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Kiss the Dead (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)

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ISBN13: 9780425247549
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When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people—kids, grandparents, soccer moms—all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there’s one martyr, there will be more…

But even vampires have monsters that they’re afraid of. And Anita is one of them…

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"It's a few more typical days in the life of Anita Blake, U.S. marshal and vampire hunter, and in her fast-paced if formulaic 21st adventure, that means an even balance of bloody police work and athletic preternatural sex. When Anita and her fellow marshals respond to the kidnapping of an underage girl seeking vampirization in their alternate St. Louis, they uncover a coven of rogue vampires whose terrorist fringe will put readers in mind of certain displaced contemporary cultures. The premise extends the series' depiction of vampires as second-class citizens seeking equality in their human-dominated world, and illuminates the difficulties of Anita's life as a mortal who takes preternaturals as her lovers. Anita's interactions with those lovers are fraught with just as much tension as the violent S.W.A.T. assaults. There's nothing here that Hamilton (Hit List) hasn't done already, but there's enough to sustain readers until Anita's next escapade. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, its up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, shes faced with something shes never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people—kids, grandparents, soccer moms—all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where theres one martyr, there will be more…

But even vampires have monsters that theyre afraid of. And Anita is one of them…

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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dorranqueen, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by dorranqueen)
Even this far into the series, Anita Blake is still the best monster-killer in the book world. In this outing, Laurel K. Hamilton focused more on the mystery and less on the personal interactions among Anita and her band of merry men. The writing is fast-paced and the drama is intense. If you've never read Hamilton, start with her "Circus of the Damned," but start reading her - fast. Her next book will be out in July 2013 and you won't want to miss it!
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Jennifer McCambridge, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Jennifer McCambridge)
As always love this series.
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Oleofox, August 24, 2012 (view all comments by Oleofox)
I’m a bit torn in two directions in regards to Kiss the Dead. I do think that LHK is starting to get back on track and is bringing back the Anita we all love from the beginning of the series; before it turning pretty much into all sex all the time type of series. The main story line of this book was very interesting, and I do see that some of the sex needed to happen (like between her and Nicky) to further the story and add new information about the arduer and being a “Bride.” But I really don’t see the need to have such in depth play by play writing on all the other times Anita hooked up with her sweeties. It got to the point where I was skimming through those parts in search of the next scene where she was needed for something life threatening.

I really enjoyed Hit List and thought things with Anita were getting back to normal. But now I wonder if every book from here on out is going to focus more about the sex versus the actual problem at hand in Anita’s work life. Anyway despite my annoyance with some of this book I will still undoubtedly be purchasing the next one in this series because I just can’t seem to give up on Anita and the hopes that things will get better for the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425247549
Author:
Hamilton, Laurell K.
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Alexis, Kimberly
Subject:
Romance - Paranormal
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes a teaser
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
33 x 10.5 x 8.5 in 20.25 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It's a few more typical days in the life of Anita Blake, U.S. marshal and vampire hunter, and in her fast-paced if formulaic 21st adventure, that means an even balance of bloody police work and athletic preternatural sex. When Anita and her fellow marshals respond to the kidnapping of an underage girl seeking vampirization in their alternate St. Louis, they uncover a coven of rogue vampires whose terrorist fringe will put readers in mind of certain displaced contemporary cultures. The premise extends the series' depiction of vampires as second-class citizens seeking equality in their human-dominated world, and illuminates the difficulties of Anita's life as a mortal who takes preternaturals as her lovers. Anita's interactions with those lovers are fraught with just as much tension as the violent S.W.A.T. assaults. There's nothing here that Hamilton (Hit List) hasn't done already, but there's enough to sustain readers until Anita's next escapade. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, its up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, shes faced with something shes never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people—kids, grandparents, soccer moms—all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where theres one martyr, there will be more…

But even vampires have monsters that theyre afraid of. And Anita is one of them…

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