"I DON'T DATE VAMPIRES. I KILL THEM."
My name is Anita Blake. Vampires call me The Executioner. What I call them isn't repeatable.
Ever since the Supreme Court granted the undead equal rights, most people think vampires are just ordinary folks with fangs. I know better. I've seen... read more
Anita Blake lives in St. Louis, Missouri in a world where magic, vampires, werewolves and the like are and have always been "out of the closet" and in some cases even legal. Anita is an "animator" with the ability to raise or inter zombies. She uses this ability in employ at "Animators... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Anita Blake lives in St. Louis, Missouri in a world where magic, vampires, werewolves and the like are and have always been "out of the closet" and in some cases even legal. Anita is an "animator" with the ability to raise or inter zombies. She uses this ability in employ at "Animators Incorporated" where she raises the dead for various purposes including murder investigations, will explanations, and other legal services. Anita also works as a "vampire executioner," killing vampires by court order and advising the police on supernatural crimes.
This first book takes place in July when Anita is 24.
In Guilty Pleasures, Anita is blackmailed by Nikolaos, the vampire master of the city into investigating a series of vampire murders. During the course of this investigation, Anita begins her relationship with Jean-Claude, another master vampire and receives two of the four marks necessary to make her Jean-Claude's "human servant." Ultimately, Anita identifies the murderer but by that point has sufficiently antagonized Nikolaos and her underlings that she is forced to confront them. With help from Jean-Claude and Edward, a human associate who specializes in assassinating supernatural targets, Anita kills Nikolaos and many of her followers, making Jean-Claude master of the city.
Now, for long-time Anita Blake junkies and newfound fans, Guilty Pleasures makes its trade paperback debut. Readers will learn how Anita Blake started raising the dead-and killing the undead. And how she met Jean Claude, the master vampire destined to become not only her biggest nemesis, but her greatest lover...
“I am The Executioner, and I don't date vampires. I kill them.”Anita Blake
“I had never heard a vampire giggle before. It wasn't a pleasant sound”Anita Blake
“I was hoping that the vampires would come for me soon and save me. You've got to admit that's funny.”Anita Blake
“Bert would take money for a hit on the Pope if he thought he could get away with it.”Anita Blake
“When in doubt, take a breath and keep moving. A philosophy I have lived by for years.”Anita Blake
“I wish the machine gun wasn't in the car.”Edward
“Graves are for the living, not the dead.”Anita Blake
“An atheist waving a cross at a vampire was a truly pitiful sight.”Anita Blake
“He was at least six-three, and there wasn’t enough fat on him to grease a cake pan.”Anita Blake
“I talk to myself every once in awhile. Give myself very good advice. Sometimes, I even take it.”Anita Blake
“Who knows, maybe Death slept with a teddy bear?”Anita Blake
“Nice, a holy item check girl.”Anita Blake
“Somehow throwing a client out using a holy item seemed less than professional.”Anita Blake
“'The secretary said you were at a bachelorette party.' He wiggled his eyebrows. 'Hoochie coochie.'”Dolph Storr
“'If I'd known you liked to see naked men, we could have worked something out.' 'The stuff you got, Zerbrowski, I don't want to see.'”Zebrowski & Anita
“I hate to waste a really good threat”Anita Blake
“The only thing missing was a rack and a black-hooded torturer, one with big, beefy arms, and a tattoo that said 'I love Mom'”Anita Blake
“I was blushing. Dammit!”Anita Blake
“A lot of people don't get my jokes. If I was less secure, I'd think my jokes weren't funny. Naw.”Anita Blake
“Curiosity killed the vampire. One could always hope.”Anita Blake
“Geez, look into my eyes. You'd think the city's master vampire could be more original.”Anita Blake
“Some people smoke. I collect stuffed penguins. If you won't tell, I won't.”Anita Blake
“...because no woman can find anything in her purse in under twelve minutes. It is a rule.”Anita Blake
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor RooseveltHighlighted by 106 Kindle customers
You can’t save everybody. In fact, there are days when I think you can’t save anyone. Each person has to save himself first, then you can move in and help.Highlighted by 82 Kindle customers
‘Never criticize, unless you can do a better job.’ ”Highlighted by 53 Kindle customers
If you keep the gun in your purse, you get killed, because no woman can find anything in her purse in under twelve minutes. It is a rule.Highlighted by 41 Kindle customers
Pity is an emotion that can get you killed. The only thing more dangerous is blind hate, and maybe love.Highlighted by 40 Kindle customers
Graves are for the living, not the dead. It gives us something to concentrate on instead of the fact that our loved one is rotting under the ground. The dead don’t care about pretty flowers and carved marble statues.Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers
Murphy’s law is the only true dependable in my life most of the time.Highlighted by 29 Kindle customers
“Come into my parlor, said the spider to the fly.”Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
When in doubt, take a deep breath and keep moving.Highlighted by 24 Kindle customers
So many traumatic events and your time sense screws up. Too much happening in too short a space of time.Highlighted by 20 Kindle customers
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