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Throwback Thursday (2) June 28, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books.

It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog; or if you don’t have a blog at all, just use the comments to tell us about a book you remember fondly.

Here’s how it works:
1. Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any great book will do.
2. Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
3. Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
4. Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!

Title: Guilty Pleasures

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Jove

Publication Date: September 24, 2002

ISBN-10: 051513449X

Available at: AmazonBarnes and Noble

From Goodreads: Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is a necromancer and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law—as long as they don’t get too nasty. Now someone’s killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees—with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting—to help figure out who and why.

Trust is a luxury Anita can’t afford when her allies aren’t human. The city’s most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 10-year-old girl. The second most powerful vampire, Jean-Claude, is interested in more than just Anita’s professional talents, but the feisty necromancer isn’t playing along—yet. This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters—both dead and alive.

Guilty Pleasures was one of the books when Anita Blake and co. were still mysterious and not gorging on orgies. It was the first Paranormal Romance series I ever got interested in. I tried to hang onto the series as long as I could but it just got too much for me. Anita became too much of a slut and I couldn’t take it anymore. I still look back on the series fondly though.

In the beginning of the series, she was everything you would want in a lead girl. Anita was independent and spunky. Plus she could seriously kick ass! And Jean Claude? Jean Claude was everything you could want in a lead man. He was sexy, mysterious, and debonair. They made a dynamic couple.

The early books of this series are definitely worth your time, if you’re into vampire hunting fun!



1. Mandy @ The Reading Diaries - June 28, 2012

I hate to admit it I’m still a die hard Anita fan but I’ve taken to skimming her heated scenes because I prefer the mystery of the series over the orgies. I was thinking of picking this one today too. I love the early books. Awesome choice. =D

akamaireader - June 28, 2012

I keep thinking that I should go back to it, but I can never quite skim. I’m drawn to the orgies like a moth to flame! Haha!

2. Lauren@The Housework Can Wait - June 28, 2012

I’ve heard so many conflicting opinions on Anita Blake! I will probably pick up the earlier ones at some point so I can understand the mania, but I’ll probably bow out when it comes to orgy time 🙂

Thanks for participating in Throwback Thursday! My Throwback.

akamaireader - June 28, 2012

Good idea!

3. Kendal @Kinx's Book Nook - June 28, 2012

This is on my TBR list. I really need to pick it up. Great pick!


akamaireader - June 29, 2012

It’s a great read!

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