Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #1)

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Anita receives a summons from the master vampire of the city to take a look into the recent vampire murders. As she’s already looking into it for the police she refuses. Anita soon finds out that even though most vampires are scared of her, the master vampire doesn’t take no for an answer. So Anita not only has to looking into the case but also balance her work has an animator.

I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I was looking for a fun urban fantasy and though I wouldn’t call this book fun, it was interesting. Anita is a very strong character, and though she gets beat up, she just bounces right back. I enjoyed how she was written as the character who is respected, not just by default, but because she has earned it.

The only thing that I don’t like about Anita is how stuck to her prejudges that she is. Jean Claude has does almost nothing wrong but she treats him like the run of the mill killer. I hope that this series will get better in the future.

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Seduced by Moonlight (Merry Gentry #3)

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The third book in the series and it’s still going strong. I’m going to blame this novel series for sending me into the erotica kick that I’ve been in recently. This book is about events over like a week.

We meet with Merry and her protectors again. She’s been invited to her uncle’s ball, however, they all know it’s a trap. Merry’s power seems to be increasing after she brought Kitto into his Sidhe power and they defeated the nameless. Her protectors have been given back some of their powers and they are now living in a larger abode thanks to Maeve. Obviously, things are not going to calm down anytime soon for the Princess.

I love this series. Though it is erotica, it has a very substantial story that allows you to become invested in the characters. Each of the protectors gets to grow a lot more in this book than in the other ones. We also find out about frost past which is nice. It’s well written and the sex still doesn’t overpower the rest of the story. Can’t wait t read the next book.


A Caress of Twilight (Merry Gentry #2)

A Caress of Twilight (Merry Gentry #2)

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After the first book, the sex has increased in this novel as Merideth is trying to get pregnant before her cousin is freed from his punishment. It becomes the race for an heir for the two crowned Royals. Merry gets her harem of men to not only protect her but also to help her get pregnant. One of her trusty guards might very well become king if they are the first to impregnate her. Meanwhile, life continues on. As she’s working as a private investigator, she is brought before Maeve Reeds, a seelie who was banned from court 100 years before. Her request is simple, but someone out there wants to try and stop Merry before she can get to fulfilling Maeve Reeds request.

This is a ridiculous book but I love it. We have a faerie princess with a harem, in the anime community she has what we call a reverse harem, and they are all aiming for the position of king. Though they don’t want to go back to the Queen. Though Merry has some rough patches and struggles with her view on her new found power, in the courts. She comes out as a strong character. She does have a lot of help from her much older guards. Though the book is a little longer than I felt like it needed to be, it was still worth the read because it was still fun.


A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry #1)
Seduced by Moonlight (Merry Gentry #3)

A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry #1)

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Based on the cover, I should have expected there to be sex in this book. But I didn’t, so here is a nice fair warning. There is sex in this book and it is quite descriptive, so if that isn’t something you’re into I would suggest not reading this book. This is really a woman’s book in that respect.

We follow Merry Gentry a private eye in the human world and the missing princess in the Seelie courts. She’s on the run from her aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness while working as a private detective for Grey’s Detective agency. After she’s found by the Queen’s right-hand man Doyle. Merideth gets dragged back to the courts to discuss an plan that her aunt has, while also trying to stay alive. Though Merideth’s magic isn’t flashy, it’s a valuable aspect in the human world where she lives but it’s the only thing keeping her alive in the courts.

This is an interesting book. It’s a good first book, but I will admit it took me a little longer to get into than I’m used to. Some points are a little drawn on and other’s rushed through. This is the first book in this long series so I’m hoping that there is some good progress in the story structure. That won’t make me write off the store completely, however. I enjoy seeing how much the author’s writing style changes and progresses through a book series. The ideas of faerie courts and different types oUnseelieie is very interesting to me. Along with the urban, and relatable aspects, this book series seems like something right up my alley. I can’t wait to read the next book.

3/5


A Caress of Twilight (Merry Gentry #2)