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A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
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Apr 09, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: old-favorites
Recommended for: Women who enjoy their storybook sex in their face.

I have enjoyed Laurell K. Hamilton's work for many years now, starting with the redoubtable Anita Blake. However, that series has devolved into what amounts to a sexual free for all (not that I have anything against sex, but I tend to like story more) in which she spends hundreds of pages in self-analysis over whether or not to have sex with this or that new person, animal, fay-thing, god, demon or whatever. The trouble with established bestselling authors is the power they began to weild over the editorial process. Where their stories once were tightly knit and well edited, well mixed tales, suddenly the books become morasses of philosophizing by the author--and the story basically starts to erode into mush. As in Anita Blake's Series. So I was happy to discover Meredith Gentry. The first two are on my to be re-read list. Tight stories, lots of cool characters and well thought out situations--sadly, Laurell cannot seem to resist the urge to let her stories slip into one on-going sexual romp--and sadly MG is headed this way fast.
Please Laurell, put the reins on...
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message 1: by Katharine (new)

Katharine I love when a guy complains about a girl having a one-track mind. Priceless.

Missyb My brother purchased the first 8 Anita Blake books then stopped buying or reading them because the series became "Vampire Porn", as he put it. I read the entire series, and can see what both of you are saying about the series.

Michelle i love the sex in this book. not raunchy but so true to how it should be felt with real detail. I have read anita and merry and love them both. men like to look at naked women, but sometimes reading about it is way better. especially when you throw it in the paranormal romance category.

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