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message 1: by BK (new)

BK Blue This is exactly how I feel about the series. It started off so good, but once Narcissus in Chains came out it began to morph into straight-up orgies and gang bangs. I don't have a problem with a little sex here and there, but come ON. It's a shame, really, because Obsidian Butterfly is one of my favorite books, and there is no sex even in it.

message 2: by CJ (new)

CJ Have you read her latest - Skin Trade? It looks like she may be returning to her earlier convention of using a plot and focusing more on having Anita solve mysteries rather than figuring out who she's going to hop into the sack with next. I think going back to the tried and true "human law enforcement just doesn't understand what Anita is capable of" salvaged this book, along with the return of Edward, who's hands down my favorite male character in the entire series. He seems to be the only male on the planet capable of withstanding whatever pheromones Anita is putting out. I'd be interested in hearing what you think of Skin Trade when you read it.

message 3: by Cat (new)

Cat Erekson Yes, I was very happy for her return to plot. I met Laurell and got to hear her talk about future plans, and it sounds like good news for the next several books. I don't mind some sex, but when it drives out any pretense of a story, it's too much IMO. Anita is one of my favorite characters of all time. I'm glad she's coming back to solving crimes.

message 4: by CJ (new)

CJ Cat, that's fantastic news, thanks so much for passing it along! Laurell is an excellent writer, and it was painful to watch the quality slide so far downhill. I'm looking forward to seeing her get back to her writing and leave the thinly veiled public exploration of her sexual identity for other forums.

message 5: by Raven (new)

Raven Greetings Fellow Fan of Laurell K. Hamilton. Unlike t hose who have rated this book as 1 or 4 I rate her writing as a 5. I can't get into Anne Rice's books, It takes a special type of writing to hold my attention and Laurell K. Hamilton has done it. Those of us who love her writing need to stick together. I'm not crazy about all the sex stuff, but I'm not gonna let that keep me from a good mystery and anyone who can read "Guilty Pleasures" without crying hasn't got a Soul or a Heart.

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