Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter is a series of urban fantasy novels, short stories, and comic books by Laurell K. Hamilton. The books have sold more than six million copies, many have made The New York Times Best Seller list. The series takes place in a parallel world in which supernatural characters like vampires and werewolves exist alongside regular humans. The series is narrated in the first person by Anita Blake, who works in St. Louis, Missouri. Guilty Pleasures is a novel introducing Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter. Anita Blake is by trade an animator, one who raises the dead for money. The purpose of raising the dead is usually to grant closure to loved ones, to solve homicides, or resolve other legal matters. Anita was born with the gift of necromancy, the ability to commune with the dead. From the job at Animators, Inc., Anita also became a vampire slayer and federal marshal, one of the few in the country that could legally execute vampires and other members of the undead community. Anita Blake is blackmailed by Nikolaos, the vampire master of the city, into investigating a series of vampire murders. During the course of this investigation, Anita begins her relationship with Jean-Claude, another master vampire, and receives two of the four marks necessary to make her Jean-Claude's "human servant." Listen online to free English audiobook "Guilty Pleasures” on our website to experience Laurell K. Hamilton's work.