In the Kitty Norville series the latest book has a woman call Kitty's radio show.
The kicker is that the woman's story sounds like Anita's.
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The recent posts I've seen about the new Merry book Swallowing Darkness has got me thinking on an old disappointment. I remember when i first read the first Merry book. I admit somewhat embaressingly now that I liked the first book, it had promise and I liked it alot better then the Anita series which I'd been reading through at the time. I remember thinking that more then the ANita series, the Merry one had alot of promise and looked to be a really good series.
Back when I first read it there weren't any other books around about Faeries, bar a few young adult/teen aimed ones. Not sure if any of you can remember any Faerie based books out at the same time but please advise me if you know of any. SO to me Laurell was the first author i got to to do Faeries in the way she's done them - the 2 courts and all. I keep thinking ot myself that under the hands of a different author that whole series could be been really well done. The idea of the 2 seperate courts of Unseelie and Seelie wasn't new but 2 mad monarchs at the helm and the problem of a dying race due ot infertility was interesting. But alas like the Anita series it bombed and died a horrible death as all the sex and bad writing got in the way. Does anyone else think under a different author or if Laurell had done it right it could ahve gone on to be quite good? And does anyone know of any really good Faerie books? The ones i find these days are all the awful paranormal type ones and i find myself insulted to see powerful Faeries treated as sex toys.
I...I found something terrible today. This community has been discussing the way that LKH tries to ride on Gaiman's coattails of awesomeness for months, and even I've gotten a little bored with it. (It's induced eye-rolling and the comment, "That's nice, Laurel." *pat, pat* "Now go off and play with your friends.") But before today, I kind of thought the connection was all in LKH's head. After all, it seems that's the place where many things live. (Oh, owww. Mental squick. I just thought about what goes on in her head. Bad idea. Very Bad Idea.)
On Amazon, the page for Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book" quotes LKH in the editorial review section.
I feel the strange urge to cry now, and I'm not even a huge Gaiman fan.
"After finishing The Graveyard Book, I had only one thought -- I hope there’s more. I want to see more of the adventures of Nobody Owens, and there is no higher praise for a book." -- Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels
Hey all. I've been lurking around lashouts for the past few months, and I gotta say, I love the snark here. I've decided to kick off my first thread-like topic here by asking for a book recommendation. Let me explain.
You see, when it comes to heroines it's not just Hamilton's Anita Blake I'm sick of. Hamilton gets a lot of flack around here, but her "Snappy Sue" protagonist is hardly unique. Ms. Blake is just a particularly egregious (and mind-bafflingly popular) example of what I'm finding is a predominant character in urban fantasy and even some sci-fi - at least in those stories penned by female authors. To wit: the fiesty, spunky heroine who doesn't take guff from anybody. Except the fiestiness/spunkiness tends to tip over into bitchiness more often than not. I see many heroines who are varying degrees abrasive, self-righteous, and judgmental, and that's something I don't really mind. Okay, I do mind it a little, but the main problem is that the abrasiveness isn't borne out in other characters' reactions to them.