Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Kiss Me Deadly by Tamela Miles - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Kiss Me Deadly

by Tamela Miles


GENRE: Horror/Paranormal Romance



You never see the claws until you feel them…

5 spine chilling stories where revenge is the only choice.


NOTE: The book is on sale for $0.99.



Lili jerked awake in the early morning, rays of sunlight shining in. She lay in bed next to Nate, who was still sleeping deeply. The dream stayed with her, and she could recall every detail. She whispered the words, “Make him pay,” to herself softly. Dracaea. The name lingered in her thoughts as she rolled over and closed her eyes to rest a bit more. What if she really existed? What if she could help her give Max some payback?

Her foot rubbed against her other calf as she lay there, and she noted the roughness. Frowning in confusion, she sat up and pulled the covers aside to reveal a good amount of sand clinging to her feet. She hadn’t been on the beach at all the night before. Dracaea’s face came to mind. Or…maybe she had?

Lili’s mind spun with the possibility of finally being able to punish Max while keeping her own hands clean. Payback using the supernatural was intriguing. Though she did believe in the power of the paranormal, she had never cast a spell in her whole life. Hell, even Ouija boards scared her a little. She didn’t know any Wiccans, but she knew exactly where to find them. Today, once she and Nate got back to Caddo, would be a busy day.     

Later in the morning, she and Nate had said their goodbyes to the crew and were headed down the interstate in his huge black Jeep. As they sped along, she tried to keep up her side of the conversation, though she was distracted by the idea of using the occult at her bidding. Of course, it won’t work, she scolded herself. How delusional are you, Lili? But…what if?  That what-if was tantalizing.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MY REVIEW

Kiss Me Deadly is a collection of short stories and one snippet from another novel. Each story blends the paranormal with moments of horror and romance. The first "story" is the excerpt from another book. It's intriguing and sucks you in, making you curious about how it might all play out. I was left wanting more when the snippet ended, and now I feel like I need to seek out the story and read it in its entirety. There are a couple of other really good stories within, but the others didn't quite hit home for me. They were well-written and generally good stories, but I'm a little bit fussy, so they weren't quite my cup of tea. But I'm sure other readers enjoyed them. I think my other favorite, besides the first one, was The Swinging Tree, although Witch Bitch and Paper Dolls were really good too. I love a good revenge story, and Witch Bitch really scratches that itch more than any other, but only because it came across as "revenge done for a good reason", if that makes sense. The other stories involve revenge, and while probably justified, it doesn't seem like it's the right course of action. But maybe that's just my take on it. If you're a fan of darker paranormal romance with elements of horror (demons, vampires, ghosts, etc), you may enjoy Kiss Me Deadly. There's sure to be one story that will appeal to every type of reader tucked within the pages. 3.5 stars.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tamela Miles is a school psychologist with Ed.S and PPS credentials and a graduate of California State University San Bernardino and California State University Dominguez Hills. She is also a former flight attendant. She grew up in Altadena, California, in that tumultuous time known as the 1980s. She now resides with her family in the Inland Empire, CA. She's a horror/paranormal romance writer mainly because it feels so good having her characters do bad things and, later, pondering what makes them so bad and why they can never seem to change their wicked ways.

She introduced herself to readers in 2015 with her debut bestseller horror/paranormal romance anthology, “Rock Paper Scissors”.

She enjoys emails from people who like her work. In fact, she loves emails. She can be contacted at or on her Facebook page, Tamela Miles Books. She also welcomes reader reviews and enjoys feedback from people who love to read as much as she does.

Social Media Links: 

On Twitter: @jackiebrown20

On Instagram: Tamela Miles Books

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Tamela Miles will be awarding a $5 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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