It's called Black and White and mashes up Dalmatians with ... Anita Blake. The author is not an LKH fan, but it channels early Anita pretty well.
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Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore - It's more like a series - Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. I read Guilty Pleasures back in 2000, when I had my wisdom teeth out and was up all night anyway, and really enjoyed the books until the series went to hell, or rather to the Unsexy Porn Shop. Anita used to be cool (not likable, but cool), and now she's just stupid, and the supposedly feminist aspects of the character are insulting, IMO, to actual real-life feminists. The badness that is now the series even contaminates earlier books, because now you know where the road is going and it's not pretty. The books have gone from having plot with porn to porn porn porn - and LKH's "sexy writing" is really NOT sexy. There's a few pitstops along the way, although a big one is Narcissus in Chains with the possible-rape scene (the scene has changes from original hardcover to paperback, but it's still disturbing) with Micah (not to mention, using soap for lubrication purposes is SOOOO NOT A GOOD IDEA) and the downward cycle that follows. There's even a LJ comm dedicated to the subject - lkh_lashouts.
The question has come up as to what would make those of us who have abandoned the series (at least, abdandoned paying for it) read again, and generally the answer is this: Anita realizes that she's been used, and starts shooting.
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