Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #11)

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Vampire hunter Anita Blake learns what it's like to be at the new end of a centuries-old bloodline-and just how far she'll let herself get pushed around.

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Overview

Vampire hunter Anita Blake learns what it's like to be at the new end of a centuries-old bloodline-and just how far she'll let herself get pushed around.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Laurell K. Hamilton's tough-as-nails vampire executioner and necromancer, Anita Blake, is back with a vengeance in the 11th book of Hamilton's wildly popular series. In Cerulean Sins, the sexy federal marshal is faced with a plethora of problems all at once.

A serial murderer is on the loose around St. Louis, and from the looks of the gruesome crime scenes, it appears to be the work of a rogue werewolf or some kind of insane shape-shifter. Anita's friend Jason is implicated by Dolph Storr, the ill-tempered head of the Regional Preternatural Investigation Team, who appears to be on the verge of a very violent nervous breakdown. While investigating the crime scenes, Anita realizes that two suspicious men are tailing her, and one turns out to be a known international terrorist. The complicated, centuries-long relationship between Jean-Claude and Asher is at a breaking point, and Anita decides to do anything (and I do mean anything) to save not only their relationship with each other but also her relationship with them.

What makes these Anita Blake novels so much fun? Every novel is breakneck-paced, action-packed, and filled with plenty of suspense and unadulterated sensuality. Add to that Hamilton's wicked sense of humor and her adeptness at character building, and this series becomes purely addictive.

Any fan of vampire-related fiction that hasn't already discovered this series should make it a point (no pun intended) to do so as soon as possible. Paul Goat Allen

Publishers Weekly
Anita Blake is one the more fascinating fictional heroines since Scarlet O'Hara-and a hell of a lot more fun than most. Despite her satin lingerie, short skirts and high heels, she kicks both human and non-human bad-guy butt-hard. Having gained immense supernatural powers and become an important force in the vampiric and lycanthropic communities of St. Louis in the 10 previous books, Anita begins this fantastic dark adventure by raising the dead and ends it by tackling a murderous monster. In between, she wades (literally) into a bloody investigation of a preternatural serial killer and (metaphysically and physically) into dangerous vampire politics. ber-vampiress Belle Morte has sent her dreaded surrogate, Musette, to demand that Anita's paramour, Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City, return the vampire Asher to her-a fate worse than a stake through the heart. In order to save Asher, Anita must be both sexually and psychically creative. Anita and the vampires also need head werewolf Richard to help defeat Belle Morte's designs. But can Richard, who recently dumped Anita because she was more "monster" than human, be relied on? Meanwhile, cop Dolph Storr, who's gone violently anti-preternatural, won't let Anita (now a federal marshal) help stop a series of gruesome murders. If this all seems complicated, it's nothing compared to Anita's sex life. There's plenty of the hot stuff, but it's presented with a certain morality and definite hilarity. After unraveling, to the detriment of writing and plot, some character and story line knots in previous bestseller Narcissus in Chains (2001), the author is back on track with the best Blake yet. (Apr.) Forecast: Backed by a coast-to-coast author tour, this is sure to hit bestseller lists-hard. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
In her 11th Anita Blake book (after Narcissus in Chains), Hamilton opens with Belle Morte, a truly nasty member of the Vampire Council, who has sent her retinue to the territory of master vampire Jean-Claude. As a psychic powerhouse as well as Jean-Claude's human servant and lover, Anita is desperately needed at his side. Adding to her list of problems is a series of grisly murders that police suspect are of preternatural origin and that requires her expertise as a vampire hunter to solve. Anita is a smart gal who can think fast and shoot even faster, but her weaknesses revolve around the many men in her life. Jean-Claude is not the only guy to share her bed or need her personal attention. Earlier books in the series focused on a mystery rather than Anita's complex private life and were much more interesting. Still, this is from a best-selling author and should be considered for purchase.-Patricia Altner, Information Seekers, Columbia, MD Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Hamilton abandons her Los Angeles Faerie Princess/private detective Meredith Gentry to return to her long-running St. Louis heroine, Anita Blake, who hunts rogue vampires, sleeps with a werewolf lover, and at times reanimates zombies (as last seen in Narcissus in Chains, 2001). A licensed vampire executioner, Anita herself bears the mark of the wolf and has left a love union with ravishingly beautiful vampire Jean-Claude, her Master, and Micah, shape-shifting King of the St. Louis Leopard pack. As it happens, Anita's union with these two lovers has had a synergistic effect in deepening her own powers and insight into the supernatural. She's also mixed up with her ex-fiancé Richard, an Alpha werewolf, although the two have been apart for a month. All this is set slightly in the future, and Anita is a consultant both for the city and for federal agents bent on investigating preternatural crime. In an ironic scene, we watch her reanimate a corpse to determine whether its previous inhabitant died of a self-inflicted gunshot, a question that bears legally on his will and insurance. When Anita is visited by master vampire Asher, she finds she's up against the European Council of Vampires, which has sent knockout gorgeous but dangerous Musette to check on Jean-Claude. Musette represents Belle Morte, the 600-year-old fountainhead of modern bloodsuckers, to whom Jean-Claude bears allegiance. Does Belle Morte want to move in on St. Louis? Asher warns that killing Musette-or, heaven forbid, Belle Morte-is simply not done. Anita is never logical about her love life, especially her ties with Richard, who dumped her because he longs to be human and she's much too bloodthirsty and comfortable withmonsters. The feds call Anita in when something un-human perpetrates a series of murders. As with the SM joint Narcissus, the new deaths turn on a fun center, Cerulean Sins, an erotic video store for vampires that leads us to father-abused child vampires Valentina and Bartolomé. Sexy as a blue vein. Author tour. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz/Writers House
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515136814
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series , #11
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 127,847
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton
Laurell K. Hamilton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels: A Kiss of Shadows, A Caress of Twilight, Seduced by Moonlight, A Stroke of Midnight, Mistral’s Kiss, as well as fifteen acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novels. She is a full-time writer; she lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.

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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Interviews & Essays

An Interview with Laurell K. Hamilton
The Mother of All Vampire Hunters herself, Laurell K. Hamilton, answered a few questions for Barnes & Noble.com about her wildly successful Anita Blake series and her prolific writing group, the Alternate Historians.

Paul Goat Allen: One of the many things I love about your Anita Blake novels are her sarcastic and irreverent one-liners, spoken and unspoken. They're absolutely priceless! How much fun is it to write these books, and how similar is your sense of humor to Anita's?

Laurell K. Hamilton: It's a lot of fun to write Anita. She gets to say all the things we don't dare, at least silently in her own head. Give me two hours and some paper, and I'm as witty as Anita, on the fly not so much. My sense of humor seems to migrate closer to hers during the writing of a book. It takes about six weeks for the Anita-isms to fade from both my mind and conversation.

PGA: Another noteworthy quality about the Anita Blake novels is the density of plot. Cerulean Sins is no different; there's so much going on simultaneously. How difficult is it to weave plot lines so thick?

LKH: Difficult, sometimes. On the books that are more pure mystery, I just need a plot outline and a mystery outline, or really clue outline. On the books that are more romance- or relationship-involved, I need a plot outline, a mystery outline, a relationship arc outline, and sometimes an overview outline to see how the three interact. It can get quite complex. My outlines are not point by point, but more rambling discussions at first, then the rambling is trimmed down to something closer to a traditional outline, but truly I never do anything very traditional in an outliney sense. But since it works for me, I don't worry about it.

PGA: I can't think of another author or series of books that has so effortlessly crossed genres -- fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, mainstream fiction -- and has such a diverse fan base. Why do you think your Anita Blake novels have become so wildly popular -- with both men and women?

LKH: Search me. I sat down to write what I wanted to read and was lucky enough to find that a lot of other people wanted to read the same thing. I think part of it is the fact that I mix genres. I hear over and over again: I never read horror, but I read you. I never read romance, but I read you. I never read mysteries, but I read you. I never read vampire books, but I read you. So it seems the genre mixing is part of the appeal. Beyond that, the fans, men and women, tell me it's the characters. They love the characters.

PGA: You've acknowledged your writing group, the Alternate Historians (which includes authors Deborah Millitello, Marella Sands, Sharon Shinn, and Mark Sumner, among others) in several novels. How important is the group in your writing process?

LKH: Early on they were essential. My writing group didn't make me a better writer at first; they made me a better editor of my own work. I believe that editing your own words is a skill harder to learn, and harder to keep sharp, then the writing. As a writing group, we have one of the most prolific track records that I'm aware of. Between our little group, we have sold over 40 novels, uncounted short stories (mainly because I've lost count), and no other group that I'm aware of began with nothing sold and has that track record. You will not be able to trace the 40 books using the names listed; some members of the group, not me, have written under various pseudonyms. We all have our different areas of expertise. Between us all, we have degrees in anthropology, biology, computer technology, geology, literature of various kinds, history, and that's just the official degrees that I can bring to mind. We then go out to our areas of hobby, or just things we've picked up, sometimes through research, sometimes not. Genealogy, herbs, ancient medicine, folklore, mythology, fisheries, archaeology, physics, caves, scuba diving, and the list could go on. When one of us has a particular research question, we often find that someone else in the group knows the answer or can recommend a book or article. I've always felt privileged to be a part of the Alternate Historians, and that has not changed.

PGA: Ever dressed up as a vampire (or vampire hunter) for Halloween? What was your most memorable Halloween costume?

LKH: Once, because I already owned a black velvet skirt outfit and didn't have to buy anything. Most memorable Halloween costume? Hmm. Perhaps the year that my entire family did their first theme costumes. My daughter was Tinker Bell, I was Wendy, and my husband was Peter Pan. He wore green tights in an area of the Midwest where that doesn't go over all that well. Brave man. Last year we all did characters from the J. K. Rowling books.

PGA: Can you give your fans a hint as to what the 12th book in the Anita Blake series will be about?

LKH: No hinting. I'm really bad at hinting. I always give too much away. Sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2009

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    Great read!

    I've read this series from book 1 (Guilty Pleasures) and have loved each book. Anita has become such a complex character and her supporting cast members are enigmatic and beautifully created. Yes, the books are much different than they were in the first few installments, but I don't believe that to be a bad thing.
    Cerulean Sins carries on with a character introduced in the previous book (Narcissus in Chains). This character is Belle Morte, the vampire who turned Anita's boyfriend, Jean Claude, into a vampire. She also created Asher, Jean Claude's second in command. Both men are former lovers of Belle Morte. She is insulted (to put it mildly) that both Jean Claude and Asher chose to leave her, as she considers herself the most desirable woman/vampire in the world. Thus, she sends her second in command vampire to "visit" Jean Claude's territory. The troubles that this visit causes are the central plot in the story (and there's definitely a couple surprises). There is also a sub-plot involving a series of murders that Anita helps to solve.
    Some readers of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter books believe the series has gone downhill since Anita began engaging in sex with multiple partners as a result of a condition passed on to her from Jean Claude. This condition (called the arduer) causes the person to experience intense sexual desire until "fed". I don't believe this is a problem in the books, or just an excuse for Anita to have sex. I think this condition represents the only thing Anita has found that she can't yet control or kill. It's something she has to face head-on and must be patient with until she learns control. In the books leading up to Narcissus in Chains, where Anita first learns she has the arduer, there are references to her reliance on guns to control situations. I think the arduer is to teach Anita that guns won't solve all her problems. Plus, she's not having sex with random people on the streets and, considering the length of the book, I didn't feel there were too many sex scenes in this book. I never felt like I wanted to just get past the sex and get on to the plot, as I do with some books.
    I think the Anita Blake series is still going strong and Laurell K. Hamilton continues to add new elements of surprise.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

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    Overall Good...

    I love the characters of this series, and this book started out particularly strong and witty. Somewhere in the middle, it got a bit repetitive, almost like Hamilton forgot she had already covered some things. Either way, I still enjoyed it thoroughly, and look forward to seeing where the story goes next. If you like this series, you will definitely like the Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur, the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, and perhaps the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

    Amazingly series with action, romance, eroticism , horror and humor. This series has it all!

    I started the Anita Blake series out of order with Cerulean Sins and fell in love with the story and characters. I became a fan immediately and promptly bought the whole series. The first book Guilty Pleasures was bit dissapointing because it was very short and also because Anita's introduction to Jean Claude was not fully developed. The story line got extremely interesting after The Killing Dance, when Anita chooses Jean Claude over Richard (werewolf). My favorites in the series where Blue Moon (the section with Raina's Munin invokes the mating ritual was heart stopping and also I was so glad when Richard and Anita get together), Obsidian Butterfly (full of gore but kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time especially the part of the zombies at the hospital in the maternity ward!. Relationship development with Ted/Edward and his team of assassins and the Master Vampire, she was scary) Narcisus in Chains (the exploration of the SM and Bondage was very vivid and fascinating as well as the introduction of the ardeur and Anita with Michah), Incubus Dreams (personal favorite, HOT, HOT, HOT, what can I say I love Nathaniel, he is one of my favorites), Dansce Macabre (loved the cookie monster/Haven, was dissapointed she was able to resist making him her werelion to call), The Harlequin (LOVED it , the action was amazing especially the fight scene at the hospital with the weretigress Soledad) and Skin Trade (loved the developing plot around the weretigers and curious to see if Anita will choose a king among them like Victor he is hot, also loved the transition of the Wicked Truth into Anita's "food menu"). This series combines horror, action, erotic romance and some humor (Anita is a tough cookie and I love how she considers weapons as part of her dressing accessories). If you wish to escape to a new world of fantasy and excitement this is the series for you!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2009

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    Another Excellent Anita Blake novel

    I loved this one. You have to be familiar with Anita Blake and how she has gotten to this point, this is not a stand-alone read. To fully understand her thoughts, her actions, and her relationships, don't pick this up and start here, start from Guilty Pleasures.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2008

    A reviewer

    This isnt a book you can just pick off the shelf and read, you have to read the other books of the line. The Anita Blake books are a collection, and this is near the end of the line. Start with Guilty pleasures. Anyone who thinks this one was horrable didnt read the others. And those who are annoyed with Richared and the Aurder are just feeling the way Anita is. These books have a tendency to have you feed off the Main characters emotions. And all the metaphyisical stuff and sex is just a journy in Anitas life. Theres a reason for everything kids. Philip had a small part in the first book, but he forshadowed how Anita would be with other Characters, and told why she cares so deeply. Think outside the box people

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2006

    Horrible

    This book, without a doubt, is on that list of the worst books I have ever read. Anita, the main character, has no personality in this story. She has no outstanding attributes. She's just the one everyone else wants to have sex with. All the supporting characters? All the people who want to have sex with her. The plot was not developed to the point where there was no plot at all, other than Anita having sex. The author tried to throw in some mystery and crime in, but it just seemed so random and out of place because there was no plot to support it! I couldn't connect with the characters because they had no personalities and nothing about this book interested me. I was very disappointed in this book and would not recommend buying it ever.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2006

    More Ardeur-as-Plot

    This is a continuation of Hamilton's policy in later Anita Blake books to replace the plot with ardeur driven sex. It's a little better than some of the others, but that's not saying a whole lot. It wouldn't be that bad if Hamilton was better at doing sex scenes, but really they're just dull. So dull you find yourself turning pages looking for it to be over, but since it's most of the book by the time you're done skipping the sex you've only read a short story.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    Too much sex

    A friend of mine pesterred me for years to read this series. I started out with book 1 and immediately became addicted. The last few books, tho (I've read through "Micah") have become more like an XXX story with a little bit of zombie raising & a few vampire kills. Mostly she's having sex with every creature she meets, the ardeur is tedious and a little (?) over the top. I had intended to buy a few more in the series, but after re-reading I got sick of the highly descriptive passages of unrelenting (and increasingly violent) sex and the neediness of all the "men" she surrounds herself with. Tired of reading about "pile of puppies" (how many times can she mention that in 2 pages?). I definitely wouldn't recommend this series for anyone under 21, and am disappointed in the direction the overall story has taken.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Love this women!

    Love them all, love them keep them coming! Thanks so much!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Absolutely love this series! Though you don't have to read it in order as each book is a story in itself, it is best to start with book one. There are quit a few back stories and characters that you might be confused with if you don't start at the beginning. Anita Blake is a great no holds barred character, kills without mercy, loves with total abandon. These books progress in sexual fantasy and can be detailed, if you are not a fan of that type of writing these books may not be for you. Happy reading!

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    i've read all the previous anita blake books...but i'm starting

    i've read all the previous anita blake books...but i'm starting to get disappointed in them. nothing wrong with sex, but i've never been into romance novels...and it seems that's the main content lately. not so much zombie raising & vampire hunting...as anita trying to deal with this ardeur.
    i find much of the story to be repetitive from previous books...things said, who is who...just some of the same repetitious lines.

    i WAS REALLY enjoying this series, until the last book & this one.
    oh well. it just seems as though anita has turned into this whiny, unsure, mememe...person. not as much 'action'...most of the action is in the bed, or car, or where ever.

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Only if you have read all the other books first. Yo would be totally lost on all the characters if you do not start from book 1.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Seriously too short and not enough detail

    An erotic book needs detail and lots of it. Thus book seriously lacks there....bad. Also, had the author added the badly needed detail it would have also made for a longer read. Very disappointing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Love it!

    I love the series very much. Love the story lines and everyting inbetween. No complaint whatsoever

    Add me as a friend z a r a t e . l u z 1 3 2 6 @ a t t . n e t :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Awesome as always

    I love how the author writes. It is always important to stand up for your friends and for public safety and Anita always does. It is just that in her world it might have to involve her gun or a swat team. She has her tired days but now she is starting to find some balance that allows some comfort to her personaly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Boo!

    I loved the series up until 10. I have now read up to 14 hoping the "sucubis" phase would pass and the books would be about action again. I am no prude, but these books are all about sex and who all she is having sex with. If i wanted trashy romance novels i would buy my books at the supermarket. It's a shame. Stop now! Dont waste anymore money! They dont get better after this. 1-9, great reads.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Disjointed mess

    I have now read my last book of the series. I don't mind a little sex in a book... but I insist on a plot that tells a flowing story... PICK A MONSTER AND STICK WITH HIM! By the end of the book, Anita had had sex wtith every man that breathed and 4 others thrown in. The only ones she missed were the law enforcement officiers. Doff, the one character I liked, HAS GONE MENTAL. I am now finding another series. BLECK!

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    Posted October 27, 2011

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

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    This book I feel ties Anita even more closely to all of her 'monsters'. She has definitely become much closer to being one of them, which seems to help with the RPIT stuff she is called on to do. A little more sex than I'd like, but I don't think it is there for no reason. It is something else in her life she needs to learn to control. I can't wait to get started on the next book!

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

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    Another Great Book

    I am so impressed with this book. After awhile.you would think Laurell would write a bad book, but this is not it! Love this book.I cant wait to read book 12!

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