The New York Times bestselling series. When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know...
Anita Blake: Vampire Executioner, Animator, Necromancer, Federal Marshall, Jean-Claude's Human Servant, Nimir-Ra of the Blood Drinker's Clan, Lupa & Bolverk of Thronnos Rokke Clan, 1/3 of a triumvirate with Jean-Claude and Richard, 1/3 of a triumvirate with Damian and Nathaniel, Succubus, Damian's Master, Carries five strains of lycanthropy - wolf, leopard, lion, tiger and a mystery strain
Nathaniel Graison: Wereleopard, Member of the Blood Drinker's Clan, Anita's Leopard to Call, Stripper at Guilty Pleasures, 1/3 of a triumvirate with Anita and Damian, Anita's live-in lover, Jason's best friend.
Micah Callahan: Wereleopard, Nimir-Raj of the Blood Drinker's Clan, Head of the Lycanthrope Coalition, Anita's live-in lover
Jason Schuyler: Werewolf, Member of the of the Thronnos Rokke Clan, Jean-Claude's pomme de sang, Stripper at Guilty Pleasures, Nathaniel's best friend, Anita's Wolf to Call, Anita's lover
Tony Bennington: a client of Anita's, who wanted her to raise his dead wife, but she refuses to do the job despite the large sums of the money he offering her. He would do anything and ruthless to let Anita sees his way by threatening her love ones.
Ilsa Bennington: Tony Bennington's dead wife, who's a flirt and unfaithful, attends the stripclub Guility Pleasures, and likes screwing wereanimals.
Jacob: A hitman that after Anita to commit to raising Tony's wife Ilsa or they killed her love ones, he's Rex on the wereloins that diminshing, and inability to share w/ anybody including his queen. He gets more than he bargain for w/ Anita's abilities despite his information about her and love ones.
Nicky: A hitman along w/ Jacob to convince Anita to raise Tony's wife Ilsa or killed her love ones, he's a werelion, sociopath, and has his hands full w/ Anita's abilities.
Marie: She's a werelion that a witch good w/ barrier, but to a lesser degree than regular degree.
Jean-Claude: Master Vampire, Master of the City of St. Louis, Anita's lover, Anita's Master, Richard's Master, 1/3 of a triumvirate with Anita and Richard, owns Guilty Pleasures, Circus of the Damned, The Laughing Corpse & Danse Macabre, Incubus
That was the problem with loving people: it made you weak. It made you need them. It made the thought of not having them the worst thing in the world.
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“You feel safe enough and you believe you have enough of a support network to look at the really bad stuff, so when your life is going its best, we all have a tendency to dredge up the worst of our pain.”
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Just letting another human being know that you “see” them is perhaps the most important part of flirting.
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“We bring up the pain in pieces so we can look at it in small bites.”
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when you feel your most safe, most happy, is when the really painful stuff rears its head.”
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I needed men who were okay with being the power behind the throne, not the ass on it.
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Lust I trusted. Hope will lie to you, but lust is what it is; it never lies. Hope would keep me hoping, but lust might be a weapon I could use to divide them. Divide and conquer has been a strategy for thousands of years; there’s a reason for that.
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I’d put a sign above St. Louis for all the hired thugs, if I could.” “What would it say?” I asked. “Here is a bigger motherfucker than you are.”
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“Harm none is the rule, Ellen; bad witch, no cookie.”
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If it can bleed me, eat me, or fuck me, I want to write about it.” Every girl needs a hobby.
Animators, Inc.: One of the most successful animator companies in the US. Although having begun as a small business in a spare room above a garage, it has grown, moving to bigger and better offices and hiring additional animators and secretarial staff. Though primarily aimed at raising the dead, the nature of the business has attracted other clients who wished to utilize the animator's expert supernatural knowledge, especially after vampires won civil rights. The firm usually receives contracts to have the dead raised as zombies, usually as witnesses in legal cases, setting will disputes, and sometimes as a last chance to have a word with a loved one who has passed away; Anita's place of employment
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