Meaty Reads! This One’s Short, but the Book Isn’t!

I started reading from a trilogy by Jacqueline Carey .  The first book in this trilogy is called Kushiel’s Scion.  Technically it is actually a series and this particular book is number four in it, but the books before this one were centered around Phedre, and the next three have Imriel as the main character.  I’m still on the first book, and it’s quite meaty.  I usually eat up books, but this one is so large it’s taking me several days to read through it, that and life does demand I pull away for a while and do stuff.  If you’re interested in checking them out, I would greatly recommend you start with Kushiel’s Dart.  They are all mostly stand alone books, however there is so much in the other books and you get to fall in love with characters in all of them.  Of course I always suggest you start from the beginning of a series nine times out of ten, but I’m a lover of the background and growth of characters.  I will warn you though, Jacqueline Carey is an in depth writer, and her books are extremely hefty!

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The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton

Took a little break from writing the reviews.  Sorry bout that, but here it is my review of The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton, book six of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series.  It was originally published in 1997 by Ace Books and is 387 pages long.  Later, it was featured as the third book in Midnight Cafe.  It takes place after the events of Bloody Bones, and before the events of Blue Moon.  For anyone not familiar with the series it is vampire fiction with a smacking of police procedural mystery, and lots of yummy steamy tension too!  The copy is on loan, and I have not been compensated to write a favorable review in any way.  Just as a refresher, I do this for the joy of going through the series again and though I’ve slowed down recently, I will finish all 20+!  But for now… Read more of this post

Getting Back Into The Habit…maybe

MUST POST INANE CRAP FOR PEOPLE TO READ!!!!  I had an idea of what I wanted to write about today, and then it died…neglected.  Perhaps I’ll just update people on what I’ve been doing lately?  Yeah, boring updates, just what you all wanted!  Yay! Read more of this post

Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton

Still just the tip of the iceberg in the Anita Blake:Vampire Hunter series!  This time I’m reviewing Bloody Bones, number five in the series published by Ace Books in 1996, and also published in the anthology called The Midnight Cafe with the fourth and sixth books.  It’s 370 pages long and set five weeks after the events of The Lunatic Cafe.  For those of you just starting to read this, the copy was my own (though not that cover up there, which was the original print) and I have not been given any compensation for a favorable review.  I feel like a broken record… Read more of this post

The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton

We’re back, following Anita Blake in the fourth installment of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series.  It was published by Ace books in 1996, but was also released in the anthology called The Midnight Cafe with the fifth and sixth books.  It’s 369 pages long and was set two months after Circus of the Damned.  I was not compensated in anyway for a favorable review, blah blah blah.  Can we move on? Yes? Yes!

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Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton

Today, I’m going to be reviewing the third book of the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton called Circus of the Damned. It was published by Ace in 1995 is 329 pages long, and takes place two months after the events of The Laughing Corpse.  It was also featured in an anthology with the first two books called Club Vampyre.  The copy is on loan, and I have been given no compensation for a favorable review other than my pleasure of knowing that I’m putting my opinions out there where everyone that cares to read it would be able to see it.  So, we all clear? On to the review!

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The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton

Today, I’m going to review book two of the Anita Blake series called The Laughing Corpse.  It’s 293 pages long, published in September of 1994 by Ace books.  It was also featured in an anthology with the first and thrid books called Club Vampyre, and takes place a month after the events of Guilty Pleasures.  The copy is on loan and I have not been compensated in any way to give a positive review.  We good? Great! On with the show!

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Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

As per my agreement with myself, and with my best friend and her husband, I am reading the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton from the beginning.  It’s a twenty book series to date, and that doesn’t include the short stories that are apart of it.  It’s been slow going but finally I finished the first book in the series, Guilty Pleasures which is 266 pages long, was originally published by Ace Books in 1994, and was also featured in an anthology with the second and third books called Club Vampyre.  Now, keep in mind that this is not the first time I’ve read this book, nor would it be the second or third time.  Honestly, including the comic adaptation I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it.  The first time was when I was fourteen and had already read the fifth book of the series first.  I don’t know if I can review it without letting my love of the rest of the series cloud it, but I will try to for those of you that have yet to read it.  Just to make it clear though I was neither given this book nor given any sort of compensation to write a positive review of this book.  The book is my own and the opinions about the book are also my own.  Everyone clear on all that?  Onward then, to the review! Read more of this post