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Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
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Title:Guilty Pleasures
Authors:Laurell K. Hamilton
Info:Ace Books (1995), Mass Market Paperback
Collections:Your library
Tags:horror, novel, Anita Blake, vampires, vampire romance, mass market paperback

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Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton (1993)

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It's been so long since I first read this book that I forgot how much I enjoyed Laurell K Hamilton's writing. I am going to re-read the entire series before I hop over to the faery series.

This book has everything a girl could want in an urban fantasy...guns, knives, zombies, vampires, were-rats...I could go on but there really is no need. I love the world that Laurell built in this book and the amazing character of Anita. I'll keep reading..I know it goes off the rails a bit but it will be nice to see where it ends up after all this time once I'm through. ( )
  mojo09226 | Nov 12, 2015 |
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. I ate this series up. Beware that it gets darker and kinkier (oftentimes bizarre) as the series progresses. You'll know by the first book if this is your type of thing. If not, stop here. I thought it was fun to get absorbed into this strange little world. ( )
  AddictedToMorphemes | Aug 7, 2015 |
Anita Blake raises people from the dead and, on the side, hunts vampires. Lately there have been vampires being murdered. The high ranking vampires hire Anita (a.k.a. The Executioner), to find out who has been killing these vampires. This puts Anita in some tricky spots, as she will likely be killed herself if she can’t solve these murders.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to think of it, but it was pretty good. I do like vampire/supernatural books, but I wasn’t sure how far into erotica she was going to go. I hear there’s more of that later in the series. For now, I might continue reading some of the Anita Blake books, until she gets too much into the erotica angle. ( )
  LibraryCin | May 12, 2015 |
While the storyline was good and the characters were pretty good the was a lot of things that were just too graphic or just plain gross and that really turned me off.

The narrator did a bang up job but I found all the punctuating music annoying and distracting from the story.

Over all 2.5 Stars ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Apr 17, 2015 |
"Guilty Pleasures" has become one of my guilty pleasures! I picked up this mostly due to the fact that it was fantasy and had the word Vampire in it. This book had me hooked from the first chapter. Laurell K. Hamilton has put a wonderful spin on the overused vampire genre. Beware though this book isn't for the faint of heart ! It's full of gore and saucy moments.

The moment Antia Blake is introduced I fell in love with her. She's a tiny spitfire filled with sarcastic humor and a complete badass. As a necromancer and vampire hunter she is every undead creatures nightmare come to life. Anita Blake has earned her title as the Executioner. Antia is short has tons of curly hair and isn't perfect.She has scars and a personality that's just kick-ass. Honestly she is a believable character that isn't boring because she is more like an actual woman in real life and isn't portrayed as being this sex goddess who is model thin with perfect features. Frankly those perfect female characters have become boring and a character like Anita Blake is refreshing. You'll be rooting for her throughout the entire book. Though the one character you will have an instant crush on is the vampire Jean Cluade. He is the personification of sex on leather clad legs and knee high boots.Usually these characters can be quite boring but he has layers and you can't help but fall for his charm even though he's one of the undead that Antia has sworn to protect the living from.

The spin that this book has put on vampires and other supernatural creatures is intriguing , because in this world they are considered normal in everyday life. Hamilton has mixed these two worlds in a wonderful manner that it makes the book into something you've never read before. It's worth picking up to try as long as you read it when no one else is around! "Guilty Pleasures" is a great naughty read that has a plot and love able characters as well as some truly evil characters that will make you want to read the rest of the sinfully good books in this series. ( )
  Jennamarie96 | Feb 23, 2015 |
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To Gary W. Hamilton, who doesn't like scary things, but who read this book anyway.
To Gary W. Hamilton, my husband, who doesn't like scary things, but who read this book anyway.
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wikipedia.com- Anita Blake lives in St. Louis, Missouri, in a world where magic, vampires, werewolves, and the like are "out of the closet" and, in some cases, even legal. Anita is an "animator," with the ability to raise or inter zombies. She uses this ability in employ at "Animators, Incorporated," where she raises the dead for various purposes including murder investigations, will explanations, and other legal services. Anita also works as a "vampire executioner," killing vampires (by court order) and advising the police on supernatural crimes. This first book takes place in July when Anita is 24.

In Guilty Pleasures, Anita is blackmailed by Nikolaos, the vampire master of the city, into investigating a series of vampire murders. During the course of this investigation, Anita begins her relationship with Jean-Claude, another master vampire, and receives two of the four marks necessary to make her Jean-Claude's "human servant." Ultimately, Anita identifies the murderer, but by that point has sufficiently antagonized Nikolaos and her underlings that she is forced to confront them. Ultimately, with help from Jean-Claude and Edward, a human associate who specializes in assassinating supernatural targets, Anita kills Nikolaos and many of her followers, making Jean-Claude master of the city.
My name is Anita Blake. Vampires call me The Executioner. What I call them isn't repeatable.Ever since the Supreme Court granted the undead equal rights, most people think vampires are just ordinary folks with fangs. I know better. I've seen their victims. I carry the scars...

But now a serial killer is murdering vampires -- and the most powerful bloodsucker in town wants me to find the killer...
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Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is a necromancer and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law--as long as they don't get too nasty. Now someone's killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees--with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting--to help figure out who and why.

Trust is a luxury Anita can't afford when her allies aren't human. The city's most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 10-year-old girl. The second most powerful vampire, Jean-Claude, is interested in more than just Anita's professional talents, but the feisty necromancer isn't playing along--yet. This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters--both dead and alive.

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Vampire hunter Anita Blake must shift her attention from catching vampires to helping them when she is hired to stop a serial killer from murdering any more vampires.

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