Book Review: Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton

Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 9)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, shape-shifters, werejaguars, animators, serial killer, rape, mutilation, violence against children, and a deluded vampire who likes to wear human body parts as clothing accessories

Rating: MA15+

Length: 596 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 8); Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 7)

Synopsis

In her ninth adventure, vampire hunter Anita Blake owes a favor to a friend-a man almost as dangerous as the ancient evil she’s about to face.

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Book Review: Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton

Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 8)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, werewolves, rotting vampires, night hags (moras), necromancers, demons, torture, mutilation, and a creepy eunuch sorcerer

Rating: MA15+

Length: 418 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 7); Book Review: The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 6)

Synopsis

When she chose master vampire Jean-Claude over her ex-fiancé, alpha werewolf Richard Zeeman, Anita learned that sometimes love is not enough. But though she and Richard won’t be walking down any aisles, she can’t turn her back on him when he’s arrested on a rape charge in Tennessee. Anita knows firsthand that Richard has the morals of a saint—or at least a boy scout. But his guilt or innocence is not the issue. He’s behind bars, and in five days a full moon will rise…

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Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton

Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 7)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, werewolves, wereleopards, wererats, rotting vampires, body snatching vampires (I mean you, Traveler), rape, mutilation, disfigurement, and necromancy

Rating: MA15+

Length: 392 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake , Vampire Hunter Book 6); Book Review: Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 5)

Synopsis

“You can’t trust anyone who sleeps with the monsters.”

That’s what I’ve always said. That’s what I’ve always believed. But now I’m the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. Me, Anita Blake. The woman the vampires call the Executioner. From part of the solution, I’ve become part of the problem. So it hits close to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town — an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property. It’s the monsters who are in danger now. And it’s up the Executioner to save them from the inferno…

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Book Review: The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 6)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, werewolves, and a vampire with progressive virulent disease that mimics the rotting vampire phenomenon (due to trying to go cold turkey and living like a Cullen)

Rating: MA15+

Length: 368 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 5); Book Review: The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 4)

Synopsis

Dating both a vampire and a werewolf isn’t easy. But just to complicate Anita’s already messy life, someone has put a price on her head. Love cannot save her this time, so she turns to Edward, hitman extraordinaire, for help. But finding the person behind the threat won’t be easy, because as both a vampire hunter and zombie reanimator, Anita has made a lot of enemies-both human and otherwise.

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Book Review: Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton

Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 5)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, werewolves, fairies, Rawhead and Bloody Bones, rotting vampires, and pedophiles

Rating: MA15+

Length: 336 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 4); Book Review: Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 3)

Synopsis

In Laurell K. Hamilton’s New York Times bestselling novels, Anita Blake, vampire hunter and animator, takes a bite out of crime-of the supernatural kind. But even someone who deals with death on a daily basis can be unnerved by its power… 

When Branson, Missouri, is hit with a death wave-four unsolved murders-it doesn’t take an expert to realize that all is not well. But luckily for the locals, Anita is an expert-in just the kinds of preternatural goings-on that have everyone spooked. And she’s got an “in” with just the kind of creature who can make sense of the slayings: a sexy master vampire known as Jean Claude.

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Book Review: The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 4)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, shape-shifters, witches, nagas, bigoted policemen, wererats, shifter hunting, and skinning

Rating: MA15+

Length: 352 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 3); Book Review: The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 2)

Synopsis

In Laurell K. Hamilton’s New York Times bestselling novels, Vampire Hunter and zombie animator Anita Blake is an expert at sniffing out the bad from the good. But she’s about to learn that nothing is ever as it seems-especially in matters of the not-so-human heart…

Dating a werewolf with self-esteem issues is stressing Anita out. Especially when something-or someone-starts taking out the city’s shape-shifters.

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Book Review: Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton

Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 3)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, zombies, animators, giant snakes, lamia, and shape-shifters

Rating: MA15+

Length: 320 pages (novel)

Related Posts: Book Review: The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 2; Book Review: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 1)

Synopsis

In Circus of the Damned-now in trade paperback for the first time-a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war. Jean-Claude, the Master Vamp of the city, wants her for his own-but his enemies have other plans. And to make matters worse, Anita takes a hit to the heart when she meets a stunningly handsome junior high science teacher named Richard Zeeman. They’re two humans caught in the crossfire-or so Anita thinks.

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Book Review: The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 2)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, voodoo priests, vaudun priestesses, zombies, animators, death, and human sacrifice

Rating: MA15+

Length: 301 pages

Related Posts: Book Review: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 1); Book Review: Strange Candy by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 0.5)

Synopsis

Harold Gaynor offers Anita Blake a million dollars to raise a 300-year-old zombie. Knowing it means a human sacrifice will be necessary, Anita turns him down. But when dead bodies start turning up, she realizes that someone else has raised Harold’s zombie–and that the zombie is a killer. Anita pits her power against the zombie and the voodoo priestess who controls it.

In The Laughing Corpse Anita will learn that there are some secrets better left buried-and some people better off dead…

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Book Review: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 1)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warning: Violence, vampires, wererats, blood play, pain play, zombies, animators, and ghouls

Rating: MA15+

Length: 355 pages

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Synopsis

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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Book Review: Strange Candy by Laurell K. Hamilton

Strange Candy (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 0.5)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Warnings: Vampires, ghosts, demons, & supernatural baddies of all kinds

Rating: M

Length: 257 pages

Related Posts: Anita Blake Book Challenge

For the purposes of my Anita Blake Book Challenge, I only reviewed the three Anita Blake related short stories that are part of this collection.

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author’s Laurell K. Hamilton’s first short story collection-including an all new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter story.

Known for her darkly violent, stunningly erotic Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels, New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton reveals new dimensions of her talent in these fantastical fairy tales and lush parables as she welcomes readers to the far corners of her fertile imagination.

From a woman who marries into a family of volatile wizards to a couple fleeing a gang of love-hungry cupids, from a girl who seeks sanctuary in the form of a graceful goose to the disgruntled superhero Captain Housework, readers will revel in the many twists and turns of fortune in these unique, sometimes surreal visions. Hardened vampire hunter and zombie animator Anita Blake gets blindsided by the disturbing motives of her clients in the never-before-published “Those Who Seek Forgiveness” and in “The Girl Who Was Infatuated with Death.”

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