Guilty Pleasures (novel)

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Guilty Pleasures
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Author Laurell K. Hamilton
Cover artist Steve Gardner (Ace edition)
Country United States
Language English
Series Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter
Genre Horror, Mystery, Erotic novel
Publisher Ace Books (Ace edition)
Publication date
1993 (Ace edition)
Media type Print
Pages 266 p. (Ace edition)
ISBN ISBN 0-441-30483-4 (Ace edition)
OCLC 28834618
Followed by The Laughing Corpse

Guilty Pleasures is a 1993 horror and mystery novel by Laurell K. Hamilton and is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. The novel introduces the character of Anita Blake, a vampire hunter and necromancer, who works in an alternate history where magic, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural elements exist. The novel blends elements of supernatural and hardboiled detective fiction.

Plot[edit]

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. Ultimately, 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.

Adaptations[edit]

On October 20, 2006 a twelve issue comic book adaptation of Guilty Pleasures began, published by Marvel Comics and Dabel Brothers Productions.[1][2] The set was collected into two volumes starting in 2007,[3] with a complete edition releasing in 2009.

Reception[edit]

The Celebrity Cafe gave the book a positive review, calling it "engaging".[4]

Main characters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Furey, Emmett. "BUMP IN THE NIGHT: HAMILTON TALKS "ANITA BLAKE"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Weiland, Jonah. "PUBLISHER DAN BUCKLEY TALKS MARVEL/DABEL BROTHERS DEAL". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  3. ^ GUSTINES, GEORGE. "A ‘Vampire Hunter’ Fix". New York Times. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  4. ^ DeLuca, Stephanie. "Guilty Pleasures". Celebrity Cafe. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

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