Tall, Dark & Dead (Garnet Lacey #1)
That’s part of why I, Garnet Lacey, quit cold turkey.
Never touch the stuff. No exceptions.
But magic is so addictive...and my inner Goddess Lilith is hard to resist. Besides, restraint isn’t easy when you manage Wisconsin’s premiere occult bookstore, and get customers like Sebastian Von Traumâ€”piercing brown eyes, a sex
Mood: - DISAPPOINTED
If I had read Flooze's review or talked to her about it then maybe, just maybe I could have saved myself the major disappointment of having to read this book. But I didn't. I read it with the high hopes that this book was going to be good. I mean the premise is pretty unique, the writing seemed light and fresh and I loved the covers. I mean, I only waited three or four years to get my hands on this book.
Well, life is not ...more
The main character, Garnet, is a witch and is also host to the goddess Lilith. She is on the run from Vatican agents, witch-hunters essentially, who killed her entire coven.
I just think this book needed a bit more time brewing. The concepts are there but just not complete. It all came across as just kind of weird. I still don't have a clear picture of these bad guys. Presen ...more
I read this with high hopes only to be slapped in the face with the wake up call that this book is like that c+ student you can't help but you know that he/she has potential so you agonize on how to help them.
With a hypocritical heroine and a promi ...more
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 ...more
Sound like fun? Well, it is.....parts of it were really campy, but it was action-packed! I'm rea ...more
Also, the spine of the book says that this is a Paranormal Romance. It wasn't. Sure, there was sex in this book, but romance? If Garnet had stuck by ...more
The premise was great and different.
The naming of the main character Garnet Lacey. Nice mix of hard and soft qualities. And also more than happy to see one less Diamond, Ruby, type of name for a character. Not to say I hate gem stone names. But seriously the usual ones get a little played out for me.
Vatican witch hunters is still kind of cool in a way.
Loved the witchy magical element.
What I disliked:
How ADD the author seemed to be with her characters. I mean I get Garnet had some ob ...more
So where am I? Wondering how some authors make schizophrenia sound cool and Hallaway manages to make it sound like rape, dysfunction, and kind of just what she ordered all at the same time. I get the "instinct" most times, just this book feels wrong. It takes something that is kind of an amazing premise and twists the feel to where I seriously didn't enjoy th ...more
I love the Wiccan with a habit of dating dead dudes. I love, even more, the killer priest army the Vatican sends out. My gosh, this is the best yet conspiracy theory of the Vatican I've come across. They train wit ...more
It was a solid 4 star and I was all set to read the entire series until Garnet grossed me out by sleeping with 2 different guys within 2 days. I don't even care about the logistics of it. It's just that she was supposedly into Sebastion, then her ex shows up and she just kind of falls on her back for him just because he still looks hot and she wa ...more
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 al ...more
I enjoyed the story well enough, but the book could use some thorough editing IMO. The way some things were overexplained reminded me of fanfiction somehow (not that there's anything wrong with fanfic btw - I've had some great times reading fanfic in the past).
The suspense was building up well for the last few chapters, but the resolution of it felt a bit rushed and anticlimactic to me(view spoiler)[ ( and oh, I do believe the author just forgot about bad guy nr 3, ...more
The book started strong, Garnet Lacy, the heroine, talking to her cat who is also her fam ...more
Sebastian Von Traum – vampire – though changed to vampire by alchemy, not by a bite, so he’s not a typical vampire (ie : can be out in daylight, can eat, etc.) but the potion is wearing off, and he’s not sure of exactly how it worked the 1st time – over 1,000 years old – loved a witch ...more
Witch Garnet Lacey had been late getting to her coven meeting. So when she arrived, expecting teasing, she found, instead, that her whole coven was dead and the Vatican hunters were walking among the bodies. Too late, they saw her. Calling upon the goddess Lilith, Garnet sought and won revenge against them, leaving a swath of destruction behind. With the help of her ex-boyfriend, vampire Daniel Parrish, she buried the bodies. Now eight months later, she ...more
Verfolgt von der Kongretation des Vatikans, die ihren gesamten Zirkel vernichtet hat, flüchtet Garnet in das Städtchen Madinson. Dort baut sie sich unter neuem Namen und neuem Aussehen ein neues Leben auf. Eines Tages taucht in Ihrem astrologischen Kuriositätenladen ein äußerst attraktiver Vampir ...more
By Tate Hallaway
two to two and a half stars
The whimsical cover art promises a light humorous take on the vampire paranormal romance and this book delivers that for the most part. It goes to some very dark places but it is told in a snarky Sex in the City tone by the witty heroine. It was a pleasant enough breezy read but not worth continuing the series.
This review contains spoilers.
The story starts off with a promising first line “What’s the best way to ke ...more
I hated that the main character, Garnet Lacey, had the goddess Lilith living inside her, it was beyond ridiculou ...more
Paranormal Romance –April 3rd, 2012 (Reprint)
Vatican agents out for blood and a sexy vampire make for an immersing and fun filled read.
Garnet Lacy is a witch who manages an occult bookstore. She is hiding from the dreadful Vatican hunters when a gorgeous vampire named Sebastian Von Traum walks in and changes her life. Sebastian has secrets and she finds that she oh-so willing to be a part of his future! When Garnet discovers a deadly Vatican agent after ...more
Garnet had summoned the Goddess Lilith upon the discovery and killed the Vatican agents. Then with the help ...more
A series with huge potential (and who knows perhaps the rest of the books in the set will live up to this) but I'm afraid for me Tall, Dark and Dead was full of promisi ...more
The main character, Garnet Lacey, is hiding out in Madison, Wisconsin after her Coven was murdered by a bunch of Vatican with hunters. Somehow, Garnet managed to call down the goddess Lilith to possess her body, who went on a murderous rampage and killed all the witch hunters. So now Garnet is hiding from witch hunters, an ...more
This author also writes science fiction under the name Lyda Mor ...more