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REVIEW: The Killing Dance – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter series novel # 6 Laurell K. Hamilton

I have always been firmly against book SPOILERS!  But, it’s just killing me to write these reviews and NOT discuss specific moments that just make me go all ooy gooy or what the hell?  So I will write the entire review as I always manage, and then at the end, if I cannot contain myself, I will place colored text stating “SPOILER BELOW!  STOP READING IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK!” :0

Anita Blake, vampire hunter and animator.  A fiercely loyal friend with survival instincts that would make your blood freeze and coil.  There is so much rage in this woman, she makes the Hulk look like Stawberry Shortcake!

I went for the hallway and the sound of screams.

As always, the murder scenes in the Anita Blake series are impressive and stunningly delicious.  I find myself anticipating certain aspects of these books.  Am I looking forward to the lust triangle moments are the brains dripping from the cracked skull moments.  I’m not sure what that says about me .. but both ideas send me shivering with yumminess.

Question:  Why was I more worried about losing Richard than about the assassins?  Answer:  Killing didn’t bother me; losing Richard did.  I fell asleep holding my penguin and wondering if Richard and I were still dating.  Who would keep him alive if I wasn’t around?

Blake finally makes her choice between Boyfriend A and Boyfriend B.  Hello? Ya baby!

There was no uncertainty in his face now.  his eyes were still lovely, still human, but there was knowledge in them now, a growing darkness.  Sex, for want of a better word, but that look in a man’s eyes is too primitive for vocabulary.  It’s the darkness we all have inside of us, peeking out.  That part of us that we trap in our dreams and deny in daylight hours.  He stayed crouched in the water with that feral light in his eyes, and I went to him.

Edward guarding her body, Richard accepting the monster within and Jean-Claude always manipulating behind the scenes at play; this book will twist your smile into something extraordinary!

Politics between the vampires and werewolves.  Necromancers bashing heads in hopes of uniting energy to heal a vampire that is deteriorating into disgusting gooyness.

Sexual sadists, Raina and Gabriel are slinking their way back into the bedroom with their rape, blood and snuff films.

I recommend this book to all adults in need of an eye-opening experience!  The world is too twisted and strange to close your eyelids tightly and pretend that whatever horror that is to come will not touch of if we just make ourselves invisible.  I do NOT recommend this book to children.  There is extreme violence and strong, descriptive sexual scenes.  Thank goodness 😉

Although this series of books are paranormal and completely fiction, I find that there is an opportunity to teach us, especially those with perfect fingernails and perfect hair and perfect matching purses.  Life isn’t perfect.  Life is completely screwed.  I say live it to the fullest and if it takes a book like this to toss you into the possibilities of hello theres! .. then good for you!

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Book of the day .. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich

Bring on the laughter baby!

Back cover:

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum debuted in Janet Evanovich’s award-winning One for the Money.  Here, she’s back, packing a whole lot of attitude-not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, and a .38 Smith & Wesson.  This time around, she’s on the trail of Kenny Mancuso, a boy from the working-class burg of Trenton, New Jersey, who has just shot his best friend.  Fresh out of the Army and suspiciously wealthy, Mancuso’s also distantly related to Joe Morelli, a vice cop with questionable ethics, a libido in permanent overdrive, and a habit of horning in on Stephanie’s investigations.

Aided by her tough bounty hunter pal, ranger, and her funeral-happy Grandma Mazur, Stephanie’s soon staggering knee-deep in corpses, trying to shake Morelli…and stirring up a very nasty enemy.

Book of the day .. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Back to the beginning!

After reading Smokin’ Seventeen .. I find myself forced to start over and reread the Plum series 🙂

Back to One for the Money .. I am looking forward to keeping my husband up late at night with my laughter ..

I find myself trying to stay quiet for him .. light on dim .. he’s sleeping next to me .. then WHAM!  Lula and Stephanie suck me in again and I cannot help but to bust out laughing .. so hard that I’m crying ot snorting .. what can I say … the Plum series is brilliantly funny .. and worth every penny and moment of your time!

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One fine mess:

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sprts a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store).  Stephanie needs cash-fast-but times are tough, and soon she’s forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family …

One false move:

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie’s bail bonding company.  She’s got no experience.  But that doesn’t matter.  neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli.  From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants, to the time Steph hit him with her father’s Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e.  And now the hot guy is in hot water-wanted for murder…

One for the money:

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn’t.  Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she’ll make a cool ten grand.  All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight-and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man…