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Tall, Dark and Dead (Garnet Lacey Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Read

I got the book because the cover drew me in.. I sat down and started reading it and had a hard time putting it down. I thought the book was a great read.. Light, Funny, Thrilling, Edge of your Seat, and just all around good.. I must say something about the way she descr...
I got the book because the cover drew me in.. I sat down and started reading it and had a hard time putting it down. I thought the book was a great read.. Light, Funny, Thrilling, Edge of your Seat, and just all around good.. I must say something about the way she describes Parrish.. MMMMMM Candy... :) I would say to read the book..

posted by Mindy_Lou on May 14, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great humor, lacks in chemistry though.

I gave this book a chance because after reading something like High Stakes by Erin McCarthy, I thought these light, "chick lit" paranormal romances weren't that bad, and could be a great light read after potential heavy reads.

This one is slightly more darker, and wi...
I gave this book a chance because after reading something like High Stakes by Erin McCarthy, I thought these light, "chick lit" paranormal romances weren't that bad, and could be a great light read after potential heavy reads.

This one is slightly more darker, and with more action but not enough to take it away from the romance/chick lit genre. However what I really enjoyed the most out of this book was the humor. There was plenty of it. It's Garnet Lacey's wit that draws you to the story, and also makes you like her as a character. She's not your typical romantic heroine either, which also makes for her appeal. There were plenty of laugh out loud moments in the book -even coming from the bad guys in the novel as well.

The main story plot is pretty good and well written. The story arc with Garnet and the Vatican is very interesting. The romantic plot isn't too bad (mind you, I'm not one for romances so I am biased in this aspect of the book). Although I have to say, Garnet and Sebastian as a couple...it's a little off. I didn't find any chemistry between them, and didn't find them a great couple to begin with. Garnet and Parrish is the same way. Perhaps a little work is needed on giving the couples a little more chemistry to make the match more enjoyable to read, instead of just being together for the sake of having a main couple for the novel. I found it a little odd how Sebastian and Garnet instantly become an 'item' after a night..it baffles me still. Yet perhaps how my idea of how a couple should start off is much different than how the author pictured.

The story arc with Lilith is interesting and got me wanting to read further into this series I'm intrigued as to what is going to happen. Lilith has her own plans and this builds intrigue and mystery into the book which is enjoyable to read. There was one particular moment in the book where Garnet had to 'be on top' (get my meaning?) because of Lilith (if you are familiar with mythology and Lilith then you'll understand what I'm trying to get at). I thought that was so cheesy and silly it was enough for me to utter an awful comment or two out loud. It wasn't necessary and might probably induce a lot of eye rolling from readers who are well familiar with the Lilith myth.

Yet thanks to the humor, and Garnet as a character (whom I enjoyed reading very much) this was enough for me to carry on and enjoy the book. I recommend this book to those who feel like a light read, with a dark twist throughout. It's got humor, it's got romance, a little bit of action, and it's a nice blend to make the story fun to read, and also makes you want to know what's going to happen next.

posted by Sensitivemuse on July 14, 2010

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  • Posted July 22, 2010

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    Better Than Sookie!

    I was reading the sookie novels when they started to get a bet repetitive by book five. I happened to stumble on Tate Hallaway's novels in a bargain book section online. Read about the book and thought I'd give it a try. I find Tate to be an amazing author. Same sookie charm with a deeper twist, the main character in Tate's novel is a witch. I absolutley love Garnet! She'd win in a face off fight against sookie anyday.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

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    Tall,Dark, and Dead

    The book takes place in Madison, WI and I have lived in Madison, so it was fun to imagine vampires walking the streets there. An easy read, and a fun way to spend time. The book kept my interest, and had twists and turns. Definitely a book for female readers. If you like vampire stories, and quirky characters this is a great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2010

    Fun and upbeat! must read

    This whole series is cute and fun, great for an easy read. Just the right amount of comedy and sex. Not for younger readers but great for adults who love sexy stories about vampires!

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Tall,Dark and Dead

    I enjoyed this book as it was a departure from my normal reads. The characters were very intriguing. I did find the ending a little confusing but based on the sequel which I have yet to read, I known the heroine lives on.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

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    A bit different spin

    After finishing the Vegas Vampire series (Erin McCarthy), I went looking for another series that would provide a quick, entertaining read. Tate Hallaway has created some very interesting characters indeed. From Garnet who is a Wiccan with a goddess sharing her body, to Sebastian who is a very special vampire (he works during the day), this story is both fantastic (supernatural fantasy) and entertaining. I didn't realize that there were more than 2 books, but was pleased to find that there are at least 2 others. Definitely not high brow reading (just consider the genre), but worth reading while relaxing on the beach!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2009

    Not Bad

    If you are interested in the vampire genre, then you will enjoy this book. It has a few twists & was an easy read. It kept me entertained & I just wanted to keep reading.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    Entertaining

    Entertaining, but not something that you get too wrapped up in. The story is cute and you want to know how it all comes out, but I didn't get engrossed in it. It was a good read but not something that is going to stick with you. If you just want to read to enjoy it's a great book for a couple afternoons of escapism. It was a good book, made me want to read the rest of series, (after some other good reads) but not great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2007

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    Overall, I was quite pleased with the content of this novel. There were times when I wanted to scream and throw the book into a woodchipper, but those under shadow the wonderful plotlines and steamy sex scenes. Of course, the leading lady, as in many vampire books, comes off as a skanky airhead. I was suprised at the authors factual knowledge on the subject in which she chose to write. Sometimes, I felt like the situations were pushed and repatative. It's a great page turner, but nothing inspiring or philisophical. xxx Vampyr

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