Published by Berkley Publishing Group on August 7, 2018
Genres: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Romantic Suspense
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Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there's a monster that even she doesn't know how to fight...
A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow U.S. Marshal and best friend Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it's the first trip she gets to take with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it's not all fun and games and bachelor parties...
In this tropical paradise Micah discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropy, one that has afflicted a single family for generations. Believed to be the result of an ancient Greek curse, it turns human bodies into a mass of snakes.
When long-simmering resentment leads to a big blowout within the wedding party, the last thing Anita needs is more drama. But it finds her anyway when women start disappearing from the hotel, and worse--her own friends and lovers are considered the prime suspects. There's a strange power afoot that Anita has never confronted before, a force that's rendering those around her helpless in its thrall. Unable to face it on her own, Anita is willing to accept help from even the deadliest places. Help that she will most certainly regret--if she survives at all, that is...
~ Maria’s Review ~
Serpentine (an Anita Blake novel) by Laurell K. Hamilton is another fantastic, gritty, twisted tale of mystery, murder, and of course, romance. And I loved it.
It’s been a while since I’ve been in Anita Blake’s crazy world full of gorgeous vampires and wereshifters, with danger and trouble around every corner. Serpentine was like coming home. Once again, Anita finds herself in the most crazy situations.
In this installment, Anita heads off with her men to her best friend’s wedding. Sounds simple and ordinary, but if you know Anita, nothing is ever simple. And her life is as far from ordinary as any can be. Between bodies showing up, and conflict with her friends and lovers, Anita has her hands full. But our girl handles it as only she could.
Author Laurell K. Hamilton creates an exotic, edgy world and captivates your mind with unexpected plot twists. One of the things I love about her books is that, although it is a series with one main heroine, each book is a complete story with the romance carry over. There’s no real cliffhanger. That being said though, the books should be read in order to follow the romance storyline but it’s not mandatory, in my opinion. I could not put this book down and look forward to the next one.
~ About the Author ~
Laurell K. Hamilton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two series that mix mystery, fantasy, magic, horror and romance. Her Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels from Berkley Books began with GUILTY PLEASURES (now a hugely successful graphic novel from Marvel – the first sexy paranormal comic ever!) and continues with the SKIN TRADE, number seventeen in the series, in which Anita’s complex personal and professional relationships with a master vampire and an alpha werewolf continue to evolve. There are now more than 6 million copies of Anita in print worldwide, in 16 languages. Hamilton’s Ballantine series features Fey princess and private investigator, Merry Gentry and there are now six novels exceeding one million copies in print. Divine Misdemeanors, the eighth in the series will debut Octobe 29, 2009. She lives in St. Louis County Missouri with her husband Jonathon Green, daughter, one pug dog and one boxer/pug dog.