Beauty (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 20.5) by Laurell K. Hamilton

By Laurell K. Hamilton

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The steamy outtake that takes readers even additional into Laurell ok. Hamilton’s bestselling novel, Kiss the Dead.

You’d imagine I’d get used to seeing one of these attractive guy and realizing he was once mine, however it by no means grew outdated, as though his attractiveness and the truth that he used to be mine, and that i used to be his, might ceaselessly shock me.

With a vampire like Jean Claude round, it’s a ways too effortless for Anita Blake to doubt her personal appearance—and the carry it has on those that love her. yet one sizzling bathtub and highly horny men—Jean Claude and Asher—will make her suppose just like the such a lot lusted-after lady alive…or undead. no longer undesirable for a trifling human…

“Hamilton is still probably the most creative and intriguing writers within the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris, no 1 ny occasions Bestselling Author

Includes an excerpt of Kiss the lifeless, the recent Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel

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I hurry inside, in terror—in terror hurry down the passage leading to the infirmary. The doctor is gone. The sickbeds are empty. ” I cry aloud. I must find the captain and wake him; for surely this is a dream, and whose dream is it if not his? 9. In an instant, I am standing outside the captain’s cabin. The captain’s mother sits before the door, her stony face inclined toward the wool in her lap. Click, click, click is all the sound there is: that which her steel needles make as they tease the wool into a lengthening cable.

She snarls. ” He studies the package as she walks away on the daggers of her heels. He cannot understand why the iconography of his desert country should appear in a city of skyscrapers, taxis, and potted palms. And suddenly, he feels rise up in him a powerful nostalgia—a terrible yearning—for Egypt. He puts money on the table, as he has seen other men do, and goes, wishing he were like Karloff ’s mummy, possessed of an irresistible will, an unappeasable wrath, so that he might slay them all—all who have humiliated him since he was awakened, roughly, from his dream.

Click, click, click. 10. There is in the captain’s cabin that same cold that would have stopped my blood and sealed the chambers The Captain Is Sleeping 51 of my heart if I had remained any longer out on deck. The cabin walls are sheathed in frost. The floor is ice. The sheet folds about the captain’s body like snow. His body, too, is cold; the limbs are possessed by rigor; the eyes, two stones beneath the lowered lids. His smooth cheeks bear traces of the lather the barber left there before he, too, disappeared.

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