Dark forces continue to plague St. Louis in the lead-up to Anita and Jean-Claude’s wedding, and Anita must do everything in her power to keep her people safe, all while dealing with an obstacle far more daunting than any supernatural threat—her human family. Filled with Hamilton’s signature blend of pulse-pounding action, sizzling sensuality, and chilling mystery, SLAY is a captivating story about the family we choose and the lengths we will go to protect them.
Readers were first introduced to the lethal vampire hunter and necromancer Anita Blake in 1993 with Guilty Pleasures, which combined Hamilton’s love of hard-boiled detective stories with the supernatural, launching a new era of urban fantasy that helped popularize the ‘neck-biter’.
Since then, Anita has evolved from legal vampire hunter, known to the supernatural underworld as “The Executioner”, to a badge-carrying U.S. Marshall and the most powerful necromancer to walk the earth in a thousand years, called in to handle the most heinous and unusual paranormal crimes. She has faced all manner of horrors and has come out on top every single time.
Now Anita is in the throes of planning the wedding of the century to her fiancé, Vampire King of America Jean-Claude. Together they have faced countless enemies and a primeval darkness that threatened the immortal souls of all St. Louis, but now Anita is forced to do the one thing that truly scares her. She must introduce her vampire fiancé to her ultra-religious human relatives—and convince her father to walk her down the aisle to marry a monster.
As Anita works to keep the peace between her human and supernatural families, the demon Deimos resurfaces to take advantage of the chaos. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Anita must reckon with a difficult truth: blood makes you related, but loyalty makes you family.
About the Author
Laurell K. Hamilton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series; Zaniel Havelock series; and the Merry Gentry series. With more than 40 novels published and 20 million books sold, Laurell continues to create groundbreaking fiction inspired by her lifelong love of monster movies, ghost stories, mythology, folklore, and things that go bump in the night. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family. In her free time, Laurell trains in Filipino martial arts with a specialization in blade work. Learn more online at www.laurellkhamilton.com.
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