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Thursday 15 April 2010

A Surprise Giveaway! Come out, Come out Anita Blake Fans!

Calling all Anita Blake Fans!!!!!

I have been contacted by Smart Pop to do a giveaway on a book that is going to BLOW YOUR MIND.

It goes as follows...

With the upcoming release of the nineteenth Anita Blake book in June, Smart Pop, a line of popular culture books, has released Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series, a collection of essays edited by Hamilton herself. Ardeur explores a variety of topics relating to the Anita Blake series, including:
  • Why the ardeur is the best thing that could have happened to Anita and how Anita was never meant to have sex in the books.
And to add greater insight into the series, Hamilton has written an introduction for each essay that let’s us see a little further into her own world and Anita’s.

-Heather ButterfieldIntern, Smart Pop | BenBella Books, Inc.

The last book Ive read that is like this (a lot of essays on one topic) was A New Dawn, a collection of essays about the Twilight novel. And let me tell you, the essays were almost better than the book! A lot of comedy, originality, and insight. You get to learn what other authors think on the series and that for me is always a blast.

Summary of Ardeur:

Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex—and it gets deeper and richer, and more perilous, with every book.

Straddling the series’ dominant themes of sex and power, Ardeur gives Anita fans a deeper look into the dynamics, both personal political, that have kept readers fascinated throughout the run of the series. Why is the ardeur the very best thing that could have happened to Anita, personally (aside from all the sex it requires her to have with hot men)? How is Anita’s alternate United States a logical legal extension of our own? And as the series continues, what other bargains might Anita have to make with herself and others in order to keep the people she loves safe from harm?

If I were you I would get in on this. Even if you haven't read any Anita Blake books you could start reading them and then have this as a back up read for when you are finished with the books.

Now the rules of the giveaway are...
  • Leave a comment here! In the comment you have to give me a reason you want this book, and leave your email! If you don't feel comfortable leaving your email, email me at bloodybookaholic[AT]hotmail[DOT]com.

  • If you are able to, tell other people.

  • You don't have to be a follower if you don't want to (Though I encourage for you to be one... Ya know lol)

This giveaway will run for 2 weeks only. NO EXTENSION! You have till April 29, 11:59 P.M. to enter the giveaway.

Have fun! (Don't kill each other)


  1. I want the book because I'd like to read other people thoughts on the ardeur, and whether it's advanced the series or not.

  2. I absolutely love the Anita Blake series. A friend lent me one to read about 6 years ago and I was hooked! It's hard waiting for the new books to be published - this would be great to read in the wait for Bullet to hit shelves!


    (international, I hope?)

  3. Please count me in. I love the Anita Blake series. This sounds so interesting.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  4. I would love to read this book. I'm a huge fan of Hamilton's work and have read all of the Anita Blake books (and all of her other books as well). I think reading other peoples essays on the stuff in the books would be really interesting.

    jennsicurella at verizon dot net

  5. Ooo! I have so many theories about this series it's ridiculous, but I could always add a few more especially ones concerning Anita's vampire sex power. :D I can't wait for the next ABVH to come out in June. Will you be reading Bullet yourself?

  6. I want this book, coz it's from A new for me Author. And i've been trying so hard to win one of Anita's books !

    * I tweeted here : http://twitter.com/becunique/status/12262623068

    * A Follower via GFC

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  7. I want this book. I have all of her other books, but not this one.


    I am already a follower. =D

  8. I would like to read this because I like a bit of BDSM.


  9. Thank you! Ardeur sounds interesting, and your comment regarding the essays on Twilight being almost better than the novel make me even more curiosu to read it! I would like to read it because after all the Anita Blake hussle I've heard on the net in the past couple of years I'm intrigued (I ahve only read the first few novels yet). It would be interesting to see the novels from some perspective.

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Stella_ExLibris/status/12271463137

    I'm an old follower! :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

  10. Yeah! I'm 1st to comment.
    Why do I want this book... well I have every other book she's written and I've read them all. I even waited in line for 6 hours to get Divine Misdemeanors signed by LKH. I even got a picture with her.

    My email is demonloversblog(at)gmail(dot)com

    Of course I will tweet and share this contet. I am now a follower.


  11. OMG. I haven't heard of this particular book, but now that I have... I WANT IT! I love the Anita Blake series. I'm actually reading it right now. I want the book because I would like to know more about the series and other people's opinion of it. I'm extremely curious about it.


  12. Nice and simple contest, I like it
    : )

    I simply want the book so I can give it to my coworker and friend Natasha - she is a huge Laurel K Hamilton Fan
    contestmom AT hotmail DOT com
    I am a follower and I am off to tweet about it

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. I'm on my third time reading through the series and this book would fit perfect with my collection with includes the Anita Blake Marvel comics too!

    I am adding this giveaway to my Monday Blog post and my side bar.

    And I am a follower.

    Have a great weekend! Miranda

  14. LOVE Laurel K Hamilton's books.
    I am getting ready to preorder her next book coming out in June.

  15. i love laurell k hamilton's work. i started reading her books a few months ago and am about to start on book 8 of anita. loving it more and more with each book! i would love to win a copy of this one! i've read ms. hamilton's tweets about it and am looking forward to reading it.

    meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. I'd like to read this book because I've read all the Anita Blake novels (and as many of the comics as I could find!) It should be interesting to hear others' opinions of what influences Anita. Hamilton's intros will be a nice bonus. Thanks.

  17. I want to read this book because Laurell K. Hamilton is awesome and her work is to die for. Truth is, I am a die hard fan of her work and would like to ravish this new baby.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  18. Anita Blake fan here, even though in the last few books LKH has turned the story line into something of a sexfest I am hanging in there because thinking there is light at the end of the tunnel and in book #17 "Skin Trade" I am finally seeing that light. I would love very much to read "Ardeur" for the insight it would afford me from others points of view including that of LKH herself on Anita Blake and where she originated and where we can possibly expect the series to take her in the future....

    I am a GFC Follower and will tweet when finished posting comment here.


  19. Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series is what got me started in the urban fantasy genre and I'll always love those characters! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!


  20. I want this book because I have lost faith in Anita and if I finally understand her better, I may be able to love her again. LKH has such a special place in my heart. Two former loves and now good friends were fans of hers. The first introduced me to her and the 2nd I met through her message board. Anita and I go way back and I owe her another chance.

    Thank you for hosting this!

  21. I would like to have this book!*_* I have all Anita Blake series in Italian and English and I'm very curious about this! It sounds very intriguing! Please enter me in the contest, if it's international.

    Thank you for this chance!

    Giada M.

    fabgiada @ gmail.com

  22. I have not read this series yet, but I plan on starting it soon. This would be a good book to go with the series.

    I am a follower.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  23. Oops for got my email
    bgstoner AT Gmail (dot) com

  24. I have all of Laurell K Hamiltons books and love them all. Would love to read Ardeur and get other peoples views about the series and the effect of the Ardeur. I think it would be very interesting reading.

  25. As a librarian I am constantly recommending the Anita Blake series to readers. I would be helpful to be able to add other comments to my recommendations.

  26. Never read Anita Blake before - would love to try. count me in on this one

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  27. I would love to read this book, I love the Anita Blake series.


  28. I love this series, it's what got me hooked on urban fantasy years ago. My daughter inlaw and I share all the new releases, and I would love to give her her own copy of Ardeur on her birthday next month.


  29. I would really like to read this book to get some other's insights on the Anita Blake series and how the ardeur has come into play in te series. Has it made the series better, or would it have been better without it.

  30. I'm a really new reader and haven't read her yet. But I love Vampire stories and would love to win this book.

    I am a follower and I tweeted the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/Romantic73


  31. LOL Aww! Thanks Mountie!! :D

    Why do I want to win this book? because LKH changed my reading life! She is why I devour paranormal. Can you believe it was my boss at a public library who introduced me to the series when I was 15?
    LOVE IT!
    Thank you for the opportunity! AND I am a follower and I am twittering about the contest right now!

    natasha (at) likeminds (dot) ca

  32. I LOVE the Anita Blake series. I re-read it from the beginning every time a new book comes out. I would love to hear others thoughts on the ardeur!

    sleepingaurora at gmail dot com

  33. I've read all eighteen or so books in the Anita Blake series, and this really intrigues me.


  34. I want to read this because the ardeur in the Anita Blake series drive me nuts and I'd like to hear others take on it.

    dawnpnr at aol dot com

  35. Thanks so much for the contest...this series was recommended to be way back when and once I picked up the 1st book in the series I just couldn't get my hands on the others quick enough...this book with the entries from other writers sounds fantastic...I can't wait to read it and I'd love to win it!
    Email Address:

  36. I missed this! Booooo!


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