In this seventh installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita finds out just how hard it is to deal with vampire politics. Richard and Anita are still struggling with their relationship. Can they forgive the betrayals of their past? In the mean time she has to solve a city-wide attack against the shifter and vampire communities. From arson, assassination attempts and saving her new wereleopards, Anita has her hands full. To top it off the Vampire High Council comes to town to seek punishment for the death of the Earthmover. Anita is thrust into vampire politic in order to save her people. After all is said and done, Anita learns just how much she is willing to do for her loved ones.
In this sixth installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita finds out Richard is still keeping secrets. Being on someone’s hit list and fending off assassination attempts, fending off a very determined Jean-Claude and trying to stay out of jail is just the beginning. The story comes to a head with Richard going against the Alpha in The Killing Dance.
In this fifth installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, being the most sought after Animator in the country has it’s drawbacks. Anita and Larry travel out of state to raise and entire cemetery. Complications arise when the local vampires are made aware the the Executioner is in town. Anita and Larry are also brought into a missing person case that could have been a vampire abduction. To top it off the land owner of the cemetery has an agenda and the town is the home to scarier things then vampires. After all is said and done Anita finds out just how vulnerable she is to the monsters.
In this forth installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita learns more about the shifter community in the pursuit of a case involving missing shifters. Having to deal with an aggressive alpha wolf is only one of the problems she encounters. With all this looming in the forefront Anita also has some issues with Richard keeping secrets from her. In steps Edward Anita’s one time mentor. Edward brings with him an even more scary case then hers. When there cases collide Edward decides to stick around and and help Anita hunt down the shifter’s kidnappers. How does an Anita Blake story usually end? You got it! Gunfire and bloodshed.
Guilty Pleasures By Laurell K. Hamilton
In this first installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita is starting to find her stride within the Regional Preternatural Investigation Team, R.P.I.T. or RIP for short. Anita in currently working as their consultant, but that is only one of her day jobs. At night she raises zombies for Animators Inc. She is also “the Executioner,” for the State of Missouri. In the pursuit of crime solving Anita is forced to work with the “beautiful corpse,” Jean-Claude. It’s a good thing Anita carries her own arsenal with her because solving this crime might create a few problems. How does Anita Blake Vampire Executioner handle problems? The Executioner prefers bullets!
In this third installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, we meet Anita’s new apprentice Larry. On Larry’s first night on the job they have a run in with activists and vampires. Along with the arrival of new vampires in town there is also a rise in vampire attacks. In walks the Earthmover to solve all of Anita’s problems, or will he? Along with all this action we also meet a potential new flame for Anita, Richard Zeeman. But is Richard all that he appears to be? A story isn’t complete without an epic battle scene, but will Anita survive?
In this second installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, we learn more about Manny Rodriguez. Manny is Anita’s teacher and mentor in the art of Animation. Early in the investigation of an unauthorized zombie raising that went wrong, the revelation of Manny’s past is staggering to Anita. Along with Manny’s past Anita also learns more about Vaudun and Voodoo then she ever wanted to learn. Anita also doesn’t like to cruel things that might end up happening in the world of zombie raising. As rouge zombie attacks continue around town Anita is forced to bring out major fire power to take down her prey.
I’ve wondered in the past why Stephenie Meyer decided to make her vampires sparkly? Was it to make them appear more likable and romantic. The big difference is probable due to the fact is the Twilight series is YA rated and it would be much to scary for the kids if she were to have written bloodier and more graphic scenes. I would have loved to have read an x rated version with more blood and intimate details about the Cullen’s and the relationship between Bella and Edward. I can just picture a sparkly cover with a big red X across the front and wrapped in plastic so the kids can’t peek.
That is why I love Laurell K. Hamilton’s vampires that little bit more. More blood and guts. More sex scenes and just more for adults in general. Laurell has found a way to keep the gore and raunchy and still give each character the romance and likability. With the added bonus having scary vampires to hate, the world of Anita Blake is more my speed.
I just got done reading Fifty shades of Grey 1-3.Now I see what everyone is talking about. Though I think the series as a hole is a little long winded it still kept me on the edge of my seat. Each book has its own trouble to overcome. The torment of a child’s past fears, psycho ex-bosses, and overcoming ones own insecurities. It is a great series and well told. Even if you’re not into BDSM this story a lot to offer. I enjoyed every last twist and turn and I hope you enjoy it to.
Happy hunting and Happy reading,