Version: Unabridged
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Narrator: Rey Colette
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: February 2006
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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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…

Reviews (8)


Written by Anonymous on September 15th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

As all of Ms. Moning's books I've tried so far there is no story line, just sex. And weird sex at that. This woman's efforts should be relegated to the 'XXX' adult book stores and taken off the literary shelves altogether but they're not even good enough for that.


Written by Mary from Boones Mill, VA on July 3rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 0/5

I admit that I am biased - I LOVE Jean Claude - he's my kind of vamp! I wasn't too happy about Richard, I kind of viewed him as too nice, just like Anita. Micah, I could tolerate - until now. It's not the character's fault, its the writer. I thoroughly enjoy Anita - except that now she's no longer the Anita I loved, now she's super-neurotic, over-sexed gal surrounded by boy toys who no longer seems like the same kick-ass dangerous sarcastic girl I so enjoyed. To all Anita fans: skip this one. Not much happens - except sex and ENDLESS talking psycho-babble as Micah tries to "understand" Anita, and Anita tries to understand Anita - this girl needs her own couch to give herself her own therapy, and she needs to stop playing around with boy-toys and get back into serious zombie-raising, vampire ball busting, interesting life!


Written by Lucie from Richmond, KY on July 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

You will love this book. I found myself lost in the story and driving the long way home just to hear more.


Written by Heather on June 27th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 0/5

this book was really wierd but not in a good way. didn't make sense.


Written by Deanna Umstead on May 30th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I have read this book twice and listened to the audio twice. I Love it. Anita Blake series is wonderful and Micah is Charming.

Just plain bad

Written by AJS on July 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Glad to say that this was sent to me by mistake - what a shocking book. Shockingly bad. Childish story telling(complete with holes being filled in as we went along), absent plot (although I confess I gave up on cd 3 of 4), and sex scenes that could only have been written with men in mind. Truely dire. Avoid.


Written by Debra Dickstein on February 15th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I usually enoy Laura Hamiltons Books, this one seem to be short on story and the Reader's voice was too child like for "Anita Blake" it didnt fit with her character at all.

Not impressed

Written by Robin Miller on September 25th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I generally like Hamilton's books but this is so far away from how she usually writes that I kept hoping it would get better. The plot (which was thin at best) seemed to center on the fact that this was the first time that Anita and Micah had been alone together. I enjoy the murder mystery side of Hamilton's books and this one just didn't have it. Sorry, but I wouldn't recommend this one.

Author Details

Author Details

Hamilton, Laurell K.

Laurell K. Hamilton was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas but grew up in Sims, Indiana, a hamlet with a population of about one hundred souls. Laurell's mother died in a car crash in 1969, after which time her grandmother held the household together. Her mother's death, her grandmother's role in raising her, and having grown up with no men in the home are "the three things that made me who I am," she says. She still believes she would have grown up to be a writer regardless.

Laurell says that it was her grandmother, Laura Gentry, who was responsible for Laurell's interests in things that go bump in the night. Mrs. Gentry related tales of horror originating in the hills of Arkansas, the state where she grew up. From those stories Laurell got this lesson: "Rawhide and bloody bones will get you if you aren't good."

When Laurell was 13, she discovered a short story collection titled Pigeons from Hell. "It was the first heroic fantasy I'd read. It was fights, swords, monsters. I decided not only did I want to become a writer, it was this I wanted to write." She chanced upon another book in the high school library, The Natural History of the Vampire. She read it so many times she nearly memorized it. It was sometimes suggested that her choice of creepy films and stories were unseemly since, after all, her girlfriends played with dolls.

To that Laurell says only: "I wasn't like most girls. "

Laurell does not shy away from sex or violence in her books. "I want a kiss to be so believable it give the reader shivers. Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development."

Before her writing career kept her so busy, Laurell volunteered at an animal shelter. She also has a degree in both literature and biology. Laurell is a self-admitted technophobe, though she is learning to use email with help from her friends.

In 1994, Laurell published her first Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter book, GUILTY PLEASURES, and she hasn't stopped writing since. She has written nine additional Anita Blake books, and in October, 2000, began the New York Times bestselling Meredith Gentry series for Ballantine Books. She says she writes because to not write—even for her own enjoyment—would be like not breathing. It is just something she has to do. She now resides in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, her young daughter, three pug dogs, and an ever-fluctuating assortment of fish.