half ownership of a pawn shop in Dead End Florida. Being a former soldier, jack has no interest in a pawn shop. He just wants to go there, get rid of his half, and move on. When he meets the other owner Tess and finds out that his uncle didn't die of natural causes, his plans change. Now he has to find the murderer. I really liked this book. The town and characters are interesting. It is a fun read. I received a copy from Net Galley.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Laura Thomas

    Jack Shepherd returns from a military mission to find that his uncle has died and he’s now co-owner of his pawn shop and private investigation agency. Before he can even get his head around the idea that he’ll be sharing ownership with Tess, a fiery woman from his past, a dead body is literally thrown on their doorstep. His were tiger growl vibrates the rafters when he discovers his uncle didn’t just die. He was murdered in the same brutal manner. There’s a mystery to be solved and time’s a wast Jack Shepherd returns from a military mission to find that his uncle has died and he’s now co-owner of his pawn shop and private investigation agency. Before he can even get his head around the idea that he’ll be sharing ownership with Tess, a fiery woman from his past, a dead body is literally thrown on their doorstep. His were tiger growl vibrates the rafters when he discovers his uncle didn’t just die. He was murdered in the same brutal manner. There’s a mystery to be solved and time’s a wasting. The fur flies as Tess and Jack accept the fact they have to work together to get the job done. The chemistry between the two is like static electricity. Steamy and chaotic. He delights in teasing her, ruffling her feathers until he gets the heated response he wants and needs. She tries hard to remain indifferent and professional. But who can resist a tiger’s purrs. I loved these two together, whether fighting each other or loving each other, their interactions were such fun. In a town named Dead End, I expected some quirky characters, strange occurrences and a whole lot of laughs. I got all of that and a delicious romance. Will I read more of this series? Oh yes. I have to see what else happens to my new favorite couple and I want to revisit the exotic shop and see if something even weirder than a ratty old stuffed gator is brought in to pawn. Dead End, Florida is my kind of wacky town.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nikki

    Jack is finally here!!! I read this book in one sitting, I couldn't put it down. Jack is the tiger shifter we have all grown to know and love from the Warriors of Poseidon series and he is finally back with his own series. He returns to his hometown of Dead End after his Uncle was murdered outside of his pawnshop. His Uncle Jeremiah left Jack everything including half ownership of the pawnshop, the other half he left to Tess Callahan, a girl who loved him like a father and had been helping to ru Jack is finally here!!! I read this book in one sitting, I couldn't put it down. Jack is the tiger shifter we have all grown to know and love from the Warriors of Poseidon series and he is finally back with his own series. He returns to his hometown of Dead End after his Uncle was murdered outside of his pawnshop. His Uncle Jeremiah left Jack everything including half ownership of the pawnshop, the other half he left to Tess Callahan, a girl who loved him like a father and had been helping to run the pawnshop for years. Tess used to have a crush on Jack but hasn't seen him in ten years, so she's totally over him, until he unexpectedly walks into the pawnshop one day. Weird things keep happening in Dead End and both Tess and Jack are determined to find answers and solve the murder of Jack's Uncle. Jack is the same in charge but lovable tiger we met in the Warriors of Poseidon series and Tess is the perfect match to him. Their banter had me laughing throughout the book, I can't wait for the next story to see what shenanigans they get into next.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sherry Fundin

    With such a great cover and destination, I could not pass on this wonderful paranormal mystery that spotlights a shapeshifter, a tiger to be precise, an I can see how you die pawnshop owner, and an orphan girl, as the danger draws closer the mystery draws them together and I can hardly wait to read more from Alyssa Day. See more at fundinmental With such a great cover and destination, I could not pass on this wonderful paranormal mystery that spotlights a shapeshifter, a tiger to be precise, an I can see how you die pawnshop owner, and an orphan girl, as the danger draws closer the mystery draws them together and I can hardly wait to read more from Alyssa Day. See more at fundinmental

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elisa

    So cute and fun. This must be a character from Day's other series. But it didn't matter that I hadn't read them. The story is pretty quick to read as it is fairly short. I enjoyed the characters and wished there was more there. Lots of action, a fast conclusion and I would love to get the next one! Great for reading in between heavier fare, or if you like paranormal cozy mysteries. So cute and fun. This must be a character from Day's other series. But it didn't matter that I hadn't read them. The story is pretty quick to read as it is fairly short. I enjoyed the characters and wished there was more there. Lots of action, a fast conclusion and I would love to get the next one! Great for reading in between heavier fare, or if you like paranormal cozy mysteries.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kayla (krakentoagoodbook)

    This was a fun, light read. It's very quick to read, but it doesn't have the most depth to it. The tone is pretty funny overall! I could definitely tell that it's a spin-off to another series because it mentions a lot of things that happened with Jack and Atlantis. I thought it was fine to jump in here without having read that first, though I am curious about that series. This was a fun setting, especially with this pawn shop and taxidermy alligator mascot. I liked this mystery of what happened t This was a fun, light read. It's very quick to read, but it doesn't have the most depth to it. The tone is pretty funny overall! I could definitely tell that it's a spin-off to another series because it mentions a lot of things that happened with Jack and Atlantis. I thought it was fine to jump in here without having read that first, though I am curious about that series. This was a fun setting, especially with this pawn shop and taxidermy alligator mascot. I liked this mystery of what happened to the owner and another girl who was killed - why were they murdered and who did it? I liked Tess overall! Despite the synopsis making it seem like we follow Jack, we actually follow her. She has a curse that causes her to be a bit cautious with interacting with other people. She seems nice overall and does want to help out. Her aunt and uncle were great! They seemed to really care about Tess. I liked this variety of fun friends and acquaintances since it made for some enjoyable interactions. In particular, Agent Vasquez seemed interested. He's only loosely involved in the story, but I do wonder if he'll come up again in future books. I did also enjoy Jack. He's definitely an alpha and wants to protect Tess. There are hints of a possible developing romance. I enjoyed this, especially because it doesn't feel forced. I did get annoyed with Tess sometimes when she seemed to say that feelings were "girly." I'm not sure that this book will really stick with me or if I'll continue the series, but it was a nice, easy read. Content warnings for seizures

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)

    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 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. I absolutely enjoyed reading Dead Eye, the first in Ms. Day’s new Tiger’s Eye Mysteries (although the book was previously released). The story is shared by the first person POV of Tess, and features Jack, one of the heroes from the Warriors of Poseidon series. There are so many delightful surprises in this one... and not at all what I expected after reading the Warriors of Poseidon. Dead Eye is filled with light-hearted humor and has a cozy-mystery vibe. The mystery of who killed Jeremiah and what is happening in Dead End builds slowly and clues delivered sporadically. Tess and Jack do a great job of seeing the interconnected strings that tie everything together. While it’s not a surprise who did what and why by the time the master plan is revealed, it unfolds in a way that is thoughtful and interesting. Tess is a great heroine. She’s an “average Joe” (with a weird gift of being able to foresee a person’s death), who rises to the occasion. She finds courage when she doesn’t expect it. She’s kind and good, but has a wicked side when it comes to seeking vengeance against those who’ve done harm to innocents. Jack compliments her in many ways, bolstering her and allowing her to be more. Their attraction is slow-burning but obvious to the reader. Dead Eye is a fabulous, engrossing story filled with great humor, interesting adventures, and a hint of romance that has the potential for some serious heat. I found myself cheering for Jack and Tess. I enjoyed meeting all of Dead End’s denizens, with all their quirks and flaws. The core group is solid and will look out for one another, which sets this up to be a wonderful series. My Rating: A, Loved It Review copy provided by NetGalley Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bethany Frost

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was really good, but I do want to warn that it is not like Alyssa's Warriors of Atlantis romances. There is a little romance, but mostly this novel is more of a mystery. Jack returns home to Dead End, Florida to take over after his uncle dies. Not even a whole day home and there is a dead body dropped at the door of his uncle's pawn shop. His co-owner, Tess, informs him that this is not the first time. While there is some definite attraction between Tess and Jack, there is little romanc This book was really good, but I do want to warn that it is not like Alyssa's Warriors of Atlantis romances. There is a little romance, but mostly this novel is more of a mystery. Jack returns home to Dead End, Florida to take over after his uncle dies. Not even a whole day home and there is a dead body dropped at the door of his uncle's pawn shop. His co-owner, Tess, informs him that this is not the first time. While there is some definite attraction between Tess and Jack, there is little romance besides a stolen kiss. This novel has magic and action and mystery. It is a definite read for Alyssa Day fans, or fans of a good mystery. I recommend this novel because it is definitely something that keeps you entertained.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa Sparkes

    Romantic without being too "slutty", it keeps you guessing in a funny and intriguing way. A wonderful start to a new series by an accomplished author that is always a joy to read. Already looking forward to the rest of the series. Romantic without being too "slutty", it keeps you guessing in a funny and intriguing way. A wonderful start to a new series by an accomplished author that is always a joy to read. Already looking forward to the rest of the series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    A cute , quick and fun read. Surprisingly not from Jack's pov. Gave an extra star cause tiger shifter. :p Last logged February 8/16 A cute , quick and fun read. Surprisingly not from Jack's pov. Gave an extra star cause tiger shifter. :p Last logged February 8/16

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Davie

    First in the Tiger's Eye Mystery paranormal mystery series and revolving around a pawn shop owner who can "see" your death. The focus is on Tess Callahan and Jack Shepherd and set in Dead End, Florida. My Take Hidden in the heart of the Everglades and an hour from Orlando, the story takes place in Dead End, Florida, and it truly is the dead end of the world where supernaturals are safe and the town isn't subject to federal or state laws. It's a nice intro to Tess' life and the limitations her gift First in the Tiger's Eye Mystery paranormal mystery series and revolving around a pawn shop owner who can "see" your death. The focus is on Tess Callahan and Jack Shepherd and set in Dead End, Florida. My Take Hidden in the heart of the Everglades and an hour from Orlando, the story takes place in Dead End, Florida, and it truly is the dead end of the world where supernaturals are safe and the town isn't subject to federal or state laws. It's a nice intro to Tess' life and the limitations her gift has placed on it, especially when we get her thoughts and feelings direct from Tess' perspective in first person protagonist point-of-view. I wanna meet Eleanor. Day makes her sound so fabulous, and someone you'd want in your own life. Nor is Eleanor the only memorable character in this portrayal of small-town life. I'd like Aunt Ruby and Uncle Mike as well in my life. My one niggle is this is so simplistic with a too-easy romantic start. Yes, it's a sweet, cozy mystery with plenty of action, and yet just too easy. The Story Tess Callahan and Jack Shepherd inherit an equal share of Uncle Jack's pawnshop. It's a contentious inheritance, as Jack wants nothing to do with it that only gets worse when Jack finds out how his uncle died. Then the attacks pile up and more murders, and the bad guys have really ticked Jack off. The Characters The very honest Tess Callahan has an unwanted gift: when she touches someone, she sometimes knows how they're going to die. She's been working for Jeremiah since she was 17. Lou is the cat Tess named after Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek. Her aunt Ruby and uncle Mike Callahan, a retired engineer, raised her at their farm when her mother, Kate, died of cancer. Her father, Mike's brother, ran off when his wife died. Bonnie Jo is their old horse. Eleanor Wolf is Tess' employee and the shop's secret weapon. Her son, Dave Wolf, had been a good friend of Jack's and is now a master carpenter. Zane is Dave's adopted son. Jack "Commander" Shepherd is a shapeshifting Bengal tiger who has retired from saving the world from vampires, a demon invasion, and defending Atlantis ( Heart of Atlantis , 8). Quinn Dawson had been Jack's partner in war and co-leader of the North American rebellion ( Heart of Atlantis ). Quinn's sister, Riley, is the new queen of Atlantis ( Atlantis Rising , 1). Jeremiah had been Jack's uncle who owned a pawnshop, Dead End Pawn, and a PI firm, Tiger's Eye Investigations. Well, until he died. Well, okay, murdered. Mr Chen is Jeremiah's lawyer. Molly Chen is the best friend Tess grew up with, who now works part-time at her parents' law firm — Mr Chen is Molly's dad; her mother is a trial lawyer in patents. The rest of Molly's time is spent performing with her indie rock band, Scarlett's Letters. Veronica "Dice" Dunstan-Smythe is the bass guitarist, who fortunately has a trust fund. Dr Owen Snodgrass, a dentist, is Tess' boyfriend. Shelley Adler is nine. Melody had been Shelley's mom who died in a freak one-car accident a few months ago along with her own parents. Elizabeth is Shelley's doll's name. Olga Kowalski is the local coven leader who did the magical resonance testing. Walt and Hank Kowalski are idiot bruisers and Olga's sons. Delia Roth is a witch who works as a hairdresser. Gruber Elliott was the only other lawyer in Dead End, but is now a vampire. Otis is a redneck with Fluffy, a badly stuffed alligator. Mrs Gonzalez, who isn't all there, wants Tess to go out with her grandson. Sadie Gonzalez is a flighty cousin. Chantal Nelson was a party girl who worked at the Pit Stop, a combination grocery, bait, and gas station and lived at Windsor Farms, er, it's Pleasant Acres now. A collector and biker, Gator, had dated Chantal. Lorraine has worked at Beau's, the only place in town to grab a bite to eat, for some fifty years. She was also the mayor once. Lauren's Deli serves great sandwiches. Larry owns Dead End Towing with a very catchy tagline. Out in the swamp are some former soldiers: Lucky and Sergeant Harper Rawls. Sheriff Bertram Lawless is a jerk who prefers to blame the victim and really wants Jeremiah's Colt. Deputy Susan Gonzalez is Mrs Gonzalez's granddaughter and smart. Deputy Kelly. Belle is the dispatcher. Doc Ike is the only doctor in town, sigh, and the county coroner. FBI Special Agent Alejandro Vasquez, who never misses when he aims, is from Guatemala and now with the FBI's Paranormal Operations (P-Ops) division. Vasquez married into a family of witches with pet basilisks. Fred Hughes is a would-be murderer. Annabelle Hannah Yorgenson was Tess' first vision. Mrs Quindlen's cats kept getting lost. Bubba McKee had a pet boa constrictor. A Blood Moon makes some supernaturals go crazy. The Golden Years Swamp Tours (GYST) is a favorite day trip for senior citizens in Orlando. Mr Holby is the tour operator. Nancy Hoffman had been a nasty bully. Arroyo is a vampire with whom Jeremiah had had an issue. F.S. Molder had written Blood Magic Rituals. Mr Washington, Tess' chemistry teacher back in high school, was a snake shifter. The Cover and Title The cover is a cartoon of Jack? in profile in a leather jacket, jeans (with one leg bent), and boots leaning up against the sign announcing Dead End, Florida. Behind the sign is a Bengal tiger. Both stand on bright green grass with swampy plants framing the forefront and stylized black tree trunks swaying in the background against purple shadows and a starry green sky. At the very top is an info blurb in white with the author's name immediately below it in yellow. The title is near the bottom in white, crossing Jack's ankle. Below that is some series info in a very pale yellow. I think the title is a blend of the town's name and private eye: Dead Eye.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sadie Forsythe

    3.5 I thought this was amusing, but a little light on content. I liked the characters but didn't think the romantic subplot was developed well enough. (Day seemed to be hinting at something interesting that never came to anything.) The plot stood alone, but I definitely felt the fact that it is a spin-off series. There were just too many references to past events the reader has no access to if they've not read the other series. The mystery was neatly set up, but the villain was dispatched with sh 3.5 I thought this was amusing, but a little light on content. I liked the characters but didn't think the romantic subplot was developed well enough. (Day seemed to be hinting at something interesting that never came to anything.) The plot stood alone, but I definitely felt the fact that it is a spin-off series. There were just too many references to past events the reader has no access to if they've not read the other series. The mystery was neatly set up, but the villain was dispatched with shocking ease and the whole thing felt anticlimactic. All in all, I liked it enough to read more of Day urban fantasy/ paranormal mystery writing, but not enough to call her a favorite.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Minx

    I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book, which I didn't, I LOVED it!! I also wasn't expecting the story to be told from Tess's point of view. From the synopsis I was expecting the story to be told from Luke's POV. NO worries though, the story was narrated very well and I loved Tess. Luke was a fun character and their interactions were amusing and a bit smoldering as well. There wasn't a romance between these characters per se but let's leave it at there are some delicious possibilities. O I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book, which I didn't, I LOVED it!! I also wasn't expecting the story to be told from Tess's point of view. From the synopsis I was expecting the story to be told from Luke's POV. NO worries though, the story was narrated very well and I loved Tess. Luke was a fun character and their interactions were amusing and a bit smoldering as well. There wasn't a romance between these characters per se but let's leave it at there are some delicious possibilities. Overall, Dead Eye was an enjoyable paranormal mystery story and I cannot wait to continue in this series! 👍🏼👍🏼

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jeri

    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. I was given an ecopy by the publisher through NetGalley. 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. I was given an ecopy by the publisher through NetGalley.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Linden

    Tess works in a pawn shop in Dead End, Florida. Her boss was murdered, and now someone has dumped another body behind the pawn shop. There are witches and magic in town, and Tess wonders who is responsible. Alejandro, a special agent who deals in the paranormal, is willing to help, as is Jack, a handsome tiger shifter. Together, they will try to save a little girl before the onset of the Blood Moon. Recommended for readers who enjoy paranormal mystery with humor and likable characters. Three and Tess works in a pawn shop in Dead End, Florida. Her boss was murdered, and now someone has dumped another body behind the pawn shop. There are witches and magic in town, and Tess wonders who is responsible. Alejandro, a special agent who deals in the paranormal, is willing to help, as is Jack, a handsome tiger shifter. Together, they will try to save a little girl before the onset of the Blood Moon. Recommended for readers who enjoy paranormal mystery with humor and likable characters. Three and a half stars.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Hbeebti

    I think this was more UF than PNR. Not much on the romance side at all. And just one kiss throughout the whole book. Patience was what I was telling myself. This was a fun book to read anyway. I really enjoyed it. I will for sure be going back for the other books in this series.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Payal

    Decent book for a free mystery on Amazon Prime. Jack was my favorite characters but I didn't particularly like Tess. I don't usually read murder mysteries so I was surprised when I figured it out. But it was still entertaining and ended well. I don't have a desire to continue the series though. Decent book for a free mystery on Amazon Prime. Jack was my favorite characters but I didn't particularly like Tess. I don't usually read murder mysteries so I was surprised when I figured it out. But it was still entertaining and ended well. I don't have a desire to continue the series though.

  27. 4 out of 5

    BJ

    I liked this but didn't love it. It's not even a slow burn, it is a magical mystery book, with NO romance. The writing is fantastic, with genuinely amusing characters, great plot and lots of magical moments within the mystery that gets resolved. It's not sweet but it's not too dark either, the writer made it all so entertaining. No romance other than an attempt that was a drunken, sweet rant. I liked this but didn't love it. It's not even a slow burn, it is a magical mystery book, with NO romance. The writing is fantastic, with genuinely amusing characters, great plot and lots of magical moments within the mystery that gets resolved. It's not sweet but it's not too dark either, the writer made it all so entertaining. No romance other than an attempt that was a drunken, sweet rant.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Bea

    3.5 stars. I liked this a lot and it worked well as a stand alone. I hope the rest are in KU.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    Loved this book! It was hilarious when it was all action and even then it had a humor to it! I can't wait to read the next book. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Loved this book! It was hilarious when it was all action and even then it had a humor to it! I can't wait to read the next book. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    A funny, exciting, and suspenseful romance and mystery featuring a woman with a paranormal ability and a tiger shifter.

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