Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

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Oct 12
Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

Like the last book, Anita is finally getting back into police work and crime scene investigation more. There is still sex in the book, at least 3 different scenes (I didn’t count, but there were that many minimum.) Which when compared to the length of the book, and the amount of time spent on other things? Not really an issue for me. There are also a number of gory or gross things mentioned in the book. But if you’ve read the early books in the series, it won’t bother you much as the scenes are less bad than some of… Read more »

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Apr 07
Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #24) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #24) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

I’ve been hoping for years now that Anita would go back to the crime scene work like in the early books. I really enjoyed reading about how she figured out who the killer or bad person was. All the information about police work and using her zombie raising power and other abilities. This book? Started out with her doing that, in the form of her U.S. Marshall duties. There is a squick factor in that the crime she is investigating has to do with zombie porn. (Yes, you read that right.) But no explicit details are given. And there is… Read more »

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Dec 02
A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry #9) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry #9) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

I love this series because of the wide variety of Fae we get introduced to. And the Fae are not the sweetness and light that some stories and cartoons make them out to be. They are the stuff of the original dark fairytales. There are other reasons I love the series, but most of them fall into a guilty pleasure area. Taranis finally falls into madness in a way everyone around him can see it, whether or not they choose to. Except of course most humans, because they are not around him all the time like the Fae. And Andais… Read more »

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May 07
Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #23) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #23) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

This book is pretty much entirely sex, and working on issues. Anita’s issues, Jade’s issues, J. J.’s issues. The first 66 pages are one long scene in Anita’s kitchen where she, a few of her guys, and Envy talk about pain in the bedroom and why they like or dislike it. And talk Anita into having sex with Jason while J. J. watches so she can understand why Jason might like it rougher sometimes. There was none of the police crime stuff, vampire hunting (no vampires at all in this book actually), mystery or anything else that is part of… Read more »

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Mar 15
Affliction (Anita Blake #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

Affliction (Anita Blake #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book, based on the summary. I like Micah well enough, but it sounded like the whole 600-page book would be based around his dying father. It was, and it also wasn’t. I was really enjoying it, there’s lots of police work and crime detection like in the early books most of us loved before the series started going down hill. There were only 2 sex scenes in the entire book. And 2 of my favorite characters who we don’t see enough of made appearances: Wicked and Truth. But Anita kept… Read more »

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Dec 25
Kiss The Dead (Anita Blake #21) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

Kiss The Dead (Anita Blake #21) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

This is one of those series that’s kind of like a train wreck. You don’t really want to keep reading it, but at the same time, you can’t really help yourself. The series was GOOD in the beginning, I adored the characters and the plot, even the crime-scene stuff was good. And then somewhere around book 7-8? All this sex started being added for what seemed silly reasons. The series turned into a smut-fest. But I still really had some characters I loved, and I had to know what was going on with them. So I started picking up the… Read more »

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