Beauty: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Outtake (A Penguin Special from Berkley)

Beauty: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Outtake (A Penguin Special from Berkley)

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by Laurell K. Hamilton
     
 
The steamy outtake that takes readers even further into Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling novel, Kiss the Dead.

You’d think I’d get used to seeing such a beautiful man and knowing he was mine, but it never grew old, as if his beauty and the fact that he was mine, and I was his, would forever surprise me.

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Overview

The steamy outtake that takes readers even further into Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling novel, Kiss the Dead.

You’d think I’d get used to seeing such a beautiful man and knowing he was mine, but it never grew old, as if his beauty and the fact that he was mine, and I was his, would forever surprise me.

With a vampire like Jean Claude around, it’s far too easy for Anita Blake to doubt her own appearance—and the hold it has on those who love her. But one hot tub and two incredibly sexy men—Jean Claude and Asher—will make her feel like the most lusted-after woman alive…or undead. Not bad for a mere human…

“Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Includes an excerpt of Kiss the Dead, the new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101579305
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
23,965
File size:
571 KB

Meet the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Birth:
February 19, 1963
Place of Birth:
Heber Springs, Arkansas
Education:
B.A., Marion College
Website:
http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/

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Beauty : An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Outtake (A Penguin Special from Berkley) 3.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 249 reviews.
HKT More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed to discover that the actual story only covered 28 pages! After showing the cover and the usual credits at the beginning (covering 7 pages), and with the last pages being a preview of Kiss The Dead, I would not have spent the 2.99 for no more than this. Save your money, no one can write a story in 28 pages! I love her books and read each one that comes out but this left me with a feeling of being taken. I will carefully watch the page numbers, kb's, MB's, etc. before purchasing from now on.
love2readPP More than 1 year ago
Does LKH really need money so bad that she is charging her readers for the first 2 chapters of her yet to be realeased book?? Shame on you! Save your money people - was not worth the money for 33 pages. I am absolutely shocked and so disappointed she is charging her fans for this!!
Charla6321 More than 1 year ago
Sadly I found this special ebook lacking in most everything except for erotic porn (which is what her books are basically with plot). I'm tired of her with all the guys, I get it's a big theme and all but let's get to action beyond the sheets (or water). I started reading her because of the first few books had more action (some sex I guess) but plot galore now - I guess if sex is plot then it's full of it. I suspect this will be my last LKH book :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was what other great authors would have posted for free. Kinda dissapointing and I feel a bit taken. I'm a fan and will buy LKH's next book, but I should have used the money I spent on Beauty on the new book instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her books continue to get closer to porn. Her books started out so good and have spiraled down since This was a total ripoff to loyal fans should have been a freebe if published at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your paying for a teaser for her next book. This was a disappointment .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe that this was actually "published" and sold as a separate entity. It is not a novella or even a short story. This is, at best, a ten minute read - containing nothing more than a single sex scene. The scene is one that could be easily swapped with any of the dozens of sex scenes throughout this series - nothing remotely unique about it. Any other author would have offered this "outtake" on her website for free - but apparently LKH and her publisher think that every single word she writes is gold. Pathetic. Don't waste your money - this "ebook" is garbage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
33 pages only about 15 of which are dedicated to this story. Beauty is just a bathroom sex story with no reason or plot. I love the anita black series but this was a waste of money in a bad economy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am verydisappointed that I paid $3 for a 15 page story!! This should have been free as it is really a teaser for her next book. I have all the Anita Blake books and love them but I feel this is a rop off!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2.99 for 22 pages i cannot believe this. Dont know if i will buy the next book...
Speedyreadher More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your hard earned money. I thought I was getting a book, not 15 pages! Very Sad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I actually paid for this and read it. Love this author and will continue to read her novels....but this...disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have purchased every anita blake book published. I love the series and was upset that it seemed to be ending. Imagine my surprise to see not one but two books coming out!! I purchased both of course but wish this one was longer. This was not really a "book". A little bit disappointed!! I read it in an hour.
amnash More than 1 year ago
I am a big Hamilton fan but I am very sorry I bought this book. What a waste. Starts on page 7, the actual read ends on page 22... I don't care if it was "on the blog" that it was two chapters from her coming book.... I don't have time to check her blog before I buy a book. An "eSpecial!" I thought for sure this would be a short story with Anita only... Maybe on a zombie raising mystery like in her first books. WOW was I disappointed! I will buy her next book because I love her stories, but I am very disappointed that Hamiloton has treated her fans this way! $3 for 15 pages of a story we are going to pay $15 for in a couple days! RIDICULOUS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it, but like other readers said the first 7 pages are title, credits, etc, then the last 14 pages were a preview from Kiss the Dead, so it was really only 12 pages, and while I like LKH I don't think it was worth $0.25/page. It was nice to see Anita, with JC and Asher, but I really feel like I should have just waited.
Origami77 More than 1 year ago
Nothing more than a money grab by the author and publisher. $2.99 for an 18 page sex scene which was deleted from Kiss the Dead plus, a PORTION of chapter one from Kiss the Dead. There is no plot/storyline. It's just sex. Up until now, the first chapter has always been posted free on her website to generate interest among the fans. This year, they want you to pay for it. Numerous other authors have regularly posted outtakes, short stories, novellas on their respective websites as a thank you to their fans. It would seem that due to her declining sales, they're determined to squeeze every last dime they can out of her remaining fans. I didn't feel like being used in that manner, so I returned the ebook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im very disapointed too. She def shouldnt have charged for this. I am not a prude at all but i miss the story line in these books the sex scenes are pretty much all they are anymore! I wasnt expecting this to be just another one def wouldnt have purchased it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a joke, don't waste your $. All it is is a sex scene. No plot, no point, nothing but a long, drawn out sex scene. Might as well put it in Playboy or something, that is all it is fit for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sample should be more than title page. I read this author I wanted first page to verify whether I had already read this or not. I won't be purchasing because of B&N or author's practice of nothing in sample but title page. Forcing to give a star when it isn't appropriate is also bogus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a rip off. Yes its a steamy scene, and the sex is definitely one of the reasons I read Hamilton, however the "story" is just one sex scene. I think it might have been worth it at $0.99 (while most authors would have probably posted it on their web site for free), but at $2.99 it didn't really seem worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BOOO!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LKH has let me down. I feel this was a waste of my time and money
darmy More than 1 year ago
First let me say that I have every Anita Blake novel, in some cases multiple copies because I've wanted to reread one, couldn't find it, so went out and bought another copy. In defense of those who rated this offering a '1', I know how you feel. When 'Micah' came out in paperback I snatched it right up. Then 'Incubus Dreams' came out and wow, haven't I read this before. I'm certain that I did... Yep, 'Micah'. For her other die-hard fans, just because we live on LKH's blog, doesn't mean that her more casual readers do. Shame on you for shaming them (I love irony). Also, having just read the first two pages in the sample, I find it difficult to believe that Laurell herself wrote this. On the surface it appears to be her style, but it just doesn't ring true (I have spent the past few weeks rereading the entire Anita Blake series, so I'm feeling kind of in touch with her right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2.99 for a sex scene....... Cheated doesn't even start to cover what I think.....DO NOT waste your money.... If I had the option of ZERO stars, that would be my choice
Laurahen More than 1 year ago
I am tired of all the sex in LKH's books, lets get back to the action as The Executioner! This story is just an outtake sex scene that got cut from Kiss the Dead. NOT worth $2.99, certainly!