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(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #23)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  11,797 ratings  ·  1,064 reviews
"Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don't. If you get it, then you don't really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don't get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it makes sense."

But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or
Mass Market Paperback, 255 pages
Published December 2nd 2014 by Berkley Publishing Group
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Aisha I will confirm that this one has absolutely no fighting or territorial killing of any kind. It is 100% sex or talking about sex.

Glad I borrowed this …more
I will confirm that this one has absolutely no fighting or territorial killing of any kind. It is 100% sex or talking about sex.

Glad I borrowed this one.(less)
keikii Eats Books Completely skippable novella with no action other than sex. The only problem is they labelled this more like a book than like the myriad of other nove…moreCompletely skippable novella with no action other than sex. The only problem is they labelled this more like a book than like the myriad of other novellas from other authors that don't have to be read to understand the story in the next book.(less)

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Oct 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As expected and as suggested in the description the vast majority of this long novella is sex. It's wrapped around personal growth for several of the characters, which is something that I've always enjoyed about the majority of the sex that happens in this series. While it can seem, sometimes, to be redundant in form it never seems gratuitous to me. I have to admit that I like that Anita has gotten so laid back about sex.

A couple of things happened in this that have me looking forward to seeing
Dec 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
I actually had to just stop reading this. This is not a book. There is no plot. There is no story. How did this even get published? It is simply a bunch of random sex scenes, most of which are completely out of character and lack any and all continuity with previous books. I know that is something to be expected from LKH at this point, but again, how did this get published?
Sep 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: might-read

I am sitting here with a big unhappy face.

I don't know if I want to read this book! I am so sad that this synopsis sounds terrible. I love Anita Blake for her kick-ass action and her ability to handle all situations.

But lately the Anita Blake series has been mostly all about her multiple life partners and a lot of the dialogue has been spent with Anita defending her sex life to anyone she comes across in the book.. Don't get me wrong - when this happened the first say fifty times it was ok, I
Dec 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
Oh boy... When the only nice thing I can think to say about a book is "not as biphobic as it could have been" that's super bad. I've been reading these books since I was in high school and it's looking like I'm going to have to drop them for good. here's why:

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tracey welch
Please get back to monsters, fighting and scariness. What happened to Anita Blake "hunter" ? ...more
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-fiction
I love the Anitaverse. I love Anita, Nathaniel, Micah, Jean Claude, Nicky, Wicked, Truth and Jason. I feel like I need to preface with that because I do, I LOVE the Anita stories. But I am tired. I. Am. Tired.

Once again, there was a lot of talking and a surplus of rehashing points already practically beaten to death.


My issue with the Anita books is lately they seem to concentrate almost solely on the polyamorous relationships and sex of the characters (Which, in theory, sounds great, right?
Fangs for the Fantasy
Jan 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
I saw this book described as a “novella” and thought “this is just going to be a sex scene”. Then I opened it and saw that it was 150 pages long so took it back and assumed there was going to be a plot. I was right the first time, it’s just a very very long sex scene with a pointless pre-amble. This just goes to show that even cynical me has some stubborn, foolish hope that refuses to die despite repeatedly being stabbed in the head.

But let’s begin with that pre-amble. First of all, in classic A
Roxanne Rhoads
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Last night I started Jason by Laurell K Hamilton

So far it's sex, sex, and more sex...but that's to be expected from her. It's weird though...some of her books are story oriented- as in moving forward with all the plots, subplots and the world and character building.

Others are just sex, sex and sex with a little character development thrown in for good measure. And I see this one is going to push the character development but in the end it's still all about relationships and sex.

Which don't get m
All Things Urban Fantasy
Oct 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

I've only ever read one other Anita Blake novel and after reading that book I experienced for the first time wanting to unread a story due to reasons too long to write here. Since then, I've been hesitant to even pick up the first few books of this series which are supposed to be excellent according to everyone I've spoken to. I decided to give JASON a chance as I was prepared for the random sexual encounters, throngs of characters, and over explaining
Well, at least Hamilton admitted this one is all about sex. And since she did, this one's better than the last, what- ten or so offerings in that it's finally what it's supposed to be: Porn with Plot. But still not much plot.

Roll Call: Anita, Nathaniel, Envy, Domino, Jason, Jade, JJ.

The first chapter is RSVP'd for yet another bout of Richard-bashing and Micah-glorifying. Richard, now marginally back in the fold since Shutdown, has been occupying himself with Envy- one of the Red Tigers who arriv
Jun 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This novella is almost 100% about Jason and Anita setting up and then conducting a sex session that is supposed to include Jason, Anita, Nathanial, Jason's girlfriend J.J., and Anita's sort-of girlfriend Jade. The first half of the book is the negotiations for this session, which exceed in scope and detail anything the United Nations has ever attempted. I know Laurell is endlessly fascinated by her own polyamorous life, but as far as I can tell it requires 3.6 million times more talking about ha ...more
Nov 27, 2014 marked it as not-sure-if-i-ll-read-it
It's just me, or there is NO plot beside having sex issues? ...more
Sep 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
***Here is a quick review***

This book contains:

#No plot here what so ever
#No politics of the vampire, were-animal or human kind at all
#No ass-kicking of any kind
#No territorial fights
#No vampires at all
#No zombies
#No police or possible case to be investigated.

Instead there is:

Lots of boring sex and talking about sex.

Characters in this book:

Jason, his girlfriend, Nathaniel, Anita and a short appearance by Envy and Jade who are both weretigers.

***Warning: lots of rant and also spoilers ahead!**
JustJen "Miss Conduct"

2.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.

I have loved Jason from the very beginning of the this series, so when I saw he was finally getting a book, I was thrilled. I admit, I didn’t even read the blurb on this one, which I probably should have. But Jason has played a pretty solid role up to this point, both in Jean Claude’s life, as well as Anita’s, and I really wanted to see more happen for him.

Now, however, he has a girlfriend, and he is in love. J.J. is bi-sexual and has a very jealous live-in g
Dec 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
I am not a prude. I have no problem reading sex scene’s that include BDSM, orgies, and bisexuality. I do have a problem reading a story that is plotless. There was no point to this novella. It simply rehashed all of the issues Anita has, but it was written as if we haven’t heard her whine about the same things for the past few books. We know Anita is juggling to many men. We know she’s still not completely comfortable with her poly lifestyle. We know she likes is crazy rough. We know she's not ...more
Nika  ♥Marie♥
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love Anita Blake and LKH. I am going to have a little rant before I review. First of all if you haven't liked Anita since book 10 then why did you continue to read the last 13 books? Stop complaining and either suck it up and quit the damn book. Those of you who are rating the book 1 star and haven't read it get a damn life *end rant*

This book is full of sex and if you thought it was going to be anything else read the darn synopsis and if you read the synopsis and still expect anything more th
Dec 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Another disappointing offering from an author who used to have real talent. Many of the earlier Laurell Hamilton books are "comfort" reads for me - but for the past several years, her talent seems to have taken a nose dive. After reading the latest Merry Gentry a few months ago (TERRIBLE - didn't even recognize the character so badly written - boring on top of it)- and have just finished Jason and it is a BIG yawn... I really REALLY miss the early days when there were intricate plots, intriguing ...more
Spider the Doof Warrior
Dec 16, 2014 marked it as no-just-no
What is UP with everyone in her books and rough sex?

Ugh. This was at the stupormarket so I surreptitiously read some. Who even talks about sex like this?! Do we even need to know how Anita likes oral sex?
Sep 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One
I was surprised that the publisher chose to release this title straight to paperback. It never bodes well if even the publisher doesn't believe the content warrants a more expensive hardcover release.

Plus, the description seems eerily similar to last years free e-book 'Shutdown'. It sounds as if Anita is going to spend yet another novel lecturing a woman that she needs to change herself to please the man. I'll probably just flip through this one at the book store.
Even though I was bummed it was only novella length and that it would not be focusing on one of Anita's cases, I was really looking forward to Jason, book 23 in the Anita Blake series. Mostly because I missed Anita and her sweeties and we didn't get a book this year. I was also excited about it because it's Jason and I love that wolf. He's added such depth and emotion, as well as much needed humor at times, and helped Anita sooo much throughout the course of the series. Unfortunately, the novell ...more
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I am a die hard Anita fan, and after 23 books, I think that the other fans will agree that we do not, I repeat, do not care how many men Anita is banging. Seriously! We LOVE that she is embracing her poly lifestyle! We don't need to be talked to death about the justification of her lifestyle! WE GET IT, SO STOP EXPLAINING IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER in each book! I was so excited to get to read a smexxy adventure about our fav werewolf in Anita's group, Jason! How disappointed I was that ...more
Jessica Suderow
Dec 28, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not at all what I expected.

Though, I shouldn't be surprised.

LKH has been writing herself into a corner for a long time now. I thought this might have been in the vein of Micah, where she actually disseminated a character and made him part of the group where before he had just been thrown in.

Jason has always been part of the group, so I really had hoped this was going to delve a bit deeper into his life. I found myself disappointed again.

I've become an anti-fan.

I read the reviews before, I knew i
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ aka Barbara
So disappointing! No story just sex scene after sex scene..I was looking forward to a story about Jason. LKH whyyyyyy??
This book should have been amazing! I should have loved every second of it! It's Jason - my absolute favorite character from this series. But alas, just like the last Jason book, this disappointed. It was pretty much a 200 page orgy with instructions on how to please each other thrown in. Yay?

The shinning moments in this book came from the few scenes where there was actual dialogue. I actually really like Jason and JJ together and loved seeing him try to understand her life and bring her into hi
Better than a lot of the recent Anita Blake books. Being shorter than the full sized novels meant the story had a single focus and overall I enjoyed the focus. This was a character/relationship centric book. No zombies, no RPIT, no vampire politics, no Edward nonsense, no gun talk.

The other big plus being no attempt to get every available character on stage. Characters actually on stage included Nathaniel, Jason, J.J., Jade, Domino, Envy, and of course Anita. I've always loved Nathaniel and Jas
Bobbi Jo
Even a series that started good and continued to be good would be bad after this many novels. This series started fascinating and was bad by the third book. Please, please, please stop. You've destroyed this character and series. When you meet Anita she won't sleep with someone she is not in love with. Does anyone else remember that? The very last book I read had her having sex with someone she didn't even like in the back of an SUV during a car chase. Bravo for the sense of ridiculous but I can ...more
Nov 26, 2014 added it
I haven't read this book, and I feel like I don't even have to. This is officially the nail in the coffin of this series. I'm done, I just can't. ...more
Oct 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Jove
Format: ebook
Date/Year: December 2, 2014
Series: Anita Blake, #23

This book was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review.

"Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don't. If you get it, then you don't really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don't get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it makes sense."

But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if t
I recently read someone say that the last couple of books read like therapy. While reading this one I counted more than half a dozen references to "working though an issue" with a therapist or a character going to therapy for whatever issue. While I don't think this was the author's goal, I was left feeling like the author is working through her own issues through this book.

And it left me feeling fairly... meh. I miss the early books in this series when she was hunting vamps and killing things,
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hamilton-l-k
Jason is book 23 in Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Why not add new lovers in Anita’s puppy piles?
Jade & Jason from previous books resolve an issue with Anita’s help. It made a difference for Anita with the ever present VOLCANIC STEAM .

Since this was a short one, I decided to listen to it audiobook while In a Cold Shower .

For adult fans of Anita Blake series, this was a fun read.
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Laurell K. Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series. She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics. Hamilton is a full-time writer and lives in the suburbs of St. Louis ...more

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