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Shutdown Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #2275

Laurell K. Hamilton ¹ 4 Read

The government is back in business then the short story will no longer be available on line at least not until my publisher and I figure out what we might want to do with it But for right now while we’re all wondering how it got to this point here’s a b. Shutdown by Laurel K Hamilton was free on her website“Dr Ellen Radborne was about my height 5' 3 with thick shoulder length brunette hair that I might have thought was black but my hair was black so I knew hers was really just dark brown Her eyes were brown like mine though again mine were a little darker She had a pale summer tan to my nearly white skin but then my skin never tanned it just burned and then went back to being pale She was curvy maybe not as curvy through the chest as me but no man who liked breasts would complain that she lacked She was in shape though not as fit as I but then I doubt she needed to hit the weights and cardio as hard for her job as I did for mine” This is the first paragraph of this story Can you see the problemI canI know Anita is the main character in this series but I am starting to get seriously concerned about Hamilton’s complete inability to have another female character in the books And to have multiple poly relationships and groupings with only one woman in the mix It just isn’t going to work If Anita is meant to raise zombies investigate murders and sex ALL the guys she will need hours in the dayI used to love this series and I own all the books but this is honestly starting to make me nutsAnd this woman is supposed to be Richard’s new fiancée Spoiler alert it doesn’t go well Of course it doesn’t; she’s NOT AnitaRichard is still looking for the white picket fence That phrase makes it into every scene that has Richard in it Please stop Readers remember stuff There must be a wolf girl who can tick all his boxes There is no way Anita is human any so surely he can let that goAnita gets mad and Micah pats her to calm her down The characters are becoming cardboard cut outsWouldn’t it be awesome if Richard got a real woman as a wife; one who had a character and who could be an intelligent match for him and maybe even a valuable ally and friend to Anita She has no female friends Ellen here is supposed to be a doctor and is clearly not very smart The least she could have done was Google poly relationships before meeting them But she fast becomes the outspoken voice of polyvampire hate too fast for a woman who was going to marry a werewolfSo Richard gets his heart broken again and no doubt Anita will kiss it better and Micah will back off and let herSigh

Free download Shutdown Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #2275

Rand new Anita Blake short story featuring our favorite bad boy werewolf yep I mean Richard Zeeman Hey I’ve been telling you he’s been working his therapy read on to see the results that hard work and being brave enough to own your whole self can get you. I wish this had been longer I've really hated Richard for a very long time so it was nice to see that for once HE wasn't the problem He has come to accept who he is and he is trying to incorporate all of his needs and wants into his life I am very proud of him for dealing with his issues In these 20 pages I feel like LKH has touched on something that most people don't talk about or recognize It is HARD to admit what you crave and need in relationships sexuallyemotionally but it is even harder to actually go about getting those things from the people we choose to love especially if they are things outside of societal norms SituationsRelationships don't always end in your favor when it involves alternative arrangements and you can either be heartbroken because you can't be yourself or heartbroken because you had to let go of someone you love in order to be yourself I was happy to see that Richard stood up for himself and what he was trying to accomplish in a relationship I hope to see emotional developments from Richard in future books

Summary æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Laurell K. Hamilton

This story is for all my readers who have been impacted by the current political SNAFU – and for anyone else who might need to enjoy a free story in these difficult times“Shutdown” will be available free for the duration of the government shutdown Once. What is the point of this thing Just because there was the Shutdown she posted this I sort of wonder where it an extra for the latest ShutdownCan I say that this was just pointless and that I really cannot stomach Anita describing how gorgeous she isI bet that Hamilton has a file with a long description of every character And every time they come to the scene she just puts the description there Every single time We all know how blue eyes J C has We all know what happened to Asher and how he got his scars And how he hides behind his hair We all KNOW that And this outtake is supposedly 25 pages but if you erase the descriptions then you will have half of it I felt sorry for Ellen she was made the bad guy here and she definitely did not deserve it And the moment Anita goes to compare Ellen to herself I just wanted to punch her She's curvy but my breasts are bigger She's in shape but I'm in better shapeSo sick of this And it is not the first time other women are put down in this series this way I can very much remember Anita bonding with another female hunter over belittling skinny women Sorry that is not okay in my book


About the Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction A #1 New York Times bestselling author Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics Hamilton is a full time writer and lives in the suburbs of St Louis



10 thoughts on “Shutdown Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #2275

  1. says:

    What is the point of this thing? Just because there was the Shutdown she posted this? I sort of wonder where it an extra for the latest ShutdownCan I say that this was just pointless and that I really cannot stomach Anita describing how gorgeous she is?I bet that Hamilton has a file with a long description of every character And every time they come to the scene she just puts the description there Every single time We all know how blue eyes J C has We all know what happened to Asher and how he got his scars And how he hides behind his hair We all KNOW that And this outtake is supposedly 25 pages but if you erase the descriptions then you will have half of it I felt sorry for Ellen she was made the bad guy here and she definitely did not deserve it And the moment Anita goes to compare Ellen to herself I just wanted to punch her She's curvy but my breasts are bigger She's in shape but I'm in better shapeSo sick of this And it is not the first time other women are put down in this series this way I can very much remember Anita bonding with another female hunter over belittling skinny women Sorry that is not okay in my book


  2. says:

    The sum and total of this short story is Anita meeting with Richard's fiancée in order to convince her that Anita has enough 'yummy' men in her life and she's not going to steal Richard away Except that her and Richard are still sleeping together and aren't about to stop doing that any time soonThat right there is a situation ripe for drama Except the way it's written is absolutely jarring; Anita describes Ellen as just like her only not as good as her because no woman can ever be as good as her that Micah is prettier than Richard that Anita doesn't care for small talk with another person that she has no interest in dating Because interaction with other people is just so tedious when sex isn't on the cards I guess On top of that Ellen is portrayed as the naive insecure and ultimately jealous harpy she thinks that Anita is far beautiful than her she doesn't understand BDSMkinks she wanted a solid monogamous relationship with Richard and that makes her evil because it means Richard would have to deny his deepest darkest sexual desires that he's only just now started to accept Because clearly his needs are important than hers or their mutual relationship or something So when ambushed with surprise the man you want to marry is a still sleeping with his ex b has no plans to stop and c apparently hasn't spoken to you about his sexual proclivities or let you even google them before now she's flustered and makes an emotional exit from both the restaurant and this relationshipI'm sorry but all my sympathy is with Ellen in this Anita comes across as judgemental and selfish so than usual because everything has to be about her and she needs to pontificate that her life is so much better than yours that she's dragged Micah in as back up to echo her specialness doesn't help And then there's Richard who has been the series' whipping boy for several books but now has been completely lobotomised by the miracle of therapy hint therapy doesn't work like that to toe the same line as the rest of Anita's harem I'm all for characters becoming worse but it's a complete 180 with Richard We're supposed to accept Anita's version of events because she's the POV character and clearly whatever she says is the truth even if the actions of everyone around her don't match her internal commentary Especially since Anita's in no position to judge; she herself has had to learn about BDSM and explored her own kinks finding things that she's willing to do or allow her lovers to do without herThis whole story was petty and mean spirited in addition to the usual LKH problems of sexism and the need to prove that Anita is the most special That it's poorly written so many pages should not be dedicated to description of clothing and I petition to strike yummy as a description for people unless cannibalism is involved only adds insult to injury The other thing that's rubbing me the wrong way is that this story is only free so long as the US Government is shut down There's a note in the acknowledgements about how this is for people who are waiting for their paychecks Because clearly all the people being furloughed have nothing better to do with their time than read this and once they're able to buy things again surely they'll be willing to pay for this? That's not how free works That's not how gifts work That's not how doing nice things in general work


  3. says:

    When I first heard about this story I was excited to read about Richardhoping for a mature and accepting man Well that's exactly what we got The problem is we have to read about a lot of the same issues with Anita being too beautiful with Anita being judged and with Anita having to explain her sex and romantic life I'm really over that Other than that it was good to see Richard moving forward Now if he could just get over Anita ;


  4. says:

    Shutdown by Laurel K Hamilton was free on her website“Dr Ellen Radborne was about my height 5' 3 with thick shoulder length brunette hair that I might have thought was black but my hair was black so I knew hers was really just dark brown Her eyes were brown like mine though again mine were a little darker She had a pale summer tan to my nearly white skin but then my skin never tanned it just burned and then went back to being pale She was curvy maybe not as curvy through the chest as me but no man who liked breasts would complain that she lacked She was in shape though not as fit as I but then I doubt she needed to hit the weights and cardio as hard for her job as I did for mine” This is the first paragraph of this story Can you see the problem?I canI know Anita is the main character in this series but I am starting to get seriously concerned about Hamilton’s complete inability to have another female character in the books And to have multiple poly relationships and groupings with only one woman in the mix? It just isn’t going to work If Anita is meant to raise zombies investigate murders and sex ALL the guys she will need hours in the dayI used to love this series and I own all the books but this is honestly starting to make me nutsAnd this woman is supposed to be Richard’s new fiancée? Spoiler alert it doesn’t go well Of course it doesn’t; she’s NOT AnitaRichard is still looking for the white picket fence That phrase makes it into every scene that has Richard in it Please stop Readers remember stuff There must be a wolf girl who can tick all his boxes? There is no way Anita is human any so surely he can let that go?Anita gets mad and Micah pats her to calm her down The characters are becoming cardboard cut outsWouldn’t it be awesome if Richard got a real woman as a wife; one who had a character and who could be an intelligent match for him and maybe even a valuable ally and friend to Anita? She has no female friends Ellen here is supposed to be a doctor and is clearly not very smart The least she could have done was Google poly relationships before meeting them But she fast becomes the outspoken voice of polyvampire hate too fast for a woman who was going to marry a werewolfSo Richard gets his heart broken again and no doubt Anita will kiss it better and Micah will back off and let herSigh


  5. says:

    The first paragraph goes or less like this “Her hair is dark But mine is darker so I know hers is just dark brown Her eyes are dark but mines are darker She’s curvy but my chest is bigger She has a good figure but mine is better Her job is not as hard as mine” It was my first contact ever with this character and I hated her That’s uite troublesome if you think about the way the author proclaims to be one with her character at times I hope not at all times and not this one in particularly She the character moves on badmouthing her ex’ new girlfriend without knowing her “Oooohhh she’s exactly like the others two he had nothing special” “Ooooh she has hobbies so cute having the time for that contrary to other people who have you know real important jobs” But my favorite? “Men understood that sometimes you didn’t want to smile but you weren’t mad either while women expect other women to be pleasant and if you’re not they think you don’t like them There are so many reasons that most of my friends are men” That’s when I thought “Fuck you you judgmental bitch”You can see how not happy I was right at the beginning But I rarely give up on a book let alone a short story So I made it through the Anita’s perspective reading her commentaries on the boys how the boys looked like how the boys dressed how the boys were also victims of judgment And then I reach this“Richard hugged Ellen to him “Ellen honey you can see that Anita and Micah are a couple What do you want to be reassured?” “Honestly?” she asked “That would be nice” I said Micah whispered “Easy” Ellen gave me a not entirely friendly look and said “For you not to sit there looking fabulously beautiful and making me feel like an ugly duckling to your swan”I laugh Hard In case you have missed it Ellen is the ex’ new girlfriend I don’t know what to point first if how unrealistic this is or the way the author is putting an antagonist “subtly” kneeling over the oh so marvelous and superior principal character You make the callA recycling of this idea goes on and on in this scene adding the detail that apparently “Anita has trouble seeing herself as beautiful” Nice try miss but I saw how much “troubles” she had right at the first paragraph This statement is however justified with a cheap dramatic past of stepmothers destroying little girls’ confidence And the logical conclusion that if handsome men keep chasing Anita than she must be beautiful Of course honey keep that optimistic thinking smilesI will move faster now The conversation between the characters advances to their kinky sexual life one that Elle’s cannot accept A bunch of names were used in here which left me a little bit confused but since I’m reading a short story from a rather long book’s series that was entirely my fault What I really wanted to highlight is the tone of superiority Anita has towards Ellen Because is so boring and wrong being a vanilla you know? And let’s not talk about not being okay with your husband fucking other woman and then go back to the family house has nothing has happened It’s ok if both agree with that but judge because someone doesn’t?But Anita could not be seen as the judgmental one No no no she’s too perfect and beautiful for that So the author decides that Ellen will make a scene not accepting their sexual life style and insulting Anita with that wonderful word whore In the end the new girlfriend become an ex of course ‘cause Anita is the worthy choiceAll of this meaningless plot written in a rather basic English What I achieve with this? Nothing It wasn’t entertaining it wasn’t educative neither had a message to pass through It just made me wish to punch Anita in every line of the story Judgment not always what the author is trying to sell you


  6. says:

    What? What did you do Laurell? Where did Anita go?I read 24 pages of drivel about polyamory again but this time it was with Richard's fiancee who of course has to hate Anita because she's beautiful etc When is enough enough? I have heard the same drivel come out of different character's mouths for the last 6 or 7 books The exact same sht I cannot and will not be taken for my hard earned cash any by Ms Hamilton an author I have loved and admired in the past I refuse to keep purchasing and reading the exact same story over and over again and if I hear one time about the color of someone's eyes I'll probably scream That won't be good because it'll probably be in a public place and police will probably be calledAll in all a disappointing read even if I did download it for free No adventure No insight No originality No


  7. says:

    I wish this had been longer I've really hated Richard for a very long time so it was nice to see that for once HE wasn't the problem He has come to accept who he is and he is trying to incorporate all of his needs and wants into his life I am very proud of him for dealing with his issues In these 20 pages I feel like LKH has touched on something that most people don't talk about or recognize It is HARD to admit what you crave and need in relationships sexuallyemotionally but it is even harder to actually go about getting those things from the people we choose to love especially if they are things outside of societal norms SituationsRelationships don't always end in your favor when it involves alternative arrangements and you can either be heartbroken because you can't be yourself or heartbroken because you had to let go of someone you love in order to be yourself I was happy to see that Richard stood up for himself and what he was trying to accomplish in a relationship I hope to see emotional developments from Richard in future books


  8. says:

    It has been a VERY LONG TIME since I liked or had any respect for Richard The fact that his therapy seems to be working ie he has accepted his wolf and his sexual needs all the while trying to still have the wife and 25 kids means he's come a long way He hasn't won me over because much like Asher Richard throws WAY too many juvenile tantrums and pisses me offHowever I was happy to see at the end of this story that Richard has learned not to compromise what he knows he needs to be happy by giving in to what he used to think would make him happy Gods does that even make sense? grins


  9. says:

    I can't even begin to describe how fucking angry this short storynovella made me Dear lord Anita is such a bitch and trust me when I say there aren't enough italics in the world to describe how this is an insult to women because all of Hamilton's female characters are so bloody weak and poor poor Ellen She was completely right to not be okay with it because Anita did absolutely nothing to help the situation and surely surely Richard should have pointed out that he was going to be shagging other women before he got engaged to the poor woman??? I don't have enough words to explain how pissed off I am right now but let's just say I had to skip through most of the dull descriptions of how Anita is so much better than every other woman on the planet because she's so beautiful and curvy etc and the cringey clunky descriptions of their sexual lifestyle and I really have given up on this series now For good Fin


  10. says:

    Ugh terrible I read it because it was free and I spent the entire time wondering what the hell happened to this series I stopped reading AB a while back when it became about Anita's many boyfriends than it was about solving monster mysteries This story is truly wretched and I'm sorry I lost thirty minutes reading it Richard's fiancée who looks just like Anita except not uite as pretty and with worse? fashion sense than Anita at one point literally says to Anita that she wishes Anita wouldn't sit there looking fabulously beautiful and making me feel like an ugly duckling to your swan” WHO THINKS LIKE THAT LET ALONE SAYS IT ALOUD? No real person EVERA horrid hot mess that validated my decision to stop reading Anita Blake novels


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