Guilty Pleasures
  • # of Books:
  • First Book:
    October 1993
  • Latest Book:
    November 2023
  • Genres:
    Urban Fantasy
  • Characters:
    Anita Blake, supernatural creature hunter
  • Series Rating:
  • Description:
    Anita Blake is the primary character of this long-running paranormal series. The urban fantasy setting includes supernatural characters like vampires and werewolves. Blake's responsibilities as a vampire hunter include re-animating the dead as well as the hunting and executing of vampires and other creatures that have broken the law.
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Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series in Order (34 Books)

Order Book Date Rating
1 5
2 5
3 5
4 5
5 5
6 5
7 5
8 5
8.5 (ss) 4

9 4.5
10 5
11 5
12 4.5
13 4
14 4.5
15 4.5
16 5
17 5
18 4
19 5
20 4.5
20.5 (e) 4
21 4
21.5 (e) 4
22 5
23 4
24 5
25 5
25.5 (e) 5

26 5
27 4
28 5
29 4
30 0

Book Descriptions for series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter

  • Book - 1

    "I DON'T DATE VAMPIRES. I KILL THEM." My name is Anita Blake. Vampires call me The Executioner. What I call them isn't repeatable. Ever since the Supreme Court granted the undead equal rights, most people think vampires are just ordinary folks ...

  • Book - 2

    "THE OLDER THE ZOMBIE, THE BIGGER THE DEATH NEEDED TO RAISE IT." After a few centuries, the only death "big enough" is a human sacrifice. I know, because I'm an animator. My name is Anita Blake. Working for Animators, Inc., is just a job--like ...

  • Book - 3

    "MOST WOMEN COMPLAIN THAT THERE ARE NO SINGLE, STRAIGHT MEN LEFT. I'D JUST LIKE TO MEET ONE THAT'S HUMAN" I'm Anita Blake, expert on creatures of the night. I've dined with shapeshifters, danced with werewolves, and been wooed--but not won--by Jea...

  • Book - 4

    "YOU DON'T VOLUNTEER FOR SLUGFESTS WITH VAMPIRES. IT SHORTENS YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCY" And you don't fall in love with a werewolf. It interferes with your work. Especially when you're a preternatural expert, like me. My business brings me up close an...

  • Book - 5

    "WHEN THE MONSTERS ARE INVOLVED, IT'S NEVER JUST ONE DEAD BODY. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER THE DEAD MULTIPLY." First, there were the dead in the graveyard, two-hundred years dead. I'd been hired to raise them to settle a dispute over who owned the land th...

  • Book - 6

    "THESE DAYS MY LIFE IS A CROSS BETWEEN PRETERNATURAL SOAP OPERA AND AN ACTION-ADVENTURE MOVIE. SORT OF AS THE CASKET TURNS MEETS RAMBO ." The first hit man came after me at home, which should be against the rules. Then there was a second, and a th...

  • Book - 7

    "YOU CAN'T TRUST ANYONE WHO SLEEPS WITH THE MONSTERS." That's what I've always said. That's what I've always believed. But now I'm the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. Me, Anita Blake. The woman the vampires call the Executio...

  • Book - 8

    "RICHARD WAS AN ALPHA WEREWOLF. IT WAS HIS ONLY SERIOUS FLAW. WE'D BROKEN UP AFTER I'D SEEN HIM EAT SOMEBODY." Still, you never forget your ex-fiance. And when the call came at three in the morning, I thought for a moment it was him. It wasn't. It...

  • in Bite
    Book - 8.5

    FEEL THE TOUCH OF DARKNESS... Follow a vampire hunter who can be as deadly as her prey. Meet a down-home southern girl who's found out, much to her chagrin, that vampires are her type. Feel the euphoria of fear in the shadow of a reluctant Queen o...

  • Book - 9

    "MY NAME IS ANITA BLAKE. I'D LIKE YOU TO MEET EDWARD... 'Edward was a hit man. He specialized in monsters. Vampires, shape-shifters, anything and everything. There were people like me who did it legal, but Edward didn't sweat the legalities or, he...

  • Book - 10

    Men are men. Jean-Claude and Richard are each something else entirely. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, torn between them, has been avoiding both vampire and werewolf for months. But when a kidnapper targets innocents she has sworn to protect, Anita turn...

  • Book - 11

    How the mighty have fallen! Once a sworn enemy of all monsters, Anita is now the human consort of both Jean-Claude, the Master Vampire, and Micah, the leopard shape-shifter. Not quite as human as she once was, she is consumed by both their hungers--d...

  • Book - 12

    As consultant to the Regional Preturnatural Crime Investigation Unit, Anita's called in on what appears to be a case involving a vampire serial killer who may be preying on strippers. But her professional judgment may be clouded by a conflict of inte...

  • Book - 13

    "RAISING THE DEAD WAS EASY; LOVE WAS HARD..." There are lots of reasons to raise dead--some private, some public. In t case, the Feds have a witness who died before he could speak on the record. They want him raised so his testimony can be taken. ...

  • Book - 14

    Anita Blake needs to be concentrating on a dangerous situation: the ardeur--the sexual power that flows between Anita and Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City; and Richard, the volatile werewolf who loves her passionately-- is reaching new levels....

  • Book - 15

    The Harlequin's warning to Anita Blake is presented in a gift EL left where she'd be sure to find it. Inside, carefully wrapped n folds of pristine tissue paper, is a white mask, utterly plain. The fact that it's white, Jean-Claude tells her, is the ...

  • Book - 16

    Werewolf Jason Schuyler needs Anita Blake -- not as a vampire hunter, federal marshal, or necromancer, but as a friend. He wants to pretend, just for a few days, that he's an everyday guy in an everyday relationship with a pretty woman who loves him,...

  • Book - 17

    When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City's local authorities what they're dealing with. Only it's worse than she thought. Police officers and one executioner have been slain -- paranorm...

  • Book - 18

    When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about...

  • Book - 19

    The triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude, necromancer Anita Blake, and werewolf Richard Zeeman has made Jean-Claude one of the most powerful vampires in the U.S. He's consolidating power in himself and those loyal to him, doing in Americ...

  • Book - 20

    A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect "monsters" are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch...

  • Book - 20.5

    The steamy outtake that takes readers even further into Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling novel, Kiss the Dead. "You’d think I’d get used to seeing such a beautiful man and knowing he was mine, but it never grew old, as if his beauty and the...

  • Book - 21

    When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people -- kids, grandparents, soccer ...

  • Book - 21.5

    Vampire hunter Anita Blake leaps into uncharted territory in the all-new novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton. For most people, summer barbecues are nothing to be afraid of. But Anita isn’t exactly plain vanilla ...

  • Book - 22

    Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But t...

  • Book - 23

    "Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don't. If you get it, then you don't really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don't get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it mak...

  • Book - 24

    Anita Blake has the highest kill count of any vampire executioner in the country. She’s a U.S. Marshal who can raise zombies with the best of them. But ever since she and master vampire Jean-Claude went public with their engagement, all she is to a...

  • Book - 25

    In her twenty-fifth adventure, vampire hunter and necromancer Anita Blake learns that evil is in the eye of the beholder... Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state. The rising sun doesn’t usher in the peaceful death th...

  • Book - 25.5

    Be proud of Life’s battle scars, it means you were stronger than whatever hurt you, and you didn't die -- and Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter and U.S. Marshal will be the first to show you hers in this sweet and sexy story of celebration and connection...

  • Book - 26

    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 fel...

  • Book - 27

    A brutal murder, a suspect in jail, and an execution planned -- but what if the wrong person is about to be killed? When a fellow U.S. Marshal asks Anita Blake to fly to a tiny community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on an emergency consult, sh...

  • Book - 28

    Rafael, king of the wererats, must fight to the death to defend his crown. He wants Anita Blake, one of his closest allies, with him as he faces an opponent unlike any he’s faced before. He will ask Anita to risk everything to be at his side.… ...

  • Book - 29

    The wedding of the century between vampire hunter Anita Blake and the vampire king of America Jean-Claude is almost here, but an ancient evil arrives in St. Louis and even Jean-Claude’s unmatched power isn’t enough to save them. Only with the ret...

  • Book - 30

    Laurell K. Hamilton has captivated readers with her gritty, seductive tales of vampire hunter Anita Blake for thirty bloody fantastic years. Now, in the thirtieth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, wedding bells are ringing. But befor...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 34 books in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series.

The next book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, Slay (Book 30), will be published in November 2023.

The first book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, Guilty Pleasures, was published in October 1993.

The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series primarily falls into the Urban Fantasy genre.