REVIEW: Danse Macabre – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter series novel # 14 by Laurell K. Hamilton

Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter and animator.  A love triangle doesn’t even begin to explain the most interesting relationships that currently complicate her life.

Cursed with the ardeur, Blake suffers through an existence as a succubus.  Sex to survive, more sex and even more sex.  Although, the sex has made the stories interesting, enough is enough.  I mean, c’mon .. stop throwing her naked under random characters and slow things down a bit.  Anita has her sweeties, stop tossing spontaneous sex scenes.  What happened to the dripping brains and gruesome murder scenes?

I am a succubus.  I am a vampire.  Maybe not a bloodsucker, but I feed off sex.  It isn’t just Damian’s life that can get drained away if I don’t feed.  Nathaniel will die.  I will die.

As always, we have Richard, the Ulfric and leader of the local werewolf pack.  As I’ve said before, I don’t much care for his character.  I’m sure that having a sad relationship that keeps popping up may be an interesting twist to the story, but I could live without it.

“I love you,” he said.

“I love you, too,” I said, and meant it.

“I hate you, Anita,” he said with almost no change in his voice.

“I hate you, too, Richard,” I said, and meant it.


Richard has informed me he’s shopping for his white picket fence.

I’m happy behind my black wrought-iron fence.  The one with the pointy spikes on top.  White never really was my color.

Everything is slammed upside down when Anita finds our she’s pregnant!  Pregnant?  Wow!  Richard proposes, Doctor’s force choking fear into Anita and her sweeties with possible horrible outcomes.  How the hell would a child fit in their lives?

There are some interesting and new political relationships formed in this book.

The end of the book was rushed.  I love the scene with Asher, but what happened to everyone else?

All in all, I really enjoyed this book.  The surprising twists in the book make for an excellent read.  Not one of her best books in this series, but definitely in the top 10.

I recommend this book to everyone that is reading this series.  Make sure to read the books in sequence.

Extreme sexual content.  Mild to moderate violence.  Some disturbing scenes that totally rock but may be sickening to others!

I do NOT recommend this book or ANY books that follow in this series to children OR immature adults.  Here on out, every book is for adults only!

Happy reading!

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