Although this is one of my favorite vampire books, I want to offer a strong word of caution to readers unfamiliar with the Sonja Blue series. Sonja is an powerful dark heroine, and the plot is incredible ... but the violence is extreme. There is a rape scene early in the book that made my stomach turn, and I'm no stranger to graphic violence and sex (in books, that is). It's a great book and worth the read, as long as you don't have a weak stomach.
As to the hardback/paperback issue ... mine is paperback.
A fun, fast-paced, very violent trilogy of novels about Sonja Blue, a female vampire unlike other vampires - whom she hunts as she battles and learns to accept the monstrous part of herself. The first novel, "Sunglasses after Dark" is narratively the weakest, but effective in setting the tone and introducing our tough heroine. The second, "In the Blood" is the funniest - and the sexiest. The third, "Paint It Black" rounds out things nicely. One quip: I wish Collins had double-checked her French and German. Oh, and it's actually a hard back :)
A friend lent me this book because I had told him I like to read a lot of books with Vampires in them, as well as other supernatural characters. It took me longer than I had thought it would to read this book, only due to lack of time though. If I had had it my way I would have been reading it all the time. I thought it was great. Extremely graphic, and you can't help but imagine what Collins is talking about. Sonja Blue is easily one of my favorite Vampire characters. She is strong, and self dependent, driven by her anger toward her maker, and intent on showing him to his end.
This is one great book i have had my copy for a while.Hardcore Biker like chick takes on the undead.If you are looking for a good book make sure you got time hard to put down If you like Laurell K Hamilton you will love this book.Tigerlily
Interesting spin on the vamp genre. And it's hard cover