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Candlewick Press
01 April 2007
Are you predator or prey? CLASSIFIED ADS: RESTAURANTS SANGUINI'S: A VERY RARE RESTAURANT IS HIRING A CHEF DE CUISINE. DINNERS ONLY. APPLY IN PERSON BETWEEN 2:00 AND 4:00 PM.

Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her parents are dead, and her hybrid-werewolf first love is threatening to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. Then, as she and her uncle are about to unveil their hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform their new hire into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Can he wow the crowd in his fake fangs, cheap cape, and red contact lenses - or is there more to this earnest face than meets the eye? As human and preternatural forces clash, a deadly love triangle forms, and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Who's playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything? TANTALIZE marks Cynthia Leitich Smith's delicious debut as a preeminent author of dark fantasy.
By:   Cynthia Leitich Smith
Imprint:   Candlewick Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   472g
ISBN:   9780763627911
ISBN 10:   0763627917
Pages:   310
Publication Date:   01 April 2007
Recommended Age:   From 14 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Tantalize

Full of unexpected, delicious delights that kept me guessing and turning<br>the pages, TANTALIZE creates a froth of excitement, danger, suspense, and wit. This original book tantalizes the senses indeed, as it explores the border between attraction and disgust, and makes us question our perceptions. Who are you -- predator or prey? -- Annette Curtis Klause, author of BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE, THE SILVER KISS, and FREAKS: ALIVE ON THE INSIDE! -- Annette Curtis Klause<br><br> Looking for something to read that will make your TV jealous? TANTALIZE has it all -- hot vampires and wolf-boys, a super-cool heroine in cowboy boots, nail-biting suspense, romance, chills 'n' thrills, and Austin, Texas. What more could you want? -- Libba Bray, author of A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY and REBEL ANGELS -- Libba Bray


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