Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bullet

This is a review of “Bullet” by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is the 19th book in The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

“Bullet” follows on from “Flirt“.

Anita goes to a dance recital. Her honey Nathaniel is performing. So too is her close friend Jason. Not to mention the offspring (Matthew) of the late vampire Robert and Anita’s frenemy (definitely more enemy than friend) Monica Vespucci (read “Guilty Pleasures” if you can’t remember the reason for the animosity). Everyone dances beautifully, but there are a couple of awkward moments. There’s tension between Asher and Micah, which is heightened when Micah and Nathaniel share their first public kiss. Monica is being catty towards Anita and Matthew has noticed that “all the big boys kiss ‘Nita”.

Asher does not look happy at all when it’s home time. Anita is concerned, but more relieved that she doesn’t have to ride back to the Circus with Jean Claude and Asher, especially when it looks as though Asher’s got a big bee in his bonnet. When Anita arrives at the Circus, she is greeted with a strange sight. It looks for all the world as if Asher and Jean Claude are about to physically fight. Anita insists that Asher tell them what’s up. And my, he certainly does have a huge bee.

Asher is still not getting any love from Jean Claude. Anita is shocked, as she assumed they’d definitely been giving each other some one on one time. But nothing doing. Asher insists that this must change, or he has no choice but to go and take the were hyenas with him. Looks like Anita and especially Jean Claude, best be making this right, and soon.

And another shock. Richard is back. And he’s changed. No more wounded, whiny Richard. This new Richard is all about business and getting down. Thank goodness. He’s realised that his job as a third of the triumvirate between Anita, Jean Claude and himself is vital for keeping the supernatural community of St Louis safe.

Very lucky, as the Mother of All Darkness is not done with Anita yet. She’s found away to exist away from her own body (which has been destroyed), and she’s just as deadly as ever. She’s probably scarier. How do you kill something that doesn’t even have a body of it’s own? Anita has got to use her weird beastiness to give power to the were tigers and make them her own. They’re the biggest power source they have, so Anita’s gotta tap that. Literally. (*Sigh*).

Can they beat the Mother of All Darkness? Will this new peace with Richard and Asher last? Can she deal with the unrest from Haven and his were lions? And how the heck is she meant to fit more men into her life?

I did not enjoy “Bullet” as much as I enjoyed “Skin Trade“. “Skin Trade” really got my hopes up for more crime noir and less erotica. But we’re back to Anita saving the world with her magical vagina. I did like that Asher finally got some action. I am also liking this emerging dynamic with Micah and Nathaniel. I also thought it was good that Anita finally had to share some of her men with another lady. But the actual storyline felt a bit all over the place. There was all this sex, and then the plot resolution just felt like it was jammed into the last chapter where Anita just tells us everything worked out. Parts waffled on, (take Anita’s gym session) and I know they had their purpose, but I felt like Anita had bigger things to be doing. I am hoping “Hit List” is better.

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Flirt

This is a review of “Flirt” by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is a novella and is the 18th book in The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

“Flirt” follows on from “Skin Trade“.

Anita is visited in her Animators Inc office by a Mr. Tony Bennington. He’s a wealthy man who is strongly mourning the death of his wife. He wishes Anita to bring back his wife so that he may be with her. He has no other reasons (complications with her will, a need for closure, to say goodbye etc.) and because of this, Anita feels that she must refuse. He wants his wife back for good, and that is not something that Anita can do. He leaves Anita’s office sad and dissatisfied.

Nathaniel and Jason arrive at the office to take Anita out to lunch. Nathaniel and Jason flirt with Mary (the receptionist) to Anita’s amusement. They meet with Micah and all go to lunch. Nathaniel flirts with their waiter, and Anita decides to test her flirting skills too.

Days later, Anita meets with another client. Ms. Natalie Zell wants Anita to raise her dead husband. She too, is a bit on the vague side when Anita wants to know why. But with a bit of prodding, Ms. Zell reveals that she wishes to take revenge on her husband for not only denying her the chance of having children, but for cheating on her and having a child with another woman. Again, Anita refuses, even though, like Mr. Bennington, Ms. Zell offers Anita a lot of money.

Anita returns to the restaurant of the flirty waiter, this time alone. Here, she is confronted by two were lion thugs. They’re there to kidnap her to perform one of the jobs she’s recently refused. And as insurance they’re holding her were-honeys at gun point (well in the sight of snipers anyway). It is just Anita’s luck that her lioness is still on the prowl for a lion to call. Looks like things could get messy.

This novella was ok. It was lighter than some of Hamilton’s other works, but some of the storyline didn’t do it for me. As I have said before, Anita’s ever growing harem of men is starting to bore me. I did like the return to Anita’s zombie raising. But I liked Skin Trade a lot more. I am hoping the next few novels are more like ST and less about sex with strange men. It is not that I don’t like sex, I am not a prude. I guess I just prefer Anita when she is solving crime, raising zombies or killing things. At the end of this novella Hamilton also gives us an insight into her writing process.

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Skin Trade

This is a review of “Skin Trade” by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is the 17th novel in The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

“Skin Trade” follows on from “Blood Noir“.

Anita is at her Animators Inc office when she receives a package. And it’s no ordinary package. It’s a human head. Sent from Las Vegas. Anita calls the authorities of Sin City to make them aware, but it seems as though they were expecting a call. A local serial killer has left her a message in the blood of his victims. Just great.

Anita has dealt with this guy before in St Louis. He likes to kill strippers, and he’s a vampire that goes by the name Vittorio. It seems although he’s upped the ante in Las Vegas. Several police officers and the local vampire executioner have been murdered preternaturally. Anita knows she’s gotta help catch this guy before he kills again. So she slips away from St Louis while Jean Claude is the dead to the world in his day sleep.

But she won’t be alone, Edward aka “Death” aka Ted Forrester will be there in his capacity as vampire executioner and Federal Marshal. So too, will serial killer and government spook Olaf aka Federal Marshal Otto Jeffries and Federal Marshal Bernardo Spotted-Horse. And her newest animal to call, weretiger Crispin, lives in Vegas, handy if she needs a snack for the ardeur.

Vegas is different to St Louis. They have their own psychics and magic practitioners on their SWAT team, and the Master Vampire of the City is an old time mob boss, his wife Queen of the White Were Tiger Clan.

Can Anita catch the sicko who mailed her the head? Can she work a police case without any horrible metaphysical stuff going down? Can she avoid Olaf and his crush and creepy advances? Can she steer clear of Marmee Noir and her need to call were tigers of all colours? And will she make it home to Jean Claude and all of her other sweeties?

I liked this one. Finally Anita is more like she used to be. Helping police to solve crimes, attending preternatural murder scenes and solving mysteries. I always enjoy having Edward in the mix, and Olaf makes things … interesting. There was still some sex, but mostly, Anita is back to the way I like her.

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Blood Noir

This is a review of “Blood Noir” by Laurell K. Hamilton. it is the 16th novel in The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

“Blood Noir follows on from “The Harlequin“.

Anita has a weird relationship with Jean Claude’s pomme de sang, werewolf Jason Schulyer. He’s emergency food for the ardeur, but he’s also more than that. He’s a very close friend. A lover. They’re definitely “friends with benefits”. They enjoy each other’s company, he is Nathaniel’s best friend and they usually have deep and meaningful conversations.

So when Jason is in need of support. Anita helps out. He’s going home to visit his sick father who is dying of cancer. His mother has asked him to bring home a girlfriend. Read: Jason’s dad thinks Jason is gay, and is not ok with this for whatever reason. Jason isn’t gay (he doesn’t mind a bit of guy love now and then, but mostly he is hetero) but his dad never has and most likely never will believe him.

Anita wants to support Jason any way she can, and while she’s not exactly thrilled to be pretending to be Jason’s steady girlfriend, they are after all lovers, so why not?

So they fly back to Jason’s hometown. Unbeknownst to Anita, Jason’s hometown was founded by a (shall we say cult?) religious leader, and everyone looks eerily similar. Unfortunately Jason just so happens to be the spitting image of the Governor’s twins, the Summerland boys. And even more annoyingly, one of the boys is getting married the weekend that Anita and Jason are in town visiting the ailing Mr Schulyer.

Governor Summerland is a pretty big deal. He’s a likely presidential candidate and so it’s a big deal that Keith is tying the knot. There’s a media frenzy. Keith is also a bit of a bad boy, so poor Jason has to watch his back. Security details have been set up to watch/protect Jason which leads to Anita suspecting that Keith may be in big trouble.

What’s Keith Summerland done? Will Jason mend his relationship with his dad? What are Anita’s feelings about Jason? Can she handle a whole weekend away from St Louis without anything metaphysical going awry? And what will the media make of Jason’s true identity as Jean Claude’s pomme de sang and stripper, and the fact that he’s taken Anita (Jean Claude’s main squeeze) home to meet his parents?

I liked this one. It was great to get to know Jason a little better, and there was more mystery and “bad assness” from Anita. Richard was annoying as always. I get he is jealous (and I liked that initially because it seemed like a realistic reaction to Anita’s “situation”) but seriously? Time to get over it and move on buddy. It ain’t gonna play out the way you want it to. And bitching about it won’t do jack.

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The Harlequin

This is a review of “The Harlequin” by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is the 15th novel in The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

“The Harlequin” follows on from “Danse Macabre“.

Anita is still trying to find balance in her love life. She’s got about 6 boyfriends at the moment (give or take a few) and it’s hard to give them all equal attention. She goes on a date to the cinema with her youngest flame, stripper Nathaniel. After the movie, she takes a trip to the ladies (as you inevitably do as a woman) and when she goes to wash her hands, she finds a gift box waiting for her near the wash basin. Her name is written on the box. Thinking it is a surprise gift from Nathaniel, she opens the box. In it lies a plain white mask. Bewildered, she questions Nathaniel, but he too is clueless about the box. Correctly assuming that the mask is no doubt something vamp-y Anita calls Jean Claude.

Jean Claude is horrified. He relaxes only slightly when he learns that the colour of the mask is white. He tells Anita that cannot explain the mask and what it means just yet. He tells her only that this is serious vampire business and that they must proceed with caution. He waits until he himself has been contacted (with his very own white mask) before explaining anymore to Anita. This understandably makes Anita very irritated and curious.

The mask gifters are The Harlequin. They are a kind of police force for the vampires. An uber scary police force. A white mask means that they have come merely to observe. But they haven’t just been observing. They’ve been tampering with Jean Claude, Anita and their people. And that’s against the rules. Scared, Anita calls Edward in for back up. The thought of Edward makes her feel safe. If only the same could be said for his back up. He’s brought Peter with him. Damaged teenager, and soon to be step son to Edward. That’s bad enough. But he’s also brought Olaf.

Yup, Olaf. Creepy serial killer Olaf. Creepy serial killer and government spook Olaf, whose victim of preference are small, petite brunettes. Sound like anyone we know? What the hell was Edward thinking? He assures Anita that if he had not brought Olaf along for the ride, then Olaf would have come alone. This way, Edward can at least keep an eye on him. Plus, he’s got the type of expertise they need. Anita just wishes she could shoot him, kill him, and be done with it.

Anita still has to juggle her men too. Nathaniel needs his needs met. His S&M needs met. Anita still has to choose another pomme de sang, and attempt to call Sampson’s siren abilities. Richard is still Richard. Jealous, angry, bitter and longing for an Anita that exists only in her imagination. Can Anita come out with all of her men?

Can they all stay safe from The Harlequin? Can Anita get Olaf to place his…affections(?) elsewhere?

I liked this book better than the more recent Anita books I have reviewed. It had a kind of mystery, and some suspense and twists, but I’d still like some more Animators Inc and police stuff. There were also some pretty big typos that led to confusion (Sylvie saying “I don’t do women” and Willie’s girlfriend became Candy instead of Hannah).

I really liked that Edward and Olaf made an appearance. I also liked that Anita had some relationship issues to work on.

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Danse Macabre

This is a review of “Danse Macabre” by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is the 14th novel (if you count “Micah” as a novel, and I think Hamilton does) in The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

“Danse Macabre” follows on from “Micah“.

The novel begins with Anita having a girls chat with her bestie Ronnie. They’re talking men; were-men and vampire men. And they’re talking missed periods. Yup. Oops. Anita’s missed her period. Does that mean that maybe…there’s a baby?

And if there’s a baby, who is the father?

And Jean Claude (as Master Vampire of the city of St Louis) is hosting a ballet performed by the vampire dance company Danse Macabre. Because of this, Anita has to meet and greet many visiting masters. These include Jean Claude’s old friends Samuel: Master Vampire of Cape Cod and his wife Thea, mermaid and siren, and Augustine, mob boss and Master Vampire of Chicago.

Both have come with a purpose. Thea wishes to use Anita’s ardeur to see if it awakens her son’s siren abilities. The only other alternative is for Thea to attempt the awakening herself, and as it includes sex, that alternative is considered decidedly icky by all (except maybe Thea). Augustine wishes to taste the ardeur again.

Is there a baby? Will Anita keep it? What will it mean for her and the men in her life? Can they please their visitors? And can Anita handle all the metaphysical complications being thrown her way?

I didn’t much like this book. Anita doesn’t have any involvement in her job at Animators Inc or act as a preternatural expert for the local police force. For these reasons, I found it a bit boring. There was no suspense and the novel felt dragged out. There was too much sex for me. This series is classified as erotica, but it definitely didn’t start out that way. I really liked the early Anita stuff, but these later books just feel like Hamilton is writing the novel as though she is purely inventing reasons for Anita to have sex, sex and more sex. I did like the pregnancy scare, and Asher getting jealous/pissy.

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Micah and Strange Candy

“Micah and Strange Candy” is a book that’s a little different. “Micah” is an Anita Blake novella, and “Strange Candy” is a collection of Laurell K. Hamilton short stories.

Micah
“Micah” follows on from “Incubus Dreams” in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

Anita must travel at extremely short notice to fill in for Larry Kirkland on an Animators Inc job. Larry cannot go because his wife is having complications in her pregnancy. Anita is far from a keen flyer, and Micah goes along for to support as well as to feed the ardeur. Anita must finally be with Micah and Micah alone, and must face her inner issues/reservations. She must also help Micah recover from his past.

The assignment seems fairly routine at first. A recently deceased federal witness must be raised in order to testify in an organized crime investigation. But Anita begins to suspect that both Larry and herself have not been given the full story.

I liked finding out more about Micah’s past and how he became a wereleopard, however as I have said before, the sheer number of Anita’s boyfriends is becoming a little ridiculous. And Hamilton seems to like to write about very well endowed men an awful lot.

Strange Candy
I really enjoyed this collection. They were a treat to read, and I liked seeing Hamilton explore a variety of characters and subject matter. Each story has its own little note from Hamilton preceding it.

Those Who Seek Forgiveness
Hamilton says this is the first time Anita walked onto paper for her.

It’s a pretty dark and morbid story, about a woman who wants to raise her husband to speak to him one last time.

It’s pretty well written, and if you’d never read an Anita Blake novel, it would be interesting, as it describes a zombie raising, but I thought it lacked a little something.

A Lust of Cupids
Hamilton’s note preceding this describes this short story as being “as light as she gets”. In it, she also tells us that this story was rejected a number of times. Once an editor told her that she truly loved it, but was honest and said she was not a big enough name for her to publish it, as it would not help magazine sales. Hamilton says she never sent it back when she became “a name”. I guess she wanted to sound cool or something. Really she just came across as petty and arrogant. Kinda reminds me why I stopped following her on twitter (apart from her frequent and aggravating spelling mistakes. I mean you’re an author, haven’t you heard of spell check?!)

Anyway, the story is pretty cute. A woman is being pursued by dogged Cupids, and takes refuge in a nearby furniture store.

The Edge of the Sea
Hamilton talks about her fear of water in her note to the reader. She describes this story as sensual and melancholy.

Adria awakes to find her housemate Rachel gone. She hears a strange noise, outside down on the beach, and goes to investigate. She has a strong feeling of foreboding and can’t shake the feeling that there’s something very wrong.

I liked this story, it was dark and deep, but the suspense propels you forward.

A Scarcity of Lake Monsters
Hamilton talks to us about how this story was inspired by her biology degree, and wondering what things would be like if the monsters were real.

It’s a story about an endangered lake monster, Irving, and two scientists that are studying him, Mike and Susan. They are awoken by an early morning phone call concerning Irving and some lake loving tourists.

I really liked this story. It was fanciful, sad, uplifting and informative (if fantastically) all in one.

Selling Houses
Hamilton tells us that this story is set in Anita’s world, but Anita or any of the main characters do not feature in it. She says it was born from wondering what those with “normal jobs” would do now vampirism was legalized.

Abbie is a real estate agent who specializes in the “hard-to-sell”. It’s her job to sell a house that was the scene for a mass murder via demon possession.

This one is creepy and somehow at the same time, a little nonchalant. But I liked reading it.

A Token For Celandine
Hamilton says this is a short story set in the world of her first novel “Nightseer”.

Behvinn is an elf, she is escorting (and guarding) the white healer Celandine on her quest. Can they find what they are looking for?

I liked this one! The world it was set in was really interesting. I liked the fantasy feel, and I think I ought to read “Nightseer”.

A Clean Sweep
Hamilton says she wrote this story when her daughter was a baby.

Captain Housework is a superhero with no nemesis or villains to conquer. And he’s not too happy about the fact that his name is being bandied about by housewives as an alternative to a maid…

This was ok. I didn’t really like it. The ending was cool though.

The Curse-Maker
Hamilton tells us that this piece was published in Dragon Magazine.

Sidra seeks the one who harmed her friend, who is a bard. He is near death, so she must hurry if she is to save his life. With the aid of her blood blade Leech and her friend Gannon the Sorceror, she is able to glean who harmed the bard.

I liked this one.

Geese
Hamilton says this is the only piece of hers that was born purely of inspiration.

Alatir has been living as a bird for years to escape a geas laid upon her by an evil Sorceror. But the time has come where she can no longer ignore the geas.

Loved this one.

House of Wizards
Hamilton says she is nothing like Rudelle, and likens herself to the wizards in this story. She says she admires those like Rudelle.

Rudelle is a very practical woman who has just done a very impractical thing. She’s married a wizard. She herself has no magic to speak of. But all the same, she brings something very special into her husband’s life.

I liked this one. It was very cute.

Here Be Dragons
Hamilton says this is her only science fiction piece to date. She said an editor once rejected this piece by saying it made her feel unclean.

Dr Jasmine Cooper is an empath who can enter dreams. She works in a facility helping to rehabilitate murderers. She gets a call from Dr Bromley at “The School”, the place where she spent her childhood. The place she never wanted to return to. Dr Bromley needs her help. Apparently he has a student who is out of control.

This one was very creepy and very cool.

Winterkill
Hamilton says this one is also set in the world of “Nightseer”. She likens the main character Jessa to Edward in the Anita Blake series, they’re both assassins.

Jessamine Swordwitch has come home to face an enemy. Cytherea of Cheladon is killing the land and it’s people. She needs killing, and Jessa wants to do it.

I liked it.

Stealing Souls
Hamilton tells us this is the first story she ever sold.

Sebastiane, now Sidra Ironfist, needs to steal some souls back. They’re the souls of her sisters, imprisoned by a wizard performing forbidden magic.

I have really enjoyed Hamilton’s work in the fantasy genre.

The Girl Who Was Infatuated With Death
Hamilton says this Anita Blake story occurs before the novel “Narcissus in Chains“.

Anita is visited in her Animators Inc office by a distraught mother looking for her daughter Amy. She believes Amy is attempting to become a vampire, and would like Anita to find her and talk her out of it. Anita agrees, not only to find Amy but to save the vampire who will be turning her. Amy is seventeen and still underage, so the penalty for the unknown vampire will be quite severe.

I like this one. It’s a nice little snippet of Anita.

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Incubus Dreams

This is a review of “Incubus Dreams” by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is the 12th novel in The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

“Incubus Dreams” follows on from “Cerulean Sins“.

While at work at Animators Inc, Anita meets with Barbara and Steve Brown. The couple wish to have their son raised, but Anita refuses on the grounds that he was murdered (murdered people when raised as zombies, go after their murderer). She does however, agree to assist in the investigation.

Anita continues to struggle with the metaphysical problems caused by her recent increase in power. The unpredictable spikes in power are not only messing with her, but with Jean Claude and Richard too.

Vampire politics are getting tricky too. Local religious vampire leader, Malcom has not been making his vampires take blood oaths, so his followers are essentially unbound and dangerous. They cannot be restrainedby Malcom.

Anita faces more problems as the ardeur becomes more and more ardent. She’s having a lot of related personal problems as a result. Not only is the ardeur affecting her personal relationships, but she is beginning to face prejudice and distrust from her professional colleagues, who are of the opinion that she spends too much time with the monsters.

There also appears to be a string of murders committed by vampires that focuson strippers or strip club patrons.

Can she help the Browns find closure? Can she control her newfound powers a little better? What’s going to happen with Malcom and his unbound cult? Will her relationship problems be resolved? And who is murdering strippers? Why?

Again, I liked this book but Anita’s love life is becoming pretty ridiculous. She’s not being fair, and come on. She has like 5 boyfriends now. What the?

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Cerulean Sins

This is a review of “Cerulean Sins” by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is the 11th novel in The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

“Cerulean Sins” follows on from “Narcissus in Chains“.

Anita has attracted the attention of one Leo Harlan, a professional assassin who wants to employ Anita to animate one of his ancestors. But is that all he wants? Anita is also followed by two mercenaries, whom she arrests using her status as a Federal Marshall.

Jean Claude is surprised by a visit from Musette, and her entourage, all representatives of Belle Morte, founder of Jean Claude’s blood line, and vampire council member. Their motives for the visit remain to be seen.

Anita learns of a series of shockingly brutal rapes and murders, whom she believes to be committed by a shapeshifting serial killer. However, her relationship with Dolph is continuing to deteriorate and Anita finds it difficult to get any cooperation from the police.

What do Leo and the mysterious mercenaries want? And why has Belle Mort sent a delegation to St Louis? Will Jean Claude and Anita be safe? And what of Asher? And where do the murder and rapes come in? Who is responsible for those?

While not one of my favourite Anita Blake novels, this book wasn’t too bad.

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Narcissus in Chains

This is a review of “Narcissus in Chains” by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is the 10th novel in The Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series.

“Narcissus in Chains” follows on from “Obsidian Butterfly“.

Anita has been taking some off and away from her two lovers Jean-Claude and Richard. She is now ready to reconnect. But after Jean Claude does something that he calls “marrying the marks” Anita encounters some problems. For one she seems to have inherited Jean Claude’s ardeur. It’s cool in that she can draw energy from lust, but it’s bad in that it has to be “fed” sometimes multiple times a day. For two, she seems to have irrevocably linked herself to Damian by raising him from his true death, and whenever she is too far from him, he turns into a revenant.

Richard is attempting to turn his pack into a democracy, but anyone and everyone can see that that is just not going to work. Newcomers sense this “weakness” in Richard and plot to take the Thronos Rokke clan for their own.

Micah, an alpha wereleopard arrives in town. Anita finds herself inexplicably attracted to Micah. There’s also a new group of shapeshifters in town. They’re violent and looking for trouble. And it just so happens that the leaders of various were groups in town have been found to be missing.

Can Anita learn to live with the ardeur? What’s she going to do about Richard and his apparent death wish? What’s the deal with Micah? And what has happened to the local weres and shapeshifters?

This book was ok, but for me it marks the beginning of where this series turns into more of an erotica series than a paranormal/horror/mystery series. I gotta say, I’m not a huge fan. It becomes very unrealistic and I can’t understand why all these men are ok with Anita being so… well… slutty. Yeah, yeah I understand the in’s and outs (lol) of the ardeur, and I know she’s gotta get her freak on. And I am not judging (well ok, maybe a little). It’s just that her ideals/ethics/morals seemed to have completely flipped from the first few novels, where she vowed not to have sex again before marriage. I am also not saying it’s wrong for her to enjoy being with lots of different men, and loving sex. But seriously? I know a fair few men, and in my experience they’re very jealous creatures. Even the gentle ones ain’t that likely to agree to having a girlfriend with a variety of boyfriends.

Ok, ok, I know it’s all fiction, and come on, vampires and werewolves aren’t real either, but I find them more believable than the patience and understanding of Anita’s “boyfriends”.

That’s just what I think.

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