Deadly Destinations: Tate Hallaway & win Precinct 13

August 2, 2012 Deadly Destinations 61

Today’s Deadly Destination is from Tate Hallaway‘s Alex Connor on Pierre, South Dakota from PRECINCT 13  (published on August 7, 2012 from Berkley Trade). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.

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Tate Hallaway’s Alex Connor on Pierre, South Dakota from PRECINCT 13

Hi, I’m Alex Connor the Hughes’ County… erm, Coroner.  Don’t be nervous.  I don’t use the gallbladder scoop on anyone who isn’t dead–or at least mostly dead.  I’m sure none of you qualify, except maybe that fellow listing in the back row.  Hey, you back there!  If you’re not a zombie, don’t drool on the furniture, okay?

Anyway, apparently the mayor couldn’t make it today, something to do with an unauthorized fly-over that the guys here at Precinct 13 think is probably a dragon, but, you know I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about, not really.

Because this is just a normal city; stuff like that doesn’t happen in a town like this.  Nope.  Never.

Yeah, right, so… let’s see, one nice thing I can tell you about Pierre, South Dakota–the homicide rate here is almost non-existent.  For the last two years, there’s been exactly zero suspicious deaths.  Part of what made me run for the office of coroner, actually.  I mean, talk about a cushy job, you know?  I kind of hoped that nothing exciting would happen the whole time I was in this position, but… well, that was before I knew about Precinct 13.

Which, uh, doesn’t exist for most of you, okay?

So, uh, anyway, speaking of thirteen, you want to know some interesting facts about Pierre, South Dakota that I found especially odd when I moved here?  The city has an area that’s just over thirteen square miles, and guess how many people live here approximately?  That’s right, thirteen thousand. Our elevation over sea level?  Yep, I see even the zombie is predicting this one–just over thirteen hundred feet.

I bet that has something to do with it, don’t you?  I mean, for those of you who can see, you know what I mean, right?

Well, okay, enjoy your visit to Pierre, South Dakota.  Please avoid stepping on the zombie on your way out and if you’re wearing red, please be advised that dragons are particularly attracted to that color.  Not that there are dragons, of course.  Nope.  Not here in Pierre.  Right, okay!  Have a nice day!


Giveaway provided by Berkley Trade
One copy of PRECINCT 13 by Tate Hallaway


Published on August 7, 2012 from Berkley


Recent college grad Alex Conner is thrilled to have landed a job as the Hughes County coroner/medical examiner in Pierre, South Dakota. But when her first day on the job ends with a missing corpse, Alex starts to wonder if she would have been better off collecting unemployment…

When the cops made some cryptic comments about being careful with the body they brought in, Alex just thought the boys in blue were messing with her. That is, until something freaky happens that no amount of med school could have prepared her for. By the time Alex gets herself together, the body has disappeared and the other residents of the morgue start talking her ear off.

After working up the courage to report the missing body, Alex is transferred to the mysterious Precinct 13 where she discovers that her new co-workers—including a cute technomage named Jack—are paranormals just like her. Now, Alex is being encouraged to use her ability to speak to the dead to solve crimes. And despite being in the middle of nowhere, Hughes County sure does have a lot of paranormal activity…

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61 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Tate Hallaway & win Precinct 13”

  1. Keslynn

    I love the book cover! I’m also a sucker for tales that involve morgues. They tend to be pretty good. (Seriously. Thinking of Tru Calling from TV and My Life As A White Trash Zombie for books. See? Morgues usually have some good storytelling.)

  2. Rebe

    This definitely sounds like a great start to a series. And I agree with Keslynn – morgues make great settings!

  3. rissatoo

    I have enjoyed the Dead series, so I think I’ll have to give Precinct 13 a try! 🙂

  4. Cara

    This sounds like a wonderful read. Really interesting plot. It’s top on my TBR lsit!!

  5. donnas

    Congrats on the new release. Looking forward to reading it.

  6. myra c

    This sounds like a great read for a new series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Barb P

    I am a big fan of Tate’s books. I loved her witch series. I can’t wait to read this book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. Pamk

    Your cover rocks and this sounds like an excellent read. Am adding to my wish list.

  9. Julie S.

    Thanks for the post and giveaway. Alex sounds like a fun character and I definitely have this one my to read list.

  10. Bethany C.

    Did you draw any inspiration from Warehouse 13? Maybe it’s just the 13 and South Dakota thing. And that I’ve been watching a lot of Warehouse 13 lately.

  11. Chelsea Foust

    How do you get passed writers block if/when you get it? Thank for the giveaway chance!

  12. Carl

    I just looked up Pierre on Wikipedia and guess what? Those stats are true. I’ve also spent a little time in South Dakota. What a perfectly ordinary place for an extraordinary story. This looks like lots of fun, I’d love to win it.

  13. Lila Mihalik

    This is one cool as heck cover and it looks like an great read! 🙂 I’ve been on the lookout for this book for a while. 😉 This is the type of book that is right up my alley.

  14. Danielle D

    This sounds like a great book, thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  15. Jasmyn

    I love the personality that shows in all that Alex says. It’s wonderful.

  16. 3monstersmom

    I have this on my wish list and am looking forward to reading it.

  17. nightcomeclean

    Definitely reading this one. Thanks for writing it!

  18. Natasha

    Sounds like a really good read!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Maureen

    I love the dragon’s shadow on the morgue wall of the cover and how that played into the interview!

  20. Natalia J

    Hey Alex, I can see it’s busy where you live. So when you have free time, what do you do for fun?. Also Tate I love the Dead series. ^0^

  21. Teri C.

    I loved the DEAD series and I cannot wait to see what is in store for us readers in Precinct 13. Thank you forthe post and giveaway!

  22. Barbara Elness

    I’ve just started learning more about Precinct 13 and I’ve added it to my wish list because it sounds like such a fantastic story.

  23. Ricki

    South Dakota is an interesting setting. I don’t think I have ever read any book that has taken place there.

  24. DeeCee

    I can’t wait to read this! I’m from SD and Pierre was so close to where I used to live!

  25. JenM

    Pierre, SD is definitely a unique place to set an urban fantasy. I’m looking forward to reading this.

  26. Wrighty

    I think I need to visit Pierre, SD! This sounds like a fun read, especially for summer. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the offer!

  27. draconismoi

    What species of dragon is it that doesn’t exist in Pierre? Are we talking Smaug? Or someone a bit more civilized? Just out of curiosity.

  28. munchkin

    this sounds like it will be a great rea, love to win it, thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Heather

    This is definitely going on my tbr list. Who is your favorite author? If this is a series how many books do you anticipate being in it?

  30. Samantha

    I think the cover for this book is amazing! I can’t wait to get the chance to read this myself!! It sounds awesome 🙂

  31. Sariah

    This sounds like a great read! This is a new to me author, adding to my ever growing list. Thanks for the chance.

  32. Brandy

    Thanks for the giveaway. Did you have any input on the cover? Because it is completely eye-catching.

  33. whitewolfreads

    I haven’t read this yet but the idea of a medical examaner that can hear the dead is very interesting.

  34. Shera

    I love the look of the cover! A great addition to Urban Fantasy.

  35. Jean S.

    This is a great cover and sounds like an intriguing story. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Jolene A

    This sounds like a great read and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. This is the first I’m hearing about this book, are you a semi new author? What other books have you written or plan to write? Thanks for the chance to win

  37. LisaC

    The morgue setting sounds deliciously creepy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. Jaime Anderson

    How many books do you plan for this series?? This one sounds fabulous!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    jaimela77 at gmail dot com

  39. S.A.

    How did you come up with the story and how long did it take you to write?

  40. Bethie

    The cover art is awesome. Did you have any input, if not, were you thrilled with it?