Thursday, August 21, 2014

Book Review: Narcissus in Chains (Anita Bake 10) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Narcissus in Chains 
(Anita Bake 10)
by Laurell K. Hamilton

Paperback Link
Publisher: Berkely Publishing Co.; First Edition edition (2002)

Kindle Edition
File Size: 878 KB
Print Length: 656 pages
Publisher: Jove (October 1, 2001)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Ratings: ★ ★

My thoughts:

The last Anita I had ... *thinking.... buffering... loading... giving up... blog searching *Anita Blake*.... oh shoot! ... Blue Moon (Jan 2011) and Obsidian Butterfly (Oct 2011). Yikes! Three years! I now remember why I stopped reading... I do not enjoy Anita being part of the were +vamp pips and the sex! Double yikes, where's the Anita who is so not into meaningless sex!

In sum, I hated were and vamp politics so I DNF the book. I'm now reading book 11, Cerulean Sins and so far Anita is back to being 'human'. I skipped the synopsis, I'm hoping this will be a good one. 

About the book:

Hamilton's vampire-hunting Anita Blake faces a plethora of foes in her tenth outing. Just returned to St. Louis after six months away, Anita is still no closer to choosing between her lovers--Jean-Claude, a vampire, and Richard, a werewolf. But she has to rely on both for help after two of the wereleopards that she has been watching are abducted at a seedy club called Narcissus in Chains. Anita and her boyfriends rescue the wereleopards from the sinister people holding them, but Anita is wounded in the fight and put at risk of becoming a wereleopard herself. Richard angrily captures the wereleopard he believes is responsible and threatens to execute him. Anita must now rescue that wereleopard from Richard and the werewolves he leads, even as she mourns the apparent end of her relationship with him. Then she realizes that those who kidnapped the first two wereleopards are targeting other lycanthropes. Maybe she will be next. With plenty of steamy sex and graphic violence, this is engaging reading for vampire cultists.

About the author:

Laurell K. Hamilton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two series that mix mystery, fantasy, magic, horror and romance. Her Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels from Berkley Books began with GUILTY PLEASURES (now a hugely successful graphic novel from Marvel - the first sexy paranormal comic ever!) and continues with the SKIN TRADE, number seventeen in the series, in which Anita's complex personal and professional relationships with a master vampire and an alpha werewolf continue to evolve. There are now more than 6 million copies of Anita in print worldwide, in 16 languages. Hamilton's Ballantine series features Fey princess and private investigator, Merry Gentry and there are now six novels exceeding one million copies in print. Divine Misdemeanors, the eighth in the series will debut Octobe 29, 2009. She lives in St. Louis County Missouri with her husband Jonathon Green, daughter, one pug dog and one boxer/pug dog.


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