Burnt Offerings, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


'You can't trust anyone who sleeps with the monsters.'That's what I've always said.

That's what I've always believed. But now I'm the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City.

I'm Anita Blake, the woman the vampires call the Executioner.

From part of the solution, I've become part of the problem.

So it hits close to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town - an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property.

It's the monsters who are in danger now. And it's up to the Executioner to save them from the inferno.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780755355358

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What with Buffy and Twilight and Vampire Diaries, I think I might be forgiven for expecting Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, to be just another supernatural series for teens – mild monster stories with the merest frisson of sexuality. My mistake: these books won’t be found in any school library containing as they do fantastically perverse examples of extreme erotica, not to mention more blood, torture and death than is usually present even in hard core dick fic. When she’s not having sex, Anita Blake solves a series of arson attacks in Burnt Offerings; in Blue Moon she clears one of her lovers, a master werewolf, of rape charges – and has sex - while Obsidian Butterfly finds Anita in New Mexico investigating supernatural attacks and mixing it up with werejaguars, a change from the werewolves, leopards, rats and swans who constitute her usual socio-sexual circle. Look – don’t get me wrong: the Anita Blake books are erotic but not pornographic. She might wear skin tight peek-a-book outfits and engage in four-in-a-bed interspecies romps, but there is never anything too explicit. By book 19 in the on-going saga our heroine is somehow finding the time to reanimate the dead, solve crimes, bring murderers to justice and kill vampires on a professional basis while running a zoo of at least six lovers. Yet Anita is a good Christian girl at heart, kind, brave and generous, a positive role model for any young woman in almost every respect. Perhaps, after all, the Vampire Hunter oeuvre should make its way onto the school library shelves: Anita never does the dirty with any human male and good luck to any girl trying to find herself a gorgeous vampire to bed...

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