Author Review — Laurell K Hamilton

I know that everyone or almost everyone has been sucked into the Twilight world. And don’t get me wrong…I went and saw the movie and am now reading all the books, but it’s not completely my forte!

I like the vampire thing. OK I love the vampire thing. I love the love story. I think she is a good writer. But as an adult book it doesn’t hit the right heights and levels for me.

I am biased of course. Very biased when it comes to vampire and science fiction style stories. About a couple years ago my close friend introduced to me the author Laurell K Hamilton.

She is an amazing writer. She delves beyond the world of vampires into Were-animals, Sirens, Necromancy, Zombies etc. But she does it in this day and age. In St. Louis. She mixes love, sex, violence, friendship, all of it with science fiction.

She puts you into this world that you end up becoming addicted to and wanting to read more.

Her vampire series that I am most in love with is :

The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series. As of right now there is 16 books out. But she is putting out more. I think there will be a total of 22. She is also in talks with writers and producers to make these books comes to life.

Here is some about Anita Blake from Laurell’s site —

Anita Blake is an Animator and Vampire Slayer. Actually, she is a monster slayer. Though sometimes the monsters are human and even Anita is not sure she is not one of them.
Anita lives in a world very similar to our own. The difference: things that go bump in the night are real. Vampires, magic, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters all exist and are active. Owning businesses, having love lives and living or unliving their day to day existence.
Anita works for Animators, Inc. She routinely raises zombies for a living. Have a questionable will and died? Anita can raise you for your heirs to find out what you intended. Need to tell someone how you really feel about them but they died first? Anita can bring them back long enough for you to have your say. Anita also works as a consultant for the Regional Preternatural Investigation Team (RPIT), a division of the St. Louis Police force that deals with supernatural crimes.
Of course Anita’s boss at Animator’s Inc, Bert Vaughn, will farm out his folks for all kinds of things; if the price is right. Though there are some things that even Bert is not willing to do for money. Unfortunately for Anita, some folks don’t take NO for an answer.
Don’t worry, Anita is a tough lady. She can handle a gun with the best of them. Of course some things even a weapon won’t help her with. Like her love life. Too complicated for even her, she is being wooed by the Master of the City, and a Alpha werewolf. Have to be careful not to give away too much here!
Join Anita as she solves mysteries relating to all the scary things in the world. If you enjoy a good mystery, a tough female character with an attitude, spiced with creatures that only exist in the realms of fantasy, Anita Blake is what you have been searching for.
If I haven’t yet convinced you, return to the graveyard and pick a headstone. Each stone will allow you to see the front cover, the blurbs from the back cover and read the entire first chapter of that book. If that doesn’t send you running for the bookstore, then you’d best check your pulse.
The first book of the series is Guilty Pleasures. The names of each books sound amazing!
Laurell has another series that she has written also. I have yet to read them but when I do don’t doubt that I will be back to tell you all about it!
You can check out what Laurell is doing at the following:
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Don’t miss your chance to read something so awesome and discover such a talented writer!