Laurell Kaye Hamilton is an American fantasy and romance writer. Hamilton is generally considered one of the most influential writers in the history of paranormal fiction. Authors Courtney Allison Moulton and Kelly Gay have noted Hamilton as an inspiration. Laurell was born in rural Arkansas but grew up in northern Indiana with her grandmother. Her education includes degrees in English and biology from Marion College. Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter is a series of urban fantasy novels, short stories, and comic books. Reader reaction to the series's shift in tone from crime noir thriller to focus more predominantly on the sexual themes in the series has been mixed. In Obsidian Butterfly, Anita Blake travels to New Mexico to repay the favour that she promised Edward at the end of The Killing Dance. Edward wants Anita to assist in a set of apparently supernatural attacks that have left numerous victims dead and has skinned alive many survivors. In the course of the investigation, Anita learns more about Edward's personal life than she ever has before. She meets Donna, Edward's fiancee and Donna's children, Peter and Becca. She and Edward also come into conflict with a number of mercenaries who work for Edward's former boss, "Van Cleef," allowing Anita to learn a few clues about Edward's former life… You can listen online to free English audiobook “Obsidian Butterfly” by Laurell K. Hamilton on our website.