The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #15) by Laurell Hamilton

“Maybe, but you love them, and they love you. Love’s hard to come by, Edward; you should never throw it away just because it’s a bad idea.”

The Harlequin are the hush-hush vampire police force for the Council. So why are they in St. Louis?

The book starts out with Anita and Nathaniel on a date and from the beginning, Anita knows something is going on. Especially when she receives a white mask in a box at the movie theatre. Throughout the book, the Harlequin tease, test, and screw with Anita, Jean Claude, Richard, Micah, Nathaniel, and anyone they can get ahold of. Anita gets so scared, she calls in her longtime friend/foe Edward to help.

Richard finally managed to piss me off so much with his crap in this book, I’m moved from the “want him to quit being a jerk and get with Anita” camp to “you are the worst person ever, I hate your guts” camp. The storyline moves more into the direction of the beginning of the series and while there is sex, it doesn’t feel as all consuming in this book as it did in the two previous. Anita is hurt a lot, Jean Claude and Richard are hurt a lot…..a nerve wracking, bite your nails off to the last page kinda affair. A must read for all you Anita Blake fans.
The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15)

Danse Macabre (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #14) by Laurell Hamilton

“I’m dating three men, living with two more, and having occasional sex with two others. That’s seven men. I’m like a pornographic Snow White. I think seven is plenty.”

This quote from Danse Macabre spells out the whole book. There is A LOT of sex. A LOT! However, the story line begins to get back in line with the first books in the series. Jean Claude invites several other Masters from other cities into St. Louis to celebrate the new vampire dance group that is taking the country by storm. Of course, it backfires on all of them.

Anita has so many “boyfriends”, it becomes difficult to keep track of who is who and where they fit. Richard is difficult as always. Micah and Nathaniel are supportive. Jean Claude is Jean Claude. 🙂

All in all, a good read for the Anita fan and HOT for those looking for a sexy book.

Danse Macabre (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 14)

Laurell K. Hamilton Reading Order

 WARNING!!!!!

If you can think of Laurell K. Hamilton will cover it.. From humans, zombies, vampires, shifters and Fairies and it will be dirty 🙂

Anita Blake , Vampire Hunter

 

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0.5 – Strange Candy

1. Guilty Pleasures

2. The Laughing Corpse

3. Circus of the Damned

4. The Lunatic Cafe

5. Bloody Bones

6. The KillingDance

7. Burnt Offerings

8. Blue Moom

8.5  Bite

9. Obsidian Butterfly

10. Narcissus in Chains

11. Cerulean Sins

12.  Incubus Dreams

13. Micah

14. Danse Macabre

15. The Harlequin

16. Blood Noir

17. Skin Trade

18. Flirt

19. Bullet

20. Hit List

20.5.  Beauty

21. Kiss the Dead

21.5.  Dancing

22. Affliction

23. Jason

24. Dead Ice

 

 

Merry Gentry

 

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1. A Kiss of Shadows

2. A Caress of Twilight

3. Seduced by Moonlight

4. A Stroke of Midnight

5. Mistral’s Kiss

6. A Lick of Frost

7. Swallowing Darkness

8. Divine Misdemeanors

9. A Shiver of Light