Blood is the New Black: A Novel

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Three Rivers Press, 2007 - Fiction - 293 pages
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When nice-girl Kate McGraw finds herself working at Tasty, a magazine with its finger on the pulse of modern style, she’s finally able to put her flair for fashion to good use. But can she keep up with the Tasty staffers? Ethereally beautiful and extremely emaciated, they stay out all night, never look the worse for wear, and are always dressed to kill.

Like everyone else around the office, Kate finds herself begrudgingly reading dispatches from a snarky industry blog that dubs her colleagues “bloodthirsty vamps.” She knows they don’t mean it literally, but . . . she’s heard whispers of “fashion murders” and she has noticed strange things around the office: Like, why doesn’t her boss get laminates to fix her sharp teeth? Why are the blinds always drawn, and why is there a no-garlic policy in the cafeteria?

As well-dressed bodies begin to pile up near all the hot places, Kate has to wonder if there’s a serial killer loose with a grudge against the stylish. Or if the truth is even more sinister: Are Kate’s coworkers actually undead? And, if so, can she design an exit strategy before she finds herself at Tasty forever?

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User Review  - shelleyraec - LibraryThing

The only word I can think of is shallow. Fashion is shallow at the best of times - unfortunately so is this particular novel. The idea was fun but just lacks any reason for me to get involved in the story. Read full review

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User Review  - ojos11 - LibraryThing

When they say page-turner they really mean it! This book is funny, intelligent, and sexy. I loved must of the character even Lilian Hall. They only bit I didn't like was Kate chasing after James. Other than that the book gets two thumbs up. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

\VALERIE STIVERS was an intern for the editor in chief of Mirabella and has worked at CondeNet, Time Out New York, and Travel & Leisure. This is her first novel.

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