Sweet Vernal Zephyr

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Burnt Offerings
An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Novel
by Laurell K. Hamilton

"You can't trust anyone who sleeps with monsters.”

That's what Anita Blake had always believed. But now she was sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the city. So when an arsonist began to target vampire victims, the creatures of the night turned to their former enemy. For now only "The Executioner" could save them from the inferno...

It's often hard to tell the good from the evil. Just ask Anita Blake. She seems to be developing a soft spot in her heart for vampires-one in particular. So, when an arsonist's fires begin licking at St. Louis's undead, it's up to Anita to save the very monsters she's sworn to destroy.
My review guidelines can be found HERE.

  • Flower petals or feathers? Flowers.

  • Necromancer
  • Vampires
  • Shifters

  • M/F
  • S&M, suggested
  • Prostitution, suggested
  • Rape, suggested

  • I'm pretty sure this is my favorite book in the series (so far). Anita becomes an integral element within the wereleopards pack and final has something that is her own, and not Richard's or Jean-Claude's.

  • Very intense intertwining plot lines. I think Anita sleeps like only 3 hours in two days or something outrageous like that, made me tired just to read it. I request breathing room—please?!

  • Slight Spoiler - Richards heart was smashed in the last novel, The Killing Dance. We see the beginnings of applesauce here. (You know,"When life gives you lemons, make lemonaid" well lemons don't smash, but apples do...)

  • No backup from Edward this time around. Anita is all on her own... and she holds it amazing well & diplomatically! Her insights into the relationships around her are amazing in contrast to the blindness she shows within her own.

  • Damian and Anita in a tree (not even)...
  • Jason and Anita in a tree (just this once)...
  • Nathanial and Anita in a tree (ha! he wishes)...
  • Jean Claude and Anita in a tree (well yeah, but nothing graphic)...
  • Richard and Anita in a tree (fighting)...
  • Asher and Anita in a tree (hum, pretty)...

  • The series feels like one huge book to me and I can't help my brain skipping ahead. That IS a good thing, means I am excited now... where as the books before I was just waiting.

Spotlighted on Teaser Tuesday HERE.

Spotlighted on Friday 56 HERE.

Read the first two chapters HERE.

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Wow what a wonderful and yet intriguing review you have here Sweet.... You know when I have extra funds... your words are going to make me purchase these books...

Thanks for a great review. It makes me want to pick up this series all over again. :)


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