Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Collection 6-10 [NOOK Book]

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Take a walk on the wild side with Anita Blake, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series. These five novels of human—and inhuman—passions feature vampires, werewolves, and “a heroine as sharp as a stake and slick as a silver bullet” J.D. Robb. The Killing Dance Burnt Offerings Blue Moon Obsidian Butterfly Narcissus in Chains
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Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Collection 6-10

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Overview

Take a walk on the wild side with Anita Blake, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series. These five novels of human—and inhuman—passions feature vampires, werewolves, and “a heroine as sharp as a stake and slick as a silver bullet” J.D. Robb. The Killing Dance Burnt Offerings Blue Moon Obsidian Butterfly Narcissus in Chains
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101562048
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 249
  • Sales rank: 29,749
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton
Laurell K. Hamilton
Toss everything you think you know about vampire stories and sword and sorcery novels into an open grave, because Laurell K. Hamilton is reinventing the genres with chills, thrills, and giggles. With her popular Anita Blake and Meredith Gentry series, Hamilton is making dark fantasy fantastically entertaining again.

Biography

The vampire genre has enthralled readers ever since Bram Stoker introduced a certain Transylvanian count over a century ago. Since then vampires have been used as vehicles for everything from romantic novels to erotica to humor to the expected tales of terror. However, very few writers have combined all of these facets of the never-say-die vampire quite the way that Laurell K. Hamilton has.

Hamilton has not always been under the spell of undead things that go bump-and-grind in the night. When she was a young girl, her literary tastes were a bit more on the traditional side. "I wanted to be Louisa May Alcott, who wrote Little Women, because I had never read any science fiction, fantasy, or horror," she confessed in a podcast on Mayor Slay.com. "Then at 13 or 14 I found Robert E. Howard's short story collection [Pigeons From Hell]. It was the first horror, the first heroic fantasy, the first science fiction I'd ever read, and the moment I read that I knew that not only did I want to be a writer, but this is what I wanted to write."

Furthering Hamilton's burgeoning fascination with the fantastic, she discovered Anthony Masters's The Natural History of the Vampire at her high school library. Coupled with the ghost stories her grandmother had told her when she was a child and heavy doses of Hammer Horror movies from Great Britain, Hamilton was well on her way to creating a character that would only be rivaled by Buffy in the field of vampire slaying.

Hamilton first introduced vampire huntress Anita Blake in her third novel Guilty Pleasures. Blake is an unlikely combination of action hero, federal marshal, "necromancer," and lusty dame. Her exploits between the sheets and in the graveyard won Hamilton a rabid following hungry for something new in the well-traveled vampire genre.

Along with the kinds of scares normally associated with vampire stories, Hamilton's books are notable for their unflinching eroticism. Vampires have had a sexual lure since Stoker, but Hamilton particularly draws that aspect to the surface of her work as one of her creatures might draw blood from a victim. "I [want] a kiss to be so believable it gives the reader shivers," she says on her website. "Two things I do well are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence is only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development."

Another unlikely trait of her books is humor, vampire tales classically being of the more solemn sort. However, a writer weaned on a book titled Pigeons From Hell is not likely going to shy away from wit. Consequently, her books have been consistently entertaining and fun, as well as creepy and sexy.

Hamilton has also brought her delicious combination of sex, humor, and frights to another series, this one more ingrained in dark fantasy than horror. Her faerie princess/P.I. Meredith Gentry made her debut in Kiss of Shadows in 2001 and has since sparked her own crowd-pleasing sword and sorcery meets pulp series.

Increasingly, the Anita Blake and Merry Gentry books have added more sexual content to their story lines, classifying both series in a new hybrid genre that blends romance, erotica, and paranormal fantasy. To judge from Hamilton's consistent appearance on the bestseller charts, readers find the mix spellbinding.

Good To Know

One thing you will never find in a Hamilton novel is a cliffhanger. She believes that cliffhangers unfairly tease readers who would then have to wait six months to a year to have some sense of resolution. As she said during an interview with Bill Thompson of Eye On Books, "Every book is a full meal. All the way from the appetizer to the dessert, so that you come away feeling that you've had an experience... and at the end you have that satisfied, full feeling."

Before Laurell K. Hamilton made a full-time career of blood, guts, murder, and mayhem, she had more humane pursuits -- she volunteered at an animal shelter where she played with unwanted pets.

In our interview, Hamilton shared some fun and fascinating facts about herself with us:

"I am incredibly stubborn. Telling me I cannot do something, especially if you cite the fact that I am a girl, will make me want to do it more and do it better."

"I am not my characters. We have some of the same traits in common, but we are very different people."

"Everything inspires me. Getting up in the morning, walking the dogs, watching a music video. Inspiration comes from everywhere."

"I love animals. I own four dogs, two of whom are rescues. In fact, Jimmy is with us because they were going to gas him if we didn't take him with us. As an older dog his chances of finding a home were fairly slim. But he has been a wonderful addition to our home."

"I like spending time with my family and friends. Something I often feel I do not do enough of. But there are only so many hours in a day."

"I like to read other people's works. I love reading cozy or historical mysteries when I can."

"I enjoy interacting with fans at planned public events. I enjoy talking to them and have met many wonderful people."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Laurell Kaye Klein (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      St. Louis, Missouri
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 19, 1963
    2. Place of Birth:
      Heber Springs, Arkansas
    1. Education:
      B.A., Marion College
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    BUY THIS SERIES! YOU WiLL NOT BE SORRY!

    If you love strong women, sex, a lot of sex and the supernatural you will be hooked. So don't wait buy them all.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Austin

    I have to go eat so ill be back.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2013

    The original mix of horror, action, romance, and fantasy. This s

    The original mix of horror, action, romance, and fantasy. This series lead the way for other female protagonists to join the ranks..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Addicted

    Like the tough petite vampire killer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Very good books, but every once in a while I have noticed that t

    Very good books, but every once in a while I have noticed that there was a page missing or words spelled wrong or missing. Sometimes it is hard to guess what should be the next part of the story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Highly Reccomend

    haven't finished them all yet, but every book is as good as the 1st. each book is a stand alone, but also builds on the story from the 1st one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Really curious about all you guys sending personal messages back

    Really curious about all you guys sending personal messages back and forth...anybody up for clueing me in?? 
    Ash

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Price

    The same books cost three dollars less on KINDLE why such a big diffence?



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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Brooke

    Austin. I'm not exactly sure where you are in this world and if you're even okay, but if you do read this and can come on know that I never gaveup on you. Still haven't. I love you sooo very much and would do anything to see you! I miss you and we've been aqay from each other for a month now. If you can't or won't get on again I still hope you have the very best in life. I love you sooo very much!!! Always have and always will. I will check back often, and soon not at all. I hope you come before then! I love you the most. To the infinity and beyond. Always and forever. <3> love, J.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Addictive

    My favorite series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Sarah to Blake

    Hm. Meet me in the next result, if you'd like.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Jesse

    Kk...lol

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Isabel to blake

    Srry i couldnt come on yesterday i wuz in baltimore and i had no wifi

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    What the f&#$ is wrong with you!? You ruined the chaance of a kid getting the book he wants when the parents check the reveiws!

    Dumba**

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 13, 2013

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Stephanie fowler

    Books are getting better but getting to be too many characters to keep up with

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