Just finished reading the first book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. These books have been around forever and I’m just now getting around to checking them out. I’m so behind! I really enjoyed the first book, Guilty Pleasures. In this book, Anita is hired by a master vampire to solve a recent string of vampire murders. Guilty Pleasures is set in St. Louis, but it is a little different from the one we know, as vampires, werewolves and other nightmarish creatures actually exist. And everyone knows they exist. The world and lore that Laura K. Hamilton has created is very interesting and I want to learn more about it. Of course, it wouldn’t matter how entertaining the world, if I didn’t like the heroine. Fortunately, Anita Blake makes for a compelling heroine. She is willing to admit when she is afraid and is strong enough to face those fears, and what I liked best, was her sense of humor. This is definitely a series I will continue reading.