This is a repeat from what is already in one book. It is when Anita is Larry's wedding and what happens between at the wedding and in the parking lotThis is a repeat from what is already in one book. It is when Anita is Larry's wedding and what happens between at the wedding and in the parking lot after. So if you read the Anita Blake series, you don't need to be picking this up, but I did like 2 other stories in it. There are 3 more stories by Mary Janice Davidson, Eileen Wilks, Rebecca York. I am finding I am not a fan of Mary Janice Davidson and that is because both short stories I have read by her - the men were not so smart men. I want a smart man so reading about an intelligent woman being with someone who isn't intelligent tends make me lose interest. But I really enjoyed the stories by Elieen Wilks and Rebecca York. These book are made to get you interested in other authors and this time it really did as I am putting on my to-read list books by both those authors.
Eileen Wilks' story is about a woman named Molly, who is a succubus and this is a little short story in a larger series. A man lands at Molly's feet that isn't entirely human with wounds on him. She takes him to her place to help him. And then their story begins trying to figure out how he got there as he can't remember many things about where he is from, who he is or why he came there.
Rebecca York's story is about a werewolf and a blind woman that reads tarot and has different kind of sight. Grant Marshall is a werewolf and searching for his wife's murder. He lands in small town at a Bed and Breakfast of a woman who is blind and does tarot readings. Their stories are told while trying to find the man that murdered Grant's wife. It is a short story based on a series by Rebecca York
This book is like Micah to me - a small book compared to a full novel. Although I enjoyed it as to me it dealt with bad guys and Anita being Anita - tThis book is like Micah to me - a small book compared to a full novel. Although I enjoyed it as to me it dealt with bad guys and Anita being Anita - the length wasn't probably big enough to be sold as a full book. I did enjoy reading her thought process behind this book and the comic with it. ...more
This is one of those series that once you pick it up, it will be hard to put down. You want the next book in it lined up so you can read them back toThis is one of those series that once you pick it up, it will be hard to put down. You want the next book in it lined up so you can read them back to back without waiting like I did by getting them through the library. I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning wanting to find out what happens next with Mac and Barron...and all the other great characters. ...more
I was pleasantly surprised by Skin Trade. I feel it came back to what the initial series started as - Anita Blake Federal Marshall/Vampire ExecutionerI was pleasantly surprised by Skin Trade. I feel it came back to what the initial series started as - Anita Blake Federal Marshall/Vampire Executioner. And although there was still sex in this book - there wasn't as much. It included some of my favorite characters such as Edward. And I even enjoyed the interaction between Anita and Olaf this time as she learned more about him.
What I felt though was this book was a way for Laurell K Hamilton to express her frustration with her readers. All the banter of between her and the cops/SWAT team to me was her against the readers. And so I got a little tired of that theme by the end.
But overall - I enjoyed it and was happy to have an Anita Blake book with a plot.
NOTE: I read this book and then read Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Raises Hell. The monster in each book is the same type. It was very odd to read books back to back by different authors and have the same type of villain. ...more
Well I haven't thought this series is great. But they have made me want to see where it ends. Because these books are not stand-alone books so they juWell I haven't thought this series is great. But they have made me want to see where it ends. Because these books are not stand-alone books so they just don't end enough to leave the series alone to me. If you read them out of order I think you might find yourself lost and annoyed because each book kind of ends on a cliff hanger. Thankfully this book really didn't. I felt the plot in this one was more fleshed out then it has been in the rest. I liked the story and Zoey better in this book then any of the others really. I feel the subordinate characters like Damain and the Twins lost a little something in this book. But I really enjoyed some the newer characters such as Darius and Stark.
Will I read the next one? Yes. Do I think this is a series I need to own? No.
I kind of fell into the reading the Kitty series because they are set in Colorado and I live in Colorado. The first two books made me want to continueI kind of fell into the reading the Kitty series because they are set in Colorado and I live in Colorado. The first two books made me want to continue the series. And the third and forth books were my favorites and made me start telling everyone about the series. But the 5th books really left me wondering if Vaughn has run out of steam for Kitty. This 6th book is better but still not as good as the 3rd and 4th book in the series. Usually I read the Kitty books in one night. This one took me a while to get through but I think it had more to do with my disappointment in the 5th book and not wanting it to end up like it. And it didn't. As I said I liked it better then the last book.
I am invested in Kitty and Ben. And will keep on reading the series. I know Vaughn can write a good story. She is very good at showing who her characters are and the world they live in.
One last note....it was very strange to read this after Laurel Hamilton's Skin Trade and find the same villain. Not of course played out the same but the same type of demon/monster. ...more