Mini Review: Guilty Pleasures – Laurell K. Hamilton


This review will fall under the Vampire Readathon hosted by Emma at BlackTeaandMilk. I couldn’t really get into one of my listed books and gave up half way. Therefore I will be replacing that review with this one!

Mini Reviews are for books I read recently but enough time has past to not remember key details of the story. These will be short and give a general feel of the book in terms of recommendation.

guilty pleasuresTitle & Author: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Horror, Paranormal Romance

Release Date: September 24th 2002

Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #1

Publisher: Jove

Source: Bought

Description: Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is a necromancer and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law—as long as they don’t get too nasty. Now someone’s killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees—with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting—to help figure out who and why.

Trust is a luxury Anita can’t afford when her allies aren’t human. The city’s most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 10-year-old girl. The second most powerful vampire, Jean-Claude, is interested in more than just Anita’s professional talents, but the feisty necromancer isn’t playing along—yet. This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters—both dead and alive.


This book is amazing. It’s got nasty AND swoon worthy vamps, tough female main character, blood, action, and some questionably steamy scenes. I have read and reread this book/series over and over again and just can not get enough. Anita is my homegirl. She doesn’t care what other people think of her, she raises the dead for a living and gets to kill vampires for fun! If you’re looking for a Buffy the Vampire Slayer style heroine this is your read.


Yes, I love this series. I haven’t been following it for awhile though because I forgot some key details and don’t want to reread for the umpteenth time 10+ books to read the next few. This series is one of my all time favorites though!

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