Forever His Bride (The Wedding Party, gTOTALLY SPOILERY BEWAREHamilton managed to work in at least two Triple Word Scores with use of terms that resonate well withenre fans ouroboros remember Scully s tattoo anyone and oubliette yay Jareth would be so pleased But the newest term created for the Blakeverse Panwere Because it was not enough to have werewolves wereleopards wererats wereswans weresnakes weretigers werehyenas weredogs and werebears Nay we also have to have someone who can shapeshift into multiple animals Oh and also he must have split personality disorder Just roll with it it s faster that wayWhen the books began Anita was 24 and she was an animator meaning she could raise zombies Then she became a human servant to a vampire But then she killed him which nearly killed her and was freed Somewhere along the way she went from being just an animator to a necromancer like an uber animator she can now also raise vampires Then she became a human servant again And since she was dating the werewolf king called an Ulfric she was deemed his lupa like a werewolf ueen I Girl Trouble guess And then she killed the head wereleopard in town and became the wereleopard s Nimir Ra ueenSo when this book began Anita was 26 and a necromancer human servant to the Master of the City and the werewolf king s lupa and the wereleopards ueen See how I said to just roll with it During the course of the book Anita is accidentally impaled on the claws of one of her wereleopards so it seems she might become their Nimir Ra for like real yo She exhibits all sorts of new powers that confirm this suspicion But come the next full moon she doesn t shapeshift and it turns out that much as her vampire sweetie has an animal to call being wolves she through the marks of being his human servant hasained an animal to call of her very own the leopard How convenient Oh and she has also become a Master Necromancer in that she now has a vampire servant And did I mention she is now also a succubus Yeah that one would take too long to explain so just keep rollingNew folk that want to sleep with her the new Nimir Raj leopard king in town And that panwere I mentioned earlier Of course It s really sad the direction this series has The Trouble with Valentines gone The first few books we SO GOOD Scary and tense with a little sexual tension but mostly just scary and tense Then she introduced Richard and things started too downhill I don t mind a little romance in my blood jlo Journal gore but this is ridiculous If I wanted to read supernatural porn I d read the Merry Gentry s series Wait I already did So why would I want to read this crapIt s no longer about the baddies that come out at night It s all about her threesome with Richard and Jean Claude or lack thereof and all the magic that comes with it It s SO BORING Theyo on and on and round and round the same crap they ve been circling around for the last 4 booksAnd everything takes FOREVER She knows that someone is in danger and she must save them but before they One Night...Twin consequences (The Monticello Baby Miracles get to where they need to be they discuss things that have no bearing on the problem at hand and thenenerally someone has to try to have sex with Anita And this This book is the beginning the core foundation of everything to come All of the books prior to this one were filled with death One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic gruesome and violent homicide scenes bestial pornographic rape scenes to unuestionable love Totally weird stuff but worth every minute of couch time This book takes the entire series and swings it into a completely different direction This book really rocks the boat and takes you by surprise The once innocent and strictly moral and you must be in love to have sex Blake is torn from those lines of thoughts and thrown into the deep end Everything changes This book was a startling shock the first time around This time I was expecting the twists and turns and appreciated every moment of Micah and Nathaniel My two favorite sweeties I still don t like Richard To hell with him Jean Claudeets on my nerves he s become even secretive cryptic and manipulative A power hungry master vampire one third of the triumvirate he plays puppet manipulative A power hungry master vampire one third of the triumvirate he plays puppet to Anita and Richard and really screws with everyone s reality Narcissus is an interesting character He is the owner of a BDSM club and although he usually tops Asher makes him pant with anticipation Weird but fun He ave a small bow of his head Now enter and enjoy the delights and the terrors of my world Anita s confusion and fear of love as usual leaves her cynical and stubborn If it works out it s the best thing in the world If it doesn t work
Out It S Like Having Your Heart Torn Out And it s like having your heart torn out and into little pieces while you watch It leaves a big hollow space that never really heals Sucked into a war between different animal roups Blake finds herself betrayed by a new love her body in shock from the bloodshed and trusting new bodyguards at her back I pressed the barrel of the Uzi against the top of the head If you re alive don t move if you re dead don t worry about it Hehe I think she rocks I recommend this book to every adult Sometimes it s nice to spice up your brain fall into a world that is unacceptable and continue reading until you re beating heart pounds in your chest This book is twisted filled with extreme violence and moderate to semi extreme sexual scenes In depth description of alternative lifestyles and conseuences to an addiction Blake The Holy Grail gains from the married marks Do not let any child or immature adult read this book or ANY book in the series that follows Happy Reading And onto Cerulean Sins Io toot toot This for me is where the series went to crap Before this I
d rate no book in this series lower than a four but this one falls off a rate no book in this series lower than a four but this one falls off a I held on and read to book 18 Flirt because I had British Jihadism genuinely loved the series until this book and back then once I invested in a series I kept with it and with the books published up to The Harleuin momentum kept meoing at least until I had to wait for the next book to be published But Hamilton did something here that made me want to hurl the book against the wall I thought she didn t just do that But she did and it wasn t an aberration or anything that was ever fixed and so completely changed the direction of the books from fun paranormal noir to soft porn To explain what went wrong and how I felt first I have to explain what originally appealed to me then what Hamilton did here and thus Virgin Widow get into spoilers So if avoiding them is important to you you might not want to read beyond the next paragraphWhen Irew up there was no Buffy the Vampire Slayer who appeared not long before the Anita Blake novels appeared Although Anita as a necromancer had appeared even before that in a short story There weren t many kick ass action heroines around so Wife in Exchange growing up I really appreciated them I loved Anita s voice at first She was a tough as nails take no crap woman in a male dominated milieu and I found it easy to root for her She had her vulnerabilities and hangups but I thought Hamilton was pushing her in an interesting direction I liked the dynamic between Anita Jean Claude and Richard Jean Claude the vampire started out fairly menacing and the whole plotline with the different marks with Anita struggling to remain human resonated with me Richard the werewolf represented something different someone struggling himself to remain human but perhaps in vainiven his basic nature And you could see Anita struggling not just between the two men but what they represented Learning that not all such metaphysical creatures should be seen as monsters but struggling with the darkness within herself and where to draw the line And I liked that Anita had a web of relationships beyond men she was romantically involved with such as Dolph her Librarian's Note this is an alternate cover edition for ISBN 10 0515133876Six months of celibacy have made Anita crave the two men in her life like. This sentenceIf it hadn t been for all these unintentionally hilarious uotes I would have been bored stiff This book isn t interesting doesn t really push Anita into having to face the problems of the previous books and isn t sexy If I had been an actual fan of this series I would have been VERY disappointed even as a non fan I felt betrayed by this book If you have been a fan of the books up to this point I recommend stopping before you pick this up and really consider whether you want to continue Of course if you want to read some hilariously bad writing read on The beginning of the end I was fascinated with the whole human servant thing I was fascinated with the werewolf added into the fray thing talk about a messy love life I thought that her powers increasing was fine they had to if she was hanging around the kinds of monsters that were in her coterie The twist with her being able to have a vampire servant bound to her was a nice oneafter all her power is to control the dead and what are vampires but dead But it was never enough It The Eternal Ice (Magic: The Gathering: Ice Age Cycle, got to the point that every man who crossed her path fell madly in love lust or slack jawed admiration of her whether he was human vampire werewolf psychopath you name it She was a walking Love Potion Number 9 The only men who could withstand her powers of attraction were men who were such small side characters that they didn t matter And her powers just keptetting bigger First she s an animator and can raise the deadwith some effort and a careful ritual and specific tools Then she doesn t need much effort then she doesn t need any tools at all then she becomes a necromancer able to call ALL the dead Then she becomes the werewolf s female leader then the were leopards female leader although she s not forced to do any changing with the full moon nastiness It Night And Day gets to the point that you figure when she meets God she ll just absorb all his powers too Is there any power she DOESN T have Because if not I canuarantee she ll have it eventually although I will not still be reading this series by the time she ascends to divinityAnd as the sex increases the plot decreases I have nothing against soft core porn I really don t I read my fair share of it and enjoy it But if I pick up a book to read a mystery or some fantasy and Tennessee Takedown / Ravens Hollow get doused with a couple hundred pages of fellatio before the plot even begins I m not reading what I picked the book up to readThis book marks a major turning point in the series for me Up until this book the series was still aood one despite the loss of the female detective angle as her social life becomes the focus of the plots rather than solving a mystery But this book crosses over the line and from here you need to The Cowboy Takes a Bride (The Bridal Bid grit your teeth to keepoing with the rest of the series This is probably my favorite book in the series I loved loved loved this one I know many people think that after Obsidien Butterfly things went down hill and there was nothing but sex sex sex all the time but if you look at the emotions involved and Anita s blossoming power in this book it is than any book yet plus there is nothing wrong with liking a little bit of sex or alot with your reading So Since I do like those things I name this book my absolute favorite and I m sure there are many people out there who would agree with me I mean Narcisus what a wacko yet kinda cool then there is Chymera who is mentioned many many times after this book and plays an extemely important part in Anita s future this is definetly not one to miss Gaaaaaaaaaaaaah You know who I m thinking of here Marion Zimmer Bradley That is not a compliment Talk talk talk sex whine talk cry sex cry sex sex talk whine politics whine sex talk talk mope sex pine sex sex talk cry Except with Anita so there s also stomping threatening violence and being a total asshole The outfits in this book are a cross between a West Village ueen s fever dream the erotic etchings of a courtier during the reign of the Sun King and the yearnings of some sort of hair fetishist Men s
HAIR FLOWS DOWN TO WAISTS DOWNflows down to waists down ankles can you imagine what a total nightmare it would be to participate in an orgy with that much free flowing hair They deliberately take their hair out of braids before climbing into bed INSANE I know from experience that it is no damn fun to have your boyfriend accidentally pin your hair while moving around and my hair was shoulder your hair while moving around and my hair was shoulder and there were only two of us I now imagine all of these ridiculously unerotic sex scenes ending with all participants stuck in a Michaels Discovery (The Devaneys giant snarl Like a hairball hocked up by a massive cat And then Anitaoes into conniptions about whether or not she had sex This is a woman who has been sexually active for about six years If she doesn t know what is and is not sex I don t know what she s doing roaming free Anita you went to third base with one Shotgun Wedding (Silhouette Yours Truly, guy second with another and the others suirmed around you Man up and deal Stop whining Also I am damn tired of Anita being talked round to a point of view over the course of fifteen pages then if she s left alone for two seconds she reverts to her previous stance Usually this stance is no don t wanna even when someone has patientlyone over every avenue with her and it s taken thirty pages to et her to see reason It s like listening to someone compromise with a toddler There is
NOTHING ADMIRABLE ABOUT ANITA S INABILITY TO MAKE CHOICESadmirable about Anita s inability to make choices stand by them Sometimes she manages to reverse herself twice within one page and she always ALWAYS takes her indecision out on someone nearby She is a whiny brat and J C is too patient and accommodating Richard on the other hand Totally delusional and uite regularly dangerous in his idiocy I think J C is a dull fop who lays down for Anita like a brocade doormat but even now I feel a weird pity for him that he had the misfortune to hook up with these two morons who are oing to Innocent Sins (Harlequin Presents, get him killed He must rue the day Probably tries to kill himself every few weeks out of frustration The savingrace of this book is that when Anita is having sex with a cat person most anatomical features of cat breeding are not carried over That will probably happen in book 14 though Shudder My opinion for what it s worthexactly With the exception of Micah I ve read the entire Anita Blake series up to this point Blood Noir 16 and in the aforementioned opinion Obsidian Butterfly was the last decent book after which the series should have been renamed Anita Blake Vampire Humper since the majority of what little action takes place occurs in the bedroom the back seat of automobiles on the kitchen table the bathroom flooretc etc etc Beginning with Narcissus In Chains Only a Whisper gone are the days when Anita spends her time raising the dead kicking monster butt and slaying rogue vampires with threat to life and limb Instead we re treated to her increasingly freuent sexcapades watching as she dips her toes and other body parts into the murky waters of BDSM and pseudo beastility I mean really what else do you call sex with a partially transitioned werecreature and we re not talkingender issues here but rather Does it or doesn t it have fur and a tail tedious repetitions of her ambivalent and animosity laden encounters with Richard He loves me he loves me not He loves me He s full of snot and long discourses regarding monster and especially vampire sociopolitical structures Call me provincial call me shallow and two dimensional call me Al or some other A word but when I pick up a book about a vampire hunter I anticipate wellvampire hunting or something of its ilk not a weird blend of Penthouse Letters teen diary and Royal court treatise It s too bad cause Anita Blake was pretty kick ass back when she was kickin ass. Powers and their hungers But merging their powers together will ive this mortal woman a taste of immortal hunger that she'll never be able to forg.
Free read Ù eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Laurell K. HamiltonOlleague on the police force and her friend Ronnie SimsSpoilers Start Here for this and future booksAll that changed with this book In this book Anita becomes a succubus because of the ardeur that forces her to have sex to feed it and forces men to have sex with her who are drawn by it So the fuel that drives the plots of the Anita Blake series from here on a series that had been focused on a independent tough take charge heroine is rape I hated that And this book also adds one of my least liked regular characters in the Anitaverse Micah as well as marks the increase in importance of Nathaniel a character I loathe After this book Richard and Jean Claude become and marginalized until in some books all we et are brief telephone conversation with them And the sex takes over until there s little plot or scenes beyond the bedroom and Anita has an entire harem of men never developed beyond eye and hair color That hadn t changed up to book 18 Just your average book named after a transvestite sado masochistic were hyena I swear that market is Brooklyn's Song getting flooded My Internet is out until Monday and I m using my phone so I ll keep it short Anita is still annoying Richard is still a dick Jean Claude is still awesome and Nathaniel is still sweet Anita Blake is spending some much needed time with her friend Veronica Ronnie Sims when sheets a call Apparently submissive Nathaniel went to the club Narcissus in Chains and Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti Devotional Study Guide got into some BIG TIME trouble Against the wishes of Ronnie Anita calls Jean Claude toive her an assist At the club she reunites with her other lover Richard From there BIG changes happenNOTE For some odd reason the only audiobook version I could find is the abridgement So I m sure there are tons of nuances and scenes I ve missedIf you Plain Jane The Hotshot gave me this book with no cover no indication that this was part of the Anita Blake series I probably would have thought this was part of a spin off series or fanfiction or some crazy What If book so little connection does it have with any of the previous books I ve been very open that I have never been a huge fan of this series it s had many faults the number one being Anita Blake herself another being the misogynistic view of women another being pacing writing etc But this book is so completely different I am at a loss for words to describe how DIFFERENT it isEver since Anita slept with Jean Claude in The Killing Dance sexuality has been increasing in the series A couple of sex scenes lots discussions of BDSM weird sexual acts and of course a hearty helping of rape And honestly I really didn t mind it well minus the rape part honestly you don t need rape to make things Serious Business The series was kinda moving in that direction and after all those books of dancing around the sex issue we really needed some bedroom action if you catch my driftBut thisthis is just one long sex scene I mean Anita has sex at least THREE TIMES in this book That doesn t include her makeout session with Jean Claude and Richard at the beginning of the book nor all the mentions of the ardeur The previous books might have ONE sex scene if you were really looking Here You have to try hard NOT to find the sexBut the amount of sex isn t even the real problem the real problem is the lack of a STORY Now I realize I listened to an abridgement so I m missing story details but halfway through the book there WAS no story no plot And then at the 34 mark LKH realized that she needed to toss one in for kicks so weet a showdown with Anita and Chimera Even with all my complaints to the previous books mostly about Anita wasting time arguing with people at least the previous books HAD a plot HAD a story and a focus HAD something they were building to Here It was just about the sex And the thing is the sex isn t sexy it s over the top extravagant silly sex That is when we aren t talking about rape Because LKH Rule 31 Great way to tell people who the bad Family of Her Dreams guy is is to have him rape or talk about liking rape I enjoy rape Adds spice I can t complain too much about LKH s fetish for over describing clothes but I attribute that one to the abridgment than her toning it down Because we stillet ems likeHe was dressed in a black vinyl shirt that Looked Poured OnandKnee High Leather Boots Completed His OutfitI Didn poured onandKnee
high leather boots completed his outfitI didn find Anita so btchyleather boots completed his outfitI didn find Anita so btchy unlikable here but again otta wonder how much Girls Night Out got cut out in the abridgment Does Anita really tone back on the pssing contests with everyone and his mother or did that end up on the cutting room floor As for the notorious ardeur thing on one hand the previous books set it up On the other it just sounds like an excuse so that Anita can have as much sex as she wants and not be considered a slut Which if Anita wants to have sex she shouldn t need someorram ardeur to make her not a slut And if the ardeur is supposed to make her comfortable with having sex why is every sex session like pulling teeth one where she is constantly protesting itAnd what the hell is up with Anita s obsession with handshakesShe offered me a hand and Bound To Ransom (Bound Series Book 2) gave me one of the best handshakes I ve ever had from another womanThe other characters are meh Nathaniel makes me want to break something he is not a submissive he is a doormat Micah needs to learn that No means no and that when a woman doesn t want sex he needs to back the frak off Jean Claude was barely present Richard wasrouchy the entire time Ronnie has resorted to being one note angry that Anita is dating Jean Claude No sign of Larry Anita s daytime job or a woman that isn t easily pushed around by the rapey men in this seriesBy far the most hilarious part of the book is the God Awful writing LKH has NEVER been the best writer in the world but she is at her absolute worst here Did an editor even SEE this book Or did it Into the Wild (The McGraws, go directly to publishing once LKH had finished typingTake a peek at some of these and you tell meHis eyes hadone drowning blue What color is that exactlyHe kissed me hard enough to bruise hard enough to force my mouth open then he crawled inside It s Aliens uick Orbital Velocity (Stony Man, get Sigourney WeaverThe POWAH didn t just build it exploded It was like lying atround zero of a nuclear explosion the shockwaves shooting out out out into the room while we melted together in the center Aren t similes typically supposed to compare something less tangible with something tangible Now answer this uestion honestly Anita How many nuclear explosions have YOU been throughHe literally breathed bit ate the healing into me I literally have a hard time believing you understand how to use the word literallySomeone was making small animal noisesand it was me If you can t tell you are making noises you might want to see someone for thatIt deepened my breathing made me have to swallow my pulse This sounds painfulI found my voice shaky but mine Good thing we d hate to have you be silent for the rest of the series We Cowboy Swagger (Sons of Troy Ledger, got lots cop pssing matches toet intoI drank him in as he exploded inside me Again this sounds IMMENSELY painful And somewhat impossibleAnd I spasmed underneath him bodies
SLAMMING AGAINST THE BED NOT FROM RICHARD S THRUSTSagainst the bed not from Richard s thrusts from the power of the orgasm itself Screams spilled from my throat Things I ve learned about sex from Anita Blake 1 Spasming during sex is normal 2 Orgasms are strong enough to slam bodies into bed 3 screams are now a white translucent liuid Lovers I made it a uestion Good thing you let us know that was a uestion I would NEVER have been able to tell otherwise I mean aren t uestions marks meant to be thrown in at random BTW that last part was a uestionThe room was black utterly black like being flung into blindness nothingness like a cave Adjectives were buy one Navy Wife (Navy get one free the day that LKH wrote. Never before But when a kidnapper targets innocents she has sworn to protect Anita turns to them for help which will reuire harnessing both their.