Viewing books by author : Laurell K. Hamilton

Mistrals Kiss

Chapter 1 I DREAMT OF WARM FLESH AND COOKIES. THE SEX I UNDERSTOOD , but the cookies. . . Why cookies? Why not cake, or meat? But that's what my subconscious chose as I dreamt. We were eating in the...

Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #11)

It was early September, a busy time of year for raising the dead. The pre-Halloween rush seemed to start earlier and earlier every year. Every animator at Animators Inc. was booked solid. I was no exc...

Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #22)

My gun was digging into my back, so I shifted forward in my office chair. That was better; now it was just the comforting pressure of the inner-skirt holster, tucked away underneath my short royal blu...

Bite (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #8.5)

THE GIRL WHO WASThis short story occurs in the interval between BLUE MOON and OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLY.IT was five days before Christmas, a quarter ’til midnight. I should have been asnooze in my bed dreami...

Shutdown (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #22.6)

Have you ever had to have lunch with your lover’s fiancé? It was a first for me, too. There were four of us at lunch, but only one of us was new to half the table. Dr. Ellen Radborne was about my heig...

Danse Macabre (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #14)

IT WAS THE middle of November. I was supposed to be out jogging, but instead I was sitting at my breakfast table talking about men, sex, werewolves, vampires, and that thing that most unmarried but se...

Dancing (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #22.5)

Sergeant Zerbrowski of the Regional Preternatural Investigation Team, RPIT, and his lovely wife Katie held an annual barbecue at their house for all the cops who could come. They timed it for when the...

Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #23)

JASON SCHUYLER, ONE of my best friends and favorite werewolves, stood in the morning sunlight of the kitchen. His yellow hair gleamed in the light, so that his boyishly handsome face was haloed with s...

Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #13)

It was half past dawn when the phone rang. It shattered the first dream of the night into a thousand pieces so that I couldn’t even remember what the dream had been about. I woke gasping and confused,...

A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry #9)

I WOKE IN the desert, far from home, and knew it was a dream, and that it was also real. I was dreaming, but where I stood was real and whatever happened here tonight, that would be real, too. Stars c...

Kiss the Dead (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #21)

ON TV, INTERROGATION rooms are roomy and have big windows so that you can watch everything. In reality, the rooms are pretty small, and there are almost never big picture windows; that’s why real poli...

A Lick of Frost

Acknowledgments I summon to the winding ancient stair; Set all your mind upon the steep ascent, Upon the broken, crumbling battlement, Upon the breathless starlit air, Upon the star that marks the hid...

A Kiss of Shadows

TWENTY-THREE STORIES UP AND ALL I COULD SEE OUT THE WINDOWS was grey smog. They could call it the City of Angels if they wanted to, but if there were angels out there, they had to be flying blind. Los...

The Laughing Corpse

Chapter 1 Harold Gaynor's house sat in the middle of intense green lawn and the graceful sweep of trees. The house gleamed in the hot August sunshine. Bert Vaughn, my boss, parked the car on the crush...

Circus of the Damned

Chapter 1 There was dried chicken blood imbedded under my fingernails. When you raise the dead for a living, you have to spill a little blood. It clung in flaking patches to my face and hands. I'd tri...