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Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – September 24, 2002
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Praise for Laurell K. Hamilton and the Anita Blake Novels
“Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
“If you’ve never read this series, I highly recommend/strongly suggest having the Anita Blake experience. Vampires, zombies, and shifters, oh my! And trust me, these are not your daughter’s vampires.”—Literati Book Reviews
“A sex-positive, kick-ass female protagonist.”—Starburst
“Number one New York Times bestseller Hamilton is still thrilling fans...with her amazing multifaceted characters and intricate multilayered world, a mix of erotic romance, crime drama, and paranormal/fantasy fiction. Her descriptive prose is gritty and raw, with a mosaic of humor and horror to tell this complex, well-detailed story. But it’s her enigmatic stable of stars that continues to shine, managing their improbable interpersonal relationship dynamics.”—Library Journal
About the Author
Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.
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The world created is fascinating and draws you in waiting for the next event.
So after at least two decades, I am still hooked.
This was an ok read. It has the potential to be an interesting series with zombies, vampires, and were-creatures. I enjoy the supernatural aspect of the book. I have seen the book tagged as erotica (which I don't fully agree with...but perhaps my definition is a bit off from mainstream?). If the series goes into the erotica direction, I'm not sure it will hold much interest for me. Thus far I'm not really drawn to any of the characters or have an invested interest in them. We'll see what the next book holds, but I'm not chomping at the bit to read it.
"I raised the dead and laid the undead to rest. It's what I do. Who I am."
"Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt said that. It is a quote I try to live by. Most of the time I succeed."
The characters are well rounded and believable. They have their faults, morals and strengths like any one of us. But it isn't the same tired formula. No weak women who always needs rescuing, but Anita also knows her own limits and isn't too stubborn to ask for help when she needs it. The story is well written and thought out as well. You never feel lost, only enthralled.
Anita Blake is a tough, sexy woman who doesn't play the damsel in distress... she kicks butt and doesn't bother to taking names.
Anita earns her living as an "animator", using her necromancy skills to raise the dead for various legal services such as murder investigations, will disputes, or court cases. She is also one of a small number of licensed vampire executioners in the US and is therefore called in to advise the police on supernatural related crimes. Anita's ability to raise the dead is almost a sub-plot in most of the Anita Blake novels. The gory murder scenes and solving the mystery is usually the primary focus.
The Anita Blake books may not be masterpieces of polished writing, but it's a great paranormal procedural. The story is quick paced, action packed, and thrilling to read. The characters really do come to life and you just have to know what happens to them next!
You may have heard that the later Anita Blake books are full of gratuitous erotic sex, but that's not the case in this book. Don't let yourself miss out on a great series! You've got a good 8-10 books until the bed hopping really starts. Until then, enjoy one of the series that helped pioneered the Urban Fantasy genre.
Sexual content - references only
Gruesome/descriptive graphic violence.
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Anita Blake kicks butt and take names as a necromancer and vampire Hunter
The vampire stuff, though, is not great. But it's not the worst ever. To be honest, I actually like Guilty Pleasures.Read more