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Dead on the Delta [Kindle Edition]

Stacey Jay
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Once upon a time, fairies were the stuff of bedtime stories and sweet dreams. Then came the mutations, and the dre-ams became nightmares. Mosquito-size fairies now indulge their taste for human blood—and for most humans, a fairy bite means insanity or death. Luckily, Annabelle Lee isn’t most humans. The hard-drinking, smart-mouthed, bicycle-riding redhead is immune to fairy venom, and able to do the dirty work most humans can’t. Including helping law enforcement— and Cane Cooper, the bayou’s sexiest detective—collect evidence when a body is discovered outside the fairy-proof barricades of her Louisiana town.

But Annabelle isn’t equipped to deal with the murder of a sixyear- old girl or a former lover-turned-FBI snob taking an interest in the case. Suddenly her already bumpy relationship with Cane turns even rockier, and even the most trust-worthy friends become suspects. Annabelle’s life is imploding: between relationship drama, a heartbreaking murder investigation, Breeze-crazed drug runners, and a few too many rum and Cokes, Annabelle is a woman on the run—from her past, toward her future, and into the arms of a darkness waiting just for her. . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1068 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00BJQVLAW
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (31 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051VAHWE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #203,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stacey Jay is a recovering workaholic (or at least working hard at recovering) with three pen names, two small children, and a passion for playing pretend. Her former careers include theater performer, professional dancer, poorly paid C-movie actress, bartender, waiter, math tutor, and yoga instructor. She lives in California wine country with her husband and two sons.

Find Stacey on the Web at http://staceyjay.com, or blogging at (http://staceyjayya.blogspot.com) or Livejournal (http://stacey-jay.livejournal.com).

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish. 13 April 2013
By ImReallyAnElf VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book because the inside preview showed it was written in the first person, which is my favourite style, and seemed to have an unusual storyline which sounded promising.

Big mistake. The storyline is unusual but I found it very boring. The "heroine" is a totally unlikeable drunk, who has a great lover but humiliates herself pining over the last one who turns up in the story as a changed character from the one she knew .. who apparently was great fun but is now an uptight pain. (My words not the heroine's!)

The story itself never managed to engage me, and I was put off by various unneccessary vulgarities .. no, I'm not prudish, I just don't see why e.g., telling another character that you want to get rid of that you have to "take a dump" should be considered attractive.

Buy it if you like the sound of the other reviews, I'm obviously in a minority disliking it so much, but if at the end you share my opinion, don't say you weren't warned!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, off-putting heroine... 28 Dec. 2012
By AyJay TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I'm in two halves about DEAD ON THE DELTA; I love the world settings, the murder mystery and the drug ring aspect. But do we have to spend so long focusing on the female lead's love life - especially since it's so messed up mainly because of her own actions and in-actions? want to read a UF, not some supernatural soap-opera...

I've got very little sympathy for the lead in most of the scenarios, because I'm a very right and wrong, treat-others-as-you-want-to-be-treated person - I just ended up frustrated at her thoughtlessness and blatent selfishness, which is displayed many times. I'm not sure if/when I'll read book two, as the lead was offputting for me.

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This is a common problem for me in most new urban fantasy reads; if the book has a female lead, then the authors automatically assume we all want to read about their love live. No. Just No. I'll read a romance if I want romance, when I want urban fantasy I just want to read fantsy in an urban setting.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing first book in a new urban fantasy series 14 Aug. 2011
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Dead On The Delta is the first UF book in a series by Stacy Jay and features 28 year old med school drop out Annabelle Lee who lives in a town called Donaldsonville in Louisiana and works for Fairy Containment and Control. She is a troubled woman who has had a difficult life. She is also an alcoholic who can't sleep at night without popping her sleeping pills. Annabelle lives in a world where faeries exist, not your average faerie but mutated killer faeries that live on human blood. There is also a new drug called Breeze which is doing the rounds that is made from faerie poo and bleach. If a faerie bites you and you are allergic to the venom you will either die immediately or go insane with eventual death in the next few years. However some people like Annabelle are immune to the faerie venom, it is these immune people who work the areas infested by the mutated faeries, collecting samples or helping police with crime scenes. It is an area like this where Annabelle finds herself collecting evidence from the half eaten body of 6 year old Grace Beauchamp for the police and her detective boyfriend Cane. The murder of Grace and newly found Breeze houses in Donaldsonville bring the FBI to town and Annabelle finds herself in the middle of the action whilst confronting the ex love of her life Hitch.

I so loved this book. It was quite different from the usual UF, Annabelle was not a kick ass heroine, none of the humans had any special powers and the fae were the only supernatural creatures in the book. Ms Jay did a great unusual take on the fae which I really enjoyed. Annabelle comes across as a normal human being who shows her fear to us in daunting situations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creative & Refreshing new urban fantasy!!! 17 April 2013
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this is the first Stacey Jay book I have read and the first in the series. i was expecting it to be more of a build up with perhaps too much information setting the seen for the series, as many first books do. Boy was I wrong!!!
this is a story in itself!! the story is fast paced from the get go and I was practically inhaling the words from the page!!!
the world the author has created is highly creative and unusual. its a better read than it sounded with the whole killer fairies and all!
the characters are great and even though this is written in the first person & only from a single characters view, I felt like I got a good understanding and feel for the other characters, which books written like this can lack.
I loved the lead character Annabelle. she has so many things that are wrong with her, such as loving a bit too much booze and not always being the most sympathetic person, but for me that only made her more likeable. she not your run of the mill miss nice girl which is a refreshing change.
there is a complex love triangle in this book but even though it plays a good part within the story its not overly mushy or takes away from the rest of the plot. its definitely not the most romantic of love triangles where I would normally wish it was I who had more than one of the men after me!!!however, it is interesting and remains unresolved at the end of the book.
overall this book is highly creative and brings something fresh to the urban fantasy genre!!!i would without a doubt recommend this book. it really is even better than it sounds. we see the set up for another story at the end of the book, so I am glad to have already ordered the second book "Blood on the Bayou", where others who have read this book earlier have had to wait quite a while. now if mr postman will only hurry up so I can get my next fix of the series! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars My oh my
Please please don't change your style or originality....please don't chug out books too quickly so they lose the sense of totally new and fresh writing..... Read more
Published on 18 April 2013 by Margaret Charles
5.0 out of 5 stars This really grew on me.
It started with a fairly standard crime scene, and at first glance Annabelle seemed a sloppy, careless drunk. Not something i enjoyed watching. Read more
Published on 7 Feb. 2013 by Crinkly
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a new read
Story can be quite exciting at times and the reader can empathise with the character well enough. Needed a little more in terms of plot detail. Read more
Published on 22 Jan. 2013 by Samantha caddick
4.0 out of 5 stars Vivid and different, but in a good way!
So, fairies mutated (stay with me) into horrid evil little blood suckers, and for most humans a bite is fatal. There are some who are immune, and our Annabel is one of them. Read more
Published on 28 May 2012 by sassbook
4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing urban fantasy
Dead on the Delta surprised me. I'd been growing more and more tired of the strong, stubborn female lead archetype who falls hopelessly in love (see: lust) and makes mistakes... Read more
Published on 23 April 2012 by Hannah
4.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the UF genre - LOVED this book!
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I loved this book so much I stayed up till like 3am reading this! Whilst I was reading it, it really reminded me of Stacia Kane's 'Downside Ghosts' series, but... Read more
Published on 5 Mar. 2012 by Tasnim
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting first book
I bought this book on spec when it showed up in the ~ other people bought this section.

This can always be a bit hit and miss but in this case I was very impressed... Read more
Published on 22 Feb. 2012 by Jennifer Lally
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it, after a rocky start
At first I thought I had made a bad mistake, a whiny drunk as the main character did not seem very promising. Then I got hooked and I could not put this down. Read more
Published on 31 Oct. 2011 by Fren
5.0 out of 5 stars Look over your shoulder
As I had not read this author before I was pleased to find that I could not let go of this story. A good read. Read more
Published on 19 Oct. 2011 by Bookaholic
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