Dead Memory (Dead Series) by Lizzie. T. Leaf – Review

Frustrated with her father’s demand she find a mate, Tawny does, but it’s not one that will receive her family’s blessing. Plus, her new love has no memory of his past…even his name.
Discovering an unconscious man who may be vampire, in the neighbor’s yard leads werewolf Tawny Howls down a love path that’s not going to make her father happy. She senses this man is different, but that doesn’t stop her attraction. Werewolves and vampires are traditional enemies, and it doesn’t help when he remembers nothing about his prior life.

Awakening to find a beautiful woman hovering over him, he remembers nothing of his past life. When Tawny decides to call him David, he’s fine with the name and the attention he receives from his nurse. But why does the scent of the prey she hunts excite him more than the food she cooks?

Can the strong attraction between a shifter and a vampire overcome years of distrust for each other’s species? Will the discovery of his true identity ensnare them in a battle that endangers their lives, in an effort to save mankind from Demon rule?


This series just gets better with every book.  In this story, we meet a were and a vampire with memory loss.  Before you say that the relationship will never work, here me out.  Lizzie again, puts a different spin on the paranormal genre and with the mixture of demons, weres, vampires and now a witch.  I truly can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.  We are treated with returning characters that enhance the story and move the plot thread along.  Great job.

Tawny is your typical Lousiana girl but with one problem. An overbearing father that just happens to be the leader of her pack. He wants her married, her mother wants her happy and Tawny just wants to marry for love, if possible. As an ex-cop, she is trying to fit back into the country way of life but one night on a run, she meets a stranger in need.

I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t get Tawny at first.  I liked her, just didn’t get her.   How did she not know that he was a vampire when she found him?  And then, when she brought him back to the cabin to heal?  It didn’t make sense to me at first.  In the end though, I understand why.  🙂  I liked how she stood up to her father and their back history was so typical of a father only wanting his daughter to marry and be happy.   Anyone can identify with that.  The interactions with her mother were great, too.  She finally realized that her mother ruled the house, not her father.  Very eye opening moment for her.

David was the more intriguing character between them.  You knew he was a vampire but reading about his history and his tie to the demon was great.  I loved how Lizzie wove the religious aspects into the story considering the setting.  Well done again.  David slowly coming out of the amnesia is a slow build but fascinating.  Its not rushed and its brilliant.  I would have never thought of creating a character like that.  Nor have I read a character like that.

My only gripe, and its small, is how quickly the couple comes together.  It felt a little rushed to me but in some ways, I understood it.  With the war coming, David realizing how he was/is and Tawny finally coming out the closet, so to speak, it needed to be quick.  Think Demons, Hell and Satan.  Yes, Satan make another return and its a good one, too.  😉  All the characters from the other books make an appearance and again, I love seeing them again.  Its a very small community of friends and family that Lizzie has created but each of the characters compliments the others.  Word of caution, there are children in this book and they are AWESOME!!!!  Not many people like children in their books but trust me, Dani and Keira are a very important part of the whole plot thread of the series.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.  Let’s see we’ve had vampires, weres, demons, a demon hunter, a vampire doctor, Satan, a floating baby and a physic toddler.  Again, the series just gets better and better.










Award winning author, Lizzie T. Leaf started life in Kansas, continued her growing in North Carolina, and currently shivers through the winters in Colorado.  She has numerous e-books in varying lengths and her first print book, Struck by Lightning, won dual 2007 Beacon awards, in addition to being a finalist in two other contests.

In addition, Making Christmas, a Christmas Historical novella set during the Civil War won Love Romances Café Best Historical for 2011 and is a finalist in the Aspen Gold for Best Novella.

Beyond Magic, the first book in the Magical Love series won the 2012 Award of Excellence Best Paranormal/Fantasy/Sy-Fi, and is a finalist for Best Paranormal in the Aspen Gold.  Winners are announced in mid to late October.

Since discovering the fun of writing paranormal, she plays with creating vampires, faeries and other immortals. Her current focus is the DEAD series.  Musa Publishing has re-released the first four novellas in the series and DEAD Hot, a new novella, is scheduled to release in October.  Emerging Magic, the second novel in the Magical Love series will also release in late October or early November with Passion in Print Press.

When not creating mischief for paranormal beings, she can be found exploring the other genres she wants to write.  She also serves as the 2012 President for the Heart of Denver Romance Writers.

Lizzie loves to read, spend time with her family and travel with her best friend husband during her free time, on which most of friends ask…“what free time?”



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