Recovering witch Garnet Lacey owns Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore. And a fringe benefit of the job is getting customers like Sebastian Von Traum - piercing brown eyes, a sexy accent, and a killer body. The only thing missing is an aura. Which means he's dead. And that means trouble - something Garnet's a sucker for....
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Just finished this 1st book and really enjoyed it. I wouldn't rate it as amazing but definitely above average!
Great narration from Amanda Ronconi as per usual. I enjoyed her accents in this one.
There were a few technical glitches in part 1 which was a little frustrating and I had read other complaints of this in other reviews. It still didn't ruin it for me.
I'm currently downloading the next two books as I think this should be a great series.
The narrator was great as usual, but I found the book almost boring and plotless - I finished it, but only barely. A very forgetable read, I won't be getting the others in the series.
Little bunny foo foo
Like the vampires again! Got sick of them in other books. This one was fresh.
Perish and Garnet
Garnet's strength against Lilith
Along the lines of Molly Harpers books, not quite as humorous but still entertaining. It delves more deeply into pagan beliefs and magic. and less on the vampire side. the give and take between the two main characters is interesting, and the protagonist is definitely one you just want to end up dead, she does a good job of making him annoying.
Amanda Ronconi, as always delivers a flawless performance and keeps you engaged and brings the characters to life.
There are some sound flaws in the editing but not bad enough to avoid the book.
Good writing. Excellent narration. There are a few audio editing errors, as stated, but they are very brief and limited in location. They don't interfere with the story or leave gaps.
I will read the rest of the series.
I was expecting a humorous PNR similar to Molly Harper. Instead of charming and funny, this story has an underlying meanness due to a lack of moral compass. I'm ok with sex and magic, but when I see references to "goddess of light" I also expect to see "an it harm none." This protagonist doesn't much care about harm or the consequences of her actions, as well as being TSTL. The combination is not entertaining. The 2 male leads are supposed to be charming, but one comes off as a sociopath and the other has a will of limp spaghetti and no compassion. There are no characters I feel any respect or liking for.
The narration was good. There were about 3 spots of very bad technical quality right after the beginning of the second half.
Nice job. Good characterization, attractive accents.
Did not like any of them. They have no heart.
I wasn't sure this book wouldn't be cheesy and overdone with Middle School appeal (witch clichés, vampire romance, and dumb magic spells to fix any situation). Hence I bought the book when it was on sale, and nearly forgot about it. Nearly 10 months passed before I decided to give it a try! What can I say? Now I'm hooked. It wasn't cliché or middle school at all, I found it delightful, intriguing, and entertaining. I would recommend this to anyone who likes adult friendly supernatural stories, especially those who like to read books in a series! Anyway, I can't want to start book 2 in this series!
I loved the story overall but the downloaded version cut off - like running into a brick wall dead end. Literally in the middle of talking it ended. I loaded up the same book on my computer to listen and its a LITTLE longer but still dead ended. Very confused about thr book.
Not "literature” by any means and not even in my top series that are about vampires and magic but a fun read when you are tired of “literature”.
The book did become better after the main character got over her extreme horniness. It was a bit too much and mentioned too often in the beginning. The combination of witches, magic, vampires and the church was an interesting and enjoyable twist. I plan to read the next book in the Garnet Lacey series.
I was so happy to see & hear Amanda Ronconi's narrating this story.I've heard her narration's in other audible books & just enjoy how she engages you in the story.So far,cute & fun start to the series.Garnet though sounds a bit"easy".Jumps right in with the sex right from the first Hello.No beating around the bush with this girl & hey,if you look good & turn her on,you're a shoe in to get lucky with her.Sebastien on the other hand is a bit of an anigma,I feel we'll have a lot more to learn about him through the next several books in the series.A"self made"vampire(who has ever heard of such a thing)but he figured it out,the ever lasting long life of a vampire,drinking blood..etc.With the added bonus of being impervious to day light.Lucky for Garnet that she has a "Goddess"inhabiting her body who gives her real witchy powers other wise Garnet wouldn't be much good in defeating the Vatican bad guys from killing her & her friends.The Goddess"Lilith"makes the decisions for her to take vengeance on the Vatican but takes charge too much in the end making Garnet have to finally take control of her own body & bottle the Goddess up tight with in her only to use her powers in the future to fight off the bad guys.Was a fun story.Look forward to listening to the other books in this series:)
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