‘You don’t volunteer for slugfest with vampires. It shortens your life expectance.’
The Lunatic Cafe
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, book 4
Pub: 1996, Headline
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Cat: paranormal fiction
Format: paperback (mid); 392 pp w/ 43 chapters
Age Range: adult
And you don’t fall in love with werewolf. It interferes with your work. Escpecally when you’re a preternatural expert, like me. My name is Anita Blake. My business brings me up close and personal with all shapes and sizes of monsters. And not all of them want to kill me.
Take, for instance, the local pack of lycanthrops—they’re werewolves to you. A number of them are missing, and they’ve come to me for help. Maybe because I’m dating the leader of the pack. I’ve survived a lot—from jealous vampires to killer zombies—but this love may kill me yet.
my Thoughts (review)And here’s the one that started all the problems between the happy couple
Ha, ha, but I’m getting a little ahead of myself, aren’t I? There were community are having a bit of trouble, a lot of them have gone missing, but they can’t tell, they need to keep who they are secret for as long as they can, so the only person they can ask for help is Anita. This is why the trouble between the happy couple, Richard is a big dog in the pack and he’s gotten himself a group of people who want protection from the evil that are his boss and his Lupa (head female were, normal the pack leaders misses).
Okay, so this has to big elements, though one is much more than the other, still there are two parts. There is a cursed Swan, Rednecks who want to hunt bigger game, Edward’s back in town. And porn.
It’s a great book that swings more towards the ins and outs of were-animals. Like the fact that the more powerful they are the better controlled, that they can all turn into have and half (at least that’s what I’m getting) but the weaker they are the longer they have to stay in that form before they can change again, and when they do, it’s again the power, that determines how long they have to sleep afterwards. That they have to change at a full moon, and the closer they were to it, the more susceptible they are to their wolf halves.
That there are spices out there that can be cursed into the form of a animal, and those aren’t reliant of the moon. There are also a witch thing that can make themselves shifters by wearing the skin of a were.
This one goes into the wolf pack and how fucked up it is, though it doesn’t fully solve that problem.
And like always Anita comes out of the day with the bad guys all dead around her, but then when you’re dealing with guns and shifters generally blood is a giving, and with one of these novels it’s more so. It’s an expectant quality that gets you reading the next and next. Really, it’s that quality about the series that makes you really like it, not so much the characters, though saying this; the characters do make the book.
Guilty Pleasures, the Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, [tb], Bloody Bones, The Killing Curse, Burnt Offerings, Blue Moon, Obsidian Butterfly, Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins, Incubus Dreams, Micah, Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Blood Noir, Skin Trade, Flirt, Bullet, Hit List, Kiss the Dead,