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I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tall, Dark and Dead by Tate Hallaway

Tall, Dark  &  Dead (Garnet Lacey, Book 1) Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Garnet Lacey vowed never to do magic again. Not after that scene with the Vatican assassins in Minneapolis where she called on the Goddess Lilith, who left a swath of destruction so huge Garnet had to leave town. Eight months later, and several hundred miles away, she’s now the manager of Mercury Crossing, Madison, Wisconsin’s premier occult bookstore and herb emporium where the employees are prime examples of witches without a clue.

One day, just as she’s closing the bookstore, in walks trouble, with a capital T for Tall, Tough, and Tasty. She might have blown him off, except for one thing: his aura. He doesn’t have one.

That would make him dead. And a mystery to unravel. Unfortunately, the assassins Garnet has worked so hard to avoid are after her mystery man, and now she finds herself facing her own brutal past.


Tall, Dark and Dead is the first edition in the Garnet Lacey series. There's four so far and unfortunately HONEYMOON OF THE DEAD(book5) is going to be the last. :(
Tall, Dark and Dead is written in first person from Garnet’s point of view and has great humor. The first novel has her hot with Sebastian, a vampire. While her equally hot and even more vampire like ex boyfriend, Parrish comes back on in the picture.
Garnet isn't your usual witch, she happens to share her body with a goddess, Lilith, who she called on for vengeance after finding her coven slaughtered by Vatican witch-hunters.
There's a few sex scenes, but it's not a major part in the story and it's not too graphic which is good for this book. I think the cutest part is she has a cat familiar who is allergic to magic. :) There's a lot of action and excitement and the perfect amount of comedy. I love the characters and her writing is fun to read and keeps you on your seat. I loved each book and cannot wait for HONEYMOON OF THE DEAD in 2010.

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