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Flirt

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Penguin Publishing Group | February 22, 2011 | Mass Market Paperbound

Flirt is rated 3 out of 5 by 10.
Anita Blake has been asked to raise the dead-but the results aren't going to make everybody happy...

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 288 pages, 6.86 × 4.4 × 0.79 in

Published: February 22, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0515148970

ISBN - 13: 9780515148978

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short but Sweet! Had I bought this hard cover, I may have been a little disappointed as this is more of a short story. However, I waited for paperback and although this is short and sweet, I loved it! I liked that it was all about Anita and not about everyone tied to her and the sex. This goes back to the basics of Anita, her job and what she does for a living. Like the other reviews, I didn't bother with the afterword or cartoon sequence. Frankly, wasn't interested and didn't care. Again, although this is more of a short story, its not to be missed!
Date published: 2011-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't miss it! Fans of Laurell K Hamilton should all read this one. Flirt made me think of the first Anita Blake novels where her power as necromancer was more central to her story. For a while, we didn't get to see that side of Anita, the part when she meets clients for raising the dead. It was nice to go "back" and not to have sex as a central story, not that I mind the sex in her books. Only Laurell K Hamilton can write great sex scenes like that and make you accept everything that happens to her in that department. And don't forget to read, at the very end, the part where she explains how this idea came to her and how she usually starts from an idea and make riviting stories.
Date published: 2010-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh. This was a short story, not a novel. If I had paid full price I would have been livid. As it stands I'm merely irritated. I find Ms. Hamiltons writing is becoming desperate. No more ideas... In the effort to push out as many books as possible we are losing quality over quantity. Take your time Laurell, we can wait.
Date published: 2010-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I find Laurell K. Hamilton’s books are getting shorter and less interesting. I love the story lines but I wonder if she’s taking some of her disgruntled readers advice a little to heart too much and is cutting out all the… ahem… love scenes, and by cutting those out she’s all but removing all of her main male characters from Anita’s life. As far as I’m concerned the main men are important to Anita, and therefore are important to me as the reader. Her books have gotten less complicated, story lines are simpler and like I said the books are shorter. I felt like I was reading a short story instead of a full length novel, and considering what you pay for her books I think we should pay for a short story instead. The story line was good but Laurell K Hamilton didn’t seem to put as much of her self into it this time, she made mention of the other men and how much Anita loves them but I certainly didn’t feel it. Not to mention I love to read Laurell K Hamilton ‘cause as far as I’m concerned her writing is exceptional, she not only keeps you on your toes and coming back for more but she’s an intelligent writer that is very brilliant with her words. We have seen so much change with Anita and her harem of men, but to do a complete 360 and go back to how it was in the first few books isn’t realistic, Anita has changed and I would like to see where that change takes her
Date published: 2010-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great insights to Anita Blake's character in this one Flirt is a wonderful story about Anita Blake's "day" job as a reanimator. It takes Anita through her life so far and how she's both changed and remained the same since she first hung up her shingle. It's about the extremes people will go to, especially when they think they are entitled. It's about love and death and life and choices. It's about ethics and integrity and remaining true to yourself. In some ways, I think Flirt has more insights about Anita than any story yet written. And it is also a well-written story, as we have come to expect from Laurell K. Hamilton. Brava, Ms. Hamilton! I'm really looking forward to Bullet.
Date published: 2010-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice quick read something to keep the Anita fans warm on a cold winters night
Date published: 2010-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it I really enjoyed this book, except for the length of it. 171 pages and that includes reading all about how Laurell K Hamilton comes up with the ideas about her books (which I didnt read cuz it was boring and really dont care) It would have been nice to have had more vampire action in it as she is supposed to be "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter" right? I miss Jean Claude, I miss Richard (even though he broke my heart), and I miss the good mystery and battles. This book had a decent enough plot, it was a touch predictable, and the method of adding to her stock of men, was a little bit distirbing...but she did what she had to do i guess. Alltogether, I would recomend reading this book, it has a good sex scene, some good scenes with Micha, Nathanial, and Jason, which was kinda nice to see again. I would not recommend purchising the hard cover copy. I read this book in just about 3 hours, not worth 30 bux imo. Ill wait to buy it when it comes out in paperback as I have for all the others. I really hope we see more vampire stuff in Bullet, and more of Jean Claude (did I already mention that...lol),
Date published: 2010-02-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was realy looking forward to another Blake book. This is a very short book. No much plot. No surprises. A big disappointment.
Date published: 2010-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just a Quick Fix Flirt is the 18th book in the Anita Blake series. This is my absolute favourite series, hands down. I don't care what anyone else has to say about it. Hamilton has created a fascinating and exciting alternate universe where magic and the supernatural co-exist uneasily with the mundane. A darker, more graphic series, it's not for the faint of heart (or weak stomached). It's shelved in the horror section and none of the creatures found among the pages sparkle. The vampires here are definitely not 'vegetarians' and the shifters (also known as weres) don't just magically transform from animal to human and back again. Their change is painful, messy and reminiscent of being born. Anita herself is something more than human - with the ability to raise the dead and other supernatural powers of her own. Armed with guns, knives, and a razor sharp wit, she makes a kickass heroine who also has a vulnerable side. As with any series with as many books as this one, there will always be some books you like better than others. This one is no exception. I liked it, but it's not my favourite. There were many good things about this book and a few disappointments. Flirt takes us back to Anita's original profession, that of zombie-raiser. We get to see Anita at work, talking with clients, being an Animator, Which really, we haven’t seen in a while. The only thing missing is a run-in with Bert. Anita's reputation as an animator has grown and that seems to have brought some real characters out of the woodwork. Over the course of a few days, she interviews not one, but two, prospective clients who want her to raise the dead for rather dubious reasons, money is no object. Since money is not the deciding factor for Anita she turns them both down. Neither are pleased, but it comes as a surprise when she finds herself kidnapped and her lovers threatened in order to force her to raise a zombie. This book is too short. I don't mean that the story left me feeling unsatisfied because it felt unfinished. The story itself was satisfying, it's just that it left me wanting more. Having provided a tantalizing taste of what this series can be like, it has left me jonesing for another fix. While the story itself is good, I couldn't help but think it could have been fleshed out just a bit more - I mean I did pay hardcover prices for this book afterall and as far as I am concerned, 158 pages is a short story. I was also disappointed that Jean Claude (or any of the vamps) didn’t make an appearance. His presence in the last couple of books has been sparse to non-existent, which is really too bad because he is the only one who can hold his own with Anita, power and personality-wise. At least there was some interaction between Anita and her live in boys, Micah and Nathaniel (plus Jason). I really missed them in the last book. Much like the novella, Micah, this book feels more like an interlude in the overall storyline. It tells a complete, stand alone story that, except for one development (involving yet another guy in her life), you could probably skip it completely and read the next full length novel without feeling like you missed a thing. The one thing it does do though is perhaps foreshadow the start of a change in attitude for Anita. For the first time, it seems apparent that Anita’s thinking has shifted. More than ever, her practicality forces her to do distasteful things but it seems to bother her quite a bit less. 2010-035
Date published: 2010-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An entertaining but very short read. A good and entertaining Anita Blake story revisiting her ability as a necromancer, though the real focus is on the unstable "lioness" within her. A very short read though I appreciate the shift away from the long detailed sex scenes some of her books comprise of, sticking to a simple and somewhat predictable plot that introduces even more characters to a series that has too many already (imo). Similar to "Micah" I suppose, this book seems like an inbetween story that I feel bad paying the hardcover price for. The overall direction of the series is drifting away from the original Vampire hunting/politics, because it appears Anita is still stuck trying to work out all the conflicting "animals" she has which continues to add more and more men to her collection (Someone needs to make a flowchart, because I think I've lost track of them all a couple of years back). Sadly, I don't know when I'll ever get to read about Jean Claude, Richard or even Asher again (as a character crucial to the plot, not just a name mentioned), who seem to be forgotten shadows of the past... I still like the series, but I'm missing the original characters and the Vampire aspects of Anita's world. Overall, a good read you can do in one sitting if you're still following the Anita Blake series while anticipating the next book to come out. But if you can wait, just buy it when it comes out on paperback.
Date published: 2010-02-01

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Flirt

Flirt

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 288 pages, 6.86 × 4.4 × 0.79 in

Published: February 22, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0515148970

ISBN - 13: 9780515148978

About the Book

It's great to catch a glimpse of Anita Blake at work, doing what she does best--raising the dead. Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.--Charlaine Harris.

From the Publisher

Anita Blake has been asked to raise the dead-but the results aren't going to make everybody happy...

About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and mother. Her bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels include Narcissus in Chains, Obsidian Butterfly, Blue Moon, Burnt Offerings, The Killing Dance, Bloody Bones, The Lunatic Café, Circus of the Damned, The Laughing Corpse, and Guilty Pleasures. She is also the author of A Kiss of Shadows and A Caress of Twilight. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.