Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday with Kiss the Dead

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This is the newest novel in L.K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. I love the beginning of the series, but after a while, it became hit or miss with me. I like the darker and grittier books where Anita is on Marshal duty rather than the ones she's dealing with her harem. Oh, I particularly like some of the men in her harem, but too much of a good thing is a little too much.
Here's your teaser:
Sometimes when I had nightmares, they got glimpses of it if we were sleeping next to each other. When I was working on a really violent case, some of my lovers started sleeping elsewhere. (page 64)

9 comments:

  1. I've heard good things about the Anita Blake series - I like this teaser!

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  2. Laurel K. Hamilton, writes some great books. Have you read any of the series about the fairy kingdom? They are great!

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    1. The Merry series! Frost and Darkness. My two favorites!

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  3. Yeah i officially gave up on Anita Blake a few books ago. Remember when she used to do awesome necromancer stuff? Those were the good times. Now it's just smut. Which is fine, but i have to be in the right mood to read about tons of sex with very little plot

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    1. I was tempted to give them up too, but she went back to those dark and gritty Marshall stories. I like when Anita is out with Edward and hunting. This newest book wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. I think Anita spent too much time justifying herself and her lifestyle. We don't need it. If a reader has gotten that far into the series, they know why Anita's life is like that!

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  4. This one wasn't the best in the series, but thankfully not one that featured Anita's sex life.

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  5. I've intended to pick up one of LKH's books for a while now, Christine. My sis-in-law is a big fan, and thinks I'd enjoy them as I'm such a big fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books. Plus, I've been told the mc in my latest stories has a little Anita Blake in her. :-)

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  6. Yikes - those are some nasty nightmares! Great excerpt.

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  7. Didn't know she had a new book out.... Have to agree... her latest books haven't been as good as the earlier ones.

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