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REVIEW: Kiss The Dead – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter series novel # 21 by Laurell K. Hamilton

Disappointing ..

Kiss the Dead is the 21st book in the Anita Blake – Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton.  This series began with an interesting bang .. a slow one at that but it quickly built into an extremely erotic black hole that sucked all the time out of me.

With that said, Hit List (Book # 20) and Kiss the Dead (Book # 21) have both fallen below the standards and expectations that the series has earned.

Kiss the Dead, although an immense improvement from Hit List .. left me wanting.  The writing style has completely changed .. although Hamilton is writing “better” .. it has changed the tone of the Blake books and this is unacceptable.  😦

50 pages into the book, and I was still crossing my fingers that it would get better.  Thankfully, it did .. but unfortunately .. *sigh* it didn’t pull itself out of the shit list to which I had placed it.  Crude .. brutal .. but that’s me being honest.

I will not bother going into a basic, all around whatnot about the book.  I have a college paper to write 🙂  Below, you will miscellaneous tidbits and quotes!  Enjoy .. for there may be nothing else worthy .. bummer.

“They’d say how you’re bad for shacking up with vampires and wereleopards, but in a firefight they’ll take your vampire-loving, furry-fucking ass over most anyone else’s.”

Anita Blake’s character has taken a turn of complete happiness .. As nice as the thought it .. Seriously?  Anita Blake isn’t happy.  It’s a dream come true sure .. she has accepted her love of the sweeties .. but seriously?  Thankfully .. Asher comes to save the day with drama!

He nodded. “That is fair. I am sorry, truly sorry, but you are right. Apologies that do not lead to better actions are empty things.”

Occasionally Blake rambles to herself .. the struggles with morals and thoughts .. feelings of love or resistance .. I did find the quote below rather hilarious .. It’s from a woman (Blake) .. relationship problems rock!

“Was I his?  Was he mine?  Duck, I didn’t know.  How could I not know after more than a year?  How could I not know the answer to this?  What the fuck was wrong with me?  What the fuck was wrong … with me?  With … him and me, with us?  No, with me.  With me.  What was wrong with me?”

I recommend this book to Anita Blake fans.  And even then .. If you are saving money for this book just for that reason .. save it until it hits the Barnes and Noble $5 bargain shelf.  I do not recommend this book to immature adults or children.  Although the sexual content has leapt from 160 to 35 mph .. the content is still significant.

Line and word of the book:

“Heteroflexible?”

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REVIEW: Kissing Sin – A Riley Jenson Guardian series novel # 2 by Keri Arthur

Kissing Sin is a story about a sexually confident and provacative woman who is half werewolf half vampire.  Filled with some serious love and sexual triangles, Kissing Sin is the second book in the Riley Jenson Guardian series by Keri Arthur.

A fairly comparable series to Laurell Hamilton’s Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter… Arthur has left me smiling and never wanting or unsatisfied.

Anita Blake is a .. well we won’t go *there* … Basically she struggles with a paranormal curse that forces her to screw and eat the orgasms and passion from others in her life.  She constantly struggles with her ever so adorable whoreness and forever aching … pussy.  (I almost don’t want to use that word in a review haha .. but it’s fitting.)

Instead of the constant struggle that Anita faces when it comes to her sexual needs, RILEY JENSON … Is a werewolf who needs “the dance” of the moon and sex is as vital as air to humans or blood to vampires.  Basically, we get a lot of fkn loving, endless orgasms and interesting love triangles without all the boo fkn hoo regret that we have to suffer in the Blake series.

Instead of having the second novel in this series consist of a completely different story, or allowing it to jump ahead too far on a timeline, it smoothly picks up and continues where Full Moon Rising left off.  Instead of a brutal cliffhanger that makes you want to rip the author’s head off, Full Moon Rising offers a climactic ending with a large amount of mystery to look forward to.

Finding herself abused, raped and violated and without memory … a gory body ripped to shreds beside her .. covered in blood .. Riley has no idea where she is or how she got there.  All she knows is that some funky looking creatures are hunting her and they’re faster than anything else she has ever encountered.  Isn’t that always the case?

In her attempts to evade and hide from said monsters, she finds herself in a horse barn with a bunch of studly horse shifters.  A Horse shifter .. studly .. get it?  How funny .. Her interactions with Kade .. the handsome horseshifter, is intriguing and I want more!

Do I get more?  Hell yes I do 🙂  What happens then?  Well … Quinn gets PISSED!

Working with her team of guardians, they continue to search for the labs that are kidnapping, breeding and “milking” its occupants, she is led into the realization that she can no longer trust her mates, and those who she has feelings for .. can “go to hell” …

I’ll leave it at that…NO SPOILERS for YOU!

This is a MUST READ .. BUT .. In order not to find yourself sitting there with that .. ‘wtf? huh?’ look on your face .. And to have a better appreciate for the characters and relationships in this series, I HIGHLY ADVISE you read this series sequentially!

I recommend this book to mature adults only…Totally rockin awesome strong sexual content .. AWESOME violence dripping from oozing brains and spider eaten penis?  WHOA!  Fantastic book and I enjoyed ever word of it!

~happy reading you silly monkies! ❤