It's a given that once you get 20 books into a series, they are going to be "more of the same"...
But does it really have to be so blatant in the teaser excerpt released months before the book is available?
Perhaps it will lure in NEW readers, but it certainly didn't whet my appetite. I like the flavor of Anita but I am not drooling over Hit list, yet.
Chapter One Excerpt • Publication Date, June 2011
Just read the first chapter in Hit List and already Anita is complaining about the same old things.
I'm sick of looking at dead bodies She's complaining of traumatic stress job fatigue (yeah, I made that phrase up) just like she has been for the last few books. Do something about it already!
And then I get to hear back story all over again.... Jean-Claude is the Master of St. Louis, I have a gaggle of werelovers waiting at home for me, Edward is cold as ice (See video below).
Is it just me, or is it not even as well written as previous intros?
I love the Anita series, but if we could filter out the back story for those of us that are loyal fans and have been following along... well, that would just be a stroke of awesome.
And here's a heartbreaking little secret:
I was holding myself back from reading this teaser excerpt because the book will not be released until June and I hate that anticipation. I'm an instant gratification kinda girl.
My worries were for naught, 'cause its just more of the same.
It will be gory and sexy and probably twisted, but nothing to get my panties in a knot over the next two months. Maybe I'll even wait until paperback! Nah, I'll just grab the hardcover from the library.