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Dead Sexy (Garnet Lacey #2)

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From the author of Tall, Dark & Dead, the second in the paranormal series featuring "a gem of a heroine" (Mary Janice Davidson).

Tall, Dark & Dead introduced Garnet Lacey, a bookstore manager/witch who accidentally unleashed the dark goddess Lilith on Vatican assassins. Now she has other things to worry about-like pesky frat boy zombies, a gorgeous FBI agent hot on
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2007)
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Novel Delight Review & Lisa (Lissa) Smith's Bookshelf
5 Stars:
It is an intelligent and fast paced paranormal novel with some fun but quirky characters. The story line is fast-paced and can stand alone though references to the previous novel are referenced. I could feel right along with Garnet. It was easy too understand why she couldn’t let Daniel go, as much as she loved Sebastian. It’s also understandable the attraction with Gabriel being human with a Wicca connection.

Who will she truly wind up with????

My absolute favorite and will read again
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Sarah
May 19, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
This is the second book in the Garnet Lacey series & continues the story from a few months after the last book ended. Now that Garnet & Sebastian have managed to avoid the Vatican witch hunters life should be back to normal but that all changes when an FBI agent turns up at the store to question Garnet. He wants to question her about the murders of 6 Vatican witch hunters the year before. Garnet panics and realising that she is the prime suspect she tries to hide her identity. The fact t ...more
The Flooze
I do not dislike this series. But I don't adore it. Still, it has its fun moments, its sexy interludes, and many interesting ideas at its foundation.

This time around Garnet must deal with the FBI breathing down her neck, while following a querulous crow around town and coping with Sebastian's jealousy of Parrish. It's never a dull moment for this Wiccan.

There are laughs to be had and bittersweet moments to treasure, but Hallaway's characters still don't feel fully realized to me. Something abou
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Elizabeth
Nov 27, 2008 Elizabeth marked it as to-read
Magic is not for the gutless. And I, Garnet Lacey, have become a seriously powerful witch.
Let’s just hope I can stomach what’s coming...I should’ve known I’d never get away with murder.

Especially when the people I accidentally unleashed the dark Goddess Lilith on were Vatican witch hunters. Besides, I’ve had other things to worry about. I really don’t want my vampire boyfriend to find out my vampire ex is stowing his coffin in my basement...

Meanwhile, pesky frat boy zombies are popping up every
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Diane ~Firefly~
Apr 23, 2011 Diane ~Firefly~ rated it liked it
Shelves: vampire, magic, paranormal
I really want to like this series, but Garnet is making it difficult. What a bunch of stupid decisions she made.

What I enjoyed:
* Sebastian. Still not sure why he loves Garnet though.
* Benjamin, the attack ghost.
* Barney, the cat who is allergic to magic.
* Dominguez. Basically the guys are great and the women aren't.

What could have been better:
* Garnet. Seriously, who in their right mind thinks it's a good idea to put a love charm on the FBI agent who is investigating you? Especially when you alr
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Leticia Vega
Aug 13, 2014 Leticia Vega rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this one. I wanted to love it. Don't get me wrong, I liked it and will likely read the next book, though my enthusiasm for the series has deflated considerably. Metaphorically reading this series has been like working up toward that "little death" and then NOTHING.

Without giving away anything of the story in this 2nd book of the series, let me just say, there are definitely several subplots that were under developed or just entirely tossed aside (so I'm stumped at wh
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Jessicado22
Sep 01, 2015 Jessicado22 rated it did not like it
I tried. However, it is really hard to finish a story when you CAN'T STAND the "heroine". Although overall I enjoyed the first book, Garnet blatantly cheating on her boyfriend for pretty much no reason, with no remorse was offsetting.

Now barely into the second book, and there is obviously no character growth. She is planning to seduce a man for her gain and is scheming with her ex behind her boyfriend's back. When her boyfriend catches garnet's ex in her house, she whispers "come back later" wh
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Lindsay
Sep 24, 2014 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
I am not too sure why it took me so long to read the 2nd book in this series. I remember a few years ago enjoying the 1st book so I am not sure what kept me from continuing. I own all the books in the series and will be reading them shortly.

I really enjoyed this read, and it went rather quickly. I am loving the characters more and more and for what ever reason I truly like Lillith. I feel like she doesnt get enough page time. (which makes sense as she is a dark Goddess more attune to chaos and
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Tara
Aug 03, 2014 Tara rated it it was amazing
I actually read this one and the third book, Romancing the Dead. I still have not read the first one in this series and definitely hope to in the near future. It is fun from start to finish and honestly what woman would not want to have a vampire as a husband that loves her and she owns and is a part of a occult bookstore. Sounds like my dream life if have a fanciful one. I loved this book. It has been awhile since read it well before I even found this site, Goodreads. This is one I won and look ...more
Joanne Yee
Dec 25, 2014 Joanne Yee rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-recommended
This book reads
"Stowed the book under the counter and come back with sea salt, the zombie look confused? Salt going to cure Zombie. A spider scurried out, ew. Even the creepy crawl people didn't want to hang out with this zombie. The minutes Later, I realized I'd been played. Zombie had given me counterfeit money. I saw a cops and He told he investigating a murder case. Oh the zombie, wondering If I should tell him that the dead guy He was looking for had just left....."

i dont adore this kind of
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Kimberly Ann
This is the sequel to the book from my Secret Santa!

I liked it, but not as much as the first book. Garnet Lacey isn't very honest with herself or her current vampire boyfriend, in fact she isn't very honest with most people...her ex is still living (dead) in his coffin in her basement. The FBi (a psychic) is looking for the murderer(s) of six Vatican fanatical priests whose bodies were found in a lake that dried up. Garnet's "Inner Goddess" Lilth is making herself more & more felt.... Garnet
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Mailis Viiand
Aug 22, 2010 Mailis Viiand rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires, romance
I suppose its meant to be a romance book, because i cant imagine it being a mystery or anything else.
Hallaway draws the people like little stick-figures without faces dancing around aimlessly.
FBI guy Dominguez is like hundred FBI guys before him, supposedly hard-ass and intriguing, but in the end just boring and unbelievable.
Half the text consist of educating us non-wiccans of the beliefs, symbols, ideas, like your reading a self-help for pagans book.
Mixed in are zombies, vatican killers , oh
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Jen Hill
Dec 15, 2008 Jen Hill rated it did not like it
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Bella (Bella's Wonderworld)
Tate Hallaways"Beiss noch einmal mit Gefühl" ist der zweite Teil einer eher humorvollen und paranormalen Fantasyreihe. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Hexe Garnet Lacey die von der mächtigen Göttin Lilith beherrscht wird. Seit Garnet jedoch mit dem Vampir Sebastian von Traum einen Kampf bewältigen musste fällt ihr die Kontrolle immer leichter.

Garnets Ex-Vampirlover Parrish hat sich mit seinem Sarg in ihrem Keller eingemietet, was jedoch ihr neuer Vampirfreund Sebastian auf keinen Fall erfahren darf, da
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Paula
Aug 15, 2009 Paula rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, series
This is the follow-up to Tall Dark and Dead, and as with the previous book in the series, Dead Sexy is about magic shop owner Garnet, who has an uncomfortable relationship with the goddess Lilith - said goddess inhabits Garnet's body and has a nasty tendency to take over at times, the most important of these being at the beginning of Tall, Dark and Dead when a group of Vatican-sponsored assassins had killed the rest of her coven.

This time around, Garnet is still trying to deal with the aftermath
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Zee Wyatt
Jun 20, 2013 Zee Wyatt rated it liked it
Like the series, but after two books I'm still not that convinced of a Garnet/Sebastian relationship. I just keep feeling that we are being told that these two are in love and not really shown they are. It seems this whole book they keep getting in arguments or not talking or taking a break. Where as Garnet has amazing chemistry and more romance with the cop and her ex.

I'm not so sure I'm a big fan of the Izzy friendship anymore either. She said some pretty hurtful things to Garnet and compared
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Dana
Sep 08, 2013 Dana rated it liked it
What can I say about this book? Well...the action is better than in the first one, but I swear for the life of me I can't believe how much action Garnet gets. I get the fact that she is the main character but my goodness does every man with more than one line of dialog have to be into her? It just seems unreal that every cute guy is confessing his love or extreme like for her. Also, I can't believe she is so slutty! She seems to not mind cheating on Sebastian nor thinking inappropriate thoughts ...more
Kathy
Garnet Lacey may have duped the Vatican hunters… but now a new threat - the FBI is on her doorstep, trying to solve the case of 6 dead priests…

And this is the continuing love story between Garnet and Sebastian… He knows/feels that she still holds strong feelings for Parrish… and puts them on a ‘time out’… although he assures her that he loves her… but then every time she gets into trouble, he’s right there to bail her out… Her feelings for Parrish are mixed between her attraction for him, for h
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April
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The second book in the series is really interesting but there is a lot going on, almost too much. With the FBI, zombies and relationship issues, Garnet really had to stay on her toes.

I thought the FBI story would have been enough for this book, the zombies were a side thought. The resolution for their story seemed quick and a bit of a throwaway.

The relationship with Sebastian has it's ups and downs, I kind of prefer her ex Parish. I feel m
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Janice (Janicu)
Aug 23, 2008 Janice (Janicu) rated it liked it
A fun read. An entertaining narrative, some romance, zombies, friends and magic. If you read book 1, this was close to the same level as that for me. Actually, maybe better because in book 1 I kept feeling exasperated at how impulsive Garnet would act over a man. Here were less cases of me saying "Garnet don't be an impulsive idiot" as I read this. Also some relationship developments which made the series move forward nicely for me. I liked the secondary characters in this, especially Garnet's f ...more
Bree
May 21, 2011 Bree rated it did not like it
Why did I think I would like this one when I clearly didn't like the first one? What I have learned is not to finish the series after all...if there is a third book. I will probably not pick up a Hallaway book again unless someone convinces me that it will be completely opposite of what I read. It's not like Hallaway can't write. It just seemed that this story was going no where. This book was about 2 different things: FBI finally finding her and the zombies that appear everywhere. They didn't h ...more
Jessica
Jul 20, 2015 Jessica rated it did not like it
Well i gave it a shot but i've got no love for an author who can't reconcile her own series with itself. Last book Garnet decried all the things Lilith did in her body before finally coming to terms with her own part in it...but still fears the power enough to bind them. In this book Garnet thinks of Lilith fondly but places all the blame for the murders on the goddess to make her feel better about herself. Denial party of one! The love triangle could've been interesting but honestly it made gar ...more
Jessie
May 06, 2014 Jessie rated it really liked it
Loved it. I can picture this in the same universe as the Southern Vampire series, but pre "coming out of the coffin" stage. I loved the witch aspects of the main character the most, and the supporting cast feel real to me. I've all but forced this series on my mom....
Jennifer
Jun 03, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
In this book, Garnet's past catches up to her in the form of a sexy FBI agent. Sebastian gets upset at Garnet as she turns towards her ex-lover Parish for help instead of him.

While trying to evade the feds, come up with a good cover story, keep Lilith from killing anyone, and make up with Sebastian, Garnet also has to do battle with a Voodoo priestess who is making zombies and spreading them all over town in order to collect their pay checks.

I really enjoyed the wrap up of this book. I wish th
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Lisa
Oct 08, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
I stumbled on these books browsing in the bookstore and the synopses made me laugh. The characters seem real enough and the storyline is interesting enough to keep me reading. I loved the character flaws & quirks and hard a hard time putting this one down when it was time to move on.
This is the second book of the series and I still enjoyed the characters enough to struggle with putting the book down when it was time to do other things. Tate Hallaway instills a silly sense of humor into her c
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Bonnie
May 24, 2015 Bonnie rated it did not like it
Although the book is funny, dramatic, and crazy, it was just too far-fetched and chaotic for my taste even in this genre. I will not be reading the next in the series.
Pat
Feb 01, 2015 Pat rated it liked it
Shelves: supernatural
Main character is a Wiccan and possessed by Goddess Lilith.
Boyfriend is vampire.
Love potion with FBI agent.
Zombies galore.
IN the end, a cute story.
Theresa
May 31, 2009 Theresa rated it really liked it
Recommended to Theresa by: Corrine Kenner
This is the second book in the series (Tall, Dark and Dead was the first) and Garnet is trying her best to develop her relationship with Sebastian Von Traum. But the others in her life – like her vampire, ex-boyfriend, Daniel Parrish, and an FBI investigator looking for the killer of the Vatican agents back in Minneapolis are causing problems.

And, then there are the zombies that keep popping up around Madison.

Oh, yeah, and she still needs to keep the Goddess Lilith suppressed.

Once again, another
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Jenn
Oct 02, 2011 Jenn rated it liked it
Better than Tall, Dark, and Dead, but it still left me scratching my head. Why-oh-why does every man in the world have a "get in free" pass to Garnet's lady parts? You can't claim to be a feminist when you rely on men to save the day, or use your hootenanny to get out of trouble.
Sebastian still irks me. Could he be any more of a one-dimensional character? And I either missed something, or the author just decided Sebastian should be in love with Garnet for absolutely no reason.
I wish Parrish was
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Jonii
Mar 02, 2016 Jonii rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this one more than the last. Ready for the next one!
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Garnet Lacey (6 books)
  • Tall, Dark  &  Dead (Garnet Lacey, #1)
  • Many Bloody Returns
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