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Guilty Pleasures
Guilty Pleasures: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel | Laurell K. Hamilton
Published over ten years ago by Ace, Guilty Pleasures marked the debut of a series that was destined to grow from cult favorite to a major New York Times bestseller. Now, for long-time Anita Blake junkies and newfound fans, Guilty Pleasures makes its trade paperback debut. Readers will learn how Anita Blake started raising the dead-and killing the undead. And how she met Jean Claude, the master vampire destined to become not only her biggest nemesis, but her greatest lover...From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Bookjunkie57
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One of my brief forays into urban fantasy.

#Guilt #ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

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IndoorDame
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This series is one of my go-tos when I‘m craving something trashy. #guilty #Scarathlon2022 #ScarathlonDailyPrompt #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

Livyer I loved this book so much! 😍 1mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk1 of #AwesomeAugust #readathon was done on Monday but I completely forgot to post!The 1st in the Anita Blake,Vampire Hunter series, I read it while #audioknitting. It‘s slowly getting there,I‘m not the worlds fastest knitter by a long shot. The book is always a great read, Anita is a zombie raiser in St Louis & vampire executioner on the side when she‘s forced to look into vampire murders by the city‘s head vampire. #BookspinBingo #Litsycrafters

TheAromaofBooks I do love browsing yarn at the craft store, even though I never seem to crochet as much as I think I will!! 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
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Lizpixie
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Calling it a night on my #AwesomeAugust #readathon Day2. It‘s 1.30am Sunday morning here & I‘m going cross eyed trying to knit so I think it‘s bedtime for me. Decided to go with a Slytherin colour choice for bubbas blankie, thanks to a suggestion by a fellow #litsycrafter (can‘t remember who though🤷🏻‍♀️)& the fact his mummy is a slytherin. Yes I know the greens wrong but it‘s the thought that counts right? Night y‘all🥱 #audioknitting #zzzzzzz

Tamra I think it‘s a beautiful combo! 4mo
Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 4mo
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Lizpixie
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Got in a few hours for the #AwesomeAugust #readathon by #audioknitting to the 1st Anita Blake novel. This series is a bit of a “guilty pleasure” for me(though I think the term should be abolished for books. You like what you like🤷🏻‍♀️)I don‘t read many romance books but this series starts off more as a crime book that happens to have hot vampires in it(and scary ass ones too). How‘s your readathon going? #audiocrafting #slytherincoloursnext

5feet.of.fury The early ones were so good, they do go completely off the rails… I still read them though 🤣 4mo
Tamra Seeing yarn now makes me as happy as books! 😃 What are you making and how do you like that yarn? I‘m looking for a cotton that is soft, but absorbent enough for kitchen use. 4mo
Lizpixie @5feet.of.fury me too😋 4mo
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Lizpixie @Tamra I‘m knitting a cuddle blanket for my grandson. I‘m liking the yarn very much, it‘s the first time I‘ve worked with cotton so there was a learning curve but I‘ve got the hang of it now. It‘s soft enough without being too soft, not sure of the absorbency though. I‘ve liked it enough to buy Fiddlesticks Superb Big for a shawl I want to knit next. It‘s an anti pilling acrylic but it‘s sooo soft. I‘m a bit of a yarn hoarder too🧶🧶🧶 4mo
Tamra @Lizpixie oh I can see why! 😅😆 I‘ve liked working with cotton so far. It‘s just a tad sticky so it doesn‘t tend to fall off the needles for me, but that could be the brand. I‘ve just ordered some Dishie cotton yarn from Knitpicks. 🤞🏾🤞🏾 Dish towels are the perfect learning projects for various stitches! 4mo
Lizpixie @Tamra I found that switching to metal needles helped tremendously with the movement of the yarn. I started on Knit Pro Symfonie wooden circular needles & had trouble so switched to Chia Goo metal needles & haven‘t looked back.👍 4mo
Tamra @Lizpixie good to know, thank you! 4mo
Andrew65 I agree, why should it be a guilty pleasure. I love a good romance, and what would be termed Chick Lit! A great start time 👏👏👏 4mo
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Laughterhp
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Started the Anita Blake series. When were these originally written?! She‘s talking about pagers and having her answering machine for only a short period of time 🤣

These were definitely what I was looking for. A bit like the female version of Harry Dresden but a bit sexier. Also all the creatures are known and not hidden.

This was definitely a quick read and I have about 20+ more I can read 🤪.

HeyT If I remember this series correctly it jumps the shark when she went through her divorce and suddenly hated the character she modeled on her husband but it‘s been a looooooong time since I‘ve read this series 7mo
PuddleJumper These get really bad, really quickly. The first few are pretty good then they become badly written porn 7mo
HeatherBlue I felt the same way @PuddleJumper !! Another good paranormal romance series I read after I had to leave this one was the Riley Jenson series by Keri Arthur ❤️ 7mo
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Laughterhp @HeyT @PuddleJumper Oh no! Well I guess that‘s good to know. I‘m on book 2 right now and it‘s been good so far! We‘ll see when I change my mind. 7mo
Laughterhp @HeatherBlue I‘ll check that series out!! 7mo
Bookishlie It‘s amazing until about book 11 or 12 then it starts to go by 12 it was pushing it. I gave up by 14. I keep thinking I‘ll restart it. But the first dozen I loved. 7mo
Bookzombie I still pick these up on occasion. They definitely aren‘t as good as the earlier ones, but I enjoy them. I have book 16 on my TBR for hopefully this month. I sometimes think about just going back to the beginning though. ☺️ @HeatherBlue I also enjoyed the Riley Jenson series. (edited) 7mo
Laughterhp @Bookishlie Oh that‘s good to know it starts to get bad at book 11 or 12. I was thinking it would be a waste of my time to continue the series if it got bad at book 4 or 5. 7mo
Laughterhp @Bookzombie I will be sure to lower my expectations as I move on and if I continue past like book 10. 7mo
HeyT Looking at goodreads I think the divorce was around book seven and eight but I gave up at book ten. 7mo
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Mehso-so

I found I was dumped into the story, no beginning. I am not fond of the main character. The characters were empty, no substance. This is the first book I have read of this author. I think she should go read Kim Harrison's books. #NSR221 Horror Supernatural genre. @Nessavamusic

Nessavamusic I agree! Though very influential to urban fantasy, she‘s not my favorite. Her books haven‘t aged well. 10mo
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SpeculativeFemale
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The strained but always amusing relationship between Anita Blake and Bert Vaughn was the first thing I thought of for the Day 1 of #ConflictedWorlds - #TheBoss.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs Brilliant 🖤📚👏🏻📖🖤 1y
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Ksvz
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April 2021 - audio reread - sometimes you just need a little comfort to take the edge of the crazy. Aging better than I am lol

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DarkMina
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Eggs 💜🥀🖤 great choice!! 2y
DarkMina @eggs Thanks! (edited) 2y
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cozypunk
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Reaching out to #groupB #LMPBC11 Hi there @Reynosa8701 and @Littlewolf1 I can't sleep tonight. Since I'm up, time to think about horror stories 🤪 Any of these titles catch your eye?

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Reynosa8701 Devil in a white city or the Frankenstein story 2y
Chrissyreadit I thought The Devil in The White City was excellent. 2y
Hestapleton I‘ve already read Devil in the White City. The Frankenstein one is my preference! 2y
Littlewolf1 I am totally good with the Frankenstein story 2y
cozypunk Heck ya @hestapleton thanks for complete our fearsome foursome! 2y
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TK-421
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“Everyone has their weaknesses. Some people smoke. I collect stuffed penguins. If you won't tell, I won't.” #penguin #QuotsyJan21 🐧🐧🐧

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TheSpineView
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This was almost a So-so for me. It lacked the character development that I crave so much. Lots of action and the plot was good. Yet, I never connected to the character. I wish the editor had used a heavier handing the editing process. There were a few scenes that could have been deleted because they didn't do much to further the plot. 3.5ish⭐ #screamathon2020 @4thhouseontheleft #Scarathon2020 @StayCurious #TeamHarkness Points = 26

Leniverse I read several books in that series many years ago. I never connected with the MC either. But I did like the stories and some of the side characters. But eventually the books became 60% sex, 30% angst/guilt about sex, and 10% plot, and I still didn't care for the MC, so I abandoned the series. 2y
TheSpineView @Leniverse Thanks for the info. It just confirms my decision not to read further into the series. 2y
Fr3NcHtOaSt Only read that one in the series and I liked it but just couldn‘t never pick up the series after that no matter how many times I‘ve tried. 2y
StayCurious Yeah, I've heard the series deteriorates later on...but I really enjoyed the first few books as graphic novels. Something about the artwork just made them really good. 2y
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TheSpineView
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Yesterday I finished Guilty Pleasures (review to come) and got a good start on A Discovery of Witches. Total hours read is 7. Points = 71

#Scarathon2020 @StayCurious #TeamHarkness
#screamathon2020 @4thhouseontheleft

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InkedBookworm13
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Updated book tracker for August. I'm thinking of redoing the whole thing. It's getting a little messy 🤣
#bulletjournal #booktracker

LiteraryinLawrence What a gorgeous spread! 2y
ozma.of.oz That looks so cool! 🤩 2y
Kenyazero I love that this went off of your original 2 pages 2y
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cozypunk
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A stack of #violet for my fellow #Cancer readers. I dipped into my theatre collection and found 3 extra titles for this #photochallenge In fact, I should make a violet stack of scripts tomorrow. #readyoursign

@Meaw_catlady @Clwojick

Meaw_catlady 💜💜 (edited) 2y
Clwojick I love those Bradley Tyler Greive books! 2y
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PaulaNovotna
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I have always been a fan of Anita Blake series since I was a teenager. Re-reading it now I can see a lot of flaws in terms of writing style: repetitive use of words, simple sentences and basic vocabulary. If you are willing to overlook that, the book still offers a lot of fun if you love vampires, zombies etc. On the plus side, the simple expressive ability of the writer makes for a quick enjoyable read.

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PaulaNovotna
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You can't save everybody. Each person has to save himself first, then you can move in and help.

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Lizpixie
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#Bk4 of my #24B4Monday #readathon & Bk1 of my #DeweysOct is done! The 1st in the Anita Blake series is still one of the best, before it went downhill. Anita is an animator, a zombie raiser, as well as a vampire executioner. When the Master of the City calls her for a job, she finds out its impossible to say no & still keep breathing. It‘s also my #ScaryScavengerHunt #WithZombiesInIt #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 11points + 20 #PointsTotal-1,452

Andrew65 You‘re like a reading machine. 😊 (edited) 3y
Lizpixie @Andrew65 thank you! I‘m an insomniac plus an empty nester so I have plenty of time to read. I‘m starting to flag a bit but nothing a cup of tea and some snacks won‘t fix. How are you going? 3y
Clwojick Wow! You are doing amazing! ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
Andrew65 @Lizpixie Currently on 12 hrs 25 mins and finished two books (one I had already started). Just gone 6pm here so settling in for a night of reading. 3y
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Lizpixie
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#DeweyOct #readathon #ReadathonHourlyPhoto #hour1 #OpeningBooks #My stack of opening books for this ‘thon, though I‘m starting off with the rest of the tagged audiobook. After that, it‘s a toss up between the pictured books. Probably either The Monster Of Elendhaven or Halloween Party by Dame Agatha. What‘s your opening books? #24B4Monday #TeamSlaughter 1point #PointsTotal-1,421

Andrew65 Loved No Time for Goodbye, my first Linwood Barclay many years ago and was hooked! One of my favourites. 3y
Lizpixie @Andrew65 I just read Elevator Pitch, which was my first Barclay, and loved it. So of course I had to track down the rest of his books! 3y
Andrew65 There is also a sequel to No Tine for Goodbye. Not read Elevator Pitch yet, but do recommend all his books. The Promise Falls Series was also very good. (edited) 3y
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BookwormDownUnder The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and I‘m loving it!!!!! 3y
ravenlee I just read Hallowe‘en Party a few days ago, my second Christie. It was a quick, interesting read, if a bit repetitive. 3y
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Lizpixie
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I‘ll be running two timers for the rest of my #readathons. The top one is for the #24B4Monday (which I‘ve already hit the time for Woohoo!) the bottom for #DeweysOct or #Deweys24Hr Coz that‘s not going to get confusing🤪 Who else is doing one or the other ‘thon? #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point + 15points #PointsTotal-1,420

Andrew65 Wow! Already hit 24 hours, that is so impressive. 👏👏👏🙌🙌🥳🥳🎯 (edited) 3y
Lizpixie @Andrew65 thank you! It‘s been almost 48hrs so it‘s been half reading/half eating & sleeping. Being housebound has a few advantages💁🏻‍♀️ 3y
JacqMac Wow! Great job! I‘d love to do both, but I‘m sticking with 24B4Monday. I have a hard enough time not messing up one timer. Lol 3y
ljuliel Good job 👏 3y
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Lizpixie
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Sticking with my Anita Blake audiobook until the #Deweys24HrReadathon starts in a few hours. If I‘ve worked the time zones out right it should be 11pm here🤞Doing some #audiopuzzling while I rack up some hours for the #24B4Monday #readathon Pretty sure I‘ll get my 24hrs in! #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point + 15points #PointsTotal-1,404

Andrew65 You have rocked this one. 🙌 3y
ljuliel Wow, good job ! 3y
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Lizpixie
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I‘m switching to an audiobook for a few hours, my eyes are feeling gritty & I‘m starting to get an eye strain headache. I have 3 120gb iPod classics that still work, 2 full of music & this one that‘s stuffed with over 100 audiobooks. I‘m going with Bk1 of the Anita Blake series not just because it‘s a great audiobook,but also coz it‘ll cover the zombies prompt of the #SSH #24B4Monday #readathon #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point #PointsTotal-1,388

Andrew65 Audiobook are also a good choice when the eyes get tired. 😊 3y
BGam I love your iPod.. are they still selling these older designs? 💐 3y
ljuliel Do you have trouble keeping the batteries charged on your iPods ? I don‘t have any that look like yours, but I‘ve had 4, and as each one gets around 3 years old, the battery won‘t stay charged for very long. One of the ones I have now will only last about an hour before the red line is on the battery area and it needs charged back up. Maybe the ones you have were made to last longer. (edited) 3y
Lizpixie @BGam only if you find one in a pawnshop! @ljuliel This particular one is about 12yrs old and while it doesn‘t hold charge as long as it used to, it still holds it long enough to finish a 20+hr audiobook. 3y
BGam Thanks a lot for the info Lizpixie 💐 3y
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BacklistReader
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Pickpick

My partner and I finished this last night and jumped right into book 2 in the series. We both thoroughly enjoyed this one. Lycanthropes, vampires, zombies, could you ask for anything better?

Marilyncjackson Oh just a warning these get really heavy on the erotica after the Obsidian Butterfly. I loved this series but haven‘t followed it in a couple of years. I think it is a great series but when I hear people are reading it I like to give the warning that wasn‘t there when I starred reading these in High school. Who is your favorite character? 3y
BacklistReader That‘s a great warning. My partner has read a lot of them already and did say that was why he stopped reading them. As of this moment I think my favorite character would be Jean Claude. I do like that Anita is portrayed as a strong female that can take care of herself though. 3y
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BacklistReader
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Found a series my partner will read with me 😁

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Joreads
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Anita is one cool lady. These novels are smart and funny and take vampires 🧛‍♂️ and zombies 🧟‍♂️ to a whole new level. If you are looking for an out of the box vampire novel pick this one up.

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Owlizabeth
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It was so nice to be reminded of the badass Anita Blake I fell in love with so many books ago. I read this for comfort, but rediscovered how great this series used to be. Just a brave woman with a bunch of guns and an attitude against vampires, shapeshifters, zombies and ghouls. Definitely left me wanting to reread the rest of the series...at least until the relationship stuff overwhelms the badassery. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Owlizabeth
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I‘m having a tough time mentally, between family stuff, the world at large and my typical summer sadness, my depression has decided to come out to play. Trying to combat the mean blues with an old favorite. Nothing new today, just comfort reads for me.

Patchshank I've been rereading Harry Potter for the same reason. Hang in there. 3y
Megabooks I pull out old favorites when I‘m depressed, too. 3y
Megabooks I‘m sorry you‘re having a rough time. Take care of yourself. Self care!! 3y
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RiverKScottWrites Me too 💙 3y
TrishB Whatever helps ♥️ 3y
LiteraryinLawrence You‘re doing a great job. Hope easier times are ahead! 💜 3y
daena Sorry to hear you are going through a rough time 💜. Self care through books is always a good thing. 3y
Jas16 Sending love and support 3y
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FantasyChick
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I haven't done one of these in forever!
1. Cookies. Alllll the cookies!
2. Les Miserables or PnP (2005)
3. I secretly LOVE bad paranormal romances. Like, the cheesier the better!
4. Bath bombs. It doesn't seem like an indulgence but those things can get damn expensive 🤑
5. Here's hoping!
#hellothursday #guiltypleasures @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I love 2005 PnP! Thanks for playing! 💜 4y
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gradcat
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1. French fries, as many & as often as possible 🍟
2. St. Elmo‘s Fire, the only movie I ever watched about 15 times 🎥
3. All of Anne Rice‘s Vampire Chronicles 📚
4. White wine (usually Chardonnay), as much & as often as possible (kidding) 😂
Hello @Kit_Kat & @SenatorMothma 👋

#HelloThursday Guilty Pleasures edition

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 4y
JoScho French fries every day! 🙌🏼 4y
gradcat @JoScho Yaaasss! 🍟🍟🍟🍟 4y
gradcat It‘s my pleasure @wanderinglynn Thanks for doing these! ♥️ 4y
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Harley_Quinn
Pickpick

This book is the one that helped me love books as an adult. And I still read this series again and again. 26 books later and I don't plan on stopping the rereading 😂 She is my favorite author.

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Loolalisa
Pickpick

I was introduced to this series when I was in middle school (probably too early for romance novels but I don‘t care). Anita Blake is bomb she‘s a badass who raises the dead, helps solve paranormal crimes, and deals with vampires like it‘s no big deal. As the series progresses I like it less and less but the first like 10 books are so engaging and pack full of mystery and paranormal beings and situations. After the sixth book sex is the big focus.

BeansPage Hey just a quick tip, add a picture onto your posts to get them seen more. When there's no picture added on to posts sometimes we scroll right past them without seeing them. 😉😉😉🤗🤗🤗 4y
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I love that I found this series so many years ago in high school, it just kept getting better as the series progressed. I own basically all of the books in multiple formats. I can't say how many times I have read this book over again just to see the difference between the beginning and current characters. The series does getting smutty but I read erotica so it doesn't change my feelings on the series. Fantastic start with great characters.

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Ddzmini
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Completed a really good read quick and enjoyable with good characters and a good character list I will read more if this is a series 😋📖

BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s a series. Go for it. The early books are awesome. The later ones, not so much. 4y
Ddzmini @BarbaraTheBibliophage thank you for letting me know I think I will because I really liked this one 😋📖 4y
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danibolahood Oh I wish I could read this series for the first time again. I used to want to be Anita Blake so badly. 4y
Bronte_Chintz @BarbaraTheBibliophage I completely agree! I adored this series and then it all seemed to spin a bit into the ridiculous for my liking. 4y
mariaku21 I agree with @BarbaraTheBibliophage the early books were really great reads. 4y
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Always have a 📖 😝🤣🤣🤣

Samplergal Always. 4y
ReadZenRites Just one? 😜 4y
Ddzmini @ReadZenRites in my purse and in my car 4y
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Next up on the tbr list 😋📖

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Ddzmini
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Thank you @Mommamanzi for this awesome book I can‘t wait to read it. It was a great summer surprise in my mail. Thank you so much I really appreciate the trouble you went to to send it to me 🙏😋📖

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WhiskeyMistress
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Some call these guilty pleasures, some would call these #sins... 🙊 #naughtygirl #anitablake #readingresolutions @Jess7

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ElaineHowlin
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Pickpick

Just finished the audiobook, really enjoyed it! I'm going to continue rereading the series on audio at least they veer off into menage erotica. I love the early dark urban fantasy ones.
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ElaineHowlin
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My current audiobook. I read this 10 years ago and i'm very happy to say it stands the test of time! I'm actually enjoying it more than i did the first time!
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BillBlume I remember owning that in paperback with that cover. I loved the early books in this series. 4y
ElaineHowlin @BillBlume Me too. The first 10 or so are such good books 4y
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Lylah
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was fun, action-packed, and better written than I thought it would be. Unfortunately nonsensical plot points, the lack of in-depth world building, and the sarcastically obnoxious main character got in the way of my full enjoyment of the book. Also the ratmen rapists and the fact that Anita had to kiss people to pretend to be their lovers multiple times. It‘s very indulgent but overall it kept me entertained until I finished.

Crystalblu Honestly, the series gets worse as it goes along. I am far from a prude and I was over all the super over the top sex. 5y
Lylah @Crystalblu gosh even the plot? That‘s disappointing 🙄 I‘m not a prude either but I can‘t make myself read smut 5y
Crystalblu Yeah even the plot! 5y
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Lylah @Crystalblu what a bummer!! Do you have any recommendations for better series in a similar genre? Every time I try one I‘m disappointed by the quality... 5y
Crystalblu Hmmm, I started reading the Anita books because they were billed as an X rated Buffy and I told ya how that ended 😜 but, I did really enjoy the Sookie books aka, True Blood. And, different but still fun is J.D. Robb‘s In Death series. Happy reading! 5y
Lylah @Crystalblu haha yeah, it definitely wasn‘t buffy in any way! I‘ll check out those (from the library in case I hate them haha). Thanks for the suggestions! 5y
Christy2318 Try Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs (the first 3 or so are a little weak & there is a rape plot point I don‘t care for BUT book 4 on are great & Mercy is a fantastic character. Also the Others series by Anne Bishop is really good. 5y
Christy2318 I almost forgot The Sentinels of New Orleans series by Suzanne Johnson. Book one is too reminiscent of Sookie Stackhouse but after that they are great. I‘m especially fond of the historically undead pirate, Jean Lafitte. 5y
Lylah @Christy2318 I tried out the first Mercy Thompson book! It was decent but not great. I don‘t know if I can sit through two more before it gets good, haha. I‘ve had Kate Daniels on my TBR for a little while but haven‘t gotten around to it. Thanks for the suggestions! 5y
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Lylah
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Amidst the messy process of unpacking I have become pretty sick and now I‘m trying to read something that doesn‘t require too much critical thinking.

cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 5y
Libby1 Get well soon! Your lovely tortoise shell kitty will take care of you. My cat is a tortie called Lola. 😻 5y
Mariposa_Bookworm Feel better! I‘m sure your baby is taking good care of you. 5y
rubyslippersreads @Libby1 ❤️❤️❤️ those torties. 😸 5y
rubyslippersreads Feel better soon! Kitty and book are an excellent cure. 😸 5y
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EllanaRose
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Tagged by @Eggbeater - Thanks!
1. Tagged book. Think I've read the whole series about 9 times?
2. Sushi.
3. Firefly. The Expanse. Black Lightning. Does Twitch/YouTube count? Because if so, Death From Above by hyper rpg.
4. Tagging @DivaDiane and anyone with more than one vowel in their user name.

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"Each person has to save themselves first, then you can move in and help."

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EllanaRose
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Tell me about your favourite #ComfortReads

I'm half way through my current crochet blanket, and it got me thinking. I love returning to books that feel like home, comforting reads that make me feel better. What are yours?

Simona Agatha Christie‘s books. 5y
DGRachel Persuasion 5y
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night_shift
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Some parts of this are very much dated, but overall it was mildly entertaining. No sex, but I've heard after book 10 it turns into straight smut. We'll see if I even make it so far. Anita's ability to attract SO many dudes that are into her is already kinda annoying (plus the 'omg, ew I'd rather die' dig she had about a woman coming onto her was icky). So. IDK. Also, guessed the murderer about 20% in?

BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh it gets pretty much all about sex long before book 10. 5y
night_shift @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😔 oh no, really? Laaaame. 5y
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Christy2318
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“But I spend most of my waking hours confronting and destroying things I fear. A thousand-year-old master vampire was a tall order, but a girl‘s got to have a goal.” 🗡🗡🗡🗡

MinDea I used to love this series! 5y
Christy2318 @MinDea I‘ve read that it goes off the rails somewhat after book 12. No idea if it will hold my attention through 25+ installments but the 1st book had a lot of elements of urban fantasy & paranormal books that I love. I‘m caught up on Kate Daniels & Mercy Thompson so I‘m hoping this continues to be a winner for me. 5y
MinDea I think I quit after 10 or 11, but liked it up until that point! 5y
mariaku21 It started to get weird for me at #11 but I read till 13... I'm tempted to re-read this series. 5y
Octoberwoman I thought it started going off the rails a bit before 12, but I‘ve read up through book 13 which was actually one of the better books. I do plan to continue with the series, someday. 5y
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ErinSueMreads

In defense of “trashy fiction”: sometimes you just need a break from heavy fiction, hard fiction, classic fiction, etc. No one should feel like they should have to hide what they read. As a matter of fact I‘m quite enjoying it.

EchoLogical Love LKH's Merry Gentry series. It's so bad, it's good. 😂 5y
ErinSueMreads @EchoLogical I went through this sprint of heavy classic fiction a while back (Anna karenina, Jane eyre, and lady chatterly‘s lover all in a row!) and needed some trash fiction after so badly that I blazed through eight books of the mercy Thompson series in a week and a half. I highly recommend if you need some decompression reading. I love bad good fiction 😂😂 5y
TricksyTails Agreed! 🙌 5y
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ErinSueMreads @TricksyTails people get so judgy when it comes to a good smut book! I don‘t understand it! I had one girl that I‘m “friends” with who sat and talked trash about my reading choices and told me I needed to make more educated choices. I just pulled my old ratty copy of Jane eyre out and left it on her desk and walked away 🙄🙄 (edited) 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s all about the balance, right? I often have a thought-provoking book going that isn‘t very relaxing. So I‘ll pick up a second book to balance that one out. Nobody has the right to judge me until they‘ve read my exact reading list. And why the heck would they want to do that? They should stick to their own. 5y
ErinSueMreads @BarbaraTheBibliophage well said! I‘ve never understood the need for judgement! 5y
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