A pioneer for strong female protagonists crossing multiple genres, New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton has written more than thirty novels, including over twenty in her “Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter” series and nine in her “Merry Gentry” series. Hamilton’s “Anita Blake” series has had more than six million copies printed in sixteen languages and has also been converted into a Marvel graphic novel series. Hamilton has also written numerous short stories, a Star Trek novel titled Nightshade, and a tie-in novel for the Ravenloft setting of the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing series. Hamilton’s work contains elements of gothic horror, detective fiction, and erotica. Kiss the Dead is a 2012 New York Times bestselling erotic thriller. The book was published on June 5, 2012, by Berkley Hardcover and is the twenty-first book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. It is book number twenty-one in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her… Critical reception to Kiss the Dead has been mixed to positive, with Publishers Weekly writing that there's "nothing here that Hamilton hasn’t done already, but there’s enough to sustain readers until Anita’s next escapade." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch praised the book, citing the "heart-stopping climax" as a highlight. You can listen online to free English audiobook “Kiss the Dead” by Laurell K. Hamilton on our website.