Tall, Dark & Dead

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Penguin, May 2, 2006 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The first Garnet Lacey novel in the delightful paranormal series by the author of The Vampire Princess of St. Paul novels!

The line between magic and sanity is very thin.
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 Traum—piercing brown eyes, a sexy accent, and a killer body in denim and black leather. The only thing missing is an aura. Which means he’s dead…

And that means trouble. I guess I’m a sucker for it. The Vatican witch hunters are on to us. My long-lost vampire ex has crawled out of the woodwork looking for action. And Sebastian’s frustrated ex is stirring in her grave.

So what’s a girl to do if she’s hot for a dead man walking? Run like hell—and take full advantage of the nights…


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User Review  - phyllis2779 - LibraryThing

I read about half of this book but even after a quarter I didn't want to go on. I found none of the main characters likable. To like a book like this, there has to be some redeeming feature about the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChrisWeir - LibraryThing

fun book overall. Garnett is a sometimes practicing witch. Her coven was killed by a group of Vatican anti-witch hunters. Now she is trying to be incognito working in a wiccan bookstore/supply shop ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

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. In addition to the novels featuring witch and occult bookstore manager Garnet Lacey (Dead if I Do, Honeymoon of the Dead, etc.) and Precinct 13, she writes the Vampire Princess of St. Paul series featuring such books as Almost Everything, Almost to Die For, and Almost Final Curtain. Tate lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with three black cats.

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