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Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
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Publisher: Econo-Clad Books (October 1993)

Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Of course now that Willie was a vampire, the expendable part didn't count anymore. But he was still selling information and running errands. No, death hadn't changed him much. But just in case, I avoided looking directly into his eyes. It was standard policy for dealing with vampires. He was a slime bucket, but now he was an undead slime bucket. Maybe, but the cops feel like you do, Anita. What's one more dead vampire? New laws don't change that. It had only been two years since Addison v. Clark. The court case gave us a revised version of what life was, and what death wasn't. Vampirism was legal in the good of U. S. of A. We were one of the few countries to acknowledge them.

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Anita!" Mary scolded me, but it was the truth. The Church of Eternal Life was the vampire church. The first church in history that could guarantee you eternal life, and prove it. No waiting around. Just eternity on a silver platter. Most people don't believe in their immortal souls anymore. It isn't popular to worry about Heaven and Hell, and whether you are an absolutely good person. No one seemed curious as to what happened to a vampire's soul when it died. Could you be a good vampire and go to Heaven? Somehow that didn't quite work for me. "Is Bert with a client, too?" She glanced once more at the appointment book. She looked up and smiled, as if she was pleased to be able to help me. Maybe she was.

Guilty Pleasures is a 1993 horror and mystery novel by American writer Laurell K. It is the first book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. Guilty Pleasures introduces the character of Anita Blake, a vampire hunter and necromancer, who works in an alternate universe where magic, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural elements exist. The novel blends elements of supernatural and hardboiled detective fiction.

Home Laurell K. Hamilton Guilty Pleasures. Guilty Pleasures(Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter book 1). Author: Laurell K. Summary: Guilty Pleasures introduces the character of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter and her world, an alternate history where magic, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural elements are known to exist. Blake, a zombie animator and licensed vampire executioner, is forced to investigate a series of vampire murders, and in the process comes into contact with many of the supernatural characters of her home city of Saint Louis.

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter by. Laurell K. Hamilton (Goodreads Author). Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction. She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics. Hamilton is a full-time writer and lives in the suburbs of St. Louis Laurell K.

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Reviews: 7
I am re-reading this series to remember what enthralled me about it now that the 25th book is coming out. I remember finding Jean Claude cold and ruthless. Most of the characters were not very likeable, but that is their appeal. They are all too human, and often the worst monsters of all.
The world created is fascinating and draws you in waiting for the next event.
So after at least two decades, I am still hooked.
I found this recommended on an UF website, and made it half way through and lost interest. I thought it was going to be a supernatural police procedural with a kick ass protagonist, but she winds up being pretty much a beta that things happen to. And there is no PP detecting. And it is all about the sex. Hoping the series would get better--it is 25 books long so there has to something there, I thought--I read reviews which took me to the author's blog post stating "if you don't like it, or where I am taking it, stop reading." So I stopped.
Unfortunately i couldn't finish it. Got through 78% of it and a majority was forced or just skimming the pages. The story line started out pretty good and i was excited to read a good vampire series. But the author lost me half way through, she got very side tracked. Im not even sure who the main love interest is. I didnt like that the main character is supposed to be some bad ass vampire hunter but it doesn't seem like she knew a lot about them. Her personality seems to change at the end, its just all very inconsistent.
I read Historical Fiction for YEARS. I've always liked sci-fi/fantasy movies, but never read them. This was the first Urban Fantasy book that I read... I've been hooked on Urban Fantasy ever since. The Anita Blake series is often categorized as horror/mystery due to the graphic crime scenes.

Anita Blake is a tough, sexy woman who doesn't play the damsel in distress... she kicks butt and doesn't bother to taking names.

Anita earns her living as an "animator", using her necromancy skills to raise the dead for various legal services such as murder investigations, will disputes, or court cases. She is also one of a small number of licensed vampire executioners in the US and is therefore called in to advise the police on supernatural related crimes. Anita's ability to raise the dead is almost a sub-plot in most of the Anita Blake novels. The gory murder scenes and solving the mystery is usually the primary focus.

The Anita Blake books may not be masterpieces of polished writing, but it's a great paranormal procedural. The story is quick paced, action packed, and thrilling to read. The characters really do come to life and you just have to know what happens to them next!

You may have heard that the later Anita Blake books are full of gratuitous erotic sex, but that's not the case in this book. Don't let yourself miss out on a great series! You've got a good 8-10 books until the bed hopping really starts. Until then, enjoy one of the series that helped pioneered the Urban Fantasy genre.

Sexual content - references only
Gruesome/descriptive graphic violence.
"I was here to talk about raising the dead. Not resurrection. I'm not that good. I mean zombies. The shambling dead. Rotting corpses. Night of the living dead. That kind of zombie. Though certainly less dramatic than Hollywood would ever put up on the screen. I am an animator. It's a job, that's all. Like selling." Thus speaks Anita Blake, the heroine of Laurell K. Hamilton's "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter" series. Vampire hunter, you ask? I thought she worked with zombies. Well, she also does vampires, (the ones who kill humans) - you know, stakes through their hearts, silver bullets, etc.. This is Anita's sideline - a hobby of sorts. The vamps call this 5'3," twenty-four year-old dynamo "The Executioner." She is a feisty, attractive and independent 21st century lady, who finds herself remarkably attracted to Jean-Claude, the very sexy owner of Club Guilty Pleasures...and Master Vampire extraordinaire. She is more than willing to repress these feelings, however. As for Jean-Claude, although he taken just a small bite of Anita, I think he desires more than her blood.

Vampirism has been legal in the USA for almost 2 years, ever since the Supreme Court gave the bloodsucking undead equal rights. America is the only country in the world where these creatures are allowed to, er, live, (?), unless they drain the blood of a human, thereby committing murder. So, even though Anita collaborates with the police's Regional Preternatural Investigation Team when hunting criminal vampires, she needs a court order of execution before she kicks their butts back to the grave. Set in St. Louis, where vampires are much more mainstream than they are on the coasts, "Guilty Pleasures" is Ms. Hamilton's introduction of Anita Blake to the public-at-large.

A serial killer is murdering vampires in Missouri and Nikolaos, the terribly terrifying one thousand year-old Vampire Mistress of St. Louis, has threatened Anita with all kinds of torments and tortures, including becoming one of the undead herself, if she doesn't catch the killer ASAP.

Ms. Hamilton is an excellent writer who, with much flair amd pizzazz, mixes fantasy with mystery, romance and dark humor. Her take on this derivative genre is a most unusual one. The mystery is at the fore of her novels and the supernatural takes second place, almost taken for granted as part of Anita Blake's natural world. And Ms. Blake is a delight - witty, savvy and hard-boiled, as in tough. I am really looking forward to reading more of this series. These novels are a real find!