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Laurell K Hamilton


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Laurell K. Hamilton is a paranormal thriller writer and is a regular on the New York Times Bestseller List through titles in her two series Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and Meredith Gentry: Fairy Princess/Private Eye.

She was born Laurell Kaye Klein in Heber Springs, Arkansas but grew up in Sims, Indiana with her grandmother Laura Gentry. Her education includes degrees in English and biology from Marion College (now called Indiana Wesleyan University), a private Evangelical Christian liberal arts college in Marion, Indiana that is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church denomination.
She resides in St. Louis County, Missouri, with her husband and partner Jonathon Green, her daughter, and their pug.
 

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction
 
Series
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
   1. Guilty Pleasures (1993)
   2. The Laughing Corpse (1994)
   3. Circus of the Damned (1995)
   4. The Lunatic Cafe (1996)
   5. Bloody Bones (1996)
   6. The Killing Dance (1997)
   7. Burnt Offerings (1998)
   8. Blue Moon (1998)
8.5. The Girl Who was Infatuated with Death (2004) (in Bite)
   9. Obsidian Butterfly (2000)
   10. Narcissus in Chains (2001)
   11. Cerulean Sins (2001)
   12. Incubus Dreams (2004)
   13. Micah (2006)
   14. Danse Macabre (2006)
   15. The Harlequin (2007)
   16. Blood Noir (2008)
   17. Skin Trade (2009)
   18. Flirt (2009)
   19. Bullet (2010)
   20. Hit List (2011)
   20.5. Beauty (2012)
   21. Kiss the Dead (2012)
   22. Affliction (2013)
   22.5. Dancing (2013)
   23. Jason (2014)
   24. Dead Ice (2015)
   24.5. Wounded (2016)
   25. Crimson Death (2016)
   26. Serpentine (2018)
   27. Sucker Punch (2020)
   28. Rafael (2021)
   29. Smolder (2023)

     aka Smoulder

   30. Slay (2023)
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Merry Gentry
   1. A Kiss of Shadows (2000)
   2. A Caress of Twilight (2002)
   3. Seduced By Moonlight (2004)
   4. A Stroke of Midnight (2005)
   5. Mistral's Kiss (2006)
   6. A Lick of Frost (2007)
   7. Swallowing Darkness (2008)
   8. Divine Misdemeanors (2009)
   9. A Shiver of Light (2014)
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Anita Blake: Circus of the Damned
   1. The Charmer (2011)
   2. The Ingenue (2011)
   3. The Scoundrel (2012)
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Novels
   Nightseer (1992)
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Collections
   Out of This World (2001) (with others)
   Cravings (2004) (with others)
   Bite (2004) (with others)
   Strange Candy (2006)
   Micah and Strange Candy (2007)
   Never After (2009) (with others)
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Anthologies edited
   Fantastic Hope (2020) (with William McCaskey)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Laurell K Hamilton recommends
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House of Earth and Blood (2020)
(Crescent City , book 1)
Sarah J Maas
"Tender, funny, frustrating, hot, and satisfying… Modern day paranormal mixed with good old-fashioned fantasy…of truly epic proportions."
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Dirty Magic (2014)
(Prospero's War, book 1)
Jaye Wells
"A fresh, magical world full of potion junkies and alchemists that promises to break new ground in paranormal thrillers."
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An Appetite for Murder (2012)
(Key West Food Critic Mystery, book 1)
Lucy Burdette
"I love this series! [Lucy Burdette has] revitalized my love of cozy mysteries."

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Award nominations
2001 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : A Kiss of Shadows


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