Book Reviews of Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 1)

Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 1)
Guilty Pleasures - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 1
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
ISBN-13: 9780441304837
ISBN-10: 0441304834
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 266
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 446 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 18
This is the first Anita Blake story, the second I've read. "Guilty Pleasures" is much like "The Laughing Corpse" in structure. Most of the surviving cast continue on in the second title without missing a beat. Makes for a continued fun read. Many like myself enjoy Anita because she is not afraid to swear, carry multiple guns and knives, or make quick work of the bad guy, a la Indiana Jones or any good hard-core detective. Interestingly, she does not drink alcohol.

The first five books:

1 Guilty Pleasures (1993)
2 The Laughing Corpse (1994)
3 Circus of the Damned (1995)
4 The Lunatic Cafe (1996)
5 Bloody Bones (1996)
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Helpful Score: 13
I really enjoyed the first Anita Blake book by Laurell K. Hamilton. Anita is a strong heroine and the world that Hamilton creates is very engaging. If you like vampires, zombies, and werewolves with a strong female heroine and don't mind a little violence, you'll like this series. This series is not funny, airy romantic comedy. These books have punctuations of humor, but are not light romantic reading.
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Helpful Score: 10
i prefer the sookie stackhouse series by charlaine harris. i find that heroine a lot more likeable, and the series is overall more humorous and well-planned. the romance is there, but it's more tasteful.

that being said, i am still enjoying this series very much. i thought this book was a clunker, but i'm glad i stuck it out because i'm to book 7 now and the series is really enjoyable. i don't think it's that R-rated and there wasn't even sex until book 6. the crime-solving here isn't as high quality as in the sookie series. a lot of the solutions seem to come from nowhere...
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Helpful Score: 9
I am not a fan of vampire novels and so when a friend recommended this series to me, it was awhile before I ordered the first book in the Anita Blake series. All I can say now is...WOW! I AM A FAN FOR LIFE!!! *laugh I just ordered books 2 - 4 in the series and will order the rest once those arrive. This book has everything: horror, romance, laughs...it's all here! I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the others to arrive. If you're not a fan of vampire reads, trust me - after this one, you will be. And if you are a fan of vampire reads - this one will be a welcome addition to your library.
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Helpful Score: 7
This book introduces Anita Blake, hardcore Vampire Killer. I felt it took me about 50 pages to really get into the book, but after that I was hooked. Not fluffy or romantic, this book is more Anne Rice gothic. Anita is one tough vampire killer!
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Helpful Score: 7
Anita Blake is a short, armed, scared, vampire executioner, who also dates a werewolf, a vampire and other men. You have to have an open mind to enjoy this series of books, which can get very descriptive in the violence department (I have to sometimes skip those pages) and quite yummy in the sex details. All of her new books now are issued first in hardcover because she has a legion of fans, then in 10 months in paperback.
Laurel K Hamilton writes 2 different series that she rotates, this one about Anita, and the other about a half breed Fairy Princess named Merry, who also has multiple sex partners (like Anita). I don't understand how the immortals are not bored out of their minds, as many have little to nothing to do, and wish some of the vampires sang, or painted or wrote books, but oh well..
Both series have wonderful descriptive details that keep the mind engaged in the story and quite sorry when the last page is turned. Waiting months and months and months for the next installation is more like a countdown, and I always order her new books in advance, and never lend them out as they might not come back.
Menopause allows me to happily re-read every book, having forgotten all kinds of stuff I can appreciate over and over again.
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Helpful Score: 6
If Anne rice's vampire chronicles are softcore s/m porn, then "Guilty Pleasures' is extreme hardcore. Whips, chains, dungeons, bloodsports, sadism, masochism, mind control, bestiality, sex and terror....

Its got vampires though. And zombies, ghouls, were-folk. So I guess its better classified as horror. just to make sure, i'm going to have to read more of the series.
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Helpful Score: 6
After reading so much Anne Rice, it was nice to see that vampires don't have to be so "deep". Anita Blake is a very likeable character and it is fun to see a tough chick who doesn't always have the answers or the quick one-liners. I can't wait to read the next one!
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Helpful Score: 6
Wow, this is a really odd read - NOT a romance, forget what the back cover said. There is ONE kiss and a lot of hinted at really kinky stuff. If you are looking for a Sherilyn Kenyon or a Christine Feehan type vampire novel, go elsewhere. HOWEVER, it is what I would consider a TRUE gothic horror novel. If you like that, go for it.
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Helpful Score: 5
I love all the Anita Blake novels. But to really understand how she got to the person she is in the current books, you should start at the beginning. Here.
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Helpful Score: 4
I've heard so much about these books, and now I've satisfied my curiosity by reading the first of the series. Tersely written, tightly paced, it's fairly entertaining horror action. Might be too graphic for some people, and I can't say I'm interested enough to continue the series, but Anita certainly takes no prisoners in this first installment.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was the first book I've read by this author, and I loved it. She does a great job writing about a gothic fantasy world and I was really impressed. Anita Blake is not an average dumb twit who does stupid things because she thinks she can (think Stephanie Plum with a brain--sorry Evanovich, I love the Plum books, but Blake makes Plum look like a silly nitwit). She gets herself into trouble, but manages to get herself out again. She's self-reliant and can kick-ass while also admitting she can be scared out of her wits. The character is believable and I'll be reading more of this series!
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Helpful Score: 3
With the first book most people are addicted to the series. There is more violence then there is sex in the first few books. And there is a love triangle thing going by the end of Circus of the Damned. In fact, Anita's life get frustrating because of all the crap. Then it gets better with the introduction of some of the best characters like Nathaniel and Micah. Basically, you can get so involved in this book that you start wishing they were real people. Laurell K. Hamilton does such a great job creating these stories and making these characters. It's like each one has a special place in the story and without each one it would all collapse. All in all, you'll get hooked for life--guarenteed!!!
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Helpful Score: 3
First book in the Anita Blake series. An awesome storyline if you like this genre. It's also a fast read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very entertaining read. Sensual. Easy to read, but hard to put down.
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The first in the Anita Blake vampire killer series. Surprisingly witty, well-written and enjoyable to read. I've read it more than three times and ready to let someone else enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 3
It took me a while to really get into it. Not sure if it was the fact that I kept getting destracted or not. But once about half way through I was stuck like glue. Anita is someone I can really relate to, I mean other than the fact that she's a vampire hunter, zombie raising, partial detective petite girl with a death wish. I love that she is so bold and brave yet also gets the crap scared out of her. She's quick with the tongue, which can be quite humorous. Jam packed with action that just keeps going and going. Im awaiting the arrival of The Laughing Corpse now and cant wait!!!
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This is the book that introduces Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter!
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The very first Anita book. Great start to the series, but almost wholly different from the later books. It's up to you whether that's a good thing or not.
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Creative world that Ms. Hamilton has immersed her characters in- great kickoff for a series.
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I'm a lover of vampire books and while I had my doubts after reading about a 3rd of it I did eventually "get into it"......looking forward to reading other books in this series.
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This was a really fun book. I know I'll read more of this series.
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r-rated buffy the vampire slayer
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First in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, series. Once you start reading the series, you won't be able to stop. The later books get pretty heavy into fairly explicit and kinky sex, often with multiple partners, so, if that's not your cup of tea, you should skip reading this book. You'll definitely want more.
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Although I enjoyed the earlier Anita Blake books, the later in the series are VERY graphic and for a mature audience only.
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This is the book that got me hooked, I picked this one up on a Friday and Saturday bought the rest of the series that was out the time!
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A great book in the Anita Series!
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The first book in the long running series concerning Anita Blake. A good twist on the vampire tale with lots of blood and violence, that most readers of this type will enjoy.
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Anita Blake is an unforgettable character. I found that I wasn't just interested in where the story was going, I was also interested in where Anita Blake was going and where had she been. Very character dirven good mystery!
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My sister told me about this book series and said I should give it a try. This book (first in the series) was a wonderful read! It was not dull and introduced the characters fully without lulling you to sleep. The story had a gripping and quick pace that didn't bore the reader. The story was rich in supernatural creatures, a bit of mystery and hilarious moments. I loved it so much, I picked up the whole series (here on PaperBack Swap) and am loving the second book: The Laughing Corpse. If you love shapeshifters, zombies, & vampires inter-mingling with joe-shmo humans; this series is a must read!
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This is an excellent beginning to the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. Some readers and fans of Anita find the latest books a little too raunchy, but the early books in the series have a subtle sensuality that is a true pleasure to read. The diminuitive Anita, a natural-born necromancer (able to raise the dead from their final resting place), gets herself into and out of the most fascinating and thrilling messes. Always a pleasure to read and re-read the early books of this series.
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I take a ridiculous delight in reading Laurell K. Hamilton's books about Anita Blake-the vampire executioner. This is the original, although she's written at least a dozen in this series. From ratmen to vampires she keeps it funny, interesting and almost believable!
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This was a fun entertaining book, in an imaginative series.
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This was the first book I've read by this author, and I loved it. She does a great job writing about a gothic fantasy world and I was really impressed. Anita Blake is not an average dumb twit who does stupid things because she thinks she can (think Stephanie Plum with a brain--sorry Evanovich, I love the Plum books, but Blake makes Plum look like a silly nitwit). She gets herself into trouble, but manages to get herself out again. She's self-reliant and can kick-ass while also admitting she can be scared out of her wits. The character is believable and I'll be reading more of this series!
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One of my fav authors. I have read her books multiple times and still love them. Every time she publishes a new one I have to read the whole series again. LOVE HER. Anita is a complex and fully developed character who is witty and ascerbic. Laugh out loud funny at times and nail bitingly suspenceful at times.
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Fun read. It is exactly what the title says.
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This is the first book in the Anita Blake series. I was hesitant to read it because of the setting, but once I read the first paragraph I could not put it down. Ms. Hamilton brings the vampire world to life with non-stop action and the humourous wit of Anita Blake. I can't wait to read the next in the series!
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1st book I read by Hamilton. It was a great vampire book and totally different then others. Good characters and funny.
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Anita Blake is small,dark and dangerous.But when the city's most powerful vampire comes to her for help,Anita is faced with her greatest fear-a man capable of arousing in her a hunger strong enough to match his own...
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This is one of the most addicting series I have read in a long time. Hamilton creates a very believable world with a heroine who isn't too pushy or too weak. She approaches Vampires and all other sort of "baddies" with a fresh look, asking the question "What makes us human and what makes us monsters?" Although on the surface this series is much like a more grown up Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it really gives the reader a whole new insight on the paranormal romance.
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1st in the Anita Blake series. Great, fun, quick read.
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L.K. HAMILTON IS THE QUEEN OF HORROR, VAMPIRE HUNTER, WEREWOLVES, ALL TYPES OF SHAPESHIFTERS AND YES EROTICA. I LOVED THIS BOOK.
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The first of the series and the one that grabbed my attention and made me crave the rest of the series.
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I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. THE ANITA BLAKE,VAMPIRE HUNTER, BOOKS ARE GREAT STORIES.
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Good read.
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A very sexy vampire read!
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Good book, a bit slow hoping the series picks up.
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Good read
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Love it.
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I was so glad I was slow to start the Anita Blake series, because after finishing this one, I couldn't wait to start the second one. Now I'm addicted to the series, and waiting the obligatory 6 months for a new release nearly kills me! Guilty Pleasures does start out a little slow, but once you get through the first 20 pages or so and are introduced to Jean Claude, forget about eating or bathing for the next 24 hours. You will not want to put this book down. Unless of course you're not a fan of aggressive girls and (later in the series) a little bit of kinky sex.
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This is another great book by Laurell K. Hamilton. I have read her Merry Jentry series and was hooked. These books about Anita Blake are great. They have a good plot and lots of action. I am looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
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I really enjoyed this book. I started reading Anne Rice in high school and wasn't aware that there were so many authors writing vamp novels until viral marketing was going on for the first season of HBO's TrueBlood. From there, I found Charlain Harris' great series on Sookie Stackhouse. Like Harris, Hamilton's imaginary world is one in which vampires are known to exist to the general public.
Anita is a well developed character, but I lost track of some of the supporting cast. Since the original copyright is in 1993 and I read it in 2009, some of the technology is dated, but that is easy to overlook. The storyline is good and is from a first person point of view, which I enjoy.
I am looking forward to reading the subsequent novels.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow to start, but that comes with reading the first book in the series. After following Anita Blake through her first adventure, I am eager to read the other books in the series!
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Excellent books, I have read all 14 to date and have extra copies of some of them that I want to share!
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Guilty Pleasures was not the first of the Anita Blake books that I read. I somehow managed to start in the middle, but once I had, I decided that I need to start at the beginning to get the whole story - although each book can pretty much stand alone.

There are a number of things I enjoy about this series. One, there's wit and humor, some dry and some just laugh out loud funny. Anita's a tough chick with a dark sense of humor. She doesn't have all the answers and that's OK. That's one of the things I like about her. She is brave almost to the point of stupid at times, yet she's got great instinct and a strong will to survive no matter what. To put it bluntly, she's definitely the kind of friend you want with you in a bar fight because the other guy is definitely going to lose, yet, she's also the friend that is going to answer your 3:00 a.m. call for help and really be there (even if she's mad about the 3 a m part).

The Anita Blake character is definitely likable, as are a number of the other characters, and being able to read book after book and learn more and more about each character just keeps me hooked.
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Blurb on back of book:

No one knows the dark desires of the soul better than NYTimes bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton. In Guilty Pleasures, she introduces Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter. Anita's small, dark, and dangerous. But when the city's most powerful vampire comes to her for help, Anita is faced with her greatest fear - a man capable of arousing in her a hunger strong enough to match his own ...

"WHY SHOULD IT SURPRISE ME THAT I WAS ALIVE? ...
There on the right side of my neck was the real thing ... Tiny, diminutive, fang marks. Nikolaos [had] contaminated me ... I bet she thought I'd be scared of her. She was right on that. But I spend most of my waking hours confronting and destroying things that I fear. A thousand-year-old master vampire was a tall order, but a girl's got to have a goal."
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Wow, I knew that I wanted to read more of these books about Anita Blake after the second page! This is my first Laurell Hamilton book, and now I see what everyone was talking about. If you like vampire/paranormal, this is high quality stuff! Anita's tough smart ass personality makes her very likable and I pull for her to conquer all! Way to go Anita! Love it!!
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Anita grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Bought this a few more.
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This was the first book I've read by this author, and I loved it. She does a great job writing about a gothic fantasy world and I was really impressed. Anita Blake is not an average dumb twit who does stupid things because she thinks she can (think Stephanie Plum with a brain--sorry Evanovich, I love the Plum books, but Blake makes Plum look like a silly nitwit). She gets herself into trouble, but manages to get herself out again. She's self-reliant and can kick-ass while also admitting she can be scared out of her wits. The character is believable and I'll be reading more of this series!
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This book is the first of the Anita Blake vampire hunter series. It was also, many years ago, my introduction to the world of paranormal fiction/romance. Since then, I've kind of become addicted.

Anita Blake is an animator. That is, she raises zombies for a living. She also moonlights as a vampire hunter, and is on call for the St. Louis Police Department's Regional Preternatural Investigation Team... or RPIT (pronounced Rip-it).

When vampires, who are legal U.S. citizens in LKH's world, start getting murdered, Anita is called to the case by not only the police, but also by Nikolaos, the Master Vampire of the city.

Anita has a serious prejudice against vampires, and at the start of this series, it really shows. She cannot stand vampires. She only agrees to work for them under duress, and only finally solves the crime for them under duress. Not once does she do anything for them willingly.

In this book, we also meet Jean-Claude, who is the owner of Guilty Pleasures, the world's only vampire strip club. He is arrogant, he is gorgeous, and he is French. Anita kind of finds herself minorly attracted to him, but she resists because, well, vampires equal bad.

In the end, Anita does solve the murders. This book mostly focuses on world building and character building, but the plot stays central as well. It's a really nice blend of crime and paranormal fiction. If you haven't read this series, pick up this book. It's a quick read, and a great introduction to LKH's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter. Book Two is on the list to read next, so, stay tuned for: The Laughing Corpse.
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After devouring the Twilight series I was looking for another series I could sink my teeth into. I searched the message boards on this sight and they pointed me to these. I just finished this first book and can't wait to read the next one! I will say the subject matter (Vampires / fantasy) is the same, but this series is defintely more adult. If you're a fan of fantasy, you'll enjoy this one.
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I picked this book up because my wife and daughter had been reading the series pretty avidly and I eventually plan on writing a supernatural romance book myself. Kinda research material of sorts, well needless to say this book goes beyond the romance novels I've heard about. It's action packed, funny and will keep you turning pages to figure it out. A great read for guys and girls and it isn't really all that heavy on the romance so guys pick it up and read it, you'll have something to talk about with the girlfriends. I hear later in the series it gets a little much on the relationships/romance and even sex but I haven't gotten there yet and so far it's keeping me reading so don't dismiss this one, it's a solid book with a good story.
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The first book in the Anita Blake series. It hooked me on the series. I highly recomend!
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This book has a bunch of characters, which quickly rotate around the central character. I needed a cheat sheet to keep up with them. What was with the wererats? Sort of in the middle of being "left in the dungeon," what appears but wererats to terrify the main character. What is with that? I could see no purpose. Frankly, I don't care for the first book of this series...an unreasonable number of characters who did add nothing to the plot of story, constant "mind-talking" of the main character (I started skimming through all of it), and a lack of connection to me as the reader. Not so good...I'll try book 2 before I hang it up on this series.
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I liked this a lot.
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The first book I have ever read by Laurell K Hamilton and I was hooked!
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I was skeptical about this book in the beginning; it took me over 150 pages to find the book interesting. Now I am hooked and want to read more about Anita and her friends.

Anita Blake is an Animator and Vampire Hunter who lives in a world where Supernatural beings are openly accepted by the government. There are Werewolves, Wererats, Vampires, Ghouls, Zombies, and a myriad of other creatures in this book. 'Guilty Pleasures' is about Anita working with the city's Master Vampire, Nickolaos, to solve a rash of vampire murders that have recently taken place. While reluctant to work this case, Anita is given no choice but to cooperate when the life of one of her closest friends is threatened. While trying to solve the murder's multiple attempts are made on Anita's life, coming close to death on one occasion, and almost becoming a vampire servant in a few others. With the help of Edward, another Vampire Hunter, Anita is able to close to the truth and take out a few deserving vampires along the way.

I would categorize this book under Supernatural Suspense/Murder Mystery. This is not a romance novel in any way. From what I have read in the series reviews the 'Anita Blake Vampire Hunter' series turns Romantic later down the line.
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The first one i have read and very much enjoyed.
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Totally incredible book; first of Laurell K. Hamilton's vampire hunter series. A GREAT 'read'.
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It took me awhile to get into this book. I love vampire stories, but this one was very different because the vampires in this book are part of the community it is against the law to slay them, well unless they need to be slayed. In comes Anita Blake who not only is a vampire slayer but also raises the dead.

Once I finished the book I did decide that I will probably read the rest in the series. I just hope the rest of them are easier to get into than this one.
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Great read!
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I could not get into this book. Others say it is great. The characters just did not grip me.
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Excellent introduction to Anita Blake!
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A good vampire story.........
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This book introduces Anita Blake, vampire hunter. It pulls you right in within the first couple of chapters. It keeps you on the edge of your seat with its action and sarcasm. I read this in one sitting, and cannot wait to see how the characters come together in the next book, especially Jean-Claude.

I would recommend this book (and possibly the series) as well as LKH's other series about Meredith Gentry (which is my favorite by far).
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Wow!! What a start to a great series. I couldn't put it down!
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Pretty good read.
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If you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv show, you may like this book. It is more gory than the tv show. Anita, the main character, is definitely a woman you don't underestimate, but unfortunately, she often underestimates herself to the point where you wonder why she does her "job". She doesn't come off as loving her job as she states, but then when so many are trying to kill or torture you, why would you? It still was a good read and a good start to the series
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Not bad, but L.K.Hamilton lost me when she brought Wererats into play....
A little like Bram Stoker's Dracula (the book), long story, quick end.
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This was a great vampire thriller. Kept you guessing until the end.
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I was a little doubtful about this book, but once I started, I was hooked! It reminds me of a darker version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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This was a fun read. I prefer the Buffy the Vampire Slayer books, but this is definitely something to look into if you are craving more vampire stories.
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Not many characters can beat Anita Blake! She's just too cool for words! :)
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I saw this author's name attached to a recommendation on the back of a Kelley Armstrong book. When I finally looked her up and saw the dozens of books she's written, I was truly delighted. It's great finding a new author who is on book 7 or book 17 as it may be for Hamilton.

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy Guilty Pleasures one bit and had to force myself to finish reading it. Anita Blake was a difficult character to like or even have any empathy for. She was constantly terrified of the vampires she was around. It completely turned me off. Then Hamilton would describe random things that didn't make any sense.

It seemed as though there wasn't enough description for the things that mattered, and too much random description for stupid things. For example, since Anita was some how bonded to that vampire (can't remember his name), Anita finds herself eating pizza with toppings on it she normally wouldn't eat. Like, she normally likes veggie pizza. Yet she strangely found herself wanting pepperoni and sausage on it. Wow. Very deep. Apparently, the vampire was taking power from her and she needed more strength. Who cares?

Or then Anita ran into her neighbor and Hamilton had to talk about the neighbor's dog a bit. These details ripped me out of the story when I stopped to question why they were there in the first place.

Also, on the cover of the book (got it from the library thank goodness), someone quoted the book to be part thriller, part horror, part erotica or romance (I forget the exact wording). I didn't have many thrills and the only thing erotica or romantic was the unnecessary description of the wererat's genitalia and interest in Anita Blake. Yuck, no thanks.

Am I happy that Hamilton has a following an an audience? Sure. But I have read much better: Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Carrie Vaughn to name a few.

At first, I thought maybe the writing would improve in the second book (the library had about the first 5 or 6). No dice. I couldn't muster up any feeling for Anita in the second book either. I do not recommend.
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Good book. Wasn't something that I was used to so I don't have an opinion of it to be honest. I am going to try the next book and see how it goes with that one and then maybe I'll get into it a little better. Anyways, it wasn't a bad read though.
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Very enjoyable - looking forward to reading the next book!
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This book is number 1 in "Anita Blake Vampire Hunter" series of books by Laurell K. Hamilton. IT was a truly fun and interesting read. It made me certainly look forward to reading number 2 which is called "The Laughing Corpse" !!!
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A great read that even your teenager can read! Anita Blake is petite, funny and a vampire hunter. The first of a series.
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Awesome series, this is book one. One of my all-time favorites!!!
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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 more 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 more than physical perfection though, he is sympathetic in a way and a useful tool to progress the plot of this book.

The Anita in this book is strong-willed, independent, judgmental and abrasive but has a wicked barbed tongue which I find missing in later books. The black humor lightens up the darkness and makes Anita approachable while in later books there is little, if anything, left to like about the character who is obsessed with power, sex and is often just plain mean. I may reread the first few books but will stop when the ardour makes its appearance.
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excellent series
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Good Book. I have heard alot about the author and decided to try it. Now I am HOOKED!
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Fantastic!
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A kick butt vampire hunter.
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Good read!
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I love this series. This is the first book in the Anita Blake series.
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only my second book from this author/series.. since i started with the newest one and then this one.. i thought it was just okay.. not as good as the newest one of hers I read.. lol but still a quick easy read.. filled with lots of head spinning stuff..
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Thought this was a romantic/erotic tale - but it was a vampire/zombie/ghoul/horror story. Very violent. Not my bag, but I'm sure there's someone out there who loves this stuff
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The first in the series that started it all. Meet Anita and Jean-Claude in this wonderful start to a terrific series.
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The first in one of my all time favorite series. Anita Blake, vampire hunter/zombie raiser this is the start of her story, and they just keep getting better
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a true guilty pleasure as a read. My first time to read an Anita Blake story. Will need to find more now.
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Good book. First in the series
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Personally, I like Anita Blake because she's a kick-ass heroine. The only thing I don't like about her is her prudishness (is that a word? LOL) and she can be so stubborn and pigheaded. Even though I don't like those things about her, she's still an exciting character. I've read several series (Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, etc), but this one is my all time favorite.
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I'm not saying I didn't like this book, but it's not the best I've read... I will get the next one and read it, but I'm in no hurry to do so!!!
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This book was very very good. It surprised me. I could read it again for sure.
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I enjoy a good vampire book, but this book was not one of them. Key details seemed to be left out while the general story line seemed contrived. Obviously, vampire novels are going to be over the top, but make them also interesting and believable. This is not one I would recommend.
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When I ordered this book I thought it would be some mushy love story, however, I realized that it was action filled with hints of romance. The vampire story line had a twist from the very begining. All-in-all very pleased with this book and super surprised because of it! If you like vampire, zombie, voodoo, werewolf, witchcraft, etc. stories then you will like this one. The balance of the story is perfect.
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I started way out of turn. I was in the Airport and read Book 14 Danse Macabre and was so intrigued I went out and got the first 1-4 in the series. It was driving me crazy to start the beginning because of the tangled web Anita has herself in, in book 14. I needed to see how she got to where she was.

It was a little slow, but I got to see a different side of Anita and start to see her break down. She is more human and not so Super Human.

Not alot of the sexuality you will find later one in the books. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and love how the writer finds interesting ways to get her out of tight situations.
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BUFFY, MOVE OVER!
This is the book that started the whole Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter phenomenon. I swore I'd never get caught up in all the vampires and werewolves and zombies and other paranormal beastie literary mania washing around the country lately. Then I started reading Hamilton's series.
I should know better than to ever say 'never.' Now I'm hooked!
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This is an excellent book! I was so happy to read a book that I didn't want to put down.Its very fast paced and leaves you yearning for more. Can't wait to go through the series!
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The first in the Anita Blake series and one of the best.
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awesome awesome book---great read
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Buffy the vampire Slayer all grown up!!
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I have all of her Anita Blake Series. And, recommend all of them. Make sure you start from the beginning!! (Better than True Blood!)
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I liked it. The second one is even better. Well worth reading the series.
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Excellent read!
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The first in the series; a good job of introducing the tough Anita Blake and major characters.
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excellent
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Not exactly what I expected, as I am a big Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan.
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A lot of fun!
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Pretty good, its a completely different supernatural tale has its own style different from the other supernatural world books.
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I love vampire stories, and I wasn't too sure about this one, but had heard good things. Turned out to be a great story, very suspenseful and full of interesting characters. Nice to have a strong female lead who doesn't wait around for a man to catch the bad guys, as well as a great villian-ess.
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Didn't like this book at all... Read this one and didn't touch the other 3 in the series I bought.
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Great story, super cool heroine, and a fun spin on the supernatural world. A Must read if you are into this genre.
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Anita Blake is edgy, tough, smart and very likable. Jean Claude is ...well, he is Jean Claude, possibly the best written romantic vampire ever conceived, and trust me, I have lots of experience with vampire characters! Together, they are so entertaining and enthralling, I was able to look passed the fact that I did not like the nemesis in this book. Actually, I was not all that crazy about the plot in general. LKH's writing style is different than anyone I have encountered before. Her descriptive abilities are second to none and she creates great tension with apparent ease. I look forward to the rest of this series as I have heard it gets grittier and more sexy as I progress. This is a definite must read if only to introduce you to these great main characters!
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First book in the Anita Blake series
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I love the writer - very good read. A bit distant though - the only character you really establish any relationship with is the main character. And she really only establishes a relationship with you - the other characters are very underdeveloped. But a great writer, and very sarcastic.
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Was hoping for something besides a romance novel...ugh! When will the necrophiles and beastials get it through their heads that you are supposed to KILL the beast or co-exist, not mate with them!
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Laurell K. Hamilton definitely got me hooked. I couldn't put it down.
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Love it! The Anita Blake series is awesome!
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Even though these books got great reviews I wasn't sure if I would like them... I DO!!!
Try them!
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This is the first Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter book.. and it will hook you and pull you into LK Hamilton's world!
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I liked it. It drew me in and made me want to keep going, can't wait to read te next one.
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It was okay...certainly not as entertaining as, "Dead Witch Walking," or "Dead Until Dark." Something about the writing irritated me. Perhaps it was all the, "Peachy keens," or "bully for me." It seemed affected and unnecessary. Plus, I'm quite aware of how small Anita Blake is. I should have kept track of how many times her size, or lack thereof, was mentioned. I GET IT, she's LITTLE. In fact, I wonder if she's a midget, because although Hamilton went through great length to state she was small, she never said how small...so midget is a possibility. Anyway, it's good pulp fiction, and a fun afternoon read, but I'm not going out of my way to find the rest in the series.
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No one knows the dark desires of the soul better than New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton. In "Guilty Pleasures", she introduces Anita Blake, Vamire Hunter. Anita's small, dark, and dangerous. But when the city's most powerful Vampire comes to her for help, Anita is faced with her greatest fear- a man capable of arousing in her a hunger strong enough to match his own...
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This is the first book of an excellent series. I found it quite easy to get sucked into the world of Anita Blake. Unlike the usual vampire/werewolf stories you find, this one focuses on Anita Blake, a Necromancer for hire in a world that accepts that humans aren't necessarily at the top of the food chain. Hamilton creates a world filled with every sort of nightmarish monsters, not simply vampires and werewolves. These bad guys are no secret to the human world....which only adds to the threat they can give to society. If your into the genre, it's a must read and the Anita Blake series, if hook, can provide a long and fruitful series of books that will keep you entertained and involved in her life just as you would in an excellent tv show or movie series.
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Not too sure about this book. Story was kind of slow. Was ok but not great. Have the next one and I'll see if I will continue the series.
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I FOUND THIS BOOK SUSPENCEFULL, FUNNY,AND VERY GRAFFIC AND I REALLY ENJOYED READING IT AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING THE NEXT IN THE SERIES.
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The early Anita Blake is awesome. I truly enjoyed reading her.
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Love, Love, Love ALL the Anita Blake series!
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Entertaining vampire slayer, good writing puts you into a world where vampires walk among us
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I was really impressed with the story and the characters are very well developed. I fell in love with the main character and I can't wait to read all of the books!
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I have entered a "vampire obsession" phase and based on reviews expected a little moe from this series. It wasn't a bad read but just didn't keep me as engrossed as some and was hard to follow in spots. I will still read the rest of the books in ther series as it interested me enough to keep following the story.
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great book can't wait to read the next in series
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For whatever reason I found Anita Blake annoying and couldn't enjoy the story.
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I rate all of Laurell K. Hamilton's books 100%, this one ranking almost to the top!
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Read it straight through - ordered the next one in the series.
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enjoyed the story
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Anita Blake is one tough chica! A great read...can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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It's such a highly recommended book, and it just didn't live up to my expectations. It was not consistently good. In my opinion, too much plot for such a short book. Not enough introduction to the characters or character development with so many characters for such a short book. Weak climax. I felt like it was gross for the sake of being gross. The main character annoyed me. I've yet to read a negative review for this book, so I guess it just wasn't for me.
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I hated this book so much I couldnt force myself to finish it.
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I didn't expect much from this book as most vampire/romance stories I've read seemed to be kind of adolescent. This book was heavier on the gore and blood and guts, as well as the mystery, and any romance was incidental. It reminded me a lot of the "...In Death" books by J.D. Robb, which I enjoy quite a lot. I'm already on Bk 3 and I only started the series earlier this week. I highly recommend it.
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A great page turner. I couldn't but it down. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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This is the book that started it all... the first in the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. I love this author and the character of Anita!
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I Love Laurell K. Hamilton's Vampire Series. I'm re-reading them again and probably will again and again. I love the characters and how Anita Blake evolves through the series.
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4 1/2 stars. This book is short but well worth reading.
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Great things-that-go-bump-in-the-night book! Solid female lead and strong writing. Liked it so much that I'm not giving up my copy! Sorry ;)
UPdate: Ok, so I've changed my mind and I'm listing my copy... but only because I joined the Science Fiction Book Club so that I could get the first ten books under three hardback covers. Yeah, I liked this book that much!
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It was good.
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I was bored with this book.
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Altho had quite a bit of action was boring. Disappointed bec/was hoping for new series to read.
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This was a very good thriller. It kept my attention so long I had finished the book in one day. Well written, good character development, easy to follow storyline & a satisfying ending.
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The only reason the Anita Blake series made it on my reading challenge list was because of the rumors I had heard about the books. Ive always been told that Laurell K. Hamilton writes graphic, detailed sex scenes. I was embarrassed the first time I ever read a story in which characters engaged in sexual acts, but Ive come a long way since then. Now I love a well described sexual encounter and pray for them in the novels in which the characters have sizzling chemistry. I put the first book in the Anita Blake series on my list so I could try out the series to see if I liked it. After finishing the entire Hush, Hush series within the past three days (you heard read me rightI binged), I needed a satisfying sex scene to alleviate all that tension so I turned to the author I heard so much about. I wont ruin the Hush, Hush series for anyone but if youre looking for something steamy, you might want to look away from young adult novels. Silly me for not accounting for the target audience in my expectations of the books. Never again!

Moving on to Guilty Pleasures, this book didnt feel like a guilty pleasure at all.

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I'm hooked
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I adore the entire Anita Blake series!
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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

Great Story
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This is the first and only vampire book I have read (someone recommended it). Not my thing.
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This book was never read by me so it is in the same condition as I received it.
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A little far-fetched for my taste.
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great book
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1st in the Anita Blake:Vampire Hunter Series
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The first in the Anita Blake vampire hunter series
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SEX SEX and MORE SEX. I don't think any of her characters go more than a few pages without getting laid.
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Anita Blake, Vampire Killer.
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Anita Blake, the vampire killer.
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ok this is the right isbn for this book but the cover is not the same.