Anita learns what it's like to be at the new end of a centuries-old bloodline-and just how far she'll let herself get pushed around. How the mighty have fallen! Once a sworn enemy of all vampires, Anita is now the human consort of both Jean-Claude, the Master Vampire, and Micah, the leopard shapeshifter. But her love life doesn't stop there. It can't. For Anita-not quite as human as she once was-is consumed by both the lusts of the vampire and the primal hungers of the wereleopards. Desires that must be sated-time and time again. But it is Jean-Claude who needs her now. His oldest ancestor has sent one of her vicious and powerful underlings to St. Louis, putting Jean-Claude and his clan on the defensive. Unsure of where she stands with the interloper, Anita finds herself tested as never before-needing all the dark forces her passion can muster to save the ones she loves the most.
Anita's life is more complicated than ever, as she is caught between her obligations to the living and the undead. A vampire serial killer who preys on strippers is on the loose. Called in to consult on the case, Anita fears her judgment may be clouded by a conflict of interest. For she is, after all, the consort of Jean-Claude, the ever-intoxicating Master Vampire of the City. Surrounded by suspicion, overwhelmed by her attempts to control the primal lusts that continue to wrack her, Anita does something unprecedented: she calls for help.
I enjoyed these books. They are a marked change from the previous books in the series, but yeah, they were really fantastic to read! They most definitely won't be for everyone, because there's a lot of sex and issues regarding her guys, but yeah, really great to read!
In these books, there's not really a mystery in either one, or at least, it's not really a focus. More, Anita has to deal with the ardeur, which is a really big complication. It's added a bunch of titles like Leopard Queen, and a bunch of guys. I liked Micah and Nathaniel and the relationship she has with them, it's just it changed her life a lot!
Anita messes up a lot, She doesn't understand the powers, and she views herself as a monster, more and more, because of what she can do, and what she's done. It's not easy, and it's going to keep on as something for her to work on for many more books in the series!
There was a lot of politics in these books, the first vampire and personal politics. There was also some tension between her and Dolph, because he doesn't approve of her choices. These people have been with her a lot, and it hurts when things aren't going right. But there's many more books!
I enjoyed reading these books so much, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #11, 12
Read: July 26th, 27th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Published: April 1st 2003, September 28th 2004