20 Apr Hamilton’s 17th Anita Blake novel draws the vampire hunter into a game of cat- and-mouse with a particularly monstrous vampire named Vittorio. Skin Trade is the seventeenth book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery/erotica novels by Laurell K. Hamilton. While Anita Blake remains. Skin Trade. When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City’s local authorities what they’re dealing.

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All I can say is wow, what has this writer become? TRY being the operative word. It is getting old. I am aware of the literary shortcomings that will keep her from appealing to a lot of people.

Anita Skin trade laurell k hamilton continues to remain the puerile adolescent in adult clothing she’s been since book 1. Okay back to what was in the book – plot! I read for the characters. I’m in this corner.

Instead, LKH thumps us on the head kk and over again about boys not believing girls can be taken seriously and concludes with a trite ending to super-powerful villains.

None of the characters are likable, most especially not Anita who is too hyped up on being a tough woman to make even a good fictional role model. I skin trade laurell k hamilton thought that with all the things happening with the psychics and witches in this book Anita was gathering an army to fight her in the next book. Anita goes through life emotionally abusing everyone who cares for her and to be honest complete strangers.

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This book illustrates that if she doesn’t over saturate the book with kinky sex, then she has no other platform on which to stand. I know characters change throughout the series, but she has watered JC down so much that I’m almost wondering what purpose he serves. I don’t want to reread!

Anita heads to Las Vegas, where she’s joined by three other federal marshals, including the skin trade laurell k hamilton Edward hiding behind his mild-mannered persona. Did you really skin trade laurell k hamilton to explain it to him? The Marmie Noir thing was just so odd. Jul 07, Natasha rated it it was amazing. The last few chapters, basically everything after she got back to the hotel, seemed very rushed as if Hamilton realized she had a page limit and had to laurrll quickly.

We have the “woman-hating” Thurgood, the sexual Bibiana who is sexually manipulative like all women in trdae bookand Alma, Bibiana’s aide, who was sexually assault. Does this matter to me? And yes, Anita has so many beautiful supernatural boyfriends that I’m pretty sure soin herself can’t tell them apart. Finally, several promising plotlines end anticlimactically. It is like a switch is thrown and suddenly Anita falls on a hamilotn or two.

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May 25, Pages Buy. Remember, when you present this dripping slimy mess to your consumers, skin trade laurell k hamilton choking it down they’ll skin trade laurell k hamilton delighted to have you return to those easy, empty-calorie sex books They will probably be more of a part in the future books now.

Amid this backdrop, Blake goes to Las Vegas to investigate a vampire’s serial murder spree. Can they really not focus on their jobs? I am totally evil – watch me be sadistic and sexual, because that’s totally what serial killers do. Despite some parts that I thought were a bit creepy and possibly poor taste.

Wicked and Truth are laughable; supposedly, they are the biggest, baddest warriors, but they so desperately seek Anita Sue’s panties, it’s embarrassing. Their new understanding brought me to tears.

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She realizes the sender is making it very personal See all books by Laurell K. I didn’t like the fact that we had another group orgy. Did you know she’s a U. What skin trade laurell k hamilton I say? Marinate your plot in a quick change of scenery. It takes place in a couple of days, the first day stretching for a LONG time. Originally this series was fresh and alive, the character Anita Blake was someone that was interesting and battling her skin trade laurell k hamilton foibles.

And needing all the help she can get with Edward and Olaf by hamiltom side she’s ready to take him down. At one point, she actually says “oh, he’s going to be a girl about this” while fighting with naggy Jean-Claude.

This time, Anita receives a human head in the mail.

Anyway, this kidnapping comes with two special bits of awful Awful 1: Because these are random characters we will never ever meet again, naturally they all have to be described in at ridiculous length. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Olaf is creepy and skin trade laurell k hamilton interactions with Laurll are always interesting.

Second, this series once was good.

Only to be repeated again. Yes, the police case took up more of the page count, but this was one of the books where the police case and the preternatural events were all linked, so things flowed from one to the other flawlessly.

There trsde some major writing issues, though. In Skin Trade there are some definitive improvements over the latest books; at first it almost seemed like we were back in one of the first books: