Those of you who know me know I am a book reviewer. I get massive amounts of books in the mail. As a matter of fact, the postman just delivered two packages full of books. I am a bibliophile and love books, but sometimes a real stinker of a book comes my way.
My rant is about the latest Laurell K. Hamilton book, Danse Macabre. I must admit that I loved the early books in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, but this book is horrid. I know I will be panned for saying this, but it is true.
I remember being so excited when a new LKH book came out. I got out of bed with pneumonia on the day Narcissus in Chains was released. I have attended her book signings when she comes to Chicago. I even interviewed her for SFSite.com. I was a fan - until this book. I am so disappointed in the lack of storyline and the emphasis on sex. I don't mean sex scenes that make you squirm a little - I mean sex scenes that make you want to hurl. Considering one of my best friends is a professional dominatrix, I think I have a high tolerance for bizarre sexual acts.
All I can say is the publisher probably does not want me to review this book. I will make the sacrifice and finish it so I can write a nice discourse on why no one should purchase this book. Maybe I'll get lucky and the book will suddenly get better.