Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire
Book Series List In Recommended Reading Order:
Book 1: Guilty Pleasures
The Laughing Corpse
Circus Of The Damned
The Lunatic Cafe
The Killing Dance
Narcissus In Chains
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copy of each book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series below.
Book 1: Guilty Pleasures
Learn how Anita Blake started raising the
dead—and killing the undead—in Guilty Pleasures, the debut
novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.
Book 2: The Laughing Corpse
In The Laughing Corpse, a creature from
beyond the grave is tearing a swath of murder through St.
Louis. And Anita will learn that there are some secrets
better left buried-and some people better off dead...
Book 3: Circus Of The Damned
In Circus of the Damned-now in trade
paperback for the first time-a rogue master vampire hits
town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf
war. Jean-Claude, the Master Vamp of the city, wants her for
his own-but his enemies have other plans. And to make
matters worse, Anita takes a hit to the heart when she meets
a stunningly handsome junior high science teacher named
Richard Zeeman. They're two humans caught in the
crossfire-or so Anita thinks.
Book 4: The Lunatic Cafe
Vampire hunter and zombie animator Anita
Blake is an expert at sniffing out the bad from the good.
But in The Lunatic Cafe-now in trade paperback for the first
time-she's about to learn that nothing is ever as it seems,
especially in matters of the not-so-human heart.
Dating a werewolf with self-esteem issues is stressing Anita
out. Especially when something-or someone-starts taking out
the city's shapeshifters.
Book 5: Bloody Bones
When Branson, Missouri, is hit with a death
wave— four unsolved murders—it doesn’t take an expert to
realize that all is not well. But luckily for the locals,
Anita Blake is an expert in the kinds of preternatural
goings-on that have everyone spooked. And she’s got an “in”
with the creature that can make sense of the slayings––the
sexy master vampire known as Jean-Claude.
Book 6: The Killing Dance
Dating both a vampire and a werewolf isn't
easy. But just to complicate Anita's already messy life,
someone has put a price on her head. Love cannot save her
this time, so she turns to Edward, hitman extraordinaire,
for help. But finding the person behind the threat won't be
easy, because as both a vampire hunter and zombie reanimator,
Anita has made a lot of enemies-both human and otherwise.
Book 7: Burnt Offerings
In Laurell K. Hamilton's New York Times
bestselling novels, 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.
Book 8: Blue Moon
When she chose master vampire Jean- Claude
over her ex-fiancé, alpha werewolf Richard Zeeman, Anita
learned that sometimes love is not enough. But though she
and Richard won’t be walking down any aisles, she can’t turn
her back on him when he’s arrested on a rape charge in
Tennessee. Anita knows firsthand that Richard has the morals
of a saint—or at least a boy scout. But his guilt or
innocence is not the issue. He’s behind bars, and in five
days a full moon will rise…
Book 9: Obsidian Butterfly
There are a lot of monsters in Anita Blake's
life. And some of them are human. One such individual is the
man she calls Edward, a bounty hunter who specializes in the
preternatural. He calls her to help him hunt down the
greatest evil she has ever encountered. Something that kills
and maims and vanishes into the night. Something Anita will
have to face alone...
Book 10: Narcissus In Chains
Six months of celibacy have made Anita crave
the two men in her life like never before. But merging their
powers together will give this mortal woman a taste of
immortal hunger that she'll never be able to forget...
Book 11: Cerulean Sins
Once a sworn enemy of all monsters, Anita is
now the human consort of both Master Vampire Jean Claude and
leopard shapeshifter Micah. When a centuries-old vampire
hits St. Louis, Anita finds herself needing all the dark
forces her passion can muster to save the ones she loves.
Book 12: Incubus Dreams
Anita is pushed to her limits-both
professionally and passionately-when she is called in on
what appears to be a case involving a vampire serial killer
preying on strippers.
Book 13: Micah
"RAISING THE DEAD IS EASY. LOVE IS HARD..."
There are lots of reasons to raise the dead-some private,
some public. In this case, the feds have a witness who died
before he could speak on the record. They want him raised so
his testimony can be taken. So here I am, on a plane to
Philadelphia, flying off to do my job.
But I'm not alone. Micah is with me. Micah, head of the St.
Louis wereleopard pard. King to my Queen. The only one of my
lovers who can stir my blood with just a glance from his
chartreuse cat's eyes. I was happy to have him at my side.
Until he mentioned that this will be our first time alone
together. No Master Vampire. No Alpha Werewolf. Just me and
Micah. And all my fears and doubts...
Book 14: Danse Macabre
It was the middle of November. I was
supposed to be out jogging, but instead I was sitting at my
breakfast table talking about men, sex, werewolves,
vampires, and that thing that most unmarried but sexually
active women fear most...
Anita Blake needs to be concentrating on a dangerous
situation: the ardeur, the sexual power that flows between
Anita and Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City, and
Richard, the volatile werewolf who loves her passionately,
is reaching new levels, perhaps evolving into something
altogether new. The ardeur seems to be choosing new lovers
for Anita, acting with a will of its own. As Jean-Claude
says, the ardeur is hunting powerful prey. The unexpected
effect of this is that Jean-Claude's own power as a master
vampire has grown to new levels -- and Richard, never
predictable, is changing too.
But as the days pass, Anita's less interested in vampire
politics than in an ancient, ordinary dread she shares with
women down the ages: she may be pregnant. And, if she is,
whether the father is a vampire, a werewolf, or someone else
entirely, she knows perfectly well that being a Federal
Marshall, known for raising the dead and being a vampire
executioner, is no way to bring up a baby...
Book 15: The Harlequin
Anita Blake is about to face the challenge of
her life. Into her world-a world already overflowing with
power-have come creatures so feared that powerful,
centuries-old vampires refuse to mention their names. It is
forbidden to speak of The Harlequin unless you've been
contacted. And to be contacted by The Harlequin is to be
under sentence of death.
Long-time rivals for Anita's affections, Jean-Claude, Master
Vampire of the City, and Richard, alpha-werewolf, will need
to become allies. Shapeshifters Nathaniel and Micah will
have to step up their support. And then there's Edward. In
this situation, Anita knows that she needs to call the one
man who has always been there for her...
Book 16: Blood Noir
A favor for a friend puts Anita Blake in the
center of a full-blown scandal that threatens master vampire
Jean- Claude’s reign—and makes her a pawn in an ancient
vampire queen’s new rise to power.
Book 17: 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 with. Only
it’s worse than she thought. Ten officers and one
executioner have been slain—paranormal style. Anita heads to
Vegas, where’s she’s joined by three other federal marshals,
including the ruthless Edward. It’s a good thing he always
has her back, because when she gets close to the bodies,
Anita senses “tiger” too strongly to ignore it. The
weretigers are very powerful in Las Vegas, which means the
odds of her rubbing someone important the wrong way just got
a lot higher.