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Dime Store Magic by K. Armstrong

24 May 2006 Jackie 2

Book three in Kelley Armstrong’s “Women of the Otherworld Series, Dime Store Magic continues the tale of Paige Winterbourne and her new charge, Savannah. After gaining the custody of a 13 year-old, Paige must now fight to keep her. It seems that the half-demon, Leah, still wants her. When Leah […]

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Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins and Incubus Dreams by L.K. Hamilton

16 May 2006 Jackie 0

Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins and Incubus Dreams share one common thread….sex. While sex has always been a prevailing theme throughout the series (who is Anita sleeping with now?), it becomes a part of the plot device when Jean-Claude’s incubus origins are transferred to Anita through their marks.

While I could go into the plot, and give a summary of what the bad guys want and what the action entails, I won’t because the plot only touches on the underlying theme of sex that Hamilton begins to include in her books. Plus, you should read it. If I give you the main plot devices and tell you what goes on, where will you get the motivation to read it?

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Blue Moon & Obsidian Butterfly by LK Hamilton

12 May 2006 Jackie 0

Blue Moon and Obsidian Butterfly has one thing in common – self discovery and individual discovery. Well, I guess that’s two things, but it’s the same idea. In Blue Moon, Anita is called in to Tennessee to help bail Richard out of some problems he has encountered. While in Tennessee, […]

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Burnt Offerings by LK Hamilton

11 May 2006 Jackie 0

I like to think of Burnt Offerings as the turning point in the Anita Blake series due to the introduction of the vampire Asher and the wereleopards, most especially Nathaniel. We’ve been slowly introduced to Asher in a couple of the previous novels and now we get to meet the […]

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the Killing Dance by LK Hamilton

10 May 2006 Jackie 0

The Killing Dance gives us the climax of the relationship between Anita, Richard, and Jean-Claude and it ends pretty much like we’ve been lead to believe. But of course, you’ve already figured that out if you’ve been reading the books. The struggle between Richard and his rival, Marcus, for the […]

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Bloody Bones by LK Hamilton

9 May 2006 Jackie 0

The fifth novel in Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series is Bloody Bones. In it, Anita finds herself going to Branson Missouri to raise a mass grave. While she is there, she is called in to give her opinion on a vampire kill. After giving her opinion, she is kicked […]

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the Lunatic Cafe by LK Hamilton

9 May 2006 Jackie 0

In the first three books of this series, Laurell K. Hamilton introduces us to her society. In Guilty Pleasures, we’re introduced to Anita and the vampires she has always hated. In The Laughing Corpse, we are shown the darker side of Anita’s power as well as glimpse of the real […]

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Circus of the Damned by LK Hamilton

8 May 2006 Jackie 0

Come one, come all, to the Circus Of The Damned. In Laurell K. Hamilton’s third novel, Anita Blake’s struggle with the Master of the City, Jean-Claude, comes to a frightening conclusion. Anita helped Jean-Claude become the Master of the City when she destroyed Nikolaos in Guilty Pleasures, now Jean-Claude must […]

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the Laughing Corpse by LK Hamilton

8 May 2006 Jackie 0

Everyone knows or has heard of the various legends and myths surrounding vampires and lycanthropes; libraries are filled with varying tales and characteristics of these creatures. However, there are few stories surrounding necromancers. In the second novel, The Laughing Corpse, Hamilton brings Blake’s talent to the forefront and includes us […]

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Guilty Pleasures by LK Hamilton

7 May 2006 Jackie 1

Guilty Pleasures is the first book in L.K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. Anita Blake is a animator and a vampire hunter. She doesn’t follow the new ideology that vampires are people too; they’re still monsters to her. She’s a court sanctioned executioner and she has a cynical view […]

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Definitely Dead by C. Harris

4 May 2006 Jackie 0

I just picked up Charlaine Harris’ lasted Sookie Stackhouse novel and I wanted to give my review while it was still fresh in my head. For Ms. Harris’ sixth installment in the life of Sookie Stackhouse, Definitely Dead answers some questions that many of us have and some we didn’t […]

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Tall, Dark and Hungry by L. Sands

3 April 2006 Jackie 0

It’s amazing what Tall Dark and Handsome does to any story. Sands’ gives a semi-new twist to the idea of a vampire. Of course, this is in romance setting, so we see more of the complexity of living as a vampire and trying to have a relationship at the same […]

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Micah by LK Hamilton

3 April 2006 Jackie 0

So if you’ve seen my desk, than you know I’m a HUGE Laurell K. Hamilton fan. As soon as I found out that Micah was going to be released, it was marked on my calendar. Six months later, it came out a week early. Micah is a novella that goes […]

Dates from Hell (Anthology)

1 April 2006 Jackie 0

In Kim Harrison’s contribution to Dates from Hell, she centers the story around Ivy Tamwood as she works in the homicide division of Interlander Security. The story occurs prior to our introduction to the Rachel Morgan series, where we meet Ivy as Rachel’s best friend. Here we find Ivy realizing […]