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#1 New York Times bestselling author's Laurell K. Hamilton's first short story collection — including an all new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter story.

Known for her darkly violent, stunningly erotic Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels, New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton reveals new dimensions of her talent in these fantastical fairy tales and lush parables as she welcomes readers to the far corners of her fertile imagination.

From a woman who marries into a family of volatile wizards to a couple fleeing a gang of love-hungry cupids, from a girl who seeks sanctuary in the form of a graceful goose to the disgruntled superhero Captain Housework, readers will revel in the many twists and turns of fortune in these unique, sometimes surreal visions. Hardened vampire hunter and zombie animator Anita Blake gets blindsided by the disturbing motives of her clients in the never-before-published "Those Who Seek Forgiveness" and in "The Girl Who Was Infatuated with Death."

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"Fans will best appreciate the 14 often darkly humorous fictions in bestseller Hamilton's first story collection, which includes several unpublished tales. Stories like 'Selling Houses,' in which a determined real estate agent faces up to the difficulties of selling a house where a gruesome mass murder has taken place, and 'Here Be Dragons,' a horrific account of a psychic child whose dreams can kill, show talent but need polish. Anita Blake aficionados, though, will relish the opener, 'Those Who Seek Forgiveness,' with its early version of a somewhat naïve vampire hunter. Stories set in the sword-and-sorcery world of Hamilton's first novel, Nightseer — 'A Token for Celandine,' 'Winterkill,' 'The Curse-maker' and 'Stealing Souls' — reveal that she has always had a talent for portraying strong female characters. Brief author introductions to each selection provide context. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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"Fans will best appreciate the 14 often darkly humorous fictions in bestseller Hamilton's first story collection, which includes several unpublished tales. Stories like 'Selling Houses,' in which a determined real estate agent faces up to the difficulties of selling a house where a gruesome mass murder has taken place, and 'Here Be Dragons,' a horrific account of a psychic child whose dreams can kill, show talent but need polish. Anita Blake aficionados, though, will relish the opener, 'Those Who Seek Forgiveness,' with its early version of a somewhat nave vampire hunter. Stories set in the sword-and-sorcery world of Hamilton's first novel, Nightseer — 'A Token for Celandine,' 'Winterkill,' 'The Curse-maker' and 'Stealing Souls' — reveal that she has always had a talent for portraying strong female characters. Brief author introductions to each selection provide context." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Number one New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton offers a short story collection that includes an all-new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter story.

About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and mother. Her bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels include Narcissus in Chains, Obsidian Butterfly, Blue Moon, Burnt Offerings, The Killing Dance, Bloody Bones, The Lunatic Café, Circus of the Damned, The Laughing Corpse, and Guilty Pleasures. She is also the author of A Kiss of Shadows and A Caress of Twilight. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.

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Peanut, April 29, 2009 (view all comments by Peanut)
This, like the majority of Laurell K. Hamilton's works is a very good read. Each story is very well written and intriguing. I am a fan of all of her work and reading this got me up to date with it. It is very intense. I particularity like the second story in the book, which is about cupids hunting down people to shoot them with love arrows! As well as being a great read, being short stories it's easy to pick up again because the stories are only a few pages long, so anyone can read one in a sitting.
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Ambi_dawn07, November 3, 2007 (view all comments by Ambi_dawn07)
i love this book. the thought that Laurell puts into her books is almost breath takingly amazing. i love ALL of her books and cannot seem to put them down. i have to argue with myself to stop reading and go to bed. for me it is really hard to find a book that good, and Laurell K. Hamiltons books are he best, hands down. i do have to say that my favorite short story by her is definately " Death of A Darklord". a rated 10 stars if you ask me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425212011
Author:
Hamilton, Laurell K.
Publisher:
Berkley Hardcover
Author:
Hamilton, Laurell K.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 3, 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.28x7.06x.97 in. 1.01 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425212011 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans will best appreciate the 14 often darkly humorous fictions in bestseller Hamilton's first story collection, which includes several unpublished tales. Stories like 'Selling Houses,' in which a determined real estate agent faces up to the difficulties of selling a house where a gruesome mass murder has taken place, and 'Here Be Dragons,' a horrific account of a psychic child whose dreams can kill, show talent but need polish. Anita Blake aficionados, though, will relish the opener, 'Those Who Seek Forgiveness,' with its early version of a somewhat naïve vampire hunter. Stories set in the sword-and-sorcery world of Hamilton's first novel, Nightseer — 'A Token for Celandine,' 'Winterkill,' 'The Curse-maker' and 'Stealing Souls' — reveal that she has always had a talent for portraying strong female characters. Brief author introductions to each selection provide context. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans will best appreciate the 14 often darkly humorous fictions in bestseller Hamilton's first story collection, which includes several unpublished tales. Stories like 'Selling Houses,' in which a determined real estate agent faces up to the difficulties of selling a house where a gruesome mass murder has taken place, and 'Here Be Dragons,' a horrific account of a psychic child whose dreams can kill, show talent but need polish. Anita Blake aficionados, though, will relish the opener, 'Those Who Seek Forgiveness,' with its early version of a somewhat nave vampire hunter. Stories set in the sword-and-sorcery world of Hamilton's first novel, Nightseer — 'A Token for Celandine,' 'Winterkill,' 'The Curse-maker' and 'Stealing Souls' — reveal that she has always had a talent for portraying strong female characters. Brief author introductions to each selection provide context." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Number one New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton offers a short story collection that includes an all-new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter story.
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