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Mpletely different I am at a loss for words to describe how DIFFERENT it isEver since Anita slept with Jean Claude in The Killing Dance sexuality has been increasing in the series A couple f sex scenes lots discussions Black Leopard, Red Wolf of BDSM weird sexual acts andf course a hearty helping Short Eyes: A Play of rape And honestly I really didn t mind it well minus the rape part honestly you don t need rape to make things Serious Business The series was kinda moving in that direction and after all those booksf dancing around the sex issue we really needed some bedroom action if you catch my driftBut thisthis is just ne long sex scene I mean Anita has sex at least THREE TIMES in this book That doesn t include her makeout session with Jean Claude and Richard at the beginning f the book nor all the mentions The Public Hating: A Collection of Short Stories of the ardeur The previous books might have ONE sex scene if you were really looking Here You have to try hard NOT to find the sexBut the amountf sex isn t even the real problem the real problem is the lack Soeur Angèle ou le feu sacré de la joie of a STORY Now I realize I listened to an abridgement so I m missing story details but halfway through the book there WAS no story no plot And then at the 34 mark LKH realized that she needed to tossne in for kicks so we get a showdown with Anita and Chimera Even with all my complaints to the previous books mostly about Anita wasting time arguing with people at least the previous books HAD a plot HAD a story and a focus HAD something they were building to Here It was just about the sex And the thing is the sex isn t sexy it s ver the top extravagant silly sex That is when we aren t talking about rape Because LKH Rule 31 Great way to tell people who the bad guy is is to have him rape r talk about liking rape I enjoy rape Adds spice I can t complain too much about LKH s fetish for ver describing clothes but I attribute that ne to the abridgment than her toning it down Because we still get gems likeHe was dressed in a black vinyl shirt that looked poured Dirty Dozen 2 (12 Taboo XXX Tales) onandKnee high leather boots completed hisutfitI didn t find Anita so btchy and unlikable here but again gotta wonder how much got cut ut in the abridgment Does Anita really tone back n the pssing contests with everyone and his mother r did that end up n the cutting room floor As for the notorious ardeur thing n ne hand the previous books set it up On the ther it just sounds like an excuse so that Anita can have as much sex as she wants and not be considered a slut Which if Anita wants to have sex she shouldn t need some gorram ardeur to make her not a slut And if the ardeur is supposed to make her comfortable with having sex why is every sex session like pulling teeth ne where she is constantly protesting itAnd what the hell is up with Anita s bsession with handshakesShe ffered me a hand and gave me Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy onef the best handshakes I ve ever had from another womanThe Greetings! other characters are meh Nathaniel makes me want to break something he is not a submissive he is a doormat Micah needs to learn that No means no and that when a woman doesn t want sex he needs to back the frakff Jean Claude was barely present Richard was grouchy the entire time Ronnie has resorted to being ne note angry that Anita is dating Jean Claude No sign f Larry Anita s daytime job Tribeca or a woman that isn t easily pushed around by the rapey men in this seriesBy far the most hilarious partf the book is the God Awful writing LKH has NEVER been the best writer in the world but she is at her absolute worst here Did an editor even SEE this book Or did it go directly to publishing Grey's Lady once LKH had finished typingTake a peek at somef these and you tell meHis eyes had gone drowning blue What color is that exactlyHe kissed me hard enough to bruise hard enough to force my mouth Blue Streak open then he crawled inside It s Aliens uick get Sigourney WeaverThe POWAH didn t just build it exploded It was like lying at ground zerof a nuclear explosion the shockwaves shooting The Asketikon of St Basil the Great outut ut into the room while we melted together in the center Aren t similes typically supposed to compare something less tangible with something tangible Now answer this uestion honestly Anita How many nuclear explosions have YOU been throughHe literally breathed bit ate the healing into me I literally have a hard time believing you understand how to use the word literallySomeone was making small animal noisesand it was me If you can t tell you are making noises you might want to see someone for thatIt deepened my breathing made me have to swallow my pulse This sounds painfulI found my voice shaky but mine Good thing we d hate to have you be silent for the rest f the series We got lots cop pssing matches to get intoI drank him in as he exploded inside me Again this sounds IMMENSELY painful And somewhat impossibleAnd I spasmed underneath him bodies slamming against the bed not from Richard s thrusts but from the power f the rgasm itself Screams spilled from my throat Things I ve learned about sex from Anita Blake 1 Spasming during sex is normal 2 Orgasms are strong enough to slam bodies into bed 3 screams are now a white translucent liuid Lovers I made it a uestion Good thing you let us know that was a uestion I would NEVER have been able to tell Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time otherwise I mean aren t uestions marks meant to be thrown in at random BTW that last part was a uestionThe room was black utterly black like being flung into blindness nothingness like a cave Adjectives were buyne get ne free the day that LKH wrote this sentenceIf it hadn t been for all these unintentionally hilarious uotes I would have been that LKH wrote this sentenceIf it hadn t been for all these unintentionally hilarious uotes I would have been stiff This book isn t interesting doesn t really push Anita into having to face the problems f the previous books and isn t sexy If I had been an actual fan f this series I would have been VERY disappointed even as a non fan I felt betrayed by this book If you have been a fan f the books up to this point I recommend stopping before you pick this up and really consider whether you want to continue Of course if you want to read some hilariously bad writing read After the Ashes on Just your average book named after a transvestite sado masochistic were hyena I swear that market is getting flooded My Internet isut until Monday and I m using my phone so I ll keep it short Anita is still annoying Richard is still a dick Jean Claude is still awesome and Nathaniel is still sweet This for me is where the series went to crap Before this I d rate no book in this series lower than a four but this The Angry Planet one fallsff a cliff I held Melody's Key on and read to book 18 Flirt because I had genuinely loved the series until this book and back thennce I invested in a series I kept with it and with the books published up to The Harleuin momentum kept me going at least until I had to wait for the next book to be published But Hamilton did something here that made me want to hurl the book against the wall I thought she didn t just do that But she did and it wasn t an aberration r anything that was ever fixed and so completely changed the direction f the books from fun paranormal noir to soft porn To explain what went wrong and how I felt first I have to explain what riginally appealed to me then what Hamilton did here and thus get into spoilers So if avoiding them is important to you you might not want to read beyond the next paragraphWhen I grew up there was no Buffy the Vampire Slayer who appeared not long before the Anita Blake novels appeared Although Anita as a necromancer had appeared even before that in a short story There weren t many kick ass action heroines around so growing up I really appreciated them I loved Anita s voice at first She was a tough as nails take no crap woman in a male dominated milieu and I found it easy to woman in a male dominated milieu and I found it easy to for her She had her vulnerabilities and hangups but I thought Hamilton was pushing her in an interesting direction I liked the dynamic between Anita Jean Claude and Richard Jean Claude the vampire started ut fairly menacing and the whole plotline with the different marks with Anita struggling to remain human resonated with me Richard the werewolf represented something different someone struggling himself to remain human but perhaps in vain given his basic nature. Never before But when a kidnapper targets innocents she has sworn to protect Anita turns to them for help which will reuire harnessing both their. ,

My pinion for what it s worthexactly With the exception f Micah I ve read the entire Anita Blake series up to this point Blood Noir 16 and in the aforementioned pinion Obsidian Butterfly was the last decent book after which the series should have been renamed Anita Blake Vampire Humper since the majority f what little action takes place The Wallflower's Revenge occurs in the bedroom the back seatf automobiles n the kitchen table the bathroom flooretc etc etc Beginning with Narcissus In Chains gone are the days when Anita spends her time raising the dead kicking monster butt and slaying rogue vampires with threat to life and limb Instead we re treated to her increasingly freuent sexcapades watching as she dips her toes and ther body parts into the murky waters War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 of BDSM and pseudo beastility I mean really what else do you call sex with a partially transitioned werecreature and we re not talking gender issues here but rather Does itr doesn t it have fur and a tail tedious repetitions Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of her ambivalent and animosity laden encounters with Richard He loves me he loves me not He loves me He s fullf snot and long discourses regarding monster and especially vampire sociopolitical structures Call me provincial call me shallow and two dimensional call me Al r some ther A word but when I pick up a book about a vampire hunter I anticipate wellvampire hunting r something f its ilk not a weird blend Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills of Penthouse Letters teen diary and Royal court treatise It s too bad cause Anita Blake was pretty kick ass back when she was kickin ass Gaaaaaaaaaaaaah You know who I m thinkingf here Marion Zimmer Bradley That is not a compliment Talk talk talk sex whine talk cry sex cry sex sex talk whine politics whine sex talk talk mope sex pine sex sex talk cry Except with Anita so there s also stomping threatening violence and being a total asshole The Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together outfits in this book are a cross between a West Village ueen s fever dream the erotic etchingsf a courtier during the reign f the Sun King and the yearnings f some sort Blue Blood of hair fetishist Men s hair flows down to waists down to ankles can you imagine what a total nightmare it would be to participate in anrgy with that much free flowing hair They deliberately take their hair The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe outf braids before climbing into bed INSANE I know from experience that it is no damn fun to have your boyfriend accidentally pin your hair while moving around and my hair was shoulder length and there were Parafilias (Spanish Edition) only twof us I now imagine all It's Like This of these ridiculously unerotic sex scenes ending with all participants stuck in a giant snarl Like a hairball hocked up by a massive cat And then Anita goes into conniptions about whetherr not she had sex This is a woman who has been sexually active for about six years If she doesn t know what is and is not sex I don t know what she s doing roaming free Anita you went to third base with The Mirage one guy second with another and thethers suirmed around you Man up and deal Stop whining Also I am damn tired f Anita being talked round to a point f view Rituels secrets des Templiers over the coursef fifteen pages then if she s left alone for two seconds she reverts to her previous stance Usually this stance is no don t wanna even when someone has patiently gone ver every avenue with her and it s taken thirty pages to get her to see reason It s like listening to someone compromise with a toddler There is nothing admirable about Anita s inability to make choices and stand by them Sometimes she manages to reverse herself twice within ne page and she always ALWAYS takes her indecision A Mild Suicide outn someone nearby She is a whiny brat and J C is too patient and accommodating Richard Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet on thether hand Totally delusional and uite regularly dangerous in his idiocy I think J C is a dull fop who lays down for Anita like a brocade doormat but even now I feel a weird pity for him that he had the misfortune to hook up with these two morons who are going to get him killed He must rue the day Probably tries to kill himself every few weeks Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face outf frustration The saving grace Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church of this book is that when Anita is having sex with a cat person most anatomical featuresf cat breeding are not carried ver That will probably happen in book 14 though Shudder This is probably my Favorite Book In The Series I Loved book in the series I loved loved this ne I know many people think that after Obsidien Butterfly things went down hill and there was nothing but sex sex sex all the time but if you look at the emotions involved and Anita s blossoming power in this book it is than any book yet plus there is nothing wrong with liking a little bit f sex r alot with your reading So Since I do like those things I name this book my absolute favorite and I m sure there are many people Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) out there who would agree with me I mean Narcisus what a wacko yet kinda cool then there is Chymera who is mentioned many many times after this book and plays an extemely important part in Anita s future this is definetly notne to miss The beginning Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of the end I was fascinated with the whole human servant thing I was fascinated with the werewolf added into the fray thing talk about a messy love life I thought that her powers increasing was fine they had to if she was hanging around the kindsf monsters that were in her coterie The twist with her being able to have a vampire servant bound to her was a nice Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale oneafter all her power is to control the dead and what are vampires but dead But it was never enough It got to the point that every man who crossed her path fell madly in love lustr slack jawed admiration f her whether he was human vampire werewolf psychopath you name it She was a walking Love Potion Number 9 The nly men who could withstand her powers f attraction were men who were such small side characters that they didn t matter And her powers just kept getting bigger First she s an animator and can raise the deadwith some effort and a careful ritual and specific tools Then she doesn t need much effort then she doesn t need any tools at all then she becomes a necromancer able to call ALL the dead Then she becomes the werewolf s female leader then the were leopards female leader although she s not forced to do any changing with the full moon nastiness It gets to the point
that you figure 
you figure she meets God she ll just absorb all his powers too Is there any power she DOESN T have Because if not I can guarantee she ll have it eventually although I will not still be reading this series by the time she ascends to divinityAnd as the sex increases the plot decreases I have nothing against soft core porn I really don t I read my fair share f it and enjoy it But if I pick up a book to read a mystery r some fantasy and get doused with a couple hundred pages f fellatio before the plot even begins I m not reading what I picked the book up to readThis book marks a major turning point in the series for me Up until this book the series was still a good Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian one despite the lossf the female detective angle as her social life becomes the focus Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time of the plots rather than solving a mystery But this book crossesver the line and from here you need to grit your teeth to keep going with the rest f the series Anita Blake is spending some much needed time with her friend Veronica Ronnie Sims when she gets a call Apparently submissive Nathaniel went to the club Narcissus in Chains and got into some BIG TIME trouble Against the wishes f Ronnie Anita calls Jean Claude to give her an assist At the club she reunites with her ther lover Richard From there BIG changes happenNOTE For some dd reason the nly audiobook version I could find is the abridgement So I m sure there are tons f nuances and scenes I ve missedIf you gave me this book with no cover no indication that this was part Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, of the Anita Blake series I probably would have thought this was partf a spin Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. off seriesr fanfiction The Reformation (World History Series) or some crazy What If book so little connection does it have with anyf the previous books I ve been very pen that I have never been a huge fan f this series it s had many faults the number Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One one being Anita Blake herself another being the misogynistic viewf women another being pacing writing etc But this book is so co. Librarian's Note this is an alternate cover edition for ISBN 10 0515133876Six months Date With A Dead Doctor of celibacy have made Anita crave the two men in her life like. And you could see Anita struggling not just between the two men but what they represented Learning that not all such metaphysical creatures should be seen as monsters but struggling with the darkness within herself and where to draw the line And I liked that Anita had a webf relationships beyond men she was romantically involved with such as Dolph her colleague Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium on the police force and her friend Ronnie SimsSpoilers Start Here for this and future booksAll that changed with this book In this book Anita becomes a succubus becausef the ardeur that forces her to have sex to feed it and forces men to have sex with her who are drawn by it So the fuel that drives the plots Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of the Anita Blake series from heren a series that had been focused Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy on a independent tough take charge heroine is rape I hated that And this book also addsne Witchopoly of my least liked regular characters in the Anitaverse Micah as well as marks the increase in importancef Nathaniel a character I loathe After this book Richard and Jean Claude become and marginalized until in some books all we get are brief telephone conversation with them And the sex takes Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most over until there s little plotr scenes beyond the bedroom and Anita has an entire harem Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of men never developed beyond eye and hair color That hadn t changed up to book 18 This book is the beginning the core foundationf everything to come All f the books prior to this ne were filled with death gruesome and violent homicide scenes bestial pornographic rape scenes to unuestionable love Totally weird stuff but worth every minute f couch time This book takes the entire series and swings it into a completely different direction This book really rocks the boat and takes you by surprise The nce innocent and strictly moral and you must be in love to have sex Blake is torn from those lines Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) of thoughts and thrown into the deep end Everything changes This book was a startling shock the first time around This time I was expecting the twists and turns and appreciated every momentf Micah and Nathaniel My two favorite sweeties I still don t like Richard To hell with him Jean Claude gets Boarding House of Hunks on my nerves he s become even secretive cryptic and manipulative A power hungry master vampirene third f the triumvirate he plays puppet master to Anita and Richard and really screws with everyone s reality Narcissus is an interesting character He is the wner f a BDSM club and although he usually tops Asher makes him pant with anticipation Weird but fun He gave a small bow f his head Now enter and enjoy the delights and the terrors The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of my world Anita s confusion and fearf love as usual leaves her cynical and stubborn If it works ut it s the best thing in the world If it doesn t work ut it s like having your heart torn ut and chopped into little pieces while you watch It leaves a big hollow space that never really heals Sucked into a war between different animal groups Blake finds herself betrayed by a new love her body in shock from the bloodshed and trusting new bodyguards at her back I pressed the barrel f the Uzi against the top f the head If you re alive don t move if you re dead don t worry about it Hehe I think she rocks I recommend this book to every adult Sometimes it s nice to spice up your brain fall into a world that is unacceptable and continue reading until you re beating heart pounds in your chest This book is twisted filled with extreme violence and moderate to semi extreme sexual scenes In depth description f alternative lifestyles and conseuences to an addiction Blake gains from the married marks Do not let any child Our Planet: Our Home or immature adult read this bookr ANY book in the series that follows Happy Reading And nto Cerulean Sins I go toot toot It s really sad the direction this series has gone The first few books we SO GOOD Scary and tense with a little sexual tension but mostly just scary and tense Then she introduced Richard and things started to go downhill I don t mind a little romance in my blood gore but this is ridiculous If I wanted to read supernatural porn I d read the Merry Gentry s series Wait I already did So why would I want to read this crapIt s no longer about the baddies #that come ut at night It s all about her threesome #come ut at night It s all about her threesome Richard and Jean Claude r lack thereof and all the magic that comes with it It s SO BORING They go Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings on andn and round and round the same crap they ve been circling around for the last 4 booksAnd "Everything Takes FOREVER She Knows That Someone Is In Danger "takes FOREVER She knows that someone is in danger she must save them but before they get to where they need to be they discuss things that have no bearing n the problem at hand and then generally someone has to try to have sex with Anita And this time Hamilton recognizes her long windedness but still doesn t seem to do anything about it Apparently she thinks it s good storytelling IT S NOT It s PAINFULAnd come n I know I m a bit behind n this series having started it late but this book was written in the 2000 s Why is everyone dressing like they re going to a bad gay bar in the 80 s The descriptions f the clothes sound like horrible 80 s rejects Silver mesh shirts pants On men Men with hair down to their waists with vinyl shirts and pants Ew There was nothing feminine about Richard Well except his hair and his pathetic attitudeAnd she repeats herself constantly Twice in ne chapter she writes that very powerful shapeshifts can partially shift She s ALWAYS I don t think there s been a book without this says something about seeing something horrific and my mind Simply Refused To Understand refused to understand then she ll go n to explain how the mind isn t meant to see such things and tries to protect you from understanding what you re seeing I KNOW YOU VE ALREADY SAID THIS It s so annoyingI don t think I can read any f this series I can t stand Anita and her wishy washy morals and her sociopathic attitude She s tired and done and really just a projection f Hamilton wanting to play A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) out her sexual fantasies It s not about monsters and scary things any Boo TOTALLY SPOILERY BEWAREHamilton managed to work in at least two Triple Word Scores with usef terms that resonate well with genre fans uroboros remember Scully s tattoo anyone and ubliette yay Jareth would be so pleased But the newest term created for the Blakeverse Panwere Because it was not enough to have werewolves wereleopards wererats wereswans weresnakes weretigers werehyenas weredogs and werebears Nay we also have to have someone who can shapeshift into multiple animals Oh and also he must have split personality disorder Just roll with it it s faster that wayWhen the books began Anita was 24 and she was an animator meaning she could raise zombies Then she became a human servant to a vampire But then she killed him which nearly killed her and was freed Somewhere along the way she went from being just an animator to a necromancer like an uber animator she can now also raise vampires Then she became a human servant again And since she was dating the werewolf king called an Ulfric she was deemed his lupa like a werewolf ueen I guess And then she killed the head wereleopard in town and became the wereleopard s Nimir Ra ueenSo when this book began Anita was 26 and a necromancer human servant to the Master f the City and the werewolf king s lupa and the wereleopards ueen See how I said to just roll with it During the course f the book Anita is accidentally impaled In the End on the clawsf ne f her wereleopards so it seems she might become their Nimir Ra for like real yo She exhibits all sorts f new powers that confirm this suspicion But come the next full moon she doesn t shapeshift and it turns ut that much as her vampire sweetie has an animal to call being wolves she through the marks f being his human servant has gained an animal to call f her very wn the leopard How convenient Oh and she has also become a Master Necromancer in that she now has a vampire servant And did I mention she is now also a succubus Yeah that ne would take too long to explain so just keep rollingNew folk that want to sleep with her the new Nimir Raj leopard king in town And that panwere I mentioned earlier Of cours. Powers and their hungers But merging their powers together will give this mortal woman a taste f immortal hunger that she'll never be able to forg.

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Narcissus in Chains Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #10