Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter)
11 journalers for this copy...
"Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is a necromancer and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law--as long as they don't get too nasty. Now someone's killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees-with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting--to help figure out who and why.
Trust is a luxury Anita can't afford when her allies aren't human. The city's most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 10-year-old girl. The second most powerful vampire, Jean-Claude, is interested in more than just Anita's professional talents, but the feisty necromancer isn't playing along--yet. This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters--both dead and alive."
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Have fun reading! ;-)
1. Please journal the book when it arrives (so we know it's safe and sound with you), once you read it (to let us know how you liked it) and when you ship it off (so we know it's on its way to the next reader).
2. Please PM the next person in line before shipping the books off, not only for the adress, but also to ask if they are still interested in the ring!
3. I would suggest that you don't ship off all four books together (except you're an extraordinary fast reader!) but in packages of two (1+2, 3+4) or one after the other.
4. Try not to take longer than four weeks per book.
5. And the most important thing: Have fun!
Here are the participants so far in shipping order:
1. cathepsut (Egypt)
2. Agrippine314 (DE)
3. Haltestelle (DE)
4. Pegafli (DE)
5. Mary-T (DE)
6. adeps (SE)
7. candy-is-dandy (UK)
8. sadogs (UK)
9. rmg (UK)
10. cloggy (UK)
11. Sterile (UK)
... back to me, Morgaine77
The book will soon travel to the first participant of the bookring.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
sent to cathepsut. Enjoy! :-)
I just started reading another bookray, so I see how I can squeeze it in. I will try to be fast!
"Why should it surprise me that I was alive?... There on the right side of my neck was the real thing... Tiny, diminutive, fang marks. Nikolaos had contaminated me... I bet she thought I'd be scared of her. She was right on that. But I spent most of my waking hours confronting and destroying things that I fear. A thousand-year-old master vampire was a tall order, but a girl's got to have a goal."
I know this is the first book of the series, but I kept checking several times nonetheless. It just felt as if I was missing some prequel to the story.
Much darker than Charlaine Harris. Not as funny or as erotic (yet). The vampires are much scarier. And so is the heroine. She is not scared to pull her gun at every opportunity. Think Kinsey Millhone in the body of Holly Hunter. Anyway, that is how I imagine Anita Blake.
I found this book pretty creepy, after reading much more light hearted Charlaine Harris. And I thought "Yeah, kinda ok, so-so...". And as soon as I put it down, I was off to my bookshelf and started the next one. Must have been better than just ok...
Jean-Claude, hmmm, now who could play him in a movie?
Will post this as soon as I have the address...
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Finally sending this on. Sorry for the delay, but I had internet connection problems, which made my IQ drop by about 100%... Have fun!
I will do my very best to get the books on their way again, soon!
Thanks for sending and lending them!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Welllllll, I do have to admit, that the book is captivating and I really wanted to know the solution, but, it's much too cruel or too bloody for me. Well, ok, crime stories are so too, but mostly that will be hidden.
Maybe I should have started with a novice vampire story, I don't know.
All in all, although I would like to know how the frame story continues, I will not read the following books, it is just not my cup of tea (of blood?).
Thanks a lot anyway!!!
Will be sent to Haltestelle with "Circus of the damned" and "The laughing corpse".
PS: Please, remove me from the reader list for the fourth novel!
But I will read the other parts too. :)
Anita Blake will have to be patient - since here are other rings as well I need to read first. But I will try to be fast.
Well - that's a different vampire-novel. Unfortunately it didn't grab me and I think it's not really my kind of vampire-book... And I won't read the other parts...
Nevertheless, thanks Morgaine for giving me the oppertunity to read! :)
I will send all four books to the next participant today
I was under the impression that Anita Blake novels were very erotic and blood gory, but I didn't find it that way. I read somewhere, at the bookcrossing forum, I think, that the series developed in that direction, I wonder if it gets interesting or tiring... I will sure read more, anyway.
Thanks for bringing me into the world of Anita Blake! :)
Though certainly bloody in places I didn't find it frightening or over-gory. I didn't find the sexual bits very interesting at all as I couldn't imagine fancying a vampire or the sadism involved.
I will be reading The Laughing Corpse next and then send the 2 on their way.
Finished the book now and have already started on the next one. A quick read and very gory and bloody. But an enjoyable read nevertheless. Blood and gore don't bother me! not squeamish at all.
Ready to send onto rmg when I get the address.
Have got a couple of books ahead of this one, but hope to get it read soon.
What made the book such fun, was that Hamilton makes it seem that Vampires and Zombies are normal occurrences. She underlines this by talking about Vampires' civil rights and the Vampire refugees moving to the US because of this. It is a one-line throw away comment, but helps to build the illusion.
I'm looking forward to reading the rest in the series & will read book 2 before sending this one of its way to Sterile.