I have been in a dry spell for my book addiction for many months now. I won a book from Kristen from Fantasy Cafe, a Tad Williams novel "The Dirty Streets of Heaven" but couldn't get into it. I bought another book by an author I have read in the past, Katherine Kerr's "License to Ensorcell" and I couldn't get into that one either. So for Christmas I received as presents, 4 paperback novels, each a continuation of a series.
Bullet is the 2010 novel of Laurell K. Hamilton. It is the first book I really enjoyed in a long time. It is an Anita Blake novel where she is in a dire situation with her sweeties. It was funny, provocative, violent, and tense, all wrapped into this one book. I have read her Anita Blake series for many years and had gotten bored with it but now I liked this book very much that I read it in a few days. I know that seems long but in my younger days it would have been hours of me being engrossed by this book.
For those who have never read any of Laurell K. Hamilton's books, Anita Blake is a necromancer and Vampire Executioner with a Marshall badge. She is really bad-ass. Through a magical circumstance she became bonded to a werewolf, Richard and a Master Vampire of St. Louis, Jean-Claude. Through each man she has developed some of their metaphysicalities, from Jean-Claude a way to feed by way of sex, it's called the Ardeur, through Richard the awareness of the pack.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves the Anita Blake series. In this book, the shit is hitting the fan again and Anita must help to save her people from the bad guys. The Mother of All Darkness is back again trying to get a body of her own which happens to belong to Anita Blake. To keep her at bay, Anita must pick a Rex (lion king) to bond (sexual) to her Regina (queen), of course, all of this is metaphysical since she doesn't change into a lion. The Mother of All Darkness can beckon to call large cats and Anita has an amalgam within her so maybe she might be able to trump the vamp with the combination of all were-animals within to defeat the threat. And then there's Asher who has so much emotional and sexual needs that he's blackmailing Anita and Jean-Claude by leaving St. Louis to be a Master Vampire in another city.