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Laurell K. Hamilton - Author

About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is the New York Times bestselling author of eight Meredith Gentry novels as well as the acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. She lives with her family in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

 

Featured books by Laurell K. Hamilton

A Shiver of Light

A Shiver of Light

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

I am Princess Meredith Nicessus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because Princess looks so pretentious on a driver's license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn't be the only one for much longer...Merry Gentry, ex-private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of the both courts of faerie are coming to woo Merry and her men at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have offspring of their own. Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, is a more dangerous problem. He tried to seduce Merry, and failing that, raped her. He's using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the children is his. And though Merry knows she was already pregnant when he took her, she can't prove it. To save herself and her babies from Taranis Merry will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, The Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie - while trying to contain the war, to keep it from spreading to those innocent humans who are in very real danger of becoming collateral damage...

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A Shiver of Light Book 9

A Shiver of Light Book 9

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2014

I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because Princess looks so pretentious on a driver's license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn't be the only one for much longer...Merry Gentry, ex-private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of the both courts of faerie are coming to woo Merry and her men at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have offspring of their own. Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, is a more dangerous problem. He tried to seduce Merry, and failing that, raped her. He's using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the children is his. And though Merry knows she was already pregnant when he took her, she can't prove it. To save herself and her babies from Taranis Merry will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, The Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie - while trying to contain the war, to keep it from spreading to those innocent humans who are in very real danger of becoming collateral damage...

Flirt

Flirt

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2011

When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about loss. But what she also knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn't the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington's grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.

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Other books by Laurell K. Hamilton

Dancing (An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, eNovella)

Dancing (An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, eNovella)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2013

For most people, summer barbecues are nothing to be afraid of. But Anita isn't exactly plain vanilla - and neither is her love life. So it takes a special kind of courage to attend a barbecue thrown by her friend Sergeant Zerbrowski. Walking into a backyard full of cops and their families with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel both looking gorgeous on her arm won't be easy, even with almost-four-year-old Matthew Vespucci to break the ice ...Anita is determined to have a good time with her family, just like everyone else. But it doesn't take long for tensions to rise among the adults and kids. And Anita will learn that gossip and innuendo can be just as dangerous as anything the undead can throw at her ...Includes a preview of AFFLICTION, a thrilling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel

Affliction

Affliction

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2013

Micahs estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about zombie disease.Anita Blake makes her living off of zombiesbut these arent the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goesWhere will it stop? Even Anita Blake doesnt know.From the Paperback edition.

Kiss the Dead

Kiss the Dead

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2012

I knew without doubt that if any more of the vampires tried to attack us I'd kill them, too, regardless of apparent age, race, sex, or religious affiliations. I was an equal-opportunity executioner; I killed everybody. My name is Anita Blake and I am a vampire hunter and necromancer, as well as a US Marshal. So when a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it's up to me to find her. And when I do, I'm faced with something I've never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people - kids, grandparents, soccer moms - all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving their vampire master. And where there's one martyr, I know there will be more... But even vampires have monsters that they're afraid of. And I'm one of them...

Beauty (An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Sexy Outtake eSpecial)

Beauty (An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Sexy Outtake eSpecial)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2012

An exclusive sexy outtake chapter from KISS THE DEAD, a novel in Laurell K. Hamilton's Sunday Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, series. You'd think I'd get used to seeing such a beautiful man and knowing he was mine, but it never grew old, as if his beauty and the fact that he was mine, and I was his, would forever surprise me. With a vampire like Jean-Claude around, it's far too easy for me, Anita Blake, to doubt my own appearance - and the hold it has on those who love me. But one hot tub and two incredibly sexy men - Jean-Claude and Asher - will make me feel like the most lusted-after woman alive ...or undead. Not bad for a mere human ...

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter collection 16-19

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter collection 16-19

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: eBook Release Date: 29/11/2011

A collection of books 16-19 in Laurell K. Hamilton's New York Timesbestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunterseries.*; Blood Noir*; Skin Trade*; Flirt*; Bullet

Hit List

Hit List

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2011

We followed the fresh blood even though every molecule in my body was screaming for me to run. Run before dark. Run before the vampires come. Run. A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect 'monsters' are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, US Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer. But some monsters are very real. The Harlequin have been the bogeymen of the vampire world for more than a thousand years; they are a secret so dark that even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. Now they are here in America, hunting weretigers, and human police. The Harlequin serve the Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire. She was supposed to be dead, but only her body was destroyed. Now she needs a new one, and she's decided that Anita Blake's is the body she wants. Edward thinks the serial killings are a trap to lure Anita closer to the most dangerous vampire they've ever hunted. The vampires call Edward 'Death,' and Anita the 'Executioner,' but Mommy Darkest is coming to kill one, and possess the other, and she doesn't care how many others have to die along the way.

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter collection 11-15

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter collection 11-15

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2011

A collection of books 11-15 in Laurell K. Hamilton'sNew York TimesbestsellingAnita Blake, Vampire Hunterseries.*; Cerulean Sins*; Incubus Dreams*; Micah*; Danse Macabre*; The Harlequin

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter collection 6-10

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter collection 6-10

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2011

A collection of books 6-10 in Laurell K. Hamilton'sNew York TimesbestsellingAnita Blake, Vampire Hunterseries.*; The Killing Dance*; Burnt Offerings*; Blue Moon*; Obsidian Butterfly*; Narcissus in Chains

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Collection 1-5

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Collection 1-5

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2011

A collection of the first five novels in Laurell K. Hamilton'sNew York TimesbestsellingAnita Blake, Vampire Hunterseries.*; Guilty Pleasures*;The Laughing Corpse*;Circus of the Damned*;The Lunatic Cafe*;Bloody Bones

Hit List

Hit List

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2011

A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect ';monsters' are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.But some monsters are very real. The Harlequin have been the bogeymen of the vampire world for more than a thousand years; they are a secret so dark that even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. Now they are here in America, hunting weretigersand human police.The Harlequin serve the Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire. She was supposed to be dead, but only her body was destroyed. Now she needs a new one, and she's decided that Anita Blake's is the body she wants. Edward thinks the serial killings are a trap to lure Anita closer to the most dangerous vampire they've ever hunted. The vampires call Edward ';Death' and Anita the ';Executioner,' but Mommy Darkest is coming to kill one and possess the other, and she doesn't care how many others have to die along the way.From the Compact Disc edition.

Flirt

Flirt

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2011

When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about loss. But what she also knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn't the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington's grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.

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Bullet

Bullet

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2010

I am back in St Louis and trying to live a normal life - as normal as possible for someone who is a legal vampire executioner and a US Marshal. I have my lovers, my friends and their children, school programs to attend. In the midst of all this ordinary happiness a vampire from my past reaches out. She was supposed to be dead, but the Mother of All Darkness is the first vampire, and it's hard to kill a god. The Mother of All Darkness believes that the triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude with me and the werewolf Richard Zeeman has enough power for her to regain a body and to emigrate to the New World. But the body she wants to possess is already taken ... And if the Mother of All Darkness can't succeed in taking over my body for herself, she means to see that no one else has the use of it, ever again.

Divine Misdemeanors (Merry Gentry 8)

Divine Misdemeanors (Merry Gentry 8)

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2010

Some know her as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Others as Merry Gentry, LA private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, her life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among her own kind, she has confronted enemies, endured the treachery and malevolence of her kith and kin, and honoured her duty to conceive a royal heir...all so she could claim a throne. But now she's turned her back on court and crown in favour of exile in the human world. However, while she may have rejected the throne, she cannot abandon her people. Someone is killing the fey. The LAPD are baffled and Merry is worried: her kind are not easily captured or killed. At least not by mortals. And it's not just these murders that concern her. It appears mortals who she once healed with magic are now able to perform miracles themselves - a phenomenon that's wreaking havoc on relations between man and fey and provoking suspicions of forbidden powers. So much for leaving blood and politics behind her. Merry had dreamed of a quiet life, but evil knows no borders and it seems nobody lives forever - not even the immortal...

Blood Noir

Blood Noir

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2010

'The ardeur made me a sort of living vampire who fed off sex, but with the downsides came some interesting upsides.' Jason is a werewolf. He's one of my best friends and sometimes a lover. And right now he needs me, Anita Blake - not to be a vampire hunter, or a Federal Marshall, or a necromancer, but because his father is dying. I can help make him look like an everyday guy, help him say goodbye to the abusive father he's never loved. How hard can it be? Really, by now, you'd think I'd know better. Because this is the weekend that Marmee Noir, ancient mother of all vampires, picks to make her move. I've got something she wants - and now she's going to take it.

Bullet

Bullet

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

The music came back up and the next group of little girls, slightly older, came out. There was a lot of that in the next hour and change. I liked dance, and it was no reflection on the kids, but my will to live began to seep away on about the fifth group of sequined children... Anita Blake is back in St. Louis and trying to live a normal life-as normal as possible for someone who is a legal vampire executioner and a U. S. Marshal. There are lovers, friends and their children, school programs to attend. In the midst of all the ordinary happiness a vampire from Anita's past reaches out. She was supposed to be dead, killed in an explosion, but the Mother of All Darkness is the first vampire, their dark creator. It's hard to kill a god. This dark goddess has reached out to her here-in St. Louis, home of everyone Anita loves most. The Mother of All Darkness has decided she has to act now or never, to control Anita, and all the vampires in America. The Mother of All Darkness believes that the triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude with Anita and the werewolf Richard Zeeman has enough power for her to regain a body and to immigrate to the New World. But the body she wants to possess is already taken. Anita is about to learn a whole new meaning to sharing her body, one that has nothing to do with the bedroom. And if the Mother of All Darkness can't succeed in taking over Anita's body for herself, she means to see that no one else has the use of it, ever again. Even Belle Morte, not always a friend to Anita, has sent word: "e;Run if you can..."e;

Ardeur 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series

Ardeur 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex--and it gets deeper, richer and more perilous, with every book. Straddling the series' dominant themes of sex and power, Ardeur gives Anita fans a deeper look into the dynamics, both personal political, that have kept readers fascinated throughout the run of the series. Why is the ardeur the very best thing that could have happened to Anita, personally (aside from all the sex it requires her to have with hot men)? How is Anita's alternate United States a logical legal extension of our own? And as the series continues, what other bargains might Anita have to make with herself and others in order to keep the people she loves safe from harm? The collection includes essay introductions by Hamilton, giving context and extra insight into each essay's subject.