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Micah

(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #13)

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"RAISING THE DEAD IS EASY. LOVE IS HARD..."

There are lots of reasons to raise the dead-some private, some public. In this case, the feds have a witness who died before he could speak on the record. They want him raised so his testimony can be taken. So here I am, on a plane to Philadelphia, flying off to do my job.

But I'm not alone. Micah is with me. Micah, head of the S
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Mass Market Paperback, 245 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Berkley Books (first published 2006)
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Andres
Jun 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
I gave up on [buying] Laurell Hamilton some time back, as her books have devolved into cheap sex scenes apparently caused by the author's relationship going into a meltdown. The first 6 books in this series are great. From then on they seem to turn more and more into porn, starting soft and steadily progressing into hardcore, whereas they used to be a really great exploration of what a world where the paranormal mixes with the normal would be like.

So, basically, I stopped buying them but will st
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Tilly Slaton
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Micah is a very interesting character. As I’ve already mentioned he is one of my favorite sweeties. Micah and Nathaniel completely rock my world!

Micah was one of my refuges. His arms, his body, his smile. His quiet acceptance of me, violence and all. Now I was back to being scared. Shit.

With that said, this book must have been rushed. Either it was rushed or it took awhile to write because it was…boring. I really dislike writing negative reviews, but this is one of my least favorite books in t
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Teddy
Dec 31, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: People who get a kick out of awful books.
I promised myself I wouldn't read past Obsidian Butterfly, but then I was given this for free and I have to see if it's as awful as I think it's going to be... signs are pointing to yes.

Page 136 edit: The sex, OMG the sex... I don't think I'll ever stop laughing...

Jesusfuck, why do I do this to myself?
Kim
May 22, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: horny people with nothing (and no one) better to do
What a piece of crap. I picked it up at the airport, and I should have left it on the plane.
Jilly
In this little short story we get to see once again that Micah is way too good for Anita. He is such a nice guy, but way too easy to steamroll. And, Anita is the definition of a steamroller. A bitchy steamroller.


run away, Micah!

So, Micah travels out of town with Anita to do a zombie-raising, and they get to spend time alone for the first time. Of course this makes Anita nervous and bitchy. He even changes their motel room for a nice hotel, on his dime, and she acts like he just cut the bitch. F
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jennifer
Aug 24, 2008 rated it did not like it
I hate Micah and I hate novellas disguised as novels. This was a waste of time and about the point I started hating Anita. Mind you I still buy her books, but I think part of me just wishes she would get shot a spend about three books in a coma.
Crystal Starr Light
Anita gets a call early one morning (does this woman ever get calls during normal business hours?) - it's Larry. His pregnant wife, Tammy, is going into premature labor, and he can't fly out to Philadelphia to raise a zombie for a case. Anita agrees to go, and to restrain the pesky ardeur, she brings along Micah.

If I had spent money on this audiobook, I'd be asking for a refund right about now. Unabridged, this "novel" is a mere 4 hours long. Ellen Degeneres' Seriously...I'm Kidding is the same
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Jenn
It's funny because I remember when I first read this series, back when I was reading them as they were release, I really disliked Micah. I'm also realizing how much I actually overlooked from this series - I've become such a cynical reader now lol. Anyway... Micah.

From what I remember, this book was supposed to have been a novella but was later added as #13 in the series. Honestly, it could have been a novella as nothing major happened in terms of overlying plot. Anita gets sent out of town to r
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Andrea
Oct 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
If I had to pinpoint the exact moment my heart broke while reading this book, it would have to be when Micah earnestly explains to Anita how he'd been unsuccessful in prior relationships due to the enormous size of his wang. Some women, Anita recognizes astutely, are just not built for such endowments. Luckily, Anita is there for him, to love him in all the ways his previous girlfriend couldn't, and to help him begin the healing process.

To be fair, I read this book after I had already "broken up
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Denisa
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book had no ending. Hell, it didn't even have a beginning.

I thought I'll really like this one, expected to like it more than the others. But I guess people are right, the series is really going downhill. This story was short and pretty boring, I got used to more exciting stories.
Michelle
Sep 13, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people addicted to porn
This is really the end of the series for me. This book is just an sexathon between two of the characters. I could have saved my money and suggest you save yours.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
Firstly, a pertinent point about this book is it’s short – it’s about 100 pages long by my e-reader and a substantial part of that is a preview of Danse Macabre. This is normally where I insert my complaints about how I don’t like novellas, but I’ll pass on it this once.

But I will say if you are going to write a novella, you have little space to actually waste words – your words have to count. You can’t write an 80 page story and then waffle. Unfortunately, this book does waffle – partly with th
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Merredith
Oct 02, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who want a VERY quick read
Micah by Laurell K hamilon, was a fake book. Here we have the 245 page new installment in the Antia Blake series, but it's just a filler… Remember when you were in school, and your teacher assigned you a certain number of page paper to do? But you really didn't have too much to write… So you space it out as far as you can…. That's what Hamilton did for this book. Her books are usually tiny print, words packed into the pages, and STILL long. This has the largest ever typeface, sooo spaced out, bo ...more
Liz
Apr 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
I was so pissed off when I got home and opened the book. I already knew it only a hundred pages or so but it was also double spaced! I paid like 5 bucks for something that had less content then a newspaper. The story was the usual "I'm Anita Blake. I dress like a slut because my seven boyfriends like it. Not because I am one. Well, actually, I am but it's not my fault. I have this condition called the aurdor which means I have to hump every hot guy I come across. If your not sexy enough for me t ...more
Lara
Sep 25, 2009 rated it did not like it
This is definitely the worst book in the series so far. First of all, what would normally be five chapters or so in any other book has been stretched out (with large margins, extra spacing between words and lines, and a full page for each chapter number) into twelve. Which means that Hamilton's annoying habit of chapter-long disgustingly graphic sex scenes turned into Hamilton's annoying habit of THREE-chapter-long disgustingly graphic sex scenes--only this time with the stupidest, most eye-roll ...more
Kathy
Nov 22, 2007 rated it did not like it
From a blog post I wrote in 2006:

This addition to Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series was disappointing.

I felt like it was mostly a throwaway story. The plot revolved around Anita and her King of the Wereleopards partner, Micah, going to Philadelphia to raise a zombie for a trial. (That sentence really only makes sense to someone who's read some of these books, I realize.) It's their first time being alone and Anita freaks out about the intimacy (which she does in every dang book), we get Mi
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Donna
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I've enjoyed this whole series, which is why it pains me to give this one only two stars. I noticed (before reading) that it had a low GR rating. But I thought that had to be wrong, because this is Anita Blake. Well to my total dismay....I think the GR rating is actually quite generous, because I can only give it 2 stars, (and I feel like that is being generous.)

I'm almost embarrassed to have people see that I read this. It was SO NOT MY KIND of book. I just have one question.....Where was the
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chucklesthescot
Nov 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, uf-pnr, shifters
Anita is off to Philadelphia to raise a zombie for a court case but with the ardeur being an issue, Micah insists on going with her for the trip. So for the first time, Anita is alone with Micah and that causes problems for her.

I swear I was ready to slap Anita into next week with her childish, moronic behaviour in this 'book'. Micah tries to comfort her over her fear of flying and she takes it as an insult as if he is suggesting that she is weak because she is a girl. She then gets mad at Micah
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MGGMMGGM
Oct 19, 2010 rated it did not like it
I was never really interested in Micah character nor thought that the addition of said character was necessary. Of all of Anita's men, Micah is how should I say this - flat? Not likable? Unnecessary?

Whatever that word might be, the meaning is still the same. Why did Hamilton wrote this book? I don't know really but it didn't do any justice to the series. It's just sad how the avid readers of the series seems to be slipping away because of how the story progress from being awesome to this. No wor
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Jason
Jul 20, 2009 rated it did not like it
OMG this was a terrible book. The whole series up till this one was kinda interesting if oversexed. Then this piece of trash came out. I can sum up the whole story very quickly for you. OMG my boyfriends thing is SO huge, omg I might be pregnant, omg my boyfriends thing is SO huge, omg I am SO weird about relationships, omg my boyfriends thing is SO huge, omg I am SO weird about relationships, omg my boyfriends thing is SO huge, I killed something, omg my boyfriends thing is SO huge and I am so ...more
Jen
Nov 04, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
This was the book that convinced me to not read the Anita Blake series any further. It started going downhill after Obsidian Butterfly, but this got patently ridiculous. At least the Merry Gentry series has always been all about the smut with bits of plot instead of pretending to be a detective series.
Pam Nelson
I loved that Micah and Anita had some one on one time together. Sucks for the reason but I loved that he kind of pulls a fast one and goes all out. I just loved getting more of their connection and how it works.

Again the narrator is good other than her We’re ANIMAL miss pronunciation!!
Rey was great!
James Cox
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I have to agree with the other reviews. This was a short story but with less Jean-Claude than I normally like. Don't get me wrong, I like Micah's characters but this book was just meh for me. I'll still be reading the next in the series!
Jennifer
Dec 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Micah is the first novella in the Anita Blake series. It allows Anita to spend some alone time with Micah and also gets her a bit back to the zombie raising that seems to fade into the background in many of the recent books.

Anita is a lot to handle, in life, and especially in this book. Her fear of commitment comes to a head while away with Micah, forcing her to voice all her crazy "why would anyone love me?" thoughts. Somehow Anita becomes both needy and distant at the same time. Micah finally
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Chinablue_25 West Bostedor
Jun 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
I think that this was originally meant to be a short story and ran too long for it so she turned it to a short book if you will. The book before this one was ridiculous with all the emergency sex. Don't get me wrong I enjoy a good sex scene a lot but in the previous book, Incubus Dreams, it was OUT OF CONTROL!! I think in ONE night, Anita had sex like FIVE TIMES!!!! All but one of those 5 scenes had another character either taking part in some way, or watching while laying in bed with Anita and ...more
Chibineko
Oct 29, 2010 rated it did not like it
(sigh) Laurell, what's happened to you? Is putting out a book a year draining you too much? There's no excuse for this.

Micah is a novella dressed up to look like a full novel. The plotline is barely there, the characterizations are shallow, and everything just seems wooden & unlikable. The book is actually just as cheaply done as anything else, as the spacing is overdone in order to stretch out a 100-ish page novel out into 300-ish pages. If this had been published as a short story I wouldn
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mlady_rebecca
Shorter than the rest of the series, it's hard to judge this one on the same scale. Not much happened, but then there wasn't time for much to happen. We learned a bit about Micah and saw an interesting zombie case, but there weren't any real developments above and beyond the blood test results, which were reiterated in the beginning of "Danse Macabre".

Character wise, the only ones we really saw besides Micah and Anita were Larry (via phone) and Nathaniel at the beginning and end.

The scene with
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Ashley Ann
Feb 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
While my interest in the series is fading quickly, I really loved this book. Micah is probably my favorite man in a Anita's life, second only to Jean-Claude. I love the balance he brings, being so opposite of Anita, and I'm really glad that LKH wrote this book because while I've given up on the series for the most part, I was happy to read more about Micah. He kinda gets pushed aside for men that have been in Anita's life longer, and then pushed aside to make room for even more men and he's such ...more
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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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