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

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

by Tate Hallaway

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ISBN-13: 9780425209721
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2006
Series: Garnet Lacey Series , #1
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A Scorpio with a Leo Rising, Tate Hallaway is an amateur astrologer and practicing Witch. Tate has been a fan of vampire fiction since she first read Poppy Z. Brite in high school. Her first short fiction acceptance was to a vampire ‘zine called Nocturnal Ecstasy Vampire Coven. Tate lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with three black cats.

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“A thoroughly enjoyable read.” —Julie Kenner, USA Today bestselling author of Carpe Demon

“A great way to pass an evening.” —Lynsay Sands, author of A Quick Bite

“What’s not to adore about a heroine who frets equally about the Vatican and ripped pantyhose, an herbalist who dresses like one of the Jets in West Side Story, and a fascinating ‘other world’ most of us could never imagine, much less write about? Tate Hallaway has a wonderful gift, Garnet is a gem of a heroine, and Tall, Dark, & Dead is enthralling from the first page. I hope this is the first of many more books from Tate Hallaway.” —MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of Undead and Unreturnable

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Tall, Dark and Dead (Garnet Lacey Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
TMVA More than 1 year ago
Tate Hallaway gives her characters independence and a sense of humor to the supernatural that they are involved in. I highly recommend her books for the light reader that wants to have a giggle.
SharingBooks More than 1 year ago
I picked up this set based on on-line recommendations. What a let down. I found no wit, no charm, and no humor. The characters were not interesting. The plot was thin and non-engrossing. I got thru the first book without ever becoming interested enough to actually care if I finished the book or not. I got thru 80 pages of book 2 before I decided it just wasn't going to get any better and so it wasn't worth reading. If you are looking for a fun, lighthearted witch story I recommend the Linda Wisdom series, starting with "50 Ways to Hex Your Lover". If you want a more serious read with witches, vampires, demons and other magical creatures, I highly recommend Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series, which is excellent, starting with "Dead Witch Walking". Also, Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series and Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series are must reads.
BizzleBotch More than 1 year ago
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.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
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.
NellieBelle More than 1 year ago
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.
Mindy_Lou More than 1 year ago
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..
romance_connoisseur More than 1 year ago
Witches, Vampires and Zombies oh my! Great dialogue, funny characters, and yummy men, doesn't get much better. Read one read them all the whole series has snared me!
ShadowKissed on LibraryThing 2 days ago
If your looking for a fun short paranormal read this is the series! These books contain almost every paranormal being you can think of, and even though it was very fun with a spunky main character, it lakes in originality. The main character is a witch who falls in love with a very handsome vampire. As Their relationship grows many things happen to get in the way but the language is humorous and all in all a good read.
lalawe on LibraryThing 2 days ago
This book was a fun read, but ultimately left me feeling like something was missing. I never really managed to care for Garnet, and her relationships with her boyfriends and friends felt oddly stilted. Still, an enjoyable throwaway read if you're looking for something with witches and vampires.
shelleyraec on LibraryThing 2 days ago
I finally got a copy of this shipped in from another library only to realise on the first page that I had already read it quite a while ago - the book i read had a completely different cover to the one here and on the other editions listed at goodreads - probably an older Australian market specific cover.Anyway I know I enjoyed it, a good sense of humor and just entertaining.
sharken on LibraryThing 2 days ago
This is a cute story, and a quick read if you have several hours to sit down with a blanket and a mug of hot cocoa. It has some great characters that jump out of the pages and scream "get to know me!" in a way you just can't ignore. Personally, I had a hard time not running to the library or book store to find the next one in the series!
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing 2 days ago
This was entertaining enough during the time that I was reading it; however, once finished I found it largely forgettable. In fact, I loaned it to a friend and never bothered to get it back. Someday I may try out the rest of this series, but it's way down low on my list.
CheriePie69 on LibraryThing 3 months ago
It was great to finally come across a fiction book using Witchcraft as a main theme where the author really knows her stuff! I was getting fed up with all the "poseurs" out there who introduce the subject of Witchcraft into their books simply to sell more copies, while not knowing the first thing about it. Of course, the author did introduce some additional fantasy elements to keep the story interesting as well. We have Garnet, a practicing Pagan and Witch, trying to escape her past and the Vatican Witch Hunters who killed her old coven. She works at a New Age shop, where she meets Sebastian, a fellow Witch¿Alchemist actually¿who's also a vampire. It becomes a race against time as they try to evade the the witch hunters on their tail, help Sebastian remake his "formula", and Garnet tries to keep her invoked Goddess Lilith in check.Were this book not reserved for someone else [other copy was actually], I'd have hung on to it to share with some of my other witch friends. As it is, it left me anxiously awaiting it's sequel.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 3 months ago
When Garnet Lacey was late for a coven gathering she found a team of Vatican witch hunters giving all her friends their last rites. She calls on Lilith to help her avenge her friends.However Lilith didn't go away afterwards and lurks in the back of Garnets head. She has moved towns and is trying hard to blend. When a tall, dark, handsome stranger walks into the shop she works in she realises that he's undead, not the first time she's had dealings with the undead. Will her vow to keep away from magic stay, or will Lilith break free again?A light read in the same vein (no pun intended) as MaryJanice Davidson. Pretty typical light vampire romance
la_librarian on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This was a little hard to get into but once I got past the second chapter it really was a pretty good book.
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Great beginning to a fun series.
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This book is a wonder. If you liked Twilight, then you are going to love this series. It is more of the adult version. It has loads of humor along with danger. It the perfect read on any type of night..
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