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 her trail, love spells gone wrong, and keeping her vampire boyfriend a safe distance from her vampire ex-boyfriend. There's just no rest for this Wiccan...
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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).
I've listened this whole series and I really enjoy it kind of like a soap opera. I really like parish for some reason i find him funny. The series is entertaining i wish the books were a little longer but i enjoy the series. If you like molly harper you will like this book as well I had to check and see if this is a pen name of hers. Don't let the not so good reviews sway you from this series if you like nice girls series you will love this as well.
I was forced to give the first story in this series a scathing, for me, review on audible because of production issues. The audio quality of the first book is bellow sub-par. I loved the narrator so much and was intrigued by the story I decided to go ahead with the second book and I am so glad I did. There were no productions issues. The narration was superb, Ms. Ronconi does such a good job giving each character their own voice, it is really so pleasant to listen to her.
The plot of this book was more developed and engaging than the first book. I also thought it was funnier than the first. Sebastian and Garnet continue to develop and define their relationship, although some of this seemed out of character to me. Garnet makes strides to reconcile with her past and identity. The secondary character that I found quite endearing are back, for the most part. My biggest problem with the story is that sometimes it seems abridged although it claims not to be. There would be phrases that sounded like they were referring something that happened earlier in the novel, except I don't think it did. This happened several times. Maybe these are things that will be addressed in forthcoming books in the series but they were mundane enough to not seem likely.
I wasn't expecting Shakespeare, but the plot left a lot to be desired. I couldn't bring myself to care about the Zombies and the ending got wrapped up way too easily. I didn't hate this one but I doubt that I will bother with the next one in the series.
This was suggested to me by Audible because I listen to Molly Harper's books. This was a fun read but pales in comparison to Molly Harper's books.
I enjoyed the banter back and forth on this one more. I enjoyed the development of the story. The fact that it dealt with zombies, didn't overly amuse me ( I am not one for this whole zombie apocalypse deal) But it was still a good story. I got a little tired of how whiny and dense the main character was in this one, it was starting to get annoying. I am hoping as we go on in the story she will become less so.
If you are coming to these books from Molly Harper's books you will find them slightly disappointing, but they are a decent follow up, they just don't quite reach that level. Amanda Ronconi however is as excellent of a narrator in these as she is in Harper's and she does the voices differently so you don't feel you are listening to Jane while listening to these
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.
Civil War Nut LH
Yes. It's a light, fun, romantic listen with intrigue and mystery thrown in. Oh, and let's not forget the chase scene that you can almost see!
The Molly Harper Jane Jameson series. Both paranormal romances, both narrated by Amanda Ronconi and both just the right mix of serious and light.
I like the different voices she does for the different characters. She's one of my favorite narrators so some books I'm more likely to buy just because she's narrating.
I like that it's set in Wisconsin as I've lived my whole life here. I'm familiar enough with Madison that the streets and settings sound familiar.
I liked the audiobook better than the Kindle version because the Kindle version had editing issues. Also, I have a habit of listening to books I like over and over, and this is one of them!
Amanda Ronconi is one of my 3 favorite narrators. And now, Halloway is one of my favorite authors. ...in the same class as Molly Harper, Darynda Jones, and Janet Evanovich.
I listen to the first book in the series. In 2nd book, the story line has been sucked dry.The main character Garnet needs to get a grip! After a while her wish washy decisions are a bit much. I mean "I love him I love him not" gets a bit redundant. How she treats her relationships and the rational for doing so is beyond me. Her bad choices are more unreal than dating vampires. I've had enough and the guys in her life should also.
I want to have more Izzy in the books. And what happened to the zombies after the spell was broken. I want more, more, more.
"Garnet needed to get a grip!"
I'm not sure I would, I really liked the first of the series and had I not I would have hated this. It was the remembrance of the first which enabled me to look past garnets intensely annoying new persona and find some enjoyment. She was childish and unable to make good decisions, a funny quirky heroine can be awesome but I think it needed to be reined in a bit for it to have worked. I also felt we needed to see more of Sebastian.
She is ace!
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