Guilty Pleasures



Learn How Anita Blake Started Raising The Dead And Killing The Undead In Guilty Pleasures, The Debut Novel In The 1 New York Times Bestselling Series.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.Guilty Pleasures

Laurell K Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction A 1 New York Times bestselling author, Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics Hamilton is a full time writer and lives in the suburbs of St Louis

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  • Audiobook
  • 10 pages
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • English
  • 26 January 2017
  • 9781101079461

10 thoughts on “Guilty Pleasures

  1. says:

    Okay, so some of the girls asked that I do a review of the Anita Blake series because I mentioned some things that intrigued them.It s not a finished series and usually I would reserve judgment on a series until it comes to its conclusion just in case the author was going somewhere I wasn t expecting.Kind of like that scene out of Austin Powers where Austin s in the bathroom stall with a bad guy and a big Texan man is in the next stall and can only see Austin s feet He hears Austin Powers grunting as he fights the guy, saying, Who does Number 2 work for The Texan guy, thinking that Austin is taking a crap, decides to pitch in and give encouragement to someone who is obviously struggling That s right Show that turd who s boss Well, that s what reading Anita Blake is like You re sitting in the next stall with someone who, nine or so books ago you thought was really nice and normal Suddenly they start to struggle and you want to be encouraging, or you want to tell them to give up, take a laxative and come back later The thing is, at first you...

  2. says:

    This is a massive pan Just a heads up I ve finally given up on this series, though I m embarrassed to say it took me about ten books to get there This is another of those books where I loved the premise, but the execution made me gag Anita is insufferable, self centered and judgmental, and her self justification for her transformation from noli me tangere virgin to super slut is laughable God apparently told her directly that it was okay Whatever The appeal for me was always Richard the werewolf and Jean Claude the vampire, whose relationship was obviously the true love story about to happen, but in later books they don t even appear Contract problems Scheduling conflicts with other projects Why on earth would the author replace the most compelling characters with a series of beta males who Anita can control like she controls every other aspect of this world Well, obviously, because this is Hamilton s fantasy, isn t it Right down to the creation of a ...

  3. says:

    The book belongs to urban fantasy genre it was written long before the term was created So humans did something really stupid in my opinion formed after I finished reading and legalized vampires despite the fact that these creatures need to kill people to exist as everybody knows To justify this I can only say that this is not the first time the humanity acted like complete retards we can all give countless real life modern examples Anita Blake was a reanimator meaning she could raise zombies This skill often comes handy as dead people can tell interesting tales She also did not belong to vampire fan club Bella Swan she was not One day the master vampire of her city offered her a job she could not refuse it was all about the right motivation obviously It seemed somebody was killing innocent huh vampires and Anita was to investigate or lose her life as well as get her friend killed As the title implies Anita had some experience of dealing with annoying bloodsuckers so when they finally got on her nerves she realized it was time to quit acting stupid and start kicking some undead butts Some long awaited action finally came I was very surprised by some things about the book Unlike what reviewers said it did not suck outright In fact it was decent enough I also found Kate Daniels granny Anita For those unfamiliar with the latter lady let me jus...

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  5. says:

    Anita Blake is a vampire hunter slayer among other dealings with the undead occult and she s only in her early twenties Story is told in a first person P.I style which means there s some wry humor as well as a focus totally from the main character s POV PROS 1 Fast read 2 Vampires are similar to the legends but have enough unique differences where we are dealing with something new and enticing 3 Anita is a nice mix of male and female which means she should appeal to both genders 4 Well plotted hardly any gap holes of logic pacing is well done and 5 Big finale climax at the end Satisfying if you like things settled, well, violently Heh CONS 1 Her early books are great I would warn that by book ten she starts to spend too much time in the lovemaking which slows everything down Not an issue in this novel but will be later if you fall for the series as I did CHARACTERS DIALOGUE B to B plus ACTION SCENES B plus STORY PLOTTING B SETTING TON...

  6. says:

    I finally got around to reading Guilty Pleasures, the first Anita Blake book, and can at least see why they re not in the Romance section it s gory and the author doesn t seem to like vampires at all.I know Hamilton s very well established and has a huge fan base, and I know there are lots of other people who don t like her books, so I feel pretty confident I m not going to get lynched by saying I m glad I only spent 2 on this book.I really didn t like it This is partly because I was so often confused, partly because I was very bored, and partly because there s simply no one to like in this book I didn t like Anita, I was very distracted by the way she dresses and the things she thinks about I didn t like any of the humans or other characters the vampires were portrayed in the non romantic cliche way as opposed to the romantic cliche , and I didn t like all the guns The plot is slow and dull and Anita misses some glaringly obvious things and doesn t ask very good questions There were many scenes where I kept thinking What the hell is going on It often didn t make much sense to me at all and seemed to contradict itself, and I am not a stupid person It s like, during the rewrite stage, things got cut out that should have stayed Also, what the hell is a hubba hubba motion with your hand supposed to look like I have never skimmed a book like I did with Guilty Plea...

  7. says:

    This book I loved it the first few times I read it And then Not so much I blame reading Fever right before Also There was something I could not quite put my finger on At first What was it The writing style Everything was fragmented sentences And strangely formal speech Instead of I m, we get I am Instead of I d, we get I would Every Time Even when it does not fit It is like LKH has not yet met an apostrophe I am one of those people, you know the ones.Once I see something, hear something, NOTICE something like that, I cannot un notice it I ll stop with the annoying fragments and the non apostrophes now as I can t even bring myself to write them for an extended period of time, let alone force anyone to read them unlike someone else I could mention.Okay, in all seriousness, don t do what I did Don t read this book after reading Fever because you ll be trying to absorb descriptions of Jean Claude and then the Jericho Barrons that s taken up residence in your head will look out through your eyes and laugh before giving you a heart stopping look of possession that makes you want to s...

  8. says:

    Reread Back in the day, when Anita wasn t a power hungry, nympho This book reminds how great the Anita Blake series once was Here Anita Blake has a job as an animator raising the dead for information for the police force and isn t spending any of her time lazing in bed with her posse of wimpy beauteous men, she even has girlfriends and we are introduced to an intriguing character named Edward I had forgotten all about him This is the book where she meets Jean Claude whose charms she is easily able to resist Vampires are being murdered and master vampire, Nikolaos sp demands her expertise to track down the killer Here Anita is still known as the Executioner and lives by her words I don t date vampires I kill them In order to get information into the secret underground vampire scene she pals around with vampire junkie Phillip Phillip is the first inkling into Hamilton s obsession with weak willed, beautiful man boys who show up and take up residence in later books Phillip s character is than physical perfection th...

  9. says:

    That was something Right, I guess it was ok.How did vampires become common knowledge I understand they became legal 2 years prior to the action in the book, but why How And who is Anita Blake I could not connect with her at all She felt shallow No, not shallow I really can t find the word right now She felt not real, but someone that simply went with the flow, with no actual starting point, or purpose I would like to say she felt like a character in a book, but I love books, so that would be insulting to them.And how on Earth view spoiler did two humans with no spectacular powers kill...

  10. says:

    The engaging start of a wonderful series that morphs into erotica partway through If you like V.I Warshawski, Kinsey Milhone,and other female gumshoes, and you like some fantasy, you will definitely like this series in the beginning Normal world, normal woman, except that vampires and other supernatural critters are real, some have civil rights and coexist with humans or less peacefully, and the protagonist is a 5 2 gun toting butt kicking necromancer Her day job is raising the dead for a company that specializes in it so that answers about wills, etc., can be settled once and for all Her other job is a vampire executioner which makes her a federal marshal, because you can t just run around and stake some poor vampire on sight unless you want to get arrested The monsters are living among the humans now, and Ms Hamilton does a wonderful job of looking at exactly what that would entail What about mixed marriages What kinds of jobs would vampires have How would the ACLU fit into this What about religion And so on and so forth At this point, Anita Blake s world is black and white Vampires bad Humans good There are no shades of gray for Anita This book reads like a decently wri...

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