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by Dorothy Hamilton, James J. Ponter

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Jason 2.9 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 86 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my cup of tea at all! sorry i pre ordered without seeing a synopsis . It's nothing but some rather boring erotica. I miss the original style of her books , back when they had plot , mystery and lot's of action .i'm sure many will disagree but LKH needs to leave her personal life and agenda out of this series .i don't object to her lifestyle but i'm tired of being overcharged to read stories that are essentially just LKH working through her own angst .write a new series for that instead of destroying the original charachter in this series . Please bring back the kick ass Anita we all fell in love with not this wimpy stand in . Btw this was (thankfully) short even for a novella it's right around 90 pgs the rest is previews .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was 2hrs of my life that I'll never get back! Could've been a sidenote in the next book. Felt like an exerpt from Laurell's life, unneccessary to the storyline she has created. Was a huge fan, but am fading fast....
BlackestStars21 More than 1 year ago
I was excited to see a new Anita Blake book coming out. Now I'm sorry I pre-ordered it. The entire book could have been shortened and inserted into the next actual book coming out. Its nothing but sex... and to be honest the sex scenes in other books have been much more interesting than this entire book. If you're interested in reading a good old fashioned Anita Blake kicking ass and taking names book DONT PURCHASE THIS.
mrsd1411 More than 1 year ago
This book is so bad that I couldn't even force myself to finish it. Laurell doesn't even care enough anymore to try and produce a product worth reading. The sex scenes have become so bad that you know she is writing them to fill pages because she has no plot. What a bad showing!
Ignite_the_Night More than 1 year ago
It says the book is 304 pages. It feels like a short story. And in this case, a one note, short story. It's sex. There is nothing else. One, multiperson, too many issues, too much talking, hard to imagine, impossible to believe, unrealistic, orgy.  The issues, discussed ad nauseam, would kill any mood. And without spoilers and keeping a PG rating, I can't imagine how anyone could "see" the lessons being taught between Anita and JJ. I expect sex in Anita Blake books, but I expect more too. What happened to Anita having a life and a job?
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Laurell K. Hamilton brings readers a short novella from the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, Jason. This is a novella that essentially lets readers see inside the head of a succubus. It's full of everything sexual. From talks at the breakfast table to full on poly-amorous adventures. Anita is somewhat into BDSM and she's exploring the bi-sexual side of things. Jason, a friend and lover is having an issue with love of his life and he needs Anita to help him work it out, in more ways than one. I have read several of the books in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, and I've liked them all. The first few books in the series are really enjoyable reads for anyone interested the paranormal. The premise however has changed over the course of the series and Anita has undergone a lot of character growth and has become a lot more sexual in nature, as have the books. The latest novella in the series, Jason continues to explore Anita's sexuality and preferences. Some readers are going to enjoy that. Hamilton has a huge following with this series and in part the sexual content is a big draw. But some readers are going to find it more of the same old thing. Anita is a succubus and as such I expect the books to carry a high concentration of sexuality. You can't really write a succubus character and not have that. That's what it all about. It's central to that type of paranormal character. So, I wasn't surprised at the overall sexiness of this particular story. But there were a few things that didn't quite match up to what I generally expect from this author. Usually, Hamilton gives readers the strong sexual stuff, but she also gives them another avenue to explore, like a mystery of some type or even some zombie related issues for Anita to solve. Not this time. Perhaps it was the shorter format or maybe Hamilton just wanted to write a story that was completely focused on Anita's sexuality. Whatever the reason, there isn't a whole lot other than sex going on in this novella. It does help the reader see into Anita's psyche where it comes to sexuality but that's about it. Anita is a lot of things when it comes to sex. She has tons of sexual partners, she likes it rough, she is exploring both men and women and she has some BDSM tendencies. That'a pretty hard sell in some ways, but she is a succubus so I guess that is supposed to explain it all. I just felt like I needed a little more reason to believe that one person could be all those things. I read erotica and though this book doesn't go that far, I don't think I've ever read a character, succubus or otherwise that is quite as active as Anita in this book and in the last several books in the series. I feel a little let down by that for some reason. I think I would have liked it better had she settled into one of those sexual activities and not all at the same time. Then Hamilton could have honed in on what Anita needed sexually and explored that in a lot greater detail. This novella just felt a little too full of too many different things, sexually speaking. Bottom Line: If you are a fan of the series and have read every book, than I expect you'll probably read this one as well. If you have possibly had some issues with the last few books in the series, this is probably a little more of the same. I wanted more plot, I wanted one aspect of Anita's sexuality to explore and I honestly wanted better sexual language.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
If you don't like the sex part of the Anita Blake series skip this one and wait for Dead Ice where you will get more of Anita at work. Jason is more about Jason trying to get his girlfriend to understand his kink and Anita trying to get a grip on her relationship with Jade. Always fun watching Anita struggle emotionally but yeah I want more Animator/Marshall action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jason was a major disappointment. It is well written soft core porn but I expect more than bedroom interludes from Anita. The entire book is an exploration of intimate relationships and has none of the detective/police/mystery/action elements common to all of the other books in the series. While this may be a glowing recommendation for some I'm planning to return it.
Elaine54 More than 1 year ago
Nothing but porn.  What a waste of time.  Glad I borrowed this instead of buying it.
ElaineReads More than 1 year ago
This book was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review. "Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don't. If you get it, then you don't really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don't get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it makes sense." But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or she'll leave you. Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things. She plans to keep sleeping with women, because Jason can't meet that need, just like she can't meet Jason's need for rough sex and bondage. J.J. doesn't understand why Jason isn’t content to go elsewhere for a need she can’t fulfil, so Jason asks Anita to help him explain. Anita is having her own relationship growing pains with her only female lover ever, Jade. Jason suggests that J.J. might be able to help Anita with her girl problem, while she helps him with his kinky explanations. With some encouragement from a few other lovers in Anita's life she reluctantly agrees, and J. J. makes plans to fly into town for an experience that none of them will ever forget. I love the Anita Blake books. Some of them more than others, just like any other series, but I love them. I know a lot of reviewers have issues with the extended sex scenes, but I enjoy them. This book, however, starts out as being about just the sexual relationships. It has too much dialogue with nothing else happening. There is no plot besides the relationships. There is not a bad guy/vampire/demon/etc. for Anita to fight. It is all about the people. And you know what? It worked. I especially liked the fact that Anita is forced into recognizing she can’t be the emotional support for everyone she is linked to. She has said that before, but in this book I believe she really accepts it and realizes she has to take a stand with some of her partners. My main criticism of the book is that neither Jean Claude nor Micah make an appearance. I love both of these characters and I want my fix! However, beautiful, beautiful Nathaniel does have a large part, so I guess I can’t complain too much. Yes, this book is all about the relationships, especially the sexual relationships, but it really does add a lot to Anita’s emotional growth. I can’t wait to see how that is manifested in the next book: Dead Ice. The release date is June 5th, 2015.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a story mostly about JJ relationship to Jason, and her introduction to how things are with him and the rest of the crew.  Sex and JJ, Anita, Nate, Jason, and some Jade.  Truthfully, the excert for the next book,  might keep me reading this series, I'm not the biggest fan of books that are only sex, when the series didn't start that way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The description on the back of the book is true. That is what this short novella is about. If you care enough about the character that is Anita and the struggles she goes through trying to manage her love life and the relationships with those she cares about you will enjoy this look at her life. While she is not fighting some supetnatural evil sometimes your personal life can be the hardest battle of all. And yes there is a good bit of sex, but I like that so its fine with me. tl;dr - If you want a story about Anita hunting monsters this is not the story for you. If you like reading how Anita tries to cope with emotional and interpersonal relationships with those she considers hers then give this book a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I get it your into a poly lifestyle maybe less info about the politics of that and more story! I read the synopsis though so it was my fault for buying. But really prefer Anita fighting than talking about her lifestyle.
LibraryDragon More than 1 year ago
I love Hamiltons characters so I keep coming back, but have been frustrated for awhile with lack of plot and weaker writing. This one in partiucular felt like there were blocks of text that were lecturing or explaining to readers. It's a conversation and a very sex scene inturrupted by talking which I guess is a flip from some of the books which seemed like very conversation or confrontation were interrupted with a sex scene. Hoping that Hamilton will work more on balancing plot and sex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been with this series since book 1. I have no idea whar this books purpose was at all. Whether you are a series reader or first timer just skip this book. No story advancement no plot no anything. I am still at a loss.
Coba_Roba More than 1 year ago
It had been a while since a new Anita book had come out, so of course, I purchased this one immediately. I had already ebbed my anticipation with the knowledge that this was not going to be a full novel. I was hooked in the first chapter; but it quickly became all about the sex. I know this book series is known for being very sexy; but I had to put the book down. I find myself skipping sex scenes, sometimes there are just too many of them. This book made me question 'am I a prude by skipping around or does this book have no purpose to serve other than a debut for more multiple sex partner endevours and I'm hoping for more?' This book will sit in my e-library untouched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll never get this time back. Where is the mystery and busting up bad guys???? sigh. Laurell needs to get her head out of her current lifestyle and get back to writing.
IceLady87 More than 1 year ago
This piece showed a generous amount of character growth. To read about Anita becoming more comfortable with herself and her lovers is refreshing. This isn't for the squeamish, as Laurell always pushes the limits with her view on polyamorous relationships. I'm ready for "Dead Ice"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Disappointed in this book. She could have done so much more with this. I love her writing and this series, but not this one. I truly hope her next one is back on track with her previous writing capabilities.
Trouble8857 More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this series because it is such a unique spin on the vampire/paranormal theme. That being said this book was a complete waste. It was basically porn and I usually don't mind some steamy reading. This series has seriously fizzled out for me. I've seen that another is already out for pre-order but I don't think I can suffer through another one. She had a good thing going but it's time to end it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too angsty. No story to speak of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to love her books in the begining. Now I can barley stand them! This book just shows how much Anita has changed into a weak polyamorous women. That's the other problem with this book promoting polyamory. No I don't have a problem with poly. But poly is not just about f***ing it's about love. She doesn't even love have the people she's sleeping with. I think Laurell is putting to much of her own life into her books. I'm just sick of it Anita started out this great kick ass person. Into this weak willed sex slave. I want the old Anita Back!! To me she's no different then Nathaniel! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately; I was not moved by Jason.  I love LKH and the Anita Series, however I have to agree, it feels like sex to fill pages.  And Anita is waning out of her own books because there are so many other characters in her life.  I'm not sure I remember who's in the main house and who's in the "outhouse".  I miss the action and surprise plot twists that do not involve sex or the ardeur.  At one point I forgot which series I was currently reading as Anita and Merry are so super close in plot and sex right now.  Also, I was having some difficulty understanding who's perspective the "voice" was - almost like I was along for the ride as the scenes shifted during an after school tv show.  Jason did shed light on Anita getting sick and tired of being needed/wanted.  We need to see her energized and ready to take on the baddies of the world, not complain that she has too much on her personal plate.  That's just too much reality
sl75 More than 1 year ago
What has happened to this series?  UGH.  This book was so boring and tedious.  I am beyond sick of Anita's insecurities and her emotional struggles.  I She is  now officially pathetic and annoying.   Done.  
Owlwatcher More than 1 year ago
I have always considered myself a HUGE LKH fan, but I am losing my love of her writing. I know characters grow and evolve, however, is there really an need for a book that has no substance other then sex . I am no prude, I love a good, hot scene, but  this book is a waste of time.