[EBOOK / KINDLE] Guilty Pleasures

Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) iEncen later books Phillip s character s than physical perfection though he s sympathetic Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives in a way and a useful tool to progress the plot of this book The Anitan this book Kaltblau is strong willedndependent judgmental and abrasive but has a wicked barbed tongue which I find missing n later books The black humor lightens up the darkness and makes Anita approachable while n later books there Between Octobers is littlef anything left to like about the character who Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian is obsessed with power sex ands often just plain mean I may reread the first few books but will stop when the ardour makes Contemporary Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia its appearance The book belongs to urban fantasy genret was written long before the term was created So humans did something really stupid The Taming of the Werewolf in my opinion formed after I finished reading and legalized vampires despite the fact that these creatures need to kill people to exist as everybody knows To justify this I can only say that thiss not the first time the humanity acted like complete retards we can all give countless real life modern examples Anita Blake was a reanimator meaning she could raise zombies This skill often comes handy as dead people can tell Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) interesting tales She also did not belong to vampire fan club Bella Swan she was not One day the master vampire of her city offered her a job she could not refuset was all about the right motivation obviously It seemed somebody was killing nnocent huh vampires and Anita was to nvestigate or lose her life as well as get her friend killed As the title mplies Anita had some experience of dealing with annoying bloodsuckers so when they finally got on her nerves she realized t was time to uit acting stupid and start kicking some undead butts Some long awaited action finally came I was very surprised by some things about the book Unlike what reviewers said First Cosmic Velocity it did not suck outright In factt was decent enough I also found Kate Daniels granny Anita For those unfamiliar with the latter lady let me just say that Kate was heavily Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills influenced by her and thenfluence s uite clear Anita even possesses trademarked Kate s sarcastic humor To be fair I have to say Kate Daniels writing s better Thus on the negative side the writing Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 is not great but passable and there are plot holes and justllogical and just stupid things aplenty Anita s I drops to single digit range sometimes On the positive side any relative of the current ueen of urban fantasy deserves respect I was never bored reading the book It night shock somebody but I will give this novel the same rating as I gave to Kate Daniels 1 3 stars I have to say that there are 3 stars and there are 3 stars This rating can mean Nice but I am not reading the next book and also I am mildly curious what comes next This time I use the second meaning and will continue with the series That was something Right I guess t was okHow did vampires become common knowledge I understand they became legal 2 *years prior to the action n the book *prior to the action Tryst with Prosperity in the book why How And whos Anita Blake I could not connect with her at all She felt shallow No not shallow I really can t find the word right now She felt not real but someone that simply went with the flow with no actual starting point or purpose I would like to say she felt like a character Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 in a book but I love books so that would bensulting to themAnd how on Earth view spoilerdid two humans with no spectacular powers kill a 1000 years old vampire The vampire must have kill a 1000 years old vampire The vampire must have extremely stupid because she went down so fast I usually like vampires very much but the ones Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition in Guilty Pleasures arediots n spite of having great power hide spoiler anita blake s a vampire hide spoiler Anita Blake Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy is a vampire among other dealings with the undeadoccult and she s onlyn her early twenties Story s told n a first person PI style which means there s some wry humor as well as a focus totally from the main character s POV PROS 1 Fast read 2 Vampires are similar to the legends but have enough uniue differences where we are dealing with something new and enticing 3 Anita Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten is a nice mix of male and female which means she should appeal to both genders 4 Well plotted hardly any gap holes of logic pacings well done and 5 Big finale climax at the end Satisfying f you like things settled well violently Heh CONS 1 Her early books are great I would warn that by book ten she starts to spend too much time n the lovemaking which slows everything down Not an ssue n this novel but will be later Bankerupt if you fall for the series as I did CHARACTERSDIALOGUE B to B plus ACTION SCENES B plus STORYPLOTTING B SETTINGTONE B plus to A minus WHEN READ 2006 revised review mid November 2012 OVERALL GRADE B plus Thiss a massive pan Just a heads upI ve finally given up on this series though I m embarrassed to say 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation it took me about ten books to get there Thiss another of those books where I loved the premise but the execution made me gag Anita Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace isnsufferable self centered and judgmental and her self justification for her transformation from noli me tangere virgin to super slut s laughable God apparently told her directly that t was okay WhateverThe appeal for me was always Richard the werewolf and Jean Claude the vampire whose relationship was obviously the true love story about to happen but n later books they don t even appear Contract problems Scheduling conflicts with other projects Why on earth would the author replace the most compelling characters with a series of beta males who Anita can control like she controls every other aspect of this worldWell obviously because this s Hamilton s fantasy Wishing for a Home isn tt Right down to the creation of a character that Dreamsnake is the male version of Anita so she can make love to herself Yuck. Confront her greatest fear her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean Claude one of the creatures shes sworn to destro. ,


Guilty Pleasures

Laurell K. Hamilton º 8 Read

It was ok I guess Before Kate Daniels t was Anita Blake However The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping its one of those rare Nach allem, was ich beinahe für dich getan hätte instances where the copy cats much better than the original Anita s a raiser of the undead and killer of vampires She s coerced to help a powerful vampire ueen and to nvestigate the murder of several powerful vampires The main problem with the book was ts heroine She was so unlikable so proud of herself that she does no drink doesn t have sex and s such a good Christian Oh she s so judgemental Taking How to Worry Less about Money in consideration that the series will turnnto a porn fest after book 6 7 I call her a hypocrite Also the humour and the fight scenes did not work for me Kate Daniels on the other hand s a fun likeable kick ass character Even the character Ilona Andrew This book I loved t the first few times I read t And then Not so much I blame reading Fever right before Also There was something I could not uite put my finger on At first What was t The writing style Everything was fragmented sentences And strangely formal speech Instead of I m we get I am Instead of I d we get I would Every Time Even when t does not fit It s like LKH has not yet met an apostrophe I am one of those people you know the onesOn I finally got around to reading Guilty Pleasures the first Anita Blake book and can at least see why they re not Children of the Future in the Romance sectiont s gory and the author doesn t seem to like vampires at allI know Hamilton s very well established and has a huge fan base and I know there are lots of other people who don t like her books so I feel pretty confident I m not going to get lynched by saying I m glad I only spent 2 on this bookI really didn t like Bettina Von Zwehl: Lament it Thiss partly because I was so often confused partly because I was very bored and partly because there s simply no one to like A TYRANNY OF GOD in this book I didn t like Anita I was very distracted by the way she dresses and the things she thinks about I didn t like any of the humans or other characters the vampires were portrayedn the non romantic cliche way as opposed to the romantic cliche and I didn t like all the guns The plot s slow and dull and Anita misses some glaringly obvious things and doesn t ask very good uestions There were many scenes where I kept thinking What the hell s going on It often didn t make much sense to me at all and seemed to contradict tself and I am not a stupid person It s like during the rewrite stage things got cut out that should have stayed Also what the hell s a hubba hubba motion with your hand supposed to look like I have never skimmed a book like I did with Guilty Pleasures Jean Claude was ntriguing but hardly n A Deadly Trade it at all and I didn t start properly readingt again until the end I don t like skimming I never usually do Framed for Murder it andt s a very bad sign f I do It gets two stars for Jean Claude and the nteresting thing about not being able to properly envision or understand a character until you get to
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their eyes so some of the girls asked that I do a review of the Anita Blake series because I mentioned some things that ntrigued themIt s not a finished series and usually I would reserve judgment on a series until t comes to ts conclusion just n case the author was going somewhere I wasn t expectingKind of like that scene out of Austin Powers where Austin s Squeak! in the bathroom stall with a bad guy and a big Texan mans Claiming His Bought Bride / Seducing the Enemy's Daughter in the next stall and can only see Austin s feet He hears Austin Powers grunting as he fights the guy saying Who does Number 2 work forThe Texan guy thinking that Austins taking a crap decides to pitch Pêşbaziya Çîrokên Neqediyayî in and give encouragement to someone whos obviously struggling That s right Show that turd who s bossWell that s what reading Anita Blake Pick Three is like You re sittingn the next stall with someone who nine or so books ago you thought was really nice and normal Suddenly they start to struggle and you want to be encouraging or you want to tell them to give up take a laxative and come back later The thing s at first you re wary to because maybe something else s going on Maybe a brilliant struggle for life and death s happening but you just can *T See It Maybe *see t Maybe the end of the series you re going to come out see what s left over Across the Table in the stall and proudly proclaim Jesus Christ what did you eatThe first 10 books are filled with mystery andntrigue They ve got great characters and really Accidental Commando (Eagle Squadron interesting storylines They ve got action DAMN have they got action Obsidian Butterflyn my opinion the last good book s such a thriller n so many ways They re a little bit sexy and you find yourself wishing a little sexy would come your way because Accidental Commando it s kind of really hawtBut then something happens after book 10 It happens so uickly that you re kind ofn a headspin looking around going Am I still reading the right series Have they printed a different book under the same nameBecause suddenly they re no longer mysteries There s no longer any real edge of your seat suspense Suddenly you think you re going to go a little crazy f you read another freakin sex scene Suddenly the writing s so poor so transparent The characters are so unlikable and so unrelatable that they might as well be from another galaxyYou re just walking along one day admiring the view when suddenly OH CRAP ANITA JUST HAD SEX WITH A WERELEOPARD IN ANIMAL FORMYou re minding you re own business enjoying a cup of coffee when FUCK SHE JUST HAD A THREE WAY WITH TWO MEN ANALSEXANALSEXANALSEXYou were about to get ready for work when out of nowhere CROTCHBUCKETS SHE S JUST HAD A MASSIVE GROUP ORGY AND BEEN SPITTED BY TWO MEN FAAARKThen you wonder The Adventurer's Bride if you can still walknto a church after reading these books They become so appal. Anita Blake Moto ondoso stabile e altri racconti is small dark and dangerous Her turfs the city of St Louis Her job re animating the dead and killing the undead. ,
Lingly bad that you wear them like a badge of pride Oh you think THAT book All About Me is shocking Has she ever had sex with an animal while a whole room full of people look on Oh You think THAT S shocking Did that character ever have seven consecutive boyfriends and nine casual fucks at the same time Really That characters THAT powerful Did they ever defeat an evil villain with the power of their crotch aloneSpeaking of which this Son of the Sheriff (Delta Justice, is one of the major MAJOR flaws of Anita Blake Her Cooter The Crotch of Doom as some of the girls callt Almost every man she comes across she has to sleep with And then he loves her He s addicted to her He can t get enough of her It s ridiculous That girl had better have a TV screen n her forehead beer leaking from her nipples and a bellybutton that dispenses sandwiches Otherwise I just ain buyin tShe amasses power like Son of the Sheriff it s spare change She goes from being a powerful animator of zombies to a necromancer who can control ALL dead thingsncluding vampires as well as being a lupa ueen of the Werewolves Namira Ra ueen of the wereleopards having six strains of were The Best of Us: A Memoir in her but none of the downsides like actually changing She becomes a succubus Shes a human servant part of a powerful Triumvate Then she makes her OWN triumvate with her own Vampire to call and an animal to call It s just RIDICULOUS You re wondering where t stopsThis stops her from having any character growth I thought Anita Blake s flaws were going to be dealt with at some point I thought her pride arrogance lack of mpulse control nsecurities etc were going to be addressed through circumstances and a learning curve No She just becomes so powerful that t doesn t matter anyAnd the books are just basically sex That s all that happens Everyone has sex All the time And then they all argue A lot Anita wears a skirt so three out of seven of her boyfriends take The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation issue with that and then argue with Anita and amongst themselves Anita chips a nail so at least five of her boyfriends go mental and start blaming each otherI really don t know why this mess continues It s beyond ridiculous I think LKH just wants to see how much she can shock us now What can she do to play with our heads So Anita has brain sex with another woman So Anita has sex with a sixteen year old It doesn t matter any In the end Anita never takes responsibility for ANY oft She never really sits down and says Regardless of everything I want to be with THIS person and THAT person I want to do THESE crazy sex acts because that would get me hawt Then I want to try t with five men at onceNo It s always the situation She s always made to do t This makes me lose so much respect for both the character and LKH You want fantasy smut Annie and the Confirmed Bachelor in your story Fine Putt April in Bloom in there But don t maket so that the character never CHOOSES the fantasy smut Don t make Let It Snow it so that each and every time the characters forced by circumstances to do these crazy smutty things WTHAnd lastly don t push feminist bullshit down our throats when every other woman n this series s either a bitch psycho cow or pathetically weak If Anita was a real woman than she d stand up to a little damn competition Instead she fights with every other woman around like Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, it s some kind of damn pissing competition I kept thinking that maybe LKH was behind that stall doing something that didn t seem apparent to me From what I could see so far she was struggling to get something out I kept wanting to yell at her fort but then I thought maybe there s something epic happening Maybe I m wrong Maybe t s just because I can t see enough from my stall n the bathroom of lifeNo my friends In this nstance she s not wrestling a man nto a toilet bowl for HOW TO PLOT ROMANCE FICTION: KEEP YOUR PANTS ON! HOW TO OUTLINE A ROMANCE NOVEL WHEN YOU ARE AN INTUITIVE WRITER information She s not leading us through some epic well thought out drama that s going to unfold brilliantlyf we just hang on and keep reading She s just shitting with us Well and truly and enjoying the money we pay her for the pleasure of reading this crap The engaging start of a wonderful *series that morphs nto erotica partway through If you like VI Warshawski Kinsey Milhoneand other female gumshoes and you like some *that morphs nto erotica partway through If you like VI Warshawski Kinsey Milhoneand other female gumshoes and you like some you will definitely like this series Argentinian Playboy, Unexpected Love-Child (Harlequin Presents Extra, in the beginning Normal world normal woman except that vampires and other supernatural critters are real some have civil rights and coexist with humans or less peacefully and the protagonists a 5 2 gun toting butt kicking necromancer Her day job Angels Do Have Wings is raising the dead for a company that specializesn t so that answers about wills etc can be settled once and for all Her other job s a vampire executioner which makes her a federal marshal because you can t just run around and stake some poor vampire on sight unless you want to ge Reread Back n the day when Anita wasn t a power hungry nympho This book reminds how great the Anita Blake series once was Here Anita Blake has a job as an animator raising the dead for nformation for the police force and Christmas Cowboy Kisses: A Family for Christmas\A Christmas Miracle\Christmas with Her Cowboy isn t spending any of her time lazingn bed *with her posse of wimpy beauteous men she even has girlfriends and we are ntroduced to * her posse of wimpy beauteous men she even has girlfriends and we are ntroduced to Monster Trucks Hair in a Can intriguing character named Edward I had forgotten all about him Thiss the book where she meets Jean Claude whose charms she s easily able to resist Vampires are being murdered and master vampire Nikolaos sp demands her expertise to track down the killer Here Anita s still known as the Executioner and lives by her words I don t date vampires I kill them In order to get Danger on the Mountain informationnto the secret underground vampire scene she pals around with vampire junkie Phillip Phillip s the first nkling nto Hamilton s obsession with weak willed beautiful man boys who show up and take up resid. Who take things too far But when the city’s most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings Anita must.
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