"an erotically spellbinding read!"
In the pitch of night, forlorn and in need, I call to you
to calm the beast awakened in me. The cravings for flesh,
your flesh is overwhelming and animalistic. Come to me my
beasts of call and fill the hollowed place inside of me...
In this chapter of Anita's life, she is faced with an
unexpected pregnancy. With all the different men she has
slept with, who the heck is the father? But that is just
the start of her problems. She, by Jean-Claude's side,
will be attending an upcoming vampire ballet; but this is
no ordinary ballet. Powers are at work here to push Anita
and Jean-Claude physically and mentally, creating chaos
and unleashing more than they had bargain for. This tale
will get more twisted as the reader digs into their story.
Many different facets of Anita will be revealed in this,
the fourteenth book in the exciting series.
Danse Macabre is the latest release in the Anita Blake,
vampire hunter series by authoress Laurell K. Hamilton.
What an erotically spellbinding read!
Just shy of five hundred pages, this novel was overflowing
with sexual tension and sex. To be honest, that is what
the main theme of this book seemed to be about--sex. Yes,
it all is to hinge on the troupe of ballet dancing
vampires (which this book was entitled after) and Anita's
pregnancy. But, to bring the story down to bare bones, it
is mainly about the sexual relationships between the
different--and there are many--men that drift in and out
of Anita's sexually active sphere.
Much of the story takes place at one local, flittering
here and there to add a much needed break in the scenery.
Anita's character is evolving and changing into a woman
that has the need of the many man that are at her beck and
call to feed the ardeur, calm her animals, and much more.
So in a sense, the sex in this novel is called for. The
writing kept this reader enthralled and entertained enough
to turn each page until the very end.
If explicit sex involving men with other men and multiple
partners is offensive to you, then this book might not be
Along with the pregnancy Anita is dealing with, she is
flung into the political drama of Jean-Claude's world and
must seek to find another new pomme de sang to feed from.
Her life seems to be getting out of hand and she is not
sure what to do next. She will rely on the men that
surround her to keep the peace within her restless soul. A
soul which is advanced by otherworldly intruders, that at
times stretch her patience and force her to shift into her
kick-butt persona; not smart on their part, really.
Ms. Hamilton did an excellent job of crafting the ending,
leaving this reviewer satisfied. All the loose ends had
been neatly tied and explained away. What will the next
book in the series bring, enhanced by the smart thinking
and wickedly worded character of Anita? You will just have
to wait and see what this paranormal princess will craft
Review Posted: July 29, 2006
Reviewed by Janalee Ruschhaupt
Posted November 18, 2006