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1. The Historian
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2. Mistral's Kiss: A Meredith Gentry
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3. Johnny The Homicidal Maniac: Director's
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4. Danse Macabre (Anita Blake Vampire
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5. Definitely Dead (Southern Vampire
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6. Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower,
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7. Every Which Way But Dead
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8. Wolves of the Calla (The Dark
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9. Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake,
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10. Blue Moon
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11. Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake,
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12. Angel Fire East (The Word and
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13. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
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14. Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter:
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15. Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake, Vampire
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16. Touch the Dark
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17. Something Wicked This Way Comes
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18. The Twilight Before Christmas
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19. The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake,
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1. The Historian
by Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover (14 June, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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If your pulse flutters at the thought of castle ruins and descents into crypts by moonlight, you will savor every creepy page of Elizabeth Kostova's long but beautifully structured thriller Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars This historian is a good read
Okay, this is an enjoyable book, but far less enjoyable than any Harry Potter novel. I have yet to read the end, but I am disappointed that Dracula, himself, shows up only in the last 100 or so pages. That's lame.
5-0 out of 5 stars I suddenly wish I were a Historian... Wonderful*****
I found The Historian to be a wonderful & easy read from beginning to the end.Very well written.VERY Dracula-esque.If you loved Bram Stoker's original masterpiece, you will love this as well.
4-0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
The story begins with our heroine finding a bunch of old letters, all addressed, quite melodramatically, to "My Dear and Unfortunate Successor". Shortly afterwards, her father goes missing and she uses the letters to try and track him down. Her quest takes to monasteries and libraries all over Europe, and she finds herself being hunted down by a sinister figure - the same being that has haunted both her grandfather and father's letters, and who may be the cause of her mother's mysterious death. As she delves deeper, she finds out more about her family history and begins to understand just how truly terrible her adversary is.
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Subjects:  1. American First Novelists    2. American Horror Fiction    3. Fantasy - Dark/Horror    4. Fiction    5. Fiction - Fantasy    6. Fiction - General    7. General    8. Horror    9. Horror - General    10. Horror fiction    11. Occult fiction    12. Suspense    13. Vampires    14. Fiction / General   


2. Mistral's Kiss: A Meredith Gentry Novel
by Ballantine Books
Hardcover (12 December, 2006)
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3. Johnny The Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut
by SLG Publishing
Paperback (July, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book
For anyone thinking of buying this book, the title explains the content: Johnny is a homicidal maniac. And this isn't an 80's horror film kind of homicidal maniac (one who likes to kill whislt in silhouette), oh no; the tortures and murders are shown in detail. The art work is very different compared to pretty much any other art work you'll find. Jhonen's use of skinny-as-hell characters and geometric drawings make this truly unique. Some may not like it, but that's a personal preferance.
5-0 out of 5 stars Jhonny kicks your [...]
dude, this book is the most awesome book ever. it just is.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Odd Walk In a Genius's Shoes.
I feel that this book is of aquired taste.If you don't like reading a book about torture and killing; you should look else where.If you are, however,interested in reading an insightful book on humanity and how we torture ourselves, this is the book for you.
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4. Danse Macabre (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter)
by Berkley Hardcover
Hardcover (27 June, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars What happened Laurell K?
I was a fan of the Anita series from the beginning.The last couple books were dissapointing, but I went ahead and bought this one in the hopes things would have improved.They have not.The nearly non-existent plot takes a back seat to the gratuitous sex scenes.The characters have stopped developing along with any interesting story lines.I'm sad to say that I'm now giving up on this series.This will be the last Anita book I read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful AND Hot
I'm always on the edge of my seat waiting for the next Laurell K. Hamilton, and always on edge of my seat as I read. The beautiful prose, the characters who become so real that you genuinely care what happens to them - and think about them long after you've closed the book - make reading her a one of a kind experience. And then there's the sex scenes! They're so evocative, so original in the way they're imagined and described that Ms. Hamilton absolutely stands alone. She is an Original and a treasure, and I know I'll be grateful for every new book that comes out.

1-0 out of 5 stars Stop, please.Just stop.
Ms. Hamilton, please just stop writing Anita Blake novels.The Anita we all knew and loved is gone.Let the Anita of your first books rest in peace and start something new.Please. ... Read more

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5. Definitely Dead (Southern Vampire Novels)
by Ace Hardcover
Hardcover (02 May, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars She does it again
This was the book my husband & I listened to on audio book on the way to Bouchercon. We ended up playing the rest of it in our hotel room on the computer because we couldn't wait for the return trip to hear the rest.
5-0 out of 5 stars Sookie Grabs The Tiger
Sookie Stackhouse hasn't exactly been in relationship heaven lately.Her romance will Bill the Vampire is over.And Eric, the local head Vampire can' t get it through his head that a short fling is not love forever.And Alcide Hervaux, once the werewolf of her dreams was now dating someone else.So when Quinn the weretiger showed up and talked her into a date Sookie was glad of the opportunity.But Quinn and Sookie's date is interrupted by a surprise attack by rogue werewolves, and that just begins the trouble that's coming.
3-0 out of 5 stars I miss Bill--spoilers ahead!!
Ok, I guess I'm in the minority here, but I like Bill.I've been hoping that Sookie and Bill would get back together, but after this book it's pretty clear that that's not happening.I do like Quinn, but not as much as Bill.As I said, I think I'm in the minority.As for the book it was ok.To me the first two were fabulous, but after that the series took a turn for the worse.Let's hope Sookie sticks with Quinn for more than a couple of pages. ... Read more

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6. Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, Book 6)
by Pocket
Paperback (23 May, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A little out of control,
but it's not too long, so it's OK. I DO agree with some of the negative reviewers that this band is not one of the best DT parts, even that all the three lately written DT novels get out of control some time, but I do NOT agree, I DISagree with people who call this one the worst DT novel. I can definitely say that I prefer this one far from the preceded one because in comparison it does NOT have overlenghth at all. I guess King wanted this book as a kind of bridge to the Dark Tower, related to the readers ...

1-0 out of 5 stars Definately the worst in the series!!
IM not sure where to begin with this review, its not that the book was poorly written, quite the opposite it was a very good piece but it lacked any sort of luster or appeal. It was quite infact extremely boring, by page 300 I could not wait for it to be over and this is weird because up to this point I have LOVED the gunslinger series, they were all very good from front to back. There is way, way, to much about Susanah and the whole thing about her having this baby and it dragged and draged, maybe this series is showing its age im not sure but one thing is for sure it was no Wastelands or Wizzard and Glass. It was a far fetch from those titles and it had barely any excitement. It got to the point where I had to try very hard to pay attention and often I would find I had read a page and not remebered what it was about and had to read it again. Im giving this book 2 out of 5, very poor story line, poor plot however it was written well I can only hope that the next book is better, cmon King give me the feeling Wastelands did, BLOWN AWAY!! rather than tired and exhausted.

2-0 out of 5 stars Wizard and Glass was the last
True, I do have to read part 7 still, but part 5 & 6 were very poorly done in my opinion.First of all, it's obvious that the reason for the failure in 5 and 6 is that the gunslingers have lost their edge.They have become parodies of themselves.In another review I saw the phrase, "overly mannered," which I feel hits home.The redundant vernacular: palaver, deal in lead, come commala this, come commala that, come commala with a wiffle ball bat, so... King is fastidious with his overdone jargon that sounds sickenly hackneyed.Since when did gunslingers become such wimps?Since part 5 & 6.That's when.The repetitive symbolism gets overdone until anything having to do with a 19, dinn, or Ka, is just charred nuggets.The symbolism has lost its zest by being referred to annoyingly countless times.As another reader stated, I can't wait to finish the Tower Series, so I can feel some closure on a story that went sour. ... Read more

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7. Every Which Way But Dead
by HarperTorch
Mass Market Paperback (28 June, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars On the right track
This is the third entry in Kim Harrison's Hollows series about witch/investigator Rachel Morgan. I highly recommend you read the first two (Dead Witch Walking and The Good, the Bad & the Undead) before tackling this one or you'll be lost-plus it will ruin a few surprises if you ever backtrack and read the first two. Briefly, this series is set in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (big ups to Covington/Newport) and is set in an alternate world where humans share space with vampires, weres, fairies and other assorted supernatural beings. All of whom came out of hiding after a manmade virus wiped out a large portion of the human population of the planet. Rachel is a witch that works in a detective agency with a living vampire and a pixy. Yes, a pixy. Just trust me when I say it's better than it sounds.
3-0 out of 5 stars Self Generated Problems
One problem with Kim Harrison's engaging earth-witch/runner character Rachel Morgan is that a lot of her problems are self generated.I think this is largely intentional on Harrison's part, and having a heroine with large, real flaws is interesting, especially as Rachel herself seems sensitive to some of them, and totally oblivious to others.I think it crosses the line in this book though, and I have had to dock her a star for it.To me, the most egregious scene was not when she loses her partner Jenks by showing that she doesn't trust him, but earlier when she drags him to what she must know is likely to be a very difficult encounter with her boyfriend.This is not something you do with a coworker, even if he is also a friend.Then, after said boyfriend is out of the picture (and good riddance, there's obviously a mystery there, but it can stay unresolved and he can stay gone as far as I am concerned), she strikes up a new relationship with possibly the male character most likely to be a bad choice for her, in terms of her relationships both with Ivy and the enemy who almost killed her once.(And in fact this new boyfriend does literally blow her sky-high).She then unthinkingly does the very thing she has been explicitly warned will bring her _other_ arch-enemy to her doorstep, and finally, when the book is over, and she has supposedly learned some things about herself, she makes a formal legal commitment with a man who is a casual ally at best, and rubs Ivy's nose in it by making her an official witness.In fact her continuing snub of Ivy is another bit of self-delusion and bad judgement on Rachel's part.She imagines that she couldn't do the blood/sex thing with a female after several times describing her intense desire to do just that.Yes, perhaps that "orientation" is imposed by her "scar", but that doesn't make it less real, and she's ready enough to have sex completely outside her _species_, complete with different (though never described..) sexual anatomy.
4-0 out of 5 stars Very good and outstanding for the genre
Rachel, Ivy and Jenks are runners--sort of private detectives--in Cincinnati.But with a difference they are all inderlanders (Rachel is a witch, Ivy a vampire, and Jenks a pixie).Rachel is breaking up with her old boyfriend Nick and winds up in a relationship with Kisten an old boyfriend of Ivy's and still a friend of hers.Rachel has made a deal with a demon Algaliarept to be his familiar in return for his testimony against Piscary the vampire boss of Cincinnati.She manages to trick Algaliarept (usually known as Al) so that she doesn't get haled of to be his familiar and he is a real sore looser.She also gets him to release his previous familiar Ceri (an elf).There are a couple intertwined plots here and good writing.One fairly hot erotic scene between Rachel and Kisten as well.But this isn't really in th erotica subgenere. A little humour here and there as well (when Rachel and Piscary's lawyer meat and David a were wolf insurence adjuster for a company run by weres).It would have been better with a little stronger plot and without errors like saying that Ivy is the last of the living Tamwood vampires (vampires come in two flavors living and undead) when she has a younger sister and her father is also still living.The main villain is Lee Saladin (a witch) who is trying to take over the city from Trent (one of the few remaining elves who wants their existence kept secret) and Kisten/Ivy who are running things for Piscary. They wind up in a showdown in the ever after that ends with Al taking Lee as his familiar.Good characters and overall nice complex plot. ... Read more

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8. Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, Book 5)
by Pocket
Paperback (24 January, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Important to the Series - but Long..
I won't dissect the installment since many others have done excellent jobs of that here, but I will say that while I enjoyed this installment, it did feel a bit long.
4-0 out of 5 stars High-quality Filler
Out of all the events (and non-events) in this book, the moment that most stood out in my mind is the private palaver between Roland and Jake.The main purpose of Wolves of the Calla in the Dark Tower series is, I think, to tell the tale of Jake's initiation into the Gunslinger order.Up until this point, Jake has been a `prentice, though prepared in the physical requirement, not yet ready to bear responsibilities for strategic decisions.But here in Calla Bryn Sturgis, he finally makes his challenge to his teacher.Jake's questioning of Roland's decision not to tell Susannah of Mia's presence marks what is certainly a less violent coming of age than Roland's own challenge to Cort with his hawk, but a challenge nonetheless.When Roland admits to Jake, "I don't know what to do.Would you like to tell me?" he concedes that Jake has earned a say in the decisions of the ka-tet.Jake is so taken aback with this concession that he thinks Roland is being sarcastic, but after discussion, the two come to a compromise concerning Mia.Jake at first has trouble accepting that the ka-tet will follow his decision for good or ill, and accuses Roland of passing the buck, but Roland (Ah, gods love him - could King have written this part at eighteen?I think not.) bids him put aside childish indecision once and for all to claim his rightful place.Out of all the moments in all 900 pages, this is the moment that got me most.
2-0 out of 5 stars Wolves of the Blah Blah
Like so many of you, I love Stephen King. I really do. He has given us so much that he is certainly forgiven for writing a stinker. But hey, we already had to read Gerald's Game! At least Gerald's story wasn't very long. However, Wolves of the Calla feels extraordinarily long because it is so damned boring. Also like so many of you, I do in fact plan to read all of King's books despite being let down by a few bad lemons. But, knowing this, knowing that so many readers will read on no matter what the hell King puts on the menu--shouldn't he take it upon himself to aim for a little less indulgence? If you cut all of the fat from Wolves you'd be left with one tasty little steak, perhaps a great short story that never got its chance to shine. Instead we have a book that simply doesn't do anything. You know from the get-go what's going to happen in the end and in King's own words (out of Roland's mouth)--that's only worth 5 minutes of actual fun and those five minutes--after a several hour investment--simply do not pay off. I was bored out of my f---ing mind listening to this overblown and obvious tale and I didn't even have Frank Muller as the reader to help me get through the journey. On that note, I truly hope Mr. Muller is on the mend. King ... well ... he's written his tale to its conclusion and so be it. But if Cell, a very mediocre book, is the indication of where King's going--is the best of him behind us now? ... Read more

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9. Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 7)
Paperback (24 September, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Series Continues
Fires are killing Vampires all over the city which coincides with the Vampire Council coming to the city.Anita and Jean Claude have to deal with the Vampire Council and figure out who is starting the fires.I didn't care for all the political bull but otherwise a great book. Anita is having to deal with Richard again and she's sort of in control of the wereleopards now which was very interesting. There are just so many things going on in this book. All I can say is that once you start the series you just can't help being sucked in and find out what happens.

5-0 out of 5 stars Burnt But Tastey!
So, Anita's minding her own business just trying to come to grips with dating Master of the city, vampire Jean-Claude. You get a delightful sense of what they might be like as a couple without any one else's intervention. And then, ofcourse, they have a problem. The Council, governing powerhouse of all vamp kind, is still having problems with their story of how the council memeber known as the Earthmover died by their hand in book three, Circus of the Damned. They have come to put Jean-Claude and Anita threw some scary tricks to figure out if Jean-Claude really has designs on their power.
5-0 out of 5 stars Just Adored This Book
This is the book where you start to see Anita's power's emerge. Anita and Jean claude are both powerful and strong, together their better than ever. I hope there will always be something between them, their an exciting couple. I read guilty pleasures an up and loved each one. Laurell K. Hamilton pulls you in as a writer so that you can't wait to read whats next.
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10. Blue Moon
Paperback (24 September, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Anita Blake makes a living raising the dead. She also executes rogue vampires and villains among the local were-folk. Marks bind her to Jean-Claude, the Master vampire of St. Louis and her lover, and to her ex-fiancé, a powerful werewolf who heads up the local pack. Anita shares some of their magic, and her own power over the dead keeps growing. But so does the body count and the situations that force Anita to bend or break her own rules.Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Little Bluer...
This is a book in the Anita Blake series, much like book 2 the Laughing Corpse, which is a little darker than the rest. Anita rushes of to Tennessee to rescue Richard, her werewolf king and former love, from jail on rape charges. She runs into some crooked cops who plan on beating the crap out of her. She starts chanelling the munin, memories of the werewolf packs dead, and - if you don't want the two main surprises of the book ruined STOP READING - she cheats on Jean-Claude, her master vampire lover, by having sex with Richard. She also is forced to battle a demon who has been used to murder area residents in an attempt to steel the land from a band of kind hearted trolls.
1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth finishing....too bad since I paid for it, my mistake
I do not have a clue what readers see in this book. I read the reviews and gave it a fair chance. Actually, several chances. I couldn't bring myself to finish the book. I didn't want to waste more of my time. It might be I am new to the werewolf/vampire reads. I do plan on reading about them more, just not from this author. Also.....this book is full of misspelled words. You'd think with spell-check and all, they would've been caught. Not so. Laurell should talk to PenguinPutnam/Jove about that.

3-0 out of 5 stars Too repetitive
It was too soon after reading book #7 for me to start another Anita Blake novel. Usually I read a second one right away and regret it. This time I waited longer, but apparently not long enough. She repeats too many of her phrases and uses the exact same wording in her explanations and bits of storyline so I find I need at least a six month gap between reading them.
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11. Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 1)
Paperback (24 September, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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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. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Welcome, Anita, welcome!
Anita meets one character.This foreshadows.Anita meets a bunch of characters, who seem insignificant for the most part.They're not.Anita, again, meets more characters--some who seem vital, some who seem insignificant.Nope, every last one of them plays a role in the story.
4-0 out of 5 stars 3.5 STARS...DECENT VAMP NOVEL, BUT I'VE READ BETTER.......
Anita Blake, aka The Executioner, is really a necromancer by profession (she raises the dead) who has a serious side hustle going on--she hunts and kills renegade vampires.The success of her parttime gig has her being sought out by Nikolaos, a 1,000 year old vampire housed in the body of a 10-year-old girl.Nikolaos wants to know who is murdering her brethren; there is a murderer on the loose leaving vampires in his wake.Nikolaos has made it very clear to Anita that she expects her to find those responsible...and that her very life may depend on it.And to add to all of the confusion, the city's second most powerful vamp, Jean-Claude, has his eye on Anita....in a very compelling way.Bizarre tale full of shapeshifters, zombies and vamps right alongside normal human beings who see nothing extraordinary in the business of it all.Interesting tale, but a little overwhelming for my taste...just too much going on.
5-0 out of 5 stars Warning: Totally addictive
I have always loved vampire stories and am a big fan of Anne Rice's vampire series (well, the earlier novels).Having read some rave reviews about Laurell K. Hamilton, I decided to finally join the club and start reading.
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12. Angel Fire East (The Word and the Void Trilogy, Book 3)
by Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback (05 September, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Sorry To Close This Book
I had put off reading this book for a long time.It just sat there on my bookshelf wanting to be read.But for some reason I didn't until recently.And now I know why.I hated closing this book because now I will never see Nest Freemark again.
4-0 out of 5 stars Another page turner from a master
Angel Fire East is the last installment in the Word and Void trilogy that started with Running with the Demon.Twenty-nine year old Nest Freemark lives in her hometown of Hopewell, IL recovering from a divorce and trying to decide what to do with the rest of her life after a strange ending to her career as a professional runner.Meanwhile John Ross, the Knight of the Word, starts a mission to find and capture a gypsy morph, a creation of wild magic that can be used for good or evil, which could tip the balance in the war between the Word and the Void.Of course, the forces of the Void are hot on his trail and Nest and the people she loves most are caught in the middle as a battle for the gypsy morph is joined in Hopewell.
4-0 out of 5 stars a fine conclusion to Word/Void
Terry Brooks wraps up his Word/Void Trilogy with Angel Fire East.It is now some fifteen years after the events of Running With the Demon and ten since A Knight of the Word.John Ross is still fighting the good fight, trying to stop the small events that he knows will tip the world closer to the power of the Void.He dreams of the future, of a world in ruin and of the events that could hold off that future.He learns that a Gyspy Morph will be born, a being born of wild and uncontrolled magic that could tip the balance in the favor of the Void if Ross fails in captured the Morph.It is raw magical energy in a physical form.Standing in Ross's path is Findo Gast.Gast is a demon sent to stop John Ross and to claim the Morph for the Void.He's a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
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13. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
by HarperTorch
Mass Market Paperback (25 January, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent 2nd book in a very good series, not a 5 star home run though
This book opens with Rachel (a witch) recovering the Howlers mascot (a fish) from a rival team.The Howlers are a were wolf baseball team.Rachel is an inderlander (weres, witches, vampires etc. who came out into the open and demanded equality after humans nearly wiped themselves out with a genetically engineered tomato that acted as a carrier for a military virus).Glenn a FIB (Federal Inderlander Bureau an all human national police force) detective picks her up as she escapes from the pursuing weres.She previously agreed to act as a consultant to the FIB (see Dead Witch Walking).There are a number of very well written scenes combining suspense and humor as well as a nicely written erotic scene with Nick (her boyfriend) she met at the rat fights.Sheis helping the FIB track down the witch hunter serial killer that has been taking ley line witches.The FIB (Captain Edden) wants her to take Dr. Anders advanced ley line class as they are convinced she is the killer.Rachel is primarily a earth witch and dislikes ley lines as well as Dr. Anders.But Rachel turns out to be an extremely powerful ley line witch.The scene where she is standing in a ley line in Trent Kamalick's office using a spell to detect dead bodies and Al (a demon) turns up to talk to her and Trent is both humorous and suspenseful a rare combination.Another is when they go to Pizza Piscary'sand Glenn winds up having to eat Pizza (humans are terrified of tomatoes).How she gets the Howlers to pay up is clever.The fish was never mising and she got the wrong one and the Howlers refusedto pay.

5-0 out of 5 stars #2 in the 'Hollows' series is worth every penny...
The Good the Bad and the Undead is the second novel in Kim Harrison's `Hollows' series and, in my opinion, the best entry thus far.
3-0 out of 5 stars A straight up continuation of the first book
This book is a worthy followup to Dead Witch Walking.
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14. Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 13)
Paperback (28 February, 2006)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Save your money!
Hamilton should work all this out on the shrink's couch, and in the meantime we should spend our book money on somebody else.No excuse for anything she's written in this series since Obsidian Butterfly.

2-0 out of 5 stars Long Short Story
The title of my review pretty much sums this book up.I read it in three hours and I'm not really a very fast reader.I find it interesting that after all this time, Anita hasn't spent any time alone with Micah until this book.Also she really doesn't know anything about him either.We know she's been living with him but I guess she was to busy with sex and his "huge maleness" (major plot point for this story) to get to know him.I wonder if the FBI guy didn't happen to know Micah (already a stretch) if he and Anita would have ever had a real conversation about life or his past.
1-0 out of 5 stars Micah was a pale contender to previous Anita books
Micah was a pale contender to previous Anita books- There was very little action...outside of the bedroom anyway..
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15. Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 11)
Paperback (31 August, 2004)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars What woman would not like to be her?
I found the book interesting because of the ongoing internal conflict of Anita. It is nice to find a vampire novel in which the main character is not the vampire but the adjacent. The outside view this gives makes us mortals understand, somewhat, internal organization in this society.
1-0 out of 5 stars The real title should be "Anita becomes a Ho"
This book is so bad, I hardly know where to start. Anita has become a whiney, bratty, difficult slut who has sex with anyone due to the 'ardeur' that Hamilton has conveniently come up with. All I kept thinking asI read this book was that it was nothing more than a laundry list of the author's sexual fantasies.Sex with a stranger, sex with multiple men, sex in public, sex with an animal, etc. It's too much and it is COMPLETELY unbelievable that a character who started out chaste and uptight about sex could do such a complete reversal without a lobotomy.
3-0 out of 5 stars Formulaic, series running out of steam
Unfortunately, the Anita Bryant series are being written using a predictable formula:Super scary uber monster comes to town, threatens Anita and her monster family.Anita has gratuitous sex.Anita insults uber monster.Anita has sex.Anita kills something.Anita has sex.
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16. Touch the Dark
Paperback (06 June, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Overwhelming Suspense
Yeah, I read it in one sitting.
3-0 out of 5 stars Promising
Obviously there were plenty of readers who liked this book and are breathlessly awaiting the sequel - so perhaps you will be one of those readers instead of the minimal percentage like me, who found this book promising but not quite there yet. One of my main problems is that the author took a lot of time talking and explaining - something that oddly reminds me of the later Anita Blake books, where they do the exact same thing (but to a more annoying degree). I ended up skipping a lot of parts, preferring to get back to the story. Another problem was that I had already fallen for Tomas, and was ready for Cassie to be with him. The author hasn't convinced me enough yet to let go of Tomas. And some things that Cassie did made me go "Huh?" Anyway, it started off promising enough and has plenty of potential. If you're unsure about this, then perhaps borrow it from the library instead of buying.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rocking new author!
Some new vamp fiction that isn't all about sex, but has just enough to make you sizzle.I enjoyed Chance's view on the vamp world. Lot's of twists and betrayals to keep you reading to the very end. I hope there's a sequel. ... Read more

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17. Something Wicked This Way Comes
Mass Market Paperback (01 March, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming Horror - No kidding... and it's great.
Well, Ray Bradbury pulled off something I never thought I'd see: heartwarming horror.Something Wicked This Way Comes is a truly frightening horror story about two boys living in a midwestern town visited by a mysterious carnival and its group of evil proprietors and "freaks."The boys see too much and become the target of the malevolent forces of the carnival.Bradbury writes these characters to be truly frightening.
5-0 out of 5 stars Carousel music from hell
Carnivals are creepy. I have always thought they were creepy and I will not hear otherwise. My only source of confusion is whether I've always felt this way or only since reading "Something Wicked This Way Comes."
4-0 out of 5 stars Evil Is A Soft Option
Ray Bradbury's dark novel of a mysterious carnival that strolls one night into a quiet Midwestern town has attained a deserved classic status in the forty-some years since its unheralded release. Here Bradbury's oft-demonstrated gift for recalling the mindset of childhood and returning it however briefly to a reader, is in full bloom. Two thirteen-year-old boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, each a sort of contrast of the other, exist as the heroes in this fable of good versus evil. In this book the weight of the desires of the human heart and the capacity of those desires to ensnare the soul (here, literally) merit the fullest exploration. Nowhere else in literature is a Mephistophelian bargain made so simplistically appealing, and it is a delight to see how Bradbury delivers his temptations like ripe red apples inwardly rotten to the core. And while thinking about the nature of evil, it seems certain constants have been there to bind the forces of ill in the genre of light versus darkness. One of these is that evil has universally stood revealed in the end. Can evil not hide itself? It seems it always gives its nature away. In this book at least Bradbury has the unmasking come in the form of the intuitive perspicacity of two small boys. I liked this enjoyable tale and I liked its characters, from the wickedly charismatic ringmaster Mr. Dark, to its peculiarly vulnerable wicked witch, to the town librarian, Mr. Halloway, whose seemingly dull life is truly one of secret worlds opening to him each night amid the stacks of books. And what WOULD we each give, either now or one day, to be young all over again? Stop to think about that. And if not a return to youth, do we each have some secret desire for which we would do anything, or pay any price? Under the guise of a soft read, Something Wicked This Way Comes delves deep into humanity's consciousness, and explores what lies within. ... Read more

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18. The Twilight Before Christmas
by Pocket Star
Mass Market Paperback (01 November, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars the twilight before christmas
EXCELLENT BOOK,,,I LOVE CHRISTINE FEEHAN
4-0 out of 5 stars great read
could not put the book down, the story moves fast. The reader is caught up into the sotry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Drake Sisters
2nd oldest of the seven Drake Sisters, Kate Drake, famous mystery novelist, has returned home to Sea Haven in time for the Christmas season, as well as the local pageant.Feeling nostalgic, Kate decides to settle back into Sea Haven and buys a local property to fix up and open as a bookstore.She hires an old high school friend, now part of the family contracting business, to help her, Kate and Matt finally manage to overcome their mutual shyness to the attraction that simmers at the surface.But when an earthquake causes a malevolent spirit to be released from the foundation of Kate's new purchase, Kate and her sisters must use their magical abilities to stop and contain it, while Matt has decided that Kate is too important to him to leave unprotected. ... Read more

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19. The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 2)
Paperback (24 September, 2002)
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Harold Gaynor offers Anita Blake a million dollars to raise a 300-year-oldzombie. 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'szombie--and that the zombie is a killer. Anita pits her power against the zombie and thevoodoo priestess who controls it. Notice to Hollywood: forget Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Crime scenes, vampires and zombies. Just another day for Anita Blake!
The second book in the Anita Blake series is where things really come together. I loved the first book "Guilty Pleasures" and thought there was huge potential for things to come, particularly with the character Anita herself. But I did come away with a whole bunch of questions and hoped that Laurell Hamilton wasn't just writing fictional action with no desire for explanation or history that would take this series to another league altogether.
5-0 out of 5 stars Bigger and better!
In the second book to Laurell K. Hamilton's fabulous vampire series, Anita Blake is once again as* deep in alligators. This time around, she earns the ire of a very powerful voodoo priestess, Dominica Salvador, when Anita refuses her offer of partnership. To top it all up, a wealthy old man is offering her big bucks to raise a three-hundred-year-old zombie. Knowing that such case may require a human sacrifice, she turns down the job much to the anger of Harold Gaynor.And just like the voodoo queen, the old cripple will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
5-0 out of 5 stars "The rush of power was like the memory of painful sex.Part of you wanted to do it again."
Enter the world of Anita Blake, licensed vampire executioner and necromancer of mixed Anglo/Mexican heritage. In this second installment of the series, she is bombarded with mystery, violence, blood and sex. Anita has a talent for the dead which she became aware of at the age of 13 when her dog died--and then showed up a week later curled up in Anita's bed.Her Mexican grandmother was a voudun practitioner and was able to teach Anita to control her ability.As an adult, Anita uses her power over the dead as a business to help people who have unfinished business with the dead.
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20. For a Few Demons More
Hardcover (13 March, 2007)
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