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Anita Blake, Flirt

Book 18 in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Novel Series is here !

When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about loss. But what she also knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn’t the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington’s grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.

If you’ve never read Anita Blake,  it takes place on a parallel Earth where supernatural creatures are real and have gone public, and at least in the United States have rights. Anita is a Necromancer, who works part time raising the dead, part time working with the police to solve murders, dates one of the most powerful vampires in the country,  and has slowly become the first living succubus. It’s hard to explain, it’s part Law & Order, part Supernatural, and part Romance Novel.

No Emo vamps. Every variety of Werecreature you can think of. Anita is an action hero, who’s love life is like a 20 car pile up on the freeway, if 19 of those cars were her lovers and she’s the car the bottom of the heap.

Anita Blake Live Action TV Series by Lionsgate and IFC in 2010

That’s right true believers, all your Vampire/Shapeshiter/Zombie Queen loving dreams are about to come true on the boob tube. in the summer 0f 2010.

As of March 31st, 2009 IFC tv announced today it has greenlit its first original event telefilm, “Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter,” based on Hamilton’s series of bestselling paranormal fantasy novels and produced by Lionsgate and After Dark Films. Adapted by Glen Morgan (“XFiles,” “Final Destination”), who also serves as executive producer, the movie begins production this summer.

The full skinny can be found on Laurell’s site http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/Anita/AnitaBlakeRelease.htm

IFC and Hamilton are both proud of pushing boundries and this seems like an ideal project to do just that.

Just prepare yourself for the uneding bellyaching of the fans once casting is announced and then later on when they realise that this is an original product and not just a direct translation of the 17 strong novels.