Danse Macabre: Book summary and reviews of Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton

Danse Macabre

Anita Blake Vampire Hunter

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2006
    496 pages
    Genre: Romantic Thrillers

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Anita Blake needs to be concentrating on a dangerous situation: the ardeur, the sexual power that flows between Anita and Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City, and Richard, the volatile werewolf who loves her passionately, is reaching new levels, perhaps evolving into something altogether new. The ardeur seems to be choosing new lovers for Anita, acting with a will of its own. As Jean-Claude says, the ardeur is hunting powerful prey. The unexpected effect of this is that Jean-Claude's own power as a master vampire has grown to new levels -- and Richard, never predictable, is changing too.
But as the days pass, Anita's less interested in vampire politics than in an ancient, ordinary dread she shares with women down the ages: she may be pregnant. And, if she is, whether the father is a vampire, a werewolf, or someone else entirely, she knows perfectly well that being a Federal Marshall, known for raising the dead and being a vampire executioner, is no way to bring up a baby...

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"The very lack of a finale suggests that there's no end in sight for this fabulously imagined series." - Publishers Weekly.

"Hamilton just keeps getting better and better." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The eroticism and the 'dramedy' of complicated relationships between shapeshifting lovers sets Hamilton's novels apart from the rest of the pack . . . Hamilton really does come off like the genre's answer to Henry Miller." - Denver Post.

"As in the more recent series novels, graphic sex is abundant. For Anita Blake fans and those who enjoy erotic romance." - Library Journal.

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Laurell K. Hamilton Author Biography

Laurell Kaye Hamilton (born February 19, 1963) is an American fantasy and romance writer. She is best known as the author of two series of stories.

Her New York Times-bestselling Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series centers on Anita Blake, a professional zombie raiser, vampire executioner and supernatural consultant for the police, which includes novels, short story collections, and comic books. Six million copies of Anita Blake novels are in print. Her Merry Gentry series centers on Meredith Gentry, Princess of the Unseelie court of Faerie, a private detective facing repeated assassination attempts.

Both fantasy series follow their protagonists as they gain in power and deal with the dangerous "realities" of worlds in which creatures of legend live.

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