Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

Book - 2006
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"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..."--Inside jacket.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAM
Characteristics: 483 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Dance macabre

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tbebb
Aug 05, 2014

I love Anita as a character, but even her character is tired of the ardeur... and so am I. The pregnancy story line was interesting to see play out, totally out of place in the world of Anita Blake!

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RpgRose
May 20, 2014

i love the anita blake series. they get better and better

NGarcias Aug 04, 2012

This was such am improvement from the last 3 books in the series. Although, I am beginning to get bored with the constant new power plateaus and the need for new lovers. The whole Vampire hunter/investigator character is just completely faded.

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ryner
Jul 27, 2006

I'm sorry to say Ms. Hamilton just doesn't have it anymore. What began as a great series has become an uninspiring and confusing mess. The characters spend the entire book discussing their supernatural powers, interrupted only by incredibly uninteresting sex scenes. Although I simply don't find Anita Blake interesting anymore, my completist personality will of course compel me to suffer through her next book anyway.

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