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Laurell K. Hamilton

Author of Guilty Pleasures

191+ Works 142,449 Members 2,636 Reviews 529 Favorited

About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on February 19, 1963. She received degrees in English and biology from Marion College, which is now Indiana Wesleyan University. She writes the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series and the Meredith Gentry series. (Bowker Author Biography)

Series

Works by Laurell K. Hamilton

Guilty Pleasures (1993) 8,671 copies
The Laughing Corpse (1994) 6,323 copies
Circus of the Damned (1995) 6,012 copies
Bloody Bones (1996) 5,774 copies
The Lunatic Cafe (1996) 5,638 copies
The Killing Dance (1997) 5,588 copies
Obsidian Butterfly (2000) 5,437 copies
Burnt Offerings (1998) 5,414 copies
Blue Moon (1998) 5,376 copies
A Kiss of Shadows (2000) 5,178 copies
Narcissus in Chains (2001) 5,176 copies
Cerulean Sins (2003) 5,044 copies
Incubus Dreams (2004) 4,738 copies
Danse Macabre (2006) 4,456 copies
Micah (2006) 4,246 copies
A Caress of Twilight (2002) 4,154 copies
Seduced by Moonlight (2004) 3,907 copies
The Harlequin (2007) 3,822 copies
A Stroke of Midnight (2005) 3,557 copies
Mistral's Kiss (2006) 3,217 copies
Blood Noir (2008) 3,142 copies
A Lick of Frost (2007) 2,839 copies
Skin Trade (2009) 2,675 copies
Swallowing Darkness (2008) 2,447 copies
Flirt (2010) 2,209 copies
Bullet (2010) 2,066 copies
Bite (2004) — Contributor — 1,962 copies
Divine Misdemeanors (2009) 1,897 copies
Hit List (2011) 1,635 copies
Strange Candy (2006) 1,589 copies
Nightseer (1992) 1,562 copies
Cravings [Anthology 4-in-1] (2004) — Contributor — 1,349 copies
Kiss the Dead (2012) 1,252 copies
Affliction (2013) 1,056 copies
Out of This World (2001) — Contributor — 1,007 copies
A Shiver of Light (2014) 841 copies
Death of a Darklord (1995) 775 copies
Dead Ice (2015) 739 copies
Nightshade (1992) 623 copies
Crimson Death (2016) 623 copies
Jason (2014) 605 copies
Never After (Anthology 4-in-1) (2009) — Contributor — 544 copies
Club Vampyre (1997) 535 copies
The Midnight Café (1997) 497 copies
Serpentine (2018) 485 copies
Black Moon Inn (1998) 371 copies
Sucker Punch (2020) 349 copies
Beauty (2012) 275 copies
Rafael (2021) 245 copies
A Terrible Fall of Angels (2021) 219 copies
Dancing (2013) 204 copies
Anita Blake, Books 1-4 (2003) 200 copies
Smolder (2023) 194 copies
Micah | Strange Candy (2007) 136 copies
Fantastic Hope (2020) — Editor — 136 copies
Nightshade Tavern (2005) 121 copies
Slay (2023) 108 copies
Wounded (2016) 103 copies
Shutdown {short story} (2013) 60 copies
Anita Blake, Books 11-15 (2011) 39 copies
Anita Blake, Books 6-10 (2011) 28 copies
Anita Blake, Books 16-19 (2011) 18 copies
Anita Blake, Book 1-7 (2006) 15 copies
Quick Bites: Fiction to Sink Your Teeth Into (2004) — Contributor — 12 copies
Anita Blake, Books 1-9 (1993) 10 copies
Micah | Danse Macabre (2010) 5 copies
Selling Houses (2007) 4 copies
A Clean Sweep 4 copies
Anita Blake, Books 1-12 (2006) 4 copies
Anita Blake, Books 1-15 (2008) 4 copies
Blue Moon [Abridged] (2010) 2 copies
Anita Blake, Books 14-16 (2007) 2 copies
Anita Blake, Books 1-14 (2011) 2 copies
De dd̜e vk̄ner (2011) 1 copy
Website 1 copy
Geese 1 copy
Resti mortali (2013) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Living Dead (2008) — Contributor — 921 copies
Sword and Sorceress VII (1990) — Contributor — 318 copies
Sword and Sorceress VIII (1991) — Contributor — 310 copies
Superheroes: All-Original Adventures of All-New Heroes (1995) — Contributor — 216 copies
Spells of Wonder (1989) — Contributor — 119 copies
Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name (2009) — Contributor — 105 copies
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Contributor — 76 copies
Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird (2023) — Contributor — 42 copies
Noir Fatale (2019) — Contributor — 37 copies
Dragon Magazine, No. 165 (1991) 18 copies
Blood Sample Box Set (7-in-1) (2010) — Contributor — 7 copies

Tagged

Anita Blake (6,614) Anita Blake Series (1,115) anthology (786) dark fantasy (1,030) ebook (1,262) erotica (1,473) fae (447) faeries (977) fairies (452) fantasy (8,098) fiction (7,102) hardcover (599) horror (3,827) Kindle (408) Laurell K. Hamilton (1,068) magic (904) Meredith Gentry (1,518) mystery (1,430) necromancer (470) necromancy (511) own (586) paperback (508) paranormal (4,083) paranormal romance (1,893) read (1,837) romance (2,909) science fiction (782) series (1,991) sex (420) sff (539) shapeshifters (1,551) short stories (479) supernatural (2,049) to-read (3,166) urban fantasy (5,534) vampire (3,615) vampire hunter (658) vampires (7,553) werewolves (2,752) zombies (998)

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Reviews

Skim, Skim, Skim, Skim, Done.

I wasn't getting dragged down into the depths of rehash hell with every other page, so I skimmed until I got to something interesting. Dialogue, action, something other than what I already knew.

Plotholes, but some good. Not the worst, not the best, but it was good.
 
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Library_Breeder | 5 other reviews | May 13, 2024 |
This sequel was more interesting than the first book. The story was original and dark in a good way.
We get Anita's backstory, which makes her more relatable and interesting. She also starts going a bit dark and questions her morality.
 
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Levitara | 84 other reviews | Apr 5, 2024 |
There was enough good that it got saved from 2 star, but honestly, if I was reading this series instead of listening to it I would have been done with it long ago. Because the bad parts are really frustrating.

I don't know why I keep on going. Maybe I just want to see how low it will go. Maybe it's just easy to listen to when multitasking. Maybe because I know if I stop now, I will never return to it again and I hate leaving series unfinished (not that there is any final book in sight). Maybe because I see some better rated books in the future...… (more)
 
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Levitara | 58 other reviews | Apr 5, 2024 |
I am done. Curiosity is not a good enough reason to waste my time with this series.

There were some things that were pushing me to continue with this series, even when the problems started to really pile up for me. Namely, I enjoyed some of the characters and the conversations, which often went surprisingly deep. Like talking about emotions and mental problems and traumas. But it's just not worth going through all the mess to find these pearls.

The mess being progressively weirder sexual scenes. Anita getting constant power-ups that warrant more sexual scenes because her power is tied to sex. All the vampire-related drama which always includes vampires torturing someone because apparently, that's how we raise the stakes. And I could go on. A lot of things just started feeling very copy-and-paste too.… (more)
 
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Levitara | 66 other reviews | Apr 5, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
191
Also by
13
Members
142,449
Popularity
#45
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
2,636
ISBNs
1,118
Languages
16
Favorited
529

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